Mosca
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October 28th, 2010 at 9:50:48 AM permalink
VERY eye opening. I understand a lot better now, even though I was only there barely long enough to stand on the surface.

1) We had a great time.

2) We didn't have a bad meal.

3) We pretty much held our own... at least I did. Mrs Mosca plays slots, and, well, Vegas slots are different from the ones we're used to. Or they seem to be. More on that when I get to sit down and compose my thoughts better. With a starting roll of $2500, I was up as much as $1800, down as much as $1200, and finished at down $300. Mrs started with $500, lost $200 the first evening, $300 the next afternoon, and another $200 the next day. Yes, I know.

4) Among casino employees (dealers), we met some nice people, and some jerks. We played accordingly, staying with good vibes and leaving bad vibes behind (social vibes, not gaming vibes).

5) Jet lag. Wow. There's nothing like being completely awake, fed, and ready to play... at 6:30AM.

I'll put it all together and tell you about your place from an outsider's perspective this weekend, right now I have to figure out how everything here at work got so screwed up while I was gone, and then I have to fix it.
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DJTeddyBear
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October 28th, 2010 at 10:01:23 AM permalink
Congratulations on surviving your first trip to Sin City.

Did the town live up to it's nickname?
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Mosca
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October 28th, 2010 at 10:46:01 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Congratulations on surviving your first trip to Sin City.

Did the town live up to it's nickname?



We're laid back, regular people.

But I will state, unequivocally, that I've never before seen so many women, of all ages, of whom I idly thought, "Man, she could make a LOT of money doing porn."
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DJTeddyBear
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October 28th, 2010 at 10:53:29 AM permalink
That sounds like a "yes" to me!
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mkl654321
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October 28th, 2010 at 11:19:26 AM permalink
Since you played slots, did you join the players' club(s), and play with your slot card(s) inserted? The action that you gave would be enough to get you free room offers in the future, at just about any casino except the super-megatoilets.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.---George Bernard Shaw
Mosca
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October 28th, 2010 at 12:57:34 PM permalink
Oh, absolutely we got player cards.

If I hadn't had to sit next to her and play the slots, I would have probably won about $500. I estimate I lost close to a grand in the slots over 3 days. It might have been less, I wasn't tracking it; but it was absolutely a substantial amount, over $500.

We liked Vegas, a lot. We're already talking about "When we come back," that we have to take more days and plan to do more things, go more places. One of our party visited Hoover Dam. I was blown away by the pictures.
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thecesspit
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October 28th, 2010 at 1:43:12 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Oh, absolutely we got player cards.

If I hadn't had to sit next to her and play the slots, I would have probably won about $500. I estimate I lost close to a grand in the slots over 3 days. It might have been less, I wasn't tracking it; but it was absolutely a substantial amount, over $500.

We liked Vegas, a lot. We're already talking about "When we come back," that we have to take more days and plan to do more things, go more places. One of our party visited Hoover Dam. I was blown away by the pictures.



You shoudl do the Dam and the Canyon, gets you away from the madness that is Vegas and both are awesome sights. The Canyon takes a while to get to (the skywalk is by all reports a bit lame, but the North Rim is amazing), but worth the petrol. Every single cent.
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odiousgambit
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October 29th, 2010 at 6:18:42 AM permalink
isn't it the South Rim that is supposed to be best?
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FleaStiff
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October 29th, 2010 at 8:11:42 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca

5) Jet lag. Wow. There's nothing like being completely awake, fed, and ready to play... at 6:30AM.

Its a 24 hour town. Sure the casinos vacuum the carpet at a slow time and will have fewer dealers on duty at 6:30am than late at night, but they are always open. Many restaurants do breakfast specials all day and night or they do some sort of steak special at any time. The restaurants know that tourists start out still being on their own time-zone clock and only adjust slowly. Many local businesses cater to casino personnel who just got off work and have what would be considered weird hours in other cities to be wanting a Karaoke Girl or wanting day care.

Since most of the action in a casino is from late afternoon to the wee hours of the morning, tourists eventually seem to adopt "local time" and I guess its wise to do so rather than be the sole player at some table game but the casinos will generally have at least one table of whatever you want open at 6:30am. You may get a trainee dealer on that shift and there might be only one craps table open but the casino will usually be ready to take your money at any time of the day or night.

I tend to be an early riser anyway and when one factors in the time zone stuff, its often 5:00am when I hit the tables and sometimes I've encountered the same players that were there at 10:00pm the previous night. For various business reasons many casinos end their business "day" at 4:00am or 5:00am. If the casinos have unusual hours, I don't bother with any jet lag remedies.
soulhunt79
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October 29th, 2010 at 9:18:36 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

isn't it the South Rim that is supposed to be best?




I've only been to the south side since I was visiting someone in Phoenix. Most reviews I've read and reviews from friends have said the North is at the very least equal if not better than the south. It is also a lot fewer people which may have had heavy influence on the reviews. My assumption so far is that more people visit from the south rather than coming from Vegas. Which makes the North side a lot farther away.

I doubt anyone would be dissapointed with either location though. I'll pick the 3-4 hour drive to the north side vs the 6+ I think to the south side from Vegas.

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