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Least Smoky Casino Downtown?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by rex2, Oct 28, 2019.

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  1. rex2

    rex2 Tourist

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    Went down to Fremont St to play some free bet BJ today. Did way better on craps and both free bet and normal BJ chopped most of my winnings down. Anyhow I had a chance to play at The D, Binions, 4 Queens, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget and the Plaza. I'm guessing since most of downtown is much older they have a hard time getting rid of all the second hand smoke. Was wondering if I missed any casinos on that stretch. And more importantly, which ones air things out the best? I started to get used to the smell and I hate that since it's still very much there. I did notice that the Plaza pumps perfume in to cover it up and it's strong. Almost wanted to walk out immediately.
     
  2. LoveDowntownVegas

    LoveDowntownVegas High-Roller

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    MSS and Downtown Grand seem less smokey to me.. but it always depends on the proximity of the smoker; i dont really have any issues at any of the places you mentioned, but maybe i'm used to it.
     
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    If you like Blackjack, the best place to play downtown is El Cortez. 4 Queens might be the worst BJ in all of Las Vegas.
     
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    D did not seem objectionably bad on a recent trip, either level.
     
  5. tee6395

    tee6395 Downtown Dreamer

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    Hands down - the DTG wins this race! Although, I've never ever been there when the casino was hopping in all my stays/plays there. I still say their ventilation system works pretty well.

    I would agree with @dmr that the D hasn't been particularly overwhelming for me and they get crazy busy too.
     
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    I agree with @tee6395 . DTG.
    I assume it's mostly due to DTG has far few smokers (or any players) in their casino most of the time.
     
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    And it's the newest ventilation system downtown.

    Hoping for [comparatively] clear air in Circa.
     
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    tee6395 Downtown Dreamer

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    I'm hoping for cleaner air! It will be 100% new. I hope Stevens sprung for the latest technology.
     
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    TableToddyy High-Roller

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    MSS has actual fans.
     
  10. rex2

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    I will say that I enjoyed the upper level that The D had. Definitely less smoky there and I got to see a table of Sigma Derby going on. Unfortunately no table games there, just slot machines. Will have to check out MSS and DTG.
     
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    MSS has a very high ceiling, so it's not too bad there... and DTG is well-ventilated (as mentioned above), so they're not bad either.
    I think the Fremont is the worse, but some might argue that distinction belongs to the El-Co...
    I smoke when I'm gambling in Vegas, so it very rarely bothers me.
     
  12. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    Walking through California casino it seems filtered. Not sure if they did the ventilation units when they did the remake but it seems fairly clean. MSS does have high ceilings and that helps a lot but proximity to the smoker makes a big difference too.
     
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  13. eksantirik

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    MSS and California I think. First one because of high ceilings and the second one because of the less-smoking clientele.
     
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    I put DT casinos in the following categories regarding smoke:

    The worst: El Cortez, Fremont, Four Queens
    Dishonorable mention: Golden Nugget, Binions, Golden Gate
    It could be worse!: Plaza, The D
    Not bad: Cal, DTG, MSS

    As bubbakitty said I would guess that Cal improved its HVAC in the recent renovation. I think the rule is the older the building, the worse the ventilation. Sufficient air handlers combined with high ceilings make a big difference. In any case, it's Vegas, and smoke isn't much of a factor when considering where I spend my time.
     
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    I have found the Freemont and Four Queens can be okay if you are near the open doors. Before the Golden Gate closed the entrance by the outside bar and stage I would play the machines by there and didn't gag from the smoke. Not now though.
    I really noticed the smoke in the MGM last trip. It seemed like everyone in the casino was smoking. It might have been me though being a non-smoker.
     
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    I miss the cigarette girls....
     
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    You're not going to escape the cigs in downtown Vegas. Just sayin.
     
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    What's the opposite of El Cortez?:poke:
     
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    But will she give you $1 single deck BJ?
     
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