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Miracles do happen! My unbelievable weekend in Lake Tahoe

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Trip Reports' started by win4me, Dec 17, 2019.

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  1. win4me

    win4me High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and (arriving a bit early) he came down the chimney at Harrah's Lake Tahoe on Saturday night Dec. 14th.

    So, my plan for this trip was to collect $500 in free play for the Peak Bonus offer and attend the Cooking with Santa Klaus Holiday Party. Klaus Feyersinger is the Executive Chef at Lake Tahoe and these cooking demo/dinner events are fun and the food is much better than the usual Tahoe event fare. If you ever get an invite, I highly recommend. And they give away some nice prizes!!!
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    Klaus does a cooking demo for each course and between courses they draw prize winners. They changed the five $1000 FP prizes to ten winners of $500 FP, which I think is nicer (more winners is always better in my book). Although I won $1000 FP at the same event 2 years ago, so maybe not. :D
    Anywho...guess who won again? Moi! $500 cash :woohoo:

    This was just the beginning of an amazing night of $10,000+ in wins!!
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    The attendant that paid my 2nd hand pay told me he had paid out 3 AWAK wins within a half hour (to one gentleman) on this same machine within the last few months!!:headbang: He encouraged me to go for three, so I gave it a go and played my $170+ I had left in the machine. Alas, I could not match the wins of Mr. 3x Lucky so I moved on. (BTW, I have been lucky on this machine before, but not even close to this magical night's wins.)

    As you can imagine, I was on cloud nine and I bopped around to several slots, but I was not feeling it. I was losing $$ and thought I should go up to my room.

    Well, the miraculous evening was not over...

    I sat down at Buffalo Stampede and won this!
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    THE END!!
     
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  2. cjcjcj

    cjcjcj High-Roller

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    Awesome job!!! Great pics
     
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  3. Flowers

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    Holy frickin' moly!!! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

    That is an amazing run, especially drawing AWAK from ONE Ace!!!!

    I hope I have similar luck over 9 days in Vegas starting on the 26th!!!

    Merry Christmas to you indeed!
     
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  4. Astribling

    Astribling Alice In Casinoland

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    Amazing!!
     
    Postponed Rudies Weekend + Girls Getaway Trip
    10 days, 4 hotel changes, Caesars, Plaza, Paris, Cosmo! YASS!!
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  5. julia

    julia (was miss_sonja)

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    Wowza!! Awesome wins!
     
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    ardee It's only money.

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    Vegas28m Medium Roller, Chicago

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    wow!!!!
     
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    NCAAHoops High-Roller

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    Merry Christmas to you. Oh santa called. He thinks he left an extra 4A"s with a kicker in your stocking. Good for you!!
     
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    checkchange Low-Roller

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    Nice :beer: Great way to start the trip and NOW playing with their money.
     
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    FABismonte Tell my wife I am "about even."

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    @win4me your Christmas arrived early. I too was at the Cooking with Klaus dinner -- the double thick pork chop was yummy and not overcooked. I also loved the scallops in the seafood chowder. But unlike you, my name was not called out for a prize.

    But like you, I did have a nice hit last Saturday (albeit only one notable hit) .. . .

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  11. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Congratulations!!!!!
     
    Well, Canada and Massachusetts are closed, back to Lake Tahoe
    Oh what the heck, I've got vacation and myVegas points to burn. . . .
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    Congrats, what an awesome run!
     
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    Nice run! Congratulations.
     
  14. win4me

    win4me High-Roller

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    Thanks so much @cjcjcj

    Thanks, Alice! I just got through your TR. I am sorry you did not have better luck on your trip.

    Thanks @miss_sonja

    @ardee Thanks so much!

    Thanks @Vegas28m

    @NCAAHoops Ha ha! Thanks Santa!

    Thanks @checkchange !
    @FABismonte Aww, sorry your name was not drawn. I really enjoyed the seafood chowder too. It was a nice dinner. And you had some luck out on the floor too! Congrats!

    Thanks @DaiLun! I have never been so lucky.

    Thanks @Lucky7!

    @Sonya Thanks so much. It was definitely a shock for someone who is usually a "low-medium roller", with very few big wins.

    I forgot to mention that it was snowing like crazy when I got up to my room Saturday night. Here are some pics (window shots not great). Sunday departure pics are better.

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    Tahoe is soooo beautiful!!
     
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    smerrian View from Bally's

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    What a friggin' trip! Something you'll never forget.
     
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  16. win4me

    win4me High-Roller

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    Yep, that one ace draw was quite shocking. Thanks so much @Flowers! Wishing you lots of luck on your upcoming trip! :beer:
     
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    win4me High-Roller

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    You got that right!!
     
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    I would love to visit Tahoe in the winter but I'm afraid to drive up there. How did you get there and back to the airport?
     
  19. FABismonte

    FABismonte Tell my wife I am "about even."

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    @dbook, I can only answer for myself, but I asked my host to have a car bring my wife and I back and forth. We were alone on the limo to Tahoe, and two of six in a limo on the way back to Reno airport.

    Absent driving, the other way to go is the regular Airport Shuttle https://southtahoeairporter.com/current-schedule/

    FAB
     
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    Big congrats!
     
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