News ‘n Views

  • Hoover Dam Poster
    A nice poster with Hoover Dam and its builders. We are eager to help local artists and are donating this expensive are. We have three books this month. They are: Nevada a Strange State, Silveropolis and The Great Continue reading →
  • Nevada/Las Vegas Books Worth Reading
    Here are a few selections that are worth your time and money.
  • The Journey of Death – Journada del Muerto
    The last 55 miles from the Muddy River to the Las Vegas valley. Not a drop of water. travelers tried to do that stretch by night. Consider this: 55 miles does not sound like much, but in those Continue reading →
  • Bellagio Arboretum
    Well worth a visit. Inside the Bellagio Hotel, center strip.
  • The Free Parking Detective
    Some hotels can never be satisfied. They want to charge for parking. That twenty bucks should be left to the gambler. He/she will stick it in the slot machine anyway. But we are here to spoil those nefarious Continue reading →
  • The Sphere
    The Sphere is now open for business. Here is something that is downright astounding. It is an entertainment venue in the shape of a ball, a really large ball. It is 300 feet across. And because it is Continue reading →

Off-Strip Attractions

  • The Double Negative
    Created by Michael Heizer, the same artist who created “City”. It is located in Moapa Valley, on the Mormon Mesa, close to the city of Overton. It is a trench 50 ft. deep, 30 ft. wide and 500 Continue reading →
  • CITY- The Largest Sculpture in the World
    It can be found in Lincoln County, in central-eastern Nevada, about 160 miles one way distance from Las Vegas. It was created over a fifty year period (1972 – 2022) by Michael Heizer, a member of the Heizer Continue reading →
  • Slot Zilla
    The largest slot machine in the universe. On Fremont St. at the entertainment area. We are interested in helping local artists, and donate this expensive space. This month we promote three books. They are :Nevada a Strange State, Continue reading →
  • Ethel M
    One of the richest men in the U.S. built it. He lets you see how chocolate is made. About eighteen miles from center strip, straight down east on Sunset. Retail and tasting and a wonderful cactus garden of Continue reading →
  • Laughlin
    Mr. Laughlin had an idea. He had a gaming permit, what he did not have was customers. He had an obstacle, a large one, in the form of a mighty river. His hotel was sitting on one bank Continue reading →
  • The Sunset Stampede
    It takes place nightly at Sam’s Town. This hotel is about five miles (I am guessing) from center strip. It is very unique in that it is the only hotel remaining that I know of, that has a Continue reading →

Gambling Advice

  • Slot Machines, or Slots
    There is no gambling involved. Just stick your money, or players card, in the slot (slot machine) and pull the handle, or push a button, or set it on automatic. Very simple. Contrary to all the rumors I Continue reading →
  • Poker
    Two kinds of poker are popular in Las Vegas as far as I know. We have seven card stud, and we have Texas -Hold-Em. There may be a casino that deals Omaha, but I am not aware of Continue reading →
  • Blackjack
    In Europe this game is called 21, in France vingt et un, it is actually a more accurate description of the game. I do not recommend playing it. I really cannot recommend any table game, but it is Continue reading →
  • The Big Wheel
    Some casinos have it, others do not. Regardless, stay away from it. Unless you have extra money and want to get rid of it quickly. It is a luck based game and has no relation at all to Continue reading →
  • Why Roulette Wheels are a Lousy Deal in Las Vegas
    Let me cut right to the chase. I made a bold statement, but with a reason. Las Vegas roulette wheels have a zero and a double zero. European wheels have just one zero. Just that one additional number Continue reading →
  • Be a Better Crap Shooter
    take this advice from a guy who has been stalking the gambling halls of Reno, Henderson, Fernley,, Elko and Las Vegas for many, many years. The gambling bosses won’t like what I have say about it. This may Continue reading →

Vegas Gifts & Collectibles

  • Visit our Shop for Vegas goodies and gift ideas!
    • Chips and tokens from most Las Vegas properties
      • Large selection from past historical casinos (Showboat, Boardwalk, Harley Davidson Cafe)
        • Casino Token Pocketwatches with tokens from real casinos
        • Authentic playing cards used in play at casinos
      • Artist-created T-Shirts
      • Vegas souvenirs and gifts
      • Books by local authors