JIMMYFOCKER
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January 26th, 2011 at 11:36:12 AM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

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.



The Western is one casino that is not worth the visit, one of the very few in the entire Vegas metroplex such.

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teddys
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January 26th, 2011 at 1:44:39 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

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.

I somewhat disagree. The Western strips the veil of pretense that the other casinos put in front of the pursuit of gambling--that it is somehow a legitimate, "glamorous" enterprise. It is a fact a pretty degenerate pursuit -- take a step back and realize that you are putting hard-earned money at risk for the sake of entertainment. If you can go to the Western and still be enthused about gambling, then you have the right to continue to enjoy the rest of Vegas.

The El Cortez would serve a similar, but not exactly enough, purpose.

I am speaking somehwat tongue-in-cheek here, of course.
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pacomartin
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March 4th, 2011 at 8:56:36 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

I somewhat disagree. The Western strips the veil of pretense that the other casinos put in front of the pursuit of gambling--that it is somehow a legitimate, "glamorous" enterprise. It is a fact a pretty degenerate pursuit -- take a step back and realize that you are putting hard-earned money at risk for the sake of entertainment. If you can go to the Western and still be enthused about gambling, then you have the right to continue to enjoy the rest of Vegas.



Say it isn't so. The Western Casino now has a website! What's next!

Enjoy playing in a comfortable setting with our friendly dealers. They have friendly dealers now!
FleaStiff
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March 5th, 2011 at 12:16:08 AM permalink
I went to the website. There was nothing there about getting anything special for your wristband from the Las Vegas Detention Center.
FleaStiff
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March 5th, 2011 at 12:23:10 AM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

I have talked with a few people who have discussed purchasing and renovating this casino.

If they have some political clout to ram through an urban renewal project that moves out these people who need someplace to go it might be a profitable purchase. Buy the casino on the cheap, use tax money to un-blight the neighborhood, then have a "locals casino" for urban center yuppies.
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March 5th, 2011 at 7:29:55 AM permalink
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Say it isn't so. The Western Casino now has a website! What's next!



Having clicked on the link, I suppose next they'll have a good website :P
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Wavy70
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March 5th, 2011 at 10:20:13 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Quote: pacomartin

Say it isn't so. The Western Casino now has a website! What's next!



Having clicked on the link, I suppose next they'll have a good website :P



They have had one for years but it was a static page the same format as a mailer they once did.
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Wavy70
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March 5th, 2011 at 10:31:04 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

I went to the website. There was nothing there about getting anything special for your wristband from the Las Vegas Detention Center.



Many a year ago I was playing VP at the bar at the plaza a bit after midnight when the detention center let out it's newest batch of rehabilitated citizens, a group of 4 of them walk up to the bar at the Plaza and ask the bartender for their buffet coupon, drink and pack of smokes. The bartender they are talking to is befuddled but my bartender tells me that some of the guards at the detention center for giggles tell the newly released that the city has contracted out to the Plaza to feed them.

But the Spike was better for spotting the newly released than the Western was. First time to LV I wandered into the Spike late and noticed I was he only one w/o a wrist band. The spike still had $1 quarts of draft and $1 Sam Adams. I oft wondered who the hell is drinking Sammys aside from me here.
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BenJammin
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June 3rd, 2011 at 5:01:24 AM permalink
Watch out for gum on the tattered bar stools, and drink only from a plastic glass or bottle, and make sure they open it right in front of you. Save enough for bus fare home, and don't pay for any additional services in advance.
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EvenBob
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August 30th, 2011 at 11:55:37 PM permalink
Is the Western still going strong? The smell of the place always
gets to me. Try walking the short distance from the Fremont St
Experience to the Western in the early evening. You'll only do it once.
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