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Pool at the Nugget

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by FullBoat, May 15, 2015.

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  1. FullBoat

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    I'm going with a group of friends from work next month, and one of them said that she can't leave Vegas until she sees the shark tank. I'll have a room at the GN, but I was wondering if I need to bring my key down to get into the pool area. Figure the less I take down, the less I'll forget.
     
  2. FXT

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    There is normally a person at the entrance that checks keys.
     
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    Thanks FXT. That's what I kind of figured.
     
  4. mjamesp

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    They went one step further now. The rooms cards are now scanned before you enter the pool area.
     
  5. hail2skins

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    Can't you still play at the poolside tables without having a room key?
     
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    Good move. Too many freeloaders swapping keys , making the pool much busier than it should be.
     
  7. FullBoat

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    They have tables at the pool? You mean I get to look at eye candy, and play BJ? sign me up
     
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    Unfortunately, the Nugget poolside blackjack tables have been 6/5 for five years now. However, one of the tables is a mini-craps one that pretty much has the same rules as inside (3-4-5x odds) and is a lot of fun.
     
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    I might just be able to live with 6/5 with the "scenery". :wink2:

    But, craps I can live with.
    Now to figure out how to keep my money while I go on the slide.
     
  10. ryanmac44

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    How do you plan on getting back into your room if you don't bring your key.
     
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    I'm just getting a room there for a friend that's going with me. My main room will be over at The D.
     
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    I have been to the Nugget pool several times. The scenery isn't exactly eye candy. Overcrowded with kids (boo) and the older crowd (not a bad thing - calm down). You may encounter the occasional candy but it isn't Strip quality if you know what I mean. I love the concept of the pool but once I see the crowds I dont think its worth it. I come to Vegas to not be surrounded by a ton of kids. The chairs are all stacked on top of each other and they dont do food/drink minimum on their cabana options.

    Let the flames come in for hating on kids and the lack of eye candy ;) its okay, others agree in the shadows! Beautiful pool nonetheless
     
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    You haven't seen the lady I'm going with. :wink2:
     
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    If the tables are indeed running and you are denied entry ask to speak to the casino manager. It is the law that if they have gaming then you are allowed to enter and participate. That doesn't mean you're allowed to duck out and go swimming, Just that they have to let you onto the pool deck to gamble.
     
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    There can be a lot of kids especially on weekends. Get down early and get a chair and you can dip in the pool to cool of and have a chair to go back to. Just a really nice pool to enjoy and the aquarium is neat!
     
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    We'll be there Mon-Wed, so that's not a huge deal. And, the main reason we're going is for the aquarium. Showed a pic to the lady that's going with me, and she was sold. Just hope there's not too many kids running around now that schools out for most places.
     
  17. alexlifeson

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    Confucius says: A Pool at the Nugget is better than a Nugget in the Pool.

    Thank you, I'll be here all week.
     
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    Someone's been watching Caddy Shack.

    I'm just wondering how to keep the cash/key/etc dry while in the pool. Don't want to leave what I'm going to be playing with in a chair while I'm in there.
     
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    There are waterproof bag you can buy on lanyards you can swim with
     
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    Well said alexlifeson.

    Say, you ever stay in the Rush tower?...
     
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