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  1. MSUmarr54

    MSUmarr54 Tourist

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    Hi,

    I'm Jim. Going to Vegas for the 2nd time coming up March 28th. Staying at the Excalibur with my dad, brother, and cousin and looking for any tips and deals you have along the strip. I'm as dutch and frugal as they come so I'm looking for ANYTHING I could use to save a buck. Looking forward to watching MSU hoops in the sweet sixteen, drinking a ton of overpriced, crappy beer, and sitting for hours at the Blackjack table. Thanks for the look!

    -Jim
     
  2. ClownHo

    ClownHo High-Roller

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    you obviously would benefit from having the American Casino Guide book you've read about here, unfortunately your time is a bit limited. The book is less than $12 if you order it through Amazon (although you probably need a $25 order to get free super saver shipping).

    You'll find a lot of threads on good values in Vegas.

    I will lobby for a visit to the Pinball Hall of Fame if you're looking for cheap fun. If you aren't renting a car and don't want to spend $15 one way on a cab, take the city bus on Tropicana down to the HOF. You can get on it in front of the Tropicana casino and get off a couple of blocks past Maryland. Go during the day and you won't wait long on Tropicana to get a bus back to the strip.

    And you don't have to overpay for beer when you're not gambling, you just have to look around a bit and be willing to resist the temptation if the closest beer from your elevator is an overpriced bottle at the casino bar.
     
  3. sybgal

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    Welcome to the board! We arrive a day b4 you and hoping to find a great place to watch my HOOSIERS (sorry MSU fan...but do hope all the Big 10 teams do well) win a couple while we are there. For some coupons ACG is good and you can also Google Las Vegas Coupons to come up with some pretty good ones. Have you ever tried Ellis Island? Good food & real cheap. Can get the off the menu steak dinner for 8.95, I think. Great deal. Hope you have a great trip!
     
  4. mganut

    mganut High-Roller

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    Welcome to the board. The food court upstairs at Excalibur offers some cheap eats.
     
  5. MSUmarr54

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    Funny you should bring up Ellis Island. Love the place and great steak. First thing I went to for dinner when I was in Vegas. The only problem was a certain dealer at the Blackjack table did not care for me. Probably because I mentioned he looked like Harry Carey.............ehh what can you do?
     
  6. MSUmarr54

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    We did Mandalay Bay the first time we were there. I was there with my dad, mom, fiancee, and myself. Wanted to do it nice for the ladies. Excalibur, we discovered, was much more my dad and I's "style." We like to keep things cheap and I ate at the food court all day, every day. Save my money for gambling. However, I spent the most time at an Irish pub/casino right off the strip that I BELIEVE is torn down. O'Malleys??? Was an AWESOME place. Too bad.
     
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