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Quick Trip- Gaga, Park MGM and first VP Handpay

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by KFren09, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. KFren09

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    Hey All!

    My mom and sister were flying back home after Hawaii and as usual decided to throw in a quick 2 night stop in Vegas.
    I was in Palm Springs for work and figured why not meet them after!

    Left Palm Springs on 10/31 around 9 am and drove to Las Vegas. The drive was absolutely gorgeous... Only thing to note is that I lost cell service so my maps on my phone temporarily cut out. Other than that I enjoyed the 3.5 hour drive.

    I made a quick stop at the Seven Magic Mountains about 20 min south of the strip. Absolutely worth it. Good little pit stop for some pics.
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    Also decided to make another stop at the North Outlet Malls... walked around and didn't find anything.
    I remembered Lady Gaga was in town that night with the Enigma show. I had been keeping my eye on tickets for a few weeks and they went from around $500 down to $200. Checked again while I was at the outlet and saw them for $130 (Pre-Tax) DONE!

    I've always wanted to see Lady Gaga, and my mom and sister weren't getting in until late so figured why not.
    We stayed at the Park MGM, so it was an easy walk. Decided to grab dinner at Eataly beforehand. Ordered a caprese Panini, and it came out cold which was confusing because I thought panini's were hot... lol. Line was too long so I just ate it because I was starving. Still delicious.

    Walked over to Park Theatre and got settled in my seat. The VERY last row. She put on one hell of a show. There was a lot more swearing than I would have thought. Felt bad for the mom and the 13 year old daughter next to me, but she did say..... "If you brought a kid to this show, this is VEGAS, I swear, I'm an adult, not sorry"

    Slotted around after the show, walked down to Cosmo to get my measly $25 in Freeplay. No hits. Chilled in the room until my mom and sister got in around 12:30am.
    We went back out and gambled at Aria, my sister had a few small hits but that was about it. Got back to the room at 3:00am.

    Slept in until 11am and headed to Shake Shack for lunch. Did a lot of walking around and slotting. We usually pick a direction and go! Made it down to Venetian and then walked back to Cosmo for some Secret Pizza. Great as usual. Headed back to ParkMGM to grab some more cash and head out for the night.

    I had a pretty limited gambling budge for the trip... but I did have $25 in Konami Freeplay at Aria. I went to go cash it in at the MLife desk and they let me know that they did not have any Konami machines anymore, but they would trade it in for $25 slot play on any non-progressive machine. I liked that better since I'm not the biggest fan of Konami machines.

    Took my $25 to $1 Double Double Bonus Video Poker. Put in a $20 of my own and won a bit, had my machine up to $75 or so when I got dealt 3 Aces and a 4. Held the Aces and the 4 and closed my eyes when I hit draw.
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    BOOYAH! First Hand Pay on Video Poker. Actually haven't had a handpay in about 2 years or so. I called my sister and told her to RUN over to me. Threw my mom and sister $100 for good luck. If any of us hits big, we always give each other a little bonus.

    That good luck carried me through the night and into the next morning. Headed to Cosmo on Saturday morning and literally everything I touched turned into gold. Of course I didn't take pics, but won $350 on River Dragons, $600 on the old school Willy Wonka's, played around in High Limit and got a few good $5 Top Dollar Bonus's, and just for fun because I've never done it I threw in $50 in a $25 WOF game. First spin Single Bar, Double Diamond, Single Bar= $500. Of course gambled around, but still ended up coming home about $2500 up.

    I was on a roll.... just in time to head home.

    I did make Sterling at Cosmo, so that makes me happy!

    Overall GREAT winning trip.... and now I have some bullets for my next two trips :)
    Work Trip November 17th-20th @ Paris
    National Finals Rodeo- 12/6-9 @ Caesars

    I'll be reading everyone's adventures until the next one!
     
  2. Stasi74

    Stasi74 Silver
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    I have been eyeing Gaga tickets myself but freak out at the thought of paying 600 a ticket (however have no problem feeding hundred after hundred into the slot machine.... you gotta have priorities I guess ) Great idea to check day of show if I’m in Vegas. Sounds like a great trip. Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. RedChip

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    Nice little trip! Congrats!
     
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    Awesome report and congrats on the jackpot! I stayed at Park as well over the weekend and I have every Gaga song is stuck in my head!
     
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    It sure was a wonderful winning trip, congrats on the hand-pay. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Congrats on a winning trip! Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
     
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  7. YukonSloMo

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    Great TR. Gaga is a blast, saw her in Vancouver 3 years ago?

    so the tickets you bought were from the venue?
     
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    Love those quick hit and run winning trips!! Congrats!! Hope you share a future trip!
     
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    Congrats on a great trip.
     
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    Nicely done! Ballsy move holding the kicker!
     
  11. aprilroncincy

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    Congrats on the handpay! Sounds like you had a really fun trip!
     
  12. Texas Steph

    Texas Steph I think I'm addicted to Vegas...
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    Congrats on the HP, and glad you enjoyed the getaway! Thanks for the report!!
     
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    Nice hit! Glad you had a great time!
     
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  14. KFren09

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    I bought tickets from Vivid Seats. Pro Tip- If you look at tickets and add them to your cart, but don't actually buy them.... you'll get an email for an additional 10% off :)
     
  15. YukonSloMo

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    Thanks!
     
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