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February 9th, 2019 at 5:08:18 PM permalink
Well, I for one like the D much better than the GN. However, I suspect the GN has improved - at least I hope it has - since my last stay with them, which was 2014. I still don't see troubling them with my business again, though.

The ONLY issue I have with the D Is the loud music. The rest is pretty great. Clean rooms, very friendly service, good food on site (plus McD) , decent games, including a few that only they offer. Nice comps, easy to get free rooms, very convenient, good room security.
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February 9th, 2019 at 5:14:14 PM permalink
The D is a bit ghetto for me, but some people like that. If price is not an object, my favorite downtown is the Golden Nugget. Almost anybody would say the same. However, on more of a budget I would consider the Golden Gate, if you don't mind a small room, otherwise the Four Queens. I haven't stayed at the Downtown Grand since it was the old Lady Luck, but judging by the casino, they did a very solid renovation. If you want something more on the quiet side, I'd strongly consider it.
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February 9th, 2019 at 5:27:38 PM permalink
Ignore my post, I just realized that Iím talking about the downtown grand. Oops lol
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February 9th, 2019 at 6:09:59 PM permalink
The only thing I know about the D is it's got a bunch of nice coupons in the American Casino Guide. I also enjoy the name, because I'm a child. Hahaha.
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February 9th, 2019 at 7:10:21 PM permalink
I will say this about the D; since it's a "guys only" trip you might consider coinciding it with the next Miss D Hot Legs competition. I could put up with a lot of loud noise for a Vegas experience like this....



Alas, being a married man, such entertainments are off the table for me ... way off.
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February 9th, 2019 at 7:22:57 PM permalink
My huge gripe about The D (about 13 months ago) was that they didn't have enough elevators and they were automated. So you go to a console, put in your floor, then you're given an elevator number to wait for. I never waited less than five minutes. Many times, I watched 2-3 elevators open up before mine came down. I'm pretty sure people were getting preferential elevator/floor access. This alone makes it so that I won't go there again. This one experience was during the rodeo.

If you can put up with that and the sound, 10x odds is nice and drink service was adequate. The clientele is kinda trashy.
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February 9th, 2019 at 9:56:56 PM permalink
Everyone is talking about the D and nobody mentioned the dancing dealers?
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February 9th, 2019 at 11:17:13 PM permalink
Quote: FCBLComish

Everyone is talking about the D and nobody mentioned the dancing dealers?



Not my cup of tea...but yeah, they're a feature, not a flaw.
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February 9th, 2019 at 11:23:39 PM permalink
Quote: FCBLComish

Everyone is talking about the D and nobody mentioned the dancing dealers?


I dunno, Mission146's mostly positive review of The D here at WoV says...

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The Dancing Dealers (Party Pit) come out in the late-afternoon hours to the early a.m. hours, except Big Six almost always seems to have one. The Dancing Dealers really need to take some tips from those at the Golden Gate sister property, the Golden Gate dancing dealers are always moving, or at least smiling if standing still, looking like they are having a good time.

The Dancing Dealers at the D, on the other hand, are only about 50% dancing or smiling. If nobody is playing at their table, many of them stand motionless or only with a small amount of side-to-side movement with expressions ranging from slight boredom to abject misery...Regular dealers look more into it at other casinos than some of the so-called, "Party," dealers.


Admittedly it could have been an off night and the review is now over five years old but...
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February 10th, 2019 at 8:02:03 AM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

Ignore my post, I just realized that Iím talking about the downtown grand. Oops lol


I stayed at the Downtown Grand, but it was something like 2014 - hardly "recent." The last time I was there was for lunch at Freedom Beat.

The rooms were OK, but it does have the drawback of having to walk down that pretty much empty walkway (one side is the wall of the Fremont; the other has, IIRC, a gift shop, a Hawaiian-run beef jerky store, and a pawn shop) between Fremont Street and Ogden. As I recall, anything close to a good game was tightened up over the past few years. As others have mentioned, if you want to stay downtown, Golden Nugget is the choice.

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