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The Cosmopolitan TR 6/11 - 6/13 with Pics!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by VegasDave, Jun 16, 2014.

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  1. VegasDave

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    My Trip Report

    So I was just inspired to write up my TR after reading FirstKill's TR about the Cosmo. Looks like he got in the day after I left and had his trip report already made out today! I can't be that big of a slacker, I love reading the trip reports so have to do my duty here!

    Scheduled to fly out of SFO at 12:35pm on Southwest with my girlfriend (GF), friend I have known a few years (R) and his girlfriend (V), plane delayed about 25 minutes so ended up leaving the ground at about 1:15 and touching down around 2:30pm. Not the greatest start, as we were looking forward to trying to hit the pool right away and get some sun time in but after checking in. I'm 30, she is 28 and my friend and his girl are 26 and 22 respectively. Got a couple drinks on the plane, drink service isn't fast enough to get more than two drinks each flight because there is only about 30 minutes of level flight.Went with the vodka and cranberry juice.

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    Got to Cosmo after a taxi ride where I didn't have to say anything to the driver about how I wanted to get the to hotel, he took the right streets and we were there $13 plus tip later (WIN!) I had a comped two nights in a terrace suite which they upgraded to a 1 bedroom suite. I know people on this board said it is a weird layout, which I won't disagree with, but I liked it. Besides the light being able to come through this crack between the bathtub and bedroom (not bathroom and bedroom really), it was nice. I really wanted to get one of these rooms since I saw the tub right next to the window overlooking the strip. We had a southview, but it was in the front tower, one away from the front corner, so it was nice (sorry no pic). We met down at the casino floor and it was already 3:50. I told the group we could hang out for a bit and hit happy hour at the Sushi Restaurant, Blue Ribbon, and a few others. So we went around hitting a few VP machines and slots without much luck. We grabbed a couple drinks at the Book and Stage and just relaxed. An hour later we went to Blue Ribbon, got one of each of their Happy Hour rolls and a drink. Good deal for a Vegas dinner. We then moved on to STK and I again ordered almost one of everything on their happy hour menu, a drink each, and everyone got one of their mini burgers. I don't remember what that mini burger was made out of, but OH MY GOD! It was so delicious. Then the cute bartender started chatting we us, told us she had a hard core $3 shot of something and me and R got one each. After that shot things become a little fuzzy but the girls went back to their rooms so they could get ready, me and R stayed down stairs to play. We pretty much got trashed at Bond playing $.25 VP on max bet. Then he made a small win on another VP machine with a couple four of a kinds. We went from craps to roulette, he mostly watched while I play (he doesn't gamble much) and we both had a drink in our hand 90% of the time due to really good cocktail service!

    R's win
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    After a couple hours, clock was nearing 9pm and the ladies were texting and we were ready to go to Club Light at Mandalay Bay. We head up to our rooms where I tried to iron, but just couldn't fucking do it so I just put on my semi neat shirt and wait for GF. Now, last time I went on a Wednesday to Club Light in Feb, there were free drinks for the ladies till Midnight and my girl just kept getting drinks. This time they had free Jello shots at the entrance but that was it. I need to back up a little, the week before we went to Vegas, I text a bunch of promoters I use every time to get into different clubs, we get on the guestlist and in for free to every club because we have an even ratio. Back to the Mandalay Bay the night of, we get there and there is a huge line because we showed up way later than we should have. Apparently my club promoter put us on the "Staff" guestlist which I thought was nothing special but free entry. When we arrive I show one person my text and he starts pointing to the back of this huge line of even ratio groups. He then asks to look at my phone again and says to go up to some statue first. The bouncer at the statue literally stamps our hands and walks us around to the shortest line and we get in in under 30 seconds. Definitely using that guy again!

    We dance till the late hours until my and my GF lose the other two, I look at her and tell her I need to go. I basically was trashed, hammered, drunk, and ready to pass out! We make it back to the room, I drink some pedialyte, but only a sip or two, and I'm out cold. Wake up a few times in the night and early morning to drink some more, but not enough. Hangover was pretty bad... Unfortunately we missed some kind of cirque show at that club (what they are known for) that went on an hour after we left :cry: Just my luck I miss the best part of the club and later a live singer came up and performed as well.

    Day 2

    I do the best thing a still drunk and hungover friend would do, I call the front desk, ask for my friends room phone and they transfer me. He is in as much pain as I am and super pissed I called the hotel phone, but it needed to happen. We walk over to Mon Ami Gabi and have an amazing breakfast at about 1030am. Me and my GF then walk to The Cromwell because the others wanted to chill at MAG and take it easy for a little while. We walk in to check it out and go to the Beach Club. I have never seen a pool party so empty, there was literally 1 couple and 6 waitresses besides us. I look at my GF and tell her I am going to go defile the bathroom and then we shall leave this place of depression. The pool and club both looked really nice, but we wanted a little more of a social atmosphere. We head back to Cosmo and I get a text that the others are already back going up for a nap, I guess R and V stayed out a couple hours later than us and were in worse shape than I thought. Me and GF walk around the slots and play a little getting only water this time, until about 1 when we decide it is pool time. I call R and V to tell them where we are going and they join us about 10 min later at the Bamboo pool. I wish I would of taken a picture of the cool chairs they have in the pool where your butt is in the water and you are tanning in the sun. The pool is mellow with some background music and just enough people to make it interesting. We stay there till about 3:30 then we all make our way to Holsteins for shakes and hamburgers. Me and GF split the Rising Sun which is a Kobe burger with a Tempura friend Avocado, amazing! I get a vanilla shake with some alcohol to start the last night, also very good!

    After that we all want a nap, so everyone heads back to their rooms for a couple hours, waking back up around 6:30. This time I iron BEFORE I start drinking and it turns out to be a much better plan. I get ready in about 15 minutes flat, while the GF isn't even close and wants V to do her hair. I take off to go meet R downstairs while the ladies do their 3 hour dance, time to get trashed. We start off back at the poker back at Book and Stage where I hit a few nice hands, below being the most noteable.

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    Then move on to the STP at .05 level so I don't get slaughtered. At one point within 10 hands I seriously got 8 multipliers, but none of them amounted to anything. I think I lost a little bit of money, but things get fuzzy again at this point. This is the only picture I have of that where it looks like I came close to a few hundred bucks.

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    I am texting the club hosts again at the same time as I am playing and end up getting invited to Aria for a pregame at Duece (I knew this would not be a place I wanted to stay) and free entry to Haze. We grab the girls around 10 and go to meet the host who said she would walk us in. Something weird happens where the security guard said she didn't have a list to the Haze, just Duece lounge, but he could get us in. The person I was texting put me, my GF, R and V in a group of 13 other girls so here is what we told the bouncer "2 guys, 15 girls." Guess what, no guest list needed... Haze had free drinks for ladies for as long as we were there, we all danced until about midnight meeting some cute girls, drug dealers and strippers who invited us on the party bus back to their strip club later, but we didn't go because we were all way too drunk to walk straight. So everyone goes back up the the room except me when we get back to Cosmo and I stay to play. Time gets away from me and I hop to pretty much every game, slot and VP bar Cosmo has to offer. I hit a 3 of a kind at 3 card poker, I hit the all tall and was 1 stupid 4 on the dice away from the all small and hit em all bet that I made for $5 (a $1200 payday!) but made out for a win some how. The drunker I got the more brazen I got with my money but I walked back to my room about 2 dozen drinks and $200 richer. I think I had at one or two points in the night about $150 in bets on the craps table. The dealers loved me as well because even though I was loud and obnoxious, I know to make many bets for them and they keep the drinks and dice flowing.

    No idea what my final rating was, just that I am about 5k from Platnium (20k points total) and their points don't add up very quickly, even when playing the dollar slots, I think it is like $1.50 per point on slot and $7.50 on VP or more. Here is the only other photo I took, second time I have hit trip 10s, first time was at Ballys and the dealer had the 4th on a 6 card hand table for like $800 on a $5 bet. Don't remember what I got paid here, dealer said make the photo quick so I don't get in trouble.

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    So time got really away from me that night and I looked up from the craps and it was day light outside, my GF had called 6 times and it was 730am with a flight at 1pm. I ran up to the room to my savior:

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    God I love this stuff and I knew I needed to drink a lot. Amazingly, I woke up in the best shape for only 2 hours of drunken sleep! I swear by this stuff if you can remember to take it! Flight home was uneventful and a little traffic on the 20 min drive to my house.Lots of sleep later and here is my TR! Hopefully I didn't mess up my writing too much, still nursing a little lack of sleep (Damn 30's just started and I'm already at 2 day hangovers!)

    I leave you with a funny photo I saw the next day that reminded me of my favorite song in the club while I was drunk, it is amazing on a huge brand new sound system where you feel the bass and have young hot girls all around!!!

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  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    It looks like a $200 win for you and $31 for the dealer! I'm sure he/she was happy about that!

    And nice bartop switch from 6/5 Bonus to 8/5 DDB when 4s w/kicker were coming! But Cosmo does have 6/5 Bonus with STP (or Double STP) for nickels too...:wink2:
     
  3. VegasDave

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    It was a beautiful time to switch to the DDB, I don't even remember that hand but I'm sure I was excited!

    Dealers love me when I get drunk, I will tip on my own hand and play them on other peoples' hands, it is the only reason they don't call security when I get loud! They will sit there and tell me to quiet down at the right times and then I am back at it! I just love having fun and making sure they are taken care of!
     
  4. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    Can you tell us a little more about the clubs? How much did you lay out in tips for the host, bouncer, waitresses, etc.? Did you have a table or did you just get entry?
     
  5. bjpcyclone

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    Enjoyed it, thanks for sharing!

    And you felt great after waking up with only 2 hours of sleep because I'm guessing you were still drunk! :)
     
  6. VegasDave

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    I thought about that while writing but I seriously think a bottle of pedialyte chases the alcohol out.
     
  7. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    Awesome trip
    clubbing, fancy food, gambling, free room why go anywhere else for a quick get away!

    Fk
     
  8. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    Thanks for sharing this great TR. I'm a few months out from my next trip and these reports keep me sane. Or is it "insane?" Eh...either way.

    Santé,
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  9. LV_Bound

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    At which casino were you playing Craps?
    Just wondering as I prefer the All Tall/Small bet over the Fire Bet.
     
  10. VegasDave

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    You were my inspiration!

    Both for me. I already have my next 2 trips planned (July and Sept) and I still need the evening reads to keep me going even after just getting back! Probably cause I lost and spent a minimal amount of money while there so still had enough bankroll to be supplied.

    Cosmo, love the vibe, the dice people are great and you can always hop around. Cosmo has to be my all time favorite to stay and play. I don't play craps without a fire bet or the tall/small bets even though they are something like a 25% house edge. I love the build up!!
     
  11. tracim

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    I played in Bossier for my birthday ... this one mostly sober old man kept wanting to do more on the tip than his own bet. They kept reminding him about it and he kept insisting that he was just having fun and didn't care. Finally the pit boss was like whatever. I can't wait to go on a 3 day drunk in Vegas!!!
     
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