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Live TR - short solo trip to TI - 2 nights of Holdem,craps, & VP virgin giv

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Gaylord Focker, Nov 11, 2015.

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  1. Gaylord Focker

    Gaylord Focker Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    This is my first TR in all these years, hope to keep it interesting for you. Just a short solo trip for a seminar at the TI. Will be business during day but some poker, craps and popping my VP cherry this time. VMB has inspired me to give it a try. Never been a big machine games player.

    I'm more of a low-roller so no whale type stories for you...but will update as much as I can.

    Taking off in a bit at 7:15am, flying from Tampa through Chicago. Arrive in Vegas at 12:30pm, gambling by 2 hopefully!

    Cheers....
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  2. Gaylord Focker

    Gaylord Focker Low-Roller

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    Take a minute and watch this...my favorite Vegas movie clip from one of my favorite movies. Always have to watch this to get in the 'mood' headed to Vegas. It's hilarious and we all were there at some point in our trips to the mother land!

    www.miramax.com/watch?v=8zc2ptYTpSU6Gx7gXOC4dz6eK8-uhCnn
     
  3. pd54

    pd54 Low-Roller

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    enjoy!!
    I'm definitely a low roller and not really a fan of machine games (don't get slots!), but we had a lot of fun playing video poker. $20 goes a long way.
    I got a royal flush at the bar in TI in August, so hopefully you'll get one too! As long as you know the basic strategy you'll be good!

    We also liked to play the video poker that differentiated between JOB and 2 pairs, as we found we got 2 pairs pretty regularly and at time we were playing the tables where you got the same returns as JOB. I also liked the tables that differentiated between the four of a kinds e.g. four 5's thru kings. I'm sure someone will correct me on the correct name, but I think it may have been Bonus Poker.

    (Our trip report is here if you want a quick low-roller read! http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?123916-18-25-August-Vdara-low-rolling-and-beer)
     
  4. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Tourist

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    I hope you're not bringing those $50's to Vegas! :)
     
  5. Gaylord Focker

    Gaylord Focker Low-Roller

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    Those fifties will not make it to the tables...I promise! Will break them down before. Will never buy in with one of those god awful things!
     
  6. carolineno

    carolineno High-Roller

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    Good Luck, haven't been to TI in ages, please post some pics! Have a twisted love for that place :)
     
  7. Gaylord Focker

    Gaylord Focker Low-Roller

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    Boarding connecting flight in Chicago....next stop Vegas!
     
  8. Suekel

    Suekel VIP Whale

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    Have a safe flight, and a great time in Vegas. Looking forward to your updates.
     
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    parti_73 Low-Roller

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    have a good trip!
     
  10. Darkace54

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    Make sure and get rid of those $50's as soon as possible. Always been unlucky for me every time then end up in my bankroll.
     
  11. Gaylord Focker

    Gaylord Focker Low-Roller

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    Made it![​IMG]
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    Taxi line always sucks.
     
  12. Gaylord Focker

    Gaylord Focker Low-Roller

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    Ok...taxi #7. this is a good sign right?

    YO 11!!!

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  13. queentata

    queentata High-Roller

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    Best of luck!
     
  14. Gaylord Focker

    Gaylord Focker Low-Roller

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    That was the absolute fastest check in I've ever had in Vegas. Walk right up, no line. Didn't do the $20 trick because I'm solo and I don't really care about my room. Still tipped the guy a $5 spot at end of check in for good karma.

    Taxi was $20 plus $5 tip, no tunnel. From time he dropped me off, to check in and registered for my players club card it had to be less than 20-25 min.

    Went by poker room...1 table going, not enough entries to tourney to make it worthwhile. Going to recharge in room for a few then down to tables.

    Some pics:

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    Check this out...no line at check in.
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    Sports book right by the cvs
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  15. Gaylord Focker

    Gaylord Focker Low-Roller

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    The room is nice....nicer than mirage rooms I had just a couple years ago. Not a bad view, 19th floor.
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    A cold beer or two while I recharge:
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  16. Gaylord Focker

    Gaylord Focker Low-Roller

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    Just realized I didn't put dates of my trip in title. Can a mod add 11/11-11/13 for me? Sorry!
     
  17. Gaylord Focker

    Gaylord Focker Low-Roller

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    I know a lot of people have been asking about this Center Bar in the Mirage. It's open right now. [​IMG]
     
  18. Gaylord Focker

    Gaylord Focker Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the tips pd! Will try to get some of your luck at the Bartops at TI then!
     
  19. WHU66

    WHU66 Low-Roller

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    Great pics, thanks for sharing! Have a great and lucky trip!
     
  20. Gaylord Focker

    Gaylord Focker Low-Roller

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    Low rolling at O'Sheas $5 craps. Buy in for $100 out for $40.

    First time seeing Linq..,didn't really like it...
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    $5 craps at O'Sheas and casino royale. $10 everywhere else I've seen on strip (TI, mirage, harrahs.)
     
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