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Quick Overview of January 7-11 @ MSS

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by bubbakitty, Jan 13, 2017.

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  1. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    My Trip Report

    This report will not be revealing of anything which hasn't been revealed before unless you like handlotion. So let's just move along here, nothing to see, move along.

    I wasn't planning on going to Vegas until Super Bowl week but found great fares if willing to travel on Saturday early and return Wednesday early. Left home on the 7th at 3:00 a.m. to catch the 8:10 nonstop flight. Had to leave early as winter had returned and it was 17 at home and 14 when I pulled into the parking lot at 6:40. But no ice which was great. Had I known that I would have left a bit later. On the flip side it was 76 degrees at 11:45 a.m. when I returned on Wednesday. Only in the Lone Star State.

    Flight was uneventful although a bit late leaving due to line for de-icing. Caught the WAX and was downtown, and checked in to room 701 by 10:40 or so. I was tired but hungry too. What to do what to do. Went down to the Boar's Head Bar for a bit of VP and to while away the time until I could get a bite at 777 (charged to room) and then head over to place NFL bets for the weekend.

    Had a San Francisco Burger and fries. Not bad and hit the spot. Went to the California sports book to place a bet or 3 on the weekend games. Took the under on the Texans / Raiders (LOSER) and over on the Detroit / Seattle game (LOSER). Couldn't figure out where to pull the trigger on the actual games so took the home teams on a 4-teamer parlay for 50 $. Not much pay-out but didn't want to sweat the spread on the first day.
    No sweat on any of those games. Had I done the points for the same bet at -110 it would have been closer to 650 $. But I was happy with a win in the bank (after two losses).

    The highlight (unusual) of the video poker was getting 4 aces with kicker on ddb. What? I don't play that. Everytime I would get Aces this trip I would remark to no one in particular "wrong game again" because it would be 125 or 400 depending on JOB or DB. But at Boar's Head (and maybe elsewhere) when the machine idles a bit with no play it can go to the main screen and then default to DDB. So I go to the bathroom after countless IPA's and return to play, inserting my ticket and hitting max credits as I signal for a refill. Get two Black and hold pulling the red brothers with a 4 kicker. Not paying to much attention I repeat the wrong game statement and wait for my scratch card. The lady is nice and says "great" hit and I say thanks, wish it were on the right game and she points out it was. ?? Best hit of the trip is accidental or was it intervention by the VP Gods.?.

    I believe in interventon. Also tried dueces wild this trip which I never do but went through a drought and figured I would change it up a bit. It changed it a bit. It was a nice journey but went back to DB shortly thereafter. Did not take pictures of all 4OAK's but included some of the better ones. Aces seemed to be the play this trip.

    Also I had asked Sonya about possibly making some cards similar (but not a copy of) Royal Flusher's with VMB theme and possibly the avatar or name of the member embossed as a way of identifying other members or making conversation with the ill informed. She said she had some and would send 10 or so my way. She said it was brought up earlier with little positive response. I missed it. So I took them, wrote my name on them and had them sitting on the machines when playing. Some pics show the shadowy outline, others not so much. Handed out 3 and left 4 or 5 on the machines though not always on purpose. Even Jose took one so that showed a bit of success right there. Thanks Sonya

    Someone earlier asked about a host at MSS although I didn't see it until I returned. I charged my first meal to the room as I had not played much to that point. I asked for a Steak & Scampi comp about 5:00 p.m. for the buffet after play (probably 3,000 points or so). Asked for a breakfast buffet that night for Sunday morning on the way up to the room about 9:00 p.m. (it had been a long day) (about 7800 points for the day). Asked for a 777 voucher Sunday for evening meal (prime rib, baked potato, french onion soup) and again breakfast on Monday on way to bed Sunday. Monday asked for Redwood Grill and received 50 $ for Tuesday evening 10 oz. filet--mmmmm--baked potato and French onion soup--big meal to carry me through travels Wednesday). Ate at the bar with a most affable bartender as the only customer at the time.

    Always a smile by the staff and a "I think I can do that" as they take your card to check your play. This trip I only did 28,000 points or so over the 4 days but I attribute that to watching a lot of football and thus only commercial / instant replay gambling. There was also a 5x multiplier for Sunday - Thursday if staying at the hotel (or California) so that helped the bottom line. Only used points once for a to go order to watch the rest of the college play-off game in the room as it was a fairly lengthy affair. Also had the first day's lunch retracted from my room charge while asking for the Redwood Grill voucher.

    The only other thing which was unusual was the progressive nickel machine nearest the escalator as you descend into the MSS casino which was usually hit around the 500 $ level; it was over 1,000 $ as I left on Wednesday morning. I saw heavy play each time I passed by going to and fro.

    Unusual clouds also noted in passing over Main Street.

    Hair care products and body lotion in the room are now KINU (Austrailian? brand? made in China). The body lotion seemed more creamy than watery / oily. Nice containers I guess.

    Lots of scratch cards as seems to be the norm but no 3 $ ones or more. UNTIL Monday which was a low scratch card day (2)??? but both were 3 $ cards. How weird is that.

    The 5:19 WAX to the airport and the 7:10 a.m. flight home were both uneventful. As we board the flight attendant said there were 50 seats without pants so everyone should be able to find a lot of room. It was a newer plane (picture of the seat next to me) and had blue seats with white stiching, both of which looked brand new. Seats were very nice.

    Was able to speed along home as it was daytime and you could see the deer on the side of the road challenging you with their jaywalking skills. Not so when I left in the dark so made it home in 2.5 hours. Came home with 21 $ more than I left and a 200 $ ticket for the Cowboy / GB game so it was good.

    Will post pictures in a few. As I said earlier, nothing really happening here just move along, but here you are. Thanks for reading.
     
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  2. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    We just missed eachother. Great accidental ddb hit!
     
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    Sounds like a good fun trip I like MSS also once in awhile love the suites and all around good atmosphere there....I'm glad ya had fun
     
  4. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    Nice summary! I love the DDB mistake.
     
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    Who the hell doesn't like hand lotion?
     
  8. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    Nice hits! That nickel progressive was closing in on $900 when I was there at Halloween. Gave it some play, but no luck.
    Thanks for the report....I am counting down!
     
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    I like the cards.

    Those nickel vp were at 500 or so when I was there on Friday.
     
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    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    I had written her about the cards thinking back to photo shop ? And how you could print your own business card or other. I thought a generic logo and an avatar with your name to personalize but she said that boat had not floated well previously. My wristband broke! And except for Tim Speed's pre-wedding craps extravaganza I have yet to hook up with anyone one except dead mans hand from just going "hey, whom am you?"
     
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    Thanks for the report and pics. Nice to see a mistake on DDB paid off. Those ten coin nickel progressives are what put me and my wife in the red at MSS on our b connected win loss statement. :cry:
     
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    I'm pretty sure it will change on you at the Winchester Bar at Sam's Town too. Chatting with a local, I made quad 4s and expected $100 from quarter 9/7/5 DB (RIP), but only got $50 instead because at some point I started playing Bonus. Shit. Glad it worked out well for you!

    And nice hit with deuces, still waiting on a quarter one myself, but that paytable sucks for that place (97.06%). :(
     
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    Cheers to that..best damn time I've ever had playing craps.
     
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    Was at MSS the 8th-11th as well. Was gong to play those $.05 machines on Wednesday am and the $1000+ must have hit just before I got there---never saw a seat until about 5:00am, but alas, the large progressive was gone---
     
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    Wow, when we were there in November, the nickel machines were up around $650+! I just read the amount to my wife and she started drooling. She spent a lot of time on those machines when we were there over thanksgiving.
    BTW, I do like those cards that you had bubba! Nice alternative to the bracelet. Are they available to all? thanks for the picks!!
     
    Maybe not this year. Looking forward to 2021!
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