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Live from encore 1/28-30 - Geoff wins a rolex?

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by geoff, Jan 27, 2016.

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  1. geoff

    geoff Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    They always say, if a headline asks a question, the answer is always "no" but let's hope it's not the case this time.

    Leaving tomorrow am from JFK on virgin america in main cabin select (ie econ plus/ ie free drinks,snacks,movies)
    as of now we have the row to ourselves (wife and i) so we decided not forgo an upgrade to first class.

    Usually we just pay upfront and stay at encore tower suites, but this time we decided to take a comp resort room so we can enter the "timepiece a day giveaway" (wife's idea)

    It's one of those entry for every 5k points you earn so i'm sure we have no shot at a real prize but they do have a finale drawing that you actually have to be there to win. if we hit 50th or better for $500 free play i'll be surprised
    the dream is to hit for a lot of free play and "have" to come back next week for the superbowl to play it off... :evillaugh

    wife already said that if we hit one of the better watches 100/75/50k we have to take the cash, so maybe one of the cheaper watches would actually be better for me!

    no plans yet, except dinner at luxor thursday night. Wife's parents good friend who happens to be our real estate agent (and degen vp player) is staying there and wants to take us out for dinner on her comp so we have to make the trip down there. i'm sure tender is no SW, but we all have to make sacrifices sometimes..lol

    would also like to try to get some play and drinks in at cosmo. i haven[t been a fan in the past but all i read is good things lately.

    Here a small list of things i'd like to do so i can recap and see what i actually did:

    win $$ -110
    smoke a nice cigar (i smoke maybe 2 a year on average) -220
    drink macallan 12 -999
    macallan 18 -1100
    macallan 25 +220

    attempt to get the broken rivet on my louis vuitton duffel bag fixed -550
    actually get it fixed in store -110
    get some story about it having to be flown back to france to fix +100

    win more $$ than i'm down on $wynn stock in the last 6 months +500
    checkout encore players club -110
    actually buy a table there +220

    eat at sinatra -110
    SW -220
    jardin -220 (menu doesn't look that great but it's "new" and beautiful venue)

    going to try to "unplug" this trip and not take a laptop, no work email, etc... so all updates will be on my phone with the tapatalk app.
     
  2. geoff

    geoff Low-Roller

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    for the rolex drawing:
    weekly:
    Week 4 – Saturday, January 30, 2016 7 Timepiece Vouchers, valued at $5,400 each

    finale:
    Finale Virtual Drawing Prize Structure
    Grand Prize Valued at $100,000 Luxury Timepiece
    2nd Prize Valued at $75,000 Luxury Timepiece
    3rd Prize Valued at $50,000 Luxury Timepiece
    4th Prize $35,000 in FREECREDIT
    5th Prize $25,000 in FREECREDIT
    6th Prize $15,000 in FREECREDIT
    7th & 8th Prizes $10,000 each in FREECREDIT
    9th & 10th Prizes $5,000 each in FREECREDIT
    11th - 20th Prizes $2,500 each in FREECREDIT
    21st - 30th Prizes $1,000 each in FREECREDIT
    31st - 50th Prizes $500 each in FREECREDIT
    TOTAL $375,000 in Prizes and FREECREDIT

    The Grand Prize winner of the Finale Virtual Drawing will have the option to surrender their prize in exchange for receiving a one-time allotment of $70,000 in cash.

    . The 2nd Prize winner of the Finale Virtual Drawing will have the option to surrender their prize in exchange for receiving a one-time allotment of $52,500 in cash.

    The 3rd Prize winner of the Finale Virtual Drawing will have the option to surrender their prize in exchange for receiving a one-time allotment of $35,000 in cash.
     
  3. geoff

    geoff Low-Roller

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    Cigars ready to go ( still a coin flip if I actually smoke one)[​IMG]

    Broken duffelbag: [​IMG]
     
  4. geoff

    geoff Low-Roller

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    Yesterday's fortune cookie might come in handy[​IMG]
     
  5. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    Cigars look good, good luck on the trip. I ate at tender with myvegas credit, very good food. I think you'll like it.
     
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  6. Char1

    Char1 High-Roller

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    Sounds like a great plan!

    Good Luck.
     
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  7. yankees4ever31

    yankees4ever31 Low-Roller

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    OPUS X is great start. Good luck.
     
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  8. caddy1969

    caddy1969 Low-Roller

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    Best of luck on the trip. Win that Rolex!!! Cheers
     
  9. Elf70

    Elf70 Low-Roller

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    Have a great trip. Hope you win big!
     
  10. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Look forward to following along. Best of luck and have fun! :beer:
     
  11. Flowers

    Flowers VIP Whale

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    Subcribed! You are headed to my happy place! I can't wait to try Jardin. As you can imagine, I love "Flowers" and the garden area outside the restaurant as well as the decor inside are absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to enjoy a meal there.
     
  12. sammowhammo

    sammowhammo VIP Whale

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    Great plans! & Good luck

    On the LV bag - repairs usually get sent to California. Last repair I had took a month but it was sewing.

    Like that you stated with lots of pictures!
     
  13. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good luck!
     
  14. Michelle

    Michelle Low-Roller

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    Opus X! Great choice!
     
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    carolineno High-Roller

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    Good luck! I just saw a pic of Jardin's "flower pot cake" on my FB feed and now I have to have it, will probably make a special trip to Wynn for it! Enjoy your trip!
     
  16. IM ALL IN

    IM ALL IN Low-Roller

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    Oooh...Take the cash...Good Luck!
     
  17. geoff

    geoff Low-Roller

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    Very little traffic this morning so we made great time to JFK.

    Don't fly out of t4 often but man is the priority security setup bad, they combine priority with guests in wheelchairs so it creeps.. Regular screening prob. Would have been faster.

    Sitting in the wingtips lounge now. They moved the lounge since the last time I was here. The new one isn't nearly as nice but atleast it's got a self serv bar and clean bathrooms. I doubt it's worth the $27 entry fee (free with priority pass, but additional guest have to pay)
     
  18. geoff

    geoff Low-Roller

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    Down a little playing some slots with the wife.. No luck on the $5 top dollar.. Wife was down but hit for 700 then 200 then a few smaller ones on some 7s slot that you hold the level so she's plus $$ now
     
  19. geoff

    geoff Low-Roller

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    Every time I split or double I lose but still walked away even... Would be way up but had a horrible split and double .. Registered for some 5pm slot tournament and got 2 free buffer tickets I prob won't use
     
  20. geoff

    geoff Low-Roller

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    Another short bj session 1k buyin was up 1.5 but gave it all back as soon as the wife came to the table, out even money
     
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