Here's a List of Frequently Asked Questions. Read before posting your question in this thread or in the forum. Please use the search function as most topics have been addressed at some point.
Discussion of gambling before you reach the legal age (21 for Vegas and AC), is not allowed. Discussion of what you can do if you are under 21 is perfectly acceptable.
Renting out rooms in LV Lifestyle
As per Mat Sklansky's post in ATF
the Vegas Lifestyle form is acceptable for short-term housing requests, but the Marketplace forum is the only forum where room rentals and other real estate offers can be made
What is ok
we have a marketplace on this site for people who want to rent out rooms. the Vegas forum is there for people to discuss Vegas and during special vegas events it can also be a place where people organize get-togethers and temporary living situations.
-People coming to las vegas needing a place to stay for a short term basis (vacation, tournament etc) and are looking for connections
-Asking questions about where are good locations, where other people live and what they would recommend and etc.
What is not ok
-Using 2+2 as a commercial enterprise to rent out rooms in different houses
-Spamming rooms for rent in LV Lifestyle
-People living in las vegas looking for a poker roomate, posts of this nature should instead be placed in the Marketplace forum
1) Where are the softest games at [insert limit here]?
- Listen, here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in your first half hour at the table, then you are the sucker
2) Where should I go to eat for my bachelor party, wedding party, ingrown toenail removal party, etc?
Try the fine dining thread
or the casual dining thread.
3) How do I decide which hotel to stay at?
There are many independent criteria which can drive a decision - cost, location, amenities/facilities, luxury, etc. which makes it impossible to arrive at a universally "best" hotel to stay at. Expect to pay a premium (either in terms of room rates or increased gambling minimums) for proximity to the Strip, newer hotels, and more amenities/facilities (including a hotel/casino vs. a hotel only). In general, there are a few broad classifications that can be made (classifications done subjectively by intended audience that they market to):
Strip Top Tier (top of the line luxury, relatively new/remodeled, often have a unique theme/schtick, very expensive resorts): Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Venetian, Wynn, Aria (CityCenter).
Older Strip Megaresorts (top of the line or tried to be at one point, but have been superceded, generally still generate enough interest to be expensive): Luxor, MGM Grand, NYNY, Flamingo, Mirage, Treasure Island.
Second Tier Strip Megaresorts (places that never really aimed to be the king of the Strip, but have good locations and are much more affordable): Tropicana, Excalibur, Monte Carlo, Planet Hollywood, Paris, Bally's, Harrah's.
Blatant Discount Strip Options (places that market to the bargain hunters): Bill's, Imperial Palace, Casino Royale.
North Strip (arguably still on the Strip, but physically separated from the rest by a pretty wide gap; typically discount-oriented): Circus Circus, Riviera, Sahara, Hilton, Stratosphere.
Downtown (most downtown casinos are discount-oriented with low gambling limits and cheaper amenities): El Cortez, Golden Spike, Fitzgerald's, Fremont, Golden Nugget, Binion's, Golden Gate, Plaza, California, Main Street Station.
Off-Strip, Strip-like Hotels (playing to the same audience as many on the Strip, but physically located off-Strip): Palms, Rio, Hard Rock.
Just Off-Strip, Downtown-like Hotels (playing to the same audience as many Downtown, but located within a mile of the Strip): Gold Coast, Orleans, Wild Wild West, Hooters, Terrible's, South Point.
Off-Strip, unclustered (many of these hotel/casinos are unclustered and are geographically scattered; they aim for the discount audience but also draw a higher percentages of locals): Arizona Charlie's, Boulder, Sam's Town, Sunset Station, Santa Fe, Jerry's Nugget.
Non-Casino Hotels: Around the Strip and Downtown there are a ****load of hotels without casinos. Obviously these are the cheapest options and many chains are represented - Days Inn, Embassy Suites, Marriott, Residence Inn, Best Western, Howard Johnson, etc. Notable non-casino hotels directly on the Strip are Polo Towers and the Jockey Club.
4) Where can I find a gigantic list of things you do not see in vegas?
5) What is the poker rate at X casino/How do I get it?
Follow this link!: http://www.allvegaspoker.com/poker_rates.php
Las Vegas Weekly
- For Nightclub and Entertainment Schedules
All Vegas Poker Tournament Schedule
- Schedule for Daily Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas
Questions will be added to the faq once they are asked enough times to annoy the moderator.