FleaStiff
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October 24th, 2017 at 5:23:45 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Thanks. We're down on Fremont Street, it's okay here but we prefer the glitz of the strip I think. Odds seem to be about the same both places, slots at Binions seem tight as hell.


The Gaming Board releases data grouped as Big Strip, Little Strip, Downtown and North Las Vegas, but withholds any information that would identify a particular licensee.
I think its time we had another of The Wizard's Slot Machine Surveys that list specific casinos by name.

At Binions you are less likely to see anyone wearing a wrist band indicating he has just been released from the House of Detention, but at the Hell Cortez you will probably get looser machines and ever so slightly better Blackjack, mainly because their location and clientele force them to remain attractive.
HugoSlavia
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October 24th, 2017 at 8:51:24 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

I think its time we had another of The Wizard's Slot Machine Surveys that list specific casinos by name.


That would be awesome, but it's probably very difficult. I think it requires detailed reel mapping of specifically suitable machines.
JohnnyQ
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October 24th, 2017 at 2:56:36 PM permalink
I've stayed at the STRAT before, several times I think, but have never had to stay at the Aztec Inn.

I did stay at the Siegel Suites Select - Las Vegas Blvd near the McCarran Rental Car Center for one night once upon a time. I put a chair propped up against the door handle to slow down any intruders/attackers.

Who will be the first to stay there and write a review ? Sorry, I have kids, so as a family-man I think that rules me out.
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FleaStiff
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October 24th, 2017 at 3:27:16 PM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

Who will be the first to stay there and write a review ? Sorry, I have kids, so as a family-man I think that rules me out.

It surely does. Siegel Suites routinely faxes your registration info to LVMetro for a warrants check.

The Strat is a bargain in a bad neighborhood. The rest of the stuff in the area is just cheap and dangerous.
DrawingDead
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October 24th, 2017 at 5:14:03 PM permalink
I understand it is a relic of an old 1950s era roadside motel that has had this, that, and the other thing stuck onto it over the years as other stuff eventually got built bringing wallets to the old highway that became The Strip. But I've never managed to make it inside, and don't know how 50's-ish any of those rooms would still be.

The joint had an astounding run of bad luck with catching on fire some years ago. At the time, you'd (I'd) almost have thought someone wanted it to have an accident of a certain kind and was skulking around at night with keys and some things trying to make it so, and doing a poor job of it. If you were a cynical sort. But that was more than ten years ago. And my vague memory of hearing about that trifecta of little mystery fires in a little place in a short time back then is all I know about it. I don't have any reason to think it is "accident" prone in that way more recently. That string of combustible bad luck was when it was closed to the public for a while, so nobody was hurt or even inconvenienced, aside from any ghosts of fifty+ years of past misadventures that may have been living in some of those mattresses or haunting the attic.
Quote: LVRJ (8/5/05)

In Brief

AZTEC INN BLAZE

Fire at Strip hotel is third in recent weeks

Flames burned through the attic of the Aztec Inn late Wednesday, the third time in recent weeks that fire broke out at the small Strip hotel.

Firefighters from Las Vegas, Clark County and North Las Vegas responded to the scene about 11:38 p.m., after a hotel security officer called 911, the Las Vegas Fire Department said.

When firefighters arrived, flames were visible in the vacant two-story building, which sits on Baltimore Avenue across from the Stratosphere.

Smoke forced police to close Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara Avenue and Main Street. Firefighters had the blaze under control in about 45 minutes.

The fire caused about $200,000 in damage to part of the attic, two rooms and a stairwell. No one was hurt...

https://web.archive.org/web/20060521183253/
http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2005/Aug-05-Fri-2005/news/27000624.html
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DrawingDead
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October 24th, 2017 at 5:58:35 PM permalink
Do the close-in westside Boyd properties at Orleans (on west Tropicana) & Gold Coast (west Flamingo) still run regular free shuttles over to the Strip for their guests? They always did, and I think they probably still do. I'd think either might be more convenient to the heart of what most folks consider the real high-end Strip glitz, maybe even without the shuttles, and both are usually pretty cost effective midweek. The Orleans is the larger casino of the two and also has the larger better furnished rooms of the two, really more so than a lot of standard Strip hotel rooms, but also usually with somewhat higher rates than the Gold Coast. I've crashed in both many times to skip a commute, and by my standards I'd consider the hotel accommodations in both to be better than merely decent.
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vegas
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October 24th, 2017 at 7:52:15 PM permalink
Yes the Boyd shuttle still runs to the strip from Gold Coast and Orleans. It stops right behind the High Roller.
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