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Vegasrider
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July 8th, 2021 at 4:15:11 PM permalink
Quote: whatme

Agree,

For fun I try to find a lively section playing pennies. Put $20 in, bet minimum, drink, tip, and just have fun.



Nothing wrong with having fun. But you mentioned you were looking for comped rooms, or food? That's why I didn't think playing .05 a hand or even .25 will get you anything, at least in Vegas. Reno maybe, I think you need to play at least .10 a hand to get a free drink at the bar up here. Certain casinos up here have point multiplier days, like 6X or 7X, so that can add up fast. But thats up in Reno, not sure if any of the casinos offer multipliers in Vegas.
billryan
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July 8th, 2021 at 4:18:08 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

Nothing wrong with having fun. But you mentioned you were looking for comped rooms, or food? That's why I didn't think playing .05 a hand or even .25 will get you anything, at least in Vegas. Reno maybe, I think you need to play at least .10 a hand to get a free drink at the bar up here. Certain casinos up here have point multiplier days, like 6X or 7X, so that can add up fast. But thats up in Reno, not sure if any of the casinos offer multipliers in Vegas.



Pre-Covid, quarter players had no problems getting free room at the EC and 4Queens.
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whatme
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July 8th, 2021 at 4:33:57 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

...You stay at an unsafe dump at your own risk. It's not just about luxury.



I've stayed at
1) El Cortez
2) Gold Spike (when it was a casino, & really bad neighborhood)
3) Fremont

The only time I felt unsafe at a casino was at the Wynn, a group just started to fight (punches flying). Security did show up quickly and stopped it.

It should be noted, I'm not from a small town.

For anyone who isn't comfortable with the news/reputation about downtown don't stay there or go by yourself.

I've stayed at hotels that were rated 4 star that made the El Cortez look high end.

It's not just about luxury, experiences and comfort should be considered.
billryan
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July 8th, 2021 at 5:54:16 PM permalink
The Wynn has better-looking hookers.
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redietz
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July 8th, 2021 at 6:18:19 PM permalink
Quote: whatme

My view is if you are playing outside your own rules and/or comfort inorder to get a comp then you are playing for comps. To each their own.

I play for enjoyment and +EV getting a comp room for my normal action is a perk. It also tells me who wants my action.

Personally I like the history and atmosphere (based on 10 years ago) of Downtown LV.

This trip is due to work so my gambling time is limited.

Yes my gambling budget for this trip is $500 (just gambling not transportation, room, food, etc.) No I don't want to loose it, just risk it. Lol.

Thanks for the insight.




Back in my youth, I would occasionally rotate between the Cortez, what was then Fitzgerald's, and the California for a month at a time, with the occasional treat of weekends at the old Gold Spike, where they gave you rotary phones at the desk as you checked in. I get the allure of the downtown milieu.

Anyway, I think the Four Queens probably fits your bill the best. Good coffee shop, good restaurant, good video poker, no resort fee, and they will comp you as well as anyone. If they have better rooms available (not likely), they may upgrade you into one of their old style suites.

The Golden Nugget, of course, is quite nice. The steakhouse is old school and top notch. The video poker, however, is bottom of the downtown barrel. I've stayed in a few GN rooms. Not much difference between the standard GN and the standard Mandalay Bay rooms. GN had some strange retro suites. I like the look of them; nobody else does.

You could consider staying at GN and playing at the Four Queens -- maybe the Queens would then view you as someone to entice who hasn't stayed there and that could factor into their algorithm for future offers. You would then be blowing off the GN for future offers, but unless you're playing blackjack or other table games, no big deal. My girlfriend has a bunch of GN offers on the table -- tournaments and cruises and all that -- but she put in some serious play and her brother has been comped there forever. I simply cannot play video poker there -- the games are just too degraded for me.

One other option -- the Hotel Apache is a subset of Binion's. No resort fee and old style 1950's rooms (on purpose). Good pricing, but if you read the reviews, upkeep and cleaning services often leave something to be desired.

I wouldn't worry about Danger, Danger Will Robinson. Just stay west of the Cortez at night. And don't go wandering about the Plaza parking garage after dark without a machete.
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redietz
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July 8th, 2021 at 6:21:24 PM permalink
Quote: whatme

I've stayed at
1) El Cortez
2) Gold Spike (when it was a casino, & really bad neighborhood)
3) Fremont

The only time I felt unsafe at a casino was at the Wynn, a group just started to fight (punches flying). Security did show up quickly and stopped it.

It should be noted, I'm not from a small town.

For anyone who isn't comfortable with the news/reputation about downtown don't stay there or go by yourself.

I've stayed at hotels that were rated 4 star that made the El Cortez look high end.

It's not just about luxury, experiences and comfort should be considered.




You beat me to the punch regarding some things. The hookers at the Wynn are well dressed, but they are not going to win many Miss Universe pageants. If you are west of the Cortez, downtown should be fine except for pickpockets, who take advantage of the overhead light shows to ply their skills. Carry a decoy wallet in a back pocket or just be aware.
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redietz
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July 8th, 2021 at 6:22:34 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

The Wynn has better-looking hookers.




Barely, in my opinion. Although to their credit, the Wynn girls dress high end.
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MDawg
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July 8th, 2021 at 6:58:09 PM permalink
There was that one incident at Wynn with the melee, but immediately afterwards they raised the prices of all their rooms back to or close to back to what they were pre-Covid, increased security greatly and started metal detecting all entrants on weekends.

Come on, you can't compare an utter dump like Four Queens to Wynn, it's absurd to even try. And as well, even that one incident at Wynn happened on the casino floor, not up in the guest rooms.

And the way the murders happened at Circus Circus is some guy was apparently going around door crashing, until he found an open door and then robbed and killed the two people inside. That would never happen at Wynn. It never has happened at Wynn. Wynn isn't the only top place on the Strip but it blows doors over Four Queens in every respect.


Wynn, Circa, Resorts World, Cosmopolitan, etc. have a lot of scantily clad girls. Venetian has some too, although sadly the Venetian crowd has gone downhill of late class wise. You see most of these scantily clad girls in groups parading down the halls. I don't really get the impression that many if any of them are hookers. Hookers don't work in groups! not even in twos. Most are just out drinking, clubbing and looking for something to do.
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MDawg
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July 8th, 2021 at 7:13:28 PM permalink
Golden Nugget is awesome, or at least it was when I used to stay there. A decided cut above everything else there other than the new kid on the block Circa.
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whatme
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July 8th, 2021 at 7:22:07 PM permalink
Quote: redietz

... the old Gold Spike, where they gave you rotary phones at the desk as you checked in...



WHAT?

Please elaborate.

Thanks for the info

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