gamerfreak
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May 30th, 2017 at 3:32:13 PM permalink
My actual first trip didn't count since I was 17 at the time (and not a troublemaker).

I'm looking to do things as cheap as possible to pad my gambling bankroll, but also hit several non gambling attractions. I got 7 nights comp'd at the Flamingo using my Diamond card.

Questions....

1) What shows/non-gambling attractions would you reccomend? I don't care how touristy. Freemont street? Hoover Dam? Only thing on my list right now is Penn&Teller.

2) Are diamond lounges substantial enough for a meal? Any restrictions on entering aside from being a Diamond card holder? (AC requires 10k tier credits that year or something)

3) Any new player/other promos I should take advantage of? You can PM me of required. Looking to eat cheap/free mostly, or get free play I can use to pay for food/attractions. I'm super cheap. I don't care about over-extending my welcome comps as long as it doesn't affect me at any AC Casinos. Probably won't be back to Vegas for a while.

4) Anything else you want to tell me

Thanks in advance.
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May 30th, 2017 at 4:02:06 PM permalink
Pinball Hall of Fame is pretty fun. Not far off the strip.

Just people watching is fun, too. TONS of beautiful women wearing very sexy clothes. And I'm not talking about escorts. Just regular tourists.
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May 30th, 2017 at 4:20:20 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

Pinball Hall of Fame is pretty fun. Not far off the strip.

Just people watching is fun, too. TONS of beautiful women wearing very sexy clothes. And I'm not talking about escorts. Just regular tourists.


Oh yea, that is also on my list. They have a nice collection and a one-off game called Pinball Circus that was never manufactured, it's the only place you can play it.

Pinball is my other hobby, I have 2 machines at home.
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May 30th, 2017 at 4:20:47 PM permalink
I think everyone should do Hoover Dam once in their life. To include the tour down below. Red Rock Canyon, at least drive around the loop, is a must as well.

Penn&Teller is a good show choice. They are just all around decent. Best show experience to encompass it all would be Absinthe.
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May 30th, 2017 at 4:26:19 PM permalink
check websites before you leave and don't forget the standard tourist advice: extra shoes and never be without a water bottle.

Be sure to ask a host for meal comps. Mailers for your next visit won't do you much good.
gamerfreak
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May 30th, 2017 at 4:27:13 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

I think everyone should do Hoover Dam once in their life. To include the tour down below. Red Rock Canyon, at least drive around the loop, is a must as well.


Flying in from the east coast so I won't have a car, but the misses wants to rent one and drive to the Grand Canyon one day. I'm not sold because I don't want to spend my vacation driving. Any buses out of Vegas to the Canyon?
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May 30th, 2017 at 4:28:51 PM permalink
Do not count on eating at the Diamond Lounges in Vegas, they are nothing like AC. At best they put out some wings while they last around 5. And there usually is a line waiting. Almost sad.

No requirement like AC, great for drinking, not for dinner. Also very limited hours. Of all of them Caesars is the nicest, but again same food issues.
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May 30th, 2017 at 4:34:38 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

Do not count on eating at the Diamond Lounges in Vegas, they are nothing like AC. At best they put out some wings while they last around 5. And there usually is a line waiting. Almost sad.

No requirement like AC, great for drinking, not for dinner. Also very limited hours. Of all of them Caesars is the nicest, but again same food issues.


That's disappointing. At harrah's philly it's a full spread and no requirement either.

How about grocery stores near the strip? We are planning a few decent meals, but I remember the food in and around the strip being expensive and mostly mediocre. I'd rather blow $1k on craps rather than bar food all week.
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May 30th, 2017 at 4:39:02 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Be sure to ask a host for meal comps. Mailers for your next visit won't do you much good.


No host, but sometimes if I flutter my eyebrows enough at check-in they'll give me some buffet passes.
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May 30th, 2017 at 4:44:15 PM permalink
Don't think there're many grocery stores near the strip. Best bet is likely to take an Uber to a Vons or Smith's.


I thought hoover damn was pretty cool. But it's also basically what you'd expect. If you really wanna do it, go ahead. But if you're on the fence about it or aren't super into it, skipping it wouldn't be a huge bummer.
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