Las Vegas' Strip lit up at night.

I've never been to Vegas, am I missing out?

Brash, glitzy, trite, trivial: everything I've heard about Las Vegas sounds warning bells in my head. Surely, it's nothing more than a soulless, air-conditioned, environmental disaster - its high-rise hotels sweltering in the US desert sun as dead-eyed gamblers dream in vain of riches they will never win?

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The Bellagio Hotel's fountains burst into a choreographed show every day.

Top 10 Las Vegas hotel gimmicks

In Las Vegas, a gym and a conference room isn't quite enough to stand out from the crowd. And some hotels go to extraordinary lengths to do something different.

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