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To all LLG's, want to go to Vegas for Anniversary in March. Neveer been before, have no idea what's a good place to stay etc etc etc...I need some advice to help me choose!:p

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To all LLG's, want to go to Vegas for Anniversary in March. Neveer been before, have no idea what's a good place to stay etc etc etc...I need some advice to help me choose!:p

Any replies are most welcomed!!!
Ever see the movie Swingers? VEGAS BABY...VEGAS!!! :D

All Vegas trips for me are off until my little one is born.
 

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have no idea what's a good place to stay etc etc etc...I need some advice to help me choose!
If money is not an issue, then the bellagio is gorgeous. she picked it for our wedding in november. i can't believe it. i didnt even have to TRY to persuade her. it's like a blessing!

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Just got back from Vegas over Thanksgiving. We stayed at the Excaliber and I must say that I wasn't that impressed. However, it is affiliated with Luxor and Mandalay Bay and those two hotels were impressive. The Shark Reef was great. The three are associated with the same comp card which saved us some money. A train runs between all three and makes it easy to get around. MGM Grand and NY NY are within easy walking distance from the Excaliber and are good casinos too. The only problem is that Mandalay Bay is one end of the strip and you might want to see the other end. Since Manday Bay does have its own convention center, though, there is a lot of stuff there. I might recommend the following web site I used to plan out our stay (http://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/). BTW, if you want to drive to the other end of the strip to sight see, I suggest you use the freeway or another road that parallels the strip. It can get very clogged at any time of day.
 

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Been to Vegas many times - have stayed at MGM (****), Hilton (***), Lady Luck(**1/2).

MGM is nicely located at south end of strip near NYNY, Excalibur, Tropicana, Aladdin, Mandalay, and Luxor. $125/night on weeknights and a sweet view. Has lots of movie themes and Lion walkthrough

Hilton is on north end of strip, near Stratosphere, Sahara and Circus-Circus. ($75/night). Has Star Trek memorabilia and walkthrough - very cool

Lady Luck is an old-school spot right on Fremont Street, which has an overhead light display and lots of foot traffic every night. Also home to lots of strip joints and Binion's (home of World Series of Poker). ($40/night)

If you need hints on Craps, Roulette or BlackJack - let me know. I deal those at conventions and corporate parties here in Phoenix.
 

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Bellagio for sure for the romance, and the beauty. Make it fun and memorable and make some memories for the money in the rooms too! Beautifull between games memories are so yummy...wanna be a weekend rocker, get your leathers out and go to the Hard Rock for drinks and people watching.....take cigars with you, no lighters, no cutters, buy cheap ones there. Cigars are exhorbitantly priced in the hotels, and strip areas that have them.
fun fun fun...I love Vegas...
 
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My only complaint about Bellagio was that there was no coffee pot in the room [it's like this pretty much everywhere on the strip]. So one has to order room service for a simple pot of friggin' coffee. The room service takes 30 mins, and about $15. I want my coffee first thing in the morning, and I don't want some room-service weenie invading my privacy that early, when we still smell like last night's "memories"! ;) I tore 'em an new asshole over this, and told 'em I get a coffe pot/maker at any Westin, Marriott, Wyndham, Mandarin Oriental, etc. Their reply was, "well, sir, this is the Bellagio". We ran into Sean Penn at one of the bars [I hate that guy], but he told me he ripped them about the coffee also, so now I like him. Also saw Mr. Kotter in the elevator, but no uncle stories from him. :D I also thought the buffet at Aladdin's was better than the much touted Bellagio buffet.

Nevertheless, a great place, and I recommend it, and I'll even go there again with my own $10 coffee pot/maker. And I really like their poker room! :D Lots of tourists playing! :D :D

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i suggest Harrah's for an all around value...

it's cheap and centrally located on the strip. i say cheap... i mean with respect to the hotels around it (bellagio, venican, etc.). can't remember what i paid exactly... but it was very inexpensive in comparison to the others.

smak dab in the middle of the strip pretty much. considering a rooms a room in vegas... doesn't matter much really where you sleep... you shouldn't be sleeping much anyway!
 
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Like Harrah's, I have also heard that Imperial Palace has some good deals, plus it has a great antique car museum inside: Dusenbergs, Cords, etc. [I think Jerry Moore owns the cars].

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Another bit of advice, when you get to the airport and get in the cab to head to you hotel, then cab driver will ask *Is this your first time out?* say NOPE or you will be paying you first $40 dollars to a nice freeway ride to the hotel :)

Have a great time !!!
 

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Considering itsa your first trip to Vegas, I would suggest staying somewhere on the strip at one of the luxury hotels there. Lots to see & do there.

As for me personally, I prefer downtown. No rides, no arcades, less drunk kids, less crowds. 3 casinos there take good care of me so I give them 95%+ of all my action.

Im a gambler, and the room is not a big deal to me. Im in the room probably less than 4 hrs a night max (and this includes showers, sleep, etc). I can sleep when I get home LOL.
When Im in Vegas, Im there to gamble & most all the casinos look the same to me from the crap table or the poker room. :)
 

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JKeats said:
i suggest Harrah's for an all around value...

it's cheap and centrally located on the strip. i say cheap... i mean with respect to the hotels around it (bellagio, venican, etc.). can't remember what i paid exactly... but it was very inexpensive in comparison to the others.

smak dab in the middle of the strip pretty much. considering a rooms a room in vegas... doesn't matter much really where you sleep... you shouldn't be sleeping much anyway!
We always stay at Harrah's but then again we get everything comped so that is incentive... ;)
 

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If you are flying - do not try to take butane lighters on board, as security will take them. Buy a couple of cheap Bics, or just grap as many matchbooks as you want from the Casinos. Cutters are okay on the plane.

good luck!
 

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If you need hints on Craps, Roulette or BlackJack - let me know. I deal those at conventions and corporate parties here in Phoenix.
Craps - on the opening roll(s), play the Don't Pass and Craps/Eleven split. Once the point is established, play the Six or Eight and the Come. Stay away from the field or the prop bets.

Roulette - no real strategy here, as it's mostly luck - so play your favorite numbers but stick to them (the moment you switch, they'll come up)

BlackJack - double down only on eleven, split aces and eights, and don't hit if you have between 12 and 16 and the dealer's showing 2 thru 6.

Good Luck!
 
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