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Gold Strike in Jean

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by troe, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. troe

    troe Tourist

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    Has anyone been to the Gold Strike lately? I know they're under new ownership and making changes, but I'm wondering if it's worth the drive down to play for a couple hours? I used to drive by on the way from SoCal, but now that I'm on eastern time, I haven't been down that way in a few years. I always like sneaking in a new casino or two while I'm in town and thought about this place for my quickly approaching trip. However, everywhere I read online, everyone says this place is awful...
     
  2. ruralhipster

    ruralhipster Low-Roller

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    I've stopped at the Gold Strike to pee my last 2 trips from Los Angeles (September 2015). It's was a bit rundown (older furnishings, occasional carpet tears etc) but clean and had the look of a place were upkeep had just started again after years of neglect. It has the advantage that it's less than 100 yards from the parking lot to the Toilets. I put 5 bucks in a machine on my way out and I cashed 50 once. Last time I was there they had a TV era Batmobile and the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine on display. While not worth a special trip it's exactly what you are expecting: a lower blue collar joint with little pretentiousness and a 24 hour Dennys.
     
  3. DirePenguin

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    I was there for like an hour last month. It is fairly run-down if you are comparing it to the Strip. They do have a decent number of slots, and a small pit. Good if you prefer physical coin-droppers. The employees all seemed depressed. Basically seemed like a smaller low-end locals casino. If I had to eat there, I would bet that their coffeeshop is decent because they get so many truckers.
     
  4. YoungGun

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    They used to have a nice little coffee shop with good deals, but they replaced it with Denny's.
     
  5. failsafe

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    I liked the old Nevada Landing which was across the freeway. I used to have breakfasts there on the way back home. Twice I hit $1200 on a Double Dollars machine.
     
  6. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    I visited that place a few years ago to pick up casino chips. Unfortunately the cage wouldn't give me chips, they said that I had to play at the tables to get chips because the cage doesn't give them out. I went to the bj table, put down a $5 and won so I asked for dollar chips. Then I went back to the cage to get my winnings and I walked out the door so basically I got my souvenir chips for free.

    I guess if you are coming from SoCal then you can use this place for a pit stop but I rather stop off at Primm instead. Nothing really special to visit or play at the Gold Strike IMHO.
     
  7. azlefty

    azlefty Low-Roller

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    We stopped there I think last summer when they were in the middle of renovations. That day, it was just a big empty room and felt very creepy. There were only a few employees in the building. We had planned on eating but the buffet had just closed and Dennys was not yet open.
     
  8. woodsie

    woodsie Low-Roller

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    I stopped by on the way from San Diego 2 years ago and it was fine. In good shape but not exactly busy. That said, I'm into off beat and quirky casinos to the point that I made a day out of Railroad Pass, Hacienda, and the Hoover Dam. I've been in every single casino on the strip, near strip and downtown for that same reason.
     
  9. waverunner

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    Driving into Nevada from SoCal, i would actually speed up knowing that the real casinos were just minutes away in Vegas. But i did (had to) take a leak at Gold Strike one time. Never really saw Gold Strike from the inside except the urinals, and from the comments i have seen, both go hand in hand.......:evillaugh
     
  10. smerrian

    smerrian Low-Roller

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    Whew....harsh! :eek:
     
  11. mason

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    Is it really? if they want your business, wont they try to make it look attractive? Oh wait, I gamble on the strip, your attendance is expected...