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January 27th, 2014 at 1:58:08 PM permalink
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Thanks again, your input is much appreciated. I haven't been to Vegas since I'm married, probably better than 30 years. So I need all the assistance I can get regarding a Vegas vacation, otherwise I might be searching for the old Stardust....



FWIW, the Orleans is a Boyd property (re: Borgata Black) and Tripadvisor.com (a pretty reliable independent review site for hotels) has it ranked 27 out of 270 hotels in Las Vegas (top 10%). Rack rate for September is $54 a night, but you should get several day's comps with your black card, I would guess. They are 5 minutes from the Strip, and run a free shuttle for guests to it every 20 minutes. They also run a free shuttle to their Gold Coast property (among others), which is a friendly locals casino right near the Rio (CET) and the Palms on the far side of the strip (Orleans is west and south, near the airport); not sure how often.

For CET, NOBU at Caesar's is supposed to be top-quality among any high roller accommodations (there are also other options), and Paris LV has very nice accommodations in their better suites as well. Both are central Strip and convenient to many others. I would think, the earlier you book, the better your chances of getting good accommodations with either. YMMV.

EDIT: There were some useful recommendations at THIS SITE as well.
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January 27th, 2014 at 6:28:58 PM permalink
Jetblue is the best for the price I can find flying out of JFK. I wouldn't even look further than them but I'm biased, we have a jetblue amex :)

Sightseeing has been covered already. I think a rental car is almost a must do, just make sure it has GPS to get you around.

If your wife wants a premium hotel because of the experience, I think there are a few standouts.......

1) Premium - Aria and Cosmopolitan - Probably around $200 a night
2) Core (but still nice hotel rooms) - Paris LV, Planet hollywood, Mandalay Bay - Could score a deal of around $120 a night perhaps even less depending on when you book.

Because of how big the bacc action is around town right now most casinos have a mini bacc on the floor and several midi games in the Asian pits or high limit rooms. Those usually start at $100 minimums on strip. You could find a quarter game (midi) at perhaps at a few CET properties. The best low roller baccarat tables will be found at Gold Coast, mostly $10 minimum games, perhaps no commission baccarat.

Hope you guys have a great time!
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gr8player
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January 28th, 2014 at 12:55:20 PM permalink
Thank you, as well, beachbumbabs and Tomspur for your helpful posts.

All those who've responded have been very helpful, and I surely appreciate you guys' taking the time and effort to assist me in planning this LV excursion.

This site surely has some kind-hearted members, and it's threads such as these that serve as viable proof.

I wish you all the very best of it.
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January 28th, 2014 at 3:41:04 PM permalink
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Please pardon my indulgence as I ask a few questions regarding a Las Vegas trip for my wife and I, sometime in Sept., from Sun - Fri (5 nights):

1.) Which airline runs non-stop from NYC to LV?
2.) Which hotel would be centrally located and best for sightseeing ops?
3.) Regarding sightseeing, any suggestions?
4.) Where might I find the best Bac action?

Oh, and where can I book all of that for under $500?(J/K) But if anyone knows of any super deals, please feel free to advise.

I thank you, in advance, for your considerations.



1) JetBlue or Delta since I am sure you will be flying out of JFK.
2) Bellagio and vicinity. Or Harrahs/Flamingo. Right smack in the middle of the Strip.
3) No idea. I go to Vegas for bac. LOL.
4) My favorite on the Strip is Wynncore, Aria, MGM Grand, Cosmo, and Mandalay Bay. Bellagio is okay unless you lay down big bets. Snobby dealers. I would recommend Venetian/Palazzo but I am not a fan of Sheldon Adelson. If you are looking for low limit on The Strip then Harrahs, Flamingo, and The Mirage. Don't recommend Caesars properties for bac unless you are heading to high limit. Stingy rules. If you don't mind going off strip, then the Palms, Gold Coast (the best off strip), Palace Station and Golden Nugget Downtown.

I caught two awesome deals a few weeks back on the Wynnncore site so I will be out in Vegas the second and last week of Feb.
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January 28th, 2014 at 3:59:18 PM permalink
Thanks, D-man.

I read something about the Cosmopolitan having only 4% comm games; if that holds true, I'm probably going to wind up there.

Also, the Cosmopolitan is currently advertising heavily in NYC, so the name is gaining some familiarity with us. And these commercials have got to be some of the weirdest we've ever seen, which, just as they planned it, has the both of us intrigued.

Thanks, again.

Edited to add: Best of luck on your trips, D-man, bring home the bacon.
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January 28th, 2014 at 4:06:53 PM permalink
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Thanks again, your input is much appreciated. I haven't been to Vegas since I'm married, probably better than 30 years. So I need all the assistance I can get regarding a Vegas vacation, otherwise I might be searching for the old Stardust....

My offer still stands, I can get you free rooms if you wish.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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January 28th, 2014 at 4:11:54 PM permalink
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Thanks, D-man.

I read something about the Cosmopolitan having only 4% comm games; if that holds true, I'm probably going to wind up there.

Also, the Cosmopolitan is currently advertising heavily in NYC, so the name is gaining some familiarity with us. And these commercials have got to be some of the weirdest we've ever seen, which, just as they planned it, has the both of us intrigued.

Thanks, again.

Edited to add: Best of luck on your trips, D-man, bring home the bacon.


According to the Wiz, the 4% commission is either gone or on the way out. Should probably call ahead or ask someone to scout it out if you are planning on playing there.
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January 28th, 2014 at 4:34:40 PM permalink
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My offer still stands, I can get you free rooms if you wish.



Thanks anyway, AxelWolf, but I'd rather pay for my rooms than give my method away. Not gonna happen, sorry.
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January 28th, 2014 at 4:35:57 PM permalink
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According to the Wiz, the 4% commission is either gone or on the way out. Should probably call ahead or ask someone to scout it out if you are planning on playing there.



Thanks for the "heads up", AcesAndEights; will do.
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January 28th, 2014 at 6:22:08 PM permalink
Don't know about 4% commish at the Cosmo but I do know they offer EZ Bac there like at Mandalay. Unlike the Borgata those tables offer unlimited free hands. This means you can play by yourself if you wish and don't have to spread bet to move the shoe. Something again that is not allowed in AC casinos.

I think the D in Downtown offers 4% commish.

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