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Dec. 5-11th Cosmo Suite, Flamingo and The D

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  1. Sotajerk

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    My Trip Report

    Just got back from a great trip yesterday and talking about planning our next trip already! Thought I would write up what I'm sure will end up being a pretty long trip report to share.

    Background:

    This was our third trip this year. I had never been before our first trip in March and my GF had been a few times before. We are both in our early thirties and our focus is on trying to get alcohol poisoning, drinking a lot, eating good food, floating our livers in whiskey, drinking a lot and gambling. We play mostly penny or quarter slots, a fair amount of roulette and I usually try to play poker once each trip if time allows.

    On our previous trips we had stayed at the Cosmo in a Terrace One Bedroom with fountain view and a split between the GN and Pallazzo.

    This trip was split between three hotels. We booked our first two nights at the Cosmo in a wraparound suite using the awesome Cyber Monday special. This included two nights in a Wraparound suite and $500 f&b credit for $500. We weren't originally planning on staying at Cosmo but couldn't pass up the deal.

    After that we checked into the Flamingo for the next four nights in a GO deluxe room. We also double booked for Saturday night in a new room at The D downtown.

    So here it goes!

    WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5TH



    Our flights went smoothly enough, although long and we arrived in Vegas at about 1pm. We didn't check any bags so it was straight out the doors and into the cab line. The weather was perfect for the GF and a little warm for me but still very nice.

    We got a cab almost right away and made our way to the Cosmo. I told the driver, who was an mid-twenties stoner type to please not tunnel us. He said lots of other drivers did that but he just "didn't get down like that". Our fare ended up being about $17 door to door. We tipped him a five and made our way in.

    The check in line was fairly long and we waited quite a bit. We were hoping to get a certain check in clerk, a younger guy, and luckily we got the one we were hoping for. Some of the others looked pretty mean....

    On our first trip I had tried the $20 trick and we were upgraded to fountain view with early check in. I neglected to try it this time for some reason. He offered us fountain view for $30 a night but for some odd reason we neglected to take him up on this. We were just too tired from our flights and our brains weren't working properly. He did give us what we requested though aside from fountain view. I wanted a southeast facing room in the east tower and he obliged. It was only 31st floor but still high enough for some nice views. I believe it was what they call an "82" series room.

    Here are a couple pics of the view and room
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    We were really excited to see the suite at this point and hurried up to it. It's a pretty impressive entrance and upon walking in we were definitely excited. I checked out the balcony right away and the GF did her obligatory bed bug check. I wasn't sure what hotel we would switch to if she found any!

    Unfortunately this is where our good experience at Cosmo comes to an end for the most part. After our initial check of the room and balcony we started to notice how dirty the room was. There were crumbs on the floor, stains and marks nearly everywhere and even crumbs on the bed! The bed was freshly made and the room appeared to have been turned over but it was just not in very good shape. If I had paid the $400+ a night they normally get for this room I would have been PISSED. I cant imagine paying the $1000+ they ask on some weekends. It's not worth it, especially if they cant even run a vacuum over the carpet.

    We considered going down and asking for a switch but we had already been in line for 30 minutes or so, on planes for nearly eight hours and just didn't want to spend anymore time screwing around. I cracked open a nip of 18 year old Glenlivet and smoked a cig on the balcony instead.

    After hanging out for a few we hit up the Walgreens for some vodka for her, Buffalo Trace bourbon for me and some waters for drinking. The prices on booze seemed quite a bit better than at the ABC store. We also stopped for some perfectly serviceable sandwiches at Earl Of Sandwich. One of the best deals on food on the strip.

    We dropped our stuff off and went off to start wandering, whiskey and vodka in hand. We also had a $500 resort credit to use in basically a day and a half and we had to figure out what to do with it. We played some Clue, Wizard of OZ and some of our other favorite slots and shopped around restaurants, drinking at a moderate pace for most of the time

    I'm the more adventurous eater of the two of us and we had originally planned on playing it safe and trying Scarpetta. We had a bad experience at China Poblano on our first trip but for some reason just decided to give Jaleo a shot. So we're a little buzzed at this point but pretty hungry again and decide to go put on something nicer than sweats for our dinner.

    JALEO

    The food was fantastic. The best meal I have ever had. I couldnt believe how well prepared the food was, the ingredients were superior and the flavors just perfect.

    We had:

    -Jamon serrano

    -Bread with tomatoes and manchego cheese

    -Brussels sprouts with grapes, apple and ham

    -Chicken croquettes

    -Potato wrapped fried chorizo

    -Iberico pork ribs

    -Cod loin with basque sauce and grapefruit

    -Skirt steak with piquillo pepper

    The highlights were, honestly, all of it. GF had Sangria and I had a whiskey drink. We figured we had ran up about half of our resort credit and were completely satisfied with that amount. He brought the bill over and it was only $165. Win!

    Afterwards we walked down to Bills, possibly our favorite place on the strip (RIP). We played slots, roulette and got plenty more drinks. We eventually made our way up as far as the Mirage. We stopped all along the way playing slots and roulette. Neither one of us lost or won very much overall but it was a great first day! We returned to our room fairly lit up with large chunks of our daily budget left over and ready for sleep

    Days 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 to come soon!
     
  2. Sotajerk

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    Will post the rest in the morning!
     
  3. magic_man12

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    Looking forward to it!! :)
     
  4. AbFab

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    Nice report so far!

    It's amazing how many reviews I've read about the rooms being dirty. I wonder if the room is too detailed for the cleaning staff to finish on time or something like that.
     
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    Sotajerk, keep the TR coming! I'm in LV right now, so I'm most interested!
     
  6. Dpin300

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    I had some time to kill so when I started reading your trip report and you stated it was going to be long. I was all like "yeah :):)!!1!" then I was reading and saw you added pictures I thought this couldn't get any better. And then it said more tomorrow. :grrr: :grrr: needless to say I went from Mr happy to Mr grumpy!

    Don't mind me though thanks for sharing and keep up the good work! Hope you won big time:peace:
     
  7. lpearl

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    Looking forward to reading more. We have the Cyber Monday deal booked later this month, so I'd like to hear what you used your credit on, and if it was easy.
     
  8. reedy

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    So far so good.

    We have a Jaleo here in Bethesda MD and its really hit and miss depending on what night you go. Glad you had good experience though.

    On a bourbon note i got a bottle of old bardstown for the first time last night. Very tasty.
     
  9. Sotajerk

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    I still can't believe the condition of the Cosmo suite. Just thought I would add that the crumbs were in the middle of the floor in the living room, not in some corner. Pretty much impossible to miss. Also crumbs on the bed but the bed was freshly made. How does that even happen?

    Day 2 coming now.
     
  10. Sotajerk

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    DAY 2

    Woke up EARLY. Maybe it's the time change but we couldn't sleep much past 7:30. No big deal though, we still had lots of money to spend. We putzed around the room for a bit and I had some scotch on the balcony.

    We did our morning walking routine but stayed pretty close to home. Again no big wins or losses.

    Starving by 10:15 and we couldn't think of anywhere to eat. We still had $335 on our resort credit so even though we didn't really want to we knew we had to eat at Cosmo. Comme Ca didn't open until noon (weird) so we settled on Holsteins. I have always wanted to try it here but the GF had no interest even though shes a big burger fan.

    HOLSTEINS

    We were seated quickly and ordered two milkshakes, a smores and a tiramisu, both with booze. Both milkshakes were awesome. The smores was the star though. The marshmallow in that thing is ridiculous. You cant really taste the booze in them so I doubt they use much.

    For apps we got the kung pao tamale, which I really wanted and Philly Cheesesteak spring rolls. The spring rolls came first and were pretty good, nothing incredible but solid. They were hot but not overly flavorful. The best dish of the meal....

    The kung pao tamale was, well, terrible. We didnt finish it. It was just standard grocery store kung pao chicken, with about 4 tablespoons of salt added dumped over an unfilled tamale. It was bad. Don't order this. Its a great idea but extremely poorly executed.

    We both got the steakhouse burger. They were bad. Later on in the trip we found out that Holsteins uses FROZEN burger patties. This doesnt shock me. I noticed both burgers were cooked to about medium but were really dry. I thought their beef mixture was just too lean but being frozen makes just as much sense.

    The rest of the burger was awful as well. The bun is dry, toppings flavorless and even the fries were pretty meh. There are WAY better burger options in Vegas. Your local dive bar probably beats these burgers pretty easily. I'd recommend BLT Burger. We love it there.

    Our tab came to $97. That is an obscene amount of money for this food.

    ~$250 left of our credit we hobble away, feeling oversalted.

    The rest of the afternoon was spent casino hopping. GF was doing pretty good and so was I. We both hit our numbers a couple times on roulette and had some small slot wins. I felt really full for some reason and had trouble drinking, even though I only ate half of my burger, if that, and we didn't finish the tamale either. Maybe it was the shake.

    It was starting to get late and we knew we needed to make a serious dent in that Resort Credit.

    We figured we would have fancy cocktails. So we tried Chandelier Bar but couldnt find a seat. Over to Vesper. We sat for ten minutes but the bartenders were too busy flirting to bother to serve us. We finally left.

    At this point the Cosmo was really getting on our nerves. The service is poor in lots of spots and they have a real pretentiousness about them. Not 5 star resort stuff at all. Finally we said screw it and figured we would have apps and drinks at China Poblano.

    CHINA POBLANO

    I had a terrible taco here on our first trip. I never even thought I would consider going back. After Jaleo I decided to try it again.

    We sat at the bar and ordered some drinks. Its quiet in there and the bar doesn't seem to get much business.

    Our drinks came and they were excellent, obviously pricey but thats what we needed! We also ordered some chips and salsa and I immediately felt like I had done something wrong the first time. Great salsa, ask for the habanero if you like HOT. That stuff is straight up firey!

    We also ordered a chicken wing special from the asian side that was fantastic. It wasnt on the menu but it was one of my favorite things on the trip. The sauce was sweet and spicy and the wings were crispy outside and juicy in the middle.

    We had many more drinks and also the dan-dan noodles, which were great too. We ended up leaving with around a $200 tab. But we were almost there. Only $50 left.

    CONCLUSION

    I tried to order drinks at The Henry a while after but was told they dont have a drink menu by a surly bartender. Ok, fine then. More bad Cosmo service.

    We ended up getting drinks somewhere, somehow. I can't really remember at this point. There may have been a side trip to Ballys Tequila bar to relieve ourselves of the stuffy Cosmo environment. Just before the tequila, GF made a run on the roulette wheel and cashed out two black chips on a $20 buy in.

    I ended the day up about $100 total from my budget and she ended up quite a bit better.

    We were both really tired of the Cosmo though and ready to head somewhere more down to earth. We were actually really excited to check out and get to the Flamingo.

    The $500 resort credit was nice, fairly easy to go through but kind of a pain if you aren't the Cosmo "type". We didn't want to spend that much time in there. In the future we would probably pass on it, even for that kind of deal. If others were with us and we could take more advantage of the room it may be worth it but not for us.

    Overall I just don't like the Cosmo. It's stuffy, full of ******bags and poor service and a lot of the stuff is overpriced, even for the Strip.

    Day 3 to come...
     
  11. Sotajerk

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    DAY 3

    Up early again, too early to check out or into the Flamingo. I'm not good at laying around the hotel but we took our time getting ready and thats what we did. No hangover at all. I still don't understand how I dont get hungover in Vegas. Maybe it's the awesome Cosmo bed?

    I'm actually terrified of checking out because I feel like there will be some kind of problem with the resort credit. We make our way down to the desk around 11:00 and wait in a fairly short line. Another younger guy helped us. The front desk was by far the best service of the hotel staff other than our servers/bartenders at Jaleo and China Poblano. The charges to our room went through smoothly though and we had no problems claiming the $498 we had charged to our room!

    Goodbye Cosmo!!!

    We walked our luggage over to Flamingo for our next task, checking in at a CET property at noon. I'm assuming it will go smoothly for some reason.

    We walked straight up to the desk, no lines. The clerk was really friendly but immediately mentioned the early check in fee. Whatever, we had already planned to pay it. Then he told us that he would assign us a room and we could come back at noon and he would check us in without the fee! It was already 11:30ish so that was fine with us. We kept chatting though and the guy was extremely nice. Soon after he mentioned something to my GF about her being "sick" with a wink. And said he was really sorry to hear that. He said he would waive the fee and put us in early without the fee. Being nice counts! He also mentioned something about a strip view and said we would like it much better there. Soon after we were handed keys to the room and headed up. I tipped the guy ten bucks and he looked like that was the best thing that had happened to him in a month.

    The carpets in the halls were not exactly clean but not as bad as some described. It didn't bother us. When we entered the room we started our check and noticed that this room was spotless. Like really spotless. Even the carpet. Even the couch was stain free. No bed bugs. I continued looking around and we both started laughing. Our room at the "dreaded" Flamingo was cleaner than our wraparound suite at the Cosmo. By a lot!

    Heres a few pics.

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    We felt better already. We love the Flamingo casino, love that side of the strip and were just happy to be there. The bed was comfy, everything worked and even the tile and shower were spotless. The vents I have seen must have been replaced in our room because there wasn't even a speck of dust in them.

    So now what?

    Cheap food, without a hassle. Off to Ballys and the Tequila bar for some nachos! The plate of nachos here is huge! Like twice the size of Margaritavilles huge serving. We didn't even finish half and I was stuffed again! I think they were about $14. Wish I would have snapped a pic.

    We walked and gambled and drank and repeated for several hours. Trying as hard as I could to digest all that food. We made a stop at the Stage Door but it was packed and we couldn't get a seat. I still have yet to be able to drink in there, but I really want to.

    The rest of the day was spent gambling, walking and drinking between Flamingo, Bills, Harrah's, Mirage and V/P.

    We had slices of pizza for dinner at the Pizza joint in the Flamingo whice were surprisingly good. We both turned a small profit on the day!

    We finished the night stumbling back to our room fairly early and passed out eager for round four!
     
  12. Sotajerk

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    DAY 4

    Up early again and still no hangover. I actually kind of feel like having a drink! We are double booked today and have a room at The D. I'm pretty excited actually. We love downtown and I'm excited to check out a new hotel.

    Our plans are to check in to The D and then have lunch at Le Thai. We buy bus passes and hop on the packed bus for downtown. The ride isn't too bad and we make it there fairly quickly.

    We didnt bring any real luggage, just a backpack and GF's purse and we walked right up to the check in.

    THE D

    Our check in clerk was a younger woman and she was fairly polite but not the least bit friendly. She set us up with keys to a room on the 31st floor pretty quickly, we had a corner king.

    When we got to the room it was like Cosmo all over again. Except this time there was even an empty coffee cup in the room. Crumbs were all over the floor. In the middle of the room. Do they vacuum these rooms??? The bed was clearly freshly made so the room had been "turned over".

    We went to check the bathroom and the light didn't work. I lit my lighter and could see the toilet was clearly dirty. I guess they just decided they didnt care.

    The rest of the "remodel" was just a quickly slapped on coat of paint, and a new bed. The place looked, felt, and smelled old. There was a flat screen and a newish appearing couch that was slightly stained.

    We decided to go ask for a room change. The lack of bathroom light and dirty toilet were too much.

    We arrived at the desk to a fairly grumpy guy that seemed to want nothing to do with changing our room. He said he had no more corner kings. We told him we just checked in and were offered a choice of floors only five minutes ago! After some typing and a quick call he said he did have a corner king on the 34th floor but it was smoking. I forgot to take pics. Ughhhh.....

    We decided to take it anyways. At this point the guy became all smiles, which I found weird and he also handed us each a $5 comp to American Coney Island or any bar on the property. Fairly satisfied we headed up to our new room.

    The new room stunk. I smoke and it was gross. But it was fairly clean, clean enough at least. The "remodel" still left us less than impressed. Next time we will be back in the Rush Tower. I poured a stiff glass of bourbon and off we went for some gambling and lunch at Le Thai

    LE THAI

    This place is so, so good.

    We each had a cocktail and ordered fairly quickly. The service leaves just a little to be desired here but its well worth dealing with.

    We had the Pork Jerky app for the first time and it was astoundingly good.

    For entrees we had Pad Thai and Pad See Ewe. Both were perfect. The PAd Thai especially. We eat a lot of Thai food and the Pad Thai here is the best we have had anywhere.

    Our bill was like $40 and we left happy. We will be back here every time we go downtown.

    We headed off to gamble, drink and gamble which brought us to Binions.

    BINIONS

    I always win here. I had a nice $350 win on a previous trip here on a Clue slot and this time settled into a Monopoly machine. I hit a bonus for 10 dice rolls around the board and cashed out +$160! My best win of the trip....

    After more walking, drinking and gambling we ended up buying a rodeo special which was big boots of whiskey coke for $15. There was a lot of booze in these! Fairly lit up we headed to The D for some Sigma Derby.

    SIGMA DERBY

    This game is so fun! GF had been losing most of the day and her spirits needed a lift.

    We played and drank and finished our boots. We had great drink service after and were dumping quarters in the machine and not caring. The game really is so fun you don't care that you're losing.

    We both dropped about $50 in the thing but left completely happy. We ended the night with more drinks and stumbled back.

    GF had a rough day but I was up. Looking back I realize I was not up the night before, I lost maybe $150. I had taken my leftover budget and rolled it into Saturday for downtown though. After drinks and more slots and Sigma Derby I ended up slightly down for Saturday overall. This would be my last decent day gambling-wise.

    We passed out and I had no idea that my gambling wins for this trip were COMPLETELY over.
     
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    DAY 5

    The beginning of the end.

    We were up early and got the hell out of our stinky room. I was even kind of hungover and felt it was because of the smoky room. Dazed, we hopped on the bus to the Flamingo at 7:30am. This was a pretty rough ride, I wont lie. I felt like shit, couldn't breathe and wanted off that bus.

    We finally got to the Flamingo and showering made things much better.

    On a side note I forgot to mention American Coney Island from the night befores drunken wanderings. Our comped dogs were good but I could almost still smell and taste them, in a fairly pleasant way!

    We washed up in our Flamingo room. We had a MYVegas brunch comped at Border Grill. The reservation was for 1pm but we changed it to 11am because we were starving.

    We had a few hours left on our bus passes and planned to bus down there and walk back.

    MYVEGAS and BORDER GRILL

    We had no problem at all redeeming the comp at the MLife desk. It went quick and smooth. Unfortunately it said $60 and when we got there we realized it was just the brunch amd didn't include enough money for mimosas as stated on MyVegas. No worries, we will just pay the extra.

    Our server was good, we ordered mimosas and got our menus. I hate mimosas, champagne and any wine in general. I drank them anyways.

    We had

    -French toast

    -Chilaquiles

    -Yucatan Benedict

    -Chorizo and Egg Tacos

    -Short Rib Hash

    -Jalapeno Bacon PB&J

    -Another type of Taco

    -Biscuit and Gravy

    -Churro tots.

    My first dish, the benedict, really grossed me out. The egg was transluscent and nearly raw. It set a bad tone for the entire meal. GF's first dish was French toast and it was great but VERY heavy. There were some highlights like the PB&J and the chilaquiles but overall it was fairly pedestrian and something else I'm glad I didn't pay for. Nothing too exciting at all.

    The tab ended up being $15 on top of the comp and we just left $40 and the comp on the table.

    We continued on through NYNY, Luxor, Trashy Castle, and into Monte Carlo which is one of our favorites.

    I lost and lost and lost and bled money.

    I hit $30 on a quarter slot to save me from being down $150 from Mandalay to Monte Carlo. I couldn't hit a number in roulette or even a tiny win on slots.

    We stopped at Flamingo for happy hour at Center Cut and I drank lots of whiskey. Happy hour there is a good deal and we had fun.

    We went everywhere, all the way up the strip, I never hit a number, spin after spin but stayed positive. No bonuses in my slot play. I devoured a pretzel in the Venetian and soldiered on.

    The rest of the day turned into a blur of gambling which culminated in a seat at Ballys at a roulette table and less than positive attitude. My GF did ok, and won some, she ended up ahead for the day.

    I made my last stand with a hundred dollar bill at that table. I never do that. It's usually buy for twenty, if I win I continue playing and if I lose I move along. Always betting ten a spin unless I'm winning.

    I never hit a number.

    I ended up down about $450 for the day. More than I spent in all the previous days combined, even including food and drinks.

    I pounded many shots in rapid fire fashion and slumped back to the room. It was ugly.

    We still had our last day ahead though.
     
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    DAY 6

    No hangover again today. Or I dont even know if I had one. Too many days of drinking were starting to take their toll. I felt positive and ready to get past my bad night.

    We headed of to breakfast and decided to try....

    BACCHANAL BUFFET

    We got there at 10:40, unintentionally. So we paid for breakfast but lunch started at 11. Great deal and we get to try both breakfast and lunch. It was about $25 a piece if I remember right.

    Everything for breakfast was great and the spread is amazing. There is just SO much food here. I couldn't believe how big it was. I tried tons of stuff and the only thing I wouldn't touch was the eggs. They were disgustingly watery at all stations and I didn't even want to look at them.

    Lunch food was also great and I even tried some cucumber juice that is nearly like medicine, but fresh delicious medicine. It just makes you feel good!

    My favorites were the Jalapeno sausage, charcuterie, mac and cheese and definitely the fried chicken which was amazing.

    It is a bit expensive but overall we were happy with it.

    We waited a while to start drinking, hoping to make the most of our last day. We did some gambling and I lost and lost more. GF did ok but I never hit a number or a bonus. I wasn't down too much but a decent amount.

    We had another MyVegas reward to redeem at NYNY so headed there.

    MYVEGAS and NINE FINE IRISHMEN

    Redeemed reward easily again. Went quick and smooth and obtained $100 credit.

    Place is weirdly setup but we got our own spot at the bar. I started trying fancy whiskys and we ordered the Cheese Dip and Onion Rings.

    My whiskeys were great, food was pretty good and we ran up our $100 QUICK! We left the bartender a $20 and moved along.

    GAMBLING AND THE END

    We spent more time at Bills than I have mentioned in this TR and we decided to head there and some of our other favorite places including Mirage and Harrahs.

    This went eerily similar to the previous day. Lose, lose, lose. No wins at all. GF continuing to do ok. We stopped for drinks all over and before we knew it it was 11pm. GF was much drunker than I and decided she was done. She told me she was going to bed and I poured the last of my bottle into a big cup and headed down to the Flamingo poker room.

    I managed to get up a fair amount and was kind of buzzed so I made the poor decision of leaving the table. There was a really drunk guy giving money away and assorted other belligerent drunks and generally poor players. I went to check on GF and returned a short time later to the same table. Things turned sour quickly as the drunk donater hit a three outer on me for and enormous pot that must have been nearly $700. It would have brought me nearly even for the trip if I had won.

    I had forty bucks left and bet it at twenty a spin on roulette. I lost both times.

    I stumbled the casino floor, drunk and amazed. I was offered cocaine about nine times which I would have declined even if I did have money in my wallet.

    Without a penny of my budget left I returned to the room, passed out and our trip was over.

    We had an awesome time though. I stayed within my set budget for the trip, even though I lost it all. GF ended up only spending about $500 for the whole time including everything and we are already planning our return.

    Hopefully the next TR I write will be full of handpays and massive wins on the roulette wheel.
     
  15. eviliciouz

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    Thank you for the TR. I always want to stay at the wraparound suite and planned to do that for our wedding, but we had an unfortunate financial situation and we booked at Flamingo mini go suite instead. I'm glad that you like the Flamingo better than the Cosmo.

    We will also going to redeem few of MyVegas rewards. Thank you for the recap on that as well. Great TR! Can't wait for the next one.:drunk:
     
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    Thanks for the great TR. Well written and very entertaining to read.
     
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    Enjoyed your trip report and photos!

    Sorry about your room at Cosmo. I've had great rooms and service there and then a couple other times I've had room issues including a ceiling leak! If only Cosmo was consistent.

    Good to know that the Myvegas redemptions are going smoothly now. I have friends who like Border Grill but the couple times I've eaten there I haven't cared for it. However for free I guess I could try it again. :)

    Better luck next trip but at least it was fun and within the budget and it's Vegas!
     
  18. btodd

    btodd High-Roller

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    As a member of the " Flamingo isn't that bad " group, not sure that there is actually a griup, but what the heck, I will be a member, glad to see that you enjoyed your room and the level of cleanliness, nothing worse than a grubby room. I don't care what level of room, dirty is unacceptable.
    Great report!
     
  19. Wanger1969

    Wanger1969 High-Roller

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    Great trip report! Any fan of Buffalo Trace is good in my book! (yum)
     
  20. dw2121

    dw2121 Low-Roller

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    Great trip report. Thanks for sharing.
     
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