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Golden Nugget 9/22 to 9/29

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by PPtraderal, Oct 3, 2007.

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  1. PPtraderal

    PPtraderal Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Back to the GN for our annual week in Las Vegas. We always stay at the GN because of the cleanliness and general sense of order in the property. We do most of our gaming elsewhere but make camp at the GN. We flew USAIR of out Philly and back and of course we were late, but safe in each direction. On the flight home my wife noticed her Tiffany Bracelet missing. When we arrived home there was a voice mail from the GN asking about property left in the room. They sent it FEDEx the next day. Gaming was not great this trip. I play V/P, Slots and Ponies, and the wife is strictly slots. I did hit my first royal ever at the Four Queens on a bartop machine. I drew the Ace , King, Queen, and Ten of Diamonds, and the Jack came up on the draw. For those of you old enough to rememebr the movie "The Cincinnati Kid", you'll understand the signiificance of the Jack of Diamonds. Also did a sidebar trip to the Silverton on the south of the south strip out by South point. It's a nice locals type place with a very decent buffet, good v/p, a neat aquarium and good drink service. We did an excursion to Laughlin which is kind of neat. The trip is now $ 5.oo with a free buffet at the Colorado Belle or the Edgewater. The edgewater is tons the best. The driver told us the trip is now down to three days a week and is in danger of being stopped. Gaming wise we actually did not do bad the GN. I love their Race and Sports book as I am a bit of a horse degenerate. They still do drink tickets but after a couple bets they fill you up for the day. One day I had thirty tickets in my pocket from five bets. Wynn does not seem to use drink tikets nor does Bellagio. Caersar's still does., but for me it's the best place to play. The Plaza is doing a bit of reconstruction, and you need to hike three floors for the privy. The property seems to be cleaner. Rumor is the Riv is the next demo on the strip. It looks weird with the big hole where Stardust was. Downtown is still our favorite place to stay. Did most our play at the Fremont , Main Street, and Cal. The Cal seemed best for slots this trip. Not a profitable trip overall but it's a vacation. Looking forward to the wife's next birthday and another week at the GN. Al
     
  2. VegasDog

    VegasDog High-Roller

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    Thanks for the report. Any idea about when the restrooms at the Plaza will be finished? Is it just the ones on the casino floor, or are they also working on the ones by the front desk? Thanks!
     
  3. angel81chick

    angel81chick Abuelita

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    Nice TR! I didn't know they made trips out to Laughlin....is it a one day thing?
     
  4. Wanderer33

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    Nice report,Thanks.
     
  5. PPtraderal

    PPtraderal Low-Roller

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    Laughlin tours leave from various hotels on monday wed, and friday. They are operated by Key Tours. The cost is 5.00 and you receive the free buffet in Laughlin. Total tour time is about 11 hours. You get six full hours in Laughlin. The Plaza restroom deal appears to have just started. They have signs on the casino floor directing you to use third floor facilities, or way over by Mickey D's, I think. They seem to making a serious effort to upgrade the plaza.
     
  6. gmoney590

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    Congrats on the Royal; I'm still chasing it. Glad to hear that your wife got her bracelet back. That was an ecellent response time for the GN to find it and call you. People are always concerned about leaving valuables in their room while their out and about; but, I think, if they read your TR they would be less concerned about that.
     
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  7. PPtraderal

    PPtraderal Low-Roller

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    I was surprised at their quick response myself. We left the GN at 9:00 am PST,and got home on the East Coast at 9:00 pm EST. All they basically wanted was a brief description of the property.
     
  8. sin

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    Thanks for the report and congrats on your first royal!
     
  9. Reston

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    If you've never been to Laughlin, it's nice to do just to see the place. But the only time I did the trip (a number of years ago), the bus broke a few miles outside of town coming back to Vegas. The driver was having trouble getting anyone to send a replacement bus, so my friend and I hitched a ride on another bus that stopped to see what was up. As far as I know, the rest of the folks are still on the side of the road waiting for that replacement bus. I don't do bus tours anymore.... :)
     
  10. Reston

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    My condolences on your first royal flush. You'll now spend the rest of your life and your life's savings chasing the next one ... and then the next one ... and then.... :thumbsup:
     
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