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A TOP DOLLAR experience 10/3-10/5

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by JaxxLV, Oct 7, 2014.

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  1. JaxxLV

    JaxxLV Tourist

    Apr 27, 2012
    Trips to Las Vegas:

    My Trip Report

    Took a quick trip to Vegas this past weekend. Despite Mother Nature's best attempt to delay/cancel my trip, I was undeterred and made it to Vegas about 4 pm on Friday afternoon.

    I was met at the airport by a City Center limo and whisked away to an ARIA SKYSUITE, a 1 BR ARIA Suite to be exact. 55xx1. I had a view of the mountains and the pools.

    The room was very nice and the lounge was a nice place to make a quick stop in for water and such.


    I ate at Sage, had the $89 Signature tasting menu.
    Oysters, Foie Gras Brulee, Octupus, Scallops, Pork Loin and the Wagyu Sirloin. Everything was nice except the Sirloin, no taste really.

    Sirio Happy Hour, Croquettes, Dumplings, Octopus and Caprese salad all very nice.

    RM Seafood: Various sashimi, rolls, calamari. very nice as well

    Secret Pizza and 550 Pizza: Pepperoni and Gotham respectively. a bit greasy but hit the spot.


    Started off at the Bellagio, lost about $500 on various $25 Top Dollar machines in the HL Lounge. It was fairly dead in their and I moved outside to the $5/$10 machines. I like TD, Pinball, Double and Triple Double diamond older reel machines.

    Started at a $10 TD put $300 in and I think i hit a TD on about the 10th spin, it ranged b/t 150-300$, cant remember what i ended up with but for most of the TD hit this was the range and I would go for at least the 3rd chance and sometimes the 4th.

    The woman beside me spoke up and said a HP was hit on that about an hour ago for ~$1800. I decided to keep playing.

    I believe I hit the TD feature at least 10x in the next 30 minutes. Every time it was 150-300$ and each time the woman beside me said : I cant believe it, there is no way its going to hit again" I agreed and kept playing. On the last TD feature I hit $250/$200/$150 and


    I had run my $300 start up to about $2200 in the mean time and after playing a bit more cashed out a ~$2500 TITO

    Obviously a huge rush, not the biggest JP I have ever hit but the first TD max I've ever gotten.

    My gambling went down hill after that. I mostly played at ARIA since it was convenient and did not do well, Slots or Tables.

    I will return to Bellagio next trip and give them a shot.

    I was at zero TC Gold after the 10/1 reboot and ended up with ~207,000 TC after this trip. all slots except 1 hr of BJ @ $600/hand

    I spoke with a host prior to check out and asked him to review my charges, he did and told me he was taking my room and food off with Primary Comps. (Approx $1500-1600 total.)

    I reviewed my bill prior to and at checkout and all seemed square. However, after getting home it seems they pulled about ~$600 EC out of my account.
    I'm not sure but I think instead of PC my room deposit they reversed my CC charge and then pulled the balance from my EC. I need to call and discuss with them as I believe my play should warrant everything being picked up with PC. If anyone has any insight please respond below.

    ARIA slot room was very slow and did not see any big JP. I hit several small HP $1250-1800 but just enough to tread water.

    I had at least 10 DD/SP opportunities in my first shoe of BJ and only won 2. Ranged from $400-$1000 on the DD/SP. I believe i won [email protected]$1000 and [email protected]$800 and lost the others. Only got 2 BJ in 4-5 shoes. I was playing their best game 6D/Surrender/3:2/ Dealer stops on any 17.

    Quick trip and one I wish I had been more disciplined. I just the love the gamble though.

    Thanks for reading
  2. sindustry

    sindustry VIP Whale

    Jul 22, 2013
    Sweet hit on the TD machine! I tried some TD in the Aria HL room last week and didn't even get a shot at TD.
  3. VegasChic-

    VegasChic- VIP Whale

    Apr 6, 2014
    Vancouver, BC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Way to go.....great hit!!! I usually don't play the machines that have hit, but keep seeing this kind of trend....and I always lose! You've convinced me for my next trip.....if I know of a machine that has been paying, I'm going to give it some more play!
    Thanks for sharing....good luck on figuring out your comps. I don't play at Aria so can't help out on that one!
  4. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

    Jan 21, 2013
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Nice hit!! Thanks for sharing!
  5. dvandentop

    dvandentop VIP Whale

    Sep 16, 2013
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Nice report and yeah it is bull if they pulled the ec off your account without telling you.
    200k in tc should take car of you for your trip i would think. damn mlife comps are always a mystery.
  6. mike841

    mike841 Low-Roller

    May 9, 2012
    in the quail's nest
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Great hit, was at Aria twice last year and both times went over 200k TC for the visit, and everything covered including skysuites and all food / alcohol charges of which I had plenty so definitely call, your EC should not be touched as mine were not. Congrats again on the top award, cross that one off the bucket list!
  7. jpw711

    jpw711 VIP Whale

    Mar 10, 2009
    Southwest Missouri
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Now that's a pretty picture. I love slot porn.
  8. thestugot

    thestugot Low-Roller

    Jul 7, 2006
    Love TD and Pinball. Played $5 TD at Mandalay on one machine for 6 hours over a couple days. Never hit the $1000. I did get up to $850 once. Pinball seems to be disappearing. Been around for a decade.
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