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GlenCoco’s February Frolic | Feb 13-16 | Cosmo (Semi-Live)

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by GlenCoco, Feb 10, 2019 at 4:28 PM.

  1. GlenCoco

    GlenCoco “4(OAK) for you, GlenCoco – you go, GlenCoco”
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    I’m baaaaaaaack (well...almost).

    After just four (painstaking) weeks since my last trip, I’m heading back for #2 of 2019 and hoping to have a few repeats of the Thursday from my last trip!

    A few buddies came through Scottsdale for the Waste Management Open last weekend and we hit Talking Stick one of the evenings. I proceeded to dump $500 in near record time on $1 TDB/TTB/DDB...no quads to be found. I mean, I expect to lose, but at least give me some play for the coin-in. Not the best 20 minutes of my gaming life!
    Welp, this was enough for me to shut it down and preserve as much bankroll for Vegas as possible. On the flip side, I got to enjoy watching a few of my friends absolutely crush the BJ table.
    So, between the latter half of my last Vegas trip and the run-in at Talking Stick... I’m hoping I’ve been able to jettison all the losses out of my system for this upcoming trip.

    Heading out early afternoon on Wednesday the 13th and returning back late afternoon on Saturday the 16th.
    The agenda? Very similar to last trip (BUT OF COURSE WITH MORE WINNING). Looking for some good revenge on Hold Onto Your Hat and some redemption on my favorite Clique & HL VP bartops.
    Don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but Pinball has always been one of my all-time favorites – even before I really started playing slots much and I was like 99% video poker, I always made a point to play it on trips, even if it was just $20 or $40 through a $1 machine.
    Well, it’s been ROUGH the past few trips and I haven’t managed a single Pinball bonus on only-God-knows-how-much coin-in. So...I feel compelled to conquer it this trip and will dedicate a couple hundred to the 2-credit $5 denom machine in HL.

    Zuma, Sinatra, Milos, Lago, Michael Mina, & Bardot are all on the tentative agenda. I’d imagine Secret Pizza will inevitably make yet another appearance (can’t stay away).

    Buckle in, y’all! I enjoyed getting to write my first trip report last month; everybody’s encouragement and banter made it all the better, too.

    Here’s to lots of premium 4OAKs & profitable slot bonuses!
     
  2. aprilroncincy

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    Your excitement is contagious! Keep up the positive energy and win enough to forget about the $500!
     
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  3. PartTimeDegen

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    Looking forward to your TR. Good luck!
     
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  4. Texas Steph

    Texas Steph I think I'm addicted to Vegas...
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    So glad you are doing another TR!! I will be following along as you post pic after pic of fabulous wins (thinking positive!!) and of course, lots of food porn too!

    Have an excellent time!!!
     
  5. claired67

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    I’m jealous. I’d go again today if I could. The lasagna at Lago is so good.

    Maybe wait for a bigger tito before high limit? It goes so fast.
     
  6. NickPappageorgio

    NickPappageorgio ¿Quién vigila a los vigilantes?
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    Yeah, that's all of the bad luck out of the way early. Looks like some tasty dining plans as well.
     
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    Lucky you to be going back so soon. I also love Pinball so sending you good vibes!
     
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  8. Riders

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    Good luck in Vegas.

    I wasn't a fan of Talking Stick... but will give Ak-chin another try in a couple weeks.
     
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    Looking forward to following along! Good luck!
     
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    Good luck! I’m at Cosmo starting the 14th. Hope we both have lots of big wins.
     
  11. Suekel

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    Safe travels and good luck! I really enjoyed your last TR, so another so soon is a real treat.
     
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    Good luck GlenCoco! That’s an ambitious dining agenda for four days, hope you find time for slots and VP! ;)
    Looking forward to following along!
     
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    Good Luck! I'm sure this will be another fun TR to follow. Will help me get more excited for my trip to Cosmo a week after you.

    It sounds like you don't go to the local casinos here much anyway other than situations you described above, but those paytables on the VP games at Talking Stick are brutal- stay away! If I get the itch to play some VP locally I'll make the drive out to the Fort and play some 10/6 DDB, 9/7 TDB, etc. At least money lasts longer on those even if quads don't show up. If I go to TS, I'll just mess around a little on quarters and that's it.
     
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    Good luck, Hope you will get lots of premium quads and even Royals. And win at pinball machine as well, have fun.
     
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    Yay!!! I love living vicariously through you until I finally get into town March 5th :) wishing you lots of wins and looking forward to your TR!! Have a great trip!!
     
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  16. GlenCoco

    GlenCoco “4(OAK) for you, GlenCoco – you go, GlenCoco”
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    Yaaaaaas thank you all so much for the positive energy! It’s been an adventure so far trying to cram a week’s worth of work into two days...but just two more sleeps! I can almost taste the Perrier Jouet & Tito’s raspberry lemon drops.
     
  17. GlenCoco

    GlenCoco “4(OAK) for you, GlenCoco – you go, GlenCoco”
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    Thanks, gents. And you would be spot-on that it’s a very rare occurrence for me to hit one of the locals – pretty much only when I have my fellow gambling-inclined friends in town and, even then, it’s a rarity. But after a day at TPC Scottsdale filled with enough beer to satisfy a small country, the casino was an easy follow-up. Talking Stick made the most sense based on location for all of us, but never again!

    No joke about the Talking Stick paytables, either. I actually stuck mostly with TDB because it was the most stomachable of the bunch at 8/5 (I cringe just reading that). I was shocked to see that Bonus Poker wasn’t even BP at all — all 4OAK paid 150 credits (max bet) and it was 6/5 to boot. Absolutely pathetic.
    @tringlomane, have you ever seen a BP paytable like this? I had to check about 7 times I wasn’t on some weird variant of JoB...but, sure enough, the graphic called it Bonus Poker.
     
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  18. GlenCoco

    GlenCoco “4(OAK) for you, GlenCoco – you go, GlenCoco”
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    BIG fan of the lasagna. I just love their prix fixe menu! My newest favorite on that menu is their stuffed chicken breast (I’m forgetting all the details of it but ooooooohmy it is incredible). Pics to follow once I go.

    And I like that idea – I’ll try to run up a TITO beforehand so then I won’t feel as bad blowing through cash so fast. Hopefully I can have a nice run on Buffalo Max & Dragon Link again to fund my HL Pinball degeneracy.
     
  19. tringlomane

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    Yeah. It's CET Strip bartops best single line game (96.18%). Bleh. But it is still actually better than 8/5 TDB (95.97%). This was my very first hand at "The Book" this fall. What they deserve for fucking with TAG.

    [​IMG]

    If all quads pay 175 (35 for 1), it's actually better than the "normal" Bonus.

    Bonus paytables:
    One > is about 0.5%-0.6%

    35/8/5 > 8/5 > 30/8/5 > 7/5 > 35/6/5 > 6/5 > 30/6/5 >>>> 10/8/5/3/1/1
     
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  20. IM ALL IN

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    I've only been to Talking Stick once...I had to attend a Work Thang in Phoenix...on behalf of my boss who "couldn't make it" ..and I was staying at the Phonetician,,,if I recall it was a $60 return cab ride...and the first 10 minutes? I got a $2900? jp....I kinda liked Talking Stick..I think it's one of the trips that I actually came home with funds. Then I had to move downtown Phoenix for the conference.
     
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