Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by ReTriggerMe, Apr 30, 2021.
What are the new Vegas rules starting today lol
I’ve had great runs there, but other than that split card VP madness, it’s been pretty ice cold for me the last couple trips. To the point I’m not even putting in my card to trigger a gaming day since the slaughter would make the gambling time way below average.
I’ll be there in August and will attempt to fight the good fight then.
Also, this depends on amount of people v staff. As population increases, staff simply cannot be everywhere at once, nor do they have eyes in the back of their head. I've seen staff at Cosmo tell someone to keep their mask on, only to have the (young, stupid b****) take it off a minute after walking away.
Cosmo was doing a pretty good job, and at Caesar's I'd see security tell people to pull their masks up.
Looks like some awesome slot hits!!! Have a great rest of your time there!
I usually tend to win more at Cos, especially over other casinos in the area. Ya win some, ya lose some.
Love Scarpetta and STK is on my to-do list next trip. Looking forward to hear your opinion on STK!
I was here at Cosmopolitan August, November and about 6-7 weeks ago. Cosmopolitan was doing a very thorough job of telling people to mask, pull up between sips of drink, etc. I think that they're just moving on, not bothering, because it's ineffective. I didn't see or hear one person told about their mask, no one said anything to me if I left it down while holding a drink.. or to keep on at table if not eating. ... it's futile with increased crowds and all of the societal reactions to vaccines, etc.
For perspective, that doesn't bother me. I wouldn't go to LV at this time if I was concerned about mask compliance... it would just be a setup for frustration or even fear if I was still of the mindset that less than 100% mask-compliance posed a significant risk to vaccinated-me. I'm still wearing a mask. I upgrade to an N95 for my flights. But can't stress about others. But I know it's an unrealistic expectation in Las Vegas May 2021 to have everyone around me rigorously masked.
Up early.. earlier than planned. Cosmo's fun. Love the casino, loving the restaurants, doing OK gambling, spent some time with my host, she arranged 4pm checkout without my asking, upon hearing my flight home was dinnertime- I didn't know that late was even possible.
But is there any greater reason to love a stay at Cosmo than chilling in your robe, with a cup of coffee, on your terrace on a beautiful morning?
I'm actually here at Cosmo in a room with a very similar view as you. (16th floor facing south, Blvd tower) We arrived at 10 am yesterday and were given rooms immediately. We were slaughtered by the Main floor slots but the HL room more than made up for it later. Have a great day.
Your room should make for great pool views, if you enjoy people watching.
I haven't played in high limit yet... need to go there for more than host-office. I went in the high limit table room, seeking mini-baccarat. But really didn't look around much when I saw no open seats.
Have a great trip.
I think this is my first time feeling fully relaxed on checkout day. No anxiety ever, but I generally have a mental list going of packing time, when to vacate room, do I need to check luggage, etc. I'm always on the way to airport for a mid-afternoon flight home. Today is first time flying home in evening, having closer to full day in casino, and I'm super grateful for the very late checkout.
....another useless bit of trip report trivia......
I just noticed that there are giant concrete blocks installed under the outdoor furniture on the terraces. That must be their method to prevent furniture flying from terraces during wind storms.
Holey moley... you should see the line for Wicked Spoon. Glad I'm Gold...and arrived when I did... now the line VIP is long. I'm 10th in line for a table on VIP side.
From a distance (lobby) looks like tables still distanced, but now self serve
Ok... Wicked Spoon day 1 less restrictions.
Yes, once again serve yourself. Still dining, here are preliminary impressions. They're not quite ready.
Good so far... stuff less likely to be prepared in advance. Duck wing was excellent. Fried chicken too. Shrimp and grits was good for shrimp and sauces portion... rest was a gummy pudding.
I tasted and set aside many items. Shrimp cocktail was thawed frozen pink styrofoam curls. Tuna crudo, a favorite of mine, was mushy slushy cubes... like they froze tuna juice and shaved ice. They should give up on bone marrow.. it's never been good here. Some banh mi salad... couldn't do better engineering food to be tasteless. Charcuterie plate... meats are crusty at edges, dried out.
Mac n cheese same as always. A roasted salmon very good. A little gyros, also good, although I only ate meat, not pitas. Tried same with a street taco... ok. Pancakes came out as I walked by, so I tried... surprisingly good... found one breakfast sausage left at carvery.. evoked forgotten memories of biting a superball as a toddler.
My table was cleared efficiently. I got drinks upon sitting. Never offered a coffee refill. I can see my server hustling... it's a workout!
Overall, my sense so far is that they're understaffed for bigger crowds. faster food flow/turnover; and therefore doing as much in advance as possible.
Is everything plated or are there spoons out everyone has to use?
It's always been heavily oriented to individually plated, and continues to be. But there are now, once again, many communal serving platters, shared serving utensils. Probably now 60% shared. 40% individually portioned and plated
Dessert the same as I remember. I am a fan of little two-bite cakes, tiny cookies, muffins, gelato, etc. Liked it in past, liked it today.
If I was a social scientist, looking for a research project, I'd study human behavior at a buffet. I'd forgotten how fascinated I am by people watching at a buffet.
One person excited for items another eschews. The joy on people's faces piling snow crab legs 9 inches high on their plate. The angst standing in line for carved meat. I just watched a guy empty a platter on the buffet, and take at least 20 bone marrow portions back to his seat.
You can see people fidget a bit if waiting... nervous that wont get what they want.
Watching parents with little kids at the dessert bar is like a scene from Willy Wonka. Anyone who can't smile at that shouldn't leave home.
I'd bet one of the most common spoken phrases is " <sigh> I'm so full, but I reallly want to try...."
I feel as if I'm witness to restoration of a Vegas tradition!
Wicked Spoon conclusion. I expect things will improve with time and more staff.
I was pretty critical to share info with VMBers, since its day 1 with less restrictions. Overall. it ranged from mediocre to excellent, with definite potential.
All said and done, I'll come again if staying at Cosmopolitan. However. Its half priced for me, and generally comp'd. That removes the element of money's worth. I may show up, get a quick omelet, some fruit, and a pastry. Return next day for a few pieces of chicken, 1-2 other little dishes. I'm too cheap to do that if I'm paying $45+ for the meal.
Time to leave. Would be first time ever leaving ahead. About $40 up.
Lizard brain is hard to resist, so a little more play
And this happens
Three Gold Chips, many blacks. It was an exciting bonus.
Looks like a great ending!
Left my room just past 4pm -Love late checkout
Had 1 hour to kill... leave for airport 80-90 min before 630 flight.
Asked bell and doormen about cabs, they said "leave now... there's a line over there for cabs"
I risked it. Checked luggage, headed back into casino. Played 10 min, started losing my winnings. possible taxi delays, saturday TSA, planted in my brain - I decided to head out.
Big line of cabs as I walked out - no delay.
Zero lines at TSA
So I'm at airport almost 90 min before flight.
So time for musings on my trip.
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