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April Craps - the Revenge year

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by Craps_Player, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Craps_Player

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    So, my annual trip is coming up. 8-16th April. Last year I went to Vegas for 25 nights. I won’t ever do that again. Never ever! Promise...

    I’ve got two weeks to wait and I’m really excited, yet again. I need to remind myself how much of a beating I took last year. It was dreadful! Even through the 2017 Spring Fling, I couldn’t turn it around. Definitely met some characters, and some still loyally follow this site.

    So this year will be different! After 21 years of staying at the Monte Carlo, I’ve switched to the MGM Grand. It’s wasn’t a hard decision. I didn’t mind the suites that were badly in need of renovation for so many years. What made me move was the revelation that one of the nicer pit bosses shared with me. He knew I should be rated at $200-250 on the craps table. On my last day there a year ago, he pulled the figures for me on my play over the 3 weeks time I had given to the Monte Carlo. It was dreadful. Most of the bosses I had known and been polite to all these years had been rating me at $65-85 generally. To those that understand THEO and Comps, you know that this is savage! How that truly affects the back end comps. I then multiplied that by the many years I had stayed at the hotel. I did mention this to my host, to which the response was that I was comped on all charges generally for each year (but that was due to my being conditioned to know what I could spend roughly for it to be comped).

    Admittedly, none of us should be playing for points/tier credits/comps. What should matter is how much we win and take away with us! The reality is however that we will all play a considerable number of hours per day anyway, and it’s good to know that we can earn back that level of play in back end comps.

    It was great that MGM Grand immediately booked a lovely bedroom suite for me with a decent upfront F&B to go with it. It wasn’t surprising however as other MLife properties had offered rooms to me over the years based on my play in their casinos. And so I start a FRESH chapter in my love for Vegas. A new hotel to be based out of! About time perhaps....

    The trade show I’m attending will no doubt take
    up a few days of my time during the week, but I’ll be reporting on the late nights throwing plastic cubes to the end of the table and hoping for hard sixes and eights! I also intend on spending more time at the slots because I didn’t do too badly on those. I still can’t get into Video Poker.

    There will be the obligatory hike at Red Rock this year, and this time I won’t put myself in danger! (Nearly fell off the cliff with a stupid idea of
    going around a big boulder instead of over it and nearly slipping off to a 60 ft drop below with pointy things sticking out of the ground below). My New York mate literally saved my life.

    Hoping that some of the old school people there are planning a trip around my dates, because it’ll be great to take over a table at the MGM Grand, as has been done in previous years.

    So...I count down the days that I leave Hong Kong for a place I actually want to go to. New York last month was bloody freezing.
     
  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane Theoretical Video Poker Addict
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    Best of luck on your trip! And remember to ask about ratings! Don't let what happened last year (and who knows how many years before that) happen again!
     
  3. Elf70

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    Good luck! I hope the resort change brings you lots of wins. I’m looking forward to following your TR.
     
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  4. NickPappageorgio

    NickPappageorgio ¿Quién vigila a los vigilantes?
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    Good luck, looking forward to the avalanche of chip porn that's sure to come!
     
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    Good Luck, have a great trip. We wont be in LV until 05/04 will miss you this time.
     
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  6. VegasMonkey

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    Good luck !
     
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  7. Wanker751

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    I'd love to be there tossing plastic cubes with you my friend. Wishing you the best of luck after last year it can't get any worse....right?!
     
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    This is the year that it turns around...surely!!
     
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  9. Tbone3336

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    Looking forward to your report on rolling them bones! Good Luck at MGM.
     
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    Safe travels, good luck and have a great time!!
     
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    Good Luck! I wish I was there at the same time as you. I'll just miss you this year.
     
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    Good luck, looking forward to your report
     
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    Best riches to you!!
     
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    As you know, I'll be around. Hope we can meet up and I can finally have the courage to play myself.
     
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  15. DRPinVa

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    Good Luck to you on your new start...Looking forward to you finding all those hard 6/8's at the MGM...Wish I was there throwing them for ya. Will be anxious to hear of your adventures again.....Really sucks about the low ratings you've been getting for so long...hope this evens it out....Good Luck!
     
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  16. Texas Steph

    Texas Steph I think I'm addicted to Vegas...
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    A fresh new trip! Good luck!
     
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    Of course! And, you don’t need courage to play this crazy game! Just a little luck and the desire to have some fun.
     
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    I remember your last year's trip there well. Glad you won't be leaving money on the table which is what comps are. Enjoy your week and hope those hard 6s and 8s rain down on you. Take lots of pics for us.

    Have a blast!
     
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    Glad you discovered the tracking blunder at Monte Carlo. Better luck at MGM!
     
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    Good luck bud
     
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