Photos from The Las Vegas Venetian

The Venetian is just like the Italian city of Venice, what with the massive hotel tower and the casino and the coffee shop by the Cheesecake Factory folks.

If you look at the Venetian ceiling long enough, you might find us in this painting. We're the ones mooning the painter.

Is there anything that says romance more than an artificial waterway in a shopping mall where a fake Italian pushes you around in a boat while bellowing?

The Venetian poker room is one of the biggest and best in Las Vegas. There is always heavy action here for tournament and cash games, from low limit to medium.

The Venetian pool is merely mediocre, probably because they are trying to impress business travelers, not layabouts like us.