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The Las Vegas Poll

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Ever been to Sin City?

Sure have--it's a blast! Worth the money. [ 15 ]  [55.56%]
Yes--but thought it was a rip! [ 2 ]  [7.41%]
Nope--never been [ 8 ]  [29.63%]
Nope--have no interest in going [ 2 ]  [7.41%]
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Posted: March 29, 2007, 8:58 am - IP Logged

One of these days I'll make it there but just curious to hear of some of your experiences in the desert! My sis and mother went last year and weren't too impressed but I'll just have to see for myself!

What about you folks?

What's your general impression? Where did you stay? How expensive are the hotels? Anyone stay at the Wynn Las Vegas? Does it live up to the hype? How's the food in Vegas? Where did you eat? Which casino did you like the best? What are your favorite games to play? What other things did you do or see besides gambling?

Don't mind me--I'm just nosy! Please share as many details as you'd like.

Thanks so much!!

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    Posted: March 29, 2007, 11:48 am - IP Logged

    I LOVE VEGAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We go 2-3 times a year, We stay at Paris and are always comped a room and most food because we use a players card. We love to play craps because your money lasts alot longer then slots, but we play high limits slots (5.00) and i won 4000.00 last year on them so that was great. We go to shows, if you get the chance go see "KA" it is playing at the MGM, AWESOME!! We saw Blue man Group, but guess I am getting older, because it was way too loud for us, we also play bingo which I love but my hubby hates, that is a blast since the jackpot is a minium of 100,000.00. I think if you are a gambler, you should try to go at least once.

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      Posted: March 29, 2007, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

      One of these days I'll make it there but just curious to hear of some of your experiences in the desert! My sis and mother went last year and weren't too impressed but I'll just have to see for myself!

      What about you folks?

      What's your general impression? Where did you stay? How expensive are the hotels? Anyone stay at the Wynn Las Vegas? Does it live up to the hype? How's the food in Vegas? Where did you eat? Which casino did you like the best? What are your favorite games to play? What other things did you do or see besides gambling?

      Don't mind me--I'm just nosy! Please share as many details as you'd like.

      Thanks so much!!

      LL, I have been to Vegas probably 15-20 times over the last 20 years.

      I LOVE everything about it.

      I only paid for the room and meals for the first trip or two- then started getting comped and have not pulled money out of pocket since.

      Love the slots and of course, blackjack...

      Never ( embarrassed ) been to a single show. Cannot get out of the Casino long enough to do it.

      Caesars is my and my wife's fave for the atmosphere, but we generally don't win much there- Ballys and MGM seem to be better for slots  .... We have been to em all....some are better than others, of course. 

       

                                     

                    

       

       

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        Posted: March 29, 2007, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

        I LOVE VEGAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We go 2-3 times a year, We stay at Paris and are always comped a room and most food because we use a players card. We love to play craps because your money lasts alot longer then slots, but we play high limits slots (5.00) and i won 4000.00 last year on them so that was great. We go to shows, if you get the chance go see "KA" it is playing at the MGM, AWESOME!! We saw Blue man Group, but guess I am getting older, because it was way too loud for us, we also play bingo which I love but my hubby hates, that is a blast since the jackpot is a minium of 100,000.00. I think if you are a gambler, you should try to go at least once.

        That's great to hear,bingo! Thanks for responding. Sounds like you have a great time and I can't wait to go now!

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          Posted: March 29, 2007, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

          LL, I have been to Vegas probably 15-20 times over the last 20 years.

          I LOVE everything about it.

          I only paid for the room and meals for the first trip or two- then started getting comped and have not pulled money out of pocket since.

          Love the slots and of course, blackjack...

          Never ( embarrassed ) been to a single show. Cannot get out of the Casino long enough to do it.

          Caesars is my and my wife's fave for the atmosphere, but we generally don't win much there- Ballys and MGM seem to be better for slots  .... We have been to em all....some are better than others, of course. 

          Hey there,DoubleDown! It's nice to hear some positive feedback about Vegas. Have you ever hit any of the local casinos? I hear those have better payouts. And I probably wouldn't make it to see a show either,haha. You couldn't drag me out of the casino!

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            Posted: March 29, 2007, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

            My Husband and I were there in 2001. We took a cross country trip because it was a dream of mine to do. (although I wanted to travel by motorcycle)

            We stayed at the Excaliber. WE HAD A BALL !!

            We enjoyed it so much that we stayed an extra day and night and didn't want to go then.

            We plan to go back again.

            Didn't win any money, but we really had alot of fun.

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              Hey there,DoubleDown! It's nice to hear some positive feedback about Vegas. Have you ever hit any of the local casinos? I hear those have better payouts. And I probably wouldn't make it to see a show either,haha. You couldn't drag me out of the casino!

              I've been to most of the older Casinos:

              Arizona Charlies( excellent for video poker as well as a fabulous steak and eggs breakfast ), Binions Horseshoe, Golden Nugget, Sahara, Frontier, The Sands, The Dunes, Las Vegas Hilton.....

              I did like them...especially the Sands. The Sands was imploded to build the Venetian- The Sands was very nostalgic- it had pics of the original Rat Pack hanging on the walls....Sammy....Dean....Joey....Frank....

              Man, those were the days ( even though I am still in my 40's I respect tradition ).

               

              As I said, I love Vegas ........I could talk about it for hours.............

               

                                             

                            

               

               

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                I lived in Vegas from 1977-1993, when I got there it was about 80,000 population, when I left it was much larger than that. Prior to that Nevada had never been one million.

                I worked in the El Cortez, Fremont, Union Plaza, California, Golden Nugget, and Palace Station.  (Never made it to the Strip, some kind of record!)

                It used to be it was nothing to go out, have a little fun, and line up three Bar Bar Bar's on a slot and win $100. That was then, now it's Mega payoffs for one big winner and everyone else loses.

                When the town went from family owned  (AHEM!) joints to corporations, a lot of things started changing, a lot of them for the worse.

                The corporations literally blew up the old established places as if to say, "we're here now."

                What used to be a pit boss comping Mr. B to the top restaurant in the casino because he knew he was a "good player" (dropped a lot of money) has turned into a casino hostess saying, "Gee Mr. B., your rating card shows an average bet of only $14.72 for 1.126 hours of play. I can't get you into the steak house but would be glad to put you in the coffee shop."

                Atlantic City opening had a lot to do with this, too.  

                The old days were better for everybody all the way around.  

                 For anyone ever thinking of moving thee, if you're the type of person with an addictive personality, don't. 

                Also, know this, it's a very rough place to raise a kid. You tell them to stay in school, and you get stories about their friends parking cars (working valet parking) and making three times what you are making.

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  I lived in Vegas from 1977-1993, when I got there it was about 80,000 population, when I left it was much larger than that. Prior to that Nevada had never been one million.

                  I worked in the El Cortez, Fremont, Union Plaza, California, Golden Nugget, and Palace Station.  (Never made it to the Strip, some kind of record!)

                  It used to be it was nothing to go out, have a little fun, and line up three Bar Bar Bar's on a slot and win $100. That was then, now it's Mega payoffs for one big winner and everyone else loses.

                  When the town went from family owned  (AHEM!) joints to corporations, a lot of things started changing, a lot of them for the worse.

                  The corporations literally blew up the old established places as if to say, "we're here now."

                  What used to be a pit boss comping Mr. B to the top restaurant in the casino because he knew he was a "good player" (dropped a lot of money) has turned into a casino hostess saying, "Gee Mr. B., your rating card shows an average bet of only $14.72 for 1.126 hours of play. I can't get you into the steak house but would be glad to put you in the coffee shop."

                  Atlantic City opening had a lot to do with this, too.  

                  The old days were better for everybody all the way around.  

                   For anyone ever thinking of moving thee, if you're the type of person with an addictive personality, don't. 

                  Also, know this, it's a very rough place to raise a kid. You tell them to stay in school, and you get stories about their friends parking cars (working valet parking) and making three times what you are making.

                  Well said, CT..

                  One of my favorite movies is Casino with Robert Di Nero( sp ) and Sharon Stone...

                  At the end of the movie it shows the older casinos being imploded making way for the new corporate theme park type casinos and hotels...Robert Di Nero comments on it while waxing nostalgic....

                   

                                                 

                                

                   

                   

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                    Well said, CT..

                    One of my favorite movies is Casino with Robert Di Nero( sp ) and Sharon Stone...

                    At the end of the movie it shows the older casinos being imploded making way for the new corporate theme park type casinos and hotels...Robert Di Nero comments on it while waxing nostalgic....

                    Ironic too because the hotel he ran was based on the Stardust and they imploded it a couple of weeks ago.

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                      Ironic too because the hotel he ran was based on the Stardust and they imploded it a couple of weeks ago.

                      Yeah,

                      I've seen the Dunes, The Sands, Frontier, Stardust and the old Tropicana go down over the last decade and their replacements are pretty, but the history is gone.....

                      Oh well, the only constant in our world is change.  

                       

                                                     

                                    

                       

                       

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                        Vegas can in some ways be compared to New York CIty, it has its high class and talented areas, its off the beaten path areas, and places you dont go even in the daylight. Most *tourist* who go to vegas stay at the Strip , which is lined with overpowering lights and over done themes. Yet that IS what vegas is about! Going overboard to attract people.

                        For fun, do the mule rides at at Red Rock Canyon, or the Mouse Trap all day treasure hunt! Its a riot being sent into the dessrt with a map, two bottles of water and the good sense to find your way back! ANd  you PAY them for this hunt! Its hilarious if you are with the right group of people!

                        Each year that I go (which will be in late April this year). I try to stay at a different Hotel. Just to get a feel for the atmosphere. Stays can range from 79 per night all the way up to 2k depending on the season and conventions in town. I prefer Luxor, Monte Carlo and Mandalay Bay.

                        Game tables and slots vary from casinos, some geared to Texas poker whilst others are all about Tournement poker ( such as at the Wynn Hotel). Didnt care for the attitude or the sense of the Wynn Hotel. Way overpriced and under delightful to its visitors.

                        I really am a beleiver that your preception of a town is what YOU make of it. I enjoy Vegas because each year is a ONE UP LETS OUT DUE THE NEXT HOTEL theme! It takes alot of teamwork to get as creative and daring as some of these places do!  Its never dull and yet somehow it remains a town that never sleeps...just like New York City!

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                          HyperI have been to Vegas 5 times, It was  wonderful, each time.  I wasn't big winner it's

                          just a fun place.  Everyone should visit at least once............

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                            I went in April of 2000.  I stayed at the Monte Carlo resort and casino.  I played some slots but lost.  I caught Lance Burton's magic show and ate at the restaurants in the casino.  I went for the weekend so I did not get to see alot in the time that I had to stay.  I would like to go back and spend more time to actually get to see the different casinos and attractions that Las Vegas has to offer.  I would recommend Las Vegas to anyone because their is so many things to do there.-weshar75

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                              I petition all the people of the great state of Nevada, vote Harry Reid out.