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Trying to remember the name of a casino...

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by shawn_d, Jun 16, 2017.

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  1. shawn_d

    shawn_d Low-Roller

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    Hi Everyone - a few years ago (maybe back in '12) I stayed one night at 4 Queens and ended up exploring Freemont. There was a casino that I had an amazing time in that I would love to go back to - it was pretty basic in that I am almost positive it didn't have a hotel attached to it and it paid in actual coins (as opposed to those vouchers) and there was a lot of deep-fried snacks - twinkies or mars bars. It was mid-afternoon and I had just visited a place with $2 Heinekins and then went there. I put in $10 and the very friendly staff kept bringing me tequila on ice (don't ask why I was craving cheap tequila). Long story short, I had more fun there that on any other casino floor that trip (6 nights split between the Tropicana and Venetian before 4Q) and I would like to relive that. Problem is I can not remember the name of the place - it was around the area with the neon cowgirl sign... Can anyone please help with a name? Thanks :)
     
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    RibbonCat Low-Roller

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    Sounds like Mermaids. Sadly, they've closed.
     
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    jr7110 VIP Whale

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    Yes, that sounds like Mermaids.
     
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    Did they have fancy dressed women handing out raffle cards and beads at the door? If yes, then it had to be Mermaids.
     
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    stiles525 Low-Roller

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    yes I would say Mermaids and yes they have closed. but I did read they were going to open for a couple days something about licensing and their license being grandfathered in.
     
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    AndyAkeko Time magazine's 2006 Person of the Year

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    Just a trailer at the site with a handful of slots. They won't be opening the building.
     
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    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Their drink service was legendary to the point that many of their patrons left there unable to remember their own names.
     
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    shawn_d Low-Roller

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    YES!!! There were pretty women and legendary drink service - that was the place then...

    On that note, is there anything similar? I liked how it was fun and energetic but also laid back? Thanks
     
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    Ahhhh Mermaids. My favorite place in Vegas that I can hardly remember. Good memories of being over-served!
     
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    shawn_d Low-Roller

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    See, I think about places like that and imagine a time when that was the norm rather than the exception in town... Are there any more of this breed left? I'm not much of a gambler and it's more for the fun of things...
     
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