Greasyjohn
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April 8th, 2018 at 1:58:30 PM permalink
I saw a YouTube video on "The Top Five Worst Hotels in Vegas." You know who made the top of the list? The Circus Circus Manor Motor Lodge. I didn't even know there was a low rise motel-style motor lodge at Circus Circus. So I looked on a satellite map and there it was. It is located in the northwest section of the Circus Circus complex adjacent to the RV park (which I did know about). As it turns out, I've always felt that Circus Circus was one of the worst properties in Vegas anyway. It has a tacky, cheap feel to it. But I have to give them credit for the huge undertaking to create and manage such a complex, what with the Adventuredome, 3,773 rooms, the circus acts, midway and all the stores and restaurants. A dozen years ago they used to have 3:2, NDAS, SD, H17 blackjack. The place wasn't so obnoxious and overflowing with kids back then. Or maybe it was and just got worse.

What does the name Circus Circus mean anyway?
Ibeatyouraces
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April 8th, 2018 at 2:01:05 PM permalink
I don't know about that hotel, but I've stayed in the regular CC tower and it was perfectly fine. Even the breakfast buffet was pretty damn good.
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billryan
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April 8th, 2018 at 2:03:32 PM permalink
I used to play a lot of BJ at their Slots of Fun annex. They had lots of match plays and extra chip cards plus the dealers worked at keeping the game fun. I don't remember the rules, but I know they weren't terrible. Westward Ho was next door and severely restricted doubles(9-11 maybe).
Now, I only go when I have friends in town that want to see some of the acts.
Greasyjohn
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April 8th, 2018 at 2:12:01 PM permalink
When I played BJ at Westward Ho 15 years ago they had SD, S17, DAS. The player had a + .13% expectation. The best game in the U.S.
Ibeatyouraces
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April 8th, 2018 at 2:14:25 PM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

When I played BJ at Westward Ho 15 years ago they had SD, S17, DAS. The player had a + .13% expectation. The best game in the U.S.


Slots-O-Fun had the same or similar game that was listed the early 2000's American Casino Guide.
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billryan
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April 8th, 2018 at 2:26:43 PM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

When I played BJ at Westward Ho 15 years ago they had SD, S17, DAS. The player had a + .13% expectation. The best game in the U.S.


The one time I stayed there( November 2001) they had double 9-11 only. Never played before or after. I don't think it was open all that much longer after that.
AxelWolf
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April 8th, 2018 at 4:47:10 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

I don't know about that hotel, but I've stayed in the regular CC tower and it was perfectly fine. Even the breakfast buffet was pretty damn good.

Perhaps its way better now. I know their regular buffet is a lot better than it used to be. I have said it before, and I'll say it again, back in the 90's it was horrible. I will never forget the fact that all the cooked food tasted like the metal pans they used. Even when I first started playing and didn't have much money, I wouldn't eat their buffet for free. The El Cortez 49/99 cent breakfast was good, it was a lifesaver for me many times when I had a 9 to 5 and almost no money right before payday. They had delicious pumpkin pie as well. I don't know how long it's been since I have eaten there, but it has been many years.

Nowadays, I can make my own breakfast food the way I like it on the super cheap, or have my GF whip me up some, unfortunately, I oftentimes get sick of breakfast food (now I want some but I probably don't have any frozen hashbrown).

p.s. Home fries suck and they are usually dry as hell.
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AxelWolf
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April 8th, 2018 at 4:51:29 PM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

When I played BJ at Westward Ho 15 years ago they had SD, S17, DAS. The player had a + .13% expectation. The best game in the U.S.

They used to let you place the cut card on their double deck. Im sure you know what you can do with that. At one time I could cut off an exact amount of cards each time.
♪♪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♪♪
Boz
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April 8th, 2018 at 5:10:31 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I used to play a lot of BJ at their Slots of Fun annex. They had lots of match plays and extra chip cards plus the dealers worked at keeping the game fun. I don't remember the rules, but I know they weren't terrible. Westward Ho was next door and severely restricted doubles(9-11 maybe).
Now, I only go when I have friends in town that want to see some of the acts.



And they would bring donuts around to the tables in the morning. The good old days.
ck1313
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April 8th, 2018 at 5:11:10 PM permalink
I stayed there when I turned 21 with some friends for my first visit to Las vegas. We nicknamed it the "pink nightmare."

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