June 14th-16th trip Places visited-- Downtown Casinos on Freemont Hilton Grand Vacations on the strip Wynn Caesars Palace Circus Circus Thursday the 14th Had a flight from Milwaukee and arrived around 2pm. We then picked up everyone in the group from my side (10 People), and went to the HGV. Nice rooms though I like the Flamingo grand vacations better size wise. My friends stayed in 2 suites, and we had a king double room. The suites did not seem great, there were a little small. Bachelor party--- Five friends and I started at the triple seven brew pub, and had dinner. Oyster shots were surprisingly good, and I had the fish tacos. The wheel of beer had a lot of misses for me, as they were too bitter of an aftertaste. We watched part of the playoff game and had fun cheering on the old ladies winning on 100 penny credits on WOF. After dinner we moved to California casino. We played craps and roulette there. and had allot of fun super low rolling. My friends were betting 1 dollar roulette red or black and came out 2 dollars ahead! I tried to explain how to play craps, but they were too buzzed to understand already. Bad sign! This is were things get a little hazy so I will have to hit some highlights. Went to the new whiskey bar at Binions looking for what else whiskey, but found they only had 4 types. Big let down as I am a whiskey lover. We started to play blackjack and found a spot that had 3 dollar hands. My friends jumped on it and I went and played one number roulette. I like to bet on one number only I get a feeling for. This has worked into quite a few wins for me, but on this trip I would have none. I was getting pretty buzzed but not there, so my friends started buying me 2 one dollar Caronas. The casino we were playing blackjack at had them as a deal. After a couple I got into crazy betting shape= stupid bets. We jumped to another casino and started playing blackjack. I was betting 25 a hand my friends were doing the minimum 10. We were doing OK and then one of my friends gave me a double shot of Gin. I hate gin with a passion, but was soo drunk that when he gave it to me I loved it. They had added lime on top to make it nice. My taste buds must have died! As we were playing there was one seat open. Random guy jumps in who had been standing behind us. All the sudden we start winning and he starts putting giant bets on the table. Doing 250 hands playing two hands at a time. We won 5 or 6 in a row when he came, he had some double opportunities, and took them to the bank. To let you know how drunk I was I doubled on a 14 against dealers 16 with my previous winnings. It was a 250 hand I randomly put and so it was 500 total. I lost of course but random guy won again for 7th or time in a row. After his win the pit boss asked we all leave! I could not figure out why as we were not rowdy. Until I realized he was counting the 2 deck BJ we were playing. What a bummer as It was a good table, but what can you do. On to the next casino, wait a minute this isn't a casino:confused2: It was a strip club found off a freemont, and it was small and gross. I am not a strip club guy, but my friends are. So we sat down and had girls surrounding us like piranha. I did not think any of them were actually good looking, which with drunk goggles is a bad sign. My friends got me another jack and coke-- vegas drink of choice, and lead me to the back room. One friend went with who must have bought the dance. I got my lapdance, and felt like a skeez doing it, I did not enjoy it and by the end all I wanted from her was a hug, for feeling bad. Yeah I know not the manly normal thing to do. I was glad it was over, but she said hey no one paid me yet for the dance are you going to pay?! I thought hey that was rude of the guys so I gave her the 80 for the dance. As I give her the money one of my friends says to the guys these dancers are S@#T, I would dance better! Instigator friend goes why don't you jump up then? He does of course and immediately gets thrown out by security. Thus end the strip club, and my friends dancing career. They had paid the stripper so she just took the drunk guy for twice the money and half the work. (Never got my hug) It is about 2 am and we are walking back. PREFACE--- I am a taekwondo instructor who dabbles in brazilian jiu jitsu, my friends are all from my school. I like to get drunk with my Army Ranger friend and ground fight, not actual fighting but submission stuff. No ill will or punches thrown. Anyway walking back my instigator friend sees my Ranger buddy poking me and my belly. I am a little over weight and do not like being poked. He yells 4-1 the ranger could kick your butt. I look over to my friend and do a double leg take down right on freemont street maybe 2 feet from the actual street. We start groundfighting and I submit him. Of course I was wearing shorts and totally tear up my knees with blood all over. Thank the gambling gods we did not get arrested! Sorry I can't remember everything, but that is what the one double shot of gin does to you More to come.