On Line Gambling Can be Low Cost Fun

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Discount Gambling Tips

My family are long time visitors to Las Vegas, the gambling capitol of the U.S.A. We are not big gamblers, actually, we are the worst consumers ever for casinos. That is because we take advantage of the deep discounts offered to visitors and barely gamble at all. The casinos expect that visitors will drop lots of cash at the tables or in the slots. The casino tips and strategy are lost on us. We go to Vegas for the cheap buffets, attractions, and affordable hotel rooms.


Discount and cheap gambling?

Discount and cheap gambling?


We benefit from the low cost room rates and discounted buffets. The casinos can afford to charge cheap rates for lavish buffets and coupon books filled with free offers and two for one coupons for shows, free souvenirs, and a multitude of other affordable activities, because the big gamblers fund the house. The activities are great for families and adults. Once we participated as audience test members evaluating new television shows. That was extremely fun!

Room rates can be quite affordable. Nothing can compare with the $36 per night rates at the (now defunct) Sahara in the 1980’s but a beautiful hotel room for under $100 is nothing to sneeze at. In fact, taking the benefits of casino’s without losing your shirt by gambling can be a great way to have fun on a budget while on the path to get rich.

Gambling and Fun

Of course we gamble….. but not much. We allocate about $20 bucks each and look at the gambling as entertainment and fun. We might find cheap black jack tables or nickel slot machines and play for a long time for a few bucks. I came out a several dollars ahead last time. Since we are so money smart and financially conservative, we don’t expect to beat the house. We expect to make money the old fashioned way, we earn it!

And don’t forget the kids gambling at the Circus Circus and MGM Grande. There are abundant arcade games with great prices which are much cheaper than at the local carnival. Of course the casinos expect mom and dad to gamble to offset the great prices on the kid’s games.

If you enjoy gambling from the comfort of your own home, there are great online sites and you don’t have to spring for a hotel or transportation to the casino! Paddypower casino has some cool offerings including tutorials on my favorite games, black jack and poker! Consider gambling entertainment and fun, just don’t expect to make a killing. The house always has the advantage!

Where do you weigh in on the gambling topic? Yes or no? Do you ever gamble from home?
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  1. I was a “professional” online poker player for a year and a half (as in it was my only source of income). In that time, it went from being “fun and entertainment” to being a job.

    Since I stopped playing for a living, I haven’t found any form of “gambling” entertaining. Therefore, I don’t ever gamble from home.


    October 13, 2013

  2. I like blackjack but most tables are too rich for my blood. I could probably handle a $1/hand table but much more than that and I’d be priced out.

    Lance @ Money Life and More

    October 13, 2013

  3. I have gone to Las Vegas, Reno and Atlantic City, but not to gamble. I have gone to Santa Anita Race track and Roosevelt Race track too. I rarely gamble and when I do, my limit is $40. I enjoy the entertainment, but gamble very little.


    October 14, 2013

  4. @Moneystepper-I cannot imagine being a professional gambler, it seems very stressful. I can understand how your experience playing poker professionally keeps you from gambling a bit “just for fun”.
    @Lance-BAck in the day, there were $1 blackjack tables. We haven’t found any recently. I expect if you get off the Las VEgas strip and head to downtown Las Vegas you can find some cheaper tables.
    @Krantc-Sounds like we are on the same “gambling page”.

    Barbara Friedberg

    October 15, 2013

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