Wouldn't it be great if you could visit Vegas and look like a baller without emptying your pockets or counting cards? Actually, that is not as far-fetched as it sounds. We spoke to Vegas expert and cofounder of Hotels.com and Getaroom.com, Bob Diener, to get the inside scoop on going from rookie to rockstar overnight, without breaking the bank.
Skip the velvet rope
Real VIPs hit the hot clubs Sunday through Thursday nights because they know they will have the place to themselves. To set yourself apart from the crowd (and avoid long lines and hefty cover charges) Diener suggests following suit and visiting on these days too. If you are interested in one particular nightclub, he recommends staying at the hotel where that club is located and asking for line passes which will allow to you finally walk right past those intimidating bouncers. Another way to score free drinks and easy access? Do some research to find local promoters for the clubs you have your eye on and see if you can get on their list.
Dress to impress
Ever see Double 007 saunter up to the tables in a tee shirt and a pair of jeans? Of course not! According to Diener, "dressing the part is an important first step towards fitting in with the high rollers." While you don't need to spend thousands on a new suit, quality shoes and a quality, well-fitting jacket are a must. Wrinkles, scuffs, and haphazard tucking will give you away immediately. Other helpful additions include a new haircut, a little hair gel, a bit of color that doesn't throw off the entire outfit, a good watch, and confidence, of course.