Blonde4ever
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April 22nd, 2018 at 9:43:54 AM permalink
If you have not been to the Plaza in awhile...see what is new!


New Reasons to Love the Plaza

https://blonde4everdoesvegas.blogspot.ca/2018/04/new-reasons-to-love-plaza-hotel-and.html
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DeMango
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April 22nd, 2018 at 11:08:18 AM permalink
Two craps tables plus one crapless with old Tunica odds. You know, when the $10 nine paid $14.50 and the twelve was vig on win. Then I would love the Plaza!
When a rock is thrown into a pack of dogs, the one that yells the loudest is the one who got hit.
Greasyjohn
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April 22nd, 2018 at 11:29:39 AM permalink
Blackjack deteriorated at the Plaza from what it was before their casino restoration. And 10 years ago they charged you for local calls from the room. But this is old news. Haven't stepped foot in the place in 3 years.

This is the first casino that I played blackjack in after I learned basic strategy. It was called Union Plaza back then. New Years Eve, 1984.

When I returned home from this 1984 trip I quit smoking for good. Haven't touched a cigarette since, and I don't miss it at all.
Keyser
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April 22nd, 2018 at 11:55:17 AM permalink
The entire casino still smells like a gas station men's restroom.
The air freshener that they use is absurdly stronG! It's BAD!!!
Greasyjohn
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April 22nd, 2018 at 11:59:55 AM permalink
Anyone know if the parking structure elevators have been renovated? And I wonder if they've done anything with the hotel's second floor. It seemed like a huge waste of space years ago.
Blonde4ever
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April 22nd, 2018 at 12:08:18 PM permalink
I think some of you are basing your opinions on things as they were years ago....not now.
A few years ago the air freshener was strong but that has been dialed back.

I don't drive so I don't know about the parking garage but the second floor has been all renovated and has a big Bingo room, a huge meeting room, Las Vegas Jerky store, the Plaza offices etc among other things.
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Greasyjohn
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Blonde4ever
April 22nd, 2018 at 12:58:23 PM permalink
I must say I've enjoyed your photos and reviews sbout the Plaza, Blonde4ever.
DrawingDead
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April 22nd, 2018 at 1:39:50 PM permalink
Hello again Blonde, it's nice to virtually “see” you again; but no, sorry but I can't agree. We need the old Plaza back. I think Las Vegas is starting to suffer from a shortage of sleazy dumps, for sleazy dumpy people and those who sometimes feel the need to slum it like one in the middle of the night.

Quote: B4E

1. The fabulous new carpet. Could there be a more Vegasy floor covering on the planet? It is like all the fun of Las Vegas Nevada exploded all over the Plaza casino floor. This work of art was designed by Sarit Werner.



...<SNIP>...



That's just terrible, how can a scrounger ever manage to grab any stray dropped chips that get lost in that blinding thermonuclear explosion of festive carpet color? Now even more of the few surviving members of the tribe of downtown derelicts will starve.

In the dilapidated old authentic version of the Plaza, the big old flagship of dingy dives still knew how to really embrace the true essence of their shabby nature and the seedy people they served, by employing a staff that was expert at demonstrating that they hated everybody equally and wanted them to die so they'd stop coming in, and the spillover loiterers from Greyhound Bus Depot next door still helped class up the joint. Back then, not only was the faded & soiled pattern of the casino carpet conducive to the derelicts who were always looking down being able to instantly spot & follow the rolling path of any chips or coins that got loose from their former keeper, but also the frayed seams helped contain them in little sections of a grid so even the most shaky downtown alcoholic delirium-tremens guys who hadn't had a sober breath since the Ford administration could snatch them before their rightful owner was any the wiser.

For example, it was sometime maybe about an hour or two before dawn one night in about 2006 when I was there for one of the most epic lucky bonanza jackpots to benefit the local casino-scuffler guttersnipe community. I was playing in the poker “room” which at the Plaza then amounted to two rickety old tables with wobbly chairs just kind of shoved out on the casino floor with the slots. At that time of night about half of the Plaza's honored guests skulking around on the gaming floor were clients supposedly under the supervision of parole & probation officers or assorted outpatient treatment programs and the like, and most of the rest probably should have been. Five-dollars might be thought of as life-changing money to some of them.

Chips taken for the rake at the poker table that was in the least bad shape of the two often whined & cried & begged & grabbed the sides of the slot to resist going down, so the dealers were equipped with a thick wooden stick that served as a club to beat on the rake box to make the chips drop into it from the slot. Well this was the night the old table & rake box finally got sick and tired of all the years of abuse, and decided not to take it anymore. It suddenly shattered when beaten for the drop, and a chattering tsunami of chips went every which way in amongst and under the slots and everything else.

Of course NV Gaming Control has some very strict procedures laid out in their regs for who is supposed to be allowed to touch those rake chips & exactly how & where & when, so the Plaza security doufus squad woke up and went nuts trying to order everybody to not touch nuttin' till they could get a suit on the phone to tell them what to do. Meantime of course, while everybody with a name tag was busy “not-touchin'-nuttin” the fine upstanding members of the Las Vegas shopping-cart & refrigerator-crate community all instantly deputized themselves as expert volunteer carpet inspectors, diving under every funky nook & putrid cranny of that whole side of the casino floor. Amazing how a big dirty sticky agglomeration of chips will travel when a batter really whallops the bunch of them in the middle of the plate with her best home run swing.

Now, have you ever had or seen that much fun & games at the newly spiffed up son of Plaza? I doubt it. Free the soul of the real Plaza. 'Cause where will the derelicts play?

"I'm against stuff like crack and math" --AxelWolf
Blonde4ever
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April 22nd, 2018 at 2:45:18 PM permalink
Uhhhh yeah.

Well as someone who stays there regularly I am deliriously happy with all the upgrades.


Thanks GJ.
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troopscott
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April 22nd, 2018 at 2:59:43 PM permalink
Quote: Blonde4ever

I think some of you are basing your opinions on things as they were years ago....not now.
A few years ago the air freshener was strong but that has been dialed back.

I don't drive so I don't know about the parking garage but the second floor has been all renovated and has a big Bingo room, a huge meeting room, Las Vegas Jerky store, the Plaza offices etc among other things.



That place is still a dump. It stinks inside. I was just there 2 weeks ago. The only place worth going in the whole place is hash house

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