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Foxwoods Trip Report - 7/27 - 7/29

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by Kimsa70, Jul 29, 2013.

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  1. Kimsa70

    Kimsa70 High-Roller

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    I flew back to Connecticut for the week and had a scheduled 2-night trip to Foxwoods.

    Arrived around 4:30pm on Saturday, 7/27 and was determined to workout in the MGM GSpa gym because I had not worked out all week due to having partied too hard the weekend before in Vegas.

    I made it through a quick 30-minute jog on the treadmill and did some back squats with 100 lbs. Then I quickly got ready and went and picked up a complimentary $100 Gas Card.

    I waited about 20 minutes for a seat at the Center Bar at MGM Foxwoods where you can free drinks if you're playing. Went through $80 of freeplay and $20 of my own money and had 3 Bud Lights. Since I only brought $27 with me, I went and took out a marker for $700.

    Played Pompeii and got 5 Dolphins for $160:
    1 Pompeii - 5 Dolphins.jpg

    Then I played Napoleon & Josephine and on my 2nd $1.00 spin, got the bonus round and here is the result - $152, not bad on a $2 investment:
    2 Napoleon and Josephine.jpg

    Then I moved onto $1 machines, and hit $500 in the bonus round:
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    I walked over to the Pequot Casino and ate dinner in the Hampton High Limit Lounge - shrimp cocktail, veggies, salad, cookies, chicken, cod, and some Grey Goose n' sodas.

    Feeling full, I decided to give Cleopatra II a shot at $20 a spin and hit this $1000 line hit on my last $100:
    4 Cleo II 1000 line hit.jpg

    Took this picture of myself in my room around 10:00 pm or so:
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  2. Kimsa70

    Kimsa70 High-Roller

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    I continued playing at MGM Foxwoods and got on a lucky streak.

    $705 line hit:
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    Then $500 again:
    7 500 bonus round number 2.jpg

    And finally, a jackpot for $2000!
    8 Diamond Solitaire 2000 jackpot.jpg

    I paid back my marker and was still up to $2200 - not bad for arriving with only $27.

    I proceeded to go to the Cedar Casino and lost $600 in the high limit room.

    Then I went to Scorpion Bar and watched the dancers/strippers and listened to a pretty good band. Some chick kept buying me vodka sodas, and I wasn't complaining. Closed out the bar at 2am with the band playing ACDC's "You Shook Me All Night Long".

    Woke up totally hung over the next day.

    Met my friend for dinner at Alta Strada to celebrate her 65th birthday. Yummy Chicken Parmagiana.

    Then I took her to see Lynyrd Skynyrd. Had Orchestea Center seats about 16 or so rows back.

    Here's some pics of the show:
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    Sweet Home Alabama:
    11 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama.jpg

    And the finale - Free Bird:
    12 Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird.jpg

    I'm going back to Foxwoods this Wednesday, 7/31 to pick up a $100 Grocery Store (Stop & Shop) card.
     
  3. craps1

    craps1 Low-Roller

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    Congrats on some nice hits!
     
  4. Kickin

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    Congrats on the win. How are hotel comps up there? I went only once at the spur of the moment driving back from Boston and don't even think I got a card. But stayed at a nearby little hotel for the night where we could find a room that turned out to be quite nice.

    I did squats early this morning too. Been neglecting it all for a while so my legs feel like jelly right now. Hope you're going deep!
     
  5. Kimsa70

    Kimsa70 High-Roller

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    Yup, I'm going deep!

    Foxwoods has pretty good comps. Before I moved out to Utah for work, I went to Foxwoods every weekend and always got comped rooms on Fridays/Saturdays, in addition to $400 freeplay a week and other little things.

    Since moving to Utah and moving my play primarily to Vegas, I only get $80 a week in freeplay but still do get weekends comped.

    If you ever want to go back, I'd suggest contacting a host up front and they may be able to comp your room. It's rare to get food comps unless you're a real big player. But there is a lounge for high limit players to eat and drink in and they have somewhat decent food.
     
  6. Joe

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    Congrats on the wins. I like the optimism of walking into a casino with $27. We won't mention the line of credit.:evillaugh
     
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  7. Bane

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    You sound like you know how to have fun.

    Do you ever go to Mohegan Sun? It is a short drive from Foxwoods and it is a smaller property but nicer in my opinion with a good nightlife scene.

    I've only been to the Vista lounge which had a great crowd and atmosphere. They also have one or two other lounges and a pool club as well.
     
  8. Kimsa70

    Kimsa70 High-Roller

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    Bane- I acutally used to gamble exclusively at Mohegan...but I'm not going to waste my time typing up why I go there no longer. They do have better entertainment and better restaurants and better high limit lounges than Foxwoods, but I do better on the slots at Foxwoods. :)
     
  9. RIRugrat

    RIRugrat Low-Roller

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    I'm going to Foxwoods with friends tonight. Love the Center Bar at MGM (they comp top shelf). Your wins have me motivated for a fun night!

    Chris
     
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