Positioned in the middle of the Nevadan desert, Las Vegas is a city that knows how to put on a show and has a genuine claim to be the most exciting city in the world. It’s certainly one of the most infamous cities in the world and will always be a mecca for those feeling lucky or skillful enough to win big on casino games. Las Vegas is a city that also attracts large amounts of bachelor and hen parties, who cruise up and down the strip looking for adventure in this intoxicating and spellbinding location. Las Vegas has similarly always been a popular place for couples to elope to in order to avoid the stress and expense of a wedding day. And the events in las vegas alone are enough to draw a crowd.
Two Events in Las Vegas are Turning Heads this Month
Whatever your reason for arriving in Las Vegas, at some point you’re going to want to see a show. The strip has a great history of providing amazing headliners, with acts such as Siegfried and Roy, Elvis, The Rat Pack and Liberace. Those names are all a part of the city’s grand history, but there are some great performers currently with continual shows on the strip.
Cirque Du Soleil continue to astound, Britney Spears and Celine Dion make regular appearances and the magicians such as David Copperfield, Penn and Teller and Criss Angel continue to thrive alongside the usual selection of musicals and burlesque shows. There really is something for everyone, but aside from the regular entertainers, Las Vegas also has some intriguing one-off events; we’ve selected two of the best that you should consider checking out this year.
The World Series of Poker
The 48th World Series of Poker (WSOP) kicks open its’ doors on May 30 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and runs for 49 days with the main event happening on July 17. With a coveted WSOP bracelet up for grabs and a variety of events such as The Little One for One Drop, Monster Stack and Millionaire Maker, this is the only place to be for poker fans. Even for those that don’t play the game, it’s impossible not to get caught up in the palpable drama, as when there is so much money on the line the atmosphere is thrilling.
Spectators of last year’s WSOP Final Table will forever remember Qui Nguyen bullying his way to the championship by playing without fear against the more passive Gordon Vayo in the final head-to-head. This year promises to bring the same level of high drama and heartache and if you’re planning on being in Las Vegas around that time, it’s well worth securing a seat to behold the show.
Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
With both boxers agreeing to bet their fight purses on their ability to win, this much-anticipated contest is going to be costly for the loser. All of Mexico will surely be captivated by this event, as these two Mexican middleweights go toe-to-toe in the T-Mobile Area on Saturday, May 6. Two very different boxers should make for an intriguing contest, as the 31-year-old former champion Chavez (50-2-1, 32 knockouts) looks to put controversy and weight problems behind him against the up and coming Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 knockouts).
There is more than money on the line, as the winner will likely get the opportunity to take on the unbeaten three-belt middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin, with the whole of Mexico behind them. Las Vegas has hosted some classic boxing encounters through the years and remains a popular location as punters look to combine all the thrills of watching an elite sporting contest with the heady mix of the world-famous Vegas entertainment.
There’s never a dull day in Las Vegas and we never even mentioned the tours, nightlife, restaurants or museums. These are our two picks for the one-time-only events that are happening in Vegas soon and could be well worth planning your next trip around, but there really is loads to do in this ultimate of adult playgrounds