Controlled dice shooters in Vegas?

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  1. 6&8Hopper, May 28, 2018

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    Any controlled dice shooters going to be playing in Vegas Aug 22nd till the 27th.
    Will be at the Luxor if you want to meet up and play..
     
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  2. NokTang, May 29, 2018

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    Hello...I actually might be around Las Vegas that time period. I'm planning on staying downtown but not firm yet. I don't recall ever reading of someone actually staying at the Luxor. How did you make that choice? Thanks and kind regards. Have a nice trip.
     
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  3. Twelve4s, May 29, 2018

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    Do yourself a favor, stay and gamble downtown. You’ll have more money to throw at the tables, and better odds overall. No resort fees at Boyd properties, 100X odds at Main St Station. Better food for less $$$. If you have lots of $$$ to throw away, stay at the pyramid.
     
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  4. 6&8Hopper, May 29, 2018

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    Well I get four nights for free and the next two nights for 19 a night in the towers. Maybe next time we are there we will. Plus my wife likes their pool.lol. I will write more later. Thanks for the reply
     
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    Check the fine print. You will most likely have to pay the resort fee of $39.00 a night or whatever it is unless you're gold card or higher.
     
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    I had to stay there to keep the mrs happy. We were in the pyramid and the room was ok and the inclinators are funky to ride in. The pool looks great, but was closed during our stay. You can walk through the tunnel to Mandallay Bay which has an awesome buffet. The craps tables at Luxor were all $10 or higher, so I didn’t play there. Be prepared not to sleep much. The night club there parties hard and loud. If your room is anywhere close to the atrium, you’ll be shaking all night long, and not like Led Zeppelin. Sounds like you’re younger, so I’m sure you’ll have a great time. I’m sure Mssthis is right on about the resort fees. They were $35 a night when we stayed there, and no mention of it until checkout. One reason I’ll never be back.
     
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    I just checked the Fremont Hotel, a Boyd property. They have a resort fee. Part of my motivation was good reviews on the Four Queens which in fact doesn't have the resort fee scam. However...the Four Queens scams $8.99 a day for WIFI. I wish I could find out about WIFI options in the USA and Las Vegas...so very easy in Asia, arrive at the airport, get a tourist data plan for a week at a very reasonable price, no ID, just the cash mam.
     
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    Did you call the Fremont? Their website might show there’s a resort fee, but I doubt there is. I’ve stayed at MSS and there’s definitely no resort fee there and you can use WiFi free in their lobby. Highly recommended MSS if you’re staying downtown. Great people, big rooms, great service, great beer and food. Top shelf at bargain prices. What’s not to like?
     
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    The Four Queens advertises on there web site "No Resort Fee"..How could a Boyd property list a resort fee if there wasn't one? What's their point? I don't like scams, Dice schools or Resort Fees.
     
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    Four Queens is a great casino, great food and beer. Haven’t stayed there yet, but am sure it beats anything on the strip. I love everything about downtown, even the bums don’t bother me. Just stay alert, there are numerous thugs about.
     
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    What type of thugs? Gangs or just hustlers or drunks or what? Any issues with the entertainers in the circles asking you for hand outs? Did you happen to try the finer steakhouses, Binions rooftop, the Houston Texas one in Golden Nugget and/or the one at Four Queens, Hugos? Yes, steakhouses matter to me as been without for some 15 years..
     
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    Sunday through Thursday is relatively thug free (gangs). There’s a $20 bus that brings loads of thugs from LA on the weekend. At around 5 pm on a Friday at the Freemont Craps table, I looked up to notice the whole place from the bar out to the street had filled up with a tsunami of gangstas. They also swarmed the table, providing me with incentive to flee. Not sure if there was some event bringing them to town, or if this is a weekend routine? As for steaks, I’m no help although you may want to consider Oscar’s, which is owned by the former Mayor. Hugo’s has a great reputation. We ate at Magnolias and it was great and Chicago Brewing makes an outstanding port. If you’re buyins are in the 1k neighborhood, I would suggest the Golden Nugget and hooking up with a host. You’ll probably get a free room and food. GN even sent me offers from getting a player’s card, and I’m no high roller.
     
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    Yeah I know there is a resort fee, but we like it on the strip. We stayed there last yr and liked it. The towers are all remodeled and are to the right of the pyramid. Very quiet. Kind of funny that 2 yrs ago we stayed at the Monte Carlo and my wife went on a 40 minute roll and we won a good amount of money and we didn't get the deals that's the Luxor gave us.i am an avid player, far from rich but love the game. Always wish I had a little bit bigger bankroll. I feel I play to tight.
     
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    Tender (steak house ) at the Luxor is awesome. On the strip we feel safer. Fremont very sketchy at night.
     
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    All you need is a $100 or $42 depending on your talent level. If you’re the best, $42 is plenty.
     
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    It's a weekend routine. The Plaza seems to be a focal point for them and I assume they're bringing their "working girls" to Vegas on the weekends.

    The Steakhouse in Golden Nugget is one of the top 3 I've ate at but, be prepared to drop a couple bennies there, more if you drink.
     
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    In a word "LOCATION" :D
     
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    Thanks for your and the other replies. I like the proximenty of the various casino's downtown. Those on the strip seem so far away from each other, even with the new trams and buses. I'm just lazy at heart. Old times sake, downtown has more appeal but being a stroke victim I feel a bit defenseless from gangs. If someone pulled a knife on me or a few thugs surrounded me I'm not sure how I'd react. I'd feel somewhat helpless at that point. I digress. Good luck.
     
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    Fremont street has its good and not so good. If you stay on Fremont....you'll be fine. I wouldn't venture east of the El Cortez, especially at night. The container park is there with small shops. Binions Steakhouse was and is always good.

    The street performers don't bother me at all. I look, I glance and I move on. Encounter any beggars?...just kindly say no thanks. Done.

    It's a different crowd than on the strip. People watching is a must. Just don't stare...LOL.

    The low ceilings and generally poor ventilation at the casinos are a killer if you don't smoke.
     
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    we stayed at the luxor many moons ago. maybe 10 years ago?
    we got a beautiful suite with a Jacuzzi with all glass with a spectacular view. the room was great.
    the elevator, or whatever they call it, was fun.
    problem was, when I landed, I held my nose and blew to clear my ears, and I didn't know at the time, I clogged a salivary duct.
    I was dizzy, thirsty, just totally off so I rarely left the luxor, and I gambled a lot.
    the second or third night, we came back to the room and found a pyramid shaped basket, a large wire mesh basket filled with fruit, nuts, cheeses, etc.....with a note and a business card. It was a host who clocked my play and wanted to let me know anything I wanted in the hotel would be picked up by them. And everything was, except the room because we had booked it on a tour type of package, but all food/shows would be picked up.
    it was a nice touch, we enjoyed our stay there, too bad I didn't get to go out much that trip.

    when I got home, within a few days I felt better, it was my dentist who told me exactly what happened, he described the symptoms and said it should take around 10 days to go back to normal, and it was spot on. weird shit.

    I haven't set foot in the luxor since then.

    the few times we were on the strip in recent years, to me, all casinos are the same, I go where the odds are plentiful and the min bets are low.
     
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