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aplous
01-26-2005, 05:16 PM
All of you oldies have been and back, finally it is my time!!

Just booked today--

Sun. March 20th-Th. March 24th!!!

Staying at the New York, New York, next door to MGM!!

Me and 6 friends are going for Spring Break, my last one until I graduate.

Got a deal with roundtrip, nonstop air, 4 nights at NYNY and free transfers to hotel and airport for 450 a person!!! (gotta love southwest!)

Ive wanted to go to Vegas for years and now is the time.

It will be between the first 2 rounds and 16/8 rounds of the tourney.

Any tips, ideas, hot spots, etc??

Thanks guys--


PS--bet KSU tonight -3 Iowa St. aint won a road game since Hitler was a private!!

10DimeBry
01-26-2005, 05:19 PM
besides strip clubs, bars, clubs you must go to


the piano bar in NY NY its freakin great. Good times you'll love it.

RJeremy
01-26-2005, 05:22 PM
i was there last year for the super bowl and final four and will be there this year for the super bowl.

next thursday i'm leaving......can't wait!!

frankb03
01-26-2005, 05:22 PM
Congrats. Enjoy your vacation! I've never been there. Always wanted to go. Every vacation I end up back in NY.

TheRhino
01-26-2005, 05:24 PM
Transfers may drive you nuts but there is no better time to be out there than tournament time (IMO)! I've gone every year for the first round since I turned 21 and it will be my 8th year this March!

I'll have to add the piano bar to my list this year

lmercer213
01-26-2005, 05:28 PM
If your a cheapo like me TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE DRINKS!!
even if your not a cheapo TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE DRINKS!!
just sit in the sportsbook with your "winning" tickets and drink away the pain!!
Since you'll be between rounds, guess your gonna have to bet NBA, but have fun in the sun!!
should check out the beach, and the voodoo lounge in the rio, witchdoctor is the drink there!!

Brady22
01-26-2005, 05:41 PM
My best advice to you would be to play small when you first get there and see the sites(bars and joints--there all great) you dont want to be broke walking around vegas. Save your big plays the night before you leave. Good luck I plan on being there March 24-27

The Lovedoc
01-26-2005, 05:55 PM
GO to Monte Carlo..thats where i worked dealing craps....Tell them you know the Lovedoc and they will hook you up!

Ldawg
01-26-2005, 06:00 PM
Aplous - I just came back from Vegas and it was fantastic . NYNY is on my favorite part of the Strip , I either stay there or next door at the Monte Carlo . MC , has an alright Sports Book but they're stingy on the Slots ( most joints are ) you may what to play table games though . If you play slots at MC play the Wheel of Fortune .25 machines on the wall as you walk in coming from NYNY off the Strip .
At NYNY machines not that great either BUT you can go to the ESPN Zone , conviently location right next to the Sports Book ( take your notebook/ laptop ) play RJ's plays and hope he's on a roll ( could pay for your trip ). Down the street is Mandalay Bay haven't done much gaming there , but they have The House of Blues , usually have good acts there ( Snoop Dogg ) was there when I went . Check their website for upcoming Bands .
Across the street at MGM ya gotta try $10, on the slots w/the 2005 Dodge Viper RT/10 sweet ride , the Buffet at MGM is a little pricey at $24 but , damn well worth it ! If you have never seen a Cirque du Soleil show "KA" at MGM is one amazing , excellent show , pop the bucks and thank me later !! Also on the restroom wall between the Buffet and where you turn the corner to go to the S. Book is a bank of W of Fortune .50 machines the 2 on the left had some good payouts $200-$300 while I was there ( I hit for $250 ) paid for the Cirque show for myself and wifie .And finally the young folks place IZ the Palms , off the strip, but cool , close to the Rio ! Rio has a rockin' dance club usually a line to get in and at The Palms you'll want to go to the Ghost Bar and Rain fine young babes . at the other end of the Strip is Wynn's new Casino , looks interesting but we didn't get by there this trip . If you go , let me know how it is .... Also, if your a Star Trek fan The Hilton has some Trekkie interactive show that is suppose to be good . Have a great time ... do all you can , after all when will you get back to Vegas !! GL brother.....

aplous
01-26-2005, 06:55 PM
thanks for tips guys.

Ill be writing these down!

Ill be between rounds, but I can make plays on college and mail in my winners!

I like table games a lot. 3 card poker and BJ

Cant wait for the bars, the booze and the babes.

gonna take 1 night and dedicate it to tit bars.

Where is the best place to go check out the beach?

Thanks guys!!

The Lovedoc
01-26-2005, 06:57 PM
beach night club??? teenieboppers go there

zeib10
01-26-2005, 07:04 PM
And if you like seafood, try the Rio Seafood Buffet. Last time I was there (a few years ago) it was the best in town, so it may have changed but ask around.

aplous
01-26-2005, 07:09 PM
DIme---I want to go to a beach while while Im in Vegas--not a beach club..

actually, shit Im 22, so Ill take some teeniebopper ass....

shorty3830
01-26-2005, 07:23 PM
i have never been so disappointed at the forum as i am right now.,....this kid on on spring break and this is the vegas advice he is getting?? i mean, Ldawg, good work, totally agree about the piano bar like 10dime said,.........

First, no matter what we say about the gambling, you are going to do what the alcohol and other things dictate.......i can give you the 'dont bring more than you are willing to lose' speeches, but you already know that advice.......

foodwise, all the breakfast buffets are good and there is no reason to go to expensive nice restaraunts, you can do that when you are home, it is the same

However, 6 college kids--------->go to studio 54 in mgm grand, a little cheesier than you may like, but your likelihood of hooking up a better than at most bars, just go on the dance floor and you have at least an outside shot of hooking up there even if your friends cant even hook up in a morgue.........both rum jungle and house of blues in manadaly bay are cool although rum jungle gets a little crowded........dont waste your time going to light in the bellagio and for late night, dre's at the barbary coast is a good time........depending on how much money you have, you should never have to wait in line if you are with 5 people; you walk up to the front of the line, gather $20 each from your friends, give the bouncer between $50-$100 and you will get in anywhere , anywhere...........do not be afraid to walk up to the bouncers and offer them money to let you in, they like that

strip clubs are cool, be careful of taxi cab driver schemes....do not buy anything the taxi guy tries to sell you because he not giving you anything you cannot do yourself........would not be a bad idea when in any taxi to say you have been there before to avoid most taxi driver schemes.........however, some taxi driver schemes involve him giving you and your friends the name of an escort who "will be at your room in 20 minutes".....that is your call, but know that if you give any whore your number , she will call it 100 times until she knows you are gone

lastly, when you are walking between hotel and hotel, there will be 300 guys from 3rd world countries handing you little pictures with hot girls on it, 15% of the time, the girl looks like the girl on the card, the other 85% , they dont........if hookers interest any of you, just hang around any casino late at night and look for girls with cell phones or one piece's, chances are if you make eye contact with a girl in vegas and it is 2 a.m, and she looks back, she is a hooker, not some cute coed

truthfully, at your age, you are better off trying to exhaust all avenues of going out at hooking-up at the bars before exploring the hooker route.....now that is how we are supposed to answer his question!

twr108
01-26-2005, 07:48 PM
Perfect answer shorty.

Brady22
01-26-2005, 07:58 PM
shorty is a wise man

bearman
01-26-2005, 09:43 PM
If all 6 of you are together and want to ride in a taxi to go to a strip club, split up 3 and 3 and make a deal with the cabbie for a free ride, knowing that he will get a kickback from the club. Most will agree and you save the cab fare.

bad luck
01-26-2005, 09:51 PM
New York Is For The Young Crowd
Caesar's Is For Old High Rollers
Dude Go To The Palms. Britney Spear Types Everywhere!!

Ldawg
01-26-2005, 10:25 PM
DIme---I want to go to a beach while while Im in Vegas--not a beach club..

actually, shit Im 22, so Ill take some teeniebopper ass....
------------------------------------------------------------ HardRock and Mandaley Bay both have Beachs w/Bitches !! :tits: :tits:
You guys are too young to worry about hookers , lots of young babes there lookin' for the same thing as you , HARD BODIES . If you find yourself in your room calling the phone numbers out of the magizine the illegals have forced in your hand ( between NYNY & MC ) remember ... YOU have the RIGHT of REFUSAL ...if they are not DROP DEAD GORGIOUS , don't INVITE them into your room . Simply tell them they're not want you expected . A CLOSE PERSONAL FRIEND OF MINE ...sez usually it goes something like this ( for your better hookers ) call'em up tell the Madame' EXACTLY what you want redhead , brunette , big tits , small tits , whatever . They get to your room usually w/i 1/2 hr. "IF" you invite them IN you will chit-chat and talk price and action . Typically , to get them naked and Dance for you may run $125 everything above that is negotiable . Should be able to get everything for another $150 / $175 ! I hear there are more working girls /more affordable in casino's on Fremont St. may be more in your friends price range . It being Spring Break , all the clubs and alcohol ...if you've got game, pickin' up babes should be the least of your worries . Leave all the 21 yr old hardbodied hookers too the Old Geezers ....like MY FRIEND .
PS- take your digital and send us some babe pics ...

Ldawg
01-26-2005, 10:30 PM
No Luck - where the heck IS China Springs ... sounds like something close to AREA 51 !!

aplous
01-26-2005, 11:35 PM
HOLY SHIT you guys rock--thanx short dog!!

No hooker shit needed--Ive gotta girl #1, and #2--gettin broads aint a problem.


Really interested in the clubs and bars, sportsbooks, beach, etc--drinks...

anyhoo--Im printin the shit out of this


I have a VIP hook up at Rum Jungle at Mandalay Bay--So well hit that-

MGM, Bell., Mirage, TI, HardRock--all spots Ill be hittin, including their clubs-

I heard it is great to gamble downtown--a lot easier to win there I hear--

Table games that is--BJ--3 card--

I want to hit binions!!--

swghost
01-26-2005, 11:50 PM
Dude,
I live here in Vegas and have for 8 years now. Let me tell you something about tourist chicks, most of them are straight up stupid. I have been Bon Jovi, Mathew Nelson, The drummer from the Goo-Goo Dolls, and the owner of the Harley Davidson Cafe and the star of the Chippendales. If you can put on your best poker face, this town can offer you tons. These days, I enjoy the outdoor life and off strip places much more.

shorty3830
01-26-2005, 11:59 PM
clubs--->ok, now you have given me a little more to work with.......ridiculous that i forgot about the hard rock, have to go there....i think the club "babies" is a bit overrated but heard they have a new one........irregardless, you must spend some quality time just drinking at the center bar at the hard rock, so many hot chiks there........if you have a hook up at rum jungle, go there for sure.....zillions of hotties there and just like studio 54, they are swiniging from the roof all night long (literally).plus, the house of blues is a good place to go after rum jungle to hang out ........downtown, the rio club is good and although a lot of people will tell you that you must go to the 'ghost bar' and 'rain' inside the palms, always remember my advice on waiting in line, go to front and give bouncer $$ or do not wait in line.......there are plenty of things to do in vegas, you do not need to wait an hour in line for anything

beaches-->mandalay bay, hard rock, mgm , mirage pools are all awesome, just sit there and watch the hotties wearing nothing serve up the hard alcohol all day long

sportsbooks--->truthfully, if you have time, go to everyone on the strip (except mgm grand, it sucks) because we all like different stuff when it comes to sportsbooks...i love playing horses out there......personally, i am still a bit old school and like the Imperial palace sportsbook where they hand write the lines, but mirage, caesars are my 2 favs..bellagio, manadalay bay also good sbooks....

drinks--->obviously you want to get as drunk as you can on the free stuff, they will always give you free alcohol when you are at the tables.....they used to give you free drinks while you are sitting in the sportsbooks, now some still do, but others will give you drink tickets each time you make a bet which will more than suffice as long as you bet even a little bit on the games or horses (or dogs).....it gets expensive drinking in the clubs but obviously when you are there, you are gonna drink

also, brady's advice is good too, although i try not to give gambling advice when people are out there because we are all so different, you DO NOT WANT TO BE BROKE and have 2 days left........pace yourself gambling wise and do not get too excited or too upset whatever you do the first night, you can have so much fun in vegas when you are not gambling!!!!

and although i respect your "no hooker needed" attitude, wait until the first time you are shit-ass drunk at 3 a.m. and a cute one comes and talks to you, it is a reality check...especially when you are too drunk to know whether it is a hooker or a legit girl........hint-->and female's cell phone ringing every 2 seconds means it is a hooker and their pimp wants to know where they are.......i will not go in to personal vegas experiences but i cannot say there have never been some funny hooker moments, i digress

downtown gaming is great if you are a tables guy.....sportsbooks are much better on the strip.....

sorry so long
b

also, when the guys who live in vegas post, always listen to what they have to say b/c they offer a much different perspective

The Lovedoc
01-27-2005, 12:15 AM
Aplous....you have to go to the EL CORTEZ hotel....It will break you in just perfect!!

S49erman
01-27-2005, 02:16 AM
will be in las vegas starting the day after the super bowl!!!!!

If your looking for a good club the club at treasure island has the best ass hands down.

Best buffet is at the RIO

Have a great time! If anyone else will be down there at that time let me know if you want to catch a game

S49erman
01-27-2005, 02:18 AM
also if you are downtown check out the golden nugget!

Best shows: Mystere or "O"

Got hypnotised last time I was in vegas it was great plan to do it again.....

empire
01-27-2005, 06:59 AM
Aplous, Was just there Dec 18-22. You are in the right place for your age. When I was there the town was dead, but NY NY was jumping. No need to go to the Tropicana cattycorner from you. Nothing there but old people and a run down casino. The only reason they are still there is because of the close proximity to MGM, Excaliber, Luxor, and Mandalay Bay. Luxor has a great breakfast buffet for 12 or 13 bucks. Take the tram to see Mandalay Bay. Luxor to me is so so as a casino goes. You will get lost in both of them and will have to ask for a way out, because they design these things like that, but no biggee. Watch your money as everyone has suggested. If you have to play the tables or slots, go downtown, or someplace off the strip. Remember this, Vegas wouldn,t be around if it weren,t for the slots. Check the lines out at all the strips for Basketball. Excaliber has a tendency to not move their lines as fast as the other books, they are right across the street from you. And by all means have a great time. It is always exciting to go the first time. I still remember mine back in 1967.

Good Luck

aplous
01-27-2005, 11:44 AM
Thanks again guys--

Anyone with info--lets have it--

KSU =====cash last night!!!

Rippage22
01-27-2005, 12:18 PM
All of the Fellas hit many nails on the head...I just went out there to play softball in December and had a very good time...My Mom also lives out there so I always have an excuse to visit (Not that anyone really needs one)... I am sure everyone has their favorites and most aren't bad but when you get to 'Strip Club Night', I can personally tell you that I had a good time at 'Cheetah's' when I went there and it was only $10 to get in...Some of my teammates went to 'Olympic Gardens' and swear by the place...I'm sure some of the locals know many more places than I do but I thought I'd throw my two cents in...Either way, you'll have a great time...Good Luck out there!!!... :dance2:

callyman
01-27-2005, 12:43 PM
Does anyone know of a good place on the strip that has $5 craps with major odds? I usually stay down at Binions - but I am staying at the Tropicana - not use to gambling down there.

lmercer213
01-27-2005, 01:05 PM
apolus, not sure what you mean by you want to go to the beach, vegas is land-locked and its a fricking desert, but the mandalay bay has all the makings of a beach in the pools, hot girls in skimpy bathing suits,
Downtown is old, dirty, and dead, but its true about the cheap gambling, single deck black jack at binions i believe. Also if you want entertainment for free its not very good, don't waste your time at treasure island (it sucks) the fountains are ok, and if your going downtown be sure to check out the light show, its pretty cool the first time.

wrightmove
01-27-2005, 01:53 PM
If all 6 of you are together and want to ride in a taxi to go to a strip club, split up 3 and 3 and make a deal with the cabbie for a free ride, knowing that he will get a kickback from the club. Most will agree and you save the cab fare.


bearman is correct. the cabbies get your cover kicked back to them...thats right the cab driver gets 20 bucks per joe schmoe he drops at the pig fest. speaking of coke sniffing, weed smoking, meth feening, depressed, 3 kid having, 18 year old boyfriend playing playstation all day lovin slobs there should be a new place opening up and when that happens all of the sharks circle to the new joint. its called SIN and should be near your hotel (i think its behind mandalay bizzay).

buffets for breakfast for sure, you will find a decent meal anywhere you go after breakfast. clubs to look at will be tangerine at treasure island, taboo (mgm), there is also a new club a caesars. enjoy.

aplous
01-27-2005, 03:17 PM
Ill be avoidin the area with the sharks--

Im sure Ill hit a buffet or 2, but Im not bringin much $$$ to eat--

Ill be drinkin, smokin, gamblin, and bettin NCAA tourney futures out the ass-

Ill be doin table gamblin downtown at Binion's or Nugget--

Ill be doin my partyin on the strip-

Do they give out free drinks at the downtown casinos or just on the strip?

Thanks guys---

lmercer213
01-27-2005, 03:31 PM
every casino gives free drinks, you can go up to the bar and pay or you can go up to the bar and play a quarter slot and get a free drink!!
Bring hella singles, everybody has their hand out for tips, if someone hails a cab for you, tip, cabbies, tip, strippers, tip, waitress/bartender, tip, they at least want a dollar but believe me they EXPECT more

Trotter
01-27-2005, 03:35 PM
2 words...

Spearmint Rhino

tech fan
01-27-2005, 04:07 PM
every casino gives free drinks, you can go up to the bar and pay or you can go up to the bar and play a quarter slot and get a free drink!!
Bring hella singles, everybody has their hand out for tips, if someone hails a cab for you, tip, cabbies, tip, strippers, tip, waitress/bartender, tip, they at least want a dollar but believe me they EXPECT more


good advice here is if you are going to buy yourself a drink go to a bar that has video poker and ask for a drink and a roll of quarters put a couple quarters in while you wait for your drink and then tip and get up cheaper than paying $3.00

te14
01-27-2005, 06:42 PM
Guy- need help. I go to Vegas every year for the 1st weekend of March Madness. 9th straight year. I have stayed a few places but for the last 4, only at thge Stardust. We have grown wewary of the "blue hairs" at the tables even though it is so easy to watch the games there. What sportsbook is the best to get seats to watch the games? It's always so crowded and we are basketball junkies who watch EVERY game! HELP- looking to move up in the world but still be able to get seats in the book.

wrightmove
01-28-2005, 01:12 AM
i would say for march madness they will all be great. if you want old school got to the hilton. nice and spacious...new school i would say caesars, mandalay, or bellagio

wrightmove
01-28-2005, 01:13 AM
2 words...

Spearmint Rhino


god bless the rhino...was there last night.

S49erman
02-12-2005, 01:42 AM
Just got back from my vegas trip and went to the rhino... Didnt dissapoint! Had a great time out there.

GoldVike
02-12-2005, 01:51 AM
fun and know you will have a great time!

I've never been there but wonder what it is like as well!

I'd probably never get past the line thingies where they give you money for playing CBB games! :)

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME! YOU ARE YOUNG! ENJOY!

BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!! GV

jim s.
02-12-2005, 11:50 AM
I`ve been living here in LV for about 6 years now,...My daughter goes to Bradley U in Peoria, IL and on her Christmas break my sister and I took her to Hard Rock Cafe...Great place for 20s-30s crowd,...

paisan
02-12-2005, 12:03 PM
Best Buffett--Aladdin
Best Ribs in the world---Ellis Island--$ 1 drinks 24/7
Best sportsbook---------Stardust
Best scenery------------Palms
Orleans & Gold Coast---75 cents Vienna hot dogs in sportsbook
Nicest Casino-----------Venetian
Best Steak House-------THE Steak House at Circus-Circus
Hope this helps :dance2: :dance2: