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'Shoppertainment' is addictive

Free time and a credit card in Las Vegas often means shopping rather gambling

By Sally Horchow  /  NY TIMES NEWS SERVICE , LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

The salespeople smiled warmly. "No problem." You never know: Anyone could be a jackpot winner.

Viva Las Vegas!

Average temperatures are 19 degrees Celsius. Average yearly rainfall 10.64cm. Average daily humidity 29 percent. 211.5 clear days annually, 82.4 partly cloudy days, 71.3 cloudy days.

Other attractions:

Mount Charlestone for winter skiing, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, tours available.

Death Valley, Zabiske Point, 20 Mule Canyon, Scotty's Castle, tours available.

Grand Canyon, about 480km from Las Vegas.

Lake Meade National Recreation Area, about 40km from Las Vegas, for shoreline, swimming, water skiing, camping, boating.

Hoover Dam, 54.4km from Las Vegas, 220m from bedrock, wonder of the modern world.

T Link Travel Service Co is quoting United Airlines, Monday to Thursday, at NT22,900 return. Weekends are more expensive at NT$45,000 round trip. Neither price includes tax. Call (02) 2562 9335.

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