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Just got back from Tropicana & Luxor. Lots of Slot Porn!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Grid, Jul 28, 2015.

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  1. Grid

    Grid VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

    Way too many pictures in my report to post it on here.

    Please head to my blog for the update. It was almost a blood bath from day one but I did rebound pretty well. I hope you enjoy it!

    https://sites.google.com/site/lvgrid/journal-blog/k-july-2015-the-trop-stop

    Any questions or comments please post them here and I'll reply. I dont see many threads on the Tropicana so this post might help someone.
     
  2. Elf70

    Elf70 Low-Roller

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    Nice report. Love all the slot porn. I get pretty consistent play from Mandalay. Never win anything at Luxor.
     
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    My last stay at Luxor earlier in the year saw my bankroll getting chewed into slowly and then I hit for $1K there. This trip I hit for $950. So I've gotten some decent wins at the pyramid this year. I just love how easy it is to get to two more casinos for a change of pace. Although I never seem to do well in Excal.
     
  4. DavidandNatie

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    Enjoy your reports! Read them all. I like the humor. Thanks
     
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    Great Report. Like to hit and run as well. Just don't do it enough.lol
     
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    Great trip report as always.
     
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    Grid always delivers quality slot porn.
    How did the Mirage look? Been reading abt all the construction...
     
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    Thanks for the kind words gang!


    The mirage looked a little beat up. They moved some tables around and took out a bunch of slots. We usually spend a few hours in there but this time we spent about 45mins. The entire area by Love was all ripped out as well.

    I still remember the joint back when it was cheerful and tropic. I never much liked the dark clubby thing they turned it into anyway.
     
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    Nice! And still laughing about Spirit's cardboard gate 11. Wow.
     
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    Great TR and nice slot porn!

    I'll have $50 of freeplay at Mandalay Bay in September - any machines in particular that I should seek out?
     
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    Thanks for the TR. Great report. Love the pics and all the slot pics.

    Heading back there this next trip. I've only seen the Sky Villa at the Trop. The monkey told me the rooms there are ok. I really like the steak house there.

    Good job taking some back from MLIFE.


    And very funny about Spirit. Ok you guys are finally scaring me from flying Spirit. I don't know about SWA? I still would rather fly spirit in big seat than SWA.

    I flew AA last time because of broncofn and the monkey telling me not to fly Spirit and this next trip I booked AA. Ok spending 3x to 5X as much with AA might be worth it to fly ontime
     
  12. Grid

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    If you know Spirit you wouldn't be surprised LOL.
     
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    Old and shitty my friend! There was 1 machine that I kept hitting on every time i walked thru there. i think i had 3 pics of it up on my site but I played it 5 times and won on it 5 times. Its in the back of the casino near the buffet. I think its called Winning Times Pay $5 per spin.
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    I never feel unsafe flying Spirit I just always feel dirty. If you are traveling with bags its not a good deal since they nickle and dime the hell out of you. At the Trop I had a club room and it was nice. I just couldn't see myself spending an entire vacation there.
     
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    I loved the blog, Grid. My wife and I are also slot players. I used to play some blackjack, roulette and craps, but gave it up...just not the thrill of waiting for/hitting that next jackpot. LOL
     
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    Dirty.....exactly how I feel when I go into Excalibur :). I enjoyed your TR and photos. The pool villa suites at Trop are a favourite of mine. Love the poolside terrace.
     
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    Nice report. Because of it I have printed out my email from Curt at Plaza saying I was all set for my $200 match offer from 4Q, just in case I run into Jim.

    Thanks for the heads up because I never got a Plaza mailer.
     
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    Nice report! Enjoyed it. :)
     
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    That was hilarious! And nice writing throughout!

    It's good advice, especially since slots can be as low as 75% in NV. Surprisingly many generic IGT penny slots don't go below 85% according to their media sheets, but at that point you know the strip casinos have them set at 85%. :( Sucks about Trop. Definitely below average. But everything else sounded good, especially the random drawing win at luxor!

    And only 2500 for 10 per line bet for 5 planes on Texas Tea? That just seems wrong. Five of a kind of anything on that game is overly difficult. Shockingly i hit a bingo jackpot on one of them at a class II racino. Five Texas Teas appeared but only at the 2c/line level for $200 as I'm poor. :( Outside of that I may have only got one regular five of a kind in thousands of spins. And got a five-derrick bonus once at the IP at a nickel a line, got only 180 nickels (bottom 4% result), boy I was pissed.
     
  20. Grid

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    I hear ya! I used to go to vegas years ago and ONLY play Caribbean Stud & BJ. My wife (GF at the time) couldnt sit at a table and watch me grind. So I went off and played slots with her. I hit for $1K on a blazing 7's machine at MGM and the rest was history. I won more in that 5 mins playing slots than I did on my last 3 trips combined at the tables playing $5-$20 per hand. Its the whole "life changing moment in a flash" rush that gets me now. The best I have done in LV was $10,365 on a slot and that came in pretty handy LOL
     
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