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Ten Days Of Degeneracy — A Live TR

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by diplomatic, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. diplomatic

    diplomatic Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    For a whole host of personal reasons (deployment overseas, impending birth of first child, etc) this will almost certainly be my last trip to Vegas for several years. With my wife’s blessing, I have decided to get it all out of my system with 10 (ten) full days.

    I did a semi-live trip report earlier this year (https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/almost-live-trip-report-2-3-8.148581/) and wanted to follow up with another now that I semi-know what I’m doing. I’ve been conscientiously studying the works of my VMB hero @tdhoier to prepare. And while I’m too old/married/routinely-drug-tested to fully replicate his level of debauchery, I’ll try to make this as interesting as possible. If nothing else, there will be pictures.
     
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  2. diplomatic

    diplomatic Low-Roller

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    Unlike last time, I’m leaving from America, so it should be a short, civilized process to get to Las Vegas. The Wingtips Lounge (Priority Pass) in terminal 4 at JFK is delightful. Self-serve booze and breakfast.

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    Flying the Saturday after Thanksgiving is a pleasure. It’s deserted here, or at least as deserted as JFK gets.
     
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  3. diplomatic

    diplomatic Low-Roller

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    Picks for today’s games that I’ll miss during the flight are in. Now nothing to do but sit back and enjoy the friendly skies. See you in a few hours in Vegas.

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  4. diplomatic

    diplomatic Low-Roller

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    Probably the last fruit I’ll eat for a while. Not the last whiskey.

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  5. VPDeuces

    VPDeuces Low-Roller

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    Ten days!! Looking forward to following along. Sending you good gambling wishes.
     
  6. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Have fun. Eat more fruit :goofy:
     
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  7. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot Tourist

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    Have fun...win big. Pass your test when you get back.
     
  8. spicole

    spicole No shirt, no shoes... NO DICE!

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    Good luck! I like the GT and sUCkLA picks. I'd even consider a money line bet on the Bruins.
     
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    Following along and rooting for you. I will be joining you and doing a TR myself as of Wednesday! Funny about the fruit. I do the same thing the day before and the day of Vegas. I go out of my way to put fruits and veggies in my body because once I land it's mostly beer, meat, and starches for the duration.
     
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  10. Netta

    Netta Tourist

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    10days now that is a swan song. Can’t wait. Following along.
     
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    blkshirt Low-Roller

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    Enjoy the trip. I don’t know what I’d do if my wife gave me a hall pass to Vegas for 10 days with no kids!!!!
     
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    Wishing you lots of fun and big wins!
     
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    Looking forward to it! Wishing you a big Vegas send-off with lots of handpays!
     
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    Looking forward to following along on your adventures.
     
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    DiamondD Low-Roller

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    Sending you good luck!
     
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  16. diplomatic

    diplomatic Low-Roller

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    Arrived at Mandalay Bay where I’m staying for the first night. I booked through the Luxury Hotels program with my Chase Saphire Reserve (I highly recommend if you’re in the market for a credit card) and got an upgrade.

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    Not a bad view.

    The reservation came with early check in and late checkout, $100 resort credit and $50 breakfast credit. The room only cost $95. I feel like a winner already.

    I got checked in and ran to the sports book to get my bets in for the afternoon games.

    Then I realized that I haven’t eaten anything but that fruit and some pretzels, so I went in search of a place to blow some resort credits. I settled on Red Square, which has always intrigued me.

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    The pierogis were $8 for happy hour and fine. The martini was more expensive and better.
     
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  17. Sparky4

    Sparky4 Low-Roller

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    Following along! I get there Friday.
     
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    cvkelz Extremely Low Roller- like, I barely roll at all.

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    Can't wait to see more updates!! Good luck!!!
     
  19. diplomatic

    diplomatic Low-Roller

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    Stopped back up at the room. I go to bed early anyway, so with the time change I’m dragging, but I’m a big boy and gonna rally. (A little).

    Interesting note: the Ceasars Total Rewards app knew the second I landed in Vegas and started sending me recommendations and offers. I’m checked into a room at an MGM property and their app doesn’t even acknowledge my existence.

    Also, I’ve made a not-insignificant amount of sports/horse wagers already at the Sportsbook here, but MgM properties won’t swipe your card, so as far as they know I haven’t gambled at all. That’s annoying. Luckily, I won’t be back any time soon, so I’m not sweating my future comps too much.

    Let’s go Cavs, Wizards, and A&M!

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    diplomatic Low-Roller

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    That’s a heavy pour on the vodka. I owe Travel Fanboy (formerly Vegas Fanboy) for the recommendation of the Luxury hotels program and of Skyfall. If you don’t know his podcast, I recommend it.
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    This is a good view. It’s not 26 degrees outside. My bets are all winning (except for the Clemson/SC under, which is a disaster.) Life is good.
     
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