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3/5-3/8 Stayed at the D.

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Military Mike, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Military Mike

    Military Mike Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Over all the trip was great. My wife and I checked into the D and I used the 20 sandwich to get upgraded to the corner suite on the 34th flood. It was on the freemont street side, and you could still hear the music. So next time I will ask for a backside or Walgreens side room. Other then the noise there was a strong tobacco smell in the room for it being a non-smoking room. I can only gather it was due to the air ducts not being well ventilated or an unclean filter. The maid service was great and prompt.
    The first night we ate at the D-Grill. My wife and I both had the Philly cheese steak and it was very savory. They were quick with the service and the cost was just right. Gaming on the first night was ok. The wife did well on the slots me not so much. The craps table was choppy and we racked out early.
    The second morning started off with a win for me. I went down and got a coffee at the coffee bar in the hotel. Then I used the change to play the Monopoly slot and hit for 50 bucks. Then once the wife came down, I used that to pay for breakfast at Denny's. We walked around freemont, stopping to take photos and play the free spins at Binions and the 4 Queens. No luck but did get a free photo of me in front of the Million Bucks. We went to play a bit at the Plaza. That's where my wife's winning streak started . She hit on the Simpsons slot for about 500 total. She cashed out and we then moved back to the D with a brief stop at the Golden Gate where she won again for 200. We cashed out and then went back to the D where I was playing craps for a bit. I walked away with being up 500 since someone hit the A/T/S and I totally forgotten about my 5 dollars for each of them on there. So you could say I was a happy guy. That night we went to see Marriage Can Be Murder. I had a great time at the show. Tickets on vegas.com were inexpensive for the normal cost of 65.00 ea. The food was also very well done. I had the meet which was a brisket. My wife had the chicken, which she enjoyed as well. After the show it was back to the slots for her and the craps table for me. Still playing off my winnings from earlier. I should have walked away but I got greedy and lost ba good amount. Also I didn't realize I was playing from 8pm till 0030. I understand that thoes are rookie numbers to some of you on here. But when I went to bed I still had about 350 left for the next day. Now Wednesday was not our day at the slots. My wife lost all of her winnings and then some. I did ok at the tables. I was up back to 500. Stopping play to grab lunch at Coney Island Dogs, I just had fries and my wife had the classic minus the chillie. We walked around more buying gifts for family and killing time till dinner at Tony Roma's. I had the 8.99 prime rib which was actually good. I was expecting shoe leather or a meat puck. There was actual flavor to this, unfortunately I made the mistake of thinking the horseradish was the butter and I couldn't eat the baked potato . Then it was back to the D for more table fun. My wife decided not to play anymore. While I was checking my email I notice that a casino host from the D contacted me. The idea of me getting a host was and still is very new to me. I never thought that I would get one because I didn't think I was a "high roller". Her name is Ann and and my wife and I met her, she is very nice and explained that because of our game play we we're entitled to her service. So instead of paying for a ride to the airport we had the hotel limo take us free of charge minus a tip for the driver.
    So the last I walked away from the tables on Wednesday was +250. Not a bad take for me seeing my bankroll was 400 for the 3 days and I played small most of the time and stayed for about 3 hours each time.
    All and all my wife's first time in Vegas was great and we both had fun. We loved the D and plan on going back before the year is out.
     
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  2. kkinwi

    kkinwi High-Roller

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    Sounds like you have the comp "system" figured out! You should get decent offers in the future, including free tix to their shows. Glad you had a good time!
     
  3. PrincessaMyron

    PrincessaMyron Low-Roller

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    Congrats on getting a host - hubby and I feel like we gamble pretty decently and NEVER get one. Would you mind sending me a PM (if you’d rather) and just let me know what’s your total family bankroll for a trip such as this? Thanks!
     
  4. charlestfuller

    charlestfuller Low-Roller

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    Sounds like a fun time! Any additional details on the Marriage Can Be Murder show?
     
  5. vegasdev

    vegasdev VIP Whale

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    I had the Philly at the Grill and it was good. I will be staying there on April 1 and 2, maybe I should try the $20 trick.
     
  6. Scott Blair

    Scott Blair Low-Roller

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    Good report. The D is my downtown choice and I have had Ann for a host for a year or so. She has always been very good to deal with but I am a very low maintenance player.
     
  7. Military Mike

    Military Mike Tourist

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    For those of you who want to know more about the show "Marriage Can Be Murder", without giving anything away. It is a dinner theater where the audience is encouraged to participate. If you are not a stuffed shirt and can laugh and have a good time. You will. I went with me and my wife but if you have a group then it is even better. It all depends on how well your table gets along.
     
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  8. Military Mike

    Military Mike Tourist

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    Yeah it worked for me. Just remember to ask for a room upgrade on the Walgreens side of the building.
     
  9. merlin

    merlin Well-Known Member

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    I made the same mistake with the horseradish one time, loaded up the potato and then took a nice big bite...I thought my head was gonna explode, drank about half a glass of water, hardly any effect, had sweat pouring down my face, the server came by and asked how i was doing, probably thought I would die before I tipped him.
     
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