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Last minute Vegas trip

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by ttom, Jul 23, 2010.

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  1. ttom

    ttom Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Havent been around in a while but I took the day off today and this morning was soooooooo damn bored. So I www'ed over to continental.com and got me a last minute trip to LV!

    Got here like 20 mins early! Stopped by to get some alcohol before I hit the hotel. Saw two bottles of some 2005 Bordeaux that I had the 2004 vintage of that I liked before so gave it a go. If you are not into wines, 2005 was the vintage of the century (there have been 3 so far this century) - it was under $25 so I did not expect much but was just as nice as the 2004.

    Got to Caesars around 330p and up into the Augustus tower. I scarfed down one of the bottles since I was dry on the plane. Called the Mrs to tell her I was sober and well (not for long).

    Dont laugh at me but I LOVE the UK version of Big Brother so I downloaded and watched tonight's episode since they air at like 1p west coast time. By the time it was over - i was singing that Journey song from the end of Sopranos since they featured it on the show.

    So thoroughly fired up, I headed down to the craps pit, reached into my pocket, and pulled out about $35. CRAP I left the cash in the room. I know a bottle of wine won't kill me but the Alzheimers effects I guess are present.

    Go back to the room and get half my stash (1/4 brick). Go back down and this fucking hot Japanese lady was playing Pai Gow by herself. Only found out later she was Japanese. She could have been Thai for all I knew. So I sat down and played along. I usually do Pai Gow to have a slow pace - but they had the stupid bonus to give some action. She was betting $1k a hand. Not for me until I get up a bit. I was just chugging along at $100 but I enjoyed talking to her.

    I lived in Japan for a while and she her mother was from the same two bit town I spent a month in so it was nice to talk. After....I dont know how many minutes....but it was two round of drinks ..... 20 mins in Vegas?? I got a straight flush which paid over $1000 on the bonus with my $25 bet on it - pays 40-1 or so? I actually pushed the hand because my low hand was like a 7 hi. Japanese chick (not a chick she was maybe 40) was down a fiar amount because she had to get back in for $10k. Since I am married and was not drunk enough, I headed over to the craps table.

    I had like $2k in chips from the pai gow (bought in 500) that disappeared in like half an hour - bastards. I had $100 on hard 8 at one point and the dude next to me rolld a hard 10 - it landed on other side of the table so i could not see it great, i thought it was the 8 and got all excited for nothing.

    So licking my wounds having lost the $1500 I won from Pai Gow I headed for some chow at the cafe by the check in. I didnt have time to waste on steak or lobster. I scarfed down my turkey club and hit the roulette table....or should I say the atm machine. I was a man on a mission to break the bank.

    I bought in for $500 with $5 chips. I hit the first few numbers in a row then got nothing on the next...i dont know 5 or so? I was geeting pissed so being a fucking chaser I was putting stacks of checks all over. I nailed twenty something or other with what looked like the empire state building on top. i got a crap load of purple chips back cause i had it stacked and smothered on the split bets as well. i was getting frisky and told the girl to swith me to 25 checks. I bet like half of them and didnt hit anything. then the next one i remember i hit with 7 chips on it which gave me a crap load back. i then asked what the table limit was and they said it was 8 of the 25 chips so i bet 10 number and hit 25 hit on the fricking money!!

    I went to cash in at the cashier and asked if i had markers....fuck no bayby, it is all mine!!! So i came back to the room and am polishing off the second bottle and i tried counting it once but gave up. I have my 2500 in the safe from before plus the 2500 i went down with and i still have an extra brick and more than a half to play with so I am guessing i hit that mother for more than $15.

    at first I said I would stop there for the night and watch the yankees on mlb.com from earlier but as I go through this bottle i dont see that happening. it is like only 10p so I know I will probably head out on the strip. Or I can take like a grand and live like a king downtown lol. I have not been to Aria since it opened maybe I will go there. I haven't hit any video poker so I smell some royal flushes in my future baby. I am getting hungry though. I had a sandwich before downstairs but I think i need some real food - i can check out what Aria has to offer
     
  2. Nevada Kid

    Nevada Kid VIP Whale

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    Sounds like a good sart!
     
  3. sb_039

    sb_039 Tourist

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    Sounds like a good time so far ... keep the reports coming!
     
  4. FL Mary

    FL Mary Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the report. Hope your luck continues and go hit some Royals!
     
  5. Jinx

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    great stuff, keep it coming
     
  6. vegas4free

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    Ttom - not to be picky, but could you hit the Enter key a few times when posting your report? It is difficult to read your TR when it is all in one paragraph.
     
  7. ttom

    ttom Low-Roller

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    Sorry I disappeared. I got caught up in things and didn't get a chance to continue with the live adventures.

    Friday night I wound up going to Aria and Bellagio. Had what I thought was an overpriced strip steak, though the creamed spinach was to die for - or at least the Bordeaux-induced trance made me led to believe.

    I hit some video poker at Bellagio but that was a money-losing venture. I played for about an hour at the $5 machines and the best I got was a full house. $25 a clip gets expensive when the little lady doesn't show up to pay you directly. I lost more than $1000 there but thanks to that little whore called Caesars from earlier in the night it did not matter.

    I wandered over to Aria and I think I got lost because it took me a half hour I think to even find the casino. I sat down and play 4 card poker or whatever the Vegas version of it is. I screwed up a couple of times since I am accustomed to the AC version. I forget the differences but you need a qualifying hand in LV to increase the bet whereas in AC you can increase the bet on anything I believe.

    That was up and down - got a streak of trips, flushes, and straights, would start betting black and get torn to shreds. I would guess I came away even or so since I had chips to take over to the craps table.

    I must have looked like a low rent meth addict because I walked up to a $100 table and was told just as much. I felt just like what's his name from Rush Hour 2 when he gets only $500 chips and all the white folks have $1000 chips. I nailed those fuckers for $200 hi-lo that got me $3000 and hit a string of inside numbers that I had bumped up to $360. I wanted to take a shot at $600 but something told me no and good thing I didn't since that nasty 7 came along. But I took them for just under $5000 those arrogant pricks.

    My buzz was lessening so figured I could handle some black jack. I was feeling like hot shit from the craps table that I was betting purples. Was doing ok until I had 8 splits twice. Got 18, 19, and 19 and the MF dealer pulled a damn 5 on 16. So there goes $1500 out the door. That started a string of 12-bust, 13-bust-12-bust, 15-bust....you know the drill. Not wanting to give the whole 5 back I took what was left and cashed that in to do some high limit slots.

    Did some $25 wheel of fortune then jumped shipped to regular old reel machine and hit three sevens....but it was the ones where you need a red 7, white 7, and blue 7 for the top payout of a gazillion dollars. I got 3 blue ones and had to wait for the lady to pay me my thirty pieces of silver. So that got me back to the +$5 at Aria but now I owe Obama a cut of that.

    So back to my Augusta tower bed and I slept until afternoon Saturday. I like poker but get bored with it easily so figured I would play just some before dinner time. Went down to the room in Caesars and hit the sportsbook first. I picked some nonsense races for $100 each and not one of them won. Won that back playing hold em off of some tourists (hey what am I?) then decided to hit Palazzo for the night.

    Went to the Japanese place there and had some Japanese beer with my undercooked fish. I was not spreading money around like crazy because I left most of it in the safe...and it was a good thing. From the dice to cards to roulette, the ripped me a new asshole there. I had to stick $100 in my other pocket to make sure I had enough in case I got hungry or wanted to take a cab back to Caesars. It was brutal. If I bet red it was black, bet the pass line, 2 3 or 12, banker it came up player - felt like Costanza, if everything I did was wrong, then the opposite must be right. I walked back to Caesars late with not much more than that $100. I probably would have been ass-raped on the penny machines there.

    Sunday I woke up and got a massage. Went to Mirage and got the 50 foot tall turkey club from the deli with the the side of 10,000 calorie slice of chocolate cake. Guess that is better than the 50,000 calories of fried wings, cheese, burgers, onion rings, etc.... Knowing that they were part of the same evil empire as Aria, I was determined to give them an ass beating for their rude stick people down the street. They did not get the message as they stole $2k from me in 15 mins flat. $200+odds lost three times in a row. Made an inside number twice to salvage a few dollars.

    I BJed for a while that was unremarkable. Feeling my ass multiply from the deli, I walked around a lot chucking $100 into a dollar machine then heading to the other side of the casino and doing the same. Did that for a couple of hours with no good results. Hit a $5VP for $500 in a few mins.

    Took a ride down to MGM for dinner. Somehow after I ate I got stuck into the world of penny slots for three hours. What a waste of time - but of course they are the machines with all the cool themes....lights, bonus rounds, sounds....they just suck you in like a sultry temptress. With my time coming to a close and an early AM flight, went back to Caesars.

    I dropped a grand at the roulette table before going back to the room to take one last shot for the sky. 4 spins and couldn't find the hole. Oh well. Flight was 15 mins early or so and got home before 4p today. Was exhausted and went to bed shortly thereafter and am now up about 3 hours early today. Well it was a good time.
     
  8. jaxjoe

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    Thanks:peace:
     
  9. DJ Ran

    DJ Ran High-Roller

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    Great Stuff! Gotta love those solo trips. :cheers:
     
  10. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Nice trip report!!!
     
  11. BetYouFiddy

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    thumbs up to the TR, good read
     
  12. Kingbarkus

    Kingbarkus Low-Roller

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    With this statement

    you became a hero of mine.
     
  13. jpw711

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    nice report

    liked the "I'm married and not drunk enough"
     
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