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Off The Beaten Track

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by kevin853, Apr 28, 2017.

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  1. kevin853

    kevin853 High-Roller

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    Ok guys I have been reading the Jerry's Nugget/Bus thread and sounds like some really sketchy areas around Vegas.

    We have all ventured a bit away from the strip whether by car/bus etc.

    What is the worse area/casino you have had the misfortune to end up and couldn't wait to get away from.

    Looking forward to the replies but have had none myself yet.
     
  2. joespoolhall

    joespoolhall VIP Whale

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    No stops where I was concerned about safety. I've driven past casinos on north LV Blvd, but had the sense to keep driving. I've walked into a few real dumps though. First was the original Klondike. My buddy and I had driven past it a million times and decided to check it out. The "strange casino games" segment of Vegas vacation was filmed here. No props needed.
    Second would be the old Nevada Palace where the Eastside Cannery is now. You know how they can tell the age of a tree by counting the rings? They could do the same thing there except by measuring smoke residue on the walls!
    Last would be the Vegas Club. On one summer golf trip a few of us were going to stop in for a drink. As we walked in I noticed a bartender icing two glasses by sticking a finger in each and scooping the ice into them. We decided to go elsewhere.

    Good Luck!
    Ric at Joes
     
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  3. merlin

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    The old western downtown was great, drunks, drugs, prostitutes, and penny slots. Real friendly people too, lots of guys asking if I'm "lookin" for anything, when you bet more than $5 the dealer would yell out checks play, every trip I couldn't wait to go back.
     
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  4. Cinwhim

    Cinwhim Low-Roller

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    The saddest thing we've seen in Vegas was east of downtown. We always do a day of thrift shopping - hubby has an eBay business - and we were chasing down a Salvation Army. These days always provide some interesting people watching but this was like nothing we'd seen before or since. As we come close to where the thrift store should be we start seeing tents and cardboard "houses" along the sidewalk - most leaning against a chain link fence. Obviously homeless camps. Nothing like we've ever seen before though. Space after space leading up to the address. Turns out to not be a thrift store but the local Salvation Army and another denominational church that fed the homeless. Thought we'd seen the worst of it but it was actually bad for blocks after that. I gotta tell you - we had a hard time going back to the Casinos and blowing any money. The thing I couldn't stop thinking about was living like that in the summer and just how God awful hot it had to be in August. Just makes you think that things could all go south in a heartbeat - not many really plan on being homeless but I bet it's a hell of a lot easier in Vegas.
     
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