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Old 08-14-2010, 02:04 PM   #21
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Tony and Tina's Wedding Las Vegas

We are hoping to see the above show when we are in Vegas but figured we would do as Lisa advised and try to get tix at the last minute rather than pay full price. Has anyone seen this one?
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:59 PM   #22
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Hi Danger, I haven't seen it but I've included a link to the local newspaper's review of it. They liked it. http://www.lvrj.com/neon/40836452.html

Also, every time we've been to tix4tonight, Tony and Tina's has had tickets available so you should have no problems.

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And for the non gamblers, etc, Vegas is a good place to fly to and then drive to some wonderful parks in southern Utah: Bryce Canyon, Zion - and there's Red Rocks (or something like that with Red in the name) for hiking near Vegas as well. For more of a 'normal' city Henderson or Boulder City are nearby (I think Boulder City has an ordinance against gambling in the city - no slots, etc). Henderson is where UNLV is - don't know how the basketball team is doing now, but they used to be top-notch.

Laughlin AFB is in Vegas and you could theoretically watch fighter jets landing and taking off - also, Vegas has a speedway where NASCAR comes at least once yearly.

Then, there's the Boulder Dam, Lake Mead.....so it's not all about gambling. I'm not a big fan of the strip area - also prefer Fremont street - it's sort of a mall. Circus, Circus had a quarter craps table the last time I gambled - that was fun and didn't kill the pocket book.
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:50 PM   #24
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It was also my experience that if one is going to do "budget" casino gaming, the downtown/Fremont Street area has considerably more "cheapskate" slot machines and lower minimum blackjack tables than on the Strip. My wife played her first casino blackjack in a Fremont Street casino with a $2 minimum -- and had a streak of beginner's luck, won 7 of the 8 hands she played and left $20 richer.
Gambling in Fremont Street was pretty depressing when I was there last about 5 years back. I saw a lot of people who looked very down on their luck and one guy who was wheeling around his oxygen tank between craps tables. It wasn't scary or anything, just depressing. Has it gone upscale recently? Vegas must be hurting. My coworker, who gambles a bit, has gotten a ton of comp'd rooms and shows over the last 6 months. He says he has never gotten that much in all the years he has been going to Vegas.

Our last 2 stops in Vegas have been on the way to and from Zion NP. It's one of our favorite parks. Deserat, I think you are referring to Red Rock Canyon. It's a nice diversion and close to Vegas:

Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association
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Got back from Vegas with dw 2 weeks ago. We stayed at Harrah's (our place, since we like to play at the Mirage but don't want to pay the premium, also Harrah's has no 'resort fee' (read hotel equivilent of airline bag fee)). 30 bucks a night for the week days and 100 bucks for the weekends. Get a Harrah's players card and go to the website for the best price. I found and booked the low rates about a month in advance. I usually do that. You have to arrange your trip when there are no conventions or big conferences in town. That's when the prices usually go up.

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One place in particular that has WONDERFUL breakfast is Blueberry Hill. It's a family owned small chain of restaurants that has a location just NE of the strip.
I will vouch for that! I always go a few blocks "out" and find fantastic food, at fantastic prices. Heading back in October, and will include Blueberry Hill for sure.

I am seeing rooms for $39, and 3rd night is free, so....WOW!
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Odd, I didn't think the regulars of this board would also be Vegas regulars.
I went to Vegas once. I have no desire to return.

See generally Bill Bryson's description in chapter 24 of The Lost Continent (1989).
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I went to Vegas once. I have no desire to return.

See generally Bill Bryson's description in chapter 24 of The Lost Continent (1989).
I enjoy playing blackjack at the local casinos occasionally but have only been to Vegas once. DW had a girls reunion there a few years back and she let me tag along. If I wasn't sleeping or eating I was at the single deck blackjack table. Won enough to pay for the whole trip - RT air, 3 nights hotel, meals and DW's shopping spree plus more. Best run of luck I've ever had. No real desire to go back because I know they'll even the score!
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I'd avoid going to the New York New York casino; there are a lot of protests going on there because they are adding a mosque.

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Vegas trip is this weekend. I finally booked rooms at the Las Vegas Hilton at the convention centre which is where we stayed last year. Friday nights is $65 and Sat is $75 including taxes. Overall not a bad price, most of these other casinos that send out emails every week with the $38 specials are only for midweek. So LV Hilton does seem to be the best deal on the strip, or should I say just off strip.

Will report back with the $ amount of my winnings next week.
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Will report back with the $ amount of my winnings next week.
Good attitude and have fun.

Just remember that the slogan
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Good attitude and have fun.

Just remember that the slogan
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Not only that but everybody's got a video camera now.
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Odd, I didn't think the regulars of this board would also be Vegas regulars.
Jimmy Buffett plays there from time to time.

And Circ's "Love" is NOT to be missed! If that is all you do there, you will not be disappointed.
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Laughlin AFB is in Vegas and you could theoretically watch fighter jets landing and taking off.
Nellis AFB is the one in Vegas--but you knew that! If there's a Red Flag (or "Flag-series") exercise in town, airplane buffs can get an eyeful during the departures and recoveries of scores of airplanes of all sizes and types. The Thunderbirds are based at Nellis, and there's a small museum at their squadron building that is open to the public.

I second deserat's other suggestions for nearby fun things to do.
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Good attitude and have fun.

Just remember that the slogan
"what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas"
was written long before the age of Facebook.
Actually the new slogan as we were told by the flight attendant on Southwest is

"what happens in Vegas will actually appear on You Tube in a couple of hours so be careful".

Had a fabulous time, totally got taken to the cleaner, won nada, nor did any of the other girls that I went with that. That said we plan on having our annual trip in Vegas again next year.

One thing that does have me puzzled, and maybe it is a misobservation, why do guys tend to let their friends get so drunk and not look out for them? We had one guy at our table who was removed by security as he was totally legless, couldn't work out why they were not dealing him enough cards. Now for us girls, when one of our party was getting a bit too inebriated we immediately moved in to make sure that she was ok, kept an eye on her and made sure that nothing happened to her.
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One thing that does have me puzzled, and maybe it is a misobservation, why do guys tend to let their friends get so drunk and not look out for them? We had one guy at our table who was removed by security as he was totally legless, couldn't work out why they were not dealing him enough cards. Now for us girls, when one of our party was getting a bit too inebriated we immediately moved in to make sure that she was ok, kept an eye on her and made sure that nothing happened to her.
Cause the stories and YouTube videos are much better when the guy is passed out with with underwear on his head and vomit beside him, then if we try and save him.
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...Las Vegas Hilton at the convention centre ....
buffet there has oysters and free beer .... its a must do everytime im in vegas
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...why do guys tend to let their friends get so drunk and not look out for them?
Because their friends are also guys, along with being also drunk ...
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Guys on trips to Vegas with their friends are an odd bunch. They all smoke because they are not allowed to at home. I felt like saying to them if you want to smoke grow a pair and do it at home. Honestly, seems like a lot of guys had the mentality of teenage boys being let off the leash. They dare each other to do stupid things like betting blind, having shots and acting like twats.
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Guys on trips to Vegas with their friends are an odd bunch. They all smoke because they are not allowed to at home. I felt like saying to them if you want to smoke grow a pair and do it at home. Honestly, seems like a lot of guys had the mentality of teenage boys being let off the leash. They dare each other to do stupid things like betting blind, having shots and acting like twats.
And here I thought you'd pick up some unique insights from a Vegas trip...
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