World Series of Poker 2008 Travel
Las Vegas is undoubtedly the city of fun and it encapsulates adult entertainment at its very best, even the skyline is like no other and if you are looking for the outsize version of virtually anything, Vegas is the City for you! It is more than appropriate that the ‘big daddy’ of professional poker tours is hosted by the city that never sleeps each year, so grab your boots and head for a Nevada desert showdown at the felt tables of the Rio.
Getting to the City of Fun
The vast majority of contestants for the 2008 WSOP will, in all probability, be from the United States itself but there will also be a whole heap of poker pros and online qualifiers from Europe who will decidedly make the long, trans-Atlantic trip to be part of the richest tour on earth!
The most convenient way to get to Vegas is by air and the city is adequately serviced by a single international airport, McCarran International. In typical Vegas fashion, many of the vast hotel-casinos even have a dedicated check-in and luggage shuttle at the airport itself, so it is, effectively, a one-stop-shop for the visitor. Private hotel shuttles also ferry guests the short way to the famed Strip.
There are alternative means of getting to both the Strip and downtown from the airport and some of these public transport options include:
- Every twenty minutes the CAT bus 108 departs from the airport and stops directly outside the Convention Centre and the Las Vegas Hilton. Travel time is about 25 minutes and expect to pay in the region of $1.50 – $2.00 one way. The bus station at McCarran is on ground level zero.
- Taxis are available from the airport but are markedly more expensive – expect to pay about $10 – $20 and make sure that the driver does not try and take you on an excursion via the I-15 tunnel – it will cost you a whole lot more!
The vast majority of locals will be making for Vegas by car, but be warned, Interstate 15 from Southern California across the Mojave Desert is a veritable nightmare during peak times, so try and plan your trip during the week, and always remember to have sufficient water available for the trip!
It you are coming from the east, take the I-40 through Arizona and at Kingman take the US-93 towards Vegas before joining up with the I-15. This route passes the Hoover Dam and traffic congestion is always a possibility, so allow for extra time to negotiate any problems.