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My 2nd ever visit! - Oct 1st - Oct 14th - Mirage & Linq Semi Live

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by WelshBlonde, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. WelshBlonde

    WelshBlonde Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    After losing my Vegas virginity 12 months ago at the grand old age of 28 I am hooked and back for more! Me and my +1 are making the long haul from little old Wales, UK to Sin City tomorrow and I'm so excited the 5 hour drive plus 10 hour flight isn't even on my mind!

    So this will be my first attempt at a trip report - I would like to think I will update daily at least but in all honesty, there may be alcohol induced gaps. But I pay my resort fees (as I'm a low rolling noob) so I will use my god'damn $36 Wifi! Plus I have had much pleasure from everyone else spending their precious Vegas time doing their TR's I feel I will give some back - can't promise it will be of any quality however!

    What to expect?

    Some relaxing, shopping, drinking, food porn, slots, VP, I may brave a table or two likely BJ, Poker or a newly learnt game - baccarat thanks to @Drewm1972. I have no clue about most other games so If I post anything about them I'm probably very drunk and should be stopped, just saying.

    Things I plan to do;
    • Win one/several million dollars! My first time on VP, Let's see how I do :)
    • Find some cats - I always see cats on holidays but never in Vegas! Where are they all?!
    • I will be attempting the $20 trick in both hotels! (upgrading to $50 trick for Mirage I think!) Hope it works! I've never stayed in a suite before.
    • Eat, far too much. Faves from last time included Pinks, Aria Buffet, PBR rockbar, 4 Queens , In N Out and more. New places to try - Wicked Spoon, a few old style Vegas downtown joints, Jean Philippe Patisserie & Zefferino! (I saw a TR on here with an amazing seafood risotto that I have been dreaming about since!)
    • I also have a convention and a couple of parties that includes free bars & some famous singer/DJ so aiming not to get lost or arrested, that always a plus. Or even worse, marry someone! My dad would kill me.
    • Finally - Meet some VMB'ers!
    I have investigated everything EXTENSIVLEY, honestly, tons of hours looking into things, MyVegas comps, Excel spread sheets & a detailed itinerary (yes, you read that right, I have a spread sheet - don't judge :p ). I have advice off the lovely @mattjb for favourite slots to try, AGC and LVA books, several apps, lots of helpful messages from VMB'ers and all the knowledge of you wonderful people from the forum threads! Let's see how much I remember to use and share back.....

    If anyone has any requests for information, photos of stuff or slots to be played or I dunno, anyone who has a cute cat they want to show me? Feel free to post! (inb4 Breeze147 posts those insanely gorgeous cat-girls - although they are undeniably cute not quite the type of kitties I love!)

    Out of office is on - if the boss texts me I may swear in reply to her, and now to attempt a nap before the trip which I'm far too excited for. Catch you all on the way to our favourite place!

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  2. steelcity5044

    steelcity5044 Low-Roller

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    Sounds like some awesome plans! Good luck and have fun!!
     
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  3. PlanetMark

    PlanetMark Tourist

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    Look forward to your pics! We are also flying tomorrow... does your 5 hour drive mean all the way to London?
     
  4. WelshBlonde

    WelshBlonde Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the luck wishes steelcity!

    Manchester for us :) its not so bad and hopefully having an early drive on a Sunday will mean its a nice traffic jam free one!
     
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  5. kevin853

    kevin853 Low-Roller

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    We always fly from Manchester, pretty stress free generally.

    Have great time, following along. Nice to see a trip report from a Brit.
     
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  6. amk121

    amk121 High-Roller

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    Have a great time, it sounds like your trip will be a lot of fun!
     
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  7. TedCheddy

    TedCheddy Low-Roller

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    Good luck and safe travels!! Watch out for that one dude at Mirage...
     
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  8. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing tirement again and happily so....

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    Make an appearance at boars head or forever wonder what it was you missed (winstons snooker table at best). Good luck.
     
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  9. Richard Alpert

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    Hey, me too! :thumbsup:
    Oh, wait...You said Vegas virginity... :oops:
    My bad!

    Have a great trip, WelshBlonde!
    I wish you and +1 a great trip! :D
    (At least mathematically, +1 sounds like a positive person! :ssst:)

    RICHARD
     
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  10. NPLV

    NPLV Tourist

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    Awesome - have a great trip!
     
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  11. greekjim

    greekjim Low-Roller

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    Leave some money in the machines for me to win when I get there tomorrow
     
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  12. ardee

    ardee VIP Whale

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    Your plans sound fantastic, WelshBlonde.
    I'll be following along and wish you great luck and fun on your trip.
    I'll try to find some cats for you along the way. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. JosieCat

    JosieCat VIP Whale

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    Have an awesome trip!!!

    Don't worry, I have an excel file too :)
     
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  14. kathiemc23

    kathiemc23 Low-Roller

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    Great start! I have my spreadsheet complete and 2 cats asleep next to me. Have a great time and maybe we will run in to each other next week!
     
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  15. eliza

    eliza Low-Roller

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    Sounds like an awesome trip. And there is no shame in a spreadsheet --- all the cool kids use them for planning. Looking forward to following along on your adventure.
     
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  16. 93 Octane

    93 Octane Chief bottle washer

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    Center strip is so much fun you did well with your bookings! The Promenade is one of my favorite places in Vegas, hopefully you'll like it to.

    Giddyup:usa:
     
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  17. Drewm1972

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    @WelshBlonde oh boy I hope you do well :) now if you are staying at Mirage the Baccarat action there is not the greatest because no one plays there and it can get expensive ($100 per band) if you went cross to Harrahs and Linq I believe they had games at around $20 to $25 per hand and before you bet just watch the table observe for little bit before you bet. But I don’t want to confuse you or anything again it’s simple bet “bank or player” don’t think too much of it. Good luck let me know how it works out for you!!!
    Oh boy wish I was there.... betting with you guys lol.
     
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  18. WelshBlonde

    WelshBlonde Low-Roller

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    Thanks everyone for the comments and wishes!

    So glad to hear others with a spreadsheet so I'm not a total freak! :woohoo:

    I'm here at Manchester Airport! Completley underestimated the lack of traffic and managed it in 4 hours instead - win! Just waiting a little now to check in.

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    @Drewm1972 thank you for the advice! I shall let you know how it goes.
     
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  19. sam_marques

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    Looking forward to your updates to get me through the next few days until I arrive, wish you loads of luck and lots of handpays!!
     
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  20. WelshBlonde

    WelshBlonde Low-Roller

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    Just waiting for take off! Window wing veiw in lowley economy. Virgin flight is about 20 mins delayed so far but it's ok! I'm going to Vegas! Plus I spent about 12 mins in one of those massage chairs so I'm pretty chilled tbh. :faint:
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    Next stop, USA!! :usa:
     
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