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Downtown @ MSS 1/12 - 1/15. VP/Slot Porn Pics, Royal?, $5000 Scratcher? & Crab Legs!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by rob889, Jan 17, 2018.

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  1. kkinwi

    kkinwi High-Roller

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    Congrats on a great trip! I know "all VP machines with the same payback % are equal", but I refuse to spend my time playing one that does not give me quads! Off I go to find a machine that is a little more giving! Good thing you moved!
     
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  2. Rush

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    Very nice!
     
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  3. rob889

    rob889 High-Roller

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    I definitely agree. I usually try to ride out the swings and don't move around too much but this time I was sorta stuck there due to the lack of any other option at the bar. Trust me though I was so happy once the bar cleared out after the game and I was able to distance myself from that machine.
     
  4. gotavegasjones

    gotavegasjones VIP Whale

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    Enjoyed your Trip Report. Well done. Like all the pics. Thanks for posting.
    edited to add: Definitely gonna try Redwood Steakhouse. .Reading your TR encouraged me to do some research. Very good food. Great prices. Thanks for the heads-up.

    later, GVJ
     
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  5. rob889

    rob889 High-Roller

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    I highly recommend Redwood...We've only eaten there twice so far (this trip and the last trip in December) and it will definitely be must-stop place at least once a trip from now on. Food and service has been great and the fact that we can get the bill charged off makes it a no brainer.
     
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  6. nancyf

    nancyf Low-Roller

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    great trip report... going home with more money than you came with =awesome!! enjoyed all the pictures...
     
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  7. rob889

    rob889 High-Roller

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    Thank you nancy. Definitely made up for last trips loses...hope the streak continues next month!
     
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  8. LV_Bound

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    Went back to.....rest. Ok. :wink2:

    Oooooh, and you are playing the $5 slots??? The could quickly eat through that bankroll.

    Wow, how did you manage that much coin in on a $2K budget?
    Actually it wasn't $2K since that amount includes everything.
    Was it all VP, slots or how?
    Inquiring minds want to know. ;)
     
  9. rob889

    rob889 High-Roller

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    :woohoo:
    Seriously tho...we did rest...we're not doing anything after all that food :peace:

    It's more a matter of when we're up we'll increase our bets...so play a .25 machine, win a little bump it up to $1's...bump it up to $5, etc. If you start losing drop it back down a level. L is more of a slot player now I just do VP. I think this trip I did maybe $40 on slots plus the $30 free play and that was when I was with her.

    Definitely a legitimate question. If our experience this trip tells me anything it's that if you win, or at least stay even, it doesn't really matter how much your starting bankroll is.
    We basically had 2k to last us for 2 full days. Yes, it also was used for food and tips but realistically we spent such a small portion on those because so much food was comped or severely discounted. You can see from the pics I had some good VP wins on Day 1 (Saturday), including two $400 quad aces at the .50 level and a quad aces w/ kicker for $1000. So by the early evening on Saturday we were up quite a bit after the $1000 jackpot and still ended up playing a large portion of that off, but we were still up a little when all was said and done. Standard 4OAKs help keep you afloat but the premium hands are what put you over the top.

    When Day 2 (Sunday) started we were still up a little but had blown through a lot of the winnings late Saturday night. Even if we had only been even you can see how all those points on Saturday were basically "free" because we still have a fully-intact bankroll for 1 full day of gambling, whether it was $100 or $100000 it doesn't matter all that much what matters is the volatility and when you'll run out of cash. Sunday was crap most of the day until L won a couple nice slot wins and gave me $1000 to hold onto, which put us back in the black. Then after the NO/Min game I switched machines and had some nice VP hits of my own. You can do the math and see how much cash was actually won, including 3 total $1000 handpays not to mention L's two $800 wins and some scattered $400's and $500's in between.

    Points were adding up fast too since we were playing 5 and a little 10-hand VP on Sunday, granted at the quarter level. Still though, that means even excluding the random bursts where I'd play 10-hand for 10-20 min here and there, an hour of us playing side by side 5-hand quarter VP at 25 credits a spin is essentially like one dude playing single line VP for 10 hours straight. Add all that up, factor in we're both playing on the same players card and you've got a lot of gambling ammunition. That's like cranking out multiple days of gambling in a matter of few hours.

    We took a little more cash for our Thanksgiving trip and had some good wins and ended up in the 48k coin-in range for about 3.25 days of gambling. Biggest variable is how much you're winning...we couldn't hit anything in December and only got 31k coin-in for the same amount of time. Hopefully that explains it but I'm more than happy to answer any more questions.
     
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  10. rob889

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    @LV_Bound

    I was curious so I did a quick tally based on our quads and better pics of the trip and this is what we got over the 2 days:

    .50 VP (Saturday)
    A - 2
    A w/ Kicker - 1
    5 - 2
    7 - 1
    8 - 2
    10 - 1
    Q - 2

    .25 VP
    (Sunday)
    A - 4
    A w/ Kicker - 1
    2 - 2
    3 - 3
    3 w/ Kicker - 6
    4 - 2
    5 - 4
    8 - 1
    9 - 6
    10 - 2
    J - 1
    Q - 1
    K - 1
    Straight Flush - 1
    Royal Flush - 1
     
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  11. Kobra2848

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    That is the definition of a successful trip. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Mark
     
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  12. LV_Bound

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    Thanks for taking the time to provide the detailed info.
     
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  13. rob889

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    Thanks Mark. Hoping for a repeat next month :)
     
  14. casinokid68

    casinokid68 High-Roller

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    Outstanding, well written report. Really enjoyed reading it. Congrats on the awesome VP hits!!:clap:
     
  15. SimpleLasVegas

    SimpleLasVegas Low-Roller

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    Do they give the scratchers out on 10 play too?
     
  16. Codym002

    Codym002 Low-Roller

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    5c on up has scratchers for 4OAKs. You get one scratcher per 4OAK. Was dealt quad aces one nickels last trip, 10 scratchers given albeit all $1. But a welcomed additional ten bucks on the hit.
     
  17. rob889

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    Yup yup. We had a couple quads on 10-play and we got scratchers for those...and I got 5 scratchers for my dealt quad 3's on 5-play. It's definitely a nice perk...and fair considering they're full bets of $6.25 per deal on 5-play ($1.25 x 5 hands) or $12.50 on 10-play.
     
  18. SimpleLasVegas

    SimpleLasVegas Low-Roller

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    Great, thanks! I always enjoy 9/6 there but would love to play some multi play on my next trip. Hopefully they will still be there!
     
  19. SimpleLasVegas

    SimpleLasVegas Low-Roller

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    So this is DDB? I need to learn optimal play for upcoming trip. I only know JOB.
     
  20. rob889

    rob889 High-Roller

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    I pretty much only play DDB now. I used to only play JOB when I was learning then I switched to Bonus since it's practically the same strategy and now 99% of my VP is DDB. I don't play perfect strategy by any means but I know enough of the more optimal plays to not hurt myself too much. It's definitely a much more exciting game...but with the volatility you'll also have to ride out the lows which can be brutal.
     
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