mkl654321
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January 24th, 2011 at 7:13:28 PM permalink
Quote: Croupier

yeah, I was in Hysterics for hours the first time I found that site. Im actually planning a similar "Coupon Run" to the one its sister site "vegas on 25c's a day" having purchased a copy of the american casino guide.



Check their "Trip Reports" section for an account of their mega-coupon run with their ACGs firmly clasped in hand.
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Croupier
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January 25th, 2011 at 12:22:55 AM permalink
Quote: mkl654321

Check their "Trip Reports" section for an account of their mega-coupon run with their ACGs firmly clasped in hand.



I will be attempting the coupon run with my wife this year, and seeing if we can make the book pay for itself. Due to not hiring a car certain places will be off limits, but we think we will still have fun.
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January 25th, 2011 at 12:45:54 AM permalink
The Western has gone downhill well I mean uphill I guess. A lot less sketchty. I still say the Spike in it's day was the best. Quart beers for a buck. At about 1am the place would be flooded with guys who were just let out of lock up. Half still had the ID bracelets on. I would go there for the $1 Sam Adams. Felt like a Trump there.
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JIMMYFOCKER
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January 25th, 2011 at 3:56:14 AM permalink
Quote: Croupier

I will be attempting the coupon run with my wife this year, and seeing if we can make the book pay for itself. Due to not hiring a car certain places will be off limits, but we think we will still have fun.



One should make minimum 5x the price of the book, and I'm being highly conservative.
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January 25th, 2011 at 6:33:51 AM permalink
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One should make minimum 5x the price of the book, and I'm being highly conservative.



To be fair, me and the wife are going to Benihana and partaking of the steak and lobster deal(2 steak and lobster dinners for $75) which is a saving of $25, and already pays for the book.

Will be interesting how cose to the value of the matchplays I actually achieve. Hopefully it will make for a good article when I write it up.
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pacomartin
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January 25th, 2011 at 8:43:41 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

However, in all honesty, once you're inside it isn't THAT bad. A friend of mine used to love that place, despite having plenty of money. His last trip he lamented, "Man, that place is going uphill."



I could never get past the smell of smoke. I tried to go in on three seperate occassions, and I always end up gagging.
DJTeddyBear
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January 25th, 2011 at 9:22:13 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

One of the funniest things I have ever seen is the Cheapo Vegas picture and caption for the Western.

LOL! Those are GREAT!

Here's a couple other images, taken off their website.

You can tell a lot about a business from their website.

Their home page features a Black Jack table. Fair enough. Except they're using EURO chips!:
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How about those table games that use chips from the Plaza, and the rounded dice...
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I just GOTTA go there next time.

It doesn't look like a long walk from the Freemont Street Experience canopy / pedestrial mall. Is it a safe walk during the day?
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pacomartin
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January 25th, 2011 at 10:12:46 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

It doesn't look like a long walk from the Freemont Street Experience canopy / pedestrial mall. Is it a safe walk during the day?



Reasonable precautions for walking in a blighted area apply, but it should be no problem even at night. The cops patrol the street regularly, and you will see them picking up people in that block. You are still in the area where your biggest danger is panhandlers. For every block you go beyond The Western the drug, prositution and street business begins to increase exponentially.

The burritos sold out of the truck across the street are very good.
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January 25th, 2011 at 4:30:31 PM permalink
The Western is part of what makes Las Vegas -- and America -- great. This town was built on cheap gambling and cheap food/drink come-ons. I think everybody should be forced to go to the Western after they see the Bellagio fountains.
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pacomartin
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January 26th, 2011 at 11:17:42 AM permalink
Quote: teddys

The Western is part of what makes Las Vegas -- and America -- great. This town was built on cheap gambling and cheap food/drink come-ons. I think everybody should be forced to go to the Western after they see the Bellagio fountains.



That is a bit of a stretch. The El Cortez is a bit of Vegas history, and for the gambler who wants a bargain priced meal is still a great place.

The Western was built in the 1970's specifically aimed at Bingo players and has simply disintegrated over the decades. I don't think anyone has put a dime into the property since 2004 when it was bought by Tamares Group.

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