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Best Hotel Deals at Casinos

August 21st, 2015 prrichar1 Posted in Deals at Casinos No Comments »

Best Hotel Deals at CasinosFinding the best hotel deals at casinos like the Bellagio in Las Vegas and others around the country takes patience, investigation, timing and even loyalty to one property over another. Over the years we have found that casinos offer deals to customers depending on how busy they are. In addition how much money you spend. Also how often you visit and even the type of machines that you play.

We will cover a few of these concepts, but first we want to share a quick story about the Bellagio. A few years ago we made a reservation at this hotel for $125 a night which was a pretty good rate at the time. When we arrived we noticed that the casino and the hotel was very busy. There was a large convention being held at the hotel and room rates had gone up. Fortunately for us we had a confirmed reservation and a locked-in rate, because walk-ins, people with out a reservation were being charged $700 a night just to obtain a room during this convention!

Best Hotel Deals at Casinos

Start by using the number on your slot card and call all of the hotels that you have slot cards for to find out their rate for the time period you will be in town. Depending on what is going at that time, you will be offered rates that reflect how busy the hotel is. Avoid major conferences and high tourist season time frames to get the best rate.

Play at hotels that you enjoy and want to stay at. Slot hosts will reward their customers with loyalty by offering discounted rooms or even free rooms. Sometimes you might even have to change your dates to get the best deal. Typically Sunday through Thursday nights are the best time to go, since this is a slower period, while weekends are busier and rates are correspondingly higher.

Get to know your slot host and let them know what you are looking for. They will call you or send you offers when the hotel is not busy in an effort to attract customers during slow periods. Take advantage of package deals and offers to reduce your overall cost for rooms, meals and entertainment. You really can save a great deal of money this way.

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Aquarius Casino Comp’s

June 21st, 2014 ernie Posted in Deals at Casinos No Comments »

Aquarius Casino Comp'sBacking on to the Colorado River, the Aquarius hotel is probably the nicest hotel in Laughlin Nevada. They have two towers with one tower dedicated to families, while the other tower is reserved for adults. Both towers have elevators that are off of the main casino. Both also have access to the pool and the tennis courts. We recently stayed at the Aquarius Casino hotel and were fully comp’d for the room charges. These Aquarius Casino Comp’s included our meals while we were staying at the hotel based on our play.

Aquarius Casino Comp’s – Rooms & Free play

One of the major advantages of using a slot card at every casino is the comp’s for food, meals, beverages. Also rooms as well as shows. In addition to the above sometimes the casino will also award free play to the slot cardholder. Which is almost the same as providing real money to the player. You cannot withdraw the cash. However, you can play it on a slot machine. Once all of the free play is fully utilized, withdraw whatever winnings that you may have won. Sometimes patrons will win huge jackpots with their free play. However most of the time you will win the equivalent in real cash. Whatever the value if you play smart you can win a great deal of money from free play.

Aquarius Casino Comp’s – Depends on your level

The number of complimentary things that you receive will really depend on the amount of play at the slot machine. This rating depends on the denomination of the bets you are making, the speed of your bets, in other words, how many times per hour that you press the button to bet and how long you play. Someone who is playing a dollar slot machine will be comp’d much more than someone who is playing a nickel machine for example.

Whatever you are betting and regardless of how long, always use a slot card to rack up slot machine benefits. they do add up over time and everyone enjoys a free room or free meal from time to time.

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Cheap Las Vegas Rooms

June 7th, 2011 ernie Posted in Deals at Casinos 1 Comment »

Cheap Las Vegas RoomsBelieve it or not there are great deals, Cheap Las Vegas Rooms,  in Las Vegas and other casinos around the country. You just have to know when and were to look. You can find some of the best deals available anywhere and you get to stay in 4 star and 5 star hotels!  I am still amazed when people tell me that it is expensive to go to Vegas , Tunica, Biloxi or Atlantic city. They tell me they are paying significant dollars for a room, the meals and the shows. Yes you will if you just call them up and book a room , dinner or a show.

In fact you will pay top dollar at all of these locations if you act like a tourist and book online or direct with any of the hotels at these locations. Especially in Vegas, the hotels are 5 star, or at least the large well know hotels such as Wynn, Bellagio, Ti , Mirage etc. When there is a major conference taking place, you can be sure that the conference attendees are paying top dollars for their rooms.

An Example of Cheap Las Vegas Rooms During a Large Conference

A few years ago I booked a room at the Bellagio Casino Hotel. We had a slot card and have played at this hotel several times, so I thought we would stay there for a change. I called our slot host and she quoted a rate of $125 per night which was the casino rate at the time. I thought this was high ( we have stayed there for less on other vacations), but we really wanted to stay at the Bellagio this time so we agreed.

Upon checking in I was informed that the rate was $250 per night. Of course I referred to our reservation and it was confirmed at $125 which was our original rate. Once we had all of this straightened out I asked the receptionist why the change in rates?

Apparently the hotel was near capacity due to a large conference taking place in the hotel. The hotel has approximately 4500 rooms! Anyway they had increased rates across the board, for casino patrons as well as conference guests. Anyone without a reservation was being quoted $700 / night and some were actually paying this amount for a very nice room, but not worth $700 any time!

Our slot card and slot host saved the day this time. This example just goes to show you that a room we would normally expect to pay $79/ night or even get free went to $125 , then to $250 and to $700 if you did not have a reservation at the casino.

Call and Book Ahead

Always call ahead and book a reservation. If the rates are over $100, ask for another night if you can be flexible and ask what events are taking place so you can get an idea of how you can negotiate and also perhaps when to change your dates. Sometimes by moving to another hotel that is not quite so busy , you can find very economic rates  and very competitive as well.

Always speak to your slot host. They will do what they can to get you into their hotel at rates that are competitive and acceptable to you. They will help you understand which weeks you might want to consider or when they can give you better rates as well.

Hotel – air packages are also good to consider, especially if it is your first time in Las Vegas. Many people will use these packages to get to Vegas and then book vacation packages separately after that through their slot hosts.

Flexible Schedules

A lot of people cannot change their schedules due to work, business and family issues. This makes it more difficult to obtain the best deals, however if your schedule can be flexible then you can stay away from conference dates, week ends and other high traffic dates to get the best deal.

For example the Consumer Electronics Show is on in Vegas in January. There are over 120,000 people attending this show, so even with all of the rooms that Vegas has available, you can be sure that hotel rates are going to be high during that time period.

If you happen to be attending this show, your company has made the commitment for you to attend. On the other hand if you are paying personally, then you will want to stay away from these dates to avoid paying high rates.

We hoped this short post is helpful to readers. If you have comments and / or suggestions, please feel free to leave comments that will help our readers save money.

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