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Michigan Dale
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« on: November 23, 2005, 12:12:37 PM »

Perhaps our 'Vegas Connection' and others can fill us in on what they consider to be the best racebooks in Vegas?   I haven't been there in a few years and may be planning a trip within the next couple of months.  Many to choose from, I'm sure, but which ones are considered the 'best?'   Have to go to Reno in March on business but really don't care for the place and the racebooks I've been to in that city.   Would appreciate any info.
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2005, 01:20:00 PM »

Dale here is a list of books you will enjoy and some to stay away from good luck!!!

                          Best                                           Worst

1) The Bellagio                                               1) The MGM

2) The Wynn                                                 2) Ceasars Palace

3) The Mirage                                                3) The Paris

4) The Mandalay Bay                                       4) Flamingo Hilton

5) Ballys                                                         5) The Palms


The books under the best have the most comfortable surroundings and the best tellers, threr arent any SAM machines out here in Vegas so be prepared to go up to a teller to place your bets.
The books under the worst are that because of the HORRIBLE tellers they have and also the lack of knowledgeable horse people that run them!!!..........Good luck!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2005, 01:56:33 PM »

Thanks - this is valuable information and it will surely come in handy.
I particularly like that you indicated which ones to avoid as which ones you feel are the best.   
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2005, 02:41:07 PM »

Bob Mueller likes the racebook at " TI " ( Treasures Island )
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2005, 02:59:58 PM »

sn\dn

My wife and I are kicking around the idea of week in march. How far in advance would you recommend booking at the bellagio??
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2005, 03:04:30 PM »

When in March? If its tward the end of March Book it NOW, they are totally full with every college kid in the USA watching and screaming for their team for March Madness college basketball games!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2005, 03:08:36 PM »

sn

thanks, i wasn't even thinking of march madness. we will avoid all of that for sure. With that in mind, it will be the beginning of the month, that always works into our schedule the best anyway!
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2005, 03:11:20 PM »

sn\dn

My wife and I are kicking around the idea of week in march. How far in advance would you recommend booking at the bellagio??

Bob Mueller always books a month in advance.
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2005, 03:13:31 PM »

dt2, you should be fine if its the first week. Let me know when youre here for sure I will hook you up with Crab leggs at the Buff!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2005, 03:19:21 PM »

sn


sounds great. what are the best golf course's out there?
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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2005, 03:39:34 PM »

There are tons, They are all pretty nice but make sure you take a ride out to Summerlin and stop at the Rampart casino then you can go play Angel Park or TPC at Summerlin they are both pretty much on the property!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2005, 03:46:56 PM »

sn

looks  like I'll be Set. i now know the best race books and where to play golf.


thanks for all your help!
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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2005, 04:30:05 PM »

sn

looks  like I'll be Set. i now know the best race books and where to play golf.


thanks for all your help!

dt2
         When you're out in Summerlin playing golf stop in at the Suncoast racebook, if you see me there I'll buy you a great corned beef at the Bagal Cafe deli behind the racebook. You'll like the racebook at the Suncoast. Swing by the new " Red Rock Station " casino being build in Summerlin that will open in March.

        Like SN said stop in at the Rampart Casino behind the Suncoast and visit a friend of ours who will hook you up with a buffet. 
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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2005, 05:16:09 PM »

thanks Dan and Scott.

I'll definitely look up  you guy's when we are out there. We have been talking about Vegas for sometime now, but it always seems we end up going to the Caribbean or Europe. I would say that it is 95% written in stone for this march!


once again thanks.
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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2005, 08:47:32 PM »

Scott,

Is Chuckie *** running the sports & horses at Caesars Palace?
If he is, no surprise it's not good.

He's a Chicago native...  Cheesy

How is the Hilton since Jay Kornegay took over?
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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2005, 10:04:44 PM »

Vegas Hilton best  book by far movie screens for tvs an great subs behind the book
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« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2005, 10:08:14 PM »

Vegas Hilton best  book by far movie screens for tvs an great subs behind the book

Too DARK. No good comps.
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« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2005, 11:56:03 PM »

Accually they remodeled and its pretty nice now with the new screens and such, good people are running it to. Off the strip but if you're that way its good!!!!
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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2005, 12:03:49 AM »

Accually they remodeled and its pretty nice now with the new screens and such, good people are running it to. Off the strip but if you're that way its good!!!!

Do they comp good now?


P.S.
     SN, did you hear what I heard tonight about the stewards telling a trainer he couldn't use Holland? Answer under the other topic.
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« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2005, 12:32:30 AM »

Hiltons great but doesnt carry Freehold which blows for harness fans
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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2005, 10:27:08 AM »

Dale here are my selections:

Bellagio
Ceasers
and Yes I really like the Rio's sports book too!

Good Luck when you go!
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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2005, 11:15:28 AM »

I really appreciate all this great inside info!   I'm getting so revved up that I may get there (Vegas) sooner than expected.   The betting sounds great, the food sounds great, and as for the weather.....oh my God, we've got the lake effect here in Michigan right now and its terrible.   I hate it......winds howling around 50-60 miles per hour, roads slick, snow blowing......
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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2005, 04:42:40 PM »

Dale here is a list of books you will enjoy and some to stay away from good luck!!!

                          Best                                           Worst

1) The Bellagio                                               1) The MGM

2) The Wynn                                                 2) Ceasars Palace

3) The Mirage                                                3) The Paris

4) The Mandalay Bay                                       4) Flamingo Hilton

5) Ballys                                                         5) The Palms


The books under the best have the most comfortable surroundings and the best tellers, threr arent any SAM machines out here in Vegas so be prepared to go up to a teller to place your bets.
The books under the worst are that because of the HORRIBLE tellers they have and also the lack of knowledgeable horse people that run them!!!..........Good luck!!

I hate to disagree on my first day on the board, but The Palms is a great book for action.  They could stand to have a few more open windows, but the babes are awesome and the food near it is too.  The Mirage is very large and I used to give them my business, but they took 20 minutes to do a couple of my IRS slips last time.  It cost me big time whem a horse named Whopper won at Balmoral.  I would bet 100 or 200 win on him every time.  I was at the Mirage for a batchelor party, and Whopper ended up paying 19/1 !  I always wheel horses like that in the exactsa too.  The slow service cost me at least 5 thousand bucks.  That woulda covered all the strippers and hookers we got all weekend.   I haven't been back since.
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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2005, 05:40:16 PM »

Then dont go to the Palms then because they have the WORST tellers in Vegas!!!!
I dont know about you but when I'm playing horses I dont need any outside distractions!!!!
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« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2005, 05:51:55 PM »

Then dont go to the Palms then because they have the WORST tellers in Vegas!!!!
I dont know about you but when I'm playing horses I dont need any outside distractions!!!!
I usually give the Palms 1000 or so and bet off the screens if I'm with buddies to watch in case I leave the terminal.  I do hate having to logoff and on each time.  They also have the hottest waitresses.  Hey sn, since I understand you live there, why do you think SAMs aren't there ?  It would save the casino money and with all the eyes-in-the-sky, they would know who was using them.  Your thoughts and Happy Thanksgiving.
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« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2005, 06:11:34 PM »

Henry, let me tell you the reason there are no SAM machines in the Vegas racebooks!!!
if they had SAM machines in the book they would have all the transients coming in off the street and picking up every ticket that was left on the tables and running them through the machines to try and scoop up a winner!! Get it?
The casinos make a fortune off all those tickets that go uncashed!!! people leave live and winning tickets in their cubicles all the time !!!!
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« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2005, 06:16:21 PM »

sn, I never see bums in the swanky joints.  The cops do a good job of keeping them out I suppose.  When I visit my uncle in Henderson, I usually stay someplace near the highway so I can head south.  He lends me his Crown vic extra car when i visit, so I can go to whatever casino I feel the luckiest at .
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