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2012-10-04 11:30:11 AM  
To save everyone the time, this is the whole lame list.

1. Comedy and magic (for the price of a song)
2. Steak on a Spam budget
3. A bargain outing beyond the Strip
4. Free parking
5. Renting time -- as in time-shares
6. Bellying up to the (soda) bar
7. Celine Dion -- on the cheap
8. Fun for a fistful of quarters
(pinball)
9. All-you-can eat lobster and caviar (Note: $85 is not cheap)
10: The cheapo shrimp cocktail 
 
2012-10-04 11:53:04 AM  
Wow, this list could be cobbled together from every single Vegas guidebook.
 
2012-10-04 11:57:03 AM  
I shouldn't laugh at "your mom" headlines, but I actually chuckled here. Perhaps because it's true?
 
2012-10-04 12:00:54 PM  
I like how they put it on 11 pages so its easier to read. Bet this would work great with pictures too
 
2012-10-04 12:25:43 PM  

Gig103: To save everyone the time, this is the whole lame list.

1. Comedy and magic (for the price of a song)
2. Steak on a Spam budget
3. A bargain outing beyond the Strip
4. Free parking
5. Renting time -- as in time-shares
6. Bellying up to the (soda) bar
7. Celine Dion -- on the cheap
8. Fun for a fistful of quarters (pinball)
9. All-you-can eat lobster and caviar (Note: $85 is not cheap)
10: The cheapo shrimp cocktail


no offense to vegas or anything (never been, so I don't like to condemn that which I don't know), but none of these 10 things appear worth the time to fly out there.

now, if they offered a list of the cheapest places to get hookers, blow, and sites with gaming rigged more favorably for the player, I'd reconsider.
 
2012-10-04 12:44:07 PM  

pute kisses like a man: now, if they offered a list of the cheapest places to get hookers, blow, and sites with gaming rigged more favorably for the player, I'd reconsider.


The first one can be figured out from advertisements. The second one from the first. The last one any off-strip ones but nothing is 'favorable' to the player or they wouldn't be in business. Oh and cab drivers can usually help with all three.

If you don't have disposable income, I don't recommend Vegas. It's a great place for gamblers, foodies, and theaterphiles, but those activities aren't cheap.

Lastly, for $18 a person, I recommend the Mob Museum. It was a neat way to spend a few hours downtown for the cost of two blackjack hands.
 
2012-10-04 01:53:51 PM  
Why don't they just set up an attraction where Brett Favre and Tony Romo compete to see who can throw more picks?
 
2012-10-04 02:05:26 PM  

pute kisses like a man: sites with gaming rigged more favorably for the player


2.bp.blogspot.com

/Loose machines.
//$2 shot and a can of Busch.
 
2012-10-04 02:41:38 PM  
I went to Vegas in April and had the $2.99 shrimp cocktail at the Golden Gate. It gave me food poisoning and missed an entire day of the trip.
 
2012-10-04 02:56:47 PM  

Cheron: I like how they put it on 11 pages so its easier to read. Bet this would work great with pictures too


Yes, they would, and I can't recommend the Neon Boneyard highly enough. The LV Neon Museum is responsible both for the boneyard and for much of the stand-alone neon along Fremont St.

My photos

My wife's

I think the boneyard itself has moved since we were there, hopefully they keep restoring these old awesome things.
 
2012-10-04 02:58:05 PM  
Can't say I've ever needed a car when I've been to Vegas, so free parking has no appeal.
 
2012-10-04 03:16:39 PM  

Gig103: pute kisses like a man: now, if they offered a list of the cheapest places to get hookers, blow, and sites with gaming rigged more favorably for the player, I'd reconsider.

The first one can be figured out from advertisements. The second one from the first. The last one any off-strip ones but nothing is 'favorable' to the player or they wouldn't be in business. Oh and cab drivers can usually help with all three.

If you don't have disposable income, I don't recommend Vegas. It's a great place for gamblers, foodies, and theaterphiles, but those activities aren't cheap.

Lastly, for $18 a person, I recommend the Mob Museum. It was a neat way to spend a few hours downtown for the cost of two blackjack hands.


The best deal in Vegas is the $7 all day bus pass. Runs 24 hours a day, and is a much better way to get to other parts of the strip, Freemont Street, etc.

The best free activity is wandering around, taking pictures, and trying to figure out if the slutty women are prostitutes or office workers on vacation.
 
2012-10-04 03:24:45 PM  
The Atomic Testing Museum is sweet, very Fallout:New Vegas feeling. In that vein, don't forget the freaking Hoover Dam. Scary impressive chunk of concrete.

And I love the Pinball Hall of Fame. Makes me glad I moved out here.
 
2012-10-04 03:53:01 PM  

Yes, they would, and I can't recommend the Neon Boneyard highly enough. The LV Neon Museum is responsible both for the boneyard and for much of the stand-alone neon along Fremont St.

My photos

My wife's


Was hoping "my wife's" was really pictures of his wife
 
2012-10-04 04:13:21 PM  
Sure the fountains at Bellagio are cool. But don't forget.

The Freemont Street Experience
The Fountains at Caesars Palace Forum Shops
Hoover Freaking Dam!
Pirate Show at Treasure Island
Singing Gondoliers at the Venetian
White Tigers at the Mirage (are they still there?)
 
2012-10-04 04:20:33 PM  
The best cheap entertainment in Vegas is peoplewatching and dropping in at weddings.
 
2012-10-04 05:01:30 PM  

BizarreMan: Hoover Freaking Dam!


This is the only thing in the Las Vegas area worth doing.

It's one damn impressive dam.
 
2012-10-04 05:05:04 PM  
Bally's... instead of the $85 buffet, go tot he "Sidewalk Cafe" and get the Prime Rib and Crab leg dinner.

At the Gate... Shrimp Cocktail is good... get the jumbo shrimp version (a buck more, IIRC), but their sandwiches are piled thick with meat and are a great deal.

...also we enjoy the buffet at the Main street Station, Breakfast and Dinner, both awesome and priced right.
 
2012-10-04 05:06:26 PM  
Slots-a-Fun Casino used to be a blast.  The dirtiest, run-down casino with some *shady* characters.  And by far the cheapest casino out there.
 
They had $2 minimum craps tables, fer crissakes.  And I cleaned up... $500 and free beer over two days.
 
From wiki apparently its not as cool any more.
 
2012-10-04 05:09:48 PM  

downstairs: Slots-a-Fun Casino used to be a blast.  The dirtiest, run-down casino with some *shady* characters.  And by far the cheapest casino out there.
 
They had $2 minimum craps tables, fer crissakes.  And I cleaned up... $500 and free beer over two days.
 
From wiki apparently its not as cool any more.


Heck, they used to have $1 craps My Dad and I spent a lot of time there winning at that table. Sad the table games are gone (Sahara and Westward Ho used to have $2 craps, those are gone now, though). Next time I get out there, I'll have to find the cheap craps tables downtown.
 
2012-10-04 05:22:08 PM  

LesserEvil: downstairs: Slots-a-Fun Casino used to be a blast.  The dirtiest, run-down casino with some *shady* characters.  And by far the cheapest casino out there.
 
They had $2 minimum craps tables, fer crissakes.  And I cleaned up... $500 and free beer over two days.
 
From wiki apparently its not as cool any more.

Heck, they used to have $1 craps My Dad and I spent a lot of time there winning at that table. Sad the table games are gone (Sahara and Westward Ho used to have $2 craps, those are gone now, though). Next time I get out there, I'll have to find the cheap craps tables downtown.



I tried my best back in maybe 2005-ish.  Couldn't find anything under $5.... and $5 was rare (and often didn't have a game going.)
 
Only Sluts-a-Fun (as we called it, evoking our 5th grade humor.)
 
Sucks, because $2 can really allow you to control your own destiny.  Of course, playing the proper way and not getting suckered into the prop bets or whatever they call them.
 
2012-10-04 06:00:30 PM  

BadMotivator: The Atomic Testing Museum is sweet, very Fallout:New Vegas feeling. In that vein, don't forget the freaking Hoover Dam. Scary impressive chunk of concrete.

And I love the Pinball Hall of Fame. Makes me glad I moved out here.


Cool, I didn't know about the Atomic Testing Museum
 
2012-10-04 07:56:03 PM  

Tax Boy: BizarreMan: Hoover Freaking Dam!

This is the only thing in the Las Vegas area worth doing.

It's one damn impressive dam.


But where can I get some damn bait?
 
2012-10-04 08:18:51 PM  

pute kisses like a man: Gig103: To save everyone the time, this is the whole lame list.

1. Comedy and magic (for the price of a song)
2. Steak on a Spam budget
3. A bargain outing beyond the Strip
4. Free parking
5. Renting time -- as in time-shares
6. Bellying up to the (soda) bar
7. Celine Dion -- on the cheap
8. Fun for a fistful of quarters (pinball)
9. All-you-can eat lobster and caviar (Note: $85 is not cheap)
10: The cheapo shrimp cocktail

no offense to vegas or anything (never been, so I don't like to condemn that which I don't know), but none of these 10 things appear worth the time to fly out there.

now, if they offered a list of the cheapest places to get hookers, blow, and sites with gaming rigged more favorably for the player, I'd reconsider.


Detroit, for all three.
 
2012-10-04 08:20:30 PM  

lucky_groom: Yes, they would, and I can't recommend the Neon Boneyard highly enough. The LV Neon Museum is responsible both for the boneyard and for much of the stand-alone neon along Fremont St.

My photos

My wife's

Was hoping "my wife's" was really pictures of his wife



Bummer :-)
 
2012-10-04 09:24:33 PM  
I can't remember exactly what it was (ESPN game zone maybe, it was somewhere between the Paris and the M&M store, and I think you have to walk down some stairs from the strip to get there), but the best money I spent was an arcade where it was $10/hr unlimited games. You got a card, and anytime you swiped it loaded a virtual quarter into the machine.

Beer + unlimited play arcade = awesome
 
2012-10-04 09:49:20 PM  
First 'Your mom' headline I've thought was funny.

+1
 
2012-10-04 10:22:09 PM  

downstairs: LesserEvil: downstairs: Slots-a-Fun Casino used to be a blast.  The dirtiest, run-down casino with some *shady* characters.  And by far the cheapest casino out there.
 
They had $2 minimum craps tables, fer crissakes.  And I cleaned up... $500 and free beer over two days.
 
From wiki apparently its not as cool any more.

Heck, they used to have $1 craps My Dad and I spent a lot of time there winning at that table. Sad the table games are gone (Sahara and Westward Ho used to have $2 craps, those are gone now, though). Next time I get out there, I'll have to find the cheap craps tables downtown.


I tried my best back in maybe 2005-ish.  Couldn't find anything under $5.... and $5 was rare (and often didn't have a game going.)
 
Only Sluts-a-Fun (as we called it, evoking our 5th grade humor.)
 
Sucks, because $2 can really allow you to control your own destiny.  Of course, playing the proper way and not getting suckered into the prop bets or whatever they call them.


club fortune or the wildfire. Texas station has dollar craps too but it is super... dark
 
zez
2012-10-05 12:03:08 AM  
I visit Vegas about every year since I have a friend that lives there that works as a tech for the big shows. The best thing to do in Vegas is to leave Vegas and enjoy the incredible scenery and nature all around the place.

For starters,
Mary Jane Falls
Red Rock Canyon
Valley of Fire
etc...
 
zez
2012-10-05 12:08:34 AM  

Tax Boy: BizarreMan: Hoover Freaking Dam!

This is the only thing in the Las Vegas area worth doing.

It's one damn impressive dam.


DAM! It's impressive!
 
2012-10-05 12:54:48 AM  

RogermcAllen: I can't remember exactly what it was (ESPN game zone maybe, it was somewhere between the Paris and the M&M store, and I think you have to walk down some stairs from the strip to get there), but the best money I spent was an arcade where it was $10/hr unlimited games. You got a card, and anytime you swiped it loaded a virtual quarter into the machine.

Beer + unlimited play arcade = awesome


Sounds like you're talking about Gameworks. They shut down recently.
 
2012-10-05 03:09:10 AM  
They actually tout free parking as an attraction?
 
2012-10-05 08:14:33 AM  

ertznay: They actually tout free parking as an attraction?


i imagine it is. Everybody and everything in Vegas has their hand out for something.
 
2012-10-05 09:44:44 AM  

zez: I visit Vegas about every year since I have a friend that lives there that works as a tech for the big shows. The best thing to do in Vegas is to leave Vegas and enjoy the incredible scenery and nature all around the place.

For starters,
Mary Jane Falls
Red Rock Canyon
Valley of Fire
etc...


When dragged out there for conventions, I try to leave a day or two for those and/or Zion Ntl Park.
 
2012-10-06 01:11:44 AM  
We were visiting family in Vegas this summer and went to 3 different shows: O, Le Reve, and Mac King. Tickets to O and Le Reve were around $100 each. Mac King was arounf $30 each. Of course Mac King is the one my kid still talks about.


/On a previous trip I ate the $2.99 shrimp cocktail at the golden gate.
//and got sick shortly after.
 
2012-10-06 01:35:44 AM  
6. Bellying up to the (soda) bar

Hasn't this been closed for years?

/and the M&M place is worthless.
 
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