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First trip report Semi solo trip 4/18-4/22

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  1. Big dan

    Big dan Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    So I thought I would try and post my first trip report since I have read so many others and haven't contributed. First off I am not anywhere near a high roller so if your expecting large stacks of cash that spell words out you are reading the wrong thread :)
    Ok if your still reading this then I hope I don't bore you too much. A little background about myself: hi my name is dan and I have a gambling addiction "so what! Mind your own business":grrr: j/k I live in slc Utah ( haha my autocorrect put "alcohol Utah" whatever! That's an oxymoron. I visit Vegas several times a year for 5-6 days at a time. I play deuces wild exclusively anymore. I usually travel to Vegas with my wife, kids, and my parents were all Vegas degenerates, yes even my kids (my 3 year old daughter was pissed I went without her).
    I decided I was going to make a return trip even though I was just there about 3 weeks prior. My wife didn't want to go this time because she was still feeling the sting from the beating the casinos layed upon us just recently, I guess I am just a slow learner cause I was boarding a plane to go back for more. I usually drive in fact it was only maybe the 3rd time I have flown? There in 17 years. My mom was driving there for a convention so she was going to pick me up from the airport. We were going to stay at the riviera for the first night then after that my aunt was flying in from North Carolina and her and my mom were going to stay at the rio in an upgraded room and I would stay solo for the rest of the trip one more night in the riv then two nights at Orleans.

    Day 1: wife takes me to airport and I am starting to get butterflies cause this would be my first time flying alone even though I love flying so off to the bar I go to calm my nerves. security was a breeze and soon I was on the plane. View attachment 16202 View attachment 16203 View attachment 16204 View attachment 16204 sorry I don't know why the pictures are rotated, they weren't when I inserted them. Anyway plane lands and we head straight to the riviera to check in, sorry no in & out burger I don't see what people see in that place. After a smooth check in we decide to go play, I say let's walk to the sls as I have not been in that building for at least 15 years (even longer for the riviera by the way) View attachment 16208 that proved to be a mistake as we quickly tucked our tails and low tailed it outta there. Even though the sls looked totally different than the Sahara and I liked the casino I don't think I will be back any time soon. We made the walk back to the riv and my mom said she was tired so she went to the room and I walked to slurkus slurkus View attachment 16217 after fairly quickly loosing more of my trip bankroll I decide to call it a night and do the walk of shame back to the room.
    Day 2: woke up early as I did everyday this trip, sucks cause I was planning on sleeping in on this trip but wasn't to be. Being as it was Sunday brunch and the tightwad I am we decided to go eat at a station casino because we had a bogo coupon, we ended up going to green valley ranch since I have never been there and heard it was pretty good. I was not really impressed although this was pretty good View attachment 16218 and that plate was worth the price of the buffet. We played for a while at gvr I lost a little my mom lost a LOT. So we got out of there and went to check my mom into her room at the rio she went into the VIP check in and they told her she had to have a regular room for the first night of her stay as they were crazy busy for a Sunday night, she was fine with that and we went up to the room to chill for a bit. After a while we decided to head to the View attachment 16219 this proved to be the best gambling of the trip I left 8 dollars ahead, sad I know. This was my best hand and only good hand in 5 days of playing View attachment 16220 my mom left at this point to pick my aunt up from the airport she decided to hop on a flight 2 days earlier than scheduled. I stayed behind and did about 2 more hours of gamblinking (sorry whoever I stole this term from). From there I just wanted to walk around a bit so I decided to walk to Wynn/encore since I have not been there before. View attachment 16221 View attachment 16222 View attachment 16223 View attachment 16224 View attachment 16225 View attachment 16226 View attachment 16227 View attachment 16228 ok after wondering around through there I was gonna play but I play bartop poker and they don't comp drinks and the payouts were not as good as the haunted circus down the street so I made the trek back to View attachment 16229 played here for about another hour, I then decided to stagger over to the riviera, I figured I would play a little there. On the way there there was a guy standing on the corner just blaitently digging in his nose knuckle deep he must have been pulling little peices of his brain out. I then had to visit the men's room and I saw one of the grossest things I have seen before, a guy walked in and proceeded to use the urinal while he was holding a loaf of bread.:confused2:. After I tried to shake the thought of biting into a soggy sandwich I made my way over to the bar (of course) when I almost got lucky, not the way your dirty minds are thinking but more like View attachment 16230 this. I thought this sign they put on the machine was pretty interesting View attachment 16231 had a feeling riviera would be tight, I was right 24 hands in a row before a push, supersonic Yeager at riviera, a lot of people taking pics of the casino. A bride yelling at what looked like the best man saying "where the fuck is he?" She was crying. You could tell the best man was covering up for him. View attachment 16232 Sad way to start a marriage. They almost cought me taking this pic, I wouldn't have posted it if it wasn't so blurry. So I decided to cash the remainder of my money out and head to the room View attachment 16233 View attachment 16234 . It was now 3 am and I was ready to call it a night. Here is a pic of the room and the stellar view View attachment 16235 View attachment 16236 ,the beds are pretty comfortable in the riviera but they can just leave all the pillows in the building when they implode it and I will be just fine with that. Goodbye riviera you will be missed by many, me not so much.
    Day 3: after consuming a lot of pedialite the night before I woke up about 2 1/2 hrs later feeling fine:grrr: why can't I sleep in? I called to get a late checkout and was denied so packed my bags and got a couple more pics before I left View attachment 16237 View attachment 16238 . My mom picked me up and I went to their room to hang for a bit. View attachment 16239 before fengshwey and after image.jpg the view image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg . After my aunt had to finish up with work we headed down to the rio buffet image.jpg . Meh... Not woth the money like it used to be. My aunt retreated up to the room while mom took me to Orleans to check in (another place I haven't been to in about 15 years or so).Here are some pics image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg . I pretty much just played the rest of the night there until I lost enough and called it an early night 2 am.
    Day 4: up at 7 but just layed in bed surfing internet for a while until I decided to get up and go enter the daily poker tourney, it has prob been about 3 1/2 years since I've played. Well... 3 1/2 hrs later I get out in 5th place. Only paid top 3 boo. By now we are starving and since we are slummin it this trip we decide to go to Ellis island since I haven't been here in years (is there a reccuring theme here?). Food was pretty good sorry guys I slacked off on pictures for the rest of the trip. Back to the rio where I walked to Gold Coast and rode the shuttle back to Orleans to donate more money the rest of the night. Gourmet dinner image.jpg . Bought a bottle of whiskey and a Pepsi and went to the room to pass out.
    Last day: wake up hungry so decided to get more of that gourmet pizza again (I'm being sarcastic by the way, it was gross). Get a Starbucks and played, no scratch that, lost for the next 3 hours and I got hungry again so ended up eating at the buffet image.jpg . Another blah! Meal. I had took this pic of the lounge act. image.jpg . The lounge was packed with people gettin down and there wasn't a person in there under 70, classic! Then I had to catch my plane home and after all the loosing this trip I was ready image.jpg . I will spare everyone the depressing photo of the city when I took off I never like those.
    As I sit here reflecting on my trip I realize I had a great time pretty much my first solo trip as I was on my on most of the time. It was fun, relaxing, and boring at times. All in all I would do another solo trip but prefer when the whole famdamly is with me. I also realize I spent 5 days at the bar solo and not one hooker hit on me. God I am truly a looser! Hahaha. Thanks for reading:thumbsup:
     
  2. Big dan

    Big dan Low-Roller

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    I don't know why some say attachments, some are rotated and some of the pics are fine I did them all the same way. By the way I have never posted on Facebook or anything so this was all new to me posting pics
     
  3. WHU66

    WHU66 Low-Roller

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    Thanks for sharing, looks like you had a good trip! Agree with the 'leaving Las Vegas' pics.....
     
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    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    I can't see any of the photos that say Attachment? I really did laugh out loud at your not getting hit on by a hooker final thought. I enjoy my solo trips too but much prefer travelling with my husband or friends or both. I used to love the Rio buffet back in the day but it isn't worth the price these days. The loaf of bread in the restroom is a real head scratcher, wth?
     
  5. Big dan

    Big dan Low-Roller

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    Ty. I don't know why those didn't show up. It would prob be a lot easier to do on a computer than my cell phone then I could rotate the pics but I hate computers and never use them
     
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    If you download Tapatalk, it makes attaching photos very easy Dan.
     
  7. vwhiten

    vwhiten High-Roller

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    Thanks for sharing. I was laughing about the loaf of bread in the mens room and also no hookers hitting you. Val.
    :haha:
     
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  8. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Enjoyed your trip report. Some of your pics came out but the attachments I couldn't see. Hope you can fix it but if you can't no biggie.

    Glad you had fun. Don't feel bad, hookers don't hit on me either. And I'm good looking. (I think...):poke::beer:
     
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    dewey089 Guru of Value

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    Thanks for the post. Good report.
     
  10. Big dan

    Big dan Low-Roller

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    Ty everyone. I had tapatalk but got a new phone
     
  11. Iamrice

    Iamrice High-Roller

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    Nice one!

    The guy with the loaf of bread must work at the Yellow Hand Deli.

    You don't want to eat there.
     
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