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Local 2 night get away- July11-13 - Harrah's Joliet & 4Winds New Buffalo

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Trip Reports' started by Astribling, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Astribling

    Astribling Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Since it's still 2 months until Vegas I planned a quick 2-night trip locally. Mama (or I guess Grandmama now :whistle:) needs some action! :headbang:

    I'm heading to a couple of "local" casinos. And around here anything decent that's local is still almost a 3-hour drive. Tomorrow morning I will get in the car and head north to Harrah's in Joliet, IL. I like this place because the whole casino is non-smoking! It's not huge but has the games I like to play. This trip that will be mostly quarter VP (unless I start running bad and then maybe nickel) and maybe some Mississippi Stud. I have about $40 in free play for this trip and a free buffet. I'm not really thrilled with the buffet there, but I'm sure I can find something.

    Thursday afternoon sometime I will make the drive over to New Buffalo. I haven't been there in almost a year so they recently sent me an offer for a free night, $100 free table play, and $40 food credit. So I figured why not! The only thing I don't like about the free play is that since it's table play they make you use the whole $100 at once. So I usually play it on red or black and roulette. Might throw $20 cash on the opposite color just to guarantee a little win at least.

    I'm hoping to be posting some pics of nice VP hits. Maybe another Royal to follow my Laughlin trip?!? There probably won't be much else going on other than gambling and maybe a few nice cocktails!

    So follow along if you would like! :D

    Alice
     
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  2. GamblingGolfer

    GamblingGolfer High-Roller

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    Following. Go get 'em!

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  3. Astribling

    Astribling Low-Roller

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    Good morning! Finishing up at home and hoping to be on the road within the hour.

    First win of this trip is that I got a new car last week. No more listening to weird noises and wondering when my car will get me stuck! :wiggle:

    On another note, dh always slips me a bit of extra play cash. Today it was two 50s. Hmm For the superstitious among us (and what gambler isn't? ) thoughts? I think I will change them out when I get there!
     
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    Following along! I really like Harrahs Joliet; only about a 45 minute drive for me and I prefer it over Rivers, which is closer. Have a great trip!
     
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  5. Eleven99isFine

    Eleven99isFine Low-Roller

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    I'll be at HJ on Friday.. will miss you by a day!
     
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  6. Astribling

    Astribling Low-Roller

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    Darn! I usually stay until Friday but couldn't pass up the free 100 at 4winds.
     
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  7. Astribling

    Astribling Low-Roller

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    Quick stop enroute for coffee and a muffin. As you can see this trip will be most no frills food! [​IMG]
     
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    rgrif57 High-Roller

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    Good Luck and nice win on being a grandma.
     
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  9. Geogran

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    Hey new grandma - you're a winner already! Sounds like you've got a good plan going, turn those fifty's into hundo's.

    Noticed you are prepared for breakfast on the road with that safety towel, we sound a bit alike, lol! I learned that trick with my two grandsons, we do allow them to eat in the car (not so when our daughters were growing up o_O). Well placed towels on the seat save a lot of grief and cleanup.:confused:

    Wishing you the best of luck @Astribling - and give that new car a workout!!:woohoo:
     
  10. Astribling

    Astribling Low-Roller

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    Am I little ocd maybe? Lol it's a lease so I'm being extra careful. I tend to spill! :(

    Thanks all for the good luck wishes!
     
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  11. Astribling

    Astribling Low-Roller

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    I'm here! It's not fancy but it's got vp! Too early to check in here so what to do? Vp at the bar of course. (after a quick potty stop) [​IMG]
     
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  12. Astribling

    Astribling Low-Roller

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    Ready to win! Millionaires coffee and vp! [​IMG]
     
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  13. Astribling

    Astribling Low-Roller

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    Wow. Horrible start. About $1000 through machine. Down 200 already. Tried ddb, BP. Nothing is working. Time to move. Not even any pics of close ones.
     
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    Eleven99isFine Low-Roller

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    Are you a slots person at all?
    I never had luck with vp at harrahs Joliet...
     
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  15. Astribling

    Astribling Low-Roller

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    Finally a quad. Switched to quick quads. Love that game! Played one machine and wasn't getting anything. Switched to next machine. Guy sits down, 2 hands he gets a quad. Ugh. At least I finally hit something. [​IMG]
     
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  16. Astribling

    Astribling Low-Roller

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    I'll play a little, when vp is bad. Maybe today. Lol

    What slots do you like here?
     
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    Astribling Low-Roller

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    One more. Let's keep going, [​IMG]
     
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    Astribling Low-Roller

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    Another quick quad.

    Then switched machines and this! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  19. Eleven99isFine

    Eleven99isFine Low-Roller

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    I've had decent luck with the Wonder 4 machines by the main entrance (off to the left)... The $1 slots aren't bad either (old 3 reel, not video) .. Lightning link is OK but always crowded. There's a 2cent Wicked Winnings machine that is OK for me.
    Avoid the old quarter 3 reels .. Those never ever pay anything.
     
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  20. Astribling

    Astribling Low-Roller

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    Vp turned again so I'm playing Mississippi stud. Junk for the first half hour, then a full house! Yay! Sadly no Pic. Cards are getting worse again so I may quit here soon and get my room and some food.

    BTW I hope this TR is enjoyable. I wasn't sure about doing them at first. But since most of my trips are solo I kind of feel like I have friends with me while writing!
     
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