The Rough Guide to Las Vegas

First edition, 2011. 212 pages.

Pocket Rough Guide Las Vegas

Second edition, 2015. 144 pages.

Author: Greg Ward


I’ve been covering Las Vegas for Rough Guides since 1990, when I won $500 at roulette in the newly opened Excalibur, and blew it all on flying out of the city instead of catching the bus.

On my last visit, to write the first full-length, full-size Rough Guide to Las Vegas, I ate in every single buffet in town.

Where’s the best? Wynn Las Vegas.

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text and images © Greg Ward

I write two separate Rough Guides to Las Vegas. The Pocket Guide is packed with photos and maps, while the Rough Guide, every word of which is different, contains longer accounts of all the attractions. I also update DK Eyewitness Top Ten Las Vegas, which is different again.

text and images © Greg Ward