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Where to Stay, Play and Eat in Vegas

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oh great!!! best of luck to all. aim to outlast the entire field
 
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i like to stay at the newer hotels. modern. and dont have a specific place to play
 
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hi bros ! anyone here has ever been playing poker in vegas yet???
i want to know how many hard is it, i think there's a lot of rich guys just spending money, but a lot of pro players too, right ?
 
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Off the strip

For me, it works best to stay off the strip, at a hotel that is quiet. This does take more planning, though, as you have to look for a hotel that has a shuttle or plan to pay for transportation and/or parking.

Not for everyone, I suppose, but it helps me unwind after a long day and refocus for the next session.
 
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My wife and I are from canada have walked over many times. We even saw a dog once whose thoughtful owners put padded shoes on him. The owners were young, tattooed everwhere with the hairstyles to match but they were really nice. It really is an easy walk even when you have drank enough to kill an ordinary mortal...in either direction and at any time.

Regarding food, we enjoyed Ramsey's various locations over the years but they have slipped in terms of quality (food not served hot...fine dining turned into sports bar arena and a few other things) but their sticky toffee pudding is still the best ever.
 
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My wife and I are from Canada have walked over many times. We even saw a dog once whose thoughtful owners put padded shoes on him. The owners were young, tattooed everwhere with the hairstyles to match but they were really nice. It really is an easy walk even when you have drank enough to kill an ordinary mortal...in either direction and at any time.

Regarding food, we enjoyed Ramsey's various locations over the years but they have slipped in terms of quality (food not served hot...fine dining turned into sports bar arena and a few other things) but their sticky toffee pudding is still the best ever.


Did you mean you have walked all the way to Las Vegas? Canada to Nevada is a looooong walk. :D

Thanks for the heads up on the Ramsey restaurants, too. Which ones did you go to? I know there is one that is like a Pub.
 
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Yes. Canada to Nevada would be a long walk.:)


I would recommend trying Ramsey's Beef Wellington at the Paris at least once. The two other Ramsey restaurants are at Caesar's and Planet Hollywood respectively. If you have a diamond card or higher your lineup time will be short(er).

To complement poker I would suggest spending some time at the blackjack, pai gow and craps tables where your risk is minimized with intelligent play. (It's nice to have gourmet meals comped...Martorano's ..etc.)

I have walked the entire strip as well as several streets parallel to it, meandered around Red Rock, walked from new to old Vegas (and back) a few times.. as well as some very pretty and very gritty areas.

Regarding eating out (or in) generally speaking, have an appetite, be among good friends and have something to look forward to after your repast. And if you are of the mind to, you can help a homeless person or someone in need not with cash but rather with something like a restaurant card (Subway...) so they can have something decent.
 
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Yes. Canada to Nevada would be a long walk.:)


I would recommend trying Ramsey's Beef Wellington at the Paris at least once. The two other Ramsey restaurants are at Caesar's and Planet Hollywood respectively. If you have a diamond card or higher your lineup time will be short(er).

To complement poker I would suggest spending some time at the blackjack, pai gow and craps tables where your risk is minimized with intelligent play. (It's nice to have gourmet meals comped...Martorano's ..etc.)

I have walked the entire strip as well as several streets parallel to it, meandered around Red Rock, walked from new to old Vegas (and back) a few times.. as well as some very pretty and very gritty areas.

Regarding eating out (or in) generally speaking, have an appetite, be among good friends and have something to look forward to after your repast. And if you are of the mind to, you can help a homeless person or someone in need not with cash but rather with something like a restaurant card (Subway...) so they can have something decent.

We (hubby and I) likely won't be going this year, well, maybe...I don't know yet...lol. But, my sister is going with a few of her friends. So, I am scouting out restaurants for them to try and hoped one of Ramsey's would be on their hit list (we have not tried them, yet) They are planning to stay at Harrah's (the renovated rooms) and only for 4 days, so if you can think of any restaurants you liked, I'd love to pass it on.

Thanks for the info, too!
 
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Here are a few things that may help. If you have it, use the "Open Table" App after looking at restaurants that use it. Two places that we liked were Martorano's (NOT the one in the Paris) and Hugo's Cellar. There was a great Italian restaurant with "all you can drink wine" and good food that had a very, very old musician there who would come to your table..s..l..o..w...l..y... and play a few bars. We liked this place but I forget the name.
The Flamingo is a great place for breakfast downstairs. Carmine's, within the Caesar forums, (similar to the NYC version regarding the quantity served) is great but beware the price. Ruth Chris and Mon Ami Gabi (at the Paris) are good also.

Room service for breakfast, a mid-day patio meal at Gabi's with an evening meal at Hugo's.....walking as much as possible and sipping your favorite Margarita as you go....then hitting the tables for about 4-6 hours (to keep your casino host happy)...is one way among many to pass the day. The outlying areas like the Hoover Dam ...etc..should also be seen.:driver:

A final note, the High Roller ferris wheel is much more enjoyable WITH the bar.
 
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i stayed at hooters only because i met my buddy who was already there, although it wasnt far from the airport and was right across the street from the MGM grand so.. i think the furthest i went was the flamingo, but as long as you have one casino you wanna play at where you can walk to every day.. everywhere else is just a cab ride away lol.

i think i spent more on cabs than room and board some days but the days i just walked to the MGM worked out pretty well for me
 
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Here are a few things that may help. If you have it, use the "Open Table" app after looking at restaurants that use it. Two places that we liked were Martorano's (NOT the one in the Paris) and Hugo's Cellar. There was a great Italian restaurant with "all you can drink wine" and good food that had a very, very old musician there who would come to your table..s..l..o..w...l..y... and play a few bars. We liked this place but I forget the name.
The Flamingo is a great place for breakfast downstairs. Carmine's, within the Caesar forums, (similar to the NYC version regarding the quantity served) is great but beware the price. Ruth Chris and Mon Ami Gabi (at the Paris) are good also.

Room service for breakfast, a mid-day patio meal at Gabi's with an evening meal at Hugo's.....walking as much as possible and sipping your favorite Margarita as you go....then hitting the tables for about 4-6 hours (to keep your casino host happy)...is one way among many to pass the day. The outlying areas like the Hoover Dam ...etc..should also be seen.:driver:

A final note, the High Roller ferris wheel is much more enjoyable WITH the bar.

Thank you! Appreciate the reviews.
 
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Newest Casino in Las Vegas?

What is the newest Casino in Las Vegas?
 
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LADYLUCK HOOTERS

Yes the Lady Luck was the place to be in Downtown Vegas 30 years ago Won't do you much good now Took a flight from STL to Hooters 4 days 3 night round trip for $200, of course, the hotel was the Royal before that and was always a dump. Not a place to eat either. the Gold Coast has a great Chinese place was great in o ten. The best place to stay is you can get an apartment just off the strip for 300 a wk. bring linen. Its been awhile for me heard you have to pay to park:2in1: now. Good luck all
 
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We stayed at the Cromwell (a re-minted makeover) and although it was an interesting stay I thought this nugget might fit in this thread. In the pool area topside, if you ever thought you paying too much for a drink try spending $275,000 for a bottle of champagne.
There are people who helicopter in to party over the weekend who wouldn't bat an eye at this price but I'm not one of them.
 
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So I am headed to Vegas next month. I have never played a tourney anywhere and am thinking of trying to sit in on a daily tourney to begin with. Would someone please make some recommendations. I am not a high roller so would like to get my feet wet before I commit
 
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Eating in Vegas

I really loved getting off strip!

Juans flaming fajitas were low priced amazing and awesome.

I really enjoyed the jamaican jerk chicken and waffles at the dw bistro!
 
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Las Vegas

Several of our fondest places to eat:
Green Valley Resort Buffet
Stratosphere Buffet
france Buffet
RIO Buffet

Check the discount ticket vendors for discounted shows and meal tickets.

Most overlooked for both gambling coupons and meals are the coupon books offered for sale at a Vegas book publishing business near the RIO. Coupons in the book for two for one prices on various meal locations as well as double up coupons for casinos in Old Vegas.I bought those the last two times I went. As far as the discount booths, every day they offer different shows and meals, so be one of the first to get there when one opens. Have a great time. Hope this helps.
 
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I stayed at Caesars for the first time ever this trip. They sent me an offer for a free room for 3 nights so I took them up on it. They let me upgrade for $27 - have no idea what I would have had if I hadn't upgraded but I did and had a very nice room.

It was in the Palace Tower and and was almost 800 sq ft. When you walk in there is a bathroom on the left and then a hallway. Before the end of the hallway there was a 2nd bathroom. The 2 bathrooms were joined by a cool shower in the middle and the 2nd one also had a large bathtub.

The bedroom area was spacious and there was a living room at the end of the room. I had a great view of the pools.

The toiletries were nice and the room was nicely decorated. I would definitely stay there again.
 
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I stayed at the MGM it was actually pretty sweet. I also think the crawfish place and seafood was a main attraction to eat.
 
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I have been staying in Encore again this year. Great and spacious rooms, quiet hotel and I think still one of the best places you can stay in Las Vegas.
 
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I stayed at Caesars for the first time ever this trip. They sent me an offer for a free room for 3 nights so I took them up on it. They let me upgrade for $27 - have no idea what I would have had if I hadn't upgraded but I did and had a very nice room.

It was in the Palace Tower and and was almost 800 sq ft. When you walk in there is a bathroom on the left and then a hallway. Before the end of the hallway there was a 2nd bathroom. The 2 bathrooms were joined by a cool shower in the middle and the 2nd one also had a large bathtub.

The bedroom area was spacious and there was a living room at the end of the room. I had a great view of the pools.

The toiletries were nice and the room was nicely decorated. I would definitely stay there again.
Love that place, Dakota. Caesar's is an awesome place!
 
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Not sure how much it has been mentioned, but you need to visit Ellis Island. When we went out to LV we stayed at Bally's on the strip. Just pop out the back door of Bally's, go half a block towards the 7-11, step over 1 bum in the parking lot, and boom you are there.

They brew their own beer on site. You can get a steak, beer and baked potato for like $10. They had $0.05 video poker with OK odds. I played black jack from 6 PM to 5 AM there drunk as crime the whole time. The dealers were helping me. They also shuffled on the table with like 3 decks. None of that auto shuffle 7 deck nonsense.

This was a few years back so I'm not sure everything is the same. It just has a different vibe to it. Like a casino from 1970, a hidden gem. No poker room but definitely check it out.
 
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Two off the strip places I want to try next time I am in Vegas are Hot and Juicy Crawfish and Bachi Burger. Both feature Asian fusion cuisine.

As far as buffets go, it's hard to beat the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar's, although the wait for a table can be a bit long. :eating:
 
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Went to the Venetian 2 years ago, it's been a darn while! I love their late night tables.
 
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i lived in vegas for six years there are no bad places to eat and now they are very expensive:)
 
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