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Worst Casino in Town.

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels' started by bnlphan, Jun 6, 2017.

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  1. vegaskid74

    vegaskid74 High-Roller

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    This thread is fascinating. It's very interesting the different responses you get to the question of "What is the worst casino in Las Vegas?" depending on each individual's priorities, idiosyncracies, etc. To some, it's a dingy, kitschy place like Circus Circus. To others, the "worst" casino is a fancy place where they feel out of place or looked down upon. For still others, it's big crowds, overly expensive food, lack of comps, or rude employees. For me, it's the place where I feel like I have the lowest chance of walking out alive, with my wallet, and un-sexually assaulted. By that definition, the Lucky Club in North Las Vegas edges out the Bighorn (also in North Las Vegas) by a nose, with no other casinos even close. Even the Longhorn, which has been discussed at great length in this thread, is a palace compared to the Lucky Club and the Bighorn in my eyes, because although it's a dump, it's in a much nicer neighborhood where I've never doubted that I'd make it back to my car with everything intact except my dignity.
     
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  2. gold4278

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    Poker Palace at around 2:30am FTW!
     
  3. vegaskid74

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    A very solid play. However, there's a difference between the patrons and loiterers of the Lucky Club and those of other dives. It's kind of tough to describe, but the look in their eyes as they check you over when you walk in seems to ask, "Is it worth spending another 15-25 in High Desert State Prison for doing this guy in?" To this point the answer each time has apparently been "No", but it's disconcerting being looked at that way nonetheless, and that is the only place in Vegas where I recall feeling that way.
     
  4. TOWNSVILLE

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    Great thread, great read, thanks all involved. Gives me some good ideas for places to visit on my next trip. When in Vegas, you got to do Vegas. No matter what, or stay home.
     
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  5. eksantirik

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    Well the problem with playing in dumpy places is the bums for the most part. I like to play shoot to win craps machines. And during my trip last weekend, I stepped in to ElCortez, to play their $1 minimum machine, with 5x odds. That is probably the best minimum/odds multiplier for this machine in all of Las Vegas.

    However, before I even sat down, the bum on the next seat asked for a few singles. I angrily said "no I don't", and proceeded to put in a $20 :) But he killed all the vibe for me. I was looking for a slow afternoon of craps, playing $1 on the pass line with $5 odds, but I just stood up after a few rolls.

    Now ElCortez is a resort compared to places like Lucky Club and Longhorn, but still, it's no Mirage or Aria. At the latter you usually have to bet $5 on the pass line and can only take 2x odds on the same machine. So, that difference becomes the cost of playing next to cheerful people vs next to bums asking for money.
     
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    Seconded. Absolutely dreadful casino. I don't think the area it's in is as bad as some others I've been to in Vegas.
     
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    It's all about the experience for us.

    We spend a long time in Las Vegas each time we visit, and just visiting upscale resorts the whole time gets a bit tedious after a while. We like to get out and explore a bit during the day, and although we are unlikely to ever visit some of the places talked about on here, there are one or two that we might check out.
     
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    Too funny. I gassed up the rental there two years ago popped in the casino, if you call it that....small.
     
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    Me too, Tony...I'm all in.
     
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    Agree totally, it 's called amusing yourself whilst there. Get amongst the people, rich or not. You may be surprised with what you find. I"ve met many a smart / intelligent person without the chance or opportunity to better themselves. Therefore, does that make them any lesser than a South end Vegas player? Silly question, we all know the answer to that.
     
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    Absolutely. We have a great time visiting the out of the way, less travelled places. It's part of the fun.
     
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    Next time out, I'm gonna step into the Aztec. If for no other reason than to put a check mark in that box.
     
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    Sounds just like how I live my life. I get tied of banging Super Models all the time. So every now and then I pick up a toothless junkie, you know, just for the experience :peace:
     
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    That sounds great mate, the more you experience the smarter you should get. We both know that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, therefore l really appreciate your comments. Keeps this site entertaining [ as long as you can see through the humour intended.]
     
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    Excalibur is my current number one, there is nothing I like in that casino, I rarely venture past PHo / Cosmo these days on the Strip.

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    North Las Vegas:
    Opera House (closed - there around 2AM, only time I ever had fear in Vegas)
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    I liked several older closed dive casinos, including the Klondike on LVB, Silver City and my favorite, the Westward Ho!

    I also miss the Western, wish it was still open. They did a great job with the remodel.
     
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    Golden Spike before it went non-gaming.
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    it has been many years since I have been to Longhorn. reading all of this, kind of makes me want to go again.
    I always stay downtown. I wonder how much it would cost to Uber, and if it would be safe to go around 9 or 10 p.m. for a couple of hours.
     
  19. notfromconcentrate

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    I took an Uber coming back. It was $19 USD, going straight to the Plaza.

    There's a free shuttle during the day that runs between Cal/Fremont and Sam's Town (less than a 10 minute walk from Longhorn). Smooth ride, and doesn't take too long at all. That's what I'd suggest you do, but you have to do it during the day, as I don't believe they run at night.
     
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    Yeah we were never asked to show players card etc when we used the shuttle and there was plenty of room every time. Just tip the driver a couple of dollars.

    Not a far walk across to Longhorn. Just be careful as a very busy road and not much time to get across if at the crossings.

    https://static.boydgaming.net/samstownlv10/media/downloads/new shuttle schedule.pdf
     
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