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Boxofbirds 1/11–1/14 Live Trip Report!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by boxofbirds, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Jammer

    Jammer Tourist

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    What phone do you have? Your pictures are excellent
     
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  2. win4me

    win4me It's the year of the piggy, dontcha know!

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    Enjoyed the report and pictures! Thanks for sharing.
    I love most of the "link" type games and one thing I enjoy is the ability to change the denomination (there are usually 4-6 denominations depending on the link game) & vary my bets if one isn't paying. I never stick to the same denomination & bet size on these games. Ultimate Fire Link is a favorite. If you haven't tried UFL, it's really fun and can be profitable on any & all bet sizes. $2 bet (10 cent denom) can be really nice it you hit a progressive. I hope you get one next trip!
     
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  3. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    The new iPhone 11 Pro. Awesome camera!
     
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  4. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    Nice, will try it out next time. I’ve gone from 10 cent down to penny’s and then I hit a bonus, and win like $8 or $20
     
  5. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    At the airport. Lost $20 at Cosmo, but got two great Old Fashioned’s. Played one last Craps game at ParkMGM, but broke even. Leaving down about 1/3 my bankroll. Not too bad, but was up a bit the first two days.

    Will post a wrap up soon!
     
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  6. cjcjcj

    cjcjcj High-Roller

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    nice report, getting me excited for my trip in 3 weeks.
     
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  7. Nittany1

    Nittany1 VIP Whale

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    Nice TR and great pics.
    Have not tried Bazaar Meat yet but looks great and the HH prices are unreal.
     
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  8. VegasDragon

    VegasDragon Roller

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    Wish we could have met for a drink, the old fashion looked good! Maybe next time
    Great trip report. Thanks for sharing
     
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  9. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    Nice TR. :clap: Minus 1/3 of your BR isn't too bad; all you gotta do is add to it a little and you'll be all set for next time. :woohoo:
     
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  10. Jkpalmer7

    Jkpalmer7 Tourist

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    That's a cool fund bag, where did you get it?
     
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  11. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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  12. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    I did a sweep on Monday night and Tuesday morning, but they don't mark the tables as 3:2 or 6:5, very sneaky! Limits started at $10. I feel like if you're going to pay 6:5 it should be marked clearly on the felt!
     
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  13. BaileyPaws

    BaileyPaws Low-Roller

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    I know what you mean. Very sneaky. It's written in tiny little font on the electronic limit display ( where they set the table denomination. I'm pretty sure the craps start off @ $10 pretty much anytime. I've been down to the flamingo plenty of times and I know I was only able to catch a Fiver down in the margaritaville casino. Low rolling at its finest ;)
     
    1st time....
  14. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    I mentioned it previously, but Tuesday morning I was down in Park MGM, around 9:30am-ish and Craps tables were $5. Came back through around 11 and they were back to $10.
     
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  15. julia

    julia (was miss_sonja)

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    Good to know about Park, since I'll be at Nomad in a few weeks. I'm an early riser, so morning craps with coffee is a great way to start the day.

    Loved your report; and indeed, great pictures! Nice to know that Bazaar Meats has a good happy hour--the food looked amazing.
     
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  16. D in the D

    D in the D Oldest ride, Longest Line

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    Great report, great pics. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  17. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    Thank you, everyone, who followed along with me! Here’s my usual, overly-detailed wrap-up:

    - I feel like I always overstuff my trip with trying to see and do as much as possible, I am kind of craving a trip where I plan nothing at all and just hang around downtown or The Strip for a couple days and do whatever I feel like. But knowing me, there are always new things I want to try and old favorites I want to hit up, so I end up over-planning.

    - My coupon run downtown was a bust, but had a lot of fun anyway! I tweeted my results, a photo, and some misinformation about each location as I went along, you can read the thread here: https://twitter.com/TwoWayHardEight/status/1216485311934414848?s=20

    - If you’re staying at Mlife and have a resort credit, keep track of what you charge to the room! They didn’t apply my full credit to all my charges. I wouldn’t have realized it except I had kept track of how much I had charged to the room. Front desk was able to clear it up at checkout.

    - My goal was to try to go to as many new restaurants as possible, but I think I only went to one, Bazaar Meats! Oh well, I did at least try the savory food at District Donuts, which was tasty, and Happy Hour at Bardot Brasserie, so…. kinda new?

    - Still Royal Flushless…


    For those interested in the numbers:
    I recorded 46 gambling sessions. I had 16 winning sessions ranging from +$3 to +$300, 4 break-even session, and 26(!) losing sessions ranging from -$20 to -$200. I gambled at 18 different casinos on The Strip and downtown.

    Playing Video Poker I got 10 four-of-a-kinds and 7 Royal misses.

    Calculated Win/Loss: -$652
    Pocket Win/Loss: -$720


    Mlife Earnings
    Express Comps: $9.01
    Points: 1,261
    Tier Credits: 16,353
    Mlife coin-in: $9,060.42
    Mlife VP/Slot Win/Loss: -$476.66 (94.74% return)
    Mlife Table Games Win/Loss: -$35 (Actually +$53)


    Comps
    - Room Comps: $552 (Difference between amount paid vs best rate at time of booking)
    - Food Comps (Mlife and The D): $75
    - Freeplay Used: $60 / Won: $52
    - Matchplay Used: $25 / Won: $25 (this doesn't include coupons)
    - "Free" Drinks: 26 (26 x $5 = $130)
    - 3 bars of soap and 3 moisturizers from my room: $6

    Total comp value: $840
     
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  18. booker

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    Man, do you every wrap-up a trip!
     
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  19. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    You hit the sweet spot...lost money, but less than the cost of what things would be if you directly paid for them. So, you got a win by getting a great bargain and they got a win because the stuff cost them a lot less than what they charge for it. It means you had a really great cheap vacation and they will be inviting you back. Perfect.
     
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  20. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    And that's why I go to Vegas so often!
     
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