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El Cortez May 30-Jun 3 Solo Video Poker Quest

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by FullPay, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Next two hits are at The Plaza and the Vue bar I believe. Then my friend picks me up and registers for The Collosus, a WSOP event that draws 22,000 players at the Rio. The scale is overwhelming.
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    Back to Plaza and we both hit quads of Eight.
     
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    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Sorry, no. I only play blackjack if I have a companion that requires it.
     
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    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Back at El Cortez. Won $26 on Dean Martin's Wild Party. One of my favorite penny slots because of the music.
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    Loser live keno and another premium quad at Ike's.
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    The lure of the bar seat and Bud Lights is strong, but I push myself out into the Vegas night.

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    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    The little driverless bus is a ten minute distraction but is virtually useless as transportation. So time to hoof it back to Fremont.
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    Visit to the Vue again, exiting the D I saw this Mall Access sign which I thought was a joke at first. Not only was this my first Friday night Downtown in forever, I actually stumbled into First Friday.

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    Full Mayhem! Then a quick stop at Little Flusherville, the catbird seat at Kings Bar. Where, I might add, they understand that a bourbon and a beer is ONE damn drink!

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    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Back to home base where I find the hot dog cart opened for the weekend and an old timey quad.

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    And now for a wall of words, as some despise in Trip Reports. I was about to turn in early, even set myself up for bourbon and beers in the room. I poured some bourbon in a solo cup full of ice and realized that if I stayed in the room I would have to watch TV. I immediately rejected the thought and dragged myself to the craps table. When I shoot I start with five on the line and add a unit every two passes. Ten dollar line, I made two passes, fifteen I've made six. Well this is going well, tell the pit boss to wave the beer waitress over and everybody gets served. I'm starting to generate a lot of chips in the rail, pass line with odds. Now I've got a thirty dollar line bet, I've made twelve passes. I throw a come out craps and reset my count. After about three more passes I ask the guy next to me if he wants the dice, because I don't want to seven out. Two more passes and I ask again, the other players hear and say 'hell no'. I shoot a few more and seven out to a round of applause. Coloring up I can't even pretend to stack the chips. I get a count of $597 from a buy in of $100, to date my best payout ever! So I didn't need the TV after all.
     
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    Dean Martin's Wild Party is Mrs Zimbo's favorite slot. Nice runs at craps!
     
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    Lobster out of a food truck in the desert, what could go wrong?
     
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  8. FullPay

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    Last full day is here in a flash and I’m running low on steam. I make the trek to MSS to play for the ACG buffet coupon.
    I used the infamous California elevator to the mezzanine for a second time without any delays. Here is all that’s left of the second floor casino, all the shops are unchanged.
     
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    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Played some Loose Deuces, this machine saved my trip once. Got the obligatory natural but made enough hands to turn twenty into eighty. Pic of the men’s room wall in case you haven’t seen it.
     
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    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    1B7EA0EA-49DC-437C-ADE6-9315BE4CD348.jpeg These people were being herded in two by two to wait for a short journey with the time share people. They were never heard from again. So sad.
     
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    Decided to call it an early dinner, having some All-nighters and Filet Mignon Sliders at Chicago Brewing.
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    Here are my two favorite bartenders at shift change, Allan and that guy that vaguely reminds me of Harry Anderson.
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    Back at home base and the hot dog cart is stalking me.
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    And eventually I succumb. Three bucks and the girl at the cart has about six add ons.
    Not half bad.
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    Casino is crowded and there is some loud private event at the Parlour Bar. I elbow my way to a seat and am rewarded with a complimentary shot of Four Roses Small Batch. Apparently my bourbon shot selfie face doesn’t look like I’m having fun, but it’s loud and late. First losing day of the trip, now only two hundred ahead.
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    Last day and the flight home isn’t until 6:30pm. Ask for a late checkout and the desk offers me an additional thirty minutes. So game plan is breakfast, check bags, hang til 4pm and call the lift. I have been avoiding Siegel’s 1941 but I have a twenty five dollar comp. They actually managed to produce a decent steak & eggs within twenty minutes.
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    I’m still up about two hundred and up my game to fifty cents. Never found that hand pay, but at least I walk away a winner.
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    I snapped the Aces pick a little too soon.

    Left the house with two grand, returned with $2250 and two hundred in weed equivalent, and that number includes all the tips as well. I played almost $5k coin in at Plaza, more than I intended at 4Q, and what I would consider to be a large amount at El Cortez. If my offers improve I will let you know. Thanks for following along!
     
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    You hit all of my favorites! Other than the weed (curse you job that randomly drug tests!) I'm pretty sure this is pretty much exactly how I'd like my trip next week to go. Glad you came back a winner. And thanks for taking us along for the ride with you!
     
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    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    Thanks for the report! The bartender working with Allen at Kings Bar in your picture is James. Neither will let you go thirsty.
     
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    You know what's good on loco moco? Heinz 57, yep I said it
     
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    I could see that, but like so many things I would like to try in life, no one has ever offered.
     
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    Any idea on your average daily coin in at El Co? Still trying to figure out what gets one bumped from their casino rate to comp nights. Results from here seemed mixed!
     
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