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Having a Royal Time! 8/4 - 8/20 Solo, Semi-Live

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by eliza, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. eliza

    eliza VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

    It's Vegas Time!

    I'm back! After my last epic trip (Cruise, Vegas, Napa, Cross-Country Train Ride), I started a new job and getting up and running sucked up all of my time and attention. But things have finally settled down into a routine and I immediately started planning my next trip. One of the best benefits of my new job is that it allows me to telework when I'm not travelling for work, which gives me so much flexibility. It's wonderful. This is going to be a working trip, so the hijinks and degeneracy will be slightly lower than normal, at least on the weekdays.

    I'm here for just over two weeks and splitting my time between staying Downtown and out in Henderson with family:
    8/4 - 8/8 - Four Queens
    8/8 - 8/11 - The D (Slot Tournie)
    8/11 - 8/15 - Henderson w/ Family
    8/15 - 8/18 - Plaza
    8/18 - 8/20 - Henderson w/Family

    I'm playing it mostly by ear this trip, but I expect this trip report will include:
    • Video Poker - lots and lots of video poker. I'm due for a Royal, I swear!
    • Copious Alcohol Consumption
    • Sigma Derby
    • Hugo's Cellar
    • Skyline
    • At Least One New (To Me) Locals Casino
    • Happy Hour Food
    • A Distinct Lack of Sportsball Watching (I Miss Football and Hockey)
    I'm doing this semi-live, which means random pictures/posts throughout the day and at least an attempt to get caught up once a day.
     
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  2. eliza

    eliza VIP Whale

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    I spent the weekend out east for a family function. It was great getting to spend time with family and catching up. And best of all, instead of flying home tonight, I flew to Vegas instead.

    Spirit airlines. Not particularly comfortable (especially since the big seats were sold out already when I booked), but it was a direct and it got me here. And they had booze, so it wasn't too bad.

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    My aunt and uncle from Henderson are out of town for this week, but they were kind enough to leave their car in valet and pass me the ticket while we were together this weekend. So I have wheels. In exchange for picking them up from the airport when they get it and working from their house on Tuesday in order to sign for a package for them. Pretty sweet deal!

    I got in around 9:30PM and after a long wait for baggage (ugh, checked bags are the worst), finally got to Four Queens around 11PM. A quick ABC stop for water and spiked seltzer and I'm ready to start my vacation. By changing into pajamas and climbing into bed. It's a weeknight after all. This responsible adult shit is no fun.
     
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  3. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    Have an awesome trip! I love the way you combine family with regular hotel-based Vegas-ing. Looking forward to great updates.

    I'm in town until at least Thursday, staying at Plaza, if you'd like to link up at some point and have a beer.
     
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  4. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good luck!
     
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  5. yankees4ever31

    yankees4ever31 Low-Roller

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    Lets see those dealt quads!
     
    Another Encore at Encore!
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  6. Astribling

    Astribling Alice In Casinoland

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    Have a great trip! Looking forward to your adventures!
     
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  7. rooster42000

    rooster42000 Patriots #1

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    Good Luck :peace::peace:
     
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  8. Skybird

    Skybird Low-Roller

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    Good Luck:)
    Nothing better than to be able to work and play!
     
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  9. vplover

    vplover Low-Roller

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    Have a great trip!! Get your royal!!
     
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  10. HHW

    HHW Low-Roller

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    Get that Royal!
     
    Valentines, Mariah, friends and fun!
    Back to our happy place for cocktails and quad quests!
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  11. GamblingGolfer

    GamblingGolfer High-Roller

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    Have a great time, @eliza - following along.

    GG
     
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  12. Guy_

    Guy_ High-Roller

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    good Luck :)
     
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  13. emmas

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    Hope you have a fun and lucky trip.
     
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  14. Valgal

    Valgal Interesting and rude are not the same thing.

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    Get a Royal and pass on to me- Good luck.
     
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  15. Maxbet

    Maxbet Low-Roller

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    Have a great trip. Looking forward to the pic of the Royal Flush!
     
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  16. eliza

    eliza VIP Whale

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    Snuck down to casino floor for a coffee and a ceremonial first hundy into $ JOB. By the time my coffee showed up, I somehow doubled my money.

    No quads yet, but the four to a Royal is already starting to tease me.

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    Back to the grindstone. Meeting High Roller Friend for brunch before he flies out this afternoon. Then after work finishes, I’ll be pounding away at $ JoB before heading to Henderson for the night.
     
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  17. NittyOne

    NittyOne High-Roller

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    In, have a fun, profitable trip.
     
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  18. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    We just had an IPA upstairs at the bar and damn I forget between trips how good those are. And they were also handing out these on a first come first serve basis as long as supplies last......it was great watching the counter spin.
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    GOOD LUCK!!!
     
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  19. eliza

    eliza VIP Whale

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    UGH! So jealous! Leave some Royals for the rest of us!!!!!

    (But, Congratulations!)
     
  20. eliza

    eliza VIP Whale

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    Played a few minutes with my friend and am now up $225 for the day.

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    Brunch at Magnolia’s - country throw up gravy all around. Nom.

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    And now I’m jealous because I’m up in the room writing a very boring report, while he is downstairs hammering away at the VP.
     
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