ATM fees in Las Vegas casinos can be sky-high. Nothing jolts the Vegas visitor more than having to pay outrageous fees for the privilege of accessing their own money. Making matters worse, the average person getting gouged by a Las Vegas ATM also just got freshly gouged by the casino. Quite the 1, 2 punch. Fortunately, paying astronomical ATM fees in Vegas isn’t necessary as cheaper options exist if you are willing to seek them out.
Below are the results of our Las Vegas Strip ATM fee survey which should help you find a cheap option.
Where to Find the Cheapest ATMs on the Las Vegas Strip
The key to finding a cheap ATM with low fees on the Vegas Strip is to venture out of the casino. As noted in the results below, convenience stores, like Target, CVS, or Walgreens offered ATM fees lower than those in casinos. For instance, Target, located just north of MGM Grand will only charge you $3.00. CVS by Park MGM charges $3.00, and both Walgreens locations (Casino Royale, and Park MGM) charge $3.25.
As casino ATM fees go, Casino Royale offered the cheapest ATM at a mere $3.00.
Full Directory of Las Vegas Casino ATM Fees
|New York New York||$7.99|
ATM Fees at Non-Casino Locations on the Strip
|Walgreens near Casino Royale||$3.25|
|Walgreens near MGM Grand||$3.25|
|Walgreens at Planet Hollywood||$3.25|
|CVS near Park MGM||$3.00|
Other Ways to Access Cash in Las Vegas
Tabletop ATMs: More and more casinos are offering customers options for accessing their money right at the gaming table. Players use a debit card as they would at an ATM machine, but save the steps, and often are able to access their cash for a lower fee. More and more casinos, like Station Casinos, are rolling this cashless tabletop technology out.
Check Cashing: Casinos will typically cash a personal check but will first check your credit in an effort to gauge the likelihood of your check bouncing. Fees also apply to these transactions, for instance, Caesars charges a flat fee of 2.5% to cash personal checks.
Traveler’s Checks: Although not as common, casinos in Las Vegas will usually cash traveler’s checks at no charge as there is no risk of bouncing.
Credit Card Advance: While convenient, a cash advance isn’t always the most prudent financial decision as borrowers are typically assessed a 3-5% fee on the base amount, in addition to the cash advance interest rate that the credit account charges. Credit card cash advances can be secured at most ATM machines in Vegas.
Hopefully, the 25,000 steps we took surveying each Las Vegas Strip property’s ATM fee was helpful in saving you a few bucks! Remember to pop into any of the numerous convenience stores on the Strip to find an ATM with low fees as opposed to a casino!
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