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MGM Very Grand Weekend

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by gambling mom, Apr 28, 2008.

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  1. gambling mom

    gambling mom Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Well do a seperate report for gambling and comps. We started our MGM trip on an offer for 3 nites comp and 100 free play. Trip was uneventful except it has been years that we have left LA on a Thursday late morning. We usually leave our home around 4-5 am in the morning. It normally takes us 4 hours to get there as my hubby just zooms through but this time there was traffic and chp's every couple of miles. So it took us 5 hours. Once we hit the freeway in Las Vegas it was packed. I could not understand all this traffic as it was bumper to bumper. It turns out alot of it was rush hour. They really have a congestion problem. I was in January and stayed at the Monte Carlo and did not notice alot of people. After this weekend I realize that the construction at the Monte Carlo is hurting them big time. The parking issue is really bad. For the last 2 trips I honestly thought Vegas was dead. I was looking at Monte Carlo and figured that all casinos were dead. I usually gamble in the hotel I stay so I saw the other casinos busy but never really took notice till now.

    Checkin had no line and we were given a room. I originally booked a spa suite at an extra 110 a nite. Got to the room and it was very clean. Big and the bed was very good. Plenty of pillows also. Bathroom had shampoo, conditioner, vanity kit, body wash and lotion botles. They appear bigger than the Monte Carlo. It had 2 airconditioners-one on the bedroom side and one on the living room sitting area.
    Some lites did not work but I did not complain. I figured I would use another lite. The room had 2 big windows. I was on the 16th floor and had a city not strip view. It was okay. At nite it was nicer as the nite lites were pretty.

    Thanks to a fellow poster I got a line pass at checkin I asked for it when I went to get my players cards at the players club. There were no questions asked. I am not sure if he saw my play in January at the MC or what. Now my play in January was 2 nites at 10,000 points-Fri sat sun. My husband basically likes coffee shop, buffet or room service. This trip we tried just the coffee shop and buffet.

    Buffett- Was okay. Line pass was great. There were lines every time we went and we got in and seated within 5 minutes at the most. Buffett better than MC, Luxor, TI for sure. They had steamed and cold crab legs. The others have just cold crab legs. It seemed though that they do not have different menus. It appears to be the same thing evey day. Maybe a change hear and there. Italien, Mexican chineese, sushi, sald bar and seafood area are all standard every nite. The flan was better than MC also. It was actually baked and not instant. We do not have kids anymore but I noticed they had a kids line also. It had chicken fingers french fries, corn dogs, cracker jacks, gold fish, animal crackers, macaroni and cheese etc. Very well put together. They make these potatoe pancakes and you can get them loaded with anything and they recook them to melt the cheese etc. Those are very different.
    Breakfast also had pancakes, french toast and waffles. Some buffets do not have all of these at the same time.


    Coffee shop- I had broiled lobster and their creamed corn. Was very good. Hubby had the steak and that was good according to him. Had a drink called the cable car at the pool and ordered it here and they serve it martini style with a sugar rim glass. If you like sweet drinks this is really good.

    More to come.
     
  2. gambling mom

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    MGM Very Grand Weekend-Gambling

    Okay so I play slots no VP. I finally found a place where I can play and not lose my shirt doing it. I usually bring a bankroll of 2000.00 for a 3-4 day stay. I always go home with money so I never lose all of it. I played the lions dollars and did not win any progressives there but did get money our. You have to sink in 100.00 though to get 400-700 out and not every machine does this. Also there is not rhyme or reason as to what will hit.
    I also found the mermaids and the goldfish and played them Alot of fun. In gambling I am going to write up my thoughts and advise on slots. Won big here also. What I did do on these was play and recycle alot of money....
    Played a new type of wheel of fortune by the buffett wall. It has a weel that if you max bet and spin the wheel you get a total of 8 spots to win on. Every time I spun I got the purple and blue and one time I got the green progressive. So as I am playing this I get 1 wheel, 2 wheel 3 wheel 4 wheel and then a car...That is the closest I have ever come to the big win. 4 wheels though gave me 8000 nickels at max bet though.

    I played a stampede progressive on the wall. Used 20 dollars and the whole time there no one got the bonus and all of the machines were packed so I do not know what all the whoopla is about.

    I played Cherries jubilees and won 3 progressives and my husband won 2 on those. So needless to say those were good. All in all I played alot. I went with 2500.00 and went home with 3600.00 when all was said and done. I also put 18000 points on my card.

    I tried the deal no deal and it ate 100.00 and nothing....Last time I will play those. The thing that was good is the casino was full so the machines were recycling money. There appeared to be alot of people making money on slots or at least having fun.
     
  3. gambling mom

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    MGM Very Grand Weekend-Pools

    They had all pools but one opened. Not enough people I guess. It was very crowded. Pool service was soso. I got a drink at 10 in a regular 12 oz plastic glass and it was good but I thought expensive. Lots of shade and there are alot of tables for use. The place is huge though. I guess you need that type of space due to the amount of rooms they have. Did not go in the water though but there were alot of people in it.

    All rafts were the rented ones and they monitor the people entering. Also there were security guards walking around and plenty of life guards. After what happened to us at Caesars last summer I look for these things.

    There are also alot of cabanas too.
     
  4. gmoney590

    gmoney590 VIP Whale

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    Nice report. to put 18000 points on your card and come home up $1100.00 that's really good. Do you mostly play the dollar machines at max or do you play different denominations just depending on the machine?
     
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  5. gambling mom

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  6. elvis66

    elvis66 High-Roller

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    thanks for the report. I am headed to the MGM in July and this is getting me in the mood for some good gambling and good pool time.
     
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