LuckyPhow
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March 2nd, 2018 at 7:58:23 AM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

Yes, when it comes to nonstop flights, there isn't any airport better than LAS. ... Unless you're into outdoors, the only thing to do in Reno is to go to the casinos ... But again, betting $25 a hand iup here you will be treated as royalty, you'll receive the best of everything at the best properties where in Vegas, it might take a black chip player to receive the best at the elite properties



Agreed LV has great air connections to most other airport hubs. But, for east-coasters, the 3-hour time difference may leave your (old, tired) body telling yourself it feels like midnight when the local clocks say it's only 9 pm. Plus, the red-eye return flights are rough on personal sleep schedules.

So, Reno treats green-chip players like royalty? Probably so, but -- as also noted -- much more difficult to fly into Reno except for select (mostly western) cities. What to do? Oh, what to do?

If you are an east-coaster, why not fly into New Orleans? Many good flight connections and much easier to accommodate a 1-hour time shift. Rent a car and drive about 1.5 hours to Biloxi (via Interstate). Or, drive Hwy 90 along the Mississippi coast for some spectacular southern scenery. I betcha Biloxi casinos are every bit as generous to green-chip players as the hard-to-get-to Reno, but with the same small-town feel. Also, there is a lot to do around Biloxi, including the kids' casino-equivalent arcade-game resort at Margaritaville. In spite of the fact I am NOT a green-chip player, Biloxi casinos give me more free room nights than I can use, plus (to me) reasonable food and gaming offers. Many casinos with $5 minimum bets (and some even lower!), free parking, and NONE of the crappy customer service LV gamblers constantly harp about. (True, there are resort fees -- and taxes -- if your room is not fully comped). Visit, gamble, and watch the fully-comped free-room offers flood your mailbox and email. What's not to like?
gamerfreak
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March 2nd, 2018 at 8:34:54 AM permalink
Resort fees should be bound to the same rules as airline fees.

When an airline offers a rate, it's a REQUIREMENT that it's at least POSSIBLE to fly at that rate. They can do BS like spirit and charge for a carry-on....but you can still take the flight at the price offered.
Lucca3927
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March 2nd, 2018 at 9:33:45 AM permalink
Tax or fee, call it what you wish, but it's still outrageous. I usually get it waived by asking my host to do that, along with all the other RFB charges, before I check out (note: the counter girls can't waive it-the host has to do it ahead of time).
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GlenG
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March 2nd, 2018 at 2:50:50 PM permalink
As far as parking goes, there are multiple ways to get free parking.

I would assume hosts can waive resort fees.
boymimbo
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March 2nd, 2018 at 11:26:56 PM permalink
Quote: GlenG

As far as parking goes, there are multiple ways to get free parking.

I would assume hosts can waive resort fees.



You can probably invest in your check in clerk too - a good sized tip may make that disappear.

Had a fun time getting into an MGM property today. Had my mlife reservation printed and on my phone and they couldn't find it. They spend 40 minutes straightening it out and they said they had to do a new one from scratch and gave my guest and I dinner buffets for compensation. I asked her how much she was charging me for the room to ensure they did it right, and she quoted a number $360 more than it should have been. Turns out that she had the number wrong. Reservations comped all four nights (I had three comped) so all I was paying was the resort fee. When she discovered the mistake she said that she should call reservations to fix it. I pulled $20 out of my wallet, gave it to her and said, "please don't." She looked at me and said, "you've waited long enough.". And off I went.
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Vegasrider
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March 3rd, 2018 at 1:49:41 PM permalink
Standing at the front desk for 40 minutes is a lot but glad that they made it right. Yes, when you tip and especially if the casino workers know you tip, you get your way. I remember when I valet my vehicle at the north entrance of the Bellagio and sometimes my timing leaving the casino was at the same time when their Circue show ended. There could be 50 cars ahead of me to be retrieved but a $10 bill with my valet ticket assured me that my vehicle was going be next. Ontop of what I normally tipped when I got my vehicle. Saved me about 20-25 minutes of just standing around and waiting.
DRich
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March 4th, 2018 at 5:51:53 PM permalink
I was in the process of booking a room for one night in St. Louis and saw the largest fees ever:

Tax Recovery Charges and Service Fees: $162.51

That price is not for the room, just taxes and fees. The MGM $35 a night isn't sounding bad.
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billryan
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March 4th, 2018 at 6:02:10 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I was in the process of booking a room for one night in St. Louis and saw the largest fees ever:

Tax Recovery Charges and Service Fees: $162.51

That price is not for the room, just taxes and fees. The MGM $35 a night isn't sounding bad.



Egads.
Venthus
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March 5th, 2018 at 12:05:12 AM permalink
I was curious what Circus Circus gave you for 30$ so I just took a peek at their website and it actually claims to be a *32$* resort fee there.

"A daily resort fee of $32.00 plus applicable tax is added to all room reservations upon check-in."
1 Run of House Room 1 night $19.99
Taxes: $2.67
Room Subtotal: $22.66
Resort Fee & Tax: $36.28
Total: $58.95
billryan
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March 5th, 2018 at 2:06:56 AM permalink
Quote: Venthus

I was curious what Circus Circus gave you for 30$ so I just took a peek at their website and it actually claims to be a *32$* resort fee there.

"A daily resort fee of $32.00 plus applicable tax is added to all room reservations upon check-in."
1 Run of House Room 1 night $19.99
Taxes: $2.67
Room Subtotal: $22.66
Resort Fee & Tax: $36.28
Total: $58.95



Picture what $60 would get you in NYC or Miami.

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