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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
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However, it can absolutely be a good time for a few days with some buddies.


Yep. it's not what it used to be, but you can still have a good time. If the doctor says I have two weeks to live, I might could have a hell of a week there.
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ClientNumber9
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
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I’ve been to Vegas at least once a year since ‘06. My last trip was 2018. It’s a tourist trap no and people are getting nickel and dimed to death. Resort fee, parking fee, Black jack 6:5 odds, craps odds are laughable, over priced food, tight comps. Don’t even bring up car rental and the fees associated with it.


This. It pains me to say it because I've seen it change over the past 20 years. It used to be great but for all the reasons above, it's gotten unbearable.

And you're right about the clubs. They're $20 for standard cover, way more if you want to actually enter the club without standing in a line. Drinks are $10-15 and they try to upsell you to death.

But the most obscene cost to me is the resort fee. They advertise the room for $95, then tack on $40 a night? Because you have a gym? frick you.

By the time you get done with the parking fees, you're paying double the cost of the room.


theantiquetiger
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
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But the most obscene cost to me is the resort fee.


Plus, they say free Wifi, but they fail to tell you its for only 2 devices, after that its $15 per device, per day.

I got to give the Flamingo props, I was stuck there two extra days due to the storm. They discounted my two nights because the have a "Duress fee" and they waved the extra wifi fees for those two days because I said I needed to check on line a lot to monitor the storm, flights, etc. Over all, they gave me over $200 off for the two nights (which were weekend nights)


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bagboy333
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
I will never forget the rage that flowed through me when I returned my rental car. More than double the price advertised online b.c. of fees.

They charge you the online price when you pick up the car. When you return the car they give you the receipt with the tacked on fees.

I budgeted for the trip, so I literally didn't have the money. So not only did I not have money for the fees, but now I'm paying interest b.c. I placed it on a card.

This was pre-Uber days.


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Winston Cup
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
i thoroughly enjoy sitting in the sportsbook on nfl sunday in a jersey drinking beer and watching all the games

everything else sucks

except the rhino


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The Spleen
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
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How many of you did other things besides stay on the Strip?



We barely left the MGM Grand when I went. We walked up and down the strip one night, but after seeing a couple of fist fights, that got old. I forget what was going on when we were there, but it was packed.

I spent most of my time at one of the pools.


Popths
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
We like to people watch. Vegas has some of the best. Don’t drink nor gamble. It’s what you make it.


BottomlandBrew
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
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How many of you did other things besides stay on the Strip?


Outside the strip is even more depressing. Nothing but strip centers and endless housing that all looks the same. I have to leave the city limits and get out in the desert to enjoy myself. It's beautiful outside the city.

Now I'm sure there are decent parts of the city, but I haven't been to them. I'm open to suggestions.


Mingo Was His NameO
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
If you can't have fun at the sports book, the pools, the casinos, restaurants, and nightlife that shits on you.

There is so much get off my lawn in this thread its sad


dallastiger55
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
My company does a week long conference in Vegas every year so it’s ruined the fun for me

It’s good for 2/3 days and by day 6 I’m about to die


rich4pres
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
I think it is according to what you do. My wife and I try a nice restaurant and go to a show or concert most nights ( and never stay more than four). We will gamble a little but that is not our priority. And we always fo to Freemont Street at least once for the free concerts. We always have a good time.


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ldts
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
I attended a conference there a couple years ago. I didn't care for it. Too many people there.


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jmarto1
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
You guys need to get out to Mt. Charleston, Valley of Fire, and Red Rock. My hometown is nothing like I grew up with. The outdoor life there is fantastic though. Plus you have so many national parks within reach


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jimmy the leg
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
I don't mind Vegas, but it is like a casino, brothel, and souvenir shop had a threesome and the result was Sin City. Maybe that explains their version of the Eiffel Tower.


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yellowfin
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
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However, it can absolutely be a good time for a few days with some buddies.


After last trip I’ve decided it Friday - Sunday only

Also going prepared to spend money and leaving anyone on a tight budget home


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632627
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
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that said, I don't gamble and the entertainment/nightlife is not my cup of tea...


Honestly, if you don’t do either of these things, there’s a good chance you won’t enjoy Vegas (or at least the LV strip). Vegas has always been about gambling, but in the last 10 years or so the day & night club scene has exploded.

I’m 37, married with 2 kids. I have zero desire to take my family there. But I go with my friends and have a blast a few times a year. As others have mentioned, you need to be prepared to spend a lot of money, leave your broke friends at home, and only go for 1 or 2 nights. Also, stay inside of the casinos and off the street. LV Blvd is an absolute shite show.
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iron banks
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
It is all fraud on your senses. Been twice with no need to ever go back.


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The Spleen
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
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If you can't have fun at the sports book, the pools, the casinos, restaurants, and nightlife that shits on you.




I never said I didn't have fun in Vegas, just that I found it overrated. I will say I probably would have had a better time going with people whose interests were more in line with mine. The group I went with spent a bulk of the time gambling.

I spent more time with a couple from Austin, TX I met there than I did with the people I traveled with.

Vegas just isn't my thing from what I saw of it.


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harro
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
It's definitely changed. I remember when I first started going there (about 15 years ago), they used to beg you to go there with cheap flights/hotels. My buddies and I used to make weekend trips to booze and gamble for less than $400 (flights and hotel included). You're looking at $7-800 for a weekend trip now and everything there is overpriced. Not to mention crappy odds on table games, just makes it undesirable now.


memphis tiger
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re: Who here thinks Las Vegas sucks?
I wouldn’t say it sucks. But I do think it is an overrated destination.

I’ve been a couple of times, and while it can make for a fun weekend, I have no personal desire to go back.



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