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Photo TR: TRN 2018 Vegas - Vol 4 - Vdara/Harrahs

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by TRN, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. TRN

    TRN WSOP-bound

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    My Trip Report

    I will be on the ground in a bit over 24 hours for what will be my 4th trip since April... I might have a problem.

    For this TR, I'm not going to post daily updates/anecdotes - just some photos of what I am seeing and doing, and letting you fill in the rest, this time. I won't make a game out of it, though - if there are questions I'll chime in from that point. Hopefully the photos will paint the picture.

    I'll be in town Wed-Sun, staying at Vdara Wed-Sat (discounted MLife rate for the Studio Suite + will try $20 trick at check-in to see what they'll do), then Sat-Sun at Harrah's in a comped Valley Tower room (been wanting to check them out anyway).

    Loose agenda for the trip:
    • Wed - solo first night - possibly meet up with @ffejry if our calendars line up, going to try to get to dinner at Hell's Kitchen, probably play some poker (location TBD - possibly the nightly tournament at Aria).
    • Thu - a long-time friend of mine gets into town and I will be showing her around a bit... probably dinner downtown, then Laundry Room, then back to the strip for Mandarin Bar and/or Chandelier Bar.
    • Fri - pool, lounging during the day, dinner @ Prime then going to see Absinthe in the tent at night.
    • Sat - friend leaves in AM, will be solo again for the next 24 hours - probably more poker - looking to get some play in at Mandalay Bay in the evening.
    Already scored my first win by checking in with Southwest and seeing I have boarding position A-01... hopefully a sign of more good things to come!

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  2. bdautch

    bdautch High-Roller

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    Steak sauce, baby! A great start to a great trip!
     
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  3. buckeyetodd

    buckeyetodd High-Roller

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    I stayed in a valley tower room when they first were remodeled and it was very, very nice.
     
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  4. TRN

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    I've been waiting to try one - the free offer from my host sealed the deal (was going to use an MLife discount to stay at Mandalay Bay or Delano, but free wins!).

    Go Bucks!
     
  5. emmas

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    Enjoy the trip and good luck.
     
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  6. vegasnut

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    safe travels and hope you win big and show me the money:thumbsup:
     
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  7. TRN

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  8. TheDirty

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    Make reservations for HK for dinner if you haven’t already. They’ve been booked solid two days in advance, and they don’t accept walk ups.
     
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  9. TRN

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    I have a resv for 1 for tonight. Wasn’t sure if I’d need it with total rewards diamond card (or if they even care about that) but figured it would be safe to just make it.
     
  10. NPLV

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    Good luck amigo!
     
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  11. TRN

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  12. Grid

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    Chicago? I'll run outside and waive to you!
     
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  13. TRN

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    Currently at 38,0000 feet over the weird Denver airport....

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  14. Sparky4

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    I LOVE the plane cookies! I’ll forgive them for taking peanuts off the plane if they always serve plane cookies!
     
    Trip with the girls from work....let the fun begin!
    GGWU and sister’s birthday
  15. NCAAHoops

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    Good Luck out there. What location do you plan to play your poker at?
     
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    Dinner at Hell's Kitchen solo.... Got the three course prixe fix menu.

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  17. TRN

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    Looks like my only poker will be Saturday, my only solo night now. I'm gonna play a noon or 1pm tournament at Wynn or Aria then play 1/3 at Mandalay Bay if they have a game running.
     
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  18. TRN

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    Which ones do I hold in this situation... A or B?

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  19. Basil

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    B in DDB
     
  20. NCAAHoops

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    B but i dont always hold it since some nights it seems a flush is as hard to pull as a RF