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About time I got back... JPW711 live 5/24-28

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by jpw711, May 24, 2021.

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  1. PSM

    PSM High-Roller

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    I only just got to page 4 but apologize in advance for all of the alerts you're about to get from me clicking the like button on so many of your posts...
     
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  2. jpw711

    jpw711 Is that your cat?

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    Home. Beat the bmw estimate by 30 minutes, found out my Bluetooth on my phone crapped out between Monday and today, but seeing it's a Pixel 2, I'm not complaining.

    I'll do final thoughts on Vegas conditions tomorrow
     
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  3. mike honcho

    mike honcho Low-Roller

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    Thanks for taking us on the journey!
     
  4. jpw711

    jpw711 Is that your cat?

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    General Observations:

    MGM has split the casino into Smoking and Non Smoking sections. They are scattered here and there. Drink service was good everywhere in the casino. Social Distancing was non existent. Lots of employees wearing masks, very few customers, as I expected.

    CX bus was on time and well worth the $2.

    My Uber App was playing games, would hang up, or I'd tell it find a ride but would forget I had a payment card on file. There were "no cars available" at Sahara , along with cabs. That sucked

    No cabs at 4Q's, I walked to GN and got one there with no waiting. Uber app again failed downtown. For the minimal difference in price between an Uber and a Cab, Uber needs to get their shit together.

    Only time I had to wait for a table was at Grand Wok, and she made a reservation on the spot for 45 minutes from when I showed up. I just went back to the casino and they sent me a text when table was ready, which turned out to be 30 minutes.

    Never saw the smoking lounge in Terminal B, I may have missed it. They are still remodeling C Gates and the lounge near BK is closed, the other lounge at the other end is open. I found that out after I made the trek to C-14, and didn't feel like making the long walk back.

    TSA on Friday was three minutes. PRE was closed, but were letting non PRE's use that line, so no belt/shoes off for me.

    Seemed pretty crowded, especially since there were no conventions. Didn't really have any problems with anybody, not many scooters either.

    It usually takes me a trip and a half to make Platinum. I made it this trip, so I'll have to explain why another trip in three weeks is still a "GO" to Ann.

    Thanks for following along.
     
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  5. JaDubya

    JaDubya High Roller? Nah...just a Roller

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    @jpw711 - thanks for the fun TR. Tell Ann that you promised VMB another TR in 3 weeks & we’ll (your fans) be disappointed if you don’t go.
     
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    great trip Joe!
     
  7. Cageet

    Cageet handpay club member

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    Ann does not partake? Bring Ann along!
     
  8. carolineno

    carolineno VIP Whale

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    Great report, glad you left a winner.

    Pretty shocking that you couldn't get a cab or Uber from Sahara. I hope the monorail is running by August.

    Thanks for the report!
     
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  9. 3OfDiamonds

    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    Not sure how much in the + you ended up, but sharing some of that (possibly in sparkly form :love:;)) might do the trick :thumbsup: Thanks for the TR - it was fun tagging along :cool:
     
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  10. cvkelz

    cvkelz Extremely Low Roller- like, I barely roll at all.

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    Excellent trip report, thanks for taking us along!
     
  11. Hogman

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    From what I remember she’s the real gambler.
     
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  12. jpw711

    jpw711 Is that your cat?

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    She partakes, but has bad feet, can't walk far, and "isn't old enough for a scooter" It's called "fat pad atrophy" and she basically walks on bones.

    Monorail is running now, but yeah, waiting 30 minutes for a random cab to show up, after calling for one, got old.

    She used to be. When she sits down to gambo, she bets big, but only plays for an hour or two now. She'd rather take the money and buy another purse.
     
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  13. Hogman

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    Reading your report and the fact that my other pharmacist who works full time is going to be out for medical reasons for an unknown amount of time and we are closed Monday,after I got off at 2pm yesterday joked with my wife about going to Tunica emailed host at 3pm and we were in Tunica after 5 hour drive at 9pm. Lost last night but won this morning after shooter hit 2 ATS(now called boom or bust)
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    Hopefully it keeps up.
     
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  14. HornHighAceDuce

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    How does the boom or bust bet work? Is it a single side bet bf the ATS starts?
     
  15. Hogman

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    It’s just renamed ATS it was at both Gold Strike and Horseshoe Tunica exact same bet.
     
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    casinokid68 Caesars Diamond Member

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  17. jpw711

    jpw711 Is that your cat?

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    "carwash ****" Hadn't heard that one. lol
     
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  18. casinokid68

    casinokid68 Caesars Diamond Member

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    You had to watch the whole episode to get that reference. Very funny show!!
     
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