If you’re anything like the 41 million people that visit Las Vegas every year, you love the nightlife, shopping and dining, and world-class entertainment. Vegas is on the top of everyone’s travel bucket list, and for good reason. There’s no place like Sin City in the world.
Unfortunately for most of us, Las Vegas is getting too expensive to really enjoy all it has to offer. Room prices, show tickets, and even parking costs are on the rise, leaving budget travelers in a financial bind.
Don’t worry, there are ways to vacation in Vegas on a budget, and these tips are the best place to start.
Tip #1: Book a package option. Major travel websites offer some incredible room, dining, and entertainment packages for every budget. Don’t just take the first room you find. Spend some time researching your options before making a final decision. This tip can save you hundreds of dollars alone.
Tip #2: Stay off-Strip. There are motels, hotels, and even resorts dotted all over the Vegas valley, and most of them are cheaper than any room on the Strip. Off-Strip resorts offer the same upscale amenities that Strip hotels do, only for a much more reasonable price. You can even take advantage of their shuttle services and save money on transportation.
Tip #3: Avoid slot machines. Slots have the worst odds of any casino game in Vegas. They’re the most-popular casino game by far, so casinos set their payout odds very low, knowing they’ll take in more money. Seriously, avoid slots.
Tip #4: Learn strategy play for your favorite table games. So many people risk their money at the tables without really knowing the rules of the game they’re playing. Don’t be one of these players. Learn the rules of the games you want to play. Also learn the basic strategies for optimizing your gameplay and tipping the odds more in your favor.
Tip #5: Never drink and gamble! Drunk gamblers have a way of making bad decisions. They play incorrectly, wager too much, and chase their losses. No wonder casinos give out free drinks to players. Play it safe and avoid alcohol if you’re planning on gambling.
Tip #6: Get a Player Rewards card. Casinos offer their guests rewards for every purchase they make. This goes for gambling, dining, and even entertainment. You can even get no deposit rewards, without having to spend a dime!
Bonus Tip: Never gamble at the airport! Without doubt, the airport has the worst odds in town!
Use these tips and you’ll not only have a great time on your next Vegas vacation, you’ll save a lot of money!