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Las Vegas guide and MSE thread 2012
View Poll Results: One reason why you keep returning to Vegas
FREE ATTRACTIONS 10 7.19%
WEATHER 5 3.60%
SHOPPING 13 9.35%
SHOWS 8 5.76%
FINE DINING 1 0.72%
BUFFETS 4 2.88%
WEATHER 6 4.32%
CASINOS 45 32.37%
VALUE FOR MONEY 26 18.71%
HOTELS 21 15.11%
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Old 25-01-2012, 8:35 PM
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some at Open Vegas have said the same thing on mlife...someone said that they overcomped last year so were pullling back...we never got much, but were getting one night free at MB with $25 freeplay each and we would have probably stayed our last 3 nights there next trip (paying for the 3rd)...but nothing...so we went with TI for 2 free nights, $110 freeplay and $70 cost for the 3rd night...tacked onto 5 nights free at Bally's and we're pleased.

stoneman - I'm surprised with Mrs Stoneman's slot play that you guys don't get any comped nights at all at any CET casinos? Or is it just that you're not keen on the hotels they will offer?
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Old 25-01-2012, 8:38 PM
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Triker (I think) posted about the jackpot party slot site,somebody won 43500 off a 40p stake yesterday,not bad for a Tuesday afternoon at the end of Jan!
That is so cool! We have played there a big, not a huge amount, but have had a lot of play for our limited money...a couple of chaces at Jackpot Party too (never more than 1 star)...and hubby plays the freeplay quite a lot - very grateful to Triker for mentioning it.

The chat kind of freaks me out though - some people sound absolutely desperate to win...someone said they won 3000 (one of the JPP prizes) on 21st December and lost it all back before Christmas! We were very OMG, that's just crazy.
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Old 25-01-2012, 10:37 PM
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There's a new gun range opening on 1 February

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Machine Gun Experience Opening: Machine Guns Vegas, the heavy-artillery range/ultralounge located just off the Strip, is now taking reservations for February 1 and beyond. The upscale attraction featured sixteen shooting lanes, sexy NRA-certified, ex-Air Force lady servers, and a designer boutique. Gun packages are themed, and include the "Mob Package," with a tommy gun, a 12-gauge shotgun, and pistol with silencer, or"Full Auto," featuring AKs, Uzis, M60s, and targets that apparently featuer Osama Bin Laden.
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Old 26-01-2012, 6:55 AM
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There's a new gun range opening on 1 February

heres the link

http://machinegunsvegas.com/

Doesnt appeal to me and it is so expensive but each to their own
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Old 26-01-2012, 7:43 AM
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stoneman - I'm surprised with Mrs Stoneman's slot play that you guys don't get any comped nights at all at any CET casinos? Or is it just that you're not keen on the hotels they will offer?
We would stay somewhere for sure if it was free.
We probably dont play enough in one place as we tend to move around a bit between PH, Bellagio, and Cosmo so 3 different slot clubs
The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.

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There's a new gun range opening on 1 February

That looks quality, definately having some of this.

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heres the link

http://machinegunsvegas.com/

Doesnt appeal to me and it is so expensive but each to their own
Why not create a "Things to do " section on page one eg

Shooting
The Gun Store, on Tropicana www.thegunstore.com
Machine Guns Vegas http://machinegunsvegas.com/
The other one recently mentionned....

Skydiving
Out of a plane www.
In an air tunnell www.
Off the Strat www.

Driving
Nascar tryout
Scoot city
Desert 4x4

....with everyone posting their suggestions for inclusion?
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Old 26-01-2012, 10:06 AM
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Does anyone know of any reputable car rental brokers that use Enterprise?
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Hi everyone, my OH and I have just booked to go to Vegas in May this year to get married, we will be on a tight budget so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

My OH is in the Armed Forces, does anyone know if many places offer discounts to British Military?
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Old 26-01-2012, 12:02 PM
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Hi everyone, my OH and I have just booked to go to Vegas in May this year to get married, we will be on a tight budget so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

My OH is in the Armed Forces, does anyone know if many places offer discounts to British Military?
hi maddie
i have been getting some vouchers from restaurant.com. there is an 80% code at the moment which is DATE.
they are basically discount vouchers for various restaurants. So far I have Ocean bar & grill, stripburger, pink taco, BB Kings
it will help save some money when eating out.
load of advice on the first page. i have only been once before & would have been lost without this entire thread :-)
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$50.00 Mandalay Bay Resort - Strip Steak


$25.00 Hash House A Go Go @ Imperial Palace


$25.00 Tacos and Tequila


$25.00 Stripburger


$25.00 Hash House A Go Go @ Imperial Palace


$25.00 Ocean One Bar & Grille (Located @ Miracle Mile Shops)


50% OFF Ben & Jerry's Desert Passage


$50.00 Pink Taco (located inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)


$25.00 Origin India


$50.00 BB Kings Restaurant & Blues Club

these are the vouchers I have for our honeymoon trip in Setpember. Dont think I will bother getting any more - unless anyone has any recommendations?
We may get another stripburger one as we loved it there last time!
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Old 26-01-2012, 1:22 PM
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We may get another stripburger one as we loved it there last time!
Don't forget that you can only use one voucher per restaurant per month though...I've always assumed it's tied to the account they are purchased through (but don't know for sure)...but based on their T&Cs, if you used one...then went back a couple of days later to use another - they could knock it back (I assume when they call in the voucher number it would show that you had already used one recently so the 2nd would not be validated).

That said, I'm not entirely certain that Stripburger actually call in their vouchers.

I'm not sure how long your trip is, but that's a lot of r.com vouchers for one trip. Don't overload as you will likely not end up at every place you originally planned to - something else will take your fancy along the way...but at least they do not expire anymore.
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thanks ferf
some of those are from our last trip in 2010 that we didnt get round to using some of them. we are going for 10 days but our spending money will be less than our previous trip :-(
thanks for the heads up about stripburger - also just noticed i have 2 for hash house - that a was a mistake!
if all goes to plan then we will be going to vegas next yr as well for my OH's & my dads 30th & 50th birthdays so we could use them at some stage :-)
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Hi everyone, my OH and I have just booked to go to Vegas in May this year to get married, we will be on a tight budget so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

My OH is in the Armed Forces, does anyone know if many places offer discounts to British Military?
Hi

My husband is armed forces and he would ask if they did military discount and just show his ID card in places from shopping, dining, entertainment etc. Some places would say no but quite a few would say yes. Even if its just 10% here and there it's still better than nothing

Hope you have a great time
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Old 26-01-2012, 3:37 PM
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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the great thread so far, I've picked up lots of good advice ready for our honeymoon in May when we're spending 3 nights in Las Vegas .

I'm looking to book a show for our last night in LV. However, a lot of the 'better' shows like CDS are not running on that night (a Tuesday - 15th May 2012).

Our plan is currently as follows:

Sunday 13th - Arrive from Chicago at 5pm, check-in to The Signature @ MGM Grand and then explore the strip/casinos

Monday 14th - Grand Adventures Tours trip to the Grand Canyon (looks excellent on Trip Advisor), 15 hour sunset tour starting at 7.30am and finishing later in the evening.

Tuesday 15th - Recover from the Grand Canyon. Show in the evening, not yet planned anything else for the day.

Wednesday 16th - Flight to SF at midday.


I've picked out Carrot Top as the Luxor, seems to be good value (lots of 2 for 1 offers when in LV but may book prior to then) but is it any good?

It seems to have good reviews on TA: http://www.tripadvisor.in/Attraction...as_Nevada.html

Otherwise I was thinking of the Mac King Comedy Show.

Thoughts on both, or any other suggestions? The Jersey Boys will be at Paris by then although tickets are $$$!


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Old 26-01-2012, 4:07 PM
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Oh yeah guys and gals...

Booked up for this year!

August 3rd - 17th, Staying at Planet Hollywood for the duration, flying out with BA from Edin!

Excited much, 4th visit in 5 years!
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Oh yeah guys and gals...

Booked up for this year!

August 3rd - 17th, Staying at Planet Hollywood for the duration, flying out with BA from Edin!

Excited much, 4th visit in 5 years!
can i ask how much you paid for your flights? I couldnt find anything direct from 6th august to end of the month for less than 900 per person! so we ended up booking for september & flying from dublin
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I'm looking to book a show for our last night in LV. However, a lot of the 'better' shows like CDS are not running on that night (a Tuesday - 15th May 2012).

I've picked out Carrot Top as the Luxor, seems to be good value (lots of 2 for 1 offers when in LV but may book prior to then) but is it any good?

Otherwise I was thinking of the Mac King Comedy Show.

Thoughts on both, or any other suggestions? The Jersey Boys will be at Paris by then although tickets are $$$!

Which CDS show? I assume they are not all dark that night? Or maybe there's something weird with that night...

We loved Carrot Top - regularly available at Tix4Tonight...probably a better show if you have some familiarity with American TV/movies/etc...but we loved him

Also loved Mac King and since it's an afternoon show, doesn't eat up an evening. Assume you know you can pick up a coupon for a 'free' show - with purchase of drink (about $10).
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It looks like 'O' and 'Mysterie' are both dark, and those were the only ones that really interest my other half. Not so bothered about the Beatles LOVE.

I quite like America TV, movies, etc so it's certainly a consideration. Is he as funny as the reviews make out? It seems very good value for the price compared to other shows ($40 or so on Travelzoo).

I have heard about the 'free' show with a drink but don't know the details. Think I'll investigate that

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we were in tears at Carrot Top...my hubby didn't really want to go, and I hate Carrot Top in the commercials he did in the US in the 90...but we thought he was hilarious, if not a rather odd looking fella.

You can usually get the free ticket voucher for Mac King around Harrah's - there's previously been one in the voucher books like the Las Vegas Advisor Member Rewards book and the American Casino Guide but I haven't looked too closely at the lists for 2012...seems like the vouchers may also have been in the free magazines you can pick up around town, but not sure.
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