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  1. ClownHo

    ClownHo High-Roller

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    Since it's unlikely that I make a cameo in The Meadows this spring, here's an abbreviated version of the 10 questions I have asked in the past.

    Same rules apply: feel free to skip questions that don't apply to you. If you have no interest in a question, not answering it makes that point. If it's important for you to clarify that the subject of the question is over/under your socio-economic class, please do.

    Bonus points for those who offset their answers with italics, fancy colors or bold letters.

    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not? (If you rode it, tell us about it again, or skip the question. I'm guessing that those of you who rode it have shared your experience here already, but I'd be interested in reading a short synopsis of your experience again.)

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why?

    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip to Vegas?

    4. Congratulations, you're the new owner of Geezer's Palace, a mid-size casino resort not far from the trip. (Think of the casino formerly known as Terrible's.) Forget what your trusted advisers tell you, it's your casino. You make the rules. What rules/policies/comps are you going to institute in an effort to attract fresh, new and exciting customers to your gamblin' hall?

    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack.
     
  2. ButterflyMtn

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    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not? (If you rode it, tell us about it again, or skip the question. I'm guessing that those of you who rode it have shared your experience here already, but I'd be interested in reading a short synopsis of your experience again.)

    maybe, not sure if this trip or the next...this trip going to party so a good hour waiting to get on the 30+min to go around and then leave not sure I will do it. I would like to do both a day and night spin but maybe another trip

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why?

    i love the end of SprIng and SUMMER the hot weather is my favorite

    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip

    a great suite, probably at Aria...bottles at the club and just do what I want to do...maybe gamble at a higher limit table

    4. Congratulations, you're the new owner of Geezer's Palace, a mid-size casino resort not far from the trip. (Think of the casino formerly known as Terrible's.) Forget what your trusted advisers tell you, it's your casino. You make the rules. What rules/policies/comps are you going to institute in an effort to attract fresh, new and exciting customers to your gamblin' hall?

    not too sure on this one...might implement something for the low rollers to get them back, give oil' school comps like back in the day when buffet comps were nothing.

    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack.

    I'm a woman so yes I overpack. I have to have a day outfit and night outfit for each day and also a few other choices...just in case. Probably 5-7 pairs of shoes and some flip flops. I'm pretty typical on what I pack so mostly things that are needed...
     
  3. VeddaLasVegas

    VeddaLasVegas Low-Roller

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    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not? (If you rode it, tell us about it again, or skip the question. I'm guessing that those of you who rode it have shared your experience here already, but I'd be interested in reading a short synopsis of your experience again.)
    a) I plan to ride it just because it is something new.

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why?
    a) Feb or Mar so we can go up to Mt Charleston to see the snow - we're from Florida.

    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip.
    a) First class flight, limo, high roller suite.

    4. Congratulations, you're the new owner of Geezer's Palace, a mid-size casino resort not far from the trip. (Think of the casino formerly known as Terrible's.) Forget what your trusted advisers tell you, it's your casino. You make the rules. What rules/policies/comps are you going to institute in an effort to attract fresh, new and exciting customers to your gamblin' hall?
    a) I think I would sell it. I don't want to own a casino.

    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack.
    a) I always overpack. There is always someone who forgot deodorant!
     
  4. AllNetDad

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    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not?

    Absolutely. Want to ride it day and night. I love heights and ferris wheels.

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why?

    October. Both my wedding anniversary and the anniversary of my first Vegas trip, which was on .. my .. anniversary.

    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip to Vegas?

    Return trip? Extend my stay and start spending it NOW.

    4. Congratulations, you're the new owner of Geezer's Palace, a mid-size casino resort not far from the trip. (Think of the casino formerly known as Terrible's.) Forget what your trusted advisers tell you, it's your casino. You make the rules. What rules/policies/comps are you going to institute in an effort to attract fresh, new and exciting customers to your gamblin' hall?

    Free condoms!

    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack.

    I over pack just a bit and I've been known to pack the xbone or a bluray player.
     
  5. weluvvegas

    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not? (If you rode it, tell us about it again, or skip the question. I'm guessing that those of you who rode it have shared your experience here already, but I'd be interested in reading a short synopsis of your experience again.) <b>I have an awful fear of heights but the wheel actually looks very soundly built and those pods are totally enclosed…so I’m thinking about it. Not sure I want to spend that much tho</b>

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why? <b>Any time of year that I am in Vegas. We’ve experienced rain in both Feb and Oct but nothing could ruin the experience!</b>


    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip to Vegas? <b>probably within 6 months</b>


    4. Congratulations, you're the new owner of Geezer's Palace, a mid-size casino resort not far from the trip. (Think of the casino formerly known as Terrible's.) Forget what your trusted advisers tell you, it's your casino. You make the rules. What rules/policies/comps are you going to institute in an effort to attract fresh, new and exciting customers to your gamblin' hall? <b>I’ve always thought they need a sci-fi themed casino (channeling my inner nerd) and since LVH doesn’t do the start trek thing anymore, that’s what I would do. I would offer free tribbles at check in :)</b>


    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack. <b>I pack by outfits and by day. My husband takes his entire wardrobe and doesn’t wear half the crap he takes. I always bring a lucky charm…this year it will be leaves from our bamboo plant that gave us luck at the local recently. </b>
     
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  6. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it?
    Nope - not at all interested in rides. I suppose if I were traveling with somebody who wanted to ride the thing, I'd go along, but that's about it.

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why?
    Early spring, between late-February and early-April. I like things on the cool side & I actually like being able to comfortably wear a sport-jacket at the tables.
    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip to Vegas?
    How soon? Probably during the same trip - at least 1/4 of it, anyway. Since 1/4 will be taken in taxes, that will leave me half for my next trip - which would probably be in a few weeks. (But I'd likely only take $10K or so. I'd use the other $34K to help clear my mortgage).

    4. Congratulations, you're the new owner of Geezer's Palace, a mid-size casino resort not far from the trip. What rules/policies/comps are you going to institute in an effort to attract fresh, new and exciting customers to your gamblin' hall?
    24/7 3:2 blackjack, S17 with DAS, $10 minimums. Free cigarettes at the tables to any hotel guest - just show your room-key to the pit. Comp the high-end (eg-Starbucks) coffee at the tables. Provide 24/7 free-shuttle to/from the strip & downtown. CWs? Gorgeous & young. Dealers? Knowledgable & friendly. 'Party-pits'? Nope. Nightclub? Nope. Buffet? Nope. 24/7 cafe & a high-quality steak-house? You bet.

    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack.
    I pack 1 extra underwear, undershirt & socks, plus one extra dress-shirt. Never know when I may decide to stay an extra night.
    As for the extra "thing" I always pack that the other guy didn't? Cigarettes.

    :beer::headbang::whistle::poker::wave2::wiggle::pirate:
     
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  7. tipdrill

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    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not? (If you rode it, tell us about it again, or skip the question. I'm guessing that those of you who rode it have shared your experience here already, but I'd be interested in reading a short synopsis of your experience again.)

    Definitely, and I would love to see the rest of the Linq

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why?

    This is a tough one based on my interests. A decent amount of appeal of LV is the pool parties for the standard reasons. However, late Fall offers the most options for sports betting. NFL, NBA and NHL etc. Gun to my head pick one, I go summer; WSOP tips the scale toward summer.

    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip to Vegas?

    First, pay off my car and my student loans...Then immediately to LV. Penthouse action at the Bellagio, Aria, Wynn and Vdara for 2 nights each. Drop a few sports bets of 1K each. Take 10K to reserve a craps table to myself. Sit 5/10 for NL at the Bellagio. Rhino might get a healthy donation. Bottle service at Marquee a couple nights.


    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack.

    Under pack unfortunately, I'll admit by now i should definitely know better. The unique items I take with me, my cigar cutter and portable cell charger.
     
  8. leo21

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    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not? (If you rode it, tell us about it again, or skip the question. I'm guessing that those of you who rode it have shared your experience here already, but I'd be interested in reading a short synopsis of your experience again.)

    Not planning on riding. I realize there is a reservation system but it's still looks like dealing with a crowd and lines. Maybe one day if it's not really busy but it's not a priority.

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why?

    When it's cheap. :Þ


    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip to Vegas?

    Never! I will splurge most of it but it will be done in a way to benefit my local economy.

    4. Congratulations, you're the new owner of Geezer's Palace, a mid-size casino resort not far from the trip. (Think of the casino formerly known as Terrible's.) Forget what your trusted advisers tell you, it's your casino. You make the rules. What rules/policies/comps are you going to institute in an effort to attract fresh, new and exciting customers to your gamblin' hall?

    At this point you can loosen up slot and table rules in a way that still give you a nice advantage and still look more generous than everyone else. Also cashback. Screw that freeplay BS.

    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack.

    Of course I overpack! I bring way too many toiletries, especially lotion. I could probably carry on if I could control myself.
     
  9. usmcbaby

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    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not? (If you rode it, tell us about it again, or skip the question. I'm guessing that those of you who rode it have shared your experience here already, but I'd be interested in reading a short synopsis of your experience again.) I have little interest in riding it but the wife wants to ride so we probably will.

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why? I’ve been in August-too darn hot. I’ve been in late January-too darn cold. Late April like this year and anytime in May are/have been my favs.

    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip to Vegas? Depends on how early in my trip I win the 108k. If it’s the first day then I will spend some. If it’s the last day then I probably won’t spend any in LV. Too much to spend on back home.

    4. Congratulations, you're the new owner of Geezer's Palace, a mid-size casino resort not far from the trip. (Think of the casino formerly known as Terrible's.) Forget what your trusted advisers tell you, it's your casino. You make the rules. What rules/policies/comps are you going to institute in an effort to attract fresh, new and exciting customers to your gamblin' hall? I would have to think about this more. Customer service would definitely be number one priority though.

    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack. I always over pack as far as clothes/shoes go_One thing i take that most others don't is I always take a travel pack of Lysol wipes with me. I thoroughly wipe down as much of the hotel room as I can upon arrival. I work in the janitorial business and know how hotel rooms really get cleaned or not cleaned.
     
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  10. mdee

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    A1. Yes I plan to ride it 1X in the day and 1X at night. Why? Because I've been on the London Eye and want to compare.

    A2. November and December because of the cooler weather and fewer crowds. Plus I love over the top Christmas decor.

    A3. I've never heard of this Slot Machine and it's hard to tell when I would return or what I would do with the money. I'd need to consult with my Financial Adviser.

    A4. I'd ask myself 2 questions... How'd I get myself into this mess and how can I unload it quickly!

    A5. I pack just right or maybe underpack a tad. I usually have on my person at all times the following... A Pocket Camera, iPhone, Wallet, Players Cards, Chapstick, Eyedrops, Handcleaner & Wooden Toothpicks.
     
  11. Bazzito52

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    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not? (If you rode it, tell us about it again, or skip the question. I'm guessing that those of you who rode it have shared your experience here already, but I'd be interested in reading a short synopsis of your experience again.)

    Nope. Just because Ceasars wants to waste its money doesn't mean that I must do the same.

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why?

    For weather: April and October
    For fun: January - Playoff football!!

    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip to Vegas?

    Next month. And Every month until it's gone!

    4. Congratulations, you're the new owner of Geezer's Palace, a mid-size casino resort not far from the trip. (Think of the casino formerly known as Terrible's.) Forget what your trusted advisers tell you, it's your casino. You make the rules. What rules/policies/comps are you going to institute in an effort to attract fresh, new and exciting customers to your gamblin' hall?

    1. Dollar craps 24/7.
    2. Re-creation of the downstairs coffee shop at
    Binions Horseshoe - along with menu items and 1975 prices.
    3. Installation of Coin Redemption/ATM/Fountain soda stations now missing from the M Resort.


    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack.

    I always pack the exact amount of everything I will need - until I spill something on myself! And I always take eyes drops, lip balm and saline spray that the guy next to me doesn't.
     
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    1. Yes (wife, probably not) It's unique and for the price of $30 for a 40 minute ride, I'd probably be saving a little bit of money.

    2. Spring and Fall. Weather is great and most kids are in school.:clap:

    3. Immediately upon return home. Pay off the Mortgage, Credit cards and Car. Then go back to Vegas.
    4. I would not want to be the owner of a Casino. I would sell at a small profit or if the Casino was a windfall, I'd sell at less than value.

    5. Overpack on purpose. Since we drive, most of our trips end up with 'One more night', or even 'Lets stay a night in Laughlin on our way home'. Usually the guy, or lady sitting next to me forgets to pack manners. :cuss:
     
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    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not? (If you rode it, tell us about it again, or skip the question. I'm guessing that those of you who rode it have shared your experience here already, but I'd be interested in reading a short synopsis of your experience again.)

    I would possibly ride it if they put up railings at the spot where you get on. Or if my husband carries me over that spot.

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why?

    Spring or fall. Not too hot, not too cold.

    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip to Vegas?

    I would do mostly responsible things with the money. However, I would also set up a Vegas account for future trips. And probably spend a little bit of those winnings immediately on something sparkly.

    4. Congratulations, you're the new owner of Geezer's Palace, a mid-size casino resort not far from the trip. (Think of the casino formerly known as Terrible's.) Forget what your trusted advisers tell you, it's your casino. You make the rules. What rules/policies/comps are you going to institute in an effort to attract fresh, new and exciting customers to your gamblin' hall?

    I would start with the basics and do that well. Then add some flashier stuff as I went along. To me the basics are cleanliness, good buffet and coffee shop, a good entertainment schedule including a casino floor bar and lounge with a performer minimum 6 hours of the day and good value for money. Try to balance modern marketing techniques with what I feel to be right. With the location I would have to aggressively go after the locals and they're very value oriented and educated. Then add some other restaurants, events, etc. I think the first group I would target for the hotel would be the convention/conference folks. And then go from there.

    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack.

    I haven't been able to find the sweet spot of packing just right. I either overpack because I misjudged the weather, or I underpack. I do bring odd little things like those little handiwipes.
     
  14. kps

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    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not? (If you rode it, tell us about it again, or skip the question. I'm guessing that those of you who rode it have shared your experience here already, but I'd be interested in reading a short synopsis of your experience again.)

    Since I would have to cheat and look it up, nope I will not be riding it. The less I know the better off I am probably.


    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why?

    October hands down. Football in full swing, baseball playoffs and the weather is just right

    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip to Vegas?


    Are you kidding me??? I'm trying to figure out how the hell I can hide the money from the wife if that happens.


    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack.


    Overpack. A CPAP. No CPAP, no sleep and an angry wife....I won't even discuss how grumpy I'll be.
     
  15. ClownHo

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    I guess five questions don't attract the same interest as 10. Perhaps next time I'll come up with 20.

    Here's my two cents on 5ive questions:

    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not? It's not high on my priority list, but some day I will. I like visiting the top of the Eiffel Tower and the Strat for a look down upon the strip, so I would enjoy the HR, too.

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why? Like others, I could make arguments based upon different criteria. I enjoy going in the spring and fall when it's warm in Vegas but cool back in God's country. I have been in Vegas over Halloween the past few years, however, and enjoy it far more than I ever would spending Halloween in God's country. Having yet to spend New Year's Eve or the opening weekend of March Madness in Vegas, Halloween is my winner.

    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip to Vegas? This one cracks me up, as I didn't ask anyone what they'd spend their winnings on, I simply wanted to know how soon you'd book a return trip with that financial windfall. (The question really does beg the question of how you'd spend that windfall, doesn't it?)

    That said, assuming I won a big payday today, I wouldn't immediately book a return trip. I like being in Vegas during the spring, but even with $100K at my disposal (less, of course, after the tax man gets through with me) I wouldn't overspend on a flight just to go back. Summer may not have begun yet, but summer here in God's country is short, and I'd look to September for a nice Vegas vacation, maybe even October.


    4. Congratulations, you're the new owner of Geezer's Palace, a mid-size casino resort not far from the strip. (Think of the casino formerly known as Terrible's.) Forget what your trusted advisers tell you, it's your casino. You make the rules. What rules/policies/comps are you going to institute in an effort to attract fresh, new and exciting customers to your gamblin' hall? I liked many of the ideas I read. Count me among those who would put a heavy emphasis on attracting gamblers with liberal rules and enticing promotions. And I'd like a theme for my casino, too. Not sure what my theme would be.

    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack. I overpack slightly, but not by much. Not sure how many guys have two wallets and two money clips with them in Vegas, but I tend to.
     
  16. katmu

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    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not? (If you rode it, tell us about it again, or skip the question. I'm guessing that those of you who rode it have shared your experience here already, but I'd be interested in reading a short synopsis of your experience again.)

    Possibly at some point, but I hate lines so likely not on my next trip.

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why?

    I like May and June because the weather is consistently hot, and it's not always hot yet in Minnesota. I also like October / November and March.

    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip to Vegas?

    I would stick to my usual schedule as I'm thinking I would want to add at least some of it to my retirement account.


    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack.

    I try to pack light-ish but I need a couple of slinky dresses and some really high heels, so if I'm sitting next to a guy at the blackjack table hopefully he's not wearing the same outfit as me. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
     
  17. ClownHo

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    Not exactly what I had in mind when I asked the question, but thanks for the laugh.
     
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    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not? (If you rode it, tell us about it again, or skip the question. I'm guessing that those of you who rode it have shared your experience here already, but I'd be interested in reading a short synopsis of your experience again.)

    No way. Afraid of heights. Plus, fear of being stuck on there with drunks who desperately need to use the bathroom, for whatever reason. I don't want to be in an elevator with them, much less stuck in a pod with them for 30 minutes.

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why?

    Early spring or late fall. For the beautiful weather. I've gone in the summer before and it's just too hot. Dry heat, my butt!

    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip to Vegas?


    I'd give it a few months.


    4. Congratulations, you're the new owner of Geezer's Palace, a mid-size casino resort not far from the trip. (Think of the casino formerly known as Terrible's.) Forget what your trusted advisers tell you, it's your casino. You make the rules. What rules/policies/comps are you going to institute in an effort to attract fresh, new and exciting customers to your gamblin' hall?

    I'd make it attractive to gamblers - no clubs. I'd offer good comps, decent pay tables.


    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack.

    I have packing down to a fine art. I take what I need. The only time I've had an issue is when unforeseen circumstances happen. Like the time at Bally's when my drink slid off the bar and attacked me. Or when I joined the wet bum club at the MB by sitting on a wet chair.
     
  19. Readingfanman

    Readingfanman Low-Roller

    Joined:
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    Location:
    London, UK
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not? (If you rode it, tell us about it again, or skip the question. I'm guessing that those of you who rode it have shared your experience here already, but I'd be interested in reading a short synopsis of your experience again.)

    100% riding it on my trip in December. Going with a VV (Vegas Virgin!), and this seems like one of the best, and newest ways to see the Strip in all its' glory, as opposed to going up the Stratosphere tower again.

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why?

    Having so far been in late winter (January), and also high peak of summer (August), I preferred winter. The weather is just warm enough that I'm not worried about it being cold, the pool option is nice during summer, but it doesn't bother me enough to want to desperately come at a particular time of year. So for me, the answer is, when it's cheap!

    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip to Vegas?

    I'd be booking a return trip probably within a week of getting back, and the trip would be within 6 months (Which for a UK player is quite a quick return for most!), with a decent wedge saved for the return trip.

    4. Congratulations, you're the new owner of Geezer's Palace, a mid-size casino resort not far from the trip. (Think of the casino formerly known as Terrible's.) Forget what your trusted advisers tell you, it's your casino. You make the rules. What rules/policies/comps are you going to institute in an effort to attract fresh, new and exciting customers to your gamblin' hall?

    Happy days! First thing I would do is to bring in multiple CW, and plenty of them. If I am going to get people playing, I want them to be having a good time. Drinks remain free whilst playing, but comped drinks can be of a higher quality (Bigger variety, especially for things like bottled beer, and good scotch). Secondly, I'd be bringing in a comp system for rooms where players know exactly what they need to play in order to get a free room at different levels, or a free buffet, or whatever. I'd have to keep 3:2 Blackjack, because if all tables offer it, we'd be a bit different at least from the majority of Vegas, which would hopefully drive business.

    Last thing I would do is theme the crap out of the casino, Vegas needs to become themefied (New word) again, the strip could do with someone going all out to theme somewhere and following through on their theme. I think I would possibly go with a London theme, I feel there would be enough interest of people seeing how it was done to see it be successful. Of course, we'd look to get decent English food in (Roast dinners, Fish & Chips, etc etc).



    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack.

    Having only been on two Vegas trips so far, I'd say I pack about right so far. The one thing the guy next to me at the table probably has is money! The thing I normally have packed is a bottle opener, it's a hella useful thing to have for the room (Last time we bought glass bottles, just because beer tastes nicer from a bottle than a can!).
     
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  20. Cinwhim

    Cinwhim Low-Roller

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    1. The High Roller. Do you plan to ride it? Why or why not? (If you rode it, tell us about it again, or skip the question. I'm guessing that those of you who rode it have shared your experience here already, but I'd be interested in reading a short synopsis of your experience again.)

    I said hell no when I first heard about it, but then when I read about it - I thought I might be able to ride it. We'll see when I get there in Sept.

    2. What is your favorite time of the year for a trip to Vegas? Why?

    Anytime! I don't mind the heat for the most part so summer is ok - spring sun shine is the best though, just because there isn't enough of it here in Ohio.

    3. Your 75-cent investment on the "Dewey defeats Hellmuth" slot machine results in a hand pay to the tune of $108,000. How soon will you be spending those winnings during a return trip to Vegas?

    We'd be back in December for Christmas with the entire extended family. I've wanted to have all of them together in Vegas since they were teenagers and think it would be wonderful to show them My Vegas. :)

    4. Congratulations, you're the new owner of Geezer's Palace, a mid-size casino resort not far from the trip. (Think of the casino formerly known as Terrible's.) Forget what your trusted advisers tell you, it's your casino. You make the rules. What rules/policies/comps are you going to institute in an effort to attract fresh, new and exciting customers to your gamblin' hall?

    I would totally start a thread here to get the best ideas and then try to run it like......well hell....... I was going to say run it like a family business......but on second thought too many family businesses are not run all that well........So that would be a bad plan. I would want it to run well enough to make some money and stay in business but not so much that I'd lose track of some of the perks that really draw people to your business and keep employees.

    5. Do you typically overpack or underpack for your Vegas vacation? What's the one thing, besides clean underwear, that you like to take with you that the guy next to you at the blackjack table probably didn't pack.

    Overpack. Always. You would think I was going to another planet! :rolleyes2: I always take my pillow.......yes, on the plane. My husband bitches but it comes in handy! In my defense it is a squishy pillow and I try to not be obnoxious about it.

    Great questions! Thanks. :)
     
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