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Boxofbirds 11/19–11/22 Live-ish Trip Report!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by boxofbirds, Nov 18, 2021.

  1. VPSue

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    Just can't stand the suspense of yesterday's "super special super secret no one knows but me super secret wonderful super secret surprise" event any longer. :whistle::thumbsdown: :snore::rolleyes2:
     
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  2. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    Just signed a few legal papers… ;)

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    Congrats
     
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    Congratulations to the two of you! No matter how the gambling goes, it’s still a winning trip, but hope the odds turn back in your favor to add to the memories that you share on this trip together!
     
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  5. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Congratulations!!!
     
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  6. DiamondJim21

    DiamondJim21 High-Roller

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    Congratulations! Hopefully, Las Vegas will give a nice present - in the form of big wins.
     
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  8. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    Thanks all! We’re very happy! Exactly what we wanted, a very small ceremony, on our balcony at Cosmo, in our favorite city!
     
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  9. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    Had a nice pre-show dinner at Beauty and Essex. Definitely recommend it! All the food was tasty, great drinks, great service. I actually think the Chile Relleno Empanadas and Street Corn Ravioli were probably my favorite bites of the trip.

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  10. breanna61

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    Fixed it for you.
     
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    Congratulations!!!!
     
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  12. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    Really enjoyed Drag Race Live. Definitely should see it if you’re a Drag Race fan. The show room is a little weird, but we really though the front row balcony seats were perfect. Just 4 of them right in the middle above the stage.

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  13. 3OfDiamonds

    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    Mazel! :thumbsup: Shall the ultimate “Shante, you stay” be for a good long time :cool:
     
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  14. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    Had some fun playing bad VP. Still down for the trip. But at least I got some good play. Some Royal misses and dealt quads, keeps the heart pumping, lol

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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Even after your marriage, the VP Gods want to be assholes! BULLSHIT!!!

    But try to focus on the positive! Have a great finish together!!!
     
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  16. RedChip

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    Congratulations! :) Hopefully you can land a royal flush now.
     
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  18. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    Back home in Seattle! Thanks for everyone who checked out this short report. Definitely momentous!

    Will post a wrap up soon!

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  19. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    Thank you, everyone who checked out my report! Here’s my usual, overly detailed wrap-up:

    - Sooooo I'm married now! We've been together 10 years and we both hate too much attention so a small ceremony—just our dog, the in-laws and us—was exactly what we wanted. We used Vegas Wedding Wagon to come perform the ceremony on our balcony. I believe I heard about them here first on VMB a few years ago. Very smooth, and professional, a great experience.

    - I thought Sunday was going to be insanely busy with the Raiders game, but didn't really seem that busy at all. I also heard the stadium wasn't full this game. Maybe the novelty is wearing off?

    - This was definitely a different trip. Spent a lot more time enjoying our suite and our terrace with our dog, and had reservations every night at nice restaurants, plus family time with my "new" in-laws in town to witness our wedding. Barely any gambling (for me), plus no wandering The Strip, or spending a day Downtown like we usually do. But all worth it of course, the trip was amazing!

    - Gambling didn't go well, no big hits, but really only lost what would be about a day's worth of my normal bankroll, so not bad. Didn't bring enough money to play any of my usual table games, the limits were just too high at Cosmo and didn't have enough free time to go to Ellis Island or Downtown for some lower limits. Next trip will also be a heavy gambling trip, so gotta save that money!

    - Seems like the normal Lyft prices are back for good. They were pretty consistent during my last trip as well. I have Lyft Pink which gives me 15% off rides, but when I remove the discount it was still pretty reasonable: $15.78 from airport to Cosmo at 3:40 on a Friday. $20.66 from Cosmo to Marriage license bureau at 6:18 on Friday, which is a couple blocks from Fremont and then $12.85 back to Cosmo at 7:09 after we picked up our license and walked a couple blocks to MedMen. And $14.82 from Cosmo back to the airport on Monday at 12:15.

    - The Royal Flush saga continues... Shouldn't getting married in Vegas entitle me to at least one?!?

    For those interested in the numbers:
    I recorded 34 gambling sessions, which sounds like more than it was because when I did gamble I hopped around between machines a LOT. I had 11 winning sessions ranging from +$2 to +$52, 1 break-even session, and 21 losing sessions ranging from -$10 to -$100. Usually I gamble at dozens of casinos each trip, but this time I only gambled at Cosmo.

    Playing Video Poker I got 8 4-OAKs and 7! Royal teases.

    Calculated Win/Loss: -$602

    Comps
    - Food Comps (Caesars): $100
    - Freeplay Used: $10 / Won: $0
    - "Free" Drinks: 8 x $5 = $40
    - 2 moisturizers, a cookie from high limit, a tooth brush and a mouthwash from our room: $5

    Total comp value: $145
     
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  20. Geddy3

    Geddy3 Low-Roller

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    They were playing the Bengals who don't have a big fan base as they've been bad for so long. It's also typical in Cincinnati to have the visiting team fans outnumber the Bengals fans.
     
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