Best Las Vegas Mobile Apps: 6 Essential Apps Every Sin City Traveler Should Download
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Las Vegas vacations are incredible, and thanks to modern technology, traveling to Sin City has gotten more convenient due to the plethora of apps available right from your mobile device.
If you’re planning on visiting Las Vegas in the future, here are six mobile apps I recommend downloading to make the most of your vacation in the desert.
Best Las Vegas Mobile Apps
1. Casino Players Clubs
Everybody wants free stuff, especially while enjoying vacation in Las Vegas, and the best way to accomplish that is to make sure you sign up for players clubs at whichever property you’ll be spending the most time … and money.
The major resorts — MGM, Caesars, Westgate, etc. — each have their own players clubs, which track your gaming and spending, then offer rewards based on your play/money spent.
So once you’re settled in Vegas, determine which parent company’s casinos you’ll be spending most of your time at during your visit. Then, sign up for that resort’s players club and focus as much of your gaming, eating, drinking and entertainment at those properties, showing your club card at every opportunity.
And the best way to track your play and available rewards is through each company’s mobile app. In fact, if you’re visiting Las Vegas with your spouse, be sure to link players clubs and apps to combine your points into one account and maximize rewards.
2. The Action Network App
Shopping for the best line is important for any winning sports bettor, and The Action Network’s mobile app makes that as easy as possible.
Simply download the free app, set your sportsbooks and you can quickly see live betting odds for every game from every major Las Vegas casino.
This app also allows bettors to input and track every bet they make to not only monitor plays and stay organized, but also to see live win probabilities so bettors know where they stand with their sports wagers at every moment of their trip.
Las Vegas is fast and fun, and there’s no better way to find the best possible odds and track all of your betting action than with The Action Network’s app.
3. Las Vegas Sportsbook Apps
Once I tested Las Vegas sportsbooks apps for the first time, it was clear that I will never bet on the strip without them again.
Before apps, bettors needed to run around the strip in order to get the best lines possible, then do it a second time to cash any winning tickets. That can occupy a decent chunk of time that could be better spent in a city like Las Vegas.
However, after getting sportsbook apps downloaded and funded, bettors can quickly shop for the best lines and place bets from the comfort of their hotel room, pool, bar, restaurant, casino floor, etc., then make just one trip to cash out balances before heading home.
I’ve been traveling to Las Vegas consistently since I turned 21 years old, yet I just recently learned about this app.
The myVEGAS apps are free, allowing users to earn loyalty points through virtual slots and blackjack that can be used for free/discounted rooms, food, drinks and shows, plus much more, at MGM Resorts’ casinos across the country through its M life Rewards Loyalty Program.
To take full advantage, you’ll want to download it ahead of your actual trip to ensure you can rack up as many loyalty points as possible to cash in for freebies.
While myVEGAS consistently badgers you to purchase chips with real money, I’ve simply relied on the free daily bonuses it provides and have had no problems scoring loyalty points without spending a dime.
5. Rideshare Services
One of the most common reactions of Vegas travelers, especially first-timers, is that everything is farther away than it looks. And this is painfully true on the Las Vegas strip.
Therefore, the most common tip I give to Las Vegas vacationers is to take advantage of the monorail — be sure to score discounted monorail tickets via the myVEGAS app.
Also have rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft downloaded, then ready to roll when you need to travel to places that aren’t accessible via the monorail or if you want to get to your destination more quickly.
Just about everywhere you go on the Las Vegas strip is surrounded by restaurants, bars and various forms of entertainment.
So, if you have a hankering for a steak, need to hair the dog with a Bloody Mary or simply want something interesting to do outside of gambling, fire up the Groupon app and see what’s available around you.
On one recent Las Vegas trip we found a bar located on the strip offering four hours of all you can drink beer and well drinks for less than $40 — one of a handful ways to drink for cheap on the Las Vegas strip.