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#21 Brooklyn Bully

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:29 PM

I may go to the one here. I hate crowds though, lol.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:26 AM

I've been there several times since 2005. I even got married there!

I think the first thing you should do is to kind of abandon all expectations. The only reason I say that is because spending time in one hotel/casino will likely be a drastically different experience for you than the next.

For instance at the far south end of the strip on any given evening, Mandalay Bay will likely be home to a variety of douche-types in Affliction t-shirts and flat-billed hats making fools of themselves along with the women they're likely to chase. The next 3 major places moving up the strip (Luxor, Excalibur, Tropicana) are less dazzling places inhabited by thrifty older-folks and families.

Downtown Vegas (compared to The Strip) is much less expensive and can be fun for sure, but things just aren't as nice. It's very old-school Vegas.

From my experience, a middle-ground place to stay with a good location is Treasure Island. It's one of the more diverse casinos in terms of clientele and has some really lovely rooms. It's situated so that you can easily visit places like the Venetian (which is awesome), Bellagio, Cesar's, Wynn, and lots of others.

Here's my best tip though if you have any inclinations towards gambling and aren't wealthy. Make a daily budget. Get it out in cash and leave your credit/ATM cards in the safe in your room. Keep your gambling cash separate from your food/drink/etc. cash.

The temptation to go get more money when you bust out is strong, but don't do it.

My wife and I have always used this system and it's never let us down. Often times, we don't even go through our entire budget if we get on a hot streak one night.

And when you lose money, and you will, don't worry about it. If you've budgeted things out, it just becomes entertainment money and winning is not the object, but a pleasant treat should it actually happen.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:54 AM

Yeah budget is defintely key, I usually set aside food money, party money, gambling money for the day. If I win at the poker tables for the day I add to the party money first then to the food money. Regardless vegas gets all the money. I did like 20.00 for food a day, 200 for good time, 300 for gambling. So if you lose your eating mcdonalds and going to the club/strip club but not doing anything fancy but still having a good time. If you win then just ball out and enjoy it. Just go with the expectation that whatever max you planned on spending will be gone regardless of how much money you win. Also only slot you should play is wheel of fortune.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:58 PM

O'Sheas was awesome RIP

And be sure to hit up the Rhino at some point

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

True story me and my buddy met some rhino girls on the strip, they were going to a bar to meet up with some of their co-workers. Gave us the invite, our flight was leaving in 2 hours!!!!!!! We should have changed flights, awful decision!!!

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

My wife and I left the Rhino at 7am. Got married at 9am.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

Read as much as you can on blackjack.

Know the rules, what to do, and when to do it.

Have fun, and don't lose the house.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:27 PM

ehhh black jack goes super super fast. you can lose 100 bucks in like 2 minutes

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:34 PM

ehhh black jack goes super super fast. you can lose 100 bucks in like 2 minutes



True, but if you know the rules, and don't slow down the game, you can make money as well.

I have only lost money playing blackjack 1 time in my life.

It's up and down, but I normally make 500 per sitting.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:36 PM

Me and 3 of my friends went a few years back. It was crazy. We accidently ingested some rufilin, stole and cop car then woke up the next morning and couldn't remember anything.


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