Top Insider Las Vegas Tips and Hints

The odds may not be in your favor to win a big jackpot at a Vegas casino, but you don’t need millions of dollars to have a high-rolling getaway to the “City of Sin.”

Here are several helpful insider Las Vegas tips and hints to help you maximize your money – and your fun.

1. Book at the right time. “Rates are generally lowest Sunday to Thursday when big conventions aren’t in town,” according to USA Today. Mid-December, July, and August are other times to catch lower rates at Vegas hotels. For accommodations at The Bellagio, this could mean the difference between paying $499 or $159. And despite, the proliferation of sites like, this is not a wise plan for this destination, warns  “This is one of the Vegas travel tips that can’t be stressed enough,” they say. They advise you to book your room in advance, search online promo codes, and look up hotels on the map to be sure you’re within stumbling distance from all the entertainment.

2. Don’t pay for drinks. “Vegas casinos serve free booze to all gamblers,” reports the UK Guardian. You needn't sit down at a $100 blackjack table to be served. Even the penny slot players enjoy a complimentary cocktail. So skip the casino bar, have a seat at one of the tables or slots, and wait patiently. The best drinks can be scored at the Wynn – mojitos and top-shelf tequila included. The Stratosphere is renowned for having speedy service. Yet, a word to the wise: “if you tip them, they will come.” Be sure you tip your friendly waitress a dollar a drink.

3. Pack smart. There are many misconceptions about Nevada weather, says People imagine it to be hot and sunny – which it is. In the summer months, you can expect temperatures soaring to 115 scorching degrees. However, the casinos keep their facilities at a chilly 60 degrees. So the smart travelers bring a light jacket to stay comfortable. If you are traveling in the winter, don’t be deceived by the average high of 68 degrees. It gets down to 34 degrees by night, even in the desert! Vegas is a town where you can expect to do a lot of walking, so be sure to buy a pair of cushy gel insoles, comfy shoes, and bring a pack of Band-Aids for your blisters.

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