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Your worst Vegas experience?

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Your worst Vegas experience?

This talk about putting an NBA team in Vegas reminded me of the worst time I've ever had in Vegas, one of the worst I've ever had anywhere for that matter. The 2007 NBA All Star game weekend. A total nightmare. I stayed at the Wynn and saw two of the most spectacular fights in the casino that I've ever seen. It was Chinese New Years and many of the Asian guests were afraid to leave their rooms. I saw Steve Nash in the elevator and he said the same thing. He wasn't leaving his hotel room. There was almost a "Marshall Law" sense that prevaded the city that weekend.

When I got back, I was shocked to hear how little press coverage there was. Friends said that the media reports said the event was great. I was there and great is the last thing I'd call it.

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I had a horrible experience at the Wynn a few years ago. It was about 2:00 pm and the casino was dead. We had been walking around and my hubby had a beer. I sat down at one of the bar's and put $50.00 in the Video poker machine. There was only one other person sitting at the bar. Two bartenders were behind the bar. I sat there for over 20 min's and noone ever offered me a drink. Then they had the nerve to come over and tell my hubby that he needed to put his beer in a cup. This really rubbed me the wrong way. That is the first and last time we ever gamble or stroll through the Wynn.

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" When I got back, I was shocked to hear how little press coverage there was."

Not surprising at all, do you actually think LV needs or wants bad publicity; they have enough trouble with crime and gangs as it is.

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Copied from a recent trip report - Paris Hotel

Friday was check out so we headed for Cafe Madelleine for a continental breakfast. Elevators malfunctioned, so we got off on the 8th floor after being stuck for a few minutes. One of the passengers managed to pry the doors opened. Don't know where the others went, but we headed down the stairs with another couple. It is disgusting on the stairways. Lots of trash.and dead roaches (glad none were alive), Coffee cups and human body fluids ('nough said) all over the stairs and landings. Couldn't open the doors to get back into the hotel. Finally made it to the ground floor and found a door that opened to the outside. Whew!

Asked to speak with a manager. He had no idea that there had been a problem with the elevators. According to him, the hotel does not warn guests. Honestly. His attitude was that Engineering

would fix the problem. No need for guests to be informed. He even tried to blame the guests for the deplorable conditions described by us in the stair ways. He admitted to never having inspected the area. I turned down his offer for a free buffet. I had visions of roaches and other disgusting things on my mind. Besides, we were leaving in a couple of hours. Not that it mattered. He never even asked us our names. A follow up apology would have been appreciated.

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Flamingo. August, 2010. Had the Parasite Garden Buffet for dinner. Afterwards, sought out the only 3:2 blackjack table in the casino. Ironically enough, it was the only empty BJ table in the place. Proceeded to lose $330 in 15 minutes. Definitely my worst Vegas experience!!!!

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My first trip 20 years ago. I booked a 'package' deal and stayed in the Stardust "motel" section in back - rooms were God awful. That was before the Vegas boom, luckily we kept coming back for the gambling and boy have things changed. Now we go every year!

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We had a late dinner at Craftsteak and they ran out of chocolate lava cake. That is about the worst thing I can think of.

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Ellis Island.

Went at the request of a friend a few years ago. I'm a good friend. Swore I'd never go again.

A few weeks ago a relative asked me to join them. They're at the end of life and trying to make a trip around the world in less than a year. Of course I went.

Filthy, disgusting and nasty. i do not understand why people dine here. This is not a "dive" to be enjoyed - it is filthy place that for some reason people think is good because it is fairly cheap.

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"We had a late dinner at Craftsteak and they ran out of chocolate lava cake. That is about the worst thing I can think of."

LOL too funny, Life is good!

My worst experience was my infamous downgrade at Flamingo to a regular Deluxe room (which was horrible and uncomfortable) from a fully prepaid months in advance GO room I had booked through the hotel. Never again.

As a follow up, I just got back from a stay which had a couple of nights at Flamingo in a GO room with view and it was a great trip.

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best things to do in las vegas please

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I hit a royal flush at the Golden Nugget late one night but only had two coins bet.

Another visit I was playing 3CP at the Hard Rock with my friend who loves the game and was doing well. I on the other hand lost 24 out of 26 hands before I wised up and switched to blackjack.

Yeah, some hotels, meals, etc are better than others, but I've been lucky and not had any that I'd describe as "terrible."