review of Monte Carlo and trip 1.12

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Posted: 1/12/2012 9:33:47 PM
Gents - 1/6-9.  Cabby asked if we wanted the scenic route or direct - we said straight to the Monte Carlo - $25 - I didn't think that was too bad.  Got there at 4pm - no traffic to the hotel.  Cab ride back to the airport - $12   

Monte Carlo was a solid B or B+ strip hotel/casino.  We got the room for $75 per night plus a $15 "resort fee".  Pretty lame - just tell me the price per night if there is no opt-in/out option.  

The rooms were decent sized and we got a room that was at the end of a hall and on the 21st floor with a great view of the mountains. The rooms were clean and had an ok shower.  My only complaint is the thin walls and nasty smell from the bathroom sink.  Only smelled when we ran water but it was really dank.  Bed was very comfortable and the room had a decent flat panel tv. 

The sports book was very small scale but I liked it.  It was not very busy so they had the VIP back sofa areas open which was a nice place to camp out for the wildcard games. The ticket agents were competent and the book was liberal with drink coupons when I asked politely and tipped. Otherwise - schmucks were told 1 drink coupon per $100 bet. One huge LED tv that had a bad lag during fast pace game action - but tolerable.  Several smaller HD tvs good variety of games. No wait to place wagers. 

The casino had everything you would need and was relatively clean. Had a decent a ventilation system that sucked most of the smoke out. Good range of minimum wager tables - all the way up to a high roller room that was not used much when I passed by. Good bar at the end - Diablos.  Smoking hot bar dancers on Friday and Sat nights. Really expensive drinks and beer. 

I loved the location - connected to Aria, across street from MGM, next to mono and CVS (40 ouncers for $3 when you don't want to gamble anymore or pay the casino $ for drinks when not gambling)....

I would rec to those that don't need super high end accommodations but are just too old to sleep in really cheap rooms
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Posted: 1/13/2012 12:36:41 AM

thanks for the review -  good read.

How did you make out on your trip  wise?

 

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Posted: 1/13/2012 2:37:49 PM
Ha - let's just sya that I am convinced that if I spend more than about 3-4 hours in a casino I will lose.  I was patient and conservative on 1-3 NL hold'em tables and did pretty well.  My best estimate is that I was up about $350 over 3 days in poker.  I then proceeded to go 3-7 on my sports wagering - gave it all back plus about $200.  Not too bad for 3 day of entertainment
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Posted: 1/13/2012 3:06:28 PM

I agree, down $200 is pretty good for a Vegas weekend.

Any restaurants worth checking out at Monte Carlo?

Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: 1/13/2012 7:50:27 PM
Sorry - I never ate in.  I only saw one around the casino area that looked like it might be worth a shot but it had one wall open to the casino.  I don't want to drop $50 on dinner without escaping the casino vibe to fully relax.  There might have been others that are nice but I did not even look for them.  Others I saw near the casino looked like Walmart buffets
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Posted: 1/14/2012 5:29:23 PM
Staying there in a few weeks. Hope to get a nice view of the strip.

How was the pub?  Happy Hours?
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Posted: 1/14/2012 11:41:33 PM
How is the eye candy?
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Posted: 1/15/2012 11:44:38 AM
vet - the only pub I checked out in the casino was Diablos.  Go on Friday or Sat night after 10 pm and secure a corner bar seat.  You will not be disappointed - the bar dancers are top-drawer

houguy - I'd say the crowd is a little older than the eye-candy crowd although the Monte Carlo does have a couple of dance clubs that seemed to attract young eye candy.  Unfortunatly - they walked right past the casino to the club.  The skirts did barely cover their arse so it was eye candy to a 40 something that has not tapped anything but my wife in last 15 year 
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Posted: 1/15/2012 1:25:24 PM
"tapped the wife" quite the romantic eh?
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Posted: 1/15/2012 2:15:10 PM
nc1 - yeah, hoping she is not trolling Covers. And the tapped part was mostly referring to pre-lovely bride 
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