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This place is going down hill

Discussion in 'General Vegas Talk' started by Parallax, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Parallax

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    This is not about the board or recent political discourse. I was talking to a friend today about how much Vegas had changed in sixteen years since we started going to Vegas. I remember when we were flying out for our New Years trip in 2001 and we were talking to the couple across the aisle. They were high rollers, at least it seemed to be the case to us back then, who were staying at one of the high roller suites at the Rio. The Rio was such a happening place back then but a few years later the hit the wall. We remember going there and loving the vibe. I know that CET's acquisition drove the place into the ground but I remember even back in 2007 contemplating staying at the Rio. A few years ago went to the Rio to see Penn & Teller and while we enjoyed the show we were so saddened by the vibe. It had fallen so much. For some reason when I think about this it makes me sad. We haven't been back since.

    Does anyone have similar melancholy for other Vegas places that have gone down hill?
     
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  2. nickpapageorgio

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    Agreed on the Rio. It's a shame. My concern after every visit now compared to the 90's is the lack of diversity. I truly miss the Westward Ho, Frontier, Stardust, Riviera, Bourbon Street, Barbary Coast etc.

    Don't get me wrong, the mega resorts are amazing, but staying at the Bellagio or Mirage and being able to lowroll and slum it just across or down the street was for me at least, one of the highlights of each trip. Vegas is losing its way, ironically by becoming less and less cheesy.
     
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  3. Valgal

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    I was just reading an article about all the Vegas Shows that have closed in 2016 -- it said more this year than ever. I had wanted to see Jersey Boys, Michael Monge at Encore, Matt Goss at Caesar's but never made it. Coming at a time when revenues are up, it seems odd that multiple shows have closed their doors. I haven't been going to Vegas long -- about 6 or 7 years now and have already seen many changes. I miss some of the cheesiness of Treasure Island.
     
  4. MikeyBlacklabber

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    the man bun et al crowd aren't doing shows..they'd rather spend a couple grand standing around with a couple
    thousand other douchebags listening to some other douchbag play ear numbing excuse for music.

    and yes, i miss the cheeseness of say the old Boardwalk, Nob Hill, Silver Slipper etc.
    new generic places like aria cosmo bore the shit out of me.

    ok, rant off
     
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  5. VPDana

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    I totally agree with Nick and Mikey - I miss the cheese!
     
  6. Parallax

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    When you have 2 corporations running the strip, a lot of the individuality is lost. In the early 2000s, you did not have the casino ownership consolidations and therefore competition was fierce and it required good products. I have never understood CET's business model but they basically destroyed the Rio.
     
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  7. Tellafriend

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    They have destroyed everything they have touched.
     
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  8. VEGASBJ

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    Comps and free play have gone way downhill
     
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  9. Tibs

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    Cats and dogs living together, MASS HYSTERIA.

    :) Couldn't help. I think the part about Aria and Cosmo really does strike me. Generic corporate boardroom like places.
     
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    Is that from Jennifer from 12 monkeys? Haha
     

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