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Store:  Family Games
Theme:  Humorous
Format:  Board Games


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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 120 minutes 3-6

Designer(s): James Ernest

Manufacturer(s): Cheapass Games

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Product Description

Welcome back to Las Vegas, your home away from home. The last resting place of every piece of spare change you've earned throughout your wasted middle age.

You're bound and determined to win your money back. Of course, that describes about everyone, and determination alone isn't working so well.

But this time you have a new weapon: Cheating! This edge, plus an encouraging horoscope and a belly full of gin, and you're ready to break the bank. Just remember, it's only a game. If you were cheating for real, the bank would break you.

Game Synopsis: On this semi-dino-huge board (12 sections) players make three laps, visiting eight fictional Las Vegas casinos including such treasure troves as Kublai's, Avastee's, Gambelot, and the Pyramid of Geezers. There are three ways to make money in this game: by winning individual casino games (at which you are allowed to cheat), by winning the frequent Poker showdowns, and by winning the casino lotteries at the end of the game. Whoever makes the most money all together wins the game. It's definitely a long game, with a running time of about 2 hours. But definitely worth the time.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): James Ernest

  • Manufacturer(s): Cheapass Games

  • Year: 2000

  • Players: 3 - 6

  • Time: 120 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 120 grams

  • In order to play Vegas, you will have to provide Pawns for every player, Dice, Counters, a Poker Deck, and Chips.


  • 12 board sections
  • rulebook

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 2.5 in 2 reviews

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by Chris
Good All-Around Fun
September 26, 2003

Although I've only played this game a few times, it has enough qualities to keep all the players in our group content and coming back. The machanics themselves are very simple, thus easy to introduce 'non-gamers'. Yet the game has enough strategy that isn't obvious from the start. It's always a gamble (no pun intended) to know exactly where or when to focus your money because you never know what'll happen next. It reminds me of Carcassonne in that the winner isn't obvious until all the money is counted up at the end. I've only played a few Cheap Ass Games, and from what I've seen of the others, Vegas doesn't have such a silly feel to it as the others. Although it isn't totally realistic like other gambling games, it isn't nearly as stressful either. Vegas will be a regularly played game around here.

Quite poor
June 21, 2001

Okay, Before I Kill You, Mr. Bond... is better than this one. Either Earnest really was just writing off a trip to Vegas, or is making a witty comentary on the the gambling industry. And, from experience, tax write-offs and witty comentaries make extraordinarily poor games. Very disappointed in this particular effort.

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