Las Vegas in Nevada is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world which offers something for everybody – world class buffets, live shows, casinos et al.
It is a magical place but like all other good things in this world, it is a bit pricey. The drinks are really overpriced; you can go broke while playing poker or end up wasting a lot of money on the Cirque du Soleil shows. But you can actually visit Las Vegas without going broke if you just use a little bit of your brain. Or to make things simple for you, you can just follow these tips to save your money in Las Vegas.
1) Stay at older hotels
The MGM Grand and the Cosmopolitan are in the heart of the Vegas Boulevard but staying in any of these hotels would create a big hole in your pocket. There is absolutely no need to stay in these hotels and enjoy all the luxurious amenities by paying such high prices.
You can actually save a lot of money by choosing to stay in one of the older hotels such as Riviera and Circus Circus. These hotels generally provide heavy discounts to attract clients and even include perks like discounts for local sight-seeing and free meals at the hotel restaurant. Some of these older hotels are located a bit far from the Vegas Boulevard but that is hardly a cause for concern as you can reach the business area just by taking a short ride on the monorail.
2) Avoid the strip clubs
The classic idea of reaching Vegas and visiting one of the nude bars is simply a disastrous idea. To tell you the truth every visitor in Vegas has this same idea and is not unusual to find the strip clubs choc-a-bloc with people. So you will need to be very lucky to actually see a stripper. The drinks here are way overpriced and, as travel pundits say, the clubs are there to make you shed money. So it is a good idea to avoid these places altogether.
3) Get comps at casinos
There is no denying the fact that you will end up spending a lot of time in the casinos even though you are not going to stay in one of those posh hotels. But, contrary to popular belief, you can actually save some money at the casino.
First one needs to approach the Players Club office at the casino where you are going to spend the maximum time. After you get the Players Club Card, just present it every time you sit at the game table and always insert it each time you play the slot machine. By doing so, you will accumulate points that will let you have free meals, accommodations and lots more. All casinos offer comps but they will reveal it only when you ask about it. So always ask for your rewards and present your card at all locations that accept it.
4) Travel smart
One can save a lot of money in Las Vegas just by traveling smart. Always try to avoid using your car or renting one as far as possible. Just walk to the nearby hotels or casinos and if they are a bit far then you can always hop on the bus or ride the monorail. You may use the local cabs but only hire them to go to places where the driver receives a commission for bringing in clients. In this way you can get a hugely discounted rate or even ride free.