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Help-How much money do i take??

Going Las Vegas in October...for 5 nights.. not a massive gambler going for shops also!! and the experience... going with my boyfriend.

I know this is a silly question but how much money would i need to take? Food, Drink etc

Any advice would be good.


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More than you think. Always better to have extra than not enough. Or a credit card, etc. You really have to think about where will you be dining and drinking. If you are dining at high end places, paying cover charges for clubs and going to the Spa you would obviously need more than if you will be looking for the cheap places to eat etc.

Are you staying on the stip or downtown?

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3. Re: Help-How much money do i take??

Thank you for the most helpful reply!

Hopefully staying on strip, maybe MGM??

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Hi, I'm about to take my 5th trip (going in just 13 days!) and we go for 7 days. I like to take £1000 with me - I also like to shop and therefore never come back with any left. Don't do much gambling, only allow myself $10 a day.

My husband only ever takes £700 and he pays for the food!

If I was good and didn't shop so much I could get away with half the amount but don't want to. I never shop in UK now, save it all for my Vegas trip!

Hope this helps, I probably am a little extreme with the shopping! You'll have a fab time - enjoy!

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Thank you, i went New York and found it quite cheap, I am assuming clothes in Vegas are good. Would you rec anywhere good to shop? and also whats the weather like then?

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Even if you're not a big gambler, you will want to gamble a bit, and when you're gambling, money is like water. If you want to play a little, go to the north side of the strip. If you're staying at the MGM, you can take the Monorail to the Sahara. You're gambling money will last a lot more there. You could gamble a few times, maybe two ro three times during your trip. if you're not a big gambler and will stick to the table minimum, then $100 should last you a while. Just make sure to set your limit. Once you've lost it, you're done! You won't make a comeback.

If you plan on seeing any shows, pre-book them through the casino websites. Shows run from $60 to $100.

Food, well that's completely up to you. you can eat at buffets which run you from $10 to $20 a pop. There's also fast food places that will cost you under $10 a meal. There's also diners that'll cost you anbout $15 per person. Thene there's expensive, nice places that can cost you anywhere from $18 to $200 per person, your choice. Pre plan your trip and your expenses!

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Weather is always good - look what we're leaving behind at the moment. We've been in December and still found the weather good!

I like to shop at the Premium Outlets (down by Stratosphere) and the Las Vegas Outlet Center (passed the 'Las Vegas' sign). Just get a cab there and back - they appear to fussy about shopping bags on buses and the cabs are really cheap. Check out the Aladdin Desert Passage (we like to stay at the Aladdin partly for this reason).

You'll find shops in all the hotels so just wander round them. The Fashion Show Mall by Treasure Island has some really nice shops with usually stuff!

Sunny California
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You can take a taxi to the outlets in vegas. Don't forget about you're drinking money. Drinks are free ($1 tip per drink) if you're gambling, otherwise they can get pricy.

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All of it!

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Remember to charge everything you do at your hotel to your room. get a players card and try to do most of your gambling at the hotel you stay at so you can earn comps. Personnally I budget $200 a day and wife is $100 a day. And that is just gambling. Meals and everything else go on the card for miles and to be dealt with later.