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VegasBJ and shifter: Golf Tourney, Mansion and one epic comeback

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by shifter, Apr 23, 2012.

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  1. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    My Trip Report

    so VegasBJ and i met up in Vegas for another trip, this one centered around a small golf tournament that MGM put on at Shadow Creek. since it was a slow, off weekend there was no problem getting a Skyloft, however, our host had a little something special up his sleeve. instead of the Skylofts, he managed to get us both in the Mansion in 1BR Villas. it was both of our first times staying in the Mansion and i must say it is an experience like no other. it's just so quiet and peaceful, nothing like anywhere else in Vegas. for those of you not familiar, the Mansion has its own restaurant, spa, bar/lounge, theater, pool, etc. basically everything you could want is right there. my wife only left the Mansion twice the entire trip, there was just almost no reason to leave. and the Mansion casino is just a few steps down the hall, so less than 2 minutes Villa to Bacc.

    so they picked us up at the airport in a Rolls Phantom and i hadn't told my wife yet where we were staying, so she just thought we were going to the Skylofts. the driver says, "is this your first time staying in the Mansion?" and she's like, "what?!". it was perfect. so we pulled up through the gates, were met by our butler at the car and walked straight up to our Villa. he showed us around and we sent some clothes with him to be pressed and we settled down.

    the 1BR Villa is 2500 sq ft, so plenty of space to spread out and be comfortable. and with a nice big steam shower, what else could you want?! it had similar technology to the Skylofts as far as having a big remote that controls everything from TV/music/lights/drapes/temperature/etc. our Villa was on the second floor and had a balcony that looked out into the Mansion atrium. it was just perfect, the first thing we did each morning was open the drapes and open the door and listen to the fountain while we got ready.

    we got in kind of late, so our first order of business was dinner at the Mansion restaurant. the best part about dining at the Mansion restaurant is the tables on the patio in the atrium. it feels like you're dining outside, but the entire atrium is climate controlled, so it's perfect all year round. we had been to the Mansion restaurant for breakfast before, but it was our first time dining there for dinner. the food was excellent and we had a nice bottle of wine as well. as we were wrapping up dinner, my host stopped by for some drinks/desert with us. as we were finishing up desert, VegasBJ and his wife had just arrived from the airport, so they came down and joined us.

    after dinner we headed to the casino for some gamble. i played Bacc first, while VegasBJ sat down at the BJ table, of course. i hit a nice shoe right out of the gate and within about 30 minutes i was up 20k and i decided to take a break and play some BJ. unfortunately that was short lived because we couldn't get anything going. all the splits/double downs went to the house. i had one hand with 2k on 2 hands, a split and 2 double downs for 10k on the felt and the dealer pulled out a 5 card 19 or something. fortunately i hit 21 on one of the double downs, so i only lost 2k. but that's a huge difference between winning 10k and losing 2k. it was like that the entire session and in about 20 minutes i lost what i had brought over from the Bacc table, so i decided to head back to Bacc where things had been going well.

    well, things continued to go well at Bacc and a couple of hours into it, i was up 65k. but that's the last of the good news for the night. :( the shoe got rough at the end and i lost a 10k bet, another 10k bet and then a 20k bet, so in 3 hands i gave back most of my winnings. that put me on tilt and i proceeded to give back all of my winnings and find myself 20k in the hole within about 30 minutes. unfortunately things just continued to get worse after that and i ended up staying at the table until 5am and closed the first night -45k. a 110k turnaround from my peak earlier in the night, which is just terrible. i really should have slowed down when i was still up and things were turning instead of pressing. but my emotions got the best of me and i paid the price.

    needless to say, that night of sleep was less than stellar. i was in bed for 3 hours sleeping off and on and mostly just lying there thinking about how stupid i was. finally around 8am my wife woke up and we decided to get up and get some breakfast. after a nice long steam, i felt a lot better and we met VegasBJ and his wife down at the Mansion restaurant for breakfast.

    more to come on day 2 ...
     
  2. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    haven't even started reading yet....just wanted to say "Thank you, God, for bestowing upon us this treat"....ok onto the report!
     
  3. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    WOW!!! Mansion!!!!

    This is going to be exciting.

    Bummer about the gambling, but hey it could have been downhill from the start and a $110K hole to climb out of. At least they spotted you a head start.

    Can't wait for the rest....
     
  4. jacj2020

    jacj2020 Tourist

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    I'm fixated on every word !!
    Livin it up at " Hotel Mansions":nworthy:
     
  5. JillyFromPhilly

    JillyFromPhilly Tourist

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    Nice score on the mansion!

    Hope things turn around for you [assuming they do given the title].

    Looking forward to reading the rest :licklips:
     
  6. wookie

    wookie Low-Roller

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    Cool trip report. Can anyone walk into the gambling part of the mansion? If I show up with 10k will they let me gamble there?
     
  7. sammowhammo

    sammowhammo VIP Whale

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    I sense a big win coming...
     
  8. alexanbo

    alexanbo High-Roller

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    Looking forward to the rest of this....
     
  9. dbcunningham2

    dbcunningham2 Tourist

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    I have really enjoyed your TR's VegasBJ, keep it coming
     
  10. dbcunningham2

    dbcunningham2 Tourist

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    I meant to say "with" VegasBJ
     
  11. VegasGarden

    VegasGarden Low-Roller

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    anticipating epic here.....
     
  12. Tubbs

    Tubbs High-Roller

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    More! The title gives away what ultimately happens with the gambling - you need to build up the tension a little more.

    Congrats on getting the Mansion. Sounds wonderful.

    You would have thought the Mansion could do better than that. Even if the chef left early, they could surely produce more than a plate of dust. I suppose desert is readily available in Vegas.;)
     
  13. LV_Bound

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    Were there any penny slots in the Mansion Casino? :wink2:
     
  14. Bommen

    Bommen High-Roller

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    What do u mean? He said the food was excellent.
     
  15. VegasGarden

    VegasGarden Low-Roller

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    Desert vs Dessert.......
     
  16. Bommen

    Bommen High-Roller

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    I enjoyed reading the first part, keep up the good writing.
     
  17. Bommen

    Bommen High-Roller

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    Haha, ok.
     
  18. Buddha

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    YIKES !!!! You're talking $numbers$ that I can't even comprehend in a casino.

    However, it's a rush just going along for the ride in your report. I'm on the edge of my seat, in a cold sweat .....
     
  19. weluvvegas

    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    Agreed! Shifter, your TRs make my blood pressure rise reading about your winning/losing streaks at the amounts you bet! But....I still enjoy them :) Keep it comin!
     
    40th Birthday Bash!
  20. LushLife

    LushLife Tourist

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    Love reading these reports. I don't gamble 1 /1millionth of what you guys do, but it sure is fun to read!
     
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