Las Vegas Trip report:
We leave my house at 9:30 AM Friday while i hoped the other car was gonna leave at pretty much the same time. The drive out there was relatively traffic free so we got to State line at about 1 and stopped at Buffalo Bill's
to get some extremely late breakfast. This place seemed really dark and dingy to me, I felt like we were in a bar when we got there. So after we eat we get back on the road and arrive at Harrahs
at about 3.
The name on the room, unfortunately, was under the name of someone in the other car so we had to wait for them. We check our bags started drinking (Gotta love Vegas) and walked around the casino a little bit. The other group was staying at the Palazzo
so they checked in before us. We had to wait for over 2 hours because the birthday boy's ID had expired and hadn't gotten the new ID from the DMV. IDK why this is a problem since he had the paper showing he had it renewed but w/e.
Most of my friends know nothing about poker but hear about how i have been making money and want to make a little bit themselves, so 2 of them give me $100 as a 20% stake for he games that night. We finally got settled in our and the other poker player in the group says he wants to start playing so we get to the Venetian
poker room and get seated almost immediately. I really like this casino and the poker room because it seemed so new and upscale. Got into a horrible 2/5 game with the biggest nits in LV i thought. So after an hour of boring poker we go to Aria
in hopes of better games.
Got into a 1/3 game as i waited for my seat in the 2/5 game. Tried to bluff a good player when all the draws got there but he called with 3rd pair
. Got into the 2/5 game even on the day and hoped to play all night and eat breakfast with the group at the Palazzo buffet at 8AM when they wanted to go. Had a pretty bad run of cards and never got anything going and got coolered (i think) when i raised preflop in the CO with A10s and got called in 2 spots. Flop came out A 10 5 and I bet 1 fold BB raises and i ship he shows 55 GG.
So after losing $300
i wanted to start drinking with everyone else. I meet up with them inside PH at Earl of Sandwich. I had missed a lot apparently because someone threw up in the Palazzo suite and birthday boy slapped him the head and now doesn't want to see him the rest of the trip (Both very drunk at this point). We end up just walk around the strip while i downed my fat tuesday.
This is when i really got to see the town at night and it was overwhelming. It was so amazing i didn't wanna ever leave, it was just too awesome
. That made me completely forget about losing some money. KO'd at about 2:30 in a room with 6 people and only 2 beds. Somehow woke up at 6:30 and couldn't go back to sleep. We get everyone up a couple hours later and go eat at the Palazzo buffet. At this time i realized that i hadn't eaten since 1PM the day before (now 9:30AM). So inhaled my food and probably ate more at that meal then the whole trip combined.
We go back to Harrahs and i decided that i want some of my money back so i go to the poker room at Harrahs to play. This room could be really nice if they had more traffic ,granted it was noon but there should be more then 2 tables on a saturday right? I played for a little bit and nothing of note happened and i left after 3 hours up $86
. The thing i like most about this room was it was totally away from the noisy casino and in its own room.
I didn't feel like playing again that night so we split up and most of them went to XS and had to pay big $$ to get in, while the rest of us just toured the strip and got drunk (Which one sounds more fun to you haha). We went into Ceasers
which was just massive and very elegant it seemed. I must have looked like a tourist just looking at the huge sportsbook and walking around in amazement. That night we KO'd at 1ish and i got a good night of sleep before we left at about 11. We went to eat at the Rio's buffet but it was $30... So we just ate at the BK lounge? (I think that's what it was called) gourmet obv.
Finally left the city at 1 and ran into the worst traffic i have ever been in. Backed up for miles before State line and then near Victorville the freeway just stopped and it took 2.5-3 hours to get through the Cajon pass. We didn't get home till 8...
To sum it up, I had a great time and can't wait to go back. I feel that even if I won at poker or broke even i don't think i would have that
much better of a trip. I turn 21 on 7/10 so i'll be back the weekend after that and hopefully i can beat the games there this time
Sorry for TL;DR