1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Mirage 3/8 - 3/13

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by Basil, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Basil

    Basil Silver

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    659
    Player's Clubs:
    MLife Platinum
    Grazie- Schlub
    Total Rewards- Peon
    Foxwoods- Gold
    Twin River - Premier
    All my bags are packed
    I'm ready to go
    Got a flight at 6 in the morn
    I hate to sit through a layover
    But the flight will board
    And then we’re gone
    Vegas is waiting
    The Mirage is home
    Already I can’t wait
    To play some cards

    (With apologies to John Denver)



    Hello everyone! I come from another board, and having spent time reading trip reports here while waiting for my trip, figured it was time to post one myself. This is my annual Vegas trip (admittedly, the last couple of years have been twice a year, but who’s counting?)

    First, some intros:

    The Players (not our real names)

    Basil- your humble (well, maybe not) narrator. By day, a product manager and senior leadership for the online division of a major investment firm. By night, well… pretty boring actually. But on the weekends a poker playing, gambling machine with dreams of premium quads and great food

    Ford- The reason I have an annual Vegas trip- after college, he lived West Coast while I stayed East, and the annual Vegas trip was an excuse for us to get together and play cards in Vegas. He’s since moved back East, but that didn’t stop the annual trip. Ford basically retired in his 30s, and travels around playing poker, or really whatever else he wants to do.

    Levon (after Levon Helm, the greatest drummer/singer combo of all time)- I work with Levon, another gambling fan. It’s coincidental that he is travelling out: he is going with some of his friends, but I expect we’ll meet up at some point

    Rob: Levon’s friend he’s travelling with. Also the brother of someone I went to high school with. What does that make us?

    [​IMG]

    My liver: a poor, unsuspecting little organ. Happily trudging along, processing all kinds of chemicals to keep me going. Poor bastard has no idea what’s in store

    BAC Tracker: a portable breathalyzer, to be used for high score purposes

    I hope to keep this as a live trip report, but we’ll see how this goes. The plan is the Mirage (comped, but we need to change rooms since we each get 3 nights. We overlap a night to let us move whenever we want), great food, poker, degen gambling, drinking, and tons of fun. We'll hit some poker tourneys at the Venetian, some 3 card or high car flush at Harrah's/Linq, and possibly a strip crawl or two. Will likely hit Carnevino and the Bacchanal at some point as well.

    Hope everyone enjoys!
     
  2. RockyBalboa

    RockyBalboa Silver
    Founding Fanatic

    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    406
    Love your style - can't wait to follow along
     
  3. Tessa QC

    Tessa QC Gold
    Founding Fanatic

    Messages:
    882
    Likes Received:
    1,636
    Sounds like a great time! Tell Ford to remember his towel. :)
     
  4. Indianasoxfan

    Indianasoxfan Platinum
    Founding Fanatic

    Messages:
    1,071
    Likes Received:
    1,697
    Player's Clubs:
    A lot of them
    I've got a feeling this is going to be a good one...
     
  5. tringlomane

    tringlomane Theoretical Video Poker Addict
    Founding Fanatic

    Messages:
    8,312
    Likes Received:
    15,003
    Player's Clubs:
    I guess we'll let you join...
  6. flysrb

    flysrb Hey Now!
    Founding Fanatic

    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    108
    Player's Clubs:
    Emerald
    Hey Now!
    Grab a couple of
    Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters.
     
    Tessa QC likes this.
  7. Basil

    Basil Silver

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    659
    Player's Clubs:
    MLife Platinum
    Grazie- Schlub
    Total Rewards- Peon
    Foxwoods- Gold
    Twin River - Premier
    Can anyone sleep the night before Vegas? Not me. Finally dozed off at 2am, but wide awake when the alarm went off at 4am.

    BTW: the reason I love flying out of Providence? A 6am flight, boards at 5:30. What time do I get to the airport?

    5:20

    No checked bag + pre-check means I'm still at the gate before boarding starts.

    Now sitting in first class with a glass of water waiting for all the rabble to board :). Hopefully I nap for this leg. Then a 3 hour layover (boo) in CLT before the flight to the main event.

    About the layover: since I paid for this with miles (the one redeeming part of traveling so much for work) my choice was a 30 minute layover or a 3 hour layover. If it was work, I might have gone with 30, but I'm not risking my vacation time.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  8. clarkgriswald

    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    834
    Player's Clubs:
    MLife Platinum
    This sounds like its going to be fun! Can't wait to follow along. Good luck!
     
  9. Basil

    Basil Silver

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    659
    Player's Clubs:
    MLife Platinum
    Grazie- Schlub
    Total Rewards- Peon
    Foxwoods- Gold
    Twin River - Premier
    I like the way you think! Need to make sure I don't fall asleep and miss my flight in CLT, but all bets are off after that.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Tessa QC likes this.
  10. Basil

    Basil Silver

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    659
    Player's Clubs:
    MLife Platinum
    Grazie- Schlub
    Total Rewards- Peon
    Foxwoods- Gold
    Twin River - Premier
    Almost forgot. Testing Tapatalk

    Bankroll I. Hopefully we'll never need to meet Bankroll II (aka Bankroll the unwise) or Bankroll III (Bankroll the Terrible).

    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  11. Hoofy7

    Hoofy7 Chairman
    Founding Fanatic

    Messages:
    5,295
    Likes Received:
    9,850
    Player's Clubs:
    Grazie Gold
    TR Platinum
    Good luck and safe travels. At least Charlotte is a nice clean airport for your layover. Better than Philly! You must be flying American?
     
  12. Basil

    Basil Silver

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    659
    Player's Clubs:
    MLife Platinum
    Grazie- Schlub
    Total Rewards- Peon
    Foxwoods- Gold
    Twin River - Premier
    I am! And pretty sure there are third world countries with airports better than Philly (aka the least happy place in Earth)

    In the air now. Should be landing early.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Tessa QC and Hoofy7 like this.
  13. Basil

    Basil Silver

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    659
    Player's Clubs:
    MLife Platinum
    Grazie- Schlub
    Total Rewards- Peon
    Foxwoods- Gold
    Twin River - Premier
    I love these things!
    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  14. Elf70

    Elf70 Palladium
    Founding Fanatic

    Messages:
    2,218
    Likes Received:
    3,678
    Have a wonderful trip! I take the same flight from Charlotte. It's a long one but with vegas at the other end it's worth it. Can't wait to follow along. Good luck!
     
  15. charliepeete

    charliepeete Silver
    Founding Fanatic

    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    90
    good luck on the trip can't wait to see some stacks at the poker table......................best wishes
     
  16. Basil

    Basil Silver

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    659
    Player's Clubs:
    MLife Platinum
    Grazie- Schlub
    Total Rewards- Peon
    Foxwoods- Gold
    Twin River - Premier
    Apparently overcast in charlotte, but it looks cool from the plane
    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    MsNVegas and Tessa QC like this.
  17. Wiscolovesvegas

    Messages:
    794
    Likes Received:
    2,396
    what a great intro, especially your liver part. Lol. It sounds like a very fun trip. Hope you gents have a great trip meaning... good food, GREAT drinks and some serious fun... oh and lots of WINNING!! Safe travels and looking forward to following along!
     
  18. NickPappageorgio

    NickPappageorgio ¿Quién vigila a los vigilantes?
    VIP Pledge Member Founding Fanatic 2018 March Madness Winner

    Messages:
    5,859
    Likes Received:
    22,510
    Player's Clubs:
    Plankton
  19. Basil

    Basil Silver

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    659
    Player's Clubs:
    MLife Platinum
    Grazie- Schlub
    Total Rewards- Peon
    Foxwoods- Gold
    Twin River - Premier
    Breakfast time at the 1897 Market. Not sure why it took them almost 30 minutes to make them, but at least they're good.
    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Tessa QC likes this.
  20. NickPappageorgio

    NickPappageorgio ¿Quién vigila a los vigilantes?
    VIP Pledge Member Founding Fanatic 2018 March Madness Winner

    Messages:
    5,859
    Likes Received:
    22,510
    Player's Clubs:
    Plankton
    You can't rush chickens?
     
    Texas Steph likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Vegas Fanatics was created from the vision of two Vegas enthusiasts to form a Vegas focused message board where we can feature what we believe are the most valued benefits of forum membership!


    Our mission is to connect Vegas lovers to relevant information such as trip reports, gambling information, reviews, and other experiences in a socially engaging way!


    © Chic Monkey Media, Inc. 2016-2018