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Gambling Gods still loves me- Nov 29- Dec 5, CP and Delano

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by LVchix, Dec 16, 2014.

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  1. LVchix

    LVchix Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Hello there, my fellow Vegas lovin' peeps!

    I am new to the board , but has been lurking for a couple of years . This will be my first trip report. I am known to be long winded, so do excuse me in advance .

    Introduction:

    My BFF and I have become Vegas regulars ever since our trip in 2008, when I got my first handpay on a 3 reel quarter machine at the Paris. Since then, our Vegas rocket was launched and we've evolved into comp chasing slot playing degenerates.

    As mentioned in my introduction thread, ever since that first Vegas hand pay, I have been on a mission to hit more jackpots. Along the way, the number of trips increased, the wagers got higher, the bankroll flew north. Yes,the comps were better, rooms became suites, taxis morphed into limos, burgers became steaks....but my pursuit of hand pays was turning into mission impossible . After reviewing my w/l statements, I was beginning to question my faith in the Vegas Gambling God. Maybe it is time to take a hiatus.....

    Before this trip, I mentally asked the gods for a sign . If I can get a handpay, that would be a sign that Vegas still welcomes me ( Hawaii will have to wait now).
    I also promised myself that I would lurk no more on the board, and join the VMB community, so here it is .. I have now joined...which only means :

    1st LEG of trip : Caesars Palace November 29 - December 2

    Plane landed on time at McCarran airport 12:33 pm, arrived at baggage claims. Driver was already there. - yay! Oh my, CZR 18 ? Isn't that the same limo that brought me home topless on our last trip? This can't be a sign - can it? Stop the silly superstition ... We are at the happiest place on this planet... Let's get in and get this party started![​IMG]

    Diamond check in was a breeze . My BFF and I are both booked on an offer. I am there on the Black Friday/ Cyber Monday offer , while my BFF was on a f/p high-roller ticket offer.

    Raced up to our room in the Augustus tower..... Both feeling the adrenaline pumping as our machines are calling our names and telling us how much they missed us.

    One thing we noticed upon unpacking in our room was that housekeeping had forgotten to provide us with bathrobes. I called them to advise and was told that they no longer provide bathrobes for their guests. - Really ? Also, they no longer provide body lotions unless specifically requested. I turned down that generous offer. Oh well... No problem, this is just a minor glitch. This is not a sign - right?

    Unpacked, and off to the races....mad dash to the forum casino to visit our favourite cw , and our favourite warm up machines," sun and the moon" and the flaming she -devil herself, aka wicked winnings 2.
    Our world came to a grinding halt as we got to the forum casino , and discovered that all our classic favourite machines are no longer there!!!!!! Wtf?

    We aimlessly walked around the entire casino and could NOT locate any of the older machines. There were no Pompeii , magic mermaid, Miss Kitty, Whales of Cash, were all missing in action. Oh no ..say it isn't so... is the gambling god already telling me something even before I've begun:(

    Don't sweat it, we shall overcome and work with what we have....So we grabbed a drink and I visited with my man Krono, who welcomed me and gave me a minor progressive in short order. My BFF however, was not faring so well on her Gems machine.

    My BFF decided to pick up her f/p at the cage, while I went to the TR desk to grab my voucher for my diamond celebration dinner, and the diamond free show.

    Went back to the room for a drink before heading out . Came back to a nice fruit platter and some Fiji water . Thanks to my wonderful host.http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/15/
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    Headed out to the strip. First stop , Paris , the place where my Vegas journey begun. Had to get my fix on the wicked winnings 2 and the magic mermaid .
    So much for warming up, the penny machines enjoyed eating my Bennies.
    Decided to visit champagne slots.

    My session in the champagne slots started badly. Tried my favourite bank of five dollar slots. Can you say bye bye bennies? Someone hits on one of the Bally's machine for $2500. Me? 2 bennies in the double top dollar and not one bonus.I am just feeding the machines .

    Gave up and about to leave to check on my BFF , but thought I would try a Benny in my favourite Texas Tea. Machine not responding ... Soon after I sat down at my T.T. Machine, this guy walks up to the Pharoh's Fortune machine beside me. He is talking on his cell, as he puts money into the machine. He is talking away and not even paying attention, and on his first spin, he hits a line of 4 wilds and a symbol , and strikes a $1000 hit on line 3. This guy is still talking on the phone, stops short for a second, sees what he hit, and then immediately cashes out and leaves , while still yakking on his phone.
    In the meantime, my Texas Tea has gone the way of our oil prices . On a whim, I cash out and put the rest of my voucher into the Pharaoh 's Fortune machine. I hit the bonus on the 3 rd spin. Yes! Picked the "go to spins " tile right away - boo! The free spins gave me very little ( under $40 ) ....Oh well, at least I was in a bonus.... Next spin right after that bonus, ... Yes! Another bonus ! This time, I managed to pick some more free spin tiles and a few multiplier tiles, before the " go to free spins "

    The free spins kick in as I bopped along to walk like an Egyptian , and watched ..., I believe I had 9 spins at 3x multiplier.... The Bangles was sounding real good.... Alas the bonus ended ......The final tally ?....[​IMG]

    Which translates into....
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    Yes! Score! A handpay at the Paris ... The place where it all started - lol
    The Vegas gods still loves me ! I have been hugged with a handpay!
    My BFF comes over, and so does the cw, ( gee, and where was she when I needed a drink earlier?) Nevermind, we order a champagne and toast my win!

    After the adrenaline settled, both BFF and I slotted about a little bit more, and then grabbed a quick bite at Cafe St. Louis at the Paris. They have a nice pre fixe dinner menu which includes a choice of appetizer , main course, and dessert, for under $40 , which is a great deal.

    After dinner, slotted about some more, walked down the strip and did the circuit : Cromwell, Flamingo, and to Harrahs . Next thing we know, it is 11:00 as we trek back to CP. Back to the room for a drink and to catch a fountain show .

    Left room around midnight and headed to the Palace Casino. My BFF played some of her f/p in the high limit room. No big wins! I am playing in the Palace Casino ... The $5 machines were hungry. Went to the dollar machines, they were not much better. Oh well ... Vegas gives, and Vegas taketh away... At least I won a handpay! At this point, it was almost 1:00, and I thought it best to save some play for the morning.... Hmmmmm where is my BFF? After playing her f/p vouchers, I'd lost track of her. I know she has not been doing well all day, so I was shocked when I found her at her all time favourite $5 double diamond machine.
    I don't know what it is with my BFF and double diamond machines. , but that is her ultimate go to 3 reeler. I , on the other hand, find it really frustrating when the double diamond hits the line and you get nothing unless you have a match on all 3 reels,
    My BFF likes it because it seems to hit more frequently. I , on the other hand, find that the hits tend to be low compared to the 5 times or 10 times pay machines,,unless you hit the 3 double diamond symbols... But really .... let's face it what are the odds of that?

    Sooooo here I find my BFF on her double diamond machine. I could see that she was concentrating intensely , so decided that I would not interrupt and I just stand back a couple of feet behind her and watch and I

    Bar , double bar , bar - yay
    Double diamond , bar, blank - boo
    Double diamond , triple bar , blank - boo
    Double diamond , double diamond ... And then... Time stood still.....

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    OMG- Unbelievable. She hits it for $4000 on a $5 bet ! What are the odds of that? I guess the Vegas gods loves and welcomes my BFF too !

    Well folks, that is the end of day 1 . I am sooo sorry this is so long winded.mI promise I will try to condense the rest of my trip. Do bear with me .....I will get back to you with the rest of the trip.......thanks so much for reading!
     
  2. letired

    letired Tourist

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    Congratulations! What a lucky day!
     
  3. Mayoman

    Mayoman Low-Roller

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    Great TR so far, loved it.
     
  4. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Awesome start!
     
  5. jpw711

    jpw711 VIP Whale

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    Liking the slot porn! Hope the rest of your trip went as well!
     
  6. Riders

    Riders High-Roller

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    Great read so far. Congrats on the wins. Looking forward to the rest of the report.
     
  7. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    Great start, no need to cut it down!
     
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  8. Kobra2848

    Kobra2848 Low-Roller

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    Great report. I also had a $4000 hand pay on a $5 Double Double Diamond at Planet Hollywood years ago. I still have to play a little whenever I see one.

    Mark
     
  9. sam_marques

    sam_marques High-Roller

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    My kind of TR, Awesome start!!! Can't wait for the rest !!
     
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  10. D in the D

    D in the D Low-Roller

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    Very nice write up. No need to worry about long-windedness, IMO. Great start to the trip. Love the pics.
     
  11. Tree DA

    Tree DA High-Roller

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    Love your story telling. Looking forward to more!
     
  12. FXT

    FXT VIP Whale

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    Don't condense it. More pics and more story :)
     
  13. emmas

    emmas Low-Roller

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    Fun trip report. You and your bff had lots of luck on the first day. Hope the luck continues.
     
  14. LVchix

    LVchix Tourist

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    Thanks everyone for reading and your words of encouragement. My friends and family usually tunes me out when I ramble- lol :)
    Anyway, yes there are still more to come... Please stay tuned... Between work , family and Christmas... I am trying hard to juggle my time...but I promise I will get at least the first leg of my journey out soon!
     
  15. sandybeachbar

    sandybeachbar Low-Roller

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    Great start!
     
  16. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    Congrats on the handpay and very nice win for the BFF on that Double Diamond machine.

    Any slot newbies who ask what's the best machine to stretch your bankroll - the pay table on that Double Diamond machine is the one.
     
  17. REELmoneySlotFan

    REELmoneySlotFan High-Roller

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    What a way to start a trip. Congrats with the incredible wins. Looking forward to the rest of your adventures :)
     
  18. spinette

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    Terrific! Here come all those very distant relatives and well-wishers (hint) out of the woodwork!
     
  19. FullBoat

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    I could use a small "loan", and since I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate, that's not an issue right? :evillaugh

    Nice hits, and keep it coming.
     
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