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    Re: Going to Vegas

    The wife and I go several times a year and have stayed at most of the casinos at one time or another.
    We found that the Flamingo is the most centrally located.
    Room was comfortable and everything is within walking distance (realitvally speaking).
    Wear comfortable shoes at all times because to get anywhere you are going to walk a long way.

    Make a point of seeing the "Dancing Fountains" at the Bellagio, if you are into roller coasters the most awesome one is at New York New York.
    The shows are expesive, but in most cases the entertainment value is there.
    Another good attraction is the Shark tank at Mandaly Bay.
    The Paris had one of the nicer casinos, not quite as loud as some of the others, but a casino is a casino.
    I prefer the shows.
    Keep your eyes open, each casino usually has a secondary or even tertiary show besides their main draw that offers good entertainment for a smaller price.
    If you are a Trekie, The "Star Trek museum and ride at the Las Vegas Hilton (over by the convention center) is real thrill.

    Mostly just walk around, enjoy yourselves, eat well and carry water.
    Set yourself limits on what you are going to spend, gamble, etc. and stick to it.
    You will come home poorer but without the huge guilt trip some fall into.
    Be realistic, you are not going to get out of debt from your winnings, but you might win enough for a nice meal.

    Have fun!! ;D ;D

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    Re: Going to Vegas

    Vegas is great.
    I have stayed at Mandalay Bay and Harrahs.
    Also some other hotels in the area.
    I am actually going there February 9th for two weeks but we are staying at a hotel near Nellis AFB.
    I like to play BlackJack but luckily I don't go crazy with it.
    Hoover Damn is definately worth the trip!

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    Re: Going to Vegas

    "Bkfldviking" wrote:
    Wear comfortable shoes at all times because to get anywhere you are going to walk a long way.
    QFT.

    And because everything is so big, it doesn't look like it is that far away... but it is.
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: Going to Vegas

    If you play roullette.

    a)1$ to Red:If it is red ,pick the money and return to point a) ,If it is Black or Zero go to b)
    b)2$ to Red :If it is red ,pick the money and return to point a,If it´s black or Zero go to c)
    c)4$ to Red:If it is red ,pick the money and return to point a,If it´s black or Zero go to d)
    d)8$ to Red :If it is red ,pick the money and return to point a,If it´s black or Zero go to e)
    e)16 $ to Red......................................

    The only problem is If it always appears a Black or Zero
    ;D
    El underdog.

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    I also think the Bellagio is really nice. But, since I am on a commercialism is killing America kick:

    1) Rent a car at the airport and drive to Hoover Dam and take the tour.

    2) Go south to the Grand Canyon

    3) Hike down to the waterfalls and enjoy the crystal blue water

    4) Continue to the Colorado river and enjoy a rafting trip.

    5) Drive back to the Vegas airport and leave.



    JK...Enjoy your vacation.

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    Re: Going to Vegas

    I have been to Vegas several times, but not an expert yet.

    Do NOT spend the night in Circus Circus!
    The hotel rooms absolutely reek of mildew and musk...this INCLUDES the pillows! The price was right, but not worth the smells and overall nastiness.

    The Rio is pretty bad as well.
    Looks OK from the outside, was much nicer than Circus circus but not worth the price.
    Your better off spending the extra buck and getting into one of the other hotels that some of the other PPO members have recommended.

    Stay out of the strip clubs!
    Don't trust a soul, and keep a strict budget or you'll be broke before you know it.
    Trust me...I speak from experience.
    There is a very good reason they call it Sin City.

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    I consider myself a Vegas expert. I have been there so many times for work. Try to stay away from weeks that have a lot of conventions. Hotels rates will be higher. They mosts shows are in the beginning of the year but they are happening all the time.

    You want to stay close to the center of the strip. I recommend Imperial Palace because of price and location. The rooms are not fancy but they are clean. You are rarely in your room so forget the expensive hotels because they are not worth it. You can always see them all by walking the strip. They all are worth walking through. The Imperial Palace has a club right in front of it which is cheaper than most clubs ($10) and is always a good time. There is also an outdoor bar on the Imperial Palace lot that is fun if it is warmer out. O'sheas is close by and alwasys a good place to get cheap beer, food, and a more laidback gambling. Imperial Palace is cool because every night they have impersonators singing like Micheal Jackson. The guy is really good and the best part is that it is free.

    Don't forget to check out the Pirate ship show in front on the IT, the fountains at the Belligio, and and volcano eruption at a nearby hotel (I forget the name of it).

    The best buffet is at Paris but it is expensive ($25). Just try it.

    Cab drivers will try to screw you so be careful. They tend to take longer routes on purpose. If it is more than $15 from the airport to the hotel do not tip them much. Also, rides to the strip clubs are free because they get a spiff. Ask before you get a ride to them. If you want to go to high ends clubs like Rain or Ghostbar or basically any clubs like that ask cab drivers for passes. They have them and will give them to you. It saves you a $30 cover charge.

    Working girls are everywhere but you will be with your wife so they will leave you alone. They are on me like flys.

    The best part about Vegas is being able to drink on the streets.

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    Re: Going to Vegas

    "marstc09" wrote:

    The best part about Vegas is being able to drink on the streets.
    Couldn't agree more.
    Nothing like carrying a bottle of whiskey around all night.
    ;D

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    Re: Going to Vegas

    "marstc09" wrote:
    I consider myself a Vegas expert. I have been there so many times for work. Try to stay away from weeks that have a lot of conventions. Hotels rates will be higher. They mosts shows are in the beginning of the year but they are happening all the time.

    You want to stay close to the center of the strip. I recommend Imperial Palace because of price and location. The rooms are not fancy but they are clean. You are rarely in your room so forget the expensive hotels because they are not worth it. You can always see them all by walking the strip. They all are worth walking through. The Imperial Palace has a club right in front of it which is cheaper than most clubs ($10) and is always a good time. There is also an outdoor bar on the Imperial Palace lot that is fun if it is warmer out. O'sheas is close by and alwasys a good place to get cheap beer, food, and a more laidback gambling. Imperial Palace is cool because every night they have impersonators singing like Micheal Jackson. The guy is really good and the best part is that it is free.

    Don't forget to check out the Pirate ship show in front on the IT, the fountains at the Belligio, and and volcano eruption at a nearby hotel (I forget the name of it).

    The best buffet is at Paris but it is expensive ($25). Just try it.

    Cab drivers will try to screw you so be careful. They tend to take longer routes on purpose. If it is more than $15 from the airport to the hotel do not tip them much. Also, rides to the strip clubs are free because they get a spiff. Ask before you get a ride to them. If you want to go to high ends clubs like Rain or Ghostbar or basically any clubs like that ask cab drivers for passes. They have them and will give them to you. It saves you a $30 cover charge.

    Working girls are everywhere but you will be with your wife so they will leave you alone. They are on me like flys.

    The best part about Vegas is being able to drink on the streets.
    Thanks I have had several people recommond imperial palace. I may have to look into that further

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    Re: Going to Vegas

    Personally I like staying on Fremont Street, and here's why:
    1.
    The atmosphere is more like a street fair and not like the strip where you are basically cattle moving from casino to casino.


    2.
    There are always some good food vendors on the little side street that hand out free samples.
    They have a stage that occasionally has some free shows on it.


    3.
    But what I really like about downtown Vegas is the abundance of poker options.
    Binion's is still one of the best places to play poker as far as tournament efficiency and level of competition.


    4.
    Also, the best steak I've ever had was at the Binion's steakhouse.
    I forget what it was called, but it had some kind of peppercorn sauce on it...SPECTACULAR (and huge).


    5,
    And lastly, the rooms are usually cheaper downtown.
    Most aren't as nice as some of the Strip hotels, but like somebody else said: you don't spend much time in your room.
    Rock out with your cock out!!!

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