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The Hotel I Have Never Seen Mentioned Here

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by tdhoier, Jul 1, 2013.

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  1. tdhoier

    tdhoier Low-Roller

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    Landing at McCarran on FRI. This is quite sad to think that the five months since the Super Bowl is the longest Vegas drought I have had since I was a peach fuzzed little 20 year old. That's just depressing to imagine (the Vegasless thing, not the peach fuzz).

    So I have been staying at Vdara three times a year the last two-three years and it has become my new spot. Love the hotel but decided to cancel it this time around and am staying at Mandalay FRI Night and then over at The Mirage in a 2 BR Tower Suite the following three nights.

    I was thinking that I really need to take a little adventure FRI evening. Why is it that nobody ever mentions the GORGEOUS Hooters Hotel & Casino on here?

    I literally have not stepped foot within ten feet of that property since I decided to splurge one night back in 2004 and stayed at the Motel 6 on Tropicana Ave next door (which was a real treat because my toilet wouldn't flush after I made a little deposit in there and when I lifted the back of the hopper off to fix it there was a ziplock bag with $400 inside just floating about). I have never set foot in the place since it became Hooters. I'd occasionally walk into that disaster of a building back in the day (with the peach fuzz and my acid wash jeans) when it was the San Remo.

    Even though I'm still recovering from the black lung I contracted from there, I figure it's time to start fresh and try a new gambling spot for a couple of hours. Has anyone ever played there? Walked inside? Do you have to duck and roll when you enter because of random gunfire? Do I need to bring my gat? Is acid wash still a high fashion in the building (perhaps even an acid wash jort)?
     
  2. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    It's a small casino, but if you like video poker it's got great games -- just don't sit at the bartops -- the paytables on the floor are way better. A lot of full pay -- more than they list on VPFree at different denominations.

    Their BJ rules suck. Worse than MGM next door.

    Drink service was exceptional. I had 2 1/2 beers lined up at one point.
     
  3. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    my host always hooks me up with a penthouse suite and a bucket of wings!
     
  4. saintpauljeff

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    last time in Vegas I walked in there... and 5 minutes later I walked out

    felt like a Hooters restaurant with the option of a tiny bit of gambling; if that is your thing, you'll have a wonderful time
     
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    It really does feel like trying to play VP in a Hooters restaurant. I couldn't get into it.
     
  6. waverunner

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    I stayed at Howard Johnson Hotel and the San Remo, but never been to Hooters. I never heard gunfire at San Remo, that was reserved for Wild, Wild, West.
    I prefer Casino Royale and the old O'Shea's for a trip to the dark side to appease my pleasure in venturing into the bowels of hell.
     
  7. Pinny Long

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    Let me take a moment here and clarify something as I think a few people may be thrown off.

    The Hooters casino is NOT like playing VP at a Hooters restaurant. It is more like playing VP at a Hooters restaurant's bathroom.

    I like Hooters restaurants. I also like dumpy dirtbag casinos. This place has the charm of NEITHER. If you think you are going to go in there and play blackjack with a bunch of fine looking Hooters girls, think again. They are scarce and few. The majority of staff and dealers are regular, old, ugly people with grumpy dispositions. I'm not saying this to put down old or ugly people, but let's get real . . . . we wouldn't eat at Hooters if our waitresses were 100 pounds overweight, 65 years old, and wheezing of emphysema.

    There are a couple (yes, a couple) decent looking girls and if you're lucky enough to have them there on any particular night you will probably have to play in the premium "Rack" pit (I can't remember the actual name, but it's some stupid entendre about racks or boobs or something).

    The place smells of piss. The parking garage is a NIGHTMARE and the elevators are always broken and smelling of piss.

    Yes, I've also stayed in the hotel. The room was decently clean and budgetarily furnished. No major complaints there. But getting to and from was an absolute death trap because of all the elevator problems. I'm not one to put safety first, but I will say with my hand planted firmly on the Bible that if that hotel ever catches on fire that every guest will most likely burn alive because they can't get out. It ain't worth it.

    The one reason that people like me will at some time in their life step through the doors of the Hooters casino is because they want to be greeted by a bunch of nice looking sets of hooters with smiles perched atop and ready to exchange some friendly banter while we lose money and drink beer. Sorry. That ain't in the cards.

    No nice hooters. No smiles. No personalities. Just desperation and despair. Enter at your own risk.
     
  8. ItsJustMe

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    I stayed at Hooters back in 2009.:rolleyes2: Had a deal $15/nite for 3 nites. Not worth the price. Haven't set foot back there since.
     
  9. mare592

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    We've gambled there a few times; lots of street people and locals; dirty and smoky. Gambling was OK, just depressing and unwelcoming, tired looking. Oh, and this was during the day. I have to agree about being ready to duck and roll away from gunfire; I can honestly say I wouldn't be surprised. We won't be back.
     
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    Why not talk about it? Because it's going through yet an ownership change and the people who have it now got it basically through foreclosure. I am sure it has its fans but I have a hard time investing energy in a place that maybe something else or closed the next day.
     
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    funnny i just stoped by there yesterday, new owner i belive it was bought about a year ago.they did redo some iof there tables in the casino.
    if you want a cheap hotel its an option to bad there resort is is about the same as the room rate
     
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    Wow, kinda surprised at all the hate for the place. I played at Hooter's last fall and had a good time. They had EZ Pai Gow table with friendly dealers and they had a live band playing with small dance floor which was actually pretty crowded, people were having fun. I did some $100 promo thing they were running for new loyalty card members and made $85 off of it.

    No, my dealers were not Hooter's Girls, they worked in the restaurant, but didn't think that was a big deal because if I want to to to Hooter's there are several back home. I thought the clientele was the same if not friendlier than I have experienced at other places.
     
  13. gerry53

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    we usually spend a couple hour there each trip.

    never found the casino to be too bad and good drink service usually.

    they have a pretty nice pool area and everyone is welcome.
     
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    LMAO! :thumbsup:
     
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    I was smiling and amused by your post, then laughed out loud at this.

    Why is there such hate for jorts? lol


    Agree with all above. They need to offer better gambling odds to attract folks in, not crappy ones.
    I tried the electronic/dealer hybrid blackjack table there just to say I had. Played awhile, got a blackjack, and it paid 6/5. WTF? Why penalize people for playing a table that is going to be beneficial to the casino. Boom, we left.
     
  16. phade

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    Actually one of my fondest memories of Vegas was my first trip while staying at MGM.

    As a mid-20s...I'd stay out all night. My mother and her fiance' at the time came along to Vegas with us in our group...he was an early riser - early to bed type at that age. Every morning, we'd plant ourselves at the $3 BJ table at 6:30 a.m. I know I couldn't do it now, but I got a few hours of sleep every night and was there ready to go and relax. Don't know why, but it seems like it is becoming my best memory of Vegas.
     
  17. wpete

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    I figured Jort was a mis-spell in the first post. After your post I had to look it up.

    Hey!! I have 4 pair of jorts! They're making a comeback you know.... so I hear....hope.
     
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    please nooooo!
     
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    Several years back I went in there, had a few drinks at the pool bar, and gambled a little. I didn't think it was too bad at that time, but as people have mentioned, it wasn't filled with hot Hooters girls. Oh! On the way out a fist fight broke out at the entrance between two DBags and their girlfriends. My buddy and I nearly got caught in the middle of the brawl, but were able to get out of there just in time. So you do have that kind of element there.
     
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