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Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by smerrian, Dec 3, 2015.

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  1. smerrian

    smerrian Low-Roller

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    Am I missing something? I see these threads that come from typically about 5 or 6 guys that all decide at the last minute that they are going to hop on planes (coming from different cities) and just spend a long weekend in Las Vegas and gamble and drink on a $5,000-$10,000 excursion. They talk about suites, limos, dropping $5,000 at a sitting at the table and wild women and parties in their suites. Who are these people? Did they know each other prior to getting together online? Do they regularly head to Las Vegas for a wild weekend of debauchery and dropping this much money? Do they all make several hundred thousand a year and as of yet still single?
    I just wonder because I have to plan out a trip over the course of a few months. Flights, hotels, rental cars, bank roll, etc, have to be thought out. Are any of these 'last minute drop $10,000' people coming in from the East Coast? I just wonder, who are these people?

    Stu
     
  2. Snidely

    Snidely VIP Whale

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    I don't know who they are but I know I'm not one of them.
     
  3. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Just normal people really.
     
  4. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

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    They are the cavemen. All you need to know. Nice guys really.
     
  5. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    I'm not one of them either. I keep telling my husband I should be, but he says things about responsibility, having to pay the mortgage, etc. :wink2:

    Who are they? I don't know who you are specifically referring to. We have a few groups of people who like to coordinate their Vegas trips. I know I love it when I can meet up with my Buffoons in Vegas for a long weekend. I know them only from the board and our time together in Vegas, but most of them consider each other life-long friends.

    I love seeing a group of like-minded Vegas fanatics meet up from the board. I've met a bunch of people from here and have super fond memories of every gathering.

    As for the money thing, I know most people can't drop that kind of money on a last-minute splurge trip, but wouldn't it be fun if you could? :headbang:
     
  6. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I think they do it .....because they can. And in doing so they met up on this board originally and found out they have similar assets, tastes, and gambling interests.

    They definitely are not the run of the mill type of gamblers like you and me. They can afford to put out some serious bets and do it several ( or many) times a year.

    Like I said earlier they made friends on this board and now they've taken over. What I mean is that one of them does a trip report and 5 or six of them post constantly, resulting in trip report views in the millions and even billions.

    Maybe even in the trillions. :evillaugh:poke:
     
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  7. UTE

    UTE Plastics

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    Unless I personally know people posting, I take everything I read on any internet site with a grain of salt.

    Having said the above, you really have to consider, even if the things these people post are true, why do they feel the need to showcase their spending and exploits?

    Bill
     
  8. LVHooked

    LVHooked High-Roller

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    I think the reason people post their exploits here, is because most friends and family don't understand (or love Vegas ) like folks on this board. I'm a very low rolling, budget vegas visitor. And other then one friend, people think we're degenerate fools blowing all our money in Vegas. Not that I give a shit what people think, but it's nice to converse with like minded people.
     
  9. Samstown man

    Samstown man MIA

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    I always thought that when I do my LV trips ( 10-11 nights ) with 5000$ budget playing 25-50$ BJ I was considered a high roller LMAO, was I dumb.

    I don't believe half the stories I read on here anyway.
     
  10. vegas_runner

    vegas_runner Low-Roller

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    I think these guys are awesome! I love reading about their exploits and they seem like genuinely good guys! Seeing Vegas from their perspective just adds to the spectacle that Las Vegas is.
     
  11. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Yeah, me too!
    ... as for the "reality" of it all?
    Let's just say that - way back in the 90s - I had a couple a friends just like that... and was fortunate enough to accompany them on several trips... and I ate very well & stayed in Mirage suites... and trust me - it certainly wasn't because of my play!

    Just approaching this from my own perspective, I look at it this way: I budget a set amount for gambling out of every paycheck... I fly using reward points/miles, and often, that's first-class travel... even at my status, I still get comped rooms & most meals... and I go as often as 4x a year.

    One doesn't need much imagination to understand that somebody making just 3-to-5x my modest salary could easily be having the kind of adventures posted here...
    ... as for PT? Well, he's the anomaly! :poke: Nobody - (at least nobody old & married) gets to have trips like he does... but hey - we still get to have a peek with his TRs... :D
     
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  12. Cinwhim

    Cinwhim Low-Roller

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    This!!

    I read some reports in awe and some I think must be total BS, but either way I enjoy them all. It's nice to have a way to share experiences with people who "get" it.

    We don't go as much as some here but compared to friends and family we ALWAYS and only go to Vegas. Which is not nearly as true as I wish. :)
     
  13. andyg99

    andyg99 Low-Roller

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    to each their own - I like reading the trips reports of the average better... I can't relate to the folks who will play one hand that is equal to my entire gambling budget for the year! but it's their money and I'm sure some are well off and just having a good time just like us low rollers.... and also like us low rollers I'm sure some are playing well over their heads....
     
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  14. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    I have agree on this. I will never be like many of these people (I'm a cheapskate so won't spend that much) so we can live like the "rich" people by reading their trip reports and live reports. Wish I could get invited and attend some of these parties also but I'm not much of a spender and would be more of the "wallflower" type since I'm not good at conversation.
     
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  15. FullPay

    FullPay High-Roller

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    Whatever level it takes to get your juices going. I've been a five dollar bettor for twenty-five years, during which time my personal income increased six fold. I get bored at a three dollar table, have fun at five, get anxious at ten and freak out at twenty-five. I consider myself fortunate to get drinks, rooms and food at my level. I enjoy trip reports that are closer to my own experience, but everyone gets something different from Vegas. If I lose two grand it would be one of my worst trips, but I can recover from that fairly quick. If I felt the same way about ten grand I'd show you pictures of MY suites!
     
  16. Bo333

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    A long time ago barely out of college I was at a BJ table betting $5 a hand, sometimes even $10 or $15 (my heart would pound at that level). It was about a 4am and a much older guy (probably younger than I am now) came to the table and asked that the limit be raised and started betting $1K a hand. I was pretty freaked out but it turns out he just wanted some company and the place was empty (sorry, don't even remember which casino it was).
    Eventually I told him how excited I got when I pressed my bet all the way to $15 and was astounded at his betting. He said everyone bets at a level that is exciting from their financial perspective.

    That always stayed with me and as my betting amounts have increased over the years, now betting $15 a hand now does nothing for me and I find it exciting when the guy next to me is betting multiple chocolates.
     
  17. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    I get some anxiety watching high rollers. Often they will have my annual salary in chips in front of them. :faint:

    What I do love about these TRs are the peeks I get at a side of Vegas I don't get to see. Big suites with butlers and fancy toys in them. Beautiful food at restaurants I can't afford. Private areas of the casino like special pools or reception areas. It makes me feel like someone is letting me in on a secret I'm not supposed to know. :)
     
  18. jdvegas

    jdvegas VIP Whale

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    That's pretty funny. This board is about Vegas, and there is a specific section where the ENTIRE PURPOSE is to showcase your exploits. It's called "Trip Reports"! :poke::peace:
     
  19. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    Its just like deciding to go to the movies in the spur of the moment.

    and they don't really have to make plans... other than book a flight, which can be done in 5 minutes on your phone. Just call your host, say you are coming in, and boom...room and limo all ready to go. They have their CLs and FM at the casino already set up, so there is no need for planning.


    Its funny that anyone would think they are making it up...they post pics of private jets, suites, chips, receipts from restaurants, etc.... why (and how) would/could anyone fake that?? let alone a group of them all working together to "trick those dang VMB members"... come on, stop being salty and be happy for people who are successful
     
  20. bjpcyclone

    bjpcyclone High-Roller

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    I enjoy trip reports where people are willing to share their wins AND their losses. Nothing is more annoying than the last day-hour-minute "I went on a run and got back to even right before I had to head to the airport!!". While those do happen, they are few and far between. So when I read a losing trip report (I don't like that the person lost) I feel I can relate to and believe that person the next time when they say they won big.

    But I enjoy both the micro-roller trip reports and the whale trip reports. Keep 'em coming!
     
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