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Cosmo 10/2 - 10/5/2020

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by htj, Oct 4, 2020.

  1. htj

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    Doing a little report to share the state of things since i know a lot of people are curious and may have trepidation about coming out here (ahem, talking about you @C-Stud! ). If anybody has any questions, feel free to ask away.

    Our last time in vegas was the day all sports started getting canceled in March. I figure since we started the pandemic by being out here, maybe we can end it by coming back!

    I'll say up front, it's still vegas. Last night felt like a typical vegas saturday night at Cosmo. We were playing blackjack and VP while ridiculously hot women were streaming by constantly on the main walk by clique. The only difference was they all had masks on. At the chlesea pool yesterday, everyone was having fun and you could hear the music bumping at Marquee.

    Love the vegas:
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    I was flipping between DDB and bonus deuces a lot this trip. Always the wrong game:
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    This was the most egregious. If it was deuces bonus it's a monster:
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    My friend was on a blackjack heater night one that ended with a classic split and double down as we've all had before. $1,000 hand (which is a LOT for us), pair of 8's against a six, split, double, $3,000 on the table with an 18 and a 20.... and dealer draws to 21. $6,000 swing. Just brutal. So clearly we needed to go to STK to lick our wounds. There was a wait to get in, 35 to 45 minutes to maybe get a high top in the bar. 5 minutes later they texted and we had a normal table. Nice.

    Old fashioned menu is ridiculously priced and they were really nothing special. These were the only let-down of the meal.
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    Dat ribcap tho:
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    lobster mac n' cheese, really solid:
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    Short rib was photogenic even with bad lighting :) 20201002_190204.jpg

    20201002_192741.jpg A little excessive but really solid meal. I don't like scallops, but damn, those were soooo good. I didn't get a picture b/c we chowed down on them so fast.
     
  2. htj

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    Finally the right game at the right time:
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    I hit those deuces at the sportsbook bar. Every other machine is shut down, and you can't congregate by machines at all. You have to be seated to be served a drinks, so people come up and order, and the bartender has to tell them to go find a seat. Not a great system, but as long as you get a machine it's still fun. It's just not great for hanging out as a group since nobody can stand or sit with you.
    On the other hand, the bellagio sportsbook VP bar had every machine on, separated by plexiglass.

    A little Chelsea pool seen. Everybody was keeping in their groups for the most part, and the staff were being reasonable about masks. I was worried it might be annoying out at the pool, but it wasn't an issue at all.
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    @claired67 If you have a cabana today with football on, give a brotha some shade! :)

    The worst game in history. I won't even post the results b/c they're too depressing:
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    I really like the way @Riders has been doing the ten-and-done on 100play in his recent reports. Normally when we play 100play, we piss it away until we can only afford a few hands and then we're broke. We stuck w/ the 10 hands and out and walked with some profit. This was the best hand, on hand #3 of ten:
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    Time to double check some fantasy lineups, watch some football and dominate! Again if anyone has questions about the condition of things, let me know.
    Oh one last annoyance, Earl of Sandwich at p. ho is open, but not early. Tried to go for breakfast yesterday a little after 8am and they weren't open yet. Maybe that will change when the casino opens next week.
     
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    Haha! No cabana for me today sadly. The meal at STK looked really good. Hope you find a good spot for the game today!
     
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    Looks like a fun trip already, Enjoy and God Luck!
     
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    Great start. Let’s see those royals!
     
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    Players play! Continue to dominate! Still waiting for royal pics, though. (Ideally with multipliers)
     
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    That game is just waiting for me to come visit. It's destiny!??
     
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  8. htj

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    Pay double coins and nothing special happens unless you're dealt a pair of aces. What could go wrong??
    I did well on ultimate aces right next to it though!
     
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  9. htj

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    We camped out at the sportsbook, and it worked out great. Got a few VP machines near each other, great bartender, and watched a ton of football.
    And secret pizza for lunch:
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    Do the buttons on Ultimate Aces work yet?
     
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    God, F that Stack em High game. I was playing TDB on it, got dealt 2 aces, hit the 3rd ace on the very first bonus hand, was Tiger Woods fist-pumping, and didn't land a single fucking ace on any of the remaining hands. Pfffft
     
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    Hope you stick with the 10 plays of 100 play. Doesn't mean you can't go back in 10 minutes but walking away helps with that game.. or at least for me.
     
  13. tringlomane

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    I guess we'll let you join...
    @Mr2BOBCATS did win the Cosmo VP contest for that game iirc. So he's seen how great it can be. But yeah without a bunch of Aces it's gonna be terribly rough. Same with Ultimate Aces.

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    Hope the rest of your trip went well!
     
  14. htj

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    Quick little sunday wrap-up:
    - Played some craps at cosmo. All weekend, the tables were $25 and up. We had to beg the crew to let us play $25 on a $50 table on sunday night just to get on. Two points, full odds at $25 pass line is no joke, feels significant to me... until a few minutes later a guy joins our table with a fist full of hundreds and is betting $500 each on easy six and eight, hopping. over and over. It was a ton of money getting thrown around. Losing session for me, but lots of fun to watch that kind of game.

    - I popped around to different VP, playing UX, triple wheel, stack the deck, split card, and some UX spin. Of course, i always end up back at my first love:
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    Overall, it was a really good trip. These are the roommate's profits, but i made a little too: 20201005_074535.jpg

    Everything felt pretty covid-reasonable, except the departure from LAS. Security was a mess, and precheck was closed. It didn't take long, but people were all over each other. The b-gates were packed with tons of flights scheduled around the same time.
     
  15. htj

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    One last pic and thought: It was really nice having a bit lighter crowds. There were still plenty of people around the casino so it felt lively and fun, but we never waited in line at Secret Pizza, Hattie B's, or anywhere else. Even with limited seating at blackjack, we always found a table.

    Lardo was really solid. Porcetta and fries:
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    Lardo is the treasure (imho) of Block 16!

    Thanks for your report! I miss the porcetta so much!!
     
  17. tringlomane

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    I guess we'll let you join...
    Thanks for the report! Looks like you had lots of fun!
     
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    Appreciate the report and nice on the win!! Love Lardo too - one of my favs.....miss it...
     
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    Thanks for the TR, that meal at STK looked amazing.
     
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