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Vegas Hotel and Casino Nicknames?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Jet1085, Dec 12, 2014.

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  1. Jet1085

    Jet1085 Tourist

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    Long time lurker on the site but haven't really posted much. I did a quick search so forgive me if this topic has been covered.

    Do you have any nicknames for your favorite spots in vegas? These are some of the ones that me and my buddies use when we are in Vegas. Just Curious to see what other nicknames people use to describe the different joints?:beer:
    Vegas Casino Nick Names
    Flamingo- the dirty bird
    Bill’s/Barbary Coast/Cromwell-Ashtray
    Belliago- Old Grandfather
    Mirage- Ole’Mirage
    Bally’s-Grandma’s House
    Luxor- The Pyrmaid
    The Golden Nugget- the Nuggggg
    The Excalibur- Trashy Castle
    Planet Hollywood- The Ho
    Circus Circus- Clown World
    Stratosphere - the Tower
    Rio- Seafood buffet
     
  2. Bazzito52

    Bazzito52 Low-Roller

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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Where'd you come up with Ol' Grandfather?

    Everybody I know just calls it the B.
     
  4. Jet1085

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    I had a good friend of mine always called it that for whatever reason. He is a good ole country boy and I think he uses either ole' granddad or the dad as the best place in town..... Its just what we started calling it in our circle.
     
  5. DBear

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    I always call Planet Hollywood, PHo or Planet Ho since I was there in April 2007 when they were changing the letters at the top of the hotel. For a day or two, it said Planet Ho until they could put up the rest of the letters. And with the angle of the building, at the right spot, it could be read as PHo.
     
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    ruralhipster Low-Roller

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    I like to call places by the names they had when I first saw them.

    Downtown Grand is the Lady Luck, the D is the Fitz, SLS is the Sahara etc
     
  7. bdautch

    bdautch High-Roller

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    I call the Riviera, "My Sweet Baby Riv". It's because I used to get $29 rooms there when I was in college, and I'd somehow talk my way into the Monaco Tower. We'd put like four guys in there, paying about $8 a night each (this was pre-resort fees). Plus, I always liked the 50's vibe (having mediocre lounge singers while 17 provincial convention attendees all tried to hit on that one reasonably attractive woman out on the dance floor). It just seemed so quaint, especially as Vegas rushes to be more and more post-modern and trendsetting. Even now, I'll sometimes wander upstrip and hang out there, then eat a late night meal at the nearby Peppermill before heading back to whichever CET property comped me that particular trip. I still have a soft spot for that joint.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Downtown first:
    Nugget
    Gate
    Cal
    MSS
    ElCo
    Queens
    Shoe (Binions)
    LVC

    Strip (some from the old days):
    th' Dust
    th' Riv
    th' Ho (as in Westward)
    Muh-Ra-Gee (I think it has to do with Bugs Bunny)
    Ass-whipped (Caesar's)... as in "You wanna go get ass-whipped?"... "Sure, why not."
    Slipper
    the hole (IP)
    (singing) "Im lookin' overrr a ferr-leaf cloverrr thet aye overlucked beferrrrrr" - (O'Shea's)
    Honk-Honk (Circus)
    Elmo - El Morocco
    Fountains (Bellagio)
    Lux
    Trop
    TI
    P-Ho

     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
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    My buddy and I refer to the Gold Coast as the 'Old Goat' or just the 'Goat'
     
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    I was there when it was "Plane"
     
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    nothing really to add to the original topic, except i call harrahs home.....
    but i truly love the cartoon and all the original WB cartoons as well the early Popeye ones.....
    that's when cartoons were really good....
    and i miss saturday mornings when they were shown....
     
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    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    So many...

    Luck Sore
    Dickscalibur (or Ex-scabular)
    Art Mandalay Bay
    Smug Nugget
    Seizure's Palace
    The Old Iperooski
    Enwynn
    Whore Queens
    Smell Cortez
    Plazoo
    Should I go on?
     
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    MGM - Money Grabbing Motherf*******
     
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    Tentatively Tahoe or LV . . . .
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    Flamingo - Flaming-O
    Linq - IP
    Wynn - Steve's Place
    Planet Hollywood - P-Ho
    El Cortez - ElCo
    Binions - Horseshoe
    Golden Nugget - The Nugget
     
  15. Jet1085

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    Yeah.... The ole'meeerage is the money grabber for me......it's an MGM property so I guess it's works still lol
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Exactly! When I went looking for that particular one (with Bugs saying "mir-rah-gee"), I ended up getting sidetracked with about 5 or 6 others...those were the cartoons that would genuinely make you laugh... and they still do...case in point - Yosemite Sam: "When I say whoa, I mean WHOA!!!
     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
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