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This is 40! - Bellagio and Cosmo March 6th-12th - Craps / VP / Slots

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by MacAttack, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. MacAttack

    MacAttack Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    So, this is 40. Not my 40th trip but my 40th birthday. This will be the 5th Trip report that I have written and will be Semi-Live (hopefully). My last trip in September was solo and I managed to write it live but that was because the VMB community was keeping me company on my first solo trip. Below are the links to my previous reports.


    https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/first-ever-solo-trip-craps-vp-slots-jerry-seinfeld-queen-bellagio-sept-6th-10th.154713/


    https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/aria-march-7th-12th-lots-of-vp-craps-eating-drinking-and-hopefully-some-royals-thrown-in.149413/


    https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/bellagio-23-sept-30sept-irish-30-something-couple-craps-vp-eating-14th-trip-1st-tr.135098/

    https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/the-mirage-2-bed-penthouse-3-nights-the-wynn-2-nights-bringing-a.140556/


    This time Mrs M will be joining me so there will be more food pics, and I imagine, slightly less gambling but still well over 6 hours a day! We are going for 6 nights. 4 nights in a Fountain View Room in the Bellagio with $325 Freeplay and $200 food (also no Resort Fees). And then onto the Cosmo for 2 nights (Mrs M has never been there before) – we have a Terrace Suite with Fountain View.


    We arrive Wednesday evening at 6pm, will Lyft to B and hopefully be down gambling by 8pm.


    The big 4-0 celebration is on Thursday 7th March. We have breakfast booked for Mon Ami Gabi, a table booked for cocktails in the Sky Bar in the Waldorf Astoria (formerly Mandarin Oriental), and dinner in Michael Mina.


    Friday night we have front row tickets for Carrot Top – a present from one of my team in work. We saw Carrot Top last March and loved the show so are looking forward to seeing him again.


    Saturday night we are booked into NoMad Restaurant for dinner, as we both want to try the famous Chicken stuffed with Foie Gras.


    Nothing else planned but we are considering Opium in the Cosmo for the Sunday night. We saw Absinthe years ago and loved it so thought we would give it a go. Have also never been to Frankie’s Tiki Room (which is always on the to-do list but never visited) and the Neon Museum (ditto).


    There will be lots of gambling. Craps is my favourite game in the casino, followed by VP, then slots. I have hit a few Royals over the years on quarter machines and hope to hit one on a $1 machine this time round. I only really became interested in slots over the past two years or so, but I love them now, so expect some Heidi, Lightning Link, Pinball and Top Dollar along the way – hopefully with big “Handpays” flashing across the screen.


    With Craps I usually play the Pass line with 3x odds (sometimes more) and Hardways bets at $1 dollars that will be parlayed (I had a $100 dollar Hard 6 hit in September). I tend to place the 6 & 8 and press them up. I typically put out a C/E for $5 too which I parlay once and then press – this visit I am planning on a Horn High Ace Deuce instead that I will press (I am addicted to ‘You can Bet on That” podcast and Dr Mike likes this bet so I am giving it a go). All Tall Small typically $2/$1/$2. I am going to place on the 4 & 10 and try and press them up on this trip too. (If you are not interested in Craps this is probably all mumbo jumbo but Craps fans will hopefully be interested).



    Anyway, flight is at 1030 tomorrow morning Dublin to JFK to Vegas. You can go through American Customs in Dublin which is great, the customs booths are all manned by American police officers – I think it is the only place in Europe that has this. Booked into an Airport Lounge for Champagne Breakfast (gotta start the vacation in style).
     
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  2. Kachow

    Kachow Low-Roller

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    Good luck, Happy Birthday, and hit em hard!
     
    Semi-annual anniversary trip
  3. PartTimeDegen

    PartTimeDegen Low-Roller

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    Looking forward to some updates on epic rolls and many hit parlayed hard ways. Good luck!
     
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  4. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot Low-Roller

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    Happy b day and good luck...Even though I can't even remember when I was 40 (sigh) ...so long ago.
     
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  5. mikeyvegas1

    mikeyvegas1 High-Roller

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    Sounds like a fun trip good luck.
     
    Sons 21st birthday trip
  6. Astribling

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    Wishing you lots of birthday luck!
     
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  7. drac999

    drac999 Low-Roller

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    Wonderful itinerary! Can't wait to follow along.:woohoo::woohoo:
     
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  8. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Have a lucky birthday trip and look forward to following along!
     
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  9. RedChip

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    Happy Birthday and Good luck!
     
  10. blackjacker2

    blackjacker2 Low-Roller

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    I'm looking forward to following along. good luck and happy birthday
     
  11. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Happy Birthday; looking forward to your trip report.
     
  12. Robdude

    Robdude Low-Roller

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    Happy 40th! I also am celebrating my 40th in Vegas later this month and look forward to following your TR.
     
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    More pool!
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  13. MacAttack

    MacAttack Low-Roller

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    In the lounge through american customs in dublin airport....35 euro a head for the lounge with free bar, buffet breakfast, newspapers etc. Great set up, worth the 35 euro. Sipping champagne and making more vegas plans....[​IMG]
     
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  14. indygragam87

    indygragam87 Tourist

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    Happy Birthday and good luck----celebrate my 50th in 2 weeks while in Vegas for March Madness
     
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  15. Scott Blair

    Scott Blair High-Roller

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    Looks like a good plan and happy birthday. I celebrated my 40th in Vegas a few years ago and hit 2 royals on my birthday. Hoping you have the same luck.
     
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  16. pebbles

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    Happy birthday for tomorrow. Have a great trip.
     
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    Have a fantastic trip!
     
    Dunno what trip this is or where we're staying 100% but WHOO HOO!!
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  18. Ezzy711

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    Happy birthday and happy winning! Hope the only hard part of the trip are all the hardways showing on the dice!
     
    Oops, I'm doing it again.
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    popcornoholic Low-Roller

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    Have a great trip and Happy Birthday! Hope to see lots of winning!
     
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    Have a great time!