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NYE in Vegas

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by thedukeofdublin, Sep 4, 2013.

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  1. thedukeofdublin

    thedukeofdublin Low-Roller

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    Hi all,

    Just booked my latest trip.

    6 days -30thDec - 5thJan.

    Staying @nyny as its my favourite place to gamble.

    First time in Vegas for NY so thoughts / advice greatly appreciated.

    I've been on pretty much every other occasion, my last being paddy's day so really looking forward to this trip. I usually take a break from the forum when I get back from my trips as it just teases me too much but now I'm booked up I can have great banter here for another 119 days:Þ

    Ok thanks all.

    Duke

    EDIT: FYI euro members. I got my flights for €658 £565 $875 flying from dublin -gatwick - Vegas with BA so I'm happy enough with that. My accom is being upgraded & discounted heavily by my friend & host (although I am aware of the opinion that they cannot be both) so am also delighted by that.
     
  2. BlueBellThunder

    BlueBellThunder Low-Roller

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    Back in 02 I was there for NYE. I stayed at the Golden Nugget an they had a big street concert with fireworks under the canopy at midnight. On the strip at midnight they launch firework from the rooftops of the casinos starting on the south end then going north. I've only seen that on TV but I must be awesome in person.

    Good luck and have fun.
     
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  3. thedukeofdublin

    thedukeofdublin Low-Roller

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    Thanks very much. Sounds amazing.
     
  4. Motorhead

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    I went to Vegas for NYE '10 and '11. It gets very, very crowded starting Dec 29 and tapers off beginning Jan 2. During that busy period, I would *highly* recommend making dinner reservations - every place, even the food courts - are absolutely packed. If you play table games, expect the table minimums to be much higher. If you want to be in a club on NYE, start looking around starting at the beginning of November when they start to announce their NYE packages. Some casinos start to restrict access in except to hotel guests or those seeing a show on NYE, so don't wander outside if you can't get back in!

    And on NYE they start closing the side roads crossing the Strip starting anywhere from 5-7pm, by 8pm the whole Strip from Wynn to Mandalay gets shut down and becomes a people mall. So don't make plans to eat at Wynn @6pm then see a show at MGM @9pm - you'll never make it.

    Also, nearly every big show tags on a "Holiday" fee of $20-$75 dollars.

    It's fun, it's crazy, it's crowded, and I'm done doing NYE in Vegas :peace:
     
  5. thedukeofdublin

    thedukeofdublin Low-Roller

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    I'm exhausted already:eek:

    but I'll give it a damn good go anyway:thumbsup:

    thanks for the advice Motorhead.
     
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    Yeah I did NYE in Las Vegas in 1999. Now granted it was a huge NYE to celebrate, new millennium and all, but it was one and done for me. Fireworks are great, crowds are huge, and it's very festive, it has a great vibe. The gouging however is rampant; shows, restaurants, cabs, limos, tables, you name it. If they can jack the price on it for a few days, it's going up minimal 25%. As stated earlier reservations - start making them now, start buying show tix now, arrange transportation now. Bring lots of cash, I would try to pad your normal bankroll by 50% or even double it.

    Now to the plus side, imo. New Years Day and the following days are pretty quiet and relaxing. The sports books are somewhat busy because of the college football bowl games are in full swing, but that's just about it. One of the best trips I ever had was Jan 1 09- January 5 09 - from the gambling to upgrades to comps.. Also, I know Ireland can get very cold, but Las Vegas is very cold this time of year. It was freakishly cold the last time I was there in Jan. It didn't get over 40 degrees F (4.4 C) which I loved, seeing as how I live in a fucking swamp that never gets below 95 F (35 C) :grrr:...All in all I would say it's a bucket list visit for any serious Vegas tripper, however, I wouldn't do it again unless I had some seriously silly comps. Hope this helps.
     
  7. thedukeofdublin

    thedukeofdublin Low-Roller

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    It certainly does Gino and again it's interesting to see the common vibe of things being jacked up but supply & demand I suppose.

    I was planning to gamble very little over 30th/31st anyway just to soak up the party atmosphere and then from 1st onwards hit the tables.

    I'm going to start to book things now for some shows etc and I'm pretty hopeful that I'll have a NYE party in NYNY comped so we will see what happens there.

    I've just had 4 nights comped confirmed this morning so I'm chuffed with that. Every penny counts when hitting Vegas for this time of year supposedly.

    4.4c in January:confused2:

    Wow I better bring my shorts......................:Þ

    I'm like a -4C every NYE as far as i remember but 15 pints of Guinness usually keeps the cold at bay:drunk:

    thanks again for the input folks.
     
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