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VegasChic & Sis & Evoni- $550K Slot Tourney- May 19-22!!

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  1. VegasChic

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    You bet I'm rebuilding this one! Such a fun trip!! Sad this report was lost in the downtime, I know I had responses to get to so will try my best to respond once all trip first updated!

    LOTS to look forward to this trip!

    Out of all my trips last year, I think the one stand out was the May trip. The weather was fantastic, tons of new members to meet, reconnecting with great friends, awesome group dinners, and we had arranged a HL slot pull that had over $12k to run amuck with (no we didn't win, but sure had a blast trying!!). This May trip seems to be every bit as promising, so I couldn't be more excited!

    I was thrilled to see Evoni was planning to go around the same time this May, we were able to connect our trips the last time we were in Vegas. One of the great things about reading trip reports is you get to see how others do Vegas. We could easily see we play the same, like the same restaurants & food, same preferred resorts- it's been a fast friendship and always a blast! I've confirmed with my host that both sis and Evoni can accompany me to all the tournament related events as if I don't win, we will do our best to eat and drink my buy-in back! HA!
    Here's some of the plans-

    $2500 buy in $550k twin win slot tournament @Palazzo-

    The timing of this trip was strictly determined on a slot tournament invite we received. It's the $2500 buy-in Twin slot tournament @ Palazzo. Got the invite last year which came in a pretty hardcover book type invite, couldn't make it then, but was curious ever since. Jumping in on it this year, just to experience it. Lots of hesitation as to if it was worth the bother, so may be a one and only. This is actually a long weekend in Canada so it took a wee bit of persuasion for Mr. VC to stay at home with the kiddo's while I take off to Vegas, but I somehow succeeded!
    It's 3 ten minute sessions on each of Friday and Saturday followed by the prize distribution. We're guaranteed a minimum $1000 back in freeplay, but I'm going to be shooting for hitting in the top 10%......as I suppose everyone else will be, lol. Wish me luck! Thrilled to see another member, Bellagio, also attending! We've already agreed with 2 top 100k prizes there's enough for each of us, look forward to seeing you at the winners table Bellagio!!

    Vegas Fanatics $500 buy in HL pull- May 20 @ 8:30 with after party

    Looking forward to meeting some new members, and catching up with old friends too during our VF High limit slot pull and after party!! Hope that anybody who is in town can come by, regardless if they are interested in the buy-in! Always fun to put faces to the names & avatars. I've done several big sized group buy ins, and we are still looking for the monster 5-6 figure win- I think this is going to be the one!! Has to happen sometime, so why not now?!?! VegasMonkey has a suite for us to mingle, drink up, eat secret pizza and count our winnings following the pull- so excited to meet everyone!!

    We've got dinner with friends lined up at Beauty & Essex, Table 10, and db brasserie. Love this time with friends- always a highlight of the trip!

    Sad that BFF wasn't able to make this trip......yet.......I'm still poking her to book a ticket! Same with you pphold- stop waffling and book the thing!! I'm not losing hope yet!!

    Left the rest of our schedule open for gambling and drinking! Will be touching down in Vegas Thursday late morning. My luggage isn't going to pack itself- so sprinting today to get all the last minute prep done! Lots of members in this weekend, so let's get these TR's fired up!!
     
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    VC, so glad you are rebuilding this one, but I'm sad now I never checked in during the trip to see your posts.

    I'll try to write up mine sooner then later.
     
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    Just like Riders, these TR are like a diary for me to look back on. Totally worth the time for me, but so sad as it will miss the comments along the way!
     
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    That is the key. The comments along the way. I will probably drag mine out over the same time period and hope the comments come along for the ride.

    Look forward to reading yours again.
     
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    Yours too- you had awesome HP pics, which you would still have all those, THANK GOODNESS!!
    All is not lost!
    Agreed, I will have to spread out the posts just due to time constraints at home. Not ideal, but doable!!
    Looking forward to re-living, once again!;)
     
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    I just logged on for the first time since Friday and I was looking forward to reading what I missed. I actually did receive a few error messages in the last couple of minutes. I'll make sure to screen shot anything moving forward


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    Good to know, we will keep working behind scenes to ensure we keep it running!

    Sorry you missed out on the updates. It was a CRAZY great weekend, the HL pull was amazing. Will for sure do my best to re-post all the fun sooner than later!
     
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    Sorry you have to rebuild all this, but I did follow your trip report over the weekend and it was awesome and totally worth reposting!
     
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    Glad you are rebuilding. This means I can live through your TRs again. Yay!
     
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    I remembered your past reports and wanted to read this one and joined to do so. Good luck rebuilding.
     
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    Thanks everyone- that's encouraging words to get it going! Good news is that I still had quite a bit to post for recap etc so I will still have more details in there! Will get at some of the re-posts tonight!
     
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    Happy to see you are reposting. I loved following along! I love trip reports and seeing how everyone does vegas differently, it gives me ideas to try when we go. Thanks for the dedication!
     
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    Instead of rebuilding your report from last weekend, it seems like it would be a better plan to redo the trip this weekend, and add in a couple more handpays.
     
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    I like the way you think alexanbo! CLearly that makes way more sense, and, I've got the BR still from last trip, Its almost like it never happened. When you are on the way to airport, swing past my house and pick me up. Hubs will NEVER notice. If he does, it's official board business!
     
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    One thing great about rebuilding this is I can add in the stuff I forgot!

    Bankroll.

    This was a debate I struggled with on this trip because of the $2500 buy in tournament. As a slot player, I assume the $$ I take with me will not be returning home. There is a limit on how much I'm willing to put down for three days entertainment, and currently I peg it at 5K, but obviously prefer to get some wins to bring home some cash! So far in all my Vegas trips, we have always brought home some BR, so hasn't hit the 5k yet!

    For the tournament, we were required to pay the $$ at time of booking, so I conveniently placed it on Mr VC's credit card.:) With a $2500 fee, that would be half my bankroll. I struggled with the fact that I'd get 1 hour play really, and would still have the rest of the trip to fill.

    Turned out I still had 1200 from previous trip, so decided to just purchase another $2500 (3700 cash total) plus I'd have the 1000 guaranteed freeplay, plus any money sis arrived with. Figured that was close enough to usual, but did understand that it also had the potential to overshoot the 5k limit I prefer to set when everything was considered. Still, only only out of pocket the $2500 cash for the trip...not bad- I was comfy with that.

    Mr VC did ask if I was planning to actually repay the tournament charge. I let him know it was a generous but late Mother's Day gift. We were both okay with that! :);):);):) Yay!!
     
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    The shoes I wanted to bring-

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    The shoes I brought instead with a reasonable heel height.

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    I think on future trips I will keep a tally of how many outfits and shoes I bring, compared to how many I actually wear during the trip. Throwing this down as a challenge to anyone who overpacks!!


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    Ha! That is almost the same conversation I have with my wife but reversed. She loves to give me crap about my gambling spend, and I counter it with the fact we have friends who's husbands spend more on Golfing / Golf membership then I spend on my casino trips. With the remodeling going on right now its been a contentious issue with my recent sports car purchase and keeping wife on a remodel budget.

    This of course was resolved recently when I audited her spend and showed her while I may spend hundreds on a gaming session, she spends like mad in 30 to 50 increments on etsy, clothes, etc. etc. Not to mention the monthly storage unit fee for stuff she will not part with. Of course she is more then willing to share in my Jackpot winnings like my recent 3K hit. Seems we have come to terms lately in the fact that she doesn't ask about my monthly gaming budget spend and I don't ask about the new decorating items that show up the door from UPS as along as we are on budget.

    Glad you got to come home with most of your bankroll in tact.
     
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    Agreed- it can be a contentious issue- but sounds like you have found some common ground on it!! To me, a gaming budget is really an entertainment budget, it seems however some spouses just don't place any value on it being entertainment. As you mention, there are lots of high cost hobbies you can have that are experience related, like golf memberships or sporting events season tickets- I lump it all in the same. Mr VC is seeing that now, I think it helps that I stay within my limits and the net cost so far has been even lower thanks to some wins keeping portions of the BR carrying forward and lowering overall loss. I took him through my win/loss for last year when doing my taxes and when he saw the comps that I got, the shows and experiences, he seemed to see the light! A huge win for me!
     
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    It was finally departure day! I would be travelling on my own to Vegas this trip. Sis was flying direct from Winnipeg meeting up during dinner, and BFF was unable to make this trip! Boo.

    Cleared customs in record time, hit the duty free for some small purchases to add to our meet-up. Of course I forgot to actually bring these items to the meet-up, so very sadly forced to eat them all while typing this report
    Unfortunate indeed.

    Also found my egg salad sandwiches once again missing from the lounge. Guess they are officially done, so switching to a sugar start instead.

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    Is that YVR? Which lounge is that?


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