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1. Posted by Adultmale (Budding Member 13 posts) 8y

Sorry if you love Las Vegas a ton. But Laughlin was just about perfect for me. Not a big gambler. So a little Black Jack Tournament will be fine. Low cost entry and BJ pays 2 for 1 is what I was looking for. Note the money on the table given to you is not real money. So if you lose it. You only lost the entry fee. Was in 3rd place one day and believe me it payed that day. Also tried AVI Resort which at the sothern most part of Nevada. Great peolpe. Low entry fee and a $5 coupon for the Buffet. Wait it's $7.99 if your staying at AVI or $10.99 if your not. Great 2 play BJ Tounement. Big is the Shuttle busses to Laughlin price (over $50 1way). So I had a rental car. Beautiful snow cap mountains in the view one morning. AVI Resort & Casino looks like the greatest spring break location I can think of. Boat lanch! = Water ski

Problem with Vegas was strange. This AVN show was on. So all these kids hangen around the bar while Adult Stars floated in and out. He hits her bottle of beer on the top with his beer and beer fires out everywhere. Punk was lucky he didn't get his ass kicked. People got beer bathed. Didn't see one pool open but the Gold Coast Casino's. January in Vegas is in frezze mode. Rain ( nightclub ) at the Palms is closed until next season. Stange every place was VIP only

2. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 8y

I'm not sure how many swimming pools you expected to be open in January? Anytime from March through October is the time for the pools--not when it gets down to 30 degrees at night.

If you went to Vegas during the AVN (Adult Video and Entertainment) show then you have to expect to see strange things and strange people. Go anytime but early January and you'll see the more normal tourists--although there are still all types there--as one would expect with a town that makes the majority of their money off of gambling.

Laughlin is designed primarily for older people who want to gamble on a budget--who want to ride in paddleboats going up and down the Colorado River. There's nothing wrong with that--but it's not usually what a tourist who came all the way from Europe or Australia are looking for. Generally they are more interested in the glitz and fabulous entertainers such as Elton John, Celine Dion, Cinque du Soleil, or Blue Man Group that you will find in Las Vegas on a daily basis, or else they want to see famous sites in nature, like the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Zion National Park, Lake Powell, Death Valley, Arches National Park or Dead Horse Point. When I'm in that part of the country, I visit all these places, but I also spend a day or two in Las Vegas for the pools and the shows. Maybe if you go back in April or May you'll realize how much fun it can be.

P.S. And the only reason that guy with the beer trick wasn't beaten up was because people are a bit civilized nowadays--although I'm quite sure that the casino's management made sure he was shown the way out.

3. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 8y

Adultmale, you're posts are hard to follow!! But I get the general gist of what you're saying and I have two words that you maybe overlooked when visiting Vegas - "Sin City" ;)

4. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 8y

I make it a policy not to visit Las Vegas during the following huge convention events:

AVN
Natl Assn of Broadcasters
Consumer Electronics Show

I make it a policy not to visit Laughlin during the following events:

Snowbird season, with geezers in RV's overrunning the facilities and creating amazing road hazards.
River Run motorcycle rally, the area literally filled with bikers.

My preference is Las Vegas, but to each his own.

5. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

Adultmale,
Glad you loved Laughlin. It is considerably cheaper than Vegas for everything. But, most visitors to Vegas are not coming only to gamble. Gambling ranks 7th why they come to Vegas. The dance clubs, restaurants, shopping, conventions, special events, entertainment all rank higher than gambling. Good luck with your blackjack tourneys.

6. Posted by Adultmale (Budding Member 13 posts) 8y

Sad to see the Monte Carlo had a fire which was in the hotel. Was in that Casino several years ago for the food which wasn't any good in the food court. Pizza tasted like cardboard. I like the deal at Excaliber's food court on the second floor. The McDonald's has a price of $1 for the McMuffin on sale. Bill's Casino in Victoria Lounge use to have the $3.45 breakfast. Not any more. Few deals in Vegas.

7. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

The fire at the Monte Carlo did not damage the casino or the majority of the rooms. It was an exterior fire, water damage to the top 3 floors only. They hope to be open for the Super Bowl, but no date set for reopening.

8. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 8y

Quoting Adultmale

Sad to see the Monte Carlo had a fire which was in the hotel. Was in that Casino several years ago for the food which wasn't any good in the food court. Pizza tasted like cardboard. I like the deal at Excaliber's food court on the second floor. The McDonald's has a price of $1 for the McMuffin on sale. Bill's Casino in Victoria Lounge use to have the $3.45 breakfast. Not any more. Few deals in Vegas.

There are deals in Vegas, you just have to dig a little further than you used to.

Track where the local residents patronize. One excellent source is the local newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal online edition. There are other sources, and I'm sure our friend VegasMike can steer you in those directions.

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