I'm not a gambler and never have been. The experiences of a past life watching people around me taught me, if you think you're going to win big, you might as well just write a check to the casino owners. It just ain't gonna happen!
Shot through the windows of an overhead walkway, you can see how empty the streets were.
The casinos have taken a hit from the poor economy and have passed it along to their patrons.
However, going into a casino with the understanding that the trip is purely for entertainment is another thing. And this time I brought my camera...something I was really unsure about. Heaven forbid some big casino security guard come over and confiscate it. But, I took my chances and acted like so many other tourists.
'Jewels' hang from the ceiling of the atrium where the high-end shops are located.
These stores were empty.
All that glitters...the view from the top of the escalator is quite beautiful, it gives you an 'I-feel-great' feeling.
Weather check...we were out on the boardwalk briefly.
The winds were so strong, they had to sandbag the casino doors to keep them from blowing open.
I needed this trip with friends. It was entertaining. There were lots of laughs. And, yes, I did make a deposit BUT it was in the budget. The next visit will be planned around 'comps!'
Ooooooo, at this point, I actually thought I was in Rome!