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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. wasilla

    wasilla Low-Roller

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    Hi Joe. I'm not there now. # One is my favorite machine largely because it works well and the smoke drifts in the opposite direction. The non hand pay royal was around the middle third of the bar. I'm not sure if I will remember exactly were. I'll be back there Saturday. Jose was on shift, but I think he was on break when I hit it. Rob was at the bar. They know I'm from Alaska and might remember where I was sitting.
     
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  2. wasilla

    wasilla Low-Roller

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    I am loving this May Vegas weather. I realize that some locals find it a little cold, but it is wonderful for those of us who don't wish to vacation in their ovens.
     
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  3. wasilla

    wasilla Low-Roller

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    Friday 5/25/19
    It's memorial day weekend and I'm pretty fired up. I move to 4 Queens today for the Memorial Day promotion. I love this promotion. First, they comp me a room. Rooms can be a fortune this weekend and I don't think that anyone else would comp me. Without them I might have to find another car to sleep in. They started me out with the $300 FP that I turned into $320 yesterday. Sometimes the free play alone gets me through the weekend. 4 Q's also gives points worth .3% and comp dollars worth .6%. They have a 10/6 .50c or $!.00 DDB game that is practically even with the house. The frosting is the backend free play which maxes out at $500 for $64,000 coin in from 12:01 AM Friday to 11:00 PM Sunday. Now $1.00 10/6 DDB is a very volatile game. I imagine that some dollar players have lost their car one week and bought a new one the next. I used to bring a $5,000 bankroll for a few week trip, but I added an extra $2,000 just for this weekend and I only play .50c. When I lose my nerve, I switch to .50 JOB. People who put the full $64,000 through get $500 FP, $200 in points, $400 in comps, and probably $400 in FP in their next mailer. For a mostly quarter player like me, that's big money.
    So let the games begin!
    Today is moving day, but I don't care. I'm up early and skip my morning coffee. I've got my notebook, strategy sheet and over a grand in my wallet. That Royal money could easily evaporate or double before noon.
    I'm at what I think is referred to as Dave's bar. I mostly use the Chicago Brewing bar, but its closed. This bar is closed too, but I can sit there. It looks like wild animals had taken up residence. I have a favorite corner seat were bot my most amazing wins and disasters have occurred. It is currently blocked off because some one is buffing that side of the floor. I cleaned the area around the machine on the other side of the corner. I started playing .the 25c DB and DDB to get started at 6:10 AM. At 6:13 I hit 4 tens for $69.90. The other 9/7 DB progressives where low, so I switched to 9/6 DDB. At 6.25 I hit fours for $103.61. I was waiting for the buffing to stop so I could move to my machine and kick it up to .50c. The buffing did stop, but he stored it in front of the machine I wanted. I took it personally, but continued to play. I was up when I finally got to move at 6:40 and start .50 10/6 DDB. I hit tens within minutes and could tell that I was on my way to a great morning. I lost my first hundred at &:11, the second at 7:20, the third at 7:30.
    I decided that maybe my favorite machine had issues today and slid next door.
    I lost my fourth hundred at 7:49, fifth at 7:58 and I'm starting to get numb and am considering a retreat to JOB.
    I finally hit Jacks at 8:00 and breathed a little easier. This was followed by fives and nines. All that meant was that it took till 9:11 to lose my sixth hundred. That was discouraging, but I talked myself out of switching to JOB and put another hundred in. I literraly don't know when to quit. I was rewardedby Jacks at
     
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  4. wasilla

    wasilla Low-Roller

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    I was rewarded by Jacks at 9:13 and again at 9:32. At 9:54 I was dealt 4 royal spades and drew the 5th for $2,000 and felt relieved more than anything. Then I got pretty happy and amused about how crazy stuff can become sensible based on a lucky $2,000 card.
    I had asked for a late checkout, so continued to play. At 10:01 I got twos and twos again at 10:06. At 10:16 I was dealt kinks and hit queens at 10:47. At that point, my last hundred had grown to over $2,600. I was feeling pretty smart for sticking with it, even as I recognized that I was bailed out big time. Things dried up and my credits were dwindling. I quit at 12:20PM to move. I think that I was up around $1,500 for the morning, but my math may have been off.
     
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  5. wasilla

    wasilla Low-Roller

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    Friday afternoon/ night 5/25
    Breakfast had been bailys and coffee. When a Mike got to MIKE's (not Dave's) bar I switched to pina coladas. I scarfed down some leftover Pad Thai in my MSS room as I packed. My 4Q's room was ready. Last time I got a suite and gift basket but this was a premium room sans basket. I was still hungry and ordered a Windy City pizza and IPA at the bar at Chicago Brewing. I needed some time to recover so I started at .25 9/6 DDB.I Iost a hundred at 2:32 and another at 3:13. Losing is much slower with quarters. I got queens at 3:31 and Aces with a kicker at for $631 at 3:47. I switched to .50 at 4:20 pm and lost $200 in 30 minutes. I got ten 4 OAKS and a SF over the next 2 1/2 hours. The SF is short payed in this game, so it is sort of wasted. Things slowed down between 7:10 and 10:10PM.I rarely change machines but decided it was time. At 10:19 I held 2 and drew the other 3 to fill out the 2nd royal flush of the day. As I waited for the hand pay, my new machine started freaking out about being disconnected from some meter, so I had a fear that they might call it a malfunction and not pay. They did though, a tech fixed my machine and I continued to play. I lost $200 and quit at 11:00. My phone had been dead today, so I couldn't take pictures and they had run out of IPA so the day wasn't completely perfect, but I'm calling it good. I switched to their Weizen Bock and left the bar.
    I considered going to my room but I was pretty wired and putting $64,000 through at $2.50 a hand requires a lot of hours. I played .50c JOB for 1 1/2 hours, lost a hundred and went to my room a little after 1AM. I got about 3,100 of the 8,000 points I'm after this weekend. A point requires $8 coin in.
     
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  6. RIRugrat

    RIRugrat Low-Roller

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    Incredible day of DDB VP! Wow!

    Chris
     
  7. Flowers

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    So excited for your trip, especially as I love long trips. Following along and learning a lot in the process. Congrats on the good times, wins and diligent play. That 4Qs promo is fantastic! Is that something always available to anyone with a comped offer or was that a special for Memorial Day weekend?
     
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    How true! Smart bringing enough gunpowder. The worst feeling is going on a bad run and running short of cash with days to go on the trip. Better to bring too much than not enough.

    Your reaction of "relief" in hitting the first royal after a bad run is too familiar, as at least one royal is needed just to have a shot a breaking even in a long trip.

    The second royal in a day gives real reason to celebrate. Nice one!

    That is an understatement! If you played 1000 hands an hour (very very fast), that would take over 25 hours of play! For the more standard rate of 600 hands an hour, it would take over 40 hours of play!
     
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  9. Treb23

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    Really enjoying your report!
     
  10. Norman Chad

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    I just did the math too! That's a ton of play. Sounds like there's some more ammo to try to at least hit your goal. Good luck!
     
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    So you hit 4 Royals in 2 days? Maybe I didn't read it right but if you did that is awesome and insane. :woohoo:
     
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    Amazing all the hours that you are able to spend in front of a VP machine. And you check your watch after every hundred you lose, or a winning hand. I tried that reading your report. I started reading at 11:45 am and finished at 11:59 am. :rolleyes:
     
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  13. wasilla

    wasilla Low-Roller

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    I'm not fast, and I get slower as it gets harder to concentrate. Forty hours this weekend Is about what I expect to play.
     
  14. wasilla

    wasilla Low-Roller

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    I'm ridiculously meticulous about my wins and losses and record 4 OAKs, SF's, and RF's in a notebook with the time, total credits, and point total. I also record every time I lose my standard $100 buy in. I know that it seems silly to people, but VP sessions have their own personalities. Sometimes my page is full of quads and I'm still losing, sometimes its not, but I'm winning a bit because FH's, flushes, straights, and trips come to the rescue. Anyone gambler who has ever asked "What the Hell just happened?" will probably understand why I bother.
     
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  15. wasilla

    wasilla Low-Roller

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    I did! Two at BHB on consecutive days and one at Mike's bar Friday morning and one in Chicago brewing that night. I had a drought once that lasted 3 trips and 7 weeks play. This is better. I may have gotten 4 royals on a trip once before, but never this fast. I'm enjoying the run and it does feel insane.
     
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    I don't know what level that you have to play at to receive the offer. It is separate from the regular offers. The June offer looks to be available to most comped players and has more value per coin in. Play $32,000 during the month and get $400 FP plus something like $40 extra comps beyond what you'd usually earn. I think that Veteran's Day WE usually has a promotion similar to the Memorial day one. I think that 4 Q's is fantastic to start with and their promotions are amazingly amazing. They also don't care if you win or not, just coin in. If I hit two $2,000 royals in a day at EC, I'd expect to get no mailed.

    If your goal is to establish yourself or up your 4 Q's offers and promotions, I'll be happy to tell you what I know.
     
  17. pooh@NCSU

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    I am really thinking hard about establishing my self at 4 Qs, based on reading a lot of positive reports, i've played/stayed there a couple of times and it was good. IF you have some kind of basic list of suggestions i'd love to hear/see 'em. I'm also starting to get more into VP, mainly DDB, BP, JoB at this stage (others i've not dabbled too much). Good luck the rest of the trip, love how you have your "BOOK" to track your play, i'm sure it helps to recap a daily trip report post too.
     
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  18. mwig

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    We'll be staying at 4Q for the first time in years during this June promo. Looking forward to it and also looking forward to a couple of meals at Hugo's in the process. We have stayed on the comp list with one heavy play day each time we are there but have stayed elsewhere due to nicer rooms.... everywhere. I usually hang at the .50 JOB machines but ventured over to the DDB machines for a while last trip. I hit Aces with a kicker about 10 hands in and then was dealt Aces without a kicker on the very next hand. I was extremely happy but a little awkward about it because the guy next to me was clearly on a LOOOOOONG streak of bad luck.
     
  19. wasilla

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    Sorry that I got Friday's date wrong. This is for Saturday 5/25.I might have been the guy you sat next to MVIG.
    I got a later start today. I was trying to decide whether to go back to .50 DDB or play it safer with JOB I decided on DDB at Mikes bar. I definitely wore my lucky, but stinky lucky Christmas socks. I decided to forgo my favorite machine for the one next to it that gave me the royal. I dollar DDB player played that machine a little later.
    I started around 9:15 AM and lost my first hundred 10 minutes later. lost another hundred at 9:36, a third at 9:44, a fourth at 10:03. My fifth hundred went at 10:30 and this was starting to look familiar. The dollar player next to me was losing at about twice the rate. On my last bet on my 6th hundred I held 3 aces and drew a fourth. Now I was only down $200. Bailed out again! I lost another 100 at 10:52, another at 11:03 and again at 11:52. Even after quad aces I was down $500 in 1 1/2 hours. I got 3's at 11:33 but lost my $100 buy in at noon. Two premium quads I just a couple hours and I'm down $600. The dollar player next to me was stuborn, but didn't get any quads and finally had to fold up his tent, I'm sure he lost at least a grand in a little over an hour. This was turning into a brutal session. I briefly considered my options, but put another hundred in and lost it in 10 minutes. I lost another hundred at 12:23 and another after that at 12:38. I started the work of losing more money, but took a bathroom break. Despite someone saving my seat, an attendant decided to service the machine while I was gone. I was already annoyed and this didn't help. I thought that I lost another hundred, but it was just a $50 loss and "cashed out" at 12:38 down $950 over about 3 hours 15 minutes of play. The attendant screwed up my counter, but I had about 700 points which is only $5,600 coin through. I'm not doing the math now, but that it is a nasty loss percentage for someone who hit aces and threes. I'm headed to JOB to seek my next Royal.
     
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  20. wasilla

    wasilla Low-Roller

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    Saturday 5/25 afternoon and evening.
    I switched to .50c JOB at 1:00. I lost a hundred dollars, hit a couple quads and lost another $100 at 3:30. At least I was getting slower at losing. I'm still sort of expecting some big hand to bail me out, I went to Chicago Brewing for dinner playing .25 DDB. Their IPA was back and I ordered a burger. I played off and on for an hour and a half, hit Kings and lost $100. I went back to .50 JOB at 6:30 pm I hit a SF, Aces, Kings, Aces with a kicker, and tens. Would have worked well with DDB, but I lost another $100 at 11:22. I didn't really see the point of continuing and called it a night.
    I figure I'm down $1,350 today which is the worst day I can remember. I would have loved to have seen those Aces on DDB, but tomorrow is another day.
     
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