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only1choice
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May 14th, 2011 at 9:50:00 AM permalink
I'm going with the wife to Harrahs Lake Tahoe the week of June 5. We are doing a day trip to Frisco, and one to Napa Valley, also a dinner cruise. I have checked to see what kind of bj games are available and it looks like the best is $100 game, 1 deck dbl 10-11 no dblas.
Could anyone please give me some firsthand observations on bj games, dining and anything that you feel is worth checking out.

Thanks in advance.
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7outlineaway
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May 14th, 2011 at 10:10:56 AM permalink
BJ should be $5-10 on weekdays, $10-20 on Friday night/weekends/holidays. Yes, Reno rules on doubling. Montbleu and Lakeside may have lower limits than the Harrah's properties.

Please tell me you're kidding about doing those "side trips". If you actually want to stay around Tahoe there's tons of stuff to do, although from what I hear of the snow they've gotten it'll still be too early to do any serious hiking.
only1choice
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May 14th, 2011 at 11:19:43 AM permalink
We're going with another couple who want to check out fishermans wharf. Mohegansun is in my backyard so the casino action is nothing new to me. As a side note I gotta take care of the wife such as the dinner cruise and a show. I'm a city boy transplanted into ct. The only hiking I do is around my property.
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7outlineaway
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May 14th, 2011 at 12:53:10 PM permalink
People like to say Bay Area to Tahoe is four hours... it is if you leave at 10pm, are going to or from the East Bay and are willing to cheat the speed limit a little. From Harrah's parking garage to Fisherman's Wharf you're looking at five-plus. And San Francisco is one of those places where roads back up at odd hours for no apparent reason. I realize you may have little choice in the matter, but that's a lot of driving if you're going back to Tahoe the same day. If it's a few days and you're combining Napa in the same trip before heading back to Tahoe it's a little more reasonable. Anyway, I hope the sea lions are out.
PeteM
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May 15th, 2011 at 9:14:44 AM permalink
When you go to the Napa Valley stay overnight. Drive down to Vallejo or Marin and take the ferry in to the City. It's a fantastic little voyage, with views of San Francisco you can't get anywhere else. From the Ferry Building in SF you can take the Embarcadero street car line(antique cars from many different cities) right to Fisherman's Wharf. Or walk about 3/4 blocks up Market St and grab the California St cable car to Chinatown and Union square. Believe me, for what you want to see, the ferry beats trying to park in SF any day, especially during tourist season!
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only1choice
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May 15th, 2011 at 9:22:21 AM permalink
Thank you, it sounds like a plan.
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Beardgoat
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July 24th, 2013 at 9:43:45 PM permalink
So I'm going to Lake Tahoe in September for my 30th birthday. Can anyone provide a breakdown of the casinos? I plan on going to Harvey's and harrahs for sure but just curious if I could get thoughts, opinions, suggestions, etc...
Doc
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July 25th, 2013 at 6:54:23 AM permalink
There was a whole thread on Lake Tahoe casinos just under two years ago. Here is my post where I gave a very brief outline of some of the blackjack rules I observed.

So just when in September are your birthday and your trip? My wife and I will be at Harvey's from the 23rd to the 27th.
PapaChubby
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July 25th, 2013 at 7:11:41 AM permalink
IMO, Fisherman's Wharf is not worth a 10 minute drive, let alone 4 hours. Other stuff in San Francisco may be pretty cool, but the Wharf is just a half-assed tourist trap.
Beardgoat
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July 25th, 2013 at 1:35:25 PM permalink
We'll be there the 19th to 22 nd

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