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by dem425 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:40 pm
by peeker643 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:15 pm
by waborat » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:37 am
by dem425 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:31 pm
by waborat » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:51 pm
dem425 wrote:My first trip to Vegas was on my honeymoon was in 1978. We stayed at the "old" MGM (which burned down two years later and became Bally's). The highlight of the trip was playing Keno (I was very Vegas-stupid) with Redd Foxx at 3am, just him and I drinking cognac and smoking Cubans. Nice guy.
by CarolinaTribe » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:36 am
by waborat » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:09 am
CarolinaTribe wrote:Does anyone else here have a Harrah's Total Rewards card? If not, it's a pretty good deal. I haven't gambled much @ any of Harrah's establishments, but I'm still eligible to get a free room pretty much anytime I want by typing my card # in online. According to my win/loss statement from '08, I ended up losing $200. Hotels you can book through Harrah's include Paris, Rio, Bally's, Harrah's, Imperial Palace, Flamingo, Caesar's....maybe one or two I'm missing. Anyhow, I definitely recommend getting the player's card if anyone goes out there. I haven't gambled with them in almost a year and still am able to book a free room over Spring Break in March.
by CarolinaTribe » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:23 pm
by waborat » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:41 pm
CarolinaTribe wrote: It's crazy some of the stuff you can earn and as Waborat said, you really don't have to even gamble that much.
by peeker643 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:45 pm
waborat wrote:CarolinaTribe wrote: It's crazy some of the stuff you can earn and as Waborat said, you really don't have to even gamble that much.Well, it doesn't matter if you win or lose, but you better give them some action...they care a lot more about the length and time of your wagering then anything else
by waborat » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:14 pm
Peeker643 wrote: You and 45 friends may do really well.
by peeker643 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:55 pm
waborat wrote:Peeker643 wrote: You and 45 friends may do really well. How come it seems more like 4?
by Stu » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:50 pm
by waborat » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:43 pm
Stu wrote:waborat wrote:Peeker643 wrote: You and 45 friends may do really well. How come it seems more like 4?because when its you against the casino, the casino has more money so they are the likely winners in the end.if you come to the table with 1k, you have limits on how much you can lose. if you lose it all, you're done. if the casino loses 1,000, they keep playing until it averages back out.so you get up from the table when you hit a cold streak and run out of money. they dont have to worry about that. thats why even though the house edge is only a few % points, most people walk out with a lot less money than they started.
by dem425 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:02 pm
by Doc » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:23 am
by osucrazy18 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:45 am
by waborat » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:10 pm
Doc wrote:Just booked a 4 night stay at the Paris for May 9-13 with the girlfriend. It'll be my 4th time out there, her first. It ended up not being as cheap as I wanted (prices change a good amount in the last 2 days), but she wanted to stay at the pretty one. Any thoughts on the Paris as an actual hotel? I've only stayed at MGM, the old Aladdin, and Caesars, but I've been through Paris plenty. Hoping to get a view of the Bellagio fountains, with any luck.It's been 3 years since I've been there last. Not sure if anything has changed since 2006 (outside of Aladdin's becoming Planet Hollywood), so any updates on that would be cool...like anything new to see or good shows. I'd like to get to the Beatles' Cirque du Soleil show. Probably won't gamble too much, but definitely gotta get on the craps table. My fondest memory of Vegas (outside of dinner/watching fireworks from the top of the Stratoshphere) is shooting some dice with Mike Ditka at Caesars. He rolls up with 2 or 3 pretty girls, big cigar. My buddy and I had just won some money with a hot shooter, and we quit right after she crapped out. We waited right there for our beers, and Ditka had come up to the table we were just at. We played with him for a minute, lost him a solid grand in about 5 minutes, and he bounced. But, it was fun...for us at least.
by peeker643 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:35 pm
by leadpipe » Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:39 pm
Peeker643 wrote:That's the way to go Doc.When you check in tuck a $20 bill between the license and the credit card. Ask her to see if there are upgraded fountain view rooms available.If there are she'll keep the $20 for herself and you'll stayin an upgraded room all trip for that $20.If there are no fountain view upgrades available you'll get your $20 back with the credit card and license.You can do this this with upgrades to suites, etc almost anywhere in Vegas.
by Doc » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:03 pm
by 4thQtrGlory » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:54 am
by dem425 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:51 pm
by 4thQtrGlory » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:34 pm
dem425 wrote:4thQTR:Much like buying a car, a trip to Las Vegas requires you to set your own personal limits. Establishing a gambling budget and adhering to it is essential. NOT practicing what I preach here has caused me to spend day 2 of a 4-day trip in my room watching the "how to gamble" primers on free TV because I blew everything the first night I was there. Decide on how much you want to spend gambling for the entire trip, then divide it by the number of days you are going to be there. If your gambling budget is $1200 and you are going to be in Vegas 4 days, then mark four envelopes days #1,2,3,4. Put $300 in each envelope and that's your gambling budget for the day. TRY (this is the hardest part) and not "borrow" from the next day (or 2, or 3) envelope. Air/Hotel packages are making a comeback in these tough economic times. REMEMBER, if you book an air/hotel package, you pay up front. You cannot get your rooms comped based on your play. That being said, ALWAYS get PLAYERS CLUB cards in every casino you gamble in. Players Cards are the way of casinos tracking your play AND getting your address to send you FUTURE OFFERS (contrary to old wives tales, casinos cannot track your bank accounts or personal/credit information through the PLAYERS CARDS). I know of a woman who plays penny slot machines. SHe played quite a bit at Ceasar's Palace and has received offers from them for FREE ROOMS. Staying Downtown/Freemont St. area may be the cheapest (Binions, Four Queens, Plaza, Las Vegas Club, Fitzgeralds, Lady Luck and my favorite, Main St.Station) but the area surrounding Freemont St. is the seediest.The Strip starts at the Stratosphere on the northern end of Las Vegas Blvd., down to Mandalay Bay on the south end. My wife is a hotel snob so I generally stay ay Bally's, Paris or Harrahs. It's also where I get the most "free" offers.Remember, in most casinos, if you are gambling (cards or slots) drinks are free, not counting a tip for the waitress. A minimum of a buck (or two) is customary. Drinks can also include middle and top shelf booze. Keep in mind, you need to be gambling heavy to get Johnny Walker Blue or Napoleon brandy. But, I have paid upwards of $300-$400 for a couple of Bailey's/Coffee for breakfast (LOL). The price for drinks in most bars to NON-gamblers is about the same as going Downtown Cleveland to the warehouse district. Look for specials (a place called Casino Royale which is between Harrahs and the Venetian ALWAYS have $1 beer special to non-gamblers.) Another specials spot is O'Sheas, a small casino/bar between the Flamingo and Imperial Palace.Some clubs at the fancier hotels require covers and the booze is outrageously priced. The strip clubs are the same althought the quality out there (Olympic Gardens, Cheetahs, Sapphire and Treasures) is outstanding.Shows...................They have shows in Vegas????????Feel free to ask any other questions I may be able to answer................Dan
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