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Labor Day/Birthday Trip (Live) @ Orleans/Bally's

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by JR Swift, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. JR Swift

    JR Swift High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Tomorrow begins a 6 night stay in our favorite city. Looking to make this my free-est trip ever. Flight was free with Rapid Rewards credits. All 6 hotel nights free with no resort fees. And, between several loyalty programs, I have close to $500 in comp dollars for food and entertainment. Flying out of Kansas City tomorrow and will keep a daily log of my activities if anyone is interested.
     
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  2. Miller12pack

    Miller12pack Low-Roller

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    I love free trips. I will be following along.
     
  3. martinr

    martinr High-Roller

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    Pictures please! We can never have too many pictures!
     
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  4. Wobnobdog

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    Sounds great JR. Look forward to your adventures
     
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  5. JR Swift

    JR Swift High-Roller

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    Awakened early by an Earthquake of all things in Lawence, Kansas. Will leave for the airport shortly.
     
  6. JR Swift

    JR Swift High-Roller

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    Some "free" stuff: 147290999028614361844.jpg
     
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  7. pleasemum

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    Hopefully your flight won't be effected
     
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    Good luck! Maybe our paths will cross at some point this weekend.
     
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    JR,

    See my Penn & Teller offer of 2 free tickets for Sat night (tonight) 9/3. Send me a message if you want for your "free" collection!

    I'm from the KC Missouri side (Independence). Was there really on earthquake in Lawrence or did MU just kick KU ?

    Safe travels, I go home Sunday night after a week.

    Ann
     
  10. GamblingGolfer

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    We'll be at Orleans in ten days. Let us know of any changes/additions, etc, to the property ... or any 'hot' games ... ;)

    GG
     
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  11. JR Swift

    JR Swift High-Roller

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    Not much to report on Day 1. Was one of those days where you just can't get a decent hit off of any machine you play and it just grinds you down. Just hung out at the Orleans all afternoon and evening. Two most notable events were hitting a Royal Flush on a hundred play penny machine ($40) and somehow managing to lock myself out of my room in my underwear. Sorry but no pictures of that last one.
     
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  12. JR Swift

    JR Swift High-Roller

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    Gotta have pictures or it didn't happen :eek:;)

    Looking forward to more good stuff and some HUGE wins.
     
  14. JR Swift

    JR Swift High-Roller

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    Early morning gambling for the win:

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  15. JR Swift

    JR Swift High-Roller

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    Really good day of gambling so far. Great luck at the Cal downtown. Up close to a $1000 after an hour of play.
     
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    Great job - keep the wins coming!
    Have Fun!
     
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    You forgot to mention that this was a royal drawing 4 cards! That came out of nowhere!

    Great stuff so far!
     
  18. JR Swift

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    Day 2 was mostly just gambling. Was that unusual day where you keep winning but not enough to stop playing and you actually (God forbid!) get tired of playing. Took a nap after my downtown adventure and then ended up playing until like 2 in the morning. Haven't stepped foot in a non-Boyd casino yet and played enough to get to 32000 points and the much more stylish Sapphire card. Didn't eat often enough to make a dent in my comp dollars so I actually have more than when I arrived.

    Definitely an effort being made by Boyd to clean up and give their properties a more modern look. I generally like it. Never liked the Cal before but I thought the changes there made a big improvement.

    Will be moving over to Bally's in a few hours so the next few days will have a definite CET flavor. I'll post two of my nicest slot hits from yesterday below.
     
  19. JR Swift

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  20. JR Swift

    JR Swift High-Roller

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    Second one a few minutes later:

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