Advice on Las Vegas?

Old Jun 16th, 1999, 09:15 AM
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Deesha
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Advice on Las Vegas?

Me and my husband are taking our very first vacation next month to Vegas. We are staying at Bally's and are both very excited. Would appreciate any advice offered about good values, good restaurants, good shows, etc. Thanks!
 
Old Jun 16th, 1999, 11:37 AM
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All the info/recommendations you need are at: http://www.lasvegastalk.com/cgi-b

Have fun, relax, do't lose too much!
 
Old Jun 25th, 1999, 11:29 PM
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Here's another great site to help you decide what restaurants & shows are worth trying.

http://www.a2zlasvegas.com/hotels/rate.html
 
Old Jun 26th, 1999, 06:43 AM
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justa came back from vegas. don;t know what kind of rate you are getting at bally's, but most of the new hotels have great package rates.
just today the bellagio e-mailed me a rate of $109. it is a great hotel, classy people, gorgeous pool area, great buffet restaurant (does not compare to the other ones.
the shows are great. go see "O" at the bellagio theater. not cheap ($100 per person). at the Treasure Island hotel "Mystere" . Mandalay Bay has 12 or 10 gorgeous hip restaurants. The also have the "chicago" broadway production. Fabulous!!!!
At MGM you can see: Sigfried and Roy" . I thought it was a rip off. Very bad seating. The show is stupid. For a great magic show, and not so expensive go see "lance Burton" at the monte carlo casino. He is like david copperfield. Tickets are around $35 per person.
for good sound and visual effects: "EFX" . i forgot the casino name. is with tommy tune.
the hardest tickets to get are for "danny ganz" at the rio casino. they are worthy. he is a master impersonator. just go to the stand by line at 5:20pm and wait in line to put your name in the stand by list. at 7 pm they will call you, and you will probably get him. sometimes people will come to the line that have complimentay tickets from high rollers, and try to sell you their tickets. we bought 2 from those people, and they were greast seats. it is like a comedy store inside.
the best buffets: rio (every kind of food -quality: very good, bellagio (great quality and selection).
the forum shops at caesars, has many choices of restaurants. cheesecake factory, spago, chinois, etc...
party hardy!!!
 
Old Jun 26th, 1999, 03:50 PM
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Hi Deesha -

We live in So. Cal. so we go to Vegas very often.

One quick note, the EFX show is at MGM and the S & R show is at the Mirage.

As far as the best buffet; Selma is right, the Rio is the best. They have two. The world buffet and the seafood buffet. The seafood buffet is about $25 per person and they have all you can eat lobster. Yum!

I can't say much about show because we're not big show-goers. Selma has you covered on that.

Other places to eat:

The Steak House at Circus Circus is very good. Excellent quality steak.

Pinot Brasserie and Gran Lux Cafe at the Venetian are very good. If you go to Gran Lux Cafe don't sit in the back. The view and service are better if you sit on the "patio".

At Ceasar's Forum Shops there are several choices. My favorite there is Bertolini's. Excellent pasta.

New York, New York has a great "food court" type place with ice cream, hamburgers, pizza, excellent fish 'n' chips, etc. The entire area is done as if you are outside on New York city streets. Really neat!

Have a blast and remember, you're best odds are at the blackjack tables!
 
Old Jun 26th, 1999, 10:28 PM
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Lynne's posting is very good except for one small thing. We are also from Southern California and have been doing this las Vegas thing several times a year for over 30 years. Actually we have played in over 100 casinos in Nevada and several other states as well as foreign countries.

Though the odds on Black Jack are quite good it does not offer the best odds. The best odds are on the Full Pay Video Poker machines ( FPVP ). There are Video Poker machines that actually have payback percentages of 100%+. For example Full Pay Dueces Wild "FPDW" has a payback percentage of 100.7%. What is the catch? There is none except you have to know how to play the particular game. The payback percentages are based on optimal play meaning that you always play the perfect strategy. The casino knows that most players do not play correctly which shifts the odds in their favor. Of course Black Jack or any other game of this type also requires some skill. There are many types of Video Poker and they do not all have the same strategy. I play only 3 types and always play perfect strategy. I play the standard Jacks or Better, Dueces Wild and Joker Wild. Full Pay machines are disappearing because more players are learning the proper strategy.

Go to the "Las Vegas On Line" web site. It is a great site with an excellent forum. I am a regular participant. The regulars are a good bunch of folks any any question you may have about Las Vegas can be answered.

www.lvol.com

BTW, Video Poker is the only machine game that the player knows exactly what the payback percentage ( odds ) is.
 

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