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Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by sfd101, Oct 10, 2014.

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  1. sfd101

    sfd101 Tourist

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    Here are some observations so far:
    Staying at the El Cortez, tried the 20 trick and the clerk did her best but they were booked up, she showed me the computer screen as she was looking. At the El Cortez Cafe, with our $5 off coupons, the wife and I ended up with a 14 dollar tab!

    Best slots - Mermaids and El Cortez
    Worst - Plaza and La Bayou

    Best craps - LVC, The D, El Cortez
    Worst - Plaza

    By the way, craps dealers and drink service was hands down the worst, wont' be spending anymore money there. Thought about trying a steak at Oscars but I think I'll stick with Andiamo;s at the D.

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    Oh and I had the Prime Rib at the El Cortez ;-)
     
  2. mraudit

    mraudit Low-Roller

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    Hope you are winning! By the way, did you check out the Plaza Sports Book? To me, its getting very dumpy.
     
  3. FXT

    FXT VIP Whale

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    I thought Curtiss (Plaza rep on VMB) said they made a lot of positive changes there with quite a few people vouching for that. Sucks you didn't have a good experience there. I'll be there in a few weeks.
     
  4. sfd101

    sfd101 Tourist

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    Yes, the Sportsbook was huge but it was a thursday night so couldn't really get a feelling for the crowd.
     
  5. sfd101

    sfd101 Tourist

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    well I'm up about 100 right now....we'll see what happens today and tomorrow. Rented a motorcycle and rode out to Valley of Fire, lunch at Callville Marina...and got to ride I-15 in rush hour traffic YIKES! Wife is cleaning up...grabbing a few beers here at El Cortez and then headed to FSE. Ready to roll ;-)
     
  6. QueenAngie

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    Enjoy every minute! We all wish we were there with you. I just got back 1 week ago.
     
  7. FullBoat

    FullBoat VIP Whale

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    How was drink service at The D? When I was there in April, it pretty much sucked.
     
  8. bull1029

    bull1029 Low-Roller

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    I'm very envious. Be at the Queens four weeks from tomorrow. Try and leave the lights on for me!
     
  9. RIRugrat

    RIRugrat Low-Roller

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    I will be at Four Queens (and MGM, Downtown Grand and the Orleans) in 5 weeks. Can't wait either!

    Chris
     
  10. merlin

    merlin VIP Whale

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    What rooms are you staying in that you're trying the $20 trick at the cortez?
     
  11. da1chifan

    da1chifan High-Roller

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    Sucked in August too.
     
  12. sfd101

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    We stayed in a regular "suite" at the Cabana Suites. She was trying to upgrade us to a Jacuzzi Suite or Designer Suite. The room was nice and modern, the building was nice also. Slept great every night, didn't hear any noise from Fremont.
     
  13. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    It's hard to say whether the $20 trick would work at the EC. Lots of times (from what I hear from others) if you ask they will upgrade you to bigger cabana suite, no need for the $20 trick.

    I tried the $20 trick at the EC this past June (I asked if tower rooms were available with the $20 sandwich). I paid for a vintage room. The girl said that she couldn't upgrade me to the tower, I would have to pay more if I wanted a tower room. She did upgrade me to a suite in the vintage rooms (very nice, big enough for 2 or 3 or more people, including the big L shaped couch) that was more than adequate for me. Even though there wasn't much of a view I would rate those rooms as better than the regular tower rooms.
     
  14. FOURTYFOUR

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    In August it wasn't bad at the craps table, but there was one waitress that I asked for a drink 4 times and never saw one. Once she left it was great. I will be there again in November.
     
  15. keno60

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    It seems like the its good the D upstairs. The plaza had a good crowd for a mid week afternoon. It pretty spacious.
     
  16. feadolphus

    feadolphus Newbie

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    Why is it dumpy?
     
  17. feadolphus

    feadolphus Newbie

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    Please tell me why you feel our craps and slots are the worst?
     
  18. aliasyoshi

    aliasyoshi Low-Roller

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    For what it is worth, I have enjoyed playing craps at Plaza over my last few trips to Vegas. I think the dealers are great. Can be your typical professionals when needed and can also easily cut it up with you when the mood is right (while still being professional, of course...). Just because you may not win someplace, doesn't mean the place itself is bad.
     
  19. Diceman

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    Tell me about the Plaza? Haven't been in years. Going to Rodeo in early December for rodeo and brother mentioned he wants to play at Plaza because we haven't in years. (probably 5-7 years). What can we expect?
     
  20. UTE

    UTE Plastics

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    Did you check out The Mantis at Container Park? The Burners that run it have been updating it. Now it articulates more, has better lighting, and is timed with sound clips (including Bohemian Rhapsody). Pretty cool.

    Bill
     
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