Las Vegas, the Entertainment Capital of the World, Capital of Second Chances…just hearing the name brings memories of bright lights and fun nights.
In Lonely Planet Las Vegas, Scott Doggett chanced upon the best and most accurate description of the city: “Las Vegas exists chiefly to satisfy the needs and desires of its visitors, and it does in spectacular fashion. Sin City has taken or re-created the best that other great cities have to offer and then upped the ante — making it bigger, grander, flashier.”
Truly, there’s something for everyone in Vegas. The EDM fan will find himself lost in this city of hearty music , not knowing where to go first. Vegas.com has a list of the best nightclubs in the city, but if you really want to experience Vegas to the fullest, you need to experience why Vegas is called the Gambling Capital of the World.
According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the Las Vegas strip’s gaming revenue last year was $6.2 billion. There were 21,615 different conventions held in the city in 2012, but something else attracts millions of people to the city.
Vegas is the home of the World Series of Poker, the most prestigious poker tournament in the world. Every year, thousands of poker players gather in hopes of bringing home a bracelet and winning big money as they compete with other professional poker players. The main event of the WSOP will be held in Vegas in mid-November. This much-awaited event is attended by people from all walks of life. Last year, Betfair player Elisbeth Hille, then a waitress from Norway, made history by becoming one of two women to reach the final two tables since 2000.
But there’s more to the Vegas poker scene than the WSOP. The Grand Poker Series is also held in the Sin City during the summer season and it hosts more than 300 poker events that were joined by players from all over the globe. Binion’s Poker Classic, now on its seventh year, is another tournament that sees 47 events running from May to July.
No matter what time of the year you decide to fly to Vegas, there will be something to satisfy your EDM and poker needs. Over the years, Vegas has become the premier destination for a luxurious vacation, dancing, and gambling. There’s never a dull moment in Sin City, and if you play your cards right, you just might end up winning big.