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AyecarumbaJoeman
February 14th, 2018 at 12:57:09 PM permalink
Just got back from Vegas. My musings.....

Sat down at a $25 pai gow table. Cashed in $400. 16 green chips. Lost 16 before I had a single win. Included in the streak was a full house losing to a better full house. Also had 4 aces which pushed to a dealer straight. To make that hand even sting more, the guy to my left was betting big, and slammed his cards down after he got a jack high pai gow. He appeared to be ready to walk away when both the dealer and I told him to wait....... his 10-9 beat the dealer 10-8. We both pushed... I took out another 100 after the 16 in a row, and ended up winning back 10 units.

Absinthe is still a great show, if you aren't put off by extremely crude humor....

Two nice pool days, one at Caesars where I was staying, one at Aria where my sister was staying. Caesars does NOT have an outdoor hut tub! Will not go back there for that reason alone. When it is low 70's I love sitting in a hot tub, but even a warm pool is never warm enough. The four of us had a few drinks each at the pool at Caesars, including tax and tip our bill was $250! Each margarita was like $22 or so.

Caesars is just silly expensive for little stuff. Breakfast biscuit $12. Fiancee had 50 minute massage--- $200.

So doofus (me) rented a car for this trip. I usually need one because I visit friends in Henderson and Summerlin, and go golfing, so a car is necessary. But this trip I had no plans other than staying around the strip. I see the $12 a day parking charge at caesars, but waived if you are Platinum. I found out my status was dropped back to gold because I hadn't been using the credit card enough. So figure that was $60 in parking fees total I paid. It gets worse. Apparently I must have left the car running (most likely) or someone siphoned the gas because when we went to start the car it was empty. The joy of waiting for a guy from the rental company to come to the garage (plus $75 charge) added to the fun. Then I had to fill the car with gas ($49) before I returned it. So I'm guessing the car cost me nearly $300 and saved me $20 on uber trips.

Had dinner with local friends and Wiz at Burro Burracho at the Rio. It is a great restaurant for tourists. There is no other dish like the trash can nachos. My Vegas friends treated the 5 of us which was really nice of them. Then I showed off my Tiles skill to a loss of $300.........

Other Vegas friend invited me to the Golden Knights game. It was versus the Flyers. I'm guessing 1/3 of the fans were rooting for the Flyers. In our hotel were lots of Blackhawks fans, as they play next in town. I think the visiting city will bring fans equivalent to a small convention. Has to be good for the city.

I sat at a $25 table for maybe 20 hours at Caesars during my 4 night stay. I went and spoke to a host who gave me an extra $100 off my bill.... Call me Mr. Guppy.
DJTeddyBear
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February 14th, 2018 at 1:14:58 PM permalink
Ouch
And then
Ouch
And then
Ouch
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁
SOOPOO
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February 14th, 2018 at 1:27:20 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Ouch
And then
Ouch
And then
Ouch



The gambling losses are probably in line with my EV. The 16 in a row is a story I will never forget. The car stupidity I take as a "lesson learned". While I was going through it, my fiancee kept reminding me it was no big deal, we can afford it, and there are over a billion people wondering where their next meal is coming from.

I forgot to mention this in the initial 'report'. Caesars would have subtracted $10 a day ($40 for us) if we would have declined any maid service for the entire trip. If I was alone it would have been a no brainer, but fiancee likes a made bed and fresh towels.
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February 14th, 2018 at 1:33:56 PM permalink
LOL. (And I'm laughing at your impressive writing style, not your misfortune).

Remember the good old days when even a low-rollers joint such as Circus Circus had their own tow truck with a gas can in the back? Battery jump or a gallon of gas was no big deal and would not appear on your bill,. Each and every security pickup truck had a wire cage in the back so the guard could force entry into a vehicle and put the animal in a cage right away. Vegas used to function better then that it does today.

I guess Uber/Lyft/ParadiseLimo are all cheaper than rental and parking fees. I wonder what happened to the parking lot patrols and the passersby? In the old days such things got noticed and reported no mater what nook or cranny you chose. And I forget which casino it was now but I recall one where the valet parker retrieving my car actually ran to get it despite the overly warm weather.

Nice of Caesar's to downgrade you without any notice. Fees for the little 'this and thats' don't bring them much money but can definitely drive people away,.
Good to hear that you will be voting with your feet.
FleaStiff
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February 14th, 2018 at 1:33:57 PM permalink
Darn this mouse is really killing me.
SOOPOO
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February 14th, 2018 at 2:20:40 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

LOL.
Good to hear that you will be voting with your feet.



I prefer the Rio. I just feel more comfortable there. If I'm going to shell out more $$ the Wynn was better all around.
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February 14th, 2018 at 3:17:19 PM permalink
Wow. I like the part about the $250 in drinks at the pool. I've brought my own booze to Vegas many times. Enjoy a nice stiff drink before I hit the pool. And I had no idea that you had to spend a certain amount on the credit card to maintain a no-parking-fees status. Makes sense though.
FleaStiff
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February 14th, 2018 at 3:29:41 PM permalink
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I had no idea that you had to spend a certain amount on the credit card to maintain a no-parking-fees status. Makes sense though.

A lot of things make sense to the bean counters. What would make even better sense is an automatic email to the player or to his host informing him of the status change.
DJTeddyBear
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February 14th, 2018 at 4:01:46 PM permalink
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What would make even better sense is an automatic email to the player or to his host informing him of the status change.


What youíre describing would be dangerously close to being proactive. And thatís just crazy talk.
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁
FleaStiff
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February 14th, 2018 at 4:16:52 PM permalink
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I prefer the Rio. I just feel more comfortable there. If I'm going to shell out more $$ the Wynn was better all around.

Be advised: One woman recently posted that Rio checkin personnel were rude and refused to provide what she had booked, that valet personnel were rude and she stiffed them and that her room was dirty and the mold/mildew gave her a first-morning headache.

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