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11th Trip to Vegas: Balls to the Wall!!! (Lots of pics/detail)

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  1. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    My Trip Report

    ***NOTE***: This TR is pic heavy and detailed and will be in two parts. If reading a lot isn't your thing, I have utilized a method captainron62 recently used. Bolding important locations/events. So if you want to speed up the reading, stick to that and the many, many pictures!


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    For my g/f's parents' birthdays, we've gone back to Vegas! We're hunting for another one of these...

    G/f's first Royal back in late January at Hollywood STL:

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    Day 1: Wed. Feb. 18th WAX On/WAX Off for Poker in the Burbs

    We get up bright and early at 7am to get out the door by 7:30 for our half-price flights out of KC. I hate how SWA is screwing STL over. Stop in Columbia, MO, the former Southwest border of White Castle for some sliders for “breakfast”. Get to KC Airport without incident, and wait forever for a parking shuttle. Finally get to the airport, diddle around and get on the plane.

    We're getting close!
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    Land at McCarran. I wait for her parents to arrive from Midway while she gets the rental car from Enterprise. They arrive on time, but it takes forever to get the airport wheelchair people ready. Her mom unfortunately can't walk very long distances. All this time, I had planned to jump on the WAX at about 4pm to catch a bus to the Suncoast so I could play in their 4/8 Mix game at 6pm. Time ticks away and I had to let them go for now.

    Clock is about 4, and I miss a bus just leaving, but it wasn't the WAX. So I stand and wait... and wait... and wait. Yeah it's late. And about 4:20 one shows up. And ends up going to Terminal 3 and takes a 10 minute break! Dammit! I actually caught the next bus, because the one I caught apparently didn't show. Apparently my g/f was having her own issues as they checked into Mirage and they couldn't find the wheelchair we had delivered for her mom; the bell desk eventually found it.

    Very crappy pic from my cell phone of the Cleveland Clinic on the way:
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    So, a 90 minute sit on the bus later, I get to Suncoast at 5:50pm. Because of a stupid one hour call-in policy of theirs (which typically doesn't apply to specialty games), I was barely on the list when I called at 4:58pm. When I get to the table, I re-introduce myself to Jason, the guy who organized the game. As well as showing my appreciation for him setting the game up, I wanted to thank him again for driving me from MGM back to Bally's in Dec. 2012 at 5:30am in another mix game.

    As for the game, it was a dealer's choice with about 12 to 15 game options.
    Hold'em

    Omaha 8 or better (like hold'em but with 4 cards and you must play exactly 2 for each half. One half to the high hand, the other half to the lowest hand with five unique ranks 8 or lower)

    Crazy Pineapple (discard one card on flop, play like Texas Hold 'em)

    2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (75432 no straights or flushes is the best hand)

    A-5 Triple Draw Lowball (A2345 is the best hand, straights and flushes okay)

    Badugi (lowball game where A234 of different suits is the best hand)

    BaDeucey (split pot game where half the pot goes to the lowest 2-7 lowball hand and half the pot goes to the lowest badugi (where ace is high in both hands)

    BadAcey (split pot game where half the pot goes to the lowest A-5 lowball hand and half the pot goes to the lowest badugi (where ace is low in both hands)

    Razzdugi (half of the pot to the lowest razz hand (stud low) and half to the lowest badugi)

    A-5 Triple Draw Hi/Lo 8 or better (split pot game between high hand and best low hand 8 or lower)

    5 card Omaha 8 or better (Omaha hi/lo split but you get dealt one extra card)

    Stud Hi/Lo Regular (one half to the high hand and one half to the low hand... a low hand always qualifies)

    And a few other games...lots of split pot games if you didn't notice.


    Jason wins the draw to the first button and calls “ A-5 Triple Draw Hi/Lo 8 or better”. Action was fast and furious early as two people make quads on the river in one hand, and river betting was capped at $40 each. Quad 7s beat Quad 4s, ouch. Early on, I'm mostly playing tight, but I got a few hands. Made 6432A at “A-5 Triple Draw 8/b” for half the pot. Folded 3 tens in “Razzdugi” once...(ouch wrong game), but eventually I started with 3 A24 of 2 suits in “Razzdugi”. On fourth street, I make another low card and now have 3 suits, so I keep firing, then I brick, brick, but I keep firing as my exposed hand looks better than my sole opponent. I brick on the dealt down river, but fire anyway. He reluctantly calls. I flip my hand over and tell the dealer to figure out what I have...lol I had something like a Jack Low and a Jack Badugi. But it was good enough to win the whole pot for my first scoop of the night! :D

    Then I picked up a few pots here and there, holding my own before doing what I typically do once in every mix game I play... In a game that I called “BadAcey” I made an 8 with a 7532 Badugi with one draw to go 4 -handed. On the river, an older woman raised all in for $14 after someone else bet $8 into me. I knew the other guy could reraise if I called, but I reluctantly called anyway. Of course he then raises $8 more. THIS is when I stupidly decide I couldn't win either half of the pot. I definitely lost the lowball half, but I had the best Badugi!!! @&$@*@*@*&@$&$%&%$!!! That was probably an $80 fold there, and a very stupid one too looking back at it. And of course this gave me a mini bout of tilt...

    Fortunately, I didn't have too many middling hands to be tempted to play while trying to deal with the steam. The best hand I saw was AA35x double suited (x=doesn't matter) in Big Omaha/8 which I raised, but the flop totally missed. Now my stack is lower than it had been all night. I was down about $100. Fortunately, my luck started to turn, with the help of a few “big blind” specials.

    Jason calls “A-5 Triple Draw 8/b” again, and I get a crappy 36 suited in the big blind. No one raises before the draw however, and I get to draw 3. Now I get 8(6543) () = suited. Huge pull! Now all of a sudden I'm betting out. I decide that the 8 low is too weak in a multi-way pot and drop it. I pick up an offsuit 7 for the straight with a 76543 low. I bet out the whole way and “pat” my hand (i.e. draw no cards). I get called down by a couple and scoop the pot.

    A few hands later, I wake up with A5A5x in late position, and am able to 3 bet it predraw against Jason and some others. Jason and I both draw one the whole way. Neither of us improve, I bet down until the river when I worry about low trips, and I win with the better 2 pair (no low hand qualified).

    Another big blind special came when I had 67x in crazy pineapple and no one bets the flop. I discard the unimportant card to go for an inside straight. Hit it. Bet the whole way and win.

    Most pots I'm involved in now I'm either winning or not losing a lot. About midnight as requested, my g/f comes in to check on me, and I went from -$100 to +$45. I'll take it!

    During this whole time, I was pounding Sierra Nevadas and eventually had to take bathroom breaks. On the way to the bathroom, I watch this Deuces Wild progressive balloon from $1650 to $2050 that evening alone. As midnight approached over a dozen of people were hammering it as the game was pushing 101% return. I was going to give it a crack if the mix game ended early. But alas, someone else hit it first, and no one was playing it when the royal was at $1011.

    So I reunite with the g/f and her parents, and she immediately points out that there is Ultimate X for pennies at Suncoast! Well, that's an easy sell for me...
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    I am all energized to play more, but I think better of it and think to myself, I have 5 more nights to go and had a long day traveling. One o'clock would be the earliest I get to bed all trip.


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    Day 2: Thurs. Feb. 19th Secret Garden, Terry Fator, Pissed at Caesar, and Wasting Away at TAG Lounge...

    Get up at a reasonable hour, but really don't start moving until 10 or so. We go down to redeem our tickets for “Terry Fator” and “Zarkana” from myVegas as well as our Mirage Lunch Buffets. After all that, it's after 11 for a perfect time to eat the buffet. The buffet was pretty good, better than the last time I ate it to be honest. They had a Cajun roasted chicken I particularly liked. I was really not in the mood for beer at that moment, but I had a little Goose Island IPA as well since it was included with the buffet.

    After lunch, the g/f and I redeem our passes to Sigfried and Roy's Secret Garden while her parents gamble for awhile. Beautiful early afternoon in the mid 70s. Pictures speak a lot louder than my rambling self here...

    View of dolphins from underwater:
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    Hello...
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    Getting an anti-fungal treatment
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    Dolphins in action:
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    Backflip!!!
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    We then move on to the Garden portion of the exhibit where quite a few lions and tigers are on display.

    Plaque of the men themselves. So glad that the Cirque du Soleil my mom wanted to go to was sold out in 2001 when I went with my parents. We went to Sigfried and Roy's show instead. Excellent show; tragically ended before its time.
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    The ~baby lion cubs that myVegas advertises. They are 9 months old and ~160 lbs. now; not so baby anymore.
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    Lazily looking Leopard...
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    Sleepy Lion...
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    Tigers...
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    This tiger was funny. Loved this ball and was pretty defensive about it!
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    Ran the other two off into the trees!
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    Go back to the room and prepare for a dip in the hot tub.

    Shot of hotel room:
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    View of pool from the room (9th floor):
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    View of CET land from room:
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    After our hot tub time, we reconvene with her parents about four and decide to go to the South Outlet Mall to do a little shopping and eat dinner before going to “Terry Fator”. They want Chipotle and I want Smashburger which are within 200 feet of each other in the outlet mall lot. I definitely make the right choice because my burger is near perfect. I forget to take food porn a lot, but not this time.

    When the burger is cooked perfectly, this crushes In-n-Out by a mile...
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    Only beer I bought this trip...same as last trip...worth every penny (all 378 of them)
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    Go back to the room to get ready for the show and to charge my phone a bit.

    Pic of the outside of the theatre:
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    Sketch of Fator and the puppets. They also showed a video of the artist creating this during the show.
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    “Winston” the turtle singing Kermit the Frog
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    Fator interacting with “Walter T. Airdale”:
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    Walter singing Garth Brooks:
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    Fator with Wrex: The Crash Test Dummy
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    “Julius” singing “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
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    “Duggie” and his bar's beer selections in the background. Mmmm...beer
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    “Hyphen” the Beatle
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    “Maynard Tompkins” the Elvis impersonator who knows no Elvis songs:
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    “Vikki The Cougar”
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    This show was EXCELLENT!!! Very funny and entertaining! No boring moments from start to finish! I totally get why myVegas yanked the free tickets on this one... :( We used a pair of buy one get one free awards to keep the total cost down to about $60/person. But at least he was worth the price!

    So after that we decide to check out Caesars Palace since her parents have never really seen the place.

    We walk them through the Forum shots as they haven't seen that either.

    Pics of the fountain in the Shops:
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    We make a wrong turn, but we see a little bit of this show at least.
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    Dragon at Caesars:
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    Finally make it to the casino. I take a quick look at the food court and their ultra inflated prices. Smashburger is definitely a lot cheaper off strip. Then I was told that the VP bar at the food court was nice for lack of smoke. I saw Lagunitas IPA on tap (which most CET properties have now...good job!), so I was definitely willing to play a bit for that. Until I saw the best game being a shitty 30/6/5 Bonus (96.18%) followed by 7/5 DDB (95.71%), and as low as 8/5/4 DB (94.18%). EFF YOU, CAESAR!!!

    So I pass and move on to the Sports Bar...I see the same paytables...uh oh!!! Fortunately the all star II units are still there unchanged for the moment. So I settle in and play 8/5 JoB w/Double STP (97.78% w/DSTP) and ask for a Lagunitas at first he says ok, but then he comes back and says he can only comp bottles. Um ok...Sierra Nevada I guess. Well this machine sucks, and by the time I get a refill I get a bartender that looked more knowledgeable and I ask him about the policy and voice my opinion that it was crap. He said it was started 3 weeks ago, and a lot of people are feeling the same way I was.

    On this unit, I did better, but still was in the hole. I do some more scanning of Caesars, and it's not a pretty sight. Somehow I did find 9/5 JoB Spin Poker with STP (98.72%) for dollars though in the high limit room.

    None of our group is doing too well here, and want to go. Now we get a little confused where we want to go. I eventually want to go to the Linq, but my tone of voice says I want to go “right now”. So we all seem to go there to appease me. But none of them really like the slots there, so now I am wondering why did we come here? I could have went to Flamingo for awhile (I played a good amount at Bugsy's anyway this trip). But anyway I seemed to piss my g/f off by repeatedly asking her “what would you like to do?” and she basically snaps at me to stay at the Linq and she storms off. Ugh.

    So now, I debate if I stay, or try to follow them to where they would likely go. I end up staying at Linq for better or worse. Soon after, I see for the first time, someone actively trying to hustle someone out of Ultimate X multipliers by misleading them on how the game works. What's even crazier, security busted him before I could even tell them what was going on!

    I take a look at the new “3535” lounge (the loser of the name battle with “The Quad”). Looked nice, and more importantly, paytables looked “old”.

    Eventually I make it to my desired place, TAG Lounge, and open up with Squatters “Hop Rising” Double IPA. Paytables also looked “old”, thank God.
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    Once I get settled I hit my first quad of the trip fairly quickly around 12:20am only 13 hands in with my game of choice here 7/5 Triple Bonus Plus (97.67%).

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    But after that, it was a slow bleed afterward. But I was playing quite slow and enjoying the beer.

    I moved to some Red IPAs after this:

    Oskar Blues G'Knight (poor refill of the last 4 oz of the can 16oz vs 12 oz glass):
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    Green Flash Hop Head Red (forgot to take a pic of this...image from: http://www.nonsnobbeer.com/2012/10/green-flash-hop-head-red.html)
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    Then moved on to this, a Brooklyn Blast:
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    The beer in the background is a Magic Hat “Circus Boy”, a hefeweizen. It was the beer of choice by the guy next to me who I had a chat with because he was a poker grinder normally. Mostly played 2/5 NL. But he was at the bar trying to finish out diamond for the year with VP and bartop BJ. Nice guy, but he was having a rough go at it, probably dropped over $500 for the 1000 tier points needed for the 1000 tier bonus.

    That beer in the background was at about 2...then the beers and memory are starting to fade. I may have had one more, but who the hell knows what it was. And it's getting about 4am, and it looks like they are closing up TAG. I was drunk enough to not ask for another one though. At this point I am somehow still up with my slow play, but only about $20.

    I stumble over to Flamingo and start slamming down some waters while playing 8/5 JoB w/DSTP at Bugsy's. No pic worthy hits, but I was up about $10 from it. Then I stumble back to Mirage.

    Yeah, time kept wasting away...sun is coming up now...I am terrible. 6:06am
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    Start working my way back to the room and see an “Ellen” slot machine. Being drunk, I say “screw it, why not”

    25c extra a spin for a multiplier award for bonuses? “screw it, why not”

    Put in $10, and at $0.75/spin, it was going fast. But with a few bucks left. BAM! Get the bonus!

    4X multiplier in the corner, not bad
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    $6 spin before multiplier...needed that:
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    Glad I paid for that multiplier (49X bet):
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    Get up to the room at about 6:30. Up roughly another $50. Up about $100 for the trip so far. To my knowledge everyone else isn't doing that great.


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    Day 3: Fri. Feb. 20th Earl's, North Strip, M Resort, Meet Up with Crazy Canucks, and Bombed at Bugsy's

    Get up about 10, have to as we need to check out. Still drunk from the night before...weeee I put on my “lucky” Flamingo shirt on, as it was the 3-year anniversary of when I bought the shirt for $4, about one hour after I hit my only royal in Vegas (dealt).

    Unfortunately, the car we rented (Nissan Altima) doesn't have that big of a trunk, so I was assigned to wheel her mom's wheelchair from Mirage to Bally's. I make good time and beat them there by quite a bit. Why did I beat them so bad? Mirage screwed up and charged one of the comped myVegas nights. They waived one of the resort fees for the inconvenience at least. So with a little time to kill I settle in on the 25-play penny unit that has 7/5 Bonus w/STP (98.29% w/STP) and pick up my first quad of the day.
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    We get settled into the Jubilee room, not bad looks wise. But unfortunately that was the best of it. We got tossed into a lower floor than we were booked for, and get an adjoining door which we also didn't want. The person at the front desk, named Nana, could care less about rectifying this situation. We later would learn of even bigger issues. Elevators that rival the old IP (only 1 of 3 was usually functioning) and that Bally's windows still suck...hard.

    Room after a night's sleep...g/f didn't take many pics today:
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    Go to Miracle Mile to redeem some free Earl's as it is both of her parents birthday months. Pretty good stuff, but since they no longer premix their salads, that seems not as good. Also quickly check the sportsbar, and they still had 9/6 TDB (98.15%) for the moment. Who knows what a bankrupt Loveman will do. We also look at some souvenir stores and the tervis store, which the g/f gets suckered into buying some things.

    After that we we head out to the north outlet mall for a bit. Now I am starting to feel hungover...doh. A little snack of Auntie Anne's and some lemonade helps a little, but not a lot. It's getting about 5pm, and we make it to SLS. Obligatory pic of wacky mascot:
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    Look around the place for the 99.9%+ games for quarters and lower. Nope, they're gone. Dammit. Decide to belly up to the bar for one of these. (Image from: https://malvernbeerexchange.wordpress.com/history/firestone-walker-brewing-co-union-jack-ipa/)
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    Now most of the quarter bartop games are barely above strip standards, but for some odd reason they have 7/5 Super Aces (98.85%) for all denominations so I play that. No pics, so obviously I didn't hit any Aces. :(

    I also play some nickel 7/5 Bonus w/DSTP (98.51% w/DSTP). Again no pics. :(

    Obviously I didn't do well, but her dad hit $100 on his very last spin, so he fortunately came out a bit ahead.

    Now we run to Circus Circus because I had a weird itch to go, and this was the very first place her parents stayed at in Vegas, so I'd figure they should check the place out. Supposedly there is a national high school cheerleading competition going on. We also found a new drink cup for our mix drinks there. We check out the midway, and it's pretty dang busy for a Friday night and easily half the people playing in the Midway are adults! :)

    We eventually get back down to the gaming floor and I scope bartops. For dollars, they have a great one, 8/5 Super DDB w/prog. (99.69%+prog.). Of course I'm poor and play the 6/5 quarter version (97.69%+prog.). The Royal was about $1290 until I hear...doo-doo-doo-doo-dee-dee-do-do-dee-dee-dee-doo. Okay that was terrible. Anyway the lady about 4 units down from me hit the Royal. Burning a bit inside, I offer congratulations and give her a high five. She was very happy about it, which I like to see.

    Since I'm at CC, I decide I should play the only machine that's always positive on the strip. The 8/5 Aces and Eights machine (100.25%+prog.) for $2.50 a whack. Let me play awhile, but this is the closest I get to a big win before losing $20.
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    Now we run off to M Resort for dinner. We both have comps from Hollywood Casino thanks to their takeover of Harrah's St. Louis. Unfortunately, M must have shitty IT people. You still can't access your comps from Hollywood Casinos directly at M. You have to ask for a handwritten comp from a host. Fortunately this seemed a lot less painful than before, and my g/f got a $35 comp to the “Vig Deli” for us in minutes.

    I go up to the bar so I can get one of my new favorites, Sculpin IPA (from:
    http://www.spokeandbrew.com/ballast-point-sculpin-ipa/)
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    Unfortunately this one tastes off. Tastes peppery. When I got home, I learned there is a habanero Sculpin version now. I wonder if I got that instead. Go eat. Food is alright, nothing special. They got rid of the thing I really wanted. They made one hell of a BBQ chicken sandwich last trip. One of the best BBQ chicken sandwiches I've had in years! Dumbfounded why they got rid of it.

    I'm sure I got another craft beer, but since I didn't take a pic, I forgot what it was...D'Oh!

    Go out onto the floor for the bit, and notice they have 8/6 Boner Deluxe w/DSTP (98.99% w/DSTP) just like they do a BeeeJay Memorial Row 802 at Aria. Well, that machine treated me like it's bitch and I'm down thirty in a matter of minutes. Check some other bars. See that 98.91% deuces are at the main casino bar, as well as the 32 degree bar. A couple of straight flushes and this help me get back into the game.
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    Now we leave the M Resort a little after 11, and head back to Bally's for the rest of the night. Apparently, the g/f and her parents are all beat, and don't feel like going out. As for me, I'm thinking “This is Friday night and unacceptable!” So after getting them settled, I go back down to go play.

    I first hit these on the penny units:

    Quad 6s with 3X...yes, quad 6s can be hit wanker751!
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    Decent and clearer 10X hit:
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    I had been following macker's TR on and off for the day, and noted that they were at Bally's for the time being. Getting up from the penny unit, I hear a loud group of guys at the casino bar, one of which looks like macker. Then I noted gaggles g/f from earlier in the thread. So I go over and say hi, and catch up with them. Gaggles is a very friendly, gregarious guy, and hearing the pissing story straight from his mouth was definitely a true Vegas moment. :) Didn't get to talk to Big Sack too much but he seemed to be having a good time, even though the rest of the group pushed me into telling him off as drunk guys tend to do...lol Macker was also great, and we had a nice chat, and definitely commiserated about the CET cutback bullshit. And macker's fiancee...man, what trickery did you do to get her heart? :p Congrats you two!

    All the while having a couple of these. I'm glad CET added this at most casinos. (img: http://houseofbrewsoc.com/bar/premium-beers/)

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    After about an hour we all go our separate ways. I decide to make a quick visit to Cromwell (nothing exciting other than people better dressed than me), and then move on to Bugsy's at Flamingo. Start hitting the All Star II unit with 8/5 JoB w/DSTP and start playing away.

    End up chatting with this couple and this other guy that is friendly but also a bit creepy for awhile. I trudge along with some reasonable hits. I was only in for $40 at this machine at the time. This was the most pic worthy one at about 3:13am.
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    At this point, I'm getting more drunk, that couple left, so now I'm just talking to that creepy guy...meh. I can't remember what all was discussed, just remember it was weird. Then this guy with his buddies clearly had one too many and fell off the bar toward me...spilling some of his drink on my jacket and my pants. Bartender apologizes and says this beer is on me. How could I say no, even though I was planning to quit myself...lol Now some chick that the creepy guy says is a whore comes by. He chats her up, but he isn't going to pay for anything he says. They go back and forth, and she flat out admits she is an alcoholic and basically just wants to drink. Weird. She wasn't bad looking, if I was single...well...lol

    Now I need to go to the bathroom. And when I was about ready to go, I decide to use a stall and take my jacket off first. Possibly a bad idea. I drop part it into a flushed toilet. At the time, I think nothing of it, and go to the bathroom, but that might have been a mistake.

    Eventually, I realize I need to go back to Bally's and I take a terrible way home after the Cromwell, I walk way too far to the East, and at point I decide “F it”, and walk into Stage Door. Yeah, I didn't belong there at ~5am. Note that their VP is “meh” and go back to Bally's. Not ready for the room yet...hit this on the way out. First “premium” quad of the trip! Damn pennies though...
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    Bed around 6 am. Shirt was definitely NOT lucky. Lose roughly what I won in the first two days (~$100).

    More to Come!
     
  2. smartone

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    Wow... dude, you went all out with these great pictures to share... took us right along with you! Bravo!!!
     
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! You put in a lot of effort!!!
     
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    Great report so far! If I wasn't so lazy I'd start a thread pooling everyone's knowledge about what microbrews can be had where....
     
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    Love having pics to look at, makes it more like I am there.
     
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    Gggggggrrrreat!
     
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    Awesome report!
     
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    pphold pp Park Place Degenerate

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    great pics you there now? I'll be there tomorrow. Delayed flight but will be there tomorrow
     
  9. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Great pics!!
     
  10. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Unfortunately not. :( No way I can whip all this together live. I depend on the g/f to take pretty pictures for me...:evillaugh
     
  11. gambler

    gambler VIP Whale

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    Great read Tringlomane. Thanks for taking us along and fun to see all the pics!
     
  12. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

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    TAG is def on my list now even though I said that last time. By the time I made down there last trip I was so exhausted. VP and craft beer, I'll be camped out there for a while.
     
  13. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Great report so far!! Looking forward to more. I love trip reports with pics!
     
    Going to Hawaii's 9th Island!!
    Going to Hawaii's 9th island!!
  14. M_ILIS

    M_ILIS High-Roller

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    Aha, I'd been anxiously awaiting this report! Great job! Looking forward to the rest...
     
  15. evoni

    evoni High-Roller

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    Great trip report and photos. Looking forward to reading the rest of it. :)
     
  16. La$Vega$

    La$Vega$ Low-Roller

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    The photos tie it all together! Gr8 T/R.

    A post on the craft beers and where would be a good idea!
     
  17. captainron62

    captainron62 VIP Whale

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    Love it1 OH, And of course love the bold fact type!!
     
  18. parti_73

    parti_73 Low-Roller

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    great TR....pics were awesome
     
  19. LandryBalla9

    LandryBalla9 High-Roller

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    Pics were fantastic and enjoyed reading about the different beers you tried (most of which I had never heard of). Especially considering you really didn't loose much of anything on this trip, I would call it a success!
     
  20. NickyDim

    NickyDim VIP Whale

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    Very enjoyable read. Thanks for taking a bunch of pics too.
     
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