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VegasBJ and shifter: Golf Tourney, Mansion and one epic comeback

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by shifter, Apr 23, 2012.

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  1. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    We stick with the higher end places and they can always do something. They just tweak the dishes or swap some out if we're doing a tasting menu. But it's a real bitch sometimes to find a quick snack somewhere.
     
  2. weluvvegas

    weluvvegas Casino Countess

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    Wow what an incredible come back, I could literally feel your relief when you talked about ripping up your markers! Glad you didn't go home in the hole :)
     
  3. BLNT

    BLNT High-Roller

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    Fortunately I have not made myself sick. It's never fun to lose, but if it's money you came to play with -- it shouldn't come as a surprise!
     
  4. wigwam_salesman

    wigwam_salesman VIP Whale

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    What do people spend express comps on? Everyone on here seems to talk about them going up and not down. I don't understand why you'd want to accumulate as many as possible.
     
  5. natedog666

    natedog666 17 and 20 Expert

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    I hate giving it back when you've been on a heater that's for sure! That's why during Baccarat I usually have a rule where if you lose a certain number of hands in a roll, or a clear 3-1 or 2-1 losers vs. winners, you should take a break....but I know it is SOOO hard.

    The Mansion at MGM is great, especially the pool, there's nobody there! Although one complaint I have is that they totally overcharge you in the restaurant and spa in there....

    I will be at Bellagio and MGM this weekend, so looking forward to reading about how the vibe is at the MGM this time....

    Great report so far!
     
  6. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Yeah the prices are absurd. $16 for a glass of OJ or $30 for a Mimosa, etc. But yet we still managed to keep f&b comps exceptionally low this trip somehow. Not really sure how that all worked out. But I love a trip where everything is picked up, I get to keep all my ECs and pick up cash for airfare after all of that. Can't beat it!
     
  7. natedog666

    natedog666 17 and 20 Expert

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    OMG, I'm drooling at the shoes you hit! Great Comeback!!!
     
  8. BLNT

    BLNT High-Roller

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    I've never stepped foot in the place, but high prices for dining and spa services don't come as a surprise to me... not when you are in those digs!! Are we talking like $25 for a baked potato or other sides?
     
  9. BLNT

    BLNT High-Roller

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    Something tells me it wasn't tang...
     
  10. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Yeah that banker run would have been good for at least 4M for you. Wish you were there!
     
  11. dbueler

    dbueler High-Roller

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    Wow. Just. Wow.

    And what a nice thing to do, picking up all the bar tabs at Wolfgang's. Good karma all around.

    I remember when a gentleman picked up my son & my tab for our meal during game 7 of the world series last year (big Cardinals fan here). When the National Anthem was playing on tv, my son removed his Cardinal hat. The gentleman was retired career military and quickly noticed my son was the only one in the room who had removed cover. It was a wonderful gesture, and you can bet we won't forget it for the rest of our lives.

    Good for you!
    diane
     
  12. bdg626

    bdg626 Low-Roller

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    really, really fantastic that you covered their tabs. that's a generous thing to do! also, thrilling read! glad to see you make that epic comeback! :beer:
     
  13. ck2124

    ck2124 Tourist

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    Love reading reports like this even though I can't relate to those kinds of numbers. $65,000 up to $70,000 down?? Big for me would be more like $650 up or $700 down. And just happening to remember that you had $4,000 in your pocket that you probably wouldn't be needing for tips? Again, remove two zeroes!
     
  14. BLNT

    BLNT High-Roller

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    That's what I was thinking (though it's all relative)... until I read THIS trip report! Thus far my ups/downs have been no more than ~25 grand from my starting point... that's about my tolerance (limit of entertainment) - well, in the DOWN direction at any rate !! ;)
     
  15. Flyers

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    Great comeback Shifter. I'm sorry you didn't win, but it sure beats being down 70l
     
  16. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    Personally I would constitute free stay in the mansion, meals, flight, limo, and golf tournament, and a round of meals at the bar as "winning" when the gambling breaks even.
     
    Tentative booking CETDorado farewell tour ends?
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    cloudi63 MIA

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    and just to think! I get frustrated, just losing $1,000 a day! I couldn't imagine playing at that level, although I still have a host, but no phantom, no mansion, no butler service....<sighing> aaawww well I'm content with what we do receive. Without a doubt you have to be "Noir" level! BTW what an unselfish awesome thing you did, in taking care of everyone's meal! You give good Karma you Get good Karma! I enjoyed the read.
     
  18. veovis23

    veovis23 Low-Roller

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    So here's what I happened to be listening to when I read through the days:

    Day 1 - Landing and getting in to room: B.o.B. So Good
    Day 1 - Gambling: DJ Khaled remix of: All I do is win (added cut out halfway through for effect)
    Day 2 - Walk around: Cobra Starship You make me feel so
    Day 3 - Golfing: Nelly Hot in Herre
    Day 3 - The gamble early: Puddle of mudd Blurry
    Day 3 - The Comeback: Lonely Island I just had sex
     
  19. pass line man

    pass line man VIP Whale

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    Holy hell, is that one hell of a banker shoe. I want to say that Ive been close to that type of comeback, but I play about a 2% scale to you, but I know how you feel. Great job brother!
     
  20. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Are there other pictures of the Mansion? What a beautiful place to stay!
     
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