I’m done…finished with Las Vegas. Nice place to visit but Las Vegas is nothing more than hands in your wallet. They do everything to snatch every penny, nickel, dime and dollar from your pocket and I’m not talking about the slot machine, the poker tables or trying to hit 21 at blackjack.
Las Vegas will never see me for a vacation ever again.
OK so I don’t get to go on vacation too often and when I do it’s only for a few days but I wanted to get away from Los Angeles with the girlfriend for a few days of some rest and relaxtion.
Not gonna happen in Las Vegas. Though trips to the Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon were fantastic thank God there is a God because except for parking at Hoover and a car pass at Red Rock I left Las Vegas very disappointed.
Cause they charge you for everything!
So we fly in to Vegas riiiiiigggggtttttt! Get to the car rental joint. Now I’ve rented cars in Vegas and all across the country. I do a great job in getting a $7 rate for a midsize car…cool right?
First off they need a $200 deposit on the car. I’ve never paid any deposit on a car.
WTF!!!! So now the deposit is the first ripoff.
Next the guy at the car rental joint wants more upsells than a bad infomercial at 3AM on Home Shopping Network. So that’s the beginning. Man I was pissed.
Next we get to the hotel. Now when I go to Vegas on business I stay off the strip at a place called the Homewood Suites. But I have the female with me so I stayed with her at the Tropicana.
Yeah I’m the man right?
The Tropicana, as in all hotels, want a $19 per day resort fee. WTF is a resort fee? And I’m pissed at Orbitz because some hotels listed have the resort fee on the price point while the Tropicana did not.
Back to the Homewood Suites.
And have you seen some of these “all you can eat” buffets? OK so I remember when most buffets were under $18 but the Tropicana’s was $21 per person.
OK so I’m not finished in the food department. One night I wanted a slice of pizza. Just one friggin’ slice of pizza after paying over $20 for a damn buffet. So I go to the little place inside the Tropicana for a slice of damn pizza. I see my favorite type…meat lovers. So I can get a whole dang pizza at Pizza Hut for $10.81 with napkins, packets of cheese and hot pepper. For $4 a slice is what the sign said right?
Not at the Tropicana.
So here’s the BS on a slice of meat lovers pizza. For each meat selection you pay an additional 75 cents per pepperoni, beef, whatever which brings the price per slice to over $7.
I just wanted a slice of pizza!!!
Las Vegas is a ripoff. Time to head to Cleveland. Las Vegas casino revenue is down 12% this calendar year, Atlantic City is closing casinos like an El Pollo Loco at 2 in the morning and they’re doing everything possible to rip their visitors off.
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