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Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by JR Swift, Apr 25, 2017.

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  1. Packbacker

    Packbacker Low-Roller

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    The Flamingo. Great to be able to walk into the poker room 6 months since my last visit and still be on a first name basis with all the dealers.
     
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  2. WiBadgerbacker

    WiBadgerbacker Low-Roller

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    Harrah's or Aliante in Vegas.

    Ho-Chunk in Baraboo, WI for local.
     
  3. WWGB

    WWGB High-Roller

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    I'd say it was Mirage for me. My upcoming trip will be my seventh stay at Mirage out of 16 trips. On my first trip in 2002 my wife and I stayed at Monte Carlo. After walking through the Mirage, it really caught my eye and was a place I aspired to stay at some day.

    Since my first stay at Mirage in 2009 they've introduced and raised a resort fee to $35, added and raised a valet charge to $20, cut room service, reduced the volcano shows, gutted my favorite video poker machines by the deli, and, along with the rest of the Mlife properties, killed the lower limit blackjack games and reduced my offers. The value proposition just isn't there for me anymore.
     
  4. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Las Vegas - Caesars/Harrahs

    Other - Harrahs Lake Tahoe/Harrahs Reno
     
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  5. GeorgeandTheBear

    GeorgeandTheBear High-Roller

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    Ours is Horseshoe Indiana, just across from Louisville, Ky. We go there maybe once a year. Our "home away from home" is Treasure Island.
     
  6. JR Swift

    JR Swift VIP Whale

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    So, because I have that kind of time, I looked through all the responses that listed a single "home" or at least a preference for a specific hotel and these were the results. The most common answer was the Cosmo and that didn't count a couple of people who seemed like they wanted that to be the one. Orleans, MSS, Caesars and Planet Hollywood tied for second. Over two dozen locations were mentioned (so far) and that isn't even counting the local homes or the casinos that were mentioned as co-homes. Seems like somewhere between a 40-60% of us are at least considering moving on to a new location, myself included. Very cool to see so many replies and so many stories from the past and present.
     
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  7. The Predicament

    The Predicament Tourist

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    My Vegas home is Delano - I can have the resort casino experience when I want, but I can also mix that in with some luxury hotel experience when I don't want the chaos (I call the corridor from Delano to the casino 'The Road To Insanity' - when headed back to Delano it's 'The Road To Serenity')

    My local home is MGM National Harbor - I love new houses! Problem is, I can't smell the fresh paint for the unbearable stench coming from their one VP bar - 5/7 JoB, really??? PEE-EWWW!!!
     
  8. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

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    I'm a Mirage fan, too. I feel the same as you. I'm looking for a new home.
     
  9. tagac27

    tagac27 High-Roller

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    The Mirage has always been my home, but the past few years I have been enjoying Aria a lot. Aria has been good to me with comps, I have fun in their casino, I really like their pool area, they have very nice rooms... But, even though I just wrote what I wrote, I am beginning to enjoy gambling in the Boyd and Station casinos more and more.
    Locally, it would be Foxwoods in Connecticut.
     
  10. bu$hman

    bu$hman Guppie trying to become a whale

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    Golden Nugget in LV. Though, it is only because a buddy and I have been staying there for years, every August. We have seen a decline, since the days Mr. Wynn, Tim and Tom and the early days of Landry's ownership. We have toyed with looking to move, and still want to stay downtown. Still like the rooms, and know the gaming could be better, though service can be off, at times.

    Locally, though there are numerous close casinos, I very rarely play at home.
     
  11. HOUtoLAS

    HOUtoLAS High-Roller

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    My "home" was solidly horseshoe bossier city, as they took real good care of me. Then I went to Golden Nugget Lake Charles a few times and they are starting to set me up. My last suite was great. So, I am torn now. They don't front me same food as bossier but I earn it easily.

    Vegas I bounce around. Caesars Augustus. Linq cabana Planet Hollywood.
     
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  12. jsn1992

    jsn1992 Low-Roller

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    Isle Casinos of Boonville and Cape Girardeau, MO.
    As for Vegas, we'll see after this upcoming trip, going to try to see what offers I can get from everyone and can appreciate my young, but moderate-rolling style.
    Likely wouldn't be surprised if its a CET property, since my family and I have stayed with those historically.
     
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  13. Ladybb9201

    Ladybb9201 Tourist

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    Ever been?
     
  14. jsn1992

    jsn1992 Low-Roller

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    Yep, but haven't been since like 2013. Trip Number 4, first two went down when I was a kid! I have gambled though at Harrah's in both Kansas City and Metropolis in the past year, and got some comp rooms for next week!
     
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  15. JR Swift

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    Linq is a fun casino and rooms look OK, though small. Some play should at least get midweek rooms at Harrahs, Flamingo, Ballys and Rio. Will be downtown at Golden Gate and later at Paris around the same time you are in town if you want to meet up for a couple beers and some gambing.
     
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  16. iamsomedude

    iamsomedude High-Roller

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    I've pretty much followed Steve Wynn. My home base was Mirage in the 90s, Bellagio in the early to mid 00s (part of which was during MGM Mirage ownership), and Wynn from the mid 00s until now. Unless Wynn comes up with a new hotel in Vegas, I will probably stick with the Wynn until he dies.
     
  17. jsn1992

    jsn1992 Low-Roller

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    I'd be down! I'll shoot you a message later this week.
     
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  18. sinkster

    sinkster "It's called a satchel"

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    Wife and I used to stay at most MLIFE properties, but as mentioned, the resort and parking fees have turned us off, even when rooms are comped.Trying The Venetian for the first time this trip as we received a decent offer.

    Locally we are within 30 minutes of five Indian casinos, but we never go to them. Vegas is only a short drive.
     
  19. rgrif57

    rgrif57 VIP Whale

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    Add us to this list. We are 1 1/2 hours from Windsor counting tunnel time for our "home"casino" and are firmly Planet Hollywood in Vegas. We just wish they would add a few more $1/2/5 video poker machines....................Rick
     
  20. dtmk66

    dtmk66 Welcome to Las Vegas

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    The Orleans but sounds like we could be moving soon if the comps stop
     
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