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Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by zoey11, Jan 7, 2017.

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  1. zoey11

    zoey11 Mid roller and Vegas fanatic

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    My Trip Report

    Older couple braved it out on allegient out of Cinncinati~Photos at end I hope they post!
    Of course, flight out was delayed because a terminal was out after boarding some people

    My husband suggested the attendant get a list of flyers and manually check their boarding passes

    Another girl came and stood for ten minutes then announced rudely she had to check in another flight and would bring a list back

    So we sit back down and wait 45 minutes
    Hey,at least we weren't sitting in those tiny hard seats on the plane waiting!

    There were about ten people who must have boarded and wondered where

    everyone was!



    Four hours of pure uncomfortable misery and we finally arrive at our happy place

    Now we wait an hour at baggage because our flight was late, sigh

    Arrived at Golden Nugget and always get comped rooms, but due to convention, we could only get two nights in Carson tower

    Like the gold tower a lot better but it was ok

    Then two free nights at Fremont, my first and hopefully last time. The rooms are in bad need of
    cleaning and repair.

    The room itself was livable, but the bathroom for a woman is teeny. Trying to dry my hair
    with the fist size dryer while sitting on the commode and balancing a tiny mirror was not
    easy.

    The mold around the drain in the tub stopped any thought of taking a bath in there.

    If you are on a tight budget and a guy on his own, I would say it's fine but it wasn't great for
    us. Like the casino though, nice dealers and servers.

    Husband played two poker tournaments a day so I was free to play slots, table games ect
    We always walk to Golden Gate for the Alleigent 50$ match play within 24 hours of landing

    This is my fourth time in a row to win!!!

    We always bet it on red for roulette, and I seem to bring the 0 when I walk up to table, so put ten bucks splitting the 0/00

    It hit 0 for $175!! I was thrilled, hubby lost so was watching me and I wanted to play one more spin

    Put five split on four numbers and left my 10 on the 0/00

    I couldn't believe it 00!!! After such a bad ten hours travel to get there, I was now in my vegas heaven!
    So I decided to play one more, placing bets on a few numbers and left my ten on the zeros.

    Unbelievably, another 0!!!! Walking on air at this point!!
    I always loved Dupars, it's such a staple of history.


    We went from place to place playing and lost most of the next two days

    I always save a little from each days money to do something bold the last night or hours, and this trip was no different

    I had been playing 10 cent, poker game where the dice roll randomly to pay 2 to 12 times pay

    Was winning about two hundred when it hadn't rolled the dice in a long time

    Decided to do my crazy trip bet and switched to quarters for ten spins and held my breath
    I got three queens, with a ten times multiplyer!

    Deeper breath, booom~ hit four queens on two of three lines and it paid over 3000 dollars!!

    Took part for myself and gave the majority to my husband towards the trip. So excited!

    We played even harder after that, needless to say, as gamblers do, man that was fun!

    If you go to Golden Nugget, check out the grill in the back, they have killer philly cheesesteaks!

    We always eat at Magnolia's in Four Queens, ACG has two for one coupons and it's a great value. Love looking out at the casino floor while waiting for food and betting each other who wins and who loses, of course, I always root for them to win.

    At Four Queens, love playing the Mississippi Stud table when the Asian lady is dealing. She got three aces so we all got paid on the three card bonus side bet, two hands later she gave me a full house. Sweet!!

    All in all, we paid for 2/3 the cost of our entire trip, played harder than usual and had so much fun.

    The last day, I always walk Fremont, taking in the sites I love so much. Unfortunately, the almost naked guy I see every time we go kinda ruined it, but hey, it's Vegas!

    Was watching out for a fellow poster and utube vlogger, Matt Bridger, but never saw him. If you haven't watched his vlogs, they are awesome and help in the long months between trips!

    I did get to meet another vlogger we love, Trooper97. If you love Vegas and laughter, his utube vlogs are awesome. He is a poker player who lives in Vegas and drinks coffee constantly. We love him, and it was nice meeting him at the Nugget. A really nice guy!

    Back to the home now, melancholy post trip, but have to start the savings for the next trip!
     

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  2. buckeyetodd

    buckeyetodd High-Roller

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    Nice trip report. Love to play big with the casinos money.

    I too occasionally watch The Trooper 97 videos, guy could retire with what he probably spends on coffee.
     
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  3. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    Enjoyed the TR. Thanks for posting. Wow...you sure got to the roulette table at the right time! I watch the Trooper97 videos, also. Good fun. I'll have to check out Matt Bridger.
     
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  4. Marky147

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    Thanks for taking the time to write up your trip. Enjoyable reading, and glad that you had a nice win!

    Trooper is great. I really enjoy following his vlogs, and look forward to meeting him in June.

    If you like Vegas vlogs, then you should check out Andrew Neeme's youtube channel. He's another poker player, and is blessed with very good creative skills.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTP4Ns4v8EsVS0DVGugQrQ
     
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  5. bluesdude

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    Trooper97 can be full of himself sometimes, but he is funny and I do kinda enjoy his videos. Good TR Zoey! Thanks
     
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    :wave::nworthy: nice TR.:beer:
     
  7. hotreds

    hotreds Illegitimi non carborundum!

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    I noticed that there isn't too much from Cinci to LV direct. Supposedly SW is leaving Dayton- perhaps CVG is next for them? Kinda spoiled here in DC area for now, hopefully once we get back to Cinci there will be better options to indulge our habit!
     
  8. zoey11

    zoey11 Mid roller and Vegas fanatic

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    Yes, we watch Andrew as well. His poker run through on each hand is interesting!
     
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  9. zoey11

    zoey11 Mid roller and Vegas fanatic

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    Actually, we are a little closer to Louisville, only direct is SW, and it's about 4-450 per person.
    Cinn has direct with Allegient and Frontier. Frontier only has 6 am departures and 11 pm leaving Vegas
    Allegient was only 213 each for this trip which is about as cheap as they go, but this time of year
    is really too cheap to pass up.
    I hope they do send southwest to Cinn!
     
  10. TriggerMN

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    What up! He's actually a pretty good poker player, but predictable. I have played with the trooper at PH before. I appreciate that he donated about $75 to the Trigger Man.
     
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  11. kkinwi

    kkinwi VIP Whale

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    Congrats on the wins! I am doing Allegiant in a few weeks so will check out the matchplays (and cross my fingers for no delays!).
    Hope your trip home was smooth....
     
  12. buckeyetodd

    buckeyetodd High-Roller

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    We have Frontier now flying direct out of Columbus. I prefer morning flight times but their flight is 830pm. I still use them though, RT for trip on 20th was $150. I'll take two movies to watch and the seats will be tolerable
     
  13. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Nice report!

    But no "Hot Roll" pic of the 10X quad queens? :(
     
  14. lvchic80

    lvchic80 Low-Roller

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    Nice report! :beer: Thanks for sharing
     
  15. zoey11

    zoey11 Mid roller and Vegas fanatic

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    Thanks! Actually I have a video of it on my iPhone. I got it downloaded to my computer but when I try to attatch it says
    I can't on here.
    I sent it to myself on messenger, so if anyone wants to see it I can send it that way. I'm not the most savvy on the computer
    things.
    Already scheming to plan the next trip and start saving, a 20 + trip person and it's never long enough!lol
     
  16. Richard Alpert

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    Thank you for the excellent report!
    I love a great DT TR! :thumbsup:

    RICHARD
     
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    hotreds Illegitimi non carborundum!

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    Seems like Indy has the most options "close" to us.
     
  18. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Okay zoey sent me the video of her Hot Roll hit to post.

    Great hit! Congratulations!

     
  19. zoey11

    zoey11 Mid roller and Vegas fanatic

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    Thank you so much for your help!!
     
  20. D in the D

    D in the D Oldest ride, Longest Line

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    Great hit. Thanks for sharing your trip!
     
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