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Going to as many casinos as possible..

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by hselland81, Mar 1, 2015.

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  1. hselland81

    hselland81 Tourist

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    Will be staying in Vegas for 9 days so want to se as many casinos as possible. (and get a souvenir from everyone ($1 chip or something)) Below is the list that i have made.
    Any Casinos that i have forgotten? Any of theese that is not worth a visit?

    Aria (where i will be staying)
    Ballys
    Bellagio
    Ceasars Palace
    Casino Royale
    Circus Circus
    Cosmopolitian
    The Cromwell
    Encore
    Excalibur
    Flamingo
    Harrah's
    Luxor
    Mandalay Bay
    MGM Grand
    Mirage
    Monte Carlo
    New York New York
    Paris
    Palazzo
    Planet Hollywood
    The Quad
    Riviera
    Slots-a-Fun*
    Stratosphere
    Treasure Island
    Tropicana
    Venetian
    Wynn
    Ellis Island
    Hard Rock Hotel
    LVH*(formerly LV Hilton)
    Hooters
    Silver Sevens
    Tuscany
    Westin
    Palace Station
    The Palms
    Rio
    Binion's
    The D*(formerly Fitzgeralds)
    Four Queens
    Fremont
    Golden Gate (eldste hotell i las vegas)
    Golden Nugget
    Plaza
    Vegas Club
    California
    Downtown Grand (newest)
    El Cortez
    Main Street Station
    Arizona Charlie's
    Gold Coast
    Orleans
    Rampart
    Red Rock
    Suncoast
    Wild Wild West
     
  2. captainron62

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    There are a lot of those that in my opinion are not worth a visit. Not all casinos are unique and picturesque. Some are just boring, smoky gambling joints. You will also find that casino hopping is very time consuming and it may be a more "job like" than you think. I don't know exactly what you are looking for, but I would just say get into town and take things as they come. Folks that over plan often regret it in the end. Your mileage may vary though......
     
  3. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    If your goal is to get a dollar chip or trinket at every casino, you should also stop in the Margaritaville casino. Its basically part of Flamingo, but I believe it has different chips. Good luck. Even for a long trip, this is an ambitious goal
     
  4. ziggyzambo

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    I'm headed to Vegas for the first time this summer, and plan on doing something similar, though I'm leaving out all the non-strip/downtown casinos, as I won't have a car (I assume you will have a car, otherwise I don't think your list is feasible).

    The downtown casinos are the easiest, since everything is so close... no problem there.

    The off-strip casinos are the hardest, since they're so spread out. They'll take the most time and, I think, offer the least reward. From what I've read, there's not much reason to go out of your way to see them, though there are of course exceptions (e.g. Hard Rock).

    The strip casinos are also going to take some time, but for me it seems worth it. However, I've got priority groupings in mind. So, some casinos are just too unique for me not to check out (Luxor, Caesars, etc.), and I've decided I'll go far out of my way for these if need be. But the others I'll check out if I'm in the general area and it won't take too much time. Since our shows/activities/dinners are all over the place, this should still allow us to see almost all of them. This way, If I'm having fun doing something else I won't feel obligated to, for example, walk all the way down to Mandalay Bay just to say I've been there. Just my $.02. Be sure to stop at the Riviera, since it won't be there much longer - I'm missing getting to see it by about a month :(

    btw, it's now:
    The Linq (formerly The Quad)
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    Westgate (formerly LVH (formerly Las Vegas Hilton))
     
  5. vegasfan

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    I think you missed SLS and Sam's Town. SLS is at the very end of the monorail and Sam's you can take a shuttle from Harrahs on the strip or from the Calfornia or Fremont downtown...maybe a 15-20 min ride...not sure exactly how long a ride it is. Not sure if I would go that much out of my way...but have fun.
     
  6. gambler

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    I think you missed the M Resort and Casino.

    Ambitious plan, good luck!
     
  7. BlacklabberMike

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    no trip downtown is complete without a visit to Mermaids.... :evillaugh
     
  8. jon_vegas

    jon_vegas Low-Roller

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    I started collecting $1 chips and have made 2 trips this year so far. I've pretty much collected chips from the south and central strip. Will be doing it for the northern casinos on the next trip. Especially at Riviera before it closes down. Since you'll be there for 9 days, could be a great way to kill some time and exercise if you decide to walk it. Just go straight to the casino cashiers/cages and tell them you want to exchange for a $1 chip souvenir and they'll usually give you the newer/less circulated ones.

    Here's a link to a list of casinos in and around the strip:
    http://vegasclick.com/vegas/casinos.html
     
  9. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I agree. M Resort and Casino is a must visit. And while you're at it stop by South Point.
     
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    I didn't see green valley ranch, sunset station, or fiesta Henderson. If you're going all the way out to Boulder hughway then might as well stop at the ones in Henderson. There's also Railroad Pass which is heading out towards the Hoover dam.

    There's also 3 (4 if you count the one in Jean) casinos down in Primm about 40 min south of town (25 min south of M Resort)
     
  11. Lovegas95

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    Interesting plan. I really hate that I didn't get any mementos from Stardust, New Frontier, Sahara, etc. I will get something from Riviera this trip though as well as from other casinos.
     
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  12. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    I hit a similar quest over the course of a two week trip, hitting 135 between the Vegas valley, Laughlin and the Reno/Tahoe area. Bet at least $100 total and had a drink in each. Was a fun challenge.

    Here is a list of unrestricted casino licenses with pit games (so you can get a chip) in the Vegas valley:

    Las Vegas Strip
    ARIA RESORT & CASINO
    BALLY'S LAS VEGAS
    BELLAGIO
    CAESARS PALACE
    CASINO ROYALE
    CIRCUS CIRCUS HOTEL & CASINO
    COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS, THE
    CROMWELL, THE
    EXCALIBUR HOTEL AND CASINO
    FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS
    HARRAH'S CASINO HOTEL LAS VEGAS
    LINQ HOTEL AND CASINO, THE
    LUXOR HOTEL AND CASINO
    MANDALAY BAY RESORT & CASINO
    MGM GRAND HOTEL/CASINO
    MIRAGE, THE
    MONTE CARLO RESORT & CASINO
    NEW YORK - NEW YORK HOTEL & CASINO
    PARIS LAS VEGAS
    PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
    RIVIERA HOTEL & CASINO
    SLS LAS VEGAS
    SOUTH POINT HOTEL AND CASINO
    TREASURE ISLAND
    TROPICANA LAS VEGAS
    VENETIAN RESORT HOTEL CASINO/PALAZZO RES (2)
    WYNN /ENCORE LAS VEGAS (2)

    Near Strip
    ELLIS ISLAND CASINO
    GOLD COAST HOTEL AND CASINO
    HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
    HOOTERS CASINO HOTEL
    LAS VEGAS TRAVEL CENTER ^
    MAX CASINO
    ORLEANS HOTEL AND CASINO
    PALACE STATION HOTEL & CASINO
    PALMS CASINO RESORT
    RIO ALL-SUITE HOTEL & CASINO
    SILVER SEVENS HOTEL & CASINO
    SILVERTON CASINO LODGE LAS VEGAS
    TUSCANY LAS VEGAS
    WESTGATE LAS VEGAS RESORT & CASINO
    WILD WILD WEST GAMBLING HALL & HOTEL

    Downtown
    BINION'S GAMBLING HALL & HOTEL^
    CALIFORNIA HOTEL AND CASINO
    DOWNTOWN GRAND
    EL CORTEZ
    FOUR QUEENS HOTEL & CASINO
    FREMONT HOTEL AND CASINO
    GOLDEN GATE HOTEL & CASINO
    GOLDEN NUGGET
    LAS VEGAS CLUB HOTEL & CASINO
    MAIN STREET STATION HOTEL, CASINO AND BR
    PLAZA HOTEL AND CASINO
    STRATOSPHERE CASINO, HOTEL & TOWER
    THE D

    Boulder Strip
    ARIZONA CHARLIE'S BOULDER
    BOULDER STATION HOTEL & CASINO
    EASTSIDE CANNERY CASINO & HOTEL
    LONGHORN CASINO
    SAM'S TOWN HOTEL & GAMBLING HALL

    North Las Vegas
    ALIANTE CASINO + HOTEL
    ARIZONA CHARLIE'S DECATUR
    BIGHORN CASINO^
    CANNERY HOTEL CASINO, THE
    FIESTA CASINO HOTEL
    JERRY'S NUGGET^
    LUCKY CLUB CASINO & HOTEL
    POKER PALACE, THE^
    SANTA FE STATION HOTEL & CASINO
    SILVER NUGGET CASINO AND RV PARK^
    TEXAS STATION GAMBLING HALL & HOTEL

    Henderson
    CLUB FORTUNE CASINO^
    ELDORADO CASINO^
    FIESTA HENDERSON CASINO HOTEL
    GREEN VALLEY RANCH STATION CASINO
    JOKERS WILD^
    M RESORT SPA AND CASINO, THE
    RAILROAD PASS CASINO
    SKYLINE CASINO^
    SUNSET STATION HOTEL & CASINO

    Summerlin
    RAMPART CASINO AT THE RESORT AT SUMMERLIN
    RED ROCK CASINO RESORT SPA
    SUNCOAST HOTEL AND CASINO
     
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    I couldnt agree more. My first trip I tried this and i quit after the first day. After this i just planned a "north strip" trip and then a "center strip" trip and then downtown, off strip, etc.. Leaves you with alot to look forward to on future trips!!
     
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    I'm with tvon and captainron on this.

    Expansive plans are awesome for heightening the pre-trip buzz. But when push comes to shove -- when you are on the ground -- Vegas just comes rushing at you and it is so much better to let it happen than to try to shove 10 pounds of stuff into a five-pound bucket. Nine days seems like a very long time, but that's a huge list of casinos, with so many more added by folks here.
     
  15. WichitaMuskie

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    Stratosphere is downtown and not Strip?!?
     
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    In reality it is neither. Its caught in between. It is neither a short walk to the actual "strip" or to downtown from the Strat. I have walked each, but like I said neither is a short jaunt.
     
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    I consider the Stratosphere the end of the Strip. It's not a long walk from the Stratosphere to SLS, for example. The Stratosphere to downtown is much, much further.
     
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    The Nevada Gaming Commission considers Stratosphere downtown, as it resides within Las Vegas city limits (Sahara Ave. is the demarcation line) when reporting on Downtown results. South Point is my tweak (NGC lists as Henderson).

    This link includes my most recent statewide list, which needs to be tweaked for the latest comings and goings.

    My trip was 2 weeks, and I hit Vegas 44 times, so my 135 casino quest was more leisurely paced than if a newbie tried it, or someone with less time. Downtown and the rest of the Las Vegas valley were relatively easy. Laughlin was easy as well. Had fun exploring northwest portion of the state (Reno / Tahoe and points in between). Will try to produce a summary of the 2014 or 2015 gaming abstract (2013 was my last update).
     
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    The Strat can be wherever anyone wants it to be; tourists don't really care about local land-use distinctions as they all call the Strip and Henderson "Las Vegas." Sure it's in No Man's Land up there, rendered more No with the continued demise of so much of what drove people to the North Strip, with a look and feel neighborhood-wise that is decidedly more downtown than Strip. But the monorail proximity kinda makes it Strip-ish.

    It's our own little DMZ, even if the local boyz might be packing.
     
  20. meyers67

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    Narrow your list to 6-8 casinos and just stick with those. No need to go to places like Arizona Charlies, Hooters, Ellis Island, etc.
     
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