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.

VEGAS for 1 week, 2 peeps $15k?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by PHOTOGSL, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. PHOTOGSL

    PHOTOGSL Tourist

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2016
    Messages:
    32
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    Hi there!
    We are planning a trip in November for a week.
    We gamble but no way are we high rollers.
    We'd like to stay on the strip, central and get a nice room with a terrace/balcony (he smokes) and robes!! Those are the two biggies.
    We plan on allotting $15k with $1000/air. Is that enough?
    Any help & suggestions appreciated!!
    ~Di
     
  2. AllenAndRossi

    AllenAndRossi Tourist

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Messages:
    28
    Location:
    Phoenix
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    200
    You should probably post this in the Strip section.

    Wanting a balcony pretty much leads you to Cosmo. Depending on when in November, you can get a one bedroom suite with balcony for between $1200-$1400 all-in for 6 nights.

    Saying no way are you high rollers is all relative.

    If you're asking if $15k for a week in Vegas is enough, you might be higher rollers than you think.

    Sign up for players cards wherever you stay and use them. Charge everything to your room.

    You might end up getting some of what you spend comp'd.
     
  3. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    21,813
    Location:
    Western Washington
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    18
    I moved this to the LV Strip Hotels & Casinos as it seems you were interested in a Strip hotel.

    I agree with AllenAndRossi that Cosmo would be a good fit with your budget. I could go crazy with a budget like that. I'd get a Wrap-Around Terrace room at Cosmopolitan. I'd eat at the best restaurants. It would be a good trip. :) I think you'll be fine.
     
  4. Jackpot Johnny

    Jackpot Johnny Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2016
    Messages:
    172
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    170
    You could have a very nice week in a big suite at Wynn/Encore and have an ok gambling and food budget. Some people would stay downtown and have a fine gambling budget. I say go for the luxury. The suite that costs $2-5K in New York City, Hawaii or San Francisco costs $1K in Vegas. Weekdays less, weekends more, of course.

    Definitely follow AllenAndRossi's advice above-get a players card and don't pay cash-having everything on your room might earn rewards and will be a basis for reductions based on your play.

    Agreed that you might be a higher roller than you think.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. PHOTOGSL

    PHOTOGSL Tourist

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2016
    Messages:
    32
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    Thank you!! I so appreciate this!! From all three of you... I'm new at this so thank you for moving my post!
    Again, thank you and good luck to all!!
    ~Di
     
  6. PHOTOGSL

    PHOTOGSL Tourist

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2016
    Messages:
    32
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    Thank you so very much!!! We're looking forward to this so much! Appreciate all the tips!!!
    ~Di
     
  7. PHOTOGSL

    PHOTOGSL Tourist

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2016
    Messages:
    32
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    Thank you!! Appreciate your help!
    ~Di
     
  8. LBTRS

    LBTRS Tourist

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2016
    Messages:
    66
    $15k for a week in Vegas? That's a pretty large budget for a week in Vegas. You can have a blast on a budget like that.
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2016
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. PHOTOGSL

    PHOTOGSL Tourist

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2016
    Messages:
    32
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    I can't? LOL. That's including or airfare... Going first class as he's 6'5"!

    I've been worried it's not enough!! Breathing easier!

    Thank you!
    ~Di
     
  10. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Messages:
    4,378
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    49
    If "center-strip", "terrace" and "nice room" are your top three priorities, then your top three options are Cosmo, Cosmo and Cosmo*. Nothing else ticks all three boxes.

    $2k/night will buy you a great trip (as long as you're not a bigger gambler than you let on...)

    Enjoy! And welcome.



    *Like Jackpot Johnny, I'm a big Wynn/Encore fan. So, if mid-strip and terrace aren't vital, I'd definitely consider those two joints.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  11. bretmc

    bretmc Tourist

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2015
    Messages:
    56
    Location:
    FL/WI
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
    That budget would be good for 4 trips or more for myself. 15k would be the best time ever. Yeah a nice room at Cosmo would be no more than 2000$ for a week. Still leaves 12k to gamble eat and anything else you wanna do. Have fun!!
     
  12. PaulBowdry

    PaulBowdry Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    181
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    Im sure you could include 3 people instead of two for your bankroll. If you need a third wheel I am here for you. :D
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. azlefty

    azlefty Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    282
    Location:
    San Diego
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    40
    We do it for $1500 without breaking a sweat. Although not at the cosmopolitan.
     
  14. ducc

    ducc Tourist

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2016
    Messages:
    60
    Location:
    Paradise
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    28
    15k will be plenty depending on how you are playing. my last trip 4 days took 5k total. lost most of it but I gamble a little heavier than most. If you're planning on clubbing, fine dining every night, and not too much heavy gambling; this will be more than enough. If you plan on stririctly slot gambling you're going to be very surprised on what your going to get back at the end of your trip. Get a card and charge everything to the room. Your next Vegas trip should be free.
     
  15. ducc

    ducc Tourist

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2016
    Messages:
    60
    Location:
    Paradise
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    28
    Just doing the simple math:
    15k - 2k air -2k room = $11k for fun
    11k - avg $200/day dining = $9600
    leaves you with $4800pp or around $685 to lose per day per person to do what you wish with.

    Remember you're probably not going to lose everyday. So when you win you're gambling on the casinos money. I would also suggest playing on one card instead of both of you getting a card.
     
  16. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    11,112
    Location:
    TN
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    19
    And since you are new... the poster means one account. Get multiple cards on that one account.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. Geogran

    Geogran OTD Tea Sipper

    Joined:
    May 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,406
    Location:
    capital of Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    42
    A Cosmo terrace fountain view suite for sure! Be sure to request fountain view and high floor regardless of room type you decide on - hubby gets his terrace for his smoke and y'all get to enjoy spectacular views of the Bellagio fountains. Robes included! Great location on the strip for access to everything and great restaurants.
    As others have suggested, sign up for players card, get multiple cards and both play on one account (slots and VP) to accrue points faster. Charge meals, etc (actually everything) to your room and the night before or morning of, speak to a host at players desk BEFORE checking out - depending on your play level, you might get some back end comps taken off your bill.
    We use the 'envelope' system - our gambling bankroll is divided into daily envelopes to ensure discipline (lol) - devise a tracking system that works for you (meals, entertainment, gamble, etc) and you'll have no problem making your bankroll last the entire trip.
    Sounds like a fun trip - have much fun and good luck and be sure to come back and tell us all about it!!
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  18. Jackpot Johnny

    Jackpot Johnny Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2016
    Messages:
    172
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    170
    Good advice. This is way the best and most disciplined system I've found to avoid going on tilt. I used to be a responsible person and carefully made my 7 envelopes before every trip. Now I am old, enfeebled and probably even more of a degenerate Vegas spender, and I usually don't do the envelopes-instead I use the 'pocket system.' I put my day's gaming money in my right front pocket, sort of a portable envelope, maybe- and that's my budget, at least until I go back to the safe or my deposit box and take out more money. I recommend Geogran's system, or at least one which works for you. My pocket system is not very good and can lead to empty pockets. Somehow the envelope is always psychologically more difficult to dive back into than 'wad-o-cash' in the safe or the box.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  19. Geogran

    Geogran OTD Tea Sipper

    Joined:
    May 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,406
    Location:
    capital of Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    42
    HA! That was me, once upon a time.
    In fact downright conservative with no deviation from a tightly scripted budget.
    Then came the 'what the heck, it's Vegas, we're here to have fun' phase. Oh yeah!
    Until you don't win for a few trips in a row, uh oh.
    Our solution? Increase the bankroll, yeah that's the ticket.
    That worked. For a trip or three. 'We took how much money'?
    Now we envelope. A happy medium bankroll that feels right and allows us 3-4 guilt free trips a year to Vegas.
    Yes, occasionally we rob the next day's envelope - after all it IS Vegas.:wink2:
     
  20. PHOTOGSL

    PHOTOGSL Tourist

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2016
    Messages:
    32
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    Thank you! We are going with the terrace at Cosmo! I joined some "Identity club" through the hotel's site and will be upgraded to a wrap around. We'll be there a full seven nights... So room is just over $3K. Getting excited! My thanks to all again!! Any and all pointers appreciated!!
    ~Di
     
    • Like Like x 2