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    Vegas advice?

    Going with a friend soon possibly. Have a flight+hotel package staying at Excalibur for 5 nights for like $500 a person (including taxes and resort fee) I'm looking at. Any advice on what to do though? Have looked at some of the crawls and they aren't priced that bad ($70-$80 a night) and great deals on year long passes ($200)

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    Make a wager on a game the day you get there for the last day your leaving

    Give you something to do while sitting in sports book waiting for flight, broke and hungover

    Strippers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louisvillekid1 View Post
    Make a wager on a game the day you get there for the last day your leaving

    Give you something to do while sitting in sports book waiting for flight, broke and hungover

    Strippers

    Cocaine

    solid planning. Any advice on clubs? See a place in Aria you can drink for $20 until midnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPowell View Post
    Going with a friend soon possibly. Have a flight+hotel package staying at Excalibur for 5 nights for like $500 a person (including taxes and resort fee) I'm looking at. Any advice on what to do though? Have looked at some of the crawls and they aren't priced that bad ($70-$80 a night) and great deals on year long passes ($200)
    "Excalibur" and "resort fee"..............what's wrong with this fukkin picture?

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    Dinner at Picasso in the Bellagio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Walters View Post
    "Excalibur" and "resort fee"..............what's wrong with this fukkin picture?

    yeah, still cheap though. Literally everywhere has a resort fee from what I saw

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGDAY View Post
    Dinner at Picasso in the Bellagio.
    Bigger he's a country boy, like us...

    We don't know what to do with this...


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    stay home, kid.

    you can't afford it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louisvillekid1 View Post
    Bigger he's a country boy, like us...

    We don't know what to do with this...

    Took MMAChicka there when we were there in June.
    We did the wine pairings as well. Little $$$ but was honestly one of the best.

    *One of the courses is quail so it's hickish enough for me.

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    anybody on nightlife advice?

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    Advice, take a match to excalibur.

    Other than that, avoid the clubs - hit the tables. The ass is cheaper if you pay for it up front anyway and is readily available at every main bar inside the casino. Sit down for a drink, and a trick will come over within minutes to do the rest. (hint: she's the one hitting on you).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDog View Post
    Advice, take a match to excalibur.

    Other than that, avoid the clubs - hit the tables. The ass is cheaper if you pay for it up front anyway and is readily available at every main bar inside the casino. Sit down for a drink, and a trick will come over within minutes to do the rest.

    take a match to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPowell View Post
    anybody on nightlife advice?
    JayVegas420 - knows every fukking dumpster in town where you can spend a night if you lose your shirt gambling
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    Quote Originally Posted by TPowell View Post
    take a match to it?
    I have bad blood with that place. Kicked me out when I turned 21. Kicked my brother out of the arcade. Kicked my dad out (no idea the story really). I advise everyone that will listen to burn that place.

    But some real advice:

    Since you are going with a group of guys, make up the story you are a bachelor party. Pick the groom before hand, as it makes it easier when your drunk to remember the story. Get shirts if you must (brings girls to you). Seriously, there is no easier sure fire way to pull bitches than be a bachelor party.

    Every march madness, I go with a group, and every year - we are a bachelor party. Since I'm already married, I've been the groom the last 2 years.

    More advice, be the groom - bitches love the groom.

    If you go to Vegas with a group of dudes, and don't pull this move, you have missed a great chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TPowell View Post
    take a match to it?

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    I go to Vegas to relax and gamble

    Clubs for young guys

    How old are you Powell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDog View Post
    I have bad blood with that place. Kicked me out when I turned 21. Kicked my brother out of the arcade. Kicked my dad out (no idea the story really). I advise everyone that will listen to burn that place.

    But some real advice:

    Since you are going with a group of guys, make up the story you are a bachelor party. Pick the groom before hand, as it makes it easier when your drunk to remember the story. Get shirts if you must (brings girls to you). Seriously, there is no easier sure fire way to pull bitches than be a bachelor party.

    Every march madness, I go with a group, and every year - we are a bachelor party. Since I'm already married, I've been the groom the last 2 years.

    More advice, be the groom - bitches love the groom.
    IT might of just been time to go,


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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    I go to Vegas to relax and gamble

    Clubs for young guys

    How old are you Powell?
    23 gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDog View Post
    I have bad blood with that place. Kicked me out when I turned 21. Kicked my brother out of the arcade. Kicked my dad out (no idea the story really). I advise everyone that will listen to burn that place.

    But some real advice:

    Since you are going with a group of guys, make up the story you are a bachelor party. Pick the groom before hand, as it makes it easier when your drunk to remember the story. Get shirts if you must (brings girls to you). Seriously, there is no easier sure fire way to pull bitches than be a bachelor party.

    Every march madness, I go with a group, and every year - we are a bachelor party. Since I'm already married, I've been the groom the last 2 years.

    More advice, be the groom - bitches love the groom.

    If you go to Vegas with a group of dudes, and don't pull this move, you have missed a great chance.
    great idea but may only be 2-3 guys

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    23. My advice, stick near Planet Hollywood. Some of the nicest ass on the strip seems to flock to that place.

    Blondies does a promo where you can drink as much as possible for $20. It includes its sister club which is primarily a hip-hop theme. Blondies is a sports bar with beer pong, etc. Also has the best wings on the strip, but I have no idea how much you care about that.

    The $20 thing might be a weekday thing. Doubt its good on the weekends.

    If you happen to be there on Weds, head down to Piranaha. Awsome little college club, located behind Thomas and Mack. Something like $10 all you can drink beer. Frat house or something is what the promo was called.

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    Also, don't listen to the scheisters on the street talking about no-cover at clubs. Most clubs are no cover unless it is the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDog View Post
    23. My advice, stick near Planet Hollywood. Some of the nicest ass on the strip seems to flock to that place.

    Blondies does a promo where you can drink as much as possible for $20. It includes its sister club which is primarily a hip-hop theme. Blondies is a sports bar with beer pong, etc. Also has the best wings on the strip, but I have no idea how much you care about that.

    The $20 thing might be a weekday thing. Doubt its good on the weekends.

    If you happen to be there on Weds, head down to Piranaha. Awsome little college club, located behind Thomas and Mack. Something like $10 all you can drink beer. Frat house or something is what the promo was called.

    Gold Boutique is the name of the place for $20 until midnight. How far away would Piranha be from Excalibur or the strip in general?

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    Loshak is the one to ask...

    He always lead me to clubs and bars that I never recalled how I got back to my room...

    He claims it was a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPowell View Post
    Gold Boutique is the name of the place for $20 until midnight. How far away would Piranha be from Excalibur or the strip in general?
    It's pretty close actually. UNLV is literally across the street from the airport. So it's about a $10 cab ride from excalibur, as both are basically on tropicana.

    Think the club is on Paradise and Harmon-ish. You could seriously walk there if you are hurting for cash.

    It is closer to the excalibur in terms of actual distance than the bellagio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDog View Post
    It's pretty close actually. UNLV is literally across the street from the airport. So it's about a $10 cab ride from excalibur, as both are basically on tropicana.

    Think the club is on Paradise and Harmon-ish. You could seriously walk there if you are hurting for cash.

    It is closer to the excalibur in terms of actual distance than the bellagio.

    thats not bad at all, are the streets decent to walk at night? Going to a small college (WKU), I loved being able to walk back after nights out (15-20 minute walks)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPowell View Post
    thats not bad at all, are the streets decent to walk at night? Going to a small college (WKU), I loved being able to walk back after nights out (15-20 minute walks)
    You are a group of guys, 2-3 even. As long as you aren't a walking vagina, I wouldn't worry about it.

    However, the walk down Trop alongside the MGM, between Tropicana (hotel) and Hooters is probably one of the shittiest parts of the strip. I actually think one of the tunnels that connects to the entire underground indigent community living under las vegas is right around that area.

    Usually encounter a few loud mouth tweekers everytime I am in that area. But, I am not of small stature and have welcomed confrontation with these shitstains in the past. They're simply high as fukk, and are running their mouths.

    Just think of it as every other walk downtown after dark. It isn't a college town vibe, but it sure as shit isn't the South Side of Chicago either.

    That said, I'd really just get a cab. It's not much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDog View Post
    You are a group of guys, 2-3 even. As long as you aren't a walking vagina, I wouldn't worry about it.

    However, the walk down Trop alongside the MGM, between Tropicana (hotel) and Hooters is probably one of the shittiest parts of the strip. I actually think one of the tunnels that connects to the entire underground indigent community living under las vegas is right around that area.

    Usually encounter a few loud mouth tweekers everytime I am in that area. But, I am not of small stature and have welcomed confrontation with these shitstains in the past. They're simply high as fukk, and are running their mouths.

    Just think of it as every other walk downtown after dark. It isn't a college town vibe, but it sure as shit isn't the South Side of Chicago either.

    That said, I'd really just get a cab. It's not much.

    yeah I'll catch a cab. Just not used to it lol. Appreciate everything man. Anything else you wanna share? My idea was to eat a buffet around mid morning-lunch and then eat a good meal that night. Suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPowell View Post
    yeah I'll catch a cab. Just not used to it lol. Appreciate everything man. Anything else you wanna share? My idea was to eat a buffet around mid morning-lunch and then eat a good meal that night. Suggestions?
    Depends on when you go. I always have a car, so my options are wildly different.

    I hit up blondies for wings, everytime I'm there. Favorite buffet on the strip is the one at Caesars, if you want a buffet. However the one at harrah's is decent and a lot cheaper.

    Food is all about what you want, time of day/night, and how much you want to spend.

    Places like Fatburger and Earl of Sandwich are open 24/7 and wont cost an arm and a leg, both in your relative part of town.

    Also, utilize the free transportation if you are down money or just cheap. That tram thing between Mandalay and Excalibur will help, as Mandalay is an awesome casino. Same goes for the tram between the Monte and Bellagio.

    Cross 1 bridge, walk past NYNY, and you are basically all the way to flamingo without busting your feet and without spending a dime.

    I've experienced vegas from about every monetary situation. From broke-dikk college kid looking for a good time on pennies, to rolling with tons of cash, to comped everything.

    All depends. All is relative.

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    put a CC down for your resort fees save the cash for the tables. stay away from ATM grab cash back or just swipe to make your bet and collect in a few hours. live it up your only 21 once!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theredone6 View Post
    put a CC down for your resort fees save the cash for the tables. stay away from ATM grab cash back or just swipe to make your bet and collect in a few hours. live it up your only 21 once!!
    I'd be calling in bets to local, especially the horse plays...

    Unless of course I was there to unload...

    Need all the cash, lol...

    I do that at the OTB & Atlantic City Casinos all the time as well...
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    The Excalibur casino area isn't bad, but the rooms suck. You could have gotten a better hotel for the same price. ChalkyDog knows all about the Excalibur so go to him with any questions. With that being said, I used to go to Vegas for the MWC Basketball Tourney each March when I was at TCU, and I walked from the Thomas & Mack to the Strip back and forth every night. It's a long walk, but not full of tweakers and homeless, at least it wasn't when I had to make that walk. When I lived in Las Vegas my experience that all the homeless were on the intersection of Sahara Blvd across from the Sahara near the Stratosphere and Las Vegas Blvd. One crack addict lady was there every day at that intersection panhandling for money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theredone6 View Post
    put a CC down for your resort fees save the cash for the tables. stay away from ATM grab cash back or just swipe to make your bet and collect in a few hours. live it up your only 21 once!!
    he's 23

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    Quote Originally Posted by frogsrangers View Post
    The Excalibur casino area isn't bad, but the rooms suck. You could have gotten a better hotel for the same price. ChalkyDog knows all about the Excalibur so go to him with any questions. With that being said, I used to go to Vegas for the MWC Basketball Tourney each March when I was at TCU, and I walked from the Thomas & Mack to the Strip back and forth every night. It's a long walk, but not full of tweakers and homeless, at least it wasn't when I had to make that walk. When I lived in Las Vegas my experience that all the homeless were on the intersection of Sahara Blvd across from the Sahara near the Stratosphere and Las Vegas Blvd. One crack addict lady was there every day at that intersection panhandling for money.
    The Sahara part is absolutely true, but nobody goes down there willfully.

    Strip ends at Encore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frogsrangers View Post
    The Excalibur casino area isn't bad, but the rooms suck. You could have gotten a better hotel for the same price. ChalkyDog knows all about the Excalibur so go to him with any questions. With that being said, I used to go to Vegas for the MWC Basketball Tourney each March when I was at TCU, and I walked from the Thomas & Mack to the Strip back and forth every night. It's a long walk, but not full of tweakers and homeless, at least it wasn't when I had to make that walk. When I lived in Las Vegas my experience that all the homeless were on the intersection of Sahara Blvd across from the Sahara near the Stratosphere and Las Vegas Blvd. One crack addict lady was there every day at that intersection panhandling for money.

    I haven't reserved it yet was just saying where I was likely to stay. What do you recommend? It was by far the best priced IMO. I looked at the LVH and MGM Grand as well, but the MGM grand was a little higher than what I wanted.

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