aceofspades
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October 1st, 2013 at 9:29:30 AM permalink
So I just received my invitation to the Aria NYE festivities. Additionally, my host will give me two tix to see Fleetwood Mac the evening before at the MGM arena.
I am wondering if they will float me some airfare?

Has anyone spent NYE in Vegas before - comments thereon?



Ibeatyouraces
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October 1st, 2013 at 9:36:21 AM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
aceofspades
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October 1st, 2013 at 9:38:47 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Yes, but I stayed inside at Tuscany. I decided against going out in the throngs on the strip. You'll be right in the middle of the action at Aria.





Well I would be at the Aria event - I would hopefully not be roaming the strip aimlessly
AlanMendelson
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October 1st, 2013 at 9:39:18 AM permalink
I used to go to Caesars for NYE every year... up until about 5 years ago when I realized it's the worst weekend of the year to be there. Too crowded, bad service because of the crowds, highest table limits... and that was about the time Caesars stopped offering special dinner/concerts for their VIP guests and replaced it with a buffet and local band.

And that last NYE about 5 years ago was the time I couldn't get maid service to make up the room for two days... including no new towels... because we were "forgotten" in the crowd.

When I finally got a hold of the VP of housekeeping (or whatever the title was) I said "what are you going to do for me to make up for this? You can't give me free rooms because my rooms are already free. You can't pick up my meals because my meals are already free. You can't give me show tickets because my show tickets are already free".... and on and on. So they had a meeting of execs: what can we give this VIP player to compensate him for our blunder? The answer was "nothing because he already has everything comped." And that was my last NYE in Vegas.
Perdition
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October 1st, 2013 at 9:43:52 AM permalink
Yeah with the crush of the crowds and the madness that ensues, it seems like the last place I would want to be during that weekend. However seeing Fleetwood Mac would be nice, especially for free.

Although every New Years where I live is just people shooting guns in the air and sometimes at each other so maybe I don't have the best barometer to judge.
aceofspades
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October 1st, 2013 at 9:46:31 AM permalink
Quote: Perdition

Yeah with the crush of the crowds and the madness that ensues, it seems like the last place I would want to be during that weekend. However seeing Fleetwood Mac would be nice, especially for free.

Although every New Years where I live is just people shooting guns in the air and sometimes at each other so maybe I don't have the best barometer to judge.




I wish you a safe NYE!
Beethoven9th
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October 1st, 2013 at 9:57:20 AM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

Has anyone spent NYE in Vegas before - comments thereon?


I had always thought that NYE in Vegas sounded fun, but it actually sucks because as the night progresses, you eventually become stuck in one place and can't move around until the crowd disperses after midnight.

It might be cool though to do it once, just for the experience.
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kewlj
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October 1st, 2013 at 11:41:17 AM permalink
My first couple years living in Vegas, I headed for the strip on NYE. Wanted to experience all the excitement. You know what....it gets old fast. Lol. It is just too crowded. Getting in any kind of table action is problematic for me. I know longer even try to play on NYE. But even just heading to the strip for the excitement is trouble. It is soooo crowded that you can't move...literally! Some of the casinos go into lockdown just after 11pm. Once you go outside, you cannot re-enter until after midnight. I never was able to figure out what that is about??? One thing you can be sure of is at an event lime NYE brings out all the sleeze balls, pickpockets, scammers. So be careful and pay attention or you may find it isn't the casinos that 'releive' you of your bankroll.
EvenBob
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October 1st, 2013 at 12:00:11 PM permalink
I went to NYE one time, in the mid 90's. I still have
nightmares about it. You can't play, you can't get
a drink, you can't go anywhere, you can't move
once you get there. Ended up in my room watching
it on TV. I could have done that at home.
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Mission146
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October 1st, 2013 at 2:12:54 PM permalink
Have fun!

You might drop the line to the Tables Supervisor that it wouldn't hurt him/her to answer the phone every now and then.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219

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