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1st Trip In 6 Months - Updates To Follow

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by jasonargo, Nov 28, 2014.

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  1. jasonargo

    jasonargo High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Time again for a trip to LV. Plane leaves in about 3 hours, so I'm going to start the thread now, to make it easier to update.

    Staying tonight at Monte Carlo then I move downtown for 5 nights. I have a "free" ticket to Tommy Wind music/magic show tonight from Goldstar, $25 at NFI from myVegas, and will play the rest of the night by ear.

    If you read my Pre-Trip notes on the general board, you know there are tons of promos going on, but I have narrowed it down. Tomorrow & Sunday afternoons will probably be spent mostly at Sam's Town, then downtown later. Monday I hope to make the Cosmo shindig, and of course as the trip goes on, plans become even more unpredictable. I'm also trying to hook up with a few other VMB members while there.

    I'll try to post more photos, I have a new phone which I think takes better pics than the previous one. I always forget to grab food pics before I dig in it seems. Here's hoping for some big wins, as my last trip was the worst for me in some time. No high-stakes hijinks here, just low-rollin' good times.

    See yas on the other side!

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    Have a great trip. Looking forward to the updates.
     
    First time staying at the Flamingo
  3. jasonargo

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    Checked in at Monte Carlo, it took me over 30 minutes to get from the Tropicana exit of I15 to the valet at MC. This was at 3:45 PM. Only 2 boothlings working at Mlife desk on a Friday during a holiday weekend. And the lady who loaded my freeplay said one of them was off in 90 minutes. God I hate the f-in Strip.

    Wifi works in the lobby, but not in the room. Room is fine, clean & comfortable.

    Off to a show later then NFI for dinner.

    Before I even had chance to post the above I stopped at MC sports book bar & hit this on my 2nd spin:
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  4. Cheap G

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    Great start!
     
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    Keep it comin!

    I love playing at the entrance bar, progressive VP with same pay tables as the sports bar
     
  6. jasonargo

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    $23 for fish & chips? Really? NFI meal & a beer over $30 before tip, minus the $25 myVegas comp. Lady at Mlife said NFI stops serving at 10:30 now, not 11:00, so I was lucky to get there when I did.

    Wincards are available at the cage, skip the Mlife desk.

    Played some $5 6:5 on the Wincards chips, walked $5 ahead.

    Won $5 on slots from the $10 freeplay at MC. Put a couple points on Lady Friend's card to keep it active.

    Saw Tommy Wind show, it was fine for free, back in the alley between Fatburger & Walgreens. A couple good illusions, and his family is his onstage assistants.

    Here are some pics - more tomorrow.
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    $1.99 at Walgreens
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  7. tringlomane

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    Good start!
     
  8. jasonargo

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    Good day so far. El Co gave me $10 free play for my Allegiant boarding pass (net $12), set up my 5X points for today, got 4X drawing tickets from the kiosk, so I will skip the Grand drawing & attend the EC tonight.

    The $1 9/6 JOB is 1/3 points so I played some .50 8/5 Bonus , got a quad, also made some at BJ, but no tickets in the Noon drawing.

    I still haven't done a couple other things at EC, but I was able to check in at Plaza.

    Next stop Golden Gate for Allegiant match play, & buyin for football squares.

    Some pics from last night & today's quad:

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    Fun/tough day. At one point I was up a couple hundred, but ended the day near even after 2 nights.

    Stopped at Boulder Station for a swipe promo, won a bingo pack (thanks for nothing). Wanted to get to Sam's Town so I skipped their good DD BJ game.

    Pumped .50 9/6 JOB at the bar for a while, enough to get some drawing tickets & qualify for extra cash back. Met up with aisack & bungadin at the early drawing, none of us won, but later on some lady won $40k. Damn.
    Back to El Co, where I again didn't win, and back to Plaza to park.

    Hit Golden Gate for another square, then the Cal for the prime rib special. 1st meal all day, and I wolfed it down.
    Never got to meet up with anyone at Boar, but was on a quad search with none in sight, except a couple on nickels.

    In the morning football bets (college was bad), another buyin for a square at GG, then most of the afternoon at Sam's.

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  10. jasonargo

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    On the bus for Sam's Town, here's a couple pics from yesterday:

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  11. Tree DA

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    Cool updates. Good price for that Dale's pale ale...was it a tall one or just a 12 ouncer?
     
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    Sam's was pretty much break even, went down early then came back. Touched base briefly with aaisack, then headed back downtown

    Stopped at the Grand & couldn't get a straight answer about the 2/3/4 X points, so I ran a few $ through & hope it will be enough.

    Hit a bunch of good hands at Golden Gate including several quads, & walked away ahead (missed out on the squares promo, but close).

    After the game went to El Co for my free burger & ice cream from yesterday, & they had the nerve to charge me 50 cents for cheese on the burger comp. It's not the cost it's the principle.

    Lost a couple hundred on BJ (my favorite game!) before heading to MSS. Stopped at the Grand for a shoe of 6D, made a few bucks. RSA is definitely a rule there. Got to MSS, 1st table I sat down at the dealer was cutting off less than 1 deck on a DD game, which is ridiculous, even for Boyd. I colored up quickly & sat at the Boar.

    BTW somebody hit the nickel prog at the Cal for over $500.

    Dropped $150 at Plaza trying to chase at .50 9/6 boner deluxe trying to catch back up.

    Now crashing in the room. Will I have enough b energy to hit the sushi & champers party tomorrow?

    No pics, too wasted. Down only around $100 for the trip.

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  13. jasonargo

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    Made about $65 on $75 free play today from El Co & Sam's.

    After a quick stop at the Grand I went to HH at CBC at 4Q. 3 apps for under $10, but I dropped $100 playing 9/7 DB for quarters. Moved to DDB & hit this:

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    Then quickly followed by this:
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    Now nearly even for the trip again. One more pic for the road:

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    Hot balls...:evillaugh

    Good comeback! Have a safe trip home!
     
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    Played Free Bet BJ at Plaza last night for the 1st time, won a few bucks. Later I hit quads on boner delux for $100, so things are looking up.

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    Ran through some freeplay today, netted around $60. Lost $100 at the Grand after moving over from the Plaza on 8/5 Bonus. The bar still has 7/5 for quarters, & 8/5 for the prog DDB.

    Had the $9.99 prime rib at S+O, got 4 $5 credits while playing at the machine, they just popped up. Pretty lame compared to the Cal, no soup or salad, just a few veggies & mashed or fries.

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    Headed out to Jerry's Nugget to do a couple match plays, & try UTH which I hear they have for $3.

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  16. Tree DA

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    Where do they serve total domination IPAs?
     
  17. jasonargo

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    The IPA from Walgreen's was a big one, 19 or 24 oz. I like the Marker pale ale at MSS, & the amber at both 4Q & Ellis Island.

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    S+O has graveyard $4.95 steak & eggs, checking it out now.

    Got killed at the Boar & back at the Plaza on Free Bet. Now down a couple hundred for the trip, which isn't too bad on the 5th night. Still, would like to make it back.

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    Good luck; down a couple hundred after even one night is almost a win in my books.
     
  20. jasonargo

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    Dropped another $200 at DD last night, was trying to go big or go home. Looks like home it will be.

    Took a stab at the 10/7 progs at 4Q & hit this:

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    NASCAR was on Fremont, I was able to catch this before the crowds descended.

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    Now eating at Triple George to use my food comp from the Grand.
     
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