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darkoz
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April 11th, 2021 at 3:08:41 PM permalink
That was the end of the trip report in case it wasn't clear :)
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ChumpChange
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April 11th, 2021 at 3:34:33 PM permalink
I've never been on Amtrak. It takes 6 hours to drive to Boston from my place, at least in 55 mph days. I used to take Greyhound but I've lost track of that since the local bus station closed. How much do you have to play to get comped a free hotel room on the same day?
darkoz
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April 11th, 2021 at 4:10:31 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

I've never been on Amtrak. It takes 6 hours to drive to Boston from my place, at least in 55 mph days. I used to take Greyhound but I've lost track of that since the local bus station closed. How much do you have to play to get comped a free hotel room on the same day?



This was not my first visit to Encore but my first overnight comped stay.
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jpfromla
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April 12th, 2021 at 6:33:44 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Day two (April 4th) continued again:

After winning the $9,000 the family schlepped back to the Encore with all speed as my son-in-law family were on the way and most likely going to arrive first and we didn't want to hear their mouth.

I hadn't eaten in almost 24 hours due to the Mongolian Beef poisoning so we stopped for a more safe bite to eat before arriving at the hotel.

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The family arrived at almost the same time as us. I went up first with the grandkids. We didn't want any idea that we were now going to have more than four people in the room (and I didn't confirm if a three month old counted).

When checking in the desk greeter advised not to have more than four people or they would invoke the clause I agreed to which was an additional fee of $3,000 and expulsion from the premises.

That seems excessive to me even now and I wonder if A) it's ever been enforced and B) if it would even hold up in court. There is such a legal thing as unjust enrichment!

I warned everyone to be quiet in the room and why. One family member said, for $3,000 they should be giving extra rooms for the extra people, not eviction. I tend to agree!

But everyone did remain quiet and (so far) I haven't been charged. It probably helped we had a three month old baby in the room. Adults act differently (quieter) around infants especially sleeping infants.

Day Three April 5th:

Family left around four AM and we all went to sleep (except infant who woke up. Gave my ten years old grandson $20 for taking care of her)

Here is something to note. Check out (except weekends) is one PM. Latest check out I have ever seen. Since we were up late we slept till 12:45, then hastily got our stuff together.

Actually we checked out at 1:25 but who's clock watching (I didn't see any penalty for late check-out.)

Cootchie Koo. My granddaughter just gave me a "Huh" look

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And then jackpot:

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Since we do fuzzy math these days I value this jackpot at $3,000 (same cockamamie amount Encore came up with)

We did grab some not complimentary goodies which are arranged to spell collectively "E-N-C-O-R-E".

How cute!

Notice the Giant Cashews box has been pillaged.

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After piling into the car I remembered I had $125 Freeplay at the Encore. So I left family in the car while I rushed in to play

$125 isn't crap considering what I am used to so I decided to have fun and pick a machine I never saw before.

Finally chose this variable state machine similar to that pyramid obelisk game where three levels get added before the +EV spin. This one was a mad scientist with beakers getting filled. Sorry can't remember the name!

$125 turned into $60 so not so hot. But the game kept teasing me with a bonus round like a sneeze that never materializes.

Bonus, yeah, yeah, bonus, yeah, yeah, !

Bonus, yeah, yeah, bonus, yeah, yeah, !
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Over and over. I wanted to see the bonus so ended up giving back the $60.

And then another $100.

Bonus, yeah, yeah, bonus, yeah, yeah, !

Added a second $100

Bonus, yeah, yeah, bonus, yeah, yeah, !

Finally gave up $60 profit and $200 ploppie money plopped down

I wasn't upset over the money but I never got to see the bonus round.

My family was waiting in the car so dilly dally cut short

Profit for day three:

+$3000 (emotional jackpot)

-$200 (disappointed bonus hunt)

-$12 (bag of not complimentary cashews)



The previous night I had a brainstorm (the family visiting was my son-in-law relatives so I kind of drifted during conversation).

There might still be a way for me to turn a profit at the other casino with my 22 cards instead of just a small loss. It was a bit of a risk but I felt it was worth the reward.

So instead of day two of grabbing $8,800 in Freeplay I instructed my son-in-law to just head home

Sorry for being a bit ambiguous but I can't divulge my conceptual ideas here.

Okay, well that's pretty much it. I warned you it was boring!

One last jackpot!

A mini-mart randomly along the highway where we stopped for gas.

I went inside and I was like a kid In a candy store (okay an adult in a candy store).

I walked out with so many snacks I have never encountered before, new (some nasty) flavors.

I will share some with you now. These flavors are not to be found in NYC:


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And perhaps the Coup Degrassi:

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All those snacks...and you wonder why you got the runs! Great trip report.

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