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For a long time, Vegas was known as the place where poor people could roleplay being rich, as rooms and food were affordable for so long.
These days, it feels very different. Everything that shouldn't cost money, does. And everything that costs money costs A LOT. The word 'complimentary' doesn't even exist there.
Everyone is trying to get into your wallet. Even just walking down the strip, you get harassed by beggars, photo whores, ticket sellers, Asian "gifts".

I went a few months ago to check out the sphere.
>show was at night
>gotta kill time during the day
>every little "museum" exhibit on the strip is $50 and lasts <1 hour
>every place that sells food is at least 2x normal price
>spend all day walking the strip, sightseeing
>finally time for the show
>go into Venetian, as there is a bridge to the sphere
>convention going on, so bridge is closed
>they tell everyone to walk down the back sidewalk
>10,000 people walking both ways to the sphere, on a tiny sidewalk, spilling into the road
>watch a 45 minute environmentalist PSA for $90 in the sphere

The sphere is actually insane, and is worth seeing in person, but I'm amazed with how boring Vegas has gotten to me. I'm not big on drinking or gambling, I just like to sight see. But once you have walked up and down the strip a couple times, and you don't have tickets to any big event, its pretty hollow...
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It's really hard to get around just how much they fuck you over, charging stupid amounts for everything. I went there wanting to spend huge amounts of money and ended up spending far less as they were too blatant ripping you off.
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go to downtown
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Is Casino Quest worth it? I really want to have gamble and play the table games, but I’m such a tightwad losing any real money just isn’t fun.
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>>2660848
You gotta try craps it’s great odds if you avoid the sucker bets and you win as a whole table so there’s times when someone will roll for a half an hour and everyone will be drinking and celebrating
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>>2660287
I grew up a few hours from Vegas, this is my experience.

As a kid and into college, Vegas was a place where you could feel rich for little money. Always had specials on shows, rooms at the Bellagio or Wynn, super nice buffets or restaurants. You found what you wanted. Family friendly experience? Totally doable. Splurge like a degenerate? Go for it.

Now a days, Vegas has become a bloated shit hole. Everything is dated, prices are inverted where nothing is worth it and everything is run down. Went to a concert a year ago with my wife, the Mirage smelled like puke and shit, somebody had in fact puked and pissed in the elevator, the entire hall to our room smelled. Ghetto trash fucking everywhere, nigs and trash walking around everywhere. All the restaurants are stupid expensive and food is shit quality now. Rooms were like 5x what I remember.


Over the years, Vegas has gone through ebbs and flows with the economy, but they did a good job of masking the issues.

Maybe a sign of the economy at large now,
It's gone down hill in a way it's never coming back.
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Vegas is like Times Square. Used to be sketchy sleazy and fun, now it's become a soulless bloated disneyfied gimmick. But Vegas is that magnified to city scale.
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>>2660287
Loved it.
Lost a bit of soul but so much is going on. I was there at the tail end of 2022 and whilst my gf and her friend were out, I chatted up a woman at the casino, took her back and fucked. She was an escort but she was worried I was popo. Some blonde Polish broad in her 40s.
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Vegas is a microcosm of corporatization ruining good things in the pursuit of a dollar. The first time I went was 2014 and it wasn’t cheap. Now it’s insane. $50 table game minimums, $40 nightly hotel resort fees, $150 show tickets, etc. It’s almost impossible to have fun in Vegas for less than $500/day. I have a friend who is wealthy and a big gambler. The best way to do Vegas is go with someone like him. He gets free nice rooms almost anytime he wants and a $100 daily dining credit. He makes around $20k in casino & sports wagers daily while he’s there.
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>>2661036
Also if you want cheap fun:
>go to Fremont St at night. They always have 2 or 3 stages playing live music and S-tier people watching
>make a sports bet, tip the guy $5 and ask if they do drink tickets. Most sportsbook employees will give you at least 2 free drink tickets for a $5 tip, some will give you 5.
>buy booze and water at CVS or any off-strip grocery store to save 80% vs strip casino pricing
>stay off-strip somewhere like a Station Casinos property or even a non casino like Tahiti Village. Some Station properties are super nice and cost less than half as much as a comparable hotel on the strip. Green Valley Ranch and Durango in particular are great.
>play video poker at a bar for unlimited free drinks. Just don’t bet too big. They usually require $20 coin in for the free drink light to activate, which usually means you’ll lose about $5. Better than paying $9 for a beer or $14 for liquor.
>don’t go to strip clubs in Vegas. Sure they have insanely hot women who fly in for the weekend, but they’re going to want $400 for a 3-song dance and cover will be $50 if not $100. Not worth it. Go to Portland if you want a good strip club experience for $100 lol
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Literally every Vegas post on /trv/ is some variety of
>I’m headed to Vegas soon and I don’t drink, gamble, or enjoy having fun. My budget is $13/day. What’s the best experience I can have??
Don’t go to Vegas if you don’t want to get wasted and blow a few grand. Simple as
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>>2661078
I have money to spend, I just don't want to feel like its burning up for nothing...

I went to a place called Chicken guy in Disney world last year, and it was really good. I heard there was one on the LV strip, so I wanted to go again. IT WAS 2.5X MORE EXPENSIVE FOR THE SAME THING.
3 piece chicken went from $6 to $15! lol...
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still love Vegas. fuck the haters. it's beautiful to walk through, the airport is 5 mins away, and hooters still has $1 blackjack. Circus circus still has coin slots but they'll likely be out of business soon anyway.
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>>2660996
>She was an escort
How much did you pay her?
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> the city of gambling with boomers and overpaying for dinner and a show
Wow. So cool.
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Vegas is a great way to just escape.
Nothing is real but everything is a spectacle.
It’s a great way to step off planet earth for a few days.
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1. what's it like going to vegas solo?
2. any other activities besides gambling?
3. favorite show you went to see?
4. favorite hotel on the strip?
5. favorite restaurant?
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>>2661540
Then don’t buy it.
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>>2660287
Vegas sucks balls now. I will only go back if I have to for work. I would not go voluntarily.
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hell
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I’m thinking about doing a roadtrip from California to Las Vegas in September for Fallout New Vegas day. It’s really niche and autistic so l thought here would be the best place to find a travel buddy.
My current plan is to see all major monuments in game, go to event, and enjoy Vegas
>road trip will go like this (rough draft, open to changes)
>first stop Goodsprings, go to New Vegas event
>second stop Buffalo Bill’s or the other casino (I heard one of them closed. If we like the event enough and it’s too late we’ll spend a night here).
>Las Vegas (2-3 days. One day in Vegas, 2 days in Downton due to it being cheaper+more fun. Open to changes)
>Hoover Dam
>Zion (if time permits or anon would like to go)
>circle back, hit Red Rock Canyon or Mt Charleston depending on route
>back to California (or different state, one of us could fly in/out).
I’d be willing to pay for rooms, every other meal, and split gas money. Pic related is date of event (could be scheduled to change, and in event it doesn’t happen, still willing to do trip just to have fun).
I’m located in SoCal, so would be bonus if you are from that area. If not that’s fine.
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>>2662078
*November, not September. Typo, sorry.
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I usually do outdoor stuff outside the city during the day, cause the strip sucks during daylight hours. For example, Mojave National Preserve, Valley of Fire, Desert NWR, Red Roxk Canyon or just playing around in the Mojave. Theres tons of stuff to see out there nobody knows about. Unless you’re scared of the outdoors.
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>>2662085
darn I'm gonna be in vegas around the 24th, this would actually be cool
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>>2660287
>What are your thoughts on Las Vegas?
It's a city in America that is full of casinos. I don't gamble so, apart from live shows, I don't think there'll be much for me to do there. I can't be bothered flying all the way to America to watch some regime approved comedian or singer in the twilight of their career. So I don't really give a shit about going to Las Vegas or pretty much anywhere else in the US.
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>>2660287
Vegas has been shit for about 12 years. They had already begun tearing out a lot of the soul that peaked in the 90s but it became soulless and sterile around the time that Linq "mall" opened. Vegas shifted gears to trying to attract millennials rather than the boomers still sustaining them but what they've become appeals to nobody. It used to look and feel grand but was affordable and cheap. Faux luxury mixed with real luxury if you wanted it. Gonna see a massive contraction without the boomers to sustain it
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>>2662088
Fuck you mean? 4am-8am Strip is the best. You get to see people arrested, be depressed, have meltdowns, and jump. Afternoon-Night is boring, unless you are at a video poker bar-top like Circa on Fremont on the high roller floor with a bartender with no one else
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>>2660437
>>2660959
>>2661036
>>2661540
>>2662887
These guys are all retards. I spent 200-250$ dollars a day drinking, eating, gambling, and going to shows
1. Don’t to be retard and go to the Strip for more than a day or two
2. Get your drinks as freebies at bars with video poker, like the D, Circa, or Binion’s (tip 1-2$ per drink, and choose a quieter bar)
3. Use apps, sign up for rewards programs and get room comps. I was able to get 200$ in freeplay and matchplay by spending 5 min signing up at each casino. Best ones on Fremont is D and Golden Nugget. Off Strip go to Ellis Island, and on strip go to all, though they are cheap.
4. Eat cheap. Tony Romo’s on Fremont has 11.99 steak and lobster, White Castle 1.29 sliders, and more if you look. Plus you can get 25-50% discounts by signing up with the aforementioned rewards shit. These fags are all complaining because they are stupid. If you have a car or rental go to Ellis Island. They have great prices. On strip you’re fucked unless you go to places like in N out, White Castle, or get comps which are pretty easy. Go to sports lounges and tip 10-20$ to the bartender and ask where to go. They’ll occasionally give you meal tickets if you play your cards right or at the very least drink tickets. I can get 4-5 tickets due to being able to talk to them.
5. Go on off days. You can get rooms for 50-60$ a night that are decent if you don’t go to during weekend or during conventions.
6. Download the casino’s shitty apps. I got free tickets to a ton of shows doing that. You can set them to auto play while you are working a month or two before you go to Vegas.
Vegas is still extremely cheap and doable if you aren’t a mouthbreathing moron who can’t plan to save your fucking life.
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>>2660287

>For a long time, Vegas was known as the place where poor people could roleplay being rich, as rooms and food were affordable for so long.

Man people earn A LOT more money nowadays then 10-15 years ago. Quality of life has gone up A LOT. If you can't afford Vegas, then sorry, but you are poor.

Stop complaining and fix your life instead. $50 lunch isn't expensive anymore, maybe it was in 2015 but dude you can literally go to a coding bootcamp and get a junior software engineer job earning $140k/year EASY if you're of at least average intelligence. EASY.
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>>2662904
If you pay 50$ for lunch in Vegas unless it’s a buffet or steaks you are a retard. You’re poor.
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>>2660287
It's fun if you're part of the movers and shakers of the world, which it doesn't seem like anyone in this thread is.
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>>2662915
Updooted!
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>>2662908

>Uhhhh ACKSHULLY you're the poor one if you can afford expensive things!!!!!!

Market prices adapt to people's buying power. Right now people have a lot of money, free time, and the will to travel. And you're just bitter because you feel left behind.
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>>2662933
>hey guys I’m rich because I’m too stupid to use a discount
Poorfag LARP giveaway. Post your primary savings account balance with a timestamp or go back to the cuckshed.
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>>2660287
It's awesome, pussies here don't like them for the same reason they don't like cruises.
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>>2662904
I've literally been coding all my life. I know more and am better at any language than any cs grad and yet I never make it to the interview because of hrfags and certain factors which are outside of my control.
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>>2663372
Maybe go for contractor roles instead. Also, companies aren't only looking for knowledgeable coders. They're also looking for sociable and amiable people to work with. I mean who wants to work with a coding guru who's a jerk or antisocial? Getting employed means working within a team not by yourself. Go write an app or become a contractor instead.
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>>2663378

Don't know what to tell you. I took a 2 month coding bootcamp a little over a year ago, I know earn $240k/year. US dollars. Maybe you're not as good as you think you are.
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>family likes playing slots
>want to join in but autism kicks in and feel bad wasting money
>end up either watching them play or play minimum slowly
>if I plan ahead to establish a budget and strategy/play-style I have more fun
How do I determine a bankroll for slots? This was easier to do for table games but my family isn’t interested in them
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>>2662903
>I spent $200 a day drinking, eating, gambling, and going to shows
And you also spent $220 for a hotel + resort fees, etc so you spent nearly $500 a day.
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>>2663499
Slots are the biggest moneysuck in Vegas, they literally keep casinos in business. Don't play slots. Play video poker or video blackjack if you want to gamble on a machine
>>2661892
>what's it like going solo
Going to vegas solo is fun. I've been maybe 15 times for work and fun, and all but 3 trips were solo. There's plenty to do and every restaurant is used to solo diners so you don't seem like a weirdo. It's easy to make friends when everyone is drunk, just chat up whoever is sitting near you at the bar or table games, have a laugh, and half the time they'll invite you to whatever activity they're doing next.
>favorite activities besides gambling
Fremont Street is the best people watching you'll ever see. I had one of the slutty cop 'performers' straight up offer to suck my dick in an alley once. She was disgusting and I said no. They also have 3 stages with live music every night and you don't have to spend a dollar to enjoy it. Wander around Fremont after midnight and smile at women, you have a great chance of getting laid if you're not gross/autistic. There are also a ton of hookers wandering around those casinos looking for guys walking to the hotel elevators solo. One hot black hooker at Golden Nugget was extremely aggressive trying to get me to bang her. Wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole lol makes a good story tho.
>favorite show
I don't really go to shows. I'd rather sit at a sportsbook bar, flirt with the bartender and get five free drinks while I lose $30 on video poker. Most shows are at least $60, $100+ if you want good seats.
>fav hotel on the strip
Aria is the best hotel IMO, but it's fuckin expensive. I like staying off strip at Station Casinos. They're nice and most are a quick Uber to the strip.
>favorite restaurant
Stanton Social Prime at Caesar's is great. Prepare to spend $125 per person for a steak and a couple drinks tho. For breakfast I like Hash House. Good food and huge portions.
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>>2662903
youre not wrong anon its just that 98% of people who visit vegas will not do what you do. they stay at a strip casino and eat at overpriced strip restaurants and play $25 minimum 6:5 strip blackjack and pay $8 for a bud light and spend $1000 a day because that's the list price
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>>2662908
i went to nacho daddy for breakfast last year. had two screwdrivers and huevos rancheros and my tab was $36 before tip. it's not hard to spend $50 on a 'cheap' meal in vegas
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Love Vegas. It’s the only city in America I don’t worry about being gluttonous. You walk 10 miles a day so it’s fine to eat and drink 4000 calories of world class food
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>>2664872
Slots used to be really fun until they became dominated by Chinese slots and Buffalo clones, all with the same shitty 6-tier jackpot system.
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I don’t understand the appeal of gambling. I’ve tried it at least 20 times and it’s been lose lose lose lose no matter what. Slots, craps, blackjack, roulette, sports betting, horse betting. You can’t fucking win and it’s the dumbest use of money possible. The only good that can come of gambling is a Vegas hotel giving you free room and free meals cuz you lost $3000
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>tourist traps all over the place
>simple fast food style milkshake charges like a premium steak
>lots of touts that will sell you promises of tours and group setting activities only to take your money and run
>nightclubs and even the premium ones feel extremely dated and dirty Millenials and Zoomers dont party so youre stuck with oldheads
>every other casino feels dated like they never left the 1970s
the only redeeming quality of that place is that they are actively trying to gentrify it. Some places look pretty good on an international level where you can get some good shopping in. But when I last visited, couldnt shake off the dated atmosphere. Everything was just degenerate and none of it truly appeals to me. I suppose if you were a real wealthy baller and are into doing degen stuff, then it might be for you. But much of it caters to the Boomer crowd- like no one cool goes to Vegas pool parties or attends oldhead electronic concerts there. Its just ass overall
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>>2664872
I really like the Station properties but can never forgive them for removing the buffets
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>>2662903
>Tony Romo’s on Fremont has 11.99 steak and lobster,
except u never actually got to have it bc the restuarant seats like 10 people and there are 10 more people waiting outside the restaurant, so please stop offering advice if u did not actually ahve the experience. its literally a trap to get people into the casino.
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>>2660287
I've been going to town on average 4 times a year since 2011. I haven't really noticed much of a change. Rooms on strip are still very reasonable, compared to other top resort cities. Certain times of year you can get rooms in 5-star resorts for less than $100 - try that anywhere else for a 5-star.

That said, yes, the strip is expensive. Yes, things are 2-3 times what you pay at home, but does your hometown have the Bellagio Fountains? A scale model of the Eiffel Tower? A fucking pyramid? You're paying for an experience you can't have anywhere else, if you don't understand that stay the fuck home in bumfuck Kansas or wherever you're from.
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>>2665480
Poker and sports betting are the only forms of gambling you can actually win long term
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>>2666339
Poker is not gambling, it's a game of skill
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>>2666348
Anything with an element of chance when the house takes a percentage is gambling
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Overpriced
Crowded
Degenerate
Only the worst types of people like Vegas
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>>2666504
fuck that fucking city
some street nigger robbed cash and valuables from my truck soon as I walked away from it
worse than Hispanic Third World shitholes, but with sky-high prices and assholes everywhere
i'd rather be anywhere else, even bumfuck Kansas
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>>2666353
You don't play against the house in Texas Hold'em, the house just takes a percent of the pot after the hand is over while the winner keeps the rest. You don't play against the house, you play against the other players, the house just facilitates the game, and the fee is to pay for that.
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>>2661036
Facts. One of my best friends is a degerate like this, I just spend the time watching him gamble then we do shit after.

The amount of comps degenerate gamblers get is insanae, makes me almost wanna put my life on red.
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>>2667261
I arb bet online using sportsbooks in my state. I actually have a VIP host at a couple different locations and offers for free rooms at MGM and Caesars properties, but I’m afraid when I arrive they’ll realize I don’t gamble like that in person.
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Has anyone counted cards, or seen someone get thrown out for counting?

It was weird how for a couple of years there were stories about kids getting rich off counting, and if I recall correctly, the stories ended with the casinos switching from 4 decks per table to 8, or something like that, to completely kill the 1% edge the counters had. It was some kind of stupidly easy fix, don’t know why the casinos didn’t do it earlier, I thought the whole thing might have been a publicity stunt for the house but the stories seemed legit
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>>2667474
The latest (((game defense))) is continuous shufflers. The machine can hold 6-8 decks and all the played cards are reshuffled back in every few hands. It’s like playing with a new shoe every hand
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>>2667627
>>2667474
Yep, if they think you're counting, they'll shuffle constantly
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I recently went to Vegas for the first time and loved it. Before going I got the Wyndham business rewards credit card which allowed me to status match to Caesar’s diamond. I stayed at a Caesar’s property and got no resort fees. Went Sunday through Thursday and paid about $40 bucks per night. While I was there I got a $100 food and beverage credit from Caesars then was able to status match to Fountaineblue for another $150 food and beverage credit, I was also able to status match to Wynn for platinum and MGM for gold. I gambled about $3500 over the trip, mostly on video poker and some slots. Ended the trip down about $700. Now I’m getting a bunch of offers for comped rooms at Caesars properties and some for MGM. So I think if you do it right you can do it relatively cheaply. I also went to CVS and packed my fridge with beer and ate at In & Out burger a few times. I’m not sure if I’ll go back soon but maybe.
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Anyone have book recommendations about the history of Vegas? I’m reading through “Winner Take All” right now. It’s an interesting look at the history up to 2008, especially being able to look back and see what the thought was pre-financial-crisis
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>>2668295
Sun sin and suburbia
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>>2667219
nice reading comprehension bud
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Here's a better Vegas trip from someone who lived there for 2 years.

>Go in October/early November
>Rent a car, stay off the strip on Fremont Street or at a nice station Casino like Suncoast
>Hike Red Rock National Conservation Area
>Eat dinner in Chinatown at Hachi
>Go out at night on Fremont Street to watch free bands
>Next day, play a round at Cloud 9 gold course
>Lunch at Shish Kabob House
>See Ka show
>Get Cocktails at the Griffin downtown
>Next day, go to a shooting range and shoot guns
>Lunch at Viet Noodle Bar
>Massage on Spring Mountain Blvd
>Dinner at Ichiza
>Omega Mart, Area 15
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>>2669327
no escort would allow bareback unless you fucked a man. kill yourself
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Any gamblingfags here? Everyone I know has some story about winning thousands in Vegas. I've been there at least 10 times and don't think I've ever been ahead let alone won thousands. The odds are stacked against the player obviously but how do so many people seem to win while I lose at every fuckin game I play
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>>2670617
If the goal is to actually win money, the best strategy is to place as few bets as possible. Start with a set amount and set a goal. The longer you play, the more the house advantage kicks in. Bellagio still offers $100 craps with a single zero in the high limit area. Anyone can play. Start with $500 and bet a number straight up for $100 for 5 rolls in a row. If you hit, you win $3500.

With that said, if you want to have fun and gamble for a decent amount of time, play craps for the smallest minimum bet possible on the pass line. You'll get free drinks and it's a lot more exciting than slot machines.
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>>2670617
I won like 600 dollars playing craps rolled for half an hour and I played a few times and won a little bit at the Indian casino
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>>2662903
The shit, I just came back from Vegas and I spent less than 100 bucks a day. I mostly went to chinatown for food, though.
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>>2670721
I meant $100 roulette with a single 0.
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>>2662903
Terrible advice. Don't go to Vegas and eat in a funking Tony Roma's or a White Castle. Elllis Island is literally one step above a soup kitchen for homeless people.

>>2670804
Chinatown in Vegas is insanely good. You could spend a week just eating at the Ramen places on West Spring Mountain and never have a bad meal. Most of those Ramen places are like $15/meal. If you're coming from any place in the US that isn't Los Angeles, you won't find better Thai or Vietnamese food anywhere than in Vegas either. It's all cheap and really fucking good.
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>>2670804
What did you do for less than $100 a day? Free lodging with a friend and sitting by the pool all day?
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>>2670837
I really like Le Thai on Fremont. Prefer staying on Fremont and look forward to eating there every trip
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>>2663372
>I am so far above and beyond everyone
>but I can't get hired
Maybe you're actually not as smart as you think you are considering I am retarded and was able to learn programming stuff in 2 months by myself and have a 200k/yr job
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>>2671064
Le Thai is good. There's literally always a wait and the menu is small. They just opened a new place a few doors down called Bangkok Street that I like better. Try it one night. If you have a car or want to uber, go to Hachi or Ichiza one night. Actually, go to both. Get a reservation though. They're both packed out every night, for good reason. Order the Grilled Squid and the honey toast at Ichiza. And get the fucking Chashu Pork at Hachi. It's my favorite thing in vegas.
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>>2669327
Those were the prices back in 2004. I like the story though.
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Check out the men's bathhouses like Hawks Gym and Entourage for a more...intimate experience.
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When I was a teen it sounded like the coolest place ever. Now I just think it's sad.
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i've been fixated on online poker lately and never played in real life. anyone have any greentext stories playing poker in vegas? what other table games do you guys like?
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>>2671890
Long post incoming. I played a little hold em in Vegas, but not a ton. If you play the really low limit games, it's hard to win. The house takes a percentage of each pot and the pots are usually so small, that it everyone loses over time. The El Cortez used to run a 1-2 hold em game that the really degenerate old dudes would play in. If you won a big hand off one of them, they'd practically have a heart attack. Bellagio has a great non-smoking poker room and their are always games running, but a lot of pros hang out there. If you got a good seat behind a really loose player, you could make some money. If you have some discipline and play tight, you could win one big hand there and cash out.

I usually play craps and roulette because they're the most fun and don't require a lot of thinking. People at the blackjack tables get pissy when you make a play that hurts the rest of the table. El Cortez used to offer 2 deck blackjack for $2. You could count cards out loud and then up your bets when the count was good. We would play $2 a hand and then bet $20 when the count was good. We would usually come out ahead doing that and no one cared because it was only like $100 in winnings at the end of the night. You'd also get a lot of "free" drinks all night if you tipped the waitress $2 per drink.
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>>2671882
You're a nerd and you've never been. And if you did go, you'd do it wrong.

>>2669263
That's how it's done.
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>>2660287
Be in Vegas in September. Anyone have a favorite Sportsbook, best odds best seating area? I will likely lose all my money but this is something I like to pretend I know well and can win at.
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>>2671908
Superbook at the Westgate is the quintessential Vegas sportsbook. I’ve heard good things about Circa as well.
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>>2671922
Heard the same. Thanks broski!
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>>2671890
Poker in person is kind of intimidating at first and there’s a learning curve. In general you can tell pretty quick who is a decent player and who is a tourist who doesn’t care if they give away $500. The most frustrating thing for me about live poker (because I only play low limit) is how bad some of the players are. They call almost everything. I’ve had guys call $250 raises chasing a flush draw before and hit it to beat me. It’s infuriating. If you’re going to play in person, play semi tight but aggressive. If you have a decent hand make a firm bet and don’t let those fucks hang around chasing their draws. As far as poker rooms in Vegas, I really like Golden Nugget and surprisingly Aria usually has 1/2 and 2/5 no limit games.
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>>2671908
>>2671922
Circa is amazing but expensive and stingy. You have to make $200 in sports bets to get a free drink. Most other places will give you a drink or two for $50 in total wagers. The key is to tip the ticket writer and then ask if they do drink tickets
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>>2671908
If you’re there for NFL you almost definitely will not get a seat at the actual sportsbook. Every bettor in Vegas goes for NFL Sundays. Westgate has a theater they open up with football seating, same shit at treasure Island and some other casinos. I prefer staying downtown and finding a smaller book or sports bar like The D or Four Queens. Circa is fun for big games tho, you can stand on the 2nd story balcony and watch the 90’ TV
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>>2671908
If you’re willing to go off-strip, Durango has an awesome book and good food.
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>>2669327
>$120
>bareback

I've seen some larps in my time but this takes the cake
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>>2672048
Kek this. A Vegas escort, even a gross one, would charge $1000+ for anything without a condom
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>>2661039
>play video poker at a bar for unlimited free drinks. Just don’t bet too big. They usually require $20 coin in for the free drink light to activate, which usually means you’ll lose about $5. Better than paying $9 for a beer or $14 for liquor.
this is my favorite vegas trick. last trip i made a bunch of full houses and 2 four of a kinds while playing just to get free drinks. had fun, drank a ton, and won money in the process
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>>2670617
Bet on sports. You can make a $10 or a $1000 bet. Either way it lasts a couple hours and you’re entertained
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>>2660287
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>>2662078
>>2662085
That would be amazing
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Temptation Sundays at the Luxor
gay pool party
Guests must be 21+.
The Luxor pyramid serves as a backdrop for fun in the sun, with music and Go-Go Boys. A line-up of guest DJs are featured at Temptation Sundays, so you'll want to check ahead to see who's scheduled. For the full pool party experience, rent a cabana.
Seasons run from about May to September.
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>>2672216
Thanks anon looks like I’m never giving Luxor or MGM another dollar as long as I live. Enjoy your HIV!
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Tips from a frequent Vegas visitor
- Fremont is better than the strip
- Off strip (miles from the strip or downtown) is better than Fremont
- Spring Valley has amazing Asian food
- If you want to gamble, be prepared to lose $500-$1000
- Most shows suck. Only a handful are worth seeing
- Do not go to strip clubs in Vegas
- Ask locals for restaurants and bar recommendations
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>>2672048
There are still girls walking around on west tropicana who you can find for less than 100 and do literally anything with, but you will absolutely catch an STD.
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>>2672216
There is literally no amount of money on earth you could pay me to get in a pool with 100's of gay men. The amount of sexual transmitted diseases in that pool would be mind boggling.
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>>2672253
>i clearly dont know how STDs work and unlike breeders; gays are more likely to know their status and prevention methods
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>>2672265
You have no idea what you're talking about. Only 32 percent of gay Asian men in the US are ever tested for HIV in their entire lives. Gay black men have a 50 percent chance of contracting HIV in their lifetimes. Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and HPV can all be contracted in a pool, especially in a pool with hundreds of people where the filter can't work fast enough, and especially in a warm pool like in Las Vegas.
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>>2672359

You are literally retarded and need to go back to biology class. Actually you shouldn't even be allowed to travel alone without some sort of chaperone with your room temperature IQ.
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>>2672359
can you explain in detail how pool swimming gives STDs? I think that's really interesting.
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Thanks to the alphabet people for ruining a good Vegas thread with their usual degeneracy
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>>2672249
>- Do not go to strip clubs in Vegas
Why? Whats the alternative? I want to watch naked whores
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>>2672632
Honestly just go to any casino bar after 10pm and chat up drunk tourists. If you’re not an autist and you dress well it’s easy mode as far as women go. Tip bartenders well and they’ll actively wingman for you.
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>>2672640
Yeah well I'm retarded, I'd rather go to a stripclub or a brothel
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>>2672642
Vegas strip clubs require a bare minimum of $500 to have fun for 2 hours. Realistically if you’re there all night you’re going to spend $1500
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>>2672683
what the fuck id rather stay in and fap
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>>2660287
I used to be able to enjoy Vegas for 48-72 hours, at the most, before feeling like I needed to escape as fast as possible.

I like a small amount of cautious, moderate-stakes gambling, a couple of showoff restaurants, some kind of live performance, and maybe one all-nighter of surrealist people watching. It really is about the most 24hr place in the States (New York is a close second, but it’s noticeably quieter at 4AM than central Vegas is, even in Manhattan), and that can be interesting. But it’s exhausting and a bit repetitive and in bad taste, and I have come to find it kind of sad around the edges—there’s an air of desperation to many of the gamblers, drunkards, call girls, and hedonists, some of which I eventually found reflected in myself (see below). I have seen more fistfights break out in Vegas than in any other city in the world, and I have been to hundreds of cities in dozens of countries. Plus the fact that a windowless gaming floor looks basically exactly the same at noon and three in the morning gets suffocating for me.

But on my last trip to Vegas, probably my last one ever, I had the unfortunate realization that I had a hard time enjoying Vegas while sober. I used to spend my 48-72hr jaunts either drunk or on drugs more hours than not, and I can’t drink or take drugs anymore. So I think Vegas and I are through, whatever prices are like now.

Oh, and to be slightly on-topic, I never found Vegas especially cheap, even years ago. I invariably blew a lot of money quickly whenever I visited, but I was of course staying up all night and drinking dangerously and abusing drugs—had a lot of hours in which to waste cash.
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Vegas is shit, but it's a good place to fly in and then see the national parks nearby like the Grand Canyon, Zion, Death Valley, and Joshua Tree among others.

The whole point of Vegas is to suck you into gambling, everything fun is tied to gambling one way or another.
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>>2672485
People with HIV an Aids have compromised immune systems and are much more likely to carry other types of infections that their bodies can't fight off. Since many of them are so promiscuous, they end up with dozens of parasites, fungal infections and other viral infections that they can't fight off. Vegas pools are notoriously disgusting. The pumps barely work at most of the major resorts. Here's a list of infections you can catch in a pool. They aren't all STD's per se, but like I said, gay guys with HIV are walking disease factories.

Hepatitis A
Norovirus
Legionella
Pseudomonas
Giardia
Campylobacter
Salmonella
Salmonella
E. coli
Athlete's Foot
Jock Itch

This list doesn't even include all the airborne bugs that you can catch around a bunch of HIV and Aids infected gays. That list would be a mile long.
https://www.insideedition.com/inside-edition-investigates-potentially-harmful-bacteria-found-in-some-of-las-vegas-most-popular
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>>2672766
that's not how immune systems work retard lmao. that's also not how STDs work either, they're "sexually transmitted" for a reason, water is not body fluid even if the water contains deluded body fluid somehow

immune disorders (which happen to literally any and everyone, usually at birth) do not increase your risk of being a "carrier" it just means you are more susceptible to infections that most people's immune systems can fight off. And these days, the people who have these kinds of immune disorders are getting transfusions and have more immunities artificially than most people have naturally, and therefore are even more rarely carriers of disease.

t. I have my doctorate and in residency studying pathology
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>>2672775
>t. I have my doctorate and in residency studying pathology

Firsy of all, no you don't. Secondly, faggots are laden with active infections and are a walking biological threat. This explains our instinctive revulsion and aversion to them and why people have to be brainwashed to merely tolerate their presence.
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Can you two shut the fuck up and go back to the gay board
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>>2660287
Please keep wasting all your money on the strip. It's your money keeping locals like myself from having to by a state income tax.
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>>2672908
Just a matter of time lad. The casinos will negotiate a lower gaming tax rate, keep all the profit, and NV will institute a 4% income tax
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>>2672946
Do you have any idea how long we've never had a state income tax for? You don't know what you're talking about.
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>>2672640
>it’s easy mode as far as women go
I haven't had much luck because they are always in groups and there's always one or more that cockblock or get pissy.
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>>2672788
Larp harder faggot.

"HIV weakens the immune system by destroying CD4+ T cells, a type of white blood cell that helps fight infections. This makes people with HIV more susceptible to other infections and diseases, including:
Opportunistic infections: Such as tuberculosis and fungal infections and Severe bacterial infections"

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/hiv-aids#:~:text=HIV%20weakens%20the%20immune%20system,to%20other%20infections%20and%20diseases.

And here's one about "super spreaders" for diseases.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7110524/
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For the record, I don't swim with Aids ridden faggots either
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>>2661039
>>2664872
>>2672060
>>2662903
Pro tip for video poker: check the pay tables. If two pair doesn't pay 2 to 1 on your bet, don't play that particular version of video poker. Also don't max bet on the video poker with bonus features, the bet doubles but the pay table stays the same.

Try to find penny or nickel a hand bar tops and minimum bet. Play safe and don't go for longshots and you'll stand a good chance of breaking even or coming out ahead in the long run, and get free drinks doing it.
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>>2673001
Do you have any idea how greedy corporate casinos are? It’s the last major revenue growth opportunity they have. They’re going to lobby hard to significantly reduce the gaming tax. They’ve cut every other cost. No more free parking, hardly any comps, watered down shitty drinks, $50 nightly resort fees, etc.
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>>2673180
>check the pay tables
This anon is correct. Ideally Jacks or Better (standard 5-card draw with no bonus BS) will pay per credit:
Jacks or better: 1
Two pair: 2
Three of a kind: 3
Straight: 4
Flush: 6
Full house: 9
4 of a kind: 25
Straight flush and royal flush don’t really matter unless there’s a progressive, then bet max and try to get a royal. I’ve played probably 20k hands of video poker in my life and made 2 straight flushes and zero royals. If 2 pair pays 1 credit or a full house is less than 8, that’s a shitty machine and you shouldn’t play it
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>>2673390
>casinos are greedy
True.
>casinos are suddenly more greedy now than they ever were and will cause something that has never happened in the state's history
Surely your source is better than pic related, I take it?
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>>2673393
Casinos are definitely greedier than before, but not in the way that other anon suggested
https://cdcgaming.com/caesars-sports-pushing-out-lower-tier-customers-in-favor-of-higher-end-a-boon-for-vegas-casinos/
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Alternatively, Go to South Africa, gambling there is cheap as fuck, the lowest bid I saw for slots was 1R (0.05 USD) and you can usually get better luck there for gambling than in the US (usually), plus, the food there isn't bad and there's some decent entertainment options but that varies where you're going. The only downside is that the payouts are crap if you're converting to currencies like USD, EUR, CAD, AUD, etc, though the payout is good if you're going to spend your winnings in South Africa itself.
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>>2673721
Not today Themba
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The Sphere was BASED AS FUCK!

I went to Vegas myself for 5 nights as the wife didnt want to go see U2, or go to Vegas.
I had a blast.
Went to see Postcards from Earth, went to a Vegas Knights hockey game, went to Red Rocks Canyon, went to see U2. Did a little gambling in between.

I admit Vegas was very expensive but I was able to keep costs down as a solo traveller and wasnt really there for the gambling or partying.
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>>2673774
>U2
>Based
Sure anon, sure.
I am glad you had a good time howeverthoughbeit.
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>>2673776

Mate, im too old to argue about musical opinions. I guarantee people will think your taste in music is just as lame or awful as you think mine are.



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