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May 17th, 2015 at 1:48:36 PM permalink
In Canada, I can go to any McDonalds to enjoy free wifi even without buying anything. But I usually spend $1.77 to have a coffe and muffin combo. I can stay there for2-3 hours and no one will bother me.
Anything like that in Vegas???
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May 17th, 2015 at 1:54:39 PM permalink
McDonalds? Yep. I often use the free WiFi at the McD next to Harrah's.

Here's a reasonably good listing of free WiFi locations:

http://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/showtable.cfm?id=18
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May 17th, 2015 at 2:10:11 PM permalink
Stay at the Plaza.
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May 17th, 2015 at 2:16:57 PM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

In Canada, I can go to any McDonalds to enjoy free wifi even without buying anything. But I usually spend $1.77 to have a coffe and muffin combo. I can stay there for2-3 hours and no one will bother me.
Anything like that in Vegas???

Yes there is something like that.

Most casinos that are not part of Caesars Entertainment provide free public wifi. Not all, but most now. The MGM-Mirage Resorts properties that make up about half the Strip & the Wynn & the Venetian & TI and many others do, as do many locals' casinos such as Station and Boyd/Coast properties. Just not the Caesars properties, for the most part, without paying Caesar a fee for something that usually doesn't work or a bigger daily 'upgrade' fee for something that kinda sorta does sometimes. And downtown has a free public wifi network that isn't involved with casinos.

And there's McDonald's. And Starbuck's. And every car dealer & auto service place that I've been in during the last half decade. And Jose's Taco Joint and Linda's Laundrymat and Tiffany's Lemonade Stand Bikini Carwash & Quick Lube Emporium, and many other enterprises all over the Las Vegas valley large and small that do that. Since it costs very close to zero dollars, even Looney Canadian ones, to do it, and customers want it, and businesses like having customers. There really is a little taco stand "restaurant" the size of a small garage that I drive by several times a week that advertises their wifi on one of their precious small exterior walls above the allegedly sumptuous qualities of their lunch grub. Bon appetit.
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May 17th, 2015 at 2:35:01 PM permalink
There is also the public libraries, especially if you are surfing for hours at a time, as the OP stated. The 4 closest to the tourist areas are:

Flamingo Road @ Maryland Parkway, 2 miles east of strip. Accessible by bus route 202 that runs along flamingo.

Flamingo Road @ Jones, 3 miles west of strip. 202 bus route going west. Strip bus pass works on all these bus routes.

Las Vegas Blvd, just south of the south premium outlets, which is about 3 miles or so, south of Mandy Bay.

Las Vegas Blvd north, about a mile north of Fremont Street. Catch max bus or route 113 going north @ Fremont & 4th street (next to walgreens). I don't recommend this location though as it is in the 'homeless corridor' and populated by many homeless.

Also, you might consider the UNLV campus, 2 miles east of the strip, accessible by bus route 202 east (Flamingo road) 201 (Tropicana road) or Route CX to the airport. The entire campus has free wifi and there are many outdoor seating areas, including tables located throughout campus. It will also give you a chance to experience trees (other than palm trees) and grass during your visit. :)
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May 17th, 2015 at 3:03:13 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Stay at the Plaza.



The Plaza has some of the best wifi in town. They do charge a resort fee now but if your room is comped then the resort fee is waived.

I'm also pretty sure you can just stroll in off the street and use it too.
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May 17th, 2015 at 4:03:26 PM permalink
I hate when a casino comps you rooms, but the wifi is not free.
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May 17th, 2015 at 4:09:18 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

I hate when a casino comps you rooms, but the wifi is not free.



The D does that. Comped my room, waived the resort fee but no wifi for you!
I just walked over to the Four Queens outdoor bar area and sat down and used the free Fremont Street wifi.
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May 17th, 2015 at 4:11:06 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Stay at the Plaza.



Isn't that the place that smells like it's killing roaches with stale perfume?
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May 17th, 2015 at 4:21:32 PM permalink
Quote: Blonde4ever

The D does that. Comped my room, waived the resort fee but no wifi for you!
I just walked over to the Four Queens outdoor bar area and sat down and used the free Fremont Street wifi.



The places I've stayed downtown with free wifi with a room comp

Plaza
Fremont (all Boyd is free wifi regardless)
El Cortez

I can't remember 4 Queens. I remember staying in the room thinking man this room sucks, but I got free room service so bring on all the food. No wifi at Golden Nugget or the D without paying for it.
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May 17th, 2015 at 4:25:06 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

The places I've stayed downtown with free wifi with a room comp

Plaza
Fremont (all Boyd is free wifi regardless)
El Cortez

I can't remember 4 Queens. I remember staying in the room thinking man this room sucks, but I got free room service so bring on all the food. No wifi at Golden Nugget or the D without paying for it.



I am pretty sure the downtown Boyd properties charge....I know for sure MSS does.
Four Queens charges...
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May 17th, 2015 at 4:33:49 PM permalink
I don't need WiFi with my phone. Doesn't really help either.
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May 18th, 2015 at 4:51:05 AM permalink
Thanks for the info.
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May 18th, 2015 at 4:52:01 AM permalink
Further more, any race book got free wifi???
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May 18th, 2015 at 6:42:11 AM permalink
Most poker rooms have free wifi
Take CET Ballys
No free wifi
but
Poker room right at the front of the casino with nearby keno seats.
Sit at keno seat near the poker room and surf for free.
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May 18th, 2015 at 6:49:31 AM permalink
Great info and thanks. But why poker room got wifi?????
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May 18th, 2015 at 7:05:39 AM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

Great info and thanks. But why poker room got wifi?????

Because when you're not in a hand, poker can be kinda boring. Having internet lets you at least stay at the table.
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May 18th, 2015 at 7:32:25 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Stay at the Plaza.

Plaza's lobby has free wifi, no P/W needed, U don't have to be a hotel guest either.
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May 18th, 2015 at 9:42:47 AM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

Great info and thanks. But why poker room got wifi?????


Its about keeping up with the competition
Some poker rooms advertise free wifi to get players.
Therefore most poker rooms now offer free wifi so they dont lose players.
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May 18th, 2015 at 9:52:42 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Because when you're not in a hand, poker can be kinda boring. Having internet lets you at least stay at the table.



I have seen several players stream netflix movies and TV shows while playing poker.

There is free internet underneath the Freemont Exp canopy.
Its ad supported but free. The free signal does not extend into casinos or hotel rooms.
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May 18th, 2015 at 1:29:56 PM permalink
Additionally, many poker rooms have electric strips under the table so you can charge at your seat.

Some go one step further and provide usb power jacks, so you only need to bring a wire. Some even have wires you can borrow.
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May 18th, 2015 at 5:12:15 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

The places I've stayed downtown with free wifi with a room comp

Plaza
Fremont (all Boyd is free wifi regardless)
El Cortez

I can't remember 4 Queens. I remember staying in the room thinking man this room sucks, but I got free room service so bring on all the food. No wifi at Golden Nugget or the D without paying for it.

Nothing like unlimited room service :)

Remember the Sam's Town unlimited comp? My buddy literally ordered every dessert off the menu at TGI Friday's. And made me bring it too him in the room.
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May 18th, 2015 at 6:17:35 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Additionally, many poker rooms have electric strips under the table so you can charge at your seat.

Some go one step further and provide usb power jacks, so you only need to bring a wire. Some even have wires you can borrow.


But do you have to play poker there? I just want to use wifi. Not much into poker.
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May 18th, 2015 at 6:20:50 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

Nothing like unlimited room service :)

Remember the Sam's Town unlimited comp? My buddy literally ordered every dessert off the menu at TGI Friday's. And made me bring it too him in the room.



Billy Bob's is regretting their decision probably. I enjoyed the fire and ice platter, filet and lobster. Probably a good $100 or so everytime I went. Also did not forget the dessert.
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May 18th, 2015 at 6:55:57 PM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

But do you have to play poker there? I just want to use wifi. Not much into poker.

Usually, no. Just sit at an empty table. After a few minutes a floorman may ask what's up. Be honest and say you don't play poker and if he doesn't mind, you're just gonna use the wifi for a few minutes before you go back to the blackjack tables.
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May 18th, 2015 at 7:35:27 PM permalink
^At some busy top tier rooms at peak times, there will be a waiting list. You could be on the waiting list for a while, especially if you didn't put your name on it. For ex. according to the Bravo app, Aria has an eight player waiting list for 2/5NL right now. Bellagio has seven waiting for a seat in both 2/5 and 10/20. And this is Monday.

Flea wifi (not free, flea): Make a fie-dollah sports bet. Then come back for another, on the opposite side, on something that's close to even on the moneyline, often available in a sport like MLB. Like today, the Phillies/Rockies were about -105/-105 in some books, as were the Angels/Blue Jays. Then sit and 'watch' your games while doing your thing on your thing. Then cash out for about $9 back from your $10. You should easily get 3+ hours out of a single baseball game without extra innings. And if they are loose about it and you don't look too much like the flea you actually plan to be, you may even get a drink ticket. Some casino cocktails amount to 'salad bar in a glass' or 'fruit salad under umbrella.'

You do have money to get home eventually, right? Along with a lot of other stuff people do for other stuff, these things have been done before, but tend to wear out eventually when one has been milking them long, hard, and often enough to resemble a houseplant, or an unofficial local would-be 'AP' possibly residing in a storm drain.
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May 18th, 2015 at 8:20:16 PM permalink
Flea wifi (not free, flea): Make a fie-dollah sports bet. Then come back for another, on the opposite side, on something that's close to even on the moneyline, often available in a sport like MLB. Like today, the Phillies/Rockies were about -105/-105 in some books, as were the Angels/Blue Jays. Then sit and 'watch' your games while doing your thing on your thing. Then cash out for about $9 back from your $10. You should easily get 3+ hours out of a single baseball game without extra innings. And if they are loose about it and you don't look too much like the flea you actually plan to be, you may even get a drink ticket. Some casino cocktails amount to 'salad bar in a glass' or 'fruit salad under umbrella.'

Is minimum bet on baseball game $2 or $5. I think I can pick a game for $2.

You do have money to get home eventually, right? Along with a lot of other stuff people do for other stuff, these things have been done before, but tend to wear out eventually when one has been milking them long, hard, and often enough to resemble a houseplant, or an unofficial local would-be 'AP' possibly residing in a storm drain.

Haha, dont worry. I got everything planned out. If you can get me a comped buffet. That would be great.
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May 18th, 2015 at 8:25:26 PM permalink
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Isn't that the place that smells like it's killing roaches with stale perfume?



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May 19th, 2015 at 3:37:57 AM permalink
Thanks for all the insight.
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May 19th, 2015 at 4:38:28 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Isn't that the place that smells like it's killing roaches with stale perfume?


Quote: gordonm888

LOL, if there was a forum award for funniest line of the day, you would have just won it.



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May 24th, 2015 at 8:47:25 AM permalink
Is it true that every aports book or race book hAS FREE WIFI?? Is cell phone signal strong?? I dont want to lose contact with the world.
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May 24th, 2015 at 9:03:09 AM permalink
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Is it true that every aports book or race book hAS FREE WIFI?? Is cell phone signal strong?? I dont want to lose contact with the world.

Most are good. My GF streams movies occasionally when she gets bored and tuck with me in the casino.

However you shouldn't be cheap, under $50 bucks gets you unlimited text, talk and data. You can usually use your phone as a hotspot.
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May 24th, 2015 at 12:33:44 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Most are good. My GF streams movies occasionally when she gets bored and tuck with me in the casino.

However you shouldn't be cheap, under $50 bucks gets you unlimited text, talk and data. You can usually use your phone as a hotspot.


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