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Alternatives To Las Vegas

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Breeze147, May 20, 2017.

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  1. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

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    Okay, we've established that Vegas sucks for a variety of reasons, most notably gambling conditions.

    So where are the good gambling conditions that also have cheap food, no children, no rowdy young people looking to get laid, no huge crowds, no old people clogging the too narrow sidewalks, no annoying hookers, free parking, no resort fees and comps out the ass?

    Caveat: Must have palm trees.
     
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    I'm pretty sure our good friend Thornton Melon discussed a similar situation some years back. And where, exactly would we put this facility?
     
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  3. Laostuh

    Laostuh Low-Roller

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    Morongo Casino in California. It is close proximity to Palm Springs and should have "palm trees".
     
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    runningonthehub High-Roller

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    Breeze, you would have to go to "Dreamland" in your imagination to find that place. It does exist in the real world.
     
  5. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Tunica checks most of these boxes. I think I recall you are a craps player. GoldStrike Tunica offers 20x odds and Horseshoe Tunica offers 100x odds. Pretty sure they both still pay triple on the field 12. So that's pretty decent gambling by the standard of today. There are a few kids there, but nothing like Vegas. Kids are pretty much limited to the pool. The crowds can get rowdy occasionally, but nothing like Vegas levels. And the crowds skew older. Parking is free, comps are plentiful (I get at least one email a day from Horseshoe and Roadhouse), and because there are no more than a few casinos within walking distance (more are within driving distance) there are no overcrowded sidewalks
     
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    nickle Low-Roller

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    Good Luck! None of the Cities I've been!
     
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    For just gambling and drinking and basic eating.. yea - I guess.

    But, only Vegas has the mega resorts. Ability to walk to a dozen of them easily. Lots of lights. A few thousand food choices. Throw in a show, watch the fountains, people watch.

    For those that just hang and one hotel and primarily gamble.. lots of other choices.
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    And gold strike's pool is 18+ only now!

    No palm trees in Tunica though. Cotton...lots of cotton.

    Tunica food is also cheaper than Vegas, but not many super cheap options unless you leave the casinos.
     
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    Black Hawk, CO. Nice little mountain town with a cool mining, milling and railroad history. They legalized gambling in the 90's and turned a bunch of the old 1800's factory buildings into casinos. It makes for a fun and interesting alternative, plus they have full pay video poker and cheap tables.
     
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    I had Mohegan Sun for you until the palm trees part.
     
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  11. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Good point about the pool. I wasn't even thinking about that. Not that the GoldStrike pool is really worth spending any significant time at, lol
     
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    No palm trees, though. And this past week, SNOW. In MAY. :cry:
     
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    Theres always the all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean - Cancun, Jamaica, etc... No gambling (that I know of) but great pools, great weather, good food, great service - everyone (in Cancun) treated us like kings - never had to wait for a drink, waitress, etc... Never expected a tip, but when you find out they make crap money, you try to tip well (we did anyway). Hell - the couple we met, the guy wanted Coors Light and the resort didn't have it - the bartender got it for him at a corner shop on his way in for him the next day (he paid him for it obviously) and served him that.

    Other then tips, buying cigarettes, souvenirs and aloe cause I got severely sun burned, we didn't spend a dime once we got there.

    We had a great time last year at http://www.breathlessresorts.com/riviera-cancun

    When we work out the money, it's roughly the same as staying on the strip at a nice resort but with all drinks free and all food free.

    I'm fresh out of vacation time this year so next year, we'll probably stay at http://www.secretsresorts.com/maroma-beach-riviera-cancun

    Both are apart of AMResorts (the best I've found) and most importantly, these 2 chains are kids free (must be 18+ to go - they have others that are kid friendly)
     
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    For gambling destinations I like Tunica as well, but I think Biloxi is a better choice with some great casino restaurants but also with some great local restaurants with good seafood options. And they have 8 or 9 nice casinos. And not far from New Orleans if you want to rent a car and take a day trip.
     
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    I'm just taking a break this year. Not even bothering with Niagara Falls or anything. I've got other vacations on the books, just no casino destination type vacations. Also looking at the Caribbean for fall of this year, spring of next year. I almost have enough AirMiles to get an all inclusive for us. We'll see what late 2018, early 2019 looks like. If Vegas gets it's head out of it's ass or not. I hope so. Still deeply in love, just on a break.
     
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    Do Tunica or Biloxi have Sports Books?
     
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    No they don't.
     
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    Don't recall eve seeing a sports book in Biloxi.
     
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    I was thinking about giving Reno another go. I think The Atlantis had palm trees inside somewhere.

    Yup.. here's one.
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  20. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    Sorry, that's not part of your original parameters... thanks for playing!

    As for sports books, they are only allowed in 4 states, Delaware, Montana, Nevada, and Oregon, so that ill probably limit you even more in the U.S:
    http://www.espn.com/espn/news/story?id=4162225
     
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