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Anybody see this "venue tax" business? Seems bars/restaurants at park mgm are charging an extra hidden fee. Some places at sahara (formerly sls, formerly...ummmm...sahara?) are doing this too.

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35 minutes ago, parasaurolophus said:

Anybody see this "venue tax" business? Seems bars/restaurants at park mgm are charging an extra hidden fee. Some places at sahara (formerly sls, formerly...ummmm...sahara?) are doing this too.

Tons of place do this. Google "Vegas concession fee" before your trip. Spreading like a plague.

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10 minutes ago, kevzilla said:

Tons of place do this. Google "Vegas concession fee" before your trip. Spreading like a plague.

It looks like the tide on that fee has turned. I can only find like 6 places doing it. 

Hopefully this venue fee gets nipped in the bud quick too. Looks like it was as high as 12%. 

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My last hand of the trip:

I have been playing for a few hours my gf and friends are all in bed. It is about that time. I  am playing Pai Gow poker. I have $100 bet out. I am betting $5 on the fortune bonus. I thank the dealer and put $5 for him on the bonus and put $5 out on the progressive bet as well. I hit a straight flush. I win my hand, 50 to 1 on fortune, and an extra $500 on the progressive bet. 

 

Can't wait for my next trip.

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Always fun to hit something like that.  A few years ago I sat down at 3 Card Poker for the first time, 'cause some friends were playing it.  It's an interesting game, in that you can lose quickly, you can win a LOT quickly, or you can just sit there and ride the coaster for quite a while as you imbibe.  I did a lot of the latter. 

Until I was down to my last $75.  I thought about asking for check change and drawing it out, but I was just about done anyway, and it seemed awfully coincidental 3 chips and 3 bets.  So I plunked down my 3 $25 chips and waited for Kevorkian the dealer to administer her mercy.  But a strange thing happened on the way to Bustville.  If you don't know 3 card Poker, the first bet is your Ante.  The second bet is that you'll get a pair or better.  The third bet is what they call a six card bonus.  If your 3 cards PLUS her 3 cards yield three of a kind or better, you get paid on a sliding scale.  1 to 1 for 3 of a kind.  1000 to 1 for a Royal Flush.

So I got my cards and took a look.  This is the point at which you have to decide if you want to make a 4th bet, to play against the dealer's 3 blind cards.  That bet has to match your Ante.  My buddy said he knew I had something good because he's never seen me reach for money that quickly.  Well, I did. I placed my bet, and she flipped over my straight flush (J-Q-Ks).  Which won my bet, my ante, and my pairs or better bet.  But the 6 card bonus payout on that straight flush was 40 to 1.  A nice little bonus to be sure. 

But if she flips the A-10 of spades, we're goin' to ##########in' Sizzler.  And we're taking her with us.  

'Twas not to be, of course.  But it made the rest of the weekend so much easier.

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I had a 6 card straight flush earlier in the weekend. The last card was a black q. I needed a q of clubs for a 40k hit, but it was the q of spades.

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On 8/21/2019 at 8:14 PM, Tiger Fan said:

any new lunch places to hit up?  Yardbird was a great recommendation from this thread a few years back

tap....anyone?

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Played 3 card poker for the first time on my trip last week.  As I was reading up before I left, the 'experts' advice was to not play the pair bonus nor 6 card bonus, but everyone out there was playing all three (or whatever was available pre deal). 

It might be more mindless than roulette to play, which could be good or bad thing depending on your mood.   Ultimately success comes down to  the cards you get, and I was getting bad cards both times I played. 

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a year ago walked away from the craps table at 2:00 AM with an extra grand in my pocket.   woman,  about 21 yrs old & stunning(assuming working girl) asked me on the elevator on the way up "you married tonight"?   I was & I said so.  it was very hard to do.  [slumping]

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2 hours ago, irishidiot said:

a year ago walked away from the craps table at 2:00 AM with an extra grand in my pocket.   woman,  about 21 yrs old & stunning(assuming working girl) asked me on the elevator on the way up "you married tonight"?   I was & I said so.  it was very hard to do.  [slumping]

I dont even like touching door handles. The thought of having sex with a hooker makes me want to vomit and spray lysol on my penis. 

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12 hours ago, Tiger Fan said:

tap....anyone?

If you want a fun, inexpensive casual place to have lunch--Crack Shack just in front of Park MGM has great fried chicken and great fried chicken sandwiches.    The Firebird is really good if you want something spicy.   Next door to Crack Shack is Eataly--which is a cool place to go if you like good quality Italian "street food".  They have great sandwiches and you can create your own cheese/meat/bread platters.  They also have really tasty Italian pastries and chocolates.  It's basically set up like an italian street market.  It's a cool place to go for lunch.  

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3 minutes ago, jvdesigns2002 said:

If you want a fun, inexpensive casual place to have lunch--Crack Shack just in front of Park MGM has great fried chicken and great fried chicken sandwiches.    The Firebird is really good if you want something spicy.   Next door to Crack Shack is Eataly--which is a cool place to go if you like good quality Italian "street food".  They have great sandwiches and you can create your own cheese/meat/bread platters.  They also have really tasty Italian pastries and chocolates.  It's basically set up like an italian street market.  It's a cool place to go for lunch.  

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1 minute ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

When are you going, where are you staying?

BVFWIH :oldunsure:

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1 hour ago, Tiger Fan said:

thx

I’ll second those recommendations, and actually that whole area. They’ve done it very nicely, and there’s some good spots over by NYNY. You can’t go wrong wandering around there and picking a spot.

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22 hours ago, irishidiot said:

a year ago walked away from the craps table at 2:00 AM with an extra grand in my pocket.   woman,  about 21 yrs old & stunning(assuming working girl) asked me on the elevator on the way up "you married tonight"?   I was & I said so.  it was very hard to do.  [slumping]

After a big night at tables in the MGM had two girls come up and ask if I wanted "to party"

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16 hours ago, ffldrew said:

After a big night at tables in the MGM had two girls come up and ask if I wanted "to party"

pics?

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16 hours ago, ffldrew said:

After a big night at tables in the MGM had two girls come up and ask if I wanted "to party"

At their expense?!?!

Very nice of them to offer.

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17 hours ago, ffldrew said:

After a big night at tables in the MGM had two girls come up and ask if I wanted "to party"

One of our favorite pastimes in Vegas has become hooker/not a hooker.  Occasionally tougher than you might think at Circle Bar in NYNY.

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I was pleasantly surprised by Eataly.  It's a massive waste of space.  There's a ton of overlap in the food between counters. They could have accomplished the same thing with a fraction of the Sq Ft they used.  And it's not cheap for what it is.  But the quality was there.  Had the Arancini and a Traditional at the sandwich counter. It's not fine dining, but both better than I expected.

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21 minutes ago, Sideshow Bob said:

"You girls party?"

"Uh, nope." lol

Good times.

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The greatest part of Eataly is the fact that you can walk in off the strip, walk straight through it and when you exit, you are at Best Friend. 

THAT'S where you want to eat....

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So, starting to plan my youngest brother's bachelor party in Vegas.

Targeting May 14-18.

Get in on Thursday and get settled.
Friday go hard
Saturday go hard
Sunday recuperate
Monday fly out

Normally I go around March Madness, so spend 90% of my time in a book.

My rough itinerary is:

Friday: Battlefield Vegas...Dinner...Strip Club
Saturday: Pool Cabana...Dinner...Night Club
Sunday: Zion tour or something...Dinner

I'm concerned about cost for some of the guys that are invited. Any recommendations for what I should be planning? Figure we have 6-10 guys who will come.

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13 hours ago, Gawain said:

So, starting to plan my youngest brother's bachelor party in Vegas.

Targeting May 14-18.

Get in on Thursday and get settled.
Friday go hard
Saturday go hard
Sunday recuperate
Monday fly out

Normally I go around March Madness, so spend 90% of my time in a book.

My rough itinerary is:

Friday: Battlefield Vegas...Dinner...Strip Club
Saturday: Pool Cabana...Dinner...Night Club
Sunday: Zion tour or something...Dinner

I'm concerned about cost for some of the guys that are invited. Any recommendations for what I should be planning? Figure we have 6-10 guys who will come.

I would just be upfront with the costs and try to let everyone know well in advance.  If some of the guys can't afford to do it all, so be it....but try to to find nice restuarants/clubs that aren't the most expensive in the city.

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13 hours ago, Gawain said:

So, starting to plan my youngest brother's bachelor party in Vegas.

Targeting May 14-18.

Get in on Thursday and get settled.
Friday go hard
Saturday go hard
Sunday recuperate
Monday fly out

Normally I go around March Madness, so spend 90% of my time in a book.

My rough itinerary is:

Friday: Battlefield Vegas...Dinner...Strip Club
Saturday: Pool Cabana...Dinner...Night Club
Sunday: Zion tour or something...Dinner

I'm concerned about cost for some of the guys that are invited. Any recommendations for what I should be planning? Figure we have 6-10 guys who will come.

I would ask what everyone is planning to spend before planning anything. Lotus of Siam is a great dinner without spending too much.

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1 minute ago, eoMMan said:

I would just be upfront with the costs and try to let everyone know well in advance.  If some of the guys can't afford to do it all, so be it....but try to to find nice restuarants/clubs that aren't the most expensive in the city.

It depends on who can't afford it. If the groom's best friend can't come because of cost it would be a downer. 

 

I would lay out the expectation that everyone doesn't need to come along for all the planned things. 

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On 9/12/2019 at 6:19 PM, Drunken Cowboy said:

My last hand of the trip:

I have been playing for a few hours my gf and friends are all in bed. It is about that time. I  am playing Pai Gow poker. I have $100 bet out. I am betting $5 on the fortune bonus. I thank the dealer and put $5 for him on the bonus and put $5 out on the progressive bet as well. I hit a straight flush. I win my hand, 50 to 1 on fortune, and an extra $500 on the progressive bet. 

 

Can't wait for my next trip.

Looooooooove me some Pai Gow. I sat at a table in Caesars for roughly 8 hours one time. Finished in the black about $800 which is damn near impossible with all the pushing

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16 hours ago, Gawain said:

So, starting to plan my youngest brother's bachelor party in Vegas.

Targeting May 14-18.

Get in on Thursday and get settled.
Friday go hard
Saturday go hard
Sunday recuperate
Monday fly out

Normally I go around March Madness, so spend 90% of my time in a book.

My rough itinerary is:

Friday: Battlefield Vegas...Dinner...Strip Club
Saturday: Pool Cabana...Dinner...Night Club
Sunday: Zion tour or something...Dinner

I'm concerned about cost for some of the guys that are invited. Any recommendations for what I should be planning? Figure we have 6-10 guys who will come.

If you are concerned about cost it is probably too expensive. 

I had a friend that got married pretty late in life, he had his bachelor party in Vegas. There was literally no regard for cost at first, which irritated several people. Most people had families and paying tons of money for a drink with dry ice in it really wasn't important anymore. 

Me and another buddy arrived a day later than everybody (we hiked zion). We had been to vegas probably more than all the other guys combined and we didn't have any issues speaking up or offering up alternatives. Once people realized it was ok to not always do everything as a group, it was all so much more fun. 

Most of the best memories from that trip involved just hanging out as a group anyway. I think the most fun we had was just boozing it up in the suite and somebody had brought this. Very few times I have laughed so hard. Since we had rented a car for zion, we got lots of good local beer and food for the suite. The next best memory I have was all of us playing black jack at one table where every time they had to shuffle the deck the last two guys stood up and everybody slid down and two guys sat down. The waitress had no problems bringing everybody a beer every time she came around. 

 

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1 hour ago, need2know said:

Going oct 19th.  So ready

I’ll be there starting the 24th

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6 hours ago, parasaurolophus said:

If you are concerned about cost it is probably too expensive. 

I had a friend that got married pretty late in life, he had his bachelor party in Vegas. There was literally no regard for cost at first, which irritated several people. Most people had families and paying tons of money for a drink with dry ice in it really wasn't important anymore. 

Me and another buddy arrived a day later than everybody (we hiked zion). We had been to vegas probably more than all the other guys combined and we didn't have any issues speaking up or offering up alternatives. Once people realized it was ok to not always do everything as a group, it was all so much more fun

Most of the best memories from that trip involved just hanging out as a group anyway. I think the most fun we had was just boozing it up in the suite and somebody had brought this. Very few times I have laughed so hard. Since we had rented a car for zion, we got lots of good local beer and food for the suite. The next best memory I have was all of us playing black jack at one table where every time they had to shuffle the deck the last two guys stood up and everybody slid down and two guys sat down. The waitress had no problems bringing everybody a beer every time she came around. 

 

This can't be said enough. It is key for a Vegas bachelor party. 

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For those travelling from east to west, what do you do when you wake up super early in vegas?   no matter how late I stay up or how much I drink, I find myself always waking up at 5-6am Vegas time and look for things to do to kill time then.  I typically end the night with some sort of meal, so I'm never overly hungry.  I usually just stroll downtown (we stay downtown) with a coffee and people watch....but that gets old.  It looks like even the earliest spas don't open until 10am...b/c that would be perfect.

any suggestions?  (schtick and non schtick)

eta - looks like the golden nugget spa opens at 6am

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12 minutes ago, Tiger Fan said:

For those travelling from east to west, what do you do when you wake up super early in vegas?   no matter how late I stay up or how much I drink, I find myself always waking up at 5-6am Vegas time and look for things to do to kill time then.  I typically end the night with some sort of meal, so I'm never overly hungry.  I usually just stroll downtown with a coffee and people watch....but that gets old.  It looks like even the earliest spas don't open until 10am...b/c that would be perfect.

any suggestions?  (schtick and non schtick)

No suggestions are going to outsmart your internal clock. I get up early on the weekends even though I dont need to....kind of the same thing.

Some people can go back to sleep after they wake up, others are up for the day. 

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14 minutes ago, Tiger Fan said:

For those travelling from east to west, what do you do when you wake up super early in vegas?   no matter how late I stay up or how much I drink, I find myself always waking up at 5-6am Vegas time and look for things to do to kill time then.  I typically end the night with some sort of meal, so I'm never overly hungry.  I usually just stroll downtown (we stay downtown) with a coffee and people watch....but that gets old.  It looks like even the earliest spas don't open until 10am...b/c that would be perfect.

any suggestions?  (schtick and non schtick)

eta - looks like the golden nugget spa opens at 6am

We had a similar experience lately in Vegas.

Here's some things I did to kill time:

- relations with wife

- shower

- video poker

- exercise if so inclined

- watch TV

- be the first person to the pool when it opens at 8

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16 minutes ago, Tiger Fan said:

For those travelling from east to west, what do you do when you wake up super early in vegas?   no matter how late I stay up or how much I drink, I find myself always waking up at 5-6am Vegas time and look for things to do to kill time then.  I typically end the night with some sort of meal, so I'm never overly hungry.  I usually just stroll downtown (we stay downtown) with a coffee and people watch....but that gets old.  It looks like even the earliest spas don't open until 10am...b/c that would be perfect.

any suggestions?  (schtick and non schtick)

eta - looks like the golden nugget spa opens at 6am

Gym.

Walk around and sight see.  Maybe check out hotels/casinos you haven't seen before or just the strip in general.

Early breakfast.

Grind some pokerz.

Sexy time with wife.

Take a hike away from the strip/downtown....something like Red Rock Canyon is only 25 minutes away.

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18 minutes ago, Tiger Fan said:

For those travelling from east to west, what do you do when you wake up super early in vegas?   no matter how late I stay up or how much I drink, I find myself always waking up at 5-6am Vegas time and look for things to do to kill time then.  I typically end the night with some sort of meal, so I'm never overly hungry.  I usually just stroll downtown (we stay downtown) with a coffee and people watch....but that gets old.  It looks like even the earliest spas don't open until 10am...b/c that would be perfect.

any suggestions?  (schtick and non schtick)

eta - looks like the golden nugget spa opens at 6am

I wake up at 5 am during the work week and by 6 am on the weekends.  When I go to vegas I try to not get hammered on the plane or early after arrival.  Try to hang as long as possible the first. Then sleep as long as you can the first day.  I gain 15-20 minutes each day regardless, but sometimes it starts with me waking up at 4 am local time.  I generally play some video poker at the bar (I know a few of the bartenders at The D and at Paris) until my wife or whoever else is in the group is ready for breakfast. 

Hit 2 grand a couple weeks ago at about 530 am and it was a bit surreal with no one even up to text to come celebrate with me....

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Coming up at a little more than 2 weeks out for me. @kevzilla

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I was just doing some checking around. I Found this hilarious/sad:

 

ROOM CHARGES:USD 212.42

TAXES AND FEES:USD 238.18

 

 

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Caesars Rewards is changing up their Diamond status a little bit:

"Regular" Diamond - 15,000 Tier Credits - No Resort Fees plus the $100 celebration dinner

Diamond Plus - 25,000 Tier Credits - Same as above plus free entry to all diamond lounges

Diamond Elite - 75,000 Tier Credits - Same as above plus $600 airfare credit flying to Vegas.

I don't know if the Seven Stars status changed or not.  I think it's still 150,000 tier credits.

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2 minutes ago, kevzilla said:

:hifive: Just trying to hold it together

My brief LA trip en route should be interesting.

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Gonna be quite a few of us in Vegas that same weekend of 25-28th.  Hopefully we all sprinkle some FBG gambling magic and walk away RICH! (or richer anyway)

 

ETA: Doesn't get much better for a sports bettor that weekend: World Series games 3,4,5; NFL; College Football; NHL; and early NBA.  Gonna be a blast.

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