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Pre-Trip Notes Thanksgiving Version (long)

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by jasonargo, Nov 20, 2014.

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  1. jasonargo

    jasonargo High-Roller

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    Well it's tme for another trip, and as usual I am happy to post for your amusement my voluminous trip notes. Once my trip has been planned I start catching up on trip reports and board posts. Then I compile notes regarding promotions, good deals, changes, and new (to me) stuff in general around town. For the 3rd trip in a row I am going to be staying on the cusp of a month, so I may miss out on some December promos.

    My work situation is in flux, with a permanent position possible, but they aren't making a decision until 12/1. I have a backup temp job lined up for December, so I can make up any losses (if needed).

    I got round-trip airfare with Allegiant for under $200, a rental car for the week for around $100 all-in, and total room cost for 6 nights is under $50, plus one night resort fee of $25. I'm staying one night at Monte Carlo through myVegas, then 5 nights downtown at the Plaza & the Grand. I have $90 in free play, $70 match play, & $50 free dining to use during the trip.

    I am a red chip BJ player and primarily $.25 VP player. My goal again this trip is to play the highest VP paytables, preferably over 100% theo with players club added in. I'm a coupon user, promo chaser, and frugal diner. I usually spend $10 or less per meal (not including tax, tip, drink) but I eat very well. No fast food for this boy, I'm in Vegas, baby!

    The list starts with downtown casinos, then Strip, then off-Strip. This is information I have copied from board posts, blogs, casino websites, trip reports, and even more unsavory sources. I take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information, and the typos are NOT mine.

    Hopefully some of you can take advantage of my research. Have fun & good luck!

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    Main Street Station - The garage was free but was only available for hotel guests, sapphire and emerald card holders. This leaves us limited parking for our hotel and casino guests. We refund the charge to guests that either stay, play or eat at the Casino. Monday Night Madness at 777, swipe for drawing ticket at kiosk, present at 777, food & drink specials. Earn 250 points for free buffet breakfast, lunch, or brunch (ACG)

    California - Earn 250 points for free MSS buffet breakfast, lunch, or brunch (ACG)

    The Plaza has a food court with a fast mexican joint. Can't remember the name, but we had 4 breakfast tacos that were excellent for $6.50. Ate Pop Up Pizza twice at the Plaza, couldnt have been happier, very good stuff! Plus they give free refills on drinks, so if you stay there, dont throw your cup away. Hotel guests get free Louie Anderson tickets but I didn't have time to use them. You also get a fun book of hotel discounts on food etc at check in. Enjoyed the selection of slots and loved the 99% payback video poker machines by the bar. Every VP machine on the floor is going to be of OVER 99% payback. When I say soon, I mean as soon as late next week (Sept). This variety of VP includes a great mix of 9/6 and even 10/7 machines! To make it better all of the above VP will earn points! Next, we are initiating what I think are the best multipliers Downtown Las Vegas; 10X points every Tuesday and 2X points every Thursday (not VP?). DAILY SPIN 2 WIN - Earn 1 entry with every 300 points earned while playing your favorite slot machines! 5 names will be drawn everyday at 8:15pm for a chance to win up to $1,000 in CASH. WEDNESDAY’S SENIOR 50+ SLOT TOURNAMENT - Play FREE 1st Session 10AM, Earn 500 Points and Play 2nd Session 2PM, Best combined score wins $1,000. Check for WinCards. 2-4-1 drinks (ACG)

    A new take on roulette was recently unveiled at Golden Gate casino, downtown, called Riverboat Roulette. Dupars Egg’n NY steak, $4.95 midnight-2 am. Football Squares $200 buy-in on table games, limit 5, Noon Fri - 5 PM Sunday, pays $200/400 promo chips per quarter on Sun night game starting at 5:30. Check for Allegiant $50 match play promo, present within 24 hours of arrival.

    Golden Nugget - Cadillac Mexican Cantina sits in the space formerly occupied by the hotel’s Carson Street Cafe. Cadillac Mexican Cantina & Tequila Bar has more than 70 varieties of tequila. Right next door Claim Jumper restaurant has opened. Jingle Jangle slot tournament 12/1 - 3, $50 entry fee. Rare Bonus Point Days! Every Monday during Pro Football Season: 10x slots and 5x video poker. $60-4-50 poker chips, 2-4-1 breakfast or lunch buffet M-F, 2-4-1 drink at Rush (ACG)

    Binion's - Motherlode swipe promo, swipe at 5, 40, & 300 points each day for a prize. Live poker cash back bonanza, see poker room for details. 2-4-1 burger, 2X points up to 500 (ACG)

    Fremont - New table game "Change It 21". Earn 250 points for free buffet breakfast, lunch, or brunch (ACG)

    Four Queens - 55+ 20% off Hugo's, Magnolias, Chicago Brewing, 20% off gift shop excluding food, cigs & alcohol. Chicago Brewng HH M-F 3-6 including half price appetizers. 2-4-1 entree at Magnolias, 2X points up to 500 (ACG)

    The D - The Long Bar - They have a custom Bloody Mary menu Sunday mornings. Two $10 match play, one each in Nov/Dec (emails). Drawing in January for Derek Stevens' corvette, 100 points/entry. Push your bet at 22 in BJ up to $25, $5 freeplay for every 50 points up to $100, $10k coin-in for full $100 (ACG)

    The Grand - I picked up a cup of free self-serve coffee in the Art Bar off the lobby (until 10 AM). Art Bar’s happy hour is 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and features 50 percent off all food and drinks. The Commissary’s one-time $1 Tuesday taco deal has been extended to seven days a week. The only decent machines at the 25 cent level are six 8/5 Bonus Poker machines (3 back to back) near the south wall. Besides the six near the south wall, I saw them outside the high limit room, beside the players club desk and outside the sportsbook. Drawings Fri & Sat 8 PM, 500 points/entry. Dollar Daze $3 cheeseburger, $2 pretzels, $1 hotdogs. Daily drawings December 2-13. 2X drawing tickets on Wednesdays. $5 dining credit when you earn 1000 points. 2X points Sunday, 3X points Monday (must play Sun), 4X points Tuesday (must play Sun & Mon). $5 freeplay, $25 food credit (mailer).

    Happy hour is made happier when there’s pizza, so from 3-6 p.m. weekdays and from 10 p.m. till close daily, Pizza Rock makes your night with individually sized pies. You can pick from the award-winning Cal Italia or the simple Frank’s True Italian, but our preference is the meat-laden Molinari, topped with salami, pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms and mozzarella.

    One place that barely gets mentioned is Cous cous mediterannean cafe in Neonopolis. If kabobs are your thing, this place is great. The kabob meals are huge, with tons of meat, and very good quality.

    Nacho Daddy 113 N 4th St won best margarita in LVRJ. There’s a reason the restaurant has a scorpion sign outside. At Nacho Daddy’s bar, guests can have opt to have an actual scorpion added to any shot of liquor. I went to Nacho Daddy and had an amazing pork taco. I was hungry and had the taco and some chips with salsa and could not finish the chips. I have read that the nachos are great too. Two gigantic cups of iced coffee (free refills) and a $6 order of street tacos will make you feel like a new person.

    $2 off Mob Museum (internet coupon)

    Uncle Joe's Pizza & Kabob Korner are now closed, bought out by Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project.

    El Cortez - 100 Base Points in any calendar day, you get to Spin 'N Win at the Club cortez kiosk. For those over 50, the Cafe Cortez has all entrees half price on Wednesdays. Reebok jacket with jackpot of $200/300 in November. Saturday points drawing, 200 points daily/entry, earn multipliers at the Metal Horse Race at Club Cortez kiosk (time?), activate tickets at kiosk beginning 10 AM Saturday. $50 freeplay bonus for jackpots $1200+. Free Klondike bar Wednesdays for jackpots $25+. Flame steakhouse closed in August. $5 burger & beer at cafe. 5X points one day (personal website).

    The new grocery store across from El Cortez is really nice. Prices aren't inflated. For example, a bottle of wine that was $16.99 at the ABC store near the Golden Gate was $11.99 at the market. They've got a nice deli section and fresh baked goodies. Large cookies are only $1, and they are tasty!

    Chances are, you’ve never been in a bar quite like The Boozery at downtown’s new Container Park shopping complex. That’s because the entire bar is inside a shipping container. The Boozery is open Monday through Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, noon to 1:00 a.m. and Sunday, noon to 11:00 p.m.

    Mandalay Bay - Wincards.

    Luxor to play their 9/5 JOB progressive machines. At the quarter level, I think these are among the best options among the Mlife point-earning machines.

    Double Ball Roulette recently made its debut at the Tropicana.

    Hooters - 5X POINTS ON SLOT MACHINES FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY, 10X points Monday (VP?). $5 matchplay with paid receipt from restaurant. $9.95 prime rib 5 PM - Midnight at Mad Onion. Buy 10 wings get 10 free.

    New York New York - Slot tournament Mon - Thurs 10 AM - 5 PM, earn 250 points per entry up to 3 per day, $1500 freeplay top prize. America @ the NYNY has 2 late night specials, the first is a lobster & steak dinner for aprox $12.99 which starts at either 11 or midnight and the 2nd is a sirloin steak dinner for $15.99 which starts at either 2 or 3am. The prices might be a dollar or two off. Check for WinCards. $25 dining credit at NFI (myVegas). 2-4-1 Nathans menu item, 2-4-1 NY Pretzel (ACG)

    Dragon Noodle at Monte Carlo. Really good. $9.99 lunch special that included soup and entree w/fried rice and a spring roll. Parking garage is easy access & nearby. $10 freeplay (myVegas). 2-4-1 Original Chicken Tenders (ACG)

    Max (Westin) - $3 blackjack 11 AM - 6 PM. $.25 roulette & $3 craps 6-8 PM. 2X points all day Mon - Thurs. 1/2 price select appetizers at the bar for players club members M-Th 2-6 PM & M-F 2-6 AM. Sign-up Gift: Get $10 in Slot Play or Table Game Match Play (only match play now?). Bonus Gift: Earn 100 Points on sign-up day and get a special Max gift . Earn 200 points for $10 freeplay or matchplay (ACG)

    Cromwell - The new and first of its kind standalone boutique hotel is now open. The casino features 434 slot machines and 66 table games.

    Yes, there is a free slot tournament in the Margaritaville casino at Flamingo on Saturdays and Sundays.

    There is a free slot tournament at Quad on the weekdays. Free admission auto collection (internet coupon).

    Yes the Dennys at Casino Royale has closed down now.

    Venetian has added USB chargers to many of their slot machines.

    If you ever make it to the strip, Treasure Island has good DD games. $10 minimums, DAS, BJ pays 3-2.

    Riviera - $9.99 burger & beer at Wicked Vicky's 11 AM - Midnight. 2 free comedy club tickets (ACG) start time 8:30 PM.

    Circus Circus - WinCards.

    SLS - What most people don’t know is you can order select menu items from Bazaar Meat in the adjoining Bazaar Casino.

    Stratosphere - $50 cash for every 10,000 base points earned November 1-December 23. You keep your points.

    ATT just announced about 10 days ago that they are now offering 60 wifi access points along the strip at no cost to their customers.

    Palace Station - $9.99 t-bone steak special at Grand Cafe. $.99 margaritas. 50+ Wednesdays free slot tournament 10 AM - 7 PM. Safe Cracker promo, earn 5 points Friday & Sat through 11/30, use your codes & win prizes. Cash Stash drawings Sunday 11/30 6:15 PM, swipe for 10 free entries daily. New players club $1 = 1 point, "3X points all the time", must swipe for the 3X multiplier.

    Shelby Museum has moved to 6405 Ensworth St, near I-15 & sunset. Guided tours are M - F at 10:30 & 1:30.

    Silverton - Mondays 50+ club drawings at 2, 4, & 6 PM, 50 pts/entry, 20 winners each drawing for $100 or $500 freeplay. Also 50% off all restaurants with 50+ sticker. Free slot tournament Tuesdays begins at 11 AM.

    South Point - Earn 300 points for free buffet (ACG)

    Orleans - Young At Heart Wednesdays: mystery multiplier 7 AM - 7 PM up to 50X, drawing at 4:30 PM, earn 100 points for free dinner buffet or 50 points for lunch, redeem by 7 PM. Visit kiosk to activate multiplier. Avalanche of Cash - 5:15/7:15 PM drawings 11/29, 50 points/entry, swipe & win 11/30 10 AM - 8 PM, only where previous day's entries were validated, mystery multiplier bonus entries 11/28.

    Palms - Happy hour at Simon 7 days 3-6 PM, $6 apps, drinks, sushi. N9NE email says $9 lounge menu & $5 cocktails, no details on website.

    Gold Coast - Young At Heart Wednesdays: mystery multiplier 7 AM - 7 PM up to 50X, drawing at 4:30 PM, earn 100 points for free dinner buffet or 50 points for lunch, redeem by 7 PM. Visit kiosk to activate multiplier. Avalanche of Cash - 6:15/8:15 PM drawings 11/29, 50 points/entry, swipe & win 11/30 10 AM - 8 PM, only where previous day's entries were validated, mystery multiplier bonus entries 11/28. Check for December Senior Mondays - Nov offer is 5X points & free VP tournament. Earn 200 points for free buffet, $5 table matchplay (ACG)

    Ellis Island - 50+ drawings Tues & Thurs at 11 AM, 12, 1, 2, 6 & 7 PM. They changed their Player Cards again two weeks ago, thus requiring everyone to wait in line to get new ones. $50 table play, $25 freeplay (online tourneys).

    Tuscany - 7X points Monday & Friday, 5X points Wednesday.

    Silver Sevens - Nifty Fifty Wednesdays: free slot tournament 11 AM - 6 PM, 5X points on 1st 1000 base points, free swipe, 300 points for additional swipes. 4X points Saurdays. 2-4-1 entree (ACG)

    Hard Rock - 45+ 7X points VP Sundays & Mondays, earn 100 base points to earn 5000 bonus points, 4 max per day, 5:01 AM - Midnight. Gridiron Maiden promo - see club for details.

    Westgate (LVH) - Play for free and win free play! The Rockin’ Slot Tournament takes place each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 PM to 8 PM. You must be a Players Club Member. The top five winners each day win $100 in free slot play! Players receive one free drawing ticket daily by swiping their Players Club card at the kiosk on the casino floor! Drawings take place daily at 8 PM at the kiosk on the casino floor. Five winners from each drawing will spin the wheel for fabulous prizes!

    Boulder Station - $9.99 t-bone steak special at Grand Cafe. $.99 margaritas. 50+ Wednesdays free slot tournament 10 AM - 7 PM. Safe Cracker promo, earn 5 points Friday & Sat through 11/30, use your codes & win prizes. Cash Stash drawings Sunday 11/30 6:15 PM, swipe for 10 free entries daily. New players club $1 = 1 point, "3X points all the time", must swipe for the 3X multiplier.

    Arizona Charlies - Cash back for table play - check club for info. Drawings Monday night right after halftime, one ticket for every $10 losing pro football wager, 4 winners, top prize $1000 (both locations).

    Sam's Town - Young At Heart Wednesdays: mystery multiplier 7 AM - 7 PM up to 50X, drawing at 4:30 PM, earn 100 points for free dinner buffet or 50 points for lunch, redeem by 7 PM. Visit kiosk to activate multipliers before playing. Avalanche of Cash - 4:15/6:15 PM drawings 11/29, 50 points/entry, swipe & win 11/30 10 AM - 8 PM, only where previous day's entries were validated, mystery multiplier bonus entries 11/28. Thurs - Sun in November earn $5 bonus slot dollars for every 500 base points up to $50/day. Play table games for football squares promo Sundays in November (official rules not viewable online, check with pit). 7X points VP Fridays & Sundays in November.

    Eastside Cannery - Hot seat promo Fridays & Saturdays 3, 5, 7, & 9 PM. Gridiron Glory Football Frenzy kiosk promo - no details online, Saturday & Sunday.

    Longhorn - $5 BJ matchplay (ACG)

    Jerry's Nugget - 4 AM - Midnight 5X points & $5 matchplay for Seniors on Tuesdays, swipe at kiosk. Hot seat promo Sunday 11/29. Swipe for up to 5X points Fridays & Saturdays. $5 table matchplay (ACG)

    Bighorn - $5 BJ matchplay (ACG)

    Silver Nugget/Lucky Club/Opera House - $5 table matchplay (ACG)

    Cannery - Wise & 55 - Senior Mondays on the Kiosk: Players 55 and older receive the following on Mondays, from 10am to 10pm: 3X Points (swipe at kiosk to activate) - ½ Price on Food Purchases - 150 Base Point Swipe & Win Promotion - Prizes range from $5 Free Slot Play to $1,000 cash - Must swipe at the kiosk to redeem. Players that are eligible are to pick up their “Wise & 55” Sticker from the CAN Club.

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  2. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    Cool compilation!
     
  3. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Apparently Denny's at CR is open again.
     
  4. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Wow!! That's some awesome research! Have fun on your trip and good luck at the tables and machines!

    One question: What is riverboat roulette?
     
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  5. UTE

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    Outstanding research, jasonargo.

    Bill
     
  6. Hawaiianmark

    Hawaiianmark Low-Roller

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    Super job; Thanks!
     
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