Las Vegas is like Disneyland without the entrance gate. At least the Strip appears like that. Everything is vaguely unreal meaning that the entertainment, i.e. casino complexes, are purpose-built to a theme. That said, it is all very well done but there did appear to be a formula that was common in all the themed areas. They all were basically hotels with casino facilities in the lower area; they all had a water feature, often very grand. And as the man said when we tried to find our way out of the slot machine complex at street level "There are 2 things you need to learn here, lady: there are no clocks and no exits." He was quite right! Everything is laid out so you move through the 'experience' areas. Doorways - in or out, up or down - are elusive.
Colourful it certainly is! And 2 things that were free, and lots of, in Vegas, were (1) blue skies and (2) sunshine.
'Bagpipe Bonus' - Bonus, Schmonus ... the odds of you winning are against you, i.e. the odds favour the House. (Everybody knows that.) As Alastair said "Look Mom...you go there to be entertained; you don't go there to win."
I spent more of my time looking up e.g. I loved these light shades which hung above the escalator in the Wynn Hotel.
Lastly, the Fountain at Bellogia has a musical water show regularly which passersby can enjoy. The scale of it plus the piped music (orchestral) playing through speakers out to the street in strict time to the on/off water schooshing makes it really quite a show. I liked it! It is definitely as good as everyone said!