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The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2010

For Travelers Who Want More Than the Official Line!

Hotels & attractions, ranked and rated Insider tips that save you time & money

Bob Sehlinger

"Best Travel Series of the Year" —Booklist

From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide® to Walt Disney World®

"A Tourist's Best Friend!"
—Chicago Sun-Times

"Indispensable"
—The New York Times

Five Great Features and Benefits

offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide ®:

1 Over 100 hotels and casinos rated and ranked — the most offered by any guidebook — plus proven strategies for getting the best rate

2 Complete detailed descriptions of each casino and casino hotel

3 In-depth critical reviews of Las Vegas' 60 best shows and 30 top nightspots — the most offered by any guidebook

4 Detailed reviews of more than 100 restaurants — a complete dining guide within the guide, plus the best buffets rated and ranked

5 Fifty pages of gambling tips from how to play, recognize sucker games, and cut the house advantage to the bone

Sample Rating

Cirque du Soleil's LOVE ....1/2

Appeal by Age Under 21 ... 21–37 .... 38–50 ... 51+ .....

host casino and showroom?Mirage—LOVE Theater; # 702-792-7777 or 800-963-9634; www.mirage.com or www.cirquedusoleil.com

Type of show Circus based on music of the Beatles. Admission $69 (upper level), $93.50 (obstructed view), $99 (upper-mid), $125 (mid-level), $150 (floor level). Cast size 60. Night of lowest attendance Monday. Usual show times Thursday–Monday, 7 and 10 p.m. Dark Tuesday and Wednesday. Topless No. Duration of presentation 1 hour and 30 minutes.


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
The more i look at this book the more i like it. Feb. 6 2010
By TC - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this along with Fodor's Las Vegas 2010 and Frommer's Las Vegas 2010. This book has the most pages. They break down everything in terms of a rating, price, etc. for shows they tell you the slowest time of the week for the show, the length of the show, as well as a description. It breaks down the top restaurants and buffets.

This book has information regarding shows, hotels, restaurants, nightlife. There are little tips here and there but none i found that i didn't already really know.

What I don't like is that there are no pictures--and there are very few visual breaks for me so sometimes the pages can be a bit overwhelming. I loved the Fodor's book the best for layout and pictures as well as side trip information.

The difficulty in rating is that there are some things I like about Fodor's better and it gives better information and some things I like about this one better--this one has more information about buffets--which kind of excite me. I'm wondering if the only thing i will be doing is eating!

After looking at Fodors and this book over and over, it really has become more of a tie for me between the two. Frommers on the other hand is clearly not on par with either of these books and provides the least amount of information on everything.

If you are only looking to be in Las Vegas, then this is probably the best book. If however, you are like me and also wanting to do day trips or side trips, I would also purchase Fodor's Guide to Las Vegas 2010 as it has a lot more information about those. (63 pages on side trips--as opposed to 6 pages in this book).

I hope this help you make a decision on which book is best.

I learned from this book about the "M" casino that has an excellent buffet for fairly inexpensive. it is a little south of the strip so a lot of people don't know about. so far, it is our favorite buffet. although we will be going to Wynn soon because they are suppose to have an excellent buffet also.

I highly recommend buying and reading at least 1 of these guides--this or fodor's as there is so much information that you may not find out if you just come.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Very helpful Sept. 26 2009
By C. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been to Las Vegas several times and used other travel books. This was my
first purchase of an "Unofficial" book and will not be my last. It's very well
layed out, plenty of good information and good maps. I don't think you will be
disappointed, I wasn't. Well worth the money, especially at the "Amazon" price.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
GREAT TOOL FOR TRIP PLANNING Oct. 14 2009
By Faye - Published on Amazon.com
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I am planning a trip to Las Vegas in November and wanted very current information on hotels, shows, etc. This guide was the perfect choice and I would highly recommend it if you are planning a visit.

The format of the book makes comparisons between hotels, dining establishments and entertainment easy. This is not my first trip to Las Vegas so this book is for everyone.

I have purchased Unofficial Guides to other cities and I have never been disappointed!!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Don't go to Vegas without this one! Nov. 8 2009
By Karen H. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I had read the reviews and thought "what the heck, it isn't that much money".

This was probably the best investment for our vacation that I made!

We go to Vegas at least once a year and found a lot of coupons to use - the food coupons got us BOGOs at some of our favorite inexpensive buffets (Gold Coast and Flamingo) as well as introduced us to new places (we got deli sandwiches at the deli at NYNY - wow, they were phenomenal and we would never have tried that spot without the coupon).

My husband and I tend to not be tied to just one casino so we used quite a few of the coupons for free slot play at some unfamiliar casinos - so that was fun as well.

You will recoup the cost of the book in 2 - 3 coupons.

It also is just a great resource - it tells you everything you need to know about every casino - # machines, payoffs, address, buffet costs, etc. For folks who do enjoy trekking around, that info is worth the cost of the book as well.

Much of the book is for non-Vegas casinos (Indiana, Florida, etc.) - we are anxious to see if they begin to include coupons for our PA casinos in future editions.

We are headed back to Vegas in December and - absolutely - we purchased the 2010 guide - we won't leave home without one from now on!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Would recommend. Dec 19 2009
By M. McDermott - Published on Amazon.com
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I read this before my first trip to Vegas. It was very, very helpful. I understand there is not enough room for them to cover everything, but I would have liked to see some reviews of Grand Canyon tours/helicoptor tours. Overall, definity glad I bought this book. By the way, on the helicoptor tours, I HIGHLY recommend Papillion tours.

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