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Downtown Grand & Paris / Feb 24-28 / Quick Recap (pics)

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by SonOfSandsFan, Mar 5, 2016.

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  1. SonOfSandsFan

    SonOfSandsFan Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Received an offer a while back for a BJ tourney at Paris, and even though I am going to Vegas at end of this month, i figured what the hell, why not? The March trip is only going to be the guys, so this was a way to tide the GF over till our next trip together (seems theres always a next trip).

    Booked cheap tickets on frontier to head out of Atl thurs night (9pm), returning Mon morn (12:55 am - ouch). Booked rooms at Downtown Grand and Fremont for Thurs & Fri nights, and booked at Paris for Fri through Mon.
     
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    Flight out was pretty uneventful, save for the drunk dude that faceplanted in the aisle on his way to the head. I was sleeping so it def startled me when he took his fall beside me (i was in the aisle seat), i thought the plane was going down!
    I felt bad for him, as they made a big to do about it, asking if there were any medical personnel on board and then having emts escort him off before the rest of us got off. You know its gonna be a good trip when you get fubar before you even get there.
     
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    We made our way to the parking garage, hopped in our lyft, and was at the Downtown Grand before we knew it.
    This was our first time staying here, but i expected something on par with the D, and they didn't dissapoint.
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    Dropped our stuff off and then walked over to the Fremont. Checked in and collected food vouchers and 100 in free slot play. Played a bit there before walking over to the Cal, MSS, and then back to the Grand to use my 40 in free slot play there.
    Blew a couple hundred at the boyd props before making it back on the Gremlins and Monopoly games at the Fremont. I ended the night 100 up for the night while GF ended 300 down.
    My total br for the trip was 1500 and hers was 500 - 700.
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    Next day I got up before GF and headed to the Furnace bar for some Baileys and coffee. I pulled out 500 from the atm the night before, so now ive got 600 total on me. I had an idea this trip that i was going to stick to $1 dueces wild, but it didnt really work out as i hoped. I was 200 down before my second drink. Played some 0.25 ddb to try and win the progressive 4Aw2-4 that was 700, no luck there either. GF finally came down and posted up beside me. I staryed playing keno while she played ddb. At this point im dropping like a rock, but she hit a couple quads, one of them premium (she has the pic of that one).
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    After her second premium quad she is back even (she also pulled 500 from atm the night before). Then she hits this beauty...
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    Kinda hard to tell from pic but the prog was at 706 when she got it, plus the 236 she had in the till brought her to 942! She did all that on the 40 fp i gave her to use since she was down, all profit!
    Im happy for her but bummed i only have 200 left, so i suggest a change of venue. We mosey on down to the El Cortez (my all time favorite) and start to play a few slots. Im real timid at this point cause i have a limited br and its still early, but played anyways.
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    I ended up losing the money i brought over from the grand pretty quickly. Hit the atm for another 500, so ive pulled 1000 from my br out at this point. Had a good hit on flinstones at the end, so ive got 700 on me at this point. GF dis well at elco, a little up but nothing crazy. We headed back to the grand for some food, cant believe we hadnt had anything yet, but thats vegas for ya.
    Went to triple george to grab some food and use up 30 in fc from the grand. They had a happy hour special so we loaded up on apps and specialty cocktails, all of which was really good. Our balane after fc was about 20, GF was generous to cover that ;)
     
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    Spent the next few hours playing slots and doing ok, here are the pics.
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    Stayed at the Grand a little longer than expected (7:30), to wait for a FP drawing that we didnt win. I honestly cant remember where i was gambling wise at this point, but i dont think it was great. We grabbed our gear, hopped in a Lyft , and headed to Paris to check in.
    Diamond checkin was empty, and they gave us a Parlor Suote which was kinda cool. It was all the way at the end of the hall and had a p athe the end of the room number. It wasnt much bigger than a regular room, but had windows on two corners which was pretty cool.
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    Played mostly at Paris and Bally's the rest of the night. I know i was broke at this point cause i walked to harrahs and back enjoying a good cigar. Met up with GF back at Paris, watched her play a bit, and then crashed out. No pics unfortunatley.
     
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    good luck tonight. My brother is flying into Vegas as I type. Gonna place a bet on the Clippers covering on the Hawks and the Under for me. Wish me luck as well! enjoy the pics...keep em coming!
     
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    I got up early (ish) on Sat to be at the bj tournament registration by 10. Got a seat for the 3 pm round and then hit the atm again. Pulled out another 500 and the last of my BR. Chilled at the bar and killed a few coffee and baileys before GF came down.
    We walked around a bit and were at the Flamingo when 12 rolled around. Had some light snacks in the diamond lounge, played a bit, and then headed back to Paris for the tourney at 3.
    GF took a nap while i played, and i ended up winning my table to advance to play again on Sun at noon.
    GF came down afterwards and we played a few more hours before heading to bed. I blew the 500 i pulled out earlier, so it wasnt a hard choice to head back to the room. We grabbed some pizza slices on out way up, watched some tv, and were in bed by 10... Which is totally unheard of for me. The drinks and losses were catching up to me, so im really glad we called it a night.
     
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    Woke up Sun feeling like a million bucks, with the exception of course that i had blew my bank roll. For some reason i had it in my head that i hit the atm twice on Sat, so i was under the impression that i was down 2k. GF came down with me and we had a few drinks before the tourney began.
    While we were waiting for it to start she hit 300 on the bejewled 3d game, so she was happy. So far she has only pulled 500 from the atm and was currently up or even.
    I played my round but unfortunately didn't win it, thanks to a boneheaded move on my part (my count of the other players chips was off and i didnt bet enough on the second to last round). It was my first tourney so i wasnt beating myself up too badly, but i really would have liked to place 48th or better for the 2000 in fp that would have gotten me.
     
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    Met the gf at Gustavs bar and saddled up beside her. I wanted a drink, but didnt have any money, so i asked to borrow a 20. She offered 100 bit i wasnt feelin it. It was a little after 1 at this point, we were leaving for the airport by 11, and i was kinda over it. I put in the 20, selected .25 triple double bonus, and hit this bad boy.
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    Woohoo!! :) Needless to say i was ecstatic. We decided as responsible gamblers that the only thing to do was to try to win the rest of my money back, so we hopped in a cab and headed to Rio. From here things went pretty great. I started it off with a big win at wonder woman, then a couple big wins from bejewled 3d, followed by a nice hit on keno. GF was posted up at shutters bar this whole time and hit a nice quad herself. All in we left the Rio with 2200 in my pocket!
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    I forgot that we went to caesars before hittin the rio, here are the pics
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    Missing wonder woman rio hit...
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    Its kinda crazy looking back at the pics that i didnt come home with more... 1000 at paris, 900 at caesars, 2000+ at Rio.... Ha, I guess you have to spend money to make money. Hope you enjoyed the pics, see you in march!
     
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    Oh, and while we were sitting at the gate waiting on the flight i checked my bank, and i only took out 1500! Extra win!
     
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