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Keeneone
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Mission146
July 9th, 2021 at 3:14:55 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Didn't Steve Wynn get attacked by a tranny hooker in one of the bars there?


Maybe this?
https://www.tmz.com/2008/08/07/hookers-just-cant-wynn/
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July 9th, 2021 at 3:45:53 PM permalink
Vegas is actually one of the most dangerous cities in the US when it comes to violent crimes. People just need to be careful, it's not a fantasy, it's reality.
jjjoooggg
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July 9th, 2021 at 6:11:22 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

Vegas is actually one of the most dangerous cities in the US when it comes to violent crimes. People just need to be careful, it's not a fantasy, it's reality.



I didnt know that.

Makes sense.

A guy was handcuffed by cops. Dealer said he was part of a team that distracted the dealer while he grabbed chips. He was in the high limit rm.
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July 9th, 2021 at 6:16:17 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

Maybe this?
https://www.tmz.com/2008/08/07/hookers-just-cant-wynn/
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And before we get totally off track...
To the OP of the thread, vpfree2 is a great place to look for vp games you may be interested in playing:
https://www.vpfree2.com/casinos/by-region/las-vegas



Perhaps that's the incdent, but I thought a black tranny attacked him in a bar when he ordered her out. I'm not finding it, so I may be mistaken.
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July 9th, 2021 at 6:17:49 PM permalink
I think a friend was mugged by an escort and driver. But he was to embarrassed to admit it.
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July 10th, 2021 at 7:13:06 AM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

Vegas is actually one of the most dangerous cities in the US when it comes to violent crimes. People just need to be careful, it's not a fantasy, it's reality.




Las Vegas is also one of the cities most motivated to underreport incidences of violent crime, so that puts a spin on the data.

Just as an anecdotal aside. I have a friend who drove cab in State College (Penn State), where he was paid New York rates for what he described as a "country club environment." We visited Las Vegas, and he decided to scout out the opportunities as a cab driver. He did some legwork and walked away convinced that it was way too dangerous, and the week he was there a driver was shot and killed near the Stratosphere, so that put the icing on the cake. Now this was a guy who worked on the fishing boats in Alaska during summers; he wasn't much scared of anything.
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July 10th, 2021 at 7:54:28 AM permalink
Are college students armed in their own dorms these days? I'm out of touch.
Oh, but they'll all have COVID come October.
billryan
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July 10th, 2021 at 8:42:02 AM permalink
Quote: redietz

Las Vegas is also one of the cities most motivated to underreport incidences of violent crime, so that puts a spin on the data.

Just as an anecdotal aside. I have a friend who drove cab in State College (Penn State), where he was paid New York rates for what he described as a "country club environment." We visited Las Vegas, and he decided to scout out the opportunities as a cab driver. He did some legwork and walked away convinced that it was way too dangerous, and the week he was there a driver was shot and killed near the Stratosphere, so that put the icing on the cake. Now this was a guy who worked on the fishing boats in Alaska during summers; he wasn't much scared of anything.



Is driving a cab in Las Vegas more dangerous than driving one in College Station? Maybe, but how many people move to State College each year?
I briefly looked into driving a cab when I moved to Vegas, as I'd done in some years back in NY for a bit.
The two companies I called didn't hire part-time and they expected new drivers to work six 12 hour shifts each week for a minimum of thirty days before you could cut down to five shifts. One driver told me 90% of new drivers didn't make it 30 days, but no one cared because the applicant pool was endless. I signed up for both Uber and Lyft but never worked even a single ride.
Living and working in semi-rural Pennsylvania is undoubtedly safer than living in Las Vegas, but at the end of the day, you are still living in semi-rural Pennsylvania. Not exactly people's dream.
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July 10th, 2021 at 9:09:26 AM permalink
I find the Boyd properties downtown to be generous with room comps. And if youíre comped you donít pay a resort fee (unlike Caesars non-Diamond level). Iíve stayed at MSS, Cal and Fremont all comped, $0 total.

Iíve never gotten a room from 4 Queens. Plenty of food comps but no rooms. Their website doesnít seem to have a section you log into with your players card so I just see the rack rates. I assume theyíd email or mail real offers but I prefer the properties where you can log in and see tailored rates. Iíve never gotten a room offer from 4 Queens despite playing a lot of VP and a fair amount of craps there.

As far as safety, so long as Iím on the strip or Fremont, I never felt unsafe. I wouldnít go strolling a block or two away from those areas at night or counting bills in public but the tourist areas felt totally fine. Pickpockets, sure, but there are Easy ways to protect yourself from pickpockets. I felt more unsafe at night in college in Baltimore than I ever did in LV.
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July 10th, 2021 at 9:16:08 AM permalink
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I find the Boyd properties downtown to be generous with room comps. And if youíre comped you donít pay a resort fee (unlike Caesars non-Diamond level). Iíve stayed at MSS, Cal and Fremont all comped, $0 total.

Iíve never gotten a room from 4 Queens. Plenty of food comps but no rooms. Their website doesnít seem to have a section you log into with your players card so I just see the rack rates. I assume theyíd email or mail real offers but I prefer the properties where you can log in and see tailored rates. Iíve never gotten a room offer from 4 Queens despite playing a lot of VP and a fair amount of craps there.

As far as safety, so long as Iím on the strip or Fremont, I never felt unsafe. I wouldnít go strolling a block or two away from those areas at night or counting bills in public but the tourist areas felt totally fine. Pickpockets, sure, but there are Easy ways to protect yourself from pickpockets. I felt more unsafe at night in college in Baltimore than I ever did in LV.



I just call them and they look up my players' card and ask me how many nights I'm looking for.
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