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Non Vegas Gambling Trip

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by JR Swift, Aug 15, 2015.

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  1. JR Swift

    JR Swift High-Roller

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    Thinking about a 3 or 4 day trip this fall (October) and was thinking about checking out other destinations. I log into my Total Rewards account and have no problem getting 3 or 4 free nights in Atlantic City, Tunica, Reno/Tahoe or Laughlin. Other than Reno proper, all of these destinations are some distance from a major airport so was wondering how difficult it was to arrange transport from Philly, Memphis, Reno or Vegas. Not opposed to renting a car which, I would suspect, is probably the easiest way to go about it but wondered what other options were available that some of you might have used.
     
  2. MoneyToBurn

    MoneyToBurn Low-Roller

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    While I haven't done it, I looked into getting to Atlantic City from PHL, and you can take a train into Philadelphia to the Amtrak station, then catch another train down to Atlantic City, where there is supposedly a free shuttle to the casinos, which are close by. The Amtrak leaves every two hours or so, and takes a little more than an hour and a half, for all of $10 each way.

    What I have done, and am about to do again in a month, is fly down to MSY in Louisiana, and then you can get a round trip shuttle to the Harrah's Casino (or the other partners) for $40. Lots of stuff in walking distance there, and public transit is nearby as well.
     
  3. zoobrew

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    Its wasn't one of your choices, but I second the New Orleans idea. If you rent a car in Philly you also have the option of visiting the various Philly casinos including the Harrah's. Just as important is the ease, time and cost of flying into the various airports you have listed.
     
  4. RebelDiceMan

    RebelDiceMan High-Roller

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    If you decide on the Tunica market, get a rental. It is only 21 miles from Memphis down to Tunica and it is an easy drive. Once you are down there, a car will give you the option of visiting some of the other casinos. Most of them are in little clusters that are scattered out. My favorite area is called Casino Center with 3 casinos right next to one another. They actually share one huge parking lot. If you have offers from MGM (Goldstrike) or CET(Horseshoe & Roadhouse), you are in business with that cluster. There are some other casinos in Tunica but not within walking distance.
     
  5. Imperial_Palace_King

    Imperial_Palace_King High-Roller

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    I'm kind of partial to Reno/Tahoe since I live nearby. The only destination on your list I haven't been to is Tunica. I suggest maybe doing 2 nights in Reno and two nights in south Lake Tahoe. Renting a car and driving around the lake would be a good experience. Temperatures shouldn't be too cold especially if you go at the beginning of the month.

    I think there is a shuttle that will take you from RNO to south Lake Tahoe if you decide on that option. Not sure of the cost.
     
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