Jan 10, 2009

Vegas Baby - Paris/Bally's

We stayed at Bally's, which it turns out is associated with Harrah's, Caesars, Horseshoe, Flamingo, Grand, Harvey's, Imperial Palace, Paris, Rio, Sheraton, and Showboat. So we signed up for the TotalRewards card that will maybe, someday, give us some comps and discounts. For the gambling we did at Bally's, I have so far earned, are you ready, a $0.04 discount, whohoo :o)

Bally's and Paris were connected via a shopping/restaurant corridor. We did not spend much time in Paris, more just passed through on our way to shuttles and such, but I did want to share these two shots. The ceiling in Paris is painted to look like the sky, and you can see one of the legs of the Eiffel Tower in the first shot (there will be pictures coming on another day of the view from the top of the tower :o) The light blue ceiling with the clouds really made the casino feel open and inviting, it was nice.

One of the first things we noticed at Bally's was the lounge with the name of one of our dear Spotterville friends, it made us feel immediately at home :o)

As you can see from the last picture, we were very happy to be on our mini-vacation in FABULOUS Las Vegas :o) Notice our Vegas Bling we got for signing up for the TotalRewards card.

If you have never been to casinos, and Las Vegas especially, they try and entice you by offering points clubs for spending money at the casinos. During this trip, our friend Steve became the "Card" man, and I was "Coupon" man since we got three separate coupon books [one at check in, and one each when we signed up for TotalRewards] for drink discounts at Bally's (which we used as often as we could). These coupons also got us 2 for 1 on the Eiffel Tower experience.


  1. Hi Ken,
    Great entry ... the perfect counterpoint to the Bellagio prices. Nice to see that Vegas can offer a good value, too!

  2. I still think that it looked like the clouds moved as we walked along. I hadn't been in Paris before and it really was neat.

    Darn it, I closed my eyes in that shot. I must blink a lot.


  3. Last time I was in Vegas we stayed at Bally's with a view overlooking the Bellagio fountain. I had NO complaints. As a former travel agent, the rooms at Bally's are some of the largest on the stip. Just a FYI.

    I only gambled 20-25 a day (what I considered entertainment money) and my best day was when I played by the buffet line at Harrah's. I went home $500.00 richer. :-) No complaints - I realize that is not the norm to win like that.

    Enjoy your time in Vegas, have LOTS of FUN!


  4. Four cents!!! What will you do with all that money!! I love the pictures. Paris looks awesome, I wouldn't have thought you were inside. More pictures please!!!

  5. I love the picture of you and Beth ~ Vegas sounds great ~ Ally x

  6. Love the Indigo sign! See you can't escape my charm, I'm affliated all over the world *winks*. It looks like a dazzling time was had. I would of never known you were inside, it's a cool effect. (Hugs)Indigo

  7. We aren't gambler's but loved touring the different casinos in Lost Wages just to see their interior. We especially loved the canals in the Venetian. Linda in Washington

  8. looks like you guys had a great time!!! don't spend your 4 cents in one place :)


  9. Sounds (and looks) like a great time. I found the best part about using the point cards are the free meals and sometimes free rooms. Of course you have to go fairly often to acquire these things. I go to Mississippi whenever I can and never pay for a meal. Anyway, glad you guys had fun. I just read Beth's entry on meeting Marty. What fun.
    Hugs, Joyce

  10. Paris was my favorite of all the casinos/hotels. I had a good time at New York, New York (especially on the roller coaster) and I thought the Venetian was so charming. My brother stayed at Excalibur while we were there so we spent a lot of time there and my husband's convention was at the Rio so we spent a little time there. But Paris... that's my favorite!

    Glad you had a good time!

  11. Enjoyed the pics, glad you had a goodtime, never been to Vegas hope to get there one day.

    Have a good weekend



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