Wednesday, July 2, 2008 | 6:18 p.m.
Gambling Web site operator and Las Vegas Advisor publisher Anthony Curtis has published the results of his twice annual room rate survey and the results, as expected, show some of the lowest room rates in Las Vegas since 2003.
The economic slowdown combined with normally low summer rates are revealing rates of $50 or less at some 40 properties around town. Upscale casinos including Caesars Palace, Bellagio and Mandalay Bay are offering rates of less than $200 a night (with Venetian and Wynn at $199), according to the survey, at Las Vegas Advisor.
The Advisor used several methods including hotel sites and third-party booking sites to find the lowest rates. Consumers can find even better rates than the survey indicated by signing up for Web-only deals sent via email, the newsletter said.