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TR: First time in Vegas at Caesars.

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Hndful1, Apr 26, 2016.

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  1. Hndful1

    Hndful1 Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    I know I can be long-winded. I'll do my best to be brief but accurate. Not much to report from yesterday, our first day here. Was up at 2 a.m. and left out of Boston. Everything went extremely smooth and we got checked in about 3:30 Vegas time. We got a complimentary upgrade which I posted in the twenty dollar trick section. Everybody we've met has been wonderful. By the time we skulked around, had dinner, and walked the strip a short ways, I was way too tired to gamble so I turned in reasonably early. This morning I started out playing Blackjack at Caesars. I figured I'd try to start accumulating my comps there. Although the cards were cold at first, I walked away $100 ahead.

    The craps table was too busy for my liking so I tried bubble craps. This was only my second time ever playing bubble craps. I seemed to have a problem with selecting the chip amounts, so my bets were messed up. I ended up ahead about $40 when out of frustration I cashed out.

    Now I hit the craps table. There was a little bit more elbow room so I was more comfortable. In short, the player 2 places to my right had a monster roll and went for about an hour. Now I am a very conservative player but at some point my 6 was up to $90 and my 8 at $60 (along with a healthy amount on other numbers). This was after I had taken my bets down to the minimums after a reasonable role thus far.

    The player to my right cashed in and it was my time to roll. Although I didn't role as well as the other player, I hit 3 points which all happened to be tens. When all was said and done, I'm up a total of $650 so far.

    I picked up a total rewards Visa which gave me two tickets to a buffet. For a total of $30 up charge, we will have dinner at Bacchanal tonight before we head out to Cirque du Soleil. So far, so great.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  2. mrstealth

    mrstealth High-Roller

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    Great start so far! You are going to love Bacchanal - 2 words "Food Coma"!

    A couple of things you have to do:

    - Check out the pool area. The garden of the gods has to be experienced. The people watching is usually outstanding.

    - Make sure you walk through the forum shops and take in a show of the moving statues by cheesecake factory. Really cool.

    - Familiarize yourself (as best you can - LOL) with the casino and hotel tower layout. Because it has been added onto so many times it can be hard to get a feel for the layout of the casino and towers. Once you get the layout down it saves you time and a lot of walking/getting lost.

    - Make sure you utilize the diamond lounge if you are diamond or 7*Star. One of the best lounges in Vegas.

    - Don't forget about the food court. Nice for a quick bite to eat or coffee.

    - The forum shops have some really good restaurants if you don't feel like braving the strip. The Palm for one is outstanding.

    Thanks for sharing and continued good luck!
     
  3. Camp Rusty

    Camp Rusty Low-Roller

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    Sweetness ! Rides that wave ! :beer:
     
  4. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Thanks for taking on the task of reporting live on your first trip to Vegas. Looking forward to updates.
     
  5. Hndful1

    Hndful1 Tourist

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    I apologize for the strong start and extremely weak finish. I was either busy doing things or too exhausted to write. Here's how the rest of my trip went.
    As far as Bacchanal goes, I don't think it's quite worth the $110+ that they normally charge for dinner, but for the $32 I paid it was pretty good. I limited my meal to Chinese and BBQ (oh yes and ice cream) as I didn't have a very big appetite. If you go, skip the fried chicken in the BBQ section. It wasn't very crisp, or hot. The service was exceptional and based on what I ate, I'd rate it a 7.5 out of 10 for food.

    Now Cirque de Soleil "Mystere" was unbelievable! I felt like a kid "ooh"ing and "aah"ing. The variety of the show as well as the strength and balance of the performers was truly amazing.

    When we got back to Caesar's, the craps and blackjack tables were packed, so I ended up dropping about $50 on video poker and $100 on 3 card poker. Then it was time to turn in...(I'm such a lightweight). Wednesday was my Fremont Experience! I'll report on that in another reply. I'll give you a spoiler alert though. Let's just say the $650 was the monetary high point of the trip.
     
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