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APC
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Hey guys, as the title suggests, I'm making my first trick to Vegas this weekend. I'm 22 but not into clubbing or anything like that - though I will play a little poker at the casinos. I was wondering what magic and non-magic things you guys would recommend checking out. Any ideas would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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The palm trees are very cool. I recommend taking a close look at them. There's beautiful red rock in Vegas, it's not all flashing lights. Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden is fantastic and you might bump into one or both of those two there, too, if you stop by. Have fun!
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Denny and Lee's might be an interesting magical mystery tour. Never been to Denny's shop in Vegas, but have been to his Baltimore shop; potbelly pig and all!
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Be careful about making your first TRICK in vegas......it's still illegal inside the city limits....lol. Murray Sawchuck might still be at the Tropicanna....I'd catch him. Also if Rick Thomas is still in town, don't pass up the chance to see him.
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Denny's shop in Vegas is right across the freeway from the Excalibur. It's easy to miss as it's in an industrial park but worth a visit to pop in and see what's on the shelves.
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Go see Mac King at Harrah's. Afternoon show and very reasonably priced and what I and many others believe to be the most entertaining magic show in Vegas.
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On 2013-01-04 12:37, rockwall wrote:
Go see Mac King at Harrah's. Afternoon show and very reasonably priced and what I and many others believe to be the most entertaining magic show in Vegas.


I agree. Mac King is a must. A refreshing change from all of the illusion shows.

For non magical entertainment, go to Downtown to the Freemont Street Experience. The free shows with the bands our fun.
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Penn & Teller is a must see.

If you wanna see amazing stage technology (and quite a theater) go see KA at MGM.

The garden (if you can call it that...not sure whats it actually called) at Bellagio albeit kinda small, is really spectacular.

The National Atomic Testing Museum on Flamingo East is really interesting. If they still have the Area 51 exhibit, my advice would be to skip that and just do the museum.

I always enjoy the free trams...its a walk to get to them but enjoyable experience (though brief). The one that goes between Monte Carlo and Bellagio gives a nice view of City Center and Aria.

Titanic exhibition at Luxor is great. Luxor alone for the largest atrium in the world (at least it used to be). that's a bit of an illusion actually...due to the shape the pyramid really doesn't look very big from the outside. When you go in...thats one massive atrium worth seeing.
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Take a helicopter ride at night. It's awesome!
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On 2013-01-04 12:35, Andrew Zuber wrote:
Denny's shop in Vegas is right across the freeway from the Excalibur. It's easy to miss as it's in an industrial park but worth a visit to pop in and see what's on the shelves.

Denny must like industrial parks; his Baltimore shop is in the same setting; meant only for magicians to find.
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Blue Man Group IMO is a must! Bring some extra money and hit up the north outlet shops, so many awesome deals!
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Also if Rick Thomas is still in town, don't pass up the chance to see him.


Rick Hasn't been in Vegas since the Sahara closed over a year ago.
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Bring some extra money and hit up the north outlet shops, so many awesome deals!


that's true. The south outlet shops are great too. For two years in a row now I have bought a back-braking pile of clothes and shoes from the premium outlets... When you get two pairs of shoes for less than half what one pair costs here its worth it. But they are big places so it takes some time. In case you're not renting a car, strip & downtown express gets you to both outlets.
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Roulette.

I have a sure-fire system. PM me for details.

I'm not famous, so my system is not particularly expensive. Also, I'm inclined to give a discount to fellow Café members.

While there are a lot of good suggestions in this thread, coming home from Vegas six-figures richer is about the biggest thrill available on planet earth.
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Roulette.

I have a sure-fire system. PM me for details.

I'm not famous, so my system is not particularly expensive. Also, I'm inclined to give a discount to fellow Café members.

While there are a lot of good suggestions in this thread, coming home from Vegas six-figures richer is about the biggest thrill available on planet earth.


Does your system have anything to do with a PK ring?
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I've always wondered if that's what Q's using here;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGYikSmE4VY
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DEFINITELY check out Mac King..
He has the best magic show on the strip!!
Also, if you are into theatre or plays - the Vegas phantom of the opera is really amazing! We sat right under the falling chandelier and we could feel the wind from it.. It seriously looked like we were going to be crushed.. The theatre and staging and effects is utterly spectacular!
( I believe Jim steinmeyer is given credit for the magic in it as well)..
Don't waste money on Copperfield.. And you have to be a big p & t fan to warrant going to their show.. The coolest parts of their show is Tellers solo bits....the majority of the rest of the show is Penn talking and ranting. I know that that is what penn and teller are all about.. Bit when we went - it was ALOT of talking.. I am a p & t fan; but I was expecting better to be honest..My dad and I went to their show and got upgraded to the front row.. And my dad got cut with a flying piece of broken bottle during penns overly lengthy juggling routine Smile
Blue man group is also spectacular.
Let us know what you ended up doing.. (but again, it should include Mac King!)
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M&M store.
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