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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by Redstev, Jun 21, 2014.

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  1. Redstev

    Redstev Newbie

    Jun 21, 2014
    We're looking to book Vegas baby !!!
    It's for my other halfs 40th birthday may 2015.
    Don't know where to start so any advise on where to stay etc would be appreciated.

  2. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

    Apr 19, 2004
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Welcome to the board. There is so much good info if you just go into the specific topic. Or you could post some of your questions and a vet will be happy to help. Good luck!
  3. David Grant

    David Grant Tourist

    Apr 2, 2014
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Hi Steve and welcome to the board.
    First thing for any uk to Vegas. Fly direct.
    It doesnt cost any more and you have a much better experience. Thomas cook go direct from Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow in 2015.

    Stay at the best hotel you can but don't overbook. The difference between the main strip hotels rooms can be as much as 200 per night.
    Stay at a decent hotel Tropicana, nyny, Paris, Luxor, cp, flamingo etc avoid cheaper hotels unless you have kids Circus Circus (but do go to the steakhouse in cc) riviera, lvh etc

    Visit downtown (go by bus)
    If you like poker the wsop will be On atthe rio.

    Enjoy your stay.

  4. blackjacker2

    blackjacker2 Low-Roller

    Jan 5, 2013
    Midlands, UK
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I agree on the above, particularly the fly direct advice. I book most of my trips via Expedia and I get some good deals. If it's just for you two and it is a special occasion, I would go with some really nice like the Bellagio. Great location and I am sure your other half will not be disappointed. If you fly direct, with taxes expect something like £650 to $700 for the flight per person in economy, I've not seen it each much cheaper unless you have a loyalty scheme attached. I book via Expedia with that flight price in mind and it is just as easy to book the flight and hotel together, check the website they will give prices for May 2015 already, I booked my March trip four weeks ago.

    There are some great shows so see, some great food to eat, some amazing shops and I could go on forever. This board's members has some great advice, so you need to do some research. If you do want to try the table games, best to get some research/practice in before you go. About six months before you go, the shows on offer will start to be firmed up, this is when you can check and book any headline acts or, bands or singers which are playing when you are there.

    have fun planning and enjoy the trip!
  5. CJ's

    CJ's Low-Roller

    May 12, 2013
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I concur with the deals from Expedia / Last minute, my first trip out there was booked with Last minute.com. Five nights at the NYNY BUT depending upon What you intend to "spend" on gambling it can be beneficial to book directly with the hotel as I learned to my dismay.
    When i checked out the lady at the desk hmmmd! me and said oh! you pre paid your room that's a pity we could have comped your stay due to your level of play. It's whats referd to as a "back end comp". It all depends on your bank roll and what you intend to be doing on your stay.
    If your going to "play" ALWAYS sign up for a players card and charge food etc to your room, if your spend warants it at the end of your trip the casino may comp this for you.
    Most of all, dont chase comps or losses and have FUN
    The way I like to start a new year
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