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TXactuarial PHo/Luxor 11/3-9

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by TXactuarial, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. JasonK

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    nice cocktail selections.... you'll need strong ones tonight while watching the Cowboys
     
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  2. TXactuarial

    TXactuarial High-Roller

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    Dstp hit[​IMG]
     
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  3. TXactuarial

    TXactuarial High-Roller

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    Played the silver strike. 3rd spin got a $10 token.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  4. TXactuarial

    TXactuarial High-Roller

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    Stopped by the D and showed em I flew southwest yesterday. $50 freeplay. Got my ass handed to me on blackjack but recouped everything on UTH
     
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  5. miss_sonja

    miss_sonja High-Roller

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    Nice! Love that early am shot of Cosmo!
     
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  6. TXactuarial

    TXactuarial High-Roller

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    Momofuku might have jumped up to #1 on my list. I sat at the chef's counter in front of holy hand grenades of various bitters. Told the bartender I like a Manhattan, but make it funky. 100% delivered. Made a red hook, extra vermouth, which tasted like an herbal cherrier Manhattan. Followed it up with Tim Tam and pork belly buns. The buns are the top 3 foods I've ever had. Its unbelievably pillowy to the touch, and the pork just melts in your mouth.

    Also hit up the westgate sportsbook to watch the cowboys beat up on the giants![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  7. drfishalot

    drfishalot Low-Roller

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    Momofuku looks great, Eagerly awaiting assessment of westgate
     
  8. bshowell

    bshowell VIP Whale

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    Looking like a fabulous trip so far. I need pork buns now.
     
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  9. Cal123

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    Following along for the rest. I wish people would stop going to momofuku when there isnt one within a thousand miles of me.

    Pretty insensitive if you ask me :rolleyes:
     
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  10. TXactuarial

    TXactuarial High-Roller

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    Checked out of PHo. Dropped bags at luxor bell desk and walked to the Mandalay convention. And kept walking, and walking, and oh my god how big is this place. I'm not exaggerating when I say I walked a mile to conference checkin.

    3 hours to kill til the first presentation.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  11. TXactuarial

    TXactuarial High-Roller

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    Damn conference getting in the way of my enjoyment. Work friend got in yesterday who drinks but doesn't gamble. Oh he gambles now. I showed him the secrets of VP and comp drinks. 5 min in I hit 4 deuces. He loses 30, I make 290.

    Uber to cosmo. Sit down at the sportsbook bar. He starts to go on a tear. Keep in mind he's playing on my dime. He nudges me to show me he's dealt 6666 in deuces wild. 20 credits with a chance at 75. He smashes DRAW to my horror as I realize he had not held anything. Could have been worse![​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  12. NCAAHoops

    NCAAHoops High-Roller

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    Sounds like your work mate's middle name is Keno. Dink up!!!!
     
  13. TXactuarial

    TXactuarial High-Roller

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    Went to Cromwell last night and ordered a boulevardier at the VP bar. They went all out, full mixing glass, stirred 30 seconds, poured over a huge ice cube. Liked it so much I forgot my slot ticket at the bar . Isnt the first time and wont be the last!
     
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    Oh noooo!

    Sounding like a fun trip. Love the cocktail and VP pics.
     
  15. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Which bar you hit this Deuces at? If it's MB, looks like I'm way overdue for a bartop update. :( Deuces USED to be their best game. Not anymore if that's the paytable! (94.82%)
     
  16. TXactuarial

    TXactuarial High-Roller

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    That one was Luxor
     
  17. TXactuarial

    TXactuarial High-Roller

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    Conference ended yesterday afternoon. Traveled around the strip and wound up at Cosmo. My coworker tried a verbena and hated it. I've told probably a dozen people about that drink and he's the first one to actually hate it.

    So we go to the sports bar and I meet this guy from MN. He sees me playing deuces and introdeuces me to deuces double bonus. My life changes.

    We started a game among the 3 of us. Any 4OAK or better we all take a sip our drinks. I up the speed on my machine to the max and start churning through 30 hands a minute.I hit 2 premium and 2 nonpremium five of a kinds, aka 5OAK, aka Foooooak, aka John Quintsy Adams, in 5 minutes. I was up about 300, coworker is up a bit, and my new friend is up. We are taking sips of our drinks every minute.



    The plan was to go downtown after that, but unfortunately coworker did not have a high alcohol tolerance. He started handing me his drink tickets. Finally got 4 tickets and decided to get a pour of blue label. I didnt really appreciate the flavor, and couldn't differentiate it from lesser scotches. Glad I tried it.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  18. zignerlv

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    Did they really not update the giveaway screen? Or is that an older pic? "Memorial Day Hot Seat Giveaway"?
     
  19. TXactuarial

    TXactuarial High-Roller

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    That's from my trip in May
     
  20. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Double Bonus Deuces Wild is technically a better game at Cosmo too (97.68%).

    If you're sitting at a Superstar Unit it's also available on Spin Poker for nickels. I hit this last trip.

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    But since 5 Aces is worth so much, keep in mind that holding a lone Ace with at least one deuce is actually a correct hold.