Big Travel Savings For Low-Rollers

Money Saving Opportunities
That Las Vegas Resorts Actually Wish You Knew

By Kevin Howe

It's no secret that Las Vegas is on sale. But, do you know all the latest secrets?

A few things we do know: Since the economy took a downturn, and because thousands of new hotel rooms became available in 2009 and 2010 Las Vegas room rates are a great bargain. When one considers that every 1,000 new rooms requires 250,000 travelers per year to keep those rooms fully occupied, it becomes clear why Las Vegas has seen a decrease in ADR (an industry term that mean Average Daily Rate for their hotel rooms).

If you're a fan of Las Vegas, you've probably already made a trip and enjoyed paying less and receiving more than ever before. If you're among the minority who think “Vegas isn't my kind of town,” it just might be time to see what all the fuss is about. Las Vegas truly has something for everyone. There's no place on Earth that has a greater variety of dining, shopping, pampering, pools and entertainment choices all in one place.

OK, I get it. Las Vegas on sale! Let's go!

But wait. Before you leave here's one piece of advice to consider that could end up saving you a lot of money in the future.

Are you like me? I enjoy the thrill of gambling, but I'm not skilled enough to risk a big investment. I usually earmark a couple hundred bucks for the casino. In my mind it's part of my entertainment fund. If I lose it, and I usually do, I walk away with memories of exciting moments; interesting conversations with strangers; the time period where I was actually AHEAD (before I gave it all back), and of course… the free cocktails. That's a fair trade in my book. And, I don't ALWAYS walk away behind!

Although I'm a low roller, I always use my Player's Club Card. If you're signing up for the first time, you'll likely get a booklet with some valuable coupons and perhaps an opportunity to pull the handle of a slot machine that's bigger than your first car, with the opportunity to WIN a new car.

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