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Luxor one of the Best value budget hotels in Las Vegas

Having hotels from only a few dollars night to suites costing 10’s of thousands Las Vegas caters well for every budget. I have stayed in most of the properties on the Strip (not the $10k + suites – oh how I wish) and the cheapest does not always represent the best value, in fact some of the cheaper properties are just plain nasty or/and in poor locations. Many people say “oh I am only sleeping in my room” this maybe the case I still want to go back to a place that is clean and wake up feeling that I want to get off of the property as quickly as I can, even if you only sleep there it’s still nice to be able to have a little play or a drink before turning in at night and getting a nice breakfast in the morning. My view is that I you are traveling to Las Vegas its going to cost you money and you are going to spend money and the cost difference between a cheap hotel and a decent hotel is often only a few dollars and this is money well spent, I mean cutting your gaming budget by $10 per day can mean you are staying somewhere nice and not spending at least that every day in cabs. I also think that staying on the Strip is a must for Vegas first timers you want to spend your time on the Strip and in the hotels and not in cabs or on shuttles.

In recent years the prices at Luxor has come down I don’t know why as they have spend millions improving the resort putting in new clubs, LAX and Cathouse and several new cool bars. I always used to spend at least my first night in Vegas at Luxor as it was close to the airport and it has a real “I’m here in Vegas” feel.

The pyramid rooms are slightly cheaper than tower rooms and I prefer them, they are large clean and you open the door directly on to a walkway in the Atrium and can hear all the clinking of machines and look down directly on to the mezzanine as soon as you walk out of your room, this for me is priceless. The spa suites are awesome and much cheaper than most other suites in town of a similar or even smaller size, they have a separate living room and a huge spa under the window which at night is very cool, as all spa suites are in the corners your view has two different aspects.

Luxor has great dining options both the buffet and the Pyramid coffee shop are excellent and there are several other more expensive restaurants as well as the food court with Nathan’s, McDonalds etc.

Luxor has a great Mezzanine floor this has a video arcade and an IMAX cinema, here there is also a shopping Mall that connects Luxor to Mandalay Bay, as this is a separate floor from the casino which means it’s easier for those with Children, though Luxor is not a resort that I have ever seen over run with kids.

Luxor has a huge pool which never seems to be too crowded (though it can be a little short of shade) and a very large spa and gym. The entertainment program at Luxor is also very good, Believe is a new Cirque De Soleil show staring Criss Angel, Carrot Top is one of the funniest guys in Vegas and there is a sexy topless review called Fantasy.

Luxor is connected to Mandalay Bay and Excalibur both indoor walkways and a monorail. Whilst Luxor may not be a Bellagio or a Wynn it offers the full Vegas experience for a very small cost, most of the specials have great extras thrown in and you would not get a hotel of this standard anywhere else in the world for anything close to the price that you pay at Luxor.

Staying Vegas for me is about value not about getting the very cheapest room, if I don’t like the property or don’t like the room then this to me is not value. I have probably spent more nights in Las Vegas at Luxor than any other hotel and I feel that Luxor is a good full service resort and the only budget thing about Luxor, Las Vegas is the price.

Here are the best deals available for Luxor all include many extras as shown on the link, unless stated all are fully refundable and if the rate drops after you have booked then you can call the hotel and they will adjust your rate.

MVP, Non refundable from $55 – Valid for stays Now to June 2009 Book by June 2009

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My Review – Monte Carlo Casino and Resort, Las Vegas

Monte Carlo
3770 Las Veags Blvd S
Las Vegas
NV 89109
(+1) 702 730 7000
Monte Carlo Las Vegas

Location Great South Strip location next door to NYNY and over the road from the West Wing entrance to MGM Grand. At time of writing there is a large building project going on to the North of Monte Carlo.

Theme Themed on the Mediterranean Rivera principality of the same name. The theme only runs as far as the door and then it all ends. It’s just another casino with a low ceiling and a few candelabras. I can not believe that the interior designers of this casino have ever been to Monte Carlo!!

Rooms The rooms are standard sized and have lovely furniture and fittings, they are meant to look European and they do look classy, these rooms are excellent value for the quality.

Attractions I have to be honest past the external architecture not much in fact nothing that I can really think of ummm.

Pool The pool is great with a lazy river and machine to create 10 foot waves. Because of the lack of attractions this means not many families stay at the Monte Carlo so the pool does not tend to get too crowded nor are there many kids there.

Shows and Entertainment
Lance Burton probably the first modern master magician has been the main attraction at the Monte Carlo for years, the show is meant to be one of the best magic shows in Vegas if not the World and is very highly recommended. Monte Carlo also have guest performers in their theatre.

Dining We eat at the food court and this was probably the worst service of any that I have experienced in Las Vegas. There is a buffet (B: $11.95 L: $13.95 D: $18.95 and champagne brunch $18.95) I have not eaten here but the reviews give it a fair marking. There are a handful of up market restaurants and a highly acclaimed Micro brewery. A new and exciting Mexican called Diablo has opened that is meant to be very good indeed.

Gaming 90,000 sq ft of gaming space brightly lit, gold and sparkly and not my favorite on the Strip, I actually think that this area has been reduced in size as more restaurants are added. There are 2,200 machines from a nickel upwards with a fair amount of nickels dotted around. There are about 70- tables and 10 roulette wheels. In Europe there is only one zero on the roulette wheel but in the US there is zero and double zero thus doubling the house’s edge. In a Monte Carlo themed casino surely the single zero applies right? Unfortunately not, they have one or two high stake wheels with single zeros and the rest good old American ones. The casino seems very serious to me, quiet and even cold; some people I guess prefer to play in this atmosphere.

Drinks service I got served quite quickly the first time. After that even when I had been served I seemed to wait ages between placing my order and receiving my drink.

Overall A luxurious casino with a fairly good Strip location; aimed at more sophisticated, slightly older and well-heeled patrons who like to gamble in a quiet atmosphere.

Good points If you like it, in a place where all of the casinos seem to be frantic, Monte Carlo seems calmer, more clinical and better organized.

Bad points It’s too quiet, I guess this may appeal to some people and whilst I don’t like really noisy places this too quiet for me.

Top Tip Try the beer at the Micro Brewery it’s delicious

Best Deals at MonteCarlo

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Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas – My Review

Mandalay Bay

Mandalay Bay Las VegasMandalay Bay

3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Las Vegas

NV 89119

+1 (702) 632 7777

Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

Location This is the first or last resort on the Strip depending on how you look at it. It overlooks the airport and out towards the mountains. Its nearest neighbour is the Luxor and that is about a 10 minute walk. Luckily there is a monorail that links you to Luxor and Excalibur; this makes the location of Mandalay Bay the ideal resort for people who want easy access to the action of the Strip without being right in it.

Theme Tropical Island is the theme here, with a swimming pool the size of 9 football pitches complete with lovely palm trees and jungle type foliage. Pseudo bird and animal sounds as you enter the property along with loads of water features and a classy beach resort feel.

Mandalay Bay RoomRooms The rooms and suites at Mandalay Bay are lovely the smallest are a whopping 550 sq ft which is as big as suite in other properties. The rooms are all remodeled and are chic and comfortable. The rooms here in terms of quality are up there with Bellagio and that step above MGM Grand. Mandalay Bay has wider choice of room and suite type than most other resorts but whatever level you are in you will be pleased with your choice.

Attractions Shark Reef has been voted the best tourist attraction on the Strip. It is similar to a Sea Life centre with a walkthrough reef containing real sharks. The pool is worth a look, and Mandalay Bay is now up there with Caesars and MGM Grand as far as being a big shot boxing venue. I did not see an amusement arcade, nor do I expect there to be one hiding in a nook or cranny as you get the feeling this is a resort for grown ups.

Pool Amazing truly amazing its hard to believe its man made, if this is not the best pool in Vegas its very close. It has waves a real beach, waterfalls, lagoons you name it this pool has got it.Mandalay Beach, Las Vegas

Shows and Entertainment Mandalay Bay has the hit Abba musical Mamma Mia as its only production show, baring in mind how far up the Strip it is this is quite surprising. However Mandalay Bay also has the Mandalay Bay events center and arena and is host to many huge names as well as sporting events in particular boxing.

Dining The dining options at Mandalay Bay are huge lets start with the Bay Side Buffet (B$15.99, L$19.99, D$26.99 champagne Sunday Brunch $23.99) has a stunning view over the marvellous pool. Better still the food was great including a mountain of smoked salmon that we rapidly mined. This buffet feels up market, the food is probably not as good as Planet Hollywood but the setting is great and so I think this buffet more than justifies its high price tag. There is not only a 24hr Coffee shop here but also a 24hr noodle bar; great for those of us that craves sweet and sour at 6am!! There are another 8 or so more expensive restaurants including Trattoria Del Lupo – a very expensive Wolfgang puck restaurant, several very expensive seafood eateries, a couple of South Asian places to keep eating in line with the theme and Red Square the only Russian restaurant in Las Vegas. In depth information on Mandalay Bay dining here.

MandalY bay, Concerts on the beach

Gaming 135,00sq ft including 2400 slots from a nickel upwards and loads of table games Mandalay Bay has a spacey, airy and refreshing casino. Not feeling bustled or cramped is noticed and enjoyed here. Although there are a lot of slots here, there are not loads of nickel machines here, Mandalay Bay is aimed at upper middle Californians and they are not too keen to attract too many low rollers like yours truly.

Drinks service We played on nickel and quater machines here and did not find the drinks service as good as elsewhere. That said the drinks we did get were some of the best in strength – up there with the Las Vegas Hilton.

Overall A great resort it has everything great bars, great places to eat, great clubs, best pool in Vegas and nice spacious feel. This resort gives quality and expects quality back it captures a far number of the young rich beautiful people from LA.

Good points Amazing pool The tropical feel, the theme is done very well without being over the top and does make you feel very fresh and clean. Oh yes and rich!!!

Bad points Location it’s great to get to from the airport or I15 from LA ,as it’s the last casino on the Strip but it’s a pain if you want to visit several casinos in one evening you need to have a car or use cabs.

Top Tip Look around and you will notice that this is the Montecido from the TV show Las Vegas, watch out for Danny and big Ed.

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Las Vegas Hotel Discounts and Codes best rates for July 2008

Beneath are the best rates that can be found on the Internet for Las Vegas Hotels all are direct with the hotel this means no middle man meaning you get the savings, unless stated all rooms can be cancelled up to 48 hours before check with no penalty, only rooms booked directly with the hotel will allow comps to be used against the rooms.

Luxor July Offers Las vegasLuxor Ultimate Luxury
• Deluxe Room Accommodations
• Room Rate discounted 15% below the Prevailing Nightly Rate
• $30.00 Food Dining Credit for FUSIA our Asian Inspired Restaurant*
• 2 for 1 Lunch Buffet at MORE*
• 2 for 1 Admission to The SPA at Luxor*
Offer based on double occupancy. This special offer is available for online reservations only and may not be reserved by telephone.

Promotion Runs July 6, 2008 – October 31, 2008
Offer Expires October 31, 2008

Monte Carlo SPLASH PROMOTION
$20 Dining Credit
$20 Spa Credit
Complimentary Golf Club Rental – some restrictions apply
2 Complimentary Spa Admissions
$10 slot FREE PLAY
Food Court Coupons

Promotion Runs July 6, 2008 – September 12, 2008
Offer Expires September 12, 2008

MGM Grand Las VegasMGM Grand Summer Splash!
* $35 Activity Credit towards dining or entertainment
* Two Free Inner Tube Rentals
* 15% off Spa Treatment

Promotion Runs June 22, 2008 – September 30, 2008
Offer Expires March 1, 2009

MGM Grand Flyback Offer!
$300 Return Trip Airfare Credit Award
* $25 activity credit towards dining or entertainment
* 15% off Spa Services
* 15% off Retail Shoppping at selected retail outlets
* 2 complimentary poolside cocktails
* $30 upgrade per night to a Bungalow Suite
Promotion Runs July 17, 2008 – September 30, 2008
Offer Expires August 31, 2008

Mirage Las Vegas Deluxe Room Offer from $71 !!!
Mirage, Las Vegas,Premium View Offer from $82
Join us at The Mirage and enjoy 15% off, on our luxurious accommodations on select dates.
Promotion Runs:June 25, 2008 – December 30, 2008
Offer Expires:
December 30, 2008

Mirage Las VegasMirage Las Vegas Tower Deluxe Offer
Join us at The Mirage and enjoy 25% off, on our luxurious accommodations on select dates
Promotion RunsJune 25, 2008 – December 30, 2008
Offer Expires December 29, 2008

Mirage Las Vegas Tower Suite Offer from $133
Mirage Las Vegas Penthouse Suite Offer from $196
Join us at The Mirage and enjoy 30% off, on our luxurious accommodations on select dates.
Promotion RunsJune 19, 2008 – October 24, 2008
Offer Expires October 24, 2008

NYNY Las Vegas Free Room Upgrade
The Online Promotion Includes:
-Complimentary Park Avenue Upgrade
Promotion Runs:June 19, 2008 – December 31, 2008
Offer Expires:December 31, 2008

New York New Yor Las VegasNew York New York, Las Vegas Online Offer
Book NOW and receive 20% off each night you stay in any of our gorgeous rooms or suites.
Also included:
-$10 Starbucks Credit
-$10 FREE PLAY
Promotion Runs:June 21, 2008 – August 28, 2008
Offer Expires:July 31, 2008


Excalibur Las Vegas 30-DAY ADVANCE OFFER
Book early and receive $10 off our already low internet rates.
Offer is non-refundable and may not be canceled or changed.
Full amount of your stay, including room and tax, is charged when booking this offer
Promotion Runs: July 20, 2008 – April 30, 2009
Offer Expires:April 30, 2009

Treasure Island Las VegasTI Direct Advantage Offer
• Exclusive 10% web only discount for advanced bookings with two night minimum stay*
• $10.00 in TI Casino FREE PLAY®
* PLEASE NOTE: This promotion is non-refundable once booked and may not be canceled or changed.
Must be booked 30 days in advance
Promotion Runs: July 18, 2008 – December 30, 2008
Offer Expires:February 28, 2009

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Best Ever Mandalay Bay Sumer rate….. Get Down to the Las Vegas Beach !!

Very short post here but I have just got this amazing rate for Manadaly Bay, Las Vegas this is the best Summer rate i have ever seen for this up market resort which boasts the best pool in Vegas. Its fom $99.99 you get al host of extras included.

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Enjoy our Beach Season at Mandalay Bay
As one of Mandalay Bay’s valued guests, please enjoy the perks of our Beach Season offer:
Rates from $99.99 a night.
Must book by June 30, 2008
Early booking bonus includes:
$50 off midweek cabana rental (Monday – Thursday)
20% off select restaurants: Border Grill, Charlie Palmer’s Steakhouse, Fleur de Lys, Mix, Rick Moonen’s Seafood and Shanghai Lilly.

Promotion Runs June 29, 2008 – October 2, 2008

Offer Expires October 2, 2008


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Best Vegas Rates and codes online , MGM, Luxor, Bellagio,Excalibur, Mirage, New York New York, Las Vegas

Hi there, these are the best rates currently available for hotels in Las Vegas, sorry its so long but there are a lot of MGM Codes at the moment guess that Vegas wants you:) All links are direct to the hotels website this cuts out the middle man giving you the best rate, unless stated on the website if you find your plans change you can cancel the bookings up to 48 hours before check in with no penalty, only with rooms booked direct with resorts can you use your comps towards them. Sorry its so long but there are offers for Bellagio, MGM, Signature, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York New York,TI, Circus Circus and last but not least Excalibur, once again I believe that these are the best promotional codes and rates available anywhere and I hope that they can help somone. – Simon

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New York New York Las Vegas

MGM Grand Third night is on us! from $99
Time for an unforgettable getaway at the MGM Grand!
*Buy 2 nights get the 3rd night free
Promotion Runs November 1, 2009 – December 24, 2009
Offer Expires December 24, 2009

MGM Grand Maximum Escape from $74
·$35 Activity Credit (per stay)
·2 Line passes to Studio 54 or Tabu
·25% off Spa Services
Promotion Runs April 11, 2009 – May 30, 2010
Offer Expires December 30, 2010

MGM Grand Maximum Escape from $68
$35 Activity Credit (per stay)
2 Line passes to Studio 54 or Tabu
25% off Spa Services
Promotion Runs August 30, 2009 – July 31, 2010
Offer Expires July 31, 20109

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Monte Carlo Insider April from $56
When it comes to Las Vegas, you know it always helps to have an inside connection.
With the Monte Carlo Insider, you’ll get the best that Vegas has to offer.
Promotion Runs April 23, 2009 – June 30, 2009
Offer Expires April 30, 2009

Monte Carlo Bloom Spring Promo from $60
Take advantage of this budding offer today!
Book your spring getaway today:
2 Complimentary Buffets
2 Complimentary drinks at Diablo’s
2 spa admissions
$10 slot FREEPLAY®
$10 off Lance Burton tickets
Food Court Coupons valued at $20
Promotion Runs April 23, 2009 – May 22, 2009
Offer Expires May 22, 2009

Monte Carlo Stay and Play Offer form $52
Turn over a new leaf this season and get away to the center of The Strip.
2 Complimentary Buffets
2 Complimentary drinks at Diablo’s
2 spa admissions
$10 slot FREEPLAY®
$10 off Lance Burton tickets
Food Court Coupons valued at $20
Promotion Runs April 17, 2009 – May 22, 2009
Offer Expires May 22, 2009

Excalibur Bachelor Party! from $81
$50 BEVERAGE CREDIT
$10 OF TICKETS TO FANTASY AT LUXOR
VIP ADMISSION TO LAX NIGHTCLUB AT LUXOR
$50 IN PARTY PIT GAMING CHIPS FOR $40
10% DISCOUNT OF FULL-DAY CABANA RENTAL MON – FRI.
**EXTRA GUESTS IN THE ROOM STAY FOR FREE UP TO A MAXIMUM OF FOUR**
Promotion Runs April 17, 2009 – February 28, 2010
Offer Expires February 28, 2010

Excalibur Bachelorette Party! from $81
$50 BEVERAGE CREDIT
2-For-1 TICKETS TO THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER (EXCLUDES VIP TICKETS)
VIP ADMISSION TO LAX NIGHTCLUB AT LUXOR
$50 IN PARTY PIT GAMING CHIPS FOR $40
10% DISCOUNT ON FULL-DAY CABANA RENTAL MON – FRI.
A FREE THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER POSTER
** EXTRA PERSONS IN THE SAME ROOM STAY FOR FREE UP TO A MAXIMUM OF FOUR **
Promotion Runs April 17, 2009 – February 28, 2010
Offer Expires February 28, 2010

MGM Grand Season Offer from $50

$35 Activity Credit

2 free passes to Studio 54 or Tabu

15% off spa services

Promotion Runs March 10, 2009 – August 31, 2009

Offer Expires May 31, 2009

MGM Grand Exclusive Offer! from $49
* Daily access to the Grand Buffet for 2 people
* 2 VIP Passes to Studio 54 or Tabu
* 2 complimentary MGM Grand poolside cocktails
* 25% off Grand Spa or Christoph Salon
* $20 Free Slot Play
* $25 upgrade per night to Bungalow Suite
* $30 upgrade per night to Celebrity Spa Suite
Promotion Runs April 11, 2009 – January 31, 2010
Offer Expires April 17, 2009

MGM Grand Special Rates

Sunday thru Thursday from $59.

Promotion Runs March 17, 2009 – August 31, 2009

Offer Expires May 31, 2009

Luxor TAX REFUND VACATION from $38
Reserve special discount rates at the Luxor with this promotion.
Guest must be 18 or older to check-in.
Promotion Runs April 11, 2009 – January 5, 2010
Offer Expires April 16, 2009

Luxor from $55
One $25.00 Food and Beverage Credit – valid for use in Pyramid Cafe, MORE the Buffet at Luxor or Tender
Steakhouse (based on availability)*
One $10.00 Beverage Credit – valid for use in Aurora, Flight, Liquidity or the Playbar*
One $25.00 Nurture Spa Credit towards any spa treatment
$10.00 in Free Slot Play (for first time Players Club members only)*
Offer requires a two night minimum stay. Must be 21 or older to reserve. Please check calendar for valid
offer dates.
Promotion Runs February 22, 2009 – June 29, 2009
Offer Expires June 29, 2009

Excalibur Stay and Play from $41
$25 dining credit.
Promotion Runs Now through November 30, 2009
Offer Expires November 30, 2009

Excalibur OUR BEST RATES!from $30
Book our best rates and you will receive:
•TWO-FOR-ONE TICKETS TO THE TOURNAMENT OF KINGS DINNER SHOW
• 2 FREE DRINKS AT ANY POOL OR CASINO BAR
•20% OFF OF ANY SPA TREATMENT
Promotion Runs February 20, 2009 – October 31, 2009
Offer Expires November 30, 2009

Excalibur Family Package! from $50
2-FOR-1 tickets for Tournament of Kings dinner show
2-FOR-1 tickets to Adventuredome at Circus-Circus
2-FOR-1 tickets to our Magic Motion $-D movie ride
10 Free Play passes at the Fantasy Faire midway
20% Off on Bodies, the Exhibition at Luxor
20% off Titanic, the Exhibition at Luxor
Buy one, get the second admission for 50% to Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
**Additional guests in the same room stay free up to a maximum of four.
Promotion Runs March 19, 2009 – January 31, 2010
Offer Expires January 31, 2010

Mandalay Bay 3rd Night Free from $105
We’re offering a late check out. 24 hours to be exact.
Stay Two Nights, Get the Third Free.*
There are many temptations in our 11-acre aquatic playground, and you’ll have an extra day to indulge in them all. Because when you stay for two nights, you get your third night on us. What will you do with you free time? With such a late check out, the options are endless.
Complimentary Night will be the lowest rated night of stay and will be deducted at check-out
Promotion Runs May 25, 2009 – September 30, 2009
Offer Expires September 30, 2009

Bellagio very special webonly deals
Promotion Runs Ongoing
Offer Expires Ongoing

Monte Carlo SUMMER PROMOTION from $56
Experience the excitement at Monte Carlo this summer with this special offer.
2 for 1 Inner Tube Rental
2 for 1 Complimentary Buffets
Buy an appetizer at Diablo’s and get a complimentary House Margarita
$10 slot FREEPLAY®
Food Court Coupons valued at $20
Promotion Runs May 25, 2009 – September 7, 2009
Offer Expires September 6, 2009

New York New York from $80
Thank you for choosing our DRIVE BACK offer.
Stay through May 2009 and for your 2nd trip back to New York – New York, receive one FREE Night for return visit June through August 2009.
Promotion Runs March 29, 2009 – May 31, 2009
Offer Expires May 30, 2009

MGM Grand Maximum Escape from $74
·$35 Activity Credit (per stay)
·2 Line passes to Studio 54 or Tabu
·25% off Spa Services
Promotion Runs April 11, 2009 – May 30, 2010
Offer Expires December 30, 2010

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Biggest Discount rates, MGM Grand, Mirage, Monte Carlo, Signature, Luxor,Las Vegas

Latest Offers click here

Beneath are the current best deals available for these stunning MGM Mirage las vegas hotels, all are direct with the hotels this cuts out the middleman enabling the hotels to give you the best rate, as its direct with the hotel unless stated on the booking page yuo can cancel with no penalty up to 48 hours prior to check in. I hope this can help sonmone get the best deal.

MGM Grand, Las VegasMGM Grand Summer Splash! Rates from $69/night, and it comes with;
Two Free Inner Tube Rentals
$35 activity credit toward dining or entertainment
15% off spa services
Runs: June 11, 2008 – September 30, 2008

Expires: September 1 2008

Mirage Fathers day Offer
Make the Mirage your perfect Father’s Day gift. Room rates starting at $79 per night Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Starting at $119 per night Friday and Saturday

MGM Signature, Las vegasMGM Signature Summer Splash
* $25 Entertainment Credit
* 20% off spa treatment
* Continental breakfast for two at Delights
* Kids(10 and under) eat a free poolside meal with adult meal purchase (The Signature Poolside Grill)
* 20% off at The Signature Poolside Grill
June 5, 2008 – August 31, 2008 EXPIRES June 12th

Mirage “Tower Suite Offer” Rates from $168/nt. Join us at The Mirage and enjoy 30% off, on our luxurious accommodations on select dates . Apr 29 – Sep 10, 2008. Promo Code: RRTWR08 (Exp 9/12/08)

Luxor Luxury Getaway
These online rates reflect a $10 discount per night,
Luxor, Las Vegas • One $30.00 Dining Credit good at Fusia our Asian inspired restaurant*
• One $20.00 Spa Credit for Nurture Spa services*
• One 2 for 1 admission to Nurture The Spa at Luxor*
• $10.00 in Free Slot Play for New Player Club Members.*
Runs June 5, 2008 – February 28, 2009 – Expires February 27, 2009

Monte Carlo SPECIAL OFFER
Receive Exclusive Low Rates!
Offer is non-refundable and may not be cancelled.
Two Night Minimum Stay.
Runs June 5, 2008 – July 31, 2008 Expires July 31, 2008

Circus Circus Las Vegas “Be Adventurous 2008” JUNE RATES fr $42nt (2 night minimum). Plus, $10 Resort Credit (apply towards food, beverage, retail, or room charges), 2 for 1 Dinner Buffet, 2 for 1 entree at Mexitalia Xpress, Free pitcher of Margaritas at the Garden Grill, $4 off The Adventuredome Theme Park and Free Fun Book ($100 Value). Feb 5 – Jun 30, 2008. Promo Code: BE07 (Exp 6/30/08)

ExcaliburExcalibur “30-DAY ADVANCE OFFER” SUMMER RATES FROM $61/nt. *Book early & receive $10 off our already low internet rates. (*Displayed rates already include discount. Offer is non-refundable & may not be canceled or changed. Total stay is charged at time of booking. Mar 13 – Nov 15, 2008. Promo Code:EBOOK (Expires 11/30/08)

Bellagio Summer 2008 Suite Offer
We invite you to experience Summer at Bellagio with this exclusive offer at our AAA Five Diamond resort casino. Suite rates starting from $299 per night.
Runs June 8, – September 18, Expires October 2, 2008

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Discover a Monte Carlo like you’ve never seen and enjoy:
$20 Dining Credit
$20 Spa Credit
Complimentary Golf Club Rental – some restrictions apply
2 Complimentary Spa Admissions
$10 slot FREE PLAY
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Getting Married in Las Vegas – The legalities

Little Chapel of the WestLas Vegas Wedding Legalities
Getting married in Las Vegas is simple and easy in a nutshell you need to go to the Clark County Marriage Bureau fill in a form and pay $55+ $7.50 for the certificate, cash is the only form of payment taken. You are then free to get married in Las Vegas. The actual legal requirements are further down this page

Obtaining Your Marriage licence

You need to go the Clark County Marriage Bureau in person and you have to go together and the bureau only takes cash ($55) and they ask for the correct amount ! The bureau is  no longer open 245/7 but open 8am until midnight 7 days a week. At public holidays and particularly Valentines day you can find yourself queuing for a long time. You also need to show your passport, driving licence or birth certificate, surprisingly enough this (at least until next year) is only to prove your age not who you are ! You need to hand over a completed marriage licence application form each which you can download the form here you should download the instructions here they will help you. The Marriage Bureau suggests you bring a copy of the instructions with you when you apply for your licence. If you are not a US citizen under the title “Social Security (E)” write “NONE” Once you have handed over the forms and the cash and proved you are at least 18 you will be given a marriage licence this is valid for one year and allows to get married in Nevada by anyone licensed to perform marriages.

Obtaining Your Marriage Certificate
When you get to your marriage venue you will need to hand over your marriage licence, your minister (or appointed licensed person) will then marry you and he or she will file this with the Marriage Bureau so that a marriage certificate can be issued. The minister does not get paid by the wedding venue he works for tips so you should give him at least $50. Many venues will arrange for a marriage certificate to be posted to you or allow you to collect it from them at a later date. You can also apply for a certified marriage certificate by writing to “Clark County Recorder, P.O. Box 551510 Las Vegas, Nevada 89155-1510” and enclosing the fee of $10.

Marriage License Requirements

Requirements for U.S. citizens and non U.S. citizens are the same.

It is suggested that non U.S. citizens check with your local officials for special documents that may be needed to ensure that your marriage will be recognized in your country.

Applicants must be a Male and a Female, at least 18 years of age, and not nearer of kin than second cousins or cousins of half blood, and not having a husband or wife living.

Applicants may be required to prove their age. Those not having acceptable identification to prove age may be refused a marriage license. (Faxed copies, damaged identification, privately issued I.D., check cashing cards or photocopies of identification are unacceptable.)

Social Security Numbers are required on the Affidavit of Application for a Marriage License. Please know your Social Security Number. Those without knowledge of their Social Security Number may be refused a marriage license. It is recognized that non U.S. citizens will not have a Social Security Number.

Marriage Ceremonies: In order to have a legal marriage, a ceremony must be performed in the State of Nevada within one year from date of issuance of the marriage license by any person licensed or authorized to perform ceremonies in Nevada. The ceremony may be performed in any Wedding Chapel, Church or the Civil Marriage Commissioner’s Office. These marriages are recognized throughout the world.

Vows: In Las Vegas you are allowed to write your own vows so you can make your ceremony very very special you can make it as personal and unique as you wish here is a link to a fantatstic book that helps your write great vows that will make your day even more special.

Blood test: There is no blood test and no waiting period after a license is issued.

Divorced Applicants: Are required to know the Month/Day/Year/City and State of their divorce. The divorce must be final and filed with the courts in the state or country granted. You are not required to bring the divorce decree


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Special rates at Luxor, MGM Grand and Excalibur Las Vegas from 26th May 2008

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BEST RATES ADDDED HERE FOR 2009

Here are the latest special rates that I have been given for the MGM Grand, Excalibur and the Luxor hopefully they will help somone save a few dollars. , yoWhen you click on the links you need to enter the code shown here in in bold ( PZ0023 for Luxor example) in the special arrangements box and then click go to the right of it you will then be presented with a “hidden”page which will give you the special rates. all the best Simon

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Luxor “Stay An Extra Day” *Stay 2 nights and get the 3rd night free on select calendar dates in June (*See site for additional details). Rates from $79/nt. Jun 4 – Jun 15, 2008. Promo Code: Pstay (Exp 6/13/08)

Luxor “ONLINE SPECIAL” RATES From $59/nt. *Plus, One $20.00 Food Dining Credit ($10.00 for Backstage Deli, $10.00 for the Pyramid Cafe),50% off the normal suite upgrade charge (Pyramid Spa or Tower Luxury Suite) Based on availability, $10.00 in Free Play for New Player Club Members (*See site for additional details). May 15 – August 31, 2008. Promo Code: PZOO23 (Exp 5/28/08)

Excalibur “Summer Vacation! Rates from $51/nt. Book this promotion and receive an upgrade to one of our newly-remodeled Widescreen rooms at no additional charge. This offer includes a total of $25 in dining credits. Subject to availability. May 14 – Sep 30, 2008. Promo Code: EMUPG (Exp 5/22/08)

MGM Grand “Summer Splash!” Rates from $69/nt. *Plus, $35 Activity Credit towards dining or entertainment, Two Free Inner Tube Rentals, 15% off Spa Treatment, $50 upgrade to Celebrity Spa or Hollywood Suite -based upon availability at check in (*See site for additional details). May 16 – Sep 30, 2008. Promo Code: INB174 (Exp 6/2/08)

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Mirage Suites from $154 per night

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My Review of Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Caesars PalaceCaesars

3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas
NV 89109
+1 (702) 731 7110

Location Dead centre Strip; this is the marker for other casino’s location. The only problem is that when Caesars was built no one walked on the Strip; all travel was done by car. As a result the casino entrance is about 500 yards back from the Strip. Don’t worry though the good folks at Caesars have put in a series of moving walkways to get you to their machines quicker.

Theme It’s Rome, ancient Rome from the spectacular fountains, delightful statues and cypress trees that you pass on your way to the casino to the toga costumes the staff wear. This certainly is ancient Rome with electricity and air conditioning. It is a very Grand Rome with loads of marble and gold, everything that can be gold and glittery is gold and glittery. The theme like most of Vegas is completely over the top; but in the best possible way. If there was a casino themed on Las Vegas, Caesars would be it. Las Vegas at its best.

Attractions Well there are the wonderful, if slightly dated magical statues in the Forum shops these are robotic statues that come alive with the aid of smoke and lights and act out Roman and mystical type tales; free and great for the kids. The race for Atlantis IMAX 3d simulation ride, the Omnimax movie theatre where the film actually seems to surround you and several amusements arcades. To be fair the whole of the forum shops could be counted as an attraction with plenty to see. For the older children the Pussy Cat Dolls casino has dealers in their underwear and dancers wearing little more strutting their stuff between the tables. The shopping at the Forum Shops is arguably the best in Vegas this really is an attraction on its own.

Pool The pools at Caesars are great posh and posher with many beautiful people around them. One of the pools allows “European” sunbathing which means topless and apparently is a big deal in the USA.

Shows and Entertainment Caesars generally have some of the biggest headliners in town Celine Dione made Caesars her home for many years whilst Elton John filled in for her holidays. Caesars is going through a bit of a transitional stage at the moment where Bette Midler and Cher are the two house acts it will be interesting to see where this goes

Dining La Piazza Food Court is my favourite on the Strip; you enter together, you chose your different food Caesars Outside(Pizza, Salads, Hot Dogs, Chinese etc) get your drinks together and pay together. No queuing up separately just because one of you wants Pasta and the other Chinese. The seating area is lovely, on the edge of the casino allowing you to see the action, sort of inside the branches of a big tree. There is a very small buffet with very long queues and quite high prices (B$15.50 L$17.50 D$23.50, Sunday Brunch $23.50 or $33.50 with champagne) which I have not tried. There are several other high quality restaurants including Hyakumi – Japanese, Bacchanal – a six course Roman feast and Café Roma the 24hr coffee shop. General reports of food at these restaurants are good.

Gaming Caesars has a colossus of gaming space in fact over 118,000 sq ft containing over 2000 slot and video machines, over 70 tables and 13 roulette wheels. Surprisingly there is a very good range of nickel machines here, table limits can be a low $5 minimum but this is only ever one or two tables and only when trade is slow. The layout of the casino is very odd; it seems bitty; like some bits were added on rather as a second thought. Parts of the casino are very dark and others very light. The way in which the floors are arranged makes you very disorientated. I am not sure if this is deliberate or not, but this, along with the expedition back to the Strip does seem to make you stay longer than planned.

Drinks service I found the drink service to be quite good, although I think that depends on where you sit as there are many nooks and crannies which probably do not receive such good service. I always make sure that any cocktail waitress who passes within 20 foot of me knows I want a drink and this obviously helps a great deal.

Overall If you ask anyone to name a casino (with possibly the exception of Bob Stupak and Steve Wynn)Bellagio they will say Caesars Palace. Caesars is Vegas and Vegas is Caesars. You get a chance to see “whales” (high rollers) at play and yet still feel like you are a million dollars putting your nickels into the slots. If you are in Vegas and you can only go to one casino, this has to be it, you will not be disappointed.

Good points Just the whole over the top “we have got it and boy are we going to flaunt it” atmosphere. The forum shops are the best set of shops in Strip the $20 upgrade trick seems to work well here.

Bad points The casino does not feel like one building and the layout can make navigating the casino confusing, you also experience bottle necks and it gets very crowded. Caesars is not quite up to the levelof Bellagio or Wynn but it does seem to think it is.

Top Tip Allow plnety of time to get around Caesars is the easiset resort on the Strip toget lost in this along with being the most crowded means that everything takes longer than it should

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