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Port Comped Downtown?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by VegasLover8, Jul 2, 2017.

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  1. VegasLover8

    VegasLover8 High-Roller

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    Craft beer snob here. Lol. Just started drinking port. So definitely far from an expert. Currently booked at the D. But might stay stay at the Plaza - Depends on which one gives me a better casino rate as my trip gets closer.

    Do either of them or any downtown casinos for that matter serve and comp port? I'm guessing I won't get the expensive stuff. But to be honest I don't even know the expensive ones from the cheap ones to order.

    I just want to start exploring the world of port for "free" while playing VP at a bar - especially after a lunch or dinner.

    Any suggestions on what to order or where downtown I can start sampling for free?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    I've had CWs who didn't even know what Cognac is.

    I feel like if it's not vodka/rum/gin/scotch/whiskey/bourbon/tequila, beer, wine, or a classic cocktail like a mimosa or Bloody Mary, your chances of getting it comped (or even having it available) are relatively low.

    I vaguely (just vaguely) recall seeing a bottle of port behind the bar at Oscar's in the Plaza. So perhaps you could strike some kind of deal whereby you charge it to your room and have it comped off based on play, or arrange to have it served to you in some way on a comp basis while playing bar VP. I suspect you'll run up against the greatest resistance from an administrative perspective (e.g. "our system only allows us to comp things in casino bars"), and from a gratuity-earning perspective (e.g. "if they're ordering it from Oscar's, and I'm serving it, am I going to get the tip?").

    I did a brief Google and did find this... http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/top-lists/top-spots-for-port-wine-in-las-vegas/

    Looks like Triple George at DTG has it. They seem to be very accommodating from being not all that busy, so perhaps you could push them to offer it to you while you're playing.

    But being realistic, I wouldn't get your hopes up here. If I was in your position, I'd just bring or buy a bottle of it and carry it around, sneakily pouring it into an empty cup/glass.
     
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