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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
i meant there were children running around in the casinos.

and?
post #17 of 36
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
Generally Vegas is pretty casual, but the nicer restaurants have people dressed up quite well, at least as well as people at nicer restaurants in other cities.

I had dinner at Le Circque last year and was the only patron wearing a suit, or a tie, or even a coat. On the plus side nobody had on a baseball cap, and I don't think the waiter told me his name.
post #18 of 36
Okay, seriously. What is so wrong with a waiter telling you their name? It's unfortunate that Las Vegas isn't quite as Bondian as I thought, but not surprising either.
post #19 of 36
Depends on who you are with/where you plan on hanging out. One of the reasons I love going to Vegas is that I can dress as snazzy as I like without feeling awkward. I usually stay at a nicer hotel and go to the nicer clubs (working in the entertainment industry has its perks in helping avoid lines ) which have dress codes and do not usually let 'frat guys' in the door.....If you go with guys to party and stay at Hooters then dressing up may seem weird.......If it is a walk from hotel to hotel playing $2 blackjack and getting shitfaced trip then shorts/flip-flops is the norm I suppose.........although I would usually avoid these types of trips.
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Originally Posted by retronotmetro
and?
and... nothing. i just didn't know they were allowed in casinos. since when is drinking and gambling family entertainment?
post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by Englandmj7
Depends on who you are with/where you plan on hanging out. One of the reasons I love going to Vegas is that I can dress as snazzy as I like without feeling awkward. I usually stay at a nicer hotel and go to the nicer clubs (working in the entertainment industry has its perks in helping avoid lines ) which have dress codes and do not usually let 'frat guys' in the door.....If you go with guys to party and stay at Hooters then dressing up may seem weird.......If it is a walk from hotel to hotel playing $2 blackjack and getting shitfaced trip then shorts/flip-flops is the norm I suppose.........although I would usually avoid these types of trips.

what's a good hotel there? i was told the bellagio was nice, but the people there were dressed like the tourists at venice beach. i didn't have a chance to visit the nightclubs (again, i blame my friends) but i assume the crowd would be better dressed.
post #22 of 36
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
what's a good hotel there? i was told the bellagio was nice, but the people there were dressed like the tourists at venice beach. i didn't have a chance to visit the nightclubs (again, i blame my friends) but i assume the crowd would be better dressed.
you want "THE hotel" at Mandalay Bay, which is a more upscale hotel at the Mandalay Bay complex. http://www.thehotelatmandalaybay.com/
post #23 of 36
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say a condom.
post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
and... nothing. i just didn't know they were allowed in casinos. since when is drinking and gambling family entertainment?

Children are not allowed in casinos, even in Las Vegas. It is illegal. It's just that some establishments (Bellagio, not going for the family crowd anyway) police this, and others (Excalibur) do not.

I lived in Vegas for six months in 2000, accounting for my semi-expertise. It is a decidedly odd place.
post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by Mark_Y
Over the last 10-15 years, Vegas has really gone down hill as far as the way people dress. I've seen better dressed people in Walmart...

Years ago, in the evening, it was not uncommon to see half the blackjack tables filled with gentlemen in ties and ladies in evening gowns. You sure won't see that today.

Vegas today, while it can still be fun, is a dump.

During my time in Las Vegas, I found that the best casino for people-watching and attempts at stylish (if trendy) dress was the Hard Rock, about a mile off the strip. A lot of celebrities hang out there, unsurprisingly. Dennis Rodman's birthday party was going on one night while I was there.

The Hard Rock is also the most Euro-elegant of the casinos, small and sharp compared to, say, the caverns at the MGM Grand. The hotel is pleasing, too, with a Miami Beach-ian curvature.

Bellagio and Mandalay Bay are nice, the Venetian is decidedly faux, and I haven't seen the casinos that have opened in the past few years (such as Wynn Las Vegas, which replaced the last true Rat Pack-era casino, the Desert Inn). But the Hard Rock would be my first choice as a place to have a good time in Las Vegas.
post #26 of 36
I was in Vegas also last week. We stayed at the Wynn and dressed every day for my business meetings and every evening for dinner.

Many of the patrons were dressed well. And in fact only a few looked like they had walked in from outside, probably because it is at the end of the current strip.

We did walk over to the shops in the Venetian one evening and immediately left....it looked like a zoo. Was crowded and was full of tourists from "wherever".

So you need to be careful where you stay.

Perry
post #27 of 36
I've never been to Vegas and now I know why. Thanks for the heads up.
post #28 of 36
imo, vegas is vegas. people of all demographics, economic standing, ethincity, creed, persuasion, beliefs (well except perhaps moslems), age and whatever flock there. businesses there were established to cater to all these needs. different people have different standards, and as long as people dont p*ss me off they're alright. everyone goes to vegas to have fun, even the ones in "wal-mart gear".
post #29 of 36
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Children are not allowed in casinos, even in Las Vegas. It is illegal. It's just that some establishments (Bellagio, not going for the family crowd anyway) police this, and others (Excalibur) do not. I lived in Vegas for six months in 2000, accounting for my semi-expertise. It is a decidedly odd place.
That depends how you look at it. Children of any age can walk through casinos, and whilst they may not be hanging out, a slow trot through the tables is enough to make their presence widely known. Even if there is a law NO casinos enforce it as people usually have to cross the floor to get to their rooms. matadorpoeta - I agree with pkincy that the Wynn is an excellent hotel with a much more mature demographic and a more mature price as well! Not to mention their pool is a European/topless pool. My boss played water polo with two topless Swiss models last time he stayed there Unfortunately it is not directly on the strip but a 5-minute cab ride can fix that. The Bellagio and the Venetian are ok, but I really like Caesar's as it is so enormous and has several good restaurants/clubs. As far as going out goes, just don't get caught in traps like Body English @ the Hard Rock or the two clubs at the Palms unless you know someone and can avoid the lines which otherwise you may find yourself waiting in for up to 3 hours (if you are stupid enough to do so of course ). And for the reasons you complained of before absolutely DO NOT stay at Hard Rock or Palms unless you are solely going there for the night to pick up a lovely lass (most beautiful girls are at these two hotels/their clubs), but alas, with them brings thousands of guys in bootcut jeans, untucked stipey shirts, gelled hair, Doc Martens, and pukka shell necklaces. I assume this is not your crowd.
post #30 of 36
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Originally Posted by Englandmj7

As far as going out goes, just don't get caught in traps like Body English @ the Hard Rock or the two clubs at the Palms unless you know someone and can avoid the lines which otherwise you may find yourself waiting in for up to 3 hours (if you are stupid enough to do so of course ). And for the reasons you complained of before absolutely DO NOT stay at Hard Rock or Palms unless you are solely going there for the night to pick up a lovely lass (most beautiful girls are at these two hotels/their clubs), but alas, with them brings thousands of guys in bootcut jeans, untucked stipey shirts, gelled hair, Doc Martens, and pukka shell necklaces. I assume this is not your crowd.

if only i had known about this earlier, i would have spent all my time at the wynn pool, the palms, and the hard rock!

but alas, i'm now going in another direction (see "christian websites" thread.)
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