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TDP first TR - Vegas 11/25-11/29

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by topdollarplayer, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. topdollarplayer

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    Howdy Vegas Fanatics!

    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I wanted to do a live TR for my 5-day Vegas trip over Thanksgiving...but with Snapchat, IG, FB, and constant texting, my phone dies pretty fast. Deciding to write up a TR now.

    So...let's back up to last Tuesday. Apparently I was given the task of making the turkey...wth? Really!?...but somehow I didn't screw it up and my turkey actually turned out amazing (if I can say so haha)
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    Thanksgiving Day - after eating up the turkey and doing laundry and packing for my Vegas trip the next day on Friday, I still had time to kill. Decided to hit up the local and pre-game. For the first hour, this local trip didn't seem like a good idea. I couldn't hit anything. I tried a $1 Babies machine they installed...I hit the red envelopes last time for about $800 and the mini for $600 but this trip, the babies were hungry and ate up a lot of $$. Also tried $5, $10 quick hits. Nothing. Went to have a late dinner and sulk in remorse of this local trip hahahah. Returned to HL with a vengeance. Hit these before heading home around 4am to get rest before my Vegas flight at 7pm. I was pretty stoked getting the 1000 credits for $10,000. It has been awhile!
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    I'm just glad I recouped my losses an padded my Vegas BR!

    Friday - Landed in Vegas around 8:30pm and after getting the rental and driving through strip traffic, didn't checked in and settled at the Wynn until about 10pm. Headed to Wazuzu for dinner. Had a spider roll, drunken noodles, chicken curry, string beans and salt/pepper prawns.
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    After the yummy dinner, I hit the slots. I had about $1000 FP at the Wynn, but sadly turned it into only $50 cash with a cherry on $25 DTD. That really sucked. Continued playing $1 Cleo 2, $1 konami games, $100 WOF and nothing. Biggest hit was about $200.

    Went over to $10 pinball and hit a few bonuses fairly quick. Turned $200 into a $2000 TITO.
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    Cashed out and went to $1 Cash Cove. Hit $1500 on the second spin.
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    Went back to $1 Cleo2, triggered the bonus with 4 sphinxes and 10 spins...but the bonus only paid $411. At this a point I was still down about $3k. I went back to $25 DTD and this baby:
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    This put me back in the plus. Played around here and there but pretty much kept winnings intact. It was my first of 5 days so I wanted to pace myself!

    Saturday - Woke up around 2pm. I really wanted to do Brunch at La Cave but didn't wake up in time. Mom flew in and I just grabbed a light lunch at Red 8 because I had dinner plans with an awesome friend and his beautiful wife (you know who you are) at Carbone. Checked out Lucky Dragon. It wasn't my cup of jasmine tea. Haha. Just too small and games selection sucked. I know they're catering to Asian gamblers...but I wasn't too impressed. They didn't even have paigow Tiles! Really!?

    Took Mom to Neiman Marcus for some shopping and bought her an early stocking stuffer. A new pair of Gucci shades.
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    I started to head over to Aria for dinner at Carbone, but made a stupid stop at Cosmo to use my FP and dropped about $3k into the $25 and $1 video machines. Hit a few $10 DTD bonuses but nothing more than $700. Anyway...off to Carbone for a great meal and fun talks. I LOVE their bread basket and we ordered a Caesar salad, spicy vodka rigatoni, fettuccini con funghi, meatballs, chicken massimo, and a ribeye. This was a lot of food for 3 people.
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    Had a lot of left overs that I saved for my buddies coming in that night from Orange County.

    Finished dinner around 10:30pm and met up with my buddies back at Cosmo. They ate up the Carbone and we got ready to head to Omnia. I really wanted to see the Chainsmokers again. Got into Omnia around 12:30am, chainsmokers came on around 1, and partied until about 4am.
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    Got back to Wynn around 5am, played some $5 DTD and passed out.

    Sunday - I woke up around 3pm and waited for Mom to finish up at the spa. We went to the Wynn buffet for an early dinner around 5pm after we both got ready. After dinner I remembered I needed to earn about 1400 tier at CET to get my diamond 2. Decided to go over to Harrah's, since it was the closest CET and also because it's been awhile I've been there. I wanted to stop in and say hi to some dealers I knew from when they dealt in Tahoe/Reno. I really really really commend Harrah's on their customer service and friendliness. If they don't do anything else right (like comps, the whole bankruptcy thing, etc) at least they have some of the friendliest people working there. Anyway...played some paigow tiles, $5 WOF, some $1 blazing 7s and Buffalo Grand...lost quite a bit and still haven't hit my diamond 2. Went to a $5 DTD and hit this $3400 to put me a little over even for the day:
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    Walked to Wynn and lost little bit at the Venetian on the way back. Stupid me. Spent playing around Wynn on Tiles and $5 machines. I was still stuffed from the buffet so skipped on another meal, but had a cookies n cream milkshake from Crackers deli. Played more pennies and went to bed around 4am.

    Monday - I really really really wanted brunch food. But when I got to Terrace point cafe at 2:30pm, it was only lunch.
    Ugh. Ended up getting the Crab, shrimp and lobster BLT.
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    It was pretty good, but too much bread imo. I was only able to finish half of it. But it wasn't a bad idea because I had dinner plans with Mom at Wing Lei at 9pm. After lunch I went back to Fashion Show mall to use up Nordstrom gift cards I had. Didn't do too much playing because I was still in the plus and didn't wanna give back anything since I was moving over to Aria for tail end of my trip. Went back to my room and packed up before dinner. Headed down to Wing Lei and had an awesome awesome awesome dinner! Food was great and service was impeccable. I'm glad I tried Wing Lei after shrugging it off the last few trips. We ordered: sampan prawns, braised pork belly, ma po tofu, three cup sea bass, and fried rice.
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    This was more than enough for both of us, so we didn't have enough room for dessert. But they gave us some complimentary sweets.

    After dinner, I checked out of the room and checked into Aria. Used my FP on $5 DTD, no bueno. Lost some on $1 Diamond queen and $25 pinball. No bonuses. Went to $5 WOF and hit a few spins and made back $1000. Took the tram to Bellagio around 1am because Mom wanted to see the conservatory. Unfortunately, they were in the process of setting up their Christmas display. Went to check out HL.
    Lost about $500 on the $5 DTD but made back $1000 after getting a spin on $25WOF. On the way out of Bellagio, I stopped at a $1 DTD, converted my point play and made $300. I was actually pretty happy about that. I haven't won anything on FP all wknd long.

    Got back to Aria and passed out around 4am.

    Tuesday - Last day. Woke up around 3pm and headed over to the Caesars salon. Mom bought some products last trip that was crappy. Didn't want to return it, but replace it with something she can use. Made a quick trip to the bank to deposit all
    the cash I had on me. Didn't want touch any of it because I wanted to go home winning...and not have to deal with any airport stuff.

    Grabbed a quick dinner at Lemongrass (my favorite place) ordered: Mee goreng, crab omelette, sweet n sour prawns, and panang duck curry.
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    It was a great meal to end the trip. But this time I had room for dessert! Oreo and mint gelato!
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    Packed up and headed to return the rental and caught my flight at 9:30pm back to reality.

    Came home and crunched the numbers. Ended up winning about $4000. The most I was up was about $6500 and I was down $5000 at my lowest point. Sorry for the long TR! Hope you guys enjoyed it.
     
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  2. VegasMonkey

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    Great trip report! Awesome hits on the top dollars.
     
  3. topdollarplayer

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    Thank you!!!
     
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    Wow great food porn and love the HP jackpots.

    Thanks
     
  5. jyen

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    Fun to see 1000 credits and the 2x sign on top dollars machine

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  6. topdollarplayer

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    My dream is 1000 x2 x2 on the $25 or $100...well...mainly on the $100 haha
     
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    Great TR! Congrats on going home ahead. Love the HP pictures.
     
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    Great trip report T! Glad you came out on top


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  9. dvandentop

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    You always are so lucky congrats on the great wins
     
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    Thanks.......Great recap and pictures! It's nice to read some winning trip reports!
     
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    Great report T! I was in Vegas until Saturday, sorry we missed saying hi. :) Are you and your Mom going to Vegas for NYE?
     
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    Thank you GG and dvandentop!
     
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    Thank you! I'm glad Lady Luck spent the night ;)
     
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    We have it booked!
     
  15. WOF-KING

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    Great TR!!' Those are some great offers!!!
    I wish I had TD luck like you ....


    Congrats on the hits !
     
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    Hey TDP, Congratulations on some awesome wins..:) Good to see you reporting again!!
     
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    Very nice hits and great good choices too!


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    I'm missing the Aria party this year, but will be next door at Cosmo's NYE party seeing Sting. Hope to see you at the VF meet at Cosmo on the 30th. :)
     
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    x2!!!

    Amazing report and really excited to see you reporting here :)

    Did you like the zoozoo shake?


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    Congrats, tdp! Great report and you're one of the luckiest slotters , ever!

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