How to Plan a Casino Day Trip

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If you spend hours a day playing against people online, then perhaps you might want to consider a day trip to a casino. Many casinos have great deals from free play to transportation for you or a group. For the sake of simplicity, let's assume that a group of you want to have a memory to think back on when a "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" commerical comes on. Depending on the option you choose from below it can be be a free or chartering a bus.

Things You'll Need

  • Money
  • Number in Group
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Casino Phone Numbers or Webpages
  • Do a quick survey of the number of people interested in going to the casino(s). Regardless of whether you choose to charter a bus or have the casino pick you up, it is best to have an idea of how many will be travelling in your group. The perks are best for large groups of 54.

  • Research the casino(s) you would like to go to: Every casino has a different ambiance. Some are laid back, while others are much more formal. There are also some that have table games, and others with the full table of slots, table games, and tournaments. 1. What location? Is there one near your home or is Vegas or Atlantic City within reason.2. Do they pick up or will you need to charter a bus?3. Is it overnight or just a day trip?4. What are they offering? ($20 in free play and a buffet for each person, for example)

  • Decide if this is a fundraiser: If it is a fundraiser: How much do you want to raise? What is that amount divided by the number of people going? Add a little extra to each because inevitably people will drop out.

  • Plan and book the date: Weekends are best, but it will cost you more to charter a bus. Weekends are only great because people are not working, but if there is a way to get your group there on a Tuesday, for instance, the casino might be more inclined to give you perks up to and including a bus.

  • Plan the transportation: Please know that if you are chartering a bus that it will be costly, and there will be stops due to laws. 1. Where will you pick the group up and return them to: Some locations charge a fee to use it, so check.2. Will there be stops?3. Can the Casino do a Pick-up?

  • Take reservations: If the group is young, you might consider using an online system that collects Credit Cards or PayPal. They may charge a small fee, but it saves tons of time.

Tips & Warnings

  • PayPal accepts credit card payments without the person having to sign up as a member.
  • Book well ahead of time
  • Close to home is best for charter costs
  • Everything is negotiable.
  • Do not give group size as more than what you realistically have. It will cause issues if the casino sends a bus expecting 54 and only 10 are going.
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