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Tuscany

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by howlingcoyote, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. howlingcoyote

    howlingcoyote Tourist

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    I have a two-day class coming up there and I wanted to know if there is anything special/noteworthy/bargains for the hotel? Searching through threads for Tuscany is bringing up a lot of threads, but very little information. :/ Are the slots tight/loose? Any particular restaurants worth eating at there, or around there?
     
  2. Imperial_Palace_King

    Imperial_Palace_King High-Roller

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    I think you might get some free play for signing up for their players card. The cafe at nearby Ellis Island is pretty good as well as their BBQ joint.
    Silver Sevens is close by as well and has better paybacks than places on the strip. I've only eaten their lunch buffet and it was just meh.
     
  3. vegaskid74

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    They have all-you-can-eat pancakes in the diner for $3.99, and imho, they're legit.
     
  4. buffalo

    buffalo Low-Roller

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    We played slots there for a short time in Nov. We are going back to Tuscany for an entire day just to play some of the older slots that have disappeared in recent years on the Strip. Many of the new slots in the last few years just hoover money. I'll put enough coin-in to get room offers and will plan on staying there in the future just to play those older slots.
     
  5. nfcwestbest

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    I checked out Tuscany this past summer while staying at Ballys. Signed up for the players card got $10 free play , played that at the bar and got two free drinks while doing so. The players club gave us a coupon book for 2-1 drink. Free Keychain. Free coffee. 10% off in Marilyns cafe. Breakfast was so good we went back a couple of days later its a lot of food almost enough for two people. We didn't hang around to play the slots but would consider staying their in the future seemed nice. As mentioned above Ellis Island is just around the corner and has very cheap excellent food and $2.25 pints of Beer.
     
  6. buffalo

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    Here's my thinking on why I like the older slots. Many of the slots that are 9 yrs or older were designed around a 92% payback percentage, give or take a couple of %. The new penny slots in NV are (my guess) around 86%, however the NV minimum payback is 75% so it's possible (though improbable) you could be playing a machine lower than you think. Some of the older titles have never had any software updates and probably can't be set lower than 90%. Those are the ones that interest me, older out of date titles, Tuscany has a nice collection in one place. I can play Outback Jack, Magic Forest, Pelican Pete, Indian Princess, Ruby Magic, etc without having to go to 6 different Strip casinos to play older slots like them.

    Don't discount how much difference there is in playability between 92% and 86%, you'll see it at the end of the day when you look in your wallet. Enjoy your stay
     
  7. leo21

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    Another thing with older slots is they were designed to give small hits more frequently while new games are designed to give big hits sporardically. Sometimes you just want slow and steady.

    A few q's of my own: When do they offer the pancake special? I am assuming it's not all day. And has anyone had experience with Tuscany Gardens? I've seen other good things about Tuscany but I've never really hit a casino east of the strip outside of EI.
     
  8. buffalo

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    I agree generally slots have developed a wider volatility range over the last 6 or 7 years but you also have to include lower paybacks into the mix. There are some ultra low volatility slots too, have you tried some of the newer IGT slots? You can count of losing 85 cents for every dollar spin lol.

    If no one does a review of Tuscany, I'll do one on my next trip to Vegas (I'm in Ohio), probably April. Probably slots and VP, I'm not much of a foodie
     
  9. TomTWI

    TomTWI High-Roller

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    Please do a review whether or not there are any others. We need and value all opinions.

    TomTWI
     
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    The coffee shop is very good, one of the remaining casino coffee shops! Good selection of older IGT games which I like.
     
  11. joespoolhall

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    I stayed a couple of nights a few years back. Room was large with sitting area and fridge, which was nice. The room was pretty plain and in a separate building (as all are) from the casino. Didn't play any vp, but found some decent paytables for BP. Casino was quiet both night and day. I actually played elsewhere. The only food I had was breakfast, which was fine. It's a short distance from Ellis Island which has good food for cheap. I would probably not stay there again as I prefer the rooms in the same building. I've also checked rates over the last couple of years and haven't seen anything to get excited about.

    Good Luck!
    Ric at Joes
     
  12. The Stig

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    I have stayed here twice and always found it a good place to stay. rooms are very spacious and the café is good. I have gambled in the casino a fair bit even on trips when I haven't stayed there.
     
  13. vegaskid74

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    The 3.99 AYCE pancake special is 24-7. They also have a pretty good steak and eggs that's only a graveyard special (you can get it during normal hours as well but for a higher price).
     
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