So, off the gate, there is obviously one great option for saving money -- choosing a cheap hotel. Obviously, if you stay at Circus Circus, Excalibur, Luxor, etc., you're going to save money over your more expensive options. Sometimes, a LOT of money. However, you're also obviously going to be at a lower-end "resort." Then, there's always the option to splurge on your hotel and spend less while you're there in various ways...eating cheap, gambling less, focusing on free stuff vs. paid stuff, etc. I don't think there is a right or wrong way to do it. I think both are valid, and honestly, if you're on a tight budget, I don't see what's wrong with both staying cheap and "spending" cheap. However, I'm curious to see which y'all prefer!