Welcome to Sin City, where greed and lust blatantly compete to clean out your wallet.
This President’s Day weekend, Las Vegas was the most popular place in the country to be — according to the online travel company Orbitz — and lust won by a landslide.
“We haven’t gambled at all. We’ve spent most of our money on food. Not drinks, though. We get to drink for free,” exclaimed Alanna Webber, over blasts of pop music at the Bellagio’s latest nightclub, Hyde.
Free drinks for single ladies is the standard in this town. But that’s just the bait. Gaming companies are profiting in other ways.
These four non-gambling friends are paying $350 per night to stay in the Cosmopolitan, who’s slogan is “Just the Right Amount of Wrong.”
And the cocktails they’re drinking cost men, single or not, $15.00 each.
“The Cosmo is a younger crowd. We’re here to party,” said Jenna Houssian, a 21-year-old college student.