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Old Trip but thought I share...

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Wonka, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Wonka

    Wonka Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Hi Everyone,

    Found and joined this board a few months ago, the trip reports I have read during this time have been fantastic. I thought I would share a trip report from a little over a year ago. Brief history I first visited Vegas back in 2008 and have tried to go back at least one a year if time permits :).

    Date of trip: May 29, 2015 to June 3, 2015
    Purpose: Bachelor party and then some "degenerate gambling"
    Attendees: Myself (W), B, J, Z, E, R and A ( we are all around 28 to 31 years old and working professionals)

    I will try to recap to the best of my memory, it was a year ago…

    The festivities begin on the Thursday night, being from Canada it was more beneficial to fly direct SWA from BUF to LAS. We begin the night by driving down to Niagara Falls to hit up the casino there (as if the next few days in LAS) wasn’t enough. We (W,B, J,Z and E) get to Niagara around 8pm and hit up the casino for a couple of hours, we are all relatively up or down with a variance of $1K~ pending on the person. We then decided to go to the local gentlemen’s club (because it’s a bachelor party J) not like we needed a reason until closing time. Closing time is approximately 2am (or last call) and we do not leave the club until 3am and many university tuitions contributed. We head back to the hotel at the casino (I had a suite comped for all of us), and take “10 minute” naps, we rotated getting showered and taking naps as our flight leaving BUF was 0710. The five of us all shower and rest up and our out the door by 0415. We start our trek to the airport and vegas excitement in our blood, we hit the duty free on the way over (another perk of flying out of BUF) and each pick up supplies for the vacation (a few carton of cigarettes as we all smoke and do not want to worry about cigarettes while in Vegas J). Flight was on time and rather uneventful and straight forward, we all try to get some sleep during the 4 hour flight, I get about one hour I am too excited about this trip (it was my bachelor party and I had been so busy with work the past year that this was my first real vacation in that time I was ready to unwind). We land at 1030 in Vegas and go collect our luggage.

    We arrive at MGM Grand around 1130 so we can check in to our hotel, seeing this was my bachelor party we wanted to be a little more “extravagant” we booked the Marquees suite for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The marquees suite was beautiful it was a 2 bedroom suite, 2 bathrooms, dining area, pool table and sectional seating, perfect for the amount of people that were there. I wanted to avoid getting separate rooms as “meeting” up and roll calls were a bit difficult (I had a couple of people in my party that get “blackout” drunk and may end up to no good and then a couple of vegas virgins)

    After waiting in the a ridiculously long line, I finally get to the front desk to check in, after providing my information to my surprise (sarcasm J) the room is not ready. So we check our bags at the bell desk and decide to hit the tables. We go to the closed PGP game we can find, Z is not a heavy gambler and doesn’t know many games except BJ, so we teach him PGP. We all play PGP for about an hour and in this time we had anywhere from 5 to 7 Crown and Cokes (CC). R and A text me to tell me that they had arrived in Vegas and in the MGM lobby (the had flown out of Toronto). And low and behold they check into their room and I get a text from MGM that the suite is ready as well. So we chip up and go to our room. B light drinker (can handle the alcohol in his system but gets buzzed/drunk really quickly) is already passed the tanked phase, the 4 of us are all buzzed and feeling the vegas vibes. We go to our room and it did not disappoint, the room was great and we were in wow, it felt like that scene in hangover where they get the villa at CP but this was obviously no villa J but it felt like it. Great start to our trip as I had good friends, didn’t blow my BR yet at PGP and alcohol was flowing great through the bloodstream. Freshened up, claimed our rooms and went out to buy some liquids for and pregames before daily/nightly festivities we finish this up by about 1700? (my tracking of time is limited at this point because I make it a point not to bring my phone with me and I don’t wear a watch)

    Approximately 1900 we go down to the steak house in MGM (can’t remember the name) it wasn’t all that spectacular, I would have preferred CUT over at VP. R got helicopter rides for everyone over the strip. We returned back to the hotel about 2230, my stomach is not feeling the greatest (not sure if it was the ride or something I ate) I lay down to settle my stomach, still not great at 2300 I tell the boys to go out and enjoy the night and don’t let me ruin it, they all hammer down and say no chance and they wouldn’t leave me behind. Seeing the brotherhood behind me, one of them says he has gravol. Looking for any signs to improve my health at this point, I grab two and pop them in. R says those are the drowsy kind, I counteract that with a can of red bull (because that should work?!?!??!) Either way, I didn’t want something dumb like a stomach ache to have me waste a night in vegas. We then proceed to hit the tables with half the crew going to hakkasan and half wanting to get their gambling fixes. I stay with the gamblers B and E while R, J, A and Z proceed to Hakkasan. We do fairly well at a 25/table at MGM for a couple of hours then the B and E wanted to go back to the room. I go back to the room, and shortly after R, J, A and Z show up with three dancers. They perform and in room show, those who think about proceeding with this, the thought was nice of them and mindset was there but it wasn’t as fun as actually going to a Gentlemen’s club. Sometimes variety and seeing different talents (I appreciate when a dancer displays their athletic talents) just wasn’t there. After the show, R, J, A and Z all hit the bed as their Hakkasan adventures tired them out. B and E want to continue gambling, so we go down and hit the BJ tables again. We end the night around 0530 with each being up 200 to 500, not bad for two hours of gambling at 25 hand.

    I get to bed around 0600 and wake up at 0900 (could not sleep!) I was absolutely wired, everyone was still sleeping, so I sit at the sectional and enjoy some TV. Boys start rolling out around 0930, I ask if everyone wanted a coffee, they obliged. I went to the starbucks downstairs, on the walk to the table I see tables so I do what I do best, I sit down and play. Roulette, BJ, texas hold’em table game, Craps. By the time I finish and get the coffees I return to the room and it is 1200. We had pre purchased Wet Republic tickets as Calvin Harris was DJing that day. So we whiskey up our coffee and drink it down then head to WR. We get in around 1330 and just love the vibe there, great weather that day and being in the pool really helps. Not everyone lasted as not everyone could handle the drinking, sun and dancing. R, J and I are the only three to last at WR right to 1800. We all head back to the room, being the good people my boys are as I arrive in the room there is bags of mcdonalds on the dining table. They had gotten food to soak up the day’s events J I crush a couple of burgers then go lay down its about 1830. I get up and shower and I am ready by 2000. We all meet up and by 2100 we decide the consensus is to casino hop that night. It was B and J last night they were flying out the Sunday afternoon. B really enjoys the gambling and not so much the nightclubs.

    Shortly after 2100 we begin our travels, we go to Tropicana first (sidenote, but mission this trip was to collect one dollar trips at every casino I play in). Didn’t think much about this casino in the past, but as we walk in it must have been renovated, because the lighting and atmosphere felt great. We probably stayed at this casino the longest. We found an open BJ table for all of us and sat down. CC were coming a plenty, I had engaged in a great conversation with the local pit boss, so he was understanding of loudness. Dealer(s) were great, very friendly, eye candy and intelligent. They probably didn’t mind the tips we were providing as well. I get generous at tables if the vibe is good and the dealers put a good mood forth and the CW’s are friendly. We probably played about a couple of hours before we chipped out (I believe everyone won or broke even) which is great considering the tips and drinks we got. We proceeded to Excalibur, where the group split up some to BJ and some to PGP. I did my thing and wandered around to play whatever game interested me, from Excalibur to Luxor. Played some Bacarrat there, just the mini version. Apparently Luxor really values those people that bet 25-100 hand, because I think I only played 30 minutes to an hour their tops, and shortly after that I got plenty of room offers from them. From Luxor we went to Mandalay Bay, drunken walks, jokes which slowed down our trek. Played some PGP there, nothing great other than losing $500 in 30 minutes at PGP. Could not win a single hand, Lost 2 or 3 at 25. Think I have a winning hand, push. So I up my bet to 50 over ttwo spots, lost that then $100 over two spots. Loser L. So then I walk away from the game and think how does a “push” game happen and all I did was lose? L but still laughed as it got comical to me J. I find the boys and they are ready to leave. We leave MB and head to NYNY, Boys hit up a PGP or BJ table, I start wandering around and stumble upon Deal or No Deal. A nice little penny slot, I put in $100 and first spin, get a bonus for 4000 credits. Great!, I can use this 4000 credits over the next 10 minutes to get as many bonus cases for the bonus round! So I start tapping the same bet button as quick as possible to maximize my bonus multiplier, at the end of 10 minutes and prior to the start of the bonus round I have a multiplier of 14X and 9000~ credits meaning I only lost 10 bucks so far but I am bound to make up for it J I select my case, through the first three rounds the 5000 briefcase is still around. I get to the final two brief cases and the 5,000 and 500? Something smaller cases are still in play. I get offered something close 2500 credits and I take the offer as it worked out to $350. If I had said no deal I would have gotten the 5,000 credits L oh well I was happy to make back some of my PGP beatdown. Only R J and I are left at this point as the rest have turned into bed. J finds an Ironman machine and proceeds to play, he hits a bonus and we watch the fun bonus game that proceeds.

    We decide to call it a night and head back to the room, the morning joggers are out and the streets are being cleaned. I get back to the room and check my phone it is about 0830. I got freshen up and message my fiancé good night J she responds with wow, you are just going to bed now? J She totally encouraged this LV trip for me as she knew how busy I had been at work and that I just love LV. Anyways I proceed to get some rest. Seeing as it is B and J last day, I am awake by 1000. B, J, E, Z and I go to breakfast at 1000, we enjoy a meal until about 1200 and proceed back to the hotel. B and J collect their belongings and are off the airport, I can see tears in their eyes as they are leaving as both regret leavin on the Sunday and not the Monday. Remaining individuals as at 1200 Sunday are Me, E, Z, R and A. I decide I want to go to WR again as it is warm out and I enjoyed the atmosphere. E decides he wants to gamble so WR adventure is only the 4 of us. We proceed to WR after drinking Whiskey and Coffee again J, or really whiskey with washing it down with Coffee. A who is a friend of R and I met him for the first time, sort of wusses out an hour into WR and leaves. So it just R, Z and I for the afternoon. We have a blast with numerous tequilia shots and buckets of beers, R is single so I wingman him the entire day. It worked out great as he got numerous numbers while I had to walk away before I got myself into trouble J we leave WR at 1800 and somehow from exiting to our room we manage to find three more crowd of girls and get their numbers for future festivities. We stop off at the food court on our way and get mcdonalds (nothing beats a burger after drinking). We head to the room and freshen up (ie remove the chlorine from our bodies), I decide I want to go to Fremont Street. Surprisingly in 10 visits prior to this I had never gone downtown! So we decide to go and that we would eat at Le Thai. We arrive downtown around 1930 and proceed into GN. We gambled there for an hour or so (nothing spectactular just some roulette hits and BJ hits) then proceed to Le Thai. As Le Thai is a bit of a hole in the wall we walk right past it and didn’t realize it LOL. So we back track and find Le Thai, we ask for a table for 5, host asks if we have reservations we say no, they say a table will be ready at 2230, its 2030 at this point. So we order take out as we really want to try the Prime Rib Fried Rice. They inform us it will be ready in an hour and that they will send us a text.

    So we proceed to El Cortez! Now before I start, let me tell you I have only ever been to the casinos on the strip up to this point and the “sketchiest” casino has been Circus Circus for me. We walk in there and are blown away, we are not used to this J so I walk by and see $5 baccarat. I have never seen this, I think $2 roulette (never seen this) I was just blown away. Also, some of the locals I saw in there blew my mind, it was definitely an eye opener for me. I have since read reviews on this place and it seems like it provides great odds and the rooms look decent, either way at this point we were deer in headlights lol. My fondest memory of this place was a man in line waiting for the cashier looking to cash a cheque of some sort, his jeans were held together with duct tape, I held my chips close to my pocket at this point with my hand in my pocket as the line got more irritated waiting and personal space a lot more enclosed. We got our text and proceeded to pick up the food at Le Thai, wow!!!! Wow!! Wow!!! The food was fantastic! Could not wait for the next visit and bring my fiancé/wife to this place she will love it! Visiting the remaining casinos on Fremont and speed gambled at all of them collect $1 chips, the intention was to dine and Dash at all of them but got a heater one craps table and stayed almost an hour J. We were approaching 2330 and R and A wanted to head back as a few ladies that we meet had contacted R to let him the would be at Omnia.

    As we arrived on the Strip, R and A went to Omnia, Z decided he would call it a night (his flight back was Monday afternoon and he Board meetings upon his return he needed to be attentive for). This left E and I, E wanted to gamble so we decided to do another casino hop. We cabbed it to PH and started from there. I carried my phone with me this night, I believe we got to PH around 0100. We made our way down through Paris, Ballys, Cromwell, Linq, Harrahs. Harrahs was our final stop as E had been losing most of the way to this point and caught a heater of a BJ table, so we stayed here the longest so he could win his money back and that he did J. Gambling stories were not thing to tell of this trip just the usual up and down on BJ with dealer showing the 6 and a face underneath then a 5 comes to destroy your 20 J. I went a mini heater in roulette I believe I hit an inside number 5 times in a row. I play the inside in Roulette J E and I decide it is time for some bed around 0700 and catch a cab back to MGM. We arrive and text our Significant others good night and a good chuckle. We shared a room, so as we are laying there maybe 10 minutes passed..

    Me: You sleepin?

    E: No…….

    Me: Want to gamble?

    E: Yes…

    So we proceed to get dressed and go to hooters and Tropicana. So the significance of the phone for this part of the trip is, we look at the health data and from 0100 to 0800 I had walked over 25000 steps, we had a good laugh about it. We played until about 0900 and proceeded back to MGM. E and Z were leaving the Monday and he had to pack and I went to go deal with check out, I was moving to Mirage for the back end of my trip. To be continued from the checkout desk….

    Sorry this is a long thread, if people want me to continue I will if not I can stop :)
     
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  2. safe51334

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    Please continue-
    Sounds like you are enjoying your bachelor getaway.
     
  3. Geogran

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    Go for it, Wonka. Love to read how 'winging it' is so productive and interesting - looking forward to the rest.
    You have great recall for a trip that occurred over a year ago - i could barely remember the details of my trip from a week ago :)
     
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    Enjoying it so far! Thanks for posting!

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  5. Wonka

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    So I proceed to the check out desk to settle the bill and any charges we had, as I am standing there, I message R to see where he is at (him and A are slated to stay the Monday and fly out Tuesday night) he responds that he met a local and is at her house J good for him LOL. As I continue to wait, I get a call from a number I have never seen before with my home base area code, for those keeping track I have a total of maybe 5 to 6 hours of sleep at this point, so I decide to pick up the call.

    XXX: Good Afternoon W, this is XXX from Company XYZ, how are you?

    W: excuse me? Who?

    XXX: XXX from Company XYZ, we got your job application a few weeks ago and we wanted to see if you wanted to come in for an interview.

    W: I am really sorry right now, but I am currently in Vegas at a checkout line and I can’t hear you too well. Can you call me back in an hour?

    XXX: no problem.

    So I settle up the bill with no issues they applied whatever comps/express dollars I earned and I was on my way. So I head back up to the room the pack and be on my way to Mirage. The hour passes and I get my call back from XYZ.

    XXX: Good afternoon W, this is XXX, how are you?

    W: I am doing well, sorry I couldn’t quite hear your name? XXX? Ok Thank you, how can I help you?

    XXX: We saw your job application and we are interested in bringing you in for an interview. How does Wednesday work?

    W: I apologize but I am currently in Vegas for my bachelor party and I will not be arriving back in the country until Thursday morning.

    XXX: Ok, then how does Thursday work at 9am?

    W: Let’s make that 11am, so that I have time to arrive.

    So at this point in my life I wasn’t unemployed, I have a great job at the moment, but I was looking to cut down my daily commute and saw a posting for a job with lateral movement professionally and financially with potential to move up. Plus i had applied about 3 weeks prior and didn’t really work on my resume when I applied so didn’t think much of it and it was a surprise to hear from them.

    Anyways call the fiancé to let her know that I had a Job Interview the morning of my return and asked if she could have clothes ready for me, as I would probably crash upon my return to home and wouldn’t have the capacity to pick out the proper clothes that morning. She obliged.. she is the best J puts up with my vegas endeavours and is always supportive.

    I text R to see where he is at, E and Z are leaving that afternoon and we were going to do a brunch. Instead of dropping off our stuff at the bell desk we were going to store our luggage in R and A’s room. R responds that he is back in the lobby and coming to his room, as we leave our room R is making his walking of shame (fame?!) down the hallway, his usual slick back hair out of sorts with half his shirt sticking out. Great visual at the time, we had a great laugh. R was too tired to do brunch, so we stored our luggage in his room.

    E, Z and I proceed to Venetian for brunch at Bouchon. E had recently been there with his GF and was raving about the chicken and waffles, we were all really excited. We arrive at bouchon and order 3 deliriums (its 1000, why not?) and proceed to our the chicken and waffles, “sorry gentlemen, that is a weekend special” we all look at eachother, L oh right it’s Monday! So we order other items on the menu. I don’t remember that part because I was still sad about the no chicken and waffles. We finish up brunch around 1200? And decide we have some time to gamble before the need to head back to MGM and to the airport. So up to this point, I had never really gambled at VP, I have been through it before in the past but never gambled. My goodness, it has turned into one of my favourite places to play, the lighting in there seems bright where if I run a long session I don’t get tired. The CW’s great J, remember my orders and well they are not sore to the eyes as well. Dealers are friendly and engaging, where they don’t seem like they want to take your money (LOL, I know they have no bearing on what cards come out, but it’s always nice to have a “friend” with you J) So we play for about an hour and we are all up about 200-500 not bad again for an hour play. We proceed back to MGM and collect our belongings, E, Z and I proceed to the taxi line and provide our Bromance hugs of good byes. I proceed to Mirage. At this point it will be me at Mirage and R and A at MGM.

    This last leg of trip I wanted because I wanted a few days in Vegas where I could wind down and enjoy vegas on my own, if I wanted to do a 20 hour gambling session, great no one to talk to, if I wanted to skip meals great, if I wanted to lounge at the pool great, you all get the drift here. My best man was suppose to stay with me during this part of trip (from texas) but he had fallen ill the month before and surgery got complicated and was unable to fly. So my last leg was alone.

    So my booking with Mirage is my first real vegas front end comp I have ever dealt with. I guess in my prior trip where I stayed at mirage, my play warranted them sending me offers J I don’t play for comps or any benefits, I play for fun and to win (obviously). So for me looking for a good payout table is not my thing, I rather find a table with a dealer I get a good vibe from or table with a good vibe and play there. Fluctuating my bets as I see fit pending on my mood J. Anyways, I see an offer in my email from Mirage back in April and notice that it had expired on March 31, so I figure what the heck I can just call and worse they can say is no. The offer was for 2 nights (what I needed), so when I call I provide the offer code and players card number, they tell me sorry it is expired,

    W: oh that’s unfortunate, I thought I would try, thank you though!

    Mirage: Give me a minute, (put on hold), Hello W this is XXX (can’t remember her name)I think it was host LOL, I can’t give you the two night offer but I can offer you 3 nights, no resorts fee and a $150 FB.

    W: what?? Absolutely!!

    So yes I lucked out and got comped room for the back end of my trip. I get to the check in and of course my room is not ready L so I leave my bags at bell desk and proceed to my debacle at PGP and roulette. Think I lost $500 in a matter of 3 rolls in roulette L lol and another $300 in PGP in 30 minutes I think I got one drink in. Worse part of roulette was my chain of numbers came out after I left the table and proceeded for a 7 – 10 in a row run, it would have been nice to been on that, as I usually start with $5 inside on each number I bet, then proceed to $10 and $15 inside .. oh well such is the life of gambling! As I lick my wounds on the gambling floor enjoying some chain smoking to get my head together, R calls and asks if he can stay with me for the night.

    R: hey bro, can I stay with you at mirage?

    W: of course, I only have a king bed, so I don’t mind sharing. But wait isn’t A with you? 3 is tight on one bed man, I don’t know…

    R: no, A has wussed out and changed his flight to tonight, he cant handle Vegas.

    W: LOL wow!! Yeah you can absolutely stay with me, just know that if you decide to pick up and bring a girl back to the room, It won’t be awkward for me but I will make it awkward for you.

    R: I wouldn’t expect anything different.

    R and A arrive at Mirage around 1400, and my room is ready. So we proceed to my room I got a nice tower room (where there is only two elevators to it) the room is spacious and they provided me with a strip/volcano view room J it was a nice touch. I tell R and A, I don’t care what they do, other than to shut the F**K up, as I am running on 5 to 6 hours of sleep since Thursday and I need to get some rest so I can go gamble that night, R agrees on needing rest. R and I attempt to sleep, attempt is the main word, as A has the TV on with the volume level which seems EXTREMELy high. So I kind of just lay there for an hour and finally I am fed up and say that I am going to the pool to rest. So the three of us proceed to the pool, I do not get any sleep. I take a dip in the pool, had a few drinks and just lounged but no sleep. We stay at the pool to about 1800 then proceed back to the room, freshen up and grab a quick bite at the deli. R sees off A and I go try to get a nap in of some sort. R arrives back to the room around 2100 (I think I got about 30 minutes of sleep in) and ask what I wanted to do tonight.

    W: I want to sleep for a bit man

    R: ok, well I met someone and we got a table at XS (encore nightclub?!?!) and a bottle if you want to go. We have to be there by 11 though.

    W: I don’t want to do a nightclub, (I went to too many during my early 20’s) I am pushing early 30’s at this point. I want to sleep and go gamble.

    R: pllleeeeeeeease, just for an hour and if you don’t like it we can leave.

    W: Fine, you pr*ck, let me go shower.

    I proceed to shower as I get out, R as the remaining bottle of JD out and we proceed to drink the rest of it (thoughts to myself was this is not going to turn out well) We proceed to XS and get a table, there is two bottles of grey goose(?) not sure at this point it was dark I was tired and I didn’t really care, I just knew my buzz was dying down and I needed a pick me up or I would fade fast. So I proceed to crush a few vodka red bulls (cause that’s bright of me) pretty sure I had a bottle almost all to myself. Its about 0130 at this point, and we proceed to the dance floor to get our groove on lol. I believe Lil Jon DJed that night it wasn’t too bad, I thought it might be a bit to hip hop for me but he proceeded to have some really great mixes so it was a fun time. It approaches 0300 (I had my phone with me) and I am fading so,

    W: R I am going to bounce buddy, its 0300 and I am tired.

    R: just have one more cigarette (we have one)

    W: it’s 0400 I am going to leave now

    R: just one more

    W: one more and I am leaving FOR REAL!!

    So we have one more and I say my goodbyes to friends we made that night and proceed back to Mirage. On my way back I stop off at Deli to order a BLT and a virgin coke, let me tell you the Coke was amazing, I believe that was one of my first virgin drinks all trip. R Calls me at 0445

    R: Hey where did you go?

    W: I am at mirage.. ordering a BLT, don’t worry I shouldn’t eat this all right now so I will save you half in the room.

    R: YOU ACTUALLY LEFT?

    W: I told you I was going to leave, don’t get into too much trouble

    R: ok buddy, see you later, I love you

    W: shut up, J

    So I proceed to eat my BLT and hit the bed for some shut eye around 0530? R gets back to the room at some point and I hear him but keep on sleeping. I wake up around 0830 and I am wired and just ready to go L, so I go get my gambling funds and proceed to VP to play some baccarat lol. I figure their midi game is only 50/hand which is fun. I play until about 1200 and come back to the room I think I was down $200 not bad for 3.5 hours of gambling. R and I proceed to the pool for R&R we stay there until about 1800, just chatting and drinking. We proceed back to the room to refresh and go for dinner. I see him off to the airport about 2100. So this is my last night here as my flight is the next afternoon, I am DEFINITELY NOT sleeping I don’t care how tired I am. Go the room and get my gambling funds, comfortable shoes, pants, t shirt and hoodie (casinos get cold) lol.

    I believe I left the door of room around 2130 to 2200, I proceeded to CP (I am still on the mission of collection $1 chips). I get there and blow $300 in a matter of minutes (it felt like) roulette nothing, PGP, nothing. I decide then that I was playing PGP no more for the rest of trip! There I go to Bellagio and find a craps table, I got on the right time, there were two back to back hot shooters with lots of points made, so made back $200. Then proceeded to Aria? Missed a few points on roulette, wasn’t feeling the vibe so I left there. Went to Cosmo, hit a few points there on roulette won back Aria losses. Really enjoed the vibe but I believe this was pre renovation so it all seemed so compact with the tables so gambling wise wasn’t feeling it. Proceeded to Mandarin, D’OH! They don’t have a casino it’s just a hotel L. Walked over to MC, was doing very well there hit a bunch of roulette numbers until some guy comes beside me extremely bad BO, breath starts talking up near my face and how I should bet this and this. He buys in $15 bucks? At a $15 roulette table and proceeds to bet. I lose my vibe and miss my numbers the next few rolls, so I chip up and proceed to MGM. I had some chips left over from MGM so I cashed up and caught a taxi to VP.

    I believe I arrive at VP around 0100, I proceed to the floor bacarrat tables and there are two 50 games which are full and tables look terrible and two 100 games that also look terrible. So I walk around and make way over to Palazzo, low and behold they have a whole section of Midi Bacarrat games! It was like a kid going into a candy store, so I find a new shoe and a dealer that seems friendly. I proceed to play and their minimums are 25, even better! If I am not feeling a hand but want to bet I only have to wager 25. So I buy in for 500, and play for a little while next thing I notice I am at about 1500. Didn’t even realize, as I had so blacks tucked away on some of my bets. The CC was flowing nicely, playing cards and having a cigarette in your mouth all at the same time is such a great feeling. It was such a euphoric feeling. Dealers and I were laughing, we talked about the wedding, my proposal, their children it was just nice to have good conversation while enjoying a simple game. Either way next thing I knew, it was 0900 LOL. I had played for 8 hours straight and didn’t notice. I decided to chip up and call it a night to gambling endeavours. I debated extending the trip to the weekend but realized I had a job interview. So I drag my feet back to Mirage, grab another BLT J, and proceed to my room. I eat half the sandwich and instead of taking a nap, I proceed to the pool for my last few hours of R&R. I lounge and a few more drinks, then shower and pack my things L I check out of Mirage around 1330 my flight was at 1630? Can’t quite recall, yes I am a worry wart in case security delays or because I have a Canadian passport get held up. Either way I was there checked bag and through security by 1430, L I could have gambled for another 2 hours!!! Oh well, I have my usual popeyes chicken at the airport (it’s become sort of a tradition for me) while I wait for my flight. Flight was straightforward, uneventful and on time (thank you SWA). I land in Buffalo around 2350, slug my way through the airport to baggage claim and get to my car around 0030? I proceed on my drive back home (about hour and 45 minutes) I stop off at the duty free because why not! I pick up a bottle of gold patron for the fiancé (her favourite) and another carton for myself J. I get home around 0230/0300, I decided not to speed and just cruise on my way home as I was running low on energy LOL. I arrive home and the whole time I was in Vegas, my personal email wasn’t coming through so I decided to catch up on my emails. Didn’t get to bed until about 0430, fiancé said welcome home as I woke her up, I proceeded to talk as I was wired about my trip. About 0500 she told me “I miss you and love you, but you need to shut up so I can sleep”, J that’s why I love her LOL. Sleep until about 0900, fiancé tells me to get up since I have an interview, at this point I had 4 hours straight of sleep its like heaven…. I tell her nah it’s ok.. I like my current job.. ill just skip it… im way too tired.

    Fiance: no chance you are, get up, don’t be that A**hole lol

    Me: I want to be that A**hole, I am sooooooo tired I am just going to tank it anyways

    Fiance: get up and just go then come home and sleep.

    So I go freshen up, shave clean, fix my hair and put on the clothes she laid out for me.

    All in all, I go to this interview and just crush it, it was over an hour long and somehow I just powered through, I guess that happens when you know your stuff and don’t need to BS your way through J Either way I got the job and many memories to keep. I can recall a lot of the details and stories because I am fortunate (unfortunate) that I have never experienced blackout drunk, I will drink and drink but have never experienced the point of blackout. I remember the weirdest details/facts of people and things. Do not get me wrong the amount of alcohol consumed should I TKOed me, my crew of people that went had rotations of people not being able to handle the alcohol lol.

    Anyways thanks for reading along, those who pull off a live TR I commend you, I don’t think I can do that. That’s also due to the fact I don’t want to pay for data in states LOL

    For those who read along thank you and hope you enjoyed it. Figure I should include at least one TR in my life. I recently went back with my wife this past April. Just gambling endeavours with her and pool relax time. We are hoping to go again in the fall maybe ill try a live TR then J

    Wonka
     
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  6. Char1

    Char1 High-Roller

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    Great TR, enjoyed reading it.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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  7. WHU66

    WHU66 Low-Roller

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    Great stuff, hope the job worked out and all the best to you and the Mrs!
     
  8. Bonnie60

    Bonnie60 Tourist

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    Great report
     
  9. Edserv

    Edserv Low-Roller

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    Great trip report- how did you remember so many details?!!
     
  10. Wonka

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    LOL my memory is super weird like that unfortunately .. i can recall things extremely well no matter how intoxicated I get. Used to play a lot of poker and i can recall hands/amounts bet/how they bet etc. I guess maybe I didn't drink enough that trip :)
     
  11. Edserv

    Edserv Low-Roller

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    Card counting may be in your future lol
     
  12. keno1958

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    Enjoyed your TR.
    Glad you made it to the interview and congratulations!
     
  13. momo325

    momo325 Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the TR, really enjoyed reading it...
    makes me feel like i'm in Vegas and not at work...
     
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  14. johnnytwofingers

    johnnytwofingers Low-Roller

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    Great report, man that woulda killed me!
     
  15. Drewm1972

    Drewm1972 Low-Roller

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    Awesome TR !!! Congrats on your marriage
     
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  16. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Nice report! I feel like I can't hang compared to that trip!
     
  17. Wonka

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    LOL thought about it.. unfortunately i enjoy the "gambling" aspect too much and the socializing i do at the table with the dealer/pit boss to keep it up :(
     
  18. Wonka

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    Thanks everyone for reading and commenting. Wife and I hope to do a trip in the fall, I might attempt a "live report" if data on my phone permits :)
     
  19. casinokid68

    casinokid68 Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the great trip report. No sleep, drinking and gambling. Awesome!!! Funny about the job interview story. I was just in Vegas 2 weeks ago with my fiancee, and she got a phone call about a job interview, and it was scheduled for the same day we flew home. Our flight was a red eye flight back to NY. We landed at 7 am, and her interview was for 11:30 am. She was stressed out. But she nailed it, and just yesterday got the job. What a coincidence!! LOL
     
  20. breanna61

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    Thanks for sharing your Bachelor Party trip report and congrats on your marriage and the new job.

    We used to fly SWA out of Buffalo but since getting a Westjet Mastercard fly direct out of Toronto. The points add quickly so we get several free flights each year. You may want to look into that.