A locals casino is a casino designed to attract residents of the area in which it was built rather than tourists or vacationers. The term is most commonly associated with Las Vegas.Locals casinos usually have a different mix of games than other casinos in the area. They usually offer higher payouts, with some video poker machines offering payouts of greater than 100 percent to attract those who live in the area. Local casinos can range from locations with fewer than 15 machines such as a bar with no lodging to resorts that have hundreds of machines and hotels with hundreds of rooms.
In order to attract locals, these casinos offer services like payroll check cashing, frequently with some type of free play bonus, to get patrons into the casino. This is usually expanded with special promotions to cash Internal Revenue Service tax refund checks in Nevada.
Locals casinos in Vegas will offer games not available in Strip casinos like bingo. They frequently include bowling, movie theaters and occasionally day care.
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