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Do all-inclusive casino resorts exist?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Casino Hotels' started by notfromconcentrate, Jul 1, 2017.

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  1. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    While I don't suspect that unlimited alcohol irrespective of play is a good combination for most gamblers anywhere near a casino, I'm curious as to whether something like this exists? Like, an all-inclusive resort, where all food, drink, and entertainment is included, but there's gambling as well (naturally, not included in the cost of the stay).

    The only experience I've had that was even remotely similar to this was the Norwegian Sky cruise ship, where everything was included, and there was a casino on board. I didn't get to play much because I was with a group that wasn't really "into it".

    It's certainly an experience I'd like to repeat (especially because I've heard that Norwegian does actually take care of its players pretty well). But I'd love to know if this all-inclusive/casino experience exists on shore at all.

    A theme I'm sure that some of you have picked up from my posts is my resistance to nickel and diming. I have no problem paying for things, but I do have a problem being hustled for money here and there when I'm not expecting it. I'd rather pay $___ per day to have everything taken care of. Any ideas?
     
  2. Lmarl72936

    Lmarl72936 Low-Roller

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    I travel very often in the States. From NYC to Seattle to New Orleans and here where i live in Los Angeles.
    in the past year, i have been to Casinos in Vegas 20x, Atlantic City, Kansas City, Reno, Washington State, Biloxi, New Orleans and around the Chicago area. The place you desire does not exist.. Now I have seen the all inclusive offerings outside of the states in Mexico, Paradise Island, Bahamas and on cruise ships.
    Good luck on your quest!
     
  3. jimboguy

    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    Rio has it...sort of. It's a package you can buy when you book. They call it the Total Deal.
    Vital Vegas blogged about it a little while ago too.
    The deal limits you to certain bars on the property for a max of 12 drinks per day. Includes meals at certain restaurants (the buffet) and a couple of passes to VooDoo night club.
     
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    Lmarl72936 Low-Roller

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    ^^^ Thats a first I have heard of this ^^^ I also, was curious to know as well.
     
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    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    Lmarl72936 Low-Roller

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    Just for fun, i wanted to see the price for 2 nights.. $900 bucks.. NO THANK YOU lol
     
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    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    That is a DAMN good deal. I am amazed that I did not know this existed.

    The rates I'm seeing work out to barely $100 per person per day, during the week.

    So, this is essentially an RFB deal, but you pay for it up front, instead of "paying for it" with play.

    I've never stayed at Rio, so I have no premise to know about this possible technicality... but would the 12 drinks per person include drinks ordered from servers in the pool area? Or perhaps a better question, are there servers in the pool area?
     
  9. jimboguy

    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    $100 is more reasonable than $450. The fine print lists the bars at which you can not get the beverages. The pool isn't listed, but I don't know if the pool has a bar. I've been on the casino floor but never stayed there or visited the pool.
     
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    Years (decades, actually) at Westward Ho we booked a package through {mumble} Airlines (America West? maybe?) which included the room, a few meals, and a card for unlimited margaritas at the bar.

    It was like one meal a day and it was a choice of 3-4 of their common menu items, nothing fancy of course. The margaritas tasted like lime slurpees but if you had enough of them, they would sneak up on you and you did get a buzz.

    That's the closest I've ever seen to the legendary "American Plan" resorts, like with the Borscht Belt and some older Cape Cod resorts and such.
     
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    Didn't Bob Stupak offer something like this ages ago?
     
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    I think smaller off strip casinos could do something like this but I don't see it working on the strip. Too many people to serve, they would have to downgrade their restaurant lineups a bit to accommodate all the traffic at the right cost and it would make those restaurants unattractive to potential cash customers coming in off the street.
     
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    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    Good find! Out of curiosity, are any of these countries known (whether from firsthand experience or otherwise) to be "safe"/"unsafe" for gamblers?

    I've heard numerous horror stories about the Dominican Republic, which has me worried about other parts of the Caribbean. Any insights?
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    When we go to Vegas, we never pay for a drink. We never pay for a meal. Even some shows are included.

    Okay, we never pay directly, but we do pay.
     
  17. StephGrahamKC

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    All inclusive works well when you are somewhere that you plan on not leaving. I would hate to be tied down to 1 casino (especially The Rio) just because I have to eat and drink there.
     
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    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    To be fair, you don't "have to" eat and drink there. Yes, I know, you're paying for it. But the 12 drinks, you can have at any time... and the dining credit is "up to $250 per day". So, you're essentially getting the same value whether you have three balanced meals per day, or if you have a quick breakfast, go and run around on the strip all day, come back around 10:00 pm and have a fancy $200 dinner. I get what you're saying, in that Rio isn't exactly the place you want to be for all of your Vegas vacation... but this offer doesn't seem to be necessarily imposing that restriction.

    As an added twist... do any CET regulars know if you can charge drinks at bars at Caesar's properties to one's room at another Caesar's property? I ask this because perhaps it could be arranged as such so that room charges for drinks elsewhere can be included as part of this deal.
     
  19. StephGrahamKC

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    I don't see how you could spend $200 for dinner at any of those food places listed.

    Highly doubt charged drinks from other casinos could be counted. You can room charge all you want from other Caesars props, I would be willing to bet they don't count.

    My advice....gamble within 1 players club, charge to your room, eat and drink where you want, and I would be willing to bet you would come close to what you were going to pay for all inclusive within 1 resort.
     
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    The closest I came to an all-inclusive was an offer we booked at MGM many years ago that included breakfast , lunch and dinner at the buffet for two. We were pretty sick of the buffet by the third day. I remember being nervous when checking out because the way it worked was we just charged the buffet's to the room and at checkout they would take them off the bill. The cost of the buffet's for the five nights was more than what we paid for the room.

    Mark
     
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