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TR 11/18-21 in short Drink, Lose, but Fun

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by paigowCY, Nov 28, 2006.

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  1. paigowCY

    paigowCY Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    11/18/06 - 8:20AM Las Vegas here we are. Dropped our bags at the 4Q and went to the Plaza. Hubby went to sports book and I played paigow at the Plaza. One friendly dealer and one that spent her time whining to me about how much she hated Las Vegas and her job. It was somewhat depressing so I got up, but the drinks were coming fast for 9AM. Moved on to the Fremont and played some 3-5-7, a totally mindless but fun game, I lost a little there and then we went and checked into our room. 4Q nice and adequate for us, just need a place to crash. Now that that is done we stop and eat at Magnolia's, good enuff. I will try to not write the same TR and my hubby VegasDog, just put in a few of my own personal hi and lowlights. We then went back to the Fremont and played Blackjack with my hubby's uncles, we had a blast and did pretty well. Esther, great fun dealer just moved over from the stardust. She was giving all the drunken guys a hard time, I loved it, and paid us too. After this point my liquor saturated brain cannot put anything in chronilogical order, so here we go.
    Food
    Magnolia's - Good (Wanted the PR special, didn't realize it wasnt 4 yet and had a burger.
    Fremont Buffet - Great (Crab legs and shrimp awesome)
    MSS Lunch Buffet - Yuck! Normally like it, but not today, it was no Plaza buffet, but it was not what we normally get at MSS
    Bay City Diner - Hubby's favorite, it was good, hit the spot
    MAgnolias Breakfast - Steak and Eggs special Awesome!!!!

    Plaza - Did Ok there, bit didn't really want to stay, I felt like I was the only person in there and they were going to shut off the lights and close as soon as I left, normally one of my favs but just not comfy there this time. Although I love that their Paigow table is a low sitting one, that is a bonus for me and I don't really know why.

    Golden Gate - didn't play there but had a wonderful shrimp cocktail and peed a couple of times there.

    Fremont - Treated great by dealers and waitresses, it was a really fun time there. Drink service was outstanding!! Played a 3-5-7 and Blackjack there are did OK. Also some decent slots. My only complaint about Fremont is that they have a terrible paigow game (Progressive) and that their drink service is so good but their bathrooms are so far away. Hit a 3OAK on 3-5-7. Cashed in my points for a free T-shirt.

    4Q - played a lot here and had a lot of fun getting my face bashed in by every dealer that my dumbass would keep "giving a try" I was having a good time but could not stop the bleeding there. I also got yelled at by a very crabby waitress. I said "Excuse me, mam." She turned around and snapped "I am not your waitress, you'll have to wait for yours!!!!" I said "You dropped a dollar off your tray." She said "Oh" and walked away. This waitress continued to be a total rag to my hubby all night at another table. Other than her everyone was friendly. I didn't seem to lose quite enough at their tables so I decided to play some slots. New, fun, machines but it is amazing to see how much a person will spend to pick jars of fish food or to hear about Drew Carey's big balls of cash. Overall I liked the 4Q minus the bad luck and the Pre-Menstrual waitress. Also cashed in my points for a t-shirt.

    Binions - I didn't like the way they paid paigow and their tables seemed so small and cheap. Also their cards were so old the edges were black and you couldn't hardly get them apart. I played the Hold-em game, it was fun but I really took a beating. Not really one of my favorite places.

    Fitz - Had a ball here. I learned to play craps. We won a little bit, but the boxman was very helpful and friendly and kind of took care of me there. Waitresses were great and quick, It was just a very fun environment. Not very many new slots. But good table games. They have Paigow mania there which is not my bag but it is kind of fun.

    El Co - I played all slots here and did so-so. Waitresses were friendly . We were there in the morning and had a nice relaxing time. I had a great time playing "Festival Fantastico!!" and WOF. It was clean and bright in there and I cant wait to go back.

    LVC - Mixed emotions. Had a great time playing paigow and did well there so did hubby, great drink service and dealers. It was a lot of fun. Then we went back the next afternoon. Nearly all the tables were closed, no PG. I think they only had maybe 4 or 5 people in the whole pit. I had the same feeling I had at the Plaza, that if I left they might all get to knock off early.

    MSS - Not much luck but always a nice place. Did well in the twilight zone.

    California - No luck, big loser.

    Flamingo - Fun, friendly, kicked the shit out of my funds. Played a big limit (for me) Ultimate Hold-em game. Broke Even, but it made my ears hot, I normally don't play such big hands, sober.

    Harrahs - Had a good time, played slots, did OK.

    Barbary Coast - So many people we walked through and left, there wasn't anywhere to play, but would like to try it next trip.

    Wynn -Totally out of my leaugue. Middle Class is not the target clientele here. We were not comfortable, had to search for nickel and quarter machines. Tables were out of the question. We wanted to to see it but do not ever plan on going back. $15 PaiGow and a 241 buffet is more my speed. Thanks any way Mr. Wynn.

    Palms - Won some, Lost some. I think the Palms is a great place to play, we had a great time there. We always get plenty of drinks. I did well on BJ and had a blast with one of the dealers she was getting tipped well, this helps. PAigow (low sitting tables) was not lucky for me, but we just has a nice night there with fun people.

    IP - Played PG. We weren't there very long. I had some guy behind me who thought he was in his Lazy Boy and I was so smashed against my table, I couldn't breathe. Hubby couldn't find the "hot" wheel spinner that he likes to look at, so we moved on.

    Casino Royale - Just a Drive By - Star Wars machine - The Force was not with me.

    Fashion Show Mall - Thought there was a FAO Schwartz there, we were wrong. We walked right out, we aren't really there to shop, just thought we'd pick something up for the little man for X-Mas. But there was a male model with no shirt in front of one of the shops. Holy Crap!! Abs, Pecs, Ass, you name it, I'm pretty sure he wanted me. Hmmmm, but I'm married.

    I did not win, but I didn't lose all my money. So that was good. I absolutely love Vegas, I never get tired of it. When we got home my hubby surprised me with a trip to go back in 2 weeks to see Hank Jr. (my absolute favorite) for my birthday. I was so surprised, I can not believe he did that. Everyone a round of applause for VegasDog, he is the man!!!! Time to start my new countdown!!!!
     
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    Where are the female models hanging around shirtless?!?! This is what I've been saying, people, Vegas has too little nudity. Something needs to be done about it.
     
  3. paigowCY

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    I bet you could ask one of the porn slappers to take her shirt off. I've seen some good looking ones. Not too many women, but I bet you could persuade them.
     
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    I'm a very persuasive person when I really want something. Any other impressions from your short stay at IP? I'm going and staying there in January and was curious about the general casino atmosphere.
     
  5. Coaster Kikky

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    There is an FAO Schwartz in the Forum Shops at Caesars.

    Thanks for writing up the TR! I love Downtown for the low-budget drinking type trips too!
     
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    As for the IP, we played there more a couple of years ago and we really liked it. My husband thought that they have a great sports book and I played a lot in their casino. The drink service was good and they had low limits on tables. This year we were just kind of ready to keep moving nothing against the IP. Hope you have a great trip.

    Coaster Kikky thanks for the info on FAO. That will work out great. We are staying at Caesars for the first time in 10 days. I would like to pick up a few things for our son for Christmas. I should probably do that before we hit the tables:wiggle:

    I am so excited to go back, we have never made two trips so close together and we have never stayed on the strip. Anyone have any tips or advice about staying at Caesars?
     
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    I've stayed at Caesars twice, once in the Palace Tower and once in the Augustus Tower. If you can get into either of these towers, do it, as they are the newest and nicest. Augustus Tower is my favorite because you don't have to wind your way through the casino at all to get there.

    It's SO easy to get lost at Caesars. If you're like me and use visuals to navigate, you should probably try to make an effort to learn the name of where you are going instead of seeing it and trying to find your way back there. There are signs which will lead you to where you're going, but you have to know what it's called.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I am very directionally challenged, I have only been in Caesars once and it took us forever to find a way out of it. Any advice on food in or near Caesars? Do they have any lower limit tables there? 5 or 10 BJ? 10-15 PG?
     
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    There may be $10 bj or pg tables. I usually see $15 as the lowest though.

    Caesars has some of the better food options, in my opinion, particularly in the Forum Shops. Cheesecake Factory is there, and is always yummy (and always too much food). I've also very much enjoyed Joe's Crab, Chinois and Spago there. I intend to try BOA at some point, but might need to hit another Royal Flush to do so!

    As far as restaurants at Caesars itself, I've eaten at 808 (it was good, not great), Empress Court (pretty tasty), Augustus Cafe (good but very pricey) and Cafe Lago :)vomit: ) The next one I want to try is Bradley Ogden.
     
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    Thats great info. We have the $25 food coupon and we want a nicer dinner but not over the top pricey either. where do you suggest? We love seafood but do not want to give an arm and a leg for it?
     
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    Empress Court has some seafood dishes, and I thought their prices were very reasonable. 808 is Hawaiian fusion, so the emphasis was on seafood, specifically fish. If that's of interest to you, I'd recommend Roy's (East on Flamingo or way west on Charleston not that far from Red Rock) above 808. Better food, better value. Although they don't honor the $25 coupon at Roy's.

    The coupon won't work at the Forum shops either, so that does limit you.
     
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    What could we expect to spend at Joe's seafood? Would we need a reservation? We aren't tied to the coupon, but we would like to find some seafood before the show on sat. nite.
     
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    I had lunch at Joe's and even then was pretty pricey. It was really good though. I had scallops, my friend had lobster tail and we shared an order of asparagus because the dishes, like expensive dinner ones, come with nothing but whatever meat you ordered and maybe a garnish. She & I ate there for a late lunch and it was empty, but if you need to be somewhere at a specific time, then you'd probably want a reservation. We did eat at the bar, so that is an option too.
     
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    thanks, hopefully after a royal flush, price will not be an issue. I appreciate all the great tips.:wave:
     
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