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Offline theorm

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Re: Vegas stays
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2007, 11:46:24 am »
I've stayed at the Bellagio, where everything costs $ and their cheapest blackjack table is $5. Two years ago, I took my son to a Navy reunion. We stayed at the Tuscany. It is two blocks off the strip and has a small casino and coffee shop. The rooms weren't fancy, but very large and only $60.

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Re: Vegas stays
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2007, 11:07:03 pm »
Bill, I hate to be the one to tell ya, but there is nothing that low anymore.
Used to, some of the places would let ya eat free or at a very low price. Not anymore. The food is wonderful and there are plenty of buffetts, but they will charge plenty to partake. Shuttle busses used to be free and then went to $5 from the airport now are $15. :(
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Re: Vegas stays
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2007, 11:06:33 am »
I guess I got to visit in the "good ole days".   The casinos pretty much were the center of everything.  They were the reason that the state had no income tax and they also paid the buses and restaurants.  You could get steak and lobster lunches/suppers for a dollar.  Room rents, accept for the ritzy ones, were negligable, there were free busses, almost free taxis, lots of glitz, lights and free drinks served at the tables, including the slots.   If you were going to the casinos, it hardly cost a thing .....till you got inside.  Then, you found that they were the worlds best at coming between you and your money.  The really funny thing is that they made you enjoy being rolled.  :D

The lights were on night and day inside of the casinos.  You could spend days playing and lose track of, not just time, but days as well.  If you had a room at the casino, you could find that you hadn't used it in the entire weekend. It's a non-stop city.

I got to see Redd Foxx's house on one of the tours.  It was pink.  Not only was the house pink, but so was the fence and gate.......and the grass and the trees and sidewalks and roof and etc.

It seems that he had just gotten a divorce and his X was being really mean about this particular piece of property.  She was going to take it regardless of what he did or said.  So, He had it painted pink.  The whole thing.   :D    The newspaper was haveing a hayday over it.
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Re: Vegas stays
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2007, 09:38:15 am »
Ditto on the lose track of time.
One morning I was hunting a first cup of coffee at about 7 AM and as I got off the elevator I met some guys I know who were just heading to bed.   :D

The drinks are still free, if you are dropping a quarter or three.

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Re: Vegas stays
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2007, 08:37:04 pm »
I've stayed at the Bellagio, where everything costs $ and their cheapest blackjack table is $5. Two years ago, I took my son to a Navy reunion. We stayed at the Tuscany. It is two blocks off the strip and has a small casino and coffee shop. The rooms weren't fancy, but very large and only $60.

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Went to a conference last April that was held at the Tuscany.  Unfortunately, we stayed about a block away at a dump called Terrible's.  It was well named.   :D
The Tuscany Suites was much nicer but I don't ever plan to go back to that city if I can help it.  I'm not into that scene at all.  ::)  There's nothing there that interests me whatsoever.
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Re: Vegas stays
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2007, 02:03:16 am »
Bill, I hate to be the one to tell ya, but there is nothing that low anymore.
Used to, some of the places would let ya eat free or at a very low price. Not anymore. The food is wonderful and there are plenty of buffetts, but they will charge plenty to partake. Shuttle busses used to be free and then went to $5 from the airport now are $15. :(


DanG - guess I'll be crossing vegas off the list of places I can go to   :'(

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Re: Vegas stays
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2015, 07:35:23 pm »
My wife and I are beginning to plan a trip to Vegas for our 20th anniversary so I turn to my favorite website for some tips.  This thread turned up during the search so I am looking for any additional current tips or comments.

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Re: Vegas stays
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2015, 09:34:19 pm »
If your going "downtown" or the old strip, also known as Fremont street, then IMO the Golden Nugget is the nicest, and has everything the "new strip" has to offer. If your staying at the "new" part of Vegas, My wife and I have stayed at the Rio, Treasure Island and MGM. They all are very overwhelming and mind boggling in size and amenities, really can't go wrong anywhere unless you get off the strip too far. If you like to walk and don't want to rack up taxi fees, pick a spot in the middle. It is MILES of walking to go from end to end. :o If you really want to have a over the top dinner, a not so well known place is Hugo's Cellar, its in the basement of the Four Queens down on Fremont st, it is one of the best places for food in Vegas IMO, I spent a lot of time in Vegas in my 20's  :)
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Re: Vegas stays
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2016, 11:41:45 pm »
Been to Vegas twice...I love the place, stayed in the Wynn and then paris . If you want to pay alot for food try the golden steer steak house...very good food just expensive. Also the mob museum is pretty good,just up from Fremont st.