EvenBob
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January 26th, 2014 at 8:05:04 PM permalink
Quote: rudeboyoi

Whatever the opposite of this is. I thoroughly enjoyed their show.



There's are always people who are easily entertained.
I demand a little more for my money than some guy
prattling on endlessly for an hour, with some well
practiced hocus pocus thrown in so we don't fall
asleep. I prefer close-up slight of hand stuff, not
the corny crowd magic.
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January 26th, 2014 at 8:50:34 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

There's are always people who are easily entertained.
I demand a little more for my money than some guy
prattling on endlessly for an hour, with some well
practiced hocus pocus thrown in so we don't fall
asleep. I prefer close-up slight of hand stuff, not
the corny crowd magic.



Yeah, have to agree; most enjoyable magician I ever saw was never famous; Patrick McSomething. He did table magic for a summer at the resort area I was working in. Coins, balls, cards, etc. Great patter, great dexterity.

Saw David Copperfield several years later; he stood 3 feet from me and did the dancing handkerchief trick. He didn't even try and cover the gaff. I was very surprised. Patrick was better, but he was never famous.
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January 26th, 2014 at 9:07:12 PM permalink
I stayed at the Excalibur on my very first trip to Vegas. I don't think it's changed much in 11 years, and wouldn't stay again now. The location is convenient, but the gaming floor has lost it's shine and allure for me. Perhaps I'm not starry eyed at Vegas any more. May it was the pit manager who pissed me off last time I was there.

On the flip side, I've spent about thirty minutes in Circus Circus, and didn't really see it properly. I have only a small desire to go back again to find out what I really didn't miss.

As a caveat, I normally stay at the Orleans. Off strip, cheap, and easy enough to get back on strip to see what is to be seen. With a gaming floor I still enjoy, and bars to watch the sports at or have a drink at late at night.

(shrug)
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EvenBob
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January 26th, 2014 at 9:09:14 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Yeah, have to agree; most enjoyable magician I ever saw was never famous; Patrick McSomething. .



Best card magician in the world right now
is Ricky Jay. In his 60's, he still practices
hours a day. He can tell you he's going
to deal from the bottom of the deck and
you still can't see it. Here he is on Letterman:



This is really amazing:

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AxiomOfChoice
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January 26th, 2014 at 9:31:14 PM permalink
Quote: rudeboyoi

Whatever the opposite of this is. I thoroughly enjoyed their show.



Yeah, me too. Best show I've seen in Vegas, by far.
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January 26th, 2014 at 9:44:42 PM permalink
Go find a CZR casino and earn about 100 points ($1000) through a slot machine with a player's card. Then check your TR account and check for reservations a couple of weeks liater. Voila, instant discounts.

But Luxor over Excalibur over Circus Circus. I'd rather stay at Beethoven's house than stay at Circus Circus, facepalms and all...

The weekend comp bonus rates are as follows:

Circus Circus 34,000
Excalibur 42,000
Luxor 48,000
MonteCarlo 81,000
NYNY 101,500
Mandalay Bay 115,500
MGM 122,500
Aria 215,000

Seriously, get yourself up to Monte Carlo if possible. They had a double XP weekend where you could level up pretty easily.
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EvenBob
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January 26th, 2014 at 11:49:23 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

Yeah, me too. Best show I've seen in Vegas, by far.



Yeah, Vegas really sucks for shows.. Ever see
Wayne Newton? Good grief.
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January 27th, 2014 at 12:44:12 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Best card magician in the world right now
is Ricky Jay.

He is fantastic. I love his card throwing too.


Here's Ricky slicing a pencil in half:

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January 27th, 2014 at 4:39:17 AM permalink
The boxed area is really the Circus Circus dump.

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January 27th, 2014 at 5:09:00 AM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

Yup. This is exactly right.

Circus Circus: You are likely to get mugged outside
Excalibur: Filled with people hauling their loud and obnoxious kids around looking for a cheap vegas vacation. The rooms don't even have wifi for god's sakes. What is this, 1980?

Also add Luxor to the list of dumps that I would not stay at.

Monte Carlo is a good choice. It is small and cheap, but still nice. Definitely not luxury, but charming. If you gamble a bit it is very easy to get comped there. And you are right in city center. Aria is connected by a short tunnel of stores, and if you want to look at some eye candy you can walk over to Cosmo on a weekend. Also, Cosmo has some good bars and restaurants.



If Wi-Fi is important, then stay away from Harrahs too. They have none.

Monte Carlo and NYNY have extensive construction outside on the Strip, a real PITA for walking, especially on busy weekends.

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