Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by sco5123, Feb 16, 2013.
...including gambling and everything....
How low did you go? Did it impact your overall experience?
My first trip to Las Vegas around 1996 or 98 maybe. Sunday afternoon through Thursday afternoon and I had $335 with me for gambling, meals, and whatever else. Probably my best trip anywhere, ever. We went clubbing, were always drunk, gambled some, and had a fantastic time. Brought home tons of stuff and even had $.05 in my pocked when we landed back at home.
My normal 5 day trip I take about $800 spending cash. Thats for gas too but not for hotel.
Food comes out of this as well.
If I see a show I have a card for that.
I usually come back with at least $400 of that amount.
Thats for 5 nights.
My first ever gambling trip was one night in Tunica. Took fifty bucks with me. Decided that was my entire budget for gmabling. In total, we played about three hours and got a comped buffet and I went home with sixty bucks. I was hooked!
I've made many a trip to Vegas and spent maybe $200 total for 3 days, including gas. That was back in the early 90s when I'd roll into town every year for the home-brew championships.
I took a late minute trip to Wendover once and brought $300 for the 4 days. Gambling was good and came home with $250.
First time I ever went to Vegas as an adult- it was a Thanksgiving weekend w/ friends from college. I took 100$ for two nights. The 100$ was supposed to cover EVERYTHING- food, gambling, entertainment. I ate Thanksgiving dinner at Denny's, and at dinner the next night (my buddy's family took us out), I ate a habanero pepper for 50 bucks.
Back when casinos first opened in Mississippi twenty years ago, I would sometimes close my bar early (like 9:30) on a slow week night and a few of us would take off for the Gulf Coast to gamble. I would only take a hundred or two and feel totally adequate with my bankroll. Of course, we were so new to casino gambling that about all we would play was $5 blackjack with a little $5 roulette thrown in for variety. We would get there about midnight and gamble until the sun came up. We never worried about going broke. Heck, we were just high on life with the idea that we were actually legally GAMBLING in our home state. At that time, the very idea of gambling here was mind blowing.
My first Vegas trip that I could legally gamble was May of 2001. Three nights at the IP. I had $500 for the whole trip including gambling, drinks etc.
The first day after being at the pool we hit the $5 BJ tables. I did well but was getting quite drunk. I remeber walking to the Venetian and sitting down at a $25 table. Next thing I know is I am waking up at 0200 to friends coming back from The Beach. I do a pocket check. Smokes and phone in one pocket and wallet in the other. Wallet had $7 in it. I was in despair. No money left for the whole trip. I forgot to check the cargo pockets though. Left side had $140 in chips from the IP. Feel better know. Right cargo pocket had just over $800 from the Venetian. YES!!
Friends say I was catching great cards and bettting way more than I should have. They finally asked us to leave when I took a nap at the table during a shuffle. I don't remember any of it.
Sometime around 1980
Went to AC for something ,I think there was maybe 2-3 casinos open .I probly had about 20-30 bucks to gamble with,I played a few games and machines ,nickel and dimed quit everytime I was ahead a few bucks. At the end of the night I won $72 ,always remember that .
Shortly after I graduated from Flight Attendant Training I got an offer for 3 free nights at the plaza (this was pre remodel) and I flew out there for free since I worked for the airline. I brought 110 dollars with me total. I ended up having to put down a 50 dollar cash deposit on the room which left me with 60 bucks for the entire 3 day trip. I made it last. I love Vegas because it's the only place you can do that AND still eat like a king and drink like a fish.
My very first trip I only brought $160 for two nights. The funny thing is, that's one of the only trips I came home with money in my pocket.
The lowest rolling trip was the first trip. Each trip has increased afterward.
Low rolling just doesn't do it anymore.
Disclaimer: My high roller is probably the same as another person's low roller trip so you need to keep it in perspective.
I remember one trip when I spent close to ZERO on gaming for several reasons ...
To make a long story long ...
Years ago, shortly after Wynn opened, I was on an over-the-weekend business trip. I was just doing the Strip Friday night, walking back from the Flamingo area to the Sahara where I was staying, taking night photos, and killing a few minutes in each of the various casinos.
I got to the Wynn, put $5 in a penny slot, and this slot host comes up and asks if I would like a Red Card, which I did not have. I signed up for the Red Card.
Fast-forward a few months. ...
I had only played like $5 at the Wynn, but I got an offer in the mail for TWO FREE NIGHTS and a so-many-points free buffet offer. Coincidentally it was good for the dates of an already-planned family trip. I booked at the Wynn for two nights and cancelled those two nights at the IP.
When I got to the Wynn, I played enough to get the free buffet, and that was it. Took my one brother to the buffet, and spent most of the rest of the trip doing stuff other than gaming.
I probably spent $20 on gaming total for the whole trip.
Oh, and Wynn has not sent me ANYTHING since!
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