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Vegas Round 5. Birthday Edition May 18-20 Mostly downtown

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by srudude87, May 22, 2015.

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  1. srudude87

    srudude87 Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Hi. My 5th Vegas trip but the first time doing a trip report. Just me going. Sorry for no pics. I'm a little like Larry David when it comes to taking pictures. First time going on my birthday, and staying at the DT Grand. Flew out of Latrobe PA (free parking!), I did my ritual of drinking an Arnold Palmer, next to the Arnold Palmer statue, at the Arnold Palmer airport. Only $110 nonstop roundtrip. I never pay for the seats on Spirit, I feel that's part of my Vegas gambling. Monday (my 32nd birthday) was a day where everything went right. I wake up and my baseball team The Authority (I name all my fantasy teams after WWE factions) was in first place. On the flight I had the whole row to myself, so that's another win. I arrive and as it does everytime I'm in Vegas, it rains and gets colder. A little sprinkle at the airport and South Strip, thunderstorms downtown where I eventually was. From the airport I get on the 108 bus because I'm heading downtown. I think it was the 108, goes by Hard rock and down Swanson. At the Convention Center stop I hear transfer for SDX and get off. Obviously I could've stayed on it but my brain was off temporarily. I get on the SDX, it goes one stop to Westgate/SLS and something broke down. Instead of waiting a few minutes in the rain, I go into the SLS to play some blackjack. I win $75 because I accidently got off the 108 bus.

    I stop at the D to get my $50 in matchplay for Spirit pass, win 1 of the 2 $25 bets. Ended with a nice $400 win on free bet and regular bj, but dropped 100 on top dollar slot. On to the DTG and win 200 on free bet. Check in a get a solid casino tower room, 15th floor, facing towards, Gold Spike and EL Co. If you get a free room at DTG you should use it, you also get $25 and 10 mp and 10 slot. On to El Co, ended up 300 on double deck. Made a sports bet, $20 two team of tampa lightning and added the Mets with Matt Harvey starting. Rangers are like my Penguins, they always split those first 2 games. Lightning win easily. Mets led 1-0 in 9th, blew it and won in 14. Paid $76. Played double deck at the Nugget where I always lose, won 200. Then to Golden Gate, made 300 on free bet. Gotta play 2 hand on free bet, people. That's how you make money. Math is a little fuzzy and there may have been another DTG play, but I ended up 1800 on that day. If you high rollers had my luck that day, you'd be a billionaire.

    Day 2 up early and went to the Nugget for more $25 double deck. Was going well,up to a $50 bet, split in to 8,8,8 vs 6. got 18, 19, 18, dealer turns K, and then Boom! 5 for 21, the first thing to go wrong the entire trip. Went downhill from there. I would've left but the dealer was a very nice looking Cuban lady. I'm like Kramer on Seinfeld, I love my Cubans. Dropped 500 there. went back to DTG, dropped 200, pit boss gave me a breakfast comp, so on that gesture I stayed, got the 200 back plus 100. Rest of the day was up and down. Went to Mand Bay dinner buffet on myvegas. Of course between the Mlife and buffet there are bj tables. $25 table, got down 300 but came back to finish up 80. Walked to NYNY, had 20 min until WAX bus showed up so I played a little. Lost 100. Finished with a 500 win at GG, half on free bet, half on the DD shoe game. Made about 200 on the day. Sports bet of Lirano vs Twins pitcher, Tigers over Brewers and A's (Sonny Gray) over Astros went horribly bad. Betting the opposite would've cleaned up.

    Final day started down 100 at DTG, picked up 250 at D. On to MGM, made 300 on freebet, another 80 on Top Dollar. Up to Planet Hollywood to help pay Britney's salary. Instead I made 225 on double deck. On to Harrahs where I lost 300. Then over to Mirage to win 125 on freebet and dinner buffet. Big selection but the prime rib needed cooked more. Ended as always at Hooters because it's shortest cab ride in case I miss the WAX bus. I avoided my usual end of the trip meltdown and actually won 80. Ended up 2300 overall. Plane ride back was a loss, cramped window seat, but it's only 3 1/2 hours coming back. Only used a few LVA coupons, won the GG and D matchplays and 20 on dtg slot play, $3 on hooters play. Saving a bunch for next time, maybe late June (WWE, NHL awards) or July (NBA summer league).
     
  2. RedRiverRose

    RedRiverRose Low-Roller

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    Nice. You did well. Happy belated birthday.
     
  3. Elf70

    Elf70 Low-Roller

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    Nice report and congrats on a winning trip!
     
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