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Last week, we reported that Downtown Grand lowered its video poker pay tables shortly after they opened. Nobody was happy to see this reduction so quickly, but Downtown Grand's video poker only went from bad to worse. Most people concerned with playing good video poker games wouldn't have played the better option at Downtown Grand, anyway.
The reaction to Downtown Grand's video poker pay tables led us to check out how other downtown casinos compare. According to vpFREE2, there are plenty of good video poker games to be found downtown. Here's a list of the best games in each casino with percentage of return. They're broken down only by the best game(s) offered. Click on each game listed to find details on how many of those games are in that casino, where they are located, and what other good video poker games are available.
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As you know, Golden Nugget isn't the only downtown property with hard hat-clad workers walking around. We snooped around this past weekend to see what else is new as Fremont Street competes with the Strip in the 'most on-going construction' category. Not one to disappoint, we found some more progress to share.
At the Plaza's future Beer Garden, exterior walls have been cut through to open the space up to the exterior and posts have been installed for the fencing or gating that will line the street.
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In our last downtown roundup, we told you about two bar changes occurring at the Golden Nugget and, when we stopped by this weekend, it was still the same temporary walls and expected thumps and bumps.
While we keep an eye on the drinks, a VegasChatter reader sent us this email in regards to the Nugget's eats:
Golden Nugget LV Coffee Shop has been closed since late August. This is why the snack shop was expanded and changed to 24 hours and why the Grotto now serves breakfast. They are saying two eateries will be replacing it later this year. This is my educated guess.... one of them will be Harlow's, which is the Landry's owned coffee shop.
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It's football season and that means it's a busy time in the sportsbook. Yesterday, we gave answered why sportsbooks will or won't show certain games. Strange enough, it makes sense. Now, we answer the often-asked question of which sportsbook has the best odds and point spreads. Some sportsbooks have better odds for some games, but there isn't a "best odds sportsbook." Sportsbooks often have similar odds, but since the odds are based on the amount of money bet, you'll see some noticeable differences.
Sportsbooks that cater to Vegas Strip tourists tend to have worse odds on teams from large cities. So, for example, you'll see that Caesars and MGM sportsbooks may have worse odds on teams from New York, Los Angeles and Chicago since there are so many tourists from those cities that place their wagers on The Strip. Caesars and MGM properties make up the majority of casinos on The Strip so you may see the Lakers with shorter odds to win a title or larger point spreads on a game at these properties than you would at, say, a Cantor Gaming-operated sportsbook.
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If you think you're completely up on everything happening in Downtown Vegas, you might want to reconsider. Heck, even we thought we were finally caught up again after a late-night stroll earlier this week only to receive new information and images today.
Tuesday evening found us wandering around downtown, and tossing back a few drinks at the Fremont. To keep hydrated, naturally! Our priority
aside from socializing, however, was to check on two new construction walls at the Golden Nugget first reported by Vital Vegas. But, we also wanted to follow-up on some on-going projects, too. And, along the way, we found more developments on top of that. Fremont, and its surrounding areas. An ever-changing experience.
First, several new things to report at the Plaza, including what's captured in the photo up top. New construction outside the hotel's food court, just off valet. Workers tell us it will be a beer garden, with faux grass and even concerts on the weekend. (How that will work with the Fremont Street stage just across the street is not yet known..) Inside, folks will be able to order up food and said beer. The construction wall for that can be seen in the panoramic below. Look for the garden to debut in late September.
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Downtown Vegas is great in so many ways and is getting better by the day. There are new restaurants and bars popping up nearly as quickly as we can say Downtown Vegas. Gambling is alive and well there, too, but there's one thing that's lacking for sports bettors. Unlike casinos on the Vegas Strip, not every downtown Vegas casino has a sportsbook. Sure, you can watch the games at many bars, but you can't always wager and watch at the same place. With football season coming up, we thought we should rundown the sportsbooks in Downtown Vegas:
The Plaza introduced a big, bright renovated William Hill sportsbook earlier this year (seen above) and they share it with sister property, Las Vegas Club. This is probably the largest sportsbook in Downtown Vegas with easy access to Pop Up Pizza. There are plenty of tables and chairs for you to eat. It's almost as if they're encouraging us to eat pizza. Twist our arm.
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Whether baseball is just a filler for football's offseason or your primary sports drug of choice, MLB's trading deadline is an annual milestone Monday morning quarterbacks everywhere take note of. It coincides with the end of most fantasy baseball periods that determine whether your team is going..all...the...way or simply dumping useful players to a college buddy for his championship run. This year it also marks the suspension of several players for their primary drug of choice.
Whether you're riding the Reverse Cowgill to victory or putting the Mauer Patch Kids to bed, it's time to put the baseball brain in cruise control and get ready for some football. That means 'tis the season for some football contests! Here are the ones we know about. We'll add more as we discover them
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Sometime between when it kicked in on July 1 and now, the hotel-casino quietly redubbed the added charge as a Downtown Destination Fee. Possibly, an even worse name than before. Ok, not possibly. It's worse than before.
Golden Nugget fans are likely familiar with the Hand of Faith, the 61-pound, 11-ounce gold nugget on display at the downtown resort across from, appropriately enough, a gold ATM. Underneath a sign proclaiming "World's Largest Golden Nugget," a plaque drives home its enormous point with dimensions and a little history behind the largest gold nugget on public display.
Our mama always taught us that when it comes to being the "world's largest" there can be only one. That's why we have playoff championships, pissing contests and measuring sticks. In the end, there is one trophy that is biggest and awarded to the best. You can, therefore, imagine our surprise when we saw the below display also claiming to be the biggest and baddest gold nugget in the world and it wasn't located in Las Vegas.
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UFC Fight Week isn't the UFC pumping out its chest to tell people how awesome they are. It's a week-long interactive celebration of the Mixed Martial Arts league that gives fans amazing access to fighters. You can meet your favorite fighters, step into the Octagon, participate in a Q&A with some of the best fighters in the history of the UFC, and more.
UFC Fight Week begins (for the general public) Thursday, July 4 with meet and greets and a free concert in Downtown Vegas and culminates on Saturday, July 6 with the UFC Fan Expo and UFC 162 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Here's a more detailed list of the events taking place:
Downtown's biggest draw, its free attraction, is about to have a fee associated with it. Starting July 1, Golden Nugget will begin charging hotel guests a Fremont Street Experience Fee. Yes, not a resort fee, but a Fremont Street Experience (FSE) fee.
What most may not know is that 10 downtown properties "underwrite operating expenses" for the Fremont Street Experience which draws a reported 60 percent of downtown's visitors. Those ten (Binion's, Fremont, California, Main Street Station, the D, Four Queens, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, Lady Luck, and the Las Vegas Club) keep the good times rollin' and the tourists coming by ponying up cash.
On May 1, we told you it was coming. And, today, it's even closer. The college football season is upon us. Too soon, you say? Well, the college football season is at least upon sports bettors in Vegas. As has been tradition over the past seven years, the Golden Nugget is the first casino and sportsbook to release point spreads for college football games. The games aren't just for the first week, either. These are the 250 games the Golden Nugget considers the "Games of the Year."
These 250 games (it's actually 248) will be available to bet today at 1 p.m. and should change often. Wagering limits are set at $1,000 for sides and $500 for totals. Each time there is a bet of either limit size made, the point spread (or total) will change. Our friends at DonBest.com have the point spreads for all 248 college football games of the year, but here are some highlights if you can't make it out to the Nugget: