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Craps and crab legs — luxurious Las Vegas

Vegas also offers options for a high-end getaway
BY SEAN CHAFFIN Published: July 14, 2013
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Vegas is famous for its buffets, and some of these luxury casinos take that to a different level. Several properties offer buffet passes to sample some of these amazing culinary cornucopias. Caesars Entertainment offers a 24-hour “Buffet of Buffets” pass to sample one of the company's many properties, offerings for a day — breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Buffet at the opulent Wynn casino is also a favorite, offering dishes ranging from Thai beef to crab legs to vegan options. Other favorites include the Cosmo's Wicked Spoon, Aria Buffet, Le Village Buffet at Paris, Carnival World Buffet at the Rio, and the Buffet at Monte Carlo. The Palms Bistro Buffet offers regular specials for lunch and has quite a tasty menu.

Luxury offerings

Away from the shouting at the craps tables and electronic noise of the slot machines, take in a spa treatment for the ultimate in relaxation. All offer luxury packages including massage therapy, manicure and pedicure, salon services, and just about any anything to relax the body and mind. For others, a day out on the golf range is the perfect way to get away and take in some beautiful surroundings. There are numerous stellar courses, but the Wynn Golf Course, designed by Tom Fazio, is truly a breathtaking experience. The par-70, 7,042-yard course is the only course attached to a casino on the famous Vegas Strip. For those who don't have their clubs, no problem — use the complimentary Callaway clubs and shoes. Professional caddies are also available to guide you through the course.

Las Vegas has plenty to offer those seeking a bit of luxury and nightlife. Bring your appetite for fine food and fun — and find some time to relax.

Sean Chaffin is a freelance writer in Crandall, Texas. His new book, “Raising the Stakes: True Tales of Gambling, Wagering and Poker Faces,” is available as an eBook and in paperback at www.RaisingtheStakesbook.com. He is also editor of www.PokerTraditions.com, all about poker history, lore, and people. If you have a gambling or poker story idea, email seanchaffin@sbcglobal.net. Follow him on Twitter at @PokerTraditions.