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    • vanilla8
    • By vanilla8 17th Oct 16, 7:30 PM
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    hey guys
    asking on behalf of a pal....
    He was lucky to win $1500 from 1 spin on a 50c Gambler in Stratosphere (lucky or what!!!)

    The Casino took the 'tax' money off him and gave him a form to complete to get the tax back...
    He completed the form when he got home yesterday......
    Is it possible to make a claim now that he is home ?
    Originally posted by StuieUK34
    I'm sure I've read on trip advisor before of people completing forms when home. I think it can take a while to get the tax exempt number from the irs anyway and some people have left the money there until their next trip.

    If not its a great excuse to go back
    Last edited by vanilla8; 17-10-2016 at 7:33 PM.
    • bobbyhibs
    • By bobbyhibs 19th Oct 16, 4:23 PM
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    unsure if it'll intrest many people but the trump-clinton debate is in vegas and on sky news has been showing some live reporting from vegas!! might be some more live reporting during the next few hours.

    sadly its given me the *i wanna go back now!* bug, now to get money sorted, fingers crossed
    • dontone
    • By dontone 19th Oct 16, 5:00 PM
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    unsure if it'll intrest many people but the trump-clinton debate is in vegas and on sky news has been showing some live reporting from vegas!! might be some more live reporting during the next few hours.

    sadly its given me the *i wanna go back now!* bug, now to get money sorted, fingers crossed
    Originally posted by bobbyhibs
    When we were there in June, Donald Trump was doing a rally at Treasure Island. DH was laid up with food poisoning, so I was just pottering around the Venetian, and walked over the the Fashion Mall.
    Had I have know Trump was in TI, I would have gone and had a look to see what all the fuss was about. So I was a bit annoyed that I missed all the hype. Never mind
    BEST EVER WINS WON IN ORDER (so far) = Sony Camcorder, 32" lcd telly, micro ipod hifi, Ipod Nano, Playstation 3, Andrex Jackpup, Holiday to USA, nintendo wii, Liverpool vs Everton tickets, £250 Reward Your thirst, £500 Pepsi, p&o rotterdam trip, perfume hamper, Dr Who stamp set, steam cleaner.

    comping = nowt more thrillin' than winnin'
    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 19th Oct 16, 6:26 PM
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    unsure if it'll intrest many people but the trump-clinton debate is in vegas and on sky news has been showing some live reporting from vegas!! might be some more live reporting during the next few hours.

    sadly its given me the *i wanna go back now!* bug, now to get money sorted, fingers crossed
    Originally posted by bobbyhibs
    glad i'm not the only one that enjoys any tv coverage from LAS, just for a glimpse
    Last edited by secretmachines; 19-10-2016 at 6:33 PM.
    • Chyna-s
    • By Chyna-s 20th Oct 16, 11:06 AM
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    glad i'm not the only one that enjoys any tv coverage from LAS, just for a glimpse
    Originally posted by secretmachines
    Hehe, me too. There is a new show coming to Sky which is set in Vegas. No idea what it is about but I have it in my planner and cannot wait to see it.
    • John259
    • By John259 21st Oct 16, 3:09 PM
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    glad i'm not the only one that enjoys any tv coverage from LAS, just for a glimpse
    Originally posted by secretmachines
    Have you seen this? It's a bit out of date now, and I very much doubt that it will tell you experts anything new, but it's well made and it might interest you:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UjRDToxqxY
    "Such an enormous country, you realize when you cross it" - Jack Kerouac
    • Raymondo111
    • By Raymondo111 21st Oct 16, 7:52 PM
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    Just for info it airs tonight on Spike and is called The Player, main stars that I know are Phillip Winchester (from Strikeback) and Wesley Snipes, more info on IMDB if anybody is interested.
    • StuieUK34
    • By StuieUK34 21st Oct 16, 10:26 PM
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    watched episode 1 the other day, wasn't too bad, nice to see a bit of Vegas
    Nailed it! 2 weeks June- Vegas, Flights + 4 Hotels = £445 each
    No to Resort Fee's!!!!!!!!!!
    • stoneman
    • By stoneman 22nd Oct 16, 7:33 PM
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    We are watching "Dice" at the moment. Crude comedy about a has been comedian. Mostly shot in TI where they call it the Tangiers.
    Quite funny but very rude, made by Showtme
    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.
    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 22nd Oct 16, 7:39 PM
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    We are watching "Dice" at the moment. Crude comedy about a has been comedian. Mostly shot in TI where they call it the Tangiers.
    Quite funny but very rude, made by Showtme
    Originally posted by stoneman
    I was looking forward to it but found it incredibly disappointing. The last episode was the best one I think. Just a very poor man's Curb
    • stoneman
    • By stoneman 22nd Oct 16, 11:44 PM
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    I was looking forward to it but found it incredibly disappointing. The last episode was the best one I think. Just a very poor man's Curb
    Originally posted by secretmachines
    Yeah Im kinda clutching at straws here. Its not the best thing I've seen but very funny when they show him running from the Palazzo and transpose the name Tangiers onto the front, then into TI with the same name on it.
    How the hell do they do that filming when its quiet?
    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.
    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 24th Oct 16, 7:19 AM
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    When you book a hotel with free cancellation, do you pay the whole amount up front, or just the first night's total as deposit, or nothing...
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 24th Oct 16, 7:52 AM
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    When you book a hotel with free cancellation, do you pay the whole amount up front, or just the first night's total as deposit, or nothing...
    Originally posted by secretmachines
    In my experience it's usually just the first night including tax. Fully refundable if you cancel 48 or 72 hours before.

    We sometimes change bookings while we are here, so refundable bookings are an advantage. We only do non refundable if we are saving a decent amount.
    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 24th Oct 16, 7:58 AM
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    In my experience it's usually just the first night including tax. Fully refundable if you cancel 48 or 72 hours before.

    We sometimes change bookings while we are here, so refundable bookings are an advantage. We only do non refundable if we are saving a decent amount.
    Originally posted by pebblesmax
    Thanks pebblesmax
    I think I'll book something to have it secured, and if a deal comes up which I'm happier with, I'll cancel the original booking (in good time!)

    UPDATE... so I've just made the reservation, entered my card details for the full amount (it was a free cancellation booking)... does it work that they don't take any money from my account until I check in / fail to meet the cancellation deadline and get charged the first night's rate?
    Last edited by secretmachines; 24-10-2016 at 8:39 AM.
    • Chyna-s
    • By Chyna-s 24th Oct 16, 10:48 AM
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    Restaurant.com
    Anyone tried to exchange a voucher recently? I still have a $25 stripburger one from 2013 but twice (last week & today) now when I click 'Exchange Certificate' a pop up states "we could not exchange at this time". Anyone else experiencing problems or know if I should contact them? Cheers.
    • photome
    • By photome 24th Oct 16, 3:16 PM
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    Thanks pebblesmax
    I think I'll book something to have it secured, and if a deal comes up which I'm happier with, I'll cancel the original booking (in good time!)

    UPDATE... so I've just made the reservation, entered my card details for the full amount (it was a free cancellation booking)... does it work that they don't take any money from my account until I check in / fail to meet the cancellation deadline and get charged the first night's rate?
    Originally posted by secretmachines
    You need to read the t and c for each booking at each hotel, they can and do differ even at the same hotel

    Pebbles has said what the norm is tho.
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 24th Oct 16, 5:28 PM
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    The T and c's do vary. I tend to avoid ones that want full payment up front. All my current bookings bar one are first night deposit only.

    Who is your booking with?
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 24th Oct 16, 5:35 PM
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    pebblesmax
    Anyone tried to exchange a voucher recently? I still have a $25 stripburger one from 2013 but twice (last week & today) now when I click 'Exchange Certificate' a pop up states "we could not exchange at this time". Anyone else experiencing problems or know if I should contact them? Cheers.
    Originally posted by Chyna-s
    I got an email from them about half an hour ago with internet interrupted as part of the title. Not sure what it means maybe they have had a problem.

    The internet interrupted our magic - Flash Sale is back on!
    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 24th Oct 16, 6:05 PM
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    secretmachines
    The T and c's do vary. I tend to avoid ones that want full payment up front. All my current bookings bar one are first night deposit only.

    Who is your booking with?
    Originally posted by pebblesmax
    You need to read the t and c for each booking at each hotel, they can and do differ even at the same hotel

    Pebbles has said what the norm is tho.
    Originally posted by photome
    It was direct with the hotel at a standard rate (not in Vegas)... the ts and cs only talk about 72 hours free cancellation notice, otherwise first night's total + taxes.

    there was no "$XXX will be taken at the time of reservation" and there's no payment pending on my credit card (yet). i guess it would make sense for card details to just be held on file and no money taken, as it would cost them to refund an amount back to a card?
    • ferf1223
    • By ferf1223 24th Oct 16, 7:23 PM
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    hotels outside of Vegas regularly do not make any charge at the time of booking unless it's a special rate for pre-payment, at least in my experience.
    Does remembering a time that a certain degree of personal responsibility was more or less standard means that I am officially old?
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