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Semi live 10.1 to 10.6. Palazzo and Cosmo

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by firstkill, Oct 2, 2013.

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  1. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    About the trip

    I scheduled a conference in Vegas for my continuing education. My wife and I need the credits. Good chance to catch up with some friends from school.

    Choosing the hotels.
    Original plans were aria and Cosmo.

    I like aria a lot. So I booked it via mlife website. Week days free. Better and easier than my flakey host. Cosmo for Friday and Saturday through my host.

    I get a call out of the blue from my Ventian palazzo host. They ask me when I'm coming again. Last time I was there was April. Maybe played 6 deck for $ 125 for an hour. I'm guessing this was more of a feeler. I used to stay here before the Sheldon debacle. Any ways offered 3 night. $125 food. Wife remembered she liked it a lot from before.

    Aria out. Palazzo now for 10.1 to 10.4. Cosmo still the same. Terrace suite fir and sat. Gotta deal with food on the back end. But I like my host so no trust issues yet.

    On 9.28 I snuck out to our local joint to test my luck. Seems to running fine. 500 buy in. Gun shy at local Indian casino. Harder to stomach a loss here

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  2. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    Day 1. 10.1

    Wife is pissed at my local trip. "What is wrong with u. Vegas is in a few days". Ugg mood is just so so now

    Leaving Los Angeles. I'm driving up wife is flying up that night after work.
    Decide to take the SUV. I think 2 other friends got 1 way tickets and I will drive them back.

    Drive no issues. 270 miles by my self through a desert. No run in with highway patrol :thumbsup: self park at Cosmo. Meet up some friend for lunch.

    Go to high limit. It's dead. Awesome just the way I like it. I'm superstitious. I'm always that guy who buys in short. Of course I'll rebut. Proceed to buy in at a 200 table for 600. Bank only had 20s this am. Proceed to do well. Miss all my doubles and get clobbered down to 3 chips. Green card comes. New shoe. Sweet.

    6 decks come out of the machine. I do my little trick with the cut card. Boom cut we are off. Place my remaining chip on the circle. Pattern seemed to be win 2 lose one. It held for maybe 15 hands or so. I was flat betting mostly due to bank roll size. This time I was 4/6 on my doubles. I lot a ace respit 3x. No face with any of then. Got killed by a 6 up. Picture under. Deal draws a 2. Over all shoe was decent. Under up back to 1k.

    Friends come down. Distract me on my next cut. Skipped all my rituals. I couldn't walk. So they were going to get a table. Estiatorio milo. Love this place. So off I go on this shoe.

    Good start. Back and forth. Then this amazing streak of doubles and splits come. I'm mostly a basic strat player. But if I'm on tilt or running hot ill double my 8 against a dealer 4 to 6. And I'll double my 9 against a dealer 2 -6

    So my result
    $325 for 1.5 hours. No clue how it was only 3 shoes. Dealer and supervisor and I must of been talking too much.

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    Later on. Go to the conference. Pick up stuff. Get my badge to make it legit. Off to palazzo. Check in. No issues. It's dead. Half tables are closed. Dealers falling asleep at tables.

    Start on craps. 2 people. Myself and a friend. I like 2 slots from stick man on the left. They like end of table on the right of stick. First go around. He gets number and 7 out. I do my usual. Number 2 come bets with full odd. Next number a 7. I'm on par with most my craps trip. We both fire at it one more time. Did pretty well. Dug myself out a 400 hole plus positive 800.

    Jeff to box man comes and hands me the flier for gambling problem hotline. Have a good laugh.
    Frien wants to play paigow. First hand he plays. Gets 4 aces. 25 to one bonus. I get crap. Push a lot and lose a few. Action is too slow. Ply some dd pitch for 125/ hr x 2.5 hrs and drop the craps wining. No pictures. Decide to rest and eat Grimaldi pizza


    Drop off my friends at Luxor. Get a txt from my wife saying flight delayed. Play some 21 at Luxor. Arg only split ace once. Didn't know that rule at Luxor. Blah. Up and down. Wining shoe. Mid shoe get a txt from my wife. " where are you ". Flight actually on time. Good thing I have evidence txt that she was going to be late. I'm already in the doghouse fron earlier gambling trip. Color up mid wining shoe. Rush to airport

    No issues. Mood is better. Grudge is gone. Vegas charm lol. She calls her friends. We meet at Cosmo have some drinks. Too much estrogen for me. Back to high limit. Checked out talon room. Dead 1 person playing baccarat. One guy playing 500 min 21 but didn't know what he was doing. House didn't want me to join.

    Go down stairs to high limit. Buy in for 1k. Up and down. Hit a little streak.
    Wife text me. I color and call it a night
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  3. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    Sorry for the fragmented posts

    this trip I'm trying some discipline.
    Win goal 5k per day.
    2.5k loss a day I'll stop.
    Friday And sat if Lady Luck is on my side I'm going to push.

    It's a little easier to set goals when the wife is around. Otherwise I've been know to play 20 plus hrs straight.

    I owe Cosmo play time. 5 day absent means new trip. So I'll play there daily. Good thing I actually like it here. Dealers are nice. Pit crew are nice.

    Palazzo no feeling. Don't love the energy here or lack of energy. Thinking back, here and Caesars palace always kills me. Not sure why I stayed here.

    Activities planned. Indoor sky diving. Outlet shopping. Many meals off strip. Attending alumni dinner and in and out of the conference
     
  4. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    10.2

    All logic goes out the window. No discipline
    Should have, could have. Sat down went up and down. Had a mini run. Up 1.5k. Push hard and now down 4k total.

    Trip is now going to focus on a lot of hit and runs instead of positive progression.

    Fk
     
  5. Huddler

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    Enjoying your Trip Report! Keep it coming! Let us know your average bet and time played after each session if you dont mind.
     
  6. CVG2LAS

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    Loving this trip report. Your style of trip is very familiar! Good job with the play by play.
     
  7. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    10.3.

    Forgot to say I'm a part time waiter for my wife. Coffee, orange juice. Strawberry croissant at buchon bakery.

    Yes ma'am as I go down. I get distracted by roulette. Damn. 17, 20. Never shows up. So I walk out of palazzo towards Venetian. Get distracted by black jack. I figure I could get a few shoes in before the mrs gets suspicious

    At this point, it's early in the day so I
    1. Don't want to pissed off.
    2. Gotta bring back food for my wife
    3. No longer care of average bet, theo, rating. I just wanted a damn win.

    My hit and run tactic settles for 300 buck profit Get my self the last strawberry croissant and head back.

    Now I out of my chauffeur hat, and take the mrs and her friends to the outlet.
    I'm surprised no one has tried to open a bank of slot machines at a outlet mall. Only primm has th casino outlet mall thing.

    I mean they have them at gas stations, grocery markets.

    Okay enough rambling, New strategy. Collect a lot of little wins.

    Side note mlife went to zero. Played at mandalay at 175 x 1.5hrs Got me 7k tier credits. Seems like. The 30 per dollar per hour is close

    Okay off to the outlet mall with the wife. :vomit:


    Did some retail therapy at the north outlet malls. Came back to palazzo.
    Was going to low play it since I went on tilt last night.

    Played with a friend. We both bought in for 600. We played shared. So at the end we chop the remaining chips. Makes blackjack a little easier as one seat is usually better than the other.

    I quickly lose my 600. So disgusting. All my doubles blanked. Dealer didn't bust. All my 17 fall to dealer 18. 19s fall to 20s. My partner is floating. We have to move mid shoe. That ugly. Move to a different table. Same crap happens. We are down to the last 75. Of course we get a double and have to reach in our pockets.

    Score we hit the double. 1st base caught fire, we climb out of a 1125 deficit. And color up with 1120 total. 40 loss for us each.

    Screw gambling today. I'm going to retire for the night

    Fk
     
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  8. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    10.4.2013

    Whooooo weekend. Getting out of palazzo. The self parking there is excellent

    Checking in at Cosmo. VIP check in.
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    Not much in there. Coffee, tea bags, citrus water. Apples oranges.
    Very friendly staff, maybe on the fake side?

    Identity members get some arrival amenity and upgraded turn down
    I've been here many times and haven't gotten either.

    Front desk staff have have no idea. But they know your level when checking in. She made a note that I'm plat so we will see if the promised items come through.


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    On my way out my arrival amenity comes

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    Seems like a box of random snack, of 99cent store quality.

    Lunch! Then gambling.

    Played in the high limit room at Cosmo
    Only one memorable hand. Dealer 7. Ace ace. Sweet ill split them. I get another ace. Then I get a 5 a 2 a 5. Fck. Sweating bullets. Feeling doom. Dealer flips a 4. Dealer 11. Starting to get nervous again Dealer draws a 4. 15. Draws a 9 and busts. Sweet win

    Rest of the night it was a battle. Nothing special. Tried roulette. I can see why it's addicting, I tried to chase the complete 17 and 20. Only hit it once lol.

    Craps had 2 good session. But mostly wiped out by the rest of the table.

    Tomorrow is the last day for major gambling. Sunday I just take it easy if I'm up.

    Fk
     
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  9. VegasGarden

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    Good luck - thanks for the report
     
  10. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    10.5

    Ended up sleeping at 5 am then waking up at 9
    Shower and head to high limit at Cosmo

    Get murdered the first half shoe. Dealer suggest I color and go to the bathroom so she can start another. Okay I do that. Come back and I cut.

    Start out with splitting aces again. Picture, picture. Sweet! Dealer has 14 and hits a 7. Argggggggg. Push. Lose my ass off again. My friend comes down. Tries to play with me. We both get busted. If he's asking me walk away it's serious.

    Tried our luck at aria, won a little. Moved to bellagio to eat the buffet. Won a little.

    So far this trip. 2 melt downs for more than 3.5k each. Many small wins in the 800 to 1200 range. Down a little now.

    Also dropping a hundred here and there on roulette chasing 8, 11, 17, 20.

    Will make one more push tonight and see what happens

    Fk
     
  11. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    Bah, losing trip

    Tonight was rough, up and down. One bad shoe with nothing exciting. Just bad cards every where.

    Lost 10% of bankroll so not terrible.

    I'll update average bet after I speak with my host

    Mlife tc is impossible to track as I go in and out and move around frequently

    Fk
     
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    My friend is now officially not allowed to ever come back to Mandalay Bay.

    When leaving the club Light, she decided to use the pole/curtains (the ones for the performers/entertainers) She climbed up high to do some acrobatics on them. So security escorted her out.

    Oceans 11 style, when Mr Ocean was placed in a room without windows. ID and information was taken down, and was placed on a black list for mandalay bay. Good thing is, she skipped the taxi line as they escorted her directly to a taxi to get her off the property.
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    Lucky Rice event

    Totally worth it, many samplers of local vegas asian places. Free gin based drinks (included in the ticket cost)
    Saw Top Chef winner Kristin Kish, and runner up Brooke Williamson.

    It was a total "foodie" event.

    Local places that I recommend
    Raku, its an Izakaya/yakitori place
    Monte Ramen

    The rest were hotel restaurants that had an Asian theme.

    one of the better foodie food truck/food gathering/events that I have been too.

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    As for the gambling, 6 days is too much for me. It messed up my whole schedule and now im paying the price Monday morning.

    Gamble tally
    Cosmo $250 average for 10 hrs. computer says I lost 1400. Not sure how accurate, im not that good of keeping track. I threw away quite a bit chasing numbers on roulette.

    Mlife too messy as I played all sorts of crap from luxor to Monte Carlo. Most of my play was at Aria and Bellagio for quick session as I was walking around.

    TC earned 29,266 with 3750 coming from the buffet.

    Didn't do much at Palazzo. Did not step foot into a CET property

    any questions on Cosmo Property/Idenity club let me know.

    A lot of tables of double deck 21 with terrible rules. Still has good rules for black jack in high limit. The 8 deck game is fair.

    Only one roulette with single zero in high limit. 25 min with quarters only.

    I got the arrival ammenity

    I never got the turn down service

    resort fee stuff such as movie/gym/wifi was all waived up front with comped rooms.

    used up around 400 in food/beverage.

    The tier status is truly worthless at cosmo

    fk
     
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