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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by sweng3764, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. sweng3764

    sweng3764 Tourist

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    Hi, everybody!

    I've been a VMB stalker for the past three years and I love reading everyone's trip reports. They keep me going between trips. :D

    My love affair with Las Vegas started in 2005 when a friend of mine, attending a convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center, told me he could get me a free hotel room at the (then) Las Vegas Hilton and would I like to come? Checking flight prices, I saw I could get a ticket for about $260 round trip so I said "sure." I had never gambled in my life (other than playing poker with friends), and I had zero clue what to do on a slot machine or a VP machine, but I LOVED IT! The sights, the sounds, the "ding, ding, ding" of the slots -- EVERYTHING! Thus began a torrid love affair that has lasted 11 years. Many, MANY times, I've thought about ending the relationship, usually after coming home with all of my bankroll gone, but after a few days, I'm already planning the next trip.

    I normally visit Vegas twice per year (in May and November), three days per trip. In 2014, however, I started going three times a year, and this year I've already been twice and plan to go two more times before year-end.

    I play mainly DDB VP triple play. I'm an avid follower of Royal Flusher and I follow his Strict Rules of Parlay (mostly....generally....who am I kidding -- I TRY to follow his rules, but sometimes all bets are off and I go straight for the $1 machines, especially if free play is involved). I will sometimes play the slots if 1) I can't find a VP machine with decent odds or 2) I can't get anything going on VP. I've been known to lose my ass on occasion but my gambling luck has probably been about 50/50 over the years (some really good trips, some really bad trips, some trips middle of the road).

    In the past, I've stayed at the LVH, NYNY, MGM, Paris, Flamingo, Venetian/Palazzo, and for the last year or so, I've been staying at Caesars. I really like my host there and they give me great comps. I like to stay in that location because it's in the heart of everything. I spend the majority of my time gambling -- I am not a big foodie and I don't do much sightseeing, shopping, etc. There is no legalized gambling in Georgia (other than the lottery), so I try to cram as much of it in as possible while I'm there and it's not unusual to see me sitting at a VP machine at 4:00 in the morning if I'm having a good run.

    Next trip is a solo trip planned for August, and after that, my birthday trip in November with the boyfriend.

    Anyway, it's nice to be in the company of other degenerate gamblers who understand my love for Vegas!
     
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  2. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Welcome to VMB!
     
  3. DESPERADO

    DESPERADO Low-Roller

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    :wave:hi from central Ca. :beer:
     
  4. Geogran

    Geogran OTD Tea Sipper

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    Welcome! Agree with you, TR's on VMB are great, and for many of us they keep us afloat til we can get there. Best of luck on your upcoming trip.
     
  5. justdeb

    justdeb Low-Roller

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    welcome! i'm the same way, i get home and start planning the next one. we just got home in June and i've already planned and paid for my solo trip in November :)
     
  6. bshowell

    bshowell VIP Whale

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    Welcome!
     
  7. sweng3764

    sweng3764 Tourist

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    Thanks for the warm welcome, guys. :D
     
  8. cvkelz

    cvkelz Extremely Low Roller- like, I barely roll at all.

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    Welcome! Hope to read a trip report from you on your next adventure.
     
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  9. Fet297

    Fet297 Vegas is my happy place!

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    Welcome fellow hobbyist. :beer:
     
    First trip for 2017!
  10. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

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    Welcome to VMB! I was a big winner in your state lottery as I was passing through last month. I bought a $1 scratch-off just for kicks while refueling in Forsyth, GA but didn't get around to scratching it off until arriving home. Scratched it off to reveal a $2 "winner." Mailed it in and received a $2.00 check in the mail today.
    That $2 was added to the "tip" portion of my bankroll for my upcoming trip.

    Again, the warmest of welcomes to you as you look forward to your upcoming trips!

    RICHARD
     
  11. sweng3764

    sweng3764 Tourist

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    Your winnings in the GA Lottery sound like my average winnings, Richard, and I play A LOT. If I'm lucky, I might even get $4.00. :D
     
  12. RHT27045

    RHT27045 Tourist

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    Welcome to the neighborhood Sweng! My home casino is Harrah's Cherokee, NC. I'm in the Winston-Salem area of N.C. Me and my first wife (of 22 years next month) go to Wind Creek in Alabama on occasion. But no casino location that we have been to yet compares to Vegas! Great to have another East Coaster on the board :)
     
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  13. sweng3764

    sweng3764 Tourist

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    Thanks, RHT! There is nothing that compares to Vegas. The Beau Rivage in Biloxi is nice, but still no Vegas. ;)
     
  14. jamesxnj

    jamesxnj VIP Whale

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    A true Georgia Peach you seem sweng..Hope you have a peachy trip :thumbsup:
     
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  15. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Welcome out of lurking and to the board!! You are in good company among your fellow addicts! Perhaps you will take us along on your August adventures via a trip report.
     
  16. sweng3764

    sweng3764 Tourist

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    I'm thinking I might have to do a trip report for my August trip. It's a solo trip, so it would be nice if I had people to share with.
     
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  17. WHU66

    WHU66 Low-Roller

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    Welcome Sweng, definitely try a trip report, it is a great way to remember some partially forgotten details! I read my one from last October again today just for me, it was great remembering what a great time the wife and I had last year while getting ready for this year's antics!

    Welcome again, look forward to following along soon......
     
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  18. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    *whispers* "If you write it, we will read"
    :wink2:
     
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  19. Bonnie60

    Bonnie60 Tourist

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    Here here,, know what you are talking about
     
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  20. sweng3764

    sweng3764 Tourist

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    Ha!