I’ve been going to Las Vegas for almost 25 years, and even lived there for a short time…but hadn’t been down on The Strip in ages. Since I had my camera in tow for this trip, I thought I’d make it worth while and spend a couple of hours around the cities main attraction. Of the hundreds and hundreds of times I’ve passed through casino’s, I never thought to actually stop and take a picture until now…hoping I might be able to give you an idea of what it’s like on the inside.
I would liked to have been closer to the gaming tables, but the players and pit bosses are probably none too fond of that idea, so I kept my distance and took a quick snapshot before any security detail thought I was up to no good…with the “eyes in the sky,” it’s virtually impossible not to be noticed. Needing to take this quickly and as inconspicuously as possible, I didn’t have the time to get the best exposure…the varied and low light conditions in these places are rough!
Believe it or not, this was just before 7h00, so either these players were still working from the night before, or getting an early start on the new day. Las Vegas is as much “The city that never sleeps” as NYC…in fact, there’s even a ‘New York, New York’ themed hotel not far from the one pictured here(Aria).
Just another daily life scene in this wild city, and perhaps not the most interesting, but after a quick search through the TE pages, I didn’t come across any other pictures from the inside of a casino…or maybe I just didn’t look long enough!? Either way, here’s your sneak peek at the gaming floor.
Thanks for stopping by.
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emka (100815) 2014-06-09 23:07
Hello Jason, You know already well enough what I mean about Las Vegas. And here it is. Early morning and the people are already still at the tables or "bandits". I am a bit of mathematician so I know well who is always winning. Poor people, paying so much for hope. "Of the hundreds and hundreds of times I’ve passed through casino’s" haha, I went once to see tiger or aquarium and then couldn't find the way out, so I haven't made this error again. No pictures from inside of TE? So maybe I will find some in my archive.
Warem regrads MAlgo
jemaflor (99075) 2014-06-09 23:07
Interesting viw well managed, good choice for this pov and good exposure, light is well captured.
Royaldevon (40292) 2014-06-10 1:36
Gosh, I am an innocent, Jason, I thought they were all sitting in a modern eatery, enjoying a steak or two! Maybe, they are just enjoying losing their money in a swish place!
Fine, angled viewpoint, giving us lots of details, in a very difficult light.
Have a great day,
Sergiom (82815) 2014-06-10 5:24
Je croyais que c'était formellement défendu de prendre des photos à l'intérieur des casinos, en ce sens tu as bien réussi ta mission même si l'image est un peu floue. Quant à l'heure où la photo fut prise, c'est à se désespérer de cette maladie du jeu, car personne ne revient plus riche de Vegas qu'à son arrivée.
ikeharel (73549) 2014-06-10 7:05
As far as I remember, not allowed photography indoor's of a casino, maybe someone changed the rules...?
Light managed well, normally inside casinos they maintaine daylight in artificial way, and pump fresh beeze.
Not socrowded place though.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-06-10 12:29
Thanks for the informative note and the capture of the gambling place and ambience at..7 in the morning, just as in the movies
Of course a close capture would disturb people, this is a well composed one with the red chairs leading the way to the far right
Well done, to be a so early photo, how was the air?
Un saludo desde el lejano sur
Here in Buenos Aires there is a casino that also is open all day round
worldcitizen (8858) 2014-06-10 17:55
I know people like to gamble, but being in the casino at 7:00AM seems a bit excessive! (I'm definitely not a morning person) :-) Nice that you were able to capture a sneak peak inside without being escorted out by security. :-) The decor is interesting. Your note made me curious, and I did remember seeing one photo of a casino interior before, so I started searching. I found six older photos in the archives. They were mostly quick grabs. You certainly can't set up your tripod and start framing the perfect shot in this location. :-)
mirosu (16273) 2014-06-11 2:05
I like your interesting intro note. I've been only two tomes in LV but I enjoyed both. Both stays different, one during summer and one during winter, both in own way interesting.
I like this casino indoor photo. Typical atmosphere you can find only in LV and few other places. Nice arrangement with the player tables and one arm bandits in BG.
During my last stay in LV I also took some casino interior photos. Some of them I've uploaded to my homepage:
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-06-11 10:19
It looks to be a nice peaceful place to spend some time and spend your dollars without any inhibitions.Very well done in a jiffy.Keep sharing.
ourania (47784) 2014-06-11 10:22
"sneak peaks" are interesting for the themes they show and exciting for the way they've been captured. I have never been to a casino, I think I just don't fit in a place like this, would never be able to make a decent player at any of the games. I'm not smart or motivated enough, the films I've seen and the books I've read have confirmed this beyond any doubt. I appreciate your picture for the way you took it, the dynamism and clarity you gave it, the fine colours, the excellent lighting. There's intensity in the atmosphere despite the neat arrangement and seeming stillness of the players. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-06-11 23:13
7AM?well looks like they´ve started so early before their wifes or girlfriends wake up and notice they´re gone with the money:)now,thanks to You they have a good evidence:)
I was just joking-now seriously.I don´t think there was a picture like this before on TE,so it´s really great idea to give us an opportunity to look "behind the scenes" of a casino.Well done my friend!
Have a good day
rogerl (1616) 2014-06-12 5:33
Jason, I'm pretty surprised that you were able to take and keep this photo. Given the constraints, it's well-composed and reasonably exposed, although it's a little out of focus and/or grainy. What always amazes me about the casinos is how hermetically sealed they feel --- no windows, one or two outside doors in an absolutely huge space, and of course no clocks. Thanks.
mcmtanyel (24567) 2014-06-12 20:36
It is quite good, considering the predicament you were in. I have read a few signs that said photography was not allowed in these casinos, so you were right to be discreet.
Cricri (121227) 2014-06-13 12:24
Hello ami du désert :-)
Quel scoop, c'est très intéressant et bien réussi de nous montrer cet intérieur avec ces personnes accro aux jeu, bonne note d'accompagnement, je serais plus partante pour les machines a sous, mais je resterais raisonnable, oui cela m'arrive :-) et je ne commencerais pas a jouer....
Bisous d'une amie du bout du monde :-)))