English Culture Videos

"Las Vegas Casino"

Instructions: Watch this video on casinos and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

At a casino, you should understand _____.

Number one: Make sure you understand how the games work, so you understand a certain strategy to play, if there is one.

Next, you ought to make _______.

Number two: Make sure you have a budget and stick to it. Uh, sometimes you end up spending more money than you really can afford.

Finally, you should leave your ______ back at the hotel room.

And number three: Leave your credit cards and ATM cards back in your hotel room. That helps you, again, stick to that budget, so you don’t overspend, and spend money that you can’t afford to lose.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Why do some people visit places like Las Vegas? Use the Internet to learn why the city is more than just gambling. That said, if people want to gamble, what are tips to do it safely without getting into debt? Search for some ideas.

Video Script

Hi, I’m Randall, and I’m in a casino, and I think there are several things that you should keep in mind when you come to gamble. Number one: Make sure you understand how the games work, so you understand a certain strategy to play, if there is one.

Number two: Make sure you have a budget and stick to it. Uh, sometimes you end up spending more money than you really can afford.

And number three: Leave your credit cards and ATM cards back in your hotel room. That helps you, again, stick to that budget, so you don’t overspend, and spend money that you can’t afford to lose.