Library Card Sign-up Month on September, 2018: up Month - If you are visiting from out of town, can you borrow books from the library?
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It all depends on how long you're there for. You might be able to have a temporary library card; it would be best to check the website of the library. If not, you might be able to sign up for a library card and just cancel the card before you leave. Hope this helps!
What does the "real thing" mean?
From Dictionary.com: "informal usage attributing authenticity"
Basically, someone who doesn't misrepresent him/herself.
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Is it even worth getting a casino players card while visiting Las Vegas?
When you sign up for player cards, many casinos will give you coupons for things like buy-one-get-one buffets or whatever, and/or they will give free play like $20 in free slot play, or sometimes more. Even if you don't comped for anything, you may get hotel deals and things via snail mail that you may want to use on your next trip, even if it's a year away.
That's the main reason you could want to sign up for players cards while you're here as a small budget player. Look for deals and ask what kind of freebies you can get.
A woman named Jean Scott has written several books (like "The Frugal Gambler") where she gives suggestions of how to work the comp system. It may be something worthwhile to look for at your local library.