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Vegas Trip #43

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by andyg99, May 29, 2021.

  1. andyg99

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    It was like spotting a white tiger in the wild but I guess they still exist. $5 normal craps table at Luxor right now. Made a quick $200!
     
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    What time of day?
     
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    5:30AM yesterday
     
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    So just doing the usual, like I said before: gamble, pool, eat, drink, sleep, repeat. Not a huge VP player so I’ve been more than happy with those premium quads! Most were at the lobby bar in Excalibur.

    A few hits on slots in the 150-250 range but nothing huge. Probably down 1200-1500 but that doesn’t matter, to me it’s about the fun, anything else is gravy. This trip is just what I needed. Is Vegas back to normal? No, IMO - I’ll give my thoughts on that when a wrap this up when I get home

    Last full day today - man these trips go quick!
     
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    I am at the age where that's too early to get up and too late to stay up...but thanks for the info tho!
     
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    I'm willing to do that for fishing, especially on a hot Florida day but it is out of the question when it comes to gambling.
     
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    Back in the day I might be still out and about at 5:30AM from the previous night, these days I’m up about 4 or 5 even on vacation. In fact I enjoy the Vegas mornings since I don’t try to out drink the entire strip anymore! That’s for the 40 and under crowd.... early morning gambling and runs on the strip before sunrise are highlights of each vacation these days
     
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    i may give this a go, first day there from the east coast i am often up before dawn
     
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    checked out Friday morning - got home yesterday around noon. Another awesome trip in the bag! Gambled a lot (for me) - pretty close to my all time high from September. Lost just under 2k - so for the amount I gambled for parts of 6 days it was worth every penny lost. Best hits were my VP premiums (post earlier here). Connection in the casinos was bad and some of my pics didn't download, don't think it was operator error, I was tipsy at best!

    This following is based mostly on what I saw at Luxor and the south part of the strip. There was some semblance of pre-COVID Vegas. 80-90% were mask-less. If you are bothered by that then Vegas is not for you right now. Talking to staff they say some people complain that the Casinos should ask for proof of vaccination - not gonna happen. Some things are different and it's possible these changes could be permanent. Sat down at the Play Bar in Luxor on Monday - right before 7PM. The bartender said I can play but the bar is closing down at 7. This was a place that no matter how dead the Casino was I could always plop my self there and have a drink and a few hands of VP. When I used to stay up to the wee hours in the morning I remember getting beers from this place... that kind of kills the 24/7 vibe a bit for me. Even the food court had places closing around 8-9PM most nights - pretty much 11 was the cut off, even later some weekends. Walk ways from Luxor to Excalibur were down 90% of the time - only the middle set were working parts of maybe 2 days. I'd say in the past these are operational 75% of the time, with the larger inclined ones that go directly into Luxor working pretty much all the time. Paid parking went back into effect on 6/1 also for those who haven't made MGM Pearl yet.

    The crowds are a bit different - staff has told me even when they're busy on weekends lot's of cheap tippers and rude people who think they should be getting a champagne bottle comped at the machine they are betting a quarter on (one of a few examples I was told). A few smoked weed out in the open and one guy was strolling through the casino after lighting up - didn't see if security did anything. I don't care if it's legal but we all know you can't smoke it in the hotels - these folks don't give a shit or they're just ignorant assholes. Saw one scuffle near the escalators into NYNY - a group of 3 guys against a group of 2 guys and a girl - pushing and cursing with a 90 pound security guard standing to the side and apparently waiting for help. They were also threatening the look-e-loos: "what the f are you looking at? I'll f you up", so apparently they were wanting to fight a battle on several fronts. Vegas was always about folks acting stupid, myself included but this stuff is a bit different - most happy Vegas drunks are not looking to bother others - if they do engage others it's to get them to join in with their happy drunkedness...

    if stuff like this escalates it's probably the only thing that could ever stop me from going to Vegas. I don't usually post negative stuff and make no mistake the trip was still great but I think it's important to point this stuff out for those inquiring minds... Next trip scheduled is December, most likely will fit another one in before that... later...
     
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    BTW - the MLife VIP check-in line moved from when I was in Vegas back in September - it's no longer located to the immediate left, it's somewhere near the middle of the check-in desk. There was a moderate line at check-in, I didn't see the VIP check-in at first so I decided to get in line with the little people (I'm just joking folks!)... then I just happened to see the sign for VIP check-in, it was located in a weird spot that is blocked by the crowd in line - anyway I got on the right line and was check-in 5 minutes later at about 12:30. So if you don't see the VIP line look closer near the middle of the front desk - it's there.

    also - I had the two bedroom suite booked, premium suite with King connector. When I checked in I told the gal that I only needed the suite (brother-in-law was originally going to join me). She said something which I took as her understanding what I meant, still hard to hear people when they wear a mask. Anyway I got to the room and noticed I had 3 other keys in the envelope, I still had the connector - so I just enjoyed a huge ass 2 bedroom suite for the week....
     
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    Thanks for the detailed report! I'll program special coordinates into the rocket's main console owing to the circumstances discussed.

    Several months ago, some thought that that riffraff element you mention has always been there, but was "covered up" by ordinary tourism and conventioneer crowds. Now it seems many of the C19 restrictions are going away and people are exploding onto the scene all at once. Not only does everyone have cabin fever, but people are squashed together like cattle and its meat on the runners. This likely explains what happened on the plane at LAX recently. People just aren't thinking...
     
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    I have to agree with you 100 percent. Who wants to see this type of behavior, smell weed all over the place, and having to deal with rude people? I can get that right here in Brooklyn. If I am going to fly to Vegas over 5 hours on a plane, I want to relax and enjoy myself. Gamble? I can do that right here in Atlantic City, a 2 hour drive away. Casinos are everywhere now. No reason to fly to Vegas to deal with that crap. Yes, the hotels are nice, but I have seen them a 100 times over already.
     
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    This was similar to the behavior last year (with less shootings) when the casinos reopened after being shut down and either the casinos figured out a way to handle it or it just sort of calmed down on it's own. I think people are still amped about being able to go somewhere and have a lot of pent up energy and aggression that will naturally go away. Last year it was blamed on the California people 'escaping' to Vegas while CA was still under strict lockdowns. I have to assume the issues now will be with people from the rest of the country finally getting out to a more 'open' Vegas.
     
    I hope things are normal by then
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    Maybe you're right. Let's see how it is going forward,because if this continues, I can see many people avoiding flying all the way to Vegas, and will spend their money elsewhere.