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Bus from Fremont St. to Jerry's Nugget

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by bman77, Sep 26, 2019.

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  1. Sue24

    Sue24 High-Roller

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    I , too, rode the bus ($2) to Jerry's. I played enough to win the white cotton tshirt and they gave me a small tote bag too! I found an old Jade Monkey machine and played it a long time with a little profit. Nice clean casino and parking lot. Now that I have been there, I have it out of my system. Next time, I will look for another off Fremont adventure. Thanks for the advice on how to get there!
     
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  2. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    I retired early, in part by making trade-offs between what I like and is important and what isn't. I use public transportation at home so using it in Vegas is no difference. Plus I have very long trips (2-3 weeks), like to read so it works out. If I was in town for 3-4 days and or always drove everywhere at home, I would forgo a bus as well. There are times I rent a car in Vegas, mainly to catch National Parks for a few days.

    I also like to walk. One of our first trips to Vegas my degenerate gambling friend and I (also degenerate, at least at the time) had a walk planned to check out the Hard Rock Casino when it first opened. My friend was "running good" so he stayed behind. I come back after a lengthy walk and visit and he is broke with a day to go in Vegas. If time is a consideration to meet friends or family, then by all means do so. If time is a consideration to place another bet down, there will always be time for that.

    Take care and enjoy your visit, whichever method you use!
     
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  3. flyguyfl

    flyguyfl MIA

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    I usually rent a car rather than take the b load.jpg us. Reason?
     
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  4. vegas superfan

    vegas superfan High-Roller

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    I think there are definitely a lot of people that do not understand this. For as many years as I have been posting on the internet, I have had people tell me to splurge and take a taxi.
     
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  5. robert m.

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    Congratulations, Tee!

    I am proud of you!
     
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  6. tee6395

    tee6395 Downtown Dreamer

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    It's certainly a big savings...I took Lyft there and with tip it was $14 - this was from the Plaza at 7 am Monday. Honestly, the bus only took about 5-7 minutes longer. You're tech savvy @NFC, so I'm sure you will find the App a huge help too. I wanted to make sure I didn't miss the bus, so I did come out 5 minutes earlier than the App said it would arrive - just in case. It was there in 4 minutes. It really couldn't be any faster or easier. *shrug* Not sure what I was afraid of. As far as the folks on the bus? Normal. Although there was one "interesting" character, but nobody scary or acting strange. I was one of only two women and the only Caucasian. So I guess if you are only comfortable around people just like you - this may not be the bus route for you (you general you - not NFC you) Bus driver was medium-nice. I asked for help to choose my stop and he just told me to listen to the announcements and use my eyes...lol.
     
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    tee6395 Downtown Dreamer

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    Thank you so much for your very explicit directions @robert m. Very helpful!! Weather permitting - I will use the bus both ways in February. I can't miss out on my Jerry's eclair!! Oh, yeah, I also really enjoy playing there.
     
  8. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    Somehow this exchange came to mind when I read this...

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  9. tee6395

    tee6395 Downtown Dreamer

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    @notfromconcentrate EXACTLY! People that can rattle off the info, but won't really help...you are younger and smarter than me - if I can do it - literally anyone can! :D:cool::);)
     
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  10. 3OfDiamonds

    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    Taking the bus to Jerry’s was a fun excursion, even though maxing out the new member bonuses cost me a few hundred (on 8/5 Bonus to boot - I guess that’s why it’s called gambling :goofy::jester:); I will almost certainly go during my next trip to see what FP/FB credit I have... so they send mailers to non-locals? I used Google Maps and just zoomed close on the map so it showed the stops :)
     
  11. wasilla

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    They do send mailers, but it's designed for locals with weekly FP and food comps.
     
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  12. SoCalMon

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    I have been thinking about going to jerry's nugget because I have never been there before, but have not gone yet. I am waiting for a good free play offer for new members that will motivate me to go (not the get certain number of points to get free play offers) or even a birthday free play offer like mlife does would be motivating too. From time to time casinos change what new member sign ups get.
     
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    That is pretty far (I usually always stay at cal when I am downtown). I know where carson and lv blvd is. It is better for me to just walk it if I was going to go to jerrys. Then heading back to freemont I can take the bus bus and go to el cortez for a bit before heading back to freemont street. I looked it up, no motivation to walk almost half a mile back tracking to catch a bus. By the time I walk to the bus stop and wait for it, I would already have been to jerry's walking.
     
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  14. tee6395

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    I hear what you're saying, but the new member sign up is a great deal! I can't imagine finding a better one. I've never seen one this good before. But then, $5-$10 fsp offer WON'T get ME in the door. I guess I also wanted to play somewhere different. Playing VP (even with the kind of stinky paytables) didn't take long and I broke even the first time and won a couple of bucks the second time (had my DH sign up and I did the playing).

    **I swear to dawGs that I am not a Shill for them. I just love them soooo much. I love old school almost anything!
     
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  15. robert m.

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    I did not check out all of the VP paytables when I visited in October. Some must be suboptimal.

    I just went straight to the 6 VP machines near the main entrance. They were 9/6 DDBP with progressives. That was fair enough for me — particularly since I was getting the first time player bonuses.

    I will return to Jerry’s some weekday morning on my next trip. Here are the reasons:
    1. The machines work well. Bright. Good speed control. Nice sound. No sticking buttons ( on the one I played ).
    2. Relatively quiet with pleasant music.
    3. Prompt drink service.
    4. Visible security.
    5. Nobody approached me for a handout.
    6. Comfortable seating.
    7. Close to bathroom.
    8. And...I MUST eat a Jerry’s prime rib!! I failed to do so during my October visit.
     
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    tee6395 Downtown Dreamer

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    Well, Sir, your list looks pretty identical to mine! AFA the VP paytables...I like DB and they were all paying only 30 on the flush. That is def. a downgrade!! I don't mind it so much on multi line, but I have a real problem with it on single. I will have to check out the DDB next February. I'm willing to play that paytable. On dollars, that $5 can make a big difference!
     
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  17. robert m.

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    Agreed!

    That DB flush should pay 35!
     
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  18. Fet297

    Fet297 113 survivor North Vegas

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    Just for clarity;

    The 113 bus stop going to Jerrys Nugget is on Carson @ 4th Street not at LV Blvd.
    Still a walk from the Cal for sure. Most non locals have no desire to walk out of the tourist area.
    I love a good walk, but my better half would never walk with me to Jerry’s from downtown.
    If you take the bus back from Jerry’s, you could get off the 113 bus at Mesquite as it’s closer to the Cal.
    Been there, done that. Nice sign on the way “Elvis slept here” overlooks an empty lot.:rolleyes:
     
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