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May be Done with Downtown

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by marksind, Jun 19, 2019.

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  1. Tonyfromjersey

    Tonyfromjersey High-Roller

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    I’m not sure people are describing the Downtown I go to . Homeless 3 or 4 deep ? I’ve never seen that in 25 years of going to Vegas. The street “ entertainers “ stay in their circles not bothering anyone . I look at them and walk by not a problem at all. Bums and addicts everywhere ? I mean really ? I see a lot of regular people strolling from casino to casino having a great time. Stop being so dramatic. I honestly don’t think some people here have ever been in a truly bad neighborhood. Some of you act like downtown is a ghetto with a few casinos. I get not liking downtown and I too appreciate the locals casinos. Some of the stuff I just read makes me laugh.
     
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  2. AyDee

    AyDee is getting too old for this

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    Different strokes for different folks,
    Sometimes I like a little grime and realism, and staying on my toes.
    Vegas is great, choices for everyone.
    Support whatever you like, personally I don't want all of Vegas to be Disneyland.

    maybe this trip I'll get the nerve to go to Hogs N Heifers
     
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  3. Gino

    Gino "The King of Inappropriate."

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    It has taken a dive for the worse as far as buskers and homelessness etc in the last few years for sure...

    I can deal with that just by ignoring them..

    But what ruined downtown for me was that stupid fucking ziplinne.

    One of my favorite things to do dt is having a nice dinner at Oscars. The view sucks absolute ass now because of that monstrosity.:grrr:
     
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  4. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    I wish there was a tryout before granting a busker license. That said, I feel like making them stay in their zones has actually been an improvement. I have no problem ignoring them but hated when they used to approach you with varying degrees of aggression.

    What I truly despise is the First Friday thing they do. Wristbands to be on the street and blocking off casino entrances? No thanks. If I'm playing VP at the D and my wife is in a poker tournament at Golden Nugget I want to be able to check on things without going through that mess.
     
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  5. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Its all relative. I don't consider downtown to be that bad, but I have also lived in bigger cities and worked in more economically distressed communities in my past. But for others, the blight aspects of downtown can be a bit of a shock. There is no right or wrong perspective on this subject
     
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  6. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Most people want to go on vacation to get away from all the DT crap as most of us see enough around where we live. I go to Maui and see very little but like any place else I'm sure it's there somewhere.
     
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    This is just my opinion, but it seems to me like a good percentage of those replying in this thread need to pick up a little Charles Dickens novel they called 'A Christmas Carol'.

    Bunch of grumpy Ebenezer's all up in this muh-fu'her (especially you @Gino).

    Downtown rules while all over portions of town drools!!
     
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  8. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    Mic drop right there.
     
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  9. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    We typically end up seeing the "reality" we expect to see. Our preconceptions, likes/dislikes, experiences and what not have the ability to alter not what we are seeing but how we perceive it. It's not like we're pre-selecting, rather that our wiring and how inputs are processed don't function in a vacuum.
     
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  10. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    If truly disturbed to the point of not returning or cutting back, let someone at the casino or hotel know of your feelings. When money is perceived to be going out the door they will act at some point. Otherwise they(?)don’t see any of that stuff either.
     
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  11. TomTWI

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    All influenced by how much Alcohol we've consumed.

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  12. Tex

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    On a more positive note, the more people that leave downtown just means more open seats at the bars for VP, open seats at BJ tables and open rails at the crap tables.
    Yeah those buskers and homeless are terrifying.
     
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  13. Sonya

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    I see we're doing this topic again. :rolleyes2: There is no problem with homeless people "3 to 4 deep" on FSE. Yes, there are homeless people in Las Vegas, just as there are in many of the urban areas near your home. I understand that some people are more sensitive to that than others, but the hyperbole is what pushes threads like this over the top. If the thread continues in that direction, we will have to shut it down.
     
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  14. tomgos

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    Interesting opinion.

    On my last trip downtown, I never really had an issue with beggars/homeless people. They seemed to stay in their little circles within the FSE.

    It seemed as if they only preyed on people that looked like easy targets. Coming from a lower income neighborhood in Brooklyn, it was very tame to say the least. The amount of bad behavior I experience on an average weekly commute is worse than anything I've seen in DT vegas. I don't particularly enjoy the riff raff of the beggers/etc but it's very easy to just walk straight past them and keep your eyes on the prize (getting to the next bar/table).

    Just ignore, and continue doing what you're doing.
     
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  15. HeatherC

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    Stay up past 4:00 am on the Strip and you will see all kinds of homeless people.
     
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  16. Calder

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    And it helps fans of the strip feel good about their vacation decisions, sort of a self-affirmation.

    Everyone wins!
     
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    I never thought I'd see the day downtown would come under siege!
     
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    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    That's a nice blanket statement.
     
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    Norman Chad Low-Roller

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    I grew up not far from Gary, IN. Makes downtown look like Beverly Hills. Perspective is key.
     
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  20. Vegas Pilgrim

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    One can avoid issues by going to a smartly designed casino, even if it is 50 years old. Winding up 11 nights at QQQQ. Parked rental car. Took elevator down walk past valet into casino. 50 foot walk to room elevator. Players club, washrooms, bar (with best VP included), casino cashier all situated within about 200 feet square of each other and another 50 foot walk from elevator. Bottom line will have been here 11 nights, didn’t have to meet the people once (although there was a likely homeless person perched outside the washroom. Two reasons why he stood out...using the electrical outlet to charge his phone, and his unique shopping bags made him noticeable. Which is not to say security did or didn’t notice him...if he’s not bugging me, I’m not ratting on him.)

    Do agree with other postings about buskers having to have some talent...right outside Kings bar is usually the guy drumming on plastic cans. Two violinists were at the same spot one day...and they were actually talented! QQQQ social media shared a video of them.

    Have ventured out to D and Binion’s to prime pumps for future offers, but only during daytime. Only downside is being right be 3rd street stage. But napped right through Nelly concert Saturday night!

    BOTTOM LINE, however many riffraff are on FSE, they can be avoided, or encouraged, the choice really is yours.
     
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