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October 6th, 2011 at 5:27:10 PM permalink
I just wrote a review of the Golden Gate, my first review in at least a year. I'd be interested in all comments and corrections.
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October 6th, 2011 at 5:41:27 PM permalink
Quote:

Just about every casino downtown as what I call a "pleasure pit."



Looks like it should be "has."

Also, you say it has a "snack bar" then call it a "shrimp bar." One or the other should be changed so they match, it is a little confusing as-is.
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October 6th, 2011 at 6:30:30 PM permalink
Shrimp Bar & Deli
"Towards the end they ..., and I quite ("quit", strike the "e")eating them. However, eventually they raised the price to $1.99, but also increased the size of the shrimp as well..."

DuPar's
"In my opinion, the quality of the food at DuPar's is about equally good to the old Bay City Diner."
I suggest that this be reworded to remove the, "about", "equally" or "good".

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I note that the House Edge is left off for the Blackjack rules described. I don't know that it makes a difference. Also the minimum on the Craps table was only $3 when I was there on a Saturday afternoon a few months ago. It would be nice to mention the current limit spread.

As for entertainment, the GGate also has a bar on Fremont serving Slurpee like drinks with alcohol, the bargirls dance on the bar from time to time. I personally wouldn't buy a drink from a bar that someone has been sitting on in a bikini bottom, or walking on with their boots, but to each their own.
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October 6th, 2011 at 6:59:46 PM permalink
Thanks for all the corrections thus far. All the mistakes found are pretty embarrassing. I'm not feeling very well, if excuses will help.

Some good suggestions too.
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October 6th, 2011 at 7:43:43 PM permalink
I just read the review and look's fine now. I didn't even know the Golden Gate had room's. I recently had the "Shrimp Cocktail" and found it to be excellent. Had a great time there. Considering staying downtown on my next stay, since the whole downtown experience was so positive. Though I wasn't there late enough in the night to experience the "Hey u gotta smoke" thing from the bums.
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October 6th, 2011 at 7:51:11 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I was gonna say... All your other articles are usually
mistake free. The mistakes you have here are the
kind Nareed makes.


Fixed your post.
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October 6th, 2011 at 7:57:15 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I was gonna say... All your other articles are usually mistake free. The mistakes you have here are the kind I make when I'm tired. Or sick.



Usually I run anything I write through a proofreader before showing it a wide audience. However, I admit that could have cleaned that up a lot better on my own. Maybe I caught something at the gaming show because I'm feeling rather tired and loopy today, which I think is partially to blame.
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October 6th, 2011 at 8:36:05 PM permalink
Love your reviews Wiz, keep them coming. I just noticed you call it "DePar's" in the conclusion.
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October 6th, 2011 at 8:46:47 PM permalink
Great review. I can't say I would have written it any differently, since I agree with almost everything you said. Some notes:

-You say the TV is a cathode-ray tube, but the picture displays a flat screen LG.
-Not to be argumentative, but does it make a difference what the size of the shrimp are, as long as the net weight/volume is the same? You are getting the same amount of shrimp flesh. Do the bigger ones really taste any different? :)
-I miss the anecdotes ... unless, nothing really interesting happened during your stay. Also, I may have asked for a comp even playing two hands of $10, since I've heard they are pretty generous.
-Sloan valve and what looks like original tile in the bathrooms -- pretty cool!
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October 6th, 2011 at 8:57:21 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

-You say the TV is a cathode-ray tube, but the picture displays a flat screen LG.



Dang, I missed that one. Good catch..

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