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Old 06-09-2008, 11:42 PM   #326
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I'm looking for cool outside locations to take my dog on explorations. It's best if some sort of water is involved. Willing to drive a ways to get away from it all.
If you take the 15 waaay south, it cuts through the mojave national preserve... ive only ever driven through (had a banking disaster last year and had to drive to the nearest branch which, of course, was in another state) but it looks like there is a lot of good hiking... ns about bodies of water but its the desert so id guess probably not.

Do a google maps directions search for las vegas to twentynine palms, ca and the area im talking about is like half way there, just north of the 40.
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Old 06-09-2008, 11:46 PM   #327
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That's funny (ha, ha). It's southern Nevada in July! Last two times I was there in July it was so hot outside during the day that it hurt. I'm not exaggerating.
Its certainly not balmy here in the summer (i live in phoenix and we have essentially the same kind of weather), but last summer was much worse than the norm. I think they broke like pretty much every temperature record on the books last summer. If you plan ahead and stay on top of the forecasts, you should be able to find a few days that are somewhat reasonable (ie, temps 'only' in the high 90s or low hundreds)
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:38 AM   #328
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I'm looking for cool outside locations to take my dog on explorations. It's best if some sort of water is involved. Willing to drive a ways to get away from it all.
http://www.reviewjournal.com/bestoflv/2005/bestpark.jsp

That's nearby... if you want more water you could try Lake Mead of course
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:14 AM   #329
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can we buy into cheap tourneys with a credit card like we can in LA?

like the 200-500$ events, cause i sure as heck like my 3% cashback rewards card at point of purchase sales.
Since the house takes about 10% juice, they're not about to give up 4 to 5 percent to a credit card company.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:22 AM   #330
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TR please - this place sounds awesome
i cant believe u seriously just asked for a TR.
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:35 AM   #331
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can we buy into cheap tourneys with a credit card like we can in LA?

like the 200-500$ events, cause i sure as heck like my 3% cashback rewards card at point of purchase sales.
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Since the house takes about 10% juice, they're not about to give up 4 to 5 percent to a credit card company.
The thing is the casino doesnt pay % to the CC company. Its like a cash back rewards card. The CC want you to use them to finnance crap.

Standard is 1% of anything you purchase on cash back but some good cards will give you 3% for first 6 months or what ever...

anyhow i take it no one has paid entrys on CC before in vegas (though i do it in la casinos all the time)...

Maybe there is online registration for some of these tourns.
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:14 PM   #332
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The thing is the casino doesnt pay % to the CC company.
How do you think the CC Companies make a profit?

From wiki: "For each purchase, the bank charges the merchant a commission (discount fee) for this service and there may be a certain delay before the agreed payment is received by the merchant. The commission is often a percentage of the transaction amount, plus a fixed fee."
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:20 PM   #333
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You're bringing your dog? Are you driving down? You sir are out of control.
I'm already here, so yes, yes, maybe. My dog's the ****, you should meet him sometime. ps I drove for 15 hours. pps what dates if any are you gonna be here?
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:37 PM   #334
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Is Vegas that much better during the weekends? Id assume gamboolin would prob be a little better but what about partying, clubs, etc.??

We are lookin to book a room but weekends are like 2-3x the price of weekdays...
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:39 AM   #335
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Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

quick question: Is it true that I can register for Day 1 A, B, C or D for the ME? I only ask because I want to play in it but my flight not get in until day 1C or D...
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:01 AM   #336
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quick question: Is it true that I can register for Day 1 A, B, C or D for the ME? I only ask because I want to play in it but my flight not get in until day 1C or D...
You can pick your day
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:48 PM   #337
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I'm already here, so yes, yes, maybe. My dog's the ****, you should meet him sometime. ps I drove for 15 hours. pps what dates if any are you gonna be here?
6/29-7/6
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:56 PM   #338
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Are you supposed to tip the cashier who hands you your safety deposit box in the rio? Im unsure as to what amount, as it seems silly handing over $1 or $2 bucks when youre handling loads in front of them, but something like $5 seems way too much.

Also, when theres a waiting list, has anyone tried to tip the staff to get higher? How do you approach this and what would be a suitable amount?
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:13 PM   #339
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Yes, I tip a dollar. Who cares how much is in there, they do the same amount of work. I doubt it's possible to bribe your way up the waiting list though
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:42 PM   #340
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Going to be there 7/1 to 7/4. Anyone planning on hitting up the go-karts? They look better and cheaper than the ones here in the Bay Area.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:09 PM   #341
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Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Just got off the phone with the Rio to see what the hotel rates were and I was pleasantly surprised:

Thursday, June 12: $40 <-- not a typo
Friday, June 13: $140
Saturday, June 14: $140
Sunday, June 15: $90
Monday, June 16: $90
Tuesday, June 17: $110
Wednesday, June 18: $130

After Wednesday the 18th the prices go up to $300+ and they and they get much more expensive after that topping out around $900 on 4th of July weekend but if anyone is in town now and still needs a place to stay you should definitely give the Rio a call for some pretty good rates.

I booked through Weds and after that I will go to a budget place assuming I have not shipped a bracelet yet
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:17 AM   #342
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Was looking to go to Vegas for 4 nights later in June.. I looked at some web packages for hotels, the difference b/w a 4 star (Mandalay Bay/Mirage) and a 5 star (Bellagio, The Wynn) is about 3-400 dollars in total.. I was wondering, cost aside, is it worth it to go to somewhere like the Bellagio or Wynn compared to these 2? I'd mainly just be looking for a good poker room so I don't have to taxi back to my hotel in the middle of the night, and obviously a good hotel room makes the experience more enjoyable..
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:26 AM   #343
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Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Mirage is right between the Wynn and Bellagio. Unless you are trying to impress a chick, save the $400 and stay at Mirage (Mandalay is nice, but you will be cabbing it everywhere.)
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:37 PM   #344
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Ok, so wiring to the Rio seems easy enough.

Are they just as happy to wire it back to your account when you are leaving Vegas?
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:50 PM   #345
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first night there gonna see smashmouth by the pool at the hardrock

anyone been there before know what the dress code for this is? if I turn up in trunks and a hawaiian shirt this will be appropiate?
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:59 PM   #346
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Ok, so wiring to the Rio seems easy enough.

Are they just as happy to wire it back to your account when you are leaving Vegas?
You have to fill out a request form and have all the relevant banking information. Ie, your bank account no, swift code, bank address, etc.
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:08 PM   #347
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hey guys

I have a problem. I have won a WSOP Main Event package on the Ipoker network and it seems that they want to register me themselves to the Main Event. Isn't Harrah's policy that no third party registrations are allowed? They won't even give me wsop chips to play whatever event I want.
Can they actually register me to the $10.000 donkament altough I don't want to? I rather play 3-4 events and try the 1k super-sats for the ME.

What do you guys think?
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:14 PM   #348
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-Do all the big casino's in vegas have the same rules(/house edge) for blackjack?
if not, can anyone link or post where not to play?

-I feel like an idiot for asking but I looked around for a while today and I really have no idea where to get a cheap phone, Is there a place at walkingdistance from the strip? (im at imperial palace but can use the monorail obv but wallmart is too far from what i read)

thx
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:22 PM   #349
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best car wash close to the north strip?
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:10 AM   #350
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Was looking to go to Vegas for 4 nights later in June.. I looked at some web packages for hotels, the difference b/w a 4 star (Mandalay Bay/Mirage) and a 5 star (Bellagio, The Wynn) is about 3-400 dollars in total.. I was wondering, cost aside, is it worth it to go to somewhere like the Bellagio or Wynn compared to these 2? I'd mainly just be looking for a good poker room so I don't have to taxi back to my hotel in the middle of the night, and obviously a good hotel room makes the experience more enjoyable..
I think the poker rate at Wynn is for 6 hours of play per day. If you or possible roommates can handle that, it's a better value than MB or Mirage.
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