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Hello Delano! 75th Vegas Escape, 4/12-4/15

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by aprilroncincy, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. aprilroncincy

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    Only one more sleep left and I’m having a reeeaaallly hard time concentrating at work today. It’s a beautiful Spring day in Cincinnati, high of 80, so also makes it hard to look at my computer. But, we’ve got to fund these trips somehow!

    Ron and I fly out tomorrow afternoon for a 3-night stay at The Delano in a scenic suite, comped, plus $100 RC, $75 FP. We stayed there almost 2 years ago and really enjoyed it there. Of course the downside is the location. But the great pool complex and large room helps equal that out.

    It’s our 75th trip to Vegas since we started going in 2008. Ron keeps a list of every date and how much we won or lost. Yes, overall it’s positive. But it doesn’t account for expenses. In our opinion, it still shows Vegas is a great vacation value for us. And a needed escape!!!!

    Plans this trip include using our Diamond Celebration dinners towards the Sterling Brunch at Bally’s on Sunday (1st time ever), spending 2 mornings enjoying festive adult beverages at the pool, MGM Buffet Friday night (MyVEGAS reward), saying Hi to fellow board members and general drinking/eating/gambling activities. All good!

    Tonight we’ll go through the packing, bankroll, last minute cleaning rituals, etc. Tomorrow he’s off and I’ll work a half day. Then freedom!

    I want to see something very similar to this by Saturday:
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  2. fraygul

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    Good luck! Have a great trip. Hope you have many lovely pool drinks :D
     
  3. TR888

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    Wow, 75th trip to Vegas, that mean you average at least once every 2 months and still in the positive, very nice. What is your secret in manage getting to be Diamond at CET and getting good comps at other casino without losing money? I wish I know how. We lost money almost every year except the year I won 2 $1 royals in Jan and Feb of 2015. But we still keep going because we really enjoy having fun in casinos. Good luck on this trip, wins big and have fun.
     
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    Safe travels, win loads of $$, and have a wonderful time!
    Missing you by 3 days. I get to have my fun starting on the 18th.
    Looking forward to seeing lots of good pictures to keep me going until
    I get there.
     
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    Super, enjoy, relax, & Win. Viva Las Vegas
     
  6. aprilroncincy

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    Thank you! You and your group need some too this weekend!
     
  7. fraygul

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    Oh they will be pool drinking, I will be gambling :D
     
  8. aprilroncincy

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    The only reason we’re Diamond is the tier match with MLife. So we’re both “fake diamonds”. It’s been a long time since we e won much at Caesars properties. Last year was the first year we earned platinum status at MLife and we also earned Gold status at V/P. Since we play on a small overall budget, I think it’s from playing on the same players club card (I don’t exist in Vegas) and frequent trips.

    We don’t have a host anywhere, but receive corporate offers regularly on the MLife and Caesars websites. These offers never have gifts, just rooms, free play and resort credit. That’s enough for us, because we feel no pressure to play for a certain length of time or dollar amount. (Not to say we wouldn’t mind more perks or appreciate having a host!)

    We also keep everything we win, $10 and up. It goes home with us for future trips. You’d be surprised how that adds up!
     
  9. aprilroncincy

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    I always enjoy your trip reports. I imagine you’re chomping at the bit since it’s been awhile!
     
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    Thanks! Getting excited now!
     
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    I always try to emulate your methodology and always fail because degenerate. I am good for about the first dayish, and then i fall off the rails. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to reading about this trip.
     
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    I am glad your strategy works for you guys, so do you move to a different machine after winning $10? it would hard for us since we mainly play video poker. Hope to see a lot of winning pictures, have fun winning.
     
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    One thing I should clarify: MLife can link your accounts together. They then give you the same status level. So even though we only play on Ron’s card, I also have a platinum card in my name, therefore I could also do the tier match with Caesars.
     
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    Thank you! We all have different styles and tolerances of gambling. We are not as disciplined when we go to a local. Sometimes, but not always.
     
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    I agree, it would be harder playing VP because you need the bankroll to last a long while to have a chance at premium hands.

    No, we don’t have to change machines, but do have to remember the $10+ goes in the pocket. If it’s a decent bonus we will normally change machines.
     
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    Always enjoy your reports. Will be staying at Delano next month, so looking forward to your impressions. Have fun and good luck.
     
  17. Anna T.

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    75th trip? I mean that's gotta be lucky, right?!? Cheers!! Can't wait to see the big wins.
     
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    Have a great time and Good Luck! I’m going to try to use your method this trip and see how it goes!
     
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    I consider it a luxury property. Beautiful place with friendly staff. The coffee stand in the lobby is very good for a quick breakfast or Ella’s restaurant if you have more time (& money!). Requires more walking to stay here, but we’ve always had good stays at MB.
     
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    I like your attitude! Yes, it seems like it should be a big event of some kind!
     
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