Lovecomps
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April 18th, 2019 at 7:56:06 PM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

Good Lord. The Strip was never all that welcoming to red chip players but, with the proliferation of 6/5 bj, casinos now spit in their faces and charge them to park for the privilege. Very sad.



And that's why I've taken my business downtown to the GN for the last 4 years.
The best things in life are not free.
MrCoachRentz
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April 20th, 2019 at 5:05:14 AM permalink
So finished up our last day yesterday. I played a TON of Bubble Craps only to find out all that play wasn't rated. I knew that it wouldn't accrue express comps but thought it would still work for rating.

I'm a veteran and the MLife Pearl active duty/veterans program discounts are really nice. My party of 4 got 40% off of the breakfast buffet every morning. Really nice.

We spent our last day mostly downtown. My mom went with us and it was her first time in Vegas and gambling, and, she got addicted to BJ so we decided to look for $5 3/2 tables. Went first to Casino Royale. How disappointing that place has become. No 3/2 BJ there and had $10 craps!

So we went back to Fremont to play.

Went into every casino on Fremont and none had $5 3/2 BJ. Only 6/5!

We ended up walking back to Main Street Station and played double deck $5 3/2 blackjack all day. Whole party won pretty nice. Played for about 3 hours or so before dinner, got dinner comped at the 777 Pub, and then came back and played for a few more hours. Had a great experience there, dealers were fun, and the casino staff was also welcoming.

They also have local craft beer on tap that is comped at the tables. The IPA was really good.

Overall a fun trip to Vegas. I didn't come home in the black but was only down about $200 for the trip. I would stay at The Mirage again.
FleaStiff
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April 20th, 2019 at 9:31:40 AM permalink
Quote: Wulfgar1224

The sports book has jacked up the price to earn a drink ticket now.[

That might be a good thing: those who are not winning their sports bets will be less likely to get sloshed.
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The Chipotle, McDonalds, Panda Express, and Walgreens are all very close.

As an Out Of Towner, I would not be likely to eat at chain stores, but I might make an exception for Panda Express.
michael99000
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April 20th, 2019 at 9:39:10 AM permalink
Quote: MrCoachRentz

My mom went with us and it was her first time in Vegas and gambling, and, she got addicted to BJ .




That escalated quickly
FleaStiff
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April 20th, 2019 at 9:52:48 AM permalink
Veteran? Don't forget that Nellis Air Force base has a service for discounted show tickets. A bit of a cumbersome procedure, I hear, but if your hotel concierge won't comp you, try Nellis.
TigerWu
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April 20th, 2019 at 10:14:24 AM permalink
Caesar's Rewards has a Veteran card/program, too. Not sure how it differs from Mlife as far as benefits go. All I know is it grants you permanent Platinum status.
Wulfgar1224
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April 21st, 2019 at 2:57:54 PM permalink
Well, I am glad you seemed to have a favorable opinion of the Mirage and didn't end up down too badly on the trip. I also find the gambling better downtown in terms of table limits and more favorable Blackjack games.
MrCoachRentz
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April 23rd, 2019 at 6:04:56 AM permalink
I would definitely stay there again, especially in the warmer months for the pool. It was a nice stay.

Gambling on the strip for low rollers is just not very good. Bubble Craps is an exception to a degree, since it offers more opportunities to spread bets without a table minimum. Of course, the field bet only paid double on the 2 and 12. I didn't bet odds this time so not sure what the max odds are, probably 3/4/5.

The craps tables did offer the ATS bets, but, the T/S only paid 30 - 1 instead of the 35 - 1.
SiegfriedRoy
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April 23rd, 2019 at 6:52:33 AM permalink
Quote: MrCoachRentz



Gambling on the strip for low rollers is just not very good



I would agree except for the Treasure Island. I think it still provides good enough 3/2 blackjack rules even on weekends for $10 min (and $5 mins during weekday mornings).

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