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The D, Friends and Birthday Sept 3-7

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  1. BlackJackLady

    BlackJackLady Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    This trip started back in May when we decided that Vegas would be our vacation destination this year. Our last trip was in Nov 2011 for our anniversary. This year it would be a belated birthday trip for Hubby, whose birthday is Aug 23 and a birthday trip for me since my birthday is Sept. 5. Booked our flight on SW in June on sale for $99.00 each way. Booked rooms at The D on a Bogo offer, total for rooms was about $96.00 for the 4 nights. I was originally booked at a higher rate before the resort fee was instituted but when the rates went down I rebooked because it totaled out to less even paying the resort fees. I told that we would pay the resort fees for the 2 paid nights and that they would be waived for the comped nights. Upon check out, I was told that there were no resort fees for any of our nights. Nice as that saved us $40.00 plus taxes. However our friend who booked her room through Southwest when she purchased her airfare back in June was charged the new rate plus the resort fee even though her reservation was made BEFORE the fees went into effect. This resulted in about an $18.00 plus tax increase for her. The clerk said her stay was after they were instituted and she didn’t argue – I would have challenged it if it had been me.

    Overall impression of The D is mixed. Love the new ramp to the elevators and casino floor, new décor is nice, rooms are comfortable and the longest we ever waited for an elevator was about 2 minutes on Saturday morning around 11:30 (right about check out time). Our room was on the 18th floor near the elevator, it was not however the roll in shower room we requested but had a tub with hand rails. We decided to keep the room rather than change as the only roll in shower room available was on the 3rd floor – I would rather have a slight problem getting in and out of the tub than to lose sleep because of the loud music. And that is the downside of the new ownership. The music blares so loudly 24/7 that you cannot hear yourself think much less carry on a conversation at the tables. And some of the dealer/dancers barely move and are obviously bored being up on those stages in the pit.

    Cast: Me (BlackJack Lady aka BJL, Hubby, Best Friend Tammy now known as Sister Wife or SW(story in report), Friends from Phoenix include T her Hubby J and another friend R.
    Okay now for the day by day report
    Tues, Sept 3rd

    I am nudged awake by Hubby @ 3:45 am Texas time for our 6 am flight to Vegas. We are both ready to leave at 4:30 am on the dot. A short drive to the airport and we are quickly checked in and ready to board. The flight is packed so no empty seats anywhere, but we are boarded 1st and select the front row so Hubby as a bit more leg room. As we take off in the dark morning, our flight attendant starts humming a lullaby into the announcement mike. Most of the people on board slept and the flight was quiet and smooth. We arrive at McCarran about 15 minutes early, wait for my scooter to be brought up and get downstairs to find out bags arriving on the carousel. Grab the bags and out the door to catch a shuttle to the rental car facility.
    We walked up to the counter at EZ with no waiting and we are “upgraded” from a Monte Carlo to an Impala because they are out of the Monte Carlos. Okay by us. Salesman was a bit pushy with the add on insurance but we firmly told him no and after the 3rd no he got the message. Down to the parking lot to pick up our vehicle. The white Impala was not to my liking as it was banged up, had scratches on it, part of the grill missing, and front plate was bent. Hubby dutifully marked all of the damages and I insisted he take photos just to cover us. Then I noticed that the car next to us was a beautiful red Impala with not a scratch on it. I went back to the window and asked that we trade vehicles because of the damage on the white one. After a few minutes of clicking on the computer, keys to the red Impala were handed over. This one only had 6800 miles on it and was very clean. Rental for a week 98.00 plus taxes and less over 50 and Facebook discounts total $143.00
    Off to the Peppermill for breakfast. Food and service were good as usual. We love eating here and try to do so at least once per trip. After breakfast we drove over to Sam’s Town so I could play my favorite slot “Triple Play” $1.00. Found the machine and it wouldn’t accept my money. Call an attendant and she can’t get the machine to work. Well POUT, POUT, I made a special trip just to play this machine. Look around for another one, no such luck, and head back to leave and they have techs working on the machine. They have to change out the bill acceptor with another machine and I get to play. Smile Smile. Put in $20.00 have a few small wins and cash out with $40.00. Put in another $20.00 and before I know it money is gone. Put the $40.00 ticket back in and my bank is slowly climbing. Then cha-ching a $300.00 win, bringing the total to $420.00. I should have cashed out then but played it down to $300.00 even and cashed out.

    Now it’s about noon so we decide to head on over to The D and see if we can check in. We get our room and after a few problems (roll in vs. step in tub, room location, no fridge) everything was resolved and we get settled in and unpacked. Off to Walgreens for Dr. Pepper. The Phoenix group won’t be arriving till later tonight and we need to kill some time so we change into our suits for some pool time. Spend about 10 minutes in the pool and then move to the spa for about 45 minutes or so, then sun goes behind the clouds and it is quickly cooling off. We head back to the room, shower and dress and decide we need food. We split a chicken sandwich, as we just need a snack to tide us over since we told the Phoenix group we would eat when they arrived. We still have some time to kill so it’s off to the BJ tables. We both bought in for $100.00 and walked away about even. Check the phone and the Phoenix group is in Vegas so we head to valet to call and get an ETA and they pull up as their phone is ringing. Get them checked in and head to Tony Roma’s for supper. Wanted to get the Steak and Lobster special for $11.99 but we are there at 8:15 pm and nobody wanted to wait till 9 pm for the special. Prices were a little high for the quality but the food was decent and we all ate well. After dinner, R decides he’s ready for bed, T & J decide to play some slots while hubby and I hit the BJ table. We buy in at $100 each around 11pm and play till 2 am up and down but the last couple of shoes hit us hard so we quit with me down $83.00 and hubby down $15.00 not counting our black jack silver. We tuck these back and “count coup” on each other for the number of black jacks we’ve been dealt during the session. Today’s score: BJL +13, Hubby +14. Over all not a bad day.
     
  2. BlackJackLady

    BlackJackLady Low-Roller

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    Wed Sept 4th

    Wednesday, Sept 4th.
    Plan was to sleep in but I woke up around 8:00 am. Tried to go back to sleep but that wasn’t happening so into the shower I go. I walked back to the bedroom and see hubby sitting up. I apologize for waking him but it wasn’t me. The Phoenix group had called our room at 8:30 am. They are up and ready to eat. Okay, he gets up and soon we’re ready to head over to Main Street Station buffet for breakfast. Must have picked a perfect time because there is no line and plenty of empty tables. I had read on the board that the guy who makes the omelets likes to play with guest and if you don’t order eggs with your omelet he will leave them out. Well I order my omelet with eggs and the other ingredients and when I said eggs he looks back over his shoulder with a sheepish grin. Later he asks if I want lots of cheese and I say yes. Well that was a mistake because he proceeds to fill the pan up and then some with mounds of cheese. He asks if that is too much and I say “just a bit” so he scrapes a bunch of it off, and uses the rest to put cheese on the other 2 omelets he is cooking. Okay he got me anyway but it was funny. Food was good, price was very reasonable and we ate an leisurely breakfast.
    Went upstairs to see the antique pool tables and other collectibles, then had a nice conversation with the security guard when we came down. Found out that the Snooker table once belonged to Winston Churchill and that some of the chandeliers were from the old Coke a cola offices in Austin and some from an opera house in California. He sent me to the check in desk for a brochure on them which was very much appreciated.

    From MSS we walked back down to the California, over to the Plaza, and back down Fremont to The D, stopping at various places along the way where I lost 35.00 in different slots. T put a 20.00 in a quarter Elvis machine at La Bayou and cashed out at $125.00. Headed over to Binions, got our pictures made with the 1 Million cash, hung around a bit, walked over to the famous Poker room, and I had hubby take a picture of me and Chris Ferguson’s picture on the wall. He’s a hottie and on my “forgivable cheats list”, went back to get our pics and they were having trouble with the printer and only 1 attendant on duty so we were going to wait a little bit longer, headed back to the apparel shop as they were having a big sale. Found myself a Las Vegas Hoodie for $15.00 and T got a couple of t shirts at rock bottom prices as well. Back up to the front, still no pictures so the guys go over to an empty craps table and hubby explains the basics of the game to them as neither one has ever played. J & R then watch a game in progress and my phone rings. SW is catching a cab to The D. We head back over and in a short while she is checking in. She is given the room next to ours and we all head up so she can stow her gear, and some of the others can change shoes.

    It’s now about 3:30 pm and we have a Penn and Teller tickets at the Rio for tonight’s show. We get the cars from Valet, planning to stop at Bellagio so that R can see the massive glass ornament on the ceiling and the conservatory, but as we’re getting in the cars he decides that it isn’t that important so we head straight over to the Rio. We get our tickets for the show from the box office and do a little shopping. We wanted to catch the Carnival Parade in the air but when we asked what time the show was we found out that it had been discontinued back in March. Bummer. We decide to walk over to The Gold Coast for the buffet for dinner because the price was only 12.99 a person rather than 32.99 at the Carnival Buffet. Little did I know how far of a walk that would be. Somehow I had gotten the impression from a previous visit that their parking lots were connected. OOPS and now it’s starting to rain, well really just a sprinkle but just enough for us to feel it. A few grumbles later and we are in line to eat – again no waiting. The seafood and prime rib were really good and the deserts very yummy. After everyone ate their fill we hiked back to the Rio and though there were lots of puddles on the ground. I think it might have rained a bit heavier while we were eating but again it was just a sprinkle when we headed back.

    We get back to the Rio and I lose 20.00 in a Double Triple Wild Cherry slot and after a short rest from the walk the guys find a craps game to watch. After a bit we wander back by the theater and find seats in a closed Starbucks. We relax there until the doors open and seating begins. Penn & Teller put on an interesting show, and the political commentary was kept to a minimum. Every one enjoyed the performance and we headed back to The D.

    At The D. R & J decide it’s bedtime for them, so T, SW Hubby and I decide to stay up and play a bit. Earlier when we were at the Plaza I had notice that they had $5.00, 3/2 payout and hand shuffle tables so we decide to try our luck there. The cards were not so nice to us as I played a 100.00 down to $10, then pulled out another 100.00 built that up to about $175.00 but lost down to $105.00 before I quit. Hubby was up $40.00 and SW lost some as well. Black Jack Count: BJL +12, Hubby +7. T puts $20 in a slot and walks away with $112.50 Not a great night but not bad and at 3am it’s time to head back to The D for some much needed sleep.

    Will post more once I've got it written.
     
  3. ValerieJo

    ValerieJo Low-Roller

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    Happy Birthday! Love reading Downtown reports. Waiting for more. :beer:
     
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  4. BlackJackLady

    BlackJackLady Low-Roller

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    Thurs Sept 5

    Thurs, Sept 5th.
    Today is my birthday and the plan is to sleep in, do some sightseeing with the Phoenix group, eat a late lunch at Pampass Grill and then say good bye to them and then head over to Bally’s for Veronic: Voices. Well part of the plan worked, they let us sleep till 9:45 (not nearly late enough) and by the time we were up, showered and dressed it was almost 11 am.

    Headed over to 4 Queens to eat at Magnolias on our Birthday and players card coupons. Breakfast was very good and after coupons prices were very low. Back to The D, get cars and head up to The Bonanza Gift store at Sahara and Las Vegas Blvd. I found a pillow for my back and a coin purse to replace one that was starting to get a bit thread bare and the others found some things for themselves. We get to the Venetian and realize that none of us are going to be hungry in 1.5 hrs for our 2:00 reservation at Pampass Grill. After a short discussion with the others it’s decided we will change our reservation for 6 @ 2:00 pm to a reservation for 3 at 6:00 pm and the Phoenix group will leave from the Venetian to head home. We showed them the optical illusion of the floor leading from the lobby to the casino. We call it the Qbert floor after the old video game Qbert because it looks like steps when in fact it is smooth. Took them upstairs to the shops and while wandering around, J &T found some art work they admired. While they were making their purchase the rest of us made our way to St. Marks Square, then headed down to the casino for a smoke. J&T eventually caught up to us and we proceeded to say our goodbyes to T, J and R.

    Hubby, SW and I got the car and drove down to Bally’s. We planned to park there for the show, walk through Bally’s to Paris, through Paris and out then over to Planet Hollywood for dinner, then walk back for the show. I like to stop at the kiosk called “The Pearl Factory” and get a pearl for my Birthday or anniversary present if we are in Vegas for that occasion and this trip was no different. I stop at the information desk to pick up the coupon book, which has a coupon for a free pearl with the purchase of a setting of $19.99 or more. The oyster/pearl is $14.99 alone. I asked where the kiosk was located and was told it had closed back in March and moved over to Crystal Mall at Aria. Hubby and SW decide to sit it out while I scooted over to Aria. Nope, no Kiosk. That was a wild goose chase. Made it back to PH and we decided that even though our reservations were at 6 they might sit us a bit early as it was about 5:15. Just as we are about to turn to go to Pampass Grill, there right in front of us is the kiosk. Boy was I peeved at the information guy! But it all worked out.

    I used my coupon, picked my oyster and when it was opened I had a silver pearl. Beautiful. Had it set in a white gold ring and then because it was my birthday, they let me have another oyster for free. This one was a large white with green and pink swirls on it. Just got the silver heart cage for that one. Now it is 6 and luckily the Pampass Grill is just a few steps down the aisle. We go in and I remember that my Groupon was for lunch but they assure me that I can use it for dinner, it will just cost 20.00 more per person for dinner vs. lunch. Okay not a problem. And yes SW can use her 25% off coupon if it is a separate ticket. Sweet. Waiter says no on SW’s coupon but we explain that the hostess said it was okay. He then accepted it. Food was really good, some of the meat a bit tough but the selections were numerous, drinks were strong and desert delicious and we were all stuffed like little pigs when we left. Once outside hubby showed me the bill and boy was I surprised because instead of the $40-50 I expected, our bill was less than $25.00 including tip.

    We walked back to Bally’s and arrived early. We purchased tickets for Veronic: Voices on the promotion that was posted here on the board,@
    $2.50 per person. By the time we booked we could only get seats in the upper section, Row R, seats 24-26. Once in the theater however we were upgraded to floor seats,2nd row from the stage. Nice! The show was awesome and Veronic did a very good impression of most of selections. There were a couple that I would rate at 6.5 to 7.5 but most were in the 8.5 to 10 range. For what we paid, we were pleasantly surprised and felt that it was worth much more.

    After the show we headed back downtown and played BJ at The D, buy in $100.00 each, ended with me down $31.00 and Hubby down $35.00 with Black Jack Count at BJL +4 and Hubby @+10 would have like to play longer but it’s LATE and the music is so loud and I’m so tired I can’t concentrate on the cards and made a few bad calls from misreading cards so off to LaLa land for us.
     
  5. BlackJackLady

    BlackJackLady Low-Roller

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    Friday Sept 6

    This is our last full day in Vegas. Our plans included the Mob museum, CSI experience and Raiding the Rock Vault. I had gotten tickets for this show on KSPH Radio Shopping show for 29.00 a pair. Not a bad deal. After sleeping in till 10 we discuss our plans over breakfast and decide to put CSI off till Saturday before our flight out at 5.

    We walk over to the Mob museum and spend about 3 hours there. Walk back down to our room and pack as much as possible to save time in the morning. After packing we have a couple of hours or so before we need to head over to LVH for the show. Decide to Play some BJ at The D. We leave with me down $33 but Hubby up $83. Silver count: BJL 2, Hubby 5

    We get the car and as we are heading out of Valet the road is blocked off – What? Oh it is first Friday and they have some Art show/flea market/festival thing going on. Take the detours and finally make it to LVH. After being seated the photographer comes by and takes a couple of pictures of the 3 of us, then asks if Hubby and I are a couple. He takes a couple more of the 2 of us. After he left, Hubby says “ you know, I should have told him I was a couple with both of you and when he looked confused explained that you are both sister wives.” The three of us laughed over that because SW has been a great friend for over 20 years, she has baby sat, gone on several trips with us, taken care of me when I’ve had surgery, gone to concerts with my hubby when I wasn’t interested in going (Ozzy and Blue Man Group come to mine) and generally been considered part of the family. My kids (all grown) still call her Aunt T. So now the joke is she has gone from Best Friend, to Girl Friend to Sister Wife.

    Although there are a few cheesy parts, over all Raiding the Rock Vault is awesome. The biggest disappointment was seeing the theater less than half full. The guys in the band really seem to enjoy what they are doing, and the music ROCKS! After the show some of the band members come out and hang out in the bar next to the showroom to visit, take pictures and sign autographs. I was able to get my hoodie signed by John Payne (Asia), Robin McAuley (Survivor) and Jay Shellen (Hurricane, Asia, &Yes).
    By now it’s after 11 and we are all HUNGRY.

    Back downtown and then thru the D to Magnolias @ 4Q. OMG I’ve NEVER seen it this crowded downtown. WTH? Oh it’s 1st Friday and the younger crowd is out in full force. Took over 20 minutes to walk from the D to 4Q. As hubby tries to tap a gal dancing to let her know I’m behind her on the scooter so she won’t back up and fall, she turns around and starts crawling all over him trying to get him to dance. As he removes one hand she grabs him with the other. He’s trying to untangle himself from her and telling her no. :nono: Finally she notices me and lets me by. Jeeze how many times do you have to be told no? Cops everywhere, Gang Unit is out, Fremont Experience security is out in full force and all of the casino’s have security at their doors, even saw a couple of Sheriffs.

    Because of the rowdy crowd we decided to just finish the night at The D, but the music was extremely loud, there were no seats at the low table, the pit boss was rude when asked how we reserve the next opening at the table. There were several mid 20’s guys standing at the table, playing 3-5 hands then rotating out and letting their friend do the same thing. If these tables are so popular, why not put a few more in instead of claiming they are for the handicapped? Didn’t look like anything was going to open up any time soon so we decided to risk a trip to the Plaza and we’re so glad we did.

    Wow, it’s midnight on a Friday night, and the Plaza still has $5.00 BJ Tables. Oh and the quiet…not silence but the music is at background level not blast you out of your mind level. And 4 open seats at the table. This is just what we are looking for. SW sits down at 1st base, 2nd empty, 3rd and 4th were occupied, I take 5th and Hubby takes Coffin Corner. SW and I each buy in for $100.00 while Hubby buys in for $200.00. After a couple of shoes, the 2 guys that were there when we joined the table get up and leave.
    Soon another guy walks up to the table. He will now be called OD for obnoxious drunk. :drunk: OD sits down at 2nd base and before long is leaning into SW. She pulls away and lets him know that she isn’t interested. He keeps sitting so that his arms are touching her arms and then lays his head on her shoulder. Again she tells him stop, and pulls further away. She is leaning so far it looks like she is about to fall off her chair and it is pulled as close to the pit as she can get without being in the pit. Hubby gets up and tells her that if he continues to bother her, just ask for a pit boss. She says it’s cool (SW doesn’t like to cause a scene) but continues to keep leaning away from OD and he keeps leaning in to her. At one point, the crew is doing a chip count and he’s sitting there making sounds that are a cross between a cat’s meow and a cow’s moo.
    Hubby and I are now glaring at OD, SW is giving him dirty looks and then OD leans over and kisses SW on the upper arm. She says I told you to stop, I tell him to keep away from my sister and Hubby says, She told you no, so don’t touch her again. OD gets belligerent and starts mouthing to us that he wasn’t doing anything, Hubby calls the pit boss over to let him know what is going on. OD accuses us of lying, moves to 3rd chair and then starts yelling at us that our looks are offensive and we need to leave. We’re disturbing him by being at the table because he finds Hubby’s beard disgusting. On and on it goes. I lean over and tell Hubby that I don’t know if I can take much more of this and light up a cig, Hubby lights one as well. At this point OD starts fake coughing, going on and on screaming that we are trying to kill him waving his hands in the air. Normally if our smoking bothers someone and they let us know we will put out the smokes. This time however, the more OD complained the more Hubby blew smoke right in his direction. OD says some people don’t like smoking at the tables. Hubby replies, this is not a non smoking table and we were here 1st, if you don’t like it leave. OD loudly says I’m dying accompanied by more fake coughing and hand waving, to which Hubby replies “not soon enough”:grrr:
    Antics like this continue, he even got nasty with the CW screaming that since SW and I are both drinking water this must be the table for WATER. We continue to play and at one point I split a pair of 4’s against a dealers small card. Dealer thought I wanted to double down and put the draw card sideways, I immediately let him know that I wanted to split not double down. I drew decent hands but the dealer drew to a 21. OD starts calling me stupid, saying I deserved to lose for making such a stupid play, muttering under his breath just loud enough for me to hear “ stupid B***ch doesn’t know how to play etc. I leaned over to Hubby and said I’m not going to play with that. He hadn’t heard it but once I told him he again called the pit boss over. This was a different boss and he conferred with our previous dealer, then with the other pit boss and their supervisor. Pit Boss walks back up to the table, taps the dealer on the shoulder, dealer moves over, Boss pushes OD’s money back and tells him he’s done. OD starts making a scene. He tries to get the couple standing behind the table who wanted to play to take his side. He’s yelling that he is a guest in the hotel, that he’s going to call the owner whom he knows personally, he’s going to have the Boss’s job etc. etc. The boss tells him to go right ahead and make that call, and has security escort him to his room. After he is gone we find out that they had been having some problems with him earlier and that is why they cut off his drinking and he was making such a fuss about having to drink water. We thank the boss for his assistance and decided to stick around for a bit longer.

    The new couple sits down and it is her birthday. The atmosphere at the table changes greatly, we are now all starting to enjoy ourselves. After a while, another guy walks up and ask if we mind if he joins. Not at all, the more the merrier. R buys in for $1200.00 and plays all green (usually 50-150 per hand). There were several times when he wanted a player to make a certain play (hit or stand) and if we hesitated he would cover our bet if the cards didn’t go our way. He kept calling out the next card and was probably right about 90% of the time. He was fun to play with and we were all pretty much winning. R confided that he makes his living playing BJ and poker and mostly plays tournaments. Sw was raking in the black jack’s as was Hubby. SW won enough to pretty much cover her previous losses during the week, I walked away up $83.00, Hubby up $105 with 10 BJ’s for him and only 5 for me. A bit longer has turned into nearly 4 am and R wanted us to stay and play but we had to get some shut eye.
     
  6. BlackJackLady

    BlackJackLady Low-Roller

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    Final day

    Sat Sept 7th
    Well its final day and with staying out much later than we planned, waking up was hard to do. By the time we were dressed, packed and eat it’s nearly noon. At this point we realize that CSI isn’t going to make the agenda but we do have about 2 hrs before we have to leave for the airport. Geez how to kill 2 hrs – hmm I know, how about we play our $10.00 freeplay at 4 Q. I turned mine into $12.50 SW loses all of hers. That took about 10 minutes. So more BJ at the D? Sure why not. Good run at the table, Hubby leaves up $82 with 6 BJ’s and I’m up $85 but only 2 bj’s.

    Rental car turn in quick and easy, shuttle to airport, thru security, and we have time to grab some overpriced food before boarding. Flight was good and had the smoothest landing I’ve ever experienced. We had a great time and over all left winners. Hubby was up $263 for the trip and I was up $75.00 plus between us we had 88 black jacks. :thumbsup:
    Looking forward to the next trip!
     
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  7. Gino

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    Great trip report. Sorry to hear of your woes at the Plaza, however, what were the rules at the $5 table? 3:2 or 6:5? ...I plan on spending some time there in November...Thanks! :beer:
     
  8. BlackJackLady

    BlackJackLady Low-Roller

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    Plaza rules

    3:2, DAS, hand shuffle 6 deck shoe
     
  9. Rumdranker

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    Nice Job

    Great trip report! I'm glad the last night was interesting for you. Nothing like an OD followed by generosity and fun. Happy belated Birthday to you and your Husband. See you in Vegas!:beer:
     
  10. weluvvegas

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    It's over already?? I remember your post the other day about the clocks running too slow... It goes by way too fast doesn't it?

    You guys were really good sports to put up with OD's antics for so long, I think I would've gotten up much sooner. But looks like it paid off!

    Thanks for the TR :)
     
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  11. luvstp

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    Thanks for the report and Happy Birthday!

    I used to play blackjack a lot, but too many of those OD's caused me to move to vp and slots. Always nice to head back to Texas with Nevada money!!! :beer:
     
  12. merlin

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    One question, did you play the 6'5 tables at the D most of the time? And if so why?
     
  13. BlackJackLady

    BlackJackLady Low-Roller

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    No all of the tables we played at the D were $5.00 3/2. We NEVER pay 6/5 anywhere nor will we play at any table with a CSM. Automatic shufflers are accepted only if hand shuffle is not available.
     
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    Sounds good, I was wondering because when I was there a couple weeks ago I didn't notice hardly any 3/2 tables, even at $10 a hand, I dont like to play them big shoe games.
     
  15. BlackJackLady

    BlackJackLady Low-Roller

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    The games we played were 6 deck shoes.:peace:
     
  16. Kimber

    Kimber Tourist

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    Happy birthday! Headed for my birthday trip on Friday. We'll have to hit the Plaza - sounds like you had a good time once you got rid of Mr. Obnoxious.
    Thanks for the report!
     
  17. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Belated Birthday Wishes; the obnoxious drunk was annoying but fun to read about!
     
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