This travel guide provides you with the best tips and tricks on hotels, casinos, shows, clubs, restaurants, attractions, tours, transportation, shopping and wedding in Las Vegas.
Hotels are more expensive on Fridays and Saturdays
Hotels in Las Vegas are more expensive on Fridays and Saturdays. This applies to all hotels located on the Strip, off-Strip and downtown. Hotels are much cheaper from Sunday through Thursday. If your travel schedule is flexible and your stay in Vegas is less than a week, plan ahead to avoid increased hotel charges on Fridays and Saturdays. Also, hotels charge more when Vegas is hosting trade shows, expos, conferences and conventions.
Strip casinos require higher table minimums
This tip is for low rollers and new players of table games. Low minimum tables are pretty common in downtown Las Vegas casinos and off-Strip properties. Casinos on the Strip generally require much higher minimum bets for table games although some of them still offer $5 blackjack table minimums especially on a slow day. For those who are interested in more details about table limits, we have put together a list of casinos with low table minimums for a low roller on a budget.
Get freebies and discounts with a loyalty club card
This tip is for you if you don’t have a loyalty club card from the casino resort. Most casinos in Las Vegas have loyalty club programs or player’s club programs. When you go to a casino resort, check if you can use one of the loyalty club cards you already have. Just go to the club service counter in the casino and the staff are more than happy to print a new card for you right away if you don’t have one.
It’s not a bad idea to have a loyalty club card ready before you go to a machine or a game table. Insert your card into the machine or hand it to the table game dealer to have the casino’s system track your play and rewards. When you accumulate enough points in your account, you can get perks, free meals, cheaper show tickets and even complimentary rooms from the casino.
You probably need to know that there is an important difference between loyalty programs and player’s club programs. Most casinos in Vegas used to have player’s club programs which only reward you as a gambler. Recently, most Strip casinos replaced player’s club programs with loyalty club programs. The newer and better programs reward you for the money you spend throughout the resort and casino floors. Downtown Las Vegas casinos have not changed the traditional player’s club programs. You earn points only if you gamble in casinos.
Here is a list of the loyalty club programs from Strip Casinos in Las Vegas: Caesars Rewards from Caesars Entertainment Group; M Life Rewards from MGM Resorts Group; Wynn Rewards (formerly Red Card & Wynn Insider) from Wynn and Encore; Grazie Rewards from Venetian and Palazzo; Identity from Cosmopolitan; MyChoice from Tropicana and M Resort; Infinity Rewards from Sahara.
Here is a list of the player’s club programs from downtown Las Vegas casinos: Club One from The D and Golden Gate; B Connected from California, Fremont and Main Street Station; Club Cortez from El Cortez; Downtown Grand Rewards from Downtown Grand; Royal Rewards from Plaza; Club Binion’s from Binion’s; Royal Players Club from Four Queens, 24K Select Club from Golden Nugget.
Here is a list of the player’s club programs from off-Strip Casinos: Boarding Pass from Station Casinos; True Rewards from the Strat and Arizona Charlie’s.
Drinks are free as long as you are gambling
Las Vegas casinos offer free drinks while you are gambling and that service is available 24 hours a day. As long as you are playing a table game or dropping money into a slot machine, the servers will come to you and offer you free booze. Don’t forget to tip the people who serve you though. Those who work in the casinos rely on tips for a living. The tipping etiquette for free drinks is supposed to be a one-dollar tip for beer or wine and two dollars for cocktails.
Contact nightclub promoters to have cover charges waived
Las Vegas nightclubs are not free. Cover charges are required at nightclub entrances. To save this cost, you can contact one of the nightclub promoters and get on their guest list. Plan your evening with our expert reviews of the best nightclubs in Vegas. This article has been updated for 2021 and it will help you learn more about nightclubs and nightlife in Vegas.
Walking the entire length of the Strip takes time
The Las Vegas Strip runs from Russell Road at the South end all the way to Sahara Avenue at the North end. Russell Road is 1,000 feet (300 meters) north of the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign” and just south of Mandalay Bay. Sahara Avenue is just north of Sahara Las Vegas hotel. The Strip is 4.2 miles (6.8km) long. This distance shouldn’t be too long if you drive. However, it takes more than an hour if you walk the entire length of the Strip.
Helicopter tours are thrilling and enjoyable
Vegas has far more to offer than simply casinos and shows. There are a lot of attractions and things to do in the city. Join a helicopter tour and you will enjoy a breathtaking view of Las Vegas. There are several helicopter tour companies providing guided tours in Vegas and nearby areas: Maverick Helicopters, Papillon Helicopters and Skyline Helicopters.
Celine Dion will be back with a brand new show
Celine Dion has a huge number of fans. She was one of the top money earners in Las Vegas. It has been officially confirmed that Celine Dion will be back to Vegas soon and her new concert residency will be at Resorts World Las Vegas. Read this post for more details about the Celine Dion concert in Vegas. We have also included information about her previous concert residency at Caesars Palace. Vegas is not just a paradise for gamblers. The world-famous live shows are an important part of the entertainment capital of the world.
Live fashion shows are free at Fashion Show mall
Fashion Show Las Vegas is a shopping mall on the Strip. It’s very close to Wynn, Palazzo, and Treasure Island. Live fashion shows are available free of charge near the Apple store in the mall on Saturdays and Sundays. With 8 anchor tenants, 250 stores, over a dozen restaurants, free parking and a unique exterior, the Fashion Show mall is a great place to visit. Read this article for a list of stores and restaurants at the Fashion Show mall.