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Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Chops, Mar 18, 2015.

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  1. Chops

    Chops Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    I have been enjoying the recent trip reports and figured I would try and contribute something that somebody might enjoy. I have been going out for the first week of the tournament for several years and really enjoy it. This year I hope to parley this recent local casino cash out
    [​IMG]

    And this super bowl bet into a winning Vegas trip
    [​IMG]

    I am an equal opportunity gambler. I will play UTH, blackjack, bar top vp, penny slots and regular poker (1/2 nl and Omaha 8/b)
     
  2. Bgoll279

    Bgoll279 Tourist

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    Good luck! We will be following along.
     
  3. Mario's Backroom

    Mario's Backroom Low-Roller

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    Good luck! Will be interested in your poker room reviews.
     
  4. Chops

    Chops Tourist

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    I made it into town on a pleasant flight. Baggage arrived quickly and I jumped into a cab towards the pink chicken aka the flamingo. I was able to check in quickly and received a standard queen room.[​IMG]

    Ironically my dad who recently moved to Laughlin was in town for the night as he was flying back to Wisconsin. We met up shortly after I checked in. We had a quick bite at Johnny Rockets. Decent burger for the price.[​IMG]

    After diner I decided to play UTH. My dad has never played the game so he watched me turn $200 into $0 in about a half hour. He was very impressed

    We then decided to hit up Tag bar in the Linc.[​IMG]

    My dad has never done the whole play video poker for "free drinks" so it was fun showing him the ropes. I managed to turn $40 into 3 "free" micro brews and my dad did slightly better turning $20 into 2 "free" micro brews.
     
  5. Chops

    Chops Tourist

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    It was getting late for my dad who has to catch an early flight so he headed to bed and I jumped into a 1/2 no game at the flamingo. The room was hopping with most tables full. I bought into a decent action game for $300. I was card dead for awhile when I finally caught some hands against the action players and turned my buy in into this[​IMG]
    A nice $861 cash out.

    On the agenda for today is cashing my super bowl ticket, playing some Omaha 8/b at the Venetian and consuming too many captain and diets. I will also check the line on the Wisconsin game and see if I can cash on a bet.
     
  6. dannyocean

    dannyocean High-Roller

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    Nice start. Keep it coming!
     
  7. abrolsma

    abrolsma Low-Roller

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    Geez. Tight aggressive much? ;) nice job on the 1/2 score..
     
  8. Chops

    Chops Tourist

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    Yeah it was like poker 5 years ago. Make a hand and play it fast because no one was folding.
     
  9. Tbone3336

    Tbone3336 VIP Whale

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    I did not notice the different color of the chips and at first thought you had $100K there! I was like gonna be tough to top that, but then realized the racks are $5? Anyway, great start and look forward to following along. While I do not play poker I love the details of poker play, so looking forward to it! Good Luck and thanks for taking the time to update us!
     
  10. Chops

    Chops Tourist

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    Good start. First UTH quads and first bloody Mary of the day.[​IMG]
     
  11. bwatson23

    bwatson23 Low-Roller

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    Very nice. Love the olives in the bloody mary's. Never gambled with my dad as he's one of the types to bury his money in the back field in a bag, sounds like you enjoyed it!
     
  12. Firedew

    Firedew Low-Roller

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    Good luck on the trip, thanks for the updates. I'll be there Fri-Mon and craving that Harrah's bloody Mary in your pic. Ask for the extra spicy w/2 olives!
     
  13. abrolsma

    abrolsma Low-Roller

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    There is not nearly enough sustenance in that BM! You need a celery stalk stat! Looks like I may need to try UTH...
     
  14. theghost

    theghost Low-Roller

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    Great start, looking forward to reading more on this one.......
     
  15. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good start!
     
  16. Chops

    Chops Tourist

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    After my quads at Harrah I had an up and down day. I usually stay center strip at a Caeser's property because of the comp rooms but decided to head south and check out some of the casinos I never really visit. I played a little at the Cosmo, Aria and Bellagio. I ended the mini trip up ~$100 thanks to a small Walking Dead hit. I was ready for a nap after that. I woke up around 6 and decided to play the Venetian $200 10k guarantee tournament[​IMG]

    I got short stacked early and could never recover and busted around ~50.

    After the tournament I cruised around and played a little of everything with no real hits. I ended the day down around ~$300.

    Sorry was a little lacking with pictures. I will try and do better today. Thanks for following along.
     
  17. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Hope you ate having better luck today.
     
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