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BREAKING NEWS! Earl's Live Report June 22-29

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Not at the table Carlos, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. TriggerMN

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    Holy shit! I didn’t know Linda was a player! She’s the best!
     
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    About fucking time
     
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  3. Not at the table Carlos

    Not at the table Carlos Cheapskate

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    Whew. Alrighty, time to pick up from my drunken poker session from Sunday night.

    Aside from me being totally obliterated and annoying the shit out of a couple players….what a fun poker table. I think the last two hours I forgot we were even playing cards. We were just having full table conversations about problems in the world today. Think we fixed most of them, so y’all are welcome.

    Made some friends again…one is a football coach at a SC high school.

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    This nerd absolutely HATED me. Just kept quiet and rolled his eyes every time it was my turn to act.

    In for $240, cashed out for this:

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    I must have drank my weight in booze on Sunday. After poker, I wandered into the high limit room and threw a $100 in a $5 VP machine. 4 hands later I went to bed.

    Think I went to bed at 3am. When I awoke….I was a worthless moaning body that cramped in a different place upon every movement…
     
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  4. Not at the table Carlos

    Not at the table Carlos Cheapskate

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    Monday morning. The hangover day. I’m serious when I say every body part was cramping depending on which way I moved. Taking a shower is quite a difficult task. Wade and Waldo returned from Ellis Island steak and eggs around 11am and had bought me 2 of these 7/11 Replenish drinks. Chugged one in 5 minutes…and about 11:30 I headed to Ocean One bar and grill inside Miracle Mile shops for lunch.

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    Ordered Chicken Caesar Salad and Cheeseburger with mushrooms. $11. Was about a 15 minute wait to be seated but I bet we waited 40 minutes for the food. After the food and my replenish drinks, my cramps had pretty much seized. At the front of the bar, it shows who is next on waiting list and how long they had waited…helps show how long to expect to wait. Kind of neat.

    From there I split from Wade and his buddy and wandered into Bellagio to cash a golf ticket from last year.

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    Saw Waldo in the Bellagio Sportsbook. He spent pretty much all morning betting and watching games. He wanted to check Flamingo/Linq for some $15 Pai Gow so I joined him in the search.

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  5. Not at the table Carlos

    Not at the table Carlos Cheapskate

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    We found a $15 table inside Linq so we sat down to play. I usually don’t even bother with the side bets but I offered my Fortune Bonus bet to Waldo….he declined….and the very next hand I hit a straight flush. 9-K of clubs. Would have been $50, but oh well. Then me AND the dealer both had Ace high Pai Gow….which would have been 40/1. Oh well.

    Bought in for $200 and cashed out this:

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    Think I won 5 and lost 5….and pushed 837.

    I left Waldo for a minute to go take advantage of Casino Royale’s first $20 on us promo. If you lose $20, you will instantly receive $20 in free play. So I decided to play nickel triple play VP until I hit $40 or lost $20.

    I lost $20, but turned free play into $22. $2 profit. Every bit counts!

    Strolled through Flamingo around 5:30 to get back to Bally’s to grab coupon for BOGO BBQ at Ellis Island. Stopped at Flamingo gift shop to get a little stuffed animal Flamingo for little baby Pearl.

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    Not at the table Carlos Cheapskate

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    Ellis Island BBQ was excellent as always. I think including tip Waldo and my meal was $13 each. He ate another full rack of ribs because he’s a fucking machine. I had half rack and half chicken and crushed most of it. Sooooooo good.

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    Went to the players club before heading back to the room in Bally’s. Wanted to get the “Blackjack Day” t-shirt. image.jpg

    The “Play $20 and get a free t-shirt” coupon in ACG is now good for 20% off a t-shirt. It was $12 and I had $13 in comps. Scottie at the desk just charged me for dice instead of shirt so only used $2 of my comps. Decided to save the rest for the future, as points never expire.

    He then introduced me to a host, as he said my play there would warrant some discounts, so told to contact host before my next trip.

    Earl got a host!!!! Seems like a mistake. Although I did play a good amount of VP at the bar one day. Ellis Island was SLAMMED every day. Place is becoming so popular. They only had one $5 BJ table. The rest were $10 and even a $25.

    Walked back to Bally’s and got a bottle of water from 7/11 for the walk. It was around 8pm and Waldo was calling it a night since he had a 6am flight. I actually dozed off for a couple minutes laying on the bed resting. But I showered and headed downstairs for one last little gamble.

    Othee than poker, I hadn’t really gambled at all at CET properties. Don’t want my room comps drying up, so decided I would go into the high limit room and throw $300 into a slot.

    Bled quickly down to around $230 without winning hardly a spin….but then things got better…

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    Woo hoo!!!! Made back over half of my gambling losses for the trip in 30 minutes!!!

    Wanted one last shot at a Royal, so found a $1 7/5 bonus machine and went to work.

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    Then…..this showed up….

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    And became…….
     
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    This bullshit right here.

    Played for about an hour before losing my $200. And that concludes the gambling on this trip.

    Headed up to the room around 10:00 and was asleep by 10:30.

    Woke up at 8 and grabbed a quick 6 inch cold cut at subway downstairs Bally’s. Got a $6 Gatorade with points from gift shop and headed to the airport via $20 Uber.

    From hotel to my gate….25 minutes. I expected a lot longer. Flight at 11:35 so I had just under 2 hours to kill….or so I thought.

    Flight delayed until 1:05.

    Well I had a 50 minute layover in Austin so I’m not making that anymore. Got rebooked to a 12:55 flight to Houston with an hour layover to Atlanta. I’ll land in Atlanta at 10:00pm instead of 8:30pm. Then I will have a 2 and a half hour drive home to the upstate of SC.

    Good news is….Wade is on my flight to Houston!

    Going to throw $20 into a VP machine here at McCarron for one last crack it. Otherwise…..This concludes Earl’s trip report.

    Thank you to all following, supporting, interacting, drinking while reading, etc. Sorry the last day was a blank slate.

    Until next time!!!!
     
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  8. PressThe5n9

    PressThe5n9 High-Roller

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    Seems like you guys had an overall grand time! I think we all want to know….how many of the Lucky Lus were left (or given away to other players as friendly tokens) in Vegas?
     
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    Not at the table Carlos Cheapskate

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    SHIT!

    Lengthy Mike had the Prilosec box full of them when he left. I only have a couple in my book bag with me. Guess I can hide one in McCarron and let someone try to find it? Lol!!!
     
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  10. breanna61

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    Safe travels! I really enjoyed your report....you gents are a fun group!
     
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  11. B Diddy

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    Really enjoyed this report. Sorry to see it end!
     
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  12. eliza

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    Love everything about this TR. Glad you all mostly survived.
     
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    PressThe5n9 High-Roller

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    Give some to the flight crew while disembarking on your return trip and tell them you both enjoyed the flight! :D
     
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    LUCKY LUKIE ALERT

    To all VMB members traveling to Vegas. There is one Lucky Lukie in between two opposing Buffalo Gold machines on top between gates C9 and C11…

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    And a REALLY good one in top of the Golden Egypt slot machine in the same area.

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    Happy hunting!!!!!
     
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    Found a third one in my bag. Now on top of this quick hit machine in same area!

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    Counting on @Gaggles to find one soon!!
     
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    Great report, as usual! Thank you!!!
     
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    God I hope one of those Lucky Lukie's is there by the time I roll into town. My son will love me digging around behind slot machines asking him for a flashlight.
     
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    Please report when found. I am hoping for one next month to still be there
     
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  19. LAdoesVegas

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    We JUST missed you at Ellis Island on Friday. We showed up around 3 and were there until 7ish I think. Damn!
     
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    Thank you for all the laughs!
     
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