It would be a shame to visit Vegas and spend all your gaming time and money sitting helplessly behind a video poker or slot machine.

It's time to get involved in those table games everyone keeps talking about.

It may be intimidating to step up to the table, but with our helpful hints and basic rules (not to mention gambling lessons at some casinos), you will have a much more exciting time in Vegas and have more stories to tell the folks back home.

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is a resort near the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, owned by Brookfield Asset Management and operated by Warner Gaming.

The property is located on 16.7 acres (6.8 ha) on the corner of Harmon and Paradise Road.

Features of the property include the hotel tower, a 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m) casino, Tahitian-style beach and swimming pool, a nightclub, six restaurants, three cocktail lounges, several retail stores, a spa, a poker room, and "The Joint", a music venue.

Hard Rock earns only about 30% of its revenue from gaming.