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Aria and clubbing at Tao, Vanity,XS and Drai's 03/10 - 03/15

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  1. tush17

    tush17 Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    I went to Vegas March 10th - March 15th.

    I was planning on doing live updates on my phone, but decided against it. The first bit of my trip report was written live on my phone and the rest I am writing now as I post this. Sorry if its confusing, I was thinking of not posting at all since I didn't make notes anymore after the first couple days, but I figured I would try.

    Please excuse any spelling or grammar errors as some of this was written at work when I should be working and not typing up TRs lol..


    Here we go.....



    Headed to las vegas until March 15th from Toronto with 4 other guys. 3 of us are heading out today, staying at the Aria. 2 of our friends are meeting us when they land at 10:30pm tonight, they are staying at ballys.

    We are planning on trying the $20 trick when we check in, will let you guys know how it works.

    5 of us are hoping to do some low-rolling gambling and medium-rolling partying.

    Writing this one on the plane right now, but I will try and give live updates or atleast daily updates for the rest of the trip. If I post a bunch of updates at once its because I wrote it on my phone and didn't get a chance to post online. Technically live with a delayed feed I guess lol because data costs an arm and a leg I will probably just post my updates from my room's wifi connection.


    Wed, Mar 10, 2010 10:56:45 AM

    Get on the plane 7am flight. Didn't sleep much last night as I was too excited. Thought I would be a zombie today but I guess I'm running on adrenaline. Get through the heightened security measures... Wow that took a while. Finally on the plane, we are thirsty. Crack back a couple beers each. Waitress gives us a weird look for ordering beer at 7:30am.. Really? I thought a lot of people did this. Will be in san fran 45 mins early. I'm dying for a smoke.. Wonder if I'll be able to get one before my connecting flight to vegas. Ah well maybe another beer will hold me over until we land in 1 hour and 10 mins.

    Okay that beer is making me a bit tired. I am going to try and take a nap and post again when I land in san fran.

    Wed, Mar 10, 2010 10:17:00 AM

    Landed, and had breakfast. Immediately ran out for a smoke. Took 20 mins to get back past security but it was worth it I needed it bad. Starting to get more pumped for vegas, any feeling of tiredness I had is gone! Taking off at 10:55am pacific time will land in vegas at 12:30!

    Our plan is to check in and hit the casino right away for drinks and some black jack.

    Gonna hit the washroom and get ready to board. Will update again in vegas!

    Wed, Mar 10, 2010 2:05:09 PM

    Checked into the room. $20 trick didn't work, I actually tried with a $100, the clerk said that they are cracking down and her manager was behind her for reasons such as this. Ended up upgrading to a corner suite with panoramic view for $50 extra a nite and waived the fee for a rollaway bed (regular $35 a nite). I ended up not tipping at all.

    This room is incredible. Mind you I have never stayed in vegas before, but very nice and modern looking.

    Going to grab some food and hit the casino.


    Thu, Mar 11, 2010 11:30:30 AM

    Okay I forgot to write notes yesterday, let's see what I remember. We didn't end up hitting the casino for a few hours because we went to the premium outlet mall. I was looking for shoes didn't find anything I like. For the most part prices didn't seem that cheap, found a couple places with decent sales but they didn't have my size. Got back to the hotel and went to the sports book. Drink service was decent, I lost a couple hundred on a bet on a last second shot. damn college basketball, probably going to go see a game tomorrow though while placing a large wager on UNLV.

    We ended up playing $10 blackjack for a while and the drink service was great. I lost another $200 but got smashed. It was a fun time and the dealers were great. I was ready to call it a day around 12 as the timechange was getting to us, but our friends msgd us saying they landed and were downstairs. 1 guy of our group went to sleep and the other two of us met them and started playing roulette. I won $300, started off with only $50 went on a huge streak of blacks which we rode. The table was all having fun and our 2 friends who came in were up $600 each.

    We walked them up to our room to show them, they really liked it and it obviously was much better than their standard room at ballys. We went down to walk them out and I ended up putting all $300 on one spin black and lost it. Stupid move but oh well.

    Woke up this morning and played some DDB poker. Lost $200 pretty quick playing $5 a hand. I was getting nothing. Then decided to play some War as its kind of a tradition between our friends, lost another $100 pretty quick. Not looking like a good gambling trip! But I brought $2000 in the bank roll and considered it a sunk cost. I'm now waiting for a 1-3 NL texas holdem table while my friends are at the $10 table playing BJ. I am going to buy in with $200 and see how that goes, hopefully I can get some of my losses back.

    (that was the last live post now I will see what I remember....)

    I ended up hanging around with my inital bank roll of $200 for a while.. winning and losing a couple pots. I decided to go all in when an older fellow who I think was a cowboy raised $50 pre-flop, I went all-in with pocket 10s. He calls.... he has Ace 4 suited! He says he always calls when he has an ace... flop comes A-A- some card I cant remember). I was so pissed I never played poker again lol.

    I met up with my friends after this poker game and we had lunch at the Aria buffet. It was around $20 but well worth it. We left to go walk around the strip and before we headed out I ended up winning $700 in roullete riding a large streak of blacks again and I was back in business!


    That night we went to the UNLV game and I won another $500 as UNLV covered. It was a great atmosphere and alot of fun. After the game we headed to TAO, they had a deal that if you had dinner there and ordered an entre, you got line by-pass and no cover. It was a nice club but WAY WAY too packed. We decided against going to clubs again unless we had bottle service as none of us really had fun there.


    Friday March 12

    We did alot of walking around this day and not much gambling. I remmber we walked into PH and did a free pull for signing up for their players card. I won $10 and while I was trying to claim my prize one of my friends threw $20 into a High Limit slot. Won $200 on the first pull! Lucky.

    We gambled at oshea's for a while, and as a group of younger guys we really enjoyed the party atmosphere there. I would recommend it to any other group of 20 somethings looking for a young crowd looking to have a good time. I would not recommend it to older couple looking for a nice place. We played there for about 2 hours and I left up $100. The trip was starting to get better, hell ya.

    That night we didnt feel like going to a club so we just sat in the Aria sportsbook as we really liked it and pulled out our old bet tickets, it worked we had free drinks all night without placing a wager lol. Once we were drunk we kind of wanted to go to a club, but the line-up at the 2 clubs at Aria were huge probably atleast a 2 hour wait, so we decided we would go to Drai's at Bill's Gambling Hall. On the way there all of our friends changed their mind and headed back to the room to go to sleep, but me and another friend were still ready to party. We hung out in Bills for a while waiting for Drai's to fill up before we went in... they had a deal at Bills.. 2 pitchers for $10. People weren't even using cups they would just drink straight from the pitcher lol.

    We went in around 3 a.m. as it looked like a slight line was starting to form, $30 seemed kind of pricey but we figured we weren't going to be drinking in there as we were already pretty drunk. We had a great night and met alot of girls there and I would suggest it to anyone looking for a good party. We didn't leave til around 6 a.m. and were shocked when we exited the club and realised it was bright outside lol.


    Saturday March 13

    I took it easy gambling from this point of the trip on and there were no noteworthy wins or losses til the last day, so I will just describe the clubbing that we did.

    We were doing pretty good gambling so we decided to book a table for 3 bottles at Haze located in the Aria. We were told we probably wouldn't get the greatest table so we also called The Vanity at the Hard Rock. We ended up taking a cab to the Vanity and once we got there we didn't really like the crowd in line, so we left quickly hoping we could claim our booth at Haze. We rushed out and the taxi line was really long we got to the end of the street and found a limo driver looking for a fare. He was asking for $40 for a 5 min drive back to Aria, we said we would give him $20 and jumped into his limo before he could agree lol.

    We got to Aria and the line up at Haze was HUUUGE. The girls in crowd looked great though and we were hoping we would get in. I went to talk to the guy I booked my table with and he said it was too late, and the only tables available were a $5000 minimum!

    At this point we thought we would be screwed and not able to get back into Vanity, but we figured we would try anyways. Got back to Vanity and the bouncer laughed at us, but said he still had our table. We ended up with the worst table in the club as it was hidden away in the corner and had 3 tables of very large women beside us taking up alot of room and blocking our view into the club lol. We were kind of pissed since we bought 3 bottles and spent close to $2000. We made the most of it though and had a great night bringing girls back to our booth and such. We were going to go to Drais but we were all really drunk and ended up getting McDonalds instead... $9.99 for 50 chicken nuggets, nice they definitely don't have that in Toronto! Ended up sleeping at around 7 a.m. again


    Sunday March 14

    The last night, ah we were all having a great time and were sad to see the trip coming to an end. We decided that we had such a great time last nite we would try to check out XS night club at the encore since we heard such great things about it. We decided we would do bottle service since we don't know when we will all have another chance to be in Vegas and wanted to end the trip with a great night. We got 2 bottles at XS and ended up with a table by the washroom, which was actually good since there was a high traffic of girls walking by. This club was absolutely incredible and even though we spent around $1200 we all really enjoyed it. One thing that was funny at the time, but now seems kind mean was that we would bring girls back to our booth saying it was a bachelor party and one of our friends was getting married... once we got bored of them we tipped the bouncer $20 to kick them out of our booth lol. We did this 3 times! Im sure there were alot of girls in there that were pissed off at us lol.

    We ended up taking a cab to freemont street around 3 a.m. as we wanted to go the whole trip but never got a chance. We were really drunk walking along the street but had a great time. We went to the McDonalds there for the 50 nuggets for 9.99 deal. We tried to order 1000 nuggets LOL but they wouldn't let us. I think we ended up ordering about 200 and came nowhere near to finishing it and gave it to some panhandlers. We were a funny bunch at McDonalds and made alot of friends with odd people, alot of people came up to us and said that we made their night there.


    Monday March 15

    Only two really noteable things about this day was that we all placed one last bet on the houston rockets to cover 3 points against the denver nuggets as the game took place at 5:35 and we had to leave for the airport around when the game was going to be over. We sat in the sportsbook at Aria enjoying the game and having free drinks tipping pretty nicely. We were the only ones who took houston, it seemed as though the entire sportsbook was cheering for Denver and only the 5 of us were cheering for houston. We ended up winning the game in the last couple of possessions and won another $250 each. We took a limo to the airport and were all sad to leave.

    We played slots at the airport while waiting for our flight.. and my friend who won $200 earlier won another $450 at the airport!! It was only the second time he played slots the entire trip lol.


    And that ends my trip report. Had a great time, I know the writing isnt the greatest and it may have been hard to follow, but I had such a great time reading trip reports before I left that I really wanted to complete one hoping atleast 1 person would like it! Can't wait to go back to vegas again.
     
  2. Jinx

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    Great report, enjoyed the club update. Definitely have to try Drais one night, although not what it once was, I still want to see what it looks like. The 1000 mcnuggets and the kicking girls out from the table at XS had me laughing.
     
  3. VegasBJ

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    walked by the line for Haze that same night at Aria after seeing the Elvis show, and was very surprised to see how large the line was. Not only was there the line up top by the doors, there was another line down below once you went down the escalators!
     
  4. tush17

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    Yea and it seemed as though they had all the girls upstairs to attract guests and the guys downstairs waiting in the front lol.
     
  5. sin

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    Thanks for the report! I didn't have any problems following it and it was very enjoyable!

    I have a great fondness for Drais....I spent a great night there several years ago. Saw things I never thought I would and met some truly great & outrageous people there. Glad you had fun there.
     
  6. VegasDiva

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    Nice TR , sounds like a great time!
     
  7. NickPapageorgio

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    "We went to the McDonalds there for the 50 nuggets for 9.99 deal. We tried to order 1000 nuggets LOL but they wouldn't let us. I think we ended up ordering about 200 and came nowhere near to finishing it and gave it to some panhandlers. We were a funny bunch at McDonalds and made alot of friends with odd people, alot of people came up to us and said that we made their night there."

    Priceless. Kudos on a great time.

    Nick:beer:
     
  8. SloppyJoe

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    Great Report! Now I want some McNuggets. I need that deal at home. And you think I am fat now...
     
  9. RockyBalboa

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    Good report.

    And at least the crummy Rockets came through for you. I had 'em in two parlays when I was out there earlier this month and they cost me a couple bills with their choke job against Detroit.
     
  10. JulieM

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    I really enjoyed reading your TR..glad you had a great time:beer:
     
  11. chef

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    Curious as to what the final profit/loss for trip was?
     
  12. tush17

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    gambling budget.. I ended up winning about $700 I believe.. but spent more than that on bottle service/tipping alone the two nights I went to the club.
     
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