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Live DT trip 10/30-11/3

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by mwig, Oct 28, 2014.

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  1. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Live updates were easier than expected last summer so I will attempt this again. I have a new phone so hopefully posting pics will be as easy as it was before. The summer trip was a lengthy 13 nights. This one will be a short (for me) 4 nights and I will be traveling solo this time. I asked my wife if she wanted to come with me and she told me to have fun but she would stay home this time. That was a month ago and I think she is already regretting that decision. I like to cross month end to double up on the monthly free play offers. Unfortunately, that means a hotel change even on a trip this length. My itinerary:

    2 nights at Four Queens
    2 nights at Main Street Station

    Meals:

    The 4Q Oct. offer includes upfront comps at Magnolia's and Chicago Brewing.
    MSS is not offering any food this trip. I've had a silver card for years but apparently short play on my wife's card reflected on my average. Not happy about this but Ipo has treated me well over the years so I can only assume things will go back to normal. I have a $15 food voucher from the D and will have plenty of comps at Binions and 4Q to avoid paying for food.

    Transportation:

    Flight is free using miles. I am in 1st class on the way which is a great place to be on a close to 5 hour flight. I considered not renting a car since I will be focused exclusively downtown this trip. However, I was able to get a car at a decent price and I might want to go somewhere if there is a great promotion lurking. My rate for the trip is just slightly higher than round trip cab fare. I know I could take the bus but I'm always in a rush.

    Gambling:

    Our coupons were all used last summer so this trip will be all mailed offers. All of the amounts below are combined Oct/Nov and include my wife's at the D since it can be loaded at the machine. We play mostly her card there so I will continue doing that even though she won't physically be there.

    Orleans - $10 free play
    Suncoast - $25 match play
    D - $150 Free play
    D - $50 match play
    Binions - $100 free play
    MSS - $25 free play (another significant downgrade, has been $75 for years)
    4Q - $400 free play
    4Q - $60 comps from a letter introducing their new comp system

    In total:

    Free play - $685
    Match play - $75 (Very likely I won't make it to Suncoast so this will be $50)
    Comps - $60 (Based on my 4Q target, I should be adding $50 per day in comps so this is a nice starter)

    Summary:

    I considered pulling an ultra low roller move and showing up with no cash based on all the free play. I still haven't decided for sure but the only time I have ever used an ATM in Vegas was to take advantage of the El Cortez 5% free play promotion. I would hate to break that trend. If I get through the play that keeps the offers rolling, I am going to give some play to the Downtown Grand to see if I can get a room offer for next summer.

    Hopefully there will be some good pics including one royal per day. Never hurts to dream big. :faint:
     
  2. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

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    Good luck.....have fun!! Look forward to your posts!
     
  3. mkcoroner

    mkcoroner Low-Roller

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    ...one Royal a day...I love your optimism...DO IT!!!! Good luck...bring on the VP porn...
     
  4. Ade87

    Ade87 Low-Roller

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    Enjoyed the overview, hit it hard and keep us informed!
     
  5. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good luck!
     
  6. pphold

    pphold pp Park Place Degenerate

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    good luck.

    I have never even gotten a straight flush let alone a royal flush. I have not gotten a 4OAK in Vegas yet.

    Hope you get all of them.
     
  7. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Counting minutes until I can leave work....

    We had a trip several years ago where either my wife or I hit a royal for six consecutive days. That was a remarkable run. We were in town for 11 or 12 days and the tail end of the trip was one of the worst VP streaks we have ever been through. You just never know.
     
  8. LVHooked

    LVHooked High-Roller

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    Have a great trip, see if my lucky machine at 4 queens is still hot.
     
  9. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Longest day but getting closer.
     
  10. pphold

    pphold pp Park Place Degenerate

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    I'll be there tomorrow for Halloween but only for a few hours.
     
  11. REELmoneySlotFan

    REELmoneySlotFan High-Roller

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    Looking forward to some VP-porn. At least you got enough freebies to be at a good starting position. Looking forward to your updates. Good luck!!!
     
  12. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    It's midnight in Vegas. I lost my free play at the d but won my match play. Headed for some sleep up 30. Playing a lot at 4Q tomorrow.
     
  13. Ty

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    Thanks for the updates. Good luck!
     
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    Waiting for take off
     
  15. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Hit these playing the first 100 free play at 4Q. Nothing else so cashed out at 200. All free money though. Strolling to binions after breakfast to pick up 60 free play before coming back here.
     
  16. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Got this guy for earning 75 points at 4Q. Why? Why not. No point deduction.
     
  17. Ty

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    Nice start.
     
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  18. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Country throw up gravy pic for royal flusher.
     
  19. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Hit these 13 minutes apart.
     
  20. Iamrice

    Iamrice High-Roller

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    Nice work!
     
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