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Las Vegas: No Gamble, No More Free Booze


In the 80s, 90s and early 00s, your travel4seniors.com editor went with my spouse to Sin City four or five times a year. Because we always stayed at our favorite Strip hotel, the room and some buffets were comped.

We were modest gamblers, usually limiting ourselves to $2 blackjack tables and 25¢ video poker machines. We played for about six hours each day. While we were in the casino, whether gambling or at the bar, our drinks were free.

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I’ve enjoyed Vegas for many years, but won’t. return. Typical phony ads feature rooms for as low as $29.99 a night. However, you actually pay much more. With resort fees, city taxes and parking of $20 to $40 a day, the actual prices rise to $100 and more a night. Any suggestions? TTL, Anaheim CA

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When wandering U.S. cities on a budget, it’s nice to enjoy an expensive restaurant dinner or two. However, while in New York, Las Vegas or other costly destination, you can save money on meals. The lower prices will allow more money to spend on shopping, shows and other fun activities. And all ya gotta do is ID yourself as a senior and ask politely!

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