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Las Vegas Top Ten Values

Since 1983 the Las Vegas Advisor has provided hundreds of thousands of Las Vegas visitors with a monthly list of the best bargains in town.

December 2014
Room Rates $28 and up
Riviera et al.
et al.
Steak Dinner $7.99
Ellis Island
24 hours
Shrimp Cocktail $1.49
24 hours
Beer $1
Casino Royale
24 hours
Station Buffets $5.99-$14.99
Station Casinos - All locations
Mac King $9.95
Lunch Special $22.14
Cosmopolitan, The
Prime Rib $2.48-$7.48
Lunch Comp $20 buy-in
Crown & Anchor
Football Contest Free
Boyd Casinos
About the Top Ten

1. Room Rates - Riviera et al. - et al. - $28 and up

It’s December, so of course room rates are front and center in our annual holiday room-rate survey. This year’s tally checks in just marginally behind last year’s, with 41 casinos dealing rooms for less than $40 (base rate). Check out the results in COUPONOMY and keep an eye on our room (and show) codes at for holiday late-breakers.

2. Steak Dinner - Ellis Island - 24 hours - $7.99

The Ellis Island steak dinner is served in the Café and requires that you print out two coupons from an EI kiosk, the second after playing at least $1 in any slot machine with your club card inserted, to get the $7.99 price.

3. Shrimp Cocktail - Skyline - 24 hours - $1.49

The shrimp cocktail at Skyline is served 24/7 at the main bar and comes in a cocktail glass, with no filler lettuce or celery, and topped with a tangy sauce. It's still only $1.49.

4. Beer - Casino Royale - 24 hours - $1

One of the town's best drinking options is located center-Strip at Casino Royale where Michelobs are $1 and a Coors Light draft is 75¢.

5. Station Buffets - Station Casinos - All locations - Daily - $5.99-$14.99

Station Casinos’ buffets are $5.99 for breakfast, $6.99-$7.99 for lunch, and $7.99-$9.99 for dinner and Sunday brunch at Palace, Boulder, Texas, Sunset, and Santa Fe Stations (except $10.99 for dinner and $13.99 on Saturdays at Santa Fe), and $1-$5 more for most meals at Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock; must show a Boarding Pass card.

6. Mac King - Harrah's - Tues.-Sat. - $9.95

The monster value of the $9.95 deal for the Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s shines through when you compare it to the current $82+ average for show tickets. You can get the Mac tickets at either the players club booth or the concierge, or ask at the box office where they’re being distributed.

7. Lunch Special - Cosmopolitan, The - Mon.-Fri. - $22.14

The price of the three-course lunch special at Cosmo’s Estiatorio Milos has been raised, but we’re not assessing the Top Ten’s standard price-increase penalty. That’s because the increase is just a penny to reflect the new year. The new price is $22.14 for this awesome deal that runs weekdays from noon to 2:30 pm.

8. Prime Rib - Hooters - Daily - $2.48-$7.48

The discounted prices of the Hooters prime rib special, served 5-11 pm in the Mad Onion, are reached by using available new-member club sign-up bonuses and an ongoing matchplay offer for diners.

9. Lunch Comp - Crown & Anchor - Daily - $20 buy-in

We’re going with a deal we know we can trust at #9, the lunch comp at Crown & Anchor. Play $20 through a machine and get a comp for anything on the menu. Hours are 8 am-2:30 pm at the east location (Tropicana/Maryland Pkwy.) and 11 am-3 pm at the west (Spring Mtn./Decatur). If you miss lunch, the offer is extended until 6 pm on the east and 7 pm on the west.

10. Football Contest - Boyd Casinos - Weekly - Free

If you already liked playing the “Pick the Pros” football contest (#10) from Boyd Gaming, you’ll really like it this month, as the prize pool jumps from $30,000 to $50,000 for each of the last four weeks of the regular season. That’s a big potential payday for a free contest. Just swipe your B Connected card in a kiosk at Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, California, or Fremont to play. Must submit picks before the kick-off of the first Sunday game.

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