Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Crown Jewel of Vegas Bargains

I first discovered the Poker Palace when I took two of my Colorado friends north of downtown on Las Vegas Blvd., looking for virgin territory where we could all sign up as new members. Spin the wheel when you get your players' card and see how much free slot play you win! One of the dealers told me it used to be a restaurant whose owner expanded it into a little casino. It's quite the haunt for the frugal gambler: $1 blackjack, poker tournaments with an $18 buy-in, and Bingo! They have 16-oz. T-Bone steak for $5.98 all day, while Friday and Saturday are $3.98 Prime Rib night. If you're not up for a sit-down meal, the snack bar by the gaming tables can fix you up with a good burger and other cheap eats. It's also home to what may be the single best bargain in town (and for the first time I wish no one was reading this): the newspaper machine out front sells the Sunday paper for a dollar.

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