‘Tis the season to love Las Vegas! What better way to celebrate the best of Sin City than with a gift that brings a little bit of Las Vegas home … wherever you might live? Not sure what to get for the Las Vegas lover in your life? Here are several ideas:
They’re fun, cheap and just a little bit tacky. Hang a pair of fuzzy dice from the rear view mirror of your car, and you’ll remember the good times you’ve had in Las Vegas—and those yet to come—every time you hop behind the wheel.
Authentic Elvis Sunglasses
Nothing says Las Vegas quite like Elvis, and now you can take a little piece of the King of Rock-and-Roll with you when you sport a pair of these authentic Elvis sunglasses. Elvis is an iconic Las Vegas character, and any visit to Las Vegas is sure to be met with several references to the man himself. It’s bright in Las Vegas … beat the sun in style! These gold and brown sunglasses are officially licensed.
Books about Gambling
There’s no sure bet when you walk into the casino, but you can increase your chances of being successful at gambling if you understand how to play. There are many books available about the history, art and philosophy behind gambling, and they speak to everyone ranging from beginners to professional players. For those who are just learning the basics, Casino Gambling for Dummies may be the right book to choose. This book breaks down the vocabulary of gambling, provides information about several standard casino games and is written in an easy-to-understand manner.
1000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets, written by Bill Burton, offers one thousand, simple categorized tips that will benefit anyone in a casino setting. It provides information on which games should be avoided at all costs, how to choose the best slot machines, how to make your money last, what bets are the best and the worst on the casino floor, the basics of card counting and when you should continue playing (or when you should pack it up and head home).
The King of Vegas’ Guide to Gambling: How to Win Big at Poker, Casino Gambling & Life! is written by self-made millionaire Wayne Allyn Root of Spike TV’s King of Vegas. This book isn’t a how-to book in the sense that gamblers will learn the secrets to the casino floor, but rather Root takes a philosophical approach to explaining how his spiritual principles have allowed him to be successful at gambling and in life in general.
Casino Game Set
Just because you can’t be in Las Vegas doesn’t mean you can’t play your favorite casino games. This casino game set makes it easy to take Las Vegas home. This isn’t just another cheap knock-off that you’ll find at the local mega retailer. Instead, it comes with high-quality gaming equipment that would be used on the casino floor, including a roulette wheel, playing cards, dice, craps sticks and poker chips. It also comes with full-sized felt table layouts for blackjack, baccarat, Texas hold ’em and craps as well as roulette betting.
Las Vegas Slot Machine Bank
Save your pennies for your next trip to Las Vegas with a piggy bank shaped like a slot machine with the fabulous Las Vegas sign on the front. It comes with all the bells and whistles of any slot machine, complete with a flashing sign when you hit the jackpot. What better way to put away that extra change so that you can make your way back to Sin City soon?
Books about Las Vegas
We hope that you’ll do most of the planning for your Las Vegas vacation by taking advantage of the resources on WhyGo Las Vegas, but we can also appreciate the desire to hold a travel guide in your hands once you actually arrive in Sin City. For this, we recommend you pick up a copy of Frommer’s Las Vegas, Lonely Planet Las Vegas or Fodor’s Las Vegas. For a quick history lesson on Sin City, you might consider reading Las Vegas: An Unconventional History or The Battle for Las Vegas: The Law vs. The Mob. If fiction is more your style, the most popular book is the twisted tale of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream.
If you know when you’ll be back in Sin City, splurge on a pair of tickets for a Las Vegas show you’ve been itching to see. You can choose from laugh-out-loud comedy, family friendly performances, something with a romantic twist, any number of shows created by Cirque du Soleil and many more. Not sure what you’d like to see? Browse for show tickets by date or venue to narrow down your choices.
National Parks Pass
If you appreciate Las Vegas for its easy access to several national parks in the Southwest, then you can easily get your return on investment with an America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, which provides the general public with access to and use of all federal recreation sites that charge an entrance or standard amenity fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale. If you plan to visit even a few of the national parks near Las Vegas, then this is the ideal gift.
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