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Let's do a best/worst thread

Discussion in 'North American Land Based Casinos' started by babs7262, Aug 28, 2007.

    Aug 28, 2007
  1. babs7262

    babs7262 Banned User

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    PA
    I thought it would be fun to do a best/worst thread of your B&M experiences. It can anything from food to gaming to rooms to entertaining. Ok, Ill start lol

    My Bests and worsts for Atlantic City:

    Favorite Restaurants: Caruso's in the Hilton & Cuba Libra in the Tropicana
    Worst Valet Parking (time wise) Tropicana
    Best activities: Tropicana, they have the comedy stop, IMAX, Malls
    Best luck: Tropicana and Trump Marina
    Worst Food: Trump TajMahal
    Biggest Poker Room: Tump TajMahal
    Worst Poker Room: Hilton
    Favorite Poker room: Tropicana
    Best Buffet: Harrahs Marina
    Most Opulant: The Borgata but out of the way


    Best/Worst Vegas for me:
    Favorite Hotel: Monte Carlo...only because it's easy for me to get around
    Prettiest: Venetian
    Best seafood: RioGrande
    Classiest Buffet: Bellagio
    most disappointment: helicopter ride(looks nicer on paper)
    Coolest pools: Monte Carlo (lazy river) , Mandalay Bay: mock waves
    Dimmest Hotel/Casino: Excalibur...longest hallways I have ever seen, plus they dont have bath tubs BUT.....
    best showers: Excalibur (huge and the best rainforest showerheads)
    Poppin Casino for gaming (meaning alot of hubbub) NYNY
    Coolest Mall: Treasure Island
    Most Haunted Luxor, people see ghosts on the upper floors frequently
     
  2. Aug 28, 2007
  3. Hihohiho0

    Hihohiho0 Senior Member

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    Most Haunted Luxor, people see ghosts on the upper floors frequently[/QUOTE

    OMG - thanks for that bit of info!!:lolup: Now I know where I will NOT be going! Some of my coworkers are going to a conference in LV in a few weeks and I'm going to pass on suggestions to them. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Aug 29, 2007
  5. babs7262

    babs7262 Banned User

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    It's wierd

    I know it sound funny but there was a special of the most haunted hotels and there is tons of testimony from people saying they heard people milling about the hallways!

    Ill look for the link and edit this if I find itThe only ghost known to appear so far at the Luxor is that of an unfortunate construction worker who died while building the 400 foot pyramid. Several other construction workers were injured in accidents during the construction. Many of the workers refused to work at the site at all!



    The Luxor is not only haunted, it’s also said to be cursed. The shape of a pyramid is said to contain secret properties and powers. Some believe that the Luxor will continue to be cursed until an artificial eye is placed on the capstone of the pyramid, thus changing the esoteric properties of the pyramid.

    Here's another for Bally'sOn November 21, 1980, the second largest hotel fire in United States history (in terms of lives lost) broke out. Eighty-four people died in this horrifying and tragic event, and 679 were injured. The MGM was a glamorous and luxurious hotel/casino that stood at the corner of Flamingo and Las Vegas Boulevard, where Bally’s now stands. The old MGM burned to the ground on that fateful day in history. (The new MGM is further south.)



    Soon after the fire, Bally’s bought the property where 84 people died in panic—some guests threw themselves out the windows to their deaths when rescue ladders could not reach their floor in time—and it seems that these spirits have not left the location of their terrible demise.


    On most accounts, it seems that the ghosts are mainly sighted on the higher floors (19 through 24). Guests and employees alike report seeing ghostly figures in the North Tower. Former employees of Bally’s also report that a service elevator in the North Tower of Bally’s is avoided at all costs after room service employees were killed in it.








    Besides the death of the construction worker, there certainly are other reasons to believe the truth of the “Luxor Curse”: shortly after the pyramid was completed, the Vegas World Sky Tower casino (now called the Stratosphere) mysteriously caught on fire and suffered terrible damage. Is it a coincidence? Maybe….maybe not!


    The hidden influence of the pyramid may have been the cause of several other terrible, fatal incidences as well: I say the only ghost known to appear “so far” at the Luxor is that of the construction worker. It remains to be seen whether the lost souls of the many people who jumped to their deaths (for seemingly no reason at all) from the inside balconies of the pyramid will show up to haunt this magnetic location.




    Back to True Hauntings
     
  6. Aug 30, 2007
  7. happygobrokey

    happygobrokey Dormant account

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    pyramid power = myth busted c/o savage and hyneman. well, their underlings actually. kari byron, hot or not? personally, i think she's pretty, but not curvaceous enough for my liking. and ghosts = bullshit c/o penn and teller. the mind is a powerful and wild thing; it makes us see ghosts and have nightmares and observe optical illusions, but it dies along with our physical bodies. :thumbsup:

    other than being haunted, is luxor a good casino/hotel? definitely a cool theme. hey anyone see that episode of criss angel mindfreak where he floats himself up to the top of the luxor and you see the light shining all around him? :thumbsup:
     
  8. Aug 30, 2007
  9. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    Luxor is great... you can get $39 rooms midweek off season with no comps, just check the hotel calendar, the rooms in the tower are sweet, neckdeep bathtub, seperate shower, nicely accuttered. You can take the ell as far as nyny (Ithink, usually just walk) mandaly, luxor, excalibar maybe circus circus are all interconnected so you never have to go outside if you don't want to. tons of shops and good eats, especially at mandaly bay.

    The good news? Chris signed like a ten year contract with the luxor a couple of months ago starting in summer '08 I think. Definitely will see that show:thumbsup:
     
  10. Aug 30, 2007
  11. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    Best and worst is a tough one Babs...

    Best Vegas for me:
    Favorite Hotel: I like Mandalay and luxor becasue they are nice, and at the far end of the strip. We walk up one side and down the other or up one side to about the venetian and catch a cab downtown. When you hail a cab from the venetian, you get excellent service.

    Prettiest: Venetian Agreed

    Best seafood: RioGrande Agreed, the Village seafood buffet is worth the (sometimes 2 hour) line wait

    Classiest Buffet: Bellagio... haven't tried the bellagio, but I bet you're right!

    most disappointment: some of the stupid stuff at luxor

    Coolest pools: Mandalay Bay agreed

    Poppin Casino for gaming (meaning alot of hubbub) Alladin in my experience, drunk college chicks, piano bar, lots of hoopin and hollerin on the floors...loudest
    Coolest Mall: Mandalay for me :)

    Experience: el cortez, fitzgeralds, four queens
     
  12. Aug 30, 2007
  13. babs7262

    babs7262 Banned User

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    Just an FYI :)

    The Tram is cool. It goes from Mandalay Bay to the Excalibur. Circus Circus is way down the other side of the strip. So it covers: Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur

    Now, there is another Tram that isnt free and that covers Either NYNY or Monte Carlo all the way to the Bellagio. This could have changed. I havnt been there in 2 years

    Has anyone noticed how nice Mandalay Bay smells? In a good way LOL. It smells like your on the beach with tanning lotion on. They use that air freshener that goes through the vents. I like it!

    Luxor has awesome gelati!! Oh and another one , Excalibur (I think its that one) gives out free fresh hot krispy kremes when they come out of the oven
    There is also a wonderful chocolatier in the Luxor!! OMG, the food they have! Im just not impressed with the Pharohs buffet though

    Can you tell Im a foodie? lol.......Also, If you want the best seafood in the USA....go to the restaurant called Daniel Boulud(im spelling his name wrong) at the Wynn ,anyway, this guy goes as far as paying the lobster guys in Maine to pick the best lobsters each day and fedexing them. He even pays their medical bills. The guys pick the best of the best and gives them to this woman who purchases his lobsters for him and sends them everyday!! The people in Maine dont even get them because he pays so much!!
     
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  14. Aug 30, 2007
  15. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    You're right... what the hell was I thinking?? Maybe the CC in Reno is connected to the Silver Legacy? It's all a blur :)

    That chocolate at Luxor... kind of in the center of an area, next to a keno section and hotdog stand? Time to go back, I'm forgetting everything. I think I'm going to mainstreet station this time... heard good things and it looks cool (no pool but you can use the california's)
     
  16. Aug 30, 2007
  17. happygobrokey

    happygobrokey Dormant account

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    mmm... chocolate covered hot dogs...

    just kidding, hot dogs are bloody disgusting. same with pickles. :thumbsup:
     
  18. Aug 31, 2007
  19. romosan

    romosan Dormant account

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    Yes, that is Reno...Circus Circus, El Dorado & Silver Legacy are connected.

    BTW, everyone, thanks for all this info as I am heading to Vegas in a month!! :) (can't hardly wait!!)
     
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  20. Aug 31, 2007
  21. DakWinner

    DakWinner Dormant account

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    Dakwinner

    AND the most you won at one time or more?
     
  22. Sep 2, 2007
  23. venetian

    venetian Dormant account

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    Hands down the Venetian is the best on the Strip. It's beautiful, the people are great, wonderful food (I love the Grand Lux it's owned by the Ceesecake Factory...'nough said) The rooms are great and I win every time I go. Just talking about it makes me want to jump on a plane. I was not impressed by Wynn. Same ole Belagio feel...stuffy...like they are too good for you.
     
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  24. Sep 2, 2007
  25. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    You lucky girl!!! Looks like early December for me, but will try to get back to Reno before that. If I can bring down a decent win online in the meantime it will be sooner. Damn I hate having to save money to go gambling.
     
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  26. Sep 2, 2007
  27. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    Me too! ... Thanks DoJ. :machinegu
     
  28. Sep 2, 2007
  29. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    Once upon a time, there was a casino
    Where we used to have a spin or two
    Remember how we laughed away the hours,
    Think of all the great things we would do

    Those were the days, my friend
    We thought they'd never end
    We'd spin and play forever and a day
    We'd live the life we'd choose
    We'd fight and never lose
    For we were young and sure to have our way

    Di di di di di di
    Di di di di di di
    Di di di di di di di di di di

    Then, the dojfux came rushing in
    We lost our starry notions on the way
    If, by chance, I'd see your winning screenshots,
    We'd PM one another and we'd say

    Those were the days, my friend
    We thought they'd never end
    We'd spin and playforever and a day
    We'd live the life we'd choose
    We'd fight and never lose
    Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days

    Di di di di di di
    Di di di di di di
    Di di di di di di di di di di

    Just tonight, I logged on
    Nothing seemed the way it used to be
    In the monitor, I saw a strange reflection
    Was that haggard player really me?

    Those were the days, my friend
    We thought they'd never end
    We'd spin and play forever and a day
    We'd live the life we'd choose
    We'd fight and never lose
    Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days

    Di di di di di di
    Di di di di di di
    Di di di di di di di di di di
    Di di di di di di
    Di di di di di di
    Di di di di di di di di di di
     
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  30. Sep 9, 2007
  31. venetian

    venetian Dormant account

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    At the Venetian I was invited to a slot tournament and won 1st & 2nd place for a total of $19,000!! I still have the "big check". It was hard taking it on the plane. The best I have done on a machine would be a pat Royal Flush
    (.25) 5 play machine for $5000. That was sooo exciting.
     
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  32. Sep 10, 2007
  33. peteyweestro

    peteyweestro Senior Member

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    the worst thing i did was at harraghs in reno, me and the wife had just walked into the casino and as we were walking past this slot machine i put in a dollar and spun, then i hit 3 flaming 7's ...its like one of the top two payouts on the machine so i'm talking thousands but no lights nothing so i waited at the machine while my wife got an attendant who came over and showed me that the flaming 7's payout was for 2 or 3 coins and i had only put in 1...lol..what an idiot
     
  34. Sep 13, 2007
  35. venetian

    venetian Dormant account

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    That sucks!! I took my daughter when she turned 21 to Vegas and I walked around with her as she was playing .25 slots. I showed her how to read the payouts so she would never make that kind of a mistake. Then as she was getting low on coins (this was in the ancient days of coins 5 years ago) I told her that she didn't need to do max coins every time. She had put one quarter in the machine, paused, then hit spin....and the jackpot showed up! She was thrilled with $500 and I kept apologizing for suggesting less than max bet, it would have been $1200!!
     
  36. Sep 14, 2007
  37. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    I hate when that happens! :eek2: My very first gambling trip to Tunica --- I was still trying to learn about the machines and how they worked, and (silly me) I stuck a dollar in a quarter VP game, and, playing one quarter, hit 4 Aces w/a kicker on the first hand. I've never been lucky enough to hit quad Aces on the first deal since then -- but I sure as tootin' won't be caught playing short coin (especially on VP) anymore. ;) I'll cash out of a machine or add more money before I'll play less than full bet on VP or a reel slot.

    **heavy sigh** Along this time of year, we're usually planning an October Tunica trip -- for my birthday. I love Tunica in October and in March. Beautiful weather. But it doesn't look like we'll make it this year. Work and money and life are all conspiring to keep us home this year. And it sucks. And as Lojo said, having to save for a gambling trip sucks, too. Pfffftttt...

    Can't gamble online, can't get away to a B&M... And I'm in need of some R&R... :sob:
     
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  38. Sep 18, 2007
  39. venetian

    venetian Dormant account

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    Oh Mousey I feel your pain. I figure the next trip I take to Vegas will be when I do a trade show for my new business. I will work hard, but I will play as much as possible!! I can't wait. The thrill of victory will come at me from two sides from now on. I love the casino business :D
     

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