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$150 per day?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by wigwam_salesman, Aug 18, 2013.

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  1. wigwam_salesman

    wigwam_salesman VIP Whale

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    One of the people supposed to be coming with us next time can only really afford to spend $150 a day. I normally don't like having less than $400 a day (and more for the 'go big or go home' days) and would like some feedback from people if they think that this will be enough to have a good time (drink, not really gambling, food court food etc).
     
  2. Scot

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    If that doesn't include their room, $150 a day is more than enough! $50 a day is more than enough for the frugal.
     
  3. wigwam_salesman

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    Sorry, that was my fault. I should have mentioned that it doesn't include rooms, flights or resort tax.

    Thanks for your feedback, this is no reflection on you but I'd like as much as possible so anyone else feel free to chime in as well.
     
  4. Scot

    Scot Low-Roller

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    If you are coming from the UK, your flight cost averaged over your number of days will be the biggest variable. An $800 flight averaged over 16 days is only $50 a day. Over 4 days, it's $200. Also, will this friend be sharing a room? If so, with how many people.

    My gut feeling would be that $150 a day is not enough for all expenses from the UK.
     
  5. sarah9nascar

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    I go every year and for just eat, drink and gambling that would be plenty if he is not a big gambler. I rarely spend over that but we don't really do fancy restaurants either.
     
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    for some 100000 a day is not enough. But thats the beauty of vegas, there is something for everyone and (allmost) any budget.
     
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    Thats plenty for a good time. Eat cheap, food courts or Ellis Island, buy beer from Walgreens, etc, stay away from Casino Bars!
     
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    My main focus is drinking ans eating food court foods when i go. i start at about 7-8am with the giant beers and continue all day.

    I set aside $100 per day for all my activities and rarely spend it. This also includes some slot play, quite a bit but i only start with $5 in a penny machine at a time. if i get some cocktails i deem it a win.

    I will take about $800 for 5 nights and always come back with at least $300.

    You can easily do it and have a great time.

    The trick for me is to have a loose plan for the day. Start out with some beers in the room and then hit breakfast. Maybe some more beers back in the room after that.

    Then I set out on my journey. Say its going to the other end of the strip to see whatever casino. I will start working my way there, drinking along the way and letting what interests me catch my attention.

    Eventully i will make it to my destination but I took the long way and had fun doing it.
     
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    No reflection on you, but it is hard for people to answer a question without more detail.

    Drinks? Does this person drink a little or alot/
    Gamble? Some gambling, none, slots, vp, tables?
    Shows? Do you want to see shows?
    Clubs?
    Pools?
    What hotel? North strip, off strip, downtown, etc? (not so much for hotel COST, but where you will be at)
     
  10. wigwam_salesman

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    Sorry, I meant that the $150 a day is purely for expenses in Vegas.

    Flights, hotels and resort fees will be paid for separately.
     
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    Yeh, it was a pretty wishy washy question lol.

    Drinks - We will be drunk from arrival until departure. Happy to buy beers in walgreens etc and chug them down the strip - can these be drunk at casino bars?
    Gamble - they might throw a 20 in here and there but nothing more. They do want to try table games ones, we'll probably go to Hooter's or downtown for that.
    Shows - only if we see some great deals and they will probably go on the credit card.
    Pools - most won't be open in Feb...another rather key piece of information I missed!
    Hotel - thinking of MGM Grand, PH, Trop, Hurrah's...anywhere central strip with best deal.
     
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    Great advice, thanks.
     
  13. Scot

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    My bad. I just reread what you said. I misunderstood.

    $150 per day should be more than enough.
     
  14. woodsie

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    Depends but it can work. On my last trip with buds I brought $3000 for 4 days. My close friend brought $500 and he was able to make it last.

    Most of our fun was scalable though which means he simply kept up by making smaller bets and ordering cheaper items off the menu. We didn't do any shows or other things which had a fixed price point.
     
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    My friend is on the same boat, shes coming for her first time and for 4 days is bringing $500. Room is paid for and she doesn't really gamble so that's for food/drinks/entertainment. I have over double that and I don't think I have enough!! But I gamble...a lot.
     
  16. smartone

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    It wouldn't work for me, BUT many, many Las Vegas visitors do the town on that or much less and STILL have a GREAT time! The fun is in proportion to what you can afford and staying within that zone!!!

    I hope your friend hits a HUGE jackpot!!!!!!
     
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    There's people on here who do it on less and have a good time. I think you can do it without having to make a grilled cheese in the room with the iron. I do it without without skipping meals or eating chain fast food. It can be done if you're not a big gambler or high maintenance in general. There's still a lot of good bargains out there for food and booze. The old standbys of specials, coupons, enjoying a good dive and free/cheap entertainment. You don't have to find a good time if you are the good time. If your friend is a fun person who loves a bargain or is on a budget but knows how stretch a dollar and still have a good time, they'll be fine.

    If your budget or the way you do Vegas is significantly different than theirs, you'll have to compromise and maybe get together for a meal or drinks a few times a day but be apart the rest of the time. If both of you are open minded, you might enjoy a low roller day and they might enjoy a nice show or a nice meal. Give and take, you know?
     
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    I wouldn't have fun on that but maybe he will?
     
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    Yep, it's doable. Just a matter of pacing yourself and sticking to daily limits. Separate each day's budget into envelopes and only take that day's envelope with you and leave the rest in the safe. I've heard too many stories of people losing their whole budget on day one thinking they'll "win" it back. That would be a nightmare!
     
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    Cheers, I have always done that anyway - although I tend to rollover anything I have left from the day before.
     
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