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Jason's 10 Day TR 8/25-9/3: Rambling Intro, Live Updates, Post ??

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by jasonargo, Aug 24, 2010.

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  1. bshowell

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    Love all the details. This is giving me life until I make it!
     
  2. Renae

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    I bet it is a hard wait!! It's so close but I bet the time is going by too slow!!
     
  3. jasonargo

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    Day 5 cont'd

    Ok, on the way to Orleans yesterday I stopped at AZ Charlies on Decatur for steak & eggs. The steak was really good, 24 hour special $3.99.

    Met up with some folks from another board at Mix on top of The Hotel at Mandalay Bay. Great view, nice people.

    Views from Mix:

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    Weird fountain at M Bay:

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    Decided to head back downtown for the night. I missed out on a good promo at Palms due to the late start. Went to Fitz, was hungry again so I sat at Vue bar to play VP, and use my ACG 2-4-1 appetizer coupon. Got chicken fingers & buffalo wings, $6.95 + tax & tip. Hit mini prog for quads, lost it back, then hit the quad aces.

    Played a little BJ, but started to get sleepy so I went back to the room for the night.

    Thanks for reading & the comments, lets me know I'm not swyping in vain, heh.

    Sorry, can't find the HR mobile #, try their website.
     
  4. CFioren317

    CFioren317 Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the great report!! Keep 'em coming.
     
  5. throwbackid

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    Loving the pictures, thanks for taking the time to post them.
     
  6. jasonargo

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    Day 6

    Slow start to the day today, as the last part of the trip comes around there's less on the schedule.

    Dropped off some profit at the bank before heading out to Orleans. Didn't win $500 in the promo, so I played a bit of blackjack and lost 2 more matchplays.

    Next up is Gold Coast for old fogey day (50+ promos). Play 9/6 JOB, hit a boat & quads to make some money in addition to tickets for the drawing.

    Ate at TGI Fridays, $8.99 for chicken fried steak & eggs, used gift card from lady friend, net cost $0 incl tip. They also have all-day happy hour with most appetizers half off.

    After lunch, lady friend wants me to run $20 through the machine for her. Play about 7 minutes, then BOOM quad 10s. I email her a pic & cash out. Put my own 20 in, 5 minutes later, BOOM quads for me too!

    This would be the end of the winning for the day. Over the next few hours I dropped 2-1/2 buyins on DD BJ, and I'm back in the room licking my wounds. And drinking, heh.

    Never fear, the adventure is nowhere near over. I'm still playing with house money, and have 4 more nights to rock!
     
  7. Royal Flusher

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    Enjoying the updates and the pics.


    Can you drop over to Vegas Club and kick them in the nuts for downgrading the Downtown Deuces that pay $500 for ducks?
     
  8. jasonargo

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    Hit 2 sets of quads & a dealt boat within 10 min at the poker room bar at Orleans!

    Pics:

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    Plus I hit 2 more boats while waiting for the photos to upload!
     
  9. Royal Flusher

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    Some nice dealt hands to wake up to today.

    Man I wish I was there.
     
  10. VegasDiva

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    Wow , some nice wins!!

    I think I'm gonna dub you the Prince of Promos , you are just having a blast scooting all over Vegas to swipe a card, get matchplay , etc Sounds like fun

    I'm with RF, wishing I was in Vegas , too!
     
  11. jasonargo

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    Day 7

    Time to catch up I guess. The days are already starting to run into each other.

    Mon night the bleeding continued with another big loss at BJ & Let It Ride. But I did finally get 8 hours sleep.

    Tues was fogeys day at Orleans, and I did pretty well there as previously noted. Went to Ellis Island for their 50+ drawing, and had a pretty good meatball sandwich for lunch.

    I had time to kill before the Orleans drawing, so I took an unplanned detour to the MGM, and lost a roll of quarters playing Sigma Derby.
    Here's the only 3 reasons to visit MGM if you're not a poker player:

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    Back to EI where I did't win another drawing, but I did hit quads playing nickel Bonus. From there it was on to Palms.

    I arranged to meet up with BackInVegas who had just hit town. I had asked him if I wore a wig & a pushup bra if he would treat me like his niece...just kidding. He was, however, gracious enough to invite me to dine with him at Alize'.

    Ok, this goes WAY over the $10 limit, lol. BIV picked up the tab, and I definitely owe him one now. We did the Restaurant Week tasting menu - lobster bisque, ribeye, creme brulee'. Thank you sir, it was a pleasure meeting you.

    View from Alize':

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    After dinner we drank & played some VP where I showed how easy it is to hit quads, and another guy demonstrated how easy it is to get a royal when you only hold 2 cards. BIV did not find this amusing as he hit neither.

    I took my leave and returned downtown where I could drink and not drive. Won a bit at the El Co, but gave it right back to 4Q. Still ahead for the trip, but way off the high point. Will try to post more after the battery charges and my eyes recover.
     
  12. jasonargo

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    Late Night Quads

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    Woo-woo!
     
  13. Royal Flusher

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    I have GOT to make a pilgrimage to that Lions machine.


    Didn't the bank used to be called Majestic Lions?

    What is the progressive at? Zat 2.2 million?
     
  14. jasonargo

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    Reply To RF

    I didn't understand your post about the DDW at VC, as I had just played the game. So today I looked at the other 2 machines and indeed the signage has been changed for them. The one I usually play is still 4700/2000 & giving full points.

    There's only 1 machine left, and you'd never know it as it's in a bank of more modern dollar machines.
     
  15. jasonargo

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    Day 8

    I can't believe it's time to go home tomorrow already!

    Wed was another fun day (aren't they all in Vegas?) which I started off by checking in at Casino Royale. BTW, yesterday's sandwich was $6.99. Just got the room keys as I am also still at 4Q.

    Got $25 from my $20 freeplay at Tuscany, dropped by Terribles, ended up at Palace Station for fogey promos. Lost a $25 matchplay at Sahara, then went back to AZ Charlies for the steak & eggs, and won some on BJ.

    Back to Terribles where I lost big playing BJ, then back downtown. Dropped $40 in the DDW at LVC, still no damn deuces.

    Finally got to MSS where all but a few of the bartops were being worked on. I asked what they were doing, was told they were adding "double up". This seemed weird to me as my understanding is most machines have the function built on & it just needs to be turned on. So you may want to check the paytables if you go there.

    Anyways, I sat at one of the working machines, & blew through $40 on JOB before I finished one beer. I got mad and switched to DDB. Within a couple minutes I hit the quads w/ kicker I posted earlier. Later I played some $3 craps at 4Q and finally made some money on Let It Ride to finish the night.
     
  16. jasonargo

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    More To Come

    Made it home in one piece, need some recovery time and also to catch up on stuff here. I will post more trip details along with my Kudos & Eff-yous from the trip in a couple days.

    Hope you enjoyed the ride, I had a fun time reporting as I went along. Gambling result was positive, a couple hundred ahead after all travel and other expenses. Where else can you go on vacation for 10 days and say that?
     
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    Great Report , Jasonargo

    loved how you zipped around town , getting all those promos , I think you'd need a rest after 10 days of that lol

    great pics too :) TY for sharing
     
  18. BackInVegas

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    That is a win

    You paid for all your expenses(car, plane, food, rooms(8 bucks or something)), did a whole bunch of promos(an exhaustive list I might add), and still pocketed cash.

    I learned one thing, jasonargo is NOT a morning person. I apologize for calling you at nearly 10 AM(vegas time) and waking you up.

    Congrats on your win.
     
  19. Royal Flusher

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    Yep, it got clarified in the last couple of days that there is still one left.
     
  20. ardee

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    Thanks very much for doing this. I enjoyed reading about your trip as you experienced it from day to day.
    Get some rest and come back when you can.
     
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