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    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 10th Dec 16, 2:34 PM
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    Las Vegas guide and MSE thread 2017
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    • 10th Dec 16, 2:34 PM
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    Las Vegas guide and MSE thread 2017 10th Dec 16 at 2:34 PM
    Las Vegas unlike nearly every other holiday destination you may have visited. In Vegas the hotels ARE the attractions. Most have a huge casino attached, but if you think that's all there is to the place, you are sorely mistaken! Each hotel is very different, with its own theme and attractions.

    The good news is, is that Vegas can be a friend for us Money Saving Experts, with lots of free attractions, cheap eats/drinks and value for money to be had.

    This page cannot hope to cover everything, but should point you towards some good money saving tips. All information at the start of this thread is put together by members of the forum and is accurate at the time of writing - we will update it when we can.

    After reading the 'information' posts at the start of this thread, feel free to ask a question and join the discussion! We have lots of Vegas regulars contributing to this thread - join the gang!

    HOTELS & CASINOS
    • Click here for hotels & casinos on the Strip
    • Click here for hotels & casinos in the Downtown area (north) of Las Vegas
    • Click here for hotels & casinos just off the Strip
    Last edited by secretmachines; 01-01-2017 at 2:16 PM. Reason: updated
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    • Hovis91
    • By Hovis91 27th Sep 17, 9:08 AM
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    Only 2 weeks until we go now and I cant wait


    What slots are people having the most luck on at the moment? Will be staying at the MGM but travelling around the strip
    Originally posted by Pedrobandito
    My absolute favourite was the original Willie Wonka one which is very hard to find these days(Harrahs,Cosmo did have an odd one) I hate the new ones.I too watch YouTube and sit and watch other people plays slots( my OH thinks I am crazy) but it so I can see some of the newer ones before I go!! I do fancy the one with the leprechaun that throws down gold coins although I don't think it is particularly new....never played it before but I will be trying to find it this time.
    • StuieUK34
    • By StuieUK34 27th Sep 17, 9:52 AM
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    Lock it Lite! (or whatever its called), @ $5 a spin !
    Had some nice wins on that, as well as Wonka and some Buddha game....
    Didn't feel the love with Buffalo...

    I will hit up some locals style casino on Sat night in 'Pahrump' , hoping to get some good wins there before getting to Vegas on Sunday!
    • Brats64
    • By Brats64 27th Sep 17, 11:19 AM
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    We like the old Wonka machines best also.But we'll be lucky to see any when we visit next week.Hate the newer ones,played them in New Orleans earlier this year,and they were just as bad there.Had a fair bit of luck with the Dragons Law style slots on the last couple of trips to Vegas,so will be trying those again.There is a new Space Invaders machine apparently there now,but the bonus is a skill game..you actually have to play the game.I was never very good at that back in the day,so may give it a miss.Good for anyone who was red hot at space invaders though.
    • StuieUK34
    • By StuieUK34 27th Sep 17, 12:56 PM
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    I just got a deal to fly Premium Economy with Thomas Cook on the flight home.... We would have paid £25 to pre-book seats anyway, so the deal I got with them costs £132 each..... (technically £107)
    Took a bit of talking rubbish and annoying the lady on the phone, but for that price, cant go wrong...
    I hope Willy Wonka gives me a win to cover the above cost, goes against my MSE !!
    • Stew68
    • By Stew68 27th Sep 17, 1:48 PM
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    Only 2 weeks until we go now and I cant wait


    What slots are people having the most luck on at the moment? Will be staying at the MGM but travelling around the strip
    Originally posted by Pedrobandito
    If you like the Big Bang Theory then you'll enjoy their slots and I normally did quite well with those. I also did very well with Lemmings but you had to invest quite heavily to get the bonuses which normally paid out quite well (and some of those are 3d too which is strange!)
    • dontone
    • By dontone 27th Sep 17, 4:25 PM
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    My absolute favourite was the original Willie Wonka one which is very hard to find these days(Harrahs,Cosmo did have an odd one) I hate the new ones.I too watch YouTube and sit and watch other people plays slots( my OH thinks I am crazy) but it so I can see some of the newer ones before I go!! I do fancy the one with the leprechaun that throws down gold coins although I don't think it is particularly new....never played it before but I will be trying to find it this time.
    Originally posted by Hovis91
    My OH thinks I'm daft too. Even if we aren't going, I still like to watch and see what has been released.
    The Leprechaun one you are on about - I found that in the Venetian last year, it was in front of where that large white cafe is (near the toilets/escalator). There was like a row of older machines. Next to it (facing sideways) was another row that included. Diamond Queen. If you see Ruby Slippers ahead of you, you need to backtrack a bit. *phew* HTH.
    BTW, I actually tried that machine, and he hated me lol.

    Oh, and add Pompeii & Davinci Diamonds to my list of favourites as well. And one when if you got the bonus, a dragon came down and gave you wilds. And if you were super lucky, his twin brother came down and gave you even more wilds. That was a good one too.
    Last edited by dontone; 27-09-2017 at 4:27 PM.
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    • Hovis91
    • By Hovis91 27th Sep 17, 6:49 PM
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    Brats64...if you find any please let me know..we go in 5 weeks.They are generally at the very back f the casino..there was a row of 3 at the back of Harrahs and one at the back of Cosmo....it's like going on a treasure hunt trying to find them!!!
    Dontone....we stayed in the Venetian last year and I know exactly where you mean..we are staying at TI again ( we really like it) so will have a look there too.
    • kroberts
    • By kroberts 27th Sep 17, 8:06 PM
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    Only 2 weeks until we go now and I cant wait


    What slots are people having the most luck on at the moment? Will be staying at the MGM but travelling around the strip
    Originally posted by Pedrobandito


    I did ok on the smaller Gremlins game and Simpsons
    • englandcrew
    • By englandcrew 27th Sep 17, 10:42 PM
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    Thank you for all the responses regarding length of the trip. definetly something I will reconsider and try go for longer. Thanks again
    • Brats64
    • By Brats64 27th Sep 17, 11:45 PM
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    Brats64...if you find any please let me know..we go in 5 weeks.They are generally at the very back f the casino..there was a row of 3 at the back of Harrahs and one at the back of Cosmo....it's like going on a treasure hunt trying to find them!!!
    Dontone....we stayed in the Venetian last year and I know exactly where you mean..we are staying at TI again ( we really like it) so will have a look there too.
    Originally posted by Hovis91
    If I remember correctly I think there was one or two in the Golden Nugget when we were downtown last time,but could never get on them.
    That's the problem,everyone wants to play the old ones.
    We specially make a point of going into casino Royale just to play back to the future...probably won't be there this time.
    • Hovis91
    • By Hovis91 28th Sep 17, 11:59 AM
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    There is an original Willie Wonka at the back of Casino Royale( hoping it's still there).Last year when we went in June I found a whole bank of 8 of them in the Wynn and they were constantly busy....we stayed in the Wynn in October and they were gone.Like you say when you find one there is always people waiting to play it...I know they have t keep up to date with all the lastest machines but surely they can see what is popular and what isn't so I don't understand why all the hotels got rid of them.
    • photome
    • By photome 2nd Oct 17, 7:24 AM
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    Reports of shots fired in Las Vegas. Possibly at Mandalay Bay, but also reporting Ny NY and Circus Circus , automatic weapons used

    It's breaking news so details sketchy

    edit, may just be Mandalay bay around 60 shots fired

    http://www.fox5vegas.com/category/214173/fox5newslive


    hope everyone is safe, seems to be happening more and more often
    Last edited by photome; 02-10-2017 at 7:31 AM.
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 2nd Oct 17, 9:33 AM
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    I've been watching the coverage and following on Twitter. Lots of different reports. I hope they have the situation under control now.

    Hoping that everyone is now safe. Only 11 days before we go. It's a bit disconcerting but it won't change our plans.
    Last edited by pebblesmax; 02-10-2017 at 3:18 PM.
    • traveller
    • By traveller 2nd Oct 17, 12:29 PM
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    I hope everyone out there now is safe.
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    • kroberts
    • By kroberts 2nd Oct 17, 2:23 PM
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    I hope everyone on here is safe x
    • Hovis91
    • By Hovis91 2nd Oct 17, 2:47 PM
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    I have had so many txt messages today people saying are we still going....the answer is yes...dreadful things can happen on my doorstep in Manchester,unfortunately it's the world we live in now....
    Hope everyone on here who is there now is safe and my sympathy to all involved today.
    • Brats64
    • By Brats64 2nd Oct 17, 3:24 PM
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    Arrived in vegas yesterday at noon.Went out for the day as soon as we arrived and only heard about the shootings when we got back to the hotel at about 11 pm.We are staying downtown for the first 2 nights so we're no where near what happened.Awful news to hear on our first day here though.
    • photome
    • By photome 2nd Oct 17, 5:09 PM
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    Just shocking, much worse than I thought when i first posted this morning.

    there are some proper evil scum in this world.

    thoughts go out to everyone who was caught up in it.

    hope everyone going soon stays safe
    • StuieUK34
    • By StuieUK34 2nd Oct 17, 7:17 PM
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    I'm in the Monte carlo.......
    Took a while to get from the Mirage back to MC as strip was on lockdown...... got in around 3am.....
    shocking stuff , got no words....
    • Winter Jasmine
    • By Winter Jasmine 2nd Oct 17, 10:38 PM
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    So glad you're safe Brats and Stuie xx

    Very hard to put into words what I'm feeling, it's just so incredibly sad
    "Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want now"

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