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    There will be a marathon on July 4th.

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    I caught the episode tonight and found it very good. That Ninya is sure one tough cookie. Did you see how she was yelling at those guys? I was even trembling in fear.

    I cannot stand that Wayne guy. If he jumps into another pool or places another drink on his head I think I am going to have to shoot myself. I love how Ralph and Joe came 'to check up on him.'

    Good show all in all, much better than 'The Casino.'

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    Looks like Ninya has been taking lessons from Tata. She can freak out with the best of em. Did anyone else think the JC1K ultra lounge looked a lot like a lame house party? Who the heck wants to go to some guys apartment to drink when you're in Vegas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EXlurker
    Did anyone else think the JC1K ultra lounge looked a lot like a lame house party? Who the heck wants to go to some guys apartment to drink when you're in Vegas?
    I thought it was beyond cheesy. It did have a nice view though.

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    The JC1K stuff was crap because it had nothing to do with the casino and neither did all of this useless filler at the Playboy Mansion.

    Ninya losing it made me cringe... I'm surprised that all of them didn't just bother to leave right then and there. There are far too many employers out there to have somebody talk to you like that, no matter how bad you're doing. (If they were doing that bad, she should have fired them right there.) Ninya claimed that she could work all three of their jobs, so I say let her try it. I also thought it was amusing that Tata said that one of Ninya's minions needed to assert himself more, then when he did assert himself regarding the 6 day work week, Tata was pissed off about it.

    Tata is hilarious. I thought he was being sarcastic at one point ("there was one pencil in the wrong place down in the lobby") but it seems he's just an extreme perfectionist and probably not somebody I'd want to work for.

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    Yeah, Ninya went over to the dark side in this episode. And Tata, aka the Dwarf of Darkness, thought she did a terrific job when she used humiliation and scapegoating to motivate her staff.
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    In a nutshell: The show rocks, the hotel SUCKS! Truly, it is NOT a place I would recommend to anyone.

    I love this show. Part of the reason I enjoy it is because it really is a good show, but a major reason is that I stayed at this resort in March of this year. In fact, we were there right before the St. Pat's Day stuff that happened, and we saw a very small bit of someone arriving at the hotel being filmed (they told us it was for a reality show, but wouldn't tell us what it was...but now of course, I know).

    When we booked our stay at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, we imagined it to be a somewhat remote "spa" type atmosphere. Couldn't be further from the truth. If you imagine a highway (beltway) around Las Vegas, you can visualize the location of this resort immediately outside their beltway. We knew it wasn't remotely close to the strip which is why we rented a car, but didn't realize that an Interstate was practically over the wall from the pool/spa area, and that it was basically in the suburbs-not a relaxing resort anything.

    We arrived on a Saturday and immediately knew there were going to be problems. I went into the room which was really very nice...until you opened the curtains and got a view of the lovely metal skeleton construction that completely blocked our window. I called to the front desk and was told they would not switch our room (now keep in mind this was a $250/night room). I had called the resort before booking our reservations to confirm that their pools were heated. They stated enthusiastically, "yes, of course!" It was true that 2 of their 5 or so pools did indeed have water in them. What they neglected to tell me was that the heaters weren't working in them.

    The weather was lovely, so we thought...well, maybe we can at least sit by the pool in the nice weather. Which MIGHT have been possible if the massive construction that was going on at the hotel at the time wouldn't have been like sitting in the middle of a construction zone. You know the annoying "beep, beep, beep" sound that construction trucks make? Imagine that along with bulldozer sounds and then visualize that encompassing the entire pool area.

    Well, maybe we can play tennis. After all, I had contacted the hotel and asked if they had rackets that we could use so we wouldn't have to bring our own. Again, the "of course" message was relayed to us. And maybe they did have rackets that we could have used. The fact that there was no tennis court as it had been ripped out, however, did pose a problem.

    The casino itself might be fine (though one of the restaurants we ate at upon arrival was merely adequate). The disastrous state of the hotel and horrendous treatment we received from the hotel employees (who were obviously pleased that they had duped us into paying for a night in hotel hell) had turned our stomachs to the point of not willing to even investigate. We headed down to the strip and found another hotel that was less expensive and much more accommodating for the rest of the week.

    When I returned from our trip, I wrote a complaint letter to that Michael Tata guy as I grabbed his name off literature from the hotel. Never heard a peep. I expected a full refund as they had definitely put me in the mood to get the first stand-by flight out of that city. Didn't even get an apology. Had I known better, I would have sent my letter to the Joe guy as he seems to be about the only normal one there, and obviously has business savvy.

    Bottom line
    : After seeing this show, I am quite positive that the rude incompetence displayed by most of the management is neither edited nor scripted as I have experienced this horror first-hand.
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    It's interesting how quick Tata is to bug out about a missed place pillow or pencil in the lobby but then he turns around and totally ignores an actual customer complaint by BravoFan.

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    I love it that one of our mods has first-hand experience around the time of filming. But bummed that BF had such a crappy experience.

    The GVR looks like a nice place, but maybe just for a visit while in Vegas, and not to stay. Is it sad that I like the color of their craps table felt?

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    JC1000!! wow! what a partee!! it looked about as "loungey" as some of the college house parties I went to where they had the same colored disco light ball .. man, he was so dorky, it was almost sad..

    and what was with that marketing guy and the cups on his head? does he think it makes him amusing? it was so hard to watch him do that over and over...
    and he's MARRIED? you know his wife must be pi$$ed off about his fratboy like behavior..esp. at the playboy mansion.. yuck..what an ogler..

    and yes, cocktail waitresses do make about 100K a year.i met one in vegas who told me she made about that much. .isn't that crazy? but my jaw dropped when i heard that vip bartender/waitress made 350-400K a year.. talk about the american dream..

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