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Anniversary trip 6/15-6/18. Semi live for food porn

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by ballagio, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. ballagio

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    Sorry to hear about your experience with the wine pairing. I think It used to say bottomless. I think it just says wine pairing. They will refill it if you get a good waiter. We don't usually drink more than a glass and a half of each. We are cheap dates.
     
  2. Evoni

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    You asked and got Veuve in Venetian's HL room? I hardly ever order a drink in there but perhaps it's time for me to cultivate a server in there, LOL!

    Crystal, shame on your server! It's always been bottomless for me and according to their menu that hasn't changed.

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    Includes "Bottomless Glass" Wine Pairing

    June 20th - June 25th

    5:00 pm to 10:30 pm
     
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    I wasn't even drinking before dinner or I would understand lol. Next time they better prepare to keep pouring! Thanks for letting me know it's always bottomless...that makes it even a better deal,
     
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  4. ballagio

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    I guess I was wrong with the Charlie Palmer. I couldn't get Vueve from the Venetian HL room. I got it from the Platinum Lounge at the Palazzo. They didn't offer Vueve this time at the Venetian. The last time may have been because I was playing a lot or they just told me it was Vueve and I wasn't sober enough to discern the difference.
     
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  5. ballagio

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    Here are some examples of the smaller hits. Just enough to sustain a push for a big win but the wins never materialized.

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  6. ballagio

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    So after 3 hours of BR sucking play, I had enough points for the balcony upgrade on my cruise certificate. I wasn't aiming for the upgrade. I just ended up playing a lot more than my usual play.

    After collecting the cruise certificate, we decided it was time for dinner. It was going to be between Tom Colicchio Heritage Steak at the Mirage as their restaurant week menu looked promising or we were going to hit B&B since pasta sounded good. Hakkasan was out because I didn't want to pay $160 for the two of us to eat a Chinese family meal. I also didn't want to pay for parking either even though it was free valet for the restaurant. Take that PGP. You lost a restaurant meal and some after dinner gambling because of the parking fee.

    In the end, we decided that we didn't want to walk and chose B&B because it was 8:30pm and we had an 8am flight the next day.


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    One menu wasn't enough. One of the great things about B&B is that they have two different tasting menus and they let you do both and share. It is like your own 10 course tasting menu.

    We asked if we could do the restaurant week menu with an additional course off the menu for one person and the regional tasting menu for the other. I also think that they recently lowered the cost of their tasting menus. I could be wrong but they had raised it to $125 for a time. It is $99 now. In any case, we got the restaurant week and regional tasting menu at B&B. Food pictures coming once I figure out which plates belong to which menu.


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    Restaurant week menu

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    We added some grilled octopus to match the number of courses for the regional tasting menu
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    My regional tasting menu

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    Desserts were the star of the night. Not too sweet. Perfect balance.





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    It is a great deal even with the slight price increase this year. Perhaps sometime we will go there together and make sure both of us see how bottomless that wine can get at CP. :)

    I'm impressed you got Veuve from the Platinum lounge at Palazzo, thanks for letting me know it's possible. :)
     
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    So I'll try to wrap this up as work is starting to pile up. After dinner, I decide to test my luck. We walk to the Venetian and I see my guy in the HL lounge. I immediately ask for Vueve. He says only champagne. No problem. Right after I receive my glass, I hit this nice hand pay to stop the bleeding.

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    Yes $100 but usually hits PB for me


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    I'm absolutely going to try the order-a-champagne-get-a-handpay strategy next trip!!

    Great hit!!
     
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    Now I know who keeps hitting that machine when I get there. Someone always has just hit the bonus on that machine when I walk up to it so I walk away. I am a chicken. I only put a couple of hit and runs at the $100 machines per trip. Usually $1k or less if I am up. Pinball is definitely a hit and run for me. It has a pretty high hold. Top Dollar usually has a smaller hold.


    You didn't get the memo when you made Platinum? I think I am going to not gamble at the VP anymore unless I get a glass from my guy there. I never win when the cocktail waitresses bring me a drink. I think that usually means I have been sitting for a while so I am slowly bleeding. When I go into the lounge to get a drink, it slows my gambling and puts me on a different RNG button push. This is what I like to do when I am losing. Not that it helped a lot this trip.
     
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    So after the Pinball hit, I thought I was invincible. I should have stopped there and been happy with a $2500 loss for the trip and went to bed. Like and degen gambler, I thought that my luck was turning and was due for another hit. I just wanted to get back to even. Well, I could not have been anymore wrong. I proceed to lose $1500 of that hand pay in rapid succession.

    I walk over to the BJ tables to change it up. I buy-in at a $50 DD table. It is up and down. 30 minutes later, I have lost $300. I decide to take a stab and play one last $200 hand and hope for a double. I get 88 against a 5. Split. Get another 8. Split. Ace. Ten. Two. Double. King. Looking good. Dealer turns jack. Then Six. $1200 gone in a poof. I color up. Wait. Nothing to color. Done for the trip. I keep my remaining BR and call it a night. That was what I should have done an hour ago after the Pinball hit.

    I don't know why we booked an 8am Saturday morning flight. That person should be killed. Wait. I did it. Had to get back in time to throw a birthday party for my son. The things we do for our kids.
     
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    On the flight home, I tell the wife that we are done with Vegas for the year with the new addition coming and with variance catching up with us after the run of good luck at the beginning of the year. I didn't know this, but I will eat my words later. So I checked my email on Sunday. I see an email from the Cosmo saying that I am the Identity June Jackpot Winner. I also saw a cryptic message from VegasMonkey saying that I won something from the Cosmo and to check with my host. I don't remember anything at the Cosmo since we only stayed one night. Why didn't he just say what I won? Maybe it is a 6 figure win so he didn't want to spoil it? How does he know everything about the Cosmo and also manages to win the first daily slot tournament. I swear he is on payroll.

    I was nervous to open the email. Who uses the word jackpot winner unless you actually won the jackpot? I call the wife. She doesn't believe me. I open it. It says I placed in the top 5 in the drawing and won FP!! I did not win the top prizes, but what are the odds? I start looking for the prize pool for this drawing. Apparently, 10 winners are drawn every Saturday. The kicker is that you get an extra $1k in FP if you are there when your name is drawn. I missed out on $1k of FP because we had to be back for my son's birthday party. The things we do for our kids. They will never know.

    I "have to" go back to Vegas before 9/30 to use my FP. I guess there is another trip before this little guy is born.
     
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    I usually get $1350 FP from P/V so I always take to the finer PB add my $100 and FP and I hit past 3 trips .. One time I had to add $400 more ...

    Smallest wast $7k
    Biggest was $11.5

    Host not really liking me because
    I hit them and stop playing in there casino ..


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    I need a new host as I only get $500 FP! Lol No, I know your average bet is much higher than mine. I think their slots are extremely tight though. I haven't had a hand pay in almost 2 years and I bet max on whatever I play except in high limit room. I usually lose around $10K in a 3-4 day trip with barely anything coming back to extend my play. I'm doing something wrong apparently.
     
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    My FP either $850 or $1350 weird .
    Usually I'm on $25 demon but will also play $100 PB . Sometimes I would put in $6-7k to hit a PB on $100 demon . So I guess they like like coin in .


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    You haven't had a w2 in 2 years!!!!
    What demon you usually play ?

    With $10k on a trip I'm surprise you haven't hit any .


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