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Binions hotel & casino

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by surf87, Apr 17, 2017.

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  1. surf87

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    Does anyone have any news on Binions hotel & casino? I've been visit Binions for years and I like the place. It is unfortunate that they no longer offer rooms but the casino is great. I did their "mother lode spin" and got this free root beer float or waffle cone. Anyone have any other information about Binions?
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  3. surf87

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    Monday's free spin got this sunglasses. It costed me about $20 to get it. Dang I could have bought a $2.99 sunglasses at the ABC store.
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    This was Sunday's free waffle cone, I actually made $20 earning the 5 points for the mother lode spin.
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    Binions has a free slot pull at the front entrance but I didn't partake. The give a coupon but I'm not sure what's on it. Possible a free slot tournament.
     
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    I miss staying at Binions during the poker boom. The hotel rooms were like shoeboxes, I can remember rolling out of bed and practically laying in my buddies bed, lol. The ran tournaments all day and night, even the 2am tournament would draw 3-4 tables.
     
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    The last few trips when I've walked through, they had no 3:2 blackjack at all...only 6:5.
    This takes them off of my radar.
     
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    BigShot55 Low-Roller

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    What's the point of gambling there if they can't offer free rooms?
     
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    I'm sure you can generate QQQQ rooms from playing there.

    But what's the point, maybe people feel lucky there, maybe they like the service? IMO they have a decent slot selection. I always stop in to play the gimmick Double Ball Roulette for a bit.
     
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    100% agree. We used to have the most fun at Binions. I loved playing in that place. Now that the good blackjack is gone we don't do much more than walk through it on occasion now.
     
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    I stopped playing at Binions when they stopped having $5 tables. Every time I go to the craps table it is at least $10. The 6:5 doesn't help either...
     
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    they don't give you much reason to go there. it is a sad sight to see. a shell of its former self. all of that wide open space in the back. and racks of sale t-shirts. really? I go in and do my coupons/matchplays and keep moving. the place is begging to be bought. but apparently it would be too costly to rehab the hotel tower. it's 2 street front bars probably make good money though.
     
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    I played VP at one of the bars last year. I think they had decent BP and had an IPA on tap that I liked. I would do that again.
     
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    I play some there every trip. I love that they have slant top VP machines that go all the way down to nickels. I hate uprights.
    I love it there.
     
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    You know what I never even noticed that. I love slant tops for long play period.
     
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    I think I know which machines Blonde is talking about, it's near the snack bar and has about 8 machines with a sign up to 98% payback. Nickels, dimes, quarters, etc. The quarters have 9/6 JOB or 8/5 BP. The comp dollars seems easy to earn at Binions and I like that when I insert my players card it tells exactly me how much comp dollars I have available, about $45 but that's years of accumulation.
     
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    They have attractive bar gals, and the skimpy tittie tops the girls out front wear are worth the trip.
     
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    It was a sad day when they moved the Saturday poker tournament area to the downstairs room (which is only open now on Saturday). I loved playing in the old lobby area. It was mostly away from the machines and somewhat quiet.

    My last trip during the Super Bowl I told my buddy to drink it in. I don't think poker tournaments at Binions will be back next year. It's a death sign every time a casino moves the tables to the casino floor. So many fond memories.
     
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    I started staying exclusively here in the early 90's when Jack Binion was running this awesome casino/hotel. It truly was my "Cheers" place. It was so sad witnessing the demise of this once hopping place. Benny is probably rolling in his grave with the famous single deck BJ 3:2 now gone and replaced with the dreaded 6:5.

    I only walk through the casino to get to my new "home"....the CAL. Every now and then I do see an employee still working there from the Binion era. Ahhh.....great memories.
     
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    Yeah, back when they asked if you wanted diner when you we're playing craps, and if you wanted to keep on playing, they'd bring food and a coke to the craps table. Which wasn't all that long ago.
     
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