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MGM/Orleans - June & live

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Don, Jun 9, 2010.

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  1. Don

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    Assuming the usual roulette odds transfer over to the video version, I can't figure why the casinos would disallow points - it's still a profitable deal for the house. (And if any programs are modified in the video version that would affect the odds, it doesn't seem likely that the changes would benefit players, does it?)

    But like the MGM, Club Coast wasn't having any. Signs on the video roulette games at the Orleans specifically warn that the games don't accumulate points.

    (If I ruled the world, games like Lobstermania would pay triple points. But so far, no HET or MGM execs are offering consulting contracts.)
     
  2. gmoney590

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    Really loved your report. It's good to know about the pool at the MGM. We will be staying there next week and were wondering about the lazy river and how crowded it gets. I'll be sure to make a few donations to the Texas Tea game when I'm there.
     
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    gmoney - Enjoy the trip. The pools are fantastic, with a real difference in atmosphere between them. So you can move back and forth from "families" to "So Cal twentysomethings getting blasted" to "reasonably chill," etc., depending on your mood. The lazy river is a great diversion; incredible in late mornings or late evenings (largely deserted) and still good even at the busy times (mid-afternoon, when clogged by clusters of little kids & bigger clusters of young drunks). There appears to be no ID number or tracking system attached to the rental tubes, by the way: So after you rent one and are done for the afternoon, it can be nice gesture to find some family nearby & offer it to them for the remainder of the day.

    And the idea of $1.50 lockers is inspired, even if very few people seemed to use them. The convenience is terrific: The pool complex is near the monorail station, but both are a time-consuming trek from the grand tower rooms. So if you're poolside during a lunch break from a convention (or have reservations somewhere on the Strip for dinner), you'd have to book 20-30 minutes minimum to haul back through walkway and casino & up to your room, change and then backtrack all the way to the monorail. Older and disabled people would need even more time. But using the lockers, you just leave what you need for Strip clothes (that sounds weird, eh?) and spend the extra time relaxing by the pool with no worries. There's a poolside cold-water shower, so you can clean up, change & be on the monorail in a couple of minutes.
     
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    i was wondering how much the lockers were, thanks! we planned on using them to store our valuables while poolside. since we don't plan on taking the monorail, we will just head back to our room to get ready. my actual plan is to get up early and head to the fitness center for some exercise, then just rinse of in the showers there, change into swimsuit, and store stuff in the lockers (i might even try to use the fitness center locker since i believe it's free of charge with the fitness center pass) and head to the pool. my boyfriend will NOT be exercising (haha), so he'll just meet me at the pool. we're hoping to be at the pool around 9:30 or 10. hope it's empty then (oh and it will be on weekdays).
     
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