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December 16th, 2018 at 10:13:34 AM permalink
Itís Saturday night. Iím starting from the Wynn and want to walk and visit evey casino on the strip. By ďvisitĒ I mean touch the handle on one of their slot machines.

Is the shortest path to stay on one side of the street going south, then cross once and come up the other side, or is it to use the bridges and crosswalks to cover both sides as I make my way to the south end, without having to come north?

Which route would be faster?
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December 16th, 2018 at 10:30:51 AM permalink
I would do one side at a time. It would help to know the shortest way out of one casino and into the next. The street is not always the fastest.
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December 16th, 2018 at 12:50:33 PM permalink
One way, you end up back where you started. The other leaves you done at the farthest point.
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December 16th, 2018 at 12:56:00 PM permalink
It's a long way to the back of some of those properties, where the main bldgs are. Very quick in and out of most on the east side, further spacing on the west.

Crossing can be a several minutes' delay. I would guess it's slightly longer distance but faster to go all up one side and down the other. But might even be shorter. All that zig-agging and several backtracks to catch them all.

If it were me, I would definitely cross LVB the fewest possible times.
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December 16th, 2018 at 6:37:01 PM permalink
That would be a great Wizard challenge: how fast can someone collect 30 different slot tickets
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December 16th, 2018 at 6:45:22 PM permalink
Quote: TomG

That would be a great Wizard challenge: how fast can someone collect 30 different slot tickets




This is actually an excellent idea. When you cash a ticket out the time is on the ticket. So you would have a starting time on the first cash out and then check that against the time on the last ticket.


Wiz, are you listening?
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December 16th, 2018 at 8:28:02 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

It's a long way to the back of some of those properties, where the main bldgs are. Very quick in and out of most on the east side, further spacing on the west.


Before I saw this, I would have said, "Head south; there are overpass walkways on all four sides of Las Vegas & Tropicana, so you don't have to worry about waiting at too many traffic lights, and you only have to cross the Strip once." However, the easiest way to the Aria is through the Cosmopolitan - it is a bit of a walk, and, IIRC, uphill, the other way - but you would be headed in the opposite direction.

Still, if I was going to do it starting at the Wynn (although isn't Encore farther north?), I would go straight along the east side of the Strip to the Trop, then cross over to the Excalibur, then (after going to Luxor and Mandalay Bay) head north along the west side, but rather than go into the Aria directly, I would do it through the Cosmopolitan.
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December 17th, 2018 at 12:36:04 AM permalink
Pretty sure you need to start at like Northside Cannery, go all the way south, and end up at Primm Valley or Whiskey Pete's. Just doing Wynn -> MB is ez mode.
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December 17th, 2018 at 6:57:24 AM permalink
Very fun thought experiment and challenge. I would love to do this.
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December 17th, 2018 at 8:24:16 AM permalink
If you go to all these casinos just to step barely inside, it's a waste.
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December 17th, 2018 at 10:53:16 AM permalink
I think it's a great challenge!

I also think you would need to take a selfie with the time hack on, so there's no question of who collected the tickets (like 2 people leapfrogging or whatever).
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December 17th, 2018 at 12:03:29 PM permalink
It's a weird challenge. I suppose if one comes to Vegas and is bored silly, this might appear fun. You get to visit every casino, enjoy none of them and waste an afternoon walking five miles or more.
My friend once decided to urinate in every men's bathroom at Yankee Stadium during a single ballgame. This is almost as bad.
But this is why BR offers 31 types of ice cream. I sure once someone does it and sets a time to beat, someone else will try to beat it. Good luck.
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