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EvenBob
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March 19th, 2011 at 2:33:14 PM permalink
I love Vegas, been going there a long time. But theres a lot to be said for spending 4 hours playing and going home to your own bed afterwards. I hate hotels, I never sleep well in them. I don't like eating in restaurants twice a day. I don't like the heat of Vegas in the summer. I don't like the hassle of dealing with tourists. What I do like about Vegas is I'm immersed in gambling when I'm there. I can play whenever I want, go to different casinos, get free booze. I just wish I lived there.
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FleaStiff
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March 19th, 2011 at 3:05:52 PM permalink
Even locals seem to enjoy an occasional "Staycation" when the rooms are cheap enough and there is some special attraction.

I think most hotel rooms are enjoyed by the ladies. Guys tend to just focus on the mattress, the shower and the mini-bar. I think the buffets and restaurants and room service are adventures and don't really get tired of them at all. Women probably never get tired of not having to do the cooking or cleaning.

Heat of Vegas? Yeah it can be like a wall of fire, if you leave the casino!! Even decades ago I still remember walking from Circus Circus casino to the nearest parking structure. Hot. I recall the large notices on the entranceway about pets in cars and I knew Vegas was really hotter than I had ever imagined. Maybe there is less casino hopping as the mercury climbs? Even at 3:00am, it can be hot once you leave the air conditioning. No one ever says "Death Valley, Baby! Death Valley" but the temperatures in Vegas are probably comparable.
pacomartin
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March 19th, 2011 at 3:54:27 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

I think most hotel rooms are enjoyed by the ladies. Guys tend to just focus on the mattress, the shower and the mini-bar. I think the buffets and restaurants and room service are adventures and don't really get tired of them at all.



I've never understood women and the room service attraction. Women who stay in hotels on business always rave about getting room service and how wonderful it was. I have never heard of a guy, even if he's all alone, talking about room service. Even if you are broke and tired, you always go down to the bar.
pecogg
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March 19th, 2011 at 5:27:59 PM permalink
I still have the desire to go to Vegas, but the frequency of trips there is going to have to be measured in years. I can take a road trip to a neighboring state, stay a couple of nights, and have nearly just as much gaming fun, for significantly less coin. In fact, I've found it to be enjoyable to travel to different locations to check out their casinos. Not only do you still get your action in, but you also get to discover and enjoy parts of America you've never seen before. So...while I do intend to travel to Vegas in the future, I get my fix and adventure in the interim, by traveling closer to home.
Wavy70
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March 19th, 2011 at 5:30:42 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

I've never understood women and the room service attraction. Women who stay in hotels on business always rave about getting room service and how wonderful it was. I have never heard of a guy, even if he's all alone, talking about room service. Even if you are broke and tired, you always go down to the bar.


See I like room service and my wife thinks it's a waste.
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gofaster87
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March 19th, 2011 at 5:38:44 PM permalink
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Toes14
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March 19th, 2011 at 5:57:09 PM permalink
I've got 6 casinos within 30 miles of my house, so the question really doesn't apply to me. That being said, if my financial situation was different (i.e. - the wife not being unemployed for 75% of the last two years), I think I'd be going to Vegas more. I'd like to go again later this year & see some of the sites I missed previously and some of the new stuff too. For example:

haven't been downtown yet
Mirage volcano wasn't working last time I was there
City Center complex was still under construction
want to hit Ghost Bar or some other high rise nightclub w/ a view
still haven't been to the Wynn/Encore
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EvenBob
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March 19th, 2011 at 8:00:05 PM permalink
Quote: Wavy70

See I like room service and my wife thinks it's a waste.



I would much rather get take out food and eat it in the room. Thats why I like Downtown. The 4 Queens has a great pizza joint in the casino and I get the biggest monster they have a six pack of Dos Equis from the liquor store down the street and eat it in front of the TV. Or get a bag of Mickey D's from Fitzgeralds and do the same. My fave was getting the prime rib dinner to go from Binions basement cafe, but thats closed now. You always got more of everything when you got it to go. Screw room service, I hate paying a lot for nothing.
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zippyboy
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March 19th, 2011 at 8:22:55 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I love Vegas, been going there a long time. ..... I can play whenever I want, go to different casinos, get free booze. I just wish I lived there.


Well, the fun things in life can become boring with routine. Even Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt got tired of sleeping with each other.

Quote: FleaStiff


Heat of Vegas? Yeah it can be like a wall of fire, if you leave the casino!! ... Even at 3:00am, it can be hot once you leave the air conditioning. No one ever says "Death Valley, Baby! Death Valley" but the temperatures in Vegas are probably comparable.


Last year, I remember seeing on the news that we broke a heat record. 45 days in a row of highs in the triple digits, including 48 hours straight at one point last summer. That means, over 100 degrees at 5am. Ouch. That's like a blow dryer in the face outside, but inside, the poker rooms are kept so cold you need long sleeves.
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EvenBob
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March 19th, 2011 at 11:02:26 PM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

That's like a blow dryer in the face outside, but inside, the poker rooms are kept so cold you need long sleeves.



Thats something I don't like about Vegas casinos, they really do overkill on the air conditioning. You come in from 110 and its 65 in the casino. I get goosebumps when I'm playing my teeth almost chatter.
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