How To… Use Bitcoin To Vacation In Las Vegas


So, you’ve taken a huge gamble buying Digital Currencies, and are in the mood to see if your luck continues? I have a great idea. Why not travel to Las Vegas using Bitcoin? This year I decided to see what it was like to be in Vegas on New Year’s Eve. Here is how I used BTC to pay for all of my major expenses.

One of the easiest ways I have found to use Bitcoin is by buying Gift Cards. I wrote a short guide for this earlier called ‘Buying Gift Cards Using Bitcoin.’ The tips below outline the uses for different types of cards you can purchase making the trip to Las Vegas a reality.

I purchased gift cards for my flight on Delta from NewEgg Gift Cards. NewEgg is nice because you can buy Gift Cards there using BTC without using Coinbase or another exchange. Be aware though… it is not widely known there are limits on their Gift Card purchases. For example, you can purchase up to $500 in Delta Gift Cards every 48 hours. If you try to purchase more than the maximum (like I did), they refund your BTC payment via Site Credit to your account, which cannot be used to buy Gift Cards.

Other Airlines are also available on NewEgg, such as American Airlines and Southwest.

There are few hotels accepting Bitcoin directly in Las Vegas, but when you consider using Gift Cards you can have your pick.  The Golden Nugget downtown has Gift Cards available on I already had plans to stay at the Golden Nugget with other family members, but you may be interested in staying at another hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. To do this, buy a Gift Card from Gyft or NewEgg. This will give you unlimited options on where to stay. is where I have started buying most of my gift cards. It has the huge advantage for me of selling actual Gyft Gift Cards which can be redeemed for any other card on their site (including Amazon & EBay). Using this I don’t even have to know what I will need a gift card for. I can just carry the balance around and whenever I go somewhere Gyft sells cards for, I can create a Gift Card on my phone and use it. The downsides of buying on Gyft is you have to go through Coinbase, there is a $500 limit per day, and you have to have your security settings on Coinbase turned off. Every time I add to my balance on Gyft, I turn my security settings on Coinbase to ‘none,’ then turn them back on after I am done buying. You can also use BitPay instead, but it is a bit more expensive for each purchase and I am not familiar enough with how that interface works to explain how it is different.

There are many options for meals in Las Vegas using Gift Cards. I will be trying a 5-Star steak house called Vic & Anthony’s. Many restaurants are represented on both Gyft and NewEgg including Macaroni Grill, Cheesecake Factory, McCormick & Schmick’s, Morton’s Steak House and Red Lobster. Check out the many options on the Gyft Restaurant List and NewEgg Restaurant List.

Getting around Vegas became possible when Uber was added to the lists on both sites. Skip the crowded, slow and noisy bus rides to get back and forth from the airport, or wherever you are going.

Gambling with BTC is not currently an option. To get some cash there are Bitcoin ATMs scattered around Las Vegas. The list of locations and fees at each is always changing, so you may want to Google to see if you can find one that works for you. The latest list I found included…

  • 76 Gas Station (3965 E Charleston Blvd)
  • 76 Gas Station (4708 W Charleston Blvd)
  • 24/7 Xpress
  • Champagnes Cafe
  • Country Club Auto Spa
  • Deja Vu Love Boutique
  • Deja Vu Emporium
  • Jackson’s Bar and Grill
  • Mini Mart Smokeshop
  • Mr. Bills Smoke and Cigar
  • Nexus Insurance
  • Rocket Fizz (Summerlin)
  • Sin City Vapor III
  • Sky Liquor and Dairy
  • Tac Boutique

I hope you have a great time. I have been to Vegas eight times now and always enjoy the vastness and excess to be seen there.

Appreciation is always appreciated…

Nexus Address: 2QhtYp7zm2DYt89t9bWEiJgs664qBVVhpTP1CyqqdgWtPgyt45b

Bitcoin Address: 1EPyFDbRtfxMvpAhCyXBH2xwMuJ77Wwb41

A Behind the Scenes Look Into Micro Cap Crypto Reviews


What? Huh? How did you get here? This page is not linked anywhere on my site. If you are here to steal all my secrets you can freely have them. If you were looking for the main Review page, follow the link below…

If you really wanted to know more about me and what I am doing here, read on.

I am known as @spaid in slack. You can regularly find me in the Nexus Slack #trading room complaining about spam and people who fomo and make more BTC than I do. I get a lot of ideas for the coins I review from in the trading rooms as people ask about different coins. I also moderate the Crypto Currency News Reddit where I attempt to provide any relevant crypto news on a daily basis. In addition, I write announcements and articles for various coins, and put together the Nexus Newsletter each month.

There is nothing magical about what I do when researching. Anyone can do it with a little time and effort. What I hope my reviews accomplish is putting all the important information in one place so you don’t have to search when making the decision to invest or not.

When looking at a recommended digital currency to see if I am going to write about it, I start by going to to see the current market cap. I generally will not consider reviewing a coin worth over 1000 BTC, though some I have reviewed, such as EMC2, have now eclipsed that number since I reviewed them.

The next link I always visit is the Bitcointalk Announcement. Many altcoins have their most detailed explanation and all of their links here. Even before I start reading the description though, I go all the way to the last page to see if there is any recent activity. I am not interested in reviewing any dead coins, and activity here, especially activity by core team members, means something is happening. Most low cap coins fail this test, and it is rarely worth my time to look further.

If I find some recent activity I start reading about the coin to see what they are up to. I also visit their Slack to see how many people are there and if they are passionate. I was in PIVX early, and the enthusiasm in their Slack during the early days was electric. You just knew nothing could hold PIVX back when you were there.

Then I start putting the review page together. I have been learning as I go, and the newer reviews contain more information than the old ones. The summary and recommendation just come off the top of my head. I don’t think anyone reads them anyway… and for that matter, nobody will probably ever read this!

If you enjoy what I am doing here and just want to say hi, come by the Nexus Slack and look me up, or fill out the Contact Form and send me a message. I don’t solicit donations and tips here, but I won’t turn them down either if you appreciate the hundreds of hours that have gone into this site. You will have to ask me for my BTC address though. I don’t want to post it here.