EvenBob
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September 11th, 2011 at 3:33:09 AM permalink
Has anybody here stayed at the Golden Gate?
Its the oldest hotel in Vegas and I've never been
in it. Do they have roulette? I love old hotels. I
stayed in the old part of Binions several times
and it was pretty cool. GG's rates are very cheap
and the rooms have all been recently redone.
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FleaStiff
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September 11th, 2011 at 5:06:16 AM permalink
Its an old hotel, so any renovations will never involve moving the walls and making the rooms larger. They are small rooms with even smaller bathrooms. Thats it. Don't even think fancy or spacious. It ain't. Rooms are cheap. Occasionally noisy too. For thirty dollars you ain't a gonna be getting the Ritz Carlton.
Roulette? Well, of course they have it. Just don't ask me anything about one or two zeroes but I would imagine it would be two.
pacomartin
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September 11th, 2011 at 7:43:28 PM permalink
From the NGC, the games are:
"CRAPS",2
"ROULETTE",1
"TWENTY ONE",11
"3-CARD POKER",1
"LET IT RIDE",1
"OTHER GAMES",1
"TOTAL SLOTS",330

It's a small place across the street from the bus station. Over 100 years old.



Used to be called the Sal Sagev hotel ( Las Vegas spelled backwards)
EvenBob
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September 11th, 2011 at 7:49:49 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin


It's a small place across the street from the bus station. Over 100 years old.



I've walked by it a hundred times. When I think about it,
I might have eaten at a cramped restaurant on the main
floor, many years ago. It was dark and a lot of dark wood,
and wooden booths. Food was good, as I recall.
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ddloml
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September 11th, 2011 at 7:55:38 PM permalink
The small restaurant in back is home to the famous $0.99 shrimp cocktail (although it might be $1.99 now). I had a sandwich there one that was pretty good too. The casino is tiny. I had my first big win at Let It Ride there several years ago when I hit a straight on a $3 table :>)
Doc
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September 11th, 2011 at 8:35:03 PM permalink
Quote: ddloml

The small restaurant in back is home to the famous $0.99 shrimp cocktail (although it might be $1.99 now). I had a sandwich there one that was pretty good too. The casino is tiny. I had my first big win at Let It Ride there several years ago when I hit a straight on a $3 table :>)


I think there are actually two small restaurants (maybe more). The shrimp cocktail is at a cafeteria-line/deli place just a step from their version of a party pit. Just after WoVCon, the Wizard introduced me to a different little restaurant at Golden Gate: Dupar's. My wife and I had dinner there with the Wizard and Gofaster87. I suppose they might have the shrimp, too, but I didn't look for it there.
teddys
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September 11th, 2011 at 8:36:58 PM permalink
Great place, I like the casino a lot. Very small. Confident in saying it's the smallest casino in Las Vegas. Great party pit, best in town in my opinion. Some historic stuff scattered around. Never been in the hotel rooms. Wizard said he would review it soon. (Or I will).
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rxwine
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September 11th, 2011 at 8:42:51 PM permalink
The cars depicted in front of the place on the postcard must be out of the 40's or earlier. Or at least, I'm not sure if there were any 50's models looking like that.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
Doc
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September 11th, 2011 at 8:56:59 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

The cars depicted in front of the place on the postcard must be out of the 40's or earlier. Or at least, I'm not sure if there were any 50's models looking like that.


The only 50's cars I recall looking even the least bit like that were some of the MG models: the TC and TD, I think. Not sure of their years. As for the cars in the photo, I would guess them to be 30's vintage, or even late 20's, but I'm certainly not an authority on vehicles of that era.
EvenBob
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September 11th, 2011 at 9:22:09 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

The cars depicted in front of the place on the postcard must be out of the 40's or earlier.



1920's. These are from the mid 20's and are very similar.



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