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Old 01-22-2019, 09:14 PM   #26
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I get a studio at Holiday Royale (weekly) for less than the F'n resort fee! I have done that a few times. I have a vehicle as I drive down from Seattle. I went through 10 National Parks in 2017
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:34 PM   #27
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Good lord do people really fly to Las Vegas so they can eat 4 straight meals at the Rio Buffet? What on earth?
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:26 PM   #28
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I get a studio at Holiday Royale (weekly) for less than the F'n resort fee! I have done that a few times. I have a vehicle as I drive down from Seattle. I went through 10 National Parks in 2017
A few years ago there was a time you could get a room at Palace Station for ten bucks, about what it was worth, but had to pay 20 bucks more for the resort fee.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:19 PM   #29
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You might want to pick up the Buffet Of Buffet pass for $50. Gives you access to all ceasar properties for 24 hrs. Or in short access to the Rio buffet for breakfast, lunch, dinner and again breakfast. I plan on the same idea when I attend a few back to back events.
Not debating the "to buffet or not to buffet" angle, but this idea is a bit more +EV by starting later in the day. With a later dinner on the first day, you can buy this so it times out that you get 2 dinners in the 24 hour window instead of 2 breakfasts. I've never done the buffet of buffets at any time, but I'm 99% sure the ability to game it a bit with timing is true.

Also, the cost is more than $50. Like $60 to $75 depending if weekday or weekend. And Caesars (always) and the Rio (Sometimes) are up-charged even more than that.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:44 PM   #30
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Not debating the "to buffet or not to buffet" angle, but this idea is a bit more +EV by starting later in the day. With a later dinner on the first day, you can buy this so it times out that you get 2 dinners in the 24 hour window instead of 2 breakfasts. I've never done the buffet of buffets at any time, but I'm 99% sure the ability to game it a bit with timing is true.

Also, the cost is more than $50. Like $60 to $75 depending if weekday or weekend. And Caesars (always) and the Rio (Sometimes) are up-charged even more than that.
I just like the convenience of not worrying about buying a meal everytime I get hungry. As stated earlier I want some variety in my meals. My tourney is midweek. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:26 PM   #31
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I get a studio at Holiday Royale (weekly) for less than the F'n resort fee! I have done that a few times. I have a vehicle as I drive down from Seattle. I went through 10 National Parks in 2017
Good find. I've lived here for years, have passed by Holiday Royale 1000's of times and never would have given that place look, based upon the location...... However, the reviews are really good.

If the price is still that good, and you have a car, you have a winner....

As an alternative, folks might consider Copper Creek, down near South Point. We stayed there a month last autumn while working on our home. Sounds like it is more $$, but the property overall was great.
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:29 PM   #32
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I just like the convenience of not worrying about buying a meal everytime I get hungry. As stated earlier I want some variety in my meals. My tourney is midweek. Thanks for your thoughts.
Perhaps it is a stupid question, but can't you get some meal comps or better discounts for playing multiple tourneys or Total Rewards status ?
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:42 AM   #33
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Not debating the "to buffet or not to buffet" angle, but this idea is a bit more +EV by starting later in the day. With a later dinner on the first day, you can buy this so it times out that you get 2 dinners in the 24 hour window instead of 2 breakfasts. I've never done the buffet of buffets at any time, but I'm 99% sure the ability to game it a bit with timing is true.

Also, the cost is more than $50. Like $60 to $75 depending if weekday or weekend. And Caesars (always) and the Rio (Sometimes) are up-charged even more than that.
you can get two hotdogs and a bag of chips at the RIO for ~$30
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:55 AM   #34
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Smarter Vegas.

I find that the discount codes on smarter vegas are generally better than the Mlife/Wynn/Caesar's offers I get.
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:16 AM   #35
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you can get two hotdogs and a bag of chips at the RIO for ~$30
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I just like the convenience of not worrying about buying a meal everytime I get hungry. As stated earlier I want some variety in my meals. My tourney is midweek. Thanks for your thoughts.
Damn PUSATFH that is cold. LOL Rio Food is mediocre but pretty common priced by Las Vegas standards. You can get a decent big sandwich at the sports Deli for $15 and a good breakfast at the Hash house for $20 and even a fine meal at El Burro the Mexican place for no more than $30 . Personally I avoid the Buffet because my cheap ass always over eats when I hit those places trying to "get my money's worth" but if you have a bit of self restraint the food is again decent Las Vegas buffet eating. I fully understand DafarginNuts vantage point.

Certainly there are MUCH better deals for good meals outside of the Rio just up the street at the Gold Coast or I have been told the Palms but convenience is a big issue for most of us and If I am dropping $7K - $10K on entry fees during a two week stay I'm not sweating the small stuff all that much.
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:26 AM   #36
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you can get two hotdogs and a bag of chips at the RIO for ~$30
Yukkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. I`ll pass LOL
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:29 AM   #37
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Damn PUSATFH that is cold. LOL Rio Food is mediocre but pretty common priced by Las Vegas standards. You can get a decent big sandwich at the sports Deli for $15 and a good breakfast at the Hash house for $20 and even a fine meal at El Burro the Mexican place for no more than $30 . Personally I avoid the Buffet because my cheap ass always over eats when I hit those places trying to "get my money's worth" but if you have a bit of self restraint the food is again decent Las Vegas buffet eating. I fully understand DafarginNuts vantage point.

Certainly there are MUCH better deals for good meals outside of the Rio just up the street at the Gold Coast or I have been told the Palms but convenience is a big issue for most of us and If I am dropping $7K - $10K on entry fees during a two week stay I'm not sweating the small stuff all that much.

Last remark is to the point exactly
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:39 PM   #38
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Damn PUSATFH that is cold. LOL Rio Food is mediocre but pretty common priced by Las Vegas standards. You can get a decent big sandwich at the sports Deli for $15 and a good breakfast at the Hash house for $20 and even a fine meal at El Burro the Mexican place for no more than $30 . Personally I avoid the Buffet because my cheap ass always over eats when I hit those places trying to "get my money's worth" but if you have a bit of self restraint the food is again decent Las Vegas buffet eating. I fully understand DafarginNuts vantage point.

Certainly there are MUCH better deals for good meals outside of the Rio just up the street at the Gold Coast or I have been told the Palms but convenience is a big issue for most of us and If I am dropping $7K - $10K on entry fees during a two week stay I'm not sweating the small stuff all that much.
food nits should love the del taco that should be open by wsop time kitty corner to the rio...

50 cent taco tuesdays!!!! 3 chicken for 2.49 on thursday if you can manage to ft an event
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:34 PM   #39
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you can get two hotdogs and a bag of chips at the RIO for ~$30
Yeah, but those are really good hot dogs. The ones they split and grill.

Crappy ones are at Gold Coast across the street for a buck fitty.

edit: RE: buffets, the worst thing about them is the wait. Well, at good buffets. Often 20-30 minutes to get in. The good news is the buffet lines at the Rio are non-existant. That's also the bad news, because reportedly the food is so bad. Pokerkraut did a review awhile go.

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Old 01-24-2019, 04:43 PM   #40
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I asked this in the general dsicussion sticky topic but I am plannng on being there for the big 50 or a smaller tourney for 4-5 days. excalbure rooms have ALWAYS been super cheap so I thought I could walk excal to rio>? peopel sayign thats innsane but I don twant to uber for over 80-100$ worth over the 5 days there.

is walking really that bad and how much are uber rides from excal to rio?

rio rooms are hella expensive
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:50 PM   #41
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I asked this in the general dsicussion sticky topic but I am plannng on being there for the big 50 or a smaller tourney for 4-5 days. excalbure rooms have ALWAYS been super cheap so I thought I could walk excal to rio>? peopel sayign thats innsane but I don twant to uber for over 80-100$ worth over the 5 days there.

is walking really that bad and how much are uber rides from excal to rio?

rio rooms are hella expensive
I think you got your answer in the other thread? You'll walk it once, one way.
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:43 PM   #42
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Gold Coast hot dogs are $2.00 now and soda is $2.00 and its often the best meal /snack i have during the series. the hot dogs are good !!!
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Old 01-24-2019, 11:21 PM   #43
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I asked this in the general dsicussion sticky topic but I am plannng on being there for the big 50 or a smaller tourney for 4-5 days. excalbure rooms have ALWAYS been super cheap so I thought I could walk excal to rio>? peopel sayign thats innsane but I don twant to uber for over 80-100$ worth over the 5 days there.

is walking really that bad and how much are uber rides from excal to rio?

rio rooms are hella expensive
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I think you got your answer in the other thread? You'll walk it once, one way.
it's about a two mile hike in June in Las Vegas - Good luck with that. Rio rooms during the week are $60 tops including the $32 resort fee and taxes. Honestly and I truly mean no disrespect but if $100 of Uber is a financial issue then you might need to rethink a 5 day trip to Sin City. WSOP will still be there in years that your budget can afford it easier. I like to save a buck as much as the next guy (actually I just hate getting ripped off) but gaming on a shoestring can be frustrating at the least.
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:54 AM   #44
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it's about a two mile hike in June in Las Vegas - Good luck with that. Rio rooms during the week are $60 tops including the $32 resort fee and taxes. Honestly and I truly mean no disrespect but if $100 of Uber is a financial issue then you might need to rethink a 5 day trip to Sin City. WSOP will still be there in years that your budget can afford it easier. I like to save a buck as much as the next guy (actually I just hate getting ripped off) but gaming on a shoestring can be frustrating at the least.
I hear you, i just rememebr last year I was looked for rooms in may and rio were around 140$ total a night adn I just felt that was super expensive from what ive heard about rio room in general aroudn here for hte last 15 years on this site.

if its under 100$ a night then I would stay at the rio if not ill get somehting off strip and just uber. fk it

thank you for your post tho, i just didnt expect those walks to be that damn long :0
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Old 01-25-2019, 02:38 AM   #45
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I'm only pearl for mgm and got 9 nights July 5-14 at vdara for 766 after taxes and fees. Think this is a pretty good deal for myself.
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Old 01-25-2019, 02:46 AM   #46
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Damn PUSATFH that is cold. LOL Rio Food is mediocre but pretty common priced by Las Vegas standards. You can get a decent big sandwich at the sports Deli for $15 and a good breakfast at the Hash house for $20 and even a fine meal at El Burro the Mexican place for no more than $30 . Personally I avoid the Buffet because my cheap ass always over eats when I hit those places trying to "get my money's worth" but if you have a bit of self restraint the food is again decent Las Vegas buffet eating. I fully understand DafarginNuts vantage point.

Certainly there are MUCH better deals for good meals outside of the Rio just up the street at the Gold Coast or I have been told the Palms but convenience is a big issue for most of us and If I am dropping $7K - $10K on entry fees during a two week stay I'm not sweating the small stuff all that much.
the rio sports deli and buffet are both disgusting
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Old 01-25-2019, 09:24 AM   #47
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I hear you, i just rememebr last year I was looked for rooms in may and rio were around 140$ total a night adn I just felt that was super expensive from what ive heard about rio room in general aroudn here for hte last 15 years on this site.

if its under 100$ a night then I would stay at the rio if not ill get somehting off strip and just uber. fk it

thank you for your post tho, i just didnt expect those walks to be that damn long :0
i just pulled it up and with normal discounts Wsop9 and a reward card the TOTAL bill taxes and resort fees included would be just $290 for the 5 nights June 2 thru June 6th. That would be flight D of the 50 starting date thru final table. NOW that is a SUNDAY thru Thursday stay and the Jack the pricing up dramatically on the weekends as others have noted. Oh Taxes and "resort fee" are $190 of the $290. Rio is a drab casino and the rooms are showing their age but (unless you get a redone one) but the rooms are large and I have found them to be clean (others may disagree) to me convenience is paramount. Good Luck on whatever you decide.
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:28 AM   #48
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Yes would agree. Book Rio using the WSOP code. I think there are busses that will drop you on the strip for change of scenerary
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Best case scenario, you are going to be spending most of your day sitting on a chair.

My advice is to carve out funds so that your dinner break / other breaks are spent outside of the Rio, preferably by taking an uber/lyft/cab, to one of the numerous delicious spots to eat that aren't crazy expensive.

Get out of the Rio and realize you are in Vegas, get some sun, and look at all the crazy properties, even if it means coming back from break 5-10 minutes late.

It'll help you regroup.

It'll also help with perspective, especially if you get a crucial beat.

It seems very sad to get 2 outed on the bubble, after a day and a half of play, and all you did was eat hot dogs in/around the Rio.

Enjoy Vegas. They have TONS of good places to eat.
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Best case scenario, you are going to be spending most of your day sitting on a chair.

My advice is to carve out funds so that your dinner break / other breaks are spent outside of the Rio, preferably by taking an uber/lyft/cab, to one of the numerous delicious spots to eat that aren't crazy expensive.

Get out of the Rio and realize you are in Vegas, get some sun, and look at all the crazy properties, even if it means coming back from break 5-10 minutes late.

It'll help you regroup.

It'll also help with perspective, especially if you get a crucial beat.

It seems very sad to get 2 outed on the bubble, after a day and a half of play, and all you did was eat hot dogs in/around the Rio.

Enjoy Vegas. They have TONS of good places to eat.

excellent response
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