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22 days of VP in downtown Vegas May 21st to June 13th

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by wasilla, May 29, 2019.

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  1. spicole

    spicole No shirt, no shoes... NO DICE!

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    Great trip report. Thanks for the recap!
     
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  2. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Great trip report. I kept checking for updates on this one. I love VP exclusive reports. I get lost right away on the ones with slot machine pics. I can't tell what a winning combo is if I'm in front of one. How in the world can I get anything from a picture of one.

    Well done!!
     
  3. Merrymeet

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    Wonderful report. Impressed with your meticulous record keeping and marathon sessions. I’m a vodka drinker so the beer analysis were lost on me - but the alcohol levels on some of them could do real damage! Boston has some good breweries (I’m told) so if you’re out this way, you might enjoy a few tastings. I agree, The BHB bar keeps are the best! Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. casinokid68

    casinokid68 Caesars Diamond Member

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    Personally, I'm exhausted. I'm going to need a nap after reading this. Must not be much to do in Alaska these days. :snore: Just kidding of course. But wow, so many stats to keep track of. It's like working on vacation, with notebooks, pens and calculators right there laying in front of the VP machine. How else can you possibly keep track of everything to the minute. Every good hand you would get, you would actually have to look at your watch for what time it happened. :goofy:
     
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  5. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Yeah you did pretty good overall.

    A bit above average for quads for a mix of DDB and JoB, which is about 1 in 420 hands, so you would expect about 274 quads.

    Straight flushes about 1 in 9150, maybe less depending if you altered strategy at the Vue Bar. So that would be 12.6 SFs.

    And of course, the hand that mattered the most, a Royal, you did really well on. If we estimate the royal to be 1 in 40k, you should average 2.88 and this is how many you would expect for the trip.

    royals probability
    0 5.61%
    1 16.17%
    2 23.28%
    3 22.35%
    4 16.09%
    5 9.27%
    6 4.45%
    7 1.83%
    8 0.66%
    9 0.21%
    10 0.06%

    7 or more 2.78% or 1 in 36

    Great report! Hope to read more trips like this from everyone in the future! Always nice when the games go your way!
     
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  6. wasilla

    wasilla High-Roller

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    Heeeey!!! A tringlomane analysis. Thank you, mwig, and zignerly for your contributions.
     
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  7. wasilla

    wasilla High-Roller

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    Well... it's actually a pen, notebook and strategy sheet. I play most at MSS and record hits as I wait for scratch cards. Other places I do stop my play to record the time and other info. It only makes a real difference in playing speed when things are going really, really well. It DID take a while to count the hands up and write up a summary. I appreciate the folks that actually used calculators to crunch the data.
     
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  8. wasilla

    wasilla High-Roller

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    I'm with you there. I somehow wound up with a couple hundred in FP at the plaza that had to be played through slots. Not only did a lose half of it, I also couldn't even figure out what I needed to win
     
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  9. wasilla

    wasilla High-Roller

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    Good luck with your trip. My only normal pre-trip challenges are booking hotel stays to take advantage of promotions. I only have so many comped week ends available and sometimes it's a Rubik's Cube effort to make it work. The rest falls into place pretty easily.
     
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  10. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Since the smartphone era, I just take pics of notable hits now. They do have timestamps. I have been chastised only twice for it in at least 1000 pictures.
     
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  11. M0rtyC

    M0rtyC TBD

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    Thank you for a great report. I need to keep a little notebook around.
     
  12. wasilla

    wasilla High-Roller

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    So this trip did take 36 pages out of me 120 page (doubled to include both sides) notebook. That's a lot, but if I include 4 OAKS, I'm dealing with over 400 pictures this trip alone. On the off chance that you will someday again ask how many 4 OAKs I hit, I'm sticking with my notebook. I always enjoy your statistical posts in these threads.
     
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  13. wasilla

    wasilla High-Roller

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    Postscript
    I've been back a couple of weeks and I thought that a few of you might be interested in my post trip offers.
    It took a week to get to my PO Box in Anchorage.
    My July/August 4 Q's offer dropped my FP to $200 and dropped the $50 food credit. I have no idea whether that was in my box for 1 day or 40 days so I called a host. He said that they average over 3 trips and I had a lower play trip ($18,000) in December. I did go to Vegas in December for MSS offers when I figured they were going to cut me off, but don't remember playing there so I really don't have much insight as to what happened. The lesson for me is to protect that daily average. I'm hoping that my May trip wasn't factored in and that the September offers will go back up.
    MSS/Cal Sept/Oct offers are unchanged.
    The D offers are unchanged.
    GG increased their offer to 4 nights, $100 FP ($50 twice a month), and $25 food credit for Sept and Oct. I had previously played $5,000 through. This trip was $10,000 through over 2 days.
    EC offer unchanged.
    Jerry's Nugget had a flyer in my mailbox for a weekly offer in June of $25 FP and $10 dining. This was only a couple weeks after I played there.

    I hope this helps a bit for those trying to use this TR to maximize the comp value of their own play.
     
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  14. wasilla

    wasilla High-Roller

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    I know that one! Michelle Shocked writing a song about catching up with an old friend who had relocated there.
     
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  15. AyDee

    AyDee is getting too old for this

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    on the note taking, I'm happy with my evolution from small field books to index cards w a rubber band around them, easily manageable to pop quick notes on front card, rearrange or thin if they get too many- I make many - br, pt progression, misc notes, names, etc.

    ( no way your 4Q offer goes down on your last trip- unless they leaving coin in)
     
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