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What size bills should I bring...1st time to Vegas

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What size bills should I bring...1st time to Vegas

This will be my 1st time in Vegas. I'm not a big gambler, but will play slots each day (max $150 per day) Staying 4 nights. I'm getting $1000 cash from bank before flying out. I will use cash to make small purchases for snacks/drinks while walking around. All "meals and cocktails" will be paid with credit card. How should I break up the bills.... I will of course want some singles for tips and such.

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Mississippi
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1. Re: What size bills should I bring...1st time to Vegas

Break $100 or $200 into smaller bills for the trip to Vegas. Bring the rest in $100 bills. There are numerous bill breaking machines in every casino. These also double as ATMs but there is no charge to break larger bills into smaller bills. I think it's easier to carry a few large bills than a lot of small bills.

San Francisco...
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2. Re: What size bills should I bring...1st time to Vegas

The bigger the bills the less bulk you have in your wallet. I never carry that much cash. ATMs are everywhere, pay for everything on your credit card.

Edited: 07 July 2018, 00:39
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3. Re: What size bills should I bring...1st time to Vegas

Hundreds, twenties and singles.

Fremont, North...
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4. Re: What size bills should I bring...1st time to Vegas

All of the casinos have machines all around that will break up your bills for you. It's free to use them. So, it really doesn't matter...you can bring it all in $100s so that you don't have a big wad of cash on your trip and then just break it up as needed when you get there. In the end, though, you'll want plenty of $1s and $5s for tips.

United States
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5. Re: What size bills should I bring...1st time to Vegas

9 Hundreds, 4 Twenties, 3 Fives, and 5 Ones.

Ohio
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6. Re: What size bills should I bring...1st time to Vegas

I accumulate 50 dollar bills ahead of the trip and use common sense on who gets a tip. Other wise hopefully you can keep wiining and keep the c notes in the room safe.

Minneapolis...
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7. Re: What size bills should I bring...1st time to Vegas

Get a bunch of two-dollar bills, too.

New Mexico
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8. Re: What size bills should I bring...1st time to Vegas

I'd just suggest you take a variety of denominations..mostly hundreds..and maybe 10 to 20 ones for tipping purposes on the first day ( that may seem like a lot, depending on whom and how you plan to tip..everybody's different on that). As others noted, breaking bills is one of the very easiest things to do in Vegas..the machines several have referred to or at the cashier windows when you cash in slot machine tickets.

Cheers..

San Diego
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9. Re: What size bills should I bring...1st time to Vegas

Hundreds are fine. There are machines everywhere to break them into smaller bills. You really only need the lower bills to get you from the airport to your hotel.

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10. Re: What size bills should I bring...1st time to Vegas

You’ll be too excited to stand in line to break bills.

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