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Why so cheap?

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Why so cheap?

My sister and I are staying at Montego Bay June 1st for 3 nights. The flight and hotel are $179. It seems like if something is too good to be true, it is. I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, but does anyone know why the rate is so low? Are they just hoping we donate the rest to the casino?

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1. Re: Why so cheap?

Wendover? Its in the middle of no-where. There is nothing there but a couple small casinos. The casino's fund the junkets you are on to get you to their town. You will be a couple hundred of miles from anything.

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2. Re: Why so cheap?

You're exactly right, Sam, they are counting on you partying hearty and enjoying Nevada's number one industry! They want you to think, "The airfare and room is so cheap, I can afford to blow more at the slots or tables."

You chose the nicest hotel/casino to stay at. Beer is right, Wendover is in the gawdaful middle of nowhere, but we always enjoy our trips there, listening to the band and playing video poker at the entertainment bar, playing some blackjack and searching out our favorite slots, which seem to have been moved every time we go there.

Have fun!

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3. Re: Why so cheap?

Okay, so they're counting on me to gamble away the rest, and I will, never fear. Here's another question then - my sister and I are both in our 20's. Will we be out of place? We're not looking for meet young single men or anything, just don't want stick out like sore thumbs.

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4. Re: Why so cheap?

You will have a good time. Pug is right, Montego bay is Super nice. Take you swim suit. The Margerita's are the BEST.... If you want booze make sure you say so. LOL

The walkway over street will take you to Nugget, they have a Starbucks.

The Free(you can tip) shuttle will run you about 6-blocks to Rainbow and Peppermill casino's.

Watch the booze... lol

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5. Re: Why so cheap?

You won't be out of place. A lot of younger people come over from Salt Lake to get their dose of deviltry in "Mini Sin City." My 50 something fiance and I played blackjack all night once with a table full of college students from the U ... they looked on us with awe becase we experienced the 60s! (Ahem, I was a mere child then...)

Have fun, and like JoLee says, bring your swim suit, the weather will be nice in June and you can lay out by the pool.

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6. Re: Why so cheap?

I hope you arent expecting a resort town or a mini vegas because Wendover is neither.

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7. Re: Why so cheap?

Oh, GoodBeer, you must have been tres disappointed when you visited Wendover!!

Sam, I'll lay it on the line. Wendover is a tiny town in the middle of a big desert. Nothing like it in Minnesota, that's for sure! If not for the casinos, it would not exist except as probably a truck stop. There's not much to do but lie beside the pool, watch TV in the room, and make the rounds of the five casinos, which are nowhere near the sumptuous palaces of Vegas.

That being said, there is something wonderful about the wide open spaces and the vast expanse of sky, the view of the salt flats and the aroma of sagebrush, and the casino kitsch. For an inexpensive low key "something completely different" getaway, you can't beat it.

Hope you and your sister enjoy your trip!

Pug

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8. Re: Why so cheap?

We knew not to expect the Tah Ma Hal - we love casinos and go to our little hometown casinos all the time. So we'll enjoy ourselves. We are defintely looking forward to laying by the pool all day and gambling all night. I think we're also going horseback riding. We'll have fun! Thanks for all your help!

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9. Re: Why so cheap?

Sam6266,

My friends and I are in our mid 30's and we were the youngest people on the plane. With that being said, once you arrive in Wendover, there will be a lot of people from Salt Lake coming in to have a good time, so you shouldn't have worry about sticking out like a sore thumb.

Have fun

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10. Re: Why so cheap?

I was never disappointed by Wendover, because I never went there for a vacation. Living in Vegas for college and then after for over 10 years work took me to Elko a few times. One of those times we had to drive over to Wendover to look at some property. It was pretty much exactly what I expected, alot of nothing.

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