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Jan 20-24 '17: Annual NFL Playoff Trip, Solo, Live! & Pic Heavy!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Wezvidz, Jan 18, 2017.

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  1. Wezvidz

    Wezvidz High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I've made many previous TRs on this board, and have not for the last few trips which I regret. Last trip was my annual Halloween trip with my cousin where I saw all 4 Phish concerts at MGM and a few late night Disco Biscuit shows at the Brooklyn Bowl. We did so much hard partying lots of the trip is hazy in my memory, and I regret not taking more pictures and documenting.

    So here we are! This may be quite boring or not, we'll see!

    HISTORY
    - 2015 Jan trip involved my sister and cousin and his gf (now fiancee). Major party trip and saw the Buckeyes win the national championship.

    -2016 Jan trip was my cousin J's first trip. We had a blast.

    Both had TRs posted. At some point I need to make a list of all the TRs I've made on this board. Quite a few since 2012 or so.

    GOALS
    - Maintain my Sterling status with Cosmo, with an attempt to achieve Gold (unlikely)

    - Achieve at least Platinum with CET. I've been Diamond for 4-5 years in a row now, but it expires at the end of January and I'll be dropping to Platinum. Lots of stays at their properties last few trips with minimal play since their VP has become unplayable across the board.

    - WIN. Last few trips involved blowing large amounts of bankroll on higher limit VP that I swore I wouldn't play pre-trip. Stick to a plan this time.

    GAMING
    - Craps. Didn't realize until recently Identity points aren't earned at table games, so will stick to VP only at Cosmo for the most part. Playing dice at CET most of the trip will be the goal. Sticking to a newly modified DC strategy.

    - Ultimate Texas Holdem. My favorite table game. Same idea as above, CET play.

    - VP. Mostly at Cosmo using the strict rules of parlay (or the 160/60 rule as I call it. $20 in is 80 credits. If up to 160, move up a denomination, down to 60, move back down. Cash out once $20 becomes $100+)

    - Sports betting. Other than the AFC/NFC championship games which I'll be betting heavily, mapping out the primetime NBA/NHL games. The best is sweating games and playing VP at Cosmo sportsbook bar which I plan to do a lot of.

    ACCOMODATIONS
    - Friday night comped at Ballys. Rack rate $151.

    - Saturday night=Sterling free night at Cosmo. Sunday/Monday night also Cosmo, using a Cyber Monday deal of buy 1 night get 1 free. So 3 nights Cosmo @ $278, rack rate recently $1,089.

    TO DO LIST
    - CET property crawl for "badges" to get 25TC at each property for a 250TC bonus. Should be easy doing a VP bar hop and will make Platinum easy.

    - Visit Lucky Dragon to get new player signup freeplay and collect a chip. Will bring my casino chip collection to 383.

    - Jay Mohr comedy show at South Point Saturday night. This will be the second time I've caught Jay Mohr at the South Point in the last few years. Last was a solo January 2013 trip if I recall, TR on this board somewhere.

    - In and Out at the Linq

    - Finally try a Bloody Caesar (not sure where, might have to hit up Bellagio for this)

    - Possibly see a concert.. Phil Lesh & Friends playing 2 nights at the Brooklyn Bowl Friday. Chevelle playing Mandalay Bay's House of Blues Sunday.

    - Egg Slut

    - Hit Royal #10. This will be my 5th Vegas trip since my last one (and a few other gaming destinations) and I'm on a drought.

    - Penn Teller free Diamond show on badge collection journey Monday or Sunday? Unlikely but we'll see

    MOTIVATIONAL PICS!
    this will be my tapatalk test
     
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  2. Wezvidz

    Wezvidz High-Roller

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    - My sister hitting the progressive royal at Queue Bar (RIP), a REDRAW Royal holding no cards, the day the Buckeyes won the Championship. She was playing on my money and I forced her to parlay up to 50c after a 25c quad 5 minutes prior. Magical day.


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  3. Wezvidz

    Wezvidz High-Roller

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    - Last Royal at Presque Downs in PA in June 2015 on a chip collecting trip. Hit it holding 3 cards 5 minutes into playing.
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  4. buckeyetodd

    buckeyetodd High-Roller

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    I'm getting in on Friday, where u watching the games? We got an invite to watch at some sort of party at Flamingo. Took advantage because I imagine it will be tough to find seats at the sports books
     
  5. Wezvidz

    Wezvidz High-Roller

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    Planned on getting up super early and trying to stake out seats at Cosmo sportsbook bar 2-3 hours before kickoff.
     
  6. buckeyetodd

    buckeyetodd High-Roller

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    Good luck, flying solo gives you a chance to find a seat for sure.
     
  7. buckeyestud

    buckeyestud Low-Roller

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    Subscribing..

    For a second I thought buckeyetodd was me replying already and I forgot or something. :-O

    Run that $20 buyin to $10k!

    Good luck and wish I was there!
     
  8. carolineno

    carolineno VIP Whale

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    Have a great trip, looking forward to the pics, especially of South Point. I've never been but I am determined to see the Spazmatics there some Saturday night!
     
    Optimistic, might make Identity Gold?
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    Looking forward to following along! Good Luck and hit it hard!
     
  10. Skeezy513

    Skeezy513 Tourist

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    Good luck!
     
  11. casinokid68

    casinokid68 Caesars Diamond Member

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    Have a great trip!!! Win big!!
     
  12. D in the D

    D in the D Oldest ride, Longest Line

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    Good Luck. Love the flashback pics. Hoping you hit a couple more of those this time.
     
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    Good luck, looking forward to updates and have a great trip!
     
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    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    Good luck I just maintained Sterling, I feel ya on getting to gold, I ask every trip what I need, and it seems like I am running down a hall towards a door falling away from me!
     
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    Good luck. Have fun.
     
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    Good luck and have fun !!!!!
     
  17. Wezvidz

    Wezvidz High-Roller

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    First time at FLL since the shooting. Fly out of here 10-15 times a year. Crazy.

    On a lighter note, decent boarding position thanks to early bird!

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    My old friends, the B gates.
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    One of the only airports other than McCarren to have free wifi.
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    Boarding soon.
     
  18. Wezvidz

    Wezvidz High-Roller

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    Vehicle on the way into the airport departure gates that was never here in the past.
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  19. Wezvidz

    Wezvidz High-Roller

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    3rd row window baby. Hoping to sleep through most the 5.5 hour flight.
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  20. bluesdude

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    I don't think I have every seen the words Disco Biscuits on this board before! Yeah, I have heard some of their music before and I am an old guy! Also, I am a little jealous you're seeing Phil and Friends. Get pics if you can. Is Brooklyn Bowl a good place for shows? Have fun and win some cash!!
     
    Maybe not this year. Looking forward to 2021!
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