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dm
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November 23rd, 2011 at 2:49:00 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

I was cruelly shot down by Tuscany. They said the host who made me the offer has now been fired, and the offer is rescinded. So, in so many words, f-them.

I was able to book MSS for one weekend and Gold Coast the next, with a 3-nights Harrah's comp (plus poker tourney freeroll!) in between. Will fill out the rest of the days with Wizard reviews. Anyway, I find this stuff interesting.



I know some stuff but I'm not sure what you mean. And, are you left doing a few all nighters somewhere?
teddys
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November 23rd, 2011 at 5:17:13 PM permalink
Quote: dm

I know some stuff but I'm not sure what you mean. And, are you left doing a few all nighters somewhere?

No, I should be able to get everything for free. I'm trying to do a completely free trip. Will write a post about it later.
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
downtowner
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December 7th, 2011 at 2:44:59 PM permalink
The question was "Where would you STAY" so I voted for the California. I love the MSS. The beer, the food, the vp. But I'm not a high roller so they always put me on the train/highway side. Now I stay at the Cal. The rooms are a bit smaller but they are quieter. And the Hawaiian clientel are very friendly. Everyone says "hi' on the elevator and striking up a conversation anywhere is easy. My kind of place to stay. But I LOVE the MSS for eating, drinking and gambling. Where else can you "piss" on the Berlin Wall (sorry ladies).
teddys
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December 7th, 2011 at 4:52:17 PM permalink
Thanks. By the way, if anyone wants to know the resolution of this, I followed the will of the people and chose Main Street Station. I will let you know how it is.
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
FleaStiff
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December 7th, 2011 at 5:02:57 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

No, I should be able to get everything for free. I'm trying to do a completely free trip. Will write a post about it later.

Will be very interesting. Some people do seem to manage to get RFB and to more-or-less break even on the gambling.
teddys
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December 9th, 2011 at 8:38:06 AM permalink
Quote: downtowner

The question was "Where would you STAY" so I voted for the California. I love the MSS. The beer, the food, the vp. But I'm not a high roller so they always put me on the train/highway side. Now I stay at the Cal. The rooms are a bit smaller but they are quieter. And the Hawaiian clientel are very friendly. Everyone says "hi' on the elevator and striking up a conversation anywhere is easy. My kind of place to stay. But I LOVE the MSS for eating, drinking and gambling. Where else can you "piss" on the Berlin Wall (sorry ladies).

I kinda wish I had chose the California. I agree with you, it is very nice.

Last time I was there, I was walking through on my way to Fremont and stopped to watch two Hawaiian ladies playing Blazing Sevens dollar slots. One was complaining about how they had been having a losing trip. The other lady was commiserating with her. On my way back, the complaining lady had hit the jackpot. The other woman was congratulating her, hugging her, etc. She looked so happy. It was heartwarming -- kind of the opposite type of experience of the Wizard's seeing the dead person at the Hilton.

As far as I'm concerned, CalFreStation might as well be one property. I think Boyd treats it the same way, too.

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"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
FleaStiff
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May 31st, 2012 at 4:15:35 AM permalink
Premises Liability action filed against MSS by 68 year old Hawaii resident who was mugged in men's room at 3:00am by homeless man. Alleges inadequate lighting, inadequate guards and that Hawaii marketing under 'home away from home' phrase was false and deceptive.
GameKing50
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June 10th, 2013 at 8:21:17 PM permalink
I voted for MSS even though you have already chosen. Live about 60 miles from Vegas and stay at the MSS RV Park. Basically a parking lot almost under I-95 it has all what we need. And at $14 a night a real steal! It's a buck extra per night for up to two pets. We have two small dogs and take them with us for a weekend of fun. It's a lousy neighborhood but security is present and no problems yet.
You will see homeless downtown and they do try to prowl the casinos. Security is always present and I or my wife rarely have a problem.
Be sure to check what Fremont Street Events are taking place at the time of your stay to determine what type of crowd there will be.
As stated, MSS usually has a Hawaiian crowd who are nice folks. Like the variety of video poker too!
smoothgrh
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May 16th, 2022 at 6:28:26 PM permalink
Has anyone visited The Orleans lately and have some observations about the casino?

I'm subscribed to their Facebook and Twitter feeds, and I must say whoever handles that does a fantastic job because I'm at least curious about visiting next weekend.

I read E.J.'s review from 2016 and it doesn't sound like it's really worth a stop. (Unlike say, Palace Station, where they have pai gow tiles.)

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