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Old 10-14-2019, 10:26 AM   #26
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:45 PM   #27
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Wow, it's the Forrest Gump of trip reports.
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I am not a degen, I do not drink, stalk celebs, or harass hookers, great stories
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Oh man, this is epic stuff again. Please continue
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We need to start a GoFundMe, to keep these TR's going.. lol.. you are beyond a baller Slim.. love the TR's
Yes! This, please do haha. A friend that spends hours watching youtube videos of people playing slots wants me to start filming some of the craziness. Last trip I decided I wanted 7 star status so I played the game which earns T credits the quickest but it is absolutely the worst odds... Crack Jack at the bar. No D downs or splits, B Jack pays even. I miraculously did well though. Deposited about 500, cashed out 2200. Earned 10k tier credits with the 10k bonus..... so I thought. Didn't realize you only need 5k for the 10k bonus til later haha. I was very drunk, with other drunks and hookers around watching and commenting, would have been a good video. I will start a venmo or something, take every penny of it, do the most outrageous thing I can think of if I can monetize off the video. Several friends have suggested doing V log or something but I have no idea what I'm doing. If anyone can DM me advice, and I can make something off of it, I'll look out for sure.
Going back soon for a week. I won my fantasy league, gonna take all the winnings, put it on one roulette number. Gonna finally try and retire the Shawna streak, not gonna tell her when but eventually gonna put 5k on a hand of BJ. I will have my ATM card and will split or double if I have to. If it wins, thought about going to Secret pizza, paying for everyone in line. Throw $500 worth of 2 dollar bills in the air, middle of the strip. Whether it makes money or not I will have fun


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Always enjoyed your TRs except when you lost big.

What are the reasons you decided to not do a new one in future? (If you don’t mind sharing of course)

Still, these trip reports were good entertainment and enjoyed them while they lasted. Thanks Slim.
Long story, several reasons why this may be my last. If for no other reason I know I procrastinate too much. Have some great stories dating back to last April I wanna relive but haven't. Maybe its been depression why I haven't IDK. I may update time to time but this will at least be the last thread.

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1. Who are you? Are you just a regular guy or someone sort of famous?


2. How in the world do you get pictures with these famous people if you are just a regular guy?
I am a degen, plain and simple. I have won 6k on my last hand of the trip before, came back home to Arbys the same day, forgot my coupon, drove back home to get the coupon. I have taken out 401k loans for gambling trips on many occasions. I joked that I have to be the brokest 7 star there is. I play in high limit rooms, gotten to know the staff well and hang out there a lot. Almost all of the celeb run ins have happened there. I talk my azz off to everyone when I get drunk and crazy stuff just happens sometimes

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Wow, it's the Forrest Gump of trip reports.
"I'm not a smart man" haha love Forrest

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I met Slim in Vegas and was surprised when he talked he sounded right out of Deliverance..
I bet you got a purty mouth don't ya??? lol I catch hell-o out there about my accent, I don't care. I think its funny

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Oh man, this is epic stuff again. Please continue
Just took addy for the first time in a while... why not. Hopefully I'll post soon

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Just took addy for the first time in a while... why not. Hopefully I'll post soon
Cool, I will be in Vegas soon too. Maybe I'll see you there and drink one with ya!
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Thanks for all the nice comments. I appreciate the feedback and even constructive criticism. I was never one to put my business out here like this but I have been reading TRs on here for years, enjoyed them, learned a lot. I'm gonna try and contribute what I can. I do enjoy reflecting, reliving it all. Sometimes I feel narcissistic, douchebaggish writing this stuff but screw it. Nobody wants to hear anyone brag or bich" .... but yet that's usually all social media is. A lot of people wanna post on facebook like they have these perfect lives....many others just wanna whine and complain. I try not to look at it like that. I like the quote "happiness is only real when shared" instead of bragging, the term venting instead of whining. The addy driven point I'm trying to make is I don't want any of this to be interpreted as bragging, or bichin just sharing. I definitely hope people can learn from my experiences to help them have a good time and be safe out there. I am by no means a "baller" I am a degen. Some think I have a charmed life or whatever, but believe me...it's definitely not. Had serious bouts with anxiety/depression the past 2 years. I have had some really great times/highs that I have never imagined but I have had the lows to go with it for sure. Some look at the celebrity run ins as a brag or whatever. I don't mean for it to be like that but celebrities make for entertaining stories so as am I'm going through my phone, I'll post the run ins.

Gonna try and do this chronologically with phone pics but found a pic with Rodgers on a digital. Peyton Manning is my idol and all time favorite athlete. It's a distant 2nd but Rodgers is my 2nd fav. He had a huge crowd following him at Shadow Creek, couldn't stop for fans much. However when I asked, can a Ric Flair fan get a pic? He smiled and said "since you said Ric Flair" Wooooooo



Aaron stayed at the Aria that year and the next. He played a lot of black jack, ran into him a few times.
While I'm on Ric Flair.... A friend and I went to a local wrestling event a while back where Flair was signing. I never pay for autographs, I look at it like some people look at paying for sex.... (which I don't have a problem with..JK) but I wanted that pic of Rodgers and I autographed by Ric. We got there late, Flair was walking out as we were walking in. My female friend is a fan of his, had a Flair T shirt on. She asked for a pic, he took one and told her she smelled good.



Afterwards we went downtown for drinks and guess who is at the bar. Went back to the car to get my photo. Several other wrestlers were there all hammering the drinks back. Ric didn't seem to be catering to fans, but in my buzzed state I thought he would think my pic was cool, autograph it. He didn't, just looked away and his friend told me to scram. Later my friend went up to talk to Flair and he took a liking to her. This is where I'm gonna have to disclaim again that this is fictional, like OJ's "If I did it" Eventually she asked him to sign my photo and he did. Of course I'm sneaking a pic in to authenticate



We stayed there a while, Ric got very drunk. This was just before his heart attack I think. He was talking all kinds of mess to her, asked her several times to go up to his room. She kept saying no and I guess Ric just couldn't believe someone wearing a T shirt with his face on it was telling him no. He kept telling her how big his pecker was and all kinds of stuff. I remember many years ago a guy told me about how he saw Ric tell a girl a saying he says often. I happened to be sneaking a vid in with my phone when he said it to my friend, screenshot below. He asked her if she shaved her pubic area. She said of course. He said "No, don't do that, I hate that. I have a saying...no hair no Flair"




When I was a teenager I had a not so friendly encounter with Michael Jordan but other than that I had never seen anyone famous, got a kick out of it when I saw so many in Vegas. The Jordan run in was crazy I posted it a while back. I caught a foul ball he hit while he was playing minor league baseball. His wife was sitting near me, wouldn't autograph it and I was a determined little young shiit to get it authenticated in some way. We followed him to the airport, just a long story after that.

If the baseball could be authenticated it would be my most valuable piece of memorabilia



My first trip to Vegas I went with a girl I knew that lived in Ca. but planned for a solo day after she left. That day turned into a week. After that I was convinced solo was the way to go. The only girls I mention on here are gonna be ones I have never hooked up with or anything... but I will say that back then... a young drunken me out there with plenty of money? Crazy to say the least. It's definitely nothing to be proud of but one thing it did for me is not value or be driven so much by lust in life or going to Vegas with a primary goal of "getting laid" or whatever. Sorry for derailing, being all over the place with this but addy and caffeine are kicking hard.

One of my first trips I met Jay Mohr



Was a fan of his wife Nikki Cox, she was super sweet



I explained to Jay I don't covet another's wife.... but could you step out of the pic please ? He was cool, very entertaining, witty.





On one of my first trips my buddy was in awe of hot this girl that was at a Bellagio black jack table. I recognized her as playmate of the year Karen Mcdougal. I sincerely did consider Karen as one of the hottest girls in the world. She was with a dude playing very big, had a lot of money. We sat at the table and I immediately asked her "weren't you the playmate of the year?" She laughed and was very nice, talkative. We hung out a while. Her boyfriend was real cool, he took a pic for us. This is a horrible pic of her , doesn't do her justice at all



My very crazy and entertaining friend met us later. Karen's BF loved him. Karen went to bed and her Bf hung out with us all night. We kept in touch but never saw him again til a few years ago

I don't do politics, not going there but crazy that this happened within a month of her alleged affair with Trump





I ran into her boyfriend again a few months after Trump was elected. I said I bet you have had the National Enquirer hounding you huh? He said you have no idea.



Many see how I gamble, tip a lot and think I'm wealthy... I'm not. I have a meager job with a meager income but have had some big scores here and there. Admitting the level of degen I'm about to is crazy but step 1 of the 12 step program has never been a problem for me like all the other steps, screw it.
I was at a local beach music festival, one I go to every year. An empty field where you can bring your own coolers of beer, liquor with you. People always get drunk and fight at those things. One year I guess they got cheap on security. Instead of certified police officers, they got some cheap company that had hired criminals, felons that really just wanted to go out there and beat people up like many bouncers love to do. A friend was getting into an argument with someone so I grabbed him, pulled him away. When I did, the sum bich security guards accused us of fighting and grabbed me. One guy came flying and tackled me like he was Lawrence Taylor. A guy got caught under my leg when I fell, popped my hip out, shattered it. I wasn't drunk and the pain was awful. I told them I couldn't walk and the sum biches started dragging me out on the ground by one arm. Luckily an EMS guy was there, told them to leave me alone. The surgery, the therapy, all of it was awful. I was on crutches for over 4 months. I'm not at all the litigious type, I don't go looking for slippery floors or jumping under spilled hot coffee but I lawyered up for this. Had several witnesses including the EMS guy so they settled with me for 150k. After fees, paying back the insurance company some, I wound up with around 82k. I put some away for retirement, other things that I couldn't touch and was smart with it for a while.... til I went to Vegas the first time.

My first trip I had lost every single day, lost a lot. I had booked my flight for Sunday but I was so drained I was trying to leave Saturday evening. Casino host told me to go to vip services room at Bellagio and I could use a laptop there. This is the room where people in big suites go to check in. Its very nice, at the time they had a bar where you poured your own drinks. they had chocolate covered strawberries, opulent crap like that. I was sitting on the couch, then the football coach Herm Edwards and his wife walk in. We were the only ones in there, so I spoke, he was very cool. He said what you doing on the laptop? I told him this town had beat me like a drum, I'm booking an earlier flight. He asked how much I lost so I told him, 23k. He got all loud and was like holy shiit! He went on for a bit in shock. A famous multi-millionaire reacting like that to my losses... geez I'm a degen. John Lynch also walked in later, we cut up a while. Herm said "you said you from North Carolina? Coach John Fox is out there shooting craps, hes my buddy, tell him I sent you over there and see if your luck doesnt change." I said why not, closed the laptop, hit ATM for 1k and went to play craps.

Coach Fox was awesome. I was standing beside him at the table, we were both drinking, having a good time, but losing. Noone was hitting any points. The dice came around to me and I said no, give em to coach, my luck sucks. Coach said Bull**** coach is putting you in at quarterback, give em a toss. I hit the first point, coach gave me a big high five and said now that's a touchdown pass! I had a big ole grin on me then. Hit the next 4 or 5 points and the table was going nuts. To this day I do not think I have ever tossed the dice that well. Coach called two different friends of mine on the phone, left voice messages saying"where you at ? this is coach Fox, me and Slim are in Vegas winning money, drinking, lusting over these hot waitresses" I remember the guys next to me saying that is so fu***** cool. We played together about two and a half hours, it was a great time. Got a pic with him and Herm Edwards's son.




I ended up winning 3k at craps with coach, then just decided to go for it. This was a crazy night to say the least. Football players were there for a golf tourney that morning and walked by the tables a lot when morning hit.



Stayed up all night, ran it up to around 28k. Went from flying home 12 hours early sad and beaten to having 28k in cash, looking happier than a bird with a french fry. Looking back if I had not ran into Herm that night I probably would have never returned to Vegas... woulda been too broke to anyways. Just now as I write this I'm realizing how fateful it was running into him. As I think about it, because I liked coach Fox so much.... wow it butterfly-ed effected into some crazy, crazy things in life.

I was always a big fan of John Fox after that. Before the 2012 season I wanted to bet on his Broncos to win it all at 60-1. I said screw it, put a grand on it and thought how great it would be if they were to pick up Peyton Manning
I think the odds dropped to 8-1 after they got Peyton but my 60-1 was locked in. Come playoff time they were heavy favs to win it all. I just knew I was gonna get 60k..... then that bs with the Ravens happened. I was crushed. The next year it cost a lot more but I bet enough to win 60k if they win it all, chasing that dream. We went to Vegas for the super bowl, Broncos were favored, I was pumped



I had never been so devastated by a loss in my life. I couldn't move, it was horrible. I had been admiring our voluptuous waitress all day. My friend asked her could you do something to cheer him up ? She asked, You think if I sat in his lap and gave him a shot it would help??? Yep



She hung out a while and helped me get over the loss. I told her she kept me from jumping in front of a bus. Ironic that years later someone I call "Mickey Mouse" who has also kept me from jumping in front of a bus on many occasions saw the pics of her, knew her well haha

I chased that 60k win the next year, Broncos lost first round

The next year I knew it could be Peyton's last. I just couldn't see him not winning another super bowl. I was as broke as I had ever been but I still bet significantly more on it, pretty much everything I had. Paycheck comes...bet it on the Broncos, all season. I wanted it so bad, dreamed of it every night. However when Peyton got hurt, it just wasn't the same. Almost feels like I wanted Peyton to win it as bad as I wanted the money... well almost maybe. I got pissed when people said they were better off with Brock Osweiler. I started calling him Brock Azzwiper. Nothing against him, just wanted Peyton to win it so badly. When they put Peyton back in I was thrilled. Broncos got there but were big underdogs. We were in Vegas for the game and I set myself up mentally to expect the loss to not get crushed again. When they pulled off the upset... gotta quote Forrest... "It was the happiest moment of my life"
A friend even won a Peyton Manning plaque in the bar raffle, gave it to me. It's one of my most prized possessions




It was by far the biggest win of my life monetarily and as a fan of anything. Must have been 30 hours after that before I went to sleep. Months later I get a pic sent to me that a poker room employee took around 8am the next morning. Hooker on the left. No, I did not rent her services... while am it..I'll say it again...Never do that! If they will screw you for money, they will screw you out of money



I said if the Broncos win I was upgrading our room at Cosmo to a balcony suite. $20 dollar trick was more like a $100 trick but it worked. Best view in Vegas





Stayed another week to celebrate. Again, not one to pay for autographs/pics but the star of the greatest video game of all time? Sure. Mike was cool, I love getting a T shirt compliment, he yelled out Clubber Lang! soon as he saw me





I had just had the win biggest win of my life. You would think I would have done like Peyton, walked off a winner..... but I am a degen. I had lost around 20k of my winnings by the last night I was in Vegas. In true degen fashion I had put a damper on this trip of a lifetime. At that point it wasn't even so much about the money, I just wanted that euphoric feeling back. I decided to go for it, wore the Manning shirt again for luck my last night. Won my 20k back and a little more. Took til the last minute, barely made the flight, very drunk... but I left paying homage to Mr. Johnny Drama... Victory!





I thought at the time life couldn't get any crazier... boy was I ever wrong. The next 2 years ended up being the best of my life, followed by far the worst 2 years of my life. I thought I would take the Broncos money, maybe go with bonds or other stable investments, maybe open a small business. My life has been full of crazy ironic timings. Out of all the times in the history of man... right after I had the biggest win of my life... I became familiar with crypto currency. There are many crazy stories people have about their dealings with it... but I don't think there is any way in hades anyone on earth had as crazy a time than I had/having. When I say crazy... I mean it. Some say I could write a book about it all but I can't write for crap. Friends say its a story that needs to be told so I'm gonna try and tell it here. I have written about some of it in previous threads but held back a lot of it because of humility, other reasons. Screw it though, I don't care anymore. The addy is wearing off and I am done for the moment, but gonna try to do better, finish this soon

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Old 01-18-2020, 08:33 PM   #37
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Slim, your stories are the closest thing to appointment tv on 2p2
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:45 PM   #38
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Awesome, saw this pop up in my subs and was like wtf is this thread. Enjoy the new title
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:51 AM   #39
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:16 AM   #40
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Slim,

Looking forward to your crypto currenty story.

btw, how much did you bet and win with the Bronco's Superbowl victory?

You got the best Las Vegas trip reports. Please don't stop.
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Nice update slim, always some hot girls around you. Can’t wait for the crypto story.
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Old 01-19-2020, 11:38 AM   #42
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'No hair, no Flair' :-)

Great update slim.
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you couldn't be more wrong, I would definitely buy that book! You can write fancy as fu.. Love it!
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slim how often did you slay when you went during those times?
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your stories are absolutely the best. So when the broncos finally won you got how much, $60,000? pretty dope!
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Looking forward to your crypto currenty story.

btw, how much did you bet and win with the Bronco's Superbowl victory?

You got the best Las Vegas trip reports. Please don't stop.
Thanks. Not sure total wagered, took em all season as low as 8-1, high as 20-1. I know if they lost I would have nothing. When they won I had 105k It was a great day


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Haha thanks. I get addied up and just start typing. I wonder sometimes if I come off like a douche, but I enjoy reliving it, thanks


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I have a gambling hobby/problem to support so whenever I was fortunate enough to find a hooker I could afford, one that charged both by the hour and by the inch
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Please tell me I'm not the only one to spend time reading the OP multiple times (like more times than I want to admit).

Please?
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I experienced severe anxiety/depression about 2 years ago and I haven't been the same socially or many other ways since. Before then though, I went out there and didn't give a crap about anything. I would get hammered, say and do whatever with extreme confidence. I was with some Vegas virgins once and it hadn't been too crazy. I said I'm gonna make some stories on this last night. I grabbed a bunch of those hooker cards off the street, called many while playing poker.





This was so wrong... but I told myself that's what they get for false advertising cause no way was the girl in the pic showing up. If she does, I can hit the ATM. I called many and told them to meet me in my room. A married friend was sleeping and I decided to screw with him. I cracked the door, told the hookers to just walk in and wake me up with a nice back rub. First hooker did just that. My buddy was mad, mad, mad and so was the hooker. He told her to go find the loud drunk skinny dipshiit playing poker. At least 5-6 hookers showed up that night. Lord have mercy it was funny. Back then, no crap hooker was gonna outwit me and I had a lot of fun with them threatening their pimp on me and stuff. Many employees still recall that night. This may have been when I got spit on and my fav T shirt was ruined after I drenched the spat on area with hand sanitizer.








Just left the grocery store and it reminded me about another big win that may have gotten things rolling for me back in 2011, helped provide for more Vegas trips. A kid in high school that lives down the road from me worked at the place I shop at. All of a sudden this particular cashier's line was a mile long with young girls, when other lines were empty. He had tried out for American Idol, made it to the final 30 or something. I had never watched the show but decided to wager somewhere around $200 at 30-1 online on the hometown boy. He ended up winning me around 6k when I was broke. I have ran into him several times since, one night at the local BWW I had got to drinkin, told him all about him winning the money for me. He got a kick out of it, he's awesome. One year just before Christmas I saw him at BWW again. I told him I hate shopping. If I go to Best Buy next door and buy your CD with those baseball cards and post cards in it can you sign em so I don't have to shop for nieces, nephews? He said sure, I kept the post card myself



Gonna try and get back on the timeline with phone pics......
Shortly after the big Broncos win in 2016 we saw the Rock n Roll Express at a local wrestling show. I told them I'm buying drinks at the bar if they wanna go. Ricky Morton is one of the funniest, wittiest dudes I have ever met.



The following NFL season the Broncos had a rematch with the Panthers to open the season. I was in Vegas for it, went to the sportsbar. The waitress we had was very pretty and seemed real nice but my superstitions had me resisting change so I asked for my usual waitress. I was told she wasn't working and I was very disappointed. We sat there for the whole game and I was in awe of how GENUINELY nice this new waitress was. My father had the worst manners in the world. I hated that and never wanted to be like him. I have always admired good manners in people. Anyone can act nice for a tip but If I'm not drinking I pay close attention to everything and saw how nice she was to co-workers and everyone else. This girl had the best manners I had ever been around and I immediately had a tremendous admiration for that and her character. I would eventually call her "The Michael Jordan of Manners" Not sure when I even saw her again but eventually it got to where the place wasn't the same without her. Gonna copy and paste something I wrote in a previous TR
Through the years there have been several pretty, sweet, charming girls in all these Vegas trips who I would have fun throwing all kinds of compliments and admiration to. They were always out of my league physically and every other aspect so I was never seriously hitting on them, just had fun doing it. I never did it to anyone who wasn't nice or had an ego, she had to be a good sport about it. The very first one from one of my first trips is still one of the prettiest girls in that town. We are still good friends, text/talk often. Lord I used to have a ball getting drunk and complimenting her on everything. So many people, even guys that were crushing on her got a kick out of the crap I would come up with (I was a lot wittier back then). I enjoyed it a lot and she has always known its harmless. In 2016 I met someone who was pretty and all, but one thing way more remarkable is how you can look at her and just tell she's a good person...then talking to her with her engaging, and GENUINE personality/conversation/smile is something only a complete diip**** would not appreciate. Man did I have fun throwing the admiration to her. One time I was in Vegas while she was on vacation. I sent her a pic of myself and a friend with a sad face captioned "Coming here and not seeing you is like going to Disneyland and not seeing Mickey Mouse"
boy did I think I was cute with that one. It was just something silly I came up with at the moment but eventually it became the best and most accurate analogy I have ever come up with and I love trying to come up with em. Through time it has become relevant in many ways but a few quick ones are
you can ride space mountain....... play black jack, get a hooker
you can eat good in disneyland or whatever....... Gordon Ramsay steak, Cosmo pizza
and you can do whatever else like visit epcot center....... see Hoover dam, Red Rock canyon, go see shows, etc...............
but nothing has the CHARM of seeing Mickey
I always say Mickey is one of the most remarkable people I have ever met. She is extremely pretty but more so beautiful "beauty is as beauty does". Myself and others have often compared her to "Something about Mary" the way guys go apeshiit over her. I truly have never seen anything like it "Something about Mickey"... I often say even if she were 300lbs, paralyzed in a wheel chair I would enjoy being around her just the same. Never thought my visits to "Sin city" would make me a better person but being inspired by her genuine kindness definitely has. Our friendship has always been completely platonic and as Forrest would say "Even I know that's something you don't find around the corner"
I used to say she was one of my best friends out there, now I say she is one of my best friends period. The Disney store is next to the place I buy all my clothes and often I can't help but pick something up.



I ended up giving my favorite people out there Disney monikers. There is a D Duck, Goofy, Pluto etc. I read the thread a while back about being tired of going to Vegas. I have been tired of going for the usual reasons a long time ago, now I mainly go to see Mickey and friends, not so much Space Mountain... but yet I still go get sick on space mountain (gambling) often
Crazy that the day I met Mickey I also met Shawna "the goat of good luck" Ironic that on that day I hit the only royal flush I ever have



Later on it seemed like every time Shawna was around I had crazy luck. Copying and pasting again from previous TR


I have always been a little "sticious" done like a lot of people and find a "lady luck" or whatever to help the run good. It's not so much about finding a pretty girl, but a good natured, honest person is what helps I convinced myself. Guy, girl, whatever, just a good person. A long time ago I discovered the G.O.A.T. of good luck. "The Shawna Streak" has been like nothing I have even heard of. Gonna give a quick review of it since not much to write about this trip and win or lose I wanted to call it quits on the streak. Was hoping to go out like Peyton with it this trip.
I've never met someone who has a more positive, friendly energy. Often I see people that have just met her and people that have known her for years comment about it. She is genuinely nice, respected by everyone and not the least bit fake (very rare in Vegas). As far as my "good person" criteria, she meets it better than anyone. Not really sure when the streak first started, she told me one day she walked by and I gave her a $5 chip cause seemed like I won whenever she was around. Down the road I started getting her to cut the cards and the luck that came from it has been miraculous. Within the past couple trips she cut a two deck shoe which I won every hand (no shiit), 2 other times in the past 2 trips she cut, I won 8 in a row and quit. (I am not mistaken on that) I usually get her to cut the last shoe of the trip. Last 4 trips she did ended on big wins




March of last year I had my most financially successful trip I ever had. Started bad though, got unexpectedly hammered and out of control soon as I landed. Lost my roll and hit the ATM hard. Pulled out everything I had access to



Shawna wasn't there that day. Whenever she isn't there the "L" in my LUCK turns into an "F". I had 4k left to my name and the cards needed cutting. I called Shawna out of desperation attempting to get some of the magic any way I can. She never answers her phone but did this time. She said she was with her mother and I felt bad for interrupting. I only know her mother via osmosis but I know that's where Shawna gets a lot of her good nature from. When I cut the cards I said the word "Moms" got dealt this



Double down and I'm all in for the trip which had at least 7 days to go. If I lose I'm eating soda crackers and potted meat for a week, probly wind up competing with this guy for work



Dealer gets a 20, lovely





I stand up, grab my bag and am ready to set out to find the kick me in the nuts guy to discuss business strategies for the week. Seems like I always get screwed in this situation but this was Shawna's mom's debut



8k swing and ran well after that, cashed out around 28k that day






Ended up getting on the plane with around 70k that trip, best trip (gambling) I ever had by far. That call to Shawna, her mother being there didn't change the odds but it did have everything to do with the outcome. Essentially it was 70k on the flip of a card and an answered call. Just one of many many crazy Shawna stories.
I usually get her to cut the cards just before she leaves, last day of my trip and it has never lost. I think the "Shawna streak" is around 35-0-1. The one tie was when I broke even after a shoe she cut, ironic that it was the trip I wasn't feeling well, was azzholish to her and many others. The Shawna magic is not bound to card cutting, it has happened via several other aspects also. Two consecutive times I told the person rolling the dice to look at her, roll a hard 8 for thousands each time. Both times it happened first roll. Friends will see how pretty she is and will say, oh yeah sure, that's your lady luck or whatever... wonder why? I respond with you think I give a crap what someone looks like if it involves this much money? After they witness some of the magic, they want Shawna to cut their cards lol. Shawna didn't believe it either til she started watching some of it after she cut. It really has been the craziest thing I have seen in my life. It's just like in the movie The Cooler, you couldn't script this stuff. I know the odds don't change but it affects the outcome 100% and has just been crazy, made for some miraculous stories. I gave her the Disney title of this guy, Sorcerer Shawna







Back to the trip in Fall 2016, ended up having another crazy celeb story. A friend and I were the only ones in the high limit bar, it was very late around 3am, a slow night. Often when I am at that bar I will play a spin or two of roulette, (mainly just to get a drink comped) then leave the money on the table, hang out and drink, play a spin when I need another drink. The bartender always is amazed when I do this i.e. one time getting a bottle of Perrier once cost me 3k after I tried to play table minimum to get comped, then lost many hands in a row chasing. People shake their head when I do that to get Perrier comped, then tip 20 for it, but.... stick it to the man I say. MGM has taken enough of my money, I'm a comp whore.

We left the room and my money on the table for about 15 mins, came back to see at least 25 people in there. My buddy was texting as we walked in and the biggest dude I have ever seen came very aggressively and assholishly to him saying no pictures! Back then before anxiety issues, that wasn't gonna fly with me. I said do you think you are scaring anyone with your physical stature? You can knock the piss out of me, I'm on camera, I'll sue the crap out of you, maybe break even this trip. I sat down and asked the bartender who the hell-o is that? He said we had some celebrities come in. We were the only white people in there. Only rappers have that many bodyguards. Haven't listened to rap since the 90s so figured I wouldn't know who it was. Ended up talking to a lot of people from Barbados. I had a buzz, feeling good. My sense of humor was a lot better back then, very self deprecating. People aren't used to seeing that in Vegas I guess, we had a lot of laughs. Went to pee, came back and saw a big commotion at the roulette wheel. A friend said you might wanna check on your chips. Stepped towards roulette when the big muscle guy stops me. Staff yells no, he has money on the table. I sat down at my seat, didn't look up at the guy standing next to me. He starts talking, asks where I'm from and says oh I love NC, stuck out his hand and says I'm Drake. I said I'm drunk too. We hit it off pretty good (I think) I told him I don't know a song he sings but I know who he is. He said bet on 28, it's my mom's Bday. I yelled come on 28, I wanna get me a hooker. He backed up and laughed, when he did I notice a female next to him and apologize for the language. She laughed and says no, you're fine. I said no.. YOU are FINE. I know who you are (Rihanna) she was cool and seemed to like me (for the time being anyways)




Drake gave me a bottle of fancy champagne. Usually $1,200 at that bar's jacked up prices but he was comped I'm sure. I popped the cork across the room, other guy left his sealed, put it in his bag. I ended up drinking every bit of that champagne. Champagne buzzes are different, I was out of control




Started drinking Hennessy and juice with the Barbados folks, got completely hammered. Had a lot of fun with that crowd (What I can remember)
That big bodyguard seemed to be on my azz a lot until Drake told him not to bother me, I was harmless. The bodyguards were team Drake, the Barbados crowd was team Rihanna. After team Rihanna heard Drake call Steroid Stan (bodyguard) off they said "Awwww Slim, go F*** with him, can't stand that azzhole" (in a strong Barbados accent) I said you ain't gotta tell me twice....
side note- my physical stature is obviously nothing to brag about but the one thing I often proudly display when people get on me for being skinny are my biceps. I have put on 20+lbs before by working out and eating a lot, but as soon as I get lazy/quit eating I go back to being skinny enough to hang glide on a Dorito. However my biceps always stay disproportionately decent. I attribute this to having a curl bar and watching Rocky 4 hundreds of times while I was in my pubescent years. I have heard the muscle you develop during that time tends to stick around better.

Anywaysssss, I got all in Steroid Stan's grill, flexed my bicep and told him pound for pound I had him. I said Drake likes me, I might take his job. I was very close to him, he just stared forward, not looking at me like he was one of those British bobby guards. It was azzholish but he hadn't exactly been friendly to me either. Team Rihanna was loving it, there's no telling what else they put me up to that night.
Guy in pic wasn't bodyguard, he was team Rihanna






Mixing all that crap made for a multiple day hangover. Went back to the bar 2 days later. Bartender said that was drunkest he had ever seen me and that's saying a lot. Told him I was blacked out a lot of the time. Who do I need to apologize to? He said, no one I know of, you might be ok. He asked the waitress that, she said maybe Rhianna. I said huh? She said she walked over there briefly and heard Drake yell "Yo, that's my girl" at me. I had no recollection. Asked the pit boss that was there what happened, once he told me I kinda remembered some of it. Drake was sitting on 1st base at the BJ table, I was to his left, Rhianna was on 3rd base. Some very provocatively dressed girls walked by around 6:30 am. I said something like hmmm I wonder if they're working? Drake said "I'm sure every girl in here at this time is for hire" I said yeah? Pointed at Rihanna and asked "wonder how much she'd run ya" Drake yelled "Thats my girl!" and acted pissed, then he laughed, patted my shoulder and said he was messin. Seems like I heard I did eventually step over the line and may have ticked him off though. Back then especially, I was what Charley Murphy would call "a habitual line stepper"
Days after that a casino host I knew was acting pissed at me. I always called him the wrong name by accident, then kept on doing it years later messing with him. He wasn't a fan of mine. That night I said what's eating you? He said why you always stirring up shiit in here? You insulted one of our premier players. I said who? (because back then there was no telling) He said Drake. I called the pit boss over and he told him Drake wasn't upset, he was messing with me. I do think there is a good chance I may have pissed Drake off before that night was over. Will always be a mystery what did it I guess. What I can remember he was really cool, famous or not. It was a lot of fun.
Kept the fancy bottle, still have it



Drake and Rihanna broke up soon after that. Some joke that I may have sparked the fatal argument. At one point I did tell her "you sure are nice to sit around and watch him gamble all night. No girl has every put up with me doing that crap." Drake had a serious face when I said that, then started laughing when I said "but then again I'm not a rap superstar... and I'm sure his pecker is a lot bigger than mine, I'm 6 foot 3 hung like a flea"

The other day someone was asking a trivia question- What 3 female vocalists have the most billboard top 100 hits or something. I asked, now who here can say they have solicited one of the 3 for prostitution ?



I'd like to get up to date with this before my next trip, probly won't but no telling. Caffeine or addy always has me derailing.

Always have to periodically put the disclaimer out there. I do not condone excessive drinking or gambling. The worst nights of my life can be attributed to alcohol. A distracted, wrongly focused life can be attributed to gambling. I may make some of the crap seem fun but a good deal of the time (especially recently) I'm looking like Cameron Frye


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