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This Post Has Been Voted Best Blog Entry in Vegas

January 5, 2011 at 6:56 PM | by | ()

This week, we've got a very special guest series from Rick Lax who will be dropping off some helpful hints of how to avoid some of the more popular scams in Vegas. Want to read more of Rick's stuff? You're in luck! His book, Fool Me Once: Hustlers, Hookers, Headliners and How Not to Get Screwed in Vegas is now on sale.

The last time my parents visited Las Vegas they took me to Onda Ristorante at Mirage. Easily one of the worst meals I’ve had in Vegas. (Factoring in the price, it was the #1 worst meal I’ve ever had in Vegas.)

My mother defended her restaurant choice by saying, “I read that it had been voted ‘Best in Vegas.’”

Oh, that might be true, but it’s also meaningless. Every club, restaurant, and show on the strip has been voted ‘Best in Vegas’ at one point or another.

Here’s the deal: We’ve got a lot of magazines in this city. Some are for locals, some are for tourists, but all of them have blank pages that need to be filled, week after week, month after month.

The easiest way to fill up this space is by giving out awards. And since they don’t want to scare off potential advertisers, they are careful to give everybody an award.

In the end, everybody in Vegas is a winner, except for tourists who chose their evening activities based on “Voted Best in Vegas” claims.

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Archived Comments:

Best 10pm show!

My friends and I joke about this all the time. George Wallace is the best 10pm show in Vegas. He's also the only one. He's also the new Mr. Vegas. Haha.

Another award

Congratulations, EastCoastGambler, you've won the BEST COMMENT ON THIS POST award!

I've always wondered about these...

Because it's so true, everywhere you go has some "Best of" award from some publication at one point. But the worst is if someone has something that says they were best in 2003. Steer clear!

Also, poor George Wallace...