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Tips & Tricks

Here I want to share tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your Las Vegas experience.

Advice from the Veterans, Las Vegas Traveler Style…

Posted on April 21, 2010 by scottyvegas

If you have never been to Las Vegas or haven’t been in decades you undoubtedly have some questions or at least have searched the web for some tips. I can see how a Vegas trip might stress some people out. After all, Las Vegas has tons to offer and has a reputation of being wildly […]

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Free Room Upgrade? Let me introduce you to “The $20 Trick”

Posted on November 6, 2009 by scottyvegas

Palazzo LV Hotel Registration Desk
Originally uploaded by scottyvegas2

The Twenty dollar trick is a popular subject on many Vegas forums and is often mentioned on podcasts. In fact there are entire websites dedicated to it. The basic theory of the trick is to tip the hotel registration clerk $20 in exchange for a complementary upgrade.
As […]

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Flamingo $20 Dollar Trick Upgrade Gone Wrong?

Posted on January 27, 2010 by scottyvegas

The Flamingo
Originally uploaded by scottyvegas

My buddy, let’s call him Paws, just got back from Vegas. Inspired by my post: Free Room Upgrade? Let me introduce you to “The $20 Trick” he decided to give the trick a try since he was going to be in town for four nights in a standard room.
Paws approached the […]

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Vegas Deals by Text? Yes, You Heard Correctly

Posted on October 22, 2009 by scottyvegas | Edit

Cirque du Soleil
Originally uploaded by scottyvegas2

While perusing the web I happened to stumbled upon this site which I thought you might find interesting. So here’s the deal, Vegas Deals by Text allows you to sign up to receive various offers, that you select, to your cell phone through text messaging or by email. From the […]

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Sports, Drink, Food…..

Posted on September 18, 2009 by scottyvegas | Edit
Originally uploaded by scottyvegas2
Looking for somewhere to watch the game? Have a drink? Or get a bite to eat? If so, consider Blondie’s Sports Bar & Grill located in the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino.
So what’s so special about this place? Well, value of course, why else would I be […]Filed under: Fun, Tips, reviews | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Vegas Trip: January 22 – 25, 2009

Wynn
Originally uploaded by scottyvegas

Air Carrier: Spirit Air, $38.50 per person (taxes and fees included), round trip, non-stop through the Spirit Air’s $9 club.
Tip: If you are a Spirit Air MasterCard holder you can board the plane regardless of zone. This is handy as overhead storage fills up quickly and by boarding early it almost guarantees […]

Red Rock Canyon Excursion

Red Rock Canyon
Originally uploaded by scottyvegas

It’s easy (and rightly so) to get caught up in all the hoopla Vegas has going, but have you ever been walking down the strip then realize mountains were all around you? Living in the Detroit area where the only “mountain” is made out of trash covered by dirt, I […]

Sahara Casino offers FREE BURRITO (if you can eat it)

Hungry? Really hungry? Then here’s how to get your free burrito, just head over to Sahara Hotel and Casino’s NASCAR Café and order the “Bomb”. The Bomb is 2 feet long and weighs 6 pounds! It costs $19.95 but if you eat the whole thing you get your money back plus a T-shirt that say’s […]

Make a Drink List!

Do you find yourself drinking the same old boring drink(s) time after time? Well the next time you’re in Vegas have a little fun and try something new.
Go to http://www.webtender.com/ and look for some great drinks to try. You can search by drink name, ingredient, or booze.  Start a list and when you find […]

Primm Valley Casino Resorts is offering FREE tickets to 2009 concerts

Primm Valley Casino Resorts is giving away 500 tickets per show to all concerts in 2009. Looks like a wide variety of entertainers will be performing throughout the year. If you’re planning a trip, check out the calendar and see if anyone is performing while you’ll be in town. Heck, free is good and you […]

Hungry? Eat all you want, anytime you want, all day buffet for $25!

This is a new one for me. Excalibur Casino Hotel has this deal going but I’m not sure how long it will be going on for.
http://www.excalibur.com/buffetallday/
Now for the bad news. I heard the Excalibur buffet is not all that great, but if you’re a hardy type where quantity beats quality then this deal might be […]

Table games? How do you play? You can learn!

Gaming Lessons
Originally uploaded by scottyvegas

Want to play table games such as blackjack or craps but don’t know how? Many casinos offer daily lessons on how to play these as well as others. Don’t worry if your hotel/casino doesn’t offer lessons as anyone can take lessons regardless where they’re staying.
After the lesson many casinos give you […]

FYI: Las Vegas Blvd = “The Strip”

Found this sign on the Excalibur property near the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd. It cracks me up.

What is a player’s card? What are comps?

Every casino has a Players Club where you can sign up for the casino’s Player’s Card. Signing up involves giving the club host your driver’s license and email address. Usually as a reward for signing up the casino with give you a gift such as a t-shirt, cards, coupon book, show tickets, or food. Many […]

Mr. Lucky’s $7.77 Steak & Shrimp Deal

If you are planning on heading to the Hard Rock Casino or are looking for a reason to check it out, here it is. This long running special is NOT on the menu but is well known. Mr. Lucky’s is located inside the Casino and is open 24/7. For a measly $7.77 you get an […]

YES drinks are FREE in Las Vegas!

For some reason I am always surprised when people ask me if drinks are free in Vegas. My answer to this is yes, kind of. I guess it all depends in how you define free.  Here is the lowdown, drinks are free as long as you are gambling.  Then of course there’s the tipping. I […]

Tips on how to find the lowest hotel rates in Las Vegas

Let the fun begin! Searching for hotels can be frustrating to say the least. Do a Google search for “best rate Las Vegas hotels” and you will get over a million hits. In this post I will illustrate how I go about looking for the lowest hotel rates in Las Vegas.
Before you begin, you […]

Vegas Trip Report: November 14 – 17, 2008

Departed Detroit Metro airport at 6:05am Friday morning (Flew SpiritAir $44/person roundtrip taxes/fees included), we arrived in Las Vegas at 7:15am (Vegas time). On this trip I went with a couple of buddies and stayed at the Riviera. We stayed at the Riviera because we got a great deal though TripRes.com with an average rate […]

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