TinMan
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August 15th, 2019 at 8:09:12 PM permalink
I'm flying out to Vegas in the evening of 08/16 and returning midday 8/21. It'll be a little over 4 days of gambling. I'll try to update daily while I'm there but may get lazy and post a long report once I'm back home. I managed to cobble together 5 comped nights across 3 properties both on the strip and downtown, so I'll be moving around a fair amount and likely will stop at 6-7 casinos I haven't been to before, mostly downtown.
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August 15th, 2019 at 8:46:17 PM permalink
Have a great time!
tringlomane
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August 15th, 2019 at 8:46:17 PM permalink
Have a great time!
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August 15th, 2019 at 10:21:11 PM permalink
Bon voyageóand good luck!
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August 16th, 2019 at 5:07:03 AM permalink
Sounds like fun! I'm looking forward to your report(s)!
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August 17th, 2019 at 5:40:19 AM permalink
Day 1 in the books. Flight delayed an hour and 45 minutes. Very frustrating. TSA precheck is great though. Highly recommended.

Lyft from airport to Linq. $14. Smooth trip. Linq itself is fine. Clean and adequate but not a low roller casino and not a super high end place either. I found it odd that the interior of the elevators are a flat color; I expected some kind of ad for the casino or a music act, etc. OSheas area smells like old beer at a frat house. Front desk upgraded me to a suite (no $20 trick from me). Room is greató1.5 baths, living room area, safe and Keutig. Sort of sideways view of the strip. Craps was largely $15 tables with 1 $10 table. Couldnít get spot on $10 so went to Harrahs. Harrahs was all 6/5 BJ except for double deck. Those seemed to be 3/2. Got on a $10 craps table for about 90 mins. Nothing too notable other than many people loved the repeater bet without knowing what it was. Lost $80. Went over to PGT. $25 min. Had the table to myself for about 3 hours from 2-5am. Got to bank 50% hands. One dealer was especially personable. Heíd turn over 3 of his tiles, announce what I was hoping he had for his 4th tile and then use his fingers to read it before flipping it over. Got up when i was back to exactly where i sat down. Asked for a discretionary comp and got nowhere. Are those no longer a thing in Vegas? I used to get discretionary comps pretty easily in AC years ago. Time for bed.
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August 17th, 2019 at 8:09:11 AM permalink
>>>>>> OSheas area smells like old beer at a frat house.
Always has; always will.

>>>>>>no $20 trick from me.
Good for you!!
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August 17th, 2019 at 12:16:15 PM permalink
I like the linq, hate the elevators
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August 17th, 2019 at 12:53:19 PM permalink
Day 2A

Went to Hash Hash a Go Go at Linq. Big mistake. Service was great as was the biscuit but the rest of the food and coffee was terrible. I ordered meatloaf hash and it was nasty. The meat didnít seem to have any beef in it. It was white and chewy. The potatoes were cold and soggy. I wonít go back.

Walked to Bellagio and Tram to Park MGM for myVEGAS matchplay. Won the $25 bet at Park MGM. The table felts donít specify 6/5 or 3/2. Just terrible. Seemed like to get 3/2 min was $25. All lower tables were 6/5. Although I didnít play there Bellagio had $10 craps Saturday morning.

Headed to Luxor for more matchplay. Won there as well. Each time I was one and done. For my first time doing myVEGAS itís gotten me +$100.
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August 17th, 2019 at 4:48:14 PM permalink
Day 2B

I expected Excalibur to be a dump but it was a pretty respectable casino on the inside. The tram from Luxor was easy. Walked over to MGM Grand to get the monorail to Ballyís. Used an ACG coupon at Nathanís for BOGO. Played about an hour of $10 craps at Ballyís. Very good crew. There was a group of 4 guys who seemed to be simultaneously blasted drunk and coked out. Eventually the incessant singing and cheering and flexing got to be too much. At one point a guy they didnít know bought in for $6k. One of the drunk guys thought it would be hysterical to then buy in 6 $1 bills (he had chips). High roller took it well but it was awkward. Guy next to me kept adding to his pass line bet after the come out roll. He was betting heavily for the dealers as wellóthatís all good but he kept check changing 1 red into 5 white so he could add a dollar to his pass line bet and add to his hardways bets. Every roll. Also for some reason he brought a pouch of booze with him to spike his drinks from the cocktail waitress. He was doing it discreetly under the table and then putting his pouch away. Now back to Linq for a bit.

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