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Quick trip but nice win

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by parallax, Jan 23, 2015.

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  1. parallax

    parallax Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I was not going to submit a report because this was mainly a business trip. I went to Vegas last week for a continuing legal education seminar. I was staying an off-strip hotel that did not have a casino. On the first full day, after 8 hours of listening to speakers, I had a quick dinner with some fellow participants and then had to attend to some urgent work matters. On the second and last day of the seminar, a member (who was also in attendance) of one of the law firms that my company works with offered to take me dinner. A couple of other people tagged along and we decided to go to RM Seafood.

    I couldn't go to Vegas and not gamble. Fortunately, the other people in the group had the same idea. We sat down at the $50 DD blackjack table next to the Eyecandy Lounge. With Mandalay Bay being my home base, I was able to take a marker out for $2500. For the next 45 minutes, everyone at the table had the run of their life. We won about 90% percent of our hands and wagered aggressively. When I lost, it was typically a low wager. I won the first 10 hands of the initial shoe. I won every double down and split. I had only one other run like this before but it was back in the days that I was more comfortable betting red chips instead of green and black chips.

    When the new dealer was about ready to come, we decided to play one more hand. I was up $8800. I wanted to reach 10k. So I bet $1200 and bet $100 for the dealer. I won that hand with a 20. I paid off my marker and pocketed 10k. The other 3 walked away with 11k, 7.7 and 6k respectively.

    After dinner, I had to go back and work but it was not easy. Unfortunately, this nice profit will likely be used to pay off the AMT tax that I will owe Uncle Sam.
     
  2. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

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    WOW!!! What a GREAT time sounds like...
     
  3. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    awesome hit!

    its the best when all the split and doubles go your way!
     
  4. parallax

    parallax Low-Roller

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    Then only time I had a run like that was at GVR about 14 years ago. The difference was that I won about 1200. The dealer was just smiling. She said it had been awhile since she had dealt a run like that. The funny thing is tha if I had been there for my typical trip I would have been less aggressive in my bets.
     
  5. jamesxnj

    jamesxnj VIP Whale

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    Wow nice session! but what exactly do you mean about the tax?
     
  6. vacationaddict

    vacationaddict Tourist

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    Wow Great Run!
     
  7. RockyBalboa

    RockyBalboa VIP Whale

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    That is the type of run that we all dream of! Excellent win!

    You're right about playing more aggressively when you know you won't be there for much time. I have done the same but never with the same luck!
     
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