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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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    • StuieUK34
    • By StuieUK34 3rd Oct 17, 12:53 AM
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    excel to M bay section still closed off, think they are allowing guests only to the hotels down there.... the rest seems back to normal, but the mood/atmosphere in general is different as expected.....


    I think most people are getting on with business as usual, fights against the sadness of what happened last night....


    I did eye up which bench I was gonna sleep on last night, before we decided to walk on the road down to Monte hoping we could get there... as word on the street was, cops weren't allowing anyone to go past Bellagio, and the doors were closed on everything when we got out of the mirage at around 1:45am......


    will try and post some pics when I get back, need to figure out which website to use for photo hosting!
    • ariarnia
    • By ariarnia 3rd Oct 17, 3:30 AM
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    The horrible events in vegas have firmed up that we will definitely be going next year. We will not be intimidated.

    I have some leave booked for early February, so we're thinking between the 5th and 15th.

    We're a pair of 'Vegas virgins' so, while I know there are more important things going on right now, I hope you'll be willing to share some tips and advice in the next few weeks as we figure out our plans and budget.

    Hope everyone has somewhere warm and safe to sleep tonight.
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    • bobbyhibs
    • By bobbyhibs 3rd Oct 17, 8:27 AM
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    as many have said it is a terriable and scary thing, glad you are okay stuie.
    I think this sorta thing would not just be vegas related ,i think it could have easily happened anywhere in the usa.

    thoughts are with the victims families though
    • dontone
    • By dontone 3rd Oct 17, 10:20 AM
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    Glad everybody who posts on here and is there atm are okay.
    Keep seeing rumours on FB that there were other shootings at other places, but I think it's just that, rumours. It's easy for the rumour mill to work over time in sad situations like this.
    I feel sorry for those who have been caught up in it. It doesn't make any sense.
    Be safe peeps.
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    • ferf1223
    • By ferf1223 3rd Oct 17, 10:12 PM
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    glad those of you who are there are all safe. it's such a shocking thing. we've also been asked by many people if we are still going, and have to explain that we take the tube into work every day, so....

    everyone stay safe.
    Does remembering a time that a certain degree of personal responsibility was more or less standard means that I am officially old?
    • ferf1223
    • By ferf1223 3rd Oct 17, 11:41 PM
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    when did Virgin change its website so that you now cannot enter API until you check in?

    "You won't be able to add your API information before you check in."

    I found that after trying about 5x to enter our details and getting an error to say to try again later...not 'try again when you check in'...oh, no...later.
    Does remembering a time that a certain degree of personal responsibility was more or less standard means that I am officially old?
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 4th Oct 17, 12:27 PM
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    Regarding MyVEGAS, has anyone noticed the $25 reward on the MyKONAMI game on mobile? I've just bought it to see what the terms and conditions are. You don't need to be staying at an Mlife property and it's limited to Konami slots at Mirage. We have around 6 million LPs between us, and don't think we will ever use them up.
    • Pedrobandito
    • By Pedrobandito 4th Oct 17, 2:14 PM
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    What's the best way to get from the MGM to Freemont Street? I have just got a taxi before but was wondering what other people would do.


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    • dontone
    • By dontone 4th Oct 17, 2:54 PM
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    Came across this video while I was messing around on Youtube.
    Some of you might find it interesting.
    I won't spoil which hotel got the no. 1 spot, but had the Riviera still been standing, I would have nominated it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR1cpLJYuuI
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    comping = nowt more thrillin' than winnin'
    • Brats64
    • By Brats64 4th Oct 17, 4:07 PM
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    What's the best way to get from the MGM to Freemont Street? I have just got a taxi before but was wondering what other people would do.


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    Originally posted by Pedrobandito
    Uber or Lyft.

    We used both for the first time when in New York earlier this year,but only once each....JFK to hotel...hotel back to JFK.

    But over the last few days here in Vegas,we have used both quite a lot.
    It's just so much "easier" to open an app on your phone.Price is always cheaper than a taxi,and no worries about which way the driver takes you,or how long it takes,as you have already pre-paid.Tip can be added separately after you leave the ride.As a couple who have used taxis quite a lot over the years in Vegas,I know roughly what a taxi costs from place to place...and both these firms are coming up with cheaper quotes on every trip.
    Last edited by Brats64; 04-10-2017 at 4:18 PM.
    • hullfc
    • By hullfc 4th Oct 17, 4:16 PM
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    Uber or Lyft for Freement street, wouldn't even consider normal taxies now after getting ripped off from the airport
    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 4th Oct 17, 6:42 PM
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    What's the best way to get from the MGM to Freemont Street? I have just got a taxi before but was wondering what other people would do.


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    Originally posted by Pedrobandito
    We took the bus. If you are lucky and get a front window seat (top) you get a wonderful view of the Strip as you go.
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always receive lots
    • ferf1223
    • By ferf1223 4th Oct 17, 8:16 PM
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    we take the bus, usually, but always the SDX as it's much faster than the Deuce...and we buy a 24-hour pass so get more uses out of it, and that sort of makes us think 'hey, where else can we go?' If not that, Uber or Lyft, for sure.
    Does remembering a time that a certain degree of personal responsibility was more or less standard means that I am officially old?
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 4th Oct 17, 11:43 PM
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    Another vote for the SDX. Much faster than the Deuce. If you have plenty of time, front row top of the Deuce is good for sightseeing up or down the strip.
    • mrssjs
    • By mrssjs 5th Oct 17, 12:49 PM
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    Also used the bus $8 for a 24h pass
    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 5th Oct 17, 10:40 PM
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    Has anybody else noticed that since the atrocity at Mandalay Bay the flight prices according to my reminders have gone up!
    So it does not seem to have scared people off?
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always receive lots
    • StuieUK34
    • By StuieUK34 6th Oct 17, 2:41 PM
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    it was business as usual on Tuesday, as we sun bathed by the pool all day at M Bay (am home now )
    Lots of security mind, and quiet on the beach area, but busy in the rest of the place......
    • Brats64
    • By Brats64 7th Oct 17, 3:22 AM
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    Went down to Town Square today.First time down the south strip since Sunday's shootings.We used the SDX bus,it took us ages to get to town square.Once we got passed the Mandalay Bay hotel I expected the bus to get going a bit quicker...but the traffic just crawled along.It wasn't until we got to the welcome to Vegas sign area that we realised why.
    They have placed what I presume is 58 white crosses just near the sign area as a memorial to those who died.It was very touching to drive passed and see the line of crosses with lots of people paying their respects.

    Since Sunday we haven't been watching the news on TV so we are not aware of the media coverage,so to us seeing the white crosses placed as a memorial really hit home.
    • photome
    • By photome 7th Oct 17, 7:21 AM
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    Went down to Town Square today.First time down the south strip since Sunday's shootings.We used the SDX bus,it took us ages to get to town square.Once we got passed the Mandalay Bay hotel I expected the bus to get going a bit quicker...but the traffic just crawled along.It wasn't until we got to the welcome to Vegas sign area that we realised why.
    They have placed what I presume is 58 white crosses just near the sign area as a memorial to those who died.It was very touching to drive passed and see the line of crosses with lots of people paying their respects.

    Since Sunday we haven't been watching the news on TV so we are not aware of the media coverage,so to us seeing the white crosses placed as a memorial really hit home.
    Originally posted by Brats64

    those crosses were made by a guy who lives In Illinois,he made them and drove all night to put them there. The lawmakers have said they can stay for 40 days I believe
    Last edited by photome; 07-10-2017 at 7:30 AM.
    • Brats64
    • By Brats64 7th Oct 17, 9:06 AM
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    those crosses were made by a guy who lives In Illinois,he made them and drove all night to put them there. The lawmakers have said they can stay for 40 days I believe
    Originally posted by photome
    Thanks for that photome...as I say,we haven't been keeping up with the news on matters,so I would think people back in the uk will know more about what happened that us in Vegas at the moment.
    I was told today by someone that they had opened a memorial garden for the victims.. I assumed that what we saw as we passed by the Vegas sign was it.Anyone know if that's not the case ?
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