How’s this for a hotel room? High rollers are known for splashing the cash and there’s certainly no cheap stay in this Palm Springs Casino Resort. This Vegas Hotel room comes at a princely price of $100,000 per night. That rules most of us out, but for those it doesn’t they get to stay in a room designed by none other than Artist Damien Hirst.
The room features nods to many of the British artist’s art pieces. There are two bull sharks preserved in formaldehyde, along with the surreal touch of giant pills and butterflies. It’s colourful, pharmaceutical inspired mayhem. The room is also offered to those gambling $1,000,000 in the Palms Casino. How the other half live!
The Royal Flush LED wall art installation certainly has a touch of class to it and would be perfectly at home in a professional gamblers pad.
Las Vegas isn’t only about flashing the cash in a casino, there are also a number of top shows, and performances from well shown musicians and the like. People go to Vegas to be entertained, and there is no shortage of residencies from the likes of Robbie Williams and Elton John. Cirque du soleil is another popular option. If you enjoy a casino connection in everything you do there are plenty of magic shows (featuring everything from card tricks to far more dramatic stunts). Popular magicians Penn and Teller have had a residency at the Rio Lav Vegas since 2001.
How neat is this. I certainly never tire of seeing face cards when I’m playing cards, but I can’t lie, I’d like to get my hands on an 11, 12 and 13 if only for the curiosity factor. In some countries such as France, packs of card featuring these cards are in fact the norm, as the cards are used in a game called 500 (aka bid Euchre)
There is a certain appealing aesthetic and style associated with casinos. Imagines or bright lights, stylised interiors. Affluent. Celebrity. This visual extends to all aspects of casino, and casino games including playing cards. Here we see a varied collection of decks of cards that one collector has picked up. Packs can be picked up for varying sums depending on the depth of your pockets. Online auction houses such as Potter Auctions even have an annual auction dedicated specifically to playing cards.
Video slots have been more and more popular in casinos over the years. Slot machines used to be rather similarly themed in decades past, with fruit, swag bags and suchlike used as winning symbols. Modern video slots are essentially computer programs that can be changed to a brand new theme in an instant, via use of different computer software. With this in mind, we often see the likes of movie and music themed slots, and here even cute (and slightly absurd) kittens and puppies slot machines!