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Back from Vegas - first impressions of Sin City

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by kingcreole, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    1. Normally when I go on vacation, I leave the destination thinking, "Well, that was neat. Lots of fun." But I rarely think of returning. I can't wait to return to Vegas.

    2. I have some duplicate slut cards if anyone wants to trade.

    3. Best show I've ever seen - Vinnie Favorito. The guy was absolutely hilarious. Fucks with everyone and you have to laugh. Guy was so funny my wife and I nearly paid to see him again.

    4. If you go again, get the Las Vegas Advisor's Pocketbook of Values. Best decision you'll ever make going to Vegas.

    5. One coupon in said book was for one hour of free drinking at Ellis Island. I have never drank so much beer in one hour. I think the friend I was with and I combined for 15 beers and a shot, which wasn't a shot but more of a regular drink. I was as drunk as I had been in months.

    6. The heat actually isn't too bad when there's a breeze.

    7. The fountain shows at the Bellagio? Worth it, worth it, worth it. We went three nights, and stayed for an hour one night. The best number was Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA".

    8. Another thing that's worth it is the dolphin habitat at the Mirage.

    9. MGM was too damn big, and so was Caesar's Palace. I loved New York-New York and Planet Hollywood.

    10. Excalibur (our hotel) had some good lounge acts. With penny slots nearby, you can easily spend a whole night in that lounge on $20.

    11. The steak joint at Paris? Snooty as hell. Our waiter reminded me of the guy from Ferris Bueller.

    12. I'm a sucker for souvenirs, but I found some old-style dice for 99 cents. I thought it was one of the coolest things I saw.

    13. Video poker is a lot of fun. Actually landed a four-of-a-kind once.

    14. Saw a black Elvis, a fat Elvis, a young Elvis, a Vegas Elvis, an Asian Elvis ... it was like "Honeymoon in Vegas".

    Overall, after five days/four nights, I can say it was one of the neatest cities I've ever been too. Queencreole and I are already planning another trip within the next few years ... as long as I don't do another surprise wedding vow renewal. :D
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Looks like someone didn't lose too much money.
  3. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Next time dools, next time when I can find some $1 blackjack tables. Strip casinos were too damn much for my blood.
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Slots 'O Fun (near Circus Circus) is the place to go for cheapie blackjack tables, but those are rigged so don't play 'em. (Next-best Strip option: O'Shea's, across from Caesar's.)

    If you don't like Strip tables, try the Fremont St. casinos downtown. I highly recommend, based on personal experience. ;D
  5. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I went to Vegas back in September-October of 2006. Had a great time. I even won more money than I spent at the casinos.

    Went there to see a Stevie Nicks tribute band because the lead singer is the best friend of the woman I went with. Some of the members (including both backup singers and the Lindsey Buckingham character) took lead vocals on one song each. Afterwards, we hung out with a lot of the band members in one of the casinos.
  6. rascalface

    rascalface Member

    15. Any buffet containing Totino's pizza rolls is nary a buffet at all.

    Oh how I miss you, Boardwalk Casino, with your 50 cent roulette. It was truly the K-Mart of strip casinos. RIP.
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Slots O' Fun had the coldest beer I've ever had when I was there years ago.
  8. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Snooty? Snotty.

    Second the recommendation for blackjack on Fremont St. ... Nothing like winning $500 AND drinking $100 worth in free drinks at the same time. Thanks Golden Nugget.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Also one of the few casinos remaining anywhere that still pays in coins when you win on a slot. Always feels more "real" to me when I've got to lug a bucket of quarters to the cashier!

    Glad you had fun, kingcreole. I always enjoy first-timer Vegas stories. My first trip was so long ago, the place where I learned craps (Silver City) has been closed for a decade.
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Ah, Silver City . . . one of the rudest counter-dining establishments on the strip, ever. Its passing is hardly mourned.

    You're a real old-time sicko if you remember the likes of Mr. Sy's . . .
  11. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    First time I went, nearly 20 years ago, I stayed at the Vegas World. Sorry, that should be Bob Stupak's Vegas World.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Never ate at Silver City, or even walked more than 10 feet into the place. Their craps table was right at the entrance. Learning the game for quarters is as good as it gets, and certainly no one does that anymore on the Strip.
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