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Old 10-05-2017, 12:17 PM   #1
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Finally going to Vegas! After telling my gf over and over we should go she eventually said you just go since you'll be playing poker mostly, I don't want to go. I was going to book in Nov, but found out my friend is going end of Oct into Nov for SEMA to work the show with his company. His company has a hotel block at the Venetian and he will be staying there.

Since Mlife acquired Borgata, my comps are shared and I had a couple options available. Buy 1 night get 1 free at Bellagio and Aria; or 2 free nights everywhere else Sun-Thurs plus $50 resort credit. I wanted to stay somewhere somewhat nice, and a good location close to the B / Aria since I will be playing ssplo. I have narrowed it down to Mirage, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, or NYNY. Any room is fine, hopefully the $20 trick will work. I might go to the pool, but not really a need.

My poker friends all say I need at least 1k per day to survive Vegas and not to go more than 3 nights. My SEMA friend doesn't gamble and says 150-200 a day is fine, and he is going for 10 nights. I plan on being on the safer side though.

He wants to walk Fremont and bar hop around random places and not go to any mega clubs and I am fine with that. We may dress up for Halloween also haha.

I am planning to just do whatever go with the flow the first day maybe place some sports bets, the second day play a daily tournament and some plo, the third day play some beej and whatever else, maybe go to SEMA.

Disclaimer: This thread may or may not contain hookers and blow.

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Old 10-05-2017, 12:36 PM   #2
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Re: TR: 10/29-11/01

Are you already registered for SEMA? If not, you can't get in, it's for industry people only. Also, if you can get in, you need to be committed to it because it's a huge pain in the *** because of the crowds. Just getting there and back is a challenge. If you're "meh, maybe" about it, just plan on not going.
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Old 10-05-2017, 12:45 PM   #3
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Are you already registered for SEMA? If not, you can't get in, it's for industry people only. Also, if you can get in, you need to be committed to it because it's a huge pain in the *** because of the crowds. Just getting there and back is a challenge. If you're "meh, maybe" about it, just plan on not going.
Im not registered for it but my friend is with his company. He said he is able to get me a free guest pass? He did say going there and back is a challenge though.
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:23 PM   #4
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Never heard of such a thing but maybe it's new. I haven't been there in several years.
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:53 PM   #5
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ive never been and only going off what he said to me, if its not true then ill find out haha.
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:57 AM   #6
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ended up booking at the mirage

arriving 10/28 - departing 11/1

really wanted to book the cosmo but its still about 500 a night there. im wondering, should i do all of my play there in hope to get comps? or keep going play at all mgm?
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:28 AM   #7
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Re: TR: 10/29-11/01

Cosmo doesn't have a poker room, but I've found that they're pretty loose with the comps
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Old 10-16-2017, 09:33 AM   #8
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i meant my bj play there! rooms look so nice
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:23 PM   #9
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with vegas a couple weeks away im sitting at work thinking....u should read a card counting book lol...why
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:21 PM   #10
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Re: TR: 10/29-11/01

in, but I was looking forward to hearing if fancy room was worth the $. One of these days I'll splurge. (Meaning prob never.)

Depending on how much you bet per hand, if a $20 card counting book and 2 hours skimming it saves you even one $100 bet, it's prob worth it.
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:22 AM   #11
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in, but I was looking forward to hearing if fancy room was worth the $. One of these days I'll splurge. (Meaning prob never.)

Depending on how much you bet per hand, if a $20 card counting book and 2 hours skimming it saves you even one $100 bet, it's prob worth it.
ha well see. bought a book and downloaded an app that tests you on the count, pretty addicting and difficult at same time though
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5 days left til i leave! trying to get everything in order with work and things to do while there. i dont know how great this TR is going to be but i will do my best to post and take pictures.

i am also trying to decide about going to a show(s) while there. right now im thinking about:

Criss Angel Mindfreak Live @ Luxor - $73 7pm
The Mentalist, Gerry McCambridge @ Planet Hollywood - $39 730pm
Brad Garretts Comedy Club @ MGM Grand - $47 8pm

my friend says he wants to rent an exotic to whip around, not sure how fun that will be bc we like driving fast and i always think we might crash/get ticketed and have to come back for it.

i was also thinking of doing battlefield vegas one day.

also applied and was approved for a marker, dont know if i will actually use it. depends how everything goes!
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