coilman
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December 25th, 2014 at 6:19:50 PM permalink
What did the EVIL EMPIRE do to cause a SEVEN STAR to stay downtown?
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December 25th, 2014 at 6:40:26 PM permalink
My favorite casino.. have stayed there every trip for about 15 years now.
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December 26th, 2014 at 2:58:00 PM permalink
MSS has a big group of 99.54 JOB divided into 2 big groups.
The bar and a group of 8 slant tops by the valet.
The slant tops also have DDB 100.17 so more play to earn points.
Nearby bar no DDB 100.17 so you earn points at a normal rate.
If you prefer 99.54 JOB at MSS, play the bar and not the slant tops if wanting to maximize points.
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December 26th, 2014 at 3:01:46 PM permalink
Quote: coilman

What did the EVIL EMPIRE do to cause a SEVEN STAR to stay downtown?



Platinum with no hotels comps.
Only platinum due to Total Rewards Visa.
I hardly ever gamble on the strip.
Prefer gambling downtown.
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December 26th, 2014 at 3:09:22 PM permalink
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I stayed at Main Street on a comp 12/16-18. It was a slow weekend. The hotel did not seem very full or busy, and I think everyone I saw was Hawaiian, with a few whiteys scattered here and there. Check in was fast and convenient, and I had never seen the nice check-in area and gift shop they have at the back of the hotel. There is a brochure that you can get that will tell you the provenance of all the antiques they have. Some of the stuff is really amazing, like turn of the century chandeliers from someplace famous in Europe.

There were five elevators serving about 15 floors of rooms. There was never a wait for the elevators. I was given a highway side room on a high floor. The rooms are nice, if a little small. Once nice touch is the shutters instead of drapes on the windows -- never seen that before. Kind of gives it a relaxing, tropical feel. The bedding package is nice. I was afraid the highway noise would be awful, but it never got above a dull roar. In fact, it was rather soothing. As long as the noise doesn't modulate, I can accommodate it. All in all, just a very basic, comfortable room with everything you need.

The casino is convenient, with some of the best gambling options downtown. I mostly stuck to the 10/7 quarter double bonus, 20x craps, and Sam Boyd's Treasure Chest bonus poker. The 10/7 double bonus is a great game, on slant tops near the valet entrance, and you get scratch cards for hitting four-of-a-kind. The slot attendants are extremely attentive and will bring your card right away. I played with a group of Hawaiians who were on the machines almost their whole vacation weekend. On the last day Dad hit a royal. I hit aces twice for $200 each.

The casino is also just about the best place to play craps in Vegas. The only ones that come close are Sam's Town and Joker's Wild on Boulder Highway (not coincidentally, also Boyd Gaming properties). The 20x odds is nice to have if you want to press your action, and the players are good. I would say 80-90% of player action is pass line/odds. I have won more than I've lost here, getting on some good rolls. Great dealers, also.

The food options are a downside. There is only the Triple 7 brew pub and the Garden Court buffet. Both are good, but not convenient for quick bites. Across the bridge to Cal is Aloha Specialties and Lappert's Ice Cream shop. Lappert's sells coffee and something called masaladas which are deep fried dough balls -- yummy for breakfast. Aloha Specialties does not accept Boyd points. You can eat at Pasta Pirate/Redwood Grill or Market Street Cafe at the Cal and charge it to your room at Main Street. Same thing with the Fremont restaurants, Paradise Buffet, Second Street Grill and Tony Roma's.

A word about the beer at Triple 7: On my visit, I ordered a snifter of the Belgian Quad Ale, "Monique 2.0." It was five dollars for a large snifter, and at 11% alcohol by volume, it packed quite a wallop. This is the type of beer that lingers in your memory. Just amazing depth of flavor. If you like beer even the least bit, you must try the microbrews at Triple 7. Get whatever they have on special. Next time I plan to try the "Bourbon Klaas" ale that is aged in bourbon barrels. Wheee!

On my stay, I estimate I played 4-5 hours of Double Bonus $0.25 poker, and 3-4 hours of craps, making $5 line bets and a few come bets, plus odds. At the end of my stay, I asked the host, Ipo Boast, for a comp of my Triple 7 meal, which she was happy to do. The room was already comped. By the way, there is no host office at Main Street. You have to ask the BConnected desk to call one, and they will come to the desk to assist you.

All in all, I enjoyed my stay at Main Street Station, but I felt isolated. I found myself walking over to Fremont Street often. I think next time I will try the Fremont, which has been recently remodeled, but Main Street Station is by no means a bad choice for a downtown stay.



Nice TR, teddy. December before Christmas is the slowest time of year in Vegas. If you don't like big crowds that's the time to go.
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December 26th, 2014 at 3:19:22 PM permalink
I can't remember the guy's name that bought and remodeled MSS. He sunk a hell of a lot of money in the remodel. This was back in the nineties. Then the place was only open for 3 months before shutting down. One of the things he tried to get away with was paying even money on blackjack.

The place was shuttered for a couple of years before Boyd bought it. If you've seen the movie Casino, the opening scene where De Niro walks out of a casino to his car was filmed in the MSS parking lot.

When I was in Hawaii in 1989 and talking about casinos with Hawaiians they all said the California Club was their favorite casino.
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December 26th, 2014 at 3:30:29 PM permalink
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I can't remember the guy's name that bought and remodeled MSS.



Bob Snow
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December 26th, 2014 at 3:32:15 PM permalink
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Bob Snow



Thanks.
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December 26th, 2014 at 3:32:19 PM permalink
Quote: mickeycrimm

I can't remember the guy's name that bought and remodeled MSS. He sunk a hell of a lot of money in the remodel. This was back in the nineties. Then the place was only open for 3 months before shutting down. One of the things he tried to get away with was paying even money on blackjack.

The place was shuttered for a couple of years before Boyd bought it.



The guy's name was Bob Snow, I believe. (Edit: Doc beat me)
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December 26th, 2014 at 3:42:03 PM permalink
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(Edit: Doc beat me)


I only knew the answer because of some shoddy, 2nd-rate research I did a while back. As I posted at the bottom of the previous page of this thread: "I provided some of the history of the name when I posted my Main Street Station chip in the Casino Chip of the Day thread."

A lot of people don't care for that thread and block it, but the thread is far from being just about the chips. We post and discuss a lot of info about the casinos themselves.

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