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Live 8/12-8/17 - I Am Your Dam(n) Tour Guide, Arn.... Colesc

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Colesc15, Aug 11, 2021.

  1. Colesc15

    Colesc15 VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

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    Are there any dam(n) questions?! It's about that time again and I can't wait! After reading through @Havanotha 's trip report and some others, it's gotten me ready to get this trip started! While it won't be as crazy as Hava's, it will consist of gambling, food, and more gambling. Celebrating my birthday for the first time in Vegas!

    This post will be lengthy with all the trip details, and pictures will start flowing tomorrow. A little about us - My wife and I both enjoy casinos. We had a really fun trip back in May, and thanks to one really good night of gambling, it provided us with a nearly winning trip.. had 3 handpays within an hour and finished the day up over $7,000, so back we go.. VEGAS TAKE MY DAMN MONEY! (jk).

    This trip will be slightly different for us.. my parents have never been to Vegas before in their life, so we may be playing tour guide more than we're used to, but the positive is it will get me out of the casino during the day and leave night gambling, which I prefer.

    About a week ago, I checked our flight to Vegas.. we were originally scheduled to get to Vegas around 8:30pm tomorrow night, but for an extra $8 a person, I could change to getting to Vegas at 2pm instead? Umm yes please. So we leave our house tomorrow around 6am, fly out of Milwaukee at 9:30 going to O'Hare (yes, the whopping like 15 minute flight) and then fly to Vegas from there in some exit row seats assuming American doesn't play any of the cancel flight games.

    Hotels you ask? Well, we have a few.... LOL.

    -Palazzo first two nights in a fully comped king room with $100 in free play. We've never stayed at Palazzo before, and have been wanting to try it so we figured why not.. Plus it'll give us easy access to check out Resorts World. Even though we are only staying there 2 nights, I booked 3 to overlap our "moving day" to have a home for the day.
    -Cosmo - 3 nights - Host has us set up in a comped Terrace Suite with $400 in FP and $200 in Food and whatever we go over we'll typically get comped off at the end.
    -Aria - I am using a comp at Aria for the 3 nights for my parents when they get into town on Saturday. I'll use the $270 in free play and $100 in food.
    -One more.. Yes.. I have a comp from a local casino that translates to Tropicana, so I have it booked with the only intention of using the $180 in free play and $360 in food comps.

    Food plans?

    Mon Ami Gabi for breakfast
    Bavettes at Park MGM
    La Salsa Cantina for breakfast
    China Poblano
    The Henry
    Blue Ribbon for my birthday dinner
    Tableu to use my birthday food credit from the status match at Wynn
    Robert Irvines to burn the $360 in food comp at Trop.

    Also have tickets to see Usher at Caesars Friday night!

    Gambling:

    $10,000ish budget for strictly slots. Mostly focused at Cosmo. Plus the roughly $1,000 in free play from the properties. Won't see any video poker here, ladies and gents!

    Just have to get through work today, then packing. Had intentions of packing last night but we had storms roll through and we lost power so that didn't happen.

    Incoming sad dog pictures to follow later once the suitcases come out.

    LET'S DO THIS!
     
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  2. Matco

    Matco Low-Roller

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    Sounds like you have a great trip lined up! Looking forward to some big slot wins with that bankroll!! Safe travels!
     
    8 days at the Cosmo!
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  3. Red&BlackSmoke

    Red&BlackSmoke Low-Roller

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    Good Luck!! Look forward to many handpays
     
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  4. MCann

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    May your travel experience be superior to mine! And have fun!
     
  5. Colesc15

    Colesc15 VIP Whale

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    Ugh I sure hope it goes smoother than yours. I hold my breath anytime we're on American ever since they called me at like 2am the morning of our flight to tell us they canceled our flight
     
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  6. Mike G

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    Have a great trip!! Following along :)
     
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    opusx100 Low-Roller

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    Have a safe and awesome trip!! Looking forward to your TR.
     
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  8. Colesc15

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    On par with how our weather has been this week, currently in the basement for a tornado warning. Glad I ran to the bank when I did to take out most of my bankroll!
     
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    rooster42000 Brady, The Goat of all Goats. repeat LVI- #8

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    Good luck, following along.:headbang:
     
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    GGWU
    Hubby’s birthday and our early anniversary trip!
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  11. MCann

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    Scouting request - let me know if you see the new Wild Wild Buffalo anywhere on the strip! I'm curious if it's there yet or not. Hoping I can play it if I should happen to go to Vegas in 3 and a half weeks.
     
  12. Colesc15

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    OH you bet I'll be looking for it! Will report back!
     
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  13. Colesc15

    Colesc15 VIP Whale

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    Two sad doggos as the suitcases come out 20210811_174435.jpg 20210811_174418.jpg
     
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    Lulu4545 Super Jeans

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    So cute! What breed are your dogs?
     
    Forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and go
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  15. teacher10

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    MOAR!!!!
     
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    Astribling Alice In Casinoland

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    Oh, such sweet pups!!
    Have a great trip and Happy Birthday!
     
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    Vegas in December, Yes Please! Part 2, 3 nights at Cosmo!
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  17. Colesc15

    Colesc15 VIP Whale

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    They're both rescues from down south. The brindle is what we believe a pitbull/Catahoula leopard dog mix and the other is a Catahoula leopard mix but mostly Catahoula.
     
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    Looking forward to your dam(n) report! Make sure you post lots of dam(n) slot wins!
     
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  19. Havanotha

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    Safe travels amigo. May you win back all the money I lost!
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good luck!
     
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