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Casino Crawl

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by jsn1992, Aug 14, 2014.

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  1. jsn1992

    jsn1992 Tourist

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    As my vegas trip nears with 3 Vegas Virgins, we all were just throwing ideas about what we could do to kill a ton of time, and be very drunk while doing it. So I saw some threads about a Strip Crawl. I just want to know if anyone has ever done this before, (Besides Beejay, Macker, the greatest TR writers of all time), and wondering how far you all have gone down the strip on such a quest, and have you all really ever visited just about every casino on the strip in a day?
     
  2. aaisack

    aaisack High-Roller

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    I've done a couple organized strip pub/club crawls through Groupon.I would definitely do one again. You get a lot for your 40-50 bucks.Basically you get to hang out with a bunch of fun people, skip lines at bars and club and get a few drinks included with your fee. Fun times.

    You of course could also do your own such as the time tested "have a drink at every casino on the strip". I've never tried to do a drink at each casino, but I've walked the entire strip in a day, stopping at each casino.
     
  3. Auggie

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    Yes, a lot of people have done it... its a good way to add a little diversity to a day if you need that.

    For doing most of them in a day: its of course doable... but if you allocate 12 hours to a strip crawl and start at Venetian and work your way down one side of The Strip to Mandalay Bay and then come back and end up at Ti thats 22 casinos, so its going to work out that you only have 32 minutes per casino, which might sound like a lot of time but that time also has to cover the leaving of one property and getting in to the next, finding a bar, getting your drink, etc. And while some places are close together some are far apart and that'll all balance out (IE: walking from Flamingo to Cromwell is just a few seconds... but going from a bar in Bellagio to a bar in Caesars and then from Caesars to Mirage is not going to be a few seconds between properties).

    Of course at some of these resorts they have so many bars you could do a pretty big pub crawl without leaving the property :) :) :)
     
  4. waverunner

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    I've done that a couple of times in the 80's and 90's when i used to travel with my G/F's. But not drinking (i basically don't drink alcohol), but casino hopping on the Strip from Hacienda up to Sahara in one day to gamble.

    The first time my g/f and i were staying at Marina. So we decided to gamble (slot machines) at every place that had a casino on the Strip. So we started at Hacienda (in those days in between hotels were mostly gas stations and golf courses), worked our way up to the Frontier to have lunch, then continue on up to Sands, Silver Slipper, Slots o Fun, finally Sahara. We had a great time, we also collected almost all of the hotels coin buckets (sadly, coin buckets never made my bucket list, oh how i wish they were now).

    The second time was 1998, about a month after Bellagio opened. Did pretty much the same thing in a day. That was a great time to be in Vegas. Many of the new hotels came on board like Mirage, Monte Carlo, Bellagio, etc, but also some of the original properties were still around.

    I'm pretty lucky to see the Strip in all it's glory (well, from 1977 on) to what it is now, and hopefully what it will be in the future.
    In 1977, the Strip was from the Hacienda up to Sahara, ever since TI and Wynn was built, i, and many other people, consider the Strip from Mandalay Bay to TI/Wynn (IMHO).

    When i go next week to see SLS, hopefully the North Strip will be revitalized with SLS, new traffic at Riviera, and some of the yet to be finished hotels being built now and in the not too distant future.
     
  5. kps

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    My wife and I did it the first time she went to Vegas with me 4 years ago when we were dating. We stretched it out over 2 days so she can take pics, shop and such at the hotels. We did PH to Venetian and NYNY to TI.

    She and her gf's did a revised version of it July 2013 for her bachelorette party just doing Cosmo, Bellagio, Caesars, Venetian, Paris in a day.
     
  6. vegas superfan

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    I did this. We went from Mandalay Bay to the Stratosphere . Every casino, we bet $20 and had one beer. We were very drunk and tired by the end and I barely remember it.
     
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    I'm really tempted to do something around this, do they have $1 chips that i could purchase from each casino and take out? OR would they think i'm perpetrating a chip scam haha
     
  8. captainron62

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    My GF and I walked from Mandala Bay to Pizza Rock downtown last January. We stopped at Mirage buffet for breakfast and had lunch at Pizza Rock. It was a good time, you see lots of things on a long walk that you don't notice cabbing by.
     
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    Seems most of the cages will cherry-pick a nice looking chip for you. Not sure what would happen if you asked at a table game but weren't playing.
     
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    My wife and I did this a few years ago. We were staying at TI, we started around 11am or so, went all the way down to Mandalay Bay, betting only $20 in each casino in a penny machine. We crossed and went to Tropicana and did the same thing all the way back to Venetian. It was around midnight by the time we were finished...we were tired and sore, but we had fun.
     
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