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Forget Laughlin We're Driving to Vegas - A Macker and Gaggles Live Trip Report

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  1. macker69

    macker69 Canadian Ambassador for Sully's Bar

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    My Trip Report

    So the actual trip is October 10th and I will get Sonya to move it over when that time comes. A week seems a bit late considering the normal BeeeJay and crew trip reports we're part of usually start with a month of trash talk before, that being said BeeeJay won't be in Vegas until our mid November debacle.

    So a little background on this trip...Gaggles got an offer from Caesars for a chartered flight for 2 and room to Laughlin comped. He was nice enough to invite me and seeing has how it was free who was I to say no. I booked my own room at Harrahs Laughlin comped. Now before I continue I must add that this is not mine or Gaggles first trip to Laughlin. We both had the same 2 people comped offer for December 2011 and took my Dad and a friend. Now after that trip I must admit I am not the greatest fan of Laughlin and I will explain. Firstly at Harrahs the video poker at the bar is 10 credit with brutal odds and the the drink service on the floor was nearly non existent, so we ended up heading to Riverside, which was a blast. From there we went to Aquarius where combined we won $6000 (Gaggles $1k, Dad $500, Macker $500, friend $4K). It was 2AM and you could have shot a cannon off in this place, yet the bartender continually told us to be quiet or we risked being asked to leave when we were cheering after wins. I inquired as to where this direction was coming from and he said the pit boss. After like 5 warnings we had enough and went to the pit to grab our friend who was up $4000. We told him we were leaving due to the pit boss calling the bar to tell us to be quiet, the pit boss assured us it wasn't him but our taste for this place had already been soured. At the cage the security supervisor let us know that it wasn't his team either and we could return to the bar with no future problems. Funny...It was at this time our big winner friend said fuck that we're leaving.

    Our next stop was some place for one drink I think, then onward to Colorado Belle, where Gaggles was swearing at his machine, with my Dad throwing out C words (proud moment there) and security was telling me to keep them under control. Once again you could have shot a cannon off in this place without hitting a soul. So avoiding the inevitable I just got everyone in the cab and we went back to Harrahs. It was like 4AM, the old guys went to bed while Gaggles and I continued to gamble. Gaggles and I were still winning and yelling around the corner to each other. Security comes to me and tells us if we're not quiet we're outta here. I said to him are you really going to kick out a diamond and a platinum player? He looked at my card, then went around the corner where I hear an audible HEY! because he took Gaggles card out of the machine to check it. He then came back and said we could do what we wanted, just no swearing.

    The next day we woke up hating Laughlin so we did the most logical thing. We rented a car, got a few rooms at bills for $40/night and went to Vegas. Now let me say that Vegas is my favorite place in the world, but I hold a special memory for this night in Vegas. We found the legendary Lions Share machine in MGM Grand and it was empty! This is where the buffoonery began! We all threw in $20 thinking it would last 15 minutes...While it lasted 3 hours and a waitress was bringing us 2 drinks at a time every 15 minutes ($10-$20 a round helps that lol). The highest we had it up to was $380 but eventually lost it all. Gaggles at one point was up on the side of the machine, dry humping it, with a security guard laughing and giving him a thumbs up. Later that night my Dad was puking in the Ballys bathroom. There was enough swearing that night to make a sailor blush and no one even blinked an eye...God I love Vegas!!!

    OK, so now that you have an abbreviated trip report from my last Laughlin trip where was I? Oh yeah! So we arrive in Laughlin October 10 at 8:40 PM. I think my plan is a couple quick drinks at Harrahs, then over to either Riverside or maybe even Aquarius (I know! but it's tough to turn down 10/6 DDB). After the first night could be some pool time or maybe even a jet ski on the river, but then the real trip begins. We are renting a car and heading to Vegas. What makes this trip even more unique is in 30+ trips for me and 100+ trips for Gaggles, we're finally staying downtown. You see we met a host through BeeeJay at the Golden Gate a couple years ago. To date he has always sent a limo to the strip to pick us up for a night of gambling there. Well we finally decided to try out a couple nights there. I don't think we will be disappointed as we both love the GG and the D. I'm sure there will be a trip to the strip as well one night. So after a couple of wild nights on Fremont it will be a somber drive back to Laughlin with a quick night there before a flight back to chilly Canada in the AM.

    I will be posting live updates from my phone as I have a data plan. Gaggles I'm sure will post some as well, but you may have to wait for his return to get the full story. So I hope you all enjoy what I hope will be a fun and profitable journey.
     
  2. TIMSPEED

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    Haha, I always hated going down to Laughlin, because of the Geriatric set (we were in our 20's)
    Glad to hear you're heading to downtown...don't forget the awesome comped Microbrew's at MSS (and the full-pay vP as well as 20x odds on craps!)
     
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    Cant wait to hear how the trip goes! I have never been to Laughlin and couldnt find that shit on a map with a travel agent and google earth. But I can get loud and talk shit all night so it probably would NOT be the place for me. Downtown, you can be as loud and celebrate as much as you like! I was a strip only guy until a few years ago and now I mostly stay and play downtown with a foray or two up to the strip each trip. Its just more fun and easier to casino hop! You will enjoy it!
     
  4. Funkhouser

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    Were still waiting for you to finish

    "Macker, Gaggles, Big Sack and friends LIVE... 48 Hour Blitz... Hilarity Ensues!!! "

    I believe BeeJay has a better chance at staying on quarter VP during Nov trip then us seeing a fully complete TR on this thread. :evillaugh

    That Goose and Bull is a tough F'in mistress!
     
  5. weluvvegas

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    Damn, I can't even make $20 last 5 minutes on that thing! I would've paid to have been a spectator of your shennanigans that night...nobody took pics??

    Looking forward to your TR - we'll be there the same time as you! If I see someone dry humping the lion's share, at least I'll know how to recognize you guys!
     
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    There may be a pic of me climbing on top and straddling the machine. There was also a video on my old Iphone of someone with us whose wife did not know we were in Vegas that night. I said there may be.....
     
  7. sweetcanadian

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    What company are you with that you have a data plan for the us??? my husband's only allows in manitoba but the only other one with our company is canada wide.
     
  8. Gaggles

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    Okay I put Macker in charge of this TR as I am notorious for failing to complete the details as things come to a close. Guilty as charged but let's not be haters. For awhile there we were doing TR's every 6 weeks and the level of detail I put in requires a lot of extras. I'm not one for carrying my lap top with me while I play bar tops to update you guys!

    Macker is also the picture guy and pics add a ton to the report. Hence....Mack is in charge of this one and I will subsidize it.

    And I will start by subsidizing right now! I am going to do a Vegas recon for tomorrow. We are booked for two nights in a newly renovated South Jubilee Suite at Bally's. It was comped and I will take a few pics to share with everyone.

    We arrive tomorrow at 9:30 pm and depart Sunday morning at 8:55. No Facebook fanfare or discussion, no witnesses. Let's just say we'd like to avoid any Imperial entanglements.........

    Where Macker and I are concerned next week, I have a little suite comped at the Golden Gate. I have no idea what to expect but I will also take pics of that. I'm not sure if I've ever even seen pics of their suites. In any event...a downtown trip it shall be.

    Will this be the start of DT trips? I cannot say. I am still attracted to all the shiny lights and action on the strip. The small percentages on the better machines DT while attractive just might not be enough to get me to come over to the Downtown Dark Side. We shall see....

    So I shall be in Laughlin/Vegas for about 7.5 of the next 11 days. A demanding mistress to be sure but I am willing to share the ride with all of you. Just not on Facebook gentlemen!

    I have had extraordinary luck the last few months. I have hit two royals in my home casino. One for $2000 and one for $4000 in a month and I know I have only given back $1500 of that since then! The rest is for Vegas.

    I hit one royal on a draw! Held no cards on deal and Royal showed up on re-draw. As I understand that the odds are about 1:176000. That was the $2000 royal. The second filled in on a three card hold and I was drunk and telling my friend who was watching that I just won $2000!

    I was playing and had turned $300 into $195 when he asked me "Why do you play this stupid game?" I swore at the machine and said "Let's show him why we play!" About three hands later it hits. As we are high fiveing and waiting for a hand pay I realize I was on $1 and shouted again that it was $4000!

    So it's been a good run and the Vegas bank roll is intact.

    So....this report goes semi-live starting tomorrow.

    The players will be: Gaggles and BNK with a special guest appearance by Big Sack! He is just in San Fran right now and meeting us there tomorrow night!

    Let the games commence......
     
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    I just buy an unlimited text package. I skip the data as I don't think it's worth the f+cking outrageous prices they charge up here in the Socialist Wireless Republic off Canada. I only update when I am super hammered....

    That is usually when I wish I had bought a data package. I'm with Telus but all three wireless carriers up here suck equally and bend us over with glee.
     
  10. Funkhouser

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    No Hatin here! Just breaking your [email protected] a little.

    dont be hatin.jpg

    Gaggles Really interested on your summary of new Ballys rooms. Have one booked for Superbowl weekend. While you guys are DT, I will be kicking CET @ss in New Orleans. Comp'd and free play in the big easy. Hope you rape CET for all you can get!

    Perhaps we can adapt the a shortened TR template for TR summary, didn't the Royal Canadians adopt some type of paperwork reduction act back in 1982??!

    Short form. Check the following.
    ( ) Y ( ) N Royal Flush
    ( ) Y ( ) N Hookers and Blow!
    ( ) Y ( ) N Kicked out of casino.
    ( ) Y ( ) N Chased losses ( ) .50 ( ) 1.00 ( ) 5.00
    If answer was Y, please list games:___________________________

    Summary (Please limit to 2000 words or less) _________________________
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    Attach any relevant pictures.
     
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  11. Gaggles

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    It shall be done sir!
     
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    Gentlemen - please keep the degeneracy alive!!!

    And keep them geriatric Harrah's degens in-line too!!
     
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    Hope to run into you guys, I'll be staying at the golden gate too.
     
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    In MB we have a local company. i pay less than 80$ for my husband to have unlimited text and data in manitoba. He keeps his data on all the time and uses it constantly. For 80$ that is a pretty good deal.

    Telus doesn't have roaming charges??? We have no roaming in canada but can not have them on close to the border or we get dinged so i always do a blackout while in the states. Travelling with a friend this time so need some sort of communication.
     
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    very excited to see this TR up on VMB!!!

    this should be some consolation.

    You know I'd love to join you guys but I can't miss the LobsterFest End of Season Party at Shake Shack w/free tickets to the combined 1-9 Steelers @ Jets game that weekend. I mean if I were in Vegas, who would harrass the hostesses? :wink2:

    Have fun guys, and try to save some scratch for next month.....not too much though....cause you know we are just gonna be playing exclusively quarter VP anyway. :evillaugh:evillaugh
     
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    Didn't realize there was such a Calgary contingent on VMB. I look forward to reading this trip report. I wish my Vegas trips had even half as much debauchery as yours. :thumbsup:
     
  17. macker69

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    I'm on Bell. For $25 I get 30 day us plan which includes 200 outgoing texts, unlimited incoming, 50 MB data and 50 minutes talk time. As for roaming that was the case as soon as you cross the border 10 years ago! Lol. In any case for peace of mind you can double check with Telus but as long as your data roaming is off you should be 100% fine. Telus has a similar plan just costs a bit more in alberta at least because my brother is on Telus and has done it.
     
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    As for a couple pics of the jubilee rooms it just so happens that my friend is there no staying with a GC for weekday rooms that was sent to be from CET that I could give to my friends. She upgraded to jubilee with $20 trick.

    Pic of the room:

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    Pic of the view:

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  19. sweetcanadian

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    thanks, will check out bell. Roam has a prepaid thing i could get too, just checking options
     
  20. tringlomane

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    The $20 trick can still work for the jubilee rooms? Bally's really loves the $20 trick. :wink2: May have to try to stay at Bally's again soon.
     
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