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Jan 22 till Jan 26

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by markadele, Nov 28, 2004.

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  1. markadele

    markadele Tourist

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    Going to vegas Jan.22 getting there sat. at 9:30 am just me and a freind we are in our mid 40s leaving our wives at home staying at the westward ho we are low rollers want to have some fun so just wondering can you guys give me some things to do for 2 old farts like this we like to have fun and not spend alot of money have been there last 2 years for 4 day stayes allways had my wife with me we are not driving plan on just takeing the bus to get around wouldnt mind checking out a gentalmens club if not to expensive open for suggestions
     
  2. Billy from TX.

    Billy from TX. Tourist

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    I will be going through the same thing the first week of Febraury for the Super Bowl. A friend from work and I will be going without or wives. We will be staying across the street at The Riviera. You might check around for some coupons. There are alot of 2 for 1 show coupons for the Riviera.(comedy club,Crazy Girls,LA Cage,etc.)I think you can get them through Bill Here and the American Casino Guide(ACG) Also check out alot of the afternoon shows at the Stratosphere . Most of the time you can get in for the price of a drink or two. Look for those magazines in the cabs. There are tons of ideas in those mags along with some really good coupons.
     
  3. jenaphir

    jenaphir Low-Roller

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    when i am losing money - i turn my trip into a tourist trip. i walk around and take pictures and visit the free stuff. i also once rode the trolly from Mandalay Bay to the stratosphere and walked back to new york new york (where i was staying) to kill time.

    ive also done "casino runs" where i spend $9 in every casino. this takes up a lot of time and is pretty cheap if you can stick to a pre-set limit. that $9 lasted pretty long in some of those nickel and penny machines.
     
  4. doctor_al

    doctor_al VIP Whale

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    My recommendations are:
    - the dollar slots-A-fun craps table, pretty close to the Ho. 2x odds max, pretty difficult to lose a lot of money here. Put down a two-way pass line bet, the dealers don't see much tipping here.
    - playing the ponies for an afternoon. Usually $2 minimum bets, races every half hour, if you get decent cocktail service it's a great afternoon. The 'Dust is legendary, but I prefer Caesars.
    - quarter or nickel VP at the bar - the bartender is never far away. Take your time, it's not a race.
    - there should be plenty of low limit BJ, between the Ho, slotsAfun, and the Sahara.
    - anything downtown, but especially the Golden Gate and the El Cortez. The 301 or 302 will get you there (302=express) in decent time, most of the slow traffic on the strip is south of the Ho.

    I like Jenaphirs idea of the 'casino run'. If you haven't already, you can sign up for slot club cards and ask about funbooks or other coupon books, which sometimes include matchplays and/or free drinks. Plus it's an amusing collection in itself.

    However, quite possibly the best investment I've made in Vegas is a couple cocktails in a lounge with a view of the world going by. Good times.
     
  5. Billy from TX.

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    Jenipher's idea is great. $9 is agreat dollar amount to use. Not too low and not too high. GREAT IDEA!!!!

    Also the Hoover Damn tour is pretty good. Brandy and I sometimes use that as a cheap get away when we are gambling too much. For like $39 you can take a bus tour there. Check out www.looktours.com for some other ideas. Some tours are reasonable while otheres are very high.
     
  6. enterpriser2151

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    Gentleman's clubs are going to be expensive, so unless you don't mind dropping a bundle (and apparently you do) I'd forget about those. You probably could get by without spending a ton of money there, but you'll be hit up for drinks and dances by the girls constantly.
     
  7. mateymatt

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    The 9 dollar idea is great I always do something like that when I am out there but this is how I do it. I begin by planning my start and finish casinos usually 10 casinos all in a row so that I can walk from one to the other and just keep going down the line. I usually get $50 worth of 5 dollar bills and start. I play the .25 VP and put in the 5 and if I double it I put that money in a different pocket and head to the next place if I lose I go to the next place. It usually takes 5-6 hours on the strip and to do all 10 and I am usually pretty tuned by the time its done and have never had less the I started with. I do it every trip, it also gives you the opportunity to check out all of the other properties. You just have to remember to stick to your limit per casino and the minute you double or lose your stake you gotta walk.
     
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