FleaStiff
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May 8th, 2010 at 12:52:28 PM permalink
Okay. I've just learned that Rampart and Eastside Cannery share the same management company.
Rampart offers 100x odds at craps and seems to be a more upscale place than the Eastside Cannery with its 100x at craps but I'm undecided.

Rampart casino is at a Marriott resort but is not managed by Marriott and therefore Comps for the Room are not likely to take place. Eastside Cannery might well comp, but 29.00 for the room seems reasonable. One person described the restaurants at the Eastside A poster had mentioned in passing that the restaurants "were crappy" but that usually means he lost at the gambling pit.

Any advice?

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nyuhoosier
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May 8th, 2010 at 1:52:39 PM permalink
The Eastside Cannery is relatively new, so the rooms are bound to be clean. The whole place was done on the cheap in a down economy, but you would never know it from the outside. It looks better than anything else on the Boulder Strip, with lots of glass, a cool architectural design and LED-looking lights. Inside, you can tell they cut some corners in terms of decor, but it has all the basics.

The property's diner and buffet are nothing special; in fact, I'd stay away from the buffet. However, the steakhouse Carved is top-notch, and a great bargain at $18-30 a plate. I ate there with my girlfriend a few days after taking her to Bobby Flay's place in Caesar's, and guess which was better? Carve by a mile. After dinner it is fun to grab a cocktail in the bar/lounge on the property's top floor, which has an amazing view of Henderson below and the Strip off in the distance. Just beware of the pit bosses, who can be surly and unaccommodating (discussed in previous post). That's my 10 second review of the E. Cannery.

I've been to the Rampart only once, but was quite impressed. It is a small casino, roughly the size of the Hard Rock floor pre-renovation, with a similar circular layout. The clientele here is a bit more upscale than that of the E. Cannery -- it's the kind of crowd you might see at a Jimmy Buffet concert rather than one from a NASCAR bar. The buffet here is a good middle-of-the-road spread and dirt-cheap if memory serves. My favorite feature was the self-serve Douwe Egberts coffee machine with to-go cups to take on the casino floor.
rudeboyoi
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May 8th, 2010 at 2:04:41 PM permalink
ive never been to rampart but have been to the eastside canery. its a pretty nice place compared to other places on boulder highway.
Melman
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May 8th, 2010 at 5:28:28 PM permalink
We stopped at Eastside Cannery on a weekday evening during the holidays last year. Ate in the diner/coffee shop and we enjoyed it very much. Good food and service. Our experience visiting Eastside Cannery and Sam's Town was so pleasant that I think we're going to stay out there instead of downtown on our next trip.

We also visited the Rampart at mid-day the next day. It was not worth the trip, except for the long-sleeved tee's we got for joining the slot club. We had a very hard time even finding the place, there is no sign for the casino, you have to just sort of know where it is. The casino was very slow at the time that we were there, and most of the BJ tables were 6:5.
DJTeddyBear
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May 8th, 2010 at 10:46:08 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Rampart casino is at a Marriott resort but is not managed by Marriott and therefore Comps for the Room are not likely to take place.

Don't assume. Often in this type of situation, there will be procedures and discounts in place, and/or wholesale blocks of rooms that have been paid for whether they get guests or not.

I'm not saying that your wrong, but there's at least a reasonable chance that you could be.

Now, if I'm right, you still might not qualify...
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pacomartin
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May 8th, 2010 at 11:13:23 PM permalink
Cannery Resorts owns two properties in Vegas and manages Rampart Casino at Summerlin. They also manage a racino outside of Pittsburgh PA. Rampart/Marriot is a four diamond property, while Eastside Cannery is high class blue collar.

Cannery offers 100X odds at all three of their Vegas properties. When table games are legal in PA, they may do it there as well.

Since Rampart and Cannery are so different I would think the choice would be easy. Eastside Cannery only cost $200 million to build (probably what Wynn spends on a hallway, but I find it very attractive. It has a club with a great view on the roof.
Melman
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May 9th, 2010 at 7:54:39 AM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

Eastside Cannery is high class blue collar.



Meaning... what?
pacomartin
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May 9th, 2010 at 8:15:15 AM permalink

Eastside Cannery is near the working class neighborhoods of Vegas. I suppose blue collar and Vegas don't go together very well since the city has so few manufacturing jobs. The marketing image is of highly idealized manufacturing images from the 40's and 50's. Food is steak, Mexican, diner food, and buffet.

Rampart is part of a development with multi-million dollar penthouse apartments. It was built as an ambitious attempt by European gaming companies to try and crack the highest end of the Vegas market. Golf is an important part of the development. The Badlands Golf Course has some of the priciest mansions in the city, including Frank Fertita's mansion .
teddys
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May 12th, 2010 at 10:34:16 AM permalink
I've been to both. Everything everybody else says is true. I don't think you will get any comps if you play strictly odds. My friends play at Eastside and they don't get squat. And they play heavy action on the odds. (Actually they play as a team, one line bet and pool their bankroll on the odds). Cannery is not going to be a dummy and comp you extensively for making 100 $5 line bets an hour.

So, to sum up: Play Cannery if you are looking to maybe get some low level comps. Play Rampart if you like being in a fancy atmosphere. I prefer Cannery. Rampart always seems kind of old/dead to me. Last time I was at Cannery there were some lively Mexicans playing at the craps game, and that was fun.
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FleaStiff
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May 22nd, 2010 at 10:25:01 AM permalink
Quote: teddys

Rampart always seems kind of old/dead to me.

Then Fleastiff would fit right in.
Thanks. It sounds like Eastside Cannery is preferable and if I ever do get to do 100x odds, it will be at Eastside Cannery rather than Ramparts. Nice idea that pooling of odds money but its all I can do to keep track of whats trump than to figure out who shares what. When I go to Vegas its with my companion and pooling of funds is a more simple concept: I give her money with which to gamble and she keeps the winnings. If I have any winnings with my gambling, she keeps those too.

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