AxelWolf
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March 4th, 2017 at 8:57:48 AM permalink
Just curious why anyone would want to go to the dumpiest palaces on purpose?

King 8 off of Tropicana comes to mind.

Is the Opera House and Poker Palace still around?
Silver Nugget operates another property as well.

I can't remember the name of the place now, but me and DJ went to a place were they used the casino floor as the dance hall. They Played loud Mexican music as they drunkenly danced in and around the machine's. They wore western shirts, cowboy boots, cowboy hats. I even seen a bolo tie. Other than the employees(I wouldn't bet on that ) I doubt anyone had a green card.
I think I was the only white person in the place...EVER.

Not in Vegas, but the Recency in Laughlin is still around and I don't think it's been updated since that place opened.

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March 4th, 2017 at 8:58:30 AM permalink
Railroad Pass is a great choice, particularly if you're also going to the Hoover Dam.

Joker's Wild is another good choice, just a few miles north of there along the Boulder Highway. That place is almost named right: it's a joke.



Quote: AxelWolf

I can't remember the name of the place now, but me and DJ went to a place ...

He's not talking about me.
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March 4th, 2017 at 9:12:30 AM permalink
Axle: I am guessing the Mexican cowboy place you are thinking of was the Silver Saddle, which is gone. Does the King 8 have table games? That was one of the requirements stated.
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March 4th, 2017 at 9:24:44 AM permalink
Too bad the Western is closed.
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March 4th, 2017 at 10:05:38 AM permalink
Thanks for the responses everyone. As for the "why" of my post... The guys who are coming into town are a little curious as to what lay outside the strip and downtown. They don't really care to see Red Rock or GVR, or any other casino that is comparable to a strip resort. All have been to LV at least a half dozen times and want to do something different. I'm thinking the plan is to drive around on a Saturday, late morning and afternoon just screwing around at these places. We're looking for cheap gaming but moreso to "expand our cultural horizons." None in the group are slot players (hence the table games prerequisite).
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March 4th, 2017 at 10:49:38 AM permalink
Interesting question. The Western would have been perfect, although arguably downtown, but, alas, it went the way of the dodo bird.

Regarding the Cannery, I was just there and it is not that bad. Terrible location, in terms of close to anything, but once you're inside it's comparable to the Treasure Island.

Circus Circus is becoming a true dive, but it is technically on the Strip.

I'm sure I'll get a lot of push-back on this one, but I would submit for your consideration the Ellis Island. Almost everyone will rise to its defense saying it is great, which it is! But it a great in a neighborhood dive kind of way.

If you want somewhere that is a dive in the negative kind of way, meaning old people very slowly spending their Social Security money, then nothing can compare to Arizona Charlie's (Decatur).
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March 4th, 2017 at 10:54:50 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Just curious why anyone would want to go to the dumpiest palaces on purpose?

King 8 off of Tropicana comes to mind.

Is the Opera House and Poker Palace still around?
Silver Nugget operates another property as well.

I can't remember the name of the place now, but me and DJ went to a place were they used the casino floor as the dance hall. They Played loud Mexican music as they drunkenly danced in and around the machine's. They wore western shirts, cowboy boots, cowboy hats. I even seen a bolo tie. Other than the employees(I wouldn't bet on that ) I doubt anyone had a green card.
I think I was the only white person in the place...EVER.

Not in Vegas, but the Recency in Laughlin is still around and I don't think it's been updated since that place opened.

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Think it was Opera House or Poker Palace.

I tried to buy some candy at a vending machine and it ate my dollar. I went to security demanding my money back and they just looked at me like "bruh you lost or something boy". Unfortunately I was not able to get my dollar back. I'm still mad about that. It's been 2 years or so.

Another fun place was called the Silver Saddle or something like that on Fremont and Boulder or somewhere in that area. It's a dance hall/casino, mostly Mexican music. Also the only casino I've been patted down for weapons. Fun times.

Eureka is in a rough part of town with a rough clientele but the food at their Chinese restaurant "Fat Choy" is super good. Get the duck with rice. Don't go there when the sun goes down.
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March 4th, 2017 at 11:34:49 AM permalink
A few years back I drove to some local ones to get chips. I am pretty sure it was Jerry's nugget that I pulled up to at about 1am and thought no way in hell would I get out of my car. There were quite a few sketchy peoplease juat hanging around. I have been to some pretty bad areas in the US and this one actually had me spooked. I did not get a chip.
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March 4th, 2017 at 11:45:48 AM permalink
Lucky Club has to be included. If anyone wants to play parlay cards this year, Silver Nugget, Poker Palace, Big Horn, Lucky Club give you a nice strip of William Hill properties. Can then finish at Jerry's Nugget. Some very good blackjack, too

If Ellis Island counts as off strip, Wild Wild West should also count, along with the other Wildfire casinos.

Alamo might be top. Not many gas stations with table games in southern Nevada
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March 4th, 2017 at 1:54:41 PM permalink
The Golden Gate is dumpy, smells bad, and the dealer's and whole place looks like it's a casino in the Philippines. The D is another third world like dump.

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