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Trip notes downtown September 8-12

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by drfishalot, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. drfishalot

    drfishalot Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Stayed at the 4 Queens.
    #3 of us so instead of doing 2 rooms we did the Royale suite. There is nothing fancy it was adequate. The air-conditioner at the lowest setting was also barely adequate. Had a King bed, and a clean sleeper sofa. I am told the sofa was not too bad.

    Changed up my itinerary this time. Although I do not watch many sports, one guy who went was a sports nut so we did a lot of Saturday college, and Sunday pro football sports book time and betting. Since I don't keep up with the sports, I read the experts, so-called experts in the sports sections on the computer. To see how they were predicting who would cover the spread. I went O-5 in college football. On pro football I was 1-1. On the last pro game I doubled down, and then doubled down again and fortunately won that game to recoup some of my previous losses. With several sports Books downtown. Primarily the Cal seems to have the best set up. Though it can get full pretty quick. They still have their $15 buckets of beer for domestics, but they consider Heineken domestic. Hit the plaza briefly, there chairs aren't nearly as fancy but they were pretty comfortable. And hit the nugget. It was pretty crowded as well but comfortable.

    Also made by first video poker attempt. Fortunately from reading this board I was able to learn where to go, playing jacks are better just basic strategy. $0.25 machines at maximum Bet. Played at the boars head at MSS. I believe that was the only 9-6 pay table I saw. The Cal was I think 7-5. 4 Queens was I believe 8-5 or something close to those numbers. Drinks service while playing at MSS was excellent. Did not really play anywhere else. Played 2 sessions of 2 or 3 hours each, and left a small winner each time.

    Ate at MSS 2 times for breakfast/lunch. I am not a huge fan of that place but it's is good a buffet as you will find downtown. Also ate at the Fremont buffet one breakfast. It was adequate as well. Had a hit White Castle a couple times, until we were sick of White Castle. I believe it took 2 times. Did not eat any fancy dining places on this trip. But I did go to nacho daddy. I have been there before one time. Could not really remember how the one time was only that the margaritas were pretty good. I will say that I had the Fujita nachos, and while pricey at either 16 or $17, they were excellent and when I go back next month I will this at this place again.

    Played some blackjack, I believe exclusively at the eL Cortez. Had no luck over the course of several sessions. Played a very miniscule amount of craps and could never get anything going there either. We spent quite a bit of time at the sports book to slow the money bleed.

    Did enjoy the bands on the Fremont Street experience. Spandex nation played on 2 the nights we were there. They were as awesome as always. Always enjoy the street people as well. Had no problems of any kind anywhere

    Going back next month with the family. 14-year-old son going for his birthday. He probably has not been there and 4 or 5 years. But has probably been 6 or 8 times at least previously. The family dynamic will decrease the drinking and gambling. We'll probably do some hiking which we used to do a lot of. As always thanks to the board for their suggestions and tips that can be gleaned from the trip reports.

    Final note. I started with thread a couple of weeks ago: Am I the only one without a player's card. It seemed like I was one of the few without a card. After the discussion of numerous people the benefits they received with the card, and why they have the card, I fully intended to apply for a card at the multiple places downtown. But alas I did not.
     
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  2. kkinwi

    kkinwi High-Roller

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    Where will you stay with the family? I depend on my card for my comps and free play, but sounds like you are happy with not using one, so to each his own. Glad it was a good trip!
     
  3. DiamondJim21

    DiamondJim21 Low-Roller

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    Enjoyed your trip report. Thanks for writing. I like downtown and usually hit the same places you did. Glad you had a good time.
     
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  4. drfishalot

    drfishalot Low-Roller

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    When the family goes, we always stay at the Nugget. Primarily because of the pool I think.

    I should also mention how much cooler it was Under The Canopy on Fremont Street during the day, then out in the sun. While we weren't outside lot's during the day, and I have been on the Strip during the summer when it was above 100. It was very doable Under The Canopy last week. We actually all commented that we could Not be walking around like that on the Strip without sweating to death.
    also had some pizza. Had Chicago Brewery pizza for the first time, as well as Naked City at El Cortez for the first time. I was pretty drunk at Old Cortez as it was a closing time at 3 or 3:30 in the morning. But the other guys thought Naked city was better
     
  5. The Rumor

    The Rumor VIP Whale

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    plaza has 9/6 jacks at the sports book bar unless something has changed. Can sit there, watch a little foosball, and drink for free.
     
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  6. spicole

    spicole No shirt, no shoes... NO DICE!

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    Next time, just hand your license to the dealer when you sit down at a table game. The pit boss will get one made for you on the spot.
     
  7. dewey089

    dewey089 Guru of Value

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    It sounds like you did well in your choice of video poker. Especially if you like beer.
    Next time check out VpFree, choose casino option and it will show you all the good games. There are plenty at the Four Queens. Then the Wizard of ods site will let you print out strategy sheets that you can carry into the casino and check while you play.
    https://wizardofodds.com/games/video-poker/
    Below is the VPfree site which shows the games. Click on the casino and it will tell you just where they are located. Sometimes they move them before you get there, but usually this works. http://www.vpfree2.com/casinos/by-region/las-vegas.html

    Also, it is great to buy a poker tutor like Winpoker. There is a mode on there that just has you picking cards after which it tells you if you are wrong and by how much. In that mode you don't see results, just a hand analysis.