VICE Guide to Las Vegas

  • Las Vegas Hunt-and-Go-Find

    In order to give you a little respite from the constant outflow of cash this city has caused you, here’s a game you can play without spending any money at all. Shit, you could even play it sober.

  • My War

    The first time we went to Vegas was back in ’97, when VICE was a fledgling young punk tabloid. Realizing that the music industry alone wasn’t going to sustain the mag, we went to sell ads at a fashion trade show called “Magic.”

  • The VICE Guide to Las Vegas

    We don’t care how JADED you might be, it’s impossible to come to Las Vegas and not be a teensy bit impressed, if anything just by the sheer fucked-up-ness of the city.

  • Nightlife

    Eventually you’ll grow tired of staring at cards and video screens and green felt—either that or be walked to the door when your last cup of quarters runs dry. In the event of the latter, hope you had a good time and aren’t too hungover for the...

  • Shit That Doesn't Involve Drinking or Trying to Get Laid

    Provided you take a long enough breather to even be hungover, there are few more effective cure-alls than slipping into some water and letting all the toxins seep out and intermix with everybody else’s.

  • The VICE Guide to Not Seeing the Sun for Seven Days in Vegas

    Thanks to that new ad campaign where people are giggling to their coworkers “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” as if it wasn’t a byword for keeping quiet about fucking hookers, this town has been given the reputation of being a fun, innocent...

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  • Eats

    Every rundown old hotel and casino partakes in the old Vegas tradition of hosting a ridiculously inexpensive buffet full of inedible food.

  • Hotels

    Las Vegas isn’t cool. The last time it approached anything near cool was at the end of the 50s when folks like Elvis and the Rat Packers started joining in the hotel construction boom and Howard Hughes was running around like a bearded madman trying to...

  • Gambling

    The most important rule of gambling in Vegas is: Stay the hell away from the Strip and go to the downtown casinos.