1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Hello from Illinois!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by nhanna45, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. nhanna45

    nhanna45 Tourist

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    Illinois
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
    I am a relative Vegas newby. My name is Nick and I live in Illinois. I was always against going to Vegas until my wife dragged me there in 2014 and now I love it. I spend all my time thinking about it and looking up info. I play a some slots, VP and a little craps. I am a huge NASCAR fan and plan on going to the race in March there. I have stayed downtown twice at the D and once at the M Resort off strip (friend got us comped rooms). Downtown is amazing and staying at the M was very nice also. We will be back in November for the Duel in the Desert dirt race, staying at the Fremont. I am loving this forum so far by the way!
     
    2017 NASCAR Race Weekend!!
  2. DESPERADO

    DESPERADO Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2014
    Messages:
    239
    Location:
    California
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    32
    :wave:welcome from central CA, Good Luck! :beer:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. grosx2

    grosx2 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,400
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Welcome....what part of IL? I live in So Cal now, but grew up in the western suburbs, then lived downtown for about four years in my late 20s/early 30s.
     
  4. G Mack

    G Mack Tourist

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2003
    Messages:
    69
    Location:
    Illinois
    Hey grosx2, where in the W. burbs did you grow up? I spent a good chunk of my life there myself, and lived in Roscoe Village for 4 yrs in my 20s.
     
  5. grosx2

    grosx2 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,400
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Grew up in Willowbrook, parents still live there. After college, I lived in Woodridge and Naperville before moving to the city. My Chicago years were in Wicker Park.
     
  6. nhanna45

    nhanna45 Tourist

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    Illinois
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
    I live by the Mississippi river on the border of Illinois/Iowa
     
    2017 NASCAR Race Weekend!!
  7. G Mack

    G Mack Tourist

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2003
    Messages:
    69
    Location:
    Illinois
    I grew up in Berkeley & Bloomingdale, and had a house in Lombard during my married years. Now up in the NW burbs near my office.

    Sorry for the thread hijack, Nick...welcome!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Messages:
    5,122
    Location:
    Indiana
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    29
    Welcome Nick! Enjoy both your trips!!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. yooperguy

    yooperguy Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2014
    Messages:
    140
    Location:
    Felch, Michigan
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    Welcome! Sounds like you caught the LV bug bad. I've had it since the wife and I came out for our 25th in 2014. Symptoms include continuous daydreams of GN poker, frequent visits to this site, and hours of VP at videopoker.com, and craps and pai gow at wizardofodds.com. When the delirium tremors set in, I grab a drink, pretend its comped, and read old trip reports from Royal Flusher, with videos from Trooper97 on youtube. My life is not complete unless I have a planned trip to look forward to. Still 83 days out and it consumes me. Downtown has no rivals, the strip can suck it!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    1,324
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    Welcome to the Board!
    My friends may have just been down in/through your neck of the woods. They did a little road trip to the "American Pickers" shop somewhere near/on the Iowa/Illinois border.
    Who's your favorite Sprint Cup driver these days?

    RICHARD
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. nhanna45

    nhanna45 Tourist

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    Illinois
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
    Hi Richard,

    I actually live 15 minutes from the American Pickers shop. Its a pretty cool place. My favorite driver is Denny Hamlin by the way.
     
    2017 NASCAR Race Weekend!!
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    1,324
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    Denny's in my Top 10. My faves are Menard and Kenseth--the "local" boys.

    RICHARD
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. nhanna45

    nhanna45 Tourist

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    Illinois
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
    I like Denny, Truex, Bowyer, Kurt Busch, Harvick, Brendan Gaughan, Danica. Only two I don't care much for are Keselowski and Logano.
     
    2017 NASCAR Race Weekend!!
    • Like Like x 1
  14. nhanna45

    nhanna45 Tourist

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    Illinois
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
    We are on the same page. Ive been reading up on vp and browse vegas trip reports when i am home at night
     
    2017 NASCAR Race Weekend!!