wroberson
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November 18th, 2013 at 12:57:57 PM permalink
After 8 months of planning and saving, it's that time. I landed in Vegas at 8:10am and had my rental car by 9:30. By 1:30 I had driven the 2.5 hours to Springdale, UT and Zion National Park. The bad news is I had to work Sunday and haven't had any sleep for nearly 30 hours. The Quality Inn has free Wi-Fi, and the view from my patio is stellar. The place is empty. I have it all to myself.

I'm feeling good about the trip. Will be adding photos when I'm back in Chicago. I have a busy schedule. Tuesday I have to pick up 3 myVegas rewards. LOVE' Brad Garretts Comedy club and a free breakfast at Delights Cafe. I hope to make sometime to gamble. I know I will and hope to bring home the gold and share pictures of a large pile of cash.
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AcesAndEights
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November 18th, 2013 at 3:20:36 PM permalink
Quote: wroberson

I hope to make sometime to gamble.


You HOPE? Why else would anyone go to Vegas?!
"So drink gamble eat f***, because one day you will be dust." -ontariodealer
aceofspades
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November 18th, 2013 at 3:41:44 PM permalink
This thread has some potential - although potential for what is yet to be seen...
wroberson
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November 19th, 2013 at 3:08:32 AM permalink
Well I managed to sleep 12+ hours. Free breakfast starts at 8. The Zion shuttle is not running so I will be able to drive the valley floor. It a good and bad thing. I was hoping to hike in and take the shuttle back. Now I'll be driving in and out with little hiking. Driving the floor is a rare opportunity so I'll have to enjoy it. Should be in VEgas around 5pm.
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wroberson
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November 19th, 2013 at 9:30:57 AM permalink
Got in to see the park in daylight and actually did a little hiking. I found this stream and followed it up hill. Took pictures of the cascades along the way. There was a dipper doing it's thing but I was too far away to get a good shot. A final note about the Quality Inn, the campground has a few decent sites along the Virgin River. This time of year would be perfect for camping. Not so sure I would want to bake here in the summer though.

Next stop Las Vegas!
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wroberson
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November 19th, 2013 at 7:48:01 PM permalink
I also got to ask the dealer at MGM if players could surrender 16 v 10. Yes. Yes he could have.
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wroberson
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November 19th, 2013 at 7:48:02 PM permalink
Made it into Vegas about 1:30. Checked into my room at Rio and drove to The Mirage. I sat at a 25 dollar table and played about 20 minutes of a 6 deck game with a player to my right. It was a tough shoe but I cashed out 300 up. I stopped by the myVegas desk and picked up my ticket to LOVE. I then played 10 dollar table and left even. I only played 4 or 5 hands. I was uncomfortable with the new dealer. I was up 5 bucks an gave it to the dealer.

I drove to the MGM and played at 10 dollar tables. The first the guy to the right would wave off 16's sticking me with the 10's. It was as hard shoe and lost 95 and tipped 5. A went to the life desk to get my free pizza at Delights. The pizza tasted good. I wanted the french toast but that's a huge walk and I had enough. I sat at another 10 dollar table and played most of it. I cashed 120 up. On the way out I picked up my Brad Garrett's ticket.

So far I am up 320 and have tipped 30. I was hoping for 500 to put into a slot machine here at the Rio. It may still happen. It's suppose to be a5 dollar machine, but the one at the mirage had 2 max bet. I'm overlooking Gold Coast thinking about popping in to see the casino. Looks like a long walk from 13 floors up.
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Beardgoat
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November 19th, 2013 at 10:20:50 PM permalink
Good luck to you sir
Tomspur
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November 19th, 2013 at 10:25:55 PM permalink
Vegas really is a magical place. For us guys who call it home we sometimes forget the simple pleasures of looking out at the strip from your hotel room and seeing all the bright shining lights. Also you have the worlds cuisine at your fingertips, all the gaming you could want, you could get a hooker in your room within half an hour if you so wished, sports betting, horse racing, shopping, eye candy.......

Easy to forget why we all love Vegas so when you live there.....

Have a good time bud!
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duckmankilla
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November 19th, 2013 at 10:34:29 PM permalink
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I was hoping for 500 to put into a slot machine here at the Rio. It may still happen. It's suppose to be a5 dollar machine, but the one at the mirage had 2 max bet. I'm overlooking Gold Coast thinking about popping in to see the casino. Looks like a long walk from 13 floors up.



Gold Coast = Literally across the street from Rio. Hard to get much closer than that. As far as your slot adventures, I would suggest finding and hitting Lion's Share at the MGM Grand. If you are unfamiliar with it, feel free to google search it. It has its own website and more recently obtained its own Twitter account. It's been there seemingly forever and has never hit the progressive jackpot. Mission called last year to confirm that the person who does eventually hit it (over 2.3 Mil now I think) will win the jackpot and get to keep the machine. Awesome.

It's a $1 machine with a max of $3/pull. Obviously you need to play the $3 per spin at the risk of hitting the jackpot on $1 and only winning $10k or something like that versus $2.3 + Million.

Here's the thread in here about it... http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/slots/12066-lions-share/

Although I dream of winning it for myself one day, a fellow WoV member taking it home would be a nice consolation prize.

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