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evening all the way from Scotland,booked my first trip to vegas for my boys 21st birthday

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by wonderbhoy, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. wonderbhoy

    wonderbhoy Tourist

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    Evening all thought id introduce myself
    44 year old and never been to Vegas,so after saving the pennies im taking my son over in April for his 21st birthday present
    booked from April 27th and leave 01st May
    expectations,yep ill be totally sucked in by the neon lights ,fancy cocktails,and all the beautifull people that walk by.
    Nights are sorted
    Thursday hit the casinos fer a few hours mainly sportsbooks
    Friday freemont street
    Saturday hit a few clubs
    Sunday suits on and blow what cash we have left on whatever makes me smile
    Fly back with no doubt empty pockets,a big smile,new tattoo and no doubt memories that will make me happy to be alive
    oh and im shit at gambling hahah but its all about having fun
    booked into TI so i have no idea what to expect,as long as i dont end up in a cell then ill be happy.
    Buzzin for this trip
    :D
     
    bring on the wee mans trip
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  2. mescalita

    mescalita High-Roller

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    Sounds like a great plan - your son will love it!
    :peace:
     
  3. Richard Alpert

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    Welcome to VMB! Hopefully you'll find a lot of helpful information and entertainment on the Board to help you build up the excitement/anticipation for your trip!

    RICHARD
     
  4. Aces and Eights

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    I love your attitude! Don't hesitate with any questions. Also look through some of the threads you might be interested in.
     
  5. sam_marques

    sam_marques High-Roller

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    :beer: Welcome, sounds like you have a great trip planned! How exciting , your first trip!!!
     
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    Hope you've a great time!

    There is so much information on this board which we found really useful for our second trip to Vegas. Any questions, just ask!
     
  7. phade

    phade Low-Roller

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    Welcome and enjoy the trip.

    Grew up in Scotland - Dunoon. Father was in the service and spent quite a bit of my youth there. Beautiful place.
     
  8. Ty

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    Welcome to VMB. You're are gonna be hooked. I taking my son about the same time for his 21st birthday.
    I've never stayed at TI but its a great location.
    What part of Scotland?
     
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  9. IM ALL IN

    IM ALL IN Low-Roller

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    Good Papa! You only turn 21 once...
     
  10. sybgal

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    Welcome & good luck!! All the way from Scotland.....long way to travel - sure wish you could stay a few more days to really take it all in. The 1st trip is so overwhelming but sure to get you hooked. :)
     
  11. celticnoel79

    celticnoel79 Low-Roller

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    Welcome to the board mate, I'm guessing your a Tim with a username like that! Hope your and yer Bhoy have a great trip I'm sure you's will Vegas is fecking unreal!! We go back on Sept 18th for our 10th time, where bouts in Scotland are you? I'm loch lomond anyway have a good yin! Hail! Hail!
     
  12. wonderbhoy

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    only live once m8 gonnae walk up the strip when we land then surprise him with the hotel
    ah man already hooked been surfin through all the threads having a good laugh at some and already practiced the $20 sandwich on my son last night ,safe to say i spluttered my way through my planned script
    been on all day work in a call centre and my aftercall has taken a massive rise cause i was reading away,but gonnae go over with a load of cash and just plan on getting fat and happy
    cant wait to spend some time firing machine guns as well as other stuff,gonnae as an extra treat splash out on a wee skydive fer ma son as a bonus as well
    yes undeed waited all these years wanted to wait till he turns 21 to get the real experience
    cheers bud will do
    lol even when it rains its still a great country,maybe hit the casinos with a fake sean connery accent haha go into character mode for a laugh
    brilliant you will be buzzing the same as me ,theres summit different about breaking them in the mould ,this year i took him to amsterda for his birthday,next year the big one beckons,i come from Ayrshire m8 Irvine to be precise
    iv turned 21 twice haha
    yeah booked into the airport loungfe to start off ,yaaaas free booze and salmon sandwiches
    lol got it in one m8,yep use to have a season ticket ,really looking forward to the season ahead we got a great manager in Brendan,im in Irvine Ayrshire m8 sittin here swaetin bucket wae this heat anaw
    hail hail
     
    bring on the wee mans trip
  13. LondonCalling

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    You will absolutely love it. Why mainly sportsbooks on the Thurs though? I'm from UK also and love sports betting but find vegas sportsbooks mostly underwhelming.
     
  14. wonderbhoy

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    simple m8 just summit to chill out over a few drinks there english football on that weekend so im hoping i can get my bets down for the weekend ,plus my sons m8 will be at another hotel so its an easy meeting point wont get booked in my hotel till around 9pm i reckon
    plus being from the uk the bookies is a common weekend highlight watching another bet go down the drain placed a fivefold on the weekend and already leicester let me down
    boom coupon up in the air
     
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  15. IM ALL IN

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    Sweets hoping you and your son have some time to acclimatize, as aren't you about 8 hours ahead/behind...Hope you are not sleeping during the night and awake during the day...although...that's prob what a lot of us do even if we are on the same time zone...Wish you and your son and friend well...Give it!
     
  16. LondonCalling

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    OK wonderbhoy that makes sense. My underwhelming comment was more in regard to the sports generally on which I have little interest in - US Racing (not a clue), Baseball (yawn :), Basketball (just not excited by it) - however I love NFL and I guess sportsbooks that time of year must be buzzing though my preference is to to a video poker bar, drink comped beers, slow play and watch the games there.

    Depending on where you are staying, visit the Aria sportsbook if you can. Right down the back end of the casino it is a fantastic modern room.
     
  17. pebbles

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    I hope you enjoy your trip. Sounds like you have a good plan in place. Lucky son having his dad take him to Vegas. I'm doing the opposite next year, taking my 82 year old dad to Vegas with me.

    I can't imagine going for such a short time, takes me ages to get used to the time difference.
     
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    Welcome! I went over last year with my dad too, to celebrate my 30th birthday. We stayed in TI as well, thought it was a good decision - not as large as some other places, so it was easier to get your bearings etc. You'll absolutely love it!
     
  19. johnnytwofingers

    johnnytwofingers Low-Roller

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    That sounds interesting, what do you have in mind for the trip? He must be fairly spry at 82 to be able to do Vegas!
     
  20. wonderbhoy

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    yeah looking forward to it m8 gonnae pop my Vegas cherry,i know its a good few mnths away but already planning ,i know there no way for you to technicaly beat the casino in most games but getting bits of info from here iv picked up great tips for planning my trip,to se the record straight iv only set foot in a casino once in my life and i was drunk as a skunk when i did it and lost about £30 on roulette apart from that im a complete novice
    but now iv got a rough idea what slots to go for and also just found out about the blackjack 6:5 never to touch,if i never found that out id prob be playing that without any knowledge i was getting ripped off
     
    bring on the wee mans trip