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Jackpot! The Very Best Casinos Outside of Vegas
Yahoo ^ | July 15, 2014 | Kelly O'Mara

Posted on 07/17/2014 7:49:07 AM PDT by C19fan

Sure, Las Vegas is known for its casinos. But just because Sin City has the highest concentration, that doesn’t mean it has a monopoly on gambling. If Vegas isn’t your thing but you still want to hit the slots and be entertained, then seek an alternative at one of these non-Vegas casinos that are getting the most Yahoo searches.

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Been to the Peppermill and Atlantis in Reno. Very nice, good buffets, and reasonable rates.
1 posted on 07/17/2014 7:49:07 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

The best gamble I ever took was a good job. I really didn’t lose that much to the government.


2 posted on 07/17/2014 7:50:57 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: C19fan

The very best toilets to flush your money away.


3 posted on 07/17/2014 7:53:17 AM PDT by all the best
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To: mountainlion

Nothing wrong with gambling. Even the Founders played the lottery to fund the Continental Army.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 7:57:18 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: all the best

Well, gee, thanks for your highly valued input, I’m sure.


5 posted on 07/17/2014 8:00:13 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: C19fan

I much prefer Reno to Vegas. My wife and I had a lot of fun there. More “buttoned down”, if you know what I mean. And we too, enjoyed the Peppermill.


6 posted on 07/17/2014 8:01:18 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: C19fan

You should pay Freerepublic for running this ad.


7 posted on 07/17/2014 8:01:39 AM PDT by DManA
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To: C19fan

I don’t see the New York Stock Exchange listed.


8 posted on 07/17/2014 8:02:55 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: C19fan

How’d they miss the Beau Rivage in Biloxi Mississippi aka the Redneck Riviera? Just like a half size Belagio. Great even if you aren’t a gambler.


9 posted on 07/17/2014 8:03:03 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Gambling should be a voluntary activity not like the government does with Social Security and boarder control.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 8:03:21 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: C19fan; Norm Lenhart; TADSLOS
Primm, The OTHER New Vegas

Or New Reno

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_mM3kz6b3o

11 posted on 07/17/2014 8:05:23 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: C19fan

Cactus Pete’s in Jackpot... a fine time was had by all.


12 posted on 07/17/2014 8:11:18 AM PDT by Lexington Green (America has become one big re-education camp.)
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To: KC_Lion

Nothing quite like driving down I-15 at night going through the mountain pass and seeing Primm in the valley below; the equivalent of a shot of caffeine to perk you up.


13 posted on 07/17/2014 8:13:52 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

We stayed in Nipton one night, and I got up at 3:00am to gaze at the stars. I looked up towards the northeast and could see the shining lights of Buffalo Bill’s Casino, almost 50 miles away, LOL.


14 posted on 07/17/2014 8:22:40 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: KC_Lion

Just stay away from playing Caravan. That is the Devil’s game!


15 posted on 07/17/2014 8:23:23 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: COBOL2Java; TADSLOS; Norm Lenhart
Nipton, You didn't run into this guy did you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLET3qjNL8k

Tadslos, you don't have to worry about Caravan with me, I never did figure out that mini-game.

16 posted on 07/17/2014 8:27:43 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: C19fan

I worked at Harvey’s (No.11) for 5 years back in the 80’s. I started in slots as a change person and eventually worked up to a 21 and craps dealer. Tahoe is a beautiful place with some of the best scenery in the world. The only month I never saw it snow there was August. And that’s because they told me I wasn’t there the year it snowed in August....I will say that the first time you see ten feet of snow at one time it will bring you up short. But when you see the snow capped mountains reflected in the lake like a mirror, you understand why they call it “God’s Country.”


17 posted on 07/17/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: W.Lee

Been to Harvey’s in Tahoe. Nice friendly place.


18 posted on 07/17/2014 8:35:58 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: W.Lee

I admire the craps dealers for having to know the proper pay outs on all potential bets. I get a headache keeping track with the basic bets. LOL!


19 posted on 07/17/2014 8:36:43 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Boycott Nevada until the mob removes Harry Reid from the senate.

One of the best new casinos in America is in N. California about 40 miles north of San Francisco.

https://www.gratonresortcasino.com/

Support our Native Americans’s casinos instead the mob’s in Nevada and Harry Reid.


20 posted on 07/17/2014 8:50:55 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, = new democrat voters and His Katrina Moment!)
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To: C19fan

Just stay away from the Oriental, its a regular slaughterhouse.


21 posted on 07/17/2014 8:55:07 AM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: C19fan

One of my bosses told me about the time a guy was shooting dice and had a hefty bet on the line. His girlfriend was very well endowed. The guy threw the dice and yelled “Seven! I win!” At the same time his girlfriend popped open her blouse. After he left with his winnings, the box man asked the stickman what he rolled. The man on the stick said, “Hell if I know.”


22 posted on 07/17/2014 9:04:13 AM PDT by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: C19fan

Trump Plaza is closing down. I also did not see Tunica on the list. One of my best friends won $4,000 at Keno in Tunica. Lucky duck.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 9:17:22 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: KC_Lion

That guy looks familiar. I think he was in the tent next to mine!


24 posted on 07/17/2014 9:34:21 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: piytar

“Beau Rivage in Biloxi Mississippi “

Stayed there just after Katrina. Excellent hotel. The best I have ever stayed at.


25 posted on 07/17/2014 9:45:00 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Don’t know how valuable it was. And certainly not valued. Just the obvious truth.


26 posted on 07/17/2014 10:27:20 AM PDT by all the best
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To: CodeToad

I like Pechanga in Temecula CA. They do a good job and have top rank entertainment. Good hotel also.


27 posted on 07/17/2014 10:29:16 AM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: all the best

28 posted on 07/17/2014 10:36:54 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: all the best

Here’s the truth. The casino I have been to nearby sends out a squad of armed security. They grab me, take my credit card and force me to gamble.

Unlike Disneyland where a ticket is $100 per.

You see, there are many forms of entertainment and many of them cost money.

So make your choice and I’ll make mine.


29 posted on 07/17/2014 10:42:31 AM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: morphing libertarian
From here in the Coachella Valley, we go to the local Augustine (Injun, 2 person tribe) Casino, but mostly to eat.....can't beat it.

If we want a change of pace, we drive the 200 miles to Laughlin - but be aware most of the hotels are pretty dumpy, with the exception of Aquarius.

30 posted on 07/17/2014 10:46:13 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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Haven’t been there for 20 years. Didn’t care for it.

Only go to Vegas if somethings up with friends or family.

Why drive by Pechanga and a few others to go another 4.5 hours to get to Vegas.

I’m not much of a gambler, more food and entertainment, but I have that 25 miles from home.


31 posted on 07/17/2014 10:49:54 AM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: C19fan

The best casino is the one you own.

The others are terrible.

I know a sure fire way to make money on the slots.
Own them.


32 posted on 07/17/2014 10:51:26 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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I know a sure fire way to make money on the slots.
Own them.

See, that's the error in thinking right there. You don't play the slots to make money. You play the slots to have fun. If playing the slots is not fun to you, don't do it.

My wife and I take the amount of money a couple of tickets to a show would cost and step into a casino. We sit side by side, and watch each other play, joke, have fun, enjoy the sounds and the lights (and the drinks), play very slowly (that's a key right there), spend a couple hours, and enjoy ourselves. If one of us happens to hit the jackpot (now and then it happens), we stop right there and walk away, go and have dessert at one of the restaurants, and go home happy.

If that's not your cup of tea, no prob. It's ours.

33 posted on 07/17/2014 11:13:02 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

We go to Las Vegas every year for an “event”. I have not lost a dime gambling..... because I don’t gamble. It is not fun to me. I don’t mind spending money and getting something in return or giving it away for a worthy cause, but I’ll be darned if I am going to drop it in a machine on the slight chance that I might and get something back.

But that’s just me.


34 posted on 07/17/2014 11:21:54 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

DE GUSTIBUS NON EST DISPUTANDUM


35 posted on 07/17/2014 12:07:47 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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You play the slots to have fun.

Moma tol me not to come. That ain't the way to have fun, son.

It's a sickness. You want to tell me it's none of my business that's find and true. Don't tell me it's "fun".

36 posted on 07/17/2014 5:49:51 PM PDT by DManA
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You want to tell me it's none of my business that's find and true. Don't tell me it's "fun".

Kindly tell me where in my post I told you it's none of your business...

37 posted on 07/17/2014 5:52:18 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

I’m telling you it’s none of my business that people flush their hard earned money down casino toilets.

And I’m telling you people who do that aren’t having “fun”. they are destroying themselves.

I pity them.


38 posted on 07/17/2014 5:55:43 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Well, everyone’s entitled to their opinion. You have yours, and I have mine. We just differ, that’s all.


39 posted on 07/17/2014 5:57:21 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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If you dump your hard earned money into a casino toilet then I pity you.


40 posted on 07/17/2014 6:01:47 PM PDT by DManA (If)
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I don't "dump my hard earned money into a casino toilet." My wife and I spend our disposable income into casinos for fun. We earn enough to do that. I'm sorry to hear that you don't.
41 posted on 07/17/2014 6:05:01 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

You have no idea what I earn. I hope you get over this nonsense.


42 posted on 07/17/2014 6:07:09 PM PDT by DManA (If)
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It’s not nonsense. And you have no right to judge what I do with my disposable income. I’m sorry to learn you have such a self-righteous attitude. Have a good day!


43 posted on 07/17/2014 6:08:58 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Casinos are good clean fun. Let’s you and me start one.

We can’t. Why is that exactly?


44 posted on 07/17/2014 6:10:08 PM PDT by DManA (If)
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To: COBOL2Java

I can judge. You are a fool.


45 posted on 07/17/2014 6:11:14 PM PDT by DManA (If)
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To: morphing libertarian
The logic of the anti-gamblers here makes no sense at all.

When my kids were younger, we'd take them to Orlando and do the whole "Disney" circuit. Epcot, Seaworld, Magic Kindom, Universal, etc. Spent thousands of dollars in which I spent most of that time waiting in lines in the hot sun for a 90-second ride or a $10 cheeseburger. Wasn't so much fun for the wife and I but we did it because we wanted the kids to have a good time.

Now that the kids are grown, we take the same money and go to Las Vegas. Toss some money in the slots, play a little Blackjack or Roulette. See a show or two. Maybe we win some money, most times we don't. But either way, we have fun and we spend less money than we did going to the Disney theme parks.

If I drop $50 on a slot machine and come away empty after a couple hours, so be it. But these days I'd rather spend money that way then waiting two hours in the hot sun for a 90-second ride on Space Mountain - after which I throw up my $10 cheeseburger.

Like you say, there are many forms of entertainment. Some people pay hundreds of dollars to see some dinosaur rock act like Eagles, Rolling Stones or Pink Floyd. To me, that's flushing money down a toilet but some people would rather do that than to hang out in an air-conditioned casino where drinks are brought to them while they play games of chance. I don't judge them either way.

46 posted on 07/17/2014 6:17:52 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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You talk about logic. The logic of the situation is you will lose money. And this is fun?


47 posted on 07/17/2014 6:33:25 PM PDT by DManA (If)
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To: SamAdams76

Ditto


48 posted on 07/17/2014 7:02:31 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: DManA
You talk about logic. The logic of the situation is you will lose money. And this is fun?

So when you go to an amusement park and pay $50 to get in, are they handing the $50 back to you when you come out?

I didn't think so.

49 posted on 07/17/2014 7:15:24 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

His mind is made up, don’t confuse him with facts.


50 posted on 07/18/2014 4:20:34 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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