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Live/LOTS of pics/Mostly solo. 23 Days. 9 Hotels. Vegas/Reno/Some very unusual sightseeing. Enjoy!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by notfromconcentrate, Jun 18, 2018.

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  1. acccrow

    acccrow Low-Roller

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    Can't say for sure that happened to NFC, but I believe it happens a lot. I once went to a hooker convention at a Brazilian steakhouse and everyone there raved about the caipirinha. Best ever, and such like that. I thought the drink was just OK and people were overplaying the fun to be had at a hooker convention at a Brazilian steakhouse. It was interesting, but the similar dinner at Andiamo's was sublimely weird.
     
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  2. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Reminds me of a time many years ago playing Blackjack with an ex-boyfriend at the old Boardwalk....the Boardwalk is key. He kept ordering grey goose. I said I was skeptical he was getting grey goose.....oh he was sure he was blah blah blah. Finally a new cocktail waitress came on, he ordered grey goose and she told him they only serve Smirnoff. Gee I laughed!
     
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  3. hughesj

    hughesj Tourist

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    It's probably one of the ones that the last number blinks on and off, and the photo was taken during the "off". I have no idea, really. Just a theory.
     
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  4. NittyOne

    NittyOne Tourist

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    Hooker convention? Was it Brazilian hookers?
     
  5. mark wagner

    mark wagner Tourist

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    Appreciate such a detailed, interesting report. I'll miss living vicariously through you!
     
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  6. acccrow

    acccrow Low-Roller

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    Convention might be overstating it. It was more like a dinner party, this particular time.

    Just Americans, with maybe the odd Canadian thrown in.
     
  7. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    Brief update...

    At Boar’s head playing video poker now.

    Met the legendary Jose

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    Hit a 4OAK

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    They gave me the wrong ticket :eek:

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  8. NittyOne

    NittyOne Tourist

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    Yo it’s Jose, he working swing now? Do an all nighter and say hi to Ronnie the coolest bartender at MSS.
     
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  9. jimboguy

    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    Couldn’t agree more. Ronnie is awesome.
     
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  10. NittyOne

    NittyOne Tourist

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    Not sure if he actually like graveyard or what but the need to put him on a prime shift.

    P.S. I need to hang with Jimbo, you play poker?
     
  11. jimboguy

    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    I don’t have the patience for poker, but I do play a lot of video poker. When’s your next Vegas trip?
     
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  12. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    I really need to pick a VP game and learn it before the trip
     
    Projected next trip! Let's hope it comes through!
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  13. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    Get WinPoker for your smartphone. It’s an amazing trainer, where it tells you what your errors on each paytable are, and you can keep track of your performance (including coin-in) on each session. It’s a paid app at about $13 or so, but worth every penny IMO.
     
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  14. jimboguy

    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    Since you are staying at The D and then on the strip, I would recommend learning Jacks or Better. The Jacks or Better strategy can also be used on Bonus Poker.

    At The D, the upstairs bar (Vue Bar) has full pay Bonus Poker with a progressive on quad 5-Kings plus the Royal Flush. Plus the bar service is pretty solid up there.

    If you haven’t already, check out the sticky Tringlomane started a while ago about the VP Primer for best bartop video poker on the strip. I think you’ll find Bonus Poker is often the playable paytable for quarter VP at the bar on the strip.

    In terms of learning the game, I recommend downloading the WinPoker app onto your phone. It costs maybe $10, and it has coaching so it can correct your errors. You might also want to consider reading up on the Jacks or Better basic strategy on the Wizard of Odds website.

    Good luck and have fun!
     
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    Hyperfocal High-Roller

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    Winpoker is terrific. Worth the money. You can input any specific paytable if it isn't already loaded so you can learn the best plays for the poor paytables on the strip.

    It's also a great way to test how fast your phone is. Back when I bought it for my iPhone 3G, it took several minutes to analyze a new paytable. iPhone 7 takes 5 seconds.

    Thanks for the report. It's been more than a year since I've been to Las Vegas and the DTs are really bad. It's giving me a bit of a hit.
     
  16. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    One balloon is up in the air... looks like we’re going this time!!!

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  17. john1516inny

    john1516inny Low-Roller

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    really enjoying this report, it is so much fun to follow along!!! Enjoy the ride!!
     
  18. Lord Suspect

    Lord Suspect Low-Roller

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    Nice Trip Report of a lifetime!!!! I love your adventure and your sharing of it with all of us!!!!!!
     
  19. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    Holy smokes these things are massive!

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    See y’all in the air!

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  20. john1516inny

    john1516inny Low-Roller

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    just an aside, the Mexican coke bottled, the restaurant next to my business sells it. We are on Long Island in NY and its available at a store for retail restaurants- Restaurant Depot. I am sure you can find it in your home town also.
     
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