Spoiler Alert:  What Really Happens in Vegas

If you have never been to Vegas, then chances are everything you think you know about this fabulous city is false.  While entertaining, the movies and T.V. shows where you are getting your info have quite the flair for the dramatic.  For decades, the legend of the Las Vegas kidney thief has been running rampant, and yet no one has ever reported one missing to the hotel lost and found.  Take a look at some other common misconceptions about the world’s largest playground.

Only gamblers go to Vegas.  This is not true.  In fact, most of the revenue is now derived from other sources, like guest accommodations and the growing nightlife.  The Mirage claims that only 40% of its total revenue comes from blackjack and craps.  The new gambling capital is now in Macau, far far away from the Las Vegas neon.

Shows, shows and even more shows!

Shows, shows and even more shows!

The Mafia controls Las VegasNot since the 1980’s.  Yes it is true that the Mafia did have a heavy hand in Las Vegas for a period of time, movies like Casino exaggerate that role just a tad.  Once the ‘80’s rolled around the FBI swooped in and turned every hotel into a legitimate enterprise anyway.  Now the only mob that has any say in what happens in Vegas is the one made up of eager partiers landing in the city every Friday afternoon.

See real mobsters...at the Mob Museum, Downtown Vegas.

See real mobsters...at the Mob Museum, Downtown Vegas.

The only nightclub scene in Vegas is strip clubs.  Oh so so wrong.  Strip clubs make up only a small portion of the Vegas nightlife scene.  Instead, what you will find is a vast array of chic night clubs and unique bars that attract millions of people from all over the world, including some of your favorite celebrities. Vegaster has everything you will even need to know about these Tending Hotspots!

Nothing says Happy Birthday like a Strip Club DJ screaming out your name.

Nothing says Happy Birthday like a Strip Club DJ screaming out your name.

Prostitution is legal.  Again, so wrong.  But there is some honest confusion here so this time I’ll cut you some slack.  Prostitution is legal in Nevada, in a county that has a population of less than 400,000, which knocks out Vegas right away.  If you are looking for a legal brothel now, you are going to have to drive for miles through the desert to get there.

Vegaster Tip: You are on your own here. 

Vegaster Tip: You are on your own here. 

A trip to Vegas is expensive.  Not if you plan it right.  First off, most visitors travel in packs which means you get to split the tab on just about everything.  VIP bottle service at $1,500 bucks may seem pricey until you divide that up amongst your buddies.  The second way to cut down on your expenses is by using the ONLY a Las Vegas app that brings you EVERYTHING... VEGASTER.  They not only have the deepest relationships for you, they help to hook you up at all the right places for all the right prices.

Vegaster gives you the best eats, stays and plays!

Vegaster gives you the best eats, stays and plays!

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.  Maybe before the invention of the camera phone and social networking.  Now you never where that incriminating photo will pop up. 

Don’t let the falsehoods you see in the movies deter you from making your virgin Vegas voyage.  You won’t be stuck playing slots all weekend and a tall beautiful stranger is not going to steal one of your kidneys’.  What will happen is you will find a new favorite place to spend your vacation time in.  Will you revel in some drunken debauchery?  Possibly, just don’t get caught on camera doing it.

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