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A Gaggles and JR NYE w/side of Arizona LIVE! Dec 27-Jan 2

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Gaggles, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. nwuest27

    nwuest27 Tourist

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    Did you have to make reservations at this chandelier bar? I am hoping that there’s better service this weekend
     
  2. Sfgiants13

    Sfgiants13 High-Roller

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    I had a kind of similar experience there a couple of years ago. I got ignored for a good half hour even after getting a couple of drink tickets. At first I hit 4 3s, shortly after 4 aces, and right before I called it and left Cosmo I hit a royal. The guy would've got a nice tip had he even acknowledged me. Cashing out after that royal was the easiest cashout I've ever had.
     
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  3. JRRestoule

    JRRestoule VIP Whale

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    Maybe they should tie the drink tickets to the amount of coin-in as opposed to time played... maybe that would avoid these issues? Seems it would make things fair for everyone no matter of you are a speed player or slower, and if you are playing higher denoms, etc.
     
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  4. breanna61

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    I kind of thought that might already be part of it. I play very quickly and always get tickets quicker than my husband who plays a bit slower but steady.
     
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  5. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    Sad to see this report end :( As always, thanks for taking us along
     
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  6. Gaggles

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    Wow, I thought that because it was comped it was based on coin in but now it's time played? I was helping JR with some of the holds on her machine beside me but I bet I was only away from my machine for 1 minute at the most? Maybe a minute or two posting to VMB?
     
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  7. Gaggles

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    You are too kind. I will wrap up final thoughts and a few extra pics probably tomorrow.
     
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  8. casinoshar

    casinoshar Low-Roller

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    Beautiful pic s enjoy and good luck
     
  9. luckydude

    luckydude Low-Roller

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    Great trip report as always. Glad you and JR are safely home.
     
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  10. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Were you playing at least a dollar per hand?And at roughly 6 hands a minute with no major breaks? I have a feeling you were playing at a machine where the tickets were not working correctly. It seems to happen now and again. Most bartenders there realize you've been playing a long time though and give you the benefit of the doubt. But that may have tightened up recently

    It is limited to BOTH time and coin-in. The FASTEST you'll ever get tickets is every 15 or 20 minutes (i forget which). If you play 200 hands an hour at max quarters, it will take a half-hour because the minimum coin-in threshold for your first ticket is $125. And $150 for your 2nd.

    And if you idle for a small amount of time, @AyDee thinks it's about 2-3 minutes, you'll start all over. Total BS imo. To maximize tickets, you'll have to time bathroom breaks.

    My biggest hit at Cosmo came on the cusp of me getting a ticket. In the pic i have 20 session points and it's $6 a point. Ticket came out right after I hit the hand as it was my hundredth of the session.

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  11. Necrochaos

    Necrochaos High-Roller

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    And that's why I stopped playing at my favorite casino, the Golden Gate. If I wanted to pay $15 for craps I'd stay on the strip. I just walked my happy ass over to Binions and played $5 my whole trip.
     
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  12. luckydude

    luckydude Low-Roller

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    I was playing 1.00 max bet per hand. Total playing time was about a 30 to 40 minutes.
     
  13. Gaggles

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    I was playing triple play .25 Ult X and Bonus Poker at .50, so 7.50 a spin no matter how you look at it. That should rack up drinks fairly quickly?
     
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    No matter how big you play, you won’t get tickets faster than 15 minutes. I usually play 5-play at quarter level and watch the time stamps on my tickets.

    I’m also continually checking the time on my phone when I want to take a break. “6 more minutes until a ticket comes.” Even when I’m talking to someone, I try to never let my machine lapse for more than 30 seconds between hands, otherwise the internal clock will reset to zero.

    I have had luck a few times putting the clock on “pause” by letting a hand deal, and then not playing it while I run off to the restroom or whatever, but I’m not convinced that works every time or on every machine.
     
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  15. vegasvstr

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    Would be nice if slot machines would print out tickets, maybe I'd be able to get my own drink then.
     
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  16. breanna61

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    Not true.....I have frequently received tickets is far less time at Chandelier Bar and Sports Bar at Cosmo.
     
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    Again, I have frequently gotten tickets in less than 15 minutes. I do play quickly. I always find the first ticket is quick....the second probably does take 15 minutes...after they come quickly. Gaggles...you may recall when we met, I was getting them so quickly I was getting a drink for me and JR who wasn’t playing at the time.
     
  18. LB9

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    Frankly, the amount of work it takes to get a drink ticket playing video poker at Cosmo sounds like the antithesis of a vacation.

    Too much esoteric back and forth about the time allotments between tickets/fairness/etc.

    @Gaggles - loved the TR as always brother, can’t wait for the next one. Hopefully I’ll be able to join you guys if it’s in a few months!
     
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    From that picture I can see why a 4x4 seems to be the most popular vehicle in your area.
     
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    No need to apologise as that is a very nice necklace:D, I was a bit late to the party on catching up on this TR, thanks for sharing it, these kind of reports are the best thing I have to a trip at the moment. So thanks for it and a belated happy new year to you both.
     
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