In Part One of “Vegas – the Great, the Good and the Ugly,” I wrote about the “The Great” – things/places I will definitely revisit next trip. Part Two - The Good – focused on things I liked and may try again if time permits. This third and final part -The Ugly – is about things I will try and avoid at all costs on my next visit.
The Pub at Monte Carlo. We have been to this place before, and generally our orders were taken in a reasonable amount of time, even during football season when the place is packed. This time was a completely different. We waited more than 15 minutes before we gave up, and the place really wasn’t all that busy. There was absolutely no acknowledgement from bartenders that they would be right with us, or the other handful of customers right next to us. Just stares, like none of us were there. I usually like coming to this place, but doubt I’ll be back. There are just too many other places with better service.
No comp drinks at the poker machines at the Wynn. Are you kidding me? I put $100.00 in a video poker machine, play $5.00 per hand, and you still charge me for my mimosa? Thanks, but no thanks – I’ll take my money and business elsewhere. Wynn management might want to revisit customer service 101.
1-800-Girls idiots. These are the incredibly annoying men and women on the strip hawking escort services. I asked one of the guys trying to push his advertisements on me if they had any boys, but he just ignored me. Whatev. Go away, and keep those damn flyers out of my face!
Cigars/cigarettes. This town needs more non-smoking areas in the casinos. Enough said.
Kids who are bored. Actually I blame the parents on this one. Leave your kids at home (like we did) or else find something for them to do. Leaving them on the edge of the casino while you play slots is just plain wrong. Seriously. Columnist John Deiner of the Washington Post obviously agrees: check out his blog posting at: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/travellog/2007/09/what_happens_in_vegas_your_kid.html
Video poker/slots. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. My money sure did this time, and I have no one to blame but myself. That’s why they call it gambling. Better luck next time. And there will be back a next time, I’m sure! And hopefully I can move this category up to “Great”!
Eat, drink and be merry!