OK, here goes...
Before my girlfriend and I began going together, I used to travel to LV alone all the time and always seemed to enjoy myself. There was none of that old "what do you want to do" going back and forth all the time. No disagreeing on restaurants or shows. No having to wait until someone else got up (I'm a VERY early riser). I always enjoyed myself. Now that I have someone to go with, I wouldn't want to go alone again, but you know what? It's still a good time either way.
I usually travel to las vegas with a group, but last year I tried it alone for a week as noone could make the same dates as myself. I would like to know member opinions of travelling to las vegas solo.
I don't have to eat at fancy places, though I budget for one, maybe two, nice restaurants. And when at the nice restaurants, I lay off the booze. I figure it flows freely in the casinos anyway, so why pay for it?
What do you do for managing your money- tips for making it last as long as possible.
Regarding gaming, I don't do machines. I play mainly poker and BJ, and using basic strategy in BJ, I find that more often I either break even or come out ahead than not. For poker, I play either $1-$2 no limit hold-em or low-dollar tournaments. In a rake game, with 10 at a table, I only HAVE to put in $3 every ten hands. If I get good cards, then the skill aspect of poker comes in, and I feel pretty comfortable there. I like tournaments because I see the buy-in as an entry fee, or cover charge. I pay my admission and I play for a while. Even if I don't win anything, I have had fun and haven't lost any more. Any profit I made usually goes toward a show, nice meal or shopping.
And while I'm on the subject, I usually look for the clearance racks in the gift shops. I'm not one that does a lot of shopping, but every once in a while, something may just happen to jump out at me and force me to buy it...but that's rare too.