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Solo Birthday trip 1/24-1/29 MGM Grand

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by clarissamaeb, Jan 24, 2016.

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  1. clarissamaeb

    clarissamaeb Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Yayyy I'm finally at the airport about to board. Direct from Honolulu so I'll be landing at 3:30 pm and checking into MGM Grand. This trip might be strange cuz I'm solo or maybe that will make it better. :) I'll get to do whatever I want when I want instead of sitting around waiting for my hungover friends to finally get after an all nighter at the clubs. I'm hoping for some cooler weather especially at night. I live in Waikiki and can barely stand it. Just SO HOT all the time.

    My number one goal is obviously to win but my second goal since I'm solo is to not get so shitfaced that I can't find my room.

    The tentative plans I've made so far are just for food
    -lago
    -crush
    -brand
    -herringbone

    And probably some happy hours to distract me from gambling. I'm mostly a slot player since I'm a little uncomfortable at tables alone but I do like to play pai gow. I'm finally implementing the envelope system this time to make the bankroll last. Since I'm alone I would worry that the boredom will make me eat up my bankroll right away. I'm open to meet ups if there any friendly people out at the same time. :) wish me luck.
     
  2. Elf70

    Elf70 Low-Roller

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    Good luck! I prefer solo trips. I hope yours is great.
     
  3. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

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    Good luck. Happy Hour at the pub @ Monte Carlo is nice if you like beer. Walking from MGM I'd say get a pint at Pour 24 at nyny and then move onto the pub and then to Todd English.
     
  4. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

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    Good luck!
    I will arrive at MGM Grand on Wed.
     
  5. 6Mermaids

    6Mermaids Low-Roller

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    You will have a blast. Solo trips seem intimidating but they are so much fun! I am a female in my mid thirties and travel solo to Vegas often. My best advice if you think you are going to get shit faced is to gamble at the MGM in the evening so you can just stumble upstairs to your room.

    I get there Thursday evening if you want to grab a drink or play on the tables/slots. I am a blackjack player but have always wanted to learn pai gow.

    I guarantee you will not get bored!!!
     
  6. callmegeorge

    callmegeorge Tourist

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    Good luck all of you heading up there soon and can't wait to see your TR! I'm arriving Saturday evening- hope you meet up if anyone plays at Total Rewards :)
     
  7. weas

    weas Low-Roller

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    Don't be afraid to play the table games especially Pai Gow, I am a 71 yr old female and often travel to Vegas by myself and love playing table games.
     
  8. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good luck!
     
  9. RockyBalboa

    RockyBalboa VIP Whale

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    Good luck and have fun

    Solo trips are great!
     
  10. Autoxer

    Autoxer Tourist

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    I love solo trips!!! No plans to coordinate with others and I'm on my own schedule. Also I would get more SH&T faced when I was with others..Have Fun!!!
     
  11. Lovegas95

    Lovegas95 Low-Roller

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    Good luck!
     
    Must...Go...To...Vegas!
  12. clarissamaeb

    clarissamaeb Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the well wishes! I've landed.
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    Goodbye hot humid Hawaii

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    Rum punch to get started
     
  13. clarissamaeb

    clarissamaeb Low-Roller

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    Checkin is a mile long
     
  14. chess

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    Good luck !! I'll be flying to Waikiki on Saturday !
     
  15. clarissamaeb

    clarissamaeb Low-Roller

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    My first tiny win[​IMG]
     
  16. clarissamaeb

    clarissamaeb Low-Roller

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    Yay for Bier Haus![​IMG]
     
  17. sammowhammo

    sammowhammo VIP Whale

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    Nice start! take a picture of your room number - in case you do get shitfaced.... I've heard that is a good idea.
     
  18. slots4fun

    slots4fun Tourist

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    We do this at the beginning of most trips, LOL. HAVE FUN!
     
  19. clarissamaeb

    clarissamaeb Low-Roller

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    Oh it was the first thing I did. Then I was starving but wanted to gamble instead of eat. So I'm having bloody Mary's cuz that's food right?
     
  20. clarissamaeb

    clarissamaeb Low-Roller

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    And it's awkward being solo. Everything is packed for the football game. I couldn't even sit at a bar if I wanted to.
     
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