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Good Advice Here For Vegas First Timers

If you have never been to Las Vegas, but are going, we have some good advice for you.  Being prepared for that first visit will help you have more fun with much less stress. You may save some money too.

We want to offer a few good tips that may help you save time. money, and frustration. Going to Vegas for the first time is almost like that first kiss. So exciting and so much to do and see! But, for the uninformed there are some traps to avoid.

First, if you have a hotel reservation don’t show up early. Chances are they will charge you a fee for checking in early. On my last trip the Flamingo hit me for $20 for being an hour early. If you didn’t read the small print your hotel will most likely tack on an additional $12-$30 per day or more for a resort fee. Resort fee is code for we want more of your money. It is collected at check out so brace yourself. Plus, MGM properties, nine of them charge parking fees now. Others have already followed suit so parking for free is just about a thing of the past. Parking fees apply even if you stay at a particular hotel.

If you imbibe in alcoholic beverages don’t order from a bar and pay $7-$12 or more. Sit at a slot machine, any slot machine and play. When you see a waitress get her attention and order your drink. It doesn’t matter how much you bet or how slow you play. As long as you sit there and gamble drinks are free. This is true for table games too. Of course, you still pay for it with your bets, but you can bet slow. We must hasten to say though that some properties are already monitoring your play and will not offer free drinks unless you gamble a certain amount.

Finally, the rule to remember is that nothing is really free in Vegas. One way or another it will cost you. If you are offered a free show, run. If you don’t you will find yourself in an arm twisting sales routine for a time share. If you can endure that kind of pain, then go for the show. There are some daytime shows too that are free, but usually these come with a one or two drink minimum. Again, you pay for the “free” stuff.

Vegas is fairly safe in the populated areas, but like in any large city, keep up your guard. Don’t accept anything that is handed to you to be on the safe side. Pay attention to your surroundings. Crime is increasing especially on the Strip.

Enjoy your trip. Vegas is fun and fascinating. Hopefully, this advice will help you have a good time.

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