vespajet

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I am a Vegas fiend. Just about any show that comes on about Las Vegas and the casinos, I'm watching it. I've lost count on how many times I watched "Casino" and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". I'd rather take a four hour flight (and the two hours at the airport prior to departure) than to drive the six (plus) hours to Biloxi or Tunica (Although with the Golden Nugget headed to Biloxi, I may have to take a trip to the Gulf Coast now.).



The Deets

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, US
Website: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/vespajet
Casino Game: I'll Bet on Anything That Moves




Vegas Fave 10 (The Hard Way)

1: Walking around early in the morning. It's quite surreal.
2: The wide variety of food choices.
3: Cheap gaming Downtown
4: Walking down the street with a cigar in one hand and a drink in the other, and nobody gives you an odd look.
5: The Rat Pack.
6: Wayne Fucking Newton.
7: Downtown Vegas. Walk a few blocks and you're on Skid Row.
8: Booze Booze and more booze.
9: You can practically see the world without leaving the Strip.
10: Pulling up to the gate @ LAS and getting off of the plane.


ShoutOuts

Wanna play Parcheesi?

Shouted on Thursday, 9th May 2013 by Chuckmonster

Less than 100 days !!!!!!!!

Shouted on Thursday, 7th February 2013 by donnymac66

Post VIMFP shoutout - hard to believe I've been gone 28 days already...

Shouted on Friday, 9th November 2012 by toastcmu

Ease back and count your stack, wack jack with a million dollar snack. Cold #vimping with the vespachimpjimping. the pimp?

Shouted on Monday, 10th September 2012 by Chuckmonster

#OccupyFlamingo. #VIMFP.

Shouted on Friday, 11th May 2012 by MeltYrselfDown

I shout out your excellent taste in beer!

Shouted on Tuesday, 11th October 2011 by DenverGambler

You're a funny cat. Let's be fake internet friends.

Shouted on Friday, 3rd September 2010 by Misnomer

I see from your changed countdown clock that you have the dates figured out for the Trop trip! Have a great time too bad we won't see you at the start of October.

Shouted on Thursday, 26th August 2010 by donnymac66

Vespajet we have to get the Trop to open the High Limit room at the same time as the re-opening Gala, would make for a great trip report.

Shouted on Wednesday, 25th August 2010 by jinx73

You lucky bastard!! Congrats on the win.... keep em gigglin my friend!!

Shouted on Tuesday, 17th August 2010 by Spyder

Yo Vespa, shout out to the Georgia boy. Thanks for your posts.

Shouted on Monday, 5th July 2010 by BigHoss

Well we do have a bet you have to repay, so like Don said, I'll leave enuff for you to pay us back!!! See ya in 58 days or so!

Shouted on Wednesday, 14th April 2010 by Spyder

We will make sure to leave at least 2 PBRs, one for you and one for me so you can payoff the bet

Shouted on Monday, 12th April 2010 by donnymac66

Hey there Vespajet. It looks like you will be in Vegas the same time as me! cool! I will be sure to have a drink FOR you if I can't have one WITH you! Thanks for all your great posts here!

Shouted on Friday, 29th January 2010 by mrdoopey

3 days till you are back at the happiest place on earth! Wish I could be there with ya. Have fun, win money and post lots on twitter!

Shouted on Monday, 23rd November 2009 by donnymac66

V-jet, me and DonnyMac are gonna be in the happiest place on earth the same time as you!! We gonna be down on Freemont from the 28th till the 1st - if yer around we should try fer a VT hookup!! Beers and deepfried twinkies, you can't go wrong!

Shouted on Sunday, 15th March 2009 by Spyder

Another east coaster! Woohoo! Yeah I've seen the meatspin clip before. It's horrible. You want to look away but you can't!

Shouted on Tuesday, 12th August 2008 by RockChickX51

Shout out to Vespajet the best comment poster on VT!

Shouted on Friday, 5th May 2006 by Chuckmonster

Hi, my name is Steve Wynn and this is my new hotel. It's the only one i've ever put my name on.

Shouted on Saturday, 29th April 2006 by stevewynn


My Posse

donnymac66    spyder   



Fave Joints

Caesars Palace

I finally had the chance to stay at Caesars thanks to a really awesome Total Rewards rate. I had originally booked a room in the Forum Tower but was offered an upgrade to the Augustus Tower for an extra $40/night (which was worth it considering that what I paid for three nights in that tower is about what one night in that tower costs on the weekends). Nice room, and the Augustus Tower is the closest to the lobby as well as Central (the former Augustus Cafe). I would stay there again if the price was right.

Golden Gate

Updating my opinions based on my stay in June. Not all of the rooms are tiny and cramped, nor do all of them have closet-sized bathroom. I hit the jackpot and had a room on the fourth floor that was quite roomy and had a decent sized bathroom with a shower that had a showerhead that I didn't have to kneel under to use. It's a bit noisier in the evenings and into the early mornings due to the goings on in the area of the ONE Bar. One huge plus now is DuPar's replacing the Bay City Diner. I ate there four times during my last trip. Awesome food and is the best coffeeshop Downtown.

Golden Nugget

Still the class of Downtown. The Rush Tower rooms are excellent, but even the Gold Tower rooms are quite nice and are a good bargain. Some of the food options are middle of the road chain style restuarants, but there's plenty of other places to eat within walking distance....

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Rating is based off of restaurants and bars alone, as over the course of three trips, I've eaten at six restaurants and could hang out at the Chandelier bar all day...... I may spend a few nights there this fall.

Vdara

Some may have issues with the hotel being a non-smoking and non-gaming property, but I don't. Bellagio, Cosmo and Aria are all a short walk away from Vdara when one needs to satisfy their gambling needs. The only things that are keeping this from being a 6 rating is the shortcomings of the housekeeping staff. When I checked into my room and started looking through the cabinets in the kitchenette, there was an empty Chivas bottle in one of them that looked like it had been there a bit as the bottle was bone dry. The last two days of my trip, housekeeping failed to replenish the coffee fixings packets so I couldn't have a cup of coffee and in the time it would have taken for someone to bring up said packets, I could have walked over to Aria and gotten coffee at Jean Philippe. However, they did do something that impressed me. Most of my last day in Vegas I spend chilling out in the room and had the do not disturb light on. While getting ready to go out for the night, housekeeping left a message on the room phone asking if I required any housekeeping. However, what goodwill they gained after forgetting to replenish the coffee supplies the day before was lost when they failed to leave them again. My only real issues with the room (Vdara Suite) were the pillows on the bed as well as some shortcomings with the blackout shades. The pillows were long narrow pillows that were too small for most folks. My freaking huge melon barely fit onto them. As for the blackout curtains in the bedroom, there were gaps between the panels that let in enough light to be bothersome. The ones in the living room did a better job., but sleeping on the couch or using the pull-out bed in it was not something I wanted to do. More than likely, Vdara will be my home base for future stays on The Strip.

Flamingo

Not too bad of a joint. The Wildlife Habitat is a great place to decompress after a session at the tables.

Harrah's

It's not too bad of a place to stay. My rooms weren't too bad, but hell I thought the rooms at the Riv my first trip were nice. The gaming is a wee bit tight, but heck, I'd rather go over to O'Sheas anyway.

Tropicana

The renovations are nice (Thanks again to the Trop and VT for the two free nights.), but I just didn't get a good vibe from the place. One of the pluses for it is location. Quick walk to the MGM Grand (where I did the bulk of my gambling the two nights I stayed at the Trop) and a short cab ride to the airport. The food options didn't pique my interests and the Las Vegas Mob Experience was a bit meh (granted I was not seeing the finished project and the exhibit was in previews) but was worth the $5.

Binion's Closed Hotel & Open Gambling Hall

Still one of my favorite spots Downtown even with the hotel side closed (although reports are that they are renovating the rooms and may reopen in the near future). I miss the old Binion's Coffee Shop (The converted snack bar they call the coffee shop is not the same.) though.

El Cortez

Old School Vegas at it's best.

Bally's Las Vegas

The North Tower is the place to stay at Bally's, as the rooms are closer to the casino (and the monorail station) as well as a being a bit larger and nicer than the South Tower. Ideally located plus with the monorail station, both ends of the Strip are easily accessible. Plus with the easy access to Paris, plenty of excellent food options within a short walk.

The Quad

Not the nicest of hotels, but for the location and the price, you can't beat it. Stayed there back in March of '06 (Deluxe room with a semi obscured view of the Strip. I could see part of Caesars and most of the Bellagio) and did quite well in the casino, winning $500 on a penny slot (ended up donating $100 of it back a little while later at the craps table). The Teahouse is not very good, and leaves a lot to be desired.

Riviera

Old school and proud of it. Stayed here my first trip to Vegas in 2004. Room suited me fine, as I don't care as long as the bed is comfy. If the new ownership wants to keep the Old Vegas vibe, they need to restore the front to the old look. The buffet here was o.k., the coffeeshop was better IMHO.

Main Street Station

Not too bad of a place in terms of gaming. The 777 Brewpub has some good beers and the buffet isn't too bad either.



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