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Updated on Jan 21, 2021 Useful Info

How To Vacation in Vegas Without Going Bust

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Las Vegas is a tourist destination because of “the strip” and its many casinos and dazzling lights, but it’s also “Sin City,” a place where vices are the order of the day. Visiting Vegas can make for a great vacation activity, and many business professionals travel here for freelancing, but visiting casinos is also a recipe for disaster if you’re not in the right mindset. These tips can help you make the most of a Vegas Vacation by keeping an eye on your wallet.

Compare Accommodations

Finding a place to stay in a tourist hotspot tends to be fairly expensive, especially when that destination is known for glitz and glamor. Start your search by trying to find a suitable hotel or motel that’s a bit more distant from the Vegas Strip, because this will immediately save you a ton of money. Doing this will also save you from one of the predatory practices of Vegas casinos, which is that of inviting you to stay in a place that encourages vices like drinking and gambling. On the other hand, you can search “hotels with custom pools Las Vegas” if you want to have your cake and eat it too, because you can have a luxurious hotel stay without dropping a fortune like you would on the strip. The same principle can apply to renting an Airbnb that’s on the bougier side. You can simulate, to a degree, what it feels like to stay on the Strip without the astronomical price tag.

Gamble Cautiously

Businesses of all kinds have plenty of incentives to both cater to an existing desire and to manufacture additional desire, and this latter point helps to make Vegas a particularly hazardous vacation destination. Gambling is fine in moderation, but it’s in a Vegas casino’s best interest to encourage more extensive and careless gambling. However, you can still partake in some games of chance on the Vegas Strip without losing it all as long as you know how casinos are designed to separate patrons from their cash. For starters, it’s worth noting that casinos are notorious for obscuring the passage of time by first cutting patrons off from sunlight and the apparent lack thereof by minimizing the amount of windows in the building. In addition to that, they also tend to avoid displaying clocks. This can make it much easier for you to underestimate the amount of money that you’re spending if you’re not independently tracking your spending. Likewise, converting back into chips and then back again can make it hard to tell where your money is going and in what quantity, so it’s advised that you manually keep track of all the money you spend, and it’s also wise to set a hard budget for yourself from the outset.

Drink Responsibly

Casinos also tend to loosen customers’ purse strings by playing them with liquor and therefore allowing them to lower their guard and spend even more of their hard earned cash. However, this isn’t the only reason to be wary of how much alcohol you’ve been drinking in Vegas. Again, the name Sin City is applied to Vegas because it has an odd relationship with vices in general, and visiting there all but encourages making mistakes, such as the cliche of getting blackout drunk and eloping. When drinking alcohol and gambling already go hand in hand, it’s no surprise that these and other poor life choices are just around the corner if you’re not careful. Have fun, but try not to take the “what happens here, stays here” slogan too seriously, because you might end up regretting it if you do.

Las Vegas is an incredible destination for visitors. It offers a variety of gorgeous sights, a taste of the finer things, and live entertainment. However, enjoying all of these things is in service to the casinos, and that presents a possible danger. However, the destination is still a worthwhile vacation spot, and you can use these tips to get in and out unscathed.