.

SmartMoney Blogs

Pay Dirt
A daily look at what we buy, how we spend, and the companies that do right - and wrong - by their customers.

Casinos Bet on Cheap Hotel Rooms

The odds of winning are improving at American casinos — at least when it comes to cheap hotel rooms.

Competition for gambling dollars increased thanks to both the recession and more competition as many states legalized slots and table games, says Holly Wetzel, spokeswoman for the American Gaming Association. Since 2006, 71 new major casinos opened up around the country, she says. Towns like Atlantic City and Las Vegas, once had near monopolies, but now gambling is available within a three-hour drive of most metropolitan areas. This gambling glut is a boon for bettors, says Andrew Young, editor at TravelZoo.com. “Hotels may be willing to lose a bit of money on the room rate because they know people are going to spend money in the casinos and at shows and in restaurants,” he says.  Average room rates in Atlantic City fell 28% to $62 this year from 2011 and dropped 6% to $99 in Las Vegas, according to Hotwire.com.

The casino’s best way to get more visitors in the door is lower hotel rates, experts say. “The glut of rooms from the 2000s construction boom means you can get four- and five-star Las Vegas hotel rooms for under $100 a night,” says Jason Clampet, senior online editor at travel website Frommers.com. Hotels like the Luxor Resort are offering spring break deals from $42 per room, and rooms at Green Valley Ranch can be had for around $75. Daily deal site Living Social currently has 80% off weekend packages in Las Vegas and up to 60% off Atlantic City ticket packages. The Atlantic City Boutique Hotel $55 — Atlantic City Boutique Hotel into Summer, 50% Off also has rooms at $55 per night including a $25 gaming credit and rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at $58 to $69, down from $149.

Even smaller gambling resorts are keen to lure tourists away from Florida and Mexico, experts say. The four-star Casino Resort has 50% off with rooms from $79, but they include a $12 nightly resort fee and the Sands Resort in Bethlehem, Pn., has 25% off rooms and also “Stay and Game” packages from $139 for two people sharing with a $10 “slot free play” per person. Living Social also plans to offer more deals like the recent offers giving 50% off Lumière Place Hotel & Casino in St. Louis, Mo., Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, In.,  and nearly 60% off the Grand Lake Casino in Grove, Ok.

For more travel deals read:

“Austerity Tourism: Greek Travel Deals.”

“Casinos Gamble on Low Room Rates.”

Comments

We welcome thoughtful comments from readers. Please comply with our guidelines. Our blogs do not require the use of your real name.

Comments (5 of 8)

View all Comments »
    • By WebOsPublisher

      Ask How In .Net: Disable / Freez the Page when Button Click
      */
      /* Content
      ———————————————– */
      body
      font: normal normal 13px Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, FreeSans, sans-serif;
      color: #666666;
      background: #c2e327 none repeat-x scroll top left;

      html body .content-outer
      min-width: 0;
      max-width: 100%;
      width: 100%;

      a:link
      text-decoration: none;
      color: #990000;

      a:visited
      text-decoration: none;
      color: #79469c;

      a:hover
      text-decoration: underline;
      color: #4337cd;

      .main-inner
      padding-top: 15px;

      .body-fauxcolumn-outer
      background: transparent url(themes.googleusercontent.com/image?id=0BwVBOzw_-hbMNzE5NTg3YzUtMGU0Mi00OWQ3LTg2NjUtODk1OGVlMjg1YjZj) repeat-x scroll top center;

      .content-fauxcolumns .fauxcolumn-inner
      background: #ffffff none repeat-x scroll top left;
      border-left: 1px solid #ffffff;
      border-right: 1px solid #ffffff;

      /* Flexible Background
      ———————————————– */
      .content-fauxcolumn-outer .fauxborder-left
      width: 100%;
      padding-left: 0;
      margin-left: -0;
      background-color: transparent;
      background-image: none;
      background-repeat: no-repeat;
      background-position: left top;

      .content-fauxcolumn-outer .fauxborder-right
      margin-right: -0;
      width: 0;
      background-color: transparent;
      background-image: none;
      background-repeat: no-repeat;
      background-position: right top;

      /* Columns
      ———————————————– */
      .content-inner
      padding: 0;

      /* Header
      ———————————————– */
      .header-inner
      padding: 27px 0 3px;

      .header-inner .section
      margin: 0 35px;

      .Header h1
      font: normal normal 60px Times, ‘Times New Roman’, FreeSerif, serif;
      color: #ffd966;

      .Header h1 a
      color: #ffd966;

      .Header .description
      font-size: 115%;
      color: #666666;

      .header-inner .Header .titlewrapper,
      .header-inner .Header .descriptionwrapper
      padding-left: 0;
      padding-right: 0;
      margin-bottom: 0;

      /* Tabs
      ———————————————– */
      .tabs-outer
      position: relative;
      background: transparent;

      .tabs-cap-top, .tabs-cap-bottom
      position: absolute;
      width: 100%;

      .tabs-cap-bottom
      bottom: 0;

      .tabs-inner
      padding: 0;

      .tabs-inner .section
      margin: 0 35px;

      *+html body .tabs-inner .widget li
      padding: 1px;

      .PageList
      border-bottom: 1px solid #c7ed83;

      .tabs-inner .widget li.selected a,
      .tabs-inner .widget li a:hover
      position: relative;
      -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px;
      -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px;
      -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px;
      -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px;
      -goog-ms-border-top-left-radius: 5px;
      -goog-ms-border-top-right-radius: 5px;
      border-top-left-radius: 5px;
      border-top-right-radius: 5px;
      background: #c7ed83 none ;
      color: #4c7349;

      .tabs-inner .widget li a
      display: inline-block;
      margin: 0;
      margin-right: 1px;
      padding: .65em 1.5em;
      font: normal normal 12px Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, FreeSans, sans-serif;
      color: #4c7349;
      background-color: #e4ffb7;
      -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px;
      -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px;
      -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px;
      -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px;
      -goog-ms-border-top-left-radius: 5px;
      -goog-ms-border-top-right-radius: 5px;
      border-top-left-radius: 5px;
      border-top-right-radius: 5px;

      /* Headings
      ———————————————– */
      h2
      font: normal bold 12px Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
      color: #0b5394;

      /* Widgets
      ———————————————– */
      .main-inner .column-left-inner
      padding: 0 0 0 20px;

      .main-inner .column-left-inner .section
      margin-right: 0;

      .main-inner .column-right-inner
      padding: 0 20px 0 0;

      .main-inner .column-right-inner .section
      margin-left: 0;

      .main-inner .section
      padding: 0;

      .main-inner .widget
      padding: 0 0 15px;
      margin: 20px 0;
      border-bottom: 1px solid #f6f4f4;

      .main-inner .widget h2
      margin: 0;
      padding: .6em 0 .5em;

      .footer-inner .widget h2
      padding: 0 0 .4em;

      .main-inner .widget h2 + div, .footer-inner .widget h2 + div
      padding-top: 15px;

      .main-inner .widget .widget-content
      margin: 0;
      padding: 15px 0 0;

      .main-inner .widget ul, .main-inner .widget #ArchiveList ul.flat
      margin: -15px -15px -15px;
      padding: 0;
      list-style: none;

      .main-inner .sidebar .widget h2
      border-bottom: 1px solid transparent;

      .main-inner .widget #ArchiveList
      margin: -15px 0 0;

      .main-inner .widget ul li, .main-inner .widget #ArchiveList ul.flat li
      padding: .5em 15px;
      text-indent: 0;

      .main-inner .widget #ArchiveList ul li
      padding-top: .25em;
      padding-bottom: .25em;

      .main-inner .widget ul li:first-child, .main-inner .widget #ArchiveList ul.flat li:first-child
      border-top: none;

      .main-inner .widget ul li:last-child, .main-inner .widget #ArchiveList ul.flat li:last-child
      border-bottom: none;

      .main-inner .widget .post-body ul
      padding: 0 2.5em;
      margin: .5em 0;
      list-style: disc;

      .main-inner .widget .post-body ul li
      padding: 0.25em 0;
      margin-bottom: .25em;
      color: #666666;
      border: none;

      .footer-inner .widget ul
      padding: 0;
      list-style: none;

      .widget .zippy
      color: #666666;

      /* Posts
      ———————————————– */
      .main.section
      margin: 0 20px;

      body .main-inner .Blog
      padding: 0;
      background-color: transparent;
      border: none;

      .main-inner .widget h2.date-header
      border-bottom: 1px solid transparent;

      .date-outer
      position: relative;
      margin: 15px 0 20px;

      .date-outer:first-child
      margin-top: 0;

      .date-posts
      clear: both;

      .post-outer, .inline-ad
      border-bottom: 1px solid #f6f4f4;
      padding: 30px 0;

      .post-outer
      padding-bottom: 10px;

      .post-outer:first-child
      padding-top: 0;
      border-top: none;

      .post-outer:last-child, .inline-ad:last-child
      border-bottom: none;

      .post-body img
      padding: 8px;

      h3.post-title, h4
      font: normal normal 24px Times, Times New Roman, serif;
      color: #11a311;

      h3.post-title a
      font: normal normal 24px Times, Times New Roman, serif;
      color: #11a311;
      text-decoration: none;

      h3.post-title a:hover
      color: #4337cd;
      text-decoration: underline;

      .post-header
      margin: 0 0 1.5em;

      .post-body
      line-height: 1.4;

      .post-footer
      margin: 1.5em 0 0;

      #blog-pager
      padding: 15px;

      .blog-feeds, .post-feeds
      margin: 1em 0;
      text-align: center;

      .post-outer .comments
      margin-top: 2em;

      /* Comments
      ———————————————– */
      .comments .comments-content .icon.blog-author
      background-repeat: no-repeat;
      background-image: url(data:image/png;base64,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);

      .comments .comments-content .loadmore a
      background: #ffffff none repeat-x scroll top left;

      .comments .comments-content .loadmore a
      border-top: 1px solid transparent;
      border-bottom: 1px solid transparent;

      .comments .comment-thread.inline-thread
      background: #ffffff none repeat-x scroll top left;

      .comments .continue
      border-top: 2px solid transparent;

      /* Footer
      ———————————————– */
      .footer-inner
      padding: 30px 0;
      overflow: hidden;

      /* Mobile
      ———————————————– */
      body.mobile
      padding: 0 10px;
      background-size: auto

      .mobile .body-fauxcolumn-outer
      background: ;

      .mobile .content-fauxcolumns .fauxcolumn-inner
      opacity: 0.75;

      .mobile .content-fauxcolumn-outer .fauxborder-right
      margin-right: 0;

      .mobile-link-button
      background-color: #c7ed83;

      .mobile-link-button a:link, .mobile-link-button a:visited
      color: #4c7349;

      .mobile-index-contents
      color: #444444;

      .mobile .body-fauxcolumn-outer
      background-size: 100% auto;

      .mobile .mobile-date-outer
      border-bottom: transparent;

      .mobile .PageList
      border-bottom: none;

      .mobile .tabs-inner .section
      margin: 0;

      .mobile .tabs-inner .PageList .widget-content
      background: #c7ed83 none;
      color: #4c7349;

      .mobile .tabs-inner .PageList .widget-content .pagelist-arrow
      border-left: 1px solid #4c7349;

      .mobile .footer-inner
      overflow: visible;

      body.mobile .AdSense
      margin: 0 -10px;


      gapi.load(“iframes-styles-bubble”, function()
      if (window.iframes && iframes.open)
      iframes.open(
      ‘//blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID755373765031757252571\46blogName\75Ask+How+In+.Net\46publishMode\75PUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\46navbarType\75BLUE\46layoutType\75LAYOUTS\46searchRoot\75askhowindotnet.blogspot.com/search\46blogLocale\75en_GB\46v752\46homepageUrl\75askhowindotnet.blogspot.com/\46targetPostID753791395764940864710\46blogPostOrPageUrl\75askhowindotnet.blogspot.com/2012/01/disable-freez-page-when-button-click.html\46vt\75-1881414515937560375′,

      container: “navbar-iframe-container”,
      id: “navbar-iframe”
      ,

      );

      );
      Ask How In .Net
      Thursday, 26 January 2012
      Disable / Freez the Page when Button Click
      <asp:Button ID=”btnSendEmailTest” TabIndex=”7″ runat=”server” Width=”150px” Text=”Send Test Email” CommandArgument=”SendTestEmail” ValidationGroup=”vg1″ OnClientClick=”return CheckSendTestEmail(this);”>
      <script type=”text/javascript” >
      function CheckSendTestEmail(control) var answer = confirm(‘Are you sure you want to send a test email to the From address?’); if (answer) FreezePageWhenCalculateShipping(control); return true; else return false;
      function FreezePageWhenCalculateShipping(control)
      document.getElementById(“parentDiv”).style.display = ‘inline’; ShowIndicator();
      function ShowIndicator()
      document.getElementById(“waitIndicatorDiv”).style.display = ‘block’; </script>
      <div id=”parentDiv” style=”position: absolute; background-color: Gray; width: 100%; height: 1500px; display: none; top: 0px; left: 0px; z-index: 5000;”>
      </div>
      <div id=”waitIndicatorDiv”> <div style=”width: 200px; margin: 0px auto;”> <img src=”../Images/busy.gif” alt=”” />$nbsp;Sending, please wait…
      </div></div>
      (OR)
      <style type=”text/css”>
      .transparent
      filter: alpha(opacity=50);-moz-opacity: 0.5;opacity: 0.5;
      .popup
      position: absolute;width: 310px;height: 27px;margin: 0 auto;border: 5px solid #aaaaaa;background-color: #fff;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;padding-top: 10px;display: none;color: #000;margin-top: -40px;left: 225px;
      .Indicator
      font-family: Verdana;font-size: 25px;background: white url(..) no-repeat right;position: absolute;top: 300px;left: 500px;display: none;width: 591px;z-index: 99999;
      </style>
      <div id=”parentDiv” class=”transparent” style=”position: absolute; background-color: Gray; width: 100%; height: 1500px; display: none; top: 0px; left: 0px; z-index: 5000;”></div>
      <div id=”waitIndicatorDiv” class=”popup”> <div style=”width: 200px; margin: 0px auto;”> <img src=”../Images/busy.gif” alt=”” />$nbsp;Sending, please wait…
      </div></div>
      (OR)
      Sys.WebForms.PageRequestManager.getInstance().add_beginRequest(startRequest);Sys.WebForms.PageRequestManager.getInstance().add_endRequest(endRequest);
      function startRequest(sender, e)
      //hide the update panel during the AJAX call //disable search button during the AJAX call if (document.getElementById(‘<%=ibtnSubmit.ClientID%>’) != null)
      document.getElementById(‘<%=ibtnSubmit.ClientID%>’).disabled = true; //imgbtnProceddToOrderSummery if (document.getElementById(‘<%=imgbtnProceddToOrderSummery.ClientID%>’) != null)
      document.getElementById(‘<%=imgbtnProceddToOrderSummery.ClientID%>’).disabled = true;
      function endRequest(sender, e)
      //show the update panel once the AJAX call has completed //re-enable the search button once the AJAX call has completed if (document.getElementById(‘<%=ibtnSubmit.ClientID%>’) != null)
      document.getElementById(‘<%=ibtnSubmit.ClientID%>’).disabled = false; if (document.getElementById(‘<%=imgbtnProceddToOrderSummery.ClientID%>’) != null)
      document.getElementById(‘<%=imgbtnProceddToOrderSummery.ClientID%>’).disabled = false;

      /*Below style to Block the Screen*/ #bgDiv margin:0px; padding:0px; position:absolute; width:100%; min-height :1000px; top:0; left:0; background-color:#cccccc; z-index:1000; filter: alpha(opacity=50); opacity: 0.5;
      <asp:UpdateProgress runat=”server” id=”PageUpdateProgress” DisplayAfter=”1″ DynamicLayout=”True”> <ProgressTemplate> <div id=”bgDiv”> </div> </ProgressTemplate></asp:UpdateProgress>
      Posted by
      Sadath Ali Syed
      at
      02:09
      Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook
      No comments:
      Post a Comment
      Newer Post
      Older Post
      Home
      Subscribe to:
      Post Comments (Atom)
      Followers
      if (!window.registeredCommonBloggerCallbacks)
      window.registeredCommonBloggerCallbacks = true;
      gadgets.rpc.register(‘resize_iframe’, function(height)
      var el = document.getElementById(this['f']);
      if (el)
      el.style.height = height + ‘px’;

      );
      gadgets.rpc.register(‘set_pref’, function() );
      registerGetBlogUrls();

      About Me
      Sadath Ali Syed
      Hyderabad, A.P, India
      View my complete profile
      Blog Archive
      ► 
      2011
      (2)
      ► 
      December
      (2)
      ▼ 
      2012
      (44)
      ▼ 
      January
      (4)
      ModalPopupExtender
      Disable / Freez the Page when Button Click
      Set ServerSide ConfirmBox
      How to: Upgrade an ASP.NET Web Application to ASP….
      ► 
      February
      (2)
      ► 
      March
      (17)
      ► 
      April
      (14)
      ► 
      May
      (6)
      ► 
      June
      (1)
      Copyright © 2011 Sadath Ali Syed. Ethereal template. Powered by Blogger.

    • Γεια σου Eskarina,νομιζω οτι το προβλημα ξεκιναει απο την νοοτροπια , την οποια εχει ασπαστει και μερος της κοινωνιας, οτι το σχολειο πρεπει σωνει και καλα να προετοιμαζει απο το νηπιαγωγειο για τη συγκεκριμενη αγορα εργασιας με ενα συγκεκριμενο και εργαλειακο τροπο. Οι γονεις οι ιδιοι θελουν περισσοτερα τεστς και υλη που να εχει αμεσο οικονομικο αντικρισμα.Πανω σ’ αυτη τη φιλοσοφια εκτισε ο Μπους (που απετυχε) και τωρα συνεχιζει και ο Ομπαμα, σε ακομα χειροτερη ατραπο, γιατι νομιζει οτι το κεφαλαιο θα την κανει αποδοτικότερη.Η προπαγανδα που εχει δε ξαπολυσει ειναι τεραστια. Σημειωτεον οτι επιχειρησεις που μπαινουν στα charter scolohs εχουν σημαντικες (κι αλλες) φορολογικες ελαφρυνσεις. και φυσικα διαλυουν τα συνδικατα και χειροτερευουν την αγορα εργασιας των εκπαιδευτικων.Στην Ελλαδα δεν εχει γινει κουβεντα για το τι συνιστα την διαφορετικη παιδεια που ολοι θελουμε. Δεν υπαρχει βιβλιογραφια που να την πραγματευεται σε βαθος, και να ειναι πειστικη.Πολλα αρθρα σε αυτη την κατευθυνση εχει δημοσιευσει ο καναδος Giroux.

    • Someone’s getting a kicbkack for making all these documentaries about charter schools. Let’s be truthful about why regular public schools are failing and why charter schools seem “better”:1. Public schools must accept every student, regardless of their attitude towards school, their behavior, and academic abilities. Charter schools pick and choose, through that “lottery,” who they accept. Charter schools make parents and students sign behavior contracts so that should a student misbehave, BYE BYE – back to the regular public school. Public schools don’t get to do that. They’re stuck with rotten apples and teachers can’t teach under those conditions.2. If a student is looking to attend a charter school, it means there’s an active parent in the background who CARES about their child’s education. Student success is based on teacher effectiveness and home support. Not every student in the public school system has a home support system. But take a look at students in charter schools – they’ve got active parents. Not surprisingly, those students do very well.As you can see, it has nothing to do with teacher effectiveness or even money (initially). It has EVERYTHING to do with being able to root out the “disruptive seeds” and choose family supported students who will ultimately succeed and make the charter school look good. This means more funding, more money, which equals better resources and better teachers. The achievement gap isn’t closing…the rich get richer (those CEOs who run the charter schools) and the poor get poorer (poorly funded inner city school districts). Supporting a charter school continues that divide.

    • The DNT has become a seisationalnst newspaper . they don’t report the news, they try to sensationalize it .I don’t buy the National Enquire, I don’t buy the DNT anymore .they take sides and slant stories and the majority of the time I disagree with their take so why would I pay for it? I go there for the obits and the reader’s views and hit the main websites like CNN and ABC news for actual news.

    • Go to you tube videos type in wendover nugget casino scroll down to “bet your life” see what happens if you win.

About Pay Dirt

  • Pay Dirt examines the millions of consumer decisions Americans make every day: What to buy, how much to pay, whether to rave or complain. Lead written by Quentin Fottrell, the blog examines these interactions, providing readers with news, insight and tips on shopping, spending, customer service, and companies that do right – and wrong – by their customers. Send items, questions and comments to quentin.fottrell@dowjones.com or tweet @SMPayDirt.

.