What to Do in Las Vegas When You’ve Had Enough of Gamblingon August 25, 2016 at 9:21 am
There’s no shame in throwing in the towel when you’re having a rough run at the tables in Las Vegas. Simply put, even the best will lose their shirt every now and then on a trip out to the deserts. Vegas trips can punish people who don’t know when to get up and leave the table. Sometimes the best way to salvage a trip after a losing session at the tables is to do something else. Fortunately for you, Las Vegas offers plenty other than just throwing down hundreds at the craps table. Here’s what to do when you’ve had enough of the casino taking you for your money.
A retreat to a great steakhouse
Sometimes losing in Las Vegas will make you want a reminder of why you came to the city in the first place. Las Vegas is known for its great food. Steakhouses are at the top of that list. You might get away from the tables and head to CUT, the Wolfgang Puck steakhouse in the Palazzo. If you’re into something more traditional, the Old Homestead Steakhouse is a local favorite. Hugo’s Cellar offers the old-school Vegas vibe that some people are looking for. These options will help put you in a better frame of mind.
Blow off some steam by shooting some guns
Even if you’d never own a gun in your life, it can be fun to head to a controlled shooting range and fire off some weapons. Vegas offers plenty of opportunity to do just that. You can shoot assault rifles, machine guns, heavy pistols, and almost everything in-between. This is an especially intriguing option for people who don’t live in the United States. If you’re in a country that doesn’t allow easy access to guns, the opportunity to see what all the fuss is about might be a good idea.
A relaxing afternoon at the pool
Some people come to Las Vegas just to enjoy the sun and the pools. Pretty much every hotel has a pool that will attract beautiful people during the day. The pools offer drink service and can provide a great chance to kick back and relax for a few minutes. Keep an eye out for the weather, though. If you’re going to Las Vegas during the summer, it can get so hot during the afternoon that you’ll burn yourself even touching the chairs at the pool.
Watch your favorite team in the sportsbook
Many people have retreated from the gambling pits to the sportsbook to kill some time during a losing run. With Vegas offering betting options on sports around the world, there is almost always a great game on. Keep in mind that most sportsbooks will close at some point during the night. You don’t have to gamble to have a great time in a Vegas sportsbook, especially if you’re a sports fan.
There’s no shame in taking a step away from the tables if you’ve been struggling. Some of the biggest losses come when people refuse to get up and do something different. Fortunately for you, Las Vegas has you covered whether you’re looking to bet at the blackjack tables or whether you’re sick of looking at chips. Don’t be afraid to call it a night and do something else if you find yourself on tilt.