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First Time To Vegas?

Are you going to Vegas for the first time? Here are a few tips that may help you save time. money, and frustration.

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 $12-25 per day for a resort fee, Resort fee is code for we want more of your money. It is collected at check out.

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. It doesn’t matter how much you bet or how slow you play. As long as you sit there 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.

If you rent a car or drive into Vegas use valet parking. You will tip when you pick up your car, usually at your discretion. Otherwise, you will walk forever from wherever you park in a parking lot and then you have to walk back when you are dog tired. Another problem could be if you can’t remember where you parked your car. This is a nightmare. Been there, done that.

Finally, the rule 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.

Enjoy your trip. Vegas is fun and fascinating. As always, if you have questions, post them or contact us via emailĀ and we will answer them for you.




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