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Walking the strip to 18 casinos (slot golf course)

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by jhpa, Jun 5, 2012.

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  1. jhpa

    jhpa High-Roller

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    I will be joined by 4 guys who will do an evening of "slot golf". Without going into details, suffice it sto say that it requires we visit 18 different casinos over the course of one evening, playing at least one slot machine in each. (In addition, there will be other gambling and drinking involved. It will be a LONG night)

    We are starting at the Marriiott Grand Chateau which is at Harmon, just off the strip

    So here is the "front nine" : Planet Hollywood, Paris, Ballys, Bills, Flamingo, Imperial Palace, Harrahs, Casino Royale and the Venetian. That is pretty straight forward.

    So here is my question....what next nine do we play without a ton of extra walking and ending up close to where we started? I am thinking we take a cab down to the Luxor and start working our way up - crossing over to the Tropicana, Hooters and MGM Grand. Are there pedestrian bridges down that end of the strip? I am thinking we could go down to the Luxor, cross over to Tropicana, and Hooters then get to MGM Grand, (can I get from Hooters to the Grand?) then cross back for NYNY, Montecarlo, Aria and Bellagio.

    Also, is there only one casino (Aria) in the City Center? Are we missing any others on that side of the strip?

    I would love to hear from someone with knowledge of the lower end of the strip who could give some advice
     
  2. dunebug81

    dunebug81 VIP Whale

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    Why not have the back 9 be downtown. Not nearly the walking that's involved with the south strip..
     
  3. jhpa

    jhpa High-Roller

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    I wanted that myself - actually all 18 and just double up on a few. But I was outvoted.
     
  4. GeorgeandTheBear

    GeorgeandTheBear Low-Roller

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    Wynn, TI, Mirage, Caesars, Bellagio, Aria, MC, NYNY, MGM.
     
  5. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    With that being said, the natural progression (and most efficient method) would be to then cross to the west side of the strip, and do TI, Mirage, Ceasars, Bellagio, Cosmo, Aria, Monte Carlo, NYNY and Excal.

    Nick:beer:
     
  6. addicted

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    EXACTLY!

    No need for a cab, just do a u-turn after the Venetian
     
  7. jhpa

    jhpa High-Roller

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    Might be fine.....I just am not sure I want to end our evening so far from home. I guess we can always taxi it back from the Excal.

    I would rather not travel all the way up to the Wynn....it is a bit of a hike even from the Venetian.

    Also, I am a little concerned about the walk from TI to Mirage and Mirage to Ceasars....they are pretty long walks. The casinos from Bellagio on down seem to be a little closer together. That is why I was aslking about how difficult it is to cross over to the MGM/ Hooters/ Trop.
     
  8. bones

    bones Tourist

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    there are bridges between nyny mgm and the trop
     
  9. RC

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    There is a tram from TI to Mirage. For Mirage to Caesars you can walk out of the Mirage and go a little ways and then you come to the shopping area that brings you back inside towards CP. With that in mind I'd do:

    TI, Mirage, Caesars, Bellagio, Cosmo, Aria, Monte Carlo (via tram), NYNY and then cross the street to MGM
     
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  10. xizor

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    What a cool idea. This is basically what I do when going solo anyway, now there is a name for it and a goal. Thanks, jhpa, you just improved my trip next week! :peace:
     
  11. Sue24

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    Interested in hearing the rules of the game.
    Post them please.
     
  12. jhpa

    jhpa High-Roller

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    Slot Golf

    Slot Golf is a game played on slot machines. Like golf, a game consists of “holes” and the winner is the person with the fewest strokes over the course of the game. In slot golf, each “hole” is a turn at a slot machine. A “stroke” is a pull (or more often a push of a button) on a slot machine.

    Play goes as follows - for each “hole” the player puts a $10 bill in a slot machine. The player bets a pre-determined number of credits and pulls the lever. Each pull is considered a stroke.

    • If the player wins one or more credit on the first pull, the player’s score is 1 stroke. The player cashes out, which includes any remaining original credits and whatever was won on the pull. The player registers his score of 1 on the scorecard for the first hole and the amount cashed out is put into the money pot.

    • If the player wins nothing on the first pull, the player repeats the bet and the pull. This continues until the player wins at least one credit. For example, if nothing is won on the first three pulls, and then there is a winner on the fourth pull, the player records a 4 for that hole. Whenever the player wins his first credit on a hole, the player cashes out and adds the money to the pot.

    • All players play the same machine and record their scores

    • The games conitinues for 18 holes

    In an ideal game, you play a hole at one casino, do some drinking, maybe gamble (craps, blackjack, video poker, whatever) and then move on to another casino and repeat. After 18 holes, the players are ranked according to their total score, with the winner being the player with the lowest score. The pool of winnings is distributed. Winnings will be divided based on a payout schedule:
    • Winner (lowest score) gets 50% of pot
    • Second place gets 25% of pot
    • Third place gets 15%
    • Loser (highest score) gets 10% of pot
     
  13. jhpa

    jhpa High-Roller

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    For what it is worth - here are my current thoughts

    Hole
    1 Planet Hollywood
    2 Paris
    3 Bellagio (Take the tram to Aria)
    4 Aria
    5 Monte Carlo
    6 NYNY
    7 Excaliber
    8 Tropicana
    9 MGM (Take the monorail to Harrahs, walk to Venetian)
    Dinner at the Venetian
    10 Venetian
    11 Casino Royale
    12 Harrahs
    13 Imperial Palace
    14 Flamingo
    15 Bills
    16 Ballys
    17 Paris
    18 Planet Hollywood

    I figure we start about 3 PM, have a an hour or so for dinner around 8:30, and be finished about 3 AM.
     
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