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Venetian Gateway to Glory Tournament

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by Corinne, May 7, 2016.

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  1. Corinne

    Corinne Low-Roller

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    I have an invite to this for 30th May for three nights. First prize $25k. Is anyone else playing? I have no idea what it involves but seems too good to turn down when I am staying there on those dates anyway.

    Any advice on what to do and how it works would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  2. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

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    My wife loves the slot tournaments there. Its 3 rounds, you'll play 2 on Tuesday and 1 on Wednesday. You'll get a choice of time slots when you register, but generally there is one Tuesday morning (9-12 or so), one Tuesday afternoon (1-4 or so), and then the third Wed morning. The top 100 players get a prize, most are free play. Not to jinx my wife (knock on wood), but she's gotten at least 100 FP every time she's played in one of these tournaments at V/P. (knock on wood, again). Last time she was 99th or 100th, so just barely. Prizes are determined by your total score for the 3 rounds. You aren't "charged" for playing a spin, so the idea is to spin as quickly as possible.

    I enjoy watching her, it can be quite a show watching everyone spinning as quickly as possible. Some of them really get into it (especially some of those little old ladies).

    She will also be playing in that tournament, as it happens to coincide with our trip for a giveaway that starts a couple days after. We get out there about 3-4x a year, and she always tries to book the trip when one of these is offered. If you have free entry, you're right, nothing to lose. If you don't have free entry you can play for $100.
     
  3. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

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    To add to my previous post, I would mention if you want free entry you need to book the tournament offer or arrange for entry separately. I bring this up only because you say you're already booked for those dates which makes me think you didn't book the offer that included the tournament. If you booked a separate offer, and then received that invite, you aren't registered for the slot tournament unless you book the tournament offer. If you want to play in the tournament anyway, you'll either have to pay on site or arrange for entry separately. If you are booked in a paid room, you'll want to call the Grazie desk # on the offer and convert your booking into the tournament offer.

    If you are booked on a separate offer that is better than the tournament offer, you'll need to arrange to play in the tournament separately, either through paying on site when you arrive, or asking to have the tournament added to your booking. We never book the "tournament offer" because the offers we get through our host are much, much better. However, we can contact our host to arrange for entry into the tournament either for nothing extra or at the expense of a bit of free play. If you have a host, contact them to see about getting into the tournament. If you don't have a host, contact the Grazie desk and see if they can help.

    Sorry for the lengthy response, I just am not sure what your status is and I didn't want you thinking you were signed up for the tournament if you had booked a different offer.
     
  4. Corinne

    Corinne Low-Roller

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    Thanks Fuzzy. That's a perfect answer and yes, I have emailed the host to add the tournament to the free room. I was surprised to get an email from a host in the first place as I don't play often there. I looked at my last year's figure though and saw I lost $1600 which must have mostly lost on one day. Oops. Don't intend to repeat that hopefully. So it seems my friend could play as well for $100. That's a great plan so thanks for that. If you see two middle aged British females with shortish blonde hair then please say hi.
     
  5. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

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    I sure will! Last couple trips I tried doing a "live report", but failed miserably, so I'm not even going to try this time. I still try and check in on here from time to time, so once you know your session times feel free to post and then I know if we're around and to look for you. We'll be there Sunday - Saturday. Cannot wait!!

    And yes, your friend can play for $100. If she wants to do that, be sure and register Monday, I think they have limited spaces for people who can buy in (dependent on how many "free" entries there are I assume).
     
  6. Corinne

    Corinne Low-Roller

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    We arrive on the Monday to Venetian but we will be in Vegas from the Wednesday before so will pop in and see if they can add my friend. Huge thanks for your help and I will post here when I've got the times.
     
  7. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

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    Sounds good! I wouldn't make a special trip for it prior to Monday, they don't open registration until that evening. And I'm sure there's room for her, I didn't mean to imply there wouldn't be. Mainly its just if you want to play in the same time slots you'll want to register early otherwise she may be stuck in whatever is left over. Either way good luck and maybe we'll see you there! No matter what its sure to be a great time!
     
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