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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 2016
Room Rates $29 and up
Four Queens
Steak Dinner $7.99
Ellis Island
24 hours
Shrimp Cocktail $1.49
24 hours
Beer $1
Best Western Plus Casino Royale
24 hours
Oysters $1
$500 Rebate Free
Breakfast $1.49
Klondike Sunset
Draft Beer
Flamingo Las Vegas
Mac King $29.46 (for two)
Football Contest Free
Boyd Casinos
About the Top Ten

1. Room Rates - Four Queens - - $29 and up

Room rates make their way back to the top of the Top Ten as they always do during the deep discount period in December. This year’s tally checks in almost the same as last year’s, with 41 casinos offering rooms for less than $40 (base rate), only there are more creative-discount options to choose from. Keep an eye on our room (and show) codes at for holiday late-breakers.

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

The complete steak dinner at Ellis Island remains in the #1 spot this month. Served 24/7 in the Café, the filet-cut sirloin comes with soup or salad, choice of potato, and green beans. To get the $7.99 price you have to print out two coupons from an EI kiosk, the second after playing at least $5 in any slot machine with your club card inserted.

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 - Best Western Plus Casino Royale - 24 hours - $1

The Casino Royale bar has completed its build-out and some drink prices have been raised, but the Michelob deal survives. You can still get a Michelob or Michelob Ultra in the bottle around the clock for just a buck.

5. Oysters - Venetian - Daily - $1

This will be the last month for $1 oysters at db Brasserie before the restaurant closes in January. New dollar-oyster options have emerged, but it’s not like being able to get them daily at center Strip. The oysters are available from 5 to 6 pm in the bar area.

6. $500 Rebate - Plaza - Daily - Free

The Plaza rebate is a reimbursement of up to $500 in gambling losses, paid in free-play via two installments on the first and second day after playing. You have to be a new club member so you can do it only once, but this is easily the best new-member perk in Vegas. It’s the same good program that’s been running for more than a year now, but it’s been improved by an adjustment in the rules governing which machines are eligible to play the rebate.

7. Breakfast - Klondike Sunset - Daily - $1.49

The $1.49 bacon or sausage & eggs breakfast at Klondike Sunset is the lowest-priced eggs-and-meat breakfast in town, available every day from 7 to 11 am. Plus there are four more good specials served during the same hours.

8. Draft Beer - Flamingo Las Vegas - Daily - 5¢

Five-cent beers! It’s been a long time since we’ve seen that, but still we  debated whether or not to put this deal at the Margaritaville casino inside the Flamingo on the list due to the inherent problems that go with running a promotion like this. We didn’t debate long. It’s 5¢ beer, man! They’re served for only an hour (5 to 6 pm), but it’s every day, and for this month at least, it’s Las Vegas’ #8 value.

9. Mac King - Harrah's - Tues.–Sat. - $29.46 (for two)

For the Mac King deal you now have to buy two tickets to use the discount offer, but it’s only $29.46 ($14.73 per person) to see one of the best shows in town and the deal comes with two drinks. The discount tickets are available for the asking from the Total Rewards booth.

10. Football Contest - Boyd Casinos - Weekly - Free

This will also be the last month this NFL season to play the free “Pick the Pros” football contest). 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 game and get three contest cards for a shot at the $30,000 first prize.

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