Best Places In Nevada To Visit

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In 1964, Nevada became the 36th state to join the union. Even though it is the seventh largest state in area, it remains sparsely populated due to its sometimes, harsh environment. Despite that, visitors will find many fascinating places to explore. Here are some of the best places in Nevada to visit.

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Las Vegas

Gambling is legal in Nevada and no place takes advantage of that quite like Las Vegas. Fondly known as Sin City, millions of people flock to Las Vegas every year to indulge in games of chance, dine in world famous restaurants and enjoy the vibrant nightlife. Known as an adult playground, the city has plenty of entertainment options suitable for young visitors, as well. Some of the most popular attractions include the Shark Reef aquarium, the Secret Garden at the Mirage and the dancing fountains at the Bellagio.

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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a huge expanse of water straddling the border between Nevada and California. Boating, water skiing, swimming and mountain biking are among the many activities that attract visitors during the hot summer months. During the winter, it is a popular place for winter sport enthusiasts with numerous ski resorts featuring runs suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.

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Ghost Towns

If you feel like scaring up a specter or two, you will not want to miss the opportunity to visit one of the state’s many ghost towns. Many of the buildings in Rhyolite, on US 95 in the Bullfrog Hills, are still standing. Ruins include the Bottle House and the old railroad depot. The Goldwell Open Air Museum sits near the south entrance to town and contains numerous unique sculptures. Admission to the museum is free. Metropolis is on I-80 outside of Wells. This town is smaller than Rhyolite and many of its buildings are now in ruins. Visitors here can explore an old bank/hotel, a schoolhouse and the cemetery.

Whether you like to gamble, ski, or explore locations steeped in the history of the wild, wild west, Nevada has plenty of interesting places to visit.

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What Casino Games Have The Best Odds?

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A vacation at Vegas is nothing if you are not visiting the casinos, placing the bets and trying out your luck. Or, at least that is how most people feel. However, it is also a fact that many of these happy-go-lucky adventures have a very poor knowledge of things such as edges, house percentages and the best and the poorest odds.

So, what most do is they stick to slot machines and give the tables a miss. However, this is the biggest mistake you can commit if you are really eager to win some money. The truth of the matter is that the house percentages are far lower in most common table game situations as compared to slots. Yes, if you are not a seasoned poker player, you should not jump on a Texas Hold’Em table since chances are you will be easily outwitted by experienced players—for POKER IS TOUGH.

Casino Games with the Best Odds: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette

Yes, these are the games where you stand the best chances of winning. In Blackjack, for example, you play only against the dealer and the house has only a negligible 1% edge over the player. The rules of playing the game are fairly easy and there are scores of internet sites where you can do some preliminary research and even get a bit of a practice under your belt before you hit the table for real.

The same goes for Craps. All those shoes or boxes, we agree, may come appear a bit intimidating to a first-timer. But once you know the rules, playing the game is really easy. And, bets are almost 50-50, so little house edge again.

As for Roulette, as long as you are playing reds or blacks, the house enjoys an edge, but a very slim one, owing to the green 0 and 00 slots which are common to all American wheels. You can also place your bet on a single number and if you win, you will be paid out 36 to 1. However, we strongly advise against going for fancy roulette combinations. They may appear tempting in many cases, but in reality, the house enjoys a high edge on most of those combinations.

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