Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

Las Vegas Lifestyle Discussion of all things Las Vegas. Ask questions about hotels/shows/etc., coordinate meetups with other 2+2ers and post Las Vegas trip reports.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-29-2008, 08:54 PM   #176
ihatespades
newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 43
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Any recommendations for massages (not the Craigslist/AC Boardwalk) kind. I'm staying at the Venetian but the rates @ the Canyon Ranch is like 150ish for 50min. Is there any better deals around?
ihatespades is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 09:17 PM   #177
GSykes
Pooh-Bah
 
GSykes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: 100% legitamitely legitimate
Posts: 4,896
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

I hear a lot of MTT players are staying at Panorama I have looked online yet can't find anything. If you book in advance how much would a place run you per month. (or a site for rates and about the towers)
GSykes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:10 PM   #178
jakhamma
old hand
 
jakhamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,521
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Can anybody from Canada breifly describe from personal experience how long the process takes when driving ~20k USD from Canada ->USA?

Also,
Will my bank freak out with me asking for 20k usd?
What is my response?
Should I phone ahead and tell them to make sure to have enough "on hand"?
jakhamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:35 PM   #179
GSykes
Pooh-Bah
 
GSykes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: 100% legitamitely legitimate
Posts: 4,896
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Quote:
Originally Posted by jakhamma View Post
Can anybody from Canada breifly describe from personal experience how long the process takes when driving ~20k USD from Canada ->USA?

Also,
Will my bank freak out with me asking for 20k usd?
What is my response?
Should I phone ahead and tell them to make sure to have enough "on hand"?
1. i've never crossed borders with more than 10k but i have heard its no big deal. (you can fill out the forms online and print them out fwiw i dont have the link though)

2. Yes call your bank, give them atleast a weeks notice.
GSykes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:01 PM   #180
DoGGz
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
DoGGz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: in the streets, in the lab
Posts: 17,293
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

I can't even go into my American bank and withdraw 20k USD. Call in advance and order the money so they have it on hand. You will not be able to just walk in and withdraw this much money, and will NOT be able be able to do it with foreign currency.

12 month non-furnished Panorama units are going for about $2000/mo right now. Would be a great deal to find something ~$3000 furnished with a short term option. The condo market is pretty garbage right now, so you might even be able to workout a short term lease for a property that otherwise wouldn't accept such a deal.
DoGGz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:11 PM   #181
jakhamma
old hand
 
jakhamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,521
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Thanks for the responses.

Next, I am about to book one of the mgm singature junior suites. I am staying for 11 nights so I dont really want to **** up my decision.

Has anybody ever stayed in one of the mgm sig. suites that can comment? Or any sentiments about the mgm in general would be great.
jakhamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:22 PM   #182
luckyshades
centurion
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 141
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Hey Jakhamma, I haven't stayed there but I am booked there from June 16th - July
7th and they sound pretty fantastic. The Signature gets rave reviews over at tripadvisor.com. I know of a few other Aussie poker players staying at Signature aswell, so should be no shortage of poker players there.
luckyshades is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:31 PM   #183
jakhamma
old hand
 
jakhamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,521
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Are you wiring money there by any chance?

I want to wire money there really badly, but doubt they would let me turn it to cash very quickly and I want to play the 5k 6m event the day after arriving so.......
jakhamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:36 PM   #184
DoGGz
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
DoGGz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: in the streets, in the lab
Posts: 17,293
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Quote:
Originally Posted by jakhamma View Post
Are you wiring money there by any chance?

I want to wire money there really badly, but doubt they would let me turn it to cash very quickly and I want to play the 5k 6m event the day after arriving so.......
Wire money to the Bellagio. Bellagio chips are good as gold in Vegas, and they are acceptable for use in WSOP buyins.
DoGGz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:40 PM   #185
jakhamma
old hand
 
jakhamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,521
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Quote:
Originally Posted by DoGGz View Post
Wire money to the Bellagio. Bellagio chips are good as gold in Vegas, and they are acceptable for use in WSOP buyins.

wowowowow,

so bellagio chips are good at the rio, bellagio, and others as well?
seems strange to me?
jakhamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:45 PM   #186
jakhamma
old hand
 
jakhamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,521
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Quote:
Originally Posted by luckyshades View Post
Hey Jakhamma, I haven't stayed there but I am booked there from June 16th - July
7th and they sound pretty fantastic. The Signature gets rave reviews over at tripadvisor.com. I know of a few other Aussie poker players staying at Signature aswell, so should be no shortage of poker players there.
so my understanding is the mgm signature is attached to the regular mgm, but is "exclusive"?
jakhamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 12:07 AM   #187
DoGGz
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
DoGGz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: in the streets, in the lab
Posts: 17,293
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Quote:
Originally Posted by jakhamma View Post
wowowowow,

so bellagio chips are good at the rio, bellagio, and others as well?
seems strange to me?
I haven't tryed it, but I'm sure a majority of casinos would cash them if you wanted to gamb0000l. I do know that the Rio accepts them for WSOP buyins.
DoGGz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 12:10 AM   #188
senjitsu
banned
 
senjitsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: λαγχάν
Posts: 3,058
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Quote:
Originally Posted by DoGGz View Post
I haven't tryed it, but I'm sure a majority of casinos would cash them if you wanted to gamb0000l. I do know that the Rio accepts them for WSOP buyins.
last year, if memory serves, you had to trade chips from other casinos in at the main casino cage (not the wsop cage) but this was relatively easy... this is for cash game monies... never tried buying into an event with them..
senjitsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 12:24 AM   #189
jakhamma
old hand
 
jakhamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,521
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

bellagio ->rio cash chips ->buying to wsop cage seems simple enough.
jakhamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 12:24 AM   #190
jakhamma
old hand
 
jakhamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,521
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

I wonder if the 20$ trick ever works for extended trips (7days<)
jakhamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 02:11 AM   #191
DevinLake
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
DevinLake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 17,001
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Quote:
Originally Posted by jakhamma View Post
Can anybody from Canada breifly describe from personal experience how long the process takes when driving ~20k USD from Canada ->USA?

Also,
Will my bank freak out with me asking for 20k usd?
What is my response?
Should I phone ahead and tell them to make sure to have enough "on hand"?
I have not driven across, but I flew back into Toronto with >10k last year. I simply had to go to 'secondary inspection', fill out the paper work, and walk out. 10 mins maybe.
DevinLake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 05:54 AM   #192
findingneema
Pooh-Bah
 
findingneema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: LOL Math...
Posts: 5,759
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Quote:
Originally Posted by jakhamma View Post
I wonder if the 20$ trick ever works for extended trips (7days<)
You'll have to bump it up into the $50 trick. Of course, if you're staying at the B or equivalent, make that the $100 trick.
findingneema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 01:35 PM   #193
jakhamma
old hand
 
jakhamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,521
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

OK, so I am gonna book my hotel to lock this trip up.

Which of the following would you guys choose:

MGM Bungalow King Suite
MGM Signature 1Br or Junior suite
Wynn Panoramic view room
Bellagio deluxe room
Luxor 1 Br luxury suite
Mirage 1 Br tower suite
jakhamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 05:18 PM   #194
NoRiverRats
journeyman
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: anywhere but here
Posts: 281
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

I have stayed at MGM Signature a couple times now and am staying there next week. In short, its fantastic.

If its just you, book the junior suite, the one bedroom will be way too big. The condos are quite nice and having a kitchen is fantastic. I like to get up and make/eat my breakfast while I wake up, with the TV or computer on. Best place to stay in Vegas if you ask me.

You have access to everything at MGM and MGM guests don't have access to Signature.

PM me if you have any other questions.
NoRiverRats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 06:13 PM   #195
StevieG
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
StevieG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: b-more
Posts: 6,785
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Quote:
Originally Posted by jakhamma View Post
Wynn Panoramic view room
Based on liking the hotel, not on familiarity with the rooms mentioned.
StevieG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 06:18 PM   #196
KTsuited
newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 32
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

I am planning on travelling from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon South Rim in my hire car. The drive is supposed to take 4.5 hours acording to google maps, but I reckon 3 hours averaging 90 mph should be easy enough.

My question - what are the chances of me being caught speeding on this journey, and what are the consequences going to be if I do?

Thanks!
KTsuited is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 06:40 PM   #197
DoGGz
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
DoGGz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: in the streets, in the lab
Posts: 17,293
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Quote:
Originally Posted by KTsuited View Post
I am planning on travelling from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon South Rim in my hire car. The drive is supposed to take 4.5 hours acording to google maps, but I reckon 3 hours averaging 90 mph should be easy enough.

My question - what are the chances of me being caught speeding on this journey, and what are the consequences going to be if I do?

Thanks!
90 isn't that fast driving through the desert. I'd say very low and you'll get a ticket at best.
DoGGz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2008, 02:38 AM   #198
luckyshades
centurion
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 141
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

Anywhere I can rent a laptop for a month in Vegas which will let me download and install poker software (Stars and FTP) ?
luckyshades is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2008, 02:38 AM   #199
xxThe_Lebowskixx
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Indeed.
Posts: 6,513
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

is there a link on information needed to wire money to the Rio cage for cash games/or just to be able to take out to another casino for cash games?... not the WSOP entrant wire.
xxThe_Lebowskixx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2008, 04:28 AM   #200
SEABEAST
Pooh-Bah
 
SEABEAST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,678
Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

is it possible for a non-us citizen to get a box at the rio?
SEABEAST is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2017, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online