Access Vegas Insider Vibe – April 2, 2003

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Reader Feedback

Message Board Member “LuvToGetLucky ” wrote:

Recently, my spouse and I have experienced the excitement of penny slots. It just seems like it is more fun to win 7500 credits on a penny machine than to win 300 credits on a quarter machine even though you’re winning the same amount in either case. We’re planning a trip to Vegas in the near future and plan to do a lot of casino-hopping. Can anyone tell us where to find penny slots? Who has the most? Where you’ve had the best luck?

Penny slots are getting very popular, especially now with the “ticket in, ticket out” technology so you don’t have to scoop up your winnings in pennies. We know many of you enjoy them when you hit town! Which machines are your favorites? Do you play a few coins at a time, or do you play the machine loaded?á Tell us about it in our Penny Slots forum.

Meg from Northern California wrote:

I have enjoyed reading your news letter for over a year now. I travel to Vegas once or twice a year and and your newsletter has been a big help in “seeing the town.” I recently had a very unpleasant experience with a cab driver who went the long way to my hotel. I guess he thought I was a rookie to Vegas. When I asked him why we was taking me on this route, he told me the other road was under construction. WRONG! I was pretty upset and told him he ate up his tip. What I didn’t do was get his name and the taxi company’s name. I will never make that mistake again.

On my return to the airport, I had a great cabbie and told him what happened on my arrival. No, the road wasn’t under construction and yes, I did get taken. Unfortunately, I read about taxi rip offs in your newsletter AFTER I returned. At least I’ll be aware in the future. Thanks for covering that subject. At least I’m not the only one who got suckered.

We bring this up from time-to-time because cab drivers are notorious for “long hauling” riders. All the while, they pretend to be friendly and helpful, trying to sell you tickets to a Strip Club or other show that they are getting a healthy kick-back for.

I’m not saying that all cab drivers are bad, but it doesn’t hurt to beware. If they take you through the airport tunnel (without informing or asking you), they are taking you the long way. The Strip is north of the airport. The tunnel heads south!

We have a complete page on Getting Around In Las Vegas that includes information on cabs and other forms of transportation. If you feel you were “long hauled” or experience any other problem with a cab driver, just quietly note the cab company and car number and (if you can) their name on the drivers certificate posted in the cab. Do not call the cab company. Like they care!

Call the Taxicab Authority at (702) 486-6532. They do keep records, and can suspend drivers with repeated complaints. Don’t feel bad! Your call alone won’t cause a driver hardship. If a number of complaints develops against a driver, they need to be weeded out. We want you to have a great time in Las Vegas!

Message Board Member “Scott ” wrote a great trip report about his December visit. Talked about his flight, cab ride, gambling, drinking and just having a good time at Excalibur, Mandalay Bay, Rio Suites, Luxor, Bellagio, Caesars, and more. This is a great read whether you are getting ready for your next trip, or missing the Las Vegas experience.

Check out his Dec. 14-16 Trip Report. And don’t forget to contribute your own trip report or thoughts on your trip when you return. It is a great way to relive the fun and excitement as well as helping others plan for their trip!

Message Board Member “Laree” wrote:

I have been travelling to Vegas for years, and have enjoyed fishing the parks near the Strip stocked with trout. This year though I have the time to extend further out, maybe to Lake Mead or the Colorado river. Any advice, or links to finding fishing info would be greatly appreciated (trip is late February!)

Unfortunately, our backlog prevented us from asking before Laree came to town, but if you fish this area, step up to the plate and help your fellow anglers out with some basic (or advanced) info about fishing in Las Vegas in our Any Fishermen In Vegas forum.

Message Board Member “bill67 ” wrote:

Which club (green Door, Red Rooster, Hid-n-seek, Fantasy Social club) is better for a couple? Which is cleaner, more respectable? Which has a better ratio of couples versus single men? Any help would be great.

This is a good time to emphasize that our forums let you pick a “screen name” so you can be anonymous. If someone emails you from your forum profile, it goes through our machine. Your actual email is never revealed to someone unless you write them back and tell them.

We do not have any association with these clubs, but if you have advice for “bill67” feel free to respond to his post in the Adult Swing Clubs forum. Please post and/or contact someone through their profile. Our forums are great for sharing info, but we will draw the line at personal ads.

Message Board Member “sandi527 ” wrote:

I saw Thunder From Down Under last October and they were fabulous!! It’s a very interactive show – so the shy ladies should sit way in the back!!!! The show is funny, sexy and exciting. Some of the best looking men I’ve seen in a long time!! Saw the Chippendales many years ago…I much prefer Thunder. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Also, plenty of opportunity to meet the men…

In my 10 years here, the biggest (and possibly best) change I have seen is more women enjoying Las Vegas! It used to be rare to see groups of women out and about, having fun, cutting loose, maybe having a couple too many cocktails but the tide has turned. “Girls Night Out” vacation now means Las Vegas!

Two popular shows are Thunder From Down Under and Chippendales The Show. If you have seen either one, or want to know what others are saying, check out our For The Ladies (Male Revues) forum.

Message Board Member “gsanta ” wrote:

My wife and I are yearly Las Vegas regulars and both in our early thirties. Can someone out there recommend a dance club where we won’t feel out of place and “old”.

Thirty-something includes me (Ted) and I imagine a fair number of our readers. We know you come here to do more than gamble so tell us your favorite nightlife in our The Thirty-Something Crowd forum. I posted a couple of my favorites and someone else has already chimed in. Where do you love to dance and lounge?

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Ted Newkirk

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April 2, 2003 ISSN: 1529-2770