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Old 08-11-2019, 01:20 AM   #1
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Exclamation Is Las Vegas overhyped?

I think so.

Iím currently on my first visit here, and Iím bored.

Is there something Iím missing? Iím staying at ĎCaesarís Palaceí, and everything I seen/heard about Vegas seems to be overhyped.

Iím not impressed, and I certainly have no desire to come back.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:35 AM   #2
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I went there 4 or 5 times while I was living in Phoenix...
In my opinion, the only good reason to go back is if there's shows/performers you want to see.
No more cheap or free breakfasts or drinks. Chances are, you're not going to win big, so save your money.
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:16 AM   #3
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I've been to Vegas a few times. Though I did the WSOP Main event once (out in 2 hours), I really don't gamble. Personally, I've stayed more in Reno or Pahrump (Ron Fellows Performance Driving School). I like driving around the Red Rock canyon area west of Vegas as well. To me, the strip is boring. I'm not a drinker, so that kind of night life was never appealing to me.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:11 PM   #4
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Personally Im not a gambler and that is pretty much what is overthere. I would rather spend money on my car. My luck I would lose everything I went with. When I did drive through there it looked filthy and ovef crowded.
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:05 PM   #5
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It is a little over-hyped. I actually preferred Fremont St (the old strip) over the new strip. The new strip has mega casinos and to get to the next casino you almost need a cab where Fremont St has the ability to walk in and out of casinos as you please. It definitely isn't the same as it's "hay day", but it is still fun.

If you haven't go and check out the Gold and Silver pawn shop, it's smaller than it seems on TV, but still fun. Also, go check out Count's Kustoms and the neon grave yard. While I was there with work my boss got us on an off road tour which was pretty awesome. We got to drive 4 wheelers, dirt bikes, or Razr side by sides through the desert. I got the Razr up to 60 mph and air born MANY times. That was a blast!
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:25 PM   #6
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I grew up, til 13 anyway, in Vegas and it's boring AF everytime I've been back, it's almost unrecognizable but besides that I just go to get away and do something outdoorsy, off the strip. Tour Las Vegas MotorSpeedway, Hoover Dam, there's plenty of outdoorsy shit to see and do. On the strip as mentioned nothing is cheap any more, used to be cheap buffet style food but no mas. I don't recommend people go there for the whole strip experience.
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:26 PM   #7
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Never been, but all I've seen of Vegas reminds me of living here in Orlando. If you aren't into all the tourist-y stuff you're going to be bored as hell.
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Old 08-12-2019, 12:47 PM   #8
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It is a little over-hyped. I actually preferred Fremont St (the old strip) over the new strip. The new strip has mega casinos and to get to the next casino you almost need a cab where Fremont St has the ability to walk in and out of casinos as you please. It definitely isn't the same as it's "hay day", but it is still fun.
always like Fremont St, the rest is Lipstick on a Pig!
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:03 PM   #9
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Dad was part owner of a hotel / casino years ago. Spent many summers in Vegas as a kid. Best part was walking the catwalks above the casino floors and helping Maintenance work on slot machines - Id unjam them and take all the coins they let me keep and run over to Circus Circus (when it was fun)... Now, its just a dirty city (literally)... Bands are always good on Freemont, and we only go for the shows anyway...
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:20 PM   #10
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Vegas has everything from awesome pool parties stocked with gorgeous people to clubs to bars to great restaurants to entertainment destinations and supercar rentals (and an on-track experience less than 2 miles from the strip) plus golf and basically everything else to do.

If you can't have fun in Vegas, it's unlikely you know how to.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:29 PM   #11
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Vegas is very over hyped and the slots are rigged. Save your money.
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:41 PM   #12
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Vegas has everything from awesome pool parties stocked with gorgeous people to clubs to bars to great restaurants to entertainment destinations and supercar rentals (and an on-track experience less than 2 miles from the strip) plus golf and basically everything else to do.

If you can't have fun in Vegas, it's unlikely you know how to.

To be honest everything in bold sounds awful to me.
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:50 PM   #13
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I'm thinking of going there just to get away and spend some time in a nice resort with good restaurants and a pool for the kid.

Maybe a family friendly show or two. Oh, and I might sneak away and play some blackjack when the wife's not looking.
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:52 PM   #14
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To be honest everything in bold sounds awful to me.
You don't like entertainment?
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