Stayed at Alladin two nites $49 each, nice room, had view out to Mandalay Bay,great bathroom. I really did not spend much time in this place, did not get a good feel for casino at all, did not do any restaurants here either, really was just a place to sleep. Spent two nites at GC, rooms are fine, nothing special, easy in and out and great access to Palms where we did a lot of gambling.
GC has a weak craps game and VP has declined but still has a good low min. DDBJ, and good drink service. We really enjoy the breakfast buffet, under $5 and omellets to order, oj, and any other breakfast food you could want,no lines.
Did a lot of gambling at GVR, I love this place, clean,friendly,craps w/$5 and 10x odds, tons of fpvp which wife and I play mostly, gorgeous waitresses, Fatburger, and good BJ at low minimums, if you have never been take a ride here.
Signed up online for a players card at Casino Montlago, recieved 2000 points good for free lunch at the bar,this is a small place but absolutely loaded with fpvp,won a bet on Uconn so went back here Fri to collect and ended up hanging out till 3am. A long way from strip but a cool place, great drinks,staff.
Love the Palms also, great vp in a clean atmosphere,lots of eye candy at night, drink service a little slow. Ate at Garduno's, my margarita was as much as my fajita,both tasty but overpriced,would not recommend this place. I stuck to all full pay machines, ddb,db,dw, but still lost, no royals, although I did see a lot, especially at Palms, and not enough quads to stay even.
Played some craps at above places with mixed results. Also played at casino royal, I know 100x odds is great but really, this place sucks!! Pit crew are dirtbags/hustlers,smoky as hell and grungy in my opinion. I have never seen a good roll here and really, who plays full 100x odds? Won't be back.
Hit Margaritaville, nice place to stop for a beer, menu looked a little pricey but expected that,fun place. Went to comedy stop at Tropicana,coupons available, this was a great deal, about $30 for two including 2 drinks each, really laughed our butts off at 3 comedians. Saw Coco Montoya at BS, if you like blues you should be here on Thurs. no cover, reasonable drinks, great venue and BS was nicer than I remembered.
Visited Fiesta,Texas Station,Sunset Station,Orleans,Flamingo,Tuscany,Ellis island. All ok but not worth too much time. Stopped at Harrah's carnival court, watched the flair bartenders and the band Wonderboogie,what a riot, if you are in that area stop by for the show. Mac King is also a cheap diversion from the machines, free tickets at slot club for new members or just ask nicely. Rode the bigshot and x-scream at Sratosphere, pretty cool being that high up, get the front seat on x scream it will get your heart pumping.
Went with a couple of virgins so we stayed on strip a couple of nites but I have really lost the desire to gamble on the strip due to the higher minimums and lousy odds/VP. Although I proved you can lose off strip as well, I just like playing at places like Palms,GVR,Montlago and even GC more than anywhere on strip. The 60 degree days were a nice break from 20's in CT, I can still party hard 4 nites running but it is taking longer to recover as I approach 40. Next trip will be when pools are open, I spent way too much time gambling, think I will skip a year, (I say that now) need to save some cash. Thanks for reading.