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TR - Venetian Feb 23-27

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by tonysoprano24, Feb 28, 2010.

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  1. tonysoprano24

    tonysoprano24 Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I don't post much here but this was the forum that helped me make my first trip a year or so ago so I thought I should give something back

    hope you enjoy...It has a ton of mistakes grammatically but try to look past it ;p


    Can’t believe it’s already over but I think 4 days were perfect…an almost missed flight…lots of gambling..and not as much eating as I thought. It was me and my buddy from college (lets call him AK)…anyways I’ve been to vegas one time in dec 2008 and he was supposed to come but didn’t work out cause it was around Christmas…so I went solo…been bugging him to come for a while and when I had the 4 free nights at the Venetian it was a done deal…got cheap tickets too..atl to vegas $250 airtran return…not a bad start…flight left Atl 12:00 pm supposed to arrive around 2:00 pm vegas time…was early I think by 30 mins or so

    Day 1

    Got to airport with my buddy, had checked in the night before so had boarding passes ready. Got three two hours early, were gonna be 45 mins early to our gate so we decided to get something to eat. I had starbucks, AK had some pizza and we arrived at our gate. Well nobody was there and there were 25 mins left in the flight. We look around and wait for 5 mins and AK has to take a leak so I wait around. He gets back says we should ask someone...well nobody knows anything but AK is going to some office with a lady to check and see If the gate has changed….I just whip out my cell phone and google “air tran flight statusâ€â€¦airtran has a nice mobile site for checking your status so I typed in our flight info and find out the gate has changed to halfway across the airport lol….now I yell at him but he’s far ahead with the lady so I Start running and screaming his name and he’s turned deaf apparently cause he didn’t hear me for a while…anyways he finally hears me and we are running all the way to the other end finally make it with 5-7 mins left to fly…oh and on top of all that HE STOLE MY WINDOW SEAT WTF!!!...I think it was because I told him you can see the Grand Canyon on the way there. Rest of the flight was uneventful…we arrived early..and for some reason we didn’t see the grand canyon I Was busting his balls about it since he stole my seat haha…

    Took a taxi to the Venetian I think it was like $16 so gave him a $20 was really impressed with the Venetian on the inside…check in was quick less than 2 mins maybe…phone was dead from using the aitran wifi…so went up to the room and charged our phones put our bags up and went down to the casino to get my $75 free slotplay…was hard to find the grazie desk and when we finally did I got my card…I was kind of disappointed I couldn’t use my free slotplay on a wheel of fortune machine…anyways I found an eligible machine and stuck it in and cashed out about $25 out of the $75 freeplay. AK likes to play roulette a lot and I hardly ever play it but I turn to him and say well it’s only $25 lets put it on roulette …one spin we double it we both get free Margaretville on the venetian’s dime… we don’t well we were gonna go there and eat anyway for full price. Put it all on red…it hits! Margaritaville here we come…Georgia red baby!

    Went to get our charged phones from our rooms…rooms weren’t too far from elevator even though it was at the end of the hallway…anyways headed out to margaritaville and sat on the balcony…great view and good weather…ordered a volcano nachos and AK told me to try out a strawberry margarita…I was reluctant…I always just get a mojito but said oh well lets give it a shot…Volcano nachos were huge…which I was expecting but he wasn’t…he was about to order a burger but backed off when the nachos came …needless to say we both couldn’t finish them and the margarita sucked…kind of surprised …I didn’t expect it to blow me out of the water but if you’re called margaritaville you better make good margaritas…AK even said it isn’t up to par with even a regular old Mexican restaurant in any old city, usa..I didn’t have anything to compare it to but I’ll probably never have one again thanks to Margaretville lol

    Anyways were feeling really really full from the nachos so decided to check out the flamingo and the wildlife habitat since we were already there…flamingo casino wasn’t too bad but the wildlife habitat was very underwhelming…but hey it was free and not bad ..just expected more I guess

    We hop across the street to Caesar’s…I didn’t do much sightseeing or casino hopping last trip since it was solo…mostly gambled so took this trip to see a few casinos I missed last trip…anyways Caesar’s was amazing..can’t believe it’s been there for so long…lobby, casino, restaurants, shops were all great…Donno how I would compare it to the Venetian…definitely an older crowd here but interior was pretty cool and might stay here next time..walked around a bit didn’t do any gambling just signed up for a total rewards card and got some free coupon book which was nothing special…

    It was dark out…we were headed for the MGM poker room anyways so we decided to stop and take a look at the fountains…no matter how many times you see them it’s still amazing…AK was very impressed to say the least…walked to MGM grand…long long walk…sat down at a good poker table lots of young guys trying to look cool… lots of callers… lots of limpers etc…Don’t want to get too deep in the details of each hand or anything but I was up $150 in about two hours or so…the music every half hour was annoying where they dance on top of the bar? But I learned to tune it out...AK was up $75 or so it was around midnight decided to retire early since we were still on Atlanta time and it was 3 am for us…had a few drinks in us but not too much.. long walk back to Venetian wanted to try some craps but my legs were really tired daing im getting old…got up thought I could rest for 5-10 mins and go back down but the bed felt so damn good after the flight and all that walking I just said oh well and dozed off…

    Kind of took It easy on the first day…but hey at least I was up in gambling!

    Day 2

    Were supposed to eat the Bellagio buffet but we were up early since we decided to turn in early the night before…so just headed to denny’s…well it was crowded but we signed up and were told 10-15 mins so went next door to casino royale to check it out..buddy won that $100 freeplay on the outside slots I won like $50…little did we know it wasn’t really freeplay like the Venetian but more like you had to hit a certain combo to claim it not just any win…oh well its free can’t complain…casino was what it was but they had $3 craps …it was $5 mostly everywhere anyways so I said I’d rather gamble at a nice joint plus we had to get back to denny’s…

    Went back to denny’s…got called and served really fast actually…impressed…both ordered grand slam and it filled us up…off to search for cheap craps ($5) at a nicer joint…went into Planet Hollywood it was all $10 mins,…headed to mgm to see if by any chance they did…they had $5 craps to my surprise…why planet Hollywood didn’t and mgm did I have no clue…anyways was up a little in craps…maybe like $25 or so betting $5 on dark side lol…I was shooting too cause I think I was only one at the table…maybe one more guy can’t rem started drinking whiskey sours too early…was tipping the dealers often and they were very appreciative…I wasn’t placing bets for them I figure I’d let them decide what they wanted to do and when the dealer finally did decide to place the bet with me on the dark side I made my point and he looked at me and said “thank you very much that’s just great manâ€â€¦in a sarcastic tone obviously lol I cracked up…but it was really a great group of dealers…oh btw we got carded everywhere…I never get carded but AK looks like he is 12 even though he is 22 so because he was with me I got carded too which was weird for me but I guess he might be used to it lol…

    Tipped dealers $5 before I left and waitress $5 for the last drink too since she kept em coming…MGM waitresses weren’t models or anything but the drinks were coming fast and often and that’s all I really care about…strong maker’s sours…loved it…anyways headed to the poker room and we stumble across the sigma derby…I’m like dude we have to go get some quarters lol…we go and get ten bucks of quarters each,…AK keeps hitting his and is up like $5 from the start…I keep dwindling down when I hit a couple of 40-1 and 30-1 ..I was surprised the waitress was even serving the sigma derby people since it was only quarter machines but I’ll gladly take another maker’s sour please…and she was fast and kept em coming just like the one at the craps table…I was impressed…anyways AK ran out of quarters and I was up $15 at this point cause I hit a few more 20-1 or 30-1s but never hit that 200-1 though…anyways I hit the cashout button and I loved the sound of quarters hitting the metal….but something was off…maybe I was too drunk…probably…so I wait for it to get done and stick my hand in there to grab a bunch of quarters….OMG WTF IS THAT….the thing where the quarters drop was full of…ummm I hope it was some kind of drink LOL….I’m pretty sure someone spilled their drink in there….it was really really gross digging out quarters ..and lots of them from the liquid…alcohol ..water..whatever it was…I just pray to god it wasn’t someone’s urine…

    Went to the poker room sat down ..bad table no action was down $50 in an hour or so we were getting kind of hungry again since we had breakfast at dennys at 9am or 10am and it was like 3-4 pm now…cashed out and left for Harley Davidson café…used the Restaurant.com certificate and I ordered a philly cheesesteak and AK ordered maybe a chicken pot pie and potato skins on the side…and I think I ordered a fruity drink but I can’t rem what It was…food was good…service was great and potions were huge…even after the coupon it was like $40 for two people ..but tip included so more like $30 …$15 a piece for that meal not bad at all I highly recommend getting a gift certificate from restaurant.com and using it there…good location good food great portions…

    Went over to Aria very impressed…wasn’t as inconvenient to get to as I had read and a lot of the “shortcomings†like dark casino or “airport looking lobby†were definitely over exaggerations I think…the casino was dark yes…but I liked it …it was different and its something to remember it by…I can’t visualize casinos cause they all look alike to me but this one I will remember for the browns and darkness I guess lol…had to walk through crystals…was kind of cool to walk through but looked empty just as many people had commented…although it was a weekday to be fair…Didn’t gamble in Aria even though minimums were $10 was kind of surprised at that…was expecting $15-$25 I guess they need the traffic…spent maybe half hour walking through it and checked out the wall of water outside and the other weird structures in crystals and Aria…I would definitely stay here..checked out the poker room but they had $1/$3 nl …I’m strictly $1/2 nl for some reason…tried to take a pic of poker room but security was right there so I just put my phone up

    For some reason we didn’t take the tram cause we thought it was easy to get to Bellagio….nope…had to walk through Vdara which was kind of inconvenient…got to Bellagio …very impressed never been inside…well technically was last trip but just to pass through the escalators…anyways stopped at Jean Phillippe Pastierre…AK is a huge éclair fan I’m a anything chocolate fan…I ordered the opera ….very good..just the right amount of chocolate in it…it was $7 not bad…but I also ordered a pineapple smoothie…which was $9 LOL…it took them ten mins to make it though…I understand the high priced deserts but wtf a smoothie is a smoothie ya know? Oh well …was impressed with the chocolate fountains and walked over to the caisno…really more open …more light..than mgm and Aria..liked that…

    Lakers were playing the mavericks at 6 pm…it was 5:58 we raced over to the sports book and said if we could make a wager…they said game started at 6:05…lakers were getting 1.5 pts..(meaning they weren’t favored)…normally this sets off red flags and if im betting on the internet from home to make money I would take the mavericks here it was kind of obvious…but hey we’re in vegas im a laker fan we’re gonna be watching the game at the sports book why not bet on your team and cheer for them…I put down $25 and AK put down $10 on the lakers +1.5 meaning they can lose by 1 and we still win...anyways kind of disappointed the game wasn’t on a whole big screen just a quarter of it...but still big enough…drink service was amazing here…didn’t get any drink tickets or anything just had my betting slip laying out waitress was coming by every 5-10 mins not even asking for betting slips or anything…didn’t take advantage though the smoothie made me really really full…watched the first half of the laker game and AK said lets check out the poker room….here we go…

    I said nows not a great time to play here…someone on another site gave me good times to play at each room cause each room as a different demographic depending on time of day with regards to locals/action/tourists etc…but I was like oh well…sat down with $200…good guy sitting beside me from Los angeles struck up a conversation since he owns a sports bar and im interested in opening one in a few years maybe…was asking about the financial side of it since I’m a finance major…wanted to get first hand info on some numbers…anyways…while chatting him up I lost my $200 in like 5 mins I think the guy had a straight I had a set….debating if I wana stay or go back to sports book…I had a nice spot I could see the laker game from the table I was sitting at so I said why not…bought back in for $200…I’ll take full blame for the first hand…I should have seen the straight and given him credit…but this hand I had a jack high flush this black guy had a queen high flush…I had $100 or so left on the river after betting..I bet $50..shudda went all in…because guy was debating whether to call the $50 or not…he wudda definitely folded to an all in …he reluctantly called he thought I had the K or A..but he had the queen I had the jack…my mistake …gave him too good a price to call..but I didn’t think he had a flush so I wanted him to call…live and learn I guess…down $400 boom in 30 mins lol

    Finished watching the game…lost that too..wudda been $47 or so win but oh well when it rains it pours right…headed to planet Hollywood sat down at the poker tables…me and AK got different tables…he busted out within 5 mins here LOL..bad day to play poker for us I guess...he was favored both hands he lost his money in so I guess it wasn’t due to bad play…he watched me play for a few…asked him if he wanted to head out and do something else must be boring watching me play poker he was cool said nah ill wait…waited around won a few hands up a little maybe $20-$40 or so…was trying to catch cards against this one guy who had $800 sitting in front of him but couldn’t do it…got up was about to leave..AK was pretty much broke from poker had $25 left…I looked at him before heading out and said you know what this means right…double or nothing…roulette red here we come LOL…got to a table and guy looked at us strange..im still getting used to this look but AK knew to pull out his ID haha…so I did too..even though I wasn’t playing…he checked it and got change put it all on red $25..it hit…he colored up and left dealer started laughing since he went through all that trouble of checking ids for one spin to double up hahah

    Still full from Harley and jean phillipe I can’t rem what time it was not maybe 1 am or so…headed to the Venetian for some rapid roulette….of course checked ID here too hahah…this is getting annoying now for me…but oh well…dealer gave us bs line about how they check everyone …cmon now…lost a few bucks on rapid roulette …played some wheel of fortune slots at Venetian..figure they gave me 4 free nights I should give them my slot play at least…no luck ..just a bad bad day for gambling I guess

    Day 3

    Woke up around 11 am or so…good night’s sleep…wanted to eat Bellagio buffet for lunch for sure today…but wanted to build up an appetite so went outside and dropped into O’sheas to play $5 craps…great table good crowd..started betting dark side again..started winning a little…guys across the table had huge stacks of 5s on the field every roll…played for about 45 minutes got up maybe $20 or so…was about to go cash out but passed a roulette table again…double or nothing…double up and we both eat free at Bellagio buffet..if I lose the $20 oh well had fun for an hour and killed time without losing any money…put it on red …no luck this time…daing black…oh well off to the Bellagio…

    No line at the buffet kind of surprising around 12:30 or 1 pm…should be prime time lunch hour…good for us…were waiting to be seated when the sports bar guy from LA came up and said hey to me and AK…great guy…he was staying here I guess and was waiting on his buddy to show up last night while he was playing poker too…sort of a college buddy trip for him too…asked how we did in poker we told him you don’t’ wana know haha…got seated…right by this gorgeus young girl from England…wa wa wee wa…I guess it was a mother daughter trip or something cute accent kind of threw me off at first lol…

    Had some burger sliders at the buffet…loved them…some pizza…alright nothing great mainly for kids but I was craving it…had some shrimp spring rolls (very good) and some rice pilaf (decent)…went back got some fruit….good watermelon and cantelope…love those…now time to attack the deserts…had something that’s called a tiramisu…never had it before but it was great…had something else can’t remember the name it was dipped in syrup and was solft and smooth…texture like pudding almost…I only know how to make microwave food so I’m not the best judge of food…..I’m a simple man when it comes to food lol…went back for second desert servings…now this was definitely the tipping point…can’t have anymore…sat around and waited for about 5 minutes and headed out…now there was the big line I expected…guess we got lucky…AK was busting my balls about how if I wanted to try out Bellagio poker again…hell no lots of regulars/locals…felt like fish in a sharktank…and on top of that the players were very obnoxious…I read that the dealers are very rude but if the dealers have to put up with players like that everyday hey I would be tired of it too and not give a damn about the players..

    Anyways…went to MGM for poker..AK really liked the room…still trying to get used to the walk to MGM…damn venetian why did you have to gimme free rooms..I wudda stayed at MGM or Planet Hollywood and could have saved my legs!...anyways…poker was bad again…lost my buy in of $200 at a bad table…we didn’t get seated in the first game we got seated in the 2nd $1/$2 nl game in the back which is when the locals show up and our table never got full..maybe 7 max…2 of which were me and AK and at least 3 regulras..one was a lady from wisonconsin who moved here and I guess comes to the strip casinos to prey on tourists like me and AK lol…knew to stay away from her…was catching cards but couldn’t get any action because players were kind of good at this table…complete opposite of first night…I think the hand was tens against jacks and I lost the buy in again…I’ll take blame for that I was getting frustrated at the table and finally got some action oh well this is how the trip has been queen high flush vs jack high..jacks vs ten…

    As usual after I lose in poker told AK I was gonna go shoot some dice…at this point I had my mind made up I would only do dark side for the whole trip…I went to a table which I thought had more people playing but I guess it was just one guy playing and three or four just watching…so I start betting dark side and I guess it turned him off haha…I didn’t mean to…I usually play dark side on a full table so nobody notices…he was betting $50 a roll or so and left…I guess pitt bosses were prolly pised a $10 low roller made the $50 guy go away lol..I left shortly after that table wasn’t doing me any good

    Went to another table…now this is what I’m talking about…lots of people nobody notices me playing dark side…well they do but nobody cares…well I start winning…suck the life out of the table..table dies down and its just one guy who was betting like $50-$100 a roll he lost…so it was just me at the table again haha…well I’m winning for about 5-6 mins when the rich guy shows up again with ten grand…lays it on the table and starts betting dark side with me like $200-$300 a roll…

    Kind of funny …we’re both winning im betting $10 and getting up big and rich guy is making ton of money…I guess the big stack attracts some new players and table gets full again…but we’re still both doing the dark side…and winning a lot..five guys from Georgia showed up..older guys maybe 40s 50s…good group of friends…one guy said “my man from ga here says we should be the dark side†so at one point everyone was on the dark side on the table and they all won a few rolls…but the dice came around to me and usually I don’t shoot when im on the dark side but since everyone was on the dark side I said why not…well I made my point 3 times in a row haha…great timing now everyone hates me more than usual LOL…one guy said “I donno what to do with you man you bettin against your own damn selfâ€â€¦I mean not really betting against myself just betting on a different outcome…but I know what they mean…

    At one point the guy beside me from Georgia was rolling and everyone was on the dark side…the high roller had a stack of undreds on the dark side…maybe $2500 or $3000…and the guy kept rolling for literally 15 minuts no 7 or point anywhere to be seen…the high roller got nervous and took his bet off…and of course the next roll the guy rolls a seven haha…wow…

    Turned like $100 into $250 in craps in a couple of hours by that time AK was done playing poker too he texted me and I told him to meet me at the craps table…well this guy got on a hot roll and I lost like $40 or $50 but still cashed out $100 ahead..not bad…plan was to take $50 from the $150 winnings and put it on red…but maybe next time haha..at least I gotta part of my poker losses back

    Headed to bally’s cause I heard it is the softest $1/$2 nl game in town…at this point it’s just ridiculous what our luck has been as far as table selection…we got seated at a table with 7 people…4 of which were locals who play regularly …I’m the 5th one AK is the 6th one …guess who was the 7th one..the lady from Wisconsin at the mgm who was a regular player too haha…I guess everyone knows its an easy room so the locals come to hunt the fish…bad bad table…I hinted to AK if he was hungry he was like yeah im starving even though we weren’t he knew I wanted to get the hell away from that table…good guys though this old guy was from Pakistan also (I’m from there) so we talked for a few mins ..I was up $30 or so in 15-20 mins..cashed out…headed to Bill’s…

    Heard they had a $0.5/$1 game…but we checked it out and there were lots of short short stacks and table didn’t look like it had any action…so we just went to look for roulette again…I never play numbers I just put it all on red but AK convinced me to try out numbers since It was only $30 from the ballys winnings anyways…well I played like a few numbers like 24, which is my birthday, kobes number, knowshon morenos number, and as well as jeff gordon’s number and hell it was nascar weekend why not…played a few more like 8 17 10 etc…but I wasn’t even paying attention and AK goes holy sh!t…I hit 24 haha..I never win at roulette and I almost always win at poker but this trip has been a strange one gambling wise…only bet $1 though so was up to $60 or so including the $30 from before…so I bet some more numbers…some of the same ones and AK kept yelling 13 in my ear but for some reason I didn’t hear him..maybe I was counting chips..he thought I was being an ahole on purpose haha..but I really didn’t hear him…so he yelled it one more time “thirteen you idiotâ€â€¦.so I was like ohh…put it on thirteen…BOOOM…13 hit again …two numbers in a row wa wa wee waa…this is like insane…I know its only a dollar but its not the amount of winnings its just the fact that I never hit numbers in roulette haha now I hit two in a row…that’s the way it goes I guess…table was kind of shocked like wtf is going on here…I was like alright I don’t’ wana push it so I just cashed out $90 or so after I played the change…Not bad for roulette not bad at all…

    Were walking outside bills about to go into flamingo guess who we ran into again..the lady from Wisconsin at the poker tables…we asked her for some recommendations and she said avoi flamingo for poker…check out hurrahs or mirage…so we said sure…we went into harrah’s for a little bit…I like the poker room there they have big screens for sports…there was a waiting list for a new table so we both waited and the dealer was really nice at the table while we were waiting…sticking up a conversation about poker rooms and where to play etc..btw the action at harrah’s was great…and drink service was amazing…like I said with MGM you won’t find any models but the drinks were coming fast and often…so I liked that here…once again I had a set of eights on the turn…there was a flush draw on the board too so I decided to bet $50 or so…guy just calls…ok kind of suspicious…I just went all in on the river…guy called with a set of eights as well…except he had the better kicker..I had 89…8 on flop and 8 on turn I think…he kad K8…had about $40 left over in chips cause I had the guy covered before…I had 77..guy in front of me raised $15 ..he had been bluffing a lot and raising with Ace rag so I just pushed all in hoping he had A9 A8 something like that…he had queens…busted out again…oh well went outside to play some slots at harrah’s while I waited for AK to finish up…he was up maybe $60 or so here…

    Headed over to mirage…but it was 5 mins till 11 pm so I said volcano goes off every hour lets check it out…it was kind of cool better than I Expected…AK liked it too..had a bad spot for pics though…went to mirage…the aquarium in the lobby seemed dark…donno why maybe lights were off or something…headed to poker room…good room but some of the smaller details were missing like tableside players card tracking and cup holders…but overall still good room to play poker…AK sat beside this economics/statistics professor who was a calling station..there were some big loose stacks when we got there but they left within ten minutes of us coming in and sitting down…I got KK…limped in and the professor called…I let him see the flop because I knew if he hit anything like top pair I could get paid…flop was jack high I bet ten..everyone folded he called…I knew he had a jack now…no flush no straight on board…turn came blank..I checked to show weakness…he bet $15…I min raised to $30…that would set off flags to everyone else at the table except he just called…river was a blank…I bet about $45 he calls after thinking for a while …showed his jack I showed my kings…nice

    There was a bigger stakes game going on at the table beside us that was really loud ..maybe a 2/5 or a 5/10 wasn’t sure…anyways played up and down tilla bout 2-3am…was about to leave I had Ace king suited…limped in again…flop was AA2…set of aces…figured nobody else had the last ace and everyone was scared..so I checked the flop and everyone checked behind me…turn came a blank I bet ten…everyone folded one guy who had just sat down called…Im thinking he called cause he thought I was trying to steal the pot…river was a ten…I bet 25..he raised all in …I call…he flips over 10 10 for a full house made on the river and I flip over AK…that’s what slow playing gets you…haha

    Down to about 80 or 90 from 250 I had built up…cashed out at the mirage…headed back to Venetian its about 4 am now…put some change I had on roulette red…like $17 or so…lost it lol off to bed…

    Day 4

    Woke up later like 12 pm or so went down the street to fashion show mall to eat at stripburger using our restaurant.com coupon…great burgers great fries good atmosphere…ordered some kind of martini….too early even for me shouldda just ordered a shake…two burgers two drinks and one side came to like $40 or so…$13 after the coupon …left $25…..will eat here again coupon or no coupon…was pretty crowded when we ate

    Headed over to the wynn…never been inside…beautiful hotel…great service…signed up for a red card got $10 freeplay and played some wheel of fortune slots…no luck again…spent $25 or so on the quarter slots so I got up…passed a roulette table again haha…had to recover my slot losses…took out $25…even though this was a very high class hotel the dealer treated me and AK really well even though It was just for 30 seconds and I put $25 on red….boom..hit it…got my slot losses back haha…was very impressed with the service that even low rollers like us got at the hotel…even something as simple as going to the cashier to get my roulette winnings cashed out was a good experience…I couldn’t see myself staying here though…I mean I would love too…but the location is too far down and not my type of crowd anyways…would feel out of place to say the least…maybe when I’m a little older…

    Headed to encore checked it out…not bad…casino smaller than I Expected but definitely very nice as well…..very impressed with wynncore….especially the service…anyways headed back to mgm…theres no way I was gonna walk from encore to mgm so we just took a taxi…was about $16 or so gave him a $20…thought it would be like $10 but I guess it was from one end to the other end of strip…and he didn’t take the strip so that was good haha…got to MGM there was a really really drunk guy at the mgm he was bluffing and bsing everyone…couple of times the floor manager got called up…Won $40 off of a black guy who was always rebuying in with the minimum…I hit a set of jacks…that was nice..the regular local lady from Wisconsin showed up and said hey to us both…she was sitting at another table though..just funny how we kept running into her haha…well I had been playing for about an hour and I had bought in with $100 since I kept losing $200 every time I sat down I said might as well sit with $100…I had AQ…I raised 7 or so drunk idiot called… I’m glad…flop was Q62 or something…I’m sure im gonna win his stack now…I bet to try to build the pot…$20 or so…he raises…what I was expecting…and I push all in…he turns over 66 for a set of 6s…OMG …really? Even the damn drunks are catching cards against me haha…

    as usual I told AK I was gonna go shoot some dice…bought in with 100 got up to 150..then 200 real quick betting on dark side again…another older guy is also betting the dark side and we’re slowly eating away at the table haha…we’re both doubled up now…I get up to $250 and this is when AK shows up..drink service was great though…instead of ordering different types of drinks I just went back to the old faithful…maker’s and coke…ahh…nothing goes down better and gets to you faster…ok maybe a shot but this is the perfect drink for me…simple and to the point…im starting to get tipsy…I start betting $25 a roll instead of ten and I thought I hit a couple of rolls and had $300 but appanretly I had $275…I’ll take that …I probably calculated wrong im sure…was going to cashier window…whoops heres the roulette table again…so I said $275… an uneven number I want $300 so I put $25 on red…of course we get carded again..this time to bust Ak’s balls I say to the dealer “its cause of him isn’t it…he looks 12â€â€¦he starts laughing…he said I don’t wana say anything but he looks like the kid off modern family…I’ve never seen the show neither has AK but whole table started laughing hahaha…I need to google that kid …anyways…put $25 on red lost it….damn down to $250…want an even numbers….I’m about to walk away…but I say what the hell its the last day…I take out two $25 chips and put it on red to get $300 …otherwise I would definitely walk away with $200 ($100 profit)…red hits boom $300 total…nice cash out…on our way out we noticed the sigma derby was closed…I think someone punched the glass and it cracked it had tape or plastic all over it…hope they don’t take it away it was really fun

    Was kind of hungry…wanted to try out spice market but it was probably too late like 11 pm or so…went to dennys near the mgm grand…it was a nicer dennys but slower service…the host or whatever at the checkout thing messed up my bill…my total was $18…I gave her a hundred…told her to gimme back $75 I wanted to leave $7 trip guy was nice who served us…but somehow she gave me back $8 more dollars so I paid $17 for a $18 meal with tip…I donno she confused the hell out of me…I guess doing separate checks was a little too much for her…ok im being an ahole it happens I understand…I didn’t notice it till I was halfway to the Venetian that I paid $17 for my $18 meal otherwise I wudda left more cause I don’t want the waiter to get shafted…well the waiter’s tip was sitting there separately so im pretty sure I think she shorted denny’s…I really don’t know what happened haha she might have charged us both for Ak’s meal maybe?

    Went into Bill’s on the way back to the Venetian to play some craps…bought in with $75…table was really hot I Was only betting dark side …got down to about $40…I was like alright enough of this…headed out and put $40 on roulette red…woot…it hit again…turned my $75 into $80…daing I love roullte now hahaha…

    Off to the Venetian its about 1am…bought in with $75 at craps again…dealer warned me table is hot…I was indifferent …by this point I was getting cocky and arrogant betting the dark side haha…he pointed to the stacks of greens the players beside me had and said they all started with a hundred…damn…I figure well the hot streak is probably over time for the cold streak now right…WRONG…hottest table ever..but somehow at $15 min I was still able to play for an hour and a half…AK decided for the first time to try craps too…put down a hundred started betting dark side with me…it all went downhill from there…after he watched me win every time at craps on dark side now our stacks were going up an down…mostly down though…rolled a couple of twos and threes to get back up even…we were rolling too so it was kind of weird..I figure last day why not …nobody at the table cared…I tend to roll for a while before I seven out or make the point so made some people money on the field and hardways…about 3 am wiped out clean we go looking for the business center …drunk on maker’s and cokes still…apparently it was closed …maybe we went to the wrong one…oh well we’ll just do it in the morning or just check in at the airport no biggie…got up to room around 4 am…asked for a late check out..got a complimentary pm check out…could use an extra hour on the last day….got a wake up call set up too just incase….and off to bed

    Last day

    Woke up last day got packed went to check out…got my $100 cash deposit back..apprently the venetian can check you in to your flight at the checkout counter when you’re leaving…well she tried to anyways but airtran website was not loading so she told us to come back when we are ready to leave and she can try again…left bags to go eat at nathan’s…good cheesesteak but not the best I’ve had…more towards the bland side…even the pepsi tasted weird…prolly gave me a diet one by accident…oh well decent meal a little overpriced though….cheesesteak wasn’t worth $10 or whatever

    Were on our way back to pick up the bags and ask the desk clerk to check out….one last time stopped by the roulette table…I put the hundred I got back from the deposit on red AK put $25…both lost…oh well…we knew we couldn’t leave vegas on a bad note like that so I whipped out $50 and he whipped out $25 more and we both put it on red again…red hits…and like complete degenerates we both let it ride “one last time†haha….of course its black ..wiped out $150 in 15 seconds…and now we really have to go…cause flight is in two hours or so

    Go back to desk shes able to check us in to our flight..very convenient…pick up our bags…and head to the airport…$20 with tip not bad….get through security we make sure we have the right gate this time LOL…had 15-20 mins called my parents said I’m on my way…had free wifi at las vegas airpot…pretty cool…was tempted to try out the wheel of fortune slots but just couldn’t bring myself to do it after a bad gambling trip and no slot wins on the whole trip…

    Closing Thoughts

    Didn’t eat or drink as much as we thought we would…guess we were getting our fill in on the gambling…liked betting dark side on craps …haha especially the “you dbag†looks from the others at the table hahah….loved the venetian …would definitely pay full price to stay here…great service good casino good restaurants…didn’t eat at grand lux…thought we would but just didn’t have a big appetite this trip…it was apparently nascar weekend so it kind of got busy on Friday in addition to the normal Friday rush…

    Hopefully will come back every 6 months instead of every year…wana come back in august for a birthday trip…left my house with $1500 came back with $600-$700 ish…I was expecting to lose it all but hey roulette and craps saved us haha…didn’t get to try out the venetian poker room just cause we were burnt out on poker …should have though that’s the only regret…

    We both rated the trip about a 9-9.5….only because we did horrible gambling wise…otherwise this was a perfect trip …taking it easy relaxing gambling…if we had won or broken even this wudda been a ten…
     
  2. DBear

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    Nice TR. That sure was a lot of poker and craps and roulette. Jumped right in with the big boys at B.
     
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    You basically just described every trip I make to Vegas, except for a placing a few bets at the BJ table. Great trip report.
     
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    great TR , thanks for sharing :)
     
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    Nice report!

    Dark side betters sure can suck the life out of a table pretty fast lol.
     
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    Nice report, glad you had a great time and thanks for sharing
     
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    I do love long trip reports! Good one!
     
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    Enjoyed the report a lot, sounds like it was a pretty good time and if it still rates a 9 even with losses then you are doing something right.
     
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    I'm amazed that you can remember so many of the betting details! :nworthy:
     
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    Great Report

    Thanks
     
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    Nice report!
     
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    Thanks for the report!

    Is THIS AK?
     
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    Enjoyed all the info on the poker....sets always get me excited then some guy has a full house.....LOL
    And thanks for the desription of the Harrahs room..I had been wondering about it..I hear they now are doing tracking for your Tier Credits..

    Thanks for the report...and I agree..Venetian is a very nice place to stay..
    especially when you get those 4 nights free.
     
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    That is a spot on observation by the dealer!

    The actor is Jesse Tyler Ferguson..on the show he is Mitchell. One half of a gay couple who adopted a Chinese baby. (Best new show on TV-IMHO)
     
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    haha awesome I won't let him live it down
     
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    Thanks for the great TR. No futures bet on UGA for next year?
     
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    I spotted the shattered cover on the Sigma Derby on I believe Wed or Thursday - still trying to recreate my days for my T.R.!!! It was rather heartbreaking to see. I would hope the idiot that shattered it would have to pay for repairs. I know slot screens have been smashed in at our local casino & the customer that did it has to pay - several run around $4000 per screen. (If it were an idiotic move vs. a pure accident).
     
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    http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g45963-i10-k3446855-Damage_to_slot_machine-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html
     
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