Trip Tips?

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  1. analyst, Nov 9, 2017

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    Am seeking some helpful tips/information about planning a trip out to Vegas during the week.

    I haven't been to Vegas since the wife and I were married there in 2006; so I'm obviously not much
    of a gambler.

    There are a lot of good low cost flights from here in Houston to Vegas on either Frontier or Spirit airlines.

    Can anyone recommend an affordable and acceptable place to stay? I do not require a lot of extras but
    the following list would be my preferences:

    * Casinos with 'fair dice',

    * Casinos with old style 'less bouncy' tables,

    " Access to an open tables (where I would be the first new shooter) I think these are available between
    5AM-6isAM?

    Thank you for any feedback or information you can provide.
     
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  2. TDVegas, Nov 9, 2017

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    Fair dice? They are all fair, but if you believe in that stuff...

    http://crapsadvantageplayers.blogspot.com/

    affordable and acceptable is pretty subjective. That could be anywhere. Anywhere on the Strip is acceptable. Affordable is in the eye of the beholder. Downtown is a bit more old school. I don't know where less bouncy tables are but it might be downtown. Empty tables? That's generally a crap shoot. I've seen crowded tables at 6am and I've seen empty tables at 6am. GVR and Red Rock (off strip resort properties) will likely have limited early morning play.
     
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  3. James Hall, Nov 9, 2017

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    The Golden Nugget has one table that is usually pretty good
    Take a few minutes and listen to the dice hit and watch the bounce
    A few throws you should have a fair idea
    I hope you do well
     
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  4. Mssthis1, Nov 9, 2017

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    Sams Town. The table along the main isle is not bouncy. and usually empty in the mornings. Often times up to 10am it will be empty during the week. $5, 20X odds.
     
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  5. DeMango, Nov 9, 2017

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    Rethink your airlines to include luggage. Go to SWA.com which doesn't show up on travel sites
     
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    if youre willing to go off the strip to Henderson or boulder city, you can get great rates usually at sunset station.
    5 am, you will be the only one on the craps table, actually, when I was there at 6am, there was me and maybe 2 other people in the entire casino. empty table, empty bubble, I don't think I saw more than one or two people on the dice tables until around 9-10 am during the week. green valley and red rock are great, but just as if not more expensive than a lot of strip hotels. tack on their 30 dollars a night hotel fee, not cheap at all.
    I couldn't tell you fair or not dice, I don't believe a casino cheats with bad dice, but I can tell you that in both green valley and sunset on live tables I did very well.
    don't know about able bounce, but, I do know once again, there are a shitload of dice controllers/setters at sunset my last visit 4 weeks ago.
     
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    until you have to book solid, you should go on something like trivago.com every night, prices change, and sometimes the hotels offers are very, very inexpensive. then you can always book and take notice of cancellation date in case you get something better. I know you probably don't need this advice, but holding some rooms at cheap prices gets you right up till your cancellation date, so you might come across great deals.
     
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  8. analyst, Nov 12, 2017

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    Thank you all gentlemen for those good tips. I didn't consider Henderson (Sunset/Green Valley) and yes I could use that extra advice. I see where there is also a shuttle bus from LV to Henderson.
     
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    Henderson is nothing like vegas, you can park anywhere for free, there are a million places to eat, there are many casinos within 5-10 minutes drive,(if you rent a car) offering better odds than the strip,(if that's your thing)
    and if you want the strip, youre less than 20 minutes by car....
     
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    When I travel to Las Vegas on vacation, the clock seems to accelerate so I stay on the strip. I'd rather not spend (waste) time driving from casino to casino for gaming purposes. If you have only a few days in Las Vegas, consider staying on the Strip or Downtown, where you can easily and quickly walk to another casino. If you will be staying for a week, you'll have time to drive to various "locals" casinos (in addition to traveling to/from Strip/Downtown casinos). One other consideration: do you plan on drinking while gaming? If so, will you have a designated driver if you're staying off-strip and want to visit another casino? If not, you'll probably have to pay for cab or make other arrangements.

    Some very nice off-Strip casinos have affiliations with national casino companies, including M Resort (Penn National Gaming, Marquee Rewards), and Aliante Casino Hotel Spa (Boyd Gaming, B Connected). If you have gamed at any of their other casinos using a player's card, you might check if you have offers for Las Vegas.
     
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    yeah, if want to walk casino to casino, Henderson is certainly not the place for someone.
    besides the bubble hoggers in some casinos, I find gaming with the locals a better experience overall.
    atmosphere, not the people themselves.
    the glitz of the strip has lost some of its shine to us. I wanna smack the shit out of some of the hustlers and peddlers every inch you walk, strip or downtown.
    not to mention, example our last trip there in October, we got suites for ridiculously low prices, Im sure not as nice as strip suites, but at 100-149 a night, without a comp, pretty darn good. and resort fees are half.....we pay a lot of the rooms in Nevada, so prices are important.
     
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  12. Settingcanthurt, Nov 23, 2017

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    I looked over the room rates...not that Im going there, but if you are a card member in their casino, I bet at 45 dollars a night for a room, you could upgrade to one of their better suites for under 100 a night.
    if you don't mind downtown, looks like a good deal.
     
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    It's a great deal. If I ever stay DT, that would be the place, very centrally located.
     
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    Only trouble with downtown are the street freaks but I have a solution for that too. Just take out your personal Taser and let em see the sparks and hear the crackle. Guarantee they will not bother you....
     
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    its not only the streets and the assholes that are around, it was an uncomfortable experience for my wife a few years ago when I played in several downtown places. back then, we never saw the fremont experience with the domed in street, so we went down there one night. people approached her while she was playing, harmless, but she didn't want to spark up conversations with strangers, all men, she said they looked homeless, and she had to keep moving seats to avoid them in at least 2 different casinos.
    I asked her to point one out to me, she didn't want to, was afraid Id get arrested after bashing someones head in, it was a while since I kicked anyones ass, not sure if I was in the same shape as my working days, but I was willing to give it a shot.
    my favorite line to any asshole who approaches me in vegas is fuck you and die.
    Im guessing one day it will offend one of them and I might get punched in the head, but Im a pretty big scary looking person, and when they hear my NY accent I guess it helps a bit with the intimidation. I just hope my luck holds out, I fucking hate the street hustlers, and the rude girls girls girls tee shirt morons who stick their arms in front of you so you cant walk by, even if you are with your wife/gf.
    fuck them. its only a matter of time until one of those assholes accidently brushes against a females body and the boyfriend pulls out a gun or club and beats them to death, then the vegas police will do something about them.
    vegas police should be ashamed of themselves that they don't put a stop to all the hustlers on the street, using whatever, blocking sidewalks, sanitation reasons, loitering, trespassing, whatever....

    ok, way too much caffeine this morning, but I really truly hate those fucking hustlers out on the strip and downtown in vegas.
    its 5 times worse there than it is here in NY, here its mostly homeless blocking everything. hustlers also, but vegas brews its own breed of shitheads.

    don't get me wrong, the casinos downtown have always been ok with me, I just don't think its a place I want my wife to be wandering the casinos by herself, its too uncomfortable for her, no reason for that when there are 100s of casinos in Nevada where the atmosphere is better.

    you don't get that type of shit in places like gvr, or redrock, or most strip casinos. security tosses them, at least I guess they do, although while my wife was sitting 6 feet from me in venetian, after a show let out and we were sitting at slots near the exit, 2 prostitutes walked up and asked me if I was looking for a date. right in front of her. guess no casino is immune
     
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    I use to stay at the 4 Queens most of the time when I was in town. I was always compt so the price was right. :) But as I remember, even if you paid, it was very reasonable, and the rooms were clean, and adequate for my need......a few hours sleep, and a place to wash the casino "Dumb Shit Spray" off the ole body, after a bad session at the tables. :)
     
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  18. Settingcanthurt, Nov 24, 2017

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    Save ya a lot of greif and maybe keep ya from pounding someone. Plus it's fun watching their eyes bug out.

    http://www.womenonguard.com/stun-guns/mini-stun-guns
     
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    Aw, Hell! No prostitute has ever hit on me. You must be a charismatic guy! :D
     
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    no, its more the opposite I think, they saw someone who looked half asleep, this big fat guy sitting at a slot not playing, they figured, oh, yeah, easy target/mark, lets take him upstairs and roll him for whatever money he has left.

    the only other time I remember was way back in the early eighties, I was in vegas with a buddy, our wives were close friends but we took the midnight special flight out for the weekend, just me and him.
    we were staying in the flamingo, went over to imperial palace, he liked to drink there, bar was inexpensive, I was sitting at last seat at bar watching keno boards, playing some dollar games, some broken down disgusting fat 60 ish something hooker sat down next to me and said, hi sailor, looking for a date?
    it was a horrifying experience, I believe Stephen king used her in one of his movies.
    I jumped off the stool and stepped back, I couldn't even get the words out of my mouth, like are you fucking kidding me? she must have been ok looking back during WW2, but holy moly, she fell off the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down, not to mention again she was at least 60.

    scary shit. but that's what you get for playing keno at 3 am.
     
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