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Las Vegas Drinks....

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Las Vegas Drinks....

We are going to be staying in Bally's soon and just wondered how the casinos work, with regards to paying for drinks etc. We have heard from some people that you buy a round of drinks and tip the waitress and then she brings you free drinks...is that the case? We have never been to Vegas before, so any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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1. Re: Las Vegas Drinks....

We VERY seldom buy drinks while in Vegas. We order drinks from the waiteress while we are playing the games (mostly slots for us) and then tip a dollar or two per drink. We usually have no problems getting drinks.

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2. Re: Las Vegas Drinks....

Drinks are "free" only if you're gambling. Tip a couple of dollars per drink.

www.cocktaildoll.com

Edited: 28 December 2011, 13:27
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Thanks guys!! That website is great for info!

Do you have any other tips we should know before travelling to Vegas? Also, does anyone know the cost of taxis from the airport to the strip?

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4. Re: Las Vegas Drinks....

Taxi to strip should be around $15. Avoid the tunnel. Read the numerous threads on tipping in LV and the US in general. Wear comfortable shoes, distances are much longer than you would think. If you're setting at a bar you may have to actually buy drinks. Most places will comp (complimentary, i.e., give you for free) drinks if you're playing to VP machines. Some require playing max coins. Some don't comp drinks at bars at all. When setting at machines just tell the waitress what you want. They probably have it. She will tell you if not. Don't ask "what do you have." Walking around the strip with an open container is perfectly legal. Your hotel gift shop has booze as do the Walgreens, CVS, and ABC stores that are nearby. Try to avoid sleeping, that wastes a lot of time. Have fun!

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Thanks for the info Wheatie! I'm laughing here at the try to avoid sleeping comment!!! ha ha!

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Hey Scot (Im Welsh) if you're not familiar with Vegas /USA you may not know about the buffets - they are great value and something thats only just taking off in the UK. Make sure you try out a buffet at one of the hotels - we did the breakfast at Caesars and the food is amazing - but there is absolutely loads of choice - just be prepared to put lots of weight on!

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Buffet sounds fab, we love our grub - so I'm sure they'd be right up our street! Are most of the hotels offering them? What cost etc?

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8. Re: Las Vegas Drinks....

Try the Wynn buffet. We have found this to be the best. $19.95 for breakfast and $24.95 for dinner. Excellent value. Make sure you're starving though!!

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versace: When in Vegas I do most of my drinking at the slot machines. I really enjoy a steady flow of drinks for my wife and I so I tip the cw five dollars for the two drinks. She always makes sure I have a drink in my hand and I never have to work at flagging her down for another.

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10. Re: Las Vegas Drinks....

Versace- it's been mentioned here and there- whenever you are gambling; slots, video poker, or table games, cocktail waitresses will be walking around. stop one when you see her and place you order. when she returns (stay where you ordered) tip her a couple bucks. Her income is based expecting tips. i find tipping $5 the 1st time will get her back to your area sooner, and $2 after that will keep them coming.

Only other thing I can say that was mentioned by Wheatie. Vegas is huge! you must have comfy shoes. You will see hundreds of 20 something females carrying their heels after 11pm. It can be a 10 min walk from your room to the strip. and what looks like 3 blocks to the next hotel is actually 3/4 mile.

have fun!