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TR 5/12 through 5/14

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Flyers, May 15, 2012.

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  1. Flyers

    Flyers Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Another quick trip has come and gone. We went to celebrate our 15 yr anniversary and stayed at Aria. We had a free offer of a corner suite and 300 in freeplay so what the heck.

    Limo to Aria was great. We are Plat. level players. I play mostly craps and blackjack and my husband plays slots, blackjack and pai gow poker.

    We gambled a little on saturday night when we got in and fell asleep early so we knew Sunday we were going to have to hit it big.

    Sunday morning we had breakfast in the room and off to the tables. I played craps and basically broke even after 2 hours. Up and down. I then moved over to double deck blackjack playing anywhere from 50 to 200 per hand. Needless to say after 1.4 hours I was down a quick 10K.

    I found hubby and he wasn't doing much better so we went over to Mandalay Bay. Again, he played slots and I went to play craps. I usually enjoy Mandalay Bay but not this time. I asked for a marker at the craps table and the pit boss was a total jerk. People were losing at the table so what does he do...jacks up the min. from 15 to 25. Before he jacked it up, I was told I could play at 15....WRONG!! So I lost a quick 2k paid off my marker and left.

    Hubby and I then headed to Luxor. I still love that place. It was the first place we ever got a host, stay in a suite etc. So we played pai gow for 2 hours and was rated at $500 for the 2 of us so I was happy and we won about 2.5K so i was happy. So off to craps I go and my husband deceided to say with me at craps for a change. I was cold so he bought me a sweatshirt and I proceed to win about 8K. No, it wasn't me rolling. I was terrible, but there were 3 guys betting alot more than me who were rolling and they cleaned up. I was thrillled with my win and proceed to have dinner at Rice and Co. We enjoy that better than Tender steakhouse. We gave Tender 2 different tries and both times, I was disappointed. I can make a better steak at home and not spend half the money.

    After dinner we headed back to Aria and played slots for a while and held our own. I was happy we were leaving winners.

    We are hosted at Aria but frankly I don't like her very much. The last few times we always tip her well and I feel like I'm not a big enough player for her to spend more than 5 minutes with me. So we booked the trip without a host.

    Hopefully we will go back in August. I can't wait to see the 3rd quarter offers. I need a good laugh.

    Shifter, I watched baccarat for a while and I understood enough to be dangerous but not enough to risk thousands of dollars. I do know that what I watched was choppy. 2 or 3 Players, 2 or 3 bankers, a tie, so on and so on. No long streaks. Someday when you are there you can teach me.

    Anyway, we left Monday morning...back to work.

    Happy reading!
     
  2. wrrossi

    wrrossi Tourist

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    Happy Anniversary. What did you think of the Aria? How's the bedding, and what was your take on the casino? Our previous host from another property works at Aria, and without dropping names, I hope she wasn't the one you didn't care for. If I may ask, do you usually tip your casino host? Is this based on a successful trip, and are they allowed to receive cash gifts?

    Thanks
     
  3. Flyers

    Flyers Tourist

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    We enjoy Aria and we love the beds! Food is a little expensive, but you are in Vegas.

    I tip my host every time I come to town if I have them set up the reservation. I usually give them gift cards and they seem to like that.
     
  4. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    Nice report and VERY nice comeback!!!
     
  5. AliGee

    AliGee Low-Roller

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    Very nice, thanks for posting. I too am curious how much you tip a host - how much are the gift cards for?
     
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