MrV
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February 20th, 2018 at 9:01:58 AM permalink
The high resort fees, the parking fees, and the weak comps from the strip casinos all fuel the masochist in me; coupled to the cost of air fare, a rental car and a place to stay and you can see the new Las Vegas secret to success.

We all know masochism and casino gambling go hand in hand.
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Ayecarumba
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February 20th, 2018 at 9:35:08 AM permalink
If I am in Reno, it means I am passing through on my way to Lake Tahoe. There are more attractive things nearby.

It’s like asking “Why Las Vegas over Mesquite?”
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FleaStiff
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February 20th, 2018 at 10:21:29 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

If I am in Reno, it means I am passing through on my way to Lake Tahoe. There are more attractive things nearby.

Yeah, but as land values rise hundreds of those South Lake Tahoe nudists are forced to move.

Seriously, casinos are everywhere now and there is no need for long flights, airport lines and indignities, etc. just because better casinos can be available, local is "good enough". People still dream of Vegas, know that a 'better deal' is available in Reno but if they can get to a nearby casino in twenty minutes, why aim for the ultimate?
billryan
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February 20th, 2018 at 10:36:26 AM permalink
I'm still trying to understand why the paradise on the River known as Laughlin attracts roughly one percent of the number of visitors Vegas does.
I guess life just isn't fair.
rxwine
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February 20th, 2018 at 10:56:20 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Yeah, but as land values rise hundreds of those South Lake Tahoe nudists are forced to move.

Seriously, casinos are everywhere now and there is no need for long flights, airport lines and indignities, etc. just because better casinos can be available, local is "good enough". People still dream of Vegas, know that a 'better deal' is available in Reno but if they can get to a nearby casino in twenty minutes, why aim for the ultimate?



For people who have no idea of the value of the plays, staying and playing the local tribal casino may be a wash. If their money doesn't last very long, it's not twice the fun.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
Steverinos
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February 20th, 2018 at 11:52:28 AM permalink
I'm from Alaska and have no casinos/gambling besides pull tabs and bingo halls. I play poker, video poker, craps, and blackjack, typically in that order. My Vegas trips typically coincide with a poker event in town at the same time. We'll be down there next month for the WSOPC stop at Planet Hollywood along with March Madness madness. We have several guys in our poker group that go to Reno for golf tournaments throughout the year so I should make it at some point.
Romes
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February 20th, 2018 at 12:56:35 PM permalink
Quote: WatchMeWin

Simply put... The reason is because Vegas is ...well, IT'S VEGAS BABY!!

Oh ghad, I'm going to agree with MWM!!!

In essence, vegas has grown bigger than just a place to gamble. There's an electric feeling in the air (for tourists) with all of the massive hotels and casinos, all of the glitz and glamour, and it's just something you don't get in other gambling venues that offer more value but are smaller and less attractive. There's something about knowing you're in a town with HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of other visitors all looking to have fun and a good time.

Another words... It's Vegas, baby!
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
MrV
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February 20th, 2018 at 1:17:19 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I'm still trying to understand why the paradise on the River known as Laughlin attracts roughly one percent of the number of visitors Vegas does.



It could be because the casinos are really hospice facilities in disguise.
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Vegasrider
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February 20th, 2018 at 1:44:55 PM permalink
The Atlantis hosts a WPT event during March Madness. Crazy time of year down here as far as poker and college hoops.
WatchMeWin
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February 20th, 2018 at 2:00:04 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

Oh ghad, I'm going to agree with MWM!!!

In essence, vegas has grown bigger than just a place to gamble. There's an electric feeling in the air (for tourists) with all of the massive hotels and casinos, all of the glitz and glamour, and it's just something you don't get in other gambling venues that offer more value but are smaller and less attractive. There's something about knowing you're in a town with HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of other visitors all looking to have fun and a good time.

Another words... It's Vegas, baby!



Yea Yea Yea....

The new tag line for Vegas, or AC should be ... ' Welcome to Vegas/AC, All Vices Accepted!'
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