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Off to Vegas I go! 8/14-8/21 The D, Plaza, Caesars

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by AlPal, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. AlPal

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    My Trip Report

    Waiting for the train into Chicago. I’m not going to be as detailed as someone like @notfromconcentrate but I’ll be sure post the highlights and some food porn.

    I land tonight around 10. First 2 nights at The D.
    Plaza Friday night on the very gracious VMB Plaza offer. Dinner reservations at Andiamo. Most of the 17 or so people in our group will be in town by then.

    Saturday I check into Caesars for the remainder of the trip. We have a wedding Saturday night, and Sterling Brunch Sunday. Everything else is going to be up in the air.

    Wish me luck!
     

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    Safe Travels!! Looking forward to following along!
     
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    Looking forward to following along..and good luck!
     
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  8. AlPal

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    Flight was delayed about an hour. Checked in at the D around 11 and went to bed. Actually slept in a bit, which was surprising! Had some food comp to burn at 4 queens so I ate at Magnolia’s. It was my first time. Food was decent, service was not.

    Just walking around playing my freeplay at the different properties downtown and picking up match play. Was dealt 4 9’s at GG for a $39 progressive. That’s the only highlight so far. Up about $50 at this point.
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    Nice deal at GG. Looking forward to following along - particularly re: Sterling Brunch. It's on my bucket list - I'll get to it eventually.
     
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  10. AlPal

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    This will be my second time. The first was a few years ago when I didn’t really have a found taste for lobster and crab. Now it’s all I want to eat. Expensive, but imo worth it.
     
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    Had a pretty uneventful day. Spent some time at the pool here at The D. It is small, but does the job. I keep trying to use the stationary bike in the gym, but someone is on it every time I poke my head in. I’m on an almost 3 month stretch of doing at least one mile of dedicated activity a day. Normally I’d bike or walk/jog outside but 110 degrees puts a damper on that!

    Lunch was some tacos from Wana Taco at the 4 Q’s. Cheap and delicious!

    Put about 2k of coin through the Vue bar on 8/5 BP. Finished the session down $25. Hit 4 aces (forgot the pic) right off the bat and then hit 4 J’s for a nice $45 progressive. A guy down the bar was dealt a straight flush shortly after this for the $176 progressive.

    Nothing else fun to report...yet! I’m trying to take it easy, at least for the first few days.

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  12. AlPal

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    Played at the Vue bar for a couple hours this morning. About 2k coin through. Down about $125 for the day. Had a few 4oaks and a 4 to a RF.

    Just checked into the Plaza Luxe room. Pics and my thoughts on it to come in a few.

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    Plaza Luxe room. I’m impressed. Check in was a breeze. The room is very nice, clean and bright. Love the bathroom, it’s 100x better than the standard room I had last fall here. Gary is out of town, but I hope to catch up with him at another time to thank him. Off to the pool! Dinner at Andiamo tonight, followed by a group slot pull somewhere.

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    Good luck with the rest of the trip!
     
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    I’ve been so busy I just haven’t had a chance to catch up the TR. We had reservations at Andiamo Friday night. Service, food and experience as a whole was top notch. Perhaps my new favorite steakhouse.

    Saturday morning we ate at the Hash House inside the Plaza. Solid as usual.

    Played about 1500 coin through on BP at The D, cashed out down about $175, not a good session. Did manage to turn my match play into $230 cash on BJ, that was cool.

    Checked into Caesars at 1pm, that’s home base until I leave Wednesday. I had just a standard palace king room comped, but she upgraded me to a Palace Studio Suite at check in, I didn’t even have to ask. Very happy with the room!

    Saturday evening was a wedding for a friend at Graceland Wedding Chapel...all I can say is WOW. What an experience!

    Much of last night after the wedding was a blur. I did end up in my buddies room at Vdara for a while. Left there around 12:30am and eventually made it back to my room.

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    WHAT A SUNDAY!!

    Sterling brunch at 11:30. Service and food were top notch as usual. However the price within the past few weeks jumped from $105 to $125. The value for me is becoming questionable.

    After brunch I waddled out to a triple draw BP machine. Horrible paytable as expected with CET, but I cleared about $1300 profit in a $2400 coin through session! Hit my 5th RF for the year right off the bat, followed by several 4 oaks including Aces. I didn’t get pics of all the 4 oaks, but I believe I had 7 total during this session. Up a considerable amount for the trip at this point!

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    Congrats on the Royal! That's always a welcome sight!
     
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    Love Sterling Brunch! And that Royal! Congrats!
     
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    Good stuff so far and great Royal! Keep it going!
     
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    Pretty low key afternoon. Slept off brunch most of the day. Went out around 11pm for In n Out and a group slot pull with friends. Played on a $100 buy in for over an hour, and on several different machines. Ended up losing the $100, oh well.

    Then I decided to get my daily mile in at 2am, followed by some 100 draw at Flamingo. 8x STP multiplier, held a lone Queen and snagged a RF for $320! Ended the session plus $400 on about $1800 coin through.
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