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Sam's Town/MSS, Dec 25-31

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  1. Ty

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    My Trip Report

    Trip 24

    This was our 3rd straight year of going to Vegas on Christmas Day with our son (he’s 20).

    We spent the first 3 nights at Sam’s Town then moved to MSS for 3 nights. We play on my card at Sam’s Town so one room was comped and I paid for the other. At MSS we play on Kim’s card, so vice versa on the rooms.

    While at Sam’s Town we ate at the Angry Butcher every night, the food was good each time. The first night Kim and I split the ribeye and Tyson had one for himself. The next night we went for the social hour and had appetizers. The last night we tried some fish, Salmon and Halibut. The Salmon was probably the best I’ve ever had in a restaurant, moist and tender. The Halibut was also moist and tender but just didn’t have any fish flavor. This was our first time having Halibut. We had TGIFridays for breakfast and lunch a couple times.


    Monday was our first full day. After lunch we went to the movies and saw Star Wars, Rouge One. I got lost a few times but managed to stay in tune with it. It tied in well with the original 1970s movie.

    After the social hour meal at Angry Butcher we went to the Mirage to see Love.

    Tuesday we wanted to spend a bit of time on the Strip. Goals: Auto Museum, High Roller, and Bellagio Conservatory.

    We took the shuttle to Harrah’s and walked over to the Linq. The Linq had a podium outside selling High Roller tickets tix for $20 each, must use before 5pm, bought 3. Made our way to the High Roller. Enjoyed the ride, not crowded, would like to do it again but with open bar and closer to night fall.
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    Next we headed to Bellagio. The conservatory was packed, people everywhere, standing and taking pics. I lasted about 6 minutes. Too many folks standing around and not moving. Decided to Uber over to GC to try Ping Pang Pong.

    PPP was tasty. The staff was kinda standoffish, maybe a language barrier. It took us a while to figure out they come around and offer you food, if you accept they stamp your ticket. At first I thought the girl was bringing us someone else’s food. I had stir fried hog belly, our son had stir fried lamb, and Kim had stir fried rice with shrimp. We all enjoyed it.

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    We Ubered back to Sam’s Town.


    Wednesday we used the free shuttle to move to MSS. Once we got settled in, Kim and Tyson took the city bus to the Outlet Mall for some shopping.

    On Thursday we decided to finally go to the train tunnels at Hoover Dam.

    https://www.nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/hikerr.htm


    On the way we stopped at Gen Korean BBQ. On a previous trip a CW at MSS told me she loves eating there. http://genkoreanbbq.com/ It’s all you can eat, you order from a menu and cook the food yourself. We really enjoyed it.

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    When your grill gets dirty/burnt they change it out with a clean one.

    After lunch we made it to the tunnels. Cool to see.

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    Thursday evening we had pizza and wings from 777 brew pub in our room.

    Friday. Tyson and I dropped Kim off at the Outlet Mall and headed to the Pin Ball Hall of Fame.

    http://www.pinballmuseum.org/

    Friday evening we went to Second Street Grill at the Fremont Casino. Kim and I had the crab legs, love them. Tyson ordered the Rack of Lamb. We all enjoyed the meal. Kim had a comp from the MSS host and we paid the balance with points.

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    Saturday was going home day. We had a noon flight, so it gave us time to eat at the MSS Buffet. Then we Ubered to the airport.


    We rented a car from Advantage at MSS for two days (Thurs/Fri). The pick-up was easy but took about 20 minutes. The cars are located across the street in the big parking lot. While looking for the car a young Asian lady asked me for help getting their car started. It was keyless and pressing the brake pedal and start button wasn’t working. I got it the car and it worked for me. Turns out she was pressing the gas pedal instead of the brake. Should she be driving?

    One note on Advantage Car Rental, I had scheduled the car for a 5pm return. The lady at the desk told me not to worry about the return time and I could just drop the keys in the box if I didn’t get there before they closed.

    Gold card at Sam’s Town vs Silver card at MSS. I had a Gold card at Sam’s Town, the limit was $150, but didn’t seem to matter how many entrees we ordered. For example, we all ordered the breakfast special no problem and another time we all ordered an entrée for lunch. At MSS Kim had a Gold card but they would limit us to 2 entrees per meal. For example, we each ordered an entrée a the Cal, the card only covered two of them. The cashier was nice to only charge us for the cheapest one. Also, at the MSS buffet I had to pay for one of us. Not complaining, just interesting how the two properties handled the cards.

    Just to mention. The bartender at Stage Coach Bar ordered us some appetizers from TGIFriday and they delivered the food to the bar. Nice touch.

    Between eating and the other stuff we managed to play some VP.

    At Sam’s Town we did most of our coin in on $1 9/6 JoB on the floor. They have 8 machines upstairs close to the tournament area. In the evenings we played 8/5 BP at the Stage Coach Bar.

    Coin-in $41,450, ending down $34. 6x Multiplier active on both days (for the first 10k points) so we got 162,900 slot points

    At MSS most of our play was $1 9/6 JoB at Boar’s Head Bar. We did play some 25 cent 10 line 8/5 BP on the floor one morning.

    Coin-in $71,530, ending down $826.

    Add-in scratch offs,
    46 at $2
    3 at $3
    3 at $5

    Already looking forward to the next trip, taking my wife’s sister in early March (she hasn’t been to Vegas since 1996).
     

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  2. Joe

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    Nice report Ty. 71,000 is some serious coin-in. Is that over 6 day play?
     
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    That's Dec 28, 29, and 30 at MSS. 3 days of Kim and I playing mostly dollar JoB at Boar's Head.
     
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    We did 65,000+ on my card 12/23, 24, 25 & 26 but my wife only plays quarters. STP on 10 play DDB quarters racks up the coin-in, but damn, I have a love/hate relationship with that game. If I was smart and nobody ever said I was, i would stick to $ JOB. But I get bored.
     
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    Nice TR Ty. I had no idea about the Railroad Trail at the dam. We will have to check that out someday. Probably none of my business, but what did your son do while you and your wife were gambling? Just curious what a 20 yr old does by himself in Vegas.
     
    Maybe not this year. Looking forward to 2021!
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    I was kind of wondering that myself.
     
  7. Ty

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    Surfs the internet.
    Sleeps, probably 2 hours more than I do each day.
    Plays video games.
    Plays video games online with his college buddies, and Skypes with them while playing.
    Reads books. On the plane I noticed he was reading the 4th Game of Thrones book. He also took along one of his school books to next semester.

    We've offered for him to bring a friend but he turns that down. Which I'm glad about. When its just him I feel pretty sure he won't get in trouble. Two young adults would probably stir up some shit.

    I am looking forward to him turning 21 (April), I'm planning a May trip after the semester ends.
     
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    Wow! I would have thought he would be doing some exploring, especially downtown. He brought a text book with him? He sounds like a kid you can trust. Nice parenting Ty! :clap:
     
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    Really enjoyed your trip report. I didn't know about those tunnels either. Very cool.
     
  10. bubbakitty

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    Nice report. No eat for breakfast. I will make up for the three of you shortly. The gold card two people with three to serve with that amount of coin in; let son go,with gold carder. Go to bconnected desk to get one comp from play. No where near you in total but not a problem to ask; 2,3,4? Just one. Thanks. SAMs town a downgrade from last trip for you? Thanks again for reporting.
     
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    Your son is such a cutie!
    I have never heard of those tunnels before.
    Thanks for the report.
     
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    Thanks for the trip report! Enjoyed all the pics. Glad you all had a great time.

    Soon your son will be able to join you at the tables!
     
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    Good stuff! Sounds like a great family trip.

    Thanks for all the great pics. :beer:
     
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    Thanks for the report.

    I like the look of that Korean BBQ place. It's on the list for next trip.

    The tunnels are cool aren't they?
     
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    Awesome report and loved the pictures too. It looks like your losses were pretty mild considering you were there for 6 days so I'd call that a win. I really would like to get a silver or gold card one of these days. I don't know what the minimum play required is and we're low rollers...28k our last 3 day trip at MSS but we go approx 6 times a year. I always enjoy reading reports where you get to enjoy perks like the gold/silver card. Cool to know it's out there :)
     
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    Good looking family! Sounded like a great trip!
     
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    Fun trip for your family! Thanks for the report!
     
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    bubbakitty,
    This was the same offer as my September trip, but I had to email them and ask for it. Room, Gold Card, and 100FP. It no longer shows up with my online Boyd offers. The last day of June I arrived late in Vegas and only did 4k coin-in, maybe that caused a drop in my offers. It was my only gambling day in June.
     
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    Sorry Ty, was referring to information acquired as to pay tables being downgraded. Wasn't sure if we actually got it correct. Good report though.
     
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    Yep, Sam's Town has gone from dozens of 9/6 JoB machines to only 8. The numbers you gave me in November are accurate.
     
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