Episode 97 Non Gaming hotels in Las Vegas - A viable option?
In his own words, host Michael is a gambler, and he stays where the casinos are, even though Vegas is home to several excellent hotels that do not have onsite casinos. This episode is dedicated to answering the question of whether you should stay at a non-gaming hotel. After noting the prevalence of conventions, we talk about why Vegas needs hotels for people who are there for business, not pleasure.
From wanting to stay at non-smoking hotels to landing comps for affiliate properties, we then discuss the many reasons that a player might want to stay at a non-gaming hotel. We discuss the benefits that come from staying at non-gaming hotels, including how a stay at the Las Vegas Four Seasons is a bargain compared to other Four Seasons properties.
We then delve into the risks of playing the comp game and why your loyalty and Marriott status might get you more at hotels without casinos. Near the end of the episode, Michael shares a tip on saving money by paying for the lowest room category and then negotiating an upgrade at check-in.
As players arriving in Vegas from Europe have to face the challenges of jet-lag and, in most cases, of arriving at night, we go over the many factors that determine if you should play on your first night or stay at a non-gaming casino. With so many elements at play, staying at a non-gaming hotel could get you better hotel deals. Tune in to find out why you might want to stay at a non-gaming hotel.
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