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Downtown secrets, bargains, and hidden gems.

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by bull1029, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. bull1029

    bull1029 High-Roller

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    Great info. I really enjoy sitting outside at Mickey's and enjoying a cocktail. Their (and Hennesey's) food is very good also.
     
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    Golden Gate 7 pm

    We were there last month and at 7 pm, ALL the dealers changed shift (they were changing from regular dealers to dancing dealers). They have a lot of tables in there now so I'm guessing shift change involves maybe 30 girls. (I don't know how common this is but any casino I've played at has always brought in 1-5 dealers for shift change at a time. And they always switch off without it being intrusive for the players.) Anyhow, Stevens has a parade now and it's marketing genius.

    When the dealers come out of the staff room, they come en masse across the casino, all talking happy, chirpy conversations at a level far louder than it needs to be. (A gaggle of geese comes to mind, respectfully). I was sitting at the bar playing video poker when I heard them coming, before seeing them, and the whole casino pretty much came to a stand still and stared. It was humorous to watch.

    Hubs was playing blackjack and said when the girls traded off spots, they were worse than the Walton's going to bed. All chirpy, friendly and "how was your shift? Have a wonderful evening! See you tomorrow!".

    Maybe it's just me but if you're near there at 7 pm, it's worth a look. It's a theatrical shift change.

    I also noticed other renovations since we were there last and was happy to see they haven't changed the ceiling. If you're sitting at certain seats at the blackjack table, you can look up to that center strip of glass ceiling and see the old cat walk from bygone days. At least I think I've seen it....:woot:

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  3. vegasdev

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    The dancing dealers in most cases are better than the regular dealers.
    Maybe it is because they are pumped up on energy drinks or something but they are pretty good.
     
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  4. bull1029

    bull1029 High-Roller

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    Be there in a few hours....I'll let ya know!
     
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    GG isn't as great as it used to be. Steven's has tightened the rules and raised the limits. Still, its got a fun party vibe that alot of downtown doesnt have. But i couldnt believe no tables below $25 during MM.
     
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    Highly agree. I tell everyone I know about Oak and Ivy.
     
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    I'm heading to Vegas in about a month and dragging along a Vegas virgin. We have about 4-5 hours to spend downtown so I'm making a list of all the things we need to do/eat/see. Glad someone else just mentioned Oak and Ivy. We both like whiskey and I'm looking forward to checking that out

    Would welcome recommendations. 4 hours downtown with someone who's never been to Vegas
     
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    You have to bet on the Derby horses upstairs at the D. Its still only a quarter and great crowd cheer their horses on.
     
    This is going to be fun!!!
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    Ya beat me to it!
     
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  10. bull1029

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    Last time I played Sigma Derby, the jockey fell off my horse.
     
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    bull1029 High-Roller

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    UPDATE: Ok, full disclosure time. That was me falling off my barstool.
     
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