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Riding Solo on business trip May 9th-May12th - Advice?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by BradB28, Apr 27, 2016.

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  1. BradB28

    BradB28 Tourist

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    Hi y'all,

    Southern gent visiting Vegas on business for the first time. Any advice on best places to play Black Jack? Also any good places for meet and greets?

    Thanks,
    Garrett
     
  2. jamesxnj

    jamesxnj VIP Whale

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    Tell everyone where you are staying and that will help for some suggestions..Remember to play a BJ table that is a true3/2 payout as opposed to 6/5 (Tourist trap) and if you are staying on the Strip good tables may be hard to find,but downtown and off-strip easier.GL
     
  3. Camp Rusty

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    Have fun......is it a real " pay attention and sign things" or " pretend to pay attention" and sleep in the seminar trip ? :):):)

    Maybe tack an extra day on the end so you can have a dedicated party night ?

    I have done both kinds of trips, both fun, just a little different, obviously. Had a Vegas Virgin buddy go for a three day computer animation class......completely missed the second day due to giant football drinks on the Strip the first night he only remembers as being "red". Day three was a total educational loss :drunk:

    Like jamesxnj noted, find the good paytables for your games.

    My only other advice is drink a lot of water all day long whether you are in meetings or out and about..........and log your expenses every time you walk in your room. I always end up with a wad of receipts and a fuzzy memory on the plane ride home, paying way more out of pocket than I should have due to complete Vegas induced organizational incompetence. :cry:

    Oh yea.....one more thing.....maybe put a $20 on your favorite football team to win the Super Bowl. Several years ago, '99 I think......the Rams were 200:1 underdogs and they won.....20$ bet paid $4K :thumbsup:

    Good luck !

    Rusty :peace:
     
  4. spdandpwr

    spdandpwr Low-Roller

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    Great advice so far! I had a work trip that began on a Monday and ended on Weds. I find that's not enough time to enjoy Vegas so I tacked on an extra 4 nights. Best decision ever. Vegas is fun, but, at the same time, you have to be sure you don't make a fool of yourself in front of your cohorts.

    Here are my tips (they work for me, at least):
    - Take pictures of all the receipts you can expense for work (I don't have to code my expenses so long as it adheres to the daily spending limits I'm good -- hope this applies to you too)
    - Drink lots of water! Vegas is dry and I find I can drink longer and harder when I'm well hydrated -- as well, I don't get hangovers when I hydrate
    - Do some planning. I tried a do Vegas by the seat of my pants trip before and it wasn't fun...it was a tad boring and then when I found stuff to do, it was too late
    - Budget your money. I like daily spending limits for gambling. This way you prevent yourself from not having any money on the subsequent days
    - Keep your phone charged and schedule naps. Naps allow you to power through the night (I find Vegas more fun when the sun goes down)
    - If you visit Old Vegas, visit it at night. It's so much more fun at night -- the lights are bright, there are crowds upon crowds of people and there's generally more excitement at night. I made the mistake of going in the afternoon (for my first time there) and thought it was really boring. I gave old Vegas a second chance and plan on making it a point to visit there on every trip.

    That's all I can think of now. Good luck and have fun! You'll get addicted, I'm sure!
     
  5. nostresshere

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    Go slow during meeting days. Party more after.

    Personally, I would go for a cheaper hotel since it is just you. Four extra days? Some would say it was great. Some would be bored doing a week solo.

    Do the nicer/expensive meals on those days you are able to expense it.

    As to where.. so hard to say. Either the hotel you are already at, or maybe switch it up a little after the meeting time.

    Meet and greet? No idea.
     
  6. BradB28

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    Thanks rusty,
    It is a seminar I can sleep through. Will be staying at Mandalay Bay Delano. Any places you recommend going on the strip at night? Is it as crazy as people say, have no idea what to expect.
     
  7. Camp Rusty

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    Nice places to stay, that will be fun.

    Crazy........sure can be if you aim it in that direction :banana::woohoo::headbang:

    I guess post check in, go get your players card and a map of the hotel, a beer, and orient yourself in your home casino. Then if it was me I'd find the Sports Book and put down a losing baseball bet on the Mariners for that night......then put $20 on #29 on roulette for one spin. I am sure it would be time for more beer at that point.

    Eventually in your trip work your way to center Strip, maybe take the monorail to Bally's, then start with the Bellagio fountains. Wander your way up to the City Center complex.....Aria, Cosmopolitan, I enjoy the architecture of these huge buildings so that is one thing I always am checking out. Wynn is also a beautiful hotel.

    Mid Strip after dark is really an amazing light show, and lots of people there to enjoy the whole scene.

    Is there anything you have heard about or have seen on television/movies you are interested in seeing first hand ? That's always a fun place to start. The caveat there being everything on the Strip is wayyyyyyy farther away than it seems. Wear your urban assault shoes if you are a walker.

    Or......the old standby.......just go straight from the seminar to a BJ table at your hotel and don't leave until until you need to shower for the next day's meeting :wink2:

    You really can't go wrong exploring mid Strip for two or three hours, then back to gambling :poker:
     
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