$$$$**Official TMB Las Vegas Thread**$$$$

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

  1. xec

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    When the virus hit China I cancelled our April trip to Vegas because: 1) Top international destination with boo coo Asian visitors, 2) Vegas is the ultimate “me first” culture, no one is going to take precautions in order to protect others, 3) Being jammed like sardines into the casino floors, shopping corridors, Strip sidewalks, and Fremont Street.
     
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  2. ono

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    My conference in May was canceled.

    Feelsbadman
     
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  3. Han Solo

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    Have a trip booked for May 29-June 1. I’m holding out hope but I think I know how this will go
     
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  4. xec

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    Han Solo: I have a bad feeling about this.
     
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  5. Han Solo

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    MGM closing all hotels/casinos in LV starting March 17. If that shit doesn’t make you concerned about the Coronavirus, then I dunno if anything will.
     
  6. devine

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    Link? Haven’t seen this
     
  7. racer

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  8. devine

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    Tens of thousands of people without jobs for at least months there. That’s heartbreaking
     
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  9. xec

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    It is. And the worst school system in the country is going to take a huge tax revenue hit.
     
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  11. devine

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    Any update on this?
     
  12. C Yank

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    Hotels are closed, so not going now. Full hotel refund and flight credit.
     
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  13. devine

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    Creepy

     
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  14. xec

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  15. Hokeamania

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  16. xec

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    What about the interventions MGM asks about?
     
  17. Hokeamania

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    Don't care about any of that, but if I can't smoke my cigars, I'll be agitated. And LO-fucking-L at the goddamn Hoover Dam.
     
  18. xec

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    I didn’t even see a Hoover Dam reference. I doubt the No Smoking option gets a lot of support from the Noir and Platinum crowd. My biggest issue was limiting entrance to resort guests. I like the idea of keeping the street people out, but I also like to visit other properties when I’m there.
     
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  19. Hokeamania

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    Yeah, I feel the same way. But I go to Vegas to visit the other properties, too, and not being able to get to my favorite restaurants for example, would be a massive negative. Really, I go to Vegas for the social experience, so I'm not sure what that looks like.

    This was the Hoover Dam thing:

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  20. racer

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    This has gone too far.
     
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  21. NineteenNine

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    Vegas won’t be “normal” for a long time.

     
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  22. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    MGM is real lucky they sold off their land for that few billion cash to keep them afloat.
     
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  23. xec

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    The money was going to be used for the resort in Japan. So many plans have bit the dust.
     
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  24. xec

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  25. racer

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  26. xec

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  27. The Hebrew Husker

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    Not sure I expect anything less than Fremont Street, but based on the videos I’ve seen of the reopening we might be back on lockdown by about July when “Wave 2” hits.



     
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  28. xec

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  30. xec

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  31. xec

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  32. racer

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    Oh no.
     
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  33. ShuPoor

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    As shitty as the Luxor is, I do not like this trend of getting rid of casinos with a theme
     
  34. racer

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    I actually like Luxor a lot. It has a relaxed or calm vibe to it. Not sure how to best describe it.
    Excalibur is filthy and ugly, but I appreciate it.
     
  35. comrade static

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  36. xec

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    I like it too. The steakhouse there is very good. My guess is that MGM regrets all of the air space that could be filled with guest rooms.
     
  37. Bulworth

    Bulworth Obscenity?

    I will not stand for this act of aggression. I'll handcuff myself to the god damn doors, if I have to.

    The Luxor is old enough, its starting to be looked at fondly the way we looked at The Sands, the Sahara, The Flamingo, all the "Old" Las Vegas casinos.
     
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  38. racer

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    Hate to break it to you, but looking at it like the Sands doesn’t bode well.
     
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  39. Bulworth

    Bulworth Obscenity?

    Shut up.

    Shut your god damn mouth. LEAVE MY VEGAS ALONE.
     
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  40. racer

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    If I had my way it would be:

    Stratosphere

    Sahara

    CC/Riviera

    Stardust /Wynncore

    TI/Palazzo

    Mirage/Venetian

    Harrahs & Royale

    CP/ Imperial Palace & O’Shea’s

    Flamingo

    Bellagio/Bally’s & Paris

    Cosmo/Aladdin

    Aria & City Center

    Monte Carlo

    NYNY/MGM with the cartoon lion

    Excalibur/Trop

    Luxor

    Mandalay Bay


    Downtown would have Fitz instead of the D, Lady Luck instead of Grand, and LV Club in it’s old spot.


    Full theme on all of it, of course. I never knew the sands or dunes myself.
     
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  41. xec

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  42. EMAW FC

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    Being back Bills Gambling Hall (although I do like the Cromwell)
     
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  43. racer

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    Shit I totally forgot to add that. Give it to me as Barbary Coast.
     
  44. devine

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  45. xec

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  46. xec

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  47. Eathan Edwards

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    Going out there this week - going to be a very odd trip to say the least.
     
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  48. 941Gator

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    Bars are closed fwiw
     
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  49. racer

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    That was the first restaurant I ever went to in Las Vegas back in 2009. Used a Travel Zoo deal for lunch on the first day of my first trip. I was pumped. I can’t remember the food, though. Sad to see it go.
     
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  50. Nole0515

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    Who wants to buy it in a year? when Covid is under control
     
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