HLgrinder
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January 22nd, 2016 at 10:59:17 PM permalink
Got a call from a host over there asking if I'd like to stop by. He said the new owner sunk $100mil into the joint. Has anyone played their machines in there? How is the casino?
kewlj
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January 23rd, 2016 at 12:05:43 AM permalink
I play Westgate weekly. I think most of the upgrades were to the rooms, which they converted to time share space. Westgate is a timeshare company. As far as the casino goes the only 'upgrades' that come to mind is a new modern bar area on the casino floor near the front door and a remake of the sportsbook, which includes a new bar area and a couple food outlets. Personally, I liked the sportsbook the way it was. So the upgrades on the casino floor are basically new bar/food revenue option.

As far as machines, I can tell you the video poker pay tables have decreased in the last year, but that is not unique to Westgate. Mail offers also seem to have decreased in the last year or so, but that too isn't unique to Westgate.
Wizardofnothing
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January 23rd, 2016 at 5:28:58 AM permalink
West gate is great for semi locals- they only converted part of it to time share- the Benihana is decent there- the machines are good in the high limit room although it's small- some last hit the mega bucks last year there - ask for Michael as a host- he is a good guy tell him you want to stay in the Elvis suite
Not much else to use comps in but they do have a clothing store you can redeem them in
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DRich
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January 23rd, 2016 at 8:11:39 AM permalink
I can no longer find the $1 Super Times Pay machines that used to be in the high limit room. I liked those because you could play 8/5 Bonus at $18 a play at only about a half percent disadvantage. They seemed to give decent mailers from play on those so I assume they were using a blended theo instead of a true theo.

If anyone spots them I would appreciate a PM letting me know where they moved them to.
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BasesLoaded
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January 23rd, 2016 at 8:42:54 AM permalink
I went to Westgate during my Vegas trip last September. Just wanted to check it out. I had a rental so was easy to get to and park. It has a monorail stop as well, so I think everybody can get to it. As stated above, it had a 'semi-local' feel to it (great characterization). Its only a block off the strip, but feels further away.

I played a little craps, both live and the bubble game, and some video poker. I walked around and checked things out, the sports book was under construction - that could be completed by now.

The gift shop was heavy on Elvis stuff, but picked up a few things for friends and family.
kewlj
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January 23rd, 2016 at 12:37:40 PM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing

West gate is great for semi locals-



If we are going to discuss Westgate and locals, I feel the need to yet again bring up the buffet dining specials for locals. The regularly priced buffet from 19.95 for breakfast to mid $20-somthing for dinner and Sunday brunch, has special local pricing of $2 for breakfast Mon-thurs, $5 dinner sun-thurs, and $7 sunday brunch. Must show local Id.

We try to do breakfast often. The French toast is outstanding, although the maple syrup a little on the generic side. Bacon very crispy, just the way I like it. You do have to call ahead and be sure they are open for breakfast as during slow times with no conventions, the buffet is often closed Mon-wed. Also during busy times, when they have a big convention at Westgate, they are open for lunch at $4 local pricing.

And if you are going to ride the previously mentioned monorail to get there, the monorail has special local pricing of $1 per ride. Sometimes my partner park at the southern strip (Tropicana has easy, free parking) and combine some south strip activities with a monorail ride up to Westgate.
AxelWolf
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January 23rd, 2016 at 12:47:41 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

. Bacon very crispy, just the way I like it. .

I'm telling your doctor.

How do you like your sausage?☺
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Boz
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January 23rd, 2016 at 1:07:48 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I'm telling your doctor.

How do you like your sausage?☺



He doesn't like his bacon limp, so you figure it out.
kewlj
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January 23rd, 2016 at 1:08:15 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I'm telling your doctor.

How do you like your sausage?☺



You can tell my doctor anything you like. I have no restrictions on eating bacon. I am healthy, including my heart, despite the big scar on my chest. My heart surgery was not caused by stuffing myself full of fatty foods. That surgery may come down the road. Until that day approaches.....mass quantities of crispy bacon. lol

As per sausage, I have edited my original answer, as I feel that went a little towards bad taste. (maybe you read before the edit). Let's just say I don't eat sausage...well not very often anyway. :/ If it is better to give than receive, as the saying goes, I want to allow someone else that joy of giving. :)
Last edited by: kewlj on Jan 23, 2016

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