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Vegas is full of suprises

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by gmoney590, Nov 2, 2013.

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  1. gmoney590

    gmoney590 VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

    Surprises all around

    This trip was to celebrate my wife’s birthday and the planning started months in advance. Since our stay at Aria back in September of last year my wife has wanted to stay there again. I booked a Deluxe City View room through my MLife account for four nights and then used My Vegas for two more nights. A week after I booked through MLife I receive and email from a host who wants to know if I would like to upgrade to a one bedroom Aria Sky Suite. Now, first I think this is a mistake. We gambled at Aria; but, I really didn’t think we ran enough money through the slots to warrant this. Instead of emailing the host I call him and he assures me that indeed the offer is legit and that I would be charged the same rate that I was charged for the Deluxe Room; at that point I take him up on it. I don’t tell my wife about this. I will just let her find out when we arrive.
    I call Ted at Presidential Limo and make sure he is available to pick us up at the airport when we arrive. Ted is our favorite driver for Presidential and we always call him to see if he’s available when we are going to Vegas. Now that I have the room and limo set up the next thing to do is purchase show tickets. My wife has wanted to see Michael Jackson’s One so I get two tickets for Monday night. The last thing I have to do is make reservations for the Sterling Brunch for myself, my wife, and my sister.

    Surprise #1

    Ted picks us up at the airport and our first stop is Ballys. My wife and my sister used their TR cards together so my sister was only paying $300 for the week. My sister was staying in one of the newly remodeled Jubilee Tower rooms. Here are a few pictures of the room. I really like what they’ve done to the room and with the addition of a refrigerator and coffee maker this makes it a better option than some of the other middle tier and substantially better than the lower tier hotels.

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    Ted takes me over to the Sky Suites where check in is a breeze. I mention to Julie that it’s my wife’s birthday and that I thought staying at the Sky Suites would be a nice way to celebrate. My wife calls me and tells me that they have checked in and are waiting for my sister’s luggage to be delivered. I told her I was checked in and that I would come over to Ballys and we could then come back to Aria. While she was talking to me on the phone the luggage arrived and they decided to just take a cab over to Aria.

    I meet my wife and sister at the main entrance to Aria and we start walking through the casino. My wife sees the elevators to the regular rooms and starts to turn there. I say “That’s not where our room is.” She looks a little puzzled but follows me. She’s oblivious to the Sky Suites entrance and just walks with me to the elevators. We head up to the 30th floor and our suite is at the far end of the hallway. I open the door and my wife’s eyes pop. Yep, Surprise number one. The luggage gets delivered and then the doorbell rings. Its chocolate covered strawberries and coconut macaroons and a happy birthday to my wife. If you haven’t stayed in a Sky Suite here are some pictures I took.

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    Surprise #2 or Did I See That Correctly

    One of the things that have become a tradition with us is that on the first day we head to the MGM and play the Lions Share Progressive. We head over to the MGM and find the game but unfortunately someone is playing and they have security with them. We casually walk by and notice he has $36.00 left so we stake out a position and prepare to jump as soon as he leaves. The rules of the game are simple; we each put in $100 and we play it out. Everyone wants to hit the jackpot but we have no illusions. I like it because I can put a lot of points on my card and the drink service is really good. We each take turns hitting the max credit button and we watch as our $300 fluctuates between 180 and $260. We’ve been playing for 30 minutes and no cocktail waitress. We play for 10 more minutes and my sister talks to one of the floor people about getting a waitress over to us. Now all this time we’ve been playing we have seen only a couple of Lions show up on the pay line. All of a sudden we get one lion, then another lion and the third lion…….
     
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  2. gmoney590

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    Vegas is full of surprises Part II

    Surprises all around continued.

    So what happened to the third lion? Well, when we looked and saw that the third lion didn’t fall on the same line with the other two we were going to spin again but we all looked and all our credits had disappeared. Well, you can understand our frustration we didn’t hit the jackpot; we’ve been there at least 45 minutes and no cocktail service; and, now, it seems the machine has eaten our remaining 236 credits. So, as we all stare at the machine in abject disgust when a floor supervisor casually walks over to us and quietly says “Congratulations, you’ve just won $10000.00” My sister stands up and starts shaking, my wife and I just sit there in disbelief. The floor supervisor asks for my information and then points out just how close we came to hitting the jackpot. He also said that this is only the second time he can recall that it has hit for $10000.00. Other floor personnel come over and congratulate us and ask if there is anything we need or anything they can do for us. My wife and sister say at the same time “Do you think we could get a cocktail waitress?” The floor supervisor says they will take care of that and then disappears. He comes back several minutes later with my W2G and $10000.00 in one hundred dollar bills. A cocktail waitress arrives and we all order a drink and my sister tipped her $20 and she said she’d take care of us. She brought us our drinks and that was the last time we saw her. We played out the 236 credits and thirty minutes later we’re heading for the exit. The taxi line is so long that we walk over to the Tropicana and catch a taxi to Ballys. We have no problems getting cocktail service here and we gamble until 4am.

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  3. FXT

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Congrats.
     
  4. Prime

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    You won the jackpot? Seriously?!
     
  5. vegas3

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    :eek:

    :cry::cry::cry:

    wait it can't end like this?


    ...was someone not max betting?

    :EDIT

    btw, where's the pick?
     
  6. gpenguins67

    gpenguins67 High-Roller

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    Oh hell no!!!!!!!!!! you can't leave us hanging like that........ Jackpot or 10K????????
     
  7. blackjacknut

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    What.......a cliffhanger? We are waiting....:popcorn
     
  8. engicedave

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    Wanna bet they're not on the line?
     
  9. Lord Suspect

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    Grats sounds like the mixed 3 Lions pay off.
     
  10. Joe

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    Such a tease! :nono:
     
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  11. SikDmax

    SikDmax Low-Roller

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    Cool story bro.
     
  12. USCHawks

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    Nice trip report so far. Please continue this so we know if you won the 10K or the Jackpot!
     
  13. breanna61

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    Tease! Guess I have to head to google to see if it hit!
     
  14. scottydoog

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    That's what I came up with through google....no sign of it hitting.
     
  16. DonkHappens

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    [YOUTUBE]l1YmS_VDvMY[/YOUTUBE]
     
  17. USCHawks

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    Congratulations on the 10K hit!
     
  18. BackInVegas

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    Was your heart pounding?

    Was your brain spinning?

    What were you fantasizing about? Drinks?

    Congrats on the 10 grand.
     
  19. flysrb

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    Hey Now!!!!

    well that was worth the wait...
    congrats!!!
     
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    WOW... How cool... Congratulations to you!!!!
     
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