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Classic Vegas Mistake: Leaving Money at the Table 
7/2/10, 8:22 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes

Every day I see people, after a hour long session at a table game, make their last bet with all the chips they have left. They are usually standing up and ready to lose.

But at least twice a day, the person thinks they lost and actually walks away from the table while their bet wins.

The dealer then yells out to the player, trying to get their attention. If they don't get their attention, then the Pit Boss has to try to track him down in the casino to bring him back to the table to get his chips.

The last thing you want to do when you just lost money to a casino is have the whole place stop and stare at you as you walk back to the table to pick up your $10.

Don't be embarrased, just wait until the chips are taken from the dealer. Better yet, don't bet your last chips. It is nice to walk away from the table with at least a couple dollars left.

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Classic Vegas Mistake: Betting All Your Chips Because the Cashier Cage is Far Away 
7/1/10, 8:51 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes

There will be times in Vegas where you will be out playing table games at a casino and you are all set to leave with your group. After you color up, you scan the casino and find no cashier cage in sight. You ask the pit boss and he says it is at the other side of the casino. (For example, Caesar's has table game pits that are a good five minute walk from the closest cashier).

Since your group is antsy to leave and traveling in the opposite direction of the cashier, there is no way you are going to make everyone wait around for you to change out $40. So what do you do? Most people make a $40 bet and actually hope to lose. If they win, they bet the entire amount again and hope to lose so they can get out of there.

Don't just bet to lose. What people don't realize in Vegas is that Strip casinos actually take each other's chips. Just walk up another casino's cashier cage and ask them to cash your chips out. Or when you sit down at a table game, just place the other casino's chips on the table and the dealer will change them out to their chips.

Each month, all the casino's get together and change out each others chips. So, don't worry about leaving a casino with chips, just use them at the next casinos.

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Classic Vegas Mistake: Buying VIP Passes from a Taxi Driver 
6/30/10, 9:49 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes

You and the boys decide to hit up one of the nightclubs, such as Tyrst at Wynn. Some girls you met at the casino center bar told you that they were going there tonight. You know it is tough for a group of guys to get in, but since these girls are going, you are going to give it a shot.

The Scam
You and three friends get into a cab.
"Where to?" the cabbie asks.
"The Wynn" you reply.
“Are you guys going to a club in the Wynn?”, the cabbie asks.
“We are going to Tyrst”, you say.
“That place is awesome, I just dropped off some hotties there. It is going to be real tough for you guys to get in, you know that right?”
“We know, we will probably have to tip the bouncer big time.”
“Tryst works with my cab company, and we have VIP line passes for Tyrst. Only $10 each.”
“What do they get us?”, you ask.
“You don’t have to wait in the line with everyone else, you just show this card and you can go into the VIP line, which takes a minute, versus a hour in the other line. You probably will still have to pay cover, it just allows you to by-pass the line.”
“I don’t know”. You look at your buddies for any confirmation if they want to do this.
He pulls the card out and hands it to you, it looks legit. “Without it, you guys are going have to tip the bouncer $100, just to get to the front of the line. You are going to save yourself $60.”
“Why does the club let you sell these?”, you say.
“You guys were just lucky that you were going to Tryst, if you were going somewhere else, I would of tried to convince to change your mind and go to Tryst. Tryst and the cab company have a promotional deal. You just happened to go to the same place we promote.”
“Ok, we will take them”. You hand over $40 to the cabbie.

The Truth
These "VIP Front of the Line" passes are bogus. The clubs give them out because they need something of value on the promo card. Being a group of guys, you still are going to have fight your way through the line just to talk to the bouncer, yet alone show him the passes. Even with the passes, the bouncer won’t do anything without a big tip. Which is something you could have done with out the VIP Front of the Line pass in the first place.

Every taxi driver has stacks of these cards for every club. Don’t believe what he is slinging.

Never give money to a cabbie other than his fare and a normal tip.
Everything else is just a scam.

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True Vegas Advice - Don't Stay Up Just to Stay Up 
6/29/10, 7:15 AM - True Vegas Advice

If you have hit the wall and are just staying up to stay up, then bail and hit the sheets. You will be able to get some good sleep and be awake in the morning, sitting by the pool while your buddies are still passed out from the night before. Sleeping is free. In Vegas, sleeping is one of the only available blocks of time when you won’t be spending any money. Take advantage of it.

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Classic Vegas Mistake: The ATM at the Gentleman Clubs 
6/28/10, 8:45 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes
Yes, we all run out of money at gentlemen’s clubs. The amount of fun is dictated by how much money we start out with in our pockets. I personally have never left a club without spending every dollar I have. It is tough not to give it all to the beautiful girls and to buy drinks.

We all have wound up drunk in front of an ATM. Barely able to see the screen, not remembering what our pin number is. Maybe even putting our driver's license into the ATM because we are so drunk we don't know better. At this point, we just don't care what the "fee" is, we just want more money!.

Gentleman Clubs in Las Vegas have started to monopolize on this fact. Skyrocketing ATM fees have starting to pop up at all the clubs around town. They know that you will take out money.... no matter the fee. You are in Vegas right? What is a couple of bucks? You would be surprised at the ATM fees now a days.....

The typical ATM fee at a Vegas Gentleman's Club is now 10% of the transaction. On top of that, you can only take out increments of $100. So, $10 for each $100.

So the lesson is, get money before you hit a gentlemen club, not at it.....unless you just have to get another lap dance from "Diamond", who you really have made a connection with.....she needs money for classes right?....she is working her way through college...

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True Vegas Advice: Leaving Las Vegas The Right Way 
6/27/10, 8:47 AM - True Vegas Advice


A couple tips to think about the day you leave Vegas.

1) If you have an early flight, don’t try to stay up all night. Most times, you will end up crashing around 6am, miss you flight and spend the day at the airport trying to stand by on flights. If you know the chances of you making a 7am flight are nil, don’t hesitate to call the airport the night before and try to rebook. The $75 change fee may be worth it.

2) Try to book your flight around the same time as your group. It sucks being in Vegas by yourself on the last day. You will end up bored and probably going to the airport early.

3) If you book the red eye flight around midnight, try to book your room for another night (if it is cheap) or negotiate a late checkout. Nothing is worse than having to wake up early to get out of your room and then hang Vegas without your bags, just burning time. You can’t go back to you room to relax, shower or change clothes. You will probably end up trying to catch an earlier flight.

4) If you are staying late, book a spa package for the afternoon. That way, you get to rejuvenate, shower, and relax for hours in the spa. Plus you will give your body a rest without pushing it to the limit. Also, having an attractive young female give you a deep tissue massage is always a pleasure.

Remember, the first day in Vegas is for partying, the second day for bonding, and the third day for rejuvenation. Live by it.

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Classic Vegas Mistake: Twenties instead of hundreds 
6/26/10, 8:18 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes

Don’t give the dealer $300 in $20s; use $100s, for Pete’s sake. Not only will they know you just hit the ATM machine, you’ll look like a square. In Vegas, people use $100 bills, got it? Plus, you’ll piss everyone at the table off by slowing down the game because they’ll have to count out all your $20s onto the table. I learned this one the hard way. Everyone looked at me like I was a complete buzz kill.

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True Vegas Advice: The Preset Menu for a Big Dinner 
6/25/10, 8:02 AM - True Vegas Advice

The Preset Menu is a smart choice at many Vegas steak houses. In order to simplify the process with large groups, many steakhouses offer the set menu. These menus have prearranged pricing, so it does not feel like a competition between everyone. Some even have a price for unlimited amount of drinks for a certain time period.

Two items of note:

1) You must call ahead to get the preset menu.
2) You will have to leave a deposit on your credit card and you will not be able to split the bill at the end.

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Classic Vegas Mistake: High and Dry Without a Dinner Reservation 
6/24/10, 8:09 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes

If you have a large group of guys who want the big meal, do your homework before you go to Vegas. Large group seating is hard to find, and the reservations are booked weeks in advance. If you don’t, your group will be stuck in the middle of a loud dining room with tables pushed together and everyone sitting on top of one another. And, for what you’re going to be paying, everyone will agree this is not the experience you are looking for. Reservations are free — make some.

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True Vegas Advice: Checking Out of Your Hotel 
6/23/10, 8:23 AM - True Vegas Advice

When you check out, don’t waste your time standing in the long line at the front desk. Use the check out on your television or just leave and have the bill put on your credit card. Check-out times are not set in stone. If they say check-out time is 10 a.m., don’t worry if is it 11 a.m. before you roll out. If they call your room just tell them that you are packing up your stuff. If your flight leaves later, check your bags in with the bellboy. If you are going to spend the rest of your time at a different hotel before you leave, bring your bags with you and check them in with the bell desk at that hotel. You don’t have to be a guest there to check your bags.

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