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Old 06-05-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
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Default Going to Vegas for the first time August 27 - September 2

Might be the time to finally bet on the Gamecocks (I'll never do it otherwise). With the A&M game being the night after I arrive it seems as good a time as any to bet on the Gamecocks. Aside from that, what all should I do there? Going for a friend's bachelor party with some other guys but we will have plenty of time. Staying in Paris LV for 2 nights and NY NY for 4 nights.

I don't fully understand betting on games and the odds and such so maybe someone can provide insight on that as well. Will play casino games but only games like black jack, slots, roulette... trying to get the rules of craps down but seems way too involved especially since I will probably be on a constant buzz/borderline drunk.
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Might be the time to finally bet on the Gamecocks (I'll never do it otherwise). With the A&M game being the night after I arrive it seems as good a time as any to bet on the Gamecocks. Aside from that, what all should I do there? Going for a friend's bachelor party with some other guys but we will have plenty of time. Staying in Paris LV for 2 nights and NY NY for 4 nights.

I don't fully understand betting on games and the odds and such so maybe someone can provide insight on that as well. Will play casino games but only games like black jack, slots, roulette... trying to get the rules of craps down but seems way too involved especially since I will probably be on a constant buzz/borderline drunk.
Went for my bachelor party in February, was an amazing time. Some suggestions... Hooters has cheap tables that seem to win more often, if you are going to a club pay for bottle service, girls don't give a crap about you unless they think you have money (this is just regular clubs, we didn't go to strip clubs more on that later), go to emerils sports book in the venitian or whatever the place next to the venitian is called, awesome chill atmosphere, decent price food and drinks, we had a pretty much private room with multiple tvs that we could control and a pool table, just had to spend I think 40 per person. Hire strippers don't go to a club, much better interaction, more touching, more nudity, just amazing experience.

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Make sure it stays in Vegas, whatever it is!
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Default Re: Going to Vegas for the first time August 27 - September 2

I went for my first time in March, for 7 days. I actually went back for half a week leading into Memorial Day. My favorite bar to hang in before going out at night was Rhumbar... Its at the Mirage. It has really comfortable love seat type seating outside. Its a cigar bar, they have hookah, and live music or a DJ every night. We had a blast every night we went. Below is the view I took with my cam phone.



The piano bar across the street at Harrah's is fun late night as well.

If you're looking for an awesome club, go to Marquee in the Cosmopolitan. I went to several clubs there, and have been to different clubs across the country. Marquee was incredible. Met these 2 girls (positive they were working girls), and they hung out and danced with us all night. I was not interested in exchanging money for anything, but they still kept us company. It was a lot of fun. Keep in mind that the premier working girls in Vegas are not typical prostitutes. Im talking these are smoking hot babes.

Also, take a cab to Freemont street. Its worth checking out. I went on a Friday night and it was friggin nutty. Not the same type of stuff you see on the strip. 1 walk through the El Cortez will validate this.

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Maybe it's just me but as long as I live I will NEVER understand the appeal of Vegas. I know some people love it and have a good time. Hope it's fun for you man but I don't get it.
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Went for my bachelor party in February, was an amazing time. Some suggestions... Hooters has cheap tables that seem to win more often, if you are going to a club pay for bottle service, girls don't give a crap about you unless they think you have money (this is just regular clubs, we didn't go to strip clubs more on that later), go to emerils sports book in the venitian or whatever the place next to the venitian is called, awesome chill atmosphere, decent price food and drinks, we had a pretty much private room with multiple tvs that we could control and a pool table, just had to spend I think 40 per person. Hire strippers don't go to a club, much better interaction, more touching, more nudity, just amazing experience.

have fun drink lots of water during the day. I'll post more if I think of anything else
These are all good suggestions, IMO.

You should definitely play a little bit at Hooters if you're staying a few nights at NY NY, since they're pretty close together. I think they had $3 blackjack there one night, which was perfect for my cheap ass friends that didn't want to spend any money on anything.

I stayed at MGM last Februrary (which was lame, I like Venetian/Palazzo SO much more) and we spent way more time in NY NY. The Centrifuge bar inside of MGM was pretty cool, but there was construction going on with the Pac-12 basketball tournament coming up, so there weren't a whole lot of people coming through that area.

I'll also second eightohthree's suggestion to check out "Old Vegas". I love it down there.

Enjoy the people watching. It's unlike anywhere else on the planet.
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Default Re: Going to Vegas for the first time August 27 - September 2

I'm a dice man. Whether it is on a local gambling boat or out in Vegas you will find me on the craps table. Here is a quick how to on the game.



Your drinks are free while you play any table game or slot machine. Vegas is known for more than just gambling however. It has become a gourmet food mecca. The days of the 99 cent steak and eggs may be gone but you will still find some bargains too. Be sure to hit up several buffets while there as well as dropping some coin in a famous place. Zagat likes these: http://blog.zagat.com/2013/01/10-bes...las-vegas.html. Urban Spoon says: http://www.urbanspoon.com/lb/18/best...ants-Las-Vegas. My fellow Yelpers say: http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc...as+Vegas%2C+NV. Gayoy says these are the best buffets this year: http://www.gayot.com/restaurants/bes...ffets_4lv.html.

The pools and spas are an oasis of a desert wonder as well. Budget in a mid trip massage as well. Travel Agent Central lists these: http://www.travelagentcentral.com/us...egas-spas-2014. Those are of the legitimate variety. Prostitution isn't technically legal in Clark county but opportunities abound. For the legal variety the old Chicken Ranch is now in Parhump, an hour away. https://chickenranchbrothel.com/inde...-list/87-bunny.

As 803 mentioned be sure to go downtown one night. Freemont Street is old Vegas. This is it: http://www.vegasexperience.com/. You can zip line it now too!




Downtown has lower minimums and better odds. Neon and glitz is great but you can OD on it. Rent a car and get away mid trip. Mount Charleston. Hoover dam. Golf. Hit up one of the great red rock canyons. Sunrise horseback ride. Lots of stuff to do. Here are some. http://www.viator.com/las-vegas-tour...=204&aid=m7068, http://www.roadtripamerica.com/DayTrips/Las-Vegas.htm, and http://www.ehow.com/facts_5271785_th...las-vegas.html. This is the official Clark county site: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/visitor...s/default.aspx

Speaking of rides, there are the pyramid elevators, gondolas, roller coasters, etc. Be sure to catch the fountains at Bellagio and the statues at Caesar's. For pure adrenaline though it is hard to top, literally, what is atop the Stratosphere: http://www.stratospherehotel.com/Act...s/Thrill-Rides

DO NOT miss seeing a Vegas show or three while there! Always good stuff. Here is the playbill for the week you will be there: http://www.vegas.com/mytrip/app/Products/show?1 Always get a line pass. Strut your stuff pass the lowbies waiting in line. Lean on your concierge to get you free ones. Getting things as a group will get you lots of discounts. Speaking of discounts NEVER pay full price for anything. Send off for discount guides now. Here are some sights. http://www.bestofvegas.com/?mkwid=8j...bstofvegas.com. http://www.vegas.com/?utm_source=bin...egas.com|pmt|b. http://www.smartervegas.com/. https://entertainment.com/coupon/def...ress=las+vegas. http://www.groupon.com/. https://www.livingsocial.com/cities/30-las-vegas. Many others both online and printed freebies around every corner.

Have fun and make a pass line bet for me!
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Maybe it's just me but as long as I live I will NEVER understand the appeal of Vegas. I know some people love it and have a good time. Hope it's fun for you man but I don't get it.

Man you hate Vegas and turn signals... what else?
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Maybe it's just me but as long as I live I will NEVER understand the appeal of Vegas. I know some people love it and have a good time. Hope it's fun for you man but I don't get it.
I'm the same way. Since I've never been, I don't dislike it, but I've also never had the desire to go. I know lots of folks (my wife being one of them) who have never been but really, really, really want to go, and I don't get it.

Then again, I'm sure there are plenty of places I want to go that other people would never have a desire to visit.
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2001...my first ever trip. On our first full night, I lost my buddies and, after partying with strangers, eventually crashed around 0530. At 0630, my buddies burst into my room and told me they just met a gaggle of Seattle babes who were nude, waiting on us in the hot tub. I lurched from bed. Brushed my teeth. Did two shots. Ran down to the hot tub. Mayhem ensued.

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1st and only time in Vegas was when I flew in and out over a weekend in January, man that was depressing. Hope you have a better time!
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Learn how to play blackjack. That is the one game where the odds are in your favor.
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I don't hate either. I just don't see the point in either one most of the time and believe both are overrated.
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2001...my first ever trip. On our first full night, I lost my buddies and, after partying with strangers, eventually crashed around 0530. At 0630, my buddies burst into my room and told me they just met a gaggle of Seattle babes who were nude, waiting on us in the hot tub. I lurched from bed. Brushed my teeth. Did two shots. Ran down to the hot tub. Mayhem ensued.

Vegas.

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I've only been once. Family vacation when I was 15 or 16, so unfortunately I wasn't able to enjoy any of the vices available. Saw one of the Cirque du Soleil productions, which was pretty amazing. Would love to go back...


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