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Live from DT (for the most part) 7/18-7/25

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by mwig, Jul 17, 2015.

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  1. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    The weeks of thinking and planning have finally come to an end. We will be leaving hot and humid North Carolina for hot and dry Nevada tomorrow afternoon. I have certain promotions that we will be chasing and a few things planned but this will be less scheduled than some of our trips have been. Our game of choice is VP and there will hopefully be a lot of VP porn. The basic plan:

    7/18-19 Two nights at Suncoast on my wife's offer. She has $50 free play and $20 food
    7/20-22 Three nights at 4Q and Plaza. $460 free play at 4Q and $200 at Plaza from my offers.
    7/22-24 Three nights at the D. I don't remember whose offer we used. We have some free play, food and match plays.

    We are triple booked for the night of 7/22. I don't know why I did that but it's too much trouble to change. We plan on sleeping at the Plaza. 4Q is only booked because of the nature of the offer. $200 free play is my norm which is loaded even without a room being booked. This time they gave $200 plus another $200 after earning 2000 points in 3 days. I wasn't sure if a stay was required for the extra so I booked it just in case.

    Mixed in with a lot of gambling, my wife has a spa appointment and we have tickets to Believe. I know believe is supposed to be bad but I redeemed a standard companion ticket on MyVegas. It is a better deal than that though. You get a free ticket when you buy one for $50. I figured, at $25 each, how bad can it be? We'll see but I also redeemed two dinner buffets at Luxor to use before the show.

    I will hopefully be updating this regularly. The first night we plan to just hang out at Suncoast. They have a hot seat drawing running for table games that night so pics of machine wins won't start until Sunday morning when I plan to hit a royal right away.
     
  2. retro

    retro Low-Roller

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    Sounds great, good luck. will be interested to hear if the show is worth the price. Also, I thought you have to stay at an mgm property to redeem myvegas
     
    Eighth & final trip for the year. This time with real wife
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    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Looking forward to winning VP pictures! All the best of luck. :)
     
  4. Flowers

    Flowers VIP Whale

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    Sounds like you have a great trip planned. Good luck!
     
  5. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Only on some of the offers. Free play for sure but as of when i redeemed i was still able to get some that don't require a stay. MGM buffet, Luxor buffet and show tickets. A couple of station buffets too but those are separate from any limits on Mlife properties.
     
  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good luck!!
     
  7. FullBoat

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    Good luck. Hope you come back after winning huge.
     
  8. darlene

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    Good luck and have fun. I'll be watching for your review of Believe and the Luxor Buffet. I have been looking at MyVegas for what to redeem for my upcoming trip and haven't made any decision, but if Believe is halfway decent and the buffet good, that might be a great option.
     
  9. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Not exactly a win for the first pic of the trip. Not too much delay yet....

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  10. Ty

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    Good luck!
    Looking forward to updates and pics.
     
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    Wezvidz High-Roller

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    Nice gogogo
     
  12. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Landed after a 5 hour flight delay. Going to grab a bite and call it a night. Vacation starts tomorrow.
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    5 hours? Ugh. That means good luck for the rest of the trip right?
     
  14. FullBoat

    FullBoat VIP Whale

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    Hopefully that's the only bad luck you have.
     
  15. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Beautiful view from our room at Suncoast to start the morning.

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    beautiful view, hope to see plenty of VP porn starting today. Good luck!!!
     
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  17. Flowers

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    Beautiful view indeed. Good discipline hitting the sack at a decent time last night so now you are nice and alert and ready to take the casino down. When you take long trips like you have planned (my favorite too), it's easier not to gamble that first night because you are there 5 6, 7 etc. more days. I go to Vegas for the bells and whistles but also use it as a regular vacation spot to truly relax, which is one of the reasons why I have an affinity for Encore and the more quiet feel of it. That view from Suncoast just says "relaxation" and is a nice way to start things off. You'll get the bells and whistles down at the casino and when you head over to stay in DT.
     
  18. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Breakfast at MGM. Nice enough at the free myvegas price but at 58 for too it would be hard to justify. Just dropped my wife at the Southpoint spa for 2 50 minute treatments.

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  19. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    My wife loves the spa at south point so nice win there. Gambling was slightly negative despite the following.

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    Added a decent amount of points so maybe an offer will follow. Down about 50 so nothing major.
     
  20. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Next stop is Rampart. We love the Carmel room which is a high end restaurant there. They have a promotion where you earn 1200 same day points for lobster or filet and shrimp. The goal was to play 10 play nickels to minimize variance while earning dinner. We should have played quarters. Wife and I each hit royals within 10 minutes of being there. The pic I'm missing is her flopping 4 aces which is 200 even at the nickel level.

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