Originally Posted by DuckyLucky
Doesn't sound like your interested in doing the balla trip. I'd say go alone. Rent a car. Spend days driving around to interesting natural areas around Vegas (January is cool to cold so it's a good time to explore the outdoors). Spend evenings at the poker tables.
Pay for your hotel, car, show tickets in advance. Figure on $100/day for expenses. Bankroll at poker should be around $500/day. I'd say $2500 to $3000 for four days is about right.
$3k????????? wtf are you spending $2k of that on????????????????
I went with 3 friends this summer, 4 nights including a weekend and we dropped just over $400 each for hotel AND airfare. I think we spent around another $400 total, and that included a nice (~$50) meal every night, tons of drinking, and clubbing every night. And $50/day for cabs is absolutely ridiculous. Even a cab ride from Mandalay to Encore, taking backroads bc of the construction delays at night only ran us $25. If you stay near the center of the strip, most **** in the area is under 15 minutes walking, so if you plan accordingly wont be spending much on transportation.
If your just gonna eat food and play poker, then you're definitely not spending that much money. Figure $400 total for the hotel if during the week, another $300 for food (which honestly is high) and $200 if you see 2 shows.