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Pre-Trip Report (Turning LIVE 3-23-11) Joyglen/VegasBJ/Others?

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by joyglen, Mar 16, 2011.

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  1. joyglen

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    My Trip Report

    Will be arriving 3-23-11 in Vegas with a crew of 7. VegasBJ is coming in from my understanding Friday evening 3-25 and staying at The Wynn. I will be at Planet Ho.

    Lots of things on the agenda to get done.

    Photo Shoot @ Bellagio Fountains and Conservatory/Mirage Volcano/ The Strip, Caesar's Palace and some other stuff for the upcoming Vegas reality show in the works.

    Lion Habitat at MGM with photo shoot.

    Dinner at top of Stratosphere in the revolving restaurant.

    Dune Buggy outing in the desert.

    Terry Fator and Legends in Concert shows.

    Pink's Hot Dogs. Striphouse @ Planet Hollywood. Japonais @ The Mirage. Jasmine Champagne Brunch @ The Bellagio.

    Plan to play Baccarat at Planet Ho, Bellagio, The Mirage and The Wynn.

    Invited to play @ Baccarat Tournament ($300K Jackpot) and drawings in the Baccarat Room at The Mirage Sat. and Sunday.

    Downtown, The Golden Nugget and the street experience.

    Lots more. Will make this report live upon arrival in Vegas.
     
  2. VegasBJ

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    I arrive very late Thursday night on the 24th. Probably will not get much done that night, so will start reporting Friday morning.

    We are driving in after work on Thursday, so will not arrive until late.

    First time at Wynncore, so very interested to see how it is. Visited the casino a few times, but never as a resort guest. My old host from Bellagio is now at the Wynn, so he hooked me up with a Salon Suite - supposed to be @ 2200' sq. ft. Looking forward to checking that out.

    Will also be nice to try out new restaurants, etc. Wife already has her spa packages picked out and reserved.

    No real plans other than the usual - drink, gamble, spend some time with my wife away from the kids.

    Since I had never played there seriously, I had to set up my credit line. Was the easiest thing I have ever done! My host asked me how much I wanted, I told him, and he said it will be all taken care of, just go to the cashiers cage and sign. No credit info, look up, nothing! I guess he either had all my info from before, or they call the other casinos and get it from them. Real simple and convenient!

    Will be playing the usual high limit BJ, craps, and some Bacc when Glen and I meet up.

    Hoping for two good trips in a row!!!
     
  3. joyglen

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    Rich, I want to pass the $200K mark on this one, I need one for the books!

    I need some positive energy and backslapping, high fiving and lots of black chips for tips for the dealers and CW's!!!!

    If I can get something going one night, I will just give the CW a purple chip and ask that she stay with us for a few shoes. Maybe the karma will come full circle????

    Seriously, I am not bullshitting, I thought we had it at The Bellagio but every bet I friggin made north of $5k went to the house.

    I felt like I was in that song by Stealers Wheel. Jokers to the left of me and clowns to the right!!!!
     
  4. VegasBJ

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    Hey, let's do it! I push as hard as anybody with the bets when it gets going. I also tip very well with black chips constantly when playing BJ - that is why all the dealers love me so much at Bellagio and MGM! One time a pit critter was counting down the dealer's tray and wondered where all the black chips went. The dealer pointed to the tip box as we had filled it with almost all the black chips from her tray!

    Last trip was my first playing Bacc so I was just getting my feet wet and comfortable with the bets and patterns.

    Will not be gun shy this time!
     
  5. shifter

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    i'm sorry i'm going to miss this one. :( i'll be trying to bust the house over at the Beau instead. tried to change to Vegas at the last minute, but the flights were too expensive. i hope to hear about more epic shoes!
     
  6. joyglen

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    Andrew, I have an open invite to The Beau from Johnny Bell there but have not taking advantage of that yet. I will def. be down there this summer. I want to go out on their ocean fishing boat they have.

    BTW, the best kick ass BBQ in the world is at The Shed! I love that place. It is worth the short drive down I-10, just go east to exit 57 for (Hwy 57) it is about 10 or 11 miles from Biloxi interstate exit and it will be on the north side of the I-State and on the west side, your left. It is in with the trailer park/rv campground there. Parking is hard at night but you can always park across the street at the Shell station on the side road. When I was down there with my guys for our Hurricane Katrina contracts we loved this place. It has been featured on all the Travel Channels and Food Networks since. The place was built from dumptser diving and their food is out of this world, promise you! If you like BBQ, that is the real deal. They usually have kick ass local bands playing outside the place most every night.
     
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    I am heading in on the 24th and staying at the Cosmo. It would be nice to learn some Bacc from you guys.
     
  8. saugamike

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    Sounds like fun - go get em guys! And of course, take pics of the loot! :beer:
     
  9. shifter

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    Johnny Bell is a good guy. i actually work with a different host on a regular basis because i started working with her before i met him and she takes good care of me, but he always makes sure i'm taken care of. i'm looking at heading to Vegas for July 4 for the UFC fight, but maybe in August you should come down and we can meet there. i've been trying to get VegasBJ to come down and meet me there also, so maybe we can all meet there in August.

    i'm driving down there this time because my wife prefers it to flying such a short distance, so i'll have to stop by that BBQ place and try it out on the way down.
     
  10. VegasBJ

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    August will be tough for me as gone in the middle of the month on a cruise for 3 weeks, and then first week is spent doing a 65 mile hike with my son in the Sierras through Kings Canyon.

    How far is that drive for you?
     
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    well the weather is better in Sept/Oct anyway, so maybe we can shoot for then. the drive is about 5.5 hours without any stops and good traffic. it's a little longer than i prefer (i'll do 4 hours anytime), but it's not bad. it's bad when there's an accident or heavy traffic or something and it takes 7-8 hours. that's how it was when we drove there over Thanksgiving weekend and it sucked.
     
  12. joyglen

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    Rich, I got a email from Susan @ The Wynn, she is looking forward to meeting you. She is a great contact there!

    T-4
     
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    Sounds like fun ,guys. I would like to be a fly on wall watching the bacarat action. Good Luck on the tourney.

    If you see a fly land on the table don't swat it . LOL
     
  14. joyglen

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    T -1 to start my trip and T-2 to land in Vegas.

    Added a VIP tour at The Mirage of The Secret Garden and viewing of their rare 5 breeds of big cats and up close and personnel including photo with the dolphines there.

    Mandalay Bay Aquaruim.

    Showcase Mall to act like a bunch of little kids in chocolate land.
     
  15. denluvslv

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    I hope you guys have a great time in Vegas.:beer::beer::beer::beer:
     
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    hah I would love to tag along with you high rollers just once LOL seems like so much fun, don't think my $25-$50 a hand gets me in though haha
     
  17. joyglen

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    Rich, let me know when you get in, text me.

    Thursday we will be shooting st The Bellagio, C.P. and The Mirage. In the afternoon we will be hanging at The Mirage for a period of time and then going to see Legends in Concert. I can break away after the concert to meet up.
     
  18. VegasBJ

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    OK, I get in pretty late Thursday night but will let you know
     
  19. joyglen

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    We can meet for a drink. Something we really didn't do last time. Just text me, I am leaving in a few hours for the airport. Be there tomorrow. Drive safe.
     
  20. Tuna

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    So much forvit turning live, huh?
     
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