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My December 23rd-26th Vegas Trip Report

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by SoCalMon, Dec 22, 2014.

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  1. SoCalMon

    SoCalMon Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I will be leaving in the morning about 9 or 10am with my parents to Las Vegas. We will be staying at the Rio December 23rd and the California the 24th and 25th. I am using my one free night offer with $50 in free play for the Rio with Total Rewards. This will be my first time ever staying at a total rewards hotel and also going to the Rio. I have never been there, Palms, or Gold Coast before. I am excited to try something new this year instead of stay downtown all 3 nights. My parents did not want to stay uptown and we did not want to stay at the eastside cannery again like we have been the last few Vegas trips.

    I always like trying new things and I am looking forward to this mini Christmas vacation trip. I will be reporting once or twice a day depending on what is planned, and of course when I get to Vegas along with some pictures.

    Mon
     
  2. sindustry

    sindustry VIP Whale

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    Good luck, Mon! Let's see some hand pays!
     
  3. Elf70

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    Good luck. Hope the slots treat you well!
     
  4. tringlomane

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    Good luck!
     
  5. SoCalMon

    SoCalMon Low-Roller

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    Just finished eating at the mad Greek cafe. The food is really good and we always stop here on the way to Vegas. We are on the way to the Rio now. I got an email an hour ago saying the room is ready even though I put 3pm as the time we are ariving. I am hoping I get the tower that starts with an I. Did not request any towers or close to elevators when calling to make reservations.

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    Will give another report later on when we get settled in at the Rio.
     
  6. north east j

    north east j Low-Roller

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    I remember this place! Just on the border at Primm, right? I enjoyed a meal there as well
     
  7. nhcris

    nhcris High-Roller

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    Have a great time SoCalMon. I'm looking forward to hearing how you like the Rio as I have considered staying there a few times. I hope you enjoy Cali and Dwontown as much as I do! Good luck!
     
  8. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

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    That's The Mad Greek in Baker, CA (Also home to the World Largest Thermometer)
    The two Towers in Rio are Ipanema (Eeee-pah-neee-ma) and Masquerade.
    Personally, like you, I liked the Ipanema when we stayed there a few years back...
     
    Palace Tower Suite!
  9. SoCalMon

    SoCalMon Low-Roller

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    We are here at the rio. The check in guy told me to go to total rewards desk to check on the free play. He checked on his computer and it is just a comp room, but I know for a fact I gave my mom the code from my email for the 50 in free play plus 25 in reward credits. I just went through my email to find the email with the code that was used when my mom called to make the reservations, so I will show the check in guy the email if total rewards desk I can't get my free play. I find this weird.

    I am up in the room right now and about to go downstairs to casino floor soon and to the total rewards desk to find out what is going on with the free play and 25 in reward credits I am supposed to be getting.

    Room pictures

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] beds feel comfortable and room looks really nice. the last picture is the mini closing and fridge.
     
  10. sindustry

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    Room looks very nice! Good luck!
     
  11. Dr Nostron

    Dr Nostron Low-Roller

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    I always enjoy staying at the Rio - good luck!!
     
  12. TIMSPEED

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    Good score on the Ipanema room!
     
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  13. SoCalMon

    SoCalMon Low-Roller

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    Rio wins, off to bed now. Most wins were all the china shores games I played except for one which was station 8 fortune of the orient prize upgrade on titan 360. I used 100s and 20s and cashed in anything that goes over 100.


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    Most gamea gave poor bonus payouts but China shores is the winner at the rio, any China shores. My mom also triggered over 200 games for 60 bucks at 30 cent bet on a China shores too, but no pictures of her wins I took, only mine.

    Oh and somehow the rio I have no free play, don't know what happen to the offer but I couldn't get the 50 free play.
     

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    We stayed at Rio for the first time earlier this month. We were first given a room waaaay at the end of the hall, 10th floor of Ipanema. No way, that was not for me so we went back down and asked for a different room, closer to the elevator. Same tower, same floor, but different wing and only about 1/3 of the way down the hall. Still a long walk. We did like the spacious room though and having a fridge for our water and pop. Spent a lot of time over at Gold Coast for some gambling too.
     
    Always seems so far away............
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    Great start!
     
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    Keep those pics coming!
     
  17. SoCalMon

    SoCalMon Low-Roller

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    Bye bye rio [​IMG]happy Christmas eve day

    Off to gold Coast to eat [​IMG]
     
  18. SoCalMon

    SoCalMon Low-Roller

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    Gold Coast on just about every machine I went on for the 2 hours we were playing paid good. The buffet was "ok".

    Started out with a game with an elephant putting in a 20 And kept retriggering a lot in the bonus. [​IMG]

    Then i hopped on willy wonka, which gave horrible bonuses and cashed out at 32 bucks.

    Then hopped on China mystery and within a few spins gave me 140 games on 30 cent bet and paying big [​IMG]

    Then I cashed the money in and stuck a 20 in the heart game going up and down for a while and stuck another 20 in and almost right away gave me free games and got my 20 it ate back plus 2 dollars short of another 20. [​IMG]

    Then I went on the dugeon dragons and right away got me up to 60 bucks and cashed out, cashed it in, and left with my parents. Now we are on our way to the California downtown for 2 nights.

    What a good day so far. Won 190 total at gold coast, not bad for playing for almost 2 hours and did not lose anything. My mom lost 40 and my dad lost a dollar playing 45 minutes on video poker. Wanted to stay longer but my dad wanted to leave for downtown. By the way last night at the Rio I had a lot to drink and it was really late before heading back up to the room, so didn't write much review, mostly pictures. I won 368 total at the Rio.
     
  19. SoCalMon

    SoCalMon Low-Roller

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    California slots are paying hot, I am up over 300 bucks right now. Now I am walking to main street casino to meet up with my parents and play there.

    I started with a 20 and the money just kept going up. Went down a little and almost lost the 20 a couple times, but was saved by some good spins.

    [​IMG]right when I got down to the casino from the room. I was minimum betting at 55 cents and it was paying ok but then I was like what the heck max bet once and hit the bonus doubling my 20.

    [​IMG]hopping on these mechanical reel games with this one paying nice enough to take a picture.

    [​IMG]all wilds

    [​IMG]the biggest win I ever gotten on this game.

    [​IMG]kept going up and down and finally hit bonus

    [​IMG]first bonus on this tile game and then decided to stay on to try and trigger again due to the tiles I picked to remove and hit a really big win [​IMG]

    Having fun so far!!!
     
  20. Godflesh

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    Love the Slot Pic!
     
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