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Going to Vegas for 3 days - money and fun advice

Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:11 PM

Im going to Vegas for 3 days for my friends 21st birthday. The last time I went to Vegas was when I was in the 2nd or 3rd grade (I'm 22 now) so I dont really remember much. The main thing that I need to know is how much money I should bring with me. I'm splitting the gas with 6 other guys and the hotel is already payed for. How much should I bring for gas if I live near L.A. and going to split it 6 ways? Also, how much should I bring for 3 days in Vegas? Im not gonna gamble much and I think we are gonna hit up only one club (gonna try to get in for free with our other friends), so pretty much that means Im only gonna bring money for: some gambling (slots?), FOOD, shots, and maybe something random to bring back (not AIDS, lol). About how much would that cost? Also, do you guys have any recomendations on where to go, other than clubs? I honestly cannot remember much about Vegas other than seeing some guy cook an egg on the sidewalk and my mom walking away from a slot machine that she won, cuz she was a noob....

Thanks for any help :D

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:43 PM

Man, I spent three days in Vegas in 2004. I vaguely remember a roller coaster thing on top of a hotel, and taking our last $5 and winning enough for breakfast and gas money home on the last day. And I might have seen a magic show.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 02:04 AM

Not sure this community are experts in prostitution, gambling and various other actions of dubious morality. (I hope)
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Posted 06 November 2013 - 05:21 AM

I think you would be surprised :)
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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:09 AM

you going to the bunny ranch?
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Posted 06 November 2013 - 07:06 AM

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Not sure this community are experts in prostitution, gambling and various other actions of dubious morality. (I hope)


I consider myself an expert in many actions of dubious morality.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 07:18 AM

Sell your granny. Spank it!
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Posted 06 November 2013 - 07:34 AM

My advice...

Don't go.


(I despise vegas)
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Posted 06 November 2013 - 07:54 AM

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how much money I should bring with me. I'm splitting the gas with 6 other guys and the hotel is already payed for. How much should I bring for gas if I live near L.A. and going to split it 6 ways?

It's a 3-4ish hour drive.. 270 some odd miles, right? Not knowing what you are driving I figure bring enough for a tank or two.. you know.. in case someone is a dbag about paying or you can stop at a normal gas station and not discover that the hills, do in fact, have eyes.

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Also, how much should I bring for 3 days in Vegas? Im not gonna gamble much and I think we are gonna hit up only one club (gonna try to get in for free with our other friends), so pretty much that means Im only gonna bring money for: some gambling (slots?), FOOD, shots,
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About how much would that cost?

Shit's expensive there.. especially moderate to high end place. Not knowing you what so ever I figure at least three hundred a day should cover it.. then you can allocate around for the tittie clubs. Over all who knows who you are going with or how you all interact. Maybe you all plan on spending a chunk of the time doing MtG draft tournies in the hotel room. You should have a handle on how well you all party.

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and maybe something random to bring back (not AIDS, lol).

Are you positive about this? I mean are you ech-eye-vee positive about it?


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Also, do you guys have any recomendations on where to go, other than clubs?

I would not recommend the 'pawn stars' place.

Then there's this place:

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Just down the road from Area 51, the infamous U.S. military base in Nevada, where top-secret alien autopsies were supposedly conducted, is a new business.

Itís a galactic-themed brothel that brings to life sci-fi geeksí wildest fantasies, incorporating sex into an array of settings from famous sci-fi films and TV shows. Itís what you might call the XXX-Files. And itís legal.

http://abcnews.go.co...-of-this-world/

.. and this:
http://www.insertcoinslv.com/

I would recommend seeing a show.. I hear they are nice.
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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:02 AM

Yes, i would like to do slots, lots and lots of slots

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:48 AM

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and maybe something random to bring back (not AIDS, lol).

Are you positive about this? I mean are you ech-eye-vee positive about it?


:genius:

HA!
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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:53 AM

You can thank Southpark for that joke.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:09 AM

Okay, so I've been to Vegas 2x and enjoyed myself thoroughly both times (even though I suffered an 8 hour gall bladder attack the second trip). The one piece of real advice I can offer pertains to gambling. If you like to play Blackjack there is actually a better game with even slightly better odds you can play.

The story goes like this: I'm at a blackjack table in the Venetian casino when one of the other players asks our dealer "if you could play any game in the casino, what would you play". Dealer looks around, locates the game and says "that one back there...Spanish 21". None of us knew what Spanish 21 was so we ask and he proceeds to explain that it's regular Blackjack with some small differences:

  • They remove all the "10" cards (just the number 10's...face cards stay)
  • you're allowed to double down anywhere in the game...not just the first time you take a card
  • you can double on splits (VERY handy when you split aces)
  • you can surrender anytime during the play
  • a player 21 ALWAYS wins, blackjacks included (no push against a dealer 21 or dealer blackjack)

There are a few different payout rules having to do with drawing a 6-7-8 combo and such but those are the essentials. The doubling down anytime makes the game more exciting and, even though they've removed 25% of the 10 point cards, the odds actually shift a little more in the player's favor with the surrender and doubling rules.

Thing is this: most casinos offer only one Spanish 21 table if they offer the game at all. Also, it's not uncommon for them to apply a house specific rule to the game (although I didn't see it at the Venetian, Bellagio or Wynn).

So, if you like Blackjack and are willing to try a similar game, consider searching out a Spanish 21 table. I played it the last day I was there and ended up leaving Vegas with around $300 more than I came with. I was about even before I played that last day.

Two links for ya: Spanish 21 rules and play guide, online Spanish 21 game...to see if you like it.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:54 AM

View Poststreek405, on 05 November 2013 - 08:11 PM, said:

I'm splitting the gas with 6 other guys

SAUSAGE FEST
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Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:04 AM

@op - make sure you are not the first to pass out and be the first to untangle yourself from the seven-guy-passed-out-spoon-pile to take a pic of everyone else and yell "Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag!".

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