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Two Weeks in Paradise - 9/5 - 9/18

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by eliza, Sep 4, 2021.

  1. eliza

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    First spin of the day. I’ll take it.

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    Did a quick bankroll count - up about $1,400. Put away what I came with in the safe. Don’t intend to do a ton of gambling today, but that way I’m guaranteed a break even trip gambling wise. I think I’m just going to bounce around town today and wander through some locals casinos. May even find a new (to me) place or two.
     
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  2. eliza

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    Brunch at Johnny C’s. Breakfast sandwich. This was a beast - I had to eat with a knife and fork. Nom nom.

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  3. eliza

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    Back to Blue Diamond for one last run. Didn’t connect on the 4 to a Royal draw. Finished down $140. Womp womp.

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  4. eliza

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    Pinball Hall of Fame. The new facility is giant. It was also way busier than I’ve ever seen it before - so good for them. Great way to kill and hour and $10.

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  5. eliza

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    A new to me casino. Oyo. I like it here. Not least of all because I won $170. The pool is small, but honestly I could see coming some time to hang out and have a drink at the pool bar.

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  6. Renaldow

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    Isn't the Oyo the place that used to be the Hooters Casino?
     
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  7. boxofbirds

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    Yup!
     
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  8. eliza

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    Holy shit. The Wynn treats it’s high rollers well. A friend is playing in the $1,000,000 slot tournament. And the set up is sweet. Food, martinis, music. I’ll never gamble enough to be here myself but it’s good to have friends in high places.

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  9. eliza

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  10. eliza

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    Longhorn. Tiny little casino - but packed tonight. Lost $20 playing bartop VP, but won $13 slotting. They’ve expanded their bar since last time I was here.

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  11. eliza

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    Arizona Charlie’s. Even on a little slot and VP play. They have some really great dining deals here. One of these trips I want to try my hand at playing Bingo.

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  12. Mr. Scripps

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    Pinball museum is awesome! Hopefully got to play a bunch of machines and enjoy, great write-up!
     
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  13. eliza

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    Boulder Station. Had live music in one of the bars. I lost $35 slotting around.

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  14. MikeOPensacola

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    Kind of curious for my next trip in re Pinball HOF. How much does it cost to play the old-school pinball games?

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  15. eliza

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    The vintage machines are mostly $.25. Newer games are $.50 - $1 depending on game. $10 goes a long way if you want to check out some of the vintage machines.
     
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    :poker:crossing my fingers for a last minute royal,
    and how in the world do you do so much every day?,
    enjoying this TR has been exhausting..:)
     
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  17. eliza

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    Met friend back over at Encore for a late dinner at the newly opened Casa Playa restaurant. Wanting to sample the new menu we ordered WAY too much. Most things were good to great. The cocktail list was a high point and we didn’t order dessert but the menu looked really good. I could see myself coming back some night to have a drink at the bar and dessert. The only downside to me was the excessively loud music. I could barely hear myself think and conversation was difficult even in close quarters. That might just be because I am significantly older and infinitely less hip than their target demographic.

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    Chips and salsas
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    Cucumber chili margarita
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    Vitamin Sea cocktail
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    Mushroom something or other (menu isn’t online yet). These were essentially mushroom and cheese quesadillas.
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    Queso fundito
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    Duck confit tamal
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    Sweet potato thingies
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    Branzino. This was excellent. Served with tortillas and accompaniments to make tacos. Nom.
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    Chicken enchiladas
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    Squash
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    I’m so full. I meant to play at Rampart today, but nope. Did a little bit of slotting around and then back to the room to wine down the trip. I’m mostly packed - I might get up early and have breakfast, but realistically I’ll probably sleep in a bit and then head straight to airport.
     
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  18. M0rtyC

    M0rtyC TBD

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    Great stuff Eliza; how about one more week? :beer:
     
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  19. mickyblueeyes

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    The guy serving the food needs to learn how to properly wear a mask! That spread looks fabulous though
     
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  20. UnicornTX

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    Thanks for sharing your great trip. Loved keeping up with it.
     
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