Sin City, Adult Disney Land. The City the Mob Build. Lost Wages. Las Vegas has thousand names and one. It is the place everyone has to go too once in their lives just to feel the energy, to see what it’s like to be in a city that is a world onto itself. Las Vegas is an endless string of contradictions. It’s the tackiest place on earth, with incredible high end entertainment everywhere you look. It’s a soulless display of naked capitalism where rigged games are offered to customers as a get rich quick scheme. Yet the city has a heart and a pride that shows it’s more than just a spin of the wheel or a roll of the dice. It’s the place where honest business is supposed to be afraid to go too, yet now the National Hockey League’s best team resides there and soon the legendary Raiders will be bringing the National Football League into town as they put on the Silver and Black in their new stadium in Las Vegas.
It’s a town where dreams are shattered and they come true. For so many they come and lose a few hundred dollars. Others dream of making it as a blackjack or poker pro but find out they just can’t hack it. While others live the high life, their skill at cards unmatched. Others find wealth by playing the ponies or figuring out the point spreads. If there is an angle to be taken or a dollar to be won, somebody in Vegas will figure out a way to do it. This is a town where everyone’s got a hustle, everyone’s trying to get a dollar.
From the guy palming the Ace of Spades at the three card monte table to the guy telling you all about the sure thing he has in the 6th race at Saratoga, everyone’s got their hand out looking for a buck. The question is are they offering you honest advice or a fair game, or is it all a scam.
This is what Las Vegas is, it’s a town that hardens you up, it chews up the gullible and spits them out. You have to be on your toes in this city and really learn what’s happening. You’re going to have to figure out how you’ll make it here. It’s a fine place to live and a great place for a job. If you can handle some complaining customers every now and again you’ll find that being in the gaming industry is a fun and rewarding gig. Dealing poker can be more fun that playing it, you get to see all the battles on the felt, people trying to get inside each other’s heads and figure out what they are trying to do while you sit back and collect the tips.
No matter what your dream is, or what your story might be, Las Vegas has a place for you. This isn’t a city for the weak, but if you’re Las Vegas Strong, you’ll find it’s the best city in the world.