NicksGamingStuff
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September 6th, 2010 at 6:59:22 PM permalink
Hi, my wedding anniversary is coming up (2 years yay!) and we are thinking about going up to Lake Tahoe. The gaming is pretty meh there, but I would imagine fall is a nice time to go since I probably won't need to worry about chains for my tires, and it will still be nice enough to go boating on the lake. Anyway I was looking at Harrah's/Harveys and their offer's they have for me are pretty lousy. I am scared to stay at Mont Bleu, the last time I was there I was 10 and it was still Caesars and according to yelp some of the rooms need some TLC. I wouldn't mind staying there if I could get a good deal, anyone have any friends/family offers that are decent for Tahoe, North or South Shore?

Nick
FinsRule
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September 6th, 2010 at 7:45:26 PM permalink
I've never been to Tahoe, but I'm planning on going in late March and renting a car. Will the drive be difficult? I'm not in the mood to get killed.
avargov
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September 6th, 2010 at 7:48:59 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

I've never been to Tahoe, but I'm planning on going in late March and renting a car. Will the drive be difficult? I'm not in the mood to get killed.



Depends on if it snows or not.....you should be ok in march....but who knows
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NicksGamingStuff
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September 6th, 2010 at 7:53:06 PM permalink
Have you driven in snow before? If your flying into Tahoe it should be fine, the roads are well plowed. If you are driving on 50 then you might want to check the weather to see if you need a set of chains. On a side note I could really use some offer codes, or I could try calling the casinos and seeing what they can give me...
mkl654321
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September 6th, 2010 at 9:18:41 PM permalink
Quote: NicksGamingStuff

Hi, my wedding anniversary is coming up (2 years yay!) and we are thinking about going up to Lake Tahoe. The gaming is pretty meh there, but I would imagine fall is a nice time to go since I probably won't need to worry about chains for my tires, and it will still be nice enough to go boating on the lake. Anyway I was looking at Harrah's/Harveys and their offer's they have for me are pretty lousy. I am scared to stay at Mont Bleu, the last time I was there I was 10 and it was still Caesars and according to yelp some of the rooms need some TLC. I wouldn't mind staying there if I could get a good deal, anyone have any friends/family offers that are decent for Tahoe, North or South Shore?Nick



"Tahoe deal" is pretty much an oxymoron. I have had ongoing room offers for Harrah's/Harveys for some time now, but that's because I used to be a pretty heavy player at Harrah's, until they turned the gaming into crap. But they still hope I'll come back.

I think October is one of the very nicest times to be there--the weather is still sunny, but cool and crisp. If you are looking for a deal on rooms, you might try the small independent hotels on the CA side (check out the Black Jack Inn)--they are hurting for business that time of year. Also, if you MUST stay in a casino, you could try the Lakeside, which is kinda sorta within walking distance of the rest of the casinos. I, personally, would just get a basic hotel room and spend the difference on a nice dinner--why stay at the casinos if you're not going to gamble, or gamble very much?
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mkl654321
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September 6th, 2010 at 9:22:29 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

I've never been to Tahoe, but I'm planning on going in late March and renting a car. Will the drive be difficult? I'm not in the mood to get killed.



The drive is a piece of cake, snow or no snow. The only time you would have to put chains on is if it's actively snowing; within a few hours of when it stops, they have the highway plowed. So carry chains--I would imagine you can get them with your rental car--but you probably won't need them. If you do, you can spend a few $$$ paying a chain jockey to put them on for you--money well spent unless you like lying in freezing mud.

And where you're likely to get killed is in the casinos, but that's another story.
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LVJackal
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September 13th, 2010 at 3:31:19 AM permalink
Tahoe is hurting pretty bad, and fall is perfect timing. Kids back in school and the ski season hasn't began. If you have anything near decent play for them call and talk directly to a host. See what kind of play you need to gaurantee to get what you want. Then dont be afraid to call em out on their Bullsh*t when they lowball. The RevPAR (revenue per available room) absolutely blows between seasons and the bargaining ball is in the players' court. Even moreso if you're prepared to wire a deposit or front money :P .
If you look around the table and cannot find the fish... you ARE the fish
LVJackal
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September 13th, 2010 at 3:31:28 AM permalink
Darn double post
If you look around the table and cannot find the fish... you ARE the fish
TIMSPEED
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September 13th, 2010 at 9:30:51 AM permalink
Call Lakeside Inn, and ask to speak to Art Howard.
Lakeside has a 10x odds crap table that is sometimes $2. I put through VERY modest action, and they comped me a room (on the 4th of July no less!)
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ

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