Vegas again and again, Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviews > North America > United States > Las Vegas > Vegas again and again
We went out to three bars and there was nothing really great about Long Beach night life. Pretty boring and one could totally tell that Long Beach and LA are two completely different worlds.
Anyhow, my eyes started hurting towards the end of the night and I took my contacts out. I woke up the next day and I couldn't see a thing. I simply could not keep my eyes open and was really in pain. I somehow managed to go to RiteAid and got some eye solution and aspirin. I stayed in the car for about 4 hours until I finally headed for Manhattan Beach to see John who would drive to Las Vegas with me.
John drove the whole way. It was a great trip as always. Our game sucked however. I couldn't get a hang on the game and John kept getting bad beats. This crazy drunk black guy (we called him Miami), would always raise the blinds or re-raise if there was a bet earlier, so no cheap gambling. It was fun nevertheless and we stayed until around 7am playing and drinking. I had lost like 50 bucks and John was down around 220.
The next day we got up late and headed over to the Main Street Station to grab that cheap but good buffet. We came early and decided to try our luck at Black Jack and Craps. No luck again:(. Oh well, after dumping a little more to the house we finally went to eat. The buffet is really good there. It's simple but they have some good stuff. Afterwards we headed over to old town, which is always a nice contrast to the newer strip. I like Old Town and there is more and more stuff these days again. I filmed a nice little light show which I will upload later.
At Binions we finally had some good gambling action again. The table next to us had Todd Brunson sitting there and the other table had another interesting figure, 'The Duke' as everyone called him. He was wearing cowboy boots, a cowboy hat, and was carrying a purple velvet bag with golden ribbons around it. This guy always goes to the Binion with his little purple bag, dumps 50,000 on the table and never playes. He sings, he dances and entertains everybody. This guy gets like 5K in chips and puts the rest in dollar bills and golden watches and bracelets on the table. The other guys sat with around 100-200 and this guy with 50K at a low limit table, so funny. Anyhow, he was enjoying himself a lot.
I did 2 huge hands within 2 minutes I flopped a four of a kind Jacks and then caught JK suited spades and turned the Royal flush. The dealer and everyone was shocked at the table. The deal had not pulled a hand like it in 5 years. Nevertheless, I did lose a little later on so besides catching a Royal Flush with both cards in my hand playing it was not very successful. This was no limit too, and I could simply not get anyone to call me.
The night ended early as we were not able to get into the Body English club at the Hard Rock Casino. We did check out Hooters, but that was a disappointment altogether.
Vegas was great and I really love that town where everyone is king. You win you lose, but that's not what it's all about.
Things about Las Vegas you may be interested in
1. Nov 12, 2006 Stuttgart to Atlanta and on to LA (Atlanta) ( 5)
2. Nov 14, 2006 Getting around in LA (Los Angeles) ( 19)
3. Nov 20, 2006 Vegas again and again (Las Vegas) ( 16)
4. Nov 22, 2006 Thanksgiving in Carlsbad and visit in San Diego (San Diego) ( 27)
5. Nov 25, 2006 Getting around in Venice Beach (Santa Monica) ( 15)
Start from beginning | 1 - 5 Journal overview
Read about Las Vegas in our travel-guide
Getting around in VegasWhat to do in Vegas
Recommended Las Vegas Guide
On May 15th,1905, Las Vegas was founded as a railroad town. This was the staging point for the mines in the area, especially the ones around Bullfrog, a town that shipped goods to other parts of the country. Las Vegas declined in importance with the rapid growth of the railroads, but the Hoover Dam's completion caused a significant growth of tourism, of which led to the building of hotels and casinos which made Las Vegas famous. The American mafia is responsible for the current reputation and status of the city, as the original casinos were either managed or funded by mob figures Meyer Lansky and Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel.... Read more »
Recent reviews for Las Vegas
Getting around in Vegas - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
Population: 478,434 Major Airports: McCarran International Airport (LAS) When to Go: The summers are scorching hot, but this is one of the best times to go if you are looking for cheap deals. Other times of the year to get a great deal... Read more »
How Vegas became the Gambling Capital - Jun 25, 2008, by mohds2
Las Vegas is in the western region of the United States and it is situated in the state of Nevada. The Spanish word 'Las Vegas' means 'The Meadows' in English and was at first found in the 1829 by the group of explorers led by Antonio... Read more »
Best clubs in Las Vegas - Jun 25, 2008, by mohds2
Las Vegas, it is a town that really never sleeps. No doubt, there are enjoyable things to be done in the daytime, but in the evening, things are reversed. Las Vegas is always notorious for starting new disco bars and celebration centers. As... Read more »
Not only the casinos! - Jun 25, 2008, by mohds2
Las Vegas is the biggest capital city in Nevada as well as the most famous for its nightclubs, such as the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, and the Lake Mead. Because of these superb and dazzling features, this capital is one of the most... Read more »
Las Vegas, the Casino City - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
Las Vegas is situated in the lower part of the state of Nevada and sits in the center of the Mojave Desert, who would have guessed to find in the desert, a city of lights, and all you can eat buffets, casinos and the ultimate city of... Read more »
More reviews you might be interested in
Cologne reviews - Germany
Cologne is one crazy large and fun town that may be worth a visit when in Germany. Its closely located near Düsseldorf as well, so there are...
Things to do in Cologne
Frankfurt reviews - Germany
We headed from the Frankfurt Airport to Crete. Departure was quite early in the morning, at 5:45 am, so we had to start from home at 1:00 am. We...
About Frankfurt International Airport
Klein Jasmund reviews - Germany
First, this was a 2.5 days weekend trip to Ruegen. Just to let you know that this will be no detailed description of the island itself... Well, to...
Weekend Trip to Jasmund National Park
Bruges reviews - France
I visited Bruges in 2007 while I was a Leonardo grant student in Lille. I remember that we were undecided about what Belgian town to visit, because...
Bruges, the most beautiful city in Belgium
Heraklion reviews - Greece
We visited Creta in June 2007. We departed from Frankfurt, Germany erly in the morning (5:30 am). Both of our kids four years old Adam, and two...
Rent a parking place in Frankfurt
Hajduszoboszlo reviews - Hungary
Hajduszoboszlo is one of the best touristic places near the Romanian-Hungarian border just about 60 km from Oradea. 60 km is not too much but the...
A short visit in the Hajduszoboszlo Aqua Park
Osaka reviews - Japan
One of the best tasting Ramen ever! Apparently they have locations in Tokyo and throughout Japan. So if you're in Japan go check it out! It's not...
Ipuddo Restaurant in Osaka
Fagaras reviews - Romania
The day before we had driven to Fagaras city and there we found a pretty fine motel at last... There are many motels and hotels in the area but...
In the Fagaras Mountains, Romania
Alta reviews - Utah
Not far from the Salt Lake City International Airport, lays the beautiful Alta Ski at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Getting there from the...
Great ski area in Alta, UT
Predeal reviews - Romania
Predeal resort is situated in the center of Romania between the Bucegi montains, Postavaru, Piatra Mare and Clabucet and between the spring sources...
Short visit to Predeal