Podcast 126: Gamblin’ on the Strip vs Downtown vs Locals; Davidoff Millennium; Macanudo Grand Cru; Whiskey in a Week

Podcast 126, 7/14/13 … Jason and Tony discuss the relative merits of gambling at Las Vegas Strip vs. the Freemont Street Experience vs. the Clark County locals’ casinos. Then Tony reviews the Davidoff Millennium Robusto and Jason covers the Macanudo Grand Cru Gigante. Wrapping it up: A brief discussion of “whiskey in a week.”

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3 thoughts on “Podcast 126: Gamblin’ on the Strip vs Downtown vs Locals; Davidoff Millennium; Macanudo Grand Cru; Whiskey in a Week

  1. Mike Reply

    Interesting podcast, guys. I am in Vegas a lot for work (6 visits last year) and always tack on extras for vacation.

    I think my bankroll is quite a bit less than you two, but locals casinos and downtown offer a better “deal” in terms of limits, odds and value. I have only gambled enough for a free room a few times in my life, but I love getting a room for $13/night at an off-strip property simply for having a players card.

    I also have to disagree regarding dealers downtown vs. the strip. While some downtown casinos (Main St. Station), have a lot of older, friendlier, more seasoned dealers, a lot of them have brand-new dealers who speak little English and haven’t been in the US very long (El Cortez comes to mind). Don’t expect conversation at these places.

    You also forgot to mention that the average age of cocktaail waitresses downtown is about 20 years older than most strip properties. Gotta love the 75-year-old waitresses at Cortez or the Western, if you ever venture than far on E. Fremont.

    • Jason Gillikin Reply

      Believe it or not, I love El Cortez. I’ve stayed in the Cabana Suites before. Cramped, but nice. You do raise a good point about the cocktail waitresses … some of whom look like they have been on the job since the Eisenhower years.

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      • Mike Reply

        Less than a decade ago, before the El Cortez upgraded its air-handling system and it was wall-to-wall smoke, they used to allow pit bosses to smoke while on the job. I loved that. This was about 2005. Only in Vegas.

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