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Plan Roose's Bachelor Party

Hey all. I was hanging in Casa del High when I got a call from prodigal poker player Dave Roose. As it goes, Roose is getting married sometime in the next year (wifey Kim is in charge of making sure I go, since I have no ability to remember such dates). Even more importantly, Roose is planning his bachelor party, in none other than Las Vegas! His question to me was where should we stay. I, frankly, have no idea. I've only been to Vegas once, and I stayed in the Flamingo. It wasn't a bad hotel, but it didn't amaze either. The poker room was a bit weak, but at least the crowd was youthful.

So, I ask you: Where should we stay, where should we go, and what should we do at Roose's bachelor party?

I anxiously await your response.

posted by Jordan @ 4:07 PM,


At 11:04 PM, Blogger PaulMeekin said...

well, as a crash course on what "Not" to happen, I'd recomend seeing the movie Very Bad Things.

At 5:45 AM, Blogger czechrazor said...

it depends. heh. do you want to save money by going with a cheaper hotel? do you want a room with style?

the bellagio suites are beautiful and the location on the strip is also good.

for moneysavers, i'd say luxor and monte carlo.

At 12:35 PM, Blogger Jordan said...

Money savers with a good poker room. That's our ideal. Location-wise, I'm pretty sure we'd rather be on the Strip, but we'll probably have a car or whatnot, since we will be making the obligatory strip club sweep. Thanks for the suggestions, czech. Keep em coming folks. Also, any advice on how to get cheap airfare is highly appreciated. Of course, we'll be checking out the usual travel search engines.

At 5:03 PM, Blogger MrGoss said...

I'm with the Razor on the Bellagio. I didn't stay there last time I was in LV, but after hanging out there with some friends for a while, I vowed that I would next time.


At 8:00 AM, Blogger czechrazor said...

I wouldn't worry too much about the card room in the place you're staying. all of these casinos (mostly) are so close together that it's less than a 15 minute walk to get wherever you want to be.

I heard the games at the MGM are soft and the room rates aren't too bad, either.

Spearming Rhino is a nice gentlemen's establishment to visit. I'm not sure about any others. I know the clubs in Mandalay, Bellagio, and the Venetian are also a good time and they all have VIP Rooms you can reserve.

At 8:01 AM, Blogger czechrazor said...

Spearmint*. I should have checked for spelling 1st.

At 2:31 PM, Blogger tiltpirate said...


Do not....I repeat DO NOT go to luxor, worst thing about MGM is that there is a night club by the poker room. Luxor is horrible the poker room is small and just lousy.

Madalay bay is nice too I've heard, not sure about the poker room though

At 5:05 PM, Blogger tiltpirate said...

airfare - try swa vacations, you can get the hotel car and room

At 5:57 PM, Blogger Jordan said...

Hey all, Roose got a great deal for Imperial Palace. Does anyone know how it is?

At 6:42 PM, Blogger GaryC said...

Imperial is old, but it will do as you aren't in your room long enough to take a dump when you are in Vegas.

Might I agree with the gentlemen above and say "Spearmint."

MGM has a great poker room, too.


At 12:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all do respect to some of the other posters.... You do not want to stay at the Bellagio; unless you like hanging out with people your parents age. I am in Vegas at least twice a year and the best place for Bachelor parties is the Hard Rock. Unfortunatly it is off the strip which shouldn't be that big a deal unless you plan on sightseeing. If you must stay on the strip i recommend the Mandalay Bay or the MGM in that order.

As for Poker Rooms... I really enjoyed the MGM. It had a great atmosphere and setup and the eye candy is great because of the bar and club nearby. The bellagio, Wynn, Caesars and Venetian also have great poker rooms.

Email me if you have any specific questions.

Thanks for all your help with the bonus whoring.

At 10:27 AM, Blogger CC said...

Contact Miami Don and Carmen to see if they can get you any inside scoop/rates at MGM.

At 12:02 PM, Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Hey Jordan. If you're looking for the best combination of poker room and reasonable price for the hotel room, then I think MGM is your best bet. Yes the Bellagio poker room is huge and beautiful, but the rooms there are still a good deal more expensive than the downright good rates you can usually get at the MGM (especially around this time of year). And as the other commenters have said, the new MGM poker room is really very nice. Plenty of tables, not too long of wait lists most nights, and many different games spread. Miami Don will tell you all about the fishiness of the games there too. We all played there for the WPBT gathering this past July, and I can personally tell you it's a classy poker room that you will enjoy playing in. And you won't get raked over the coals for the hotel while you're there. And, the MGM is right up on the Strip, it has some good shows there in the casino if you're into that kind of thing, and you can easily get on the monorail to take you all around the rest of the Strip hotels.

Imperial Palace is fine, but older and not one of the new, modern ritzy resorts that have gone up in the past 10 years or so. I say do MGM over Imperial, but that's just me.

And let me just second what an earlier commenter said as well -- the Hard Rock is, in the end, the best place to have a bachelor party, with the hottest and the youngest chicks slinking around wearing next to nothing. But it's not a good poker room (do they even have one at all?), and it's not on the Strip. I say MGM, and make sure you get out to the Hard Rock one night just to "see the sights". And get hammered on free drinks.

At 3:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another great thing about the MGM are their poker tables. They have a very nice granite outer border that surrounds the entire table. It makes very easy to stack all those chips i'm sure you'll be winning.

At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure if the Hard Rock has a poker room yet - their were rumors that they were going to build a nice room when I went there last.

Regardless, you don't stay at the Hard Rock for poker - You stay their for everything else Vegas has to offer ;)

Check out and 2+2 - there is some very useful and insightful info on the Vegas poker scene.

At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure if the Hard Rock has a poker room yet - their were rumors that they were going to build a nice room when I went there last.

Regardless, you don't stay at the Hard Rock for poker - You stay their for everything else Vegas has to offer ;)

Check out and 2+2 - there is some very useful and insightful info on the Vegas poker scene.

At 3:38 PM, Blogger Bill said...

With the IP you get what you pay for, an old room in an old casino. I have stayed there twice and never regretted it. How much time are you in the room anyway? I doubt you will play poker there especially after you hit the MGM, Mandalay, Bellagio and Ceasars.

MGM is nice. Games are soft, etc.

If money is any issue follow the rule of Chilly. Stay at the cheapest place possible to save cash. Do you really care about the condition of the room?

If you plan to host a git-together in the room then I'd upgrade to at least the MGM.

At 12:22 AM, Blogger Mikie G said...

If you do not care about money, the Bellagio is the place. Have stayed all over Vegas, you will love the Bellagio. Also, the Spearmint Rhino is a must see.

At 12:29 AM, Blogger Mikie G said...

Also, do not bother with a rental car. Traffic is usually a mess and if it is a party, why worry about it? You can get a Limo which when split between a group is not alot of money.


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