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‘Tis The Season To Be In Vegas. 12/16-12/19 @ Mirage (Semi-Live)

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by RRust69, Dec 16, 2019.

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  1. dis220

    dis220 Low-Roller

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    Ok, cool! I have Konami FP at three properties. Can I get all of it loaded at Mirage or do I need to go to each individual casino? Thanks for your insight!
     
  2. luck.ofthe.draw

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    @dis220 - Konami FP is only redeemable at the casino you got the FP from, they are not interchangeable.

    I stand corrected! I was thinking of the MyVegas other FP. Good to know!
     
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  3. Robdude

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    I dunno if things changed, but my wife and I both loaded Konami freeplay at NYNY, Aria and Bellagio and played it at Bellagio last month.
     
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    You have to load them at each individual casino, but you can play them all at one time at any MGM property.
     
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  5. STS05

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    Yup. Can confirm. Did that yesterday.
     
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    Looks like even sitting on my ass for 90 minutes for Atomic Saloon and another 2 hours afterwards playing video poker didn’t affect the final number too much.
     
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    Was it even $1 minimum on the pass line? I might have to check Caesars out if so. I usually can't stand that place.
     
  9. MCann

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    Its $1 units but $3 on pass/place/come/don't every time I've played, and 2:1 max odds across the board.
     
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  10. STS05

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    Back home...what a fun trip! Trip Summary and run down since I left off Tuesday night.
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    •Went to Atomic Saloon. Sat in the pew section at the back of the stage. Got a great deal on my ticket since it was a single and purchased about 30 minutes before showtime. It’s a fantastic show. Think Blazing Saddles meets South Park with some Cirque thrown in. I got two free shots of Jameson sitting in the pew area during the warmup portion of the show. Pretty much anyone sitting back there could take them up on the offer, but not that many did.

    •After Atomic Saloon, I walked back to Mirage taking a detour through Casino Royal. Smelled like it always does and it looked like a Working Girls of the 90s Reunion around the bar and the slot area near White Castle. They had decorated for Christmas and are giving Belliago a run for their money this year...
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    •I thought the packing tape gave it a certain gin-ness-say-ce-qua that is missing at the lower end joints.

    •Back at Mirage, I played video poker at the sports book bar for about an hour. Wasn’t dealt anything better than a single flush. I then walked over to Belliago where I played another hour with two flushes. The one positive I will say for both sessions was the bleed was slower than earlier in the day. I then swore off video poker for the remainder of the trip.

    •Walked through Caesars and slotted around for a while. No notable hits although I played on $40 for another hour and a few drinks before cashing out for $30.

    •Back at Mirage, I went to the lobby bar and played a short session of video poker. No better results.

    •Went back to Sportsbook bar and played another short session with similar results. What the fuck was I doing? Ok. No more video poker.

    •Now feeling really good (ie...intoxicated), I must have walked laps in the Mirage for a solid hour playing some ¢.02 Top Dollar, more Wild Nugget, 88 Fortune and Buffalo. I finally gave up around 1am and went back to the room down about 1/2 my daily bankroll and promptly slammed my pedialyte in water and crashed hard.

    •Got going around 9:30am on Wednesday and walked to Belliago where I was going to attempt to redeem my comp’d breakfast buffet. Blacked out. Le’ Sigh. So then I walked over and back down the Strip heading towards Wynn to buy their buffet for lunch. By the time I got there, I wasn’t hungry any longer. ??? Whatever. Grabbed a slice of pizza at TI about an hour later. I tell you...food isn’t my thing in Vegas.

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    •So then I crossed over to the mall and walked back to Mirage. I did more slots and cashed out some point play on Fireball before resuming draining my daughters college fund. Hit a small bonus for $40 on my third spin.

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    •Rest of the day was more slotting around. After a small losing session at Mirage, I walked down to Flamingo to get some fresh air. Walking into the Flamingo, I realized I had came to the wrong place for air that could be considered fresh. I came back through Harrahs and played some there cashing out about $70 ahead thanks to some Creepy Clown play and other slots.

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    •Headed back to Mirage for one final run at Top Dollar. This time it was $100 in the $5 machine. 10 spins later, not one single line hit. Grabbed some Sliders at The Still. Second time having those and they are a solid choice. Went up to the room around 9pm and packed up. Was in bed a little after 10pm so I could get up at 3:50am to make my 6:30am flight.

    •Flight home was easy. Trudging through the airport at 4:45am never is.
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    •Wallet check confirms this was a losing trip, but not as bad as it could have been. 22% of the bankroll I bought. When you factor in the comped room and cheap flight, it definitely didn’t hurt my bankroll long term. It helped that I didn’t play any video poker the last day. I really need to rethink playing it. I used to enjoy it, but this is two trips in a row where it got monotonous. I’m thinking for the trip in six weeks, I’ll skip it and add in more bubble craps.

    •I’ve always wanted to see Vegas decked out in Christmas decorations and it didn’t disappoint. It was nice hearing Christmas music playing in the casino instead of the constant EDC music.

    •There were a lot of places already closed until the 24th or 26th. Not so many that there weren’t other options nearby, but it’s definitely a change of pace from the summer. It was odd seeing the Strip so deserted at 3pm..
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    •Here are some final photos if anyone needs that final push for the holidays...
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    Thanks for this pro tip! I was going to go anyway, but now I'm realllly gonna go, maybe twice!
     
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    Sounds like me! Well done!

    Glad you found Creepy Clowns. Why didnt they just name it that?!?!
     
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    Careful, I imagine they’d make Juwanna Mann look like Beyoncé.

    LVMPD must really be working with the casinos to crack down on them. 2 years ago, I couldn’t even sit down at a bartop or walk the main aisles of a casino after 11pm without having one say hi. Two trips in a row without one approaching. I’m sure the hustlers are still on the strip, but inside the casinos not as much (with Casino Royal being the exception from what I saw.) Probably better that way. It’s still good entertainment to watch though.
     
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    These were yesterday’s stats. In 2 days, just shy of 47K steps and a little over 21 miles. I’ve mentioned it before but strolling the Strip and through the casinos while listening to my AirPods is one of my favorite things to do. Just another reason why I love this city.
     
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    No f*kin way. But oh man, it hadn't even occurred to me until I read this comment, that my christmas plans going all to hell at the last second resulted in me having a 4 night stay in Augustus tower starting in about 50 hours give or take. Will hunt Juwanna Man! Would be awesome if I could get a photo and you can see how wrong you are with the statement above. Lol
     
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