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Vegas Trip with the Boys (Feb 8 to Feb 12) - Excalibur

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Beavertail, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Beavertail

    Beavertail Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Hello gents and ladies, I decided to do another trip report. My first trip report was about a year ago with my girlfriend. It involved some fun timeshares, shows, etc. It can be found here:

    https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/low-roller-trip-w-the-gf-feb-8th-feb-14-4-queens-signature-mgm-live.159091/

    This trip will be a little different as it is with the boys. I'm in a nerdy fantasy keeper hockey pool that I have been in for about 15 years. I'm the only one who lives in Ottawa, a bunch of them live in Detroit, New York City, and Toronto. It's a lot more fun to all get together in Vegas. We have all been to Vegas before, but it was quite a while back, so it's nice to finally all get together again.

    I'm leaving today, and staying at the Excalibur. I got it free with my MLife card. The plan so far is some poker tournaments, limit hold em, downtown coupon run, and some other things. Nothing too exciting, lol, so don't get too excited about this trip report. Everyone is staying at the Excalibur, except one of the guys, he's staying at the MGM.
     
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  2. Beavertail

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    8E70FB6E-05ED-4C8D-8007-992C25E057ED.jpeg Here’s a picture of our two cats, Tinder and Matcha. They’re pumped they get more of the bed to sleep in while I’m gone.
     
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  3. Beavertail

    Beavertail Low-Roller

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    9E232C64-6791-4879-A8D9-138C176DE3A8.jpeg My amazing girlfriend drove me to the airport so I didn’t need to take a Lyft. We stopped for some pho near the Ottawa airport. She’s the best. Pre game meal!
     
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  4. Beavertail

    Beavertail Low-Roller

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    A80054C4-EDAE-48BA-A174-921ECE54CA2C.jpeg Now sitting in the Ottawa airport with my Timmies and waiting for the flight to Toronto. Only about a 40 minute flight. Then heading off to Vegas on a five hour flight. So stoked!
     
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  5. smbrake

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    Have fun! And the kitties just look so sad that you are leaving :p
     
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  6. Beavertail

    Beavertail Low-Roller

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    01A2D903-0883-4A87-A005-C40100B45414.png The dream is still alive. For the five hour flight from Toronto to Vegas, nobody has the middle seat in my row. It would be sweet. I currently have the window.
     
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  7. LBTRS

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    Have fun and good luck.
     
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  8. jay2vegas

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    Watching along as another Ottawa-based, fantasy keeper hockey league nerd here. Betting you’ll have a chance to have some drunken trade discussions/GM meetings.
     
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  9. Beavertail

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    280859EE-1AAB-477E-89BD-F932E9FDCC54.jpeg Sweet view of the wing!
     
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  10. Beavertail

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    That’s wicked. We usually do a live draft in Toronto every year. A famous poker player is actually in the pool, Daniel Negreanu. He tweets about the pool or talks about on his Instagram sometimes.
     
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    Whoa, that’s awesome! I had heard he was a huge hockey fan. We usually do ours with a mix of in-person at a bar in Ottawa, with the others drafting along with us on a google sheet.
     
  12. Beavertail

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    Thats wicked. I’m in like a million keeper pools. One of mine, we do it at the Prescott every year.
     
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    Haha got a seat with nobody beside me from the flight to Toronto. Just a 40 min flight. I had a seat with this older lady, and her husband was separated with his own seat and nobody beside him, I asked he wanted to switch seats so he could sit beside his wife. He said not really haha, but his wife made him switch. So happy!
     
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  14. jay2vegas

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    I narrowed mine down to one hockey and one baseball after being in a bunch over the years. We usually do ours at the Senate in the market.
     
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    Have a great trip. Good luck!
     
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    In that case, I feel like I know all about your pool from the DAT Poker Podcast.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    5C88EF1E-B5C2-4E7D-80B2-EA96C6BD1B7E.jpeg Got a sweet spot! Power cord and can order food and stuff
     
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