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jyen's post TR Aug 3 to 5th.

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by jyen, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. jyen

    jyen I love gambling !
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    Wasn't planning to write a TR but I am missing Vegas already. Writing this will reminisce the fun time i had.

    August 2nd ( Day before the flight)

    Decided to hit up local and pulled a all nighter since my flight is 8am from Bellingham.

    Had a good run playing DDBJ, bought in for 500 and cash out at 3000 even.

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    Decided to take the winning to HL slots and got 3 HP average 2k each.

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    Net profit was a nice $7000 even, left the local at 430am and went home to shower and pack.

    August 3rd ( Day 1)

    Drove across the border and decided to made a pit stop at Silver Reed to redeem my freeplay. A whopping $50 dollars, but i will take it.  Anything helps, i didn't have time to gamble there so i used the $50 to gas up my vehicle then i headed to the airport.

    Arrived Vegas around 1030am and I cab to Tropicana as first stop to meet up with my buddy, who got there few days early and attended the superzoo convention at the Mandalay Bay. We had brunch together at Bacio in Tropicana, food was alright, ordered the water melon sangria and it was really refreshing. A good way to start my journey.   

    Before i go on about my gambling report, here's a little detail.

    Mission : To bring down the casino and drink like a fish.

    Weaponry & Bullets : $4800 USD

    Back up : None, desciplne myself and left the debit at home (No walk of shame to the ATM for me)

    Back to my story, I hit up the HL room at Tropicana and inserted $300 to the $5 denom to WOF, got a spin and it paid $125. Sad but its all good, decided to take whatever on there and played the $1 Pharaoh's fortune. Got a bonus, and it was the worse I ever had, "Begins free game" on my first pick. Machine paid a whooping $62, eventually i blew it all in that same machine.

    On to the MGM to check in at the hotel. The regular line is at least 40 mins to an hour wait. Luckily with platinum membership, i was second in line and got myself a room and get down to business. No time wasted.

    First machine that i played was $5 denom pinball, got 2 bonus overall and the best hit was 268bcbe640480b236b3a530ffa00a77f.jpg

    I was really happy, not only im getting the bonus on the slots, i was also drinking Macallan 18 at the MGM HL room. I love my whiskey.

    I was feeling great and moving on to few others HL slots. Texas tea, rowhide and other old school one line mechanic wheel slot. Getting small bonus here and there enough to keep myself alive but not yet a millionaire.

    Happy time always goes by quick and its now dinner. I always book one steakhouse to try everytime i visited LV. This time i decide to try out Tom Colicchio.
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    Ordered the 32 oz porterhouse for 2. Food was delicious and the service was great.


    After dinner, i made my way to the Bj table and thing started to go downhill from here. I've lost my 1g buy in so decided to take a break from the table and move to theme slots. Spent few hours playing game of throne and walking dead 2. I was losing money but the bonus was triggering and it extended my play which i didn't mind at all.

    Gambled till the wee hours and I begins to feel really tired, realized i haven't sleep for 42 hours. My mind was telling me YES, but my body was telling me NO. (Insert R Kelly music here)

    Aug 4 ( Day 2)

    Woke up feeling great, slept for good 10 hours and ready to rock the world.

    Weaponry count : $1800 (Down exactly 3g) Not too shabby, the 3g last me quite a long time with the way I was betting. Played many dollar slots and video poker. I'm still a newbie VP players, tried many STP 3 plays from quarter denom to dollar denom. Damn, money can drain quickly... LOL


    Took a stroll to Shake Shack for lunch, first time eating there as well. Used M Life platinum to beat the line up. f5dfeeca56b1563cb854be06977dcc17.jpg

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    Burgers were juicy and shake was thick. Really tasty, would back again to try different stuff on the menu.

    After lunch, i made my way to Cosmo to sign up for a Player card, thanks to Kevin that he already added the freeplay to my account. I played a little bit of pinball and video poker there. No luck on those but i actually had a good run on walking dead 2. Turn $100 into $600 from few bonus and nice line hit.

    Overall, i came out even from Cosmo. Thoughts on the casino, the drink service is nice, waitress were friendly and the vibe is good. However i felt the slot area were quite tight and not much room to walk on a busy night.

    Left Cosmo and head to Bellagio to do some serious damage on the BJ. I was really dissapoint that they change the $25 table to 6-5 only. Had a pretty good run on the tables but im still down overall and since its the last night in Vegas, I decided to step it up a notch and played at the $100 table. Of course, thing didn't go as planned and got murder on the table. Go big or go home mentality. Haha

    Went to PH after and grab a bite at the Earl. 6866b03f4925efe64980bcb3597d00b0.jpg

    Then we head over to Casa fuente at the forum shop to enjoy some cigar and drink.

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    50 th anniversary for CP

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    We stopped at the Mirage after, the sherlock Holmes machine put me on tilt. I dropped about $460 in the machine without a bonus. Head to HL and got my money back.

    We got back to MGM around midnight, my bankroll was low. I had about $1000 left. I started with $400 on the dollar Da Vinci diamond and the machine took my first $400 in no time. Throw $200 in there and i got a back to back bonus.

    First bonus paid just over $500 and second bonus paid over $500 as well. Then i made my way to the 40 liners and got killed. Hahahaha

    With only $400 left, i took $300 from it and played BJ. Up and down roller coaster but end up losing everything.

    I spent my last $100 on walking dead 2 and it kept me alive for a good 3 and half hour session. At one point i had about $560 in the machine and was planning to switch to 2-5 no limit poker to end the trip if i had more than $600 in the machine. That never happen and i end up with $0 on the machine.

    Back to the room to rest and ready to fly out

    I will be back Vegas, we had plan to come back in Feb next year, but im thinking to do a solo trip somewhere in September or October.






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  2. emmas

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    Sounds like a nice few days in Vegas with plenty of play. Sorry, you ended up losing it all, but sounds like you had a fantastic time and you were way up from the local before getting there. Thanks for sharing your trip.
     
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    Awesome the local wins financed the trip- sorry you couldn't get some more wins to bring home! What is the local you were at- is that the Hard Rock in Vancouver?

    Shake shack looked delish- have got to give it a try! Thanks for sharing, you really got a lot of play given the denoms you were playing!
     
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    Great trip report! Sounds like you got lots of play for your money. Thanks for sharing your trip.


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  5. jyen

    jyen I love gambling !
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    Yup, hard rock in Vancouver (Coquitlam).

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    I enjoying reading and seeing your trip report, thanks for sharing. I think you need to do a solo trip before the year is out too. :)
     
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  7. jyen

    jyen I love gambling !
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    Thanks Evoni, I too enjoy your YouTube channel. Watched it daily :)

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    Thanks, I'll always happy to hear that. :)
     
  9. tringlomane

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    Nice report! Sorry the luck didn't carry over to Vegas, but it still seemed like you had a good time!

    But you couldn't find 3:2 BJ at Bellagio for $25? Ugh.
     
  10. jyen

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    I spoke to the dealer and they made the change to 6 to 5 recently..

    Mgm however still has 3 to 2 and stay on any 17 on $25 table

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    Man... That PGP is kicking in big time!
     
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