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5/2-5/6 Sam's Town and Gold Coast (Lots of VP Porn)

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Scot, May 11, 2014.

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  1. Scot

    Scot Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Mostly pictures, but I added some notes here and there. There were too many regular 4 of a kinds to post them all, so I tried to stick to just posting the more interesting hands.

    Got into Las Vegas at around 11:00PM on the 2nd. Checked into Sam's Town just after midnight.


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    The room was OK. There was plenty of space. The walls were very thin, though. I could hear every conversation from the room next door. I liked the view.

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    I played single line 25 cent Jacks or Better, Bonus Poker, and DDB for a couple of hours and called it a night at 2:30am, since it was effectively 5:30am back home. Total coin in, $1522. Finished even on day one.

    A couple of day one Bonus Poker Aces:

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    The next morning I found the 9/6 DDB Progressive Machines. I had very good luck.

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    Before the big race, we decided to go check out a couple of beer stores (Khourys and Total Wine). The prices and staff at Khourys were great, but their selection was pretty small. Total Wine had a huge selection.

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    I placed 3 bets on the Derby. $2 Exacta - 5/ALL, $2 Exacta - ALL/5, and a $2 Exacta Box - 1,3,5,6,20. In total I spent $112, and got back $340 on the 5/ALL.

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    We planned to visit the Pasta Pirate for lunch, but I didn't want to risk affecting my future offers by using points to pay for the meal and not playing at all, so we stopped into Dupar's for a delicious meal. I had the French Dip sandwich. My girlfriend had the Reuben.

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    I decided since I was up, I'd through a couple hundy in the $1 JoB machine. This disappeared quickly. I did manage to hit a straight flush on the DDB Progressive before I called it a night.

    Day 2, $7261 coin-in, up $534 on the day.

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    The next morning we moved over to the Gold Coast. We planned to have the breakfast buffet. I had forgotten it was Sunday, so it was the brunch buffet. There is nothing on the brunch buffet that isn't on the breakfast buffet that I like. Basically overpaid (with points, at least) for the breakfast buffet.

    After breakfast, I dove right into the Super Times Pay.

    Early on, I was dealt 4 to a royal with a 3x multiplier. Unfortunately, I didn't hit, but it was awesome to have the chance!

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    Once again, I was lucky enough to get another royal! 3 trips in a row now!

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    Delicious free (comped off on checkout) dinner at the Cortez Room. The prime rib was excellent. Loved the Creme Brûlée.

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    Note the fancy seed catcher (condom?) on the lemon!

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    I forgot to add, days 1 and 2 at Sam's Town, and day 3 at Gold Coast were all point multiplier days. 7x points on video poker! This worked out awesome.

    Day 3, $24590 coin-in (almost 180,000 points earned!), up $449 on the day, $983 on the trip.

    Day 4 started out pretty slow, here are some of the more interesting hands...

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    We decided to drive out to Red Rock Canyon again. It's a 20-25 minute drive, and well worth the $7 fee to drive the loop. I'd definitely do this again, and again.

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    After the canyon, we decided to stop into the Red Rock Casino for lunch. We signed up for our players card, and were awarded new player free play. I spent about 20 minutes trying to find the FPDW, and had no luck, so I just sat down at this machine, and 3 hands in... Dealt 4 deuces! Woohoo!

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    Got my money, and headed for the buffet. I really liked the vibe at Red Rock. It reminded me of the Palm's. The buffet was very decent, with a lot of choices. Unfortunately, I don't think my 3 hands of Deuces Wild with a $1250 hit and run will get me any offers!

    I took this picture a little premature, since I gave back about $700 before I called it a night.

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    Day 4, $17087 coin-in, up $628 on the day, $1611 on the trip!

    It was another great trip, bringing me to 7 royal's in my last 3 trips, and my 3rd trip in a row finishing up in the $1500-$2000 range. Since I did so well again, I booked my next trip already! Next trip will be with my dad and uncle, 3 nights at Main Street Station, and 2 nights in a 2 Bedroom Suite at Gold Coast. Looking forward to getting back to the Boar's Head Bar!

    If theres anything someone wants some more details on, feel free to ask! I didn't go into great depth, since it was mostly a gambling trip.
     
  2. Johnzimbo

    Johnzimbo Low-Roller

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    Very nice! You hit some of my favorite places, Sam's Town and Gold Coast. Glad you had some luck.
     
  3. Okie21

    Okie21 Low-Roller

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    Great gambling-heavy TR! Thanks for sharing. That was some good luck. Always fun to be able to VP non-stop and stay ahead the whole time.
     
  4. sassykat

    sassykat Tourist

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    Looks like you had a great trip. Thanks for the pictures. We already had plans to check out Sam's Town and Red Rock.
     
  5. smartone

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    I LOVE the look of that prime-rib... nice and juicy... haven't cooked the "life" out of it! Yum!!!
     
  6. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    Excellent report and pics!

    I have not won a thing during my two attempts at the Gold Coast 9/6 STP JOB game, but your report gives me the courage to try again next month.

    Nice little weekend to get 180K points / $180 cash back (or $252 in food).

    I'm going to take the shuttle one day up to Sam's Town from the Cal and will make sure to hit GC and/or ST during bonus point days in June.

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  7. Rush

    Rush High-Roller

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    That's a lot of VP!


    Nice job.
     
  8. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

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    Nice hit friend!
    I can't wait to get back to LV!
     
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  9. marcianofan

    marcianofan Low-Roller

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    Tks for posting the pics,that's a lot of VP!! Other than the thin walls, how else was the room at Sams Town? I like that view also, it's different. I've never stayed there but have thought about it, just wish other hotel/casinos were closer by..
     
  10. Scot

    Scot Low-Roller

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    The room was large. It had a small table with a couple of chairs and a moderate sized bathroom. The shower curtain was a bit of a pain. It was so close when closed, I ended up leaving it open to avoid being smothered by it. They really need to switch to the curved rods.

    It seemed like the room would have been really nice 5 years ago. Showing a little wear, but still decent. Not quite as nice as the rooms at Suncoast. I'd consider going back for a night or two, but I'd much rather stay at MSS or Gold Coast, primarily for gaming reasons.
     
  11. Cheap G

    Cheap G Tourist

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    Great! Will try to copy you in 5 weeks.
     
  12. Emerald

    Emerald Low-Roller

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    Nice pictures. Glad to see you were ahead. I will be at the Gold Coast in less than a day.. I hope see some of that luck you got. Last year I hit a royal flush at the bar for a grand. It was 1am on my bday. I get nervous doing those 3 play machines. If you don't hit something quickly the cash disappears fast. All I am hoping for is a few 4ok's and maybe a royal flush. So far I have hit 2 royals in vegas both at boyd properties. The other 2 at my indian casino.
     
  13. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Really nice VP Porn, thoroughly enjoyed reading this.

    Love those dealt ducks!
     
  14. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    Scot,

    When it comes to getting Royals, how many cards are you usually holding when you get one?

    I'd say that half of the time, I have 4 to a royal. 30% I have 3 cards, and 20% I have two cards to a royal.

    I have never been dealt a royal, nor have I gotten a royal with only one card or on a complete re-draw.
     
  15. Scot

    Scot Low-Roller

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    I've had 7 royals on 25 cent or higher denomination.

    1 dealt.
    1 holding 2-to a royal.
    3 holding 3-to a royal.
    2 holding 4-to a royal.

    3 were on multi-line STP at Gold Coast. 4 were on single line at MSS.
     
  16. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    Very nice VP porn pictures. A nice run at Gold Coast and of course that royal at RR.:thumbsup:
     
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  17. dung bug

    dung bug Low-Roller

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    Nice photos!
     
  18. D in the D

    D in the D Low-Roller

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    Nice Run, thanks for sharing pics. That is a lot of VP. Congrats.
     
  19. jerseyguy

    jerseyguy VIP Whale

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    We had that prime rib at Cortez also

    Very good meal,noticed that super horse radish ,if that was the optional stuff ,it was lethal!
     
  20. Mayoman

    Mayoman Low-Roller

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    Very nice, congrats.
     
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