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Otakon Vegas to have Buffet of Buffet passes at a discount

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Otakon Vegas and Caesars Entertainment have teamed up to offer the most affordable (and delicious) way to eat while attending the convention. We bring you The Meal Pass.

The Meal Pass being grants you access to Caesars Exclusive BUFFET OF BUFFETS® for only $37(tax included)!

 

The buffets that are included in the price are:

• Spice Market Buffet (Planet Hollywood)

• Le Village Buffet (Paris)

• Paradise Garden Buffet (Flamingo)

• Flavors (Harrah's)

• Emperor's Buffet (The Quad Las Vegas)

• Carnival World Buffet (Rio)

 

 

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$37/day or for the weekend? (I feel I already know the answer)

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I eat at restaurants for my meals pretty much every day and I don't spend $37. dry.png  $12 for the buffet at Great American Steak & Buffet.  If I went there for lunch AND dinner, $24/day. mellow.png

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Technically you can put in 4 meals on one pass.

Have a later dinner (say 8pm which starts the validity at that time), then the next day have breakfast, lunch, and then dinner at 6pm.

You will be able to pick up any purchased meal passes at the con itself when you pick up your badge.

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This is a pretty good deal. Is it possible to step this pass up to be used at another buffet as part of the Buffet of Buffets? Are those costs discounted too?

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This is a pretty good deal. Is it possible to step this pass up to be used at another buffet as part of the Buffet of Buffets? Are those costs discounted too?

 

Are you asking if you can use it at more than one buffet? If so, the answer is yes - you can use it at any of the 6 buffets at any time in those 24 hours. So if you're feeling adventurous, you can visit all 6 for a nibble.

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The normal price is $50/day and Vegas buffets have nice food.  I thought that price was good but I'm excited about the discount. 

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This is a pretty good deal. Is it possible to step this pass up to be used at another buffet as part of the Buffet of Buffets? Are those costs discounted too?

 

Are you asking if you can use it at more than one buffet?

 

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I believe he might be asking if the pass can be upgraded to eat at the more "upscale" buffets within the Caesars family:

 

Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace and Village Seafood Buffet at the Rio

 

With other buffet passes (The Buffet of Buffets) you are allowed to pay an "upgrade fee" to enter 2 additional buffets

 

So the question I believe he's asking is, can the same be done with the Otakon Vegas Buffet Pass

 

Caveat: I usually stay with MGM/mLife properties and have never been with Caesars before so I'm just going with what I learned from Google-fu

 

I have read reviews that the Bacchanal Buffet is one of the best buffets in Vegas if you don't mind paying extra for it

 

 

Yes, what we are selling can be upgraded for Bacchanal and the Seafood Buffet at Rio.. 

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I believe he might be asking if the pass can be upgraded to eat at the more "upscale" buffets within the Caesars family:

 

Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace and Village Seafood Buffet at the Rio

 

With other buffet passes (The Buffet of Buffets) you are allowed to pay an "upgrade fee" to enter 2 additional buffets

 

So the question I believe he's asking is, can the same be done with the Otakon Vegas Buffet Pass

 

Caveat: I usually stay with MGM/mLife properties and have never been with Caesars before so I'm just going with what I learned from Google-fu

 

I have read reviews that the Bacchanal Buffet is one of the best buffets in Vegas if you don't mind paying extra for it

 

 

Yes, what we are selling can be upgraded for Bacchanal and the Seafood Buffet at Rio.. 

 

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Will we be able to buy more meal passes at the convention or do they have to be purchased when we register online?  I already pre-registered but I ended up only purchasing one meal pass, and I realize now with the 24hour time limit per meal pass that I will be needing more than one for the whole weekend.

 

Also if we can purchase meal passes at the convention will they still be at the discounted rate?

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I like the sound of this whole discounted buffet thing biggrin.png . Those discounted prices sound really nice, especially since I've heard some of the Vegas buffets are huge. Well, at least I know I'll be well fed throughout the weekend without blowing a ton of money, and that's a very good thing.

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You will be able to buy more passes at the event & they will still be at the Discounted Rate.

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Seriously, you don't know?  It's the same reason waitresses walk through the casinos getting you your free mixed drinks.  If it will keep you in the hotel gambling, then they make their money.  The buffets are paid for by casino profits because  they are a loss-leader to get you within earshot of their slot-machine sounds.

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Heh...

 

I wonder how well that profit strategy is going to work in the first weekend of January?

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Heh...

 

I wonder how well that profit strategy is going to work in the first weekend of January?

 

Well from a planning perspective, it makes feeding staff and guests a hell of a lot easier, and much cheaper.

 

Here's a scary number for you. To feed guests on site at the BCC (and really, most convention centers), it costs me about $27 per person for a sandwich, soda, chips, and piece of fruit for a lunch box. With snacks and beverages on site, I'm spending about $50-60 per person for the convenience of feeding my guests on site -- and that's excluding the hotel breakfast coupons and the dinners.

 

At Vegas, it'll cost me about $37 per day, for all the food they want, whenever they want it, at any of the casinos around.

 

We have a hell of a time *feeding* our staff reasonably, and have a lot of big eaters who work hard all weekend.  The only way to handle the post-con staff dinner is a large banquet space in a hotel. That ain't cheap!  Again, 37 bucks a day for all they can eat in Vegas.

 

And yeah, it's because they expect to make enough cash on your mere presence there. They're covering food basically at cost, and will make that back on the one rich guy who brings his kids and then blows $50k at the blackjack table.

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Keep in mind the more popular buffets may have a line that can be up to an hour long or more (Paris is usually long during peak hours). If your 24 hour pass ends at 7pm and you get to the cash register at 7:30pm, your pass will not work. Make sure to account for lines. The weekend OtakonVegas is taking place is one of the least busy weekends in Vegas, but still be ready for a line.

 

This pass is a very good deal. I go to Vegas rather often and the pass is normally around $50 on weekdays and $65 on weekends. If you gamble with the Caesars line of casinos and are a platinum member or higher, you can bypass almost all the lines. By that I mean you can literally walk in, grab and ice cream cone, cookies, etc and walk out. I have personally done that many times. If used correctly you can theoretically get all your meals and snacks for a 24 hour period for $37! Thats insane!

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