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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.

August 2015
Room Rates $31 and up
El Cortez et al.
Steak Dinner $7.99
Ellis Island
24 hours
Shrimp Cocktail $1.49
24 hours
Beer $1
Casino Royale
24 hours
Mac King $9.95
Breakfast/Burger $4.49
Arizona Charlie's - both locations
24 hours
Photos Free
Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel
Rebate Parlay Free
Plaza Downtown Grand
Prime Rib $9.99
Planet Hollywood
Lunch Comp $20 buy-in
Crown & Anchor
About the Top Ten

1. Room Rates - El Cortez et al. - - $31 and up

Room rates remain steady enough to stay at #1, due in part to a good summer sale from Caesars properties and steady low rates downtown. Check out the CET deals, which start at base rates of $31 and are good through June of next year, using our room and show codes at

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

The Ellis Island steak dinner (#2) 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. This dinner includes a 10-ounce filet-cut sirloin, which comes with salad, garlic green beans, choice of potato, and fresh microbrewed beer.

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. 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. Photos - Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel - Daily - Free

Experience the strength of the free photo next to the $1 million display at Binion’s, 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. Rebate Parlay - Plaza Downtown Grand - Daily - Free

Put some time in playing the downtown Rebate Parlay (#8). It’s been a month and the dual rebate-on-loss deals at Plaza (or Las Vegas Club) and Downtown Grand are still intact. Combine the offers to get a $1,500 gambling free-roll—up to a $500 in losses are reimbursed at the Plaza and up to $1,000 at the Grand. Both deals are good for out-of-staters and locals, but you must be a new club member to qualify.

9. Prime Rib - Planet Hollywood - Daily - $9.99

Planet Hollywood moves up a notch to stay on the list with Las Vegas’ best prime rib deal (#9). Served every day from 4 to 8 pm in Planet Dailies, the 8-ounce prime comes with a salad, baked potato, and vegetable. There’s a bigger cut for $14.99, but the better play is the special. One warning: Everyone orders it and the restaurant sometimes runs out. Call ahead to check the supply if you can’t get there by six.

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

Back in the #10 spot is the lunch comp at the Crown & Anchors on the east and west sides of town (and possibly soon in a third location). Play $20 through a machine and get anything on the menu, comped. Hours are 8 am to 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 for a free appetizer, and the deal is good every day.

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