Why I went to Las Vegas? It all started with a class field trip. We needed to get out and about and see some of the finer things in life. The whole school wanted to come but we could only afford the one bus.
We arrived in Las Vegas and checked into our hotel “The Lost City of Atlantis”
The lights in Las Vegas are just “wow!” The whole skyline is just a neon glow.
I was all prepared. I’d brought lots of cash and I was ready to win!!
Oh! The Casino in the hotel was just fantastic!! They had every type of game you could imagine, Blackjack, Roulette, Slot Machines, Rummie and a Wheel of Fortune. The atmosphere was electric and everything was so exciting! I was winning and winning and then….I was losing and losing.
What you might find in Las Vegas
- Casinos (everywhere)
- Movie stars (if you look closely)
- An empty wallet
That’s the thing with gambling – you need to know your limits and be prepared to lose. I can say that now (now that I’ve been to Gambler’s Anonymous) but back then it was all a ritzy dream. I was dreaming of fast cars and a luxury lifestyle – I’d forgotten what reality was.
And then I lost the school… but that’s another story.