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Wow!!!! Up $8500 in the first hour!! Lake Tahoe 5/19-5/21/2017

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Trip Reports' started by DaiLun, May 19, 2017.

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  1. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    My Trip Report

    Well, is my luck starting to turn??

    Reluctantly drove up for a Seven Stars renewal event. There were problems renting a car, so I drove my own.

    Got here in about 6 hours. My strategy was:

    500TC today
    500TC tomorrow morning In Reno
    2000TC tomorrow in Tahoe
    Sunday is optional.

    So, I got here, checked in, left the gift for my host, and went downstairs to start on my 500TC day. After 275 TC, I was up $300 and sat down at the middle machine of the Wonder 4 Tower bank, in between two Chinese ladies.

    I was in about $250 of the $300 I was up, when I got a bonus on the Wicked Winnings. One the first spin, I got a retrigger, then, I got:

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    5 ravens x 2 x 3 x 2 x 3

    $250 x 36 ways = $9000.00

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    I was ecstatic!!! Ecstatic enough to "chan gee" each of the Chinese ladies $100! They were thrilled as well and very appreciative. It took awhile for the slot attendant to come over and I took $5000 in a check. I had a reservation at the Steakhouse at 9:30 but they didn't finish paying me off until 9:45. I sat there talking with the two Chinese ladies, and we high fived numerous times.

    After I was paid off, I tipped the slot attendant (they pool) and rushed up to the steakhouse. They seated me, and I ordered:

    Onion Soup

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    12 oz. Prime Rib

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    Steamed Asparagus

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    it came with all the trimmings

    I started to eat, but after I hit a hand pay, my stomach is doing flip-flops and I typically can't eat. I asked my waitress to pack the food that I hadn't eaten yet "to go". I tipped her $50. The meal was comped on the $100 voucher I get.

    I went to my room, put most of the money, and the check, and the W2-G in the safe, and went downstairs to finish off my 500TC day. I was in , a hurry, so I went to the High Limit pit and lost about $400 to make the remainder of the 500TC day.

    Now, if this had been a "normal trip", I would have got in the car and drove home, but then, I wouldn't get:

    a 16GB Galaxy Tab A tablet
    a $250 VISA gift card
    $10 FP for every 250TC earned
    A bottle of Vodka

    So, having finished off my 500TC day, I went upstairs to type this and hit the sack.

    Before I started writing this, I realized that they were no longer stocking the refrigerators, so I went back downstairs and got some drinks and an airplane bottle of Jack Daniels in case I needed help in getting to sleep.

    Tomorrow, I will deposit the check and go to Reno to pick up promo chips and the bottle of vodka.

    Now, the challenge is to "hold on" to as much of the $9K as I can.

    So far, so good, I am going to LV in two weeks for a GGWU event, now my trip is financed.
     
    Mental Health trip. Playstudios "custom" comp at Bellagio
    Asia closed, Canada closed, I'm left with Boston, AC, Philadelphia
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  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Wonderful hit! Good luck the rest of the way!
     
  3. grplnxprt

    grplnxprt Tourist

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  4. luck.ofthe.draw

    luck.ofthe.draw VIP Whale

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    Congratulations!! That sounds like a hell of a trip- and the food looked great! :beer:
     
  5. LVchix

    LVchix Low-Roller

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    Wow what a wonder four! Hit Congrats
     
  6. surf87

    surf87 MIA

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    Outstanding!
     
  7. drdestructo

    drdestructo Low-Roller

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    Nice hit!!! Keep it going!
     
  8. emmas

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    Nice flock of birds. Congrats on a beautiful hit. Good luck on the rest of the trip.
     
    Hopefully third time is the charm
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  9. Niteshade

    Niteshade VIP Whale

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    Great job - congratulations!!! I'll be at the GGWU
    points event too. Hope you have good luck in Vegas!
    June 2nd for me - can't wait!
     
  10. nickle

    nickle Low-Roller

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    Wonderful:woohoo:! I will now try the "sit between two Chinese ladies" strategy when I get to Vegas;)
     
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  11. spicole

    spicole No shirt, no shoes... NO DICE!

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    Nice!

    I have to say that slice of prime rib looks awesome.
     
  12. DaiLun

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    Day 2, or the end of day 1, I can't decide, but for all intents and purposes, this is the "end" of day 1.

    OK, I woke up at 5AM, couldn't get to sleep (tossed and turned) until 1:30AM.

    After I got up and got dressed, I looked at my promo sheets and the promotion at Atlantis (free bottle of Lake Tahoe Vodka) didn't start until noon.

    Well, I didn't want to spend all morning up there and didn't want to drive on 3 hours sleep, so I "modified" my strategy.

    Since #2 priority was to "keep as much of the $9000 jackpot as possible and still maintain my ADT", I decided that I should finish off the 500TC day, since the bonus for 500TC is so "bad".

    For those of you unfamiliar with CET daily bonus:

    500TC = 125TC bonus

    1000TC = 1000TC bonus

    2500TC = 5000TC bonus

    5000TC = 10000TC bonus

    So, I wandered around Harrahs to see what machines "struck my fancy". I played the BIG three reeler $15 a pull, and was in about $120 when I hit:

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    Deliberately avoided the HL area. Went to the far west end of the casino, where there was a Buffalo Grand machine, the "boxes" were out, so I knew that it was getting close to "end of day". I dropped $200 before I finally got a bonus, but it was nothing. Barely brought me back, so, I cashed out and wandered around some more. Still 200TC short of 1000. Saw a "Wonder 4 jackpot" machine, and three of the jackpots were kind of "high". Note, that the jackpots start at $200, so anytime they're at $240 or higher, I sit and play.

    Well, my superstition held.

    I got the Grand jackpot on Miss Kitty and Buffalo Deluxe

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    I finally made my 1000TC day at 5:57AM. Went back to the room and had them deliver my amenity.

    Time for a quick nap and then off to Reno.
     

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  13. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    And . . . it's a good thing that I looked at the itinerary. The gift distribution is between 3 and 6PM TODAY!!! Dinner at 6:30. That means I gotta head out of Reno shortly after lunch.
     
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  14. Valgal

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    Wonderful hits.
     
  15. pleasemum

    pleasemum High-Roller

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    Nice win!! You are right though....the real win is to take it home!
     
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    Congrats!
    That's the best way to start a trip.
     
  17. Godolphin

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    Nice win, keep the W2's coming.
     
  18. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Me too, LOL!

    Congratulations OP!
     
  19. DaiLun

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    OK, put in some time at Harrahs Reno, collecting $180 in promo chips. No luck at slots, logged just short of 400TC, then decided to make the 10AM showing on Alien: Covenant. An excellent movie if you like the sci-fi genre. Then went over to Atlantis, where I was told that I needed to have booked a room to qualify for the bottle of Vodka. :(:mad:

    Oh well, took the $50 FP and turned it into $114. Got two $50 bills, one for the "chan gee" for my Tahoe host, and one for my "collection".

    Anxious to get back to the hotel and take a nap, I stopped by Arby's in Carson City and grabbed a "fake" gyro. Satisfied my hunger pangs, and I didn't want to "fill up" before the 7* dinner tonight.

    Gonna take a nap now, when I wake up, I will go pick up my gift at Harvey's, and play a little before dinner. So far, so good, still up about $7500 after all the "chan gee, tips and what not".
     
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  20. flyguyfl

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    One hella trip so far. Good luck on finishing it out.
     
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