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Boxofbirds 4/25-4/28 Almost Live Trip Report!!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by boxofbirds, Apr 24, 2015.

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  1. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    In about 24 hours(!) I will be arriving in Vegas at the Mirage for my seventh trip to Vegas, second solo trip, and second trip this year. As I did last time, I will attempt to post pics and commentary here live as often as the tapatalk and wifi gods allow.

    Loose plans for the trip so far:
    - Gambling
    - Drinking
    - Eating

    What else is there to do in Vegas?

    OK, some other things:
    - Making my first and last visit to the Riviera before it's gone
    - Maybe finally meet some fellow VMB'ers, will have my wristband
    - Hopefully lots of VP and BJ, might also try some Pai Gow for the first time
    - Casino hopping downtown on Sunday, only got to hit a few downtown casinos last trip
    - Expanding the chip collection (AKA excuse for gambling in more casinos)
    - Using some ACG coupons downtown and MyVegas rewards on The Strip
    - Some pool time
    - Hitting up Ellis Island
    - On Monday start at Mandalay Bay and hit any casino I haven't gambled in on the walk back to Mirage
    - Whatever else Vegas brings my way

    More to come tomorrow!
     
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  2. Johnzimbo

    Johnzimbo Low-Roller

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    Looking forward to your ongoing report, have fun!
     
  3. Hobofrank

    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    I'll go with you to the Riv
     
  4. robron

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    Have fun and good luck!
     
  5. VegasDawg

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    If you try to use the ACG coupon at the Las Vegas Club downtown, they will want to see the card that came in the book.
    That's the only place that has asked to see it every time I used a coupon. I have won the three times I used mine at the craps table, and my wife has won a little on the slots with her free play.
    Good luck in Vegas...
     
  6. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    Thanks all for the tips and well wishes. Made it to the Mirage. The weather's kinda crappy and the flight was bumpy, but otherwise pretty smooth. The cabbie wanted to longhaul me, but I told him I wasn't paying for the tunnel so please take Paradise. Got a high floor with a south strip view, which is nice! Too bad it's cloudy...

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    Now headed to get some room supplies from Walgreens and activate my Freeplay and Marker.
     
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  7. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    Oops, dupe photos. Here's the view:

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    Now it's raining :(

    The Beatles need a face lift

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  8. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    Hey Frank67. Are you at the Mirage? Was thinking of heading to Riviera 8ish. Maybe hit up SLS since its relatively nearby.
     
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  9. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    Damn it, forgot my wristband at home with my other vegas souvenirs...
     
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  10. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    Turned $60 freeplay into $30 cash on $1 9/7 DB.... Not the worst. Now enjoying an old fashioned and some food at STACK.

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    Enjoy; hope you and Frank ate able to connect and get to the Riviera. Wish I could have gotten there one ladt time before it closed.
     
  12. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    Thought these were on happy hour, guess not. Pretty tasty anyway. And that old fashioned was strong as f**k.

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  13. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    Made it to SLS around 8. Super nice vibe and pretty busy. I think I would go by this casino again.

    They had 6 deck 3:2 h17 BJ at $15. First half a shoe I only won 2 hands, so was down $175, then a bunch of other people joined and on the new shoe I was able to crawl back up to almost even getting 7 blackjacks (wish that was my first shoe!) Played a bit of 7/5 Bonus and got a quad, but only up $25.

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    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    After SLS went by the Riviera, put $20 through some VP and played a bit of BJ and grabbed some souvenir chips, down another $50.

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  15. boxofbirds

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    My view looks much better at night.

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    After the Riviera headed back to the room then over to Casino Royale for there $20 promotion, then wandered Venetian and Palazzo hoping to get on the silver strike machine, but both machines were busy.

    Lost the $20, then the $20 freeplay, then $10 more for good measure :p

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  17. boxofbirds

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    My "chip porn" from last night.

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    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    Yay, it's sunny again!

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    But what are they doing to Siegfried and Roy!!?

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    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    Hit some slots, lost $200 pretty quick in a $1 Top Dollar, only getting one offer. But then headed over to play megabucks (I know) for my BF. Hit a small progressive for $63, then hit a larger one for $676!!


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    Played some more $1 9/7 DB, but lost $100. I don't like the strategy on that game. I guess I just have BP and JOB ingrained so it doesn't make sense.

    Gonna head downtown!
     
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  20. Superpocky

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    nice hit on the Megabucks! I'm sure we passed by each other at a certain point of time :)
     
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