Play these free slots now Gambling problem? Call the 800-522-4700 hotline or get online help See these horror stories. Know that Parkinson's drugs encourage gambling. Welcome! I'm Michael Bluejay, and I'm here to share what I know about Las Vegas and gambling. With this site, you'll have the insider's edge. See my mission and what's different about this site. Most popular stuff: Insider's guide to slot machines Free things to do in Vegas Gambling 101 8 ways to gamble smart List of Vegas casinos Online gambling is mostly legal Latest updates August 2019 VegasClick becomes Easy Vegas. New article: How much do dealers make? Redid the Vegas Strip Map from scratch Added how much tips equals how much dealer and cocktail waitress yearly earnings to the Tipping Guide Added cheapest buffets to the Cheap Eats page October 2018 Created a simulator to show how likely it is to hit different numbers in roulette after various numbers of spins. Created a simulator to show that RRbRbbbRbR in roulette is no more likely than RRRRRRRRRR. New article on how to calculate the house edge. New article: 8 ways to gamble smart. March 2019: New article: 34 free things to do in Vegas. August 2018 Made a new page of suggested casino reforms New article: Why people gamble, and gambling addiction New article: Good Bovada Slots Separated the modern slots from old slots on the Mac casinos page Added how long it takes to hit a slot jackpot Added info about slot machine near-misses New article: mobile-friendly games at Bovada Made an app that generates random baccarat shoes, as well as a commission calculator Added the snazzy new mobile menus Made most of the rest of the site mobile-friendly Rewrote the Coin Pushers article Updated lots of content throughout the site Earlier Completely overhauled my slot machines content, including these brand-new pages: how to play, returns & paybacks, the randomness principle, myths, B.S., jackpots, skill-based slots. 3/18 See earlier updates Top 10 Las Vegas Tips Visit mid-week. Hotel rooms often cost three to four times as much on the weekends as during the week! Plus, with weekend crowds you'll wait in line for everything. Mid-week visitors save tons of money and have a much better time. Get a player's card. Go to the Player's Club desk at any casino you visit and sign up for a free player's card, even if you don't plan to gamble there. Then the casino will mail you offers for discounted or even free rooms on your next visit. You can also sign up for the MGM/Mirage card online, which will work at 10 Vegas Strip casinos. Set loss limits. Make a gambling budget for each day and if you lose it, then stop playing. Don't play slot machines. They suck your money away hand over fist. Compare $500 lost over 10 hours at 75¢/spin compared to just $40 lost at blackjack or craps @ $5 a hand. See my crash course on table games to have a much better chance of winning. Tip the dealers $5+/hr., and the cocktail waitresses $1 every drink or two. (more...) Ask for comps. When you play either slots or table games the casino will reward you with buffets, show tickets, or room discounts. Ask at the player's club booth (slot players) or at the tables (table players) for how to claim your goodies. (more on comps) Use the buses. The Westcliff Express bus goes straight from the airport to the South Strip (MGM Grand, NY NY, Luxor, Tropicana) for $2. The #108 goes from the airport to the Stratosphere and then to downtown, for $2. Pay $8 for a 24-hour pass when you get on any bus, and then ride any bus in the city for free for the next 24 hours, including the Deuce and Strip/Downtown Express (SDX) buses. See our special page that tells you all about the buses. Don't try to get taxis on the strip. Taxis can't stop directly on the strip; that's why they're passing you by. Go to the taxi area of the hotel to get one. Up to 4 people ride for the same price as 1; if there's just 2 of you, don't be afraid to yell out, "Anyone want to split a cab to [some casino]?" It doesn't just save money, it's eco-friendly. Walk. You'll discover stuff. When the Strip is crowded, sometimes it's even faster than taxis or buses. Plus, it helps work off the calories from the buffets. Get Half-Price Show Tickets. You can get deeply-discounted tickets for most Vegas shows at one of the several Tix4Tonite booths on the Strip and downtown. See all my tips for getting free and cheap tix. Bank your winnings. Set aside half your win when you win big, and never gamble it, so you have a guaranteed win. Easy Vegas in the News Web Interviews Gaming Affiliates Guide, Sep 28, 2016 Radio Interviews WCAP 980, Eagle Radio 1100, Sicilian Corner, interview about slot machines. Mar 18, 2016 Gambling with an Edge, hosted by Bob Dancer & Richard Munchkin, July 28, 2015 WOGL, 98.1fm, Philadelphia PA, Morning Show, about the new Sugar House Casino in Philly, Sep. 23, 2010 KSRO, 1350am, Sonoma County, CA, Marci Smothers Show, about casino gambling, Aug. 5, 2005 MP3 Articles we've been quoted in: How are betting odds calculated?, Talk Business (UK), Oct 17, 2017 Best casino games to play, Reader's Digest, Sep 21, 2017 Gambling fans should bookmark these sites, Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh), Mar 27, 2017 Vegas, Casinos Lose Their Luster, TheStreet.com, Aug 11, 2009 Rivers Casino debuts today, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug 9, 2009 How Vegas lures visitors, even in a recession, Fox Business, Jul 31, 2009 The truth about fruit [slot] machines, This is Money (UK), Jun 10, 2009 Experts: Electronic blackjack best bet at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Express News (Easton, PA), May 22 2009 Playing, Paying, and Pain [slot machines], Meadville Tribune, May 31 2006 The Easy Vegas editor also wrote the cover story for Casino Player magazine in October 2005 and Wikipedia references our article on slot machines in its own article on the subject.