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11/4-11/7 Downtown

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by kimbaed, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. kimbaed

    kimbaed Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    So this will be my first trip report. I go to Vegas usually 4 times per year, mostly solo. So far this year I went in February shortly before the closure, July right after the 4th crowds departed and August with my Son who just became of gambling age. When I got the Nov/Dec offer from 4Q of $300 free play and $80 from Binion’s, I couldn’t pass it up.
    I flew nonstop Spirit on a mostly full plane. Encouragingly, the attendants were very strict on proper mask usage. Uneventful flight, grabbed a rental car and was checked into 4Q without any delay. Time for some VP.
    I went to Chicago Brewing Co and being a Wednesday, I had no trouble hopping on one of the bartop machines. Full disclosure, I only play full-pay games in Vegas. Being a degenerate gambler, I will relax that requirement at my local to get my gambling fix. The plexiglass barriers did make me feel more comfortable. I downloaded my first $100 free play and had built it up to $200 when I held 2 aces and drew the other 2, no kicker, to put me up $400. I gave back $100 and decided to call it a night + $300.
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    Day 2
    I stay on east coast time, so I’m usually on a machine by 6 am. Played uneventfully until well into the afternoon on my remaining 4Q & Binion’s free play. Needing a break, I wandered over to the Vue bar at Theb D. I like sitting at the lower machine at the end of the bar. I had $55 free play and had just received my first beer when this happened 63EFBBBB-D99E-46B1-B323-7A8DF47FB8E7.jpeg
    Only the second dealt royal I’ve had in 13 years of ALOT of Vp hands. After getting the W2g, I played long enough to get quad aces for another $100 and headed to Magnolias for dinner. After dinner I decided I wanted a few drinks before turning in, so I put up with the $16/point and played DDB at the bar. I had enough quads to keep me positive by about $40 when I drew the 4th ace along with the kicker 61D4D5FC-4B54-4ECD-955B-2D50D99B211C.jpeg
    That seemed like a great time to turn in, so I ended day 2 up $1600. Trip total +1900.
    I’ll post the final day and observations tomorrow.
     
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  2. Craps all day

    Craps all day Low-Roller

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    Great first few days.

    Such a great feeling to be up big with more Vegas ahead! Keep it going...
     
  3. kkinwi

    kkinwi VIP Whale

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    Well, THAT doesn't happen every trip! Well done!
     
  4. Matty Ice

    Matty Ice High-Roller

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    Congrats on the dealt Royal at The Vue bar! I hit a Royal at the Vue bar yesterday drawing 4 . [​IMG]
     
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  5. kimbaed

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    That’s what prompted me to write a trip report. When people started commenting on the odds of drawing 4 cards to complete the royal, I had to report what happened to me. On that note, I might as well post day #3.
    My day 3 plan was to use the $5 free play for 50 points at Golden Gate coupon from ACG. I went to the player’s club at 8am and then started on the BP progressives. I was on my second coffee and down about $30 when an old friend came to greet me.
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    That’s right, my second dealt royal in about 6 hours of playing time! After the shock wore off, I managed to get 900 of the 1000 points for the free play before I ran out of steam. At that point, I had accomplished everything I could have hoped for so I headed back to 4Q to give them enough play to maintain my comp level. My final hand of the trip was quad aces, no kicker, and I decided to turn in early since I had to head for the airport at 6am. Day 3 total + 1100.
    Final tally +3000, comped room & food, $99 flight on Spirit & $95 Alamo car rental.
     
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  6. BoVegas

    BoVegas Low-Roller

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    Nice TR, wow super gambling, love gambling at Vue Bar & 4 Q. Again thanks for TR.
     
  7. VeddaLasVegas

    VeddaLasVegas Low-Roller

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    Congrats! Thanks for sharing
     
  8. JeJas

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    Congrats! Amazing! 2 dealt royals.
    I played so many years with more hands per hour than most players, never ever got a dealt royal.
    I have payed many cycles of 650K hands.

    On the other hand, dealt 4Awk is 3 times easier to get, and I got more than 20 times, just never got royal.
     
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  9. watbri2016

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    Thanks for the report
     
  10. Matty Ice

    Matty Ice High-Roller

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    Now you’re just bragging.Congrats!!
     
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  11. Kobra2848

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    Nice wins and thanks for posting.

    Mark
     
  12. AlPal

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    I’ve played many years of VP almost exclusively, I’ve had several royals but none dealt. Congrats!!
     
  13. tringlomane

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    Wow. Congrats on the great trip!!! Two dealt royals in 6 hours??? I dunno how much you played in that time frame, but in a span of 4000 deals doing that would be about 4000/649,740^2 or 1 in 105.5 million! Should have saved that luck for Powerball or Megabucks! :poke:
     
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  14. kimbaed

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    I play fast, at least 1000 hands per hour. I’ve had some nice streaks like 3 royals in 2 days but this just blew me away.
     
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  15. MGinCO

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    CONGRATS on those 2 drawn royals!

    I have never had one, but once I discarded all the cards, and the redraw gave me a royal for over $3200!
    (It was a 10-coin in DB machine.) I wonder what the odds are on this?
     
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  16. pass line man

    pass line man High-Roller

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    Great report, I have never had a dealt royal!
     
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    Warm up my January
  17. KnowItAll

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    Nice royals and fun trip
     
  18. Richard Alpert

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    I love to hear about Spirit passengers hitting it big!
    Congratulations and thanks for the report!

    RICHARD
     
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  19. VegasBhoy67

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    Wow 2 dealt royals :lock:

    now that is a great 3 day trip - good on you
     
  20. tringlomane

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    This is strategy dependent. But for a lot of non-wild games it occurs about one in 15 million hands on average.
     
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