My husband and I are going to Vegas for the first time on Saturday Oct 15. We're both very excited and have been looking forward to it for months. However, we're on a bit of a budget, so looking for the most "bang for our buck." We've prepaid for our hotel room at the Aladdin (bought a package on Southwest Airlines' website,) we'll have about $300 a day for the two of us.
Friends and family will be meeting up with us but they don't arrive until Sunday. (They've all been to Vegas before.) Age range of our group is from 26-82.
I have a few questions that I'd love help with, if someone could spare a few minutes:
We'd like to see Tom Jones at MGM, but have not already bought tickets - is it at all likely that they'd be available at Tickets4Tonight or Tix2Nite? If you don't think Tom Jones tickets will be available, what other shows can you all recommend that are entertaining and affordable?
Are we only going to be able to find lower stakes gambling at places Downtown, or will it be available on the Strip? Any recommendations for good places for Blackjack and Bacarat?
I've been poking around on here and found some good information on places to eat and have figured out how to budget accordingly. Are the "cheap" steak dinners worth it? We saw one at Ellis Island for something like $4.95, and another for $7.77 (can't remember where,) but if it's going to be a waste of even $5, then I'd prefer to know now.
(Pardon me for the really odd question to follow) I have Crohn's disease and while I'm on medication, I do have occasional bouts of "intestinal distress" - please tell me it's not hard to find restrooms. (I am so embarassed, but I would like to know to avoid any bad situations.)
Since we booked a package through an airline, is it unwise to even try asking for an upgrade on our room? I've seen a lot of mention of it on here, and I'm not above asking, but I was not sure that we'd even be able to do it because of the package.
Thank you in advance for your help!