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Hidden Vegas Gem: The Shoe Shine at Mandalay Bay 
7/19/10, 9:00 AM - Hidden Vegas Gems

Looking for a nice 10 minute treat? Hit the shoe shine stand at Mandalay Bay. If you are coming from the Shops at Mandalay Bay, proceed down the escalator to the casino, then walk past the sportsbook until the carpet ends. To your right is a shoe shine stand. The best shoe shine service in town. Why is it the best? Because you are aloft, above everybody, giving you a great chance to do some people-watching. Take a puff on your cigar, kick back, and enjoy yourself. Once you’re done getting your shoes shined, you’ll look and feel like a million.

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Classic Vegas Mistake: Trying to Count Cards 
7/18/10, 9:37 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes

Don’t confuse yourself on card counting systems. Card counting is very difficult and you will end up losing more hands if you don’t do it right, or if you have had a couple of drinks and miss a card or two. The casinos frown on it anyway, and successful card counters eventually get banned from play. While that’s assuredly not going to be you, you don’t want to risk getting 86’d from the casino, do you? Learn basic strategy and stick with it.

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True Vegas Advice: Make Fun Bets While the Craps Table Is Hot 
7/17/10, 8:28 AM - True Vegas Advice

Have some fun and add some pizzaz when the craps game is getting rowdy. While the winning percentages are low, there are some craps bets that are just fun to do.

The “hardways” are bets on the four, six, eight, or ten that the number will be hit with double dice before a seven, or the number with two other dice is hit. For example, a “hard four” bet is saying that “two and two” will be rolled before any combination of a seven or a “soft four” of a three and one. Bet $1 on each one by throwing out four white chips and yelling "all the hard ways".

The “yo” bet is a one-roll bet where you win if an eleven is rolled. Only bet $1 on the yo bet. Get into it and yell it out like the rest of the players.

The “horn bet” is a one-roll $1 bet on the two, three, eleven, and twelve. Throw a $5 chips out and yell “horn high yo”. The "high yo" means that the extra $1 from the $5 goes on the eleven, making the eleven a $2 bet.

While these bets are fun when the table is hot, stay away from the them when everyone is losing.

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Classic Vegas Mistake: Bringing Back What Happened in Vegas 
7/16/10, 9:23 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes

One of the biggest disservices you can do to your fellow Vegas veterans is airing their dirty laundry. There exists a code among men, and within that code is a clause that clearly states: “A Man cannot share embarrassing details about his fellow Man without that Man being present.” It goes on to state that you cannot share salacious (and true) tidbits with spouses or girlfriends. Trust us, your buddy didn’t decide to do some crazy stuff out of sight of his wife’s watchful eyes with the intention of going home and telling her about it. It’s a known fact that the three biggest causes for divorce are money, infidelity, and Vegas. Do everyone a favor and adhere to the maxim “What happens in Vegas…” — you know the rest. Those commercials aren’t part of a marketing campaign, they’re public service announcements.

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True Vegas Advice: Hit a Show When In Vegas 
7/15/10, 9:14 AM - True Vegas Advice

Why go to a show? We know what you’re thinking: Shows are where the women go when the men are out gambling, right? Wrong. There are plenty that will appeal to your group and it is a great way to spend a couple of hours. Plus, at the very least you’re in a room full of unescorted women!

Three Reasons to Hit a Show

1) They Make for a Good Night Out: Although everything else you do in Vegas can be done at any hour, shows are only available at night. A good show is a great way to really hit the town. It’s a perfect event to plan your evening around. Follow it up with a late dinner and some drinks and you’ve got yourself a memorable evening.

2) Old-School Vegas: A big show is one of the staples of a trip to Vegas. Everyone knows about the Vegas shows, and the Vegas showgirls. If you want to feel like a Vegas Rat Packer, you have to take the time to take in a show.

3) Women: You may meet some women at a show, and then again later at the nearest bar. You will have a common experience to share, so chat ‘em up. It is a great icebreaker.

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Classic Vegas Mistake: The Romantic Setting 
7/14/10, 9:06 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes

Don’t wind up at a place that’s romantic. Places such as the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris or the Top of the World at Stratosphere are not what a group of guys is looking for. They sound nice on paper, but you’ll quickly find you’re the loudest, drunkest diners in the place and will probably be asked to leave. Sure, you may see a marriage proposal or two, but that’s not why you came here.

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True Vegas Advice: Hit the Buffet for Breakfast - Why It Beats the Coffee Shop 
7/13/10, 8:10 AM - True Vegas Advice

The buffet is often your best choice for breakfast. It usually has a short line and a low price, plus it has all the offerings of the coffee shop. The coffee shop and buffet often share the same kitchen, so the food quality at the coffee shop won’t be much better. Plus, you can get a made-to-order omelet much faster than in the coffee shop. Watch yourself. Don’t fall into the buffet trap and go hog wild, loading your plate up with cheese blintzs and five pieces of chocolate chip French toast. Get what you would normally get in a coffee shop for breakfast; don’t stray for the not so traditional breakfast items.

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New Book - Life Before Noon: A Guy's Little Black Book for Success After College
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Classic Vegas Mistake: Not Having a Plan After a Big Steak Dinner 
7/12/10, 9:01 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes

A big steak dinner is going to fill you up big-time. You’re not going to feel like going out; you will be a little worn down. Some of your guys are going to want to go back to the hotel and go to bed. You owe it to the group to keep things moving. Have a plan for what to do afterward, otherwise you’ll all end up going back to your hotel, having a drink or two, and will wind up watching the “players” in your group lose some money at the tables. This isn’t our idea of a good time, and you shouldn’t settle for letting this lame-o fate befall your crew. Perhaps a bar or gentlemen’s club is your best bet. Whatever you choose, decide ahead and keep your boys moving.

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New Book - Life Before Noon: A Guy's Little Black Book for Success After College
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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 can’t do at home? Unless home is Detroit, chances are you haven’t ever had the chance to shoot an assault rifle before. Wanna try one? You’ll 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. That’s right, machine guns. You’ll 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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New Book - Life Before Noon: A Guy's Little Black Book for Success After College
offers frank, no-nonsense advice for the guy who didn’t graduate with honors. Through a series of 100 simple lessons, guys will realize that the social skills developed at late night keg parties are just as important as academic lessons learned inside the classroom. Purchase Life Before Noon on Amazon.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, it’s not. Although it’s a nice option for a romantic weekend, it’s no fun to see one of your friends lying naked in boiling water at five a.m. We know what you’re thinking: “If we get the Jacuzzi, we’ll be able to get some girls to head up to the room with us.” Trust us, any girl who’s willing to go up to your room with you is willing to go up to your room with you — 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 you’ll probably need based on the number of people you’ll have staying in the room, not to mention it’s loud as hell and takes forever to fill up.

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New Book - Life Before Noon: A Guy's Little Black Book for Success After College
offers frank, no-nonsense advice for the guy who didn’t graduate with honors. Through a series of 100 simple lessons, guys will realize that the social skills developed at late night keg parties are just as important as academic lessons learned inside the classroom. Purchase Life Before Noon on Amazon.com
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