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Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by DonD, Jan 10, 2006.

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  1. DonD

    DonD VIP Whale

    Nov 5, 2004
    So Cal 91748
    Trips to Las Vegas:

    My Trip Report

    The Wynn sent us two free nights for this last weekend. The only other time we have been there, I only played $.25 VP for about an hour and I only had about 120 points on my card so I am not sure why they sent me comped rooms.
    Drove in from So. Calif. and parking in their garage was a breeze. They even have electronic signs at each level telling you how many open spaces there are on that level. If you park on the second level, you can walk right into the casino and or check-in.
    Check-in was very fast and efficient. Your player’s card is also your room key which at first I didn't like, but after using it a few times it made sense to me.
    They gave us a room on the fifth floor so I didn't expect much of a view and we didn't have much of a view. Now, the room was fantastic. It had, electronic drapes, fax machine, three telephones, plasma TV in main room and a TV built into the wall in the bathroom. Ah, the bathroom, it had an oversized tub, a glass shower that was tiled and even a place to sit while in the shower. The toilet was in a separate room and had a phone in it. They even had an electronic bathroom scale and so many goodies that I can't remember them all. You must remember, I am a Downtown kinda guy so this was really something to me.
    Now for the gambling. We went downstairs and the first table I look at was $1,000 minimum. Damn, that’s my bankroll for the whole weekend including food and gas. Fortunately, after looking around we found some $10 tables but they go up in the late afternoon to $15 and then $25 after dark. Played mostly $.25 VP and got a little lucky with four aces on DDB. Kept playing to try and get to 500 points for the two free buffet tickets but to my total surprise when I went to get them they said it was only for new players and you had to get the 500 points on your first visit. Oh well, we went to the buffet anyway and you can read my opinion on another thread (Wynn Buffet.)
    We played horses in the Race and Sports book which was very nice. You need to get drink tickets when you make a bet to give to the cocktail waitress. Made a few bucks on the horses and wife wanted to go across the street to the Frontier to play some $5 BJ.
    Walked into the Frontier and thought that I was Downtown. They had $5 minimums and fast drinks. We played for about three hours and both were up about one to two hundred. Took the profits back to the Wynn and won a few more dollars. Went to bed before midnight and oh those down comforters are so nice. Oh, they also supply bathrobes and slippers and they turn down your bed for you.
    Day two:
    Got up early and took a ride to kill some time. Went to the Hardrock and to me it hasn't changed much in the last several years and it still doesn’t impress me. Back to Wynn and played the horses again but this time I lost about $20. Played some VP at the race book bar because the drinks are free if you are playing and if you just order a domestic beer it cost you $5.50 plus tip. Anyway, there was this guy sitting a couple of stools away and he was talking to himself so the bartender shut him off. The guy had only had three beers but he was talking to himself. The bartender asked him to leave and the guy said "no" so he calls security. Pretty soon there are three guys in suits and then three more show up and they must have talked to him for over twenty minutes just begging him to leave. The guy kept saying no, that he was not drunk and would not leave. Pretty soon, all six security people made a circle around him and he and the barstool was on the floor. They ALL jumped on top of him and a bunch of the customers had their cell phones out taking pictures. The security people kept screaming; "on the floor, on the floor" and he was already there. They were very loud and I have never in all my years have seen anything like that in a Downtown Casino. They just have two guys come over and walk you out.
    That night we went back to the Frontier because wife said it was her lucky place. You know how that goes, she lost but I got lucky this time and won about $800 with my progressive betting on win bets that started with $5. Came home with about $1,400 and went with $1,000 plus gave the wife around $400. Very fun trip BUT I would never pay $300 a night for any room.
    Of note:
    If you want a nice hotel rooms, this is the place.
    If you want to gamble, go downtown or one of the older places on the strip.
    If they ask you to leave the Wynn, LEAVE.
    If you want to buy a beer at the bar, play VP for $10.
    The points on the machines come VERY slow.
    This is a long report because I am now retired.
    Life is good.:thumbsup:
  2. IllMarty

    IllMarty Orangutan

    Dec 7, 2004
    Will Co., IL
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Alright Don! Living the swanky life! I better go run a $20 bill through their slots.

    Congrats on the wynn!

  3. gotavegasjones

    gotavegasjones VIP Whale

    Jan 16, 2004
    South Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    DodD - thanks for your report. You do indeed seem to be enjoying retired life. Congratulations! Some don't enjoy it as much. I think I'll do just fine as a retired person. Still have a decade or so to prepare for it though.

    later, scott
  4. blackjack

    blackjack Monkey!!

    Mar 28, 2003
    North Coast
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Thanks Don. The situation at the bar was funny. I picture six suits yelling "SWARM SWARM". Must have been a slow security day.
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