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2 hours ago, JackReacher said:

Heading in for a couple days next month.. I've been told Encore at Wynn, Cosmo, or Venetian are good choices now. Thoughts?

I'll agree with Bob S. above. But, I'm a Venetian guy. If given the choice, I'll stay there every time.

The Cosmo is nice, especially if you can get a suite overlooking the Bellagio Fountains. It's very awesome. But I hate the casino there.

I'm not a big fan of the Wynn. I stayed there once and just didn't dig it.

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I don't have an AJ offsuit busted on the turning river lingo to share, but took the fam to Vegas for the first time this week (their first time, not mine).  Had a great time despite the 115 degree hea

I'm a big Cosmo fan for a few reasons. 

1. They have their own players card (not Caesar's) and give very good offers.

2. Video poker at chandelier bar is my favorite spot to play.

3. Awesome hotel/art/restaurants. 

4. Pool right on top of the strip. 

Flying in tonight for a quick weekend fix. 

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2 hours ago, Bob Sacamano said:

Still think Vdara is tough to beat for the combination of location/quality/cost.  Too many people are scared off by the fact there isn't a casino on property, but you're inside the Aria casino faster than you can get from the elevators to the tables at half the hotels on the strip.

Staying at Vdara for the third time in late October.  Love the proximity to everything and how quiet it is.

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38 minutes ago, JB Breakfast Club said:

I'm a big Cosmo fan for a few reasons. 

1. They have their own players card (not Caesar's) and give very good offers.

2. Video poker at chandelier bar is my favorite spot to play.

3. Awesome hotel/art/restaurants. 

4. Pool right on top of the strip. 

Flying in tonight for a quick weekend fix. 

$20 trick worked like a charm at the Cosmo.

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3 hours ago, Bob Sacamano said:

Still think Vdara is tough to beat for the combination of location/quality/cost.  Too many people are scared off by the fact there isn't a casino on property, but you're inside the Aria casino faster than you can get from the elevators to the tables at half the hotels on the strip.

10 minute walk?  15?  I've good good things about Aria sports book but never been.

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2 minutes ago, facook said:

10 minute walk?  15?  I've good good things about Aria sports book but never been.

Maybe 10 from the Vdara elevators to the Aria sports book, but the book is on the far end of the casino.  Less than 5 from the elevators to a gaming table.  You walk through a small lobby in Vdara to a walkway where there's a cab line the two hotels basically share, across to the entrance of Aria. Really short walk through the doors to the casino floor.

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8 minutes ago, Bob Sacamano said:

Maybe 10 from the Vdara elevators to the Aria sports book, but the book is on the far end of the casino.  Less than 5 from the elevators to a gaming table.  You walk through a small lobby in Vdara to a walkway where there's a cab line the two hotels basically share, across to the entrance of Aria. Really short walk through the doors to the casino floor.

Do you concur with the positive reviews of Aria's sports book?  

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28 minutes ago, TripItUp said:

What is the best sportsbook to purchase a table/row of chairs and watch all of the opening Sunday games in the NFL?   would like to keep it under 200 per seat.

Not sure on pricing, but Westgate and Venetian are 1 and 1A as far as quality of screens go.  Venetian has been my groups' go to on our annual trip for several years.  But, one of our group is the kind of guy that likes to get up at 5, get a cup of coffee, and go save us seats.  So we don't have to pay for seats.

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30 minutes ago, TripItUp said:

What is the best sportsbook to purchase a table/row of chairs and watch all of the opening Sunday games in the NFL?   would like to keep it under 200 per seat.

How many guys? lagasse’s Stadium would be awesome if you could reserved a row of stadium seating. 

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1 minute ago, facook said:

Not sure on pricing, but Westgate and Venetian are 1 and 1A as far as quality of screens go.  Venetian has been my groups' go to on our annual trip for several years.  But, one of our group is the kind of guy that likes to get up at 5, get a cup of coffee, and go save us seats.  So we don't have to pay for seats.

I’ll second the Venetian sports book. It’s good.

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On 4/28/2019 at 12:23 PM, Arizona Ron said:

The strip clubs in Vegas (at least the three I visited) were way too much pressure.  I couldn't even relax with a drink without a chick insisting a take her the $1,000 private room every 5 minutes.  

Yeah f the strip club in vegas....

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17 minutes ago, JackReacher said:

Whats the recommended way to perform $20 trick

As I ask if there are any complimentary upgrades, I move a crisp folded twenty dollar bill across the counter. The rest is magic.

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15 minutes ago, JackReacher said:

Whats the recommended way to perform $20 trick

Look for the youngest, most outgoing, smiley desk clerk. Fold the bill up and place it in between your credit card and license. Hand them that sandwich while asking with a smile "are there any complimentary upgrades available?" If you don't get what you were hoping for just ask them. "Any way to get the resort fee waived?" "Can we get the room that has that stand alone tub?" "Can we push our check out time back a few hours?" etc.

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14 minutes ago, Nipsey said:

Look for the youngest, most outgoing, smiley desk clerk. Fold the bill up and place it in between your credit card and license. Hand them that sandwich while asking with a smile "are there any complimentary upgrades available?" If you don't get what you were hoping for just ask them. "Any way to get the resort fee waived?" "Can we get the room that has that stand alone tub?" "Can we push our check out time back a few hours?" etc.

I assume when you're in a line 100 deep at 4:30 on a Friday you just push it at whatever clerk they point you to?

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2 minutes ago, facook said:

I assume when you're in a line 100 deep at 4:30 on a Friday you just push it at whatever clerk they point you to?

If it's packed you do what you gotta do. You can always let whoever's behind you go ahead and wait for your guy/girl to free up.

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7 minutes ago, Nipsey said:

If it's packed you do what you gotta do. You can always let whoever's behind you go ahead and wait for your guy/girl to free up.

Next level thinking.

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1 hour ago, kutta said:

How many guys? lagasse’s Stadium would be awesome if you could reserved a row of stadium seating. 

Just my opinion, but I don't think Lagasse's is that great.

You have to guarantee to spend a ####load of money to hold a seat. The drinks are way overpriced and the food is just okay. 

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13 minutes ago, leftcoastguy7 said:

Just my opinion, but I don't think Lagasse's is that great.

You have to guarantee to spend a ####load of money to hold a seat. The drinks are way overpriced and the food is just okay. 

I agree on the food. Mediocre at best. The rib eye was the only good thing we had and we had it all. Still, fun spot to watch sunday football.

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5 hours ago, kutta said:

I'll agree with Bob S. above. But, I'm a Venetian guy. If given the choice, I'll stay there every time.

The Cosmo is nice, especially if you can get a suite overlooking the Bellagio Fountains. It's very awesome. But I hate the casino there.

I'm not a big fan of the Wynn. I stayed there once and just didn't dig it.

Is there a preferred tower in Venetian?

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1 hour ago, JackReacher said:

Is there a preferred tower in Venetian?

Nope. Just ask for a view. Some of the rooms have crummy views and some are great. The main elevators are right by the Grand Lux. The Pallazo rooms are identical, just decorated differently so if you ger a better rate there, go for it.

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11 hours ago, JackReacher said:

Whats the recommended way to perform $20 trick

Shark move is to do online checkin. Then when you go to pickup your keys talk to the live person helping people at the kiosks. I asked about the tower I wanted and she upgraded me. I asked if it was ok for her to accept tips and she said yes. No lines.

I play nice guy/naive and it works every time for me. She would’ve helped for free but I gave her a $10 bill. 

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13 hours ago, facook said:

Do you concur with the positive reviews of Aria's sports book?  

It's good.  We don't spend much time there, or in any of the books anymore, because there is always a large group of us.  Getting that kind of space in a sports book, especially for an entire day of football, seems next to impossible.  With the availability of the gaming apps, we've started going to bars where we can all sit together and watch the games, placing bets on the MGM app instead.  No need to save seats, get up at the ### crack of dawn, or fight the long betting lines at peak times.

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14 hours ago, TripItUp said:

What is the best sportsbook to purchase a table/row of chairs and watch all of the opening Sunday games in the NFL?   would like to keep it under 200 per seat.

Westgate Superbook.  We booked a 7 person booth for $500 ($650 ish after tax and fees).  That $500 all went to food/drink credit though...it was a great deal.  They have bigger spots as well.

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22 minutes ago, Bob Sacamano said:

It's good.  We don't spend much time there, or in any of the books anymore, because there is always a large group of us.  Getting that kind of space in a sports book, especially for an entire day of football, seems next to impossible.  With the availability of the gaming apps, we've started going to bars where we can all sit together and watch the games, placing bets on the MGM app instead.  No need to save seats, get up at the ### crack of dawn, or fight the long betting lines at peak times.

how long does the sign up for the apps take in person when you go deposit the money

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9 minutes ago, Tiger Fan said:

how long does the sign up for the apps take in person when you go deposit the money

I did Mirage last year (we were staying there, but set up at Venetian for Sunday).  Had to get the player's card, then go to book to set up app.  Maybe 15 minutes total?  And then 5 minutes to cash out when we left Monday am.

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12 minutes ago, Tiger Fan said:

how long does the sign up for the apps take in person when you go deposit the money

If you do the MGM app, go to any MGM sports book when it's not busy.  They usually have one person designated for this, so if you get there when there's much of a line, it can take a while.  I set mine up at the Aria book on a Thursday afternoon just after arriving, and it took no time at all.  10 minutes, maybe.  iirc, you can set it up so that you have to return to the book to add cash or cash out OR you can hook it up to a debit/credit card for easy transfers.  The latter seemed dangerous, given I'm sober for about 5 minutes any given weekend in Vegas.  Once set up you can place wagers from anywhere in the state of Nevada.  

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I left mine on there so I could throw a little something on the Monday night games from the airport while waiting for my flight out.  Now I have seed money for this year.  

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On 5/29/2019 at 11:26 AM, Getzlaf15 said:

Leaving for WSOP in an hour. :club::spade::heart::diamond:    11 days. At least 2 WSOP events. And many OM8 and HORSE events on the off days at Aria and Orleans.

Made day 2.  Started with 10k. Ended with 29.5k.    373 left.  I'm 104th.  128 get paid.  Grinded like a mf with 4800 to 8 k chips levels 2 to 7.   

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6 hours ago, Getzlaf15 said:

Made day 2.  Started with 10k. Ended with 29.5k.    373 left.  I'm 104th.  128 get paid.  Grinded like a mf with 4800 to 8 k chips levels 2 to 7.   

I'm coming June 13th through indefinitely. Are you around then? Playing the World Series if the smaller events go decently. 

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10 hours ago, Getzlaf15 said:

Made day 2.  Started with 10k. Ended with 29.5k.    373 left.  I'm 104th.  128 get paid.  Grinded like a mf with 4800 to 8 k chips levels 2 to 7.   

 

Nice start, take it down!

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On 5/31/2019 at 3:44 PM, John Bender said:

I'm coming June 13th through indefinitely. Are you around then? Playing the World Series if the smaller events go decently. 

I'm here until the 9th.   Then coming back for 3 days on 22nd for wife's bday and playing 1100 plo8. PM me if you want to get a beer.  

The big 50 is on final opening day 4 today.  Sold out everyday like 6200 each day. 

The Rio is crushed.  They cancelled all four daily deepstacks each day.  I'm in a line of 300 now at Venetian to sign up for 800. Plo8.  So crazy. 

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Just made the final table at the Aria Om8 470 event.  147 played.  Finished 10th when I got rivered twice. Such is Omaha.  Played well against very good players.   2 cashes and a bubble in 4 events so far.  

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Anyone have suggestions for an EDM club for a bachorlette party?

It won't be until October. 

How far in advance do you need to reserve a table/booth?

How far in advance do they announce if a well known artist will be playing that night?

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1 hour ago, eoMMan said:

Anyone have suggestions for an EDM club for a bachorlette party?

It won't be until October. 

How far in advance do you need to reserve a table/booth?

How far in advance do they announce if a well known artist will be playing that night?

When in October? Will you be attending?

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1 hour ago, eoMMan said:

Anyone have suggestions for an EDM club for a bachorlette party?

It won't be until October. 

How far in advance do you need to reserve a table/booth?

How far in advance do they announce if a well known artist will be playing that night?

Usually some good advance listings here for DJ events at pools and clubs.

https://electronic.vegas/vegas-edm-event-calendar/

 

 

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On 5/30/2019 at 5:22 PM, kutta said:

How many guys? lagasse’s Stadium would be awesome if you could reserved a row of stadium seating. 

 

On 5/30/2019 at 6:40 PM, leftcoastguy7 said:

Just my opinion, but I don't think Lagasse's is that great.

You have to guarantee to spend a ####load of money to hold a seat. The drinks are way overpriced and the food is just okay. 

On weekends like opening of NFL, there is a $500 minimum per head.  But you can eat and drink like a champ.  Food is good.

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On 6/4/2019 at 7:00 AM, eoMMan said:

Anyone have suggestions for an EDM club for a bachorlette party?

It won't be until October. 

How far in advance do you need to reserve a table/booth?

How far in advance do they announce if a well known artist will be playing that night?

Early October is ideal Pool time - I'd look into a pool EDM show

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11 minutes ago, eoMMan said:

Secret Pizza in The Cosmopolitan....anyone try it?

They got really good reviews on Google.

It's good, especially at 2 AM and you're trashed. :oldunsure:

For my money, the best in town is Pizza Rock, downtown and Green Valley Ranch.

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32 minutes ago, kevzilla said:

It's good, especially at 2 AM and you're trashed. :oldunsure:

People are getting trashed?  In Vegas?  Shocked and/or appalled!!!

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57 minutes ago, eoMMan said:

Secret Pizza in The Cosmopolitan....anyone try it?

They got really good reviews on Google.

We usually eat there once or twice per trip. I think it's in the top 5 of pizza's I've had. (but, I live in middle America, where we don't have a lot of good pizza). Most of their pies are thin crust, but they make an occasional Sicilian style that's thicker (Chicago style). 

We also like pin up pizza across the street at Planet Hollywood. Wife loves the margarita pizza there. The slices are twice the size of Secret Pizza. And the girls behind the counter are much nicer to look at. 

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Headed back to Vegas next week.  3 couples in their 40s this time so not my usual full-on degen trip.  I have a few questions.

We get in Sunday afternoon and we're staying at the Wynn.  Other two couples get in on Monday and then we'll be staying at the Linq Mon-Wed night.

I'm not as familiar with the area up by the Wynn, I've usually been a mid to bottom strip guy.  What's good to do up there for casual drinks etc.  I know Peppermill is in the area, is it walkable from the Wynn?  Is it better for evening dinner/drinks or for morning breakfast?  Any other decent bars?

The group wants to do a show, Absinthe and Opium seem to be the choices we're voting on.  I've heard great things about both, anyone here been to both and have a preference?  Otherwise I'll probably tell the group I'm good with whatever is chosen.  I think we'll do Fremont one of the nights.  Trying to hit the Golden Steer if I can talk them into it, otherwise probably Craft, Cut or SW.  Yardbird is definitely on my radar.  Is Mon Ami Gabi still a must stop if I'm not gonna sit outside for the view?  I'm not sitting in 100 degree heat lol.

Mostly I'm looking for recommendations for my first night up at the Wynn

TIA!

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