Ibeatyouraces
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March 4th, 2017 at 1:57:32 PM permalink
Quote: Keyser

The Golden Gate is dumpy, smells bad, and the dealer's and whole place looks like it's a casino in the Philippines. The D is another third world like dump.


Well, the owners are from Detroit. Close enough.
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Keyser
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March 4th, 2017 at 2:18:16 PM permalink
Ha!!!! Makes sense!!!
GoodEyeMight
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March 4th, 2017 at 9:52:26 PM permalink
Jerrys nugget
Silver Nugget
Poker Palace
Bighorn
Longhorn
Lucky Club
Club Fortune
Arizona Charlies Decatur
jokers wild
Ellis Island

Am I ok going to these places from a security standpoint during the day? We're thinking probably something like 10AM-3PM. It will be 4 30ish white guys just looking to waste time and check out the local dives. I just want to make sure we can get in and out with our wallets and shirts still in tow!
lizzieit
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March 4th, 2017 at 11:14:47 PM permalink
No not really and that is part of the entertainment package.

Opera House ( gone now) and Silver Nugget the only casinos I'm worried about my safety even while in the casino, much less the bathroom or parking lot.

Poker Palace is awful but a certain charm to its shittiness.
PokerGrinder
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March 4th, 2017 at 11:52:45 PM permalink
Quote: GoodEyeMight

Jerrys nugget
Silver Nugget
Poker Palace
Bighorn
Longhorn
Lucky Club
Club Fortune
Arizona Charlies Decatur
jokers wild
Ellis Island

Am I ok going to these places from a security standpoint during the day? We're thinking probably something like 10AM-3PM. It will be 4 30ish white guys just looking to waste time and check out the local dives. I just want to make sure we can get in and out with our wallets and shirts still in tow!


I have visited all of these places by myself, most of them after dark and I have never had any issues. 4 guys should be fine, just be aware of your surroundings and don't do anything stupid.
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djatc
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March 5th, 2017 at 12:03:01 AM permalink
Quote: GoodEyeMight

Jerrys nugget
Silver Nugget
Poker Palace
Bighorn
Longhorn
Lucky Club
Club Fortune
Arizona Charlies Decatur
jokers wild
Ellis Island

Am I ok going to these places from a security standpoint during the day? We're thinking probably something like 10AM-3PM. It will be 4 30ish white guys just looking to waste time and check out the local dives. I just want to make sure we can get in and out with our wallets and shirts still in tow!



Even the dumpiest casino is pretty safe, with security and all. I've pretty much gone to all of these casinos at night and never had any problems.
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AxelWolf
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March 5th, 2017 at 5:30:48 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

Axle: I am guessing the Mexican cowboy place you are thinking of was the Silver Saddle, which is gone. Does the King 8 have table games? That was one of the requirements stated.

Are you talking about the place that was near the old Showboat near Fremont and Charleston? It had 2 tables and it was a Mexican night club? No, I'm actually not talking about that place(FYI, That was the one casino I had not ever been to in LV up until about a year or two before it closed). The place I was talking about was in North Town I believe.
Does Alamo casino TA truck stop have Tables? I would guess not, but I thought they did at one time.

King 8/Wild Wild West had table games before, but I can't remember if they do now.
Do you need an old K8 chip? Any known collectors need one? I have a few hundred $1 and possibly some $5 chips. I dont want anything for the $1 chips.

Edit: I guess I should have read the rest of the thread before I responded.
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Doc
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March 5th, 2017 at 7:30:55 AM permalink
Quote: GoodEyeMight

Jerrys nugget
Silver Nugget
Poker Palace
Bighorn
Longhorn
Lucky Club
Club Fortune
Arizona Charlies Decatur
jokers wild
Ellis Island


I have been to all of those places to gather souvenir chips for my collection. And I came out undamaged.

I currently have plans to re-visit Silver Nugget, Poker Palace, and Longhorn (plus the Skyline in Henderson) during my April visit for the WoV Spring Fling 2017. My purpose for stepping back into those places is to pick up chips to replace the $1 tokens that I received at table games on my first visit -- I have a preference for chips over tokens and am trying to "upgrade" my collection.

As for the security issue, you've now got me thinking about my re-visits and whether I need to make plans to get to those places at a time when my wife is not with me. I don't remember whether she made that loop with me the first time, though we usually go everywhere together. The only casino I recall having visited myself but deliberately left her safely elsewhere at the time was the Silver Saddle.
ThatDonGuy
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March 5th, 2017 at 8:18:39 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

I have been to all of those places to gather souvenir chips for my collection. And I came out undamaged.


Same here, except for Poker Palace. Then again, I went in the morning/early afternoon.

Also note that, except for Arizona Charlie's and Ellis Island, I took a car; no problems in the parking lots, either.
TomG
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March 6th, 2017 at 5:41:16 AM permalink
Quote: GoodEyeMight

Am I ok going to these places from a security standpoint during the day? We're thinking probably something like 10AM-3PM. It will be 4 30ish white guys just looking to waste time and check out the local dives. I just want to make sure we can get in and out with our wallets and shirts still in tow!



The one real danger from those places would be lung cancer. The sort of thing you're talking about is just some combination of prejudice, ignorance, or paranoia.

Wear a cotton shirt and you'll be much better off, the synthetic ones can get ruined much easier from the secondhand smoke. It's entirely your choice if you lose any of the money in your wallet.

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