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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 Gentleman’s 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 gentleman’s clubs.

Vegas Gentleman’s Clubs to Avoid
- Baby Dolls
- Can-Can Room
- Centerfold Lounge
- Club Platinum
- Déjà vu
- Diamond Cabaret
- Leopard Lounge
- Play It Again Sam
- Pussycat
- Sheri’s 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. It’s 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 — 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 they’ll be all over you. Trust us, they’re not looking for a guy who can dance, because they certainly can’t. 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 you’ll be able to get a good look at the ladies. If you make the mistake of sitting directly at the bar, you’ll 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 doesn’t 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 don’t 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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Classic Vegas Mistake: Betting All Your Chips Because the Cashier Cage is Far Away 
7/1/10, 8:51 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes

There will be times in Vegas where you will be out playing table games at a casino and you are all set to leave with your group. After you color up, you scan the casino and find no cashier cage in sight. You ask the pit boss and he says it is at the other side of the casino. (For example, Caesar's has table game pits that are a good five minute walk from the closest cashier).

Since your group is antsy to leave and traveling in the opposite direction of the cashier, there is no way you are going to make everyone wait around for you to change out $40. So what do you do? Most people make a $40 bet and actually hope to lose. If they win, they bet the entire amount again and hope to lose so they can get out of there.

Don't just bet to lose. What people don't realize in Vegas is that Strip casinos actually take each other's chips. Just walk up another casino's cashier cage and ask them to cash your chips out. Or when you sit down at a table game, just place the other casino's chips on the table and the dealer will change them out to their chips.

Each month, all the casino's get together and change out each others chips. So, don't worry about leaving a casino with chips, just use them at the next casinos.

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Classic Vegas Mistake: Buying VIP Passes from a Taxi Driver 
6/30/10, 9:49 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes

You and the boys decide to hit up one of the nightclubs, such as Tyrst at Wynn. Some girls you met at the casino center bar told you that they were going there tonight. You know it is tough for a group of guys to get in, but since these girls are going, you are going to give it a shot.

The Scam
You and three friends get into a cab.
"Where to?" the cabbie asks.
"The Wynn" you reply.
“Are you guys going to a club in the Wynn?”, the cabbie asks.
“We are going to Tyrst”, you say.
“That place is awesome, I just dropped off some hotties there. It is going to be real tough for you guys to get in, you know that right?”
“We know, we will probably have to tip the bouncer big time.”
“Tryst works with my cab company, and we have VIP line passes for Tyrst. Only $10 each.”
“What do they get us?”, you ask.
“You don’t have to wait in the line with everyone else, you just show this card and you can go into the VIP line, which takes a minute, versus a hour in the other line. You probably will still have to pay cover, it just allows you to by-pass the line.”
“I don’t know”. You look at your buddies for any confirmation if they want to do this.
He pulls the card out and hands it to you, it looks legit. “Without it, you guys are going have to tip the bouncer $100, just to get to the front of the line. You are going to save yourself $60.”
“Why does the club let you sell these?”, you say.
“You guys were just lucky that you were going to Tryst, if you were going somewhere else, I would of tried to convince to change your mind and go to Tryst. Tryst and the cab company have a promotional deal. You just happened to go to the same place we promote.”
“Ok, we will take them”. You hand over $40 to the cabbie.

The Truth
These "VIP Front of the Line" passes are bogus. The clubs give them out because they need something of value on the promo card. Being a group of guys, you still are going to have fight your way through the line just to talk to the bouncer, yet alone show him the passes. Even with the passes, the bouncer won’t do anything without a big tip. Which is something you could have done with out the VIP Front of the Line pass in the first place.

Every taxi driver has stacks of these cards for every club. Don’t believe what he is slinging.

Never give money to a cabbie other than his fare and a normal tip.
Everything else is just a scam.

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True Vegas Advice - Don't Stay Up Just to Stay Up 
6/29/10, 7:15 AM - True Vegas Advice

If you have hit the wall and are just staying up to stay up, then bail and hit the sheets. You will be able to get some good sleep and be awake in the morning, sitting by the pool while your buddies are still passed out from the night before. Sleeping is free. In Vegas, sleeping is one of the only available blocks of time when you won’t be spending any money. Take advantage of it.

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Classic Vegas Mistake: The ATM at the Gentleman Clubs 
6/28/10, 8:45 AM - Classic Vegas Mistakes
Yes, we all run out of money at gentlemen’s clubs. The amount of fun is dictated by how much money we start out with in our pockets. I personally have never left a club without spending every dollar I have. It is tough not to give it all to the beautiful girls and to buy drinks.

We all have wound up drunk in front of an ATM. Barely able to see the screen, not remembering what our pin number is. Maybe even putting our driver's license into the ATM because we are so drunk we don't know better. At this point, we just don't care what the "fee" is, we just want more money!.

Gentleman Clubs in Las Vegas have started to monopolize on this fact. Skyrocketing ATM fees have starting to pop up at all the clubs around town. They know that you will take out money.... no matter the fee. You are in Vegas right? What is a couple of bucks? You would be surprised at the ATM fees now a days.....

The typical ATM fee at a Vegas Gentleman's Club is now 10% of the transaction. On top of that, you can only take out increments of $100. So, $10 for each $100.

So the lesson is, get money before you hit a gentlemen club, not at it.....unless you just have to get another lap dance from "Diamond", who you really have made a connection with.....she needs money for classes right?....she is working her way through college...

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