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Funny and lucky!!!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by PokerrNutt, Feb 4, 2011.

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  1. PokerrNutt

    PokerrNutt High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I'm going to make this a quick TR - just the highlights -

    HOTEL - Fitzgerald's - thanks to the advice of some of the other posts - after checking out the first room given, and finding a hard bed, I requested another room - 3427. Much better - and because it was on the top floor, everyone thoght we had the presidential suite!!! LOL!! (Total cost of room: $163 for 6 nights).

    FLIGHT - Nothing eventful - which is a good thing. (Total cost of flight: $130 RT since one way was paid under frequent flier miles).

    RENTAL CAR - Alamo - scored early in the trip when I got upgraded to a midsized Chevrolet - very nice. (Total cost of rental: $106).

    BUFFETS - Rio (regular, not seafood), Southpoint, Texas Station. Rio was excellent, as usual; Southpoint was alright, but still not enough vegies; and Texas could have easily been skipped.

    RESTAURANTS - the diner in Bill's - very good prime rib; Blueberry Hill - it's best to stick to breakfast food here - I tried the Turkey Salad and wasn't impressed; and Ellis Island BBQ - oh my gosh - still the best!!! (The 2 for 1 helped also - $19 for two rib dinners with tip included!!!)

    CASINOS VISITED - Fitzgerald's, Fremont, 4Queens, Bill's, Southpoint, Ellis Island, Cosmopolitan, Main Street Station, El Cortez, Fiesta Station, California, and Binion's. Just a few comments - Cosmopolitan was exquisite! Modern, but not cold (like M Resort) and the staff were unbelievably kind and hospitable. Bill's was a lot of fun - first time ever there and I'd definitely go back. Binion's - I think it's just getting sadder by the minute - they have now totally closed off the hotel registration desk and are selling cheap T-shirts in the front lobby. Please!! I think the new owner wants it to fail and is trying desperately to make it fail completely.

    GAMBLING - it was GOOOOOOOOOD!!! I was getting incredibly lucky - won a lot of $200-250 progressive VIPs - I was getting 4 Aces an uncanny amount of times! One four of a kind (at Texas Station) was dealt (KKKK)!! I came back with a decent amount of money, as well as not touching the stash available to me in the bank! I finally graduated from nickel to quarter DDB VP. I don't think I"ll ever go back to nickels!!! I played some roulette at El Cortez and some poker at Binion's, and, a little penny machine play at Bill's. I found a machine in a bank near the front entrance that was spitting out bonuses like crazy - took me from $14 to $150 in 20 minutes!! It was a lot of fun!

    STORES VISITED - went to Las Vegas Outlet Stores - very nice. Also visited That's Fantastik - the flea market on Decatur - that was interesting. I have never been so hounded for a sale. We also went to Ulta on Rancho Drive - that was a lot of fun.

    Roughly speaking - airfare, car rental, hotel, gambling money and little extras (airport parking, etc) all added up to around $600. What a cheap trip!!

    The last day of the trip - I got really sick - the desert is no place to have a dry cough. It hurt soooo bad! All I did was sleep. Vegas is no place to be sick - and I totally empathize with those that got sick when there!

    Since my friend is on a limited budget - and she's older and has trouble walking - I paid for most of everything and rented her a wheelchair ($37 for 4 days from Emerald Medical Supply). My friend is like my second mom - and we have so much fun together! We had such a good time - so many laughs and craziness!! I fully realize that, due to her age (she just turned 79) any one of these trips could be her last...so, I try to appreciate them more. Our next trip is planned for late August.....that's like 200 days without Vegas - I hope I can do it!!! LOL!!!
     
  2. sammowhammo

    sammowhammo VIP Whale

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    Great TR - That is so cool of you to take your friend & give her an opportunity to have such an awesome time with you. Congrats on all the luck in VP, I played DDB for the first time last trip - it's fun! So sorry you got ill on your last day, it's too dry out there to have any sort of cold & be comfortable.

    :beer: on your winnings - sounds like it was great!
     
  3. Reed

    Reed High-Roller

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    Thanks for the report! It does suck getting sick in Vegas. That has happened to me the last two trip, although the last one was not as bad and I pushed through it to hit big the last night and ended up with a profit overall.
     
  4. zerofan

    zerofan VIP Whale

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    Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
    :peace:
     
  5. blackjacknut

    blackjacknut VIP Whale

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    Thanks for posting sound like a great time!
     
  6. Lovegas95

    Lovegas95 Low-Roller

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    Great TR. What bang for your bucks!! :thumbsup: I'll attempt to achieve similar fun and value very soon!
     
    Must...Go...To...Vegas!!
  7. VegasGroove

    VegasGroove VIP Whale

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    What a great report! I'm glad you and your friend had a good time! And how wonderful it is to be in Vegas with a person you love and have fun with! Thanks for posting, I enjoyed reading it!
     
  8. TuneinTokyo

    TuneinTokyo High-Roller

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    Nice Report. Was that flea market worth checking out? It may be added to my list. I love flea markets.
     
  9. LaRae

    LaRae Low-Roller

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    Loved your report. You are so lucky to have had such a positive trip & it was enjoyable to read. Ooh, I love a cheap & winning Vegas Trip!!
     
  10. VegasDiva

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    awwwww excellent TR Glad you and your *second mom* had such a good time , enjoying Vegas and each others company :) Sorry to hear you got sick , blah , nothing puts a damper on a vacation , than getting sick , no matter where you go , altho getting sick in Vegas is the worst lol
    I'm sure you will make it thru the 200 days til vegas teehee
     
  11. denluvslv

    denluvslv Low-Roller

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    Very nice trip report. I enjoyed reading it.
     
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