Wulfgar1224
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March 14th, 2018 at 11:45:29 AM permalink
Wednesday March 7

I arrived around 10pm and cabbed it over to the Mirage. I go every year for the conference championships. The first night was pretty uneventful. I played some Pai Gow Poker and ended up down around $75.

Thursday March 8

I got up around 8 AM and decided to play some tiles. I walked over to the Venetian and Palazzo and discovered that they don't have the game anymore. It appears the Venetian is done with it. I was told the Palazzo does offer it in the Salon room there upon request. But, I don't know what the specifics are. I assume you'd have to be known to them with a host and all that jazz. I could've gone to the Wynn and tried. But, I decided to just go to Harrah's since I knew it would be there. I played there at $25 per hand for about 3 hours. I ended up down another hundred.

At that point, I went back to the Mirage to bet on some hoops. I joined the rest of my group and ended up breaking even for that session. We ended up going to a pretty good steak dinner at the Mirage. I wish I could remember the name of the restaurant. But, it was fairly close to the jungle part and elevated from the gaming floor. I do remember that part. We tried some steak and appetizers there. I didn't partake in the wine since I don't drink it. But, I was told it was a good bottle.

At that point, it was almost 11PM. I played some craps for a couple of hours and ended up down another $200. So far, I was down almost $400. It wasn't the best start of the trip.

Friday March 9

Today was moving day for me. I ended up getting a couple of nights comped at Gold Coast. So, I stayed there Friday and Saturday nights. I wanted to play there for a bit and played some $5 2 deck black jack. They have pretty good odds on the blackjack there since it is off strip. If no one is familiar, it is offstrip just past the Rio. I ended up even after my blackjack play.

I wanted to join the rest of my friend on the strip. So, I walked over to Planet Hollywood where we played some Roulette. I am not a fan of the game since I know the house edge is around 5.5% percent on the bets. But, I was there to be social and friendly. So, I played. Surprisingly, I didn't do horrible there. After about 3 hours of play, I was up around $50.

We did end up going to the club in Caesars that night and had a pretty good time. I believe it is called Omnia now.

Saturday March 10

Again, I got up in the morning and played some blackjack for about 3 hours at Gold Coast before joining the rest of the group at the Mirage. Saturday was kind of a bummer since it actually rained in Vegas that day. It prevented us from walking the strip as we had planned on checking out some of the casinos further down the strip like MGM, Aria, etc. We spend the time watching hoops in the Mirage sportsbook most of the day. I actually started to win a little back. I ended up about $100. I think that put me about $300 down for the strip. We tried the buffet at Caesars as well that day. I thought the buffet was excellent. They had great choices like prime rib, tri tip, and they had a good selection of seafood there as well. I thought their desserts were good too especially the creme brulee. The buffet is expensive. I believe it was $55 before the tax and tip. But, I did enjoy it. The last night was pretty uneventful. I watched my buddies play some Ultimate Texas Hold em. We chatted a bit and then I went back to the Gold coast since I need to leave early Sunday morning to head back to San Diego. All in all, I enjoyed my time there as always.
blount2000
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March 14th, 2018 at 12:31:54 PM permalink
Sounds like you had a great trip and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Up $50 is always better than down $400. Although it sounds like you ended up down overall for the trip?

I really like the Gold Coast, but have not had the opportunity to stay there yet. I enjoy their bingo room and it seems like they always have plenty of $5 tables available, which is just the way I like it.

Thanks for posting your report!
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March 14th, 2018 at 12:38:45 PM permalink
Sounds like a pretty fun trip with friends... and making a comeback after starting in the hole always feels nice =). How did you like Omnia? Was it expensive? Was it more of a younger party crowd? As you can tell I've never been there but we've almost gone a couple times.
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TigerWu
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March 14th, 2018 at 1:08:31 PM permalink
Nice report. Did you check out any Tile action at Gold Coast?
Wulfgar1224
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March 14th, 2018 at 1:16:30 PM permalink
For romes, I have mixed reviews of the Omnia. As one would expect, it can be a bit loud so chatting up people isn't always that easy. It was awfully crowded in there and I felt the security was a bit short and rude to people. As far as prices go, I thought it was expensive. The cover was around $50 if I remember right. We didn't have to wait around that long to get it in there. We did talk to them and they offered us a deal where we could do the bottle service. I think it was going to be around $700 after the tax and tip and all of that jazz. It would've included the cover also. There were four of us at the time. We decided to just wait in line rather than pay $175 each for that. In retrospect, who knows? Maybe getting a private table would've been better. As for the drinks, we had beers before getting into the club. I did buy a mixed drink there. My rum and coke was around $15. So, yeah, the drinks were kinda pricey. As for the crowd, yeah it was mostly 20s and early to mid 30s. I don't remember seeing many people in their 40s and up. The dance floor it self was kinda impressive. That had this huge spinning chandelier type thing with lights coming out of it and fog as well. As I said, it was a bit packed. But, all in all it was nice in there.


For blount2000, I kinda like the gold coast also. It is a nice place to chill when I want to get away from the strip. And yes, I did end up down about $300 for the trip. I only had one small winning session. I am a low roller but even that amount was within my gambling budget. So, on balance it was a good time there.


For tigerwu, I didn't see any tiles tables at the gold coast. The only tiles I played this time was at Harrah's. Sadly, it appears that Venetian and Palazzo are done with it. Mirage got rid of it about three years ago. I didn't make it to MGM, Bellagio, or Aria to see this year. I did see it at Caesars in their high limit room. They were asking $100 to play.
blount2000
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March 14th, 2018 at 2:32:23 PM permalink
I've never been to one of the big mega-clubs like that. I've read articles that say it is "an experience unto itself" that everyone should do at least once. Do you agree?

Of course I may have missed my prime chance since I'm in the 40 and up crowd now. You know... just like Romes. ;)
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TigerWu
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March 14th, 2018 at 3:10:11 PM permalink
Man, a $50 cover charge just to get in the door, then drinks are $15 on top of that. No thank you. I would rather spend that money in a nice restaurant or at the tables.

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I did see it at Caesars in their high limit room. They were asking $100 to play.



I'm hoping Caesars still has it by the time I get out there next year. Sounds like Tiles have really been getting scaled back in Vegas recently...
Wulfgar1224
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March 14th, 2018 at 3:20:53 PM permalink
For blount2000, I had a decent enough time. I don't necessarily regret going either. But, you will have to put up with loud music and a crowded place. If that doesn't bother you, it will be a decent enough time. I would recommend drinking before getting in though. The drinks were pricey there.
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March 14th, 2018 at 3:43:10 PM permalink
If I were to believe everything on this forum, this Romes character is a late 40’s promiscuous gay guy that flys to Vegas to engage in “activities” with Axelwolf. I’m going to choose to believe it lol.
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