Vegas first timer Jan 31-Feb 4.

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cuz1455 PM cuz1455
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Posted: 12/14/2011 10:38:58 PM
Help me out guys. I'm going to be in Vegas for the first time at the end of January.  I'm a sports gambler and poker player as well as other casino games.  Where should i be to have the most fun?  Help me out. 
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Posted: 12/15/2011 12:58:17 AM
It's vegas.. Everything is going to be fun!

If you're looking for low limits, downtown las vegas is the place to be.

If you're looking for a book that serves free booze, the Bellagio is the spot.

Haven't been to any strip clubs out there, and I won't be going to a night club until I go back on Jan 6th, so I can't help you there.
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Posted: 12/15/2011 9:53:31 AM
nice.  books and free booze.  sounds like a good place to start. thanks for the help. strip clubs are out, the wife is going.  very excited and trying to figure out how i'm going to spend my time. 
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Posted: 12/15/2011 2:06:28 PM

Your a sports guy and you are leaving Feb. 4th????

Do you know what Feb. 5th is????

Superbowl baby!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted: 12/15/2011 4:25:20 PM
yes i do, but i have a big party back at home that i always go to.  So it was either be in LV by myself or home with all the friends.  I will spend a super bowl there just not this one.  My sister in law wanted to fly back on sunday afternoon.  I cut that one off as soon as it came out of her mouth. 
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Posted: 12/15/2011 6:25:05 PM
downtown at the golden nugget, reports say the plaza is on a nice upswing, with wife in tow downtown is the place to go
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Posted: 12/16/2011 12:03:19 AM
To get around use the public bus system if you intend to stay around the strip area. $2 one way, $7 for 24hrs ($5 if you buy off the strip). The express bus is technically free, BUT you must present your active bus pass if asked, and security does get on the bus at times to check.

You can buy a 5 day pass as well at one of the locations around the area.




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Posted: 1/1/2012 8:18:15 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by VegasSound:

To get around use the public bus system if you intend to stay around the strip area. $2 one way, $7 for 24hrs ($5 if you buy off the strip). The express bus is technically free, BUT you must present your active bus pass if asked, and security does get on the bus at times to check.

You can buy a 5 day pass as well at one of the locations around the area.

The BUS?? darn the Bus!!

Walk or take a cab from place to place.

If this is your 1st time out there you got to go to Cesaers Palace. Also, you should take a cab abd go to the Hilton. You will be glad you did!



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Posted: 1/1/2012 8:18:54 PM
The BUS?? darn the Bus!!

Walk or take a cab from place to place.

If this is your 1st time out there you got to go to Cesaers Palace. Also, you should take a cab abd go to the Hilton. You will be glad you did!
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Posted: 1/2/2012 5:34:44 PM
I still can't believe you suggested for the guy to take the BUS!!!


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Posted: 1/2/2012 5:58:54 PM
what about the monorail system? cheaper than a cab, but is it worth it? i've never taken anything but a cab or walked from place to place 
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Posted: 1/2/2012 6:09:53 PM
Yeah, I got no problem w/ the monorail either.

But the BUS! That is so friggin funny I am still laughing! 
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Posted: 1/2/2012 10:55:27 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by lb1133:

Yeah, I got no problem w/ the monorail either.

But the BUS! That is so friggin funny I am still laughing! 
easily amuzed eh?
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Posted: 1/3/2012 7:41:20 PM
 Depends what you wanna do & where you're staying. The bus was a good option for us.........2 in our group had never been down & wanted to see some sights, so we got a 24hr pass for $7 ( easy.......just have $7 ready, get on bus & deposit $.....tix are time stamped) & took the bus to the south end & walked back, stopping in several casinos, watched the water show @ the Bellagio, etc. Next day (tix still good from day before) we took the bus north to Fremont & walked back (bring some good walking shoes). Never waited more than 10 mins for a bus & saved over $100 in cab fares easy.

 Nothing wrong with cabs if you just want to get from A to B..........but they'll try to take you off the beaten path to skip traffic. Didn't get around to taking the monorail......it starts at the Hilton & ends at the MGM I believe.
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Posted: 1/4/2012 11:22:05 AM
lb1133,

A cab ride from the airport to say the Palms is $24. Do the math!

The bus system is the best way for people to get around and especially if they have a budget that has little room.

Glad I could amuse you.
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Posted: 1/6/2012 11:56:33 PM
DONT KNOW WHARE YOU ARE STAYING... I HAVE BEEN GOING FOR YEARS NOW...  I ALWAYS GO TO ELLIS ISLAND, IF YOUR ON A BUDGET ITS CHEAP...  THIS IS LOCATED ON THE STREET BEHIND BALLYS....   ASK FOR THE STEAK BREAKFAST DEAL... COFFEE   EGGS   HOME FRIES  STEAK FOR $6.00 THE STEAK IS TENDER...  THE BBQ IS AWSOME HUGE PLATTER FOR CHEAP, THEY COOK IT THEIR EVERY AFTERNOON... METRO PIZZA IS ALSO CHEAP AND GOOD... THEY MAKE THEIR OWN ROOT BEER AND CAN GET A GLASS FOR A BUCK...

DOWNTOWN GO INTO THE GOLDEN GATE CASINO AND EAT AT GOLDEN GATE DINNER, GREAT FOOD CHEAP PRICES...

NEW YORK NEW YORK HAS A GREAT MEXICAN RESTAURANT WITH GREAT PRICES...

INSIDE PLANET HOLLYWOOD GO TO EARL OF SANDWICH WOW AWSOME SANDWICHES HOMEMADE ROLLS SOUPS  GREAT PRICES....

I WILL BE OUT THEIR AGIN MARCH 14 THRU 19 FOR THE NCAA MENS TOURNEY MY TENTH YEAR GOING AT THAT TIME...  WOW ITS A BLAST...

HAVE FUN BROTHER 


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Posted: 1/8/2012 7:25:40 PM
Thanks CFG all those places to eat will help.  I havent checked this thread in a long time, but getting pumped to go out there.  its gonna be fun.  I'm not sure why that guy was laughing about the bus.  we actually planned on the bus, but if that guy will be laughing at us i dont know what we will do.  lol.  keep the suggestions coming, we will definitely be going to the places mentioned so far.
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Posted: 1/8/2012 8:56:51 PM
Hey Cuz,

I guess when I travel , I travel a little different than you.  I guess you can say I am not the type to take a bus while on vakay let alone Vegas, where you can walk or take a cab. That's all. I have been to Vegas 5 times and never once considered taking a bus. And I am a city guy(Boston). I wouldn't take the bus here either.

Listen, have  fun. I don't have to tell you to have good time b/c that is a given. Oh yeah, most important... have a safe trip.
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Posted: 1/9/2012 4:55:41 PM
thanks lb.  we will be having a good time.  we are staying at the flamingo and we will probably only take the bus a couple times to get to either end of the strip and then walk back seeing as the flamingo is centrally located.  just trying to find out the cheapest easiest way to do things.  thanks for the insight.
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Posted: 1/9/2012 6:01:59 PM
CUZ      MY WIFE WANTED ME TO TELL YOU THAT YOU NEED TO TAKE YOUR WIFE TO THE VENETTIAN AND TAKE HER ON THE GONDOLA   BOAT RIDE... ITS ON THE RIGHT SIDE JUST OUTSIDE THE MAIN ENTERANCE

ALSO THEIR IS THE BLUE MAN GROUP IT IS AN AWSOME SHOW..WE HAVE SEEN IT TWO TIMES NOW...  IF YOU GO GET TICKETS WITHIN THE FIRST 5 ROWS IF YOU CAN...  YOU WILL NEVER FORGET IT AS ITS STUFF YOU JUST CANT EXPLAIN..

ALSO IF YOUR WIFE LIKES SHOPPING,TAKE HER TO THE OUTLETS...  ITS THE NEXT STOP AFTER DOWNTOWN YOU GET OFF RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE OUTLETS...NAME BRANDS AT VARY GOOD PRICES...  YOU WILL PROBLY KILL ME FOR THAT SUGGESTION  HUGH 

IF I THINK OF ANYTHING MORE I WILL LET YOU KNOW... WOW YOU CANT REALLY DO ANYTHING WRONG IN VEGAS 

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Posted: 1/9/2012 6:37:04 PM
OOOOPS ITS ON THE LEFT SIDE 
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Posted: 1/11/2012 4:14:12 PM
Bring lots of cash. you will need it.
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