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|Deposit:||First night charge plus 12% tax|
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Real Deal on the Bally's Las Vegas
All it takes is one chemically enhanced ride on the freaky neon blue people mover to fall in love. If it works... which, by extension, is Ballys in a nutshell. Fun if you're fucked up on booze and the property isn't undergoing a mechanical, service or housekeeping failure.
Seriously though... we love the satin jacket off of Bally's. Where else can the VegasTripper who seeks thrills minus frills lay their hat... LVH? Bally's has no themes or attractions or diversions, nor are there hoity toit shopping promenades or incredibly overpriced night clubs. What you get is a great value and tons of unpretentious fun.
Are the vibes lucky at Bally's Las Vegas?
Even if it smells a little like a municipal pool, Bally's earns points for topiary - they spelled their name out in hedge! Inside, Bally's replaced its 80's Atlantic City(ish) charm with a perplexing ode to upscale trashiness minus mystery and any trace of fashion. Who cares.
Since Bally's is connected directly to Paris, expect to see both Ballys and Paris chips on the tables and lots of Parisians. The center of the casino is all $1 slots - nickels are by the Keno pit (hang a right when you enter from the strip). Harrah's has made many adjustments to the joint since they took it over. New carpets were installed in 2006, a poker room (we use that term loosely) was shoehorned into a square where a mondo bank of slots used to be.
Good action, standard strip fare... nothing too fancy, but the table minimums jump to $15-25 on weekends. Ballys does have a bank of Blazing 7 dollar slot machines that have been quite profitiable for the VT Posse. Their 'poker room' is a nook on the casino floor that they took slots out of... meh. Speaking of gone... Ballys removed the Wheel of Fortune slots in August 2008.
Another interesting thing - they offer massages on the casino floor... aka Casino'ssage.
What casino games are offered at Bally's Las Vegas?
Good action, slightly higher table minimums (usually $10-25 Blackjack on weekends) but always a couple of $5 craps tables. Ballys added a "poker room" in 2004 - basically they pulled out 5 banks of slot machines and threw some poker tables there. Not a 'poker room' per se, but they're usually crowded. Other than that, Ballys hosts all sortsa slots, a Race and Sports Book (way down in the back of the property - you've got to walk through the 'mall' to get there) BlackJack, Baccarat, Craps, Roulette, PaiGow, Caribbean Stud, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mini-Baccarat, Keno and more... The traditional table games are in the main pit and the carnival games are on the elevated portion towards the Sports Book.
Golfer John Daly reportedly lost a coupla million dollars playing a $500 slot machine in the high limit platform - too bad they've never had a $500 slot machine.
Does Bally's Las Vegas have casino comps?
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