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Sunset Station / Red Rock - Trip Report (8/2207 - 8/30/07)

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  1. cruiser

    cruiser High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Brenda and I returned from 8 days/nights in Las Vegas a couple days ago staying at the Sunset Station Hotel & Casino the first five days/nights (8/22 - 8/26) before heading to Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa the next three days/nights (8/27 - 8/29). This was our 14th trip to Vegas over the past five years, our fifth time staying at Sunset Station and our third time staying at Red Rock. You can check out their websites at:

    http://www.sunsetstation.com
    http://www.redrocklasvegas.com

    We called our host at Sunset Station and told her we wished to stay five nights beginning Wednesday, 8/22. We were then offered three nights (Wed. 8/22, Thurs. 8/23, & Sun. 8/26) at a casino rate of $45.00 (plus tax) and the two more expensive nights (Fri. 8/24 & Sat. 8/25) would be comped up-front. I contacted out host at Red Rock and told her we wished to stay three nights at Red Rock beginning Monday, 8/27 and was offered three nights at a casino rate of $80.00 (plus tax) per night. For some reason neither Sunset Station, Red Rock, or Green Valley Ranch sent us any mail offers for free nights in August. That's okay, we've never had to pay for a room at Sunset Station and figured we'd gamble enough this trip to have all five nights comped at Sunset Station. We didn't expect to have any nights comped at Red Rock but $80.00 (plus tax) per night (during the week) is still a great deal.

    For those of you not familiar with our gambling habits, since I've given up playing blackjack (a couple of really bad beats can do that), we pretty much stick to playing full pay deuces wild video poker. We play quarter machines, max coins (5).

    I also decided that while at Sunset Station, I would play in some of their Poker Tournaments. On Wednesday through Sunday, there is an 11am No Limit Hold-em Tournament with a $50.00 buy-in and re-entries (for another $50) allowed during the first hour. These were the tournaments that I was interested in.

    As with our previous trips to Las Vegas, Brenda and I agreed that if we both got a Royal Flush (playing Deuces Wild video poker) on the same day, we would treat ourselves to massages when we got back to Austin.

    Day 1 (Wednesday, 8/22)

    We're up at 3:30am and out the door heading for the Austin-Bergstrom airport. No problem with traffic at that hour and we parked at the (relatively) new "Fast Park" parking lot which is minutes from the airport. It's covered parking and the rates are reasonable. After taking a shuttle to the airport, we made our way through security and then grabbed a couple breakfast tacos and headed for our gate. Flight was fine, arriving in Phoenix for a one hour layover. The plane is late coming into Phoenix from who knows where. We're supposed to arrive in Las Vegas at 9:05am and the Shuttle to Sunset Station leaves the airport from level 0 at 9:30am. That doesn't leave us much time to grab out bags and head to level 0. Uh oh - plane doesn't land until 9:10 or so. We head to the baggage carousels knowing it'll still take a while before the bags start coming down. At 9:15, Brenda (a.k.a. Wifey) heads down to where the Shuttle will be to let the driver know we're waiting on our bags. I finally got all our bags and head to the elevator on lower level 0 when Wifey calls me on my cell phone. Hurry! Okay, almost outside. Wonderful - we made the shuttle. If we missed it, we would have taken a cab which would have cost us somewhere in the vicinity of $25-$30 (plus tip). We arrive at Sunset Station, tip the shuttle driver, and head to the front desk to see if they have a room ready for us. Nope, we'll have to leave the bags with the guys at the bell desk.

    By 10:00am, we're sitting at the video poker machines. Where's the drink lady? We play the "optimum" video poker machines. With these machines, for every $2 cycled through, you get 1 point added to your account. We found one bank of (8) $.25 MG/MD Optimum Uprights" and another bank of 7 Optimum uprights along a wall near Hooters.

    I leave to sign up for the 11am No Limit Hold-em Poker Tournament. $50 buy-in for $2500 in tournament chips. No rebuys but re-entry (not sure what the difference is) and alternates allowed in first hour. Winners are paid in accordance with number of tables and player count, from the prize pool (80% of the entry fees). There are 20 minute rounds starting at $25 & $50 blinds. I head back to video poker machines and play until just 10:50am. This is my second trip where I plan to play in several "in casino" No Limit Hold-em Poker Tournaments. Last December, I won one of these 11am poker tournaments and received $600 for that win. Today, I last 55 minutes. I remember absolutely nothing else about this tournament. It's only day 1 and as usual, my note taking is already a bit shaky. It was another great learning experience and well worth the $50 entry fee.

    Head back to video poker machines at 12:20pm but only play until 12:30. Time to feed Wifey. We decide to go to the Sunset Cafe for lunch and we're back at our video poker machines by 1:15pm. We grab some fast food for dinner at our machines. Wifey has a veggie bowl from Panda express and I grab something else a bit later from Panda Express. By 4pm, we're switching to Merlot. Wifey calls it a night by 5:20pm but I decide to keep playing until 9pm. I'm off to a slow start for this trip if I'm going to beat Wifey.

    Day 1 Gambling Summary (Sunset Station):

    Me
    - down $450.00 (5 'wild royals')
    - down $50.00 (Poker tournament entry fee)
    - down $500.00 for the trip
    Wifey
    - up $90.00 (10 'wild royals', 1 'four deuces')
    - up $90.00 for the trip

    Day 2 (Thursday, 8/23):

    We're both up at 3:57am to begin a new day in Las Vegas (actually, Henderson). I left $5 on the pillow and asked housekeeping if she could please leave extra soap, lotion, and shampoo which she did after making up the room. I did this every morning on this trip. We stop at the Sunset Cafe for breakfast and by 5am, we're sitting at our video poker machines. Where's the drink lady? As I recall, the first couple mornings at Sunset Station, we had to wait over an hour for our first drink of the day. Finally, at 5:35am, the drink lady comes by and we order our first drinks of the day. She returns with our drinks just as Wifey hits her "Royal Flush" for $1000.00. Very nice! Just after 9am, I head to the poker room to pay my $50 learner's fee to play in this morning's 11am No Limit Hold-em poker tournament. I play VP until about 10:45am and head to the poker room while Wifey heads off for some lunch. I decided to grab some lunch after the tournament. 5 minutes before noon (when we break for 10 minutes), I was chip leader at my table and flopped a set (three 2's) which I slow played all the way to the river which was a big mistake. I lost to a flush on the river. Darn - didn't see that coming. I took a big hit to my chip stack that hand. 10 minute break. After a few more hands, a make it to the final table of 10. I'm a short stack but manage to double up twice quickly. Then I went all in again with a pair of 8's. I was up against A-Q and lost the hand when an A came on the river. This was fun and I think I'll try again tomorrow.

    At about 12:25pm, head back to tell Wifey all about it and get back to playing video poker. We play until about 5:05pm and then head to their Capri Italian Restaurant for dinner. It was very good. No room for dessert. Back to our machines by 6:10pm. Wifey plays until 7:20pm and calls it a night. I play until about 10:30pm.

    Day 2 Gambling Summary (Sunset Station):

    Me
    - down $150.00 (18 'wild royals', 1 'four deuces')
    - down $50.00 (Poker tournament entry fee)
    - down $700.00 for the trip
    Wifey
    - up $740.00 (21 'wild royals', 1 'royal flush')
    - up $830.00 for the trip

    Day 3 (Friday, 8/24):

    We're up at 4:09am and out the door by 4:47am, heading back to the Sunset Cafe for breakfast. By 5:25am, we're back at our video poker machines. By 10:45am, I head to the Poker Room for another shot at the 11am poker tournament. This time, I last until just before noon (just before the break). It was still fun and I'll probably try again tomorrow. I'm back with Wifey at the video poker machines by noon.

    We were talking to a local player who asked us if we knew where the other optimum machines were located and he didn't realize that we weren't locals ourselves. We explained we were from Austin, TX and have been coming to Sunset Station twice a year for the last few years. After awhile, this gentleman left and then came back and told us about a "known to locals only" special promotion that was going on until 8/30. If you earn 200 points that day, you can go to the rewards center and get a comp for breakfast at the buffet feast. If you earn 400 points, you could get a comp for lunch at the buffer feast, and for 600 points you could get a comp for dinner at the buffet feast. On Sundays, for 600 points, you could get a comp for their brunch. You can get two comp gifts per day which meant if you earned enough points in one day, you could get a comp for 2 for breakfast, lunch, or dinner or some combination of 2 comp gifts as long as you earned enough points. And the great thing about this "secret" promotion was that it doesn't cost you any points. That is, you get the comps without having any points taken off your account. That was a fantastic promotion known only to locals who received a postcard telling them about the promotion. Fortunately, we were able to take advantage of this promotion because we heard about it and had no problem earning enough points each day. So we played until 4:30pm and then each of us got our dinner comp for the buffet feast. I loved the fact that it didn't cost us any points - we just needed to have earned enough points that day. What a deal! It only cost us the tip I left after dinner.

    By 5:10pm, dinner is over and we head back to our video poker machines. Wifey plays until 6:10 and I stop at 7:30pm.

    Day 3 Gambling Summary (Sunset Station):

    Me
    - down $300.00 (17 'wild royals')
    - down $50.00 (Poker tournament entry fee)
    - down $1050.00 for the trip
    Wifey
    - down $300.00 (11 'wild royals', 1 'four deuces')
    - up $530.00 for the trip

    Day 4 (Saturday, 8/25):

    We're up at 2:57am and Wifey declares this to be "Hubby Day". We're out the door at 3:28am. Even though we know we can play for awhile and earn enough points for a "free" buffet feast breakfast, we didn't want to have to wait until 8am when the feast opens for breakfast so we headed to the Sunset Cafe. The Jumbo Jackpot is now $131,000 and must hit by $150,000. Just after 4am, we're both playing at the video poker machines once again. If you haven't figured it out yet, we do love playing our video poker.

    By 10:45am, I head over to the poker room for another shot at the 11am No Limit Hold-em Tournament with a $50.00 buy-in and re-entries allowed during the first hour. In the first hand, someone at my table went all in and one person called him. Wow! One guy is out after just one hand. On the second hand, someone else went all in and I called him. I think I had A-K. I took that pot and doubled up. We have now lost two people at our table after just two hands. This is turning into a much bigger $ tournament then the previous three days. We started the tournament with four tables of 10 and there were several re-entries and alternates during that first hour. I was involved in several huge pots and ended up at the final table. Because we had approx. 60 entries (including re-entries) and 80% of the entry fees make up the prize fund, the top 7 finishers will cash out. And because the players were dropping out quickly going all in to improve their chip position, we started the final table with 9 players rather than 10. And as soon as we were down to 7 players, we knew we were all collecting some portion of the prize fund. But before we continued as the last 7 players, Tony (in seat 1) asked everyone if we would agree to chop the pot, splitting the prize fund into 7 equal amounts (~$337.00 each). Crap, I hadn't even considered this before the tournament began. After discussing this option for a couple minutes, we all agreed to the chop. After taking out a tip for the dealer and my four $50 entry fees, I'm ahead $115 after four Poker Tournaments.

    I was back playing deuces wild with Wifey at 1:45pm. We continued playing until 5pm and since we could not get the comp for dinner tonight (Sat) at the buffet feast (the promotion excluded Sat. Dinner at the buffet feast), we decided on the Soup and Salad at Costa Del Sol. We love their salad bar and it's more than enough for us. Back at our video poker machines at 6pm. Drink lady, drink lady, where r u, where r u????????? This was a recurring song for us. Wifey calls it a night at 7pm, while I play on. I hit my second '4 deuces' today at 8pm. Yippee!!! That's it for me tonight. A slice of pizza would be nice. Rats! No pizza. Okay, settle for some Panda Express. Mandarin Chicken over white rice.

    Day 4 Gambling Summary (Sunset Station):

    Me
    - down $190.00 (9 'wild royals', 2 'four deuces')
    - up $265.00 ($315 Poker tournament (after dealer tip) less $50 entry fee)
    - down $975.00 for the trip
    Wifey
    - up $700.00 (18 'wild royals', 4 'four deuces')
    - up $1230.00 for the trip

    Day 5 (Sunday, 8/26):

    We both sleep in until 5:25am. We're cooking at our machines by 6am. We plan to eat at the buffet feast brunch for "free". We simply have to earn 1200 points between us and they don't open until 8am. We play until 8am and easily earn our comped brunch.

    After brunch we play until 5pm and we earn comped buffer feast dinners. Oh, did I mention this is "Wifey Day". After dinner, we're back at our machines by 5:30pm. Wifey plays until 6:45pm and I play until 7:30pm.

    Day 5 Gambling Summary (Sunset Station):

    Me
    - up $190.00 (11 'wild royals', 3 'four deuces')
    - down $785.00 for the trip
    Wifey
    - down $180.00 (14 'wild royals', 2 'four deuces')
    - up $1050.00 for the trip

    Day 6 (Monday, 8/27):

    This is Royal day. We're up at 4:15am, packed and out the door at 5:05am. We're cooking at our video poker machines by 5:10am. We play until 7:55am and collected our comp gift tickets for our free (earned) buffet feast breakfast.

    Took the 9am Sunset Station shuttle to the airport and then picked up the 10am Red Rock shuttle to Red Rock. Canyon view room is unavailable at Red Rock - left our luggage with Bell desk guys. Front desk will call my cell phone when a room becomes available.

    By 10:40am, we're cooking at the optimum "slant top" machines at Red Rock. These machines are much easier on the hands/wrists than the upright machines at Sunset Station. And you can adjust the speed. We like to set our machines to the highest speed setting. Here comes the drink lady. I order a corona with lime while Wifey orders a miller lite and a glass. The drinks arrive and Wifey gets a frosted glass. Things don't get much better than this. We played until 12:40am after getting a call from front desk about our room being ready. We decide to head up to our room - it's a great room with a canyon view. Marble throughout. Very nice. Bell desk guys bring up the luggage. We're back at the video poker machines at 1:30pm. We stop for the "free" buffer feast dinner at the buffer feast. Yup - Red Rock has the same "secret" promotion that we were lucky to hear about and take advantage of at Sunset Station. After dinner, we're playing at our machines again at 5pm with a couple glasses of Merlot. Wifey plays until 5:30pm and I play until 6pm.

    A week or so before coming to Las Vegas, I had a nasty case of carpal tunnel. After 5 nights at Sunset Station with those upright machines, my carpal tunnel came back with a vengeance and besides a sore right wrist (I was using a wrist brace), my upper arm and shoulder were in a lot of pain. I couldn't even make a fist with my left hand. I'm a mess.

    There were supposed to be 19 optimum slant tops at Red Rock so I waked around and found all 19 machines. I then sat down at 6:20pm and played until 8:10pm.

    Day 6 Gambling Summary (Sunset Station - morning, before checkout)):

    Me
    - up $50.00 (2 'wild royals')
    - down $735.00 for the trip
    Wifey
    - up $140.00 (9 'wild royals')
    - up $1190.00 for the trip

    Day 6 Gambling Summary (Red Rock):

    Me
    - down $300.00 (5'wild royals')
    - down $1035.00 for the trip
    Wifey
    - down $50.00 (5 'wild royals', 1 'four deuces')
    - up $1140.00 for the trip

    Day 7 (Tuesday, 8/28):

    Decide to sleep in until 7:30am. I'm still in a lot of pain. This has been gradually building and now I'm really hurting. But Wifey is out the door at 5:30am. Wifey is playing video poker from 5:45am until almost 8am. We meet up at 8am for the buffet feast which Wifey earned for both of us. Jumbo Jackpot had hit about 7am this morning. Since Wifey had her card plugged in at the time someone won the jackpot, she got $50 in extra playing credits.

    After breakfast, we played from 8:45am until 10:20am. I need some Spa time. My shoulder is really hurting. By 11:45am, we're both back at our machines trying for that elusive Royal Flush. We play until 4pm and grab another "free" comped buffer feast dinner for each of us. After dinner, Wifey plays until 7pm and I play until about 7:15pm. Too much pain in my shoulder even with all the red wine I've been drinking.

    Day 7 Gambling Summary (Red Rock):

    Me
    - down $100.00 (10 'wild royals')
    - down $1135.00 for the trip
    Wifey
    - down $450.00 (9 'wild royals')
    - up $690.00 for the trip

    Day 8 (Wednesday, 8/29):

    Wifey is up at 4:55am and out the door at 5:25am and plays until 8am. I sleep in with my very sore shoulder. I also decide to not take my daily Crestor pill since Wifey is worried that the Crestor might effect the joints. We meet at 8am to enjoy another buffet feast breakfast that Wifey earned for both of us. By 8:45am, we're both playing video poker at the machines near the movie threatre. I play until 11:45am after earning enough points for both our dinners at the buffet feast. I head off to the Spa to soak my sore shoulder. I return from the Spa at 1:05pm. We continue playing video poker until 4:05pm. We head to the buffer feast for dinner with our comped ticket. Wifey's cell phone rings. It's our daughter in CT. They set a wedding date for early October in Central Park. That's wonderful! Unfortunately for us, by the time we got off the phone, the line for the buffet was too darned long. We decided to order dinner from Tides Oyster Bar and bring it back to our video poker machines. Where's the wine lady? Wifey is finding it difficult to concentrate but plays until 7pm while I play until 7:30pm.

    Day 8 Gambling Summary (Red Rock):

    Me
    - down $700.00 (6 'wild royals')
    - down $1835.00 for the trip
    Wifey
    - down $350.00 (10 'wild royals', 1 'deuces wild')
    - up $340.00 for the trip

    Day 9 (Thursday, 8/30):

    We're up at 4:55am and pack up for the last time. Out the door and play video poker from 5:40am until 7:50am. We cash out and head to the buffet feast breakfast which we once again earned with our points.

    Day 9 Gambling Summary (Red Rock):

    Me
    - up $112.50 for the day (3 'wild royals', 1 'four deuces')
    - down $1722.50 for the trip
    Wifey
    - up $70.00 for the day (1 'four deuces')
    - up $410.00 for the trip

    We head back to the room, grab our luggage and head to front desk to checkout. We pick up the 9am shuttle to the airport. On the plane ride home, we each had a couple wines using tickets from Southwest from our last free ticket. We arrive home safe, sound, and exhausted. I sent an e-mail to our hosts at Sunset Station and Red Rock asking them to review our accounts to see if the could reduce the charges based on our gambling.

    The next day our host at Red Rock told us she would comp two of the three nights at Red Rock so we only paid of one night at a casino rate of $80.00 (plus tax). What a deal! We also heard back from our host at Sunset Station. She will comp all charges (less tips of course). Terrific!

    In summary, we were very happy with the charges we ended up having to pay for this eight day/night trip to Sunset Station (5 nights) and Red Rock (3 nights) and we will definitely plan to return in December, 2007.

    Total Gambling this Trip:
    Wifey: +$410.00 in casino gambling
    Hubby: -$1722.50 in casino gambling (includes $115 profit from playing in four Poker Tournaments)

    Wifey/Hubby combined for 70,222 points = $140,444 ($17,555.50 per day average) cycled through the machines over 8 days/nights
    Total combined number of hands played = 112,355 @ $1.25 per hand
    Total hours played - ~181.3 hours (~22.6 hours per day @ ~ 620 hands per hour)
    Royal Flush (1) - average of 1 every 112,444 hands
    Four Deuces (18) - average of 1 every 6,242 hands
    Wild Royal (193) - average of 1 every 582 hands

    Total Winnings/Losses this Trip: -$1312.50 after 8 days/nights

    Comps this Trip:
    - Sunset Station - 5 nights comped, plus all food charges comped (less some minimum fast food cash charges). We didn't have to use any of our earned points to reduce our food charges.
    - Red Rock - 2 out of 3 nights comped, and a casino rate of $80 (plus tax) for third night. Most of our food charges were comped by earning enough points to eat at the buffet feast. We didn't have to use any of our earned points to reduce our food charges.

    Final Thoughts:
    - Must remember to check for promotions going on at the time. Not sure how to find out what "secret promotions" known only to the locals are going on while we're at Sunset Station and Red Rock.
    - Must remember to stay hydrated
    - Must remember to check that BP card is inserted properly at start of each session
    - Red Rock serves pretty good Merlot (better than Sunset Station)
    - Not one Bailey's on the Rocks this trip
    - Wifey beat me good this trip (gambling-wise)
    - 8 days/nights in Vegas is perfect for us as long as I don't have a problem with Carpal Tunnel
     
  2. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    Nice report Cruiser. To bad the gambling gods weren't nicer to you all, but at least you had fun :thumbsup:
     
  3. richardinbc

    richardinbc Low-Roller

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    Always enjoy your trip reports, especially the tracking of your play. We also like duces wild VP and I still play Blackjack, luckily I have not been beaten up to bad recently. My wife does better at VP than I do also.
     
  4. sin

    sin VIP Whale

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    Another great report Cruiser! Sorry the gambling gods did not smile down upon you two this trip and reward your diligent offerings with massages:cry: Sounds like you had a good trip and like you had a good time playing poker. Before you know it, you're going to be a poker shark!
     
  5. gmoney590

    gmoney590 VIP Whale

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    Great report. It amazes my how you keep track of your gambling the way you do.
     
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  6. angel81chick

    angel81chick Abuelita

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    ^I was just thinking the same thing. I would have lost track after 1 day. Oh well, great TR!
     
  7. rustytrombone1027

    rustytrombone1027 Tourist

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    Sir, you get up way before I go to bed :peace:.
     
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    texas_aggie_girl_93 VIP Whale

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    Very enjoyable read. Thanks for posting.
     
  9. DonD

    DonD Super Moderator

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    :nworthy: Well done!
     
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    Falcon_Rob Flying Winnebago

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    Thanks for the TR Cruiser! Sounds like you're liking things at the Station properties a lot better than the Trop! Sorry to hear about your physical ailments, but I hope you're feeling better.
     
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    hula96717 Tourist

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    Great trip report. Thanks for those stats!! It helps a lot. How do you keep track of everything? Are you carrying a note pad with you? Im just curious. Any tips?

    aloha,
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  12. cruiser

    cruiser High-Roller

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    It's fairly easy to track our progress during our trips to Las Vegas. Wifey and I each bring a small pad and we keep track individually of our Royals, Four Deuces, and Wild Royals we get each day. We also individually track how much we're up or down ($ wise) at the end of each day. In addition, I track our start/stop times and what we do for meals and track anything else of interest. Then after the trip, I write it up. I also keep a separate Table that includes every trip we're made since May, 2002 (14 trips so far), listing things such as:

    - how many 'Royal Flushes', 'Four Deuces', and 'Wild Royals' each of us gets each day of the trip
    - how many points we each earned at the end of the trip
    - total points earned which then translates to total $ cycled through the machines & number of hands played
    - total time gambled for each trip which then translates to number of hands played per hour
    - comps earned during the trip
    - miscellaneous stuff like outcome of an tournaments we may have played in.
    - and of course a running total of our winnings/losses (Wifey is still ahead of me due largely to some big bucks I lost in blackjack) in som eearlier trips to the Tropicana)

    Yesterday, Wifey booked the airfare for our December trip (#15) although we haven't booked Sunset Station and Red Rock through our hosts yet. Waiting to see if we receive any offers this month for December when we celebrate our birthday period (6 weeks long, since we share December as our birthday month).

    Cruiser
     
  13. DonD

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    Tracking EXACT wins and losses would take some of the fun out of the game for me. Too many losses. :bang:
     
  14. chucknels

    chucknels Guest

    Great trip report.Just received offers from RedRock and Green Valley in the mail yesterday9/04/07.AUGUST CALENDER,and a note to call for Sept.and Oct. rates.We are heading out11/04/07 until 11/08/07.Our usual trip is 8 days but this time we are incorporating this one with a trip to Monterey,Calif.Didn't want to rent a car to sit in the parking lot like we normaly do so thanks for the tip about the shuttle.Sorry about your losses but I know you had fun losing your moneyLOL.
     
  15. ghetto71

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    Great TR! I am going to have to break away from the slots and play some VP when I am out there.
     
  16. Beach Crazy

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    Great report Cruiser. Sure hope you're feeling better. Wifey is sure some lucky lady on those machines. :wink
     
  17. 21wins

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    Great TR as usual. Sounds like you had a good time. I always like reading yout TR.

    Glad to hear that Sunset Station and Red Rock take care of such good customers.

    Here's hoping that your next trip out is a winner.
     
  18. hula96717

    hula96717 Tourist

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    Thanks for the tips on keeping track. Im going to try and do that but after a few too many heinekens, marguerita's, and bloody marys... i dont know how i will do... LOL!!
     
  19. Dean Martin

    Dean Martin VIP Whale

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    Cruiser....great TR. I always love your reads and the detail. Sounds like you had a lot of fun and not really a bad loss considering how many days you were there and the comps. After all, thats why we go to Vegas... to play, right? :) Thanks man... Dino
     
  20. Blind_Molly

    Blind_Molly Tourist

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    Great as always, Cruiser. Take care of that carpel tunnel.
     
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