other popular strip hotels include Caesars Palace
(800-634-6001), Hard Rock (800-HRD-ROCK), Harrah's
(800HARRAHS), Stratosphere (800-99TOWER), and Tropicana
The largest downtown hotel/casinos are the Golden
Nugget (800-634-3403), with 1,805 rooms, and the Plaza
(800-634-6575), with 1,037 rooms. Other famous downtown
hotel/casinos include: Binion's Horseshoe (800-622-6468),
Four Queens (800-634-6045), Fremont (800-634-6460),
and Lady Luck (800-634-6580).
Laughlin is a
resort town in the southwest tip of Nevada on the
Colorado River, about one hundred miles from Las Vegas
and directly across from Bullhead City, Arizona. The
area is very popular with California and Arizona visitors
because of its nine casino hotels which offer room
rates as low as $17 per night.
The city is named
after Don Laughlin, who owns the Riverside Hotel and
Casino, and who originally settled there in 1966.
The area offers many water sport activities on the
Colorado River as well as at nearby Lake Mohave. If
you plan an overnight visit, be sure and make advance
reservations. The largest hotel is the Flamingo Hilton
(800-FLAMINGO), with 2,000 rooms, followed by Harrah's
(800HARRAHS), with 1,657 rooms, and the Ramada Express
(800-2-RAMADA), with 1,501 rooms. Most hotels are
located on the banks of the Colorado River, and there
is a convenient walkway that connects the properties
as well as a water taxi that provides regularly scheduled
service along the river.
Nevada has one
Indian casino: Avi Hotel & Casino (800-AVI-2WIN),
which is located eight miles south of Laughlin and
is operated by the Fort Mohave Tribe.
All Nevada casinos
are open twenty-four hours and the minimum gambling
age is twenty-one.
For Nevada tourism information call 800-NEVADA-8.
For Las Vegas information call the city's Convention
and Visitors Authority at 702-892-07ll. For Reno information
call 800-FOR-RENO. For South Lake Tahoe information
call 800-AT-TAHOE, and for North Lake Tahoe information
of the time, you should concentrate on playing your
cards correctly and using whatever table image you
happen to acquire. However, under certain circumstances,
you can take advantage of opportunities to intentionally
cultivate adjective image, even if it involves throwing
away a bet or two. For example, if you think your
opponents are mistaking your aggressiveness for recklessness,
it might be smart to reinforce that mistake by intentionally
getting caught bluffing or raising on the first bet
with rags or something like that. You don't have to
plot in advance to do these things, but rather take
advantage of circumstances to "make a mistake"
that tarnishes your image without costing you too
much money. This type of investment has a lower rate
of return at a ]ionic game, where it is more difficult
to throw off opponents who play with you every week,
but it can still be worthwhile.