Where would you stay?

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  1. Beast24, Apr 3, 2016

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    Heading back for another Vegas vacation in a couple weeks. We’ve got 3 of our 4 nights booked at Ceasar’s but don’t have any reservations set for our first day. So that brings me to my question…

    Where would you guys stay when kicking off a Vegas trip?

    Just looking for a clean room and fun tables. My BR doesn’t logically support anything over 10x odds, so pleasant dealers and enjoyable patrons are most important to me. BJ is the only other game I play regularly but intending to learn Baccarat on this trip.

    Appreciate any thoughts.
     
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  2. lone irish digit, Apr 3, 2016

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    God, I can just imagine what advice dice thug would give to this question.
     
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  3. Onautopilot, Apr 3, 2016

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    Not sure what your tastes are as far as lodging goes, but maybe you might consider the Downtown scene for one night. Main Street Station, Golden Nugget, and the Four Queens have decent rooms at fairly good rates.

    I know a lot of posters do not like the street scene downtown, but you can find a decent gamble at several casinos, with $5 table in most places. And you can walk to all the casinos, if you stay on Fremont street, not a real problem with safety, and you can just ignore the street people if you are not into "people watching". :)

    Just a thought.
     
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    Thanks, OAP. I was thinking the same thing but need to research where the best rooms are down there. During my last trip (Oct 15') I spent about 8 hrs one day spread randomly across the tables of most Fremont casinos (Never hit Cortez, MSS or California). I ran across some good games down there and enjoyed getting to play with some locals. As for the street people, :confused:, i remember It being a lil sketchy after 2 am when they suddenly seemed to become the majority....
     
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  5. driglaz, Apr 3, 2016

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    Is the rain man suite available?
     
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  6. lone irish digit, Apr 3, 2016

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    Last I heard King Human has it booked for the the next few weeks. But I have a used rain man suit available if you want to stay on the strip.

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  7. Onautopilot, Apr 3, 2016

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    I've stayed at all three that I mentioned in the past year, the Nugget probably had the best rooms, but I stayed at MSS last December, and it was more than satisfactory. The Queens was the least expensive, and had no complaints. Not sure on the prices at MSS, the room was a comp.

    I enjoyed the Pub at MSS, and ate there several times. Their buffet was not bad either.

    Anyway, enjoy your trip, and have some good fortune!
     
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  8. driglaz, Apr 4, 2016

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    rain man suite baby.

     
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  9. Beast24, Apr 4, 2016

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    Great info!! The wife had agreed to the Nugget but instantly retracted her blessing upon finding recent trip advisor posts about bed bugs. o_O Going to check out rates @ MSS now.
     
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    Surprised to hear that about the Nugget, stayed there many times over the years, and always thought it was the classier place of the downtown venues.

    Be advised, none of the downtown hotels are comparable to the larger strip places. Nothing fancy about the rooms at MSS, but I found it comfortable and clean. But for me, rooms are just a place to store my suitcase while I enjoy some of my favorite games, so I am not a big critic. :)

    If you end up staying at the MSS, there is a walkway over the street to the Californian, and a kind of shop mall along the way. If you have a sweet tooth, ice cream, and gourmet candy can be had there. And if you continue through the casino, the back door leads to the back of the Horseshoe (the old Mint side), so you can navigate to the Fremont corner without having to brave the "walk" around the outside.
     
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  11. Twelve4s, Apr 4, 2016

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    If you got the cake for rainman suite, golden nugget shouldnt phase you, but when i was downtown in March, i talked to a guy from Montreal who was staying there, and he said they now have a $40 a night resort fee. You can get a room at mss for that and no resort fee. Freemont my favorite for craps
     
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  12. Craps Poopshoot, Apr 4, 2016

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    I like Ballys because it is centrally located on the strip, and you can walk from there to all the other major Strip casinos with ease. Also the Deuce that takes you downtown stops right out front! Next to Ballys is Casino Max and behind Ballys is Ellis Island. Those are both good low roller casinos.

    My stays at Ballys was always great. Love the rooms.

    As for tables... $10 is the normal and goes up to $15 on a Friday/Saturday night. Sometimes you can talk to them to open a $5 table when they are just standing around doing nothing.

    I recommend the book Gambling 102 There is a really good Baccarat method in that book. Keep in mind that baccarat is one of the most superstitious games out there ... if you think craps is bad with the superstitions, you have seen nothing yet. ;););)
     
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  13. Twelve4s, Apr 4, 2016

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    I always stay at mss. Love that place, its like home. 20x odds is compfy too. Love the 17th floor facing the mountains, watching the sunrise
     
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    Funny, that was the floor I was on last stay, and you are right, the view was great....but don't think I ever saw the sunrise. :)
     
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  15. Twelve4s, Apr 4, 2016

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    I also love their Porter beer for $1.75! I remember first time i ordered a beer there, and bartender said $1.75? Are you kidding me? Damn good beer and we like our beer in Wisconsin......
     
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  17. Twelve4s, Apr 5, 2016

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    If superstition could be measured by a seismograph placed near a baccarat pit, i am sure you would see frequent readings from 8-10 on the Richter scale. Move it near the craps pit, maybe an accasional 2-3, in the aftershock range. I have spent too much time in the dragon bonus baccarat pit
     
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  18. Titleistguy, Apr 5, 2016

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    I like Luxor and Mandalay Bay, ONLY because they appeal to my OCD ... Walk out the door and turn LEFT ... no need to go the other way. Staying in the middle of the strip would melt my brain.
     
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  19. Pressit, Apr 5, 2016

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    You are no sooner checking in and you'll be checking out heading to Ceasar’s, so I would look be looking to stay close to Ceasar’s, Plenty of cheap places right off the strip. Check out Vegas.com
     
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  20. Twelve4s, Apr 8, 2016

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    Best i could do with my crappy camera phone, but you get the idea... In case you missed by sleeping

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