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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.

May 2015
Room Rates $25 and up
El Cortez
Steak Dinner $7.99
Ellis Island
24 hours
Shrimp Cocktail $1.49
24 hours
Beer $1
Casino Royale
24 hours
Buffets $5.99-$14.99
Station Casinos - All locations
Mac King $9.95
Prime Rib $2.48-$7.48
Lunch Comp $20 buy-in
Crown & Anchor
Comedy Club Free
Downtown Grand
$200 Rebate Free
About the Top Ten

1. Room Rates - El Cortez - - $25 and up

Room rates are back in the #1 spot, due in part to some excellent early summer deals we’ve seen (including a gem in Pahrump). For example, MGM Grand ran a seven-day sale in April with buffet add-ons that worked out to $10.50 per night for the room and a similar deal is running at Aria through May 6. The good deals come and go during the summer and the best ones are available through our room and show codes at Also, be sure to sign up for the LVA Gold online newsletter, which we send out every week for free.

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 $5 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.

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

Station Casinos’ buffets (#6) 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

Ticket prices for Mac King at Harrah’s have been raised by $2 to $43, but that’s only if you pay rack rate. Pick up tickets for $9.95 (that come with one drink) at the players club booth or the concierge.

7. 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.

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

The Crown & Anchor lunch comp runs daily from 8 am to 2:30 pm at the east location and 11 am to 3 pm at the west, and is good for an appetizer until 6 pm on the east and 7 pm on the west.

9. Comedy Club - Downtown Grand - Thursdays - Free

The Thursday-night “Grand Laughs Comedy Show” at the Downtown Grand makes its first appearance in the Top Ten this month. Admission is free and there’s no drink minimum. Tickets are passed out at the casino entrance prior to the 8 pm show, but you don’t need them; just show up at the door and you’re in.

10. $200 Rebate - Tropicana - Daily - Free

With all the starts and stops in gambling-rebate programs, you have to hand it to the longevity of the Tropicana deal. Not only does it continue be offered, but it's also one of the most generous at $200. It's limited to new club members only, but you can always bring in a friend if you've already used yours. Get 50% of losses back in free-play the day after you play, and 50% in free-play 30 days later. You have up to a year to redeem the second installment, but even if you can’t get back, a 50% rebate is still powerful.

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