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Mirage & Bellagio 5/7 to 5/14 - LIVE

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Fligster, May 7, 2018.

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  1. Fligster

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    My Trip Report

    Heading to Vegas for a conference that runs 5/8 through 5/10 and then I will be staying the weekend afterwards. The first part of the trip will be at the Mirage being paid for by work, and then the second part (Friday to Monday) I have 3 comp nights in a Tower Fountain View room at Bellagio with $50 Resort Credit and $50 Free Play. I will be getting a rental car on Friday morning so I can go off strip if needed. I used 2 free awards from National so not paying much.

    The work part of the trip, I will be with someone who works for me, I will call him HC, so there will be alcohol involved which is different than my normal solo trips. Friday to Monday I will be solo and will be focusing on poker tournaments.

    We are flying in on Monday around 10:15 am, I am flying out the following Monday around 8:30 AM

    Besides the conference during the day Tuesday through Thursday, the only things planned or tentatively planned are the following:

    * Attend Vendor Event in Suite at Venetian (Optional) (Monday)

    * Brad Garretts Comedy Club (Tuesday) - Tip, if buying ahead get them on Mlife site, not Ticketmaster. I paid $137 for 2, Ticketmaster wanted $221 for the same exact tickets.

    * Vendor Event at Top Golf (Wednesday)

    * Beatles Love Show at Mirage (Thursday) (Conference Event, Free Tickets) - I have seen before (2012) but HC has not.

    * Pickup Rental Car (Friday)

    * Play in 7 pm Stratosphere Poker Tournament (Poker Kraut is Playing) (Friday) (Optional, see how things are going at the time)

    * Eat at John Mull Road Kill Grill

    * Eat at Rollin Smoke

    Flying from PHL out of terminal A which is good cause nicer than B or C but bad cause further away from E where I usually get my Earl of Sandwich for the flight.

    I will keep this report live (I haven't failed at this yet) and include many pictures and videos. Some videos will be posted while there, since I am usually up at 3am and can edit, others I will edit and post when I get back.
     
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  2. rscpa

    rscpa Low-Roller

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    Have a great, profitable trip!!
     
  3. Fligster

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    Fingers crossed, I am #24 of #26 On the upgrade list :) #sarcasm

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  4. Fligster

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    Unexpected, 3 deer in the middle of Philadelphia

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  5. jhair

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    Hey Flig, I will be following along. Wishing you safe travel and many hand pays. Take a lot of pics at the mirage.
     
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  7. pleasemum

    pleasemum High-Roller

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    Have a great trip - always follow your reports - this time in Vegas as well so will catch up when we return home.
     
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    Safe travels!
     
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    I'm sure that's an unfortunately common flight as a gold status AA flyer out of Philadelphia! On an SFO-ORD United flight I once saw 60 people on that upgrade board...

    I look forward to the trip report!
     
  10. Drewm1972

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    Awesome.... following along!! Let us know how brad Garrett comedy club goes haven’t tried yet but been thinking about it for next trip!!!
     
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    Good luck... which other poker tournaments do you have your eye on?
     
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    Love your reports, especially the budgeting app you use. Thanks for the pro tip on tickets.
     
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    Texas Steph A Work in Progress...

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    Have a great time, and good luck in the poker tourneys! I will be there to take over a week after you get back home Looking forward to your TR!
     
  14. Fligster

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    A miracle, Took off from PHL less than 7 minutes after leaving the gate. Landed in Vegas 30 minutes early.
     
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  15. Fligster

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    I’ll low roll at Ballys morning tourneys.

    Aria 7pm. Might try the Bellagio 2 pm
     
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    TIMSPEED On a casino hiatus until 2019.

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    Good luck!
    I went to Interop last week and there was no cool TopGolf!
     
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    Good luck and have fun. Ready
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    Have a great time, looking forward to following along!
     
  19. Fligster

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    So got to the Mirage. Apparently there systems are down and can’t check in. Need to check back in an hour or so. Going to pickup conference badges.

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