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Vegas Fanatics meetup, epic Slot pull, tourney win, FP wins

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by ballagio, May 24, 2016.

  1. dvandentop

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    Loving the read buddy you have a great writing style
     
  2. tringlomane

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    Good stuff so far!
     
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    Enjoying reading about the rest of the trip.
     
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    Very fun report!
     
  5. ballagio

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    Sorry to drag this out. Thanks for everyone who has been following along. I took a little break from all of this to recover from getting my heart broken. My beloved Thunder choked after being up 3-1. I was planning on going to Cleveland to watch a game too. That game would be my 10 year anniversary present from the wife. We were going to then fly to Vegas to collect my 5 "winning" tickets I had placed on the Thunder at the beginning of the year for a total of $6500. It was not meant to be this year so I am flying out to Vegas tomorrow for a quick 3 day anniversary celebration.

    Back to the action. So I walk back to the Palazzo and wait for the wife. I decide to celebrate my most recent handy with a glass of Vueve. I get one from the Platinum Lounge. I sit down at a Top Dollar Machine $25. I put in $100 but then remember I still have $2500 in FP so decide to put in $200 of FP. I play the FP and my $100 down. Nothing. I decide to put another $100 in FP. Good decision. I get a bonus. I can't remember how many offers I got. I just know it was 75 credits because I have pics. $1,875 from FP again.
     
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    This champagne is working out great. I guess I should have been drinking the day before. Had I started drinking champagne, I might be up. Oh well. I get paid and call the wife. She is still grinding away at a $25 BJ table now. I hope it is good. I get another glass of Vueve to celebrate in the Platinum Lounge. I think I run into VegasChic and Sis. I tell her to get a glass of champagne to get some luck. Not sure if they did or not. They were headed to the Platinum Lounge.

    I see some group pull at a $10 wheel slot that is just killing it. They are getting bonus after bonus. Big hit after big hit. I think they are up a couple grand. I finish my glass of Vueve. The wife isn't ready. I decide to hit the other Top Dollar machine just down from the one I hit. I put another $100 in. Nothing. I put another in. Nothing. I remembered that I still had FP. Why am I loading my own money in. I load another $200 FP. Nothing. Except on the last spin. I get another Top Dollar bonus. First offer was 60 credits. I take it immediately. Another $1500 handy on FP yet again. I took $1k in FP and converted it into $6125 now. I still have $2k left.
     
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    I get another glass of Vueve to celebrate. I get paid and call the wife. She says she is tired finally. I walk out to look for her and run into VegasChic and Sis. They were getting paid on some slot outside the HL room. Congrats to her for her handy. I hope the champagne helped her if she got a drink from Chris in the Platinum Lounge. I'm gonna say he was responsible for my handy's that night. Haha.

    The wife decides to go upstairs to sleep. She is beat. She won back $800 of the $1500 she was down earlier. She was done for the trip. I decides to hit the BJ table before I call it a night since I was wired from the wins. I find a $50 BJ table with decent rules just outside their high limit rooms. I sit down and buy in for $200. I don't know what I was thinking but I blame it on the champagne. I usually buy $1-2k at a $50 table. I lose the first three hands and 3 guys ask to sit. No problem. The more the merrier. I get another glass of champagne. No Vueve. No big deal.

    I proceed to win it back. My memory is a bit hazy because of all the champagne. I just remember a bunch of 10s coming out. The guy at 3rd base was commenting on it as well. We were afraid to raise our bets because 5-8 tens would come out every hand. I don't know what the count was. I don't know if 10s negatively or positively affect the count. I just know I was a bit gun shy because of my losses from the day before. I wished I had pressed it. I lost only like 3 hands the rest of the shoe. Most people on this board would have cleared out the rack of chips had they been at the table. I wished I took a picture of my chip porn but was pretty drunk.

    In my hazy state, I declare that I was tired and leaving. I think it was at the end of the shoe. I don't know. I just remember waking up the next morning with $1700 in chips. I cashed it and gave it all to my wife so she would be a $1k winner for the weekend.
     
  11. ballagio

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    Oh, I almost forgot, after I found the wife, she decided to play some of my FP. She had a feeling about the pink diamonds slot in HL. She wanted $500. Uh, I told her it was a bad idea. She insisted. What the heck. My FP has been lucky. She didn't realize that you had to play it all on that machine. That was the worst machine she could have picked. We won like $50 in total from the $500 in FP. The FP will only be used my me from now on. I still had $1500 FP left. I decide to save it for another trip since I had until Thanksgiving or so to use it.
     
  12. ballagio

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    We leave the next morning on a 10am flight out. It was too early since I got to bed at 4am. My body was hurting. We make it home. I decide to count my money. It wasn't as bad as I thought. I was only down $1200. If you count the money I gave to the wife to cover her losses, we would be only down $200 for the trip. So down $2300 for the trip after the tourney buy-in with $1500 in Fp left to convert.

    So I decide to do laundry the next day. I don't let my wife do it because she accidentally laundered one of my pants from my suits a while back. It wasn't pretty. I made her take me to Vegas to buy me a new suit but that is another story. As I take my laundry out of the dryer, I find two purple chips from the Venetian. No idea where it came from or how I came into possession of it. My guess would be that I stashed them from the BJ run from the last night. I sometimes will stash chips. Well, they are clean now. The "extra" chips would make the trip a $1200 win and only a loss of $1300 if you add the tourney buy-in.

    So I am leaving town tomorrow for 3 days to convert the remainder of my FP and celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We have restaurant week and spas planned for the wife. We will be at the Cosmo for a day so she can get a hair cut at the Cosmo spa. We are then moving to the VP so she can get a pedicure and massage at the spa there. All this moving for a spa.

    I know there are lots of folks in town. It was pretty cool to participate in a slot pull and meet people from the board. I will try to say hi if I see anyone. It may be hard because of the anniversary trip. We will see. Good luck to everyone.
     
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  13. ballagio

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    It was nice meeting you if I didn't say it earlier. Very nice talking to you at the meet. Good luck on your future trips. Might have to get a video poker lesson from you at some point. I might give you a residual. Haha.
     
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    Great meeting you also.... even if I had been drinking all day and not sure if I said anything out there.

    Enjoyed the rest of the trip recap.

    Happy to give pointers .... no residual needed ... just some free drinks. :)
     
  15. SuperPocky

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    Thanks for taking the time to put together this recap, what an amazing good read! I would be so happy if I find some purples when I get home.

    Good luck on your upcoming trip, and happy anniversary!


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  16. VegasChic

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    Awesome re-cap for the trip!!

    I too saw that WOF puking out hand pays to that group- I've never seen a machine running hot like that- wish it had been one of us to discover it! I think you won the prize for best conversion of freeplay that weekend! It was fantastic to see your disbelief running into you the last night- every time saying you got a new glass of champagne then a HP to follow! Go with what works!! I did go into the platinum lounge, was offered a drink, but when I asked if his name was Chris he looked at me like I had three heads- haha- not sure what that was all about!! Anyway, glad it worked out for you and even better to find more purples when you made it home!

    It was great meeting you, and thank you again for the rides to & from Cosmo!! It's pretty cool to have connected through the board- to think that we would have otherwise had zero idea of the board connection walking past each other 100 times that trip! Good luck on the upcoming trip and hope you have just as good conversion on the last of the freeplay! Happy Anniversary, and please wish your wife good luck from us too!
     
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    Great recap! Let me know how your wife likes the cut at Cosmo. I may get mine done while there if she's pleased.
     
  18. tringlomane

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    When Tens and Aces come out, they negatively effect the count. Aces and Tens help the player make BJ so you still want them in the deck. The count probably was initially higher before you saw that streak, but the tens coming out weakened the count every subsequent hand.

    Good luck on your trip!!!
     
  19. ballagio

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    Thanks for the analysis. I was sure that was the case but kept making 20s. Lots of faces. The table was in disbelief.
     
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