Introduction On a Plane to Las Vegas Looking Back, Looking Ahead The Impact of the Mirage Survival of the Older Casinos Honey, I Blew Up the Casino! The Great Mergers and Acquisitions Gluttons Are More Likely to Choke to Death Oz Stumbles What It Means to You The Quiet Contender A Tale of Two Cities Las Vegas: An Overview Arriving and Getting Oriented CONVENTIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR Las Vegas as a Family Destination PART ONE Accommodations and Casinos Where to Stay: Basic Choices Getting Around: Location and Convenience COMMUTING TIMES IN MINUTES What's in an Address? Room Reservations: Getting a Good Room, Getting a Good Deal For Business Travelers Comfort Zones: Matching Guests with Hotels Hotels with Casinos Navigating the Land of the Giants Business Hotels Suite Hotels Suite Hotels without Casinos Las Vegas Motels RV Camping in Las Vegas Accommodations: Rated and Ranked HOTEL INFORMATION CHART PART TWO Entertainment and Nightlife Las Vegas Shows and Entertainment Selecting a Show Celebrity-headliner Rooms Production Shows Las Vegas Show Profiles LAS VEGAS SHOW TOP 40 HIT PARADE Las Vegas Nightlife Nightclub Profiles Las Vegas below the Belt PART THREE Gambling The Way It Is Rules of the Games PART FOUR Dining and Restaurants Dining in Las Vegas The Restaurants Restaurant Profiles PART FIVE Shopping and Seeing the Sights Shopping in Las Vegas Seeing the Sights Other Area Attractions PART SIX Exercise and Recreation Working Out Golf Outdoor Recreation Spa 101 Index and Reader Survey Subject Index Unofficial Guide Reader Survey
Bob Sehlinger, a Lowell Thomas Award-winning journalist, is best known as the creator and producer of The Unofficial Guide series. He is credited with being the first to apply research techniques from the fields of operations research and statistics to travel guides. Among other projects, he was able to develop mathematical models that could save theme park patrons more than three hours of standing in line in a single day. He is the founder and co-owner of Keen Communications, a book publishing company that includes Menasha Ridge Press, Clerisy Press, and Wilderness Press. The author of 27 books, Sehlinger is a past president of the Publishers Association of the South, and he has served at the invitation of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Information Service on educational missions for publishers in Hungary, Romania, and Russia. He lives in Birmingham, AL.