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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by racer, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Han Solo

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    Sign up for Hyatt CC. They match to the 2nd tier of MLife (pearl? Silver? I have no idea). At that level I mainly play $10 craps and $10 BJ and some $.25 Video Poker and my wife does some small slot play. We usually get rolling comp offers at the casinos we play at most (NYNY and MGM Grand) every 6 months but lots of time we get 3 night offers from all MLife hotels. We try to go once (maybe twice...cheap from Portland) a year to ensure the comps keep rolling in.
     
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  2. Han Solo

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    And we almost always get $50 or $100 in both FreePlay and F&B credit. We are far from high rollers and we typically break about even or leave slightly up including food and bevs.
     
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  3. Lyrtch

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    if you sign up for the hyatt card visit the credit card thread for a referral or uhh just pm me

    wanted to do march madness this year but didn't get it planned before other shit got in the way
     
  4. tjosu

    tjosu This is kind of like the breakfast club, huh?
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    Also on this note, with the Hyatt card you get a free night at a category 1-4 hotel every year and Park MGM is cat 4. Not the best use of that free night, but it's another option
     
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  5. PCH

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  6. xec

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    2nd tier is Pearl. Other benefits of Pearl and above:
    1) go to the front of the line at MGM resorts buffets.
    2) free parking at MGM resorts.
     
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  7. Eathan Edwards

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    My god at the snapchats from this weekend from AVN.

    I couldn’t make it but one of my business partners is out there and it’s just ridiculous.
     
  8. psimp7

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    Anyone eaten at Camelot Steakhouse at Excalibur? Is it worth eating at with $100 off if you spend $200?
     
  9. bwi2

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    I can't imagine any food at Excalibur is worth $100, much less $200.
     
  10. Gallant Knight

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    Yeah I’ve never set foot in Excalibur but I would say probably don’t do that

    But at the same time, people have said that circus circus has a good steakhouse. So who knows
     
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  11. PCH

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    This. $100 for a prime steak meal is a great deal in vegas
     
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  12. IanC

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    Is it like Medievil Times on Cable Guy? I'd pay $100 for that.
     
  13. racer

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    Any steakhouse at an MGM property has to be worth half off, right?
     
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  14. PCH

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    xec does mgm use the same food suppliers across the different properties?
     
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  15. xec

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    The Camelot Steakhouse deal is a very good one. Go for it. And, yes, the Circus Circus Steakhouse is terrific. One of the things we did at MGM while I was there was to standardize and centralize the cuts and supplier. It was crazy when I got there. Every Chef had his/her preferred cuts and supplier. A single restaurant would have several different meat suppliers. I’m pretty sure most Chefs were getting under the table kickbacks from their suppliers. To the company it was a very costly business model. By standardizing and centralizing steaks and most other products we saved the company millions annually. That’s one reason steak meal prices haven’t haven’t gone up significantly for guests. The MGM Executive Chef is a stickler for quality raw materials. He absolutely will not compromise quality.
     
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  16. PCH

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    A prime steak from circus circus, Excalibur , etc is the same as a prime steak from aria or bellagio. Nice!
     
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  17. xec

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    As a raw product yes. However many restaurants dry age their steaks while others do not. And the ageing times vary. Spice profiles will also differ. The cooking method differs too. Some restaurants have wood fired broilers, some do not. There can be other differences too.
     
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  18. Gallant Knight

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    Makes me want to change my reservation this Saturday from craftsteak to cut
     
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  19. devine

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    Feel like I’m the only person that doesn’t care about steak when I’m in Vegas. Takes too much room up in my tummy
     
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  20. bwi2

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    I feel like there are so many better options in that city than getting a steak from a cookie cutter steakhouse.
     
  21. devine

    devine hi, i am user devine
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    That place I got tacos was really good
     
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  22. scatman duse

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    Tacos El Gordo? If not you need to get there when you go
     
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  23. PCH

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    Same here. I can always get an amazing steak at home in Atlanta.


    Beauty and Essex, Picasso, lago, jukian Serrano, Giada, etc etc are way more interesting.
     
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  24. xec

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    I will bet that most posters here feel like you do. Steak restaurants are a safe choice when it’s a fairly large group. I rarely had steak when I lived there. The city has almost every cuisine imaginable. All of which are perfectly executed and which you cannot get in many cites.
     
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  25. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    always enjoy your posts fwiw :respek:
     
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  26. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    Also worth adding that there is a Nobu in Vegas for those that like Japense.
     
  27. devine

    devine hi, i am user devine
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    Yes
     
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  28. devine

    devine hi, i am user devine
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    Can’t wait for March madness
     
  29. xec

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    :heythere:
     
  30. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    Why did you move?
     
  31. xec

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    I retired last March (I’m an old dude). I came back to Utah to make improvements to my property in order to put it on the market in another year or so. I plan to move back to Vegas. I enjoyed living there.
     
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  32. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    You can’t stay in a place for too long, I understand. Secret is safe with us.
     
  33. xec

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    I actually like Northern Utah from mid-Spring through mid -Autumn. But every year I despise the cold and snow more than in the previous year.
     
  34. IanC

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    I'm the same. I can get a good steak any day of the year.
     
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  35. IanC

    IanC I'm sorry, the card says Moops
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    The most fun I've had at a meal was at Rose Rabbit Lie with the Vegas Nocturne show afterwards.
     
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  36. xec

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    When was that?
     
  37. IanC

    IanC I'm sorry, the card says Moops
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    Probably 5 years ago by now. I Spiegelworld left, and apparently come back, but we went there when they were on their original run.

    It was before I had kids when I still had money to spend on nonsense like trips to Las Vegas
     
  38. xec

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    The Executive Chef at Rose.Rabbit.Lie at the time later became the Executive Chef at Aria. He’s now the EC at Bellagio. At the time it was one of the “must” places to go in Vegas. Glad you got to do it.
     
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  39. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    Just realized Tao is what I was thinking of...

    https://taolasvegas.com/menus/
     
  40. xec

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    I went there one time and one time only because the service was the worst that I have ever experienced in Vegas. I wrote a blistering review on TripAdvisor. It’s a popular place, but I don’t know why.
     
  41. bwi2

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  42. EMAW FC

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    anyone gone to the opium show at cosmo? i heard it was disappointing initially but they've made tweaks to the show.

    big fan of absinthe at caesars so i'm hoping they could right the ship
     
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  43. psimp7

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    Isn’t Absinthe outside of Ceasers?
     
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  44. PCH

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    Yea. Don't think think Caesar actually lived there though . Fwiw
     
  45. EMAW FC

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    you right, got them mixed up
     
  46. devine

    devine hi, i am user devine
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    2 weeks boys
     
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  47. Gallant Knight

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    after being there super bowl weekend (not for the actual super bowl, but to see lady gaga) i have no desire to ever go for march madness. the lines and table limits were insane.
     
  48. PCH

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    Lol you're hooked aren't you?
     
  49. devine

    devine hi, i am user devine
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    I love the city, this will be my second time and hopefully third will be this fall
     
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  50. Gaknight

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    7 days starting tomorrow

    ugh