DJTeddyBear
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December 20th, 2010 at 12:31:15 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Is the pool on the south side? I wonder if they are going to have the same "Death Ray" problem with the sun reflecting off the glass walls as the Vdara.

The Vdara's Death Ray problem is because the building is concave shaped. This not only reflects the sun, but concentrates it.

Unless I'm mistaken, Cosmo is a traditional shape, so that is not a problem.
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December 27th, 2010 at 8:56:08 AM permalink
Wandered through on 23 Dec. after watching the Bellagio fountains show. Really nice place; the beaded chandelier is amazing. Their design philosophy is a welcome change from the MGM "earth-tones" style that seems to predominate on that side of the strip. Interesting and eclectic design. I played blackjack at $10 for 30 minutes. The dealers were extremely polished. It might have been opening week heightened anxiety, but they were really performing well. Drink service was good. The font on the chips and the felt really appealed to me for some reason -- don't know what it is, maybe sans serif? Didn't go upstairs to the lounge or pool. Compared to the Bellagio, casino was mostly empty. Don't think the hotel was filled. I'm sure room rates will go down when they realize what the ideal price point is. Got a player's card; no perks, just the card. It's called the "Identity" card. The conceptual art store out front facing the strip is a nice touch -- kind of a conscious thumb-on-the-nose to the Crystals mall next door.
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reno
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January 30th, 2011 at 9:50:37 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I think that is an urban legend. Suicide rates are no higher in Vegas than other major American cities. It is also a myth about a spike in suicides around Christmas.



Actually, the suicide statistics in Las Vegas and Nevada are dreadful. The odds of dying by suicide in Las Vegas are twice as high as in the rest of the country. On a statewide basis, Nevada has the 2nd highest suicide rate in the U.S.: 19 suicides per 100,000 residents. (Alaska has the highest: 23 suicides per 100,000 residents.) New York has the lowest suicide rate among U.S. states: only 6 suicides per 100,000 residents. Sorry for the buzzkill.

Sources:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98042717
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-11-28-depression-suicide-numbers_N.htm
Ayecarumba
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January 31st, 2011 at 3:05:03 PM permalink
Walked over from Bellagio, about 11:30 on Saturday night, January 29, 2011. The club music from two different venues was pounding at at head splitting volume, and it was packed with young fashionistas. I have to say, due to the volume of the music, it was one of the most unpleasant places to play craps I have ever been to. I couldn't handle more than 10 minutes at the table (mainly to pick up a souvenir chip).
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NicksGamingStuff
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January 31st, 2011 at 3:56:46 PM permalink
I hate loud music, why would a place play music so loud you cant talk to anyone?
Ayecarumba
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January 31st, 2011 at 4:16:29 PM permalink
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I hate loud music, why would a place play music so loud you cant talk to anyone?



I think it is precisely so that people don't have to talk to each other.
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January 31st, 2011 at 4:19:14 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

I think it is precisely so that people don't have to talk to each other.



I thought it was meant to kill any remaining brain cells :P
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January 31st, 2011 at 4:40:40 PM permalink
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I thought it was meant to kill any remaining brain cells :P



If it is, there is a large population of 20-somethings staggering around City Center with severe impairments... hehe

I was genuinely surprised at the how crowded it was. There is a significant population that enjoys the new and shiny (and loud). However, I don't know how many of them are gamblers. It seemed that most were bopping from bar to bar, club to bar, or bar to club. I had no trouble finding a $15 min. craps table with only one player. The $100 minimum table actually had more players.
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January 31st, 2011 at 5:19:30 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

If it is, there is a large population of 20-somethings staggering around City Center with severe impairments... hehe



They go into the loud nightclubs, don't they? Do you need any more proof? :P

I've read that in the old days, around the 40s or 50s, young men propposed to their girlfriends on the dance floor. Imagine a place quiet and well lit enough to do something like that today!
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January 31st, 2011 at 6:52:22 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Walked over from Bellagio, about 11:30 on Saturday night, January 29, 2011. The club music from two different venues was pounding at at head splitting volume, and it was packed with young fashionistas. I have to say, due to the volume of the music, it was one of the most unpleasant places to play craps I have ever been to. I couldn't handle more than 10 minutes at the table (mainly to pick up a souvenir chip).


That sounds almost exactly like my experience on opening night (see 1st 3 paragraphs of my report on page 3 of this thread.) Except I couldn't endure the acoustic bombardment long enough to get a chip that night and had to return the next day. Since your post seems to indicate that the same environment is still being presented six weeks later, I doubt that I would venture into the place again except during the daylight hours. Does anyone know whether it is different on mid-week evenings now?

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