24/7 Las Vegas
Trip Start Apr 02, 2009
123Trip End Sep 09, 2010
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‘what’s a scrum?’ he replied.
‘It’s a term from the game of rugby’, I told him.
‘Don’t know rugby.’
‘Imagine American Football only 10 times better’ I explained
The Bellagio, we discovered is like all the other hotels in Vegas in that, in order to get to your room, you have to find your way through the casino. The lighting is permanently evening, there are no windows and there are always people gambling no matter what time of day it might be. We decided that we should enjoy LV for what it offers so we went to a couple of shows, walked the strip watched the fabulous Bellagio fountain show – by day and by night and played some of the tables.
Our efforts at gambling did not get off to the dream start that we hoped. Having set ourselves a budget of $500 we tried roulette first (being the only game we could understand). The first $100 disappeared disappointing quickly so we retreated to the bar to plan how we could avoid losing everything in the first hour. I decided that 21/ vinght et un (or whatever it is called) should be our next effort as I vaguely remember playing it as a schoolboy. Finding a table with only a $5 minimum bet, I sat down. About 3 hands later, having no idea what was going on, I discovered that I was playing a form of 21 called poker. Not only that it was variation of poker, but also that it had a name we cannot recall
Debbie had planned our second day in town with military precision. After breakfast, we would lounge around the pool, soaking up the sunshine until lunch. Then we would explore The Strip, have dinner, watch a show and lose the remainder of our money in the casino. All great plans have to be flexible and this one was tested to the limit when it rained all day!
We went to the Cirque du Soleil in the evening, an experience Debbie enjoyed. It consisted of a lot of almost naked men with rippling muscles showing off. With Debbie’s eyes glued to the opera glasses, I felt a tad inadequate but consoled myself with the knowledge that Jonny Foreigner could never match the qualities of proper Englishman like myself.