Don’t Play the Slots at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas

You don’t have to go all the way to the Strip to gamble in Vegas; you can start in as soon as your Las Vegas flights land. McCarran Airport has nearly 1,300 slot machines.

However, you should avoid the temptation of gambling at the airport. And if you do, don’t expect to hear the satisfying clank of coins as they fall from a winning machine.

Slot machines generate over $30 million in revenue for the McCarran Airport each year. One of the reasons is the “hold” at the airport is higher than anywhere else in Vegas (in other words, you’re even less likely to win at the airport).

The typical slot machine payback range is around 88 to 97%. Slots at McCarran Airport in Vegas pay in the low to mid-80’s.

So consider yourself warned. As a Vegas local has told me, “only a dumbass would play the slots at the Vegas airport”.

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