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September 28th, 2018 at 5:46:02 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Babs -
Sorry to hear that. Best wishes. You’ll be missed.


Re Galaxy:
That confirms rumors I’ve heard. Are any of us invited? If not, Tuesday is a good day for our dinner. Otherwise Wednesday is it.


Dinner:
I suggest Toby Keith’s I ♥️ This Bar & Grill, towards the back of Harrah’s. Also, do what I did 2 years ago: sneak out of the Sands thru the loading dock area, then a short walk to the Harrah’s parking entrance. They open at 5 and don’t get busy till late.



That's a good suggestion just because of the closeness to the convention center. That's exactly why I booked my room there. It's a very short walk by Vegas standards to the Expo. It was comped all week, too. Wish I could pass it on to someone.
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September 28th, 2018 at 5:47:38 PM permalink
I missed the dinner a few years ago and I can’t make it this year because of school. I wish I could attend because I’d love to put some of the faces with the names of the members on the forums. Hopefully, I will get back to G2E next year, but in the meantime I would highly recommend others attending the show and meeting some of the members.
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October 1st, 2018 at 2:08:55 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I suggest Toby Keith’s I ♥️ This Bar & Grill, towards the back of Harrah’s. Also, do what I did 2 years ago: sneak out of the Sands thru the loading dock area, then a short walk to the Harrah’s parking entrance. They open at 5 and don’t get busy till late.



I second this suggestion. Perhaps anyone planning to go can meet at the Galaxy booth at the show closing on Tuesday and you can show us this secret route to Harrah's.
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October 1st, 2018 at 4:57:30 PM permalink
I'm curious about the poll.

Can someone explain the "Don't let anyone scan your badge" option?
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October 1st, 2018 at 6:45:18 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

...and you can show us this secret route to Harrah's.

It's not that tricky if you have a good sense of direction. Simply walk towards that corner of the show floor, and don't stop at the curtains that you're supposed to stop at. Eventually, you'll get to some exit doors that lead outside where it's easier to figure out where you are and how to get to Harrah's.

While it may seem sketchy, it will turn out to be a LOT shorter of a walk than walking thru Venetian, then past Casino Royale, etc.

You'd be surprised how little security there is. As long as you're not carrying something to make you look suspicious, nobody cares.




Quote: RealizeGaming

I'm curious about the poll.

Can someone explain the "Don't let anyone scan your badge" option?

I think, because most of us are not really the vendor's target audience, avoid scanning to avoid junk mail and spam.
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October 1st, 2018 at 7:44:41 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

It's not that tricky if you have a good sense of direction. Simply walk towards that corner of the show floor, and don't stop at the curtains that you're supposed to stop at. Eventually, you'll get to some exit doors that lead outside where it's easier to figure out where you are and how to get to Harrah's.

While it may seem sketchy, it will turn out to be a LOT shorter of a walk than walking thru Venetian, then past Casino Royale, etc.

You'd be surprised how little security there is. As long as you're not carrying something to make you look suspicious, nobody cares.




I think, because most of us are not really the vendor's target audience, avoid scanning to avoid junk mail and spam.



I’ve never been that way, but for years now, I go to the self parking/valet at the Venetian then take the elevator down to the garage. There’s a pathway out to the street between the Venetian and Harrah’s.
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October 1st, 2018 at 7:56:04 PM permalink
Quote: RealizeGaming

Can someone explain the "Don't let anyone scan your badge" option?



It's because that bar code on your badge has all the information you gave up when you registered, including Email and phone number. Anyone who scans it will have it. Then you'll get junk calls and Emails. Who knows how many people they will get share it with. Many booths offer free stuff and drawings. When you say "yes," they nonchalantly say, "Just let me scan your badge real quick." Don't let them, just say "I changed my mind" and walk away. It's not worth a t-shirt. Only let your badge be scanned by people you want to hear from. If they are there desperately scanning badges, you probably don't don't to hear from them.

As an aside, when you're just cruising the floor, don't be tempted to get pulled into booths of companies you are many degrees of separation away from. If they aggressively make first contact, just tell the truth and say that you're not even closely connected to their business. It wouldn't hurt to say "I'm not in the gaming business at all." To avoid the pitch, DON'T MAKE EYE CONTACT. This goes for all salesmen you don't want to deal with anywhere. It also applies well to strip clubs and certain casinos in Costa Rica and Panama. Thanks for listening.
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October 2nd, 2018 at 1:45:39 AM permalink
Does Tony Keith's have decent food?

That would be pretty surprising.

Why not some place like The Yardbird at Venetian?

Ill prob go to a meeting anywhere though.
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October 2nd, 2018 at 5:55:46 AM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

Does Tony Keith's have decent food?



I went there about three years ago. Food was decent.

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Why not some place like The Yardbird at Venetian?



Let's not second guess ourselves at this late point. I, for one, didn't know about it.
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October 2nd, 2018 at 7:08:52 AM permalink
Quote: CrystalMath

I’ve never been that way, but for years now, I go to the self parking/valet at the Venetian then take the elevator down to the garage. There’s a pathway out to the street between the Venetian and Harrah’s.

Sounds better than the somewhat sketchy route I proposed. I was simply looking for a shorter path than thru Venetian and along the strip - particularly since I was suggesting a restaurant close to the Harrahs garage entrance.



Quote: Rigondeaux

Does Tony Keith's have decent food?

I like it. Plus, it opens at 5, and doesn’t get busy till much later.

Also, the group gaming often includes Pai Gow Tiles, which, last time I checked, Harrahs has one open 24/7.
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