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TR—6/25-7/3 Mirage, Cromwell & poker

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by KKB, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. KKB

    KKB VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

    Sitting in Eppley airport milking my double Tito’s & soda (hey, $8 for single, $12 for a double ...who am I to pass up a bargain..,,) watching the enormous TSA line crawl along... finished packing about 45 min prior to intended departure from home & DH was ready to go. OK—you KNOW that just means we will drink more at the airport...AND we have FOUR SWA drink coupons each for this 2.5-3 hr direct flight....
    LETS GET THIS PARTY STARTED!!!
    Ok typing this on my iPad is DRIVING ME CRAZY...and didn’t bring my laptop...
    DH & I have 75+ trips in last 25 yrs (I quit counting at 75...)—2-4/yr. We were married there 24 yrs ago & plan to retire there in 5 yrs. We love the Strip. Poker & video poker are our main games (DH throws in some sports bets too). We used to do short trips when kids were little but now wee prefer 2 long trips & maybe a quick weekend or 2.
    I MAY try to do a live report...but I will be much more thorough if I have an actual keyboard:
    Had $270 RT for both (companion pass) but 10 days ago got a bug up my rear to go a day early...$400 RT 10days out? SOLD
    OK...1 nt Mirage via MyVegas then 7 nts at Cromwell, comped—$220 for 7 nts. Our first stay there; can’t wait.
    Original plan was to play in womens WSOP, but $1K for 5K chips? No thx. Considering their sit n gos; daily $150-250 tourneys; possibly ladies tourney at Orleans Fri-Sat.
    1st night is usual a PARTY...will touch base tomorrow.
    VIVA LAS VEGAS!!
     
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  2. Astribling

    Astribling Low-Roller

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    Still almost 3 months until my trip, so I will be following along to feed my addiction! Have an awesome trip and much luck!

    Question -- I see people post about SWA drink coupons. How do you get those!??!
     
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    Shoot me a message when you’re in!
     
  4. aggie182

    aggie182 Off Key and Out of Tune

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    Wife and I are roaming around tonight drinking and playing as we go.
     
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  5. Richard Alpert

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    Agreed! :beer:
    Have a great time!

    RICHARD
     
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    Can't wait to see some updates!
     
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    Have a great trip!
     
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    Onmyown32 Low-Roller

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    Watching for updates to see how you like or hate the Cromwell.... we can get it comped for part of our trip next month and we’ve never been
     
  9. LuckyDuckyDan

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    What now? 25/50 blinds? That's ridiculous.
     
  10. pd54

    pd54 Low-Roller

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    Please take plenty of photos at the mirage and let us know how you find it.
     
  11. jhair

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    If you want to see some video of the Mirage here are some suggestions for you to google.

    Vegasinfonl, Living in Las Vegas, and also look up trip reports from a VMB'er Fligster. These are my go to u-tube videos when I need a Mirage fix.
     
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  12. KKB

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    Bought em off eBay! (Also SWA sends us 4 a year for having. SWA credit card)
     
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  13. KKB

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    Ok, we had WAY too much fun last night...ended up being wheeled in wheelchair by casino staff to bed....I’ll let that soak in a little before a full report....
    4 hours of sleep & a 10pm show tonight...gonna take a nap & touch base with ya’ll later ;-)
     
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  14. GamblingGolfer

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    :eek:

    GG
     
  15. kleland

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    Sounds like the start to a great Vegas vacation!
     
  16. KKB

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    Ok...so we hit the ground running Monday night (and ended it quite literally that way as well!)

    Checked in at Mirage—just 1 night, no need to unpack. Accessible room (OMG as I type this I’m giggling at the irony...) makes for a more spacious bathroom than standard rooms.

    Belly up to Catalyst Bar at LINQ, a fab. I’m JUST whining about how cold the machines are, when....BAM
     

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  17. KKB

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    WOO HOO THANK YOU POKER GODS! Hit a straight flush for another hundo soon after. OMG you thought we were drinking before? HA—NOW the party has started!

    Played 10pm poker tourney at Mirage, only 1 table. Inebriated me & annoying lady not a good combo. Bad play on my part, but DH chopped for 2nd (annoying lady playing horrid wins by landslide—BOOOOOO!) DH won enough to about cover our 2 entries so no biggie.

    Texas Hold ‘Em Bonus table at Linq & we are ON FIRE....we each buy in for $100 and...
     

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    WOO HOO!!!! 3am time for bed...walking back to Mirage my shoe catches on carpet, comes off & I fall. OH. MY. GOD. Security RUSHES to me (seriously like 5 people in 10 seconds!) DH & I assure them this is NO big deal...but NO NO NO , they will NOT allow me to even GET UP until they get a wheelchair...and wheel me to our room. SERIOUSLY??!! No worries we’ve been giggling about it ever since!!!
     
  19. KKB

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    Ok about to play poker...new teaser...
    Last night another first...almost got into fight with a young punk...oh I was HOT!!
     
  20. acccrow

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    What's the irony? The drunken wheelchair shenanigans?