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Old 01-24-2019, 11:07 PM   #14451
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I am ultra low roller, in pretty good shape and I would never walk from Ex Cal to Rio in the heat, but if you do certainly do the tram to the Bellagio as mentioned. $12 to $15 max each way unless there is a concert or something going on. I do Uber/Lyft a few times each trip. As stated above, add up Uber and compare to Gold Cost or even the Rio, Palms would be a great option (never stayed there). If just doing the one event, then the Uber cost is nothing, about what I paid to do the online registration for Colosus last year.
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:57 AM   #14452
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That comes with a bonus risk as well. Stay at the Gold Coast or Palms Place.

https://www.ktnv.com/news/2-rio-las-...naires-disease

OH WHAT THE ****KK


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I’ve done the walk from Rio to Bellagio countless times during the WSOP but would never consider frequently walking to Excalibur in the summer heat.

If your budget is too tight for Uber rides, consider staying at Rio, Palms or Gold Coast.
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I am ultra low roller, in pretty good shape and I would never walk from Ex Cal to Rio in the heat, but if you do certainly do the tram to the Bellagio as mentioned. $12 to $15 max each way unless there is a concert or something going on. I do Uber/Lyft a few times each trip. As stated above, add up Uber and compare to Gold Cost or even the Rio, Palms would be a great option (never stayed there). If just doing the one event, then the Uber cost is nothing, about what I paid to do the online registration for Colosus last year.

thanks guys, honestly did not think the walks would be THAT long like I said in the other thread, also I thought rio rooms are usually 125-140$ a night duing WSOP and from what ive read on this site the last several years, its def not worth that much.

guess i ll look for deals and set aside 100$ for UBER when I do end up going.

thank you, any other tips woudl be welcome. I assuem I dont want to book my return flight until I know im knocked out of the tourney? (even tho theres a 1% chance I do cash in one lol)
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:31 PM   #14453
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I assuem I dont want to book my return flight until I know im knocked out of the tourney? (even tho theres a 1% chance I do cash in one lol)
Depends on your airline and if you plan on using points for your flight. In most instances, you pay a significant premium for getting a same-day or even next-day flight that makes that one way trip more expensive than a regular round trip ticket. In that case you better get a regular round trip and see if makes sense to pay a little extra for a flexible return flight. Or you get a round trip without flexible dates and in case you get into the money you just forfeit the return leg and book a return flight after you bust for 1-2 days later.
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Old 01-26-2019, 02:41 AM   #14454
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Depends on your airline and if you plan on using points for your flight. In most instances, you pay a significant premium for getting a same-day or even next-day flight that makes that one way trip more expensive than a regular round trip ticket. In that case you better get a regular round trip and see if makes sense to pay a little extra for a flexible return flight. Or you get a round trip without flexible dates and in case you get into the money you just forfeit the return leg and book a return flight after you bust for 1-2 days later.
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Old 01-27-2019, 03:01 PM   #14455
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the tram thatís literally also the Aria tram and just upstairs from the poker room?

walk the hallway from Park to Aria, the entrance from Park down the escalator puts you directly in front of burgers & poker


Thanks. Havenít ever been in Park, so apologies if the question was obvious to those that have been there. Appreciate the help


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Old 01-31-2019, 01:11 AM   #14456
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Anyone recommend a bar on the strip for superbowl with pay as you go alcohol amd no entry fee? Or worse case poker room with sound and descent tvs?

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Old 01-31-2019, 07:51 PM   #14457
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OH WHAT THE ****KK

thanks guys, honestly did not think the walks would be THAT long like I said in the other thread, also I thought rio rooms are usually 125-140$ a night duing WSOP and from what ive read on this site the last several years, its def not worth that much.
You should be able to find weekday for $45-55 a night (Sunday-Thursday) with Friday and Saturday being around $130-155 a night for RIO. Of course need to add in resort fees.

Compare this to the strip casinos (Harrahs, Flamigo, LINQ) with rates around $25-40 for weekday and $90-125 for weekends.

IMO staying on the Strip or staying at the RIO comes down to preference. If you consider Uber cost to and from the RIO than both break pretty much even.

Prices are if you keep an eye out and snag the good rates when they pop up. Do not be afraid to cancel reservations and rebook when rates change. Last year I rebook around 7 times and by the end of if saved half the hotel cost.


That legionnaires disease in 2017 caused RIO hotel prices too drop. I stayed in the casino a few days after and got great rates. Didn't realize it until I was already at the hotel about it.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:46 PM   #14458
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I did the walk from Planet Hollywood to Rio (with couple stops in belligio and ceasers) once at the start of June.

Ugh never again...but if I were to do it I would have plenty of cold water on me.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:20 AM   #14459
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Anyone have tips on renting a car in July in Vegas? Or way to get best deal for 10 days or so?
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:03 AM   #14460
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Anyone have tips on renting a car in July in Vegas? Or way to get best deal for 10 days or so?
First advice would be to not come in July unless you want to play the WSOP ME.

Second advice if you want to save money is to rent from a non-airport location and take Uber to get there. Thereís also Turo for renting cars if thatís your thing.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:13 PM   #14461
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I am playing main. I'll check out those options.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:41 PM   #14462
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do you guys book hotel + flight sepereately or just go to asite that does the two togetehr?
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:15 PM   #14463
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It depends. Most people here probably have TR or mlife and get hotels cheaper by themselves. But I've heard lots of people, especially Euros, getting combined rates much cheaper than they would separately.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:10 PM   #14464
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do you guys book hotel + flight sepereately or just go to asite that does the two togetehr?
I booked hotel already for July (vdara) and am still looking for flight deals. And car rentals. Supposedly both are cheapest a couple weeks out.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:38 AM   #14465
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I booked hotel already for July (vdara) and am still looking for flight deals. And car rentals. Supposedly both are cheapest a couple weeks out.
I don't know of other airlines but as far as Southwest is concerned prices will go up as you reach a flight date. They offer 5 price ranges but a week before or if the flights fill, you will only be able to book the most expensive flights.

As an example , recently I changed and left Vegas one day early because of incoming weather and the cost was $485 more than my previously booked flight (bout $200) . I was only offered the most expensive (business select option).

Of course airlines differ but I believe Southwest is more forgiving with/changed/cancelled flights.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:43 PM   #14466
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:10 PM   #14467
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Hopefully this is the proper location to ask. Apologies if it isn't.

I am going to be in Vegas (first time) from the 14th to the 18th. I am mainly going to be playing cash while I am there; however, I want to play at least one tournament while I am there.

The ones I am most interested in currently are:
$400 WSOP-C at RIO - Saturday (day2 sunday)
$230 weekly at the Wynn - Saturday (rebuys and addon)
$200 Event 36 @ Ventian DSE - Saturday
If I do well in cash on Thursday and Friday, event 31 @ Venetian ($800 - 250k gtd)

Two biggest questions:

If I do WSOP C or Event 36, would these be gtd 2 day or possibility of spilling to 3 days? My flight leaves at 9am Monday morning, so I don't want to have to sweat re-scheduling my flight

How would you rank these events in terms of location and field? I have heard stories that WSOP-C Rio is dark and gross and that the Wynn weekly is a proper nit fest.

Thanks!
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:06 PM   #14468
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Are rooms really noisy in the Jubilee tower, Bally because of clubs in both Flamingo and Paris?
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:24 AM   #14469
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OH WHAT THE ****KK







thanks guys, honestly did not think the walks would be THAT long like I said in the other thread, also I thought rio rooms are usually 125-140$ a night duing WSOP and from what ive read on this site the last several years, its def not worth that much.

guess i ll look for deals and set aside 100$ for UBER when I do end up going.

thank you, any other tips woudl be welcome. I assuem I dont want to book my return flight until I know im knocked out of the tourney? (even tho theres a 1% chance I do cash in one lol)


If youíre still thinking about staying on the strip look into the myVEGAS game on Facebook and mobile. You can easily rack up some free MGM property rooms or food between now and The WSOP (still have to pay resort fee though). Also look into the Wynn Slots app, where you can win free rooms (Iím already more than halfway toward a free night after playing a week) with no resort fee and fewer restrictions on usage (you are often limited to a night at a time at MGM through myVEGAS).

Best part: all free if you resist the temptation to buy chips in these games.


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Old 02-18-2019, 02:37 AM   #14470
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oh wow thanks i ddint know that,

how many hrs do I have to play? adn I assume Wynn Slots app is something I have to pay for?
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:16 AM   #14471
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Hi all, Long time lurker and haven't posted in a while.

I go to vegas in 4 weeks(Buzzing!!), firstly for a few days with a mate then onto a stag do Thursday - Monday (21st March- 25th)
I am fully aware its March Madness so i know its going to be busy, this will be my 3rd visit (TR possible) but just wanted a bit of advice with the group activities.

There are going to be 9/10 of us, currently the things we have planned are:
Top Golf
Freemont street/ Zip Wire
Blondies 3-6pm Beer pong all you can drink - Do we just turn up? or can we reserve
Club Tour one evening, again do we just sort out when we are there or best to pre-book as i know it will be busy.
Most of the week will be pretty free and unplanned but just wanted to know whether we should pre book any of the things above (assume zip wire we wont need to)

All the best
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:17 AM   #14472
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Hi all, Long time lurker and haven't posted in a while.

I go to vegas in 4 weeks(Buzzing!!), firstly for a few days with a mate then onto a stag do Thursday - Monday (21st March- 25th)
I am fully aware its March Madness so i know its going to be busy, this will be my 3rd visit (TR possible) but just wanted a bit of advice with the group activities.

There are going to be 9/10 of us, currently the things we have planned are:
Top Golf
Freemont street/ Zip Wire
Blondies 3-6pm Beer pong all you can drink - Do we just turn up? or can we reserve
Club Tour one evening, again do we just sort out when we are there or best to pre-book as i know it will be busy.
Most of the week will be pretty free and unplanned but just wanted to know whether we should pre book any of the things above (assume zip wire we wont need to)

All the best
You don't need to book Blondies or Fremont Zip Wire, don't know about Club Tour though
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:25 PM   #14473
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You don't need to book Blondies or Fremont Zip Wire, don't know about Club Tour though
Thanks AKA for your response, was lacking

I thought that, we have booked up top golf, some nightclub tickets and gun range. Cheers
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:10 PM   #14474
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oh wow thanks i ddint know that,



how many hrs do I have to play? adn I assume Wynn Slots app is something I have to pay for?


Wynn app is also totally free if you donít buy chips. You just have to be diligent about collecting chips throughout each day and set the reels to auto spin to build up the gems you redeem for the rooms.

You can Google about the app for best strategies.

Iíve been playing two weeks and have earned enough for a free night during my June 30-July 4 and well on my way to a second one. I figure to get all four nights comped at this rate...and those are $200 a night rooms so a pretty sweet freebie.


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Old 02-21-2019, 10:32 PM   #14475
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But they still charge you some $40+ resort fee +tax each night right?
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