Altira Macau and Top Casinos in Asia

Asia is an incredible continent filled with different things to explore and see. Many Asian countries are following a trend found all around the world by catering to gambling tourists. Over the past few years many Asian countries started to build more and more casinos in their cities in order to bring in a high number of these tourists to enjoy casino gambling.

The city of Macau has been building new casinos for many years. Macau has actually started pulling more money than Las Vegas or any other casino in the world and this making it famous. One of the best casinos you can go to in Macau has to be the Altira Macau as it has an impressive casino floor. With over 200 table games and more than 500 slot machines available for you to play you can see why many people make this a stop on their vacation. The Altira Macau has become one of the many points of pride for Macau over the years.

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On and off The Las Vegas Strip-Bellagio

They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. If that’s really the case, then what better place could there be to let your hair down and get away from it all? Las Vegas dubs itself as the entertainment capital of the world and of course, much of its reputation comes from the enormous casinos that line the famous Las Vegas Boulevard, also known as The Strip. But if you’re planning on visiting ‘Sin City’, how on earth do you make sense of the chaos? And are the ‘horror stories’ of nights out in Vegas really true? Well, here is our guide to America’s party hotspot.

Hotels & Casinos

The casinos of Vegas really do bring the whole world together in one city, with each casino having its own unique theme and flavour. At one end of The Strip, Luxor takes you to ancient Egypt but you can also sample a distinctly French flavour at Paris, live like a Roman empress at Caesars Palace or take a yellow cab rollercoaster ride around New York, New York! You can even enjoy an indoor gondola ride at the Venetian.
Whatever theme takes your fancy, make sure that you book your hotel well in advance. Because there are so many hotel rooms on The Strip, there are deals to be had from booking early (double / twin rooms on The Strip can be had for as little as £20 a night). The top hotels, like Wynn, Caesars and The Bellagio, will cost a bit more but don’t forget that you can wander in and out of any hotel to shop, stop for a drink or gamble. You can still enjoy the Bellagio without paying a premium for one of the world’s most glamorous hotels!

The lights, the colors, the people, you just can’t get much more of an interesting city than Las Vegas!  The first time I ever went to Vegas I was the ripe old age of 25 and couldn’t believe I had waited so long to go. I had already lived in New York City and Barcelona as well as having traveled to 6 continents and some of the biggest cities in the world. I really felt that there might not be any more big cities out there that could surprise me or show me something I hadn’t seen already. Boy was I wrong. Las Vegas is a city like none other!

Getting there: The two most popular ways of getting to the City of Sin are flying or road trip. The most popular airport to fly into is McCarran International Airport (LAS). Most every major airline flies into McCarran.  If you’re flying in by private plane, you’ll probably be arriving at North Las Vegas Airport.  Going with a large group of friends? Considering flying by charter jet could actually be an economical solution, plus a ton of fun!

Some people really enjoy the road trip out Vegas from Los Angeles.  The trip from LA is about 300 miles give or take where you are leaving from. Prepare for traffic if you’re leaving on a Friday as that’s when most Angelenos start making their way out of the city. If you’re heading back to LA on a Sunday just prepare yourself that from 12 pm to 8 pm there WILL be traffic.

Where to stay: There are seriously a ton of places to stay in Vegas.  Depending on how much you want to spend, you can go either way on the scale from a budget friendly local motel to an extremely the miragelavish penthouse. Some of the most popular hotels with great deals online are MGM Grand, Hard Rock, Wynn, Bellagio, Venetian, Harrah’s. Many hotels are on the monorail, like the Hilton. So if you want a few cheaper options than right on the strip, find a hotel right out of the hub and take the monorail back and forth from your hotel. This website specializes in Las Vegas hotels with deals for as much as 77% Off. You might also be able to find last minute deals at! If you’re really adventurous, you can sleep in your car. You think I’m joking, but seriously I’ve had many friends tell me that they’ve slept in their car in Vegas.

Getting around: There’s the monorail which could be all you need if you just flew in for a few days. You, of course, have the option to rent a car. But unless you plan on driving to the grocery store or you’re pretty far out from all the action, there’s not really a need for one.  While I was in Vegas, I did a lot of walking. Of course, you’re in the desert and it can get hot so you’ll want to factor that in while planning your transportation.

What to do: What is there not to do?

  • Try your luck in the casinos. They’re everywhere. I mean grocery stores and probably street corners. Before I got to Vegas, I had never been to a casino other than trying out the casino games online. There are so many games to play, from the penny slots to the high dollar black jack tables. Find your game and go for it!
  • If casinos aren’t your thing, then check out the shows. Always wanted to see Elvis? Now is your chance. Check out the Las Vegas Hilton where Elvis used to perform. If you’re really into Elvis, then you can go to the Las Vegas Elvis Fest in July 2011. Cirque du Soleil is always popular among Las Vegas visitors. Find out what shows they currently have on the website. Of course, you always have Celine Dion or David Copperfield as reliable, acclaimed shows to see.

Where to eat:

  • Guy Savoy – Try the 3 course meal for $250. It will be the best $250 you ever spent in your life
  • Nobu – Japanese food with a Western Flair. Located in the Hard Rock.

General Advice: Las Vegas is another world as you’ll find. You never know what kind of people you will meet or what kind of trouble you can get into.

That’s the magic of Vegas. The city isn’t always for everybody, that’s why a lot of people want the magic of Vegas without the hassle so f course, you can always do the online slots. Avoid the crowds and get the same rush. Have a great time and remember to save a little money to get home with or at least by a round trip ticket so at least you’ll know that even if you don’t have the money, you’re guaranteed a flight home.