Las Vegas Recommended Reads


The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas
Frommer's Las Vegas
Fodor's Las Vegas
Avant Guide Las Vegas
Lonely Planet Best of Las Vegas


Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker. The author went to write about the World Series of Poker and ended up playing in it, and going further, and not just in the sense of advancing in the tournament, than he would have thought.

Viva Las Vegas: After Hours Architecture. Vegas doesn't have architecture as much as set design, and here you can learn all about how its bizarre skyline is an icon of modern American urban culture.

Las Vegas: The Great American Playground. A comprehensive history of Las Vegas.

24/7 Living It Up and Doubling Down in the New Las Vegas. Wherein the author takes his $50,000 book advance to Vegas, with the specific plan to blow it all. He does while chronicling all he encounters -- and it's a lot -- along the way.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. A gonzo journalist and his Samoan lawyer head to Sin City for the all-time binge.