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First big mailer to Beau RIvage

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by weazel03, Nov 5, 2014.

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  1. weazel03

    weazel03 Tourist

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    This past year was my first time to play with enough money to get rated. I now get emails from MGM for 3 free nights, $200 credit, and tickets to KA, and 2 free nights from Aria (not bad in my eyes for someone whos 26).

    Anyways I received a mailer today with roundtrip airfare for two, room, and $40 in freeplay (big money). Anyone received this before and how is the Beau? I'm thinking about taking the girlfriend out there. Granted, we are 26 so idk what else we will do except gamble. I am a big fisher so maybe go fishing one day?

    Any advice would be great. Thanks!
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    There's lots of old threads about the Beau. Do some searches for good info about what to expect.

    They do deep sea fishing charters. A host can set that up for you. I get mailers for that every year usually in the spring and early summer.
     
  3. weazel03

    weazel03 Tourist

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    That's actually what I did after I posted this. Lots of good info. Do they have an amount they "wish" you would play? I would like to do a day in New Orleans (might end up as staying the night there knowing us), which would take away from gaming.

    I'm guessing the $20 sandwich isn't possible because of the speedy check in?

    Also, it's not like they will stop sending me mailers if I use this one, correct? I would like to go again if I enjoy it during the summer.
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Not sure what speedy check in you're talking about.

    It's always been slow as hell.

    No idea about the success rate on the $20 sandwich.
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Been to the Beau many times.

    Rooms - basically 3 kinds. Room with view of gulf, room with view of town, and suites (not that many). All are very nice rooms.

    Classy casino, a mini Bellagio.

    Lots of nice food options, but the nice places are not cheap.

    Hard Rock is right next door.

    New Orleans means a rental car.

    Dance club and activities on weekend, a bit quiet on weekdays.
     
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    You don't check in at the desk on these junkets. They bring you from the airport in buses. You get off the bus and they hand you your room key. About as easy as it can get. But no chance to "upgrade."

    I have not gotten a junket offer in awhile, but I still get monthly offers for rooms.
     
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    I think you will have a good time at the Beau. As for doing a day in New Orleans, that is a pretty easy day trip. It is only an hour or so over there so the trip is easy. If you aren't aware, Harrah's New Orleans is a pretty nice casino also in case you didn't want to get completely away from casinos.
     
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    The $40 FP is standard now on their junkets since they switched over to Sun Country as their charter company. You have to pay $40 pp when you book and then it is "refunded" as FP.

    I like the Beau but I don't agree that it is a mini Bellagio. The look has some evident Bellagio influence but the casino is not awesome (IMHO). When you walk in, right side is primarily dollar slots and up with a small penny section near the MLife desk. Left side are your penny games with most of the VP straight ahead and to the left. The restaurants are okay not wonderful. The buffet should be skipped. The casino attracts a bit of a crowd for the lounge bar and the club but it varies greatly based on who knows what. I've seen them crowded with 20-somethings and I've seen them dead. The casino does have a non-smoking section in the far back left of the casino next to the poker room if that matters.

    The Beau is best in the summer months. The pool itself is nothing special but if you enjoy pool time, the service has always been top notch and the drink prices are reasonable. If you do MyVegas, the VIP pool chair comp is worth it. The spa is not fancy but the prices are cheap ($100-125 for a 50 min massage depending on technique). We enjoy driving over to The Shed BBQ place in Ocean Springs as we have friends in that town and it is good place for BBQ and beer. The other casinos are meh, but there are some good deals in town for first-timers. Treasure Bay does a $100 slot loss promo where you lose $100 and get $100 in FP the next day.

    I have gone on the junkets before and lost my ass...I did a driving trip in with a friend for a couple nights and hit $1600 on a quarter STP with a dealt quad x8 on the first draw. SO, the gambling is hit or miss.

    If you don't care too much about getting a future offer (which I don't know that you would at your age...the crowd leans a bit older), it's worth the rental car to New Orleans to spend some time doing stuff other than gambling.

    There's my two cents and some change. :)
     
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