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There’s no place like Las Vegas. It’s Disney Land for adults with entertainment 24/7. Slot machines, Black Jack tables, straight-faced poker, broadway musicals, Elvis impersonators… things can get a little out of hand here but even if you’ve got a tight rope on your budget, you can still experience Vegas for free.

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Sights and attractions

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You’ll definitely need some money if you’re planning to hit up the casinos but we’ve got more of that below. As for Vegas itself, you’ll never believe the things you can find here from the world’s largest nugget of gold to the world’s famous fountain after Italy’s Trevi (but Vegas also has a replica of that one). These city sight are completely free.

  • The Silverton Aquarium – Within the Silverton Hotel is a giant 117,000 gallon saltwater tank on a scale that is really only appreciated in Las Vegas.
  • Bellagio’s Conservatory – 100 of the country’s greatest horticulturalists came together to create this conservatory atrium which features some of the more elaborate floral arrangements you’ve ever seen.
  • The Rio’s Show in the Sky – This cabaret-style burlesque show is completely free to view and plays every hour on the hour from Thursday to Saturday. It’s glamourous, upbeat and will leave you wanting more!
  • Fremont Street Experience – When evening arrives, head down to Fremont Street to see the nightly light show featuring 12.5 million lights and free concerts on the hour, every hour from 6pm to midnight. The Neon Museum is also here, free to enter.
  • Bellagio Fountains – Each and every night crowds gather in front of the Bellagio to see the water fountains dance to music in the quarter-mile long lake. As grand as the final scene of  Oceans Eleven.
  • The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat – What would a hotel-casino called The Flamingo do if it didn’t have resident flamingoes? Check out the Wildlife Habitat here and get a closer look at the gorgeous and graceful creatures that inspired this iconic casino.

Gambling on a budget

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Las Vegas’ casinos are the main attraction for many heading to Nevada for a Las Vegas holiday. But it’s easy to get carried away. Before you enter a casino, set yourself a gambling budget. If you gamble, you will loose money so never gamble more than you are willing to lose. For the most fun, approach the casino with a low limit. Casino Royale is a good place to start with $3 craps and plenty of free plays.

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Have you been to Vegas? What was the best part of the trip? Did you hit it big at the casino?

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