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32 Casinos in 2 hours, 27 minutes

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by mattjs33, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. mattjs33

    mattjs33 Low-Roller

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    So I have this little game I created, I call it a Casino Walk. It's going into every casino on the Strip in one pass, how quickly can you do it? No trams allowed.

    I have a sh*tty little website I created two years ago, just for fun, to track these things and provide basic rules. We include Aztec Inn (because why not) and treat Margaritaville and O'Sheas as separate casinos. So there are 32 casinos operating on the Strip currently.

    Last Friday I embarked out with my wife to try to win back the record, and we wrecked it, completing the Walk in two hours, 27 minutes.

    But it was hard. My knees were sore the rest of the weekend. I'm not in the shape I once was (read: old).

    The concept still fails to draw much attention, but maybe that's because it's just too much. Even my wife said you have to be crazy to even think of doing this. Even if outright speed isn't the goal, I figured there would be more takers to the challenge.

    But I think the new record could still be beat by a dedicated attempt. Thoughts?
     
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  2. flyguyfl

    flyguyfl Low-Roller

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    Do you play in them or just stick your foot in the door? Good exercise routine as that has to be a 7 mile hike up one side and back down the other.
     
  3. mattjs33

    mattjs33 Low-Roller

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    The rule is, you have to be in the casino. For proof I require a photo of the participant with gaming activities in the photo, also the casino must be identifiable in the photo. It can be selfie style or have it taken for you.

    To play at least one pull in each casino, that would be an interesting variation. On the site I mention I'm interested in whatever people can come up with, I'll track them all. But my focus has always been a "cannonball"-style speed run with a stop in each.

    The Strip is 4.2 miles from Mandalay Bay to Stratosphere . If your strategy is clever, you will not have to go the full 8.4 miles to complete the Walk. However, getting into and out of the casinos adds a lot of distance in many cases. I always figure it for about 8 miles.
     
  4. Sdebruyne

    Sdebruyne Low-Roller

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    25 years ago, I might have been up for the challenge, but not anymore. I can walk it, but not at that fast of a pace. We usually walk the entire strip, but over a few days.
     
  5. Richard Alpert

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    This sounds like fun! Any rules against aerodynamic speedwalking suits and helmets?

    RICHARD
     
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  6. Camp Rusty

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    This is a pretty cool concept, I like it :thumbsup:

    Personal caveat....like Sdebuyne, not happening now, but used-to-could.....as Jeff Foxworthy would say.

    We did a cheapy version of your idea once, cabbed from Paris to MB and walked back to Paris betting one horse race/ one beer at every Book, fun, but more of a pub crawl than anything....and we were whooped, the carbo loading was not as beneficial as expected :faint:

    So given the rules and math, to match your time........at eight miles that is close to a normal persons average walking flat ground pace speed of 3MPH. There seem to be so many variables that planning would be essential.

    Obviously not starting at 8PM on Friday night.......so, a non hungover early morning mid week start ?

    Knowing the tricks like dipping in to the Flamingo and out at Margartaville would be essential, even with Google walking maps there would be tricks I would bet a Vegas vet would be unaware of, let alone a virgin. Say....cross the street from Harrahs and back after hitting the Mirage, then Venetian.....hmmmmm....that sort of thing ?

    You said no trams.....unless you hit the trams timing exactly I wouldn't really think that would help, maybe break even at best ?

    Cool challenge, and if done early in the day could certainly rationalize all sorts of consumption abuse for the rest of the day...or trip. :woohoo:
     
  7. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    For anyone who does this be extra careful of the walk between Fshion Show Mall and Slots-A-Fun. Bring a decent amount of water, it's over a mile with absolutely no shade or nowhere to duck inside. Just sidewalk.

    I do a strip walk each trip, one side per day. Can't imagine doing both sides in less than 2 1/2 hours.
     
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  8. Uranium 235

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    Great advice. I walked from Strat to NYNY when the Deuce broke down (will never use again) and this was the toughest part of the journey. It's not the most eye-pleasing part of town either.
     
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    Great little site Matt.

    Mrs moans walking to next casino so won't be doing it.
     
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  10. mattjs33

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    Haha, no rules regarding attire.

    Yes, I'd given this run a lot of mental preparation. I even scouted a few spots ahead of time so I'd know where I was headed.

    We began at about 8:45am, which was 15 minutes later than we planned. I would say a nighttime run (sunset to sunrise) would be so much more challenging due to the congestion as to qualify for it's own category.

    This was my third Casino Walk attempt, two successful, one aborted. Knowing the ins and outs definitely helps. I'm pretty comfortable with the route I use, but would be interesting for me to do it "backward". The route you choose is completely open.

    Only place I see this being useful would be the Mandalay Bay tram, if that was your turn point. Even then, like you said it would depend on timing. Moving walkways are allowed.

    A couple of you have indicate you feel you're too old for this; if I had a "senior" category, what age do you think the cutoff should be?

    I'm thinking of some other categories, as mentioned above, perhaps a "make a bet in every casino" category. I'd have to require TITO photo proof of each I guess? Also, a friend of mine mentioned a drink in every casino. That's such a spectacularly bad idea that I may have no choice...

    In a few weeks I'm going to announce a Fremont Casino Walk, for the downtown casinos. Might be a little more accessible for folks just not up to 8 miles. Thoughts on that?

    Thanks! I'm no web designer by any means but it gets the job done. We have a Facebook page too if you want to check that out.
     
  11. TableToddyy

    TableToddyy Low-Roller

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    I'll wait for u guys here. right around this craptable.
    Slow down, smell the rose scented casino air.
     
  12. mattjs33

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    Ah, don't worry. I make plenty of time to relax as well. :beer: