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Bally's Questions

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by 1LuckyMomma, Jan 17, 2015.

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  1. 1LuckyMomma

    1LuckyMomma Low-Roller

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    Leaving soon and trying to make a game plan!

    We are staying at Bally's for 5 nights on comp for the first time. Sounds like we'll have to pay the resort fees and tax unless I've read incorrectly.

    What are table minimums at Bally's? Specifically roulette and craps.

    Do you have a favorite place to eat at Bally's? I don't think the girls will want to walk to Ellis Island.

    Any favorite slot machines i should look for there?

    I'm assuming the new Walgreens by Harrah's is the best place to hit for snacks and drinks for the room (non alcoholic).

    We'll hit Orleans for a night or two because I always win there. Thanks to MyVegas,I have a bogo monorail pass, buffet for Aria (haven't been there yet) and Bellagio (loved the lunch, going for dinner this time.) Most likely we'll end up going to Gold Coast or Orleans buffet as well. We tend to pay less than $15pp per meal as we're all moms on a budget.
     
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    Don't forget the food court on the lower level of Bally's. Great for snacks or light lunches. I like the Tequila bar for the late night $2 tacos to keep the hangover away.! Also use the connect to Paris for the best eats!
     
  3. 1LuckyMomma

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    I took a look at the Tequila Bar menu. Are those nachos big enough for 4 women to share? Tacos aren't listed (or else I'm blind). I see $2 margaritas and I know we'll take advantage of that!
     
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    The Nachos are huge. The tacos are an "off menu" item you have to ask for.
     
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    Sounds like a plan! Cheap eats for our late nights!
     
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    Table mins for craps and roulette vary between 5 and 10. Daytime, especially on weekdays, you can find $5 mins but they usually change over to $10 in the evening.

    I second the recommendations from the other posters for cheap eats. Also, Earl of Sandwich at the PH is good stop for a quick sandwich/salad.
     
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    I would think that the Walgreens at Harmon Corner would be a better walk than the Walgreens at Harrah's if that's your only goal. Walk through Paris, past Planet Hollywood and it's right there.

    The Sidewalk Cafe at Bally's is quick and easy for breakfast and lunch. I believe it is still closed for dinner, though. Don't forget that it's a 2 minute underground walk to Paris, and there you have another Cafe, Sugar Factory and Mon Ami Gabi as well as some other new places. Also very decent Pizza and Crepes along the walk.

    Bally's will have lower limits that most of the surrounding resorts - sometimes even at peak times.
     
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    +1 on the tacos. One of the best bargains in Vegas in my opinion.
     
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    The Tacos and Ellis Island are two of the main reasons we stay at Bally's. Lots of $$ to be saved if you can eat cheaply!
     
  11. vegas4pools

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    Except get the nachos while you still can... Ballys will be replacing The Tequila Bar and the Sidewalk Cafe with... A Buca di Beppo. All in all, pretty disappointed in this one. As a twice year Vegas low roller, I enjoyed my $3 Miller Lites, (16oz) at the bar, and our lazy morning American Breakfast at the cafe.
     
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    Damn! that really sucks!!
     
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    Restaurants? Sea: The Thai Experience is pretty awesome. And Sidewalk Cafe is forgettable. Nosh is the place you should check into. It's pretty much a deli counter but the food is good and reasonable.
     
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    Not sure which rooms your staying in but near the elevators by the jubilee towers is a deli called Noah. Nice variety and fair prices, open 24 hours. In the morning good pastries and breakfast sandwiches
     
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    If that's true, it's the worst news I've had all day. We've never been to the Sidewalk Café, but have enjoyed many, many beverages, nachos, and tacos at Tequila Bar.

    Is this your source?

    http://vegas.eater.com/2014/12/17/7409591/buca-di-beppo-now-has-a-home-at-ballys

    It seems just slightly fishy--since those restaurants are not, contrary to what the page says, close to the strip entrance of Bally's. But maybe I'm just grasping at straws...
     
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    Read The Sidewalk Café is also closing. The drug store (sorry, can't remember the name) at MM Stores attached to PH is also a good place to get snacks & seems closer than the Walgreens by Harrah's.
     
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    Good advice above. Bottom line is there is no place to get snacks that's real close by Bally's. SIdewalk cafe is one of those old school coffee shops that are disappearing in Vegas.
     
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    Very sad that the unique places in LV are steadily disappearing for the same homogeneous places you can see in about any city.
     
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    That's Nosh; I always thought it smelled like shit, when I walked by, to the Jubilee Elevators.
     
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    I too will be staying at Ballys for 5 days comp (Mar 21-26) for part of March Madness.

    Personally I like the Nosh as I play poker often at Ballys (3/6 limit) and their Poker room is next to Nosh. From the Ballys website.... "On the go? Hit the casual Nosh deli for meals on the run with a gourmet twist, including pastries, coffee, sandwiches and salads. Located adjacent to the South Tower guest elevator, the deli offers made-to-order wraps, bagels, sizeable sub sandwiches, $3 beef hot dogs and fresh desserts. From Philly Cheesesteaks to breakfast croissant egg sandwiches, this quick Las Vegas snack spot is a must-see for favorites like pastrami and tuna served on fresh bread." Cheapest eats in Bally's ( other than Nathans and Sabarro which are in the back by the Sportsbook). Fortunately, for me, the Nosh never smelled bad! Suggestion.. I always charge my meals to my room. At the end of my stay I check to see if they will comp some, if not all, of my food. What they dont comp, I try to first pay with my Reward credits and then settle up the rest.I see that your 5 days are comped so I imagine that you play at Ballys or a CET property often.

    Food choices at Ballys ( 9 total) http://www.caesars.com/ballys-las-vegas/restaurants
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    there are over an additional 14 choices at Paris http://www.parislasvegas.com/restaurants.html which connects to Ballys.

    The buffets at Orleans and Gold coast are easily accessed by taking the free Coast shuttle (if you dont want to drive). It picks up on the Flamingo side of Ballys.

    I don't play Roulette but I have found that after 5 pm on week days and all day on the weekends the mins start at $10.00 at the craps table. The crowd will usually dictate when the mins go up. Big crowd at a $5.00 table...then the pit boss is raising the min to $10.00. Ditto with Paris!

    Enjoy your stay!
     
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