For years I’ve told people who there are only 3 things to do in Vegas. Eat > Drink > Gamble – Repeat as desired.
That’s the idea behind EDGe Vegas. It also explains where the name came from and why those three letters are capitalized. As you can see on the toolbar, there are 4 focuses on this website. Here’s what to expect.
Eat – Places and things to eat in Vegas. I like eating cow so you’ll see a lot about steakhouses and burger joints. That’s not all I eat so you’ll see other casino restaurants reviewed. As always I’ll share the good the bad and ugly. I’ll also pass on news releases of new restaurants opening just so you know what’s new in Vegas.
Drink – I drink beer, vodka, scotch and wine. There are times and places for each type of drink. I’ll let you know some of my favorite bars and what I’m drinking. I’ll also pass on news releases of new bars opening and special events just so you know what’s new in Vegas.
Gamble – I gamble for entertainment. Instead of going to the movies, I’d rather drop $20 into a 9/6 Jacks or Better video poker game. I consider myself a Sharp Square. I like to know the best odds of the games and will often play the games with the smallest house advantage. I play the smart games but I’m beholden to the odds. I’m in a casino for a good time, not a long time. I’ll share odds, strategy, advice and news for all kinds of gambling from the tables to machines to the sportsbook. I’ll also share tips and players club news because I’m all about getting my hotel rooms and coffee comp’d.
Vegas – I’ll be keeping an eye on everything that happens in the Vegas casinos. I’ll analyze the casino business from the points of view as both a business person and the consumer. Every now and again I’ll touch on some news with a local edge.
If you’ve followed my blogs AC2LV and East Coast Gambler before that you’ll notice that there will be very little, if any, east coast casino news here. I’ve been living in Las Vegas for 3 years now and I’m just more focused on the market here. With the rise of online gaming in New Jersey there will still be excuses for me to talk about gambling on the east coast.
You’ll notice that this site is ad free. That might change down the line but I’m not planning on it. There may be some sponsored posts to pay for hosting and such and I’ll always let you know when that’s the case. If I write about a movie or book and you see a link to Amazon just know that I’ll collect a couple of pennies for the purchase.
This will also be a place where you can find out who I’m currently work with. There’s a freelance tab in the right corner which is also a way for you to contact me. Always feel free to tweet with me @MeltzVegas. I’m very active on twitter and you’ll see more EDGeVegas type news there.
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