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If any of you fools are going for CES, get your reservations in fast. My conference rate at Bellagio was $648/night + taxes and resort fees which comes out to almost $800. 

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Sports book advice needed. First of all I’m not a gambler at all. But I’m in Vegas for the weekend and would like to watch the game tomorrow. How do I go about doing that at a sports book and not make an ass of my self for being clueless about the process?
Can I just grab a seat order drinks and watch the game or do I have to put money down?

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4 minutes ago, drifter379 said:

Sports book advice needed. First of all I’m not a gambler at all. But I’m in Vegas for the weekend and would like to watch the game tomorrow. How do I go about doing that at a sports book and not make an ass of my self for being clueless about the process?
Can I just grab a seat order drinks and watch the game or do I have to put money down?

Unless you are ready to part with money for no particular reason go there as an observer. If you have to gamble to stay then consider it a cover charge. 

 

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Sports book advice needed. First of all I’m not a gambler at all. But I’m in Vegas for the weekend and would like to watch the game tomorrow. How do I go about doing that at a sports book and not make an ass of my self for being clueless about the process?
Can I just grab a seat order drinks and watch the game or do I have to put money down?


Depends on the casino. I was out there for the LSU game and watched at Caesars Palace. All the seats were reserved in advance and sold out. You could stand in the back by the bar. I think seats were going for $150 that day. If you find a smaller sports book, I’m guessing it’s a different deal. You don’t have to make a wager. If you want to make a small bet on the game, ask at the betting window how it works and they will be happy to explain it to you.

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Booked a trip for late January. $468/night at Cosmo.

Got a res at Lotus Of Siam. Gonna go see the craziness at the AVN convention.  Booked a new tattoo with Mike Roche (TSOL) at Hart & Huntington. Will see Foreigner one night, and Y&T the next. Visit Brian Slagel’s new store.  

Will squeeze in food, debauchery, and poker in there somewhere. 

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Depends on the casino. I was out there for the LSU game and watched at Caesars Palace. All the seats were reserved in advance and sold out. You could stand in the back by the bar. I think seats were going for $150 that day. If you find a smaller sports book, I’m guessing it’s a different deal. You don’t have to make a wager. If you want to make a small bet on the game, ask at the betting window how it works and they will be happy to explain it to you.

I’m at a truck stop across the street from the Silverton guess I’ll head over there and watch the game tomorrow.

I get the over and under and I understand the spread but what is the -110?
Say I want to put $10 on Texas to cover.
Does that mean I’ll only win $8.90

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5 hours ago, drifter379 said:


I’m at a truck stop across the street from the Silverton guess I’ll head over there and watch the game tomorrow.

I get the over and under and I understand the spread but what is the -110?
Say I want to put $10 on Texas to cover.
Does that mean I’ll only win $8.90

If the number is negative, you would pay that much to win $100.00. If the number is positive, you would win that much if you bet $100.

In the case of a -110 line, a win would pay $9.09 on a $10 bet.

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15 hours ago, drifter379 said:

Sports book advice needed. First of all I’m not a gambler at all. But I’m in Vegas for the weekend and would like to watch the game tomorrow. How do I go about doing that at a sports book and not make an ass of my self for being clueless about the process?
Can I just grab a seat order drinks and watch the game or do I have to put money down?

I’ve had the same experience as @bigup2dahorns at the Wynn and Encore spirts books every time I’ve wanted to watch anything there.  All seats reserved and sold out.

I remember we did catch an NFL game at Legasses’ Stadium one time though.  So it’s doable.

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Ended up at the Silverton. Plenty of open seats and free.



Nice. So did you bet on Texas? Day of the game the line should have been 10 or 10 1/2 and we won by 11.

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Nice. So did you bet on Texas? Day of the game the line should have been 10 or 10 1/2 and we won by 11.

With alcohol being involved I missed kickoff.

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On 10/4/2019 at 9:40 PM, drifter379 said:

Sports book advice needed. First of all I’m not a gambler at all. But I’m in Vegas for the weekend and would like to watch the game tomorrow. How do I go about doing that at a sports book and not make an ass of my self for being clueless about the process?
Can I just grab a seat order drinks and watch the game or do I have to put money down?

I think it’s hard to beat the atmosphere at lagasse stadium at the palazzo. They have a book in there, cool stadium seating, private sitting areas and great food. You probably need a reservation but I think it’s the best place to post up and watch sports for many hours. 

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On 10/4/2019 at 9:40 PM, drifter379 said:

Sports book advice needed. First of all I’m not a gambler at all. But I’m in Vegas for the weekend and would like to watch the game tomorrow. How do I go about doing that at a sports book and not make an ass of my self for being clueless about the process?
Can I just grab a seat order drinks and watch the game or do I have to put money down?

I think it’s hard to beat the atmosphere at lagasse stadium at the palazzo. They have a book in there, cool stadium seating, private sitting areas and great food. You probably need a reservation but I think it’s the best place to post up and watch sports for many hours. 

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31 minutes ago, pepper brooks said:

I think it’s hard to beat the atmosphere at lagasse stadium at the palazzo. They have a book in there, cool stadium seating, private sitting areas and great food. You probably need a reservation but I think it’s the best place to post up and watch sports for many hours. 

Spent this past Sunday there watching NFL games.  We hung at the bar, and the outdoor pool table mostly. I liked it, but have to say I much preferred our Saturday spent at the Monte Cristo Cigar Bar in Caesars watching college games.  Smaller, intimate lounge with leather seating, good service, a killer bourbon and cigar list, and none of the completely dumb ass, NFL, idiot, jersey wearing fans.

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Heading up with 7-8 others in the morning. Staying at Aria. We have reservations tomorrow night at the Italian mobbed up place off the strip that y'all mentioned a lot. Reservation at Bavette's on Friday night. Maybe Sapphire after that? A little Rhino maybe? I don't know. 

We'll pool our monies in the book at Aria for Saturday betting. Fairly certain for those that go in with us that I'll be pressing heavy on Texas -1 or whatever it is at the time. So this post should age well. The aggies going with us will surely be thrilled when I bring the tickets back from the betting counter.

If there's a new, "you have to do this!" thing going on out there right now, post it. I'm hoping to witness @SydneyCarton flagrantly embarrassing himself again after not sleeping for 48 hours and trending towards a full cardiac arrest due to the fury of his hangover. 

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2 minutes ago, closetojumping said:

Heading up with 7-8 others in the morning. Staying at Aria. We have reservations tomorrow night at the Italian mobbed up place off the strip that y'all mentioned a lot. Reservation at Bavette's on Friday night. Maybe Sapphire after that? A little Rhino maybe? I don't know. 

We'll pool our monies in the book at Aria for Saturday betting. Fairly certain for those that go in with us that I'll be pressing heavy on Texas -1 or whatever it is at the time. So this post should age well. The aggies going with us will surely be thrilled when I bring the tickets back from the betting counter.

If there's a new, "you have to do this!" thing going on out there right now, post it. I'm hoping to witness @SydneyCarton flagrantly embarrassing himself again after not sleeping for 48 hours and trending towards a full cardiac arrest due to the fury of his hangover. 

With the beating this past week has been at work, my man, you might be seeing those conditions on full display at wheels down tomorrow at 1 pm. Let’s see if we can push it to 72 hours. 

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Heading up with 7-8 others in the morning. Staying at Aria. We have reservations tomorrow night at the Italian mobbed up place off the strip that y'all mentioned a lot.


Piero’s. Good choice. If you see an old man (80’s) in the bar area, that’s likely to be Fred the owner. His son more or less runs the joint now but I saw Fred in there during the LSU game weekend when we ate there. Fred is a Vegas legend and knows a million stories. Was best friends with Tarkanian and was telling us awhile back how he knew Tom Penders really well. Check out the pictures on the walls as you enter of the various people who have been there over the years.

Good luck on the wagering and weekend. Nothing new to add, you’ll find plenty of trouble on your own.

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2 hours ago, closetojumping said:

If there's a new, "you have to do this!" thing going on out there right now, post it.

There's the new NuWu marijuana smoking lounge if you're into that. Opened earlier this month.

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On 10/23/2019 at 5:16 PM, closetojumping said:

Maybe Sapphire after that? A little Rhino maybe? I don't know.

Don’t know if you’ll have enough time?  Actually, pretty nice little Saturday.

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5 minutes ago, Incredulity said:

Ellis Island kicks ass.

 

Is the beer garden they are building there finished yet?

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Is the beer garden they are building there finished yet?


Opens December 6 with soft opening before that. Should be bad ass with great Strip views.

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6 minutes ago, squib said:

Is the beer garden they are building there finished yet?

I haven’t been recently.

Cabbie put us on to Ellis Island 7 or 8 years ago and we always end up there for a meal once a trip.

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On 10/24/2019 at 7:25 PM, bigup2dahorns said:

Could be a repost or maybe the Raiders owner rolled up in there tonight just to hang out with CTJ and the gang

 

 

 

We missed that clown, but we 100% walked past Wayne newton at dinner Thursday. Fucking cool as hell. 

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9 hours ago, SydneyCarton said:

We missed that clown, but we 100% walked past Wayne newton at dinner Thursday. Fucking cool as hell. 

Doesn't get much more Vegas than that.  Badass.

We had an awesome night there too last trip, but it wasn't quite Wanye Newton sighting awesome.

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On 10/31/2019 at 6:52 AM, Landomatic said:

Doesn't get much more Vegas than that.  Badass.

We had an awesome night there too last trip, but it wasn't quite Wanye Newton sighting awesome.

Well, I wouldn't say we had an awesome night that night. Piero's was great. It trended towards Very Bad Things from there and, well, whatever happens in Vegas, etc. I'm just glad no one died. 

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13 minutes ago, closetojumping said:

Well, I wouldn't say we had an awesome night that night. Piero's was great. It trended towards Very Bad Things from there and, well, whatever happens in Vegas, etc. I'm just glad no one died. 

The night doesn’t start until someone kills a hooker

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On 10/30/2019 at 9:06 PM, SydneyCarton said:

We missed that clown, but we 100% walked past Wayne newton at dinner Thursday. Fucking cool as hell. 

 

On 10/31/2019 at 6:52 AM, Landomatic said:

Doesn't get much more Vegas than that.  Badass.

We had an awesome night there too last trip, but it wasn't quite Wanye Newton sighting awesome.

 

On 11/1/2019 at 10:46 AM, closetojumping said:

Well, I wouldn't say we had an awesome night that night. Piero's was great. It trended towards Very Bad Things from there and, well, whatever happens in Vegas, etc. I'm just glad no one died. 

Soooooo...

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On 10/30/2019 at 8:48 PM, Incredulity said:

I haven’t been recently.

Cabbie put us on to Ellis Island 7 or 8 years ago and we always end up there for a meal once a trip.

Ellis Island breakfast is dang good. Cabbie told me the BBQ is good there, but I have never had it. There is a lounge in there with a super fun Elvis impersonator in the afternoons. Cheap, good beer, fewer douchebags = good place to kill an hour or two. 

Also, some Shaggy member turned me on to Tuscany Suites a few years ago. Neat place with huge rooms and a quality small casino. The craft pub there (Pub 365) is pretty good and has great specials when the Golden Knights are playing. 

 

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Ellis Island breakfast is dang good. Cabbie told me the BBQ is good there, but I have never had it.
 


Get the smoked chicken it’s decent and a nice value meal for Vegas

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1 hour ago, LebongJames said:

Best place for a nice dinner 7 guys at a bachelor party? Early/mid 30s, money shouldn’t really be an issue.

 

STK

at least last I checked that was the move

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STK is the move for the festive atmosphere, music and scenery befitting a bachelor party dinner. Plenty of other candidates for nice meals depending on location and type of food if you had any specific requests.

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