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Two Dozen Nights in Vegas: Down Town VP and beer.

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by wasilla, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. wasilla

    wasilla Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I'm flying tomorrow night from Anchorage to Vegas. It's getting colder and darker here, so I'm looking forward to the next few weeks.

    I like to stay in comped rooms and have to move a lot. I start at MSS, go to 4Q's, to the D, to Gold Coast, to Golden Gate, back to the D, back to 4Q's for an invitational promotion, onto DTG, and finishing at Freemont. It's been years since I've stayed at GC (or anywhere outside of Downtown) and am a first timer at DTG. Since my last TR, MSS dropped me to Casino rates starting November and El Co dropped my mailers in October. Fortunately, The D and GG have decided they like me more than ever, Boyd's Sapphire rates still include some free weekday nights, and DTG wants to make my acquaintance.

    I play a lot of VP and meticulously detail my playing sessions. This was a running joke in my first TR. You aren't going to see a Royal Flush picture and guess how well I must be doing. My jackpots have context, and you'll be able to see if I'm up or down and how I got there. On my May and June trip, I hit 7 Royals. This trip will probably be a bit more of a struggle.

    I also like to share about comps. It's common knowledge that gamblers can get free rooms, food and FP. I think it's less commonly understood that this is achievable playing games that the house doesn't have an edge on. I'm on a bit of a quest to find the best comped beer, especially D.T.

    Tuesday morning, I plan to be at BHB. I hear that they know carry Space Dust, so I'll probably be drinking more than usual. Time to pack.
     
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  2. GamblingGolfer

    GamblingGolfer High-Roller

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    Enjoy your trip. I enjoy following along.

    Btw, we'll be flying from Anchorage to Vancouver (via Seattle) in June. Are prices much the same all year? Do they ever go on sale?

    Thanks, GG.
     
  3. Pbtrav

    Pbtrav Low-Roller

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    Enjoy and best of luck to you!
     
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  4. wasilla

    wasilla Low-Roller

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    June is in high season. I fly to Vegas in May and have to pay around 30 to 50% more for my June return on Alaska. Low fare carriers often have substantially reduced no frills fares and sometimes airlines run seasonal routes which can be good deals. I've only been flying on Alaska for over a year and never went to Vancouver so I'm afraid I don't have anything specific to offer.
    June is usually a nice month. Last year we even had a heatwave. Nobody has aircon and the stores sold out their fans.
    Hope you enjoy your trip.
     
  5. Valgal

    Valgal Interesting and rude are not the same thing.

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    Good luck. wishing you 7 more Royals. I’m still chasing my first.
     
  6. RRust69

    RRust69 Low-Roller

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    Following along..
     
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  7. 3OfDiamonds

    3OfDiamonds Low-Roller

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    Wishing only the best of luck and the tastiest of beers for you - have fun :thumbsup::jester::beer:
     
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  8. rooster42000

    rooster42000 Patriots #1

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    Good Luck
     
  9. wasilla

    wasilla Low-Roller

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    Thanks. I'd be very happy continuing your luck and with your emoji collection.
     
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  10. GamblingGolfer

    GamblingGolfer High-Roller

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    Thanks. I've got the Alaska Companion fare (via credit card) and have been following the fares. We haven't decided on exactly which day we'll leave (should do soon, probably the 2nd). We're arriving in Seward via cruise ship on the 29th and spending 4 or 5 days in Anchorage and Denali.

    Have fun in Vegas!

    GG
     
  11. wasilla

    wasilla Low-Roller

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    A summer cruise up the inside passage is a world class trip. I moved up here out of college a really long time ago. I had saved up enough money to hitchhike to Seattle and buy a ticket on the Alaska State Ferry to Haines AK. It wasn't a cruise ship. I slept on deck, ate food I bought from port, drank wine from the bottle and fell in love with how spectacular everything was. Hope you are equally awed.
     
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  12. drac999

    drac999 High-Roller

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    Loved your last trip report! Following along this one. Good luck:love:
     
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  13. carolineno

    carolineno VIP Whale

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    Wow two dozen nights!? You long trip people are killin' it! And you are coming from a worse climate than my own, well deserved. Enjoy and win lots!
     
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  14. GamblingGolfer

    GamblingGolfer High-Roller

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    Thanks. We did a 7 day (return Vancouver) 10 years ago, but haven't been to Haines Glacier and northward before. Interestingly, I lived in Petersburg 60 years ago (summers while my father managed the fisheries). I was very young but have a few memory snippets.

    Good luck chasing that royal!

    GG
     
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  15. bull1029

    bull1029 High-Roller

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    Go get em!
     
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    Good luck! Following and looking forward to the details!
     
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  17. wasilla

    wasilla Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the well wishes.
    Carolineno, I retired last year so I have more time and less money than I used to. Can't imagine this combination leading to any problems.
    Drac, This TR will probably be similar to last year's with fewer Royal Flushes and hopefully more timely. I was always several days behind this summer.
    I still have 13.5 hours to take off. The flight from Anchorage is sold out except for a couple 1st class seats. I scored a 1st class upgrade from Seattle and I'll consider that my first win.
     
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  18. vegasvette

    vegasvette High-Roller

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    Best of luck to you and enjoy the break in weather.
     
  19. FABismonte

    FABismonte Tell my wife I am "about even."

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    Good luck. I love the detailed reports you put together. I learned a lot about downtown in your last one.
     
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    Have a great trip! I will be following along. :thumbsup:
     
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