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RogerKint
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March 5th, 2012 at 6:20:40 PM permalink
On my drive from Southern California to Las Vegas last month I saw a sign at The Gold Strike that said "We Comp Gas". Maybe these truck drivers have a bunch of Gold Strike gas cards.
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DJTeddyBear
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March 5th, 2012 at 6:44:38 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Who takes baths in casinos anyway?

My wife requests rooms with a jacuzzi. If we get it, she will use it. Sometimes we both do. If it's a standard tub, we don't bother.

Quote: Nareed

Once upon a time I stayed at a hotel in Cuernavaca which had a shower head but no stall. You just flooded the whole bathroom if you wanted to shower.

We stayed in a room like that at Disney World. It's a handicap room, designed so that you could wheel in, transfer to a shower chair, etc.
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March 9th, 2012 at 7:14:04 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

We stayed in a room like that at Disney World. It's a handicap room, designed so that you could wheel in, transfer to a shower chair, etc.



Disney's famous for acommodating the handicapped. Still, the whole hotel in Cuernavaca was like that, not just a few rooms. Nor was there any kind fo chair in the bathrooma t all. Just the toilet, sink and shower head, and a drain in the middle.
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FleaStiff
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March 9th, 2012 at 7:37:09 AM permalink
There is no casino but would anyone like to do a review of the TOD Motor Lodge now known as the Tod Youth Hostel? Its in the lengthening shadow of the Stratosphere or would be if the Strat cast its shadow northward along the Blvd. Kennel on the Strip?

No baths while on vacation? Just showers? That is the clientele the builder of the Imperial Palace wanted!

I doubt a casino could comp those gas guzzling behemoths, a lot of motels have special rates for commercial licensed drivers. You park your rig somewhere safe, you get meals, showers and telephones. Its sort of a truckers rest stop when they are between loads. Its probably a way for the casino to get revenue from an otherwise empty parking lot.

A shower head but no stall ... just flood the entire bathroom? H'mmm saves on hiring a maid to scrub the floors I guess?

Someone once described his job at the M as "Driving half way to California each night" ... did the "M Conference" seem geographically remote to someone living in Las Vegas?
TIMSPEED
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March 9th, 2012 at 7:51:24 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Someone once described his job at the M as "Driving half way to California each night" ... did the "M Conference" seem geographically remote to someone living in Las Vegas?


That's what I was going to say...don't you LIVE in LV, Wiz??
Shoot, here in California, we drive an hour EACH WAY just to get to work everyday, LOL.
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DJTeddyBear
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March 13th, 2012 at 8:03:40 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Someone once described his job at the M as "Driving half way to California each night" ... did the "M Conference" seem geographically remote to someone living in Las Vegas?

I had reason to read the review again, and was wondering the same thing.

I was also wondering why, if the M was sold out, why didn't you just go home each nite?

I get that you were half-way to the Gold Strike. But was that really the reason? Just to do the review?
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March 13th, 2012 at 8:14:39 AM permalink
The M is very far from where I live in north Summerlin. I'm quite sure it was faster to get there from the Gold Strike from my house, considering traffic. Yes, I also wanted to write the review. Otherwise, I probably would have stayed at the South Point, but I already reviewed that.
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AlanRRT
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March 13th, 2012 at 8:36:43 AM permalink
I stayed one night at Gold Strike a couple years ago on my way to Las Vegas, since it was Sunday night of Super Bowl weekend, and there was nothing to be had anywhere in Las Vegas. I don't remember why I didn't stay at Primm, it's much nicer and not far away. The heater in the room had two temperatures: molten lava and arctic chill, and nothing in between. The bathroom was motel style, with the sink outside the toilet/shower area. When the light is turned on in the bathroom, it turned on the light in the sink area, so when my wife got up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, the light woke me up.
The few tables seem to be closed more than they're open. They make a big deal that they have coin in slots. However, since slots that take and pay out coins haven't been manufactured in years, all they're newer machines require hand pay. It's kinda silly when you cash out 80 cents and require a hand pay. On the plus side, they are very quick about it and know when you cash out so you don't have to call someone.
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slackyhacky
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March 26th, 2012 at 8:55:02 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

As I mentioned in my radio show, I went to a casino security conference last week. The conference was at the M, which was sold out. So I stayed down the I-15 about 20 miles at the Gold Strike. It also gave me a new place to review.

I'm always nagging teddys and my other reviewers to make their reviews more amusing and funny. If they should read this one, don't use it as an example. I pretty much just slept there and had one buffet. No amusing interactions. I was dressed up nicely for the show and wouldn't have blended well among all the truck drivers at the two blackjack tables that were open.

Wizard's Gold Strike review.



I just stayed there last Wed (so March 21).

They have one of those electronic BlackJack machines with a virtual dealer (made by the same company that makes the Shoot to Win craps machine). Personally, I thought the electronic dealers were way to fresh with me, with their big blue fake eyes.

Anyway, the rules for that game are 3:2 on BJ, hold on soft 17, surrender allowed.
sevencard2003
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December 24th, 2012 at 5:03:27 AM permalink
this is the best deal ive even seen, been living there for 2 months, rules are so good on the dealers angels VBJ game im amazed they havent been hit by big bankrolled players and removed the machine. the full 1% in comps for such a high paying machine is unbelievable.

sad thing is i dont have the roll to take advantage of it, but ive made my last $1000 to my name last forever, had a free place to live, and still got $1700. id be seriously screwed if it got removed before i get my roll built back up. where else could i live FREE for only $1200 in coin in a day on VBJ?

thats a theoretical loss of under $5 a day, and of course, no loss at all if u know how to count since it shows u the shuffle point.

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on a side note, id really like to know where besides vegas and Jean i can find these aruze dealers angels machines in NV, or CO WA FL SD, anywhere in fact. would love to have other little places to hide out in with good comps other than just here. without a car im very isolated here, making it next to impossible to play any live poker, do laundry, buy food at a grocery store, etc
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