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Skalin
post Feb 24 2011, 06:57 PM
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I remember there being a thread on here going in depth about how to visit Las Vegas and do things, eat, see shows, etc for cheap.

I am going to Vegas with my girlfriend in May and was just wondering if those Skachillians who have been there before could give advice on deals with out all the hassle of going through listening about timeshares etc.

Thanks!


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post Feb 24 2011, 06:59 PM
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post Feb 24 2011, 07:15 PM
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s1ckch1ck knows about vegas. didnt he meet pornstars? how did that go?


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post Feb 24 2011, 08:02 PM
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i've got advice galore, but i'm running late to a poker game. i'm in vegas at least five times a year, so i know all sorts of awesome shit to do. i'm running late to a poker game, but i'll drop allllllllllll sorts of s1cksh1t in here, on the for real.

i only met ron jeremy last time i was out there. i slept through all of the avn expo and ces, unfortunately.

edit: i'm running late to a poker game i'm running late to a poker game, etc.

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post Feb 24 2011, 10:38 PM
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ive been meaning to make this thread forever. every time tigershark talks vegas its always wicked sweet and makes me want to go.

i look forward to its development.


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post Feb 24 2011, 11:58 PM
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QUOTE (?Rorshach? @ Feb 24 2011, 10:38 PM) *
ive been meaning to make this thread forever. every time tigershark talks vegas its always wicked sweet and makes me want to go.

i look forward to its development.

I think you did make this thread once


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post Feb 25 2011, 01:23 AM
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QUOTE (tigershark @ Feb 24 2011, 08:02 PM) *
i've got advice galore, but i'm running late to a poker game. i'm in vegas at least five times a year, so i know all sorts of awesome shit to do. i'm running late to a poker game, but i'll drop allllllllllll sorts of s1cksh1t in here, on the for real.

i only met ron jeremy last time i was out there. i slept through all of the avn expo and ces, unfortunately.

edit: i'm running late to a poker game i'm running late to a poker game, etc.


Then I am hoping to hear back from you with tips on places to go on teh cheap. We are staying at the Imperial Palace for 5 days and 3 days with a mutual friend and their fam.


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post Feb 25 2011, 01:59 PM
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so you're out there for eight days total? the longest i've ever been out there was for four nights and that was a lot. my tips work best for shorter stays, but i'm sure you'll be able to find some value in it.

transportation:
there are cabs everywhere, but they're wicked expensive, something retarded like $.50 per minute and $5 per mile. if you're going a REALLY short distance and decide a cab is the way to go, then just remember that you can't hail one on the street. if you need a cab, walk up to the nearest casino to hail your own or ask one of the bellboys for help.

there's a double decker bus called the deuce that runs down the entire strip and even downtown. it's like $7.50 for a 24 hour pass. it sounds like an awesome deal but i fucking loathe the deuce. the strip traffic is slow as shit as it is, and this thing stops every half block to let 20 people unload, 20 people come on, buy fares, ask the bus driver questions, and all sorts of other time wasting shit. i'm not even joking when i say that walking is faster than the deuce. it's not a lot faster, but you might as well save yourself that time and the bus fare. the only time the deuce is of any use is if you're trying to get downtown. if you want to get downtown, do yourself a favor and walk all the way tot he end of the strip, to at least circus circus or stratosphere when the number of stops it makes goes way down and then the ride is pretty much nonstop.

there's also some train that runs up and down the strip. i don't remember the cost of it, but it's by far your quickest and most cost-effective way of moving around the strip.

my best transportation advice is to walk everywhere. you'll save a lot of money, save yourself a lot of time in some cases, and you'll see the most awesome stuff in the world. something like 80% of the biggest hotels in the world are right in front of you, and they're covered in sweet lights and filled up with slot machines and table games. plus, you can drink anywhere in vegas, so it's not like you've gotta get to a bar or something. that's fucking awesome. wander through some casinos while you're walking around to either get out of the cold or out of the heat. a lot of casinos are attached and you can progress through the strip without even going outside. the path from the hotel mandalay bay to luxor to excalibur to new york new york is awesome. oh shit, there's outdoor escalators that are running 24/7, homie! they take you up to bridges to cross the street.

food:
ellis island has a $6 steak dinner that includes a 16oz beer (they brew their own there and it's money money), a 12 oz steak, green beans, mashed potatoes, and a salad. the wait can be pretty long depending on when you get there, but it's soo worth it. the longest i've had to wait was an hour.

hard rock has a $7.77 steak and lobster deal. it isn't on the menu, so you have to ask for it. it's pretty scrawny, but it's good, and it's definitely worth more than $7.77.

ballys has a $1 taco and tequila shot bar. the tacos are legit as hell too and come with sides of cheese, lettuce, guac, and sour cream.

hooters has $.25 wings after midnight. free ranch too, fuck yeah!

fashion show mall has a wicked food court at the top of it. i ate a gyro meal up there for $7 last time i was out there. i would've preferred the steak dinner, but i wasn't down for the wait.

i don't know where you're from, but in n out burger is a delicacy that i don't have at home and i always make sure to stop in there.

if you're super broke, there are a couple of mcdonalds on the strip, complete with dollar menus and the sickest mcdonalds signs you will ever see.

boozin:
most important thing to remember is that you can drink anywhere. if you walk up to a bar and buy some outrageously priced drink (don't do this), you're cooL to walk out of the casino and into the street with their fancy ass glass in your hand. nobody gives a FUCK. it feels awesome to be drinking a 40 of king cobra in a classy ass mall at 11:30PM at night.

the cheapest places to get drunk on the strip are convenience and/or souvenir stores. the very cheapest is going to be 7-11, which there are two of on the strip. they have regular priced alcohol, like $1.50-$2 tall cans. next best option is abc stores, for like $3 tall cans. best bang for the buck at the abc store is the $3.50 32 oz can of sapporo. i think it's japanese beer and it's kind of fun to drink out of a can that big. also, abc store is based out of hawaii, so ask them if they were based out of hawaii and tell them you used to live there. they don't give a fuck and it cracks me up.

you can get free drinks in casinos so long as you're playing, or at least look like you're playing. a good way is to sit down at a quarter slot, put a five in, sit around until you see a cocktail waitress getting close, and then if you get nervous she's onto your scam, you can play a couple of quarters when she comes up to take your order. tip a dollar per drink, too. they're not allowed to serve doubles, but it can't hurt to ask. and if she does bring you one, tip her two dollars. don't be a dick or else she'll never come back. google cocktail waitress etiquette if you think you may be a dick.

ballys has that $1 taco/tequila bar. the tequila is well but it's a buck. across the street from ballys, and next door to imperial palace, you can get $1 maragaritas at bill's gambling hall. they're small, but they're worth a dollar. you can also get a $1 draft new castle at bill's, but it comes in the same small cup as the margarita.

one thing most people have to do whenever they're in vegas is get some alcoholic beverage in a tall ass cup and drink it while walking around. i'll even do this shit pretty regularly and i'm out there all the time. it gets you wasted for a reasonable price, it's tasty, and it's fun. the best place to get a tall daiquiri is at fat tuesday. they have one in mandalay bay, caesar's palace, planet hollywood, excalibur, and aria. your closest one is going to be caesar's palace, but the best deal is at planet hollywood. if you walk up to an information booth at the planet hollywood shops and tell them you heard you get a free coupon book if you stay at planet hollywood, they'll hand you a free coupon book. nah, they won't ask for a key or anything. then you've got a $1 off coupon for fat tuesday!

some extra fat tuesday tips:
refills are cheaper than filling up a new cup. if you see a fat tuesday cup sitting in a trash can, grab that shit, wash it out, and save yourself a couple of bucks. if that's not your thing, at least save the first cup you buy.
all of the flavors are made with vodka except for cat5, which is made with 151, and pineapple amaretto and octane are made with everclear.
unlimited extra shots are available for $1 each after any purchase. they fill up little test tubes and then stab the test tube into the top of the drink, then you can pull on the test tube and dump the booze into your drink yourself. doing that, however, makes your drink taste like anus. what i like to do is get a couple extra shots of everclear, carefully pull the shots out so that they don't poison my tastiness, and then just take the shots separate from the drink. you don't have to get everclear, but it's your quickest route to getting smashed.

oh and since you're at imperial palace, you should hit up that bar that's between there and the flamingo for $2 drafts and $5 pitchers. they're smaller sizes, but i like that bar. i'm not talking the one with the stage in front of it either, it's some little piece of shit outside with miller chill signs hanging on it.

gambling
don't stay on a fucking hard 16 against a 7 or better you tool

sahara has some $1 blackjack tables and it's awesome. they also have $1 kamikaze shots and hot dogs there. the shots are tiny, but they let you keep the glass.
slots a fun, next door to circus circus (aka shithole shithole) has $2 and $3 blackjack tables.
hooters has $3 blackjack tables 24/7.

aside from that, gambling's going to be pretty much the same across hotels. higher end places will have higher minimums and tables that have half naked chicks dancing in front of them (planet hollywood, luxor, and flamingo come to mind) murder your odds.

attractions
it's fun to hit up a cirque du soleil show if you've got the money. there are places on the strip that sell discount tickets, so be sure to check with them before hitting any box offices directly. i can think of places in front of the coke store, next to the south walgreens, and next to the north CVS.

there's a lion exhibit at mgm grand which is always cooL, there's a volcano that goes off every few minutes at night in front of the mirage, there's some show in front of ti with pirate ships at night, there's a water show at the bellagio at all times of the day. all of em are worth checking out at least once.

the roller coaster on new york new york sucks. you can free fall from the top of the stratosphere for $75.

morning 1 of my vegas vacations
in case anyone cares. it's fun and it's tradition.

i book my flights super early so that i have some time to do stuff before i check into my hotel. i pack light and everything i bring fits into one backpack, granted i'm out there for a maximum of four nights. so my plane lands, i grab my backpack, and start walking toward the strip. about halfway there, there's this gas station that i stop into, grab a bud chelada tall can and a donut or two, then i eat my breakfast and drink my burrr while walking into the strip. it's so awesome seeing all those huge casinos way far ahead of you while you're sipping on a beer at 8am. the first casino you'll run into is hooters, so i stop in and blow a $20 on $3 blackjack, maybe grab a couple of other drinks. then there's a walkway in front of hooters that goes over the street and into mgm. so i go in mgm and order a jello shot for $2, then i go downstairs at mgm and look at the lions. now, depending on what time it is, i'll either go back toward the jello shot bar and walk across the bridge to wander around new york new york, or i'll go hit in n out burger for lunch. the rest of the trip is winged from there.

i hope this shit isn't as unorganized as it looks like it is and it's actually helpful. if anyone is wondering anything else, hit me up. i love vegas. i'll be out there 3/15-3/18 wat wat

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post Feb 25 2011, 02:04 PM
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the last time i was in vegas, i ate at an all you can eat seafood buffet. I got food poisoning. Dont eat there.


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post Feb 25 2011, 02:31 PM
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excalibur has an all day buffet, but i forget the price. i want to say something like $20-$30 and you can come and go as you please all day. buffets in vegas are legit as fuck, but most of them are pretty expensive and the less expensive ones will give you food poisoning. a decent vegas buffet is worth checking out at least once. make a $100 bill last a few hours at a $10 blackjack table and you should be able to get a couple of them free.


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post Feb 25 2011, 02:39 PM
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QUOTE (tigershark @ Feb 25 2011, 12:59 PM) *
also, abc store is based out of hawaii, so ask them if they were based out of hawaii and tell them you used to live there. they don't give a fuck and it cracks me up.

Lol.
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post Feb 25 2011, 02:45 PM
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I just want to point out, I never had any real desire to go to Vegas until I read Tigershark's post. Now I need to.


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post Feb 25 2011, 02:56 PM
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ive wanted to go to vegas forever and tigetsharks posts just make me want to go to vegas with tigershark.

seriously.


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post Feb 25 2011, 03:08 PM
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I went to vegas when I was younger but of course that didn't mean shit. I'll definitely go when I can buy my own drinks.
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post Feb 25 2011, 04:05 PM
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oh shit!

casino royale has free slot machines on the strip. the best thing you can win is like a $1000 free slot play, but free slot plays are stupid because they're impossible to win anything on. i think the second worst prize you can get is a $5 match play, and that's what i always shoot for. i'll immediately go drop it on a single deck blackjack table and walk away once it's gone. the very worst thing you can win i a coupon for a $1 bottle of michelob ultra. hell yes i love that shit.

just typing all this up has me all hot and bothered for next month. i've never been out there for st. patrick's day before but i know it's gonna be rad as fuckkk. gf said she wanted to get all gussied up in green that day so i was planning on wearing my black slacks, a nice black shirt, and a green tie, but i couldn't find a good green tie anywhere. so she bought me this sick ass plain green button up shirt that i'll wear a black tie with instead. she's wearing a green and black dress. we gonna be fly as hell.


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post Feb 25 2011, 04:43 PM
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post Feb 25 2011, 06:28 PM
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las vegas, nevada is the orange face paint of cities. any orange or face paint at all is redundant.


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post May 12 2011, 05:25 PM
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first vegas thread i could find. this video is awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKv3b9Oi4xA

last time i was out there i was helping superman talk shit to some bros. afterward he was telling me how he regularly gets into fights on the strip, but he said he remembers what hecklers look like, goes home and changes clothes because he lives real close, then finds them again on the strip later ahahaha. if you see superman on the stretch from mgm to about the m&ms store, hit him up, he's a cooL dude. give him props too because he's the only one of those people not wearing any mask. and he's not wearing fake muscles either, he'll fuck you up.


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that video made me sad but your story about superman made me feel better. sounds like a cool guy.
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