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Inaugural Trip Report! - 7/14-7/17 - Solo Trip, Wynn, Mariah, Slots, VP...

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by stendu, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. stendu

    stendu Tourist

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    Monday was my final full day and I just wanted to relax and take things at an easy pace.

    I woke up, made my coffee, and took a walk down on the casino floor to play a little VP....and, like the previous morning, I didn't have any luck! After that, I then went down to the pool for an hour and finished my book.

    This was the day I planned to walk a lot of the strip, but honestly I wasn't feeling that idea as much as I previous thought! It was way to hot, and I just wanted to focus on a few main casinos. I actually took a Lyft to Paris(I feel this is one of the easiest central casino's to Lyft or Uber too.) I walked around Paris and was actually quite disappointed to notice a lot of slot machines roped off and shut down. I spent about 20 minutes playing a quarter slot, but again my bad luck continued! Here is the deal about Paris, it was always my favorite in terms of uniqueness and excitement. However, over the past couple of years I feel it has gotten quite worn down and dirty. I feel it needs a makeover before it's too late and goes down the wrong road. The ATM/Bill Breaker Machines are dirty and scuffed up. The lighting feels dingy. Most of all, I feel the sky needs a fresh coat of paint. I love Paris for it's ambiance, but I really wish they would step up their game just a tad bit!

    After Paris, I walked to Bally's. Sat and played 10 cent Ultimate VP and again, awful. At this point I'm giving up on winning anything this trip!lol

    I then went to Cormwell, and played Ultimate there...NOPE, NOTHING AGIAN! Cromwell seems like a missed opportunity on Caesar's part. I can't help but walk inside and get melancholy about the days of Bill's and all the fun we would have there. I think Cromwell is a somewhat nice property, I just don't find one thing about that casino welcoming or comfortable.

    I decided at this point I needed a frozen Bally's from O'Shea's! I saw that posted on here somewhere and had to get one! I LOVED IT! As I walked into Bally's I heard Big Elvis and my eye's lit up! I totally forgot it was Monday and he was performing! It is on my list every trip to at least hear him sing a couple songs. That was definitely a highlight! I then stopped at Bally's and Casino Royal and lost lost lost!

    I made it back to the Wynn, took a quick nap and then went out that evening. I took a Lyft to Caesar's, played a little. You don't even have to ask, didn't walk away with anything! I then walked to Bellagio. I took a 2 second walk into the atrium and turned around, there were so many people it wasn't worth struggling to see anymore! I sat down at Ultimate, after an hour I couldn't get my winnings over $90...left with $40.

    I then walked back to the Wynn and decided to call it a night! I will post another reply with my final recap of my trip!
     
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  2. stendu

    stendu Tourist

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    So I guess I sorta failed on the trip report...lol I have to be completely honest, I was hoping to use this report to post some nice wins and interesting stories, but truth be told it was not an eventful trip on the gambling side of things!lol

    I went to Vegas to see a friend, relax, gamble and see Mariah and it all went off without a hitch! I guess for that reason alone I’m extremely grateful and can’t wait till my next trip!

    I do however want to post a quick recap of the main parts of my trip so that any of you reading this can get an insight to the highlights and lowlights of my trip!

    Wynn-Amazing as always! I loved it before and continue to love it still! Everything was top notch and I will continue to sing it’s praises! The gambling end of it sucked, but it always does. The food was great, the room was spectacular and the hospitality was as impeccable as always!

    Weather-I knew it would be hot, but damn it was even worse than I expected, but it didn’t stop me from having my fun!

    Amount of people-I didn’t think it was super busy on the strip, no less or no more then the last time I went in March!

    Paris, Bally’s, Harrah’s, Caesar’s-I love myself some CET properties. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. I gambled a lot at those places and lost just as much. Like I mentioned before Paris needs a makeover but I still enjoy it. Caesars isn’t my favorite place to gamble, but I enjoy the vibe. Bally’s and Harrah’s was typical as always, but I like being in that atmosphere, especially when I get to see Big Elvis.

    The Lynq-The promenade is still under construction for the zip line, so that wasn’t too attractive, but will be cool once it opens. As far as the Casino, I walked through quickly, like I always do. It’s one property that flabbergast me everytime I go inside. I will never understand why such a prime piece of property is used so haphazardly?! The fact that you can’t look out the front or that they don’t utilize the strip is beyond me.

    Treasure Island-As dirty and run down as this place is, it’s the most fun gambling I had the whole trip! I got to play National Lampoons Slot and I was in heaven and I won! I enjoyed getting the players card and getting some free play and a T-shirt!lol

    Lyft-I’m mentioning this because I truly believe it is a Vegas lifesaver! Every driver was wonderful and the price is reasonable! If you have ever questioned whether to take a Lyft, please know it’s worth it! You can’t beat how easy, cost efficient and nice it is! I will never take a taxi again!

    I’m sure I have more to say, but that is the important parts! I loved my 10th trip to Vegas and can’t wait for trip #11! Thank you for following along!
     
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  3. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    As for the Linq Casino, I think it's still a major improvement over the old IP in terms of design. The IP didn't use its location well either. You had to go out of your way to actually walk in it. Now at least everyone should at least walk through the Linq Casino to get to Harrahs/Linq Promenade/Flamingo, if they are smart and/or lazy. Walking through it might occasionally make people stop and check it out.

    Thanks for the wrap-up. I hope you have better luck on your next trip!
     
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  4. casinokid68

    casinokid68 High-Roller

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    I agree on that statement. I always walk through the Linq casino when I need to get to Harrah's, Flamingo and even the Mirage. I guess I'm the lazy one, but it's great to walk through when it's crazy hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Lol
     
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  5. yoyoseven

    yoyoseven Grizzled Vereran

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    So, you're saying that the Paris Hotel and Casino are starting to become just like the real Paris - run down and dirty.