I live here! It's only been a month and what can I say???
Sin City is certainly a place to sin. Honestly, moving here from California was probably not the best of decisions because it really isn't. Las Vegas is a place you should visit only for a weekend not to actually live here (sorry).
The city only turnts up at nights! It's boring and depressing at daytime! The heat is mental and it's only the Strip that keeps you sane, literally. From Fremont St. to the Strip, you can actually enjoy yourself.
YES! Gambling is major here! And it is hella addictive. I wasted $5 and ended up recieving 14 cents! Honestly, this place is a virus.
Trust me, run away before you regret ever stepping foot. But stay for the night and end up like those guys in Hangover. BELIEVE ME, it does happen because with drinks being so cheap here, you'll lose yourself.
But remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.