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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#21 » by Cigamodnalro » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:08 pm

went before i was legal (was probably 16 or 17), but still managed to sneak in some gambling. liked the casino at the mirage hotel a lot, iirc. that whole hotel was pretty cool looking.
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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#22 » by Cigamodnalro » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:09 pm

bigpimpatl wrote:
magicman123 wrote:i met my wife at a strip club, we danced to "im in love with a stripper" at our wedding party.........ok i lie but that would be cool


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You know the saying, can't turn a stripper into a housewife :rofl:


just don't tell that to doug christie or he might claw your eyes out
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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#23 » by magicfan1989 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:07 am

magicman123 wrote:i met my wife at a strip club, we danced to "im in love with a stripper" at our wedding party.........ok i lie but that would be cool



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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#24 » by Kunta Kinte » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:35 am

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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#25 » by Mannchild » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:28 am

I would recommend XS and Prive, both great clubs.... i love vegas, been there about 5 times... its heaven on earth for adults. oh, go to Rehab at the hard rock or wet republic at the mgm on sunday morning/afternoon.
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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#26 » by magicfan1989 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:36 pm

Mannchild wrote:I would recommend XS and Prive, both great clubs.... i love vegas, been there about 5 times... its heaven on earth for adults. oh, go to Rehab at the hard rock or wet republic at the mgm on sunday morning/afternoon.


Never been to Rehab at the Hard Rock, but based on the reality TV show they do on it every week, it looks AWESOME.
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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#27 » by ChosenSavior » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:47 pm

pokerfan12 wrote:vegas is only a 4 hour drive from me & i go there often so i will give you the grand daddy of all tips...

eats: the peppermill(24 hours) - located across the street from circus cirucus. sams town buffet - location ummmm your going to have to ask a cabby or check the net for directions but i kid you not they have some of the best fried shrimp i have ever had. there is also a cafe in the paris hotel & casino that is really good but the line is almost always long.

gambling : if your a poker player like myself then bally's is awesome. $300 capped tables with $1-$2 blinds. all you have to do is just sit back and wait for big hands and collect free drinks... AWESOME. then there is always the golden nugget. tournaments are daily and always running. i have seen 5 dollar tables for black jack along the strips but i forget where soooo happy hunting.

shows : DAMN EXPENSIVE but worth it if your into that sort of thing.

night life : ummmm it's vegas. you can always find trouble there BUT there is a strip club called sapphire and i HEAR :wink: :wink: it's like the amway center of strip clubs. not like i would know about that though.


Sapphire is most definitely the Amway Center of strip clubs! I went out there with some buddies for a bachelor party last year and my jaw just dropped to the floor. Beautiful women everywhere lol!
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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#28 » by magicfan1989 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:01 pm

ChosenSavior wrote:
pokerfan12 wrote:vegas is only a 4 hour drive from me & i go there often so i will give you the grand daddy of all tips...

eats: the peppermill(24 hours) - located across the street from circus cirucus. sams town buffet - location ummmm your going to have to ask a cabby or check the net for directions but i kid you not they have some of the best fried shrimp i have ever had. there is also a cafe in the paris hotel & casino that is really good but the line is almost always long.

gambling : if your a poker player like myself then bally's is awesome. $300 capped tables with $1-$2 blinds. all you have to do is just sit back and wait for big hands and collect free drinks... AWESOME. then there is always the golden nugget. tournaments are daily and always running. i have seen 5 dollar tables for black jack along the strips but i forget where soooo happy hunting.

shows : DAMN EXPENSIVE but worth it if your into that sort of thing.

night life : ummmm it's vegas. you can always find trouble there BUT there is a strip club called sapphire and i HEAR :wink: :wink: it's like the amway center of strip clubs. not like i would know about that though.


Sapphire is most definitely the Amway Center of strip clubs! I went out there with some buddies for a bachelor party last year and my jaw just dropped to the floor. Beautiful women everywhere lol!


Where ISN'T there beautiful women in Vegas lol?
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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#29 » by ChosenSavior » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:04 pm

Touche my friend. That is definitely true. :D
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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#30 » by magicfan1989 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:06 pm

ChosenSavior wrote:Touche my friend. That is definitely true. :D



This is of course excluding the 4-foot spanish women with those cards that line the Strip. ;)
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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#31 » by AgEnT50 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:28 pm

pokerfan12 wrote:vegas is only a 4 hour drive from me & i go there often so i will give you the grand daddy of all tips...

eats: the peppermill(24 hours) - located across the street from circus cirucus. sams town buffet - location ummmm your going to have to ask a cabby or check the net for directions but i kid you not they have some of the best fried shrimp i have ever had. there is also a cafe in the paris hotel & casino that is really good but the line is almost always long.

gambling : if your a poker player like myself then bally's is awesome. $300 capped tables with $1-$2 blinds. all you have to do is just sit back and wait for big hands and collect free drinks... AWESOME. then there is always the golden nugget. tournaments are daily and always running. i have seen 5 dollar tables for black jack along the strips but i forget where soooo happy hunting.

shows : DAMN EXPENSIVE but worth it if your into that sort of thing.

night life : ummmm it's vegas. you can always find trouble there BUT there is a strip club called sapphire and i HEAR :wink: :wink: it's like the amway center of strip clubs. not like i would know about that though.

lol thanks Bro
Where is this sapphire place located?!?
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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#32 » by AgEnT50 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:32 pm

Kunta Kinte wrote:U gotta make it rain in vegas Image

its the only way to go...go big or go home lol

DHoward4Mvp wrote:Im going to Vegas in March.. never been so i cant help you out man.. hopefully when my time rolls around, you have some tips for me..

Oh most def....I'll try to post some pics once I get back. The G rated ones of course :lol:

bicatmit wrote:Listen to the local. I'm a pro poker player so I've also lived there for a bit and have been going there several times per year for a while. I'm a bit biased though, because I enjoy spending most of my time at the nicer hotels out there. Fremont Street, downtown, north Strip, and dingy off-strip places kinda give me the creeps so I'm sort of a snob in that regard. Granted, if you want to find the cheapest games and best food values, that's where you'll need to go. I just happen to spend most of my time at places like Bellagio, Venetian, Wynn, Aria, Caesar's, MGM, Mirage, Mandalay, Paris etc.

I'll recommend XS at Encore (The Wynn) as a must-see club but keep in mind that it's one of the most popular in town so be prepared to either wait in a tremendous line to get in or shell out a ton of money for a table. It might be worth it though.....I can safely say it's the best club I've been to and I live in South Beach. Tao (Venetian) and Tryst (Wynn) are two other good mega clubs to check out if that's your thing.

I see you'll be in town on October 29 so it's a must that you catch the Magic-Heat game and I highly recommend catching it at one of the sportsbooks. Every casino has one but some are way better than others. The Bellagio and Wynn have the nicest, most comfortable setups that I've experienced but the sportsbook/lounge at The Palazzo looks extremely nice as well (though I haven't caught a game there yet). The nice thing about sportsbooks is that drinks are free in there just like if you're playing a table game. When the waitress comes around, just ask her for whatever you like and present her with a nice tip upfront to make sure she keeps coming around--don't be afraid to ask for Johnny Black or Grey Goose and Redbull at the nicest casinos like Bellagio and The Wynn. There's a chance she'll ask if you're betting, in which case you might need to show her a bet ticket. In this case, just grab one of the many used tickets left behind by people who lost their bets. There's also a chance she'll ask you for a drink ticket. In this case, you'll need to actually place a sports bet and ask for some free drink tickets. No biggie...put down a small bet...hedge it if you're not the gambling type...and get trashed while watching the Magic bounce the Heat in their home opener.

Be prepared to deal with the fact that everyone in Vegas will be rooting for the Heat. I watched the 2009 Playoffs out there and it was painful hearing all the bandwagon Cleveland fans root against Orlando...and then all the folks in from LA rooting for the Lakers in the Finals.

I'd recommend hitting up a brunch buffet but honestly you're gonna wake up too late and be too hungover to take advantage of that....so try to hit up one of the midday pool parties if the weather permits. Your hotel runs a good one called Wet Republic so be sure to check it out.

Betting on sports is what I plan on doing the most. Do you know how it works. Lets say I wanted to put $200 on the Magic beating the HEAT in their home opener, how much would I win? Does it depend on the "opening line"? ex: Miami favored by 3? or does that not matter. I plan to do the same with the college games and the NFL games.
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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#33 » by bicatmit » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:02 am

^ Just Google "how to bet sports." When you're in a casino's sportsbook, just walk up to one of the guys behind the counter and tell them what you want to do and they'll be more than happy to help you out.

But basically, if you just to be on the Magic winning the game, you're going to be taking the Magic moneyline bet. Otherwise you can bet the spread, which might look like Miami -5 (conversely, Magic +5), which means that the Heat are favored to win by 5 points. If you take the Magic +5, then you'll win even if the Magic lose by 4. If you were to bet $100 on this, you would stand to win around $90. The moneyline might show the Magic +250, which means that if you were to bet $100 and the Magic win the game, you would win $250.
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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#34 » by silent4418 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:09 am

Since you are staying at the MGM, make sure you don't let them talk you into letting them 'upgrade' you to a West Wing room. That is the oldest part of the hotel and looks a bit dated.

Also, the place is HUGE. Make sure you walk out the door closest to where you are headed and you will save yourself literally a half mile of hiking to walk around the side of the building.

As far as the strip clubs are concerned, only tip I have for you is that many if not all of them have some weird arrangement with cabs...like they have to pay a kickback to cabbies whenever they drop off a client. So, that cost gets passed to you in the form of a cover. If you use the club shuttle, no cover. Or if you have the cab drop you off nearby and walk up, no cover. But if cab drops you off, you pay a cover.
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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#35 » by crazytown » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:43 am

FYI: Every hot chick is at the north side of the strip
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Post#36 » by freezy » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:49 am

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Post#37 » by MoMM » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:54 pm

I don't like gambling and I'm not very fond of drinking, but I really liked Las Vegas when I went two years ago. The vibe is really nice.

I'd recommend to visit Old Vegas and at least go to a Cirque d' Soleil show, Ka' was really good, IMO, but I heard that O is even better.

Vegas has some ticket stands where you can buy the tickets a little bit cheaper at the same day. I've been to David Copperfield and Tournament of the Kings at Excalibur as well, both are good and at the Tournament you can eat like a true knight with your bare hands :laugh:

PS: Just saw that this thread is 9 years old :nonono:
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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#38 » by Optimus_Steel » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:13 pm

The Ka show from Circle De Soleil was fantastic, must see.
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Post#39 » by The Real Dalic » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:20 pm

This thread is 9 years old. Why did it get bumped? Lol
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Re: OT: Going to Vegas 

Post#40 » by Furinkazan » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:13 pm

magicman123 wrote:i met my wife at a strip club, we danced to "im in love with a stripper" at our wedding party.........ok i lie but that would be cool

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