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What Happens Downtown ... - 4/13 - 4/25 - Solo, Semi-Live

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by eliza, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. RedChip

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    I always thought it was called Mike's Bar but last weekend I asked one of the bar tenders, Dylan, I think his name was... He said it's Palace Bar. There is a Mike who works at Kings Bar. I really like Mike and Dylan(?) and there was one other guy at Kings Bar... Need to work on this remembering names thing. Jack Daniels might be part of that problem.

    Enjoying your TR!
     
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  2. Slacker

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    2 Mikes are at the Palace bar. Have 49'ers mike make ya a winners drink ! usually works every time.
     
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  3. eliza

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    Lost $200 on $.50 DDB, but got a lot of play in, especially considering I only got one quad. And this tease

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    Decided I’d better get some food in me, so I ambled down to an old faithful.

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  4. eliza

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    There appeared to be one Mike behind the bar when I walked by. Will report back later.
     
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  5. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Hmmm... might do that next time. That root beer is quite good. I wish I had more time to spend at 4Q this past trip.
     
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  6. Geogran

    Geogran gamblin grandma

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    @eliza , This is a WooHoo trip report! Cruise, Vegas, Family, new job; can’t be beat. Keep the wins going. And the pics. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. eliza

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    So much nacho goodness.

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  8. herg

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    I love the name of the polka band
     
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  9. eliza

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    Wandered down to El Cortez.

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    This place was my spot for years. Sadly they’ve lost their identity as a low roller place. Downgraded bar top VP, got rid of the Downtown Deuces Wild machines, increased prices (the $5 breakfast special is now $7.77 - what), $10 blackjack minimum on Monday afternoon - its just not the same. I’m here to burn my FP and maybe drop $20 on one of the DDW $.25 coin droppers.
     
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  10. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Ugh.

    Nail them with 4 Deuces for $500!
     
  11. Astribling

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    Great TR and some nice wins! I'm hoping to make it down to Fremont this week, and hope to see you at the Tuesday VMB meet up!
     
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  12. eliza

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    I do have to credit El Cortez for my love of VP. I was mostly a very low rolling slot player when I extended a work trip to Vegas over a weekend and stayed in one of the shitty motel rooms over the parking garage at El Co. Knew the basics of how VP works but none of the strategy - sat down at a DDW coin dropper and in my first session threw away a garbage hand and drew quad deuces on the pull. Hooked for life!
     
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  13. eliza

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    Turned $25 in promo FP into $15 and a drink. #Winning

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  14. eliza

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    Cashed in my points at El Cortez for $170. Still have $14 in comps, so imagine I’ll be back for the prime rib special at Siegel’s at some point (assuming that still exists). Kind of sad that my El Co days are behind me unless things turn around there.

    Off to the room to rest and recharge before hockey games start at 4.
     
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  15. vegasnut

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    Great TR so far Eliza
    Great food and vp porn
    In a couple of hours i will leave on my final part of my trip to sincity
    Cant wait:woohoo:
     
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  16. eliza

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    Forgot to get pics yesterday - but I was given a suite at Four Queens. It’s nicer than their normal rooms and includes mini fridge, microwave, and k cup brewer. It’s still the Four Queens and not the Ritz, but you comfortably host 8-10 people for a get together without feeling cramped.


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    Bed
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    Vanity
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  17. tringlomane

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    Nice story.

    I'm zero for lifetime on Deuces for quarters+ for 18 years of quite sporadic play (a few deuces cycles tops). :( But for nickels and pennies, I've done it probably more than 10 times. Shockingly twice I've redrawn Deuces as well. Once at nickels at the former Harrah's STL and once for pennies at Cosmo.
     
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  18. eliza

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    Back downstairs. Played through my first hundy in FP and ended up with

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    Mike was kind enough to put hockey on for me and get me my first of these

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    I think I’m rooting for the Leafs - it feels weird.
     
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  19. eliza

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    That hundy went quick.

    Second hundy of FP hit this
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    And yielded
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    Now pouring that back into the machine.
     
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  20. marksind

    marksind Low-Roller

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    Great report- almost makes me feel like I'm there too!
     
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