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Downtown Property with Young Vibe

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Check-Raise, Feb 24, 2016.

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  1. Check-Raise

    Check-Raise Low-Roller

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    Hello all!

    My last few trips I've stayed on the strip but I did take a day on my last trip to head downtown and check out the Fremont area. I'm intrigued and while I enjoy to hustle and bustle of the strip and walking through all the properties, I also enjoy value gambling. I feel like I can waste an hour walking around the strip trying to find a game with reasonable odds at the lower limits.

    I'll be taking a solo trip either this summer or fall and since I haven't spent much time downtown was hoping you all might be able to provide some guidance. I'd like to find a spot with a younger vibe if possible (25-35 age group). Not looking to go clubbing or meet and hang out with anyone but for me the atmosphere kinda gets ruined when that 80 year old lady with the oxygen machine blows a puff of smoke in your face and yells "THAT'S MY MACHINE" when you try to sit down and gamble. C'mon lady, 3 machines? really? Maybe I'm the weird one, who knows!

    Anyway, not that young crowds are all that more pleasant on average but the vibe tends to be a little more energetic and I tend to feed off that a bit. If anyone has suggestions on where I should consider staying for a younger vibe I'd appreciate it!
     
  2. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    Most people recommend the D casino for the younger crowd. The atmosphere is more lively, they have dancing dealers and a loooong bar. Music is little loud for some of us old timers but vibe is definitely for the younger crowd.

    another place with a similar vibe is the Golden Gate. (also owned the same person).
     
  3. Miller12pack

    Miller12pack Low-Roller

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    I agree with the D. Young crowd, good cocktail service, and good gambling. The rooms have been remodeled and we always have fun there. Use your players card and you will probably get some nice comps for your next visit. Also the day before you check out, go to the slot club and see if they will comp you anything.
     
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    marcianofan Low-Roller

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    Definitely the D, and then Golden Gate. I like MSS and the Plaza but man do they have an older crowd!
     
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    aaisack High-Roller

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    The D is the probably the place for you. The loud music scares away a lot of the older folks. Everywhere else has an older crowd, especially the casinos furthest from the stages (Plaza, Main Street Statation, California and El Cortez).
     
  6. MrBBonz

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    As with the current theme, the d is probably the way to go, I have had fun at GN as well to though.
     
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    tonysb8 Low-Roller

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    Yes, The D for sure. The cool thing with downtown is you can casino hop so easily cuz everything is so close, making it easier and quicker to find that vibe & gaming you're looking for!
     
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    The golden nuggett is lively, especiallly at the pool
     
  9. LoveDowntownVegas

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    Echo the D and the Golden Gate for lively entertaining gaming.
     
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  10. Check-Raise

    Check-Raise Low-Roller

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    Thank you for all the responses, I've never really looked into The D but I'm starting my research now! I've been to the Golden Gate and the pool area was cool but I was with people who were just in a rush to get out for some reason. We hopped around to a couple casinos and I didn't really get a chance to enjoy myself or take it all in.

    The D seems like a good spot for home base but looking forward to visiting a lot of places on my trip.
     
  11. makikiboy

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    You may be confusing names. The Golden Gate doesn't have a pool but the Golden Nugget does have a pool.

    The Golden Gate hotel and casino is located right on main st, right across the street from the Plaza hotel and is geared for the younger crowd with scantily clad dealers, loud music and outside the casino (on the fremont st. experience) they also have a bar with dancing girls.

    The Golden Nugget is more of a "higher class" casino and the table game minimums reflect that. Many people like the GN because they have a nice pool area and the hotel is considered to be somewhat "strip like". But the problem is that the room rates at the GN are also higher IMHO than many of the other downtown hotels.
     
  12. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    This isn't your "honest" opinion. The Golden Nugget has the highest average room rates downtown. That is a fact.

    Nick:beer:
     
  13. Check-Raise

    Check-Raise Low-Roller

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    You're right, I have been in the Golden Nugget, not the Golden Gate and I failed to recognize the distinction! I'm going to have to do some research on the Golden Gate
     
  14. makikiboy

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    Good luck. The GG is different than the GN. The place is more homey, the area by the tables are smaller so you have to kind of squeeze your way through it, esp when it is crowded. It is nice seeing the girls dancing and the scantily clad girls dealing, something you won't see at the Golden Nugget.
     
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    Yep, the D is pretty much known for younger crowds. I'm surprised the Grand hasn't been mentioned - it's slow and not very busy but does attract a younger demographic as well.

    Bill
     
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