I attend at least two trade shows a year in Vegas. They have great restaurants, shopping, shows and obviously . . . gambling
. I know a great Martini Bar if you are interested, near the Paris.
Las Vegas has been built on the very favorable odds of the house! I met one of the Architects (Theme) of the Venetian on my recent bike tour of Tuscany. He is on assignment on a new casino in Macau China. The finance folks have determined that visitors leave an average of $36/hr at the strip casinos.
In China where gambling is embedded in the culture, the average is more in the $90's. The new Venetian in China has a price tag of 3 BILLION USD!
[ It will have 3X the casino floor space and less than 50% of the guest rooms of the Vegas model. The local folk gamble 24-48 hours straight then go home. No rooms needed!
Enjoy Vegas, have a fun $$ stash and don't go over it, use the ATM's or cash checks. You can't beat the odds. AND expect LONG lines at the discount meal restaurants!
Most of the major shows are in the $100++ price range if you can get tickets.
There are many webs sites like http://www.lasvegas-nv.com/shows.htm
that will give you an indication of what's happen'in!
Have a great time & take your GPS! You can easily get lost inside those hotel complexes (Too bad they don't work inside)