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Natedog TR 1/12-1/20 Live Long Cosmo Wynn mostly gambling

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by natedog666, Jan 5, 2014.

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  1. natedog666

    natedog666 17 and 20 Expert

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    My Trip Report

    I couldn't help myself. It has been a while and a few gambling trips since filing a trip report, but a vegas trip just doesn't feel the same without a live TR full of un-asked for advice..... j/k.

    I'm planning to go after CES, to beat the crowds....I know some people don't like this period when vegas is a little slower, but I actually enjoy this quiet time before CNY and super bowl.

    Trip background

    Going to do some business in vegas and meet some high school classmates for their 40th birthday. It is funny how different life paths have diverged....one's a doctor, I'm in real estate, and another guy is a full time grower of cannabis.
    The business will take about 1/2 a day, so I guess I will have a lot of free time.

    Accommodations to be worked out:

    Right now will have 500k FM and 500-1.5m line at Cosmo and Wynn. Trying to decide where to stay though. Wynn will be a 2 bedroom fairway villa. Cosmo can be either a 2 or 3 bedroom penthouse or bungalow (though the host says the bungalow is too noisy right next to the club).

    Would appreciate some advice as to which to choose, since I have been gambling in Asia and this will be the first time back to vegas for 6 months and I would like it to go smoothly, so if there are any recent changes for the worse at Wynn or Cosmo please let me know.

    Naturally the hosts want me to stay at their property since that will be the primary gambling casino and the 2nd one the backup...

    Cosmo is offering a 1% FM bonus just for showing up, which will be 5k. But I get that whether I stay or not.

    Anyways, all comments and thoughts welcome!
     
  2. mikenhe

    mikenhe VIP Whale

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    haha!! nATE - YOU ARE A LOON.

    but I like it.

    looking forward to the report - and just ignore anyone pm'ing you with advice / request / demands. the internet does odd things to people....

    have fun and good luck!
     
  3. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    Yea, Nate's back!:thumbsup:
     
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  4. Bane

    Bane Tourist

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    Nate, glad you're back.

    I haven't stayed but spent time in the Cosmo penthouses and 2-bedroom Fairway Villa at Wynn and my personal preference would be Wynn.

    The villas aren't as new as the Cosmo penthouse even with the renovations but they are still superior in comfort and style and in my opinion.

    I look forward to reading your report and good luck.
     
  5. bighead1970

    bighead1970 High-Roller

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    Cosmo

    I will be staying at the Cosmo on the 11 th and 12th. You might want to stay at the Wynn as you don't want to keep hearing the hookers and blow chant as I clean up at the Cosmo's BJ and roulette tables during those two days!!
     
  6. eloisegirl

    eloisegirl Low-Roller

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    This is great - I missed your unique perspective to that rarified world. Welcome back and best of luck!
     
  7. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    My man! Glad you are back and writing. I will be there with my family from the 15th to the 19th staying at Aria. Our craps games aren't compatible (you would hate my darkside), but let me know if you end up playing bac in the talon room and want some company. I will come over.

    Only change in the last six months I can think of at those properties is that I think the comps have gotten better at Cosmo. I think I remember you having a bad experience with their comp system last spring or summer, but I think things have changed for the better. This past October, my host there told me that management was finally letting the marketing department cater to gamblers. As a result, they are doing more for bigger players, including a lot more free and promo play. Also, although not new, I learned that you can use your Identity points to shop retail at almost every store inside Cosmo (my host issued me a hard comp for about $1400 during my last trip there). I recall you liking the shopping comps at venetian.

    But they are right about it being loud if you get the wrong suite. That club goes late into the evening.

    Enjoy yourself. Cannot wait to read more!
     
  8. rgerards

    rgerards Low-Roller

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    Glad you are back, it was a thrill just reading about your adventures. May the gambling gods be with you !
     
  9. Ulose

    Ulose Tourist

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    Got me wondering if the business is buying weed, selling a condo, or a prostate exam?
     
  10. Slotchick

    Slotchick High-Roller

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    Nate, you have been missed... Welcome back!! I don't post much, but have to say your Trip Reports are awesome and like a dream for me :) Glad to see you are back and look forward to reading another fabulous Nate trip.
     
  11. Remon1977

    Remon1977 Tourist

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    Glad to see you back. Your TR are awesome always fun to read. Hope this will be a good trip for you.
     
  12. Kickin

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    I thought someone kicked up an old thread. Sweet to see you posting another TR!

    Is the 1% FM bonus something new that Cosmo is offering or have they done that before? What UKFanatic is saying about them being more aggressive in catering to gamblers seems to be true from experiences he and others have posted, and there was also a reference to it in their latest quarterly report. So it would be cool to hear about the experience with them at your level of play.

    17 complete!
     
  13. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    Looking forward to the Trip Report. I'll be in Vegas starting the 18th, so I'll have to catch the end upon my return.

    Based on your previous trip reports, the Wynn has treated you better but perhaps Cosmo will step up to the plate for you based on UK's comments.

    Anyway, looking forward to the Trip Report and welcome back to posting here!!!
     
  14. geoff

    geoff Low-Roller

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    welcome back! only changes at wynn that i can think of are: remodel of both Wing Lei and Bartolotta and some new large floral arrangements.
     
  15. KellyLovesVegas

    KellyLovesVegas certified personal trainer/retired space nerd

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    Welcome back, Nate! Good luck on your upcoming trip!
     
  16. KnotGillty

    KnotGillty Low-Roller

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    Hope you make a small fortune Nate!

    Curious if you will be changing your approach to roulette? Also, will you have a companion to minimize tilt sessions? I remember you discussing that in a previous report.

    Best of luck to you.
     
  17. win4me

    win4me Low-Roller

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    Yeah!

    Nate- So glad you are back! Made my day :thumbsup: Looking forward to the TR.
    If anyone bothers you, let me know and I will send my cousin Luigi :D JK
     
  18. chess

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    Nate: Welcome back my friend... glad to see you back in action... Best of luck on your upcoming trip !!
     
  19. VegasL0ver

    VegasL0ver Low-Roller

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    Oh my god, NATE, I am so glad you are back!

    I wish you all the luck and I hope you win big, keep up the great baller photo's!

    :thumbsup:
     
  20. TomTWI

    TomTWI High-Roller

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    Welcome back we are going to be in LV thru 22nd. Not much chance I'll run into you but I'll keep an eye out.

    Good luck I can't wait for a TReport.

    TomTWI
     
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