Las Vegas Top Ten ValuesSince 1983 the Las Vegas Advisor has provided hundreds of thousands of Las Vegas visitors with a monthly list of the best bargains in town.
About the Top Ten
1. Room Rates - Four Queens - - $30 and up
Heading into the bargain season, room rates remain in the #1 spot in the Top Ten. For the next two months, prices will be low all around, but be sure to check the rate calendar at the Plaza. We booked it ourselves last month and the rooms have sofas, in-room safes, iron and ironing boards, and flat-screen TVs, plus you get a Plaza coupon book worth $18.
2. 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.
3. Steak Dinner - Ellis Island - 24 hours - $7.99
The Ellis Island steak dinner no longer comes with a beer. That diminishes its value slightly and we’ve acknowledged that with a somewhat cosmetic penalty of a one-position drop in the list to #3. Served in the café, the filet-cut sirloin comes with soup or salad, potato, and green beans for $12.99, but it’s just $9.99 when you swipe your players card to get a discount coupon (good for everyone at your table), and just $7.99 when you play at least $5 in any slot machine with your club card inserted and download a second coupon.
4. Beer - Casino Royale - 24 hours - $1
As you’ll read in Entertainment, even with all the football festivities and promotions around town, there are only a few casinos or bars offering $1 beers. That fact shines a light on why the Casino Royale’s $1-Michelob deal, available 24/7, holds its lofty spot (#4) on the list. Get them, or a 75¢ draft Coors Light, at the bar.
5. Mac King - Harrah's - Tues.–Sat. - $9.95
You have to seek out the $9.95 tickets for the Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s; they’re usually available at either the players club booth or the concierge, or ask the box office where they’re being distributed.
6. Breakfast/Burger - Arizona Charlie's - both locations - 24 hours - $4.49
Get steak & eggs, ham & eggs, or a hamburger & fries for $4.49 when you show your club card in the Sourdough Cafés at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Boulder (#6), served 24 hours (except midnight-6 am, Mon.-Fri. at Boulder).
7. Photo - Binion's Gambling Hall - Daily - Free
The free photo next to the $1 million display at Binion’s (#7) is the best souvenir in town. The process couldn’t be easier. Just show up between 9 am and 11:30 pm, say cheese, and your photo will be ready in 30 minutes. Unlike the old days when you got a black & white Polaroid, this is a full-color 6x8 presented in a cardboard carrier. You can get one per day. Join the players club while you wait to get a $10 first-ace coupon and other good sign-up offers, or use the time for a mini coupon run downtown using your Member Rewards Book offers.
8. Oysters - Venetian - Daily - $1
The $1 oysters are still available again on the Strip. They’re served from 5 to 6 pm daily during “Oyster Hour” in db Brasserie at the Venetian.
9. $500 Parlay - Plaza - Weekly - Free
The loss-rebate deal at the Downtown Grand has been discontinued, which puts an end to the “rebate parlay,” but the second leg of the parlay is still intact. On the Plaza’s “$500 on Us” promotion (#9), you can lose up to $500 playing slots or video poker and get it rebated in free-play over two days. The deal is good for out-of-staters and locals, but you must be a new club member to qualify.
The “Pick the Pros” football contest (#10) is the best gambling freeroll in town. Swipe your B Connected card on a kiosk at Gold Coast, Suncoast, Orleans, Sam’s Town, Fremont, California, or Main Street Station before the kick-off of each week’s first Sunday NFL game and get three contest cards for a shot at the $30,000 first prize. It’s upside with no risk.