How do you guys handle Vegas for so many days...???

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Posted: 1/31/2011 4:14:19 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by VegasGourmet:

Gotta add my 2 cents here...and will try not to sound like I'm on a soapbox........

I have never, ever, understood the connection between gambling and drinking.

I understand the connection between eating and drinking....but not gambling.

The constant threads in this forum about comping of drinks feeds into an area that I just have never understood.....and, trust me, I have gotten sick drunk many times...learned at any early age how to make myself throwup so I could get some sleep.....So, I am not trying to preach to the crowd....

Just don't understand the connection...booze is booze, regardless of what city you're in....and your hometown bartender can "comp" you just as well as a Vegas bartender..and without betting a dime.

Good insight.

I think you're a local so my comments don't really apply to someone living in LV. But for 90% of visitors, we come to LV to party. I mean, that's what this city is. It's a huge adult playground. No, you don't have to drink and gamble together, but most do. And most people party alll day and all night when they're in this city. Where else can you do you wake up, roll out of your hotel and immediately see a group of four people drinking 5 foot daquaris at 9am in public? This only happens in Vegas and I think most people carry this lifestyle for the time that they're visiting.

Sure I understand how people physically can survive this town for a week's visit. They either pace themselves very well or they fall in the 10% (guessing) of tourists who visit just to see shows, relax, golf, dine, whatever. But knowing myself, and knowing what I beleive to be the dempgraphic on this overall forum, I keep finding it interesting that people have such long visits to LV. That begged me to ask the question how it's possible for so many.

And VG- One other thing...

I've seen numerous times that you comment on how you cannot understand why people connect drinking with gambling and I think I have a very logical answer. These folks that are asking about comps and what not are tourists. They are only in Vegas for a couple days and want of these pleasures to be at their fingertips at once! As a local, you separate these things as you can go bet  and enjoy a book whenever you like. As a visitor, and someone who is only in this great playground a handful of days per year, I can;t waste any time. The booze and the wagering must go together- otherwise I feel like I'm not maximizing my time in this great city!... and people ask specifically about comped items just cuz that's what they relate Vegas to - "the city that keep on giving."

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Posted: 1/31/2011 4:17:39 PM
and no I'm not a high school drop out. I just typed quickly and made some errors!
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Posted: 1/31/2011 5:29:25 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bchadwick:

Good insight.

I think you're a local so my comments don't really apply to someone living in LV. But for 90% of visitors, we come to LV to party. I mean, that's what this city is. It's a huge adult playground. No, you don't have to drink and gamble together, but most do. And most people party alll day and all night when they're in this city. Where else can you do you wake up, roll out of your hotel and immediately see a group of four people drinking 5 foot daquaris at 9am in public? This only happens in Vegas and I think most people carry this lifestyle for the time that they're visiting.

Sure I understand how people physically can survive this town for a week's visit. They either pace themselves very well or they fall in the 10% (guessing) of tourists who visit just to see shows, relax, golf, dine, whatever. But knowing myself, and knowing what I beleive to be the dempgraphic on this overall forum, I keep finding it interesting that people have such long visits to LV. That begged me to ask the question how it's possible for so many.

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Posted: 1/31/2011 7:12:48 PM

bc....totally understand (and I have only been a local for a few years, was coming out here when the Strip really had sportsbooks and "the boys" pretty much ran this town...After all, our Mayor was a lawyer for them early on....

I can agree with most of your observations; however, I used to come out here for 10-day vacations, used some days for partying and some for relaxing...Vegas always did, and still does, give anyone anything that they want anytime that they want....

So, consequently, since I knew that I could have whatever I wanted, I was able to "moderate", so to speak, my aggressive days with my laid-back days. Anyone who comes out to this city more than 2-3 times should be able to learn how to enjoy what this town offers and how to come out of it ahead of the game and always wanting to come back.

 

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Posted: 2/1/2011 12:17:33 AM

To me Vegas is the ultimate escape.

I like to go with the Buds and pretend I am a young man again. Check out the girlies. Drink too much. Gamble too much. This is not my daily grind of gambling and percentages, it is just the darn it burn the money garbage. If I get comped cool but I am more out just to goof off, not worry, Get caught up in the adrenaline rush, get my mind off of work, the old lady, kids. Remeber the simpler days. If I blow 3 grand, not a big deal, I have it. I ONLY HOPE THAT IN THERE SOMEWHERE I HAD SOME SERIOUS FUN.

Now some will say that this is madness and I should go somewhere else and vacation somewhere else with that kind of scratch and I do!

But that is the kids vacation. No drinking. No gambling. No obnoxious behavior.

To me, Vegas is the place to escape the realities of life.

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Posted: 2/1/2011 12:20:16 AM

 They are only in Vegas for a couple days and want of these pleasures to be at their fingertips at once! As a local, you separate these things as you can go bet  and enjoy a book whenever you like. As a visitor, and someone who is only in this great playground a handful of days per year, I can;t waste any time. The booze and the wagering must go together- otherwise I feel like I'm not maximizing my time in this great city!...

This is well put, it is the friggin rush of it all. If you live there, the rush is gone. The lights are not drawing you. You know how most of these people will lose.  The smoke is bothering you. The stale smell. The same books, waitresses, cashiers.

We are there for 3 days and going to party like rock stars

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Posted: 2/1/2011 8:17:02 AM
My wife and I have been going to Vegas for years . We go once every 3 years now , it was every other year , but I want to take her to different places . The last 2 visits to Vegas we have spent 6 nights there . I take her all over Vegas . On the strip and off . I bet the ponies first thing in the morning for some well needed time alone , she comes down to the sports book when she wakes up and we go on our way to gambling the whole day . Yes the whole day . She mainly plays Quarter Keno , while I play nickel draw and penny slots . She is by far the lucky one hitting for $1000 to $2000 the last 2 times on there . I hold my own with the ponies but usually get my behind beat on the machines . Most takes I break even or lose about $100 . Once in awhile I do win . Pacing yourself is the key . I only drink when I'm at my home Casino , so booze really is not a factor at all . We like staying at Mandalay Bay the most and will be there again coming up soon . Pumped and so is she . We are both in our 50's and really can't see us doing away with Vegas any time soon . Great town , but discipline is key , of course .
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Posted: 2/22/2011 3:08:32 AM

Your going there like its Spring Break. Not like that for everyone.  Which you should good for you Ive never rolled with my buddies Ive been alone betting sports and staying in cheap rooms.  Ive only gotten hammered one time at the pool and IDK if theres something in the food or drink mixers b/c it was a weird blackout and I woke up with garbage, vomit, and the rest of hte room service food all over my hotel room and bathroom.

And thats not a normal product of me getting drunk.

ANd that was just from a few Lynchberg Lemonades poolside.

Maybe try and stick to Bud bottles.

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Posted: 2/24/2011 1:03:18 PM

If you want to pace yourself just play in a deepstack tourney and wait for premium hands.

Worst case scenerio you killed 5-10 hours and only spent $100-200.

Or go to the Bellagio and watch 7 hours of games bet $100 on the 7pm and $100 on the 10p.m. again killed the time betting but not killing yourself.

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Posted: 2/24/2011 10:19:38 PM

3 nights tops...unless you don't booze.  I usually kill myself the first night, get wasted....go to bars/clubs and dance all night....review the bet card at about 4 or 5 am again (after looking at it all day) then usually play some late night BJ.  I've had some good money makers late and also hit my biggest bet (parlay) while standing around the degenerates (at the book) when it first opened one morning after a all night bender.....

I dont recommend staying up all night....I'm going March 10th weekend....my goal is to go to be the night I get there.....

 

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Posted: 3/1/2011 1:38:39 AM
I just take a break and play those midway games at the Excaliber I won a giant white tiger there las time.
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Posted: 3/1/2011 4:41:51 PM
Where do you drunks play poker? Thanks.
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