When you internally visualize you prototypical casino a flurry of images probably springs to mind, right? Most people tend to envision of a bevy of machines, attendants, bright lights, and streams of cash / chips flowing in every direction; but what about activities which aren’t directly related to gambling? Take Las Vegas for instance, it’s widely known as being a veritable den of gambling parlors and casinos, but they also host a very wide range of stage shows and other impressive holiday activities. Let’s explore some possibilities…
One of the first things you can do is to determine what kinds of specials and activities are going on within your casino. This isn’t hard to do, obviously, because they’re likely already promoting certain things with signs posted all over the premises. However, it also pays to dig a little bit deeper, perhaps talking and attempting to make friends with staff as they might have more detailed information. For example, let’s say that one of your favorite singers is in town that week, perhaps even doing a gig right there in your casino of all places, if you buddy-up with the staff they might even be able to introduce you or get you something akin to backstage passes. Similarly, you can look for the oldest staff member or attendant on hand (someone that’s clearly not a tourist and has enough years behind them to be considered “wise”) and ask them what there is to do in town.
Next, you can explore the various hospitality services which are offered by your casino. This of course includes food obviously, which is likely served and delivered in accordance with some type of preplanned schedule. For casinos that also function as high quality hotels, the food (and service) tends to be somewhat better, which also means that you have more options to explore and savor.
Depending on what country you are in there might very well be some truly amazing historical sites and/or parks which you can check out. Museums, art galleries, olden castles, these are just a few of the potential landmarks which are probably located within very close proximity to your casino. Guided tours are a great way to learn more about a region while not having to worry about actually driving or navigating new areas.Lastly, if you’re going to be in the area for a while,
consider picking a few days to use for exploring other casinos / establishments. No one ever said that you had to stay put in the casino where you’re staying, gambling houses aren’t like sports teams, after all. In order to really soak in the town and environment you really need to get out there and discover what it has to offer; this usually means going out of your way to investigate new surroundings and throw yourself into new situations. As always, the same rules from above apply in this case – check each casino for special events which you might be interested in. Good luck and have fun!