Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Breeze147, Jul 29, 2019.
I hate that you had such a bad trip - from start to finish - even the garden!
Ugh, sorry. I was hoping things would turn once you moved downtown. Ditto on the piercings, tats, and purple hair. My group must stick out as we are definitely in the minority.
Yeah...but did you give Free Bet a try????
Well, durnit. We were all rooting for you, too! I've certainly been-there, done-that so can commiserate. Hopefully the garden will come back.
Take your time and rethink how you do Vegas. Pace yourself. If you fly Southwest try to get a direct flight. Pay for the Early boarding if you can. Southwest’s flight are usually cheaper on the red-eyes and first AM- Southwest has a credit card where you can get 4 upgrades a year- the upgrade gets you boarded before the A-list. There is a cost of $149 so it would be cheaper to pay early boarding if you only fly once or twice a year. Consider a different airlines and tweak your gambling budget some. November and December are nicer months and usually cheaper with exception of the Holidays. This trip my Husband and I are taking only $600 a piece for gambling for 4 days. Plan a trip around one of your VMB buddies- you know you have a bunch on here. Go to some of the other casinos - Ellis Island- Casino Royale etc. get more bang for the buck.
You can shake it off. Take a break- do something else if you need to.
No, once I delved into the rules, I found out about the 22 push. That's bullshit. It ain't Blackjack.
Plus, a female Craps dealer told me it's a sucker game.
Oh, BTW, they do indeed make you play the bonus at 4 Queens. I disputed that, but I was wrong. While at that table, there was this huge dude from Texas, cowboy hat and all, who split and re-split 10's every time and won about 80% of the time. He wanted everyone at the table to do it, even offered to pay for it. I declined.
Yikes! We all knew that you were taking a beating on the gambling front, and the traffic, delays, crowds, and shitty gaming rules didn't help either. Totally understand.
Thank you for sharing your trip with us, maybe a break is in order here. Hell, I'm taking a break, even though I didn't do too bad last trip. I just don't feel it lately so I just said screw this I don't wanna go.
Your experiences on your trip echoed what I went through on my last trip. Pair that with how Boyd Gaming has been messing with us on the players program and I told myself take a break.
Thanks, I could feel everyone rooting. A constant river of double down and split pairs opportunities followed by Aces or Deuces. Constant. All week long. I started asking if I could make a side bet that I would lose doubling opportunities. I refused to do a second buy-in and that may have been the problem, because I always used to say, "the second hundo is the lucky one." I backed off of that. That could have been my error. But I had marathon sessions, some 4 to 5 hours long off the same buy-in and did enjoy the parade of characters and the Coors Lights. But I made no money off of any of that.
In Craps, I did hit one heater at GN and walked away $200 up, my only win of the week. That was a fun table. Then some dude comes up and gets several thousand in chips, some of which were brown with no denomination on them and starts playing the table max on the dark side. He cooled everything off, so I left. Plus, he thought he was some sort of fucking comedian.
Lost the bulk of my money on Deuces Wild VP. It's stuck in my head that 10 years ago I won on 4 Deuces for a thousand. I've never come close again. This was where I made my most egregious error of the week. I had 3 Deuces and wanted to hold them, since I had 4 of a kind no matter what. For some unknown reason, I hit Deal, without holding anything. I couldn't believe it.
The flight back and the long drive that follows always puts me in a bad mood, but this time it just crawled under my skin like a herd of maggots.
On the trip out, a woman of maybe 40, uses the wheel chair and handicap boarding. Once on the plane, she was in Row 1 and dancing, bouncing and laughing like Disco Dolly. Once we pulled up to the terminal at McCarran, she suddenly developed a crippling infirmity again and rode out on a wheel chair.
I'm going to have to go back to getting a window seat, even if it means paying the $25 Early Bird. Without it, I never was deeper than Row 5, but I am positive now that I have to be on the window. This shades down thing is total bullshit. Doesn't anyone get off on the sheer magnificence and beauty of the sky, the very act of flying and checking out the ground to see our progress anymore? I'll just climb over their asses to pee every two hours. I didn't get to see the mountains and the desert, Lake Mead, any of that, not to mention the Grand Canyon flyover. Chrissakes, I remember when a gentleman wore a sports coat on flights and ladies were nicely dressed. It is nothing more than a flying Greyhound bus.
Twice I was passed over for room service and I had been leaving 5 bucks out. I'll just let that statement hang there.
The shower in GN was very slippery. I almost lost it twice. No anti-skid appliques.
I did have the usual fun interacting with the characters, good and bad. What the hell, I met Walter White, Heisenberg himself! The usual banter with other gamblers.
I'm sorry to @BobLasVegas for turning down your invitation to meet up. I was just in a daze at that moment and I was leaving the next day, so I'm sorry, I usually am good about that stuff.
Saw the sights, got drunk, got high, so if I do go again (which everyone knows I will) it won't be in the summer. I think maybe the last week in September, 2020, an NFL weekend might be the best.
Why not December 2019? Everyone is in a festive mood, the decorations are beautiful, and you still have football, the rodeo/love the gals in stirrups, cool temps, and best of all...Vegas. It's our favorite month in Vegas for the listed reasons, plus the hotels are generous with comps, flights are cheap, and discounts abound. We also book a show/event a night/cheaper than throwing the dice, and consider our gambling budget lost when we board at BWI...we book the first direct flight out with early bird seating/we must sit together/married degens unite.....drink service on the clock at takeoff. I enjoyed your trip report and I hope you enjoy the Maryland summer...raining in Ijamsville MD., as I sign off. PS...boar beatles just took out our 20+ year old pine. I understand your garden concern. Cheers.
Yes, all of us need to set limits and keep to them. If you're ever getting bummed out by a losing session, STOP! Do something else for a while. There's sooooo much to do that does not involve gaming.
@Breeze147 when you say passed over for room service? Are you talking about housekeeping? You wanted housekeeping and never got it, twice?
I'm guessing the suggestions to take a ''direct'' flight mean to take a ''nonstop'' flight. If I remember correctly, Breeze stated that the very, very early flight IS a nonstop but---like me---he didn't want to head to his home airport at 4AM. Thanks for sharing, Breeze. Pauly Walnuts was/is one of my all time favorite TV characters.
Sorry you had a rotten trip, Breeze. Take a break, reassess. I agree that it's too hot in summer. After my July trip, I'm pretty sure I should try to avoid doing another trip in those high temps. The PNW girl in me just can't handle that kind of heat and I like to wander around. I never did get downtown.
Great report, Breeze and sorry about the gambling. FWIW, I had a similar experience in March--in four days, I couldn’t get a solid BJ session going to save my life and I swear the splits/double downs went to the dealer 4 out of 5 times. Now that the tables had their way with me in March, I’m going to get back in the saddle again in October and plan for a better outcome.
So were you a gentleman? Did you wear a sport coat this time?
Sucks you didn't have a winning trip...but at least you were in our favorite city right? Try to find a positive spin instead of being so negative. Your life could be way worse man...
So sorry you had a bad trip. Hope the next one is better.
Thanks for the advice. No, I didn’t wear a sports coat, don’t even own one anymore. I didn’t wear what I wore to bed the night before, either. I don’t like being told about positive spins and negativity, either.
I already stated I don’t expect to win but I don’t expect to get thrashed, either, when I know damn right well I did everything right.
Thanks. Not taking the direct out of BWI like I always do was the mistake I will never make again. I will never again book a flight that goes through Chicago/Midway.
As far as shows, I’m Cirqued out. I could have seen Jim Jeffries at The Mirage. This month I could have seen Collective Soul, one of favorite bands, for free on Fremont. If I waited until September, I could have seen Aerosmith at Caesars. Timing is everything. I wanted to use my 3 half off nights (no such thing as a comp) before they expired, even though I could have had 2 in August.
Sometimes, the planets just don’t align.
My last trip to Las Vegas was last December and I concluded that being able to kill time watching Sunday football, Monday Night football, and going to see the Caps-VGK game on Tuesday night really made the trip for me. Going out there just to gamble and not having any other ways to kill time just doesn't cut it anymore.
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