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Trip Report #15: BeeeJays Palazzo, Pigeons, Pizza and Pals Party Trip Report

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  1. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    My Trip Report

    Thursday

    The day before my trip, as I was headed out for the good ole' pre-trip hair chopping, I stepped into the garage, turned the key, and got a big F-U from the engine. The car wouldn't start, but there was plenty of power so clearly we had issues. After getting a ride to the haircut and arranging a tow, my first order of business was a limo to Midway so I could worry about this crap POST-Trip.

    I contacted A1 Limo service and set up for a super stretch which would be stopping on the way (sort of) to pick up friends.

    Then I was set to pack and go to sleep with visions of sugar plums (well sugar free red bull), grey goose, straight flushes, and pool banana coladas. I also took a peak at my wife's cosmo and found this tasty little tidbit in an article for chicks explaining the different types of guy friends their boyfriend might have:

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    Friday

    My post-work schedule had included a monumental daily effort to get out of bed before 10am and given my limo pick up at 9:30 I needed to be up by 8:30 to shower and finalize packing. Of course we all know the excitement of a Vegas trip can make an alarm clock irrelevant, and I was up by 8 and ready with time to spare watching to PGA championship highlights and pulling for my boy Aaron Baddeley and my $100 100 to 1 $10,100 payout bet I had made at the Wynn sports book last trip.

    The limo showed up and took me through some serious ghetto. Now I'm not talking about the regular ghetto here that I go thru down Cicero. Because of where we are stopping to pick up my friends we are going thru drug dealer on every corner ghetto. I tried to snap a picture of the rare legit business---one "Felony Franks" hot dog stand but got cut off by a paddywagon loaded down with the axle on tilt.

    Anywho we arrived at the beautiful condo just a few blocks into regentrification heaven and I headed up to grab my friends whom we shall refer to as Lilo and McConaughey. They were ready and packed but we needed to polish off some champagne so I indulged, they were like "dude you are getting pretty full of alcohol, what about the drive?" And I responded "well I told you my car was cashed so I grabbed a limo". I guess they didn't believe me, but we headed on down and hopped in for the ride to MDW.

    Grabbed a couple quick cocktails and high-tailed it just in time to board.....but oh not before I forgot I had taken my belt off and left it at security and suggested we rank each other for Vegas success based on number of lost closing items, with Mr. BeeeJay now ahead 1-0!

    Once we board we found my usual favorite spot in the second to last row, near the bar and the facilities. Lucky for us some friendly neighbors who were testing their i-phone century club app (1 shot of beer a minute for 100 minutes) had literally handfuls of drink tickets which they gladly shared. Sadly the one gentleman gladly shared his first few dozen shots with the entire flight and defiled the rear restroom to an inoperable state.

    Ewwwww. It was truly brutal, but quite Vegas-esque in its brutality, and the reactions were shockingly mild.

    Upon our timely arrival at McCarren, we disembarked and met my sister, whom we can call TeeeKay at baggage claim. We were all QUITE LIT by this time, i guess 2:30pm Vegas time having had 4 glasses champagne, 2 bacardi-diets, and 6 Finlandia-sodas thus far (thats me at least).

    So we somehow found our limo driver, made it to the limo and were served our champagne and two super-crappy 7-11 roses for the ladies. I set up Presidential for this trip cause I'm not comped transport to Palazzo, just rooms & freeplay ($250 this trip).

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    I don't remember a whole lot of detail, but some pics fill in the story. Apparantly we arrived at Palazzo, took lots of pics with the dudes out front, got checked in quickly enough, and were off to our bella luxury suite (2 queen beds).

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    A few minutes without drinks didn't last long, once we had unpacked, made a quick stop at Walgreens, and blown up the inflatable toy Tiger and Sheep, Lilo and McConaughey pulled out their prepacked bottles of Goose and we indulged with some Lo-Carb Monster.

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    A quick change and it was pool time, where we spent a couple hours before we had to head up and get ready for Luxor check-in and comp dinner at Tender Steak & Seafood in the big pyramid.

    The highlight of the pool was two pigeons who kept bothering these tight little oriental women beside us. It was the ideal opening for conversation as I inquired in depth about their pigeon training abilities, and in fact dubbed them Master and Apprentice Pigeon Trainer, names I am not sure they appreciated. ;)

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    After shower and getting into *** GASP *** pants for dinner we were off via taxi to Luxor's tower entrance and VIP check-in. We received the usual piss-warm reception there, I grabbed a diet coke and asked about my delivery of an inflatable sheep.

    Of course the freaks had no idea, even though my host Brian, laid off with three others the previous Thursday, had assured me it would be no problem. Luckily I had an extra inflatable sheep along with El Tigre so I just blew it off and got my keys.

    Headed over to the players club and got the freeplay activated and everyone was starving so we went over to Tender quite a while early. There was no one in the place and the vary cordial hostess sat us.

    My friends had recently gone on a trip to Napa Valley (yeah, I know Stu "...I told her we were two hours out of Napa.....and.....she....bought it!"). They found a great cabernet on the wine list so we enjoyed that with our meals.

    We started with the wine and a cheese sampler, which was excellent. I'm not much of a cheeser, well I am but not much of a straight up plain cheese eater, but this was nice for a change as I was starving and it appeared quickly.

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    After the app & wine we received our main courses. As this is a steak house I chose the Filet (MR) and Lobster. For sides we shared onion rings, mac & cheese bites, and maybe a few others I can't think of right now.

    Dinner was incredible, we threw in a second bottle of wine and just destroyed the $350 comp as I believe the total without tip was a solid $630. The others pitched in and we headed out for a night of partying Vegas style!

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    The crew decided to hit one of those bars in the center of the casino while I was using my freeplay. On the last trip I had $500 in freeplay and had chosen to play it on a $5 video poker machine in high limit where I hit a 4OAK 8's for a $1,250 W-2G payout. Well luck was with me again as I chose a dollar machine and double bonus and less than 10 hands in drew to an $800 4OAK aces!

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    Yeah I know, I know, see that kicker? Shoulda been double double for $2K. Oh well, I am more a double bonus guy and this isn't the last time on this trip it would cost me. In total on the freeplay, I hit for over $1K, which is just phenomenal for $350 in play.

    After wrapping the freeplay I sought out my friends and had a cocktail with them in the bar. By this time my other group of friends were ready to party over at Rio....not my first choice but I hadn't seen the one dude (in town for 40th bday party) since high school, and I hadn't seen his girlfriend.....well....since she was my girlfriend like 15 years ago. Of course if you read that Cosmo "sleazy guy" description you'll see a part about leaving a long line of pissed off women in his wake. This would be a prime example of that. But she had already gotten a full swing in on me maybe 12 years ago so we are on fine terms now.

    We cabbed from Luxor to Rio and they were still prepping after a long hungover day at the pool as they had arrived Thursday and hit it HARD at the clubs. We wandered around and played some of the crap games at Rio. Pretty bad conditions and ended up on a $10 6/5 BJ table where even the dealer was saying it was a crap game.

    This brings up a good point about blackjack expected results and variance. My friends are on tight bankrolls and not looking to get in a whole lot of play, just enough for a few drinks and some enjoyment. The variance of playing a $25 minimum table which could bankrupt their $300 bankroll in minutes isn't worth the more advantageous rules in comparison to a $10 minimum playing 6/5. That said, if you are going to play somewhere crappy like Rio, then there better be something better at the low limits. Its amazing to me how much that 1%-2% disadvantage can actually increase your variance if things are running bad. Regardless there is no argument that risk of ruin is lower at the $10 table. After explaining all this we ended up spending more time playing $5 3/2 at Slots-A-Fun and $15 3/2 at Encore. Both far better games.

    So anyway my sister had headed to hit the washroom and gotten lost, we didn't see her the rest of the time at Rio, but she called like every 5 minutes asking where we were. Apparantly the combo of alcohol and a long days travel had taken its toll. I see this with a lot of my low-gambling friends who don't have the benefit of the Methanphetamine like impact of addictive gambler physiology. I don't EVER get too drunk or tired. Well plus I've got that extra 100+ lbs of body weight to absorb alcohol and that fat to live off. (I'm 6 foot 225lbs).

    Finally as we had found a good $15 6 decker with 3/2 and won a little money my friends showed up to join us. And lo and behold my ex-ex-ex-ex girlfriend of some 15 years ago had a DAMN BIG rock on her finger. She had just accepted the engagement proposal of my high school buddy the night before in an incredibly well engineered delivery at Mon Ami Gabi or whatever over at Paris Las Vegas.

    I gave my sincere congratulations as they are an excellent couple and I am certain they will have a fantastic life together. Both great people and the dude is mellow while the chick is quite assertive (hence the problems when i dated her...he will enjoy NO monthly Vegas trips.....haha).

    Anyway we end up getting a call from my sister again and she is now back at Palazzo, sitting on a bench at the taxi line, where she had been "deposited" after Rio security found her passed out at a slot machine and threw her in a cab. We decided on a trip to Planet Ho and invited our friends but they had to meet the rest of their group who were still finishing up dinner as they had much more grandiose plans for table service at Rain.

    We cabbed over to Palazzo and picked up my sister and took that same cab to PHo. Once we headed in I quickly lost L&M so sat down at a blackjack table. I proceeded to lose $1,300 in a good 10 minutes while the sister passed out on my arm and was offered a water by the pit boss. After blowing all my trip-to-date winnings and dealing with this I was ready to just call it a night (yeah right), so we cabbed it back after a long wait in line to Palazzo.

    At this point around maybe midnight I have been up only about 18 hours, still have my first day bankroll intact as I had been losing primarily winnings, and I there was no way I was checking in for the night. I talked the sister out of a McD's run and deposited her in the room.

    I couldn't have been more excited as I strolled across the bridge to Wynn alone, and unencumbered, just the way I like it. A skinny homie was workin' two hot little blonde clubbie girls and I heard him saying it was his first night shirtless on the strip, as I approached we made eye contact and as if we had known each other for years, I gave the nod for his work with the ladies as he swooped in for a SONIC-BOOM high five.

    It was GAME TIME BABY!!!!

    So into the Wynn I go, ready to kick a$$, take names, and generally planning to end up with those letters on the building being replaced by nights end. That didn't happen, but what did wasn't too bad either.

    First I sat down at my Blush VP bank and struggled with the bill acceptor and moved machines. Ended up getting stuck as a damn machine with a glare. Maybe 3 of the 5 on that side have it. But that glare was shortly the glare of good luck shinin' down on the BIG DOG! As after losing a quick hundred on dollars my drunk ar$se said F it and switched to FIVERS. Just in time as well, as I hit 4OAK less than 10 hands later!

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    So I took that winning fiasco that hot gotten back into positive territory over to a couple BJ tables, craps, roulette, etc.....and guess what I lost, lost, and yep you guessed it LOOOOOST!!!! Went to the ATM a few times and LOST, LOST, LOST.

    Damn you to the heavens TABLE GAMES, where for art thou video poker?!?!?

    So I took my last $200 and headed from my craps table near the B Bar towards the Palazzo bridge, figuring at least I'll have a small amount of carryover bankroll. That plan lasted about as long as a high school freshman in Pamela Anderson's hot tub. I stopped and popped at the $5 video poker machine by Blush, this time at the other side of the bank. And man I hope you don't hate lucky people, cause with only 8 hands to play with (at $25 a piece on $5 VP), this little beauty came a callin':

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    By this time i was on a first name basis with the hundo smacker for the area and I was feeling no pain, for lotsa reasons. So I decided why not make a stop over by roulette? I bought in $500 and cashed out a yeller ($1K chip) in 3 spins. That was the FATTEST 3 spins I'd seen since my buddy the Timinator brought back his blind date from the reader (when she gets on the scale, it goes for 3 spins) and she was partialy obscured by his bear-skin rug of back hair.

    EWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    After these multiple twists of fate I decided it was time to call it a night and headed back to Palazzo. I had my freeplay activated so i decided I may as well knock it out while I could as the weekend would be pretty busy with all the friends pulling to do various things.

    Of course the hot streak continued back at Palazzo as that freeplay gave me a nice hit with this 4OAK below:

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    By this time I was pretty tired and just cashed out and headed back to room, extremely happy to be back in good positive territory, maybe $900 net of my bazillion ATM trips. I take only debit cards now and credit cards with minimal ATM usability. Of course I have like 4-5 debit cards and I bring cash so it can still get brutal with the right effort.

    Upon my return to the room I was shocked to find my well behaved pets in a compromising position, and my friends mostly passed out on the couch and the one bed. M was passed out sitting up in fact, in mid action of some sort.

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    Saturday

    Everyone was up way too early as they had hit the hay at a reasonable time before my probably 3am-4am arrival. Of course this wasn't annoying to me at all as I had gotten a solid 4 hours of sleep, which has got to be about average for a vegas trip with friends who party.

    The first order of business was to head down to the pool and save some spots. L&M went down first but made the "shady" mistake of grabbing real estate for the 4 of us at the big pool right when you walk in which is full of kids and gets no sun for quite a while, maybe until 1pm. We moved over and lucked into 4 spots together by the middle pool (that longer skinny pool) in an area that would get sun soon enough.

    We had fun joking around with the people there and were taking turns heading back to the room to fill a cup with ice and vodka which we then mixed with our Monster Lo Carb. They got some fufu drinks as well that were incredible.

    After a while we had been talking to this one nice group of moms and their friends husband arrived. He looked like I could take him so I challenged him to an arm wrestling competition:

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    I am hoping to receive my arm back any day now ;).

    One time when it was my turn to grab the "juice", the elevator opened on the way down and I overheard this girl say her friend "Jennifer Stalker" was staying in the room hungover and it sucked cause she had so much trouble meeting men.

    I instantly acted shocked and said "Oh, no, is Jennifer STALKER in the building!??!?"

    They are like "Yeah, but she's not coming down".

    I said "Whew that was close, I just got the protection order re-instated last Tuesday and I just don't think I can emotionally handle her chasing me all over Vegas again!"

    They got a kick out of that and we continued the joking and banter down to the pool. We spent basically the entire day at the pool where we saw quite a few extreme gayrods, including this "captain" pictured below:

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    We eventually headed back and got cleaned up to head over for an early dinner at Encore's Society Cafe, our plan to hoof it on down to Slots-A-Fun after stuffing ourselves, gamble 'til the late hours, then stop back at Encore to see our favorite tower suites guard Steve and hit the tables for some major (higher limit) play.

    On the way out of Palazzo we stopped and talked a few minutes to this little hottie who was bored to the bejesus of her job:

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    wouldn't kick her outta the tub for eating sloppy joes!

    Speaking of sloppy joes, I was quite disappointed upon our arrival and immediate seating at Society Cafe to see the sloppy joes sliders and NOT available on the dinner menu. Now at this point douchebag waiter tells me he could try to ask the chef, but it might not be the best thing as he'll probably be shot down. It was like he wanted me to say OK just forget it. So I did. Then I ended up ordering the Kobe burger, sloppy joe style, which damn well means they have the sloppy joe mix at night.....F'n idiot.

    We grabbed the usual apps---meatballs, lollipop chicken wings, the freebie pretzel sticks and mustard butter. Everyone loves their meal, no clue what they all ordered, I'm pretty sure those in shape panzi's had some sort of salad or fish or general item where all 3 of their meals calories might have added up to mine.

    After a stuffing meal we walked around Encore a litte and I gave them the nickel tour. Then we turned out sights upwards and onwards, well, maybe not upwards, and headed on down to Slots-A-Fun to play with Prez. It was right about 8pm and he was coming on shift, but over at Circus Circus per the pit boss. We headed over there and he was at a packed table of like 10 frat dudes, a few standing and all hooting and hollering. So we said Hi and Prez and I did our good ole "Viagra" routine for the crowd and got them roaring even louder (although that wouldn't have taken much as they were LIT).

    I suggested while we had come so far into Circus Circus anyway, we head up and look for the rotating bar shown in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. By this time, drinking at the pool all day, we were in no shape for spinning bars and little kids, so we hightailed it on back to Slots.

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    I decided to give three card poker another shot as the table was open and I had fun playing it last time. Well it didn't take too long for the Big Dog to start barking as I played maybe 10 hands total and on the 7th or 8th I hit the "Big One"---STRAIGHT FLUSH BABY!!!!!!!!! Too bad I didn't have that $75 bet on each spot I had last time! Then again that probably would have gotten me back-roomed at Slots. Any win over $500 is a call upstairs so that is bad enough.

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    Adding to the trouble my sister decided to play a little "Grand Theft Scooter" while we hit the BJ tables. It was nice because my friends had some coin in their pockets after winning big on BJ with ever increasing bets at Slots. It was time to head over to fancier digs and play some $15 at Encore.

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    Sadly those dudes were a little slow to cash out and didn't recognize the shoe turning and lost back about a quarter of their profits....meanwhile I took my money and cashed out at the dealer switch, as I often do. It was the high point of my earnings leaving at that time is a big key. Of course it is only "that time" because you don't have a chance to win even bigger after you cash out. While they wrapped up the shoe I stopped with sis and played some $1 DOUBLE DOUBLE bonus finally! And good thing I did learn my lesson and choose DDB:

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    After sweating our asses off on that walk we decided on professional trasport to Encore despite its closeness, after the cab dropped us we headed into the tower suites entance to see an old friend--STEVE!!!

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    We caught up with him in VIP while talking to some other players and I made sure he had a "nice" night tip-wise. We got the above pictures in the lounge. Steve is honestly the best thing about the Encore Tower Suites, he's got a knack for making everyone feel like a "high-roller".

    We headed out to the floor and found a nice $15 table, which quickly changed to $25, but we were betting $50-$150 anyway by this time with our decent winnings so it was no worry. Of course my sister was causing all sort of abuse for me by telling the pitboss he was too clean cut NOT to be gay or a playa. Not good for the ole rating, but I tried to smooth it over as best I could.

    What I couldn't smooth over was the turning cards which ate away my chips and I bought in an additional $500. After lots of back and forth and watching my drunken friends slowly blow their bankroll and wondering why the hell they were tipping the dealer $25 on $50 hands, I eventually went "big" with a $205 bet (I like odd bets cause I get a 50-cent piece with blackjacks, which I save). I was dealt 11 to the dealer 8. NICE....no delay in getting my double down out there.
    Now I don't normally get pissed off at this crap, but my friend didn't hit her 16, which in the end and based on the first card next hand, made me end up losing $410 after I doubled down. Had she taken her proper hit I would have made 21 and the dealer would have busted.....people can do what they want, but F and A, don't tip the dealer $25 and NOT hit 16 vs. 8 showing please. Of course I am wrong, but I was still pissed.

    So I talked to the pit boss and asked as we were getting spanked would he overlook my sisters behavior and hook us up with 4 free buffets? No problem. After the 20 minutes that took to finalize I was still seething and excused my self for the washroom with a wallet devoid of Benjamin's.

    As I left the washroom with maybe $340 in $20's in my pocket I contemplated some nickel VP, instead I got in line at the ATM, took out 5 crisp $100 bills, headed over to the closest roulette table and bought in for $500 in greens, placed the 20 chips on my usual 13 numbers and proceeded to celebrate my second $50 straight up hit for a $1,750 payout of the trip on roulette!!!!

    Wooo F'n HOOOOOOO!!!!

    180 degree attitude adjustment. Headed back to the scabs at the killer BJ table and dropped my yellow, purple and 2 blacks clink clink clink clink on the table.

    They said WTF.....I said "Karma Bitches! Play your 16's however the F you like!"

    At that point the sis was done, and they were steaming on their way to losing it all plus a few ATM trips. I took the sis to Wynn and cashed out, cabbed to McD's and ordered the Hungry Heifer Carnivore Platter.

    By the time we finished the slop and made it back to the lovely Palazzo Bella Luxury Suite L&M were back with only lint and ATM bones in their pockets.

    Good night, over and out, and still up high 3 figures for the trip....not a bad result to sleep on. Now if any of my winnings and calculations don't "add up", just throw in a $300 loss in like 3 minutes at a craps table, as that's how the nice winnings we whittled away.

    Sunday

    We were up a little later today, the excitement of night one escaping and extra sleep required. I remembered just before ordering room service that we had those Wynn buffets so we all got ready and headed over there.

    There was a decent line at the Wynn buffet, but luckily had that STAR key from the Encore Tower Suites from the past trip, along with a comp on said card so we walked thru the RFB line straight up to pay.

    Sadly we committed quite a "buffet foul" as the $119 cost for 4 went completely to naught as could each eat hardly anything.

    After breakfast those two went shopping and I hung out in the room watching most of the golf. We all hit the pool around the 14th hole after Tiger got chipped in on Greg Norman style. We hung at the pool for a few hours drinkin' it up again (interesting we can't eat, but can drink in our state of existance!)

    After the golf wrapped up at the pool bar we decided to go try First Bar and Grill.....walked around FOOOOOREVER looking for that place and finally found it at 4:15pm and of course they don't open til 5. We ran into this pirate on our search for First B&G:

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    So we did a little shopping at Walgreens and dropped that stuff off in the room. Decided to shower up and have some drinks and hit the First B&G on the way out for the evening.

    We ended up with a pretty awesome server and I really enjoyed the sliders and some baked mac n cheese. Stuck to water and diet coke at dinner as I was in no means ready to drink yet.

    After dinner sister decided to go sleep 12 hours, while the rest of us cabbed it down to Slots-A-Fun for a night of gambling. Well wouldn't you know it was our lucky night, after just a couple hours of good play on $5, PREZ showed up and we played with him most of the rest of the nite. L&M absolutely loved prez and they said he was the best thing about the trip, he was en fuego with the jokes and really cracking us all up.

    The cocktail service was great, but I still decided to grab a bottle of champagne to celebrate "whatever" and here's a pick of me with that gay little bottle from the gift shop.

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    The funny thing was this lady tried to get me to give it up cause you can only have one drink. We had great cocktail service until she went on break and was replaced with the holy Bitch from hell!!!!

    After a while Prez went on break so we bailed and played other games, losing VP, losing craps...finally meet L&M over by a VP machine by cigs, immediately hit a $250 4OAK haha, then take that and lose it all on craps in mere minutes, then sit back at Roulette, buy-in $500 in nickels and bet $100 on first spin, last second decide to add $25 max bet on #7 which hits for $875 payout putting my furthest up for trip, cash out. forgot nickels on #7, cash them out. of course it hits back to back. UGH. Anyway I headed over to the Slots-A-Fun cashier with this sweet little tower, which ain't bad for low-rollin in the ghettoooo.

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    We decided to head back to Palazzo, L to bed, M and I buy-in $300, up at first, then way down, then back up to $1.50 above even (my 3 blackjack 50 cent pieces), cash out and go to bed, quit gambling for trip up most of whole trip.


    Monday

    Got a VERY solid 10 hrs sleep from midnight to 10am and L&M headed to the Caesars Forum Shops while we took our turn saving pool seats. I have to say it wasn't a half bad move as there was Puh-lenty of middle-aged MILF saline talent on display. The plan to take it EZ final day was quickly out the window and with our late 7pm flight why not.

    Soon enough I had 3 double goose-sodas in me and turned to the banana colada which was incredible. We ended up all getting food at the Wolfgang Pucks near the entrance and my burger was good, but the pizza L&M shared was REALLY tasty. A great marinara sauce with just the right amount of spice on the cheese pizza.

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    So the hours went quickly and we had a relaxing blast at the pool, bailing just in time to pack and make our limo to the airport.

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    We grabbed a nice dinner at the restaurant with that hairy rocker dude who looks a lot like my bro-in-law. The waitress could EASILY be Prez' sister as she was hilarious. Pushing the Jack Daniels as if she were on the board of directors.

    The flight back was outstanding as it was 2/3 empty so everyone basically got their own row, AND they had WiFi so I was able to Sling the latest episode of Entourage and Big Brother 11 off my TiVo at home. Love that. Then I watch the Chicago NBC 5 news and some baseball while reading up for my fantasy football draft.

    Luggage arrived quickly and limo was immediate, dropped off L&M, said our good byes and see ya soons and I was off for home. Got up early to count the winnings and drive to the bank for deposit:

    net win $1,854

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    Some general observations:

    Wow the limits remain low---but HET just does NOT get it on the comps and table rules.
    Spent a bunch on tips and dinners I bought and comp overages cutting into winnings.
    I love the Palazzo---comped and ZERO pressure to play.
    I love the Encore---great personal attention from Steve and great dealers and buffet comp.
    Knowing when to get up is sooooo key to leaving a winner, doing better at that.
    Big bankroll, small win is the way to go.
    Last two points are asinine its all luck.
    Stretch limo to MDW is great, especially upon return, but on a short trip the price is not worth it vs. parking.
    service is still real hit and miss, if it gets busy the barebones staffs have no hope
    some service personal are just pissed off at low numbers, some maximize service for the few who are showing up, and the polarity of the attitudes is obvious.
    banana coladas are so good that if they are gay i'll just have to deal with it
    reading vegas books, comp books, and all these boards over the past two years has absolutely impacted by Vegas experience and helped me maximize winning and comps
    I am one lucky bastard to have so many great friends and the luck to keep being able to go to Vegas!

    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. texas_aggie_girl_93

    texas_aggie_girl_93 VIP Whale

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    Excellent as usual! Love the sense of humor and writing style. Thanks for posting!
     
  3. JulieM

    JulieM Low-Roller

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    BeeeJay...Great TR LMAO....You are Lucky and I love reading your TR they are the Best Can't wait for #16
     
  4. Jinx

    Jinx VIP Whale

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    Nice report, see age is getting to you for the banana coladas, and I have to admit it's getting to me a bit too, fact is if it tastes good and still gets you drunk I'm getting to old to care how it looks. Besides I've drank enough, rum, vodka, and whiskey to make most menly men need a liver transplant as I'm sure you have too from reading your reports.

    And while I agree it's luck, being able to get up and focusing on a winning trip rather then big score, with enough bankroll to counter variance, isn't the worst way to do it. A lot easier to make $500 with a 3k bankroll then a 1k one.
     
  5. PrinPebb

    PrinPebb Low-Roller

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    I think I got drunk just by reading that report. :drunk: Well done.
     
  6. SCRATCH73

    SCRATCH73 Assman

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    Great TR BeeJay! LMFAO! :haha:
     
  7. Sheltie Lover

    Sheltie Lover Low-Roller

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    Great TR and I love your style of writing.
     
  8. BackInVegas

    BackInVegas VIP Whale

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    I will try Banana Coladas

    Keep the winning streak going.
     
  9. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Another great trip report! Am I the only one who can't see the pictures?:eek:
     
  10. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Low-Roller

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    Wow . . . . . you sure do pack a lot in on your trips to Vegas!!!!

    I think i would be wiped out after the first night. how do you feel when you get home? Great TR . . . can't wait for the next one!:thumbsup:
     
  11. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    I am the one other person that can't see the pictures. Its just you and me.


    Very entertaining as always - thanks for typin' this beauty up!
     
  12. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    send me a PM if you are still having trouble
     
  13. JNCVH

    JNCVH Tourist

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    So this is where you have been hanging! I have finally migrated over here and it looks like you had another whirlwind trip that I missed out on...friggin work!

    It seems like you are getting more and more winning trips as of late-good job.
     
  14. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    there is my buddy!

    dude we MUST coordinate something soon, I miss partying with people who are on my same wavelength, I actually had to go into a Victoria Secret last trip!!!!!

    You would NOT freakin' believe how little video poker I played for those what 3 $800 wins, a $1,250, and a $2,000. Have played 10 times that much with nothing over $250 on our past trips.

    I'll send you an email with the rest....oh and wife is letting me post again on OV----the "irratant" made another comment today and she got pissed off and said screw him, go back on there and if he mails more shit we'll turn him in for felony harrassment via postal service.
     
  15. pumpkinfish

    pumpkinfish Tourist

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    Nope, no pictures for me either :( Might be the work comp (yay, working in the office on a Saturday!) I'll try it at home.
     
  16. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Great trip report. Looks like our Coaster Kikky has some VP competition. :)

    The problem with the pictures might be on my end. I'll look around and see if I can figure out the problem.
     
  17. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    I think I found the problem with the pictures. Can everyone see them now?
     
  18. jumbofrank

    jumbofrank Newbie

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    still no pics that I can see
     
  19. PrinPebb

    PrinPebb Low-Roller

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    I can see them now.
     
  20. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    I'm not sure if you have to be registered to see them or not. Have you tried to clear your cache and look again, jumbofrank?
     
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