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Tx Steph and Hoofy7 / Friends, Alcohol, + Vegasssss = a Dynamite July 4th Weekend?!?!!!

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by Texas Steph, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Hoofy7

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    Thanks and yes it’s my first! A little boy! I never ended up going to talk to anyone and just checked out by my phone and put it all on my credit card. But the points are the same as they were before we checked out still this morning. My host comes back today from vacation so I’ll email her if I don’t see anything by tonight.
     
  2. Hoofy7

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    They just showed up on my account now! I’m relieved as I thought I messed up somewhere. Now I need to get my next stay booked and eat really well to try and get to the next tier! Hahah! Still have lots of restaurants to try!
     
  3. Hoofy7

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    So when I held 3 3 3 and the Ace was that the wrong hold? I mean I got the 3, but wasn’t sure if you are supposed to make the hand before you worry about the kicker on Triple Triple or not. It’s what I did in my other hands too. Also say you have 3 3 JJ on Triple Triple do you always hold for full house draw or do you hold 3 3 or AA or whatever premium is for the chance at getting them as a quad?
     
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    Excellent! Saves you from an email :) congrats again on becoming a GiGi :)
     
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  5. TexasLady

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    Congrats on the new grand baby! Grandbabies are the best!
     
  6. Texas Steph

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    No, you did it right!
    He's saying on Triple Triple, you should also hold two 2s -4s or Aces, with a kicker... not just hold 3 with a kicker.

    Glad you got your points!!
    If you need a companion for your Gold companion nights.... I won't say no! Lol!
     
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    Congrats on becoming a GiGi. Please post some pictures of your grandson.
     
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    You hold kickers with trip Aces-4s. Break Aces-4s full houses.

    You hold an Ace with 22-44 as it acts like 3 to a royal.

    JJ44 you'd go for a full house because 44 alone isn't an automatic push.

    AA44 would be AA only to go for quad Aces.
     
  9. Hoofy7

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    Thanks Tring! I think I was doing it right for the most part. Lol Occasionally when I was dealt shit I’d do my hold of one kicker and go big still though. I just hope I can pull it off again as that was the most fun I’d ever had playing VP. I usually just play it a little while I’m having drinks, but gravitated to it this trip for some reason. Glad I felt the pull!!!! Hahaha I still got my slot fix and Wonka fix in though too. Just couldn’t win anything on them.
     
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    Well if you're going to just hold a kicker, TTB is probably the best game to do it with. It's barely a penny error to hold a 4 over nothing at quarters.

    I also forgot to mention you shouldn't hold inside straights in TTB unless it's KQJ9 or AKQJ because the straight only pays 15 coins instead of 20.

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    Ok, guys and gals, better late than never!

    Trip Recap

    In my very first post, I wrote:
    "In other words... if this trip goes crazy, sideways, great, or ugly, we know who to blame/congratulate!!"
    Soooo... Thank you @IrishDave!!! It was a GREAT trip! The wins were up and down and up again, and the time with friends was the highlight!!

    BUT, I also said:
    "we will make as many Lyft trips as necessary to join in the drinking and shenanigans at Cosmo"
    I regret that laziness got the better part of me and hubs... wishing now that we had followed through and gone to Cosmo on Sat/Sun too!! It all worked out just fine anyway, since Dave came DT to see us for awhile, and I had most of my BR stretching hits there, as well as that Royal!

    Heather, MrsDave, and I ended up kicking the guys asses winning-wise!
    @Hoofy7's opening statement must have been an omen....
    "It would be really nice to go home a winner! You all think I can manage that for the first time EVER????"
    Hahahaha!!! I don't know if she took any decent cash home, but she sure whooped butt on that (now infamous)Triple Triple Bonus machine!!!
    Early on Heather said this:
    "I’m doubting VP at Chandelier has much more for me this trip"
    Hah! Little did she know...

    And to quote @aprilroncincy:
    "The nickel machines will come through for you!" Hey, it was great to see you guys, and congrats again on another winning trip!
    Even with my nickel budget, I started playing quarter VP on the second day, and getting an AWAK that morning kept me going.... and going.... and going! I also had 7 quad Aces (no kicker) hits over the 4 days which definitely stretched my BR! Quad 4s came up alot too, which helped as well!

    I made a great (lucky? fortunate?) decision to sit at the Plaza bar on our last full day, when I finally hit my overdue quarter Royal!! And my first progressive Royal, to boot! Happy Day!!
    I gave hubs his "commission" haha, and socked the rest away to come home. Found out soon after that Heather was having her own awesome luck at Chandelier... it was definitely our day!!

    What put me over the top was my other lucky/fortunate decision to play some TTBP at Chandelier on our last day... I was shocked as hell to see the quad 2s with kicker pop up for a cool grand!! Of course the other premium hits I got kept me playing and allowed me to "tip" hubby, and sock away the 1k!
    I came home with double what I brought to Vegas... $2,000 to add to my next trip BR!! Hubs didn't do too shabby either... he brought $300 to "mess around" with, and ended up taking home over $800. He is happy!!

    I'm so glad our group took Dave's advice and dined at Blue Ribbon... the food was excellent, and that honey wasabi sauce... omg!! Thanks so much again for the meal and fun, @Hoofy7 and hubby!!!

    It was so nice to meet @Stasi74, and to see @Pleasemum and hubby again! It was way too brief, but that just means we have to plan better for next time!!!!

    Our next Vegas trip is Sept 28-Oct 5... less than 3 months to get ridiculously excited to hang out with @bebe, @momnkid, @IrishDave, @Hoofy7 (make it happen, girl!), and all the other VFers who plan to be in town!

    And.... that's a wrap.
    Now we just wait to hear from Gramma Hoofy!
     
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    Thanks for an exciting TR, enjoyed following you and Heather as well. Glad that you doubled your BR, looking forward to your TR in October. We are going to a local casino in Palm Springs Friday, follow by a day of soak in mineral hot springs water in our private mineral pool in our room on Sunday.
     
  13. NickPappageorgio

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    Congrats all, and condolences Heather, on what looks like was an amazing trip.

    Sorry for now following along live, been on a bit of a break since New Orleans.
     
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    Great TR! I haven’t been on the board much lately due to the move and no Vegas trips on the horizon, but I’m glad I wandered in and followed this one. Congrats on all the great wins, especially the Royal. When I hit my first and only, I made a scene, LOL.


    Loving it. We left TX mid May and got here after 3 days driving. Stayed with my Dad for about a month, found our house after about a week of house hunting, and it was vacant so we were able to close pretty quickly. It’s a great place, and a 2 min walk from my Dad so perfect. 15-20 mins to the beach, we went there for Happy Hour yesterday.

    Not working is AWESOME, I’m going to hate when I have to find a job again in the fall. But I intend to enjoy this summer off.

    On the downside, there’s no HEB, good Mexican food, BBQ or Whataburger here
     
  15. MNSlotLover

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    AH.......but the seafood is fantastic. The little hole in the wall bars like Bonita Bill's - You MUST go there on Saturday afternoon for Peppermint Patty....and there are casinos in the area! One day, we'll move down and be hanging out with you two!!
     
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    We are probably going to retire in Vegas in three years. I will miss all those things for sure!
     
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    Still no baby! It’s taking forever! Lol She’s exhausted and it probably won’t be until late tonight. I’ll post soon as he’s born!
     
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  19. Hoofy7

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    Ok I had to wait to post anything until mom and dad made their social media announcement, but he’s here! I’m officially a grey haired grandma! He was born at 8:33pm on 7/11!
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Congrats!!! Make sure to spoil him rotten!
     
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