Vegas is really two cities in one as far as gambling
is concerned. There is the Strip, the area of Las
Vegas Boulevard South that runs from Sahara Avenue
up to the Tropicana Hotel and includes hotels near
that boulevard, such as Bally's and Caesars Palace.
The Strip also includes the Las Vegas Hilton, which
is on Paradise Road, about a quarter of a mile from
the Strip. In other words, all hotels south of Sahara
Avenue are lumped together as Strip hotels.
Then there is the downtown section, the center of
which is Fremont Street. At the intersection of Fremont
and Casino Center is the Fremont, Horseshoe, Four
Queens, and the Golden Nugget. Other hotels and/or
clubs run north and south on Fremont Street, ending
with the Union Plaza at the intersection of Main and
Fremont streets. Still other hotel casinos are on
side streets, such as the Lady Luck on Ogden Street.
All of this area is lumped together as the downtown
section. The rules differ from club to club downtown,
just as they differ from casino to casino on the Strip.
However, there are some basic rules that generally
prevail and we'll start with these.
are physical clues. They seem glamorous and like real
inside secrets, so players spend a lot of time looking
for them. Every once in a while, that study pays off.
Although world class players rarely display the more
common tells, almost any action, sound, or motion
(or the lack thereof) can be a tell if you use it
in only certain situations.