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A Day Late, Hopefully No Dollars Short :) Delano 11/27-30, Vdara 12/4-7

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by 3OfDiamonds, Nov 28, 2021.

  1. 3OfDiamonds

    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    My Trip Report

    Well as usual I was going to try and do a live-ish report but after dealing with work stuff and an ongoing family matter that became urgent I was going off literally no sleep and was pretty much a zombie all of yesterday :blink::goofy: Big Vegas Energy was *just* enough to keep me awake :cool::haha: So the Big Thing for this trip was the HGS event at Bellagio; since I needed to stay at a MLife property to redeem the myVEGAS reward for the event (4,000,000 mV loyalty points = 500,000 HGS points = $1650 FP) and I had $400 in Fine Hotels and Resorts credit from my AMEX Platinum, I booked three nights at Delano :) Nice room - 36th floor with great mountain views (it’s a “Stadium View” room but that isn’t the main feature tbh :hmmm:) - and more than enough space :thumbsup: After getting settled in I took a taxi to Bellagio (was thinking about taking the bus but I would have been pushing it real close making it to the event before it closed for the day; this decision was validated after the LONG trek through Bellagio to get to the ballrooms used for the event :eek:). I was concerned that there were going to be issues with the redemption but that went quite smoothly (I also spoke to the staff at the myVEGAS booth about my host saying there was a limit of one HGS reward total - they confirmed it was one per event, and one of them said they would speak to my host so hopefully that gets resolved :angel:), so off I went to park myself at one of the Triple Spin Poker machines that has 8/5 BP, which was kinda vacuuming up my FP until I hit

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    First quarter Royal w00t :woohoo::woot: and only off two held cards :clap: also this (quads were sparse otherwise :hmmm:):

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    which resulted in a net result after playing through my FP of

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    Huzzah :beer:

    Then walked to CP and redeemed a Diamond celebration dinner at Rao’s because it’s familiar, yummy, and about to close :( (heard from staff talking to other guests that they were looking to move to a different location… would be great if they stayed in the Empire so to speak ;)). Tried the beggar’s purses that @pass line man raved about, and they lived up to the hype :licklips::feedme: Admittedly it’s probably not for everybody, but it’s one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had from anywhere :D

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    After everything, I was *beat* so I made it back to my room (even taking the bus to get from CP to MB it was SO MUCH WALKING :cry: but I made it, eventually :haha:) and fell asleep much more quickly than anticipated :snore: Had room service breakfast which was comped under FHR (solid, but nothing to write home about) and am now at D to sit at Vue bar and hopefully score another Royal or three *knocks on wood* :thumbsup: As I am more alive now, this TR should follow similarly :evillaugh:
     
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  2. DiamondJim21

    DiamondJim21 High-Roller

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    Continued good luck on your trip!
     
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    smerrian View from Bally's

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    $2,514 off of free play! Talk about bringing the wind back into your sails!
     
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  4. Kobra2848

    Kobra2848 VIP Whale

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    Congrats on the Royal and nice free play conversion. Looking forward to the rest of the report.

    Mark
     
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    M0rtyC TBD

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    Great start. More good luck!
     
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  6. 3OfDiamonds

    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    First quad today *plays Britney Spears’ “Gimme More” in my head* :thumbsup::haha:

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    Rock on. I never seem to hit quads at the Vue bar, I think I just leave them for everyone else. Like you...so hit a bunch more
     
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  8. 3OfDiamonds

    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    Ok let’s get this going now :cool:

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  9. teacher10

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    LOVE this report. Keep them coming!
     
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    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    Just keep tossin’ ‘em at me, that’ll work ;)

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    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    Can I get a few more of these to finish out the night even-ish lolsob (even with a couple unposted quads in dollars tonight’s vp results could use improvement) :oops:

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    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    Back to Vue since I hit my point goal/maxed out LVA FP coupon… this is a welcome sight :thumbsup:

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    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    Down… $515? today (might be off a hundred either way… dollar BP can eat cash plenty fast if me and the RNG are having differences :p:oops:). I have trouble getting enough points solely on quarters to get 1000 points a day; squirrel brain + casino stimuli = seriously 3OD play the damn machine in front of you :haha: Met up with the amazing @eliza for a couple good stretches of play @ Vue and dinner at Andiamo’s… overall it was very good but next time I will have a plan of attack to optimize the experience :) Tomorrow: breakfast @ Delia’s Kitchen (Delano), lots of play at 4Q… sounds like a good time to me :thumbsup:
     
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    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    Well my FP evaporated at QQQQ ($400 caught the bad side of variance in a hurry :eek:) but this helps (broke up Aces full too… I like it when that pays off :thumbsup:)

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    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    Held *my* VMB namesake and the rest filled in :thumbsup: (wait that would have been silly to just hold a single three lol… it had a friend :haha:)

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    I was chasing that SF at GG. congratulations. Looks like dollar DB is making a resurgence.
     
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    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    My Royal count jumped by three yesterday… on penny hundred-play lol :p:haha: Interestingly the 55/8/6 JOB on the Scientific Games multi-play (pennies only) machines at 4Q is now the best game for dollar-level equivalent play at $8/point, and I needed to grind out a few hundred points quickly before the slot club day end :hmmm:

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    I’mmmmmmm baaaaaaaack :woohoo: This time staying at Vdara for the HGS event @ Aria :) Getting to the airport in a timely manner even though it was much ado about nothing, virtually no lines :thumbsup: I was actually able to redeem the myVEGAS HGS reward at the Aria MLife desk, although the process took awhile since the person at the desk had to email some manager to approve the reward :hmmm: Oh well, down $10 while selectively slotting then up $75 on the conversion once I actually redeemed for the FP (only one quad, but way over expectation on full houses for 330 hands of $1 8/5 BP :)). So an extra $1715 in the safe :cool:

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    Then dozed off in the room for a long nap before a short taxi ride to CP to use my second Diamond Celebration credit on Bacchanal… glad I did it, almost everything I sampled was worthwhile :feedme: So many items :eek: I think there is a bit of a lack of real standout items… seriously, with so many star chefs on CET/ElDo’s roster, there’s opportunity to put some twists of their signature items on the menu :poke: A weird moment when a friend of the people dining at the adjacent table just went and took the seat facing me at my table (as in just sat down; this is one of those tables with the bench seating on one side and chairs on the other, close to the entrance and the seafood display)… I mean, I was pretty close to done and I probably wouldn’t have minded much regardless, but at least ask? :nono: And in my rush to depart I forgot to leave a tip, although I did realize it before I was completely out of CP so I backtracked and made up for my oopsie with interest :nworthy:

    I’ll be playing at the D tomorrow and 4Q Monday if anybody is downtown then :beer: Hey Vegas, let’s keep some of our clothes and toiletries at each other’s house :blowkiss:
     
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  19. julia

    julia Craps, VP & Microbews

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    Great hits! More good details?:)
     
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  20. Ty

    Ty ?

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    Congrats on the Royal.
    Why does it say "Bonus Win $11.25" in the second picture.
    Is this near the buffet and bathrooms?
     

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