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9/15-23 Work trip to Vegas - Yes Please! (Monte Carlo, V/P, Delano)

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by SeattleHeart, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. SeattleHeart

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    At SeaTac waiting for my 7:45pm flight (now 8pm) on SW to VEGAS!! Airport is empty on Friday night, quick check-in and ate a crappy $13 salad so I can eat SHAKE SHACK at 11pm!!!!

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    Annual work trip for software training that alternates locations and we are back in Vegas this year. Next year is NashVegas - YEEEHAW!!!! Conference starts Sun and goes till Thurs night at Venetian. The Vendor is taking us to Michael Jackson ONE on Monday night.and then we have to give a presentation on Thurs morning. Rest of time is classes and networking events in the evening. It's a pretty fun conference and this will be my 10th time attending since 2006.

    Next Fri-Sat is my gambol time....going to try to save my smallish BR for those last two days. I have a little more than usual thanks to some nice FP sessions at my local, but not as much as last trip.

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    Car rental from Dollar and tonight is one night free comp at Monte Carlo in one of the new Preview Park King rooms. I'll take pics but it looks pretty standard, just updated.

    First meal tonight will be at SHAKE SHACK (love their crinkle fries) since it is close to MC. Usually stop at In-n-Out before hitting the hotel.

    Don't plan on too much happening tonight and then tomorrow hope to get out and take a drive to either Red Rocks or Valley of Fire just so I don't degen all day and blow my BR on my first day. Maybe a quick flip and dip session at Cosmo to see how the HL treats me :)

    Sat-Thurs room is at Palazzo compliments of my gracious employer!
    Wed-Sat - Comped at Delano with $150 RC and $100 FR. I will move down to Delano on Wed just so I don't have to see the same conference Nerds everyday (and so I can gamble a bit).

    Today was a bit of a downer as a very close friend learned she has stage 4 Liver cancer. She is a beautiful soul that lights up a room with her smile and quick wit. She has a husband and 15 yr old boy. I am just heartbroken to hear this news and pray for Gods grace to shine on her and her family. She NEEDS to be in my life for many many more years to come. I have already lost one best friend 3 yrs ago this Oct to breast cancer at the age of 52. He can't have this friend yet! Looking forward to escaping the real world for a week.

    I'll try to post if anything interesting happens but may be pretty lean during conf hours.

    Any recommendations on ATM's (of the slot machine variety) at Monte Carlo or V/P are welcome :)
     
  2. Texas Steph

    Texas Steph I think I'm addicted to Vegas...
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    Yeah Vegas!! Have a safe flight, and I hope that the flip-n-dip at the HL slots brings lots of wins!

    So very sorry to hear about your friend, such sad news to get... positive thoughts going out to you and her and her family. I hope you are able to have a fun, relaxing, and profitable trip (even the work stuff sounds fun) in spite of your heavy heart.

    Please post lots of various Vegas-type porn, I'm back home and missing it already!
     
  3. VegasChic

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    Sooo sorry to hear the news from your friend! Sending positive vibes and lots of strength to both of you!!

    Enjoy your real world escape! At V/P my first machine I ALWAYS hit first is the 5 cent 88 fortunes just outside the HL room on the Palazzo side. I will give it a couple hundred. If it starts paying, it pays really well and frequently so I will go back to it MANY times throughout my trip. If I lose two sessions on it, RUN, don't walk away from the game that weekend as when they are cold, they are ice cold! I also like the 5 cent original Willy Wonka games just outside the room elevators at Palazzo along the walkway- I've had good hand pays on those. Otherwise, I prefer the Venetian HL room over the Palazzo one, and the $1 SkyRider is one of my faves to get some good play on. Both sides also have lots of the $1 Ainsworth games which can have you playing for a while, they are mostly just outside both HL rooms but in the $1 section.

    Good luck, looking forward to updates and lots of pics!!!!
     
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    Landed safely and what do ya know...went a little crazy on the slots - down $500 but got lots of play. Tried HL Cleo II but no love then played a bunch of other slots - the Monte Carlo floor is a mess...no room to walk to see what slots they have. Found a few to play but I was way out numbered by the Ricky Martin fans.

    Didn't even get my Shake Shack cause the slots were so hungry. Felt good to just zone out for a few hours though.

    New rooms are nice - pics below. I'll take a comp here but wouldn't pay...just nothing special although the bathroom looks really nice and the TV is HUGE. Room safe won't even fit my laptop.

    Calling it a night and probably one session at Comso tomorrow to see if I can get my $500 back!!!

    Thanks for the kinds words VC and TexasSteph.

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    Look forward to your updates - hopefully there will be lots of wins to share!! Sending luck your way :)
     
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    Best riches on your trip. I will be following along, I arrive on Wednesday, cannot wait!

    Happy thoughts to your friend. It is a sad testament that we need to live each moment and have no regrets a we do not know how long we have, so with that in mind, enjoy your trip, eat too much, drink too much, spend too much and most of all enjoy every moment!
     
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    Yeah MC is cramped now with the construction. I would hate to see it after a Ricky Martin concert, or even worse, Cher!

    Good luck the rest of the way!
     
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    Good luck!

    When you say "Preview Park King", does that mean that it's one of the newly-renovated rooms and the others are going to be like that going forward? Because I have to say, I do not like the way it looks. The seating area is nice enough (though reminds me more of a residential space than a hotel), but the combination closet and minibar is weird, the layout doesn't make a lot of sense (it looks from the website like there's nothing directly facing the TV other than that one ugly chair), and the wire running out of the TV console is incredibly chintzy. Between this, and the incredibly-disappointing way that MGM is letting the hotel stay open while making the rest of the resort essentially a construction zone, I'm not a huge fan of what they're doing here.
     
  9. AcesandRoyals

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    I don't think any of us are shocked;) Hope you have a fun and profitable trip.

     
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    Sending good luck thoughts and wishes your way for a good trip! So sorry your friend is ill - Also sending positive thoughts for you, your friend and her family.
     
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    So very sorry to hear about your friend.

    I hope that you have a wonderful trip and are able
    to have some big wins and a good time. Sometimes
    Vegas is just what we need to escape the problems
    in real life for a short while. My thoughts and prayers
    will be with your friend and hope that she beats this.
     
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    Yes, it's one of the renovated rooms. Best thing I can say so far is the carpeting in the halls are nice and cushy. The wallpaper in the halls is kinda weird too - sparse with what looks like little birds sitting on tree limbs. It all looks new but does feel a little "cheap". I always like Monte Carlo when it first opened. It wasn't fancy but the rooms were nice and the beds were the best!

    The King room is just ok - nothing special and yes the single chair is the only direct facing seating for the TV (which is HUGE). The TV does have a swivel arm you can pull out and turn towards the bed. Oh and the bed is low profile which is a first time I've seen that in a hotel room. The base is very low to the floor.

    The bathroom and closet share a sliding door which is weird too. Bathroom fixtures are nice and the water pressure is good.

    Checking out soon and heading out for a drive. Next gambol session will be Cosmo later today or after dinner. Hmmmm what to have for dinner???
     
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    Good luck and have fun! Rarely do my first nights go well so I feel your pain.

    I don't really like the new rooms either ... bathroom does look nice.

    I'm sorry to hear about both your friends. I know I've felt helpless in situations like that but just am there for my friends -- distracting them or listening.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your friends. Fuck cancer!

    Good luck. Come back with lots of money.
     
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    Degen mode at MBay. A few nice hits but down another $600. At this rate I'll be out of BR by tomorrow and it'll be a LONG week.

    Checked into Palazzo and it is so beautiful here. Lunch at Grand Lux then watch some college football. BR is about half gone. LOL

    Posted on other thread but some guy hit over 343K on World of Wonka at MBay just in front of MLife desk. He said it was his first $100 in a $6 bet. Amazing. He was super chill. He was still waiting over an hour later when I left.

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    Wow on wow!
    Time to build the BR!
     
  17. SamIAm

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    Enjoying your report and pictures. I agree with everyone's comments about the MC room. Strange color combo and it looks so sparse. Free is good though. :) Prayers for you and your friend. That Wonka jackpot is just crazy.
     
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    I agree with everyone's. Review of the Monte Carlo rooms. Green just isn't an in color right now they look kind of tacky and moldy. Glad you got to move to the Venetian or is it the Palazzo much better to have a suite. Sounds like you're off to a decent start for gambling. You deserve the trip it's really tough getting bad news about a friend. As we get older we seem to lose more and more. Here's hoping the outcome is good for your friend. My Besty who I'm traveling to Vegas with tomorrow is a two-time cancer survivor. And blessed by the Lord has been cancer free for the last 12 years. Let's hope that your friend has a better outcome than anticipated.
     
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    So very sorry to hear about your dear friend. Hope treatments work wonders so you can enjoy special times with her for years to come. Sounds like this trip came at the right time....enjoy your conference & hope the gambling Gods smile on you. Looking forward to your updates as I really enjoyed your last report.
     
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    I just checked into this thread and am very sad to hear about your friend. Prayers are going out for her and her family. I hope you are able to increase that bankroll. It would be a long week without any slot play. Heck, it would be a long day without any slot play. Good luck.
     
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