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Pre-Trip Notes - 1st Paid Vac In 2+ Years Version

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by jasonargo, Jun 8, 2012.

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  1. jasonargo

    jasonargo High-Roller

    Jan 21, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Well it's time for another Vegas odyssey, and as I am wont to do, here is another version of my voluminous pre-trip notes. For those who aren't familiar, I'm a low roller, promo chaser, red chip BJ & quarter VP player. After a few very (VERY) lean years my new job has given me some financial flexibility, but I just can't seem to shake my frugal ways.

    This trip I'm paying for the plane fare, but comped 4 nights downtown, with a free VP tourney at the 4Q. After some (not much) commiserating I decided to forego the rental car this time (for real, I mean it), and have not even looked at rates. It will be the WAX from the airport, and if I need to hit some other places, buses will be the way to go. Lady friend has been having some tough times, and won't be joining me.

    So after booking the trip I started catching up with trip reports and blogs, and as usual have put together a few pages of tidbits, promos, and new (to me) things of interest. I used to keep a separate document with promotions, but now I just throw them all together for easy reference. I don't expect to do most of the things listed, in fact I expect to do few of them, but the notes help me organize and prioritize the things I CAN do while in town.

    If you have any questions about where I came up with specific promos post a reply & I'll let you know. Without a car my off-strip wanderings will be limited, so the notes are somewhat shorter than usual.

    Order is as usual - downtown, then Strip, then off-Strip. Have fun & good luck to all!

    Disclaimer: This is info I copied from casino websites, trip reports, blogs, and even more unsavory sources. I take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information, and the typos are NOT mine. Enjoy!


    Plaza - Now - July 21, Win your share of $25,000 or a BRAND NEW 2012 Ford Focus! Earn 1 entry with every 500 points earned while playing your favorite games! Daily Slot Giveaway, Earn one entry with a new member sign-up, earning 25 base points on the casino floor, at hotel check-in, with a suited blackjack or a $25.00 bingo buy-in! Win instant prizes daily from 10am – 7pm in our tournament area located by the Players Club. Bonus prizes also awarded for the top 5 score earners at 7:00pm each night! Please visit the Players Club for more information. Weekly Drawings: Every Saturday at 8pm. 5 names will be drawn to spin and win up to $750 CASH!

    I just saw on Facebook that Las Vegas Club is now serving Hamm's beer on draft for only 50 cents.

    Beginning May 25, Binion’s kicks off their exciting 6th Annual Poker Classic that concludes July 8. This year’s schedule will offer twice as many high stakes events and five times the number of short-handed events. Binion’s Gambling Hall announces its summer pool party series, Kiss The Sky, with DJs, dancing, and drink specials high above Las Vegas at the historic property’s 25th floor pool. Admission is free, and all guests 21 and over are invited to party under the stars every Friday night starting at 9pm from June 8 through August 31. To access the pool deck, guests may take the Top of Binion’s Steakhouse elevators to the 25th floor. 2X points up to 500, 2-4-1 burger (ACG)

    Downtown’s Golden Nugget will be hosting the fifth annual Grand Poker Series June 2-July 4, 2012 in their spacious events center, The Grand. The month-long series will feature more than 270 poker tournaments including Omaha high/low, HORSE, Badugi, Mixed Games, and 7 Card Stud. 2-4-1 cocktail Rush, $60-4-50 poker chips (ACG)

    Four Queens - Club 55: 20% off Magnolias & Chicago Brewing, gift shop. 2-4-1 Magnolias (ACG)

    Fitz - 2-4-1 burger (ACG)

    Downtown’s Gold Spike Hotel & Casino is putting the final touches on their Cruisin 4 Hope Poker Run and Brewfest set for Saturday, June 16 with proceeds going to Hopelink of Southern Nevada whose goal is to build a better community by preventing homelessness, keeping families together and encouraging self-sufficiency. The Gold Spike will be the end point for the five-stop poker run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the headquarters for the Brewfest where patrons can sample 15 different beers from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Food trucks and live entertainment will also be available. For some added fun, there will be Beer Pong and Tattoo Contests as well as several raffles. It’s $40 to participate in both events, and $25 for the Brewfest alone. Hot Seat Drawings Fri & Sat 7:30 - 9:30 PM play with card inserted. $6.99 prime rib 4 PM - Midnight daily.

    El Cortez - $10 freeplay (website), 50% off Flame up to $25 Sun - Thurs (ACG)

    Tropicana - $25-4-40 slot play (internet), check for WinCards

    Cosmopolitan - Win up to $500 Every Day. Now Through July 31, 2012. Game with us this May for your chance to win up to $500 daily. Earn 500 Identity Points in one day on selected slots, video poker or tables games to play in our daily Slot Challenge. Play up to five times a day for your chance to win up to $100 each time. Daily earning period begins at 8PM and lasts through 7:59PM the following evening. Visit the Identity Membership Desk to opt-in and learn more.

    The Margaritaville Casino inside Flamingo is cranking out prizes daily with its “$500,000 Fins Up” giveaway, so why not get a piece of the action? The giveaway game booth is open noon to 6:00 p.m. each day, and it’s free to try your luck. You’ll need to be a Total Rewards loyalty club member (free to join, of course) to take your shot at the half-a-million clams.

    Free ticket for Jeff Civillico - Imperial Palace 2 PM show (internet)

    Three months of Italian festivities begin June 2 at The Venetian and The Palazzo as they celebrate the magic and fantasy of Carnevale with special room rates, entertainment, art, music, wine and children’s activities. Each month throughout the summer, a different theme representing various aspects of Italy will be featured. Every evening during Carnevale, an electric light parade will take place at 8 p.m. Each night, the façade of the Clock Tower will illuminate in a spectacular light performance with a distinct, complimentary five-minute show at 9, 10, 11 p.m. and midnight. Designed by The Projection Studio, the same company that designed groundbreaking shows for Buckingham Palace and the World Cup, the show took approximately two months to create and build in the 3D model.

    TI - Kiosk bonus games, drawing tickets (earn points)

    Riviera - $10 matchplay (ACG)

    Palace Station - $2500 VP Tournaments every Sun in June, one free entry, 11 AM - 7 PM.

    A couple of weeks ago, Palms opened a brand new 10,000-square foot sports book and two poker rooms. $25-4-40 slot play (internet)

    Gold Coast - Free video poker tournament every Saturday! 1st place receives $1,500 and the top 50 places are paid each week. B Connected Card members who earn 300 same day base points beginning at 3am on Saturdays will be eligible to play in the free Saturday video poker tournament. Tournament hours are 11am to 7pm on Saturdays.

    Ellis Island - 4 free drinks (ACG)

    Hard Rock - $125,000 worth of prizes to be won! Receive one Virtual Drawing Ticket for every 50 Slot Points Earned. Drawing will be held every Friday in June at 8:00 p.m. How to play the Hi-Lo Game: Five cards are placed face-down on the game board. The first card is flipped over for the player to see. The player makes a prediction as to whether the next card is going to be higher or lower than the adjacent card. If a player predicts the card incorrectly, the receive the initial prize of $250 Free Slot Play. If a player predicts correctly, they have the option to continue on to the next card or walk away with current winnings. Players who correctly predict all four cards will win $5,000 in Free Slot Play!

    “Cool by the Pool” is back at LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton.) Guests and non-hotel guests, locals included, are invited to enjoy poolside happy hour and daily entertainment from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials, $2 shrimp cocktails and food specials, and FREE live entertainment. Admission is FREE and there are daily drawings for prizes at 7 p.m. nightly too. “Cool by the Pool” is located on the 3rd Floor Pool Deck and everyone is welcome.

    Jerrys Nugget - On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June, MoreClub players can get $20 of promo chips for only $10. Promo chips consist of (4) $5 chips and can be wagered during any live table game action. Swipe to receive the promo chips offer at any kiosk. $5 matchplay, free drink (ACG)

    Silver Nugget - $10 matchplay (ACG)

  2. mikenhe

    mikenhe VIP Whale

    Oct 28, 2006
    anglo american in Tampa
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I'm looking forward to the trip report!

    Have a good time.. wish I was there at MSS for the beer :D
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