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Some thoughts on the D

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Jinx, Feb 22, 2016.

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  1. Jinx

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    I know this has been discussed on other boards, but as with any blog or new board, sometimes you just need some content. So I thought I'd put down some thoughts on The D.

    My background 40 yr old male, been going to Vegas for about 3 times a year for last 10 years, and probably had 10-15 trips in the 10 years prior to that. My focus is typically on drinking and gambling, trips are usually anywhere from 5-7 days. Typically I'm comped for my room, and and some minimal free play at most of the properties I've set my focus on. Oh and I play everything, vp, slots, table games, poker, if I can bet on it, I typically do.

    Anyway, after a year or two of Diamond status with CET and deciding it really did nothing for me I started exploring other properties and have settled into the D, Cosmo, and Hard Rock as my home bases.

    Positives on the D: Even when you aren't a highly comped player, you become acutely aware of small things properties do that tends to show that they are at least trying. The D had elevator issues, they put in a new system, and added a new elevator shaft. Cocktail servers are visible and plentiful, bill changing machines don't spit out wads of cash with money facing every which way. Restaurant offerings a little light at the D, add in 2 DT Fremont east restaurants that allow use of comps. These are tiny things and for everyone I could point out as a positive, someone else might have a negative with theirs.

    The rooms at the D are decent, they aren't the highest quality, but they have been refreshed recently and even more recently the bathrooms were finally redone.

    Comp wise, comped rooms pay no resort fees. Typically as what I would consider a fairly mid roller, I receive 3 nights per month, $25 in food, $50 in free play, and some match plays. About what I would expect for my level of play.

    Eating options at the D are limited, good steakhouse, cafe is solid, nice cheap 24 hr meal options with McDonalds and American Coney Island. Recently it's my understanding that the D also came to an agreement with 2 restaurants in Fremont East as well, which helps with some variety.

    Other positives for a low to mid roller like myself. Table limits are fairly consistent even at busy times and tend to stay on the low end. Rules are typically fair and VP is in line with what you'd find at a lot of other properties. The DTLV also gives the D something that is unique downtown and that's an opportunity to offer comps for entertainment events that they control and are a bit bigger then what you'd typically see DT (although I think they do have a ways to go to fully get that event center with the type of schedule they want).

    The type of gamber that would find this as a nice switch over from the strip, would be the previously comped player that continues to feel the squeeze on the low end, $4-500 a day gambling budget.
     
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    I like to gamble at The D. The high limit salon has $50 double deck and $25 Midi-Baccarat with bikini dealers at night. Also I noticed during the super bowl weekend they really turned the music down from the past, this is truly a good thing as I have been in when the music is so loud you can't say a word to the person next to you.

    The rooms are average but nice for downtown, the only issue is if you are stage side on the rooms don't plan to go to bed till the music stops.

    Andiamo is an amazing steakhouse, D grill, and American coney are decent but nothing amazing.
     
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    Gambled here a few times over the last 2 years, but next week will be my first time staying there.

    I told my buddies to bring some ear protection in order to sleep.

    Thanks for your feedback.
     
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    I like the place but honestly prefer GG to gamble at. I've never stayed at either property but they're both fun.
     
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    Ok, I guess I'm a Strip snob. I went down to the D for a couple of hours last week since a previous host had moved down there. I found it dark and smokey and not my cup of tea. I also prefer the wide choice of restaurants on the Strip.
     
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    Definitely can understand liking the restaurant choices on the strip better. Although I will say Andiamos is strip quality, and I like that there are some options DT now for restaurants, vs years ago. Carson Kitchen is a fabulous place downtown too.
     
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    I've heard Andiamos is pretty good. I'd like to try it out.
     
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    I think that people either love it or hate it...

    I would probably never stay downtown....I prefer strip over of those properties....plus you m etiology food choices....
     
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    Andiamos is confirmed off the hook good.

    Solo trip I actually really enjoyed staying downtown, lots of trouble to get in down there. Otherwise it's a good place to visit.

    The nice part about the D freeplay and food offers that come is you don't have to be staying there to use em.
     

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