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Trip Nov. 21-26

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by casesarshane, Nov 26, 2008.

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  1. casesarshane

    casesarshane Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Wife and I got home this afternoon from our second trip to Vegas. This time we stayed downtown at the 4 Queens. A little bit about staying at the 4Q's is to ensure that you are not staying in the North Tower! I had heard to make sure and stay in the south tower if at all possible, but didn't really think anything about it. We checked into our North tower room around 5 pm and immediately got the "Freemont Street Experience." The music vibrated the room and I was sure that I could not handle this even one night. I called down to the desk and told them it wasn't going to work, and without any problems they moved us to the south tower 15th floor. This room was a tad bigger, a little nicer, and VERY quiet compared to the other side!

    Overall we really enjoyed staying downtown. We took the deuce up and down the strip just about every day so we still experienced a lot.

    Gambling- I won what the wife lost, so overall broke even there. My wins came at a Golden Nugget poker tournament where I split the pot w/ 4 other players. They paid the top 4 and we all had about the same amount of chips, so we all decided to make it a draw and walk out w/ money. I also won quite a bit on a penny slot machine at the GN believe it or not. I usually will not play those things, but the wife was having fun so I sat down next to her and kind of got hooked. It was the "Pig Racing" machine on the wall at the GN.

    Table games of all things killed me more than anything. Craps was the worst I have ever seen in my life. Black Jack was okay, nothing special but held my own. Overall the Nugget was very good to me this trip.

    Shows- The Rat Pack is Back.......I have not been to a lot of shows in my life, but I thought this was pretty good. It's been talked about on other threads, but the Marilyn Monroe part is very funny. I thought Joey Bishop and Dean Martin were very funny as well. Sammy was okay, but lacked something about his performance. All of the music was very good as well. Good Show.

    :thumbsup:We also went on the Mob Tour. I had asked about this compared to the Haunted Vegas tour. It's actually the same company that does both. We did not go on the Haunted tour though. The Mob tour I thought was VERY good and very interesting. You get into a van which has screens on the backs of the seats and shows a brief movie at the beginning about the mob. As the tour goes on, the guide shows many different pictures, news bits, etc..about the mob. You go around to different sites such as where Lefty Rosenthals car was bombed in a restaurant's parking lot, gangsters old homes, and obviously a little trek around the Flamingo which was great.
    IF YOU LIKE THE SOPRANOS, GO ON THIS TOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbsup:

    Food was nothing great, mainly coffee shop stuff.

    Can't wait to go again!
    Shane
     
  2. Thor

    Thor Beer Drinker

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    glad to hear the mob tour was cool. the wifey wants to hit it up in march. looks like we won't be disappointed! glad your trip was a good one!
     
  3. texas_aggie_girl_93

    texas_aggie_girl_93 VIP Whale

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    Sounds like a great trip. Thanks for the write up. Thanks for the review of the Mob Tour; sounds interesting. Glad to hear you had good luck at GN. Usually I lose my arse there.
     
  4. Blondie76

    Blondie76 Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the TR. I would love to spend a few nights DT one of our trips. Now only to convince my hubby. We were in Vegas too this month. We didn't have any major wins but did manage to bring a good chunk of our bankroll back. Surprizingly I could go back for another run pretty soon too. I'm usually burnt out for Vegas for at least a few months after a trip. Glad to hear you had a good time. :)
     
  5. gotavegasjones

    gotavegasjones VIP Whale

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    Thanks for the TR. Seems as though it was a good trip.

    later, GVJ
     
  6. gmoney590

    gmoney590 VIP Whale

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    Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip. Now, you see why people were so adament about the not staying in the North Tower; unless you sleep real heavy you're not going to get much sleep.
     
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  7. blackjacknut

    blackjacknut VIP Whale

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the TR, glad that you did well at the GN. Last year lost my shirt there(not really but seemed like it).

    :beer:
     
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