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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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    Just of harrahs pool. I was hoping not having a strip or Linq pool view would minimise the noise! Will take photos later :). Just hitting up In N Out on the Linq prom! I'm pretty drunk and its only 3pm...ohshit.

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    The food will help absorb the alcohol. :)
    Have a couple of bottles of water between drinks and
    you'll be fine. :beer:
    I'm one of those who really enjoys day-drinking in Las Vegas.
    Wonderful to know you got a nice room.

    Also, from this 'merican :usa:....Love your accent, @WelshBlonde. :thumbsup:
     
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    3pm and drunk! Sounds perfect! I am excited my hubby just agreed to change our flight to tomorrow instead of Saturday!! LV here we come!!
     
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    93 Octane Chief bottle washer

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    Girl you went animal style...Grrrrr Grrrr
     
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    Just caught up, I arrive tomorrow
     
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    The picture of in and out made my day. I always go there because they are nowhere to be found in the midwest! I cant wait to have one in 14 days!

    Loving your trip report and the fact copious day drinking is not frowned on here!
     
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  7. WelshBlonde

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    Thanks guys!! I did indeed move to the water, and then swiftly back to the cocktails. I love the center 3535 bar in the linq! Spent most the night there with a good few hundred here for the same convention as me which starts later today.

    I tried the tag bar that many mention as a fave place but thought it was kinda average. Plastic cups for cocktails and slow service. Ah well maybe just bad luck?

    Speaking of bad luck I did not come away with anything yesterday and quickly went through my daily bankroll. I did get a 4oak but cycled through that pretty quick too. On the plus side I musta had about 10 cocktails for free so not a total loss!

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    They put on a DJ about 9ish and Oh.My.God. the tunes he played were outstanding! Proper mix of 80's 90s and newer stuff that had me moving each and everytime!

    All in all I'm really enjoying the Linq! Location, layout, cocktails, suite room plus epic tunes! All I need is my luck to come back now!
     
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    TRN Poker Enthusiast

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    Awesome TR and love the photos. Need to see more of your smiling face too.
     
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    Guys, does anyone know anywhere in or around the Linq (or if not anywhere at all!) where they have VP outside? I'd love to sit in the sun and gamble!! :love:

    Thanks TRN! I did take some last night but its drunk face so best not posting haha :drunk:
     
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    Seems like that would be harder to see than the machines at Chandelier at Cosmo. I can't imagine how bad the screen-glare would be.
     
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    Yes I'm with you Ms Blonde The Linq is a great place to Vegas! Being a sports bettor it's easy to score drink tickets compared to almost every other book on the strip. Plus the overall vibe is right up my alley, party atmosphere but not over the top and you have four-five casinos within 10 minute walk.
     
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    I'm glad you're enjoying Linq. We think it's the perfect location.
     
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    It does seem like you are having a wonderful time!
     
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  14. WelshBlonde

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    Sorry about the late update, I was Drunky McDrunkface last night.

    Had a great day for the first day of our convention! Started with a few drinks at 3535 again then convention till 5pm.

    We grabbed dinner at Virgils BBQ. It was gooooood.
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    Then wandered back to the party which started s a freebar at the linq pool at 6pm. Passed a slot that looked lucky. It was not, had one win but ended up -100.



    Pool party was fun, met some interesting people and then we were all given a number and whisked away in groups to the high roller! It was fab! The night veiw was outstanding and we saw the fountains at Bellagio go off just at the right time.



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    Then we walked back to Virgils as we had the patio hired for everyone and another free bar. Such a great spot overlooking the prom for people watching and great rock n roll music all night till about 12pm. This is where Drunky Mcdrunkface happened.

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    Annnnd you would think that was enough drinking right?

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    Well obviously not. And I continued playing VP for another hour or 2. Had a small hit and didnt loose too much plus had free drinks....not that I needed them!

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    Wish they were $5+hands but drunk me was obviously responsibly gaming :rolleyes:
     
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    notfromconcentrate Perhaps the only Vegas-obsessed millennial

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    Those views from the high roller... incredible!
     
    Visiting Cali. But would rather stay in Vegas, and fly in/fly out!
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    TAG Bar is only a must if you love craft beer. Otherwise the drinks are not out of the ordinary. Service varies on how busy they are.

    Also the paytables are slightly better at TAG than other CET bars. Bonus Poker remember? ;)

    Yeah I would think it would be bad. Chandelier is bad enough. Also they would prefer the machines not get wet. I think one of the bars at Four Queens downtown gives an open air view of the Fremont experience. And the Margaritaville bar can give you a view of the strip, but both of these are still located indoors.
     
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  17. WelshBlonde

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    Thanks! I loved it :) I deffo vote night time trip for anyone whos thinking of it!

    Im back on the bonus poker today! Just wondering if its woth playing bonus poker delux or double BP? Maybe thats a diffwrent stratergy from JOB?
     
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    No way is she Welsh - I understood every word she said! :evillaugh:

    Good stuff, @WelshBlonde. Keep the posts coming! :beer:
     
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    If you were gonna try something else, I'd suggest Double Double Bonus. Few major changes though.

    Full houses with three Aces are broken.
    Two pair with Aces are broken.

    More minor changes
    Ace only is better than two off suit high cards.

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    Inside straight with 2 high cards is better than 2 offsuit high cards (QJ98 > QJ offsuit).

    These are the most important differences.

    Maybe we need to hear her drunk and on a rant! ;)
     
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    My OH and I were born about 5 miles apart. A lot of the American friends we meet in LV can't understand him easily, but can understand me perfectly well. We have similar accents to my ear, but I know the dialect better.
     
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