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4/30-5/5 2015: College reunion #3+PLAYOFFS+THE FIGHT+ DERBY+VP+LIVE+PICS!

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  1. Wezvidz

    Wezvidz High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    First ever LIVE TR and pic heavy, which is my favorite thing when reading other TRs.

    Prolouge:

    - Vegas trip somewhere in the #20-30 range. Lost track. TR #11 of Vegas on this board. This trip is what seems like an annual get together of my great college friend C. We're both in our early 30s and live across the world from each other, me in FL, him in Qatar. Three friends of his, some showing up in previous TRs, while be present.

    Previous C and crew TRs here:
    8/7-11 2013: College reuniting and handpays!
    Late TR: 5/1-5 2014. Better Late than Never? Ugly beatdown (but pics!)

    - 3rd trip this year, on pace for 5 (most yet). #1 in January with my sister and cousin+gf where my sister hit a huge royal at Cosmo the day our Buckeyes won the national championship. What a day.

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    - Trip #2 this year was spontaenous and planned after missing a flight for a weekend get away to Phoenix. Most spur of the moment I've ever had, fun weekend.

    - Went on a trip last weekend to Iowa>Minneapolis for chip collecting (up to ~340 chips lifetime). Hit this a week ago tonight at Treasure Island casino right outside of Minneapolis. #9 lifetime deciding how you count... 2 happened on the same 5 play Super Times Pay machine at PHo with 4 to the royal held, and 1 my sister hit on my money/players card/coaching where we also switched seats and I signed the W2G. Either way, a great omen:

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    - My fortes are sports betting, VP, craps and Ultimate Texas Holdem. C is going to probably convince me to play some roulette and baccarat.

    - Accomodations: in Thursday 4/30 one night comped at the D. The boys are in town Wednesday and will come downtown Thursday night, a few of them their first time. Friday moving to Cosmo for 3 nights. Monday moving to Planet Hollywood before flying out Tuesday evening. Long trip, 4 full days and my 2 flight days are in early, out late, so almost 6 full days.

    - Largest bankroll yet of ~ $4k.

    - Activities on the docket:
    1) VP golf (see my other thread here:)
    2) Freeplay/matchplay at the D and GG downtown
    3) Play more at the Bond bar at Cosmo, revisit the Aria (especially Lift bar, never visited) to see if I still need to boycott them for their 30min per drink policy
    4) Teach C Royal Flusher's rules of perfect parlay
    5) See UMPHREY'S MCGEE. Look them up, funky prog-rock band playing the Brooklyn Bowl Friday and Saturday. Sat is a regular 2 set show, but Friday is the yearly UM Bowl which is a HUGE 4 set show.
    -Quarter 1: Raw Stewage: improv stitched together to create a long-form piece of new music (improv revisited that they played at previous shows, voted on by ticket buyers).
    -Quarter 2: All Request: ticket buyers receive a ballot to vote for the songs
    - Quarter 3: Stew Art: full set of improvisation based exclusively on themes, ideas, scenes, and concepts presented by fans. Entries will be submitted via text message
    -Quarter 4: Choose Your Own Adventure: choices will be presented to the audience on projection screens and you will decide the set list in real time. Voting will occur via text message
    * might skip the Saturday night show depending on what we nail down as a group for the fight.
    6) Watch/bet on Kentucky Derby
    7) Watch/bet on the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight (at this point, probably Palms theater, we got screwed on a number of ticket opportunities to other viewing events)
    8) Westgate casino chip added to collection
    9) Shake Shack?
    10) NFL future bets
    11) Evaluate and post in Trig's thread on the sad realtime status of CET bartop paytables
    12) Margaritaville craps (tradition)
    13) NHL & NBA playoff bets
    14) Reach Diamond or close to it @ CET. 9k TCs YTD, 6k to go. Play the 9/5 JOB $1 in PHo HL room.
    15) Hit Royal #10 !!

    - This is probably the most epic trip ever of my 20-30. So much going on!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Pray for my liver.
     
  2. Jordan

    Jordan Caveman

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    Awesome....have a great trip, hit lots of HP's and drink your face off!
     
  3. buckeyestud

    buckeyestud Low-Roller

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    Let's gooo. Still looking for my first handpay royal so I expect you to give me your seat at some point.
     
  4. IWannaBeInVegas

    IWannaBeInVegas VIP Whale

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    Sounds like a fun trip, looking forward to the report.
     
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  5. Ty

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    Looking forward to your TR.
    We fly to Vegas the same day as you. We don't leave Atlanta till 8:30pm though.
     
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  6. Wezvidz

    Wezvidz High-Roller

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    Flashback 2 years to 2013 trip:

    Hit this gorgeous double fill in.. on a paytable (7/5 STP) that sadly doesn't exist now at Planet Hollywood I hear. Will double check Heart Bar, but I know the floor machines near the elevators that I hit this on are 6/5 now.

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  7. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    Good luck! We are at the Cosmo the same time in Jan..... weird....
     
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  8. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    good luck! looking forward to this report!
     
  9. Jjd234

    Jjd234 Tourist

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    Good luck! Can't wait to follow along
     
  10. bebevegas

    bebevegas Low-Roller

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    Sounds like it's set to be a blast, look forward to it, Happy Vegas!
     
  11. klevegas

    klevegas Low-Roller

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    Good Luck! I fly on the 30th AM also and leave Monday! Can't wait!
     
  12. Simpatt

    Simpatt Low-Roller

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    Looking forward to following along Wezvidz! And good luck
     
  13. Wezvidz

    Wezvidz High-Roller

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    Flashback to 2014:

    Derby @ Book & Stage. Here's to another exciting sports Saturday of Derby > various NHL/NBA playoffs > Fight. Still looking at horses to bet :)

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    One last day (long of work) then it's ON LIKE DONKEY KoNG! C is already flying to Dubai or some other hub on his way over. He arrives tomorrow 4/29 for an Aria stay before I arrive Thursday.
     
  14. buckeyestud

    buckeyestud Low-Roller

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    Checked into Aria after 28 hours of transit. I'm on my way to warm up the craps tables before you get here.
     
  15. Wezvidz

    Wezvidz High-Roller

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  16. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good luck!

    And hit up TAG hard! That's the only bar I found that had the "old bartop" paytables on the strip. I "think" Rio had the old bartops too. Most all star II units have 6/5 Bonus w/STP on the bartops as their best STP/DSTP choice. I didn't get to check CP itself though. I wouldn't be surprised if they still had 8/5 JoB w/DSTP since they had the downgraded paytables back in Feb.
     
  17. Wezvidz

    Wezvidz High-Roller

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    TAG will be hit hard. seeing Umphreys 1 (possibly 2 nights) right there at Brooklyn Bowl will lend itself to TAG pregaming.
     
  18. Superpocky

    Superpocky VIP Whale

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    Enjoy your trip and hit lots of royals!
     
  19. Wezvidz

    Wezvidz High-Roller

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    Buckeyestud aka C got into town yesterday to Aria but it's been radio silence. he may have slept all day after flying over half the world.

    I'm scoping my bets for tonight and gettin this party started !

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  20. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    Good luck! Cannot wait for round 2 to start!
     
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