1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Different gambling budgets outside of Vegas?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by sammowhammo, Jul 25, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. sammowhammo

    sammowhammo VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,057
    Location:
    Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    13
    I was wondering if it was just me or do y'all bring a different budget to non-Vegas gambling venues? If so how much less/more?
    Our typical Biloxi "what we are willing to lose" budget is about 2/3 of the Vegas budget.
     
  2. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2010
    Messages:
    4,907
    Location:
    Florida
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    18
    You mean there are other places than Vegas???
    Goes without saying its $0. Vegas gets all our gambling budget.
     
  3. sindustry

    sindustry VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Messages:
    3,172
    I go to local casinos a lot! While I have not been gambling at a different level, I should! Since my trips are days trips and only last 2-3 hours, I do not take advantage of the free rooms, free golf, fancy dinners, or shows. I basically go just to gamble.
     
  4. RebelDiceMan

    RebelDiceMan High-Roller

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    712
    Location:
    Mississippi
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    21
    Yeah, mine is different for Las Vegas vs more local casinos. The main thing is due to length of trip. Flying is so expensive (and such a hassle) that I won't make a Vegas trip of less than five days. I can make shorter trips to Biloxi or New Orleans and drive. Spur of the moment trips are possible if you are only going for two or three nights. In fact, we just got back yesterday from a two day trip to Biloxi. We decided to go on Monday, made our reservations and went on Tuesday. If you go by daily bankroll, there is not that much difference although the LV bankroll will be about 10%-20% more per day.
     
  5. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    9,901
    Location:
    Missouri
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    My daily budget is pretty close to the same between Vegas and Tunica. Maybe a little more toward Vegas. My budget is generally more adjusted by the games available. If I play live poker, or a lot of near 100% VP, my budget goes up.

    And I'm with rebel on trip length. I don't want Vegas to be less than five days thanks to airfare. Places like Tunica, we do three nights usually.
     
  6. mdee

    mdee VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,372
    Location:
    Orlando
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    28
    I pretty much stick to the same amount no matter if it's Vegas, Biloxi, Atl City a Cruise etc.
    The only difference is my local Casino. But even that amount is close to my daily average.
     
  7. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    11,332
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    175
    Yep, same here except for Powerball that my wife wastes $4 per week on.
     
    Christmas
    My wife's birthday
  8. queentata

    queentata High-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2005
    Messages:
    766
    Location:
    Crosby, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    28
    For some reason, our budget is about half what it is for Vegas. Really don't know why.
     
  9. RockyBalboa

    RockyBalboa VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    4,081
    Location:
    Houston by way of Philadelphia
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    Yes...when I drive over to Louisiana for a day or a weekend I will not spend as much as I do in Vegas.

    My daily BR would be about a third less.
     
  10. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    5,749
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    14
    The only casinos we gamble at are Las Vegas or local casinos...

    My closest local casino is about a $12 cab ride away, there is even a free shuttle service that picks up about 2 blocks from my home or public transit is an option.

    That's relevant to my answer because: in Las Vegas I'd never go with a tiny budget that might only last me an hour or something... we take enough money to make sure we can gamble all day long through the ups and downs of our bankroll, whereas with the local casino its so close and accessible that if we go with just a few bucks each and we're broke in an hour then calling it a day and heading back home is no big deal.
     
  11. lotso-bear

    lotso-bear VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,215
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    111
    I only brings a few hundreds (~$300-500) to my local. I bring a lot more than that to Vegas, depending on the length of the trip.
     
  12. scohitch

    scohitch Low-Roller

    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Messages:
    133
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    Our four local casinos are all within 20 minute driving distance. To those, we take 3/5s of our budget. If we travel anywhere by plane, Windsor, Seneca Niagara, AC, etc, we take the same amount.
     
  13. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,621
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    Same here. When I head Louisiana I am usually meeting up with friends or family from back home and they don't gamble at the same level as me. And I like to do it bigger in Vegas so I save my money.
     
  14. Slotchick

    Slotchick High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2011
    Messages:
    599
    Location:
    BC, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    We stopped gambling locally quite a few years ago and decided to do more Vegas trips instead. When we did gamble locally we took half the budget we take to Vegas; but, we were there only 3-4 hours so probably works out to the same daily allotment.
     
  15. Suekel

    Suekel VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,607
    Location:
    Central TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    19
    We rarely gamble outside of Vegas, but on the few occasions we have, it's with a MUCH smaller budget. We were in New Orleans and budgeted a few hundred dollars to visit Harrah's. We were visiting my sister in Ft Myers and she took us out to some casino (Immocolee, or some such) about an hour away. DH and I each decided to play $100, and with my second twenty I hit for $395 on Hot Shot and we were done!
     
    Vegas Just Because...
  16. Jordan

    Jordan Caveman

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2013
    Messages:
    2,384
    Location:
    Halifax, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    I'm with Suekel on this one..I don't gamble much outside of Vegas, and when I do, the budget is cut in 1/2, prolly $500 day at local casino (and only go when someone's in town visiting and they want to go there)
     
  17. LolaDoggie

    LolaDoggie VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,377
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    Much, much less. It's often a day trip and I'm usually driving which means no booze. The casinos around here don't comp booze like in Vegas. I've had a few old lady bus trips where I discretely brought my own Malibu rum. Those were the only times where I parked myself at a machine like in Vegas.
     
  18. Hogman

    Hogman VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,112
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    I have Indian casinos close to me, which I do not frequent. But if I go to Tunica, Biloxi or Shreveport I gamble the same way there that I do in Vegas so I take the same amount.
     
    First Trip 2017
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.