Paris Las Vegas Casino
An American in Paris, or France in America?
At the Paris Las Vegas Casino, a taste of French allure is brought to the gaudiest city in America. In the City That Never Sleeps, with a casino every 10 feet, fabulously ritzy shows in every hotel, replicas of world-famous landmarks on every corner, and Celine Dione at Caesar’s Palace, the Paris Las Vegas Casino was added to the Vegas Skyline in 2000.
At the Paris Las Vegas Casino, you can cruise to the top of a 50-story Eiffel Tower, take a romantic boat ride along the River Seine, or shop in stores with a distinctly French flavor. Located mid-strip, across the street from the famed Bellagio, it has a great location, and walking to other attractions or casinos will be fairly convenient.
Shopping at the Paris Las Vegas Casino
The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace replicate an ancient Roman market street, complete with plazas and fountains. The Forum is a favorite shopping destination of Michael Jackson, who is often spotted browsing through stores, each store closing its gates to Michael’s adoring public. The Grand Canal Shops at the Venetian include a 1/4-mile long street in Venice, with gondolas giving transport to tourists who wish to experience Venice without leaving home.
Shop in a convincing mock-up of a French marketplace at the Paris Las Vegas Casino. One incredible feature of Las Vegas malls, is that you”re always outdoors, and it is always daylight. The ceiling mimics a beautiful blue sky with cotton-candy clouds and perfect weather. During the summer the “real” outdoors is so unbearable that you’re better off in the mall.
Las Vegas: A Family Destination?
We once had a family reunion, destination: Las Vegas. We had 6 children in our party—two highchairs, please—so I know first hand how difficult it is to bring children to Vegas. Although Vegas attempted to promote itself as a family-friendly place, they weren’t really serious! At every major casino hotel, including the Paris Las Vegas Casino hotel, major attractions, stores, and restaurants are intertwined with, guess what---casinos!
To get to any of these places, you need to walk through a casino. Those under 21 are welcome to walk through a casino, but don’t stop! If an adult hesitates for a second even while pushing a baby stroller, a security guard will stop you in a heartbeat. Even though you’ll find lions, tigers, and dolphins (oh my), the target audience for Las Vegas will always and forever be adults—preferably those who enjoy gambling.
Gambling at the Paris Las Vegas Casino
If you’re going to visit the Paris Las Vegas Casino, chances are you will gamble at some point during your stay. As soon as you get off the plane, you’ll see slot machines in the airport! Here are a few tips to make sure you go home with your shirt (and marriage) intact.
- Don’t gamble more than you can afford to lose. Look at gambling money as money spent on entertainment, not a way to go home rich.
- Know the rules of the game you’re playing. Once you put your chips on Black 15 at the roulette table, for example, and the wheel starts spinning, you can’t change your mind.
- Try playing the nickel slots—you can make $5 last a while!
- Try playing different casinos in different hotels. They have different themes, you’ll get some exercise, and break the hypnotic effect casinos have on you.
Shari Bookstaff is a biology professor in northern California, where she lives with her two children. Shari is an avid nature lover, sports fan and photographer.