The Good Life

If You Win…

May 23, 2022 | By Gregory Mottola
If You Win…

Should lady luck be on your side at the tables and slots, there is no shortage of places in Las Vegas willing to quickly separate you from your winnings. But there are a few decadent splurges that are spectacularly over-the-top, the type of irrational purchases guaranteed to give your financial planner a heart attack when he sees them on your Instagram account.

An After-Dinner Cognac: $40,000

How does one improve upon the world’s most heralded Cognac? By putting it in a special package that’s only available through nightclub service. All eyes will be on you as the red N°XIII Decanter is wheeled to your table, the Louis XIII delivered drop by drop with a pipette. But this is an all-or-nothing deal, as you can’t try a single sip without buying the whole bottle. Only 200 were made. XS Nightclub, The Wynn

The Golden Tomahawk: $2,700

This highly marbled, 70 oz. chop of genuine Wagyu signals the golden age of steaks—literally. The meat is covered in an edible layer of 24K gold leaf. It’s the closest you’ll ever come to eating your weight in gold, and actually surviving. Salt Bae’s Nusr-Et Steakhouse at MGM’s The Park

S.T. Dupont Ligne 2 Lighter: $1,295

If you’ve never experienced the delightful sound of a real S.T. Dupont Ligne 2 lighter when you flip open the lid, this “Skull” model—with its gorgeous lacquered printing, micro diamond head engraving and platinum finish—will ping you properly every time. Davidoff of Geneva Cigar Bar at Fashion Show mall 

Patek Philippe

A Genuine Patek: $211,720

You know you’ve always wanted a Patek Philippe, and who could blame you? The Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is the Rolls Royce of Swiss watches, and the standard by which all other luxury watches are measured. But unlike a Rolls, you can buy one without all the pesky paperwork and walk out with this gorgeous timepiece as soon as you pay for it. Just be sure you don’t buy it from a street vendor. Patek Philippe LV Luxury Jewelers, The Shop at Crystals

A Suite With Cigar Butler: $6,500 per night

Once you’ve finished your obscene shopping spree and are ready to turn in, you should treat yourself to a hotel suite with full cigar concierge service. Aria’s 17 Sky Villas are VIP penthouses chock full of amenities (think airport transportation in a Rolls Royce Phantom, private elevators and your own swimming pool) but we love the cigar cart, available 24/7 with a trained butler. Aria Resort & Casino

But Should You Lose…

You may be deep in the red, and the hotel has probably kicked you out of your comped suite, but there are still opportunities to eat and drink on the cheap. You just have to know where to look.

A Flaky Thomas Keller Croissant: $4.50

Forget your bad luck for a little while with a dignified breakfast from one of the country’s top chefs. No, it’s not Champagne and caviar, but it’s still an expertly baked bite from Thomas Keller for under $5. Throw in a coffee and it’s around $10. Bouchon Bakery, The Venetian

A Cold Bud To Drown Your Sorrows: $1

Cheap beer and friendly, sympathetic bartenders who’ve heard it all. What more could you want or need? At that price, keep them coming until you forget just how much you lost. Stage Door Casino

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