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Hidden Vegas Gem: The Gun Store - Shoot 'Em Up 
7/11/10, 8:49 AM - Hidden Vegas Gems

Interested in something you canít do at home? Unless home is Detroit, chances are you havenít ever had the chance to shoot an assault rifle before. Wanna try one? Youíll need to catch a cab, because this adventure takes place three and a half miles off the Strip at The Gun Store. The Gun Store will allow you a chance to rent several different machine guns. Thatís right, machine guns. Youíll have the opportunity to take target practice with an M16, AK-47, and Uzi 9MM. These are the real deal: something the kick will make you realize the second you pull the trigger. In addition to the rifles, you can fire off a few rounds Dirty Harry-style with .357 and .44 Magnums. If you were looking for another Vegas story to tell the guys back home, I think you found it. Be sure to make a reservation in advance: This is a popular pastime.

The Gun Store: 702-454-1110 - www.thegunstorelasvegas.com

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Classic Vegas Mistake: Not so Hot Tubbin 
7/10/10, 8:10 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes

Having a Jacuzzi tub in the middle of your suite sounds pretty sweet. Well, itís not. Although itís a nice option for a romantic weekend, itís no fun to see one of your friends lying naked in boiling water at five a.m. We know what youíre thinking: ďIf we get the Jacuzzi, weíll be able to get some girls to head up to the room with us.Ē Trust us, any girl whoís willing to go up to your room with you is willing to go up to your room with you ó the Jacuzzi will not be the determining factor. Lots of guys go this route and spend half their trip trying to convince women to head up to their room for some hot tubbing. Plus, a Jacuzzi takes up a lot of space that youíll probably need based on the number of people youíll have staying in the room, not to mention itís loud as hell and takes forever to fill up.

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True Vegas Advice: Tip Properly at Blackjack 
7/9/10, 8:18 AM - True Vegas Advice

You are up big time at Blackjack and you are having a great time with the dealer. You want to give a tip, but what is the normal way to do it?

Instead of just giving the tip to the dealer, you should make a bet for the dealer. Trust me, dealers are degenerate gamblers, they want to bet their tip money. To make a bet for the dealer, place a $1 or $5 chip right above the betting circle. If you win your hand, the dealer wins too and puts both the tip and the pay out of the tip in the tip box. They are not allowed to have their tip ride for another round of betting.

Is $1 enough to tip? Yes, it is actually better to tip $1 five times than to bet $5 one time. It is more fun for the dealer and the dealer will at least win a couple of the times. Plus, the dealer gets to do the "tap tap" of the chip on the edge of the table that signals to the pit boss that the dealer is placing a tip in the tip box.

The "tap tap" is actually a way to show off to the other dealers. Dealers split their tips and get pissed off at dealers that are not caring their weight getting tips. So, if the dealer is doing the tap often, it shows that he is bringing money for the dealers, allowing him to fit in better with his co-workers.

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Hidden Vegas Gem: The ABC Store in Miracle Mile 
7/8/10, 8:45 AM - Hidden Vegas Gems

Buying beer, alcohol and snacks is a real expensive pain when at a big resort hotel. Most of them don't have mini-bars and the gift shop's selection is limited with jacked up prices. ABC to the rescue! If you are staying at Planet Hollywood, the ABC store is just outside the casino by the sports book and the Hawaiian Tropic Zone. It is only steps away. They have bottles of every type of alcohol, six packs of beer and coke, and every type of snack that you need.

And here is the kicker: all the prices are normal grocery store prices. Maybe the ABC folks haven't taken Econ 101, but I am sure not going to let them know they could double their prices and their sales would be the same. Before you go up to your room, buy a small bottle of Bacardi, a six pack of coke to mix it with, a six pack of beer, some Pringles and pretzels. On the beer, just be sure they have screw off tops, so skip Corona and Heineken. Back up in the room when you are getting ready to go out, drink the beer first because you have to keep them cold. Grab a bucket of ice for when you are ready to make a Bacardi and Coke. You are good to go.

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True Vegas Advice: Deuling Piano Bars Are a Great Place to Meet Women 
7/7/10, 10:46 AM - True Vegas Advice

It seems like these Piano bars are sprouting up all over Vegas. While many guys view them as lame, these gems are a congregation of available women. Here are some benefits for visiting the piano bars:

Open Early. While nightclubs open at 10 or 11pm, Piano Bars are open around 5 or 6pm. And if a group of girls starts drinking at 5pm, you know that it will get a little crazy.

Fun and Social Atmosphere. The pianist are not just playing the piano. They are creating a social atmosphere where everyone is engaged in the performance. So leave your attitude at the door and have some cheesy fun.

Get Drunk Attitude. It is a bar and people drink at bars. There is no massive dance floor or anything to gawk at. There is a bar, two pianos, and people. People tend to drink more at bars than nightclubs.

No VIP or social "clicks". At most nightlife venues there is a place for the general public and the place for the VIP (or anyone willing to shell out big bucks). Everyone is on a equal playing field at the Piano Bars; guys spending lots of money don't get any preferential treatment.

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True Vegas Advice: Vegas Gentlemanís Clubs to Avoid 
7/6/10, 9:00 AM - True Vegas Advice

No matter what the taxi driver says, under no circumstance should you go to the following gentlemanís clubs.

Vegas Gentlemanís Clubs to Avoid
- Baby Dolls
- Can-Can Room
- Centerfold Lounge
- Club Platinum
- Dťjŗ vu
- Diamond Cabaret
- Leopard Lounge
- Play It Again Sam
- Pussycat
- Sheriís Cabaret

If a taxi driver mentions any of these clubs, you know he is pulling one over on you. These clubs are scams. Even though the taxi driver will deny this, they get a kickback on the entry fee when they deliver a person to these clubs.

Yes, there will be a couple of dancers there. But the place will be very shady, the drinks expensive (if they serve alcohol at all), the cover price steep, the girls will be a 1 or 2 out of 10, and you will not enjoy the experience. Most likely, you will be kicking yourself afterwards for listening to a taxi driver.

Remember you are in charge; demand to be taken to one of the clubs in the Las Vegas Little Black Book.

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Hidden Vegas Gem: Carnival Court at Harrahs 
7/5/10, 8:18 AM - Hidden Vegas Gems

This open-air bar is the embodiment of Vegas fun. Itís one of the best times in Vegas, period. Be sure to stop as you are strolling up the Strip.

There is usually a small line to get in. The cover charge for men can range from $2 to $5 ó one of the best deals in town. It's a full-out party at the bar area, with flare bartenders who juggle their bottles Cocktail style, sing, dance, and occasionally breathe fire. Onstage, expect to find cheesy bands and lounge singers. Everyone here is out to have some fun. In addition, if some of your group just has to gamble and does not want to leave the tables, the whole group will like it here because Carnival Court has blackjack tables inside the venue. Number of Women: Plentiful. Most of them are Midwestern girls who have probably been out drinking all day.

The dance floor is a great spot to pick up. There are tons of girls dancing all around looking to meet guys. All you need to do is bust out some of your lame moves and theyíll be all over you. Trust us, theyíre not looking for a guy who can dance, because they certainly canít. The second-best place to pick up is the bar. The girls love the bar here because the bartenders reel them in with their theatrics. Stay on the outside of the bar, where youíll be able to get a good look at the ladies. If you make the mistake of sitting directly at the bar, youíll be stuck facing inward with no ability to scope the scene.

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Classic Vegas Mistake: Buying a Over Priced Cigar 
7/4/10, 9:34 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes

You don't buy cigars often, most of the time one of your golfing buddies is giving you one to smoke on the course. So how much does a good cigar cost? Is a cigar better if it is more expensive? All good questions for someone that doesn't smoke cigars often.

Many restaurants, bars, and smoke shops in Vegas know this. They know that most people buying cigars in Vegas don't normally smoke. So, they have the price of the cigars jacked up and often give you bad advice.

One cigar shop is notorious about this. It is a cigar store in front of Smith & Wollenskies. Smith & Wollenskies is a great steakhouse and a Black Book favorite. This cigar shop is not affiliated with it thankfully.

At night, there are tons of drunk men stumbling out of the restaurant wanting to buy a cigar. Do you know the first cigar this store pushes? Some $45 Cigar with a Cuban sounding name. No true cigar smoker has ever heard of it. The Fuente Fuente Opus X Cigar, which is considered the top echelon is only $27. Most people don't bite on the $45 cigar pitch. When you say you need something less expensive, they offer you a $20 piece of garbage cigar that is equivalent of a Swisher Sweet. You think that you got a good deal, but you really got ripped off.

These cigar scammers set the price so high when you first ask, you think the next cigar is a bargain. Don't fall for any of this. A solid cigar can be found between $10 and $15, pass on it if it is higher than that. And just laugh when someone offers you a $45 cigar. Keep looking around until you find something that looks and feels like a good cigar but costs a lot less.

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True Vegas Advice: Avoid the Sunday Airport Blues 
7/3/10, 8:25 AM - True Vegas Advice

Leaving Las Vegas on Sunday can be brutal. While the city is amazing in its ability to draw people in, chew them up, and spit them back out as it prepares for new arrivals with great efficiency, that efficiency doesnít extend to airport departures. Though McCarran is a well-run airport, the Sunday crowds are overwhelming. Not only is there a ton of people leaving, everyone is broke, tired, hung over, and hungry. A lot of people have not slept, and their B.O. fills the air. You hear people coughing everywhere because everyone smokes in Vegas, even people who usually never smoke. Their bodies are going through rejection. On top of the secondhand smoke inhalation, the lack of sleep, and the disheveled appearance, everyone is downright pissed. The excitement and energy that filled the air on your arrival is gone. Replacing it is a morbid environment of grumpy people who just want to get home. You donít want to spend one second more than you have to in McCarran on Sunday.

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Classic Vegas Mistake: Leaving Money at the Table 
7/2/10, 8:22 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes

Every day I see people, after a hour long session at a table game, make their last bet with all the chips they have left. They are usually standing up and ready to lose.

But at least twice a day, the person thinks they lost and actually walks away from the table while their bet wins.

The dealer then yells out to the player, trying to get their attention. If they don't get their attention, then the Pit Boss has to try to track him down in the casino to bring him back to the table to get his chips.

The last thing you want to do when you just lost money to a casino is have the whole place stop and stare at you as you walk back to the table to pick up your $10.

Don't be embarrased, just wait until the chips are taken from the dealer. Better yet, don't bet your last chips. It is nice to walk away from the table with at least a couple dollars left.

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