Well here it is the Vegas trip report that everyone is looking for. I mean who doesn't like to hear about other peoples crazy trips to vegas. This one isn't as fun as the hangover but to me it was just as good mainly cause I was there running in a one man wolf pack. I also might make this into a two parter so it doesn't get too long.
Lets see I got into Vegas Monday night around 6 pm Vegas time. The two hour time difference was awesome when I arrived but I still think I'm on Vegas time not that I'm back home. Anyways I got to the Wynn at 6. My room was going to be awesome I could tell when I walked in pressed the all on button and all the lights came on and the curtains opened to my strip view. The view was sweet except the Palazzo got in my way a little bit. But what are you going to do? Anyways everything looked sweet and the mini bar wasn't even over priced. Well in a way but it wasn't anymore expensive than buying a drink downstairs. I found I enjoyed the tv in the bathroom as well. Nothing better than sports highlights and a pick me up shower every 12-15 hours to keep a guy going.
I got settled in and went down for something to eat. Went to the zoozoo crackers deli. Wow what a great beef pastrami sandich I had. I also vowed to go back for the beef dip but never made. As always too much to try and not enough time to try it in. Then I hit up some slot play with my travelling partner and spent the rest of the night spinning the reels on the 1 cent machines. I know I'm a major baller. Anyways it was a great way to spend my first night relaxing, having a beverage and getting excited. I think I aimlessly wandered around until 1 or 2 am as well before going to bed.
One thing to mention is the service at the Wynn is impeccable. If they only need one person for a job they have two. There are no shortages of cocktail waitresses, or floor people to help you out. Also the people involved with their Red card loyalty program are great as well and are willing to really help you out. The nice thing is too that their program isn't designed just for high rollers. We didn't really start using our cards for points until later on Tues. And by the end of our trip we were just short of a free trip to the buffet. So in a short time frame you can look to get something back if you gamble at all even a mediocre amount on one cent slots.
I was up bright and early about 7 am Vegas time. I got myself a pumpkin spice latte and decided to do some more degenerate slot playing for a couple hours. By the way my favorite slot machine is the Up Up and Away Monopoly machine. My two trips to Vegas I have played this machine exclusively and ended up even on it this trip, and up a few hundred last trip. I don't know what it is about it but I just seem to be able to own the bonus screens on that game.
I then checked out the Terrace Point Cafe for breakfast and grabbed some eggs benedict and a strawberry smoothie. Best eggs benedict ever. You can really taste the artery clogging real dairy products in the hollandaise sauce. Who doesn't love that. After that I walked over to grab some supplies from the ABC store at the fashion show mall for the room. A little beer, whiskey and champagne are always on the order of the day.(And yes I know its not real champagne but sparkling white wine or whatever but who really cares.) After that I just chilled around the Wynn looking at all the touristy things to look at. The golf course looks magnificent from the view of the waterfall on the 18th. Anyways there was a guy literally using a push mower in the longer rough around the green. I didn't know people did that anymore.
So after wandering around all day I jetted across the street yet again to stripburger. Of course I had to order the hourse specialty blue cheese burger. It was awesome and I wish I could have one of those once a week for the rest of my life. It really was great. And of course I hit happy hour so lets here it for $2 PBR's. The waitress was also a real nice girl. She was a hometown Vegas girl so not a slash dancer or actress or anything. I'm not sure if she thought all my jokes were funny but thats ok. Atleast I didn't have to pull out my "Yeah size doesn't matter and thats why all the girls are clamouring for the three inch dildo" line. Anyways she seemed real nice.
Well its always hard to say were the time goes in Vegas but I took my travelling partners back to the slot machines for some more micro stakes action. At this point I still hadn't hit any big bonuses and was down a little. It always sucks because I can hit bonuses regular it seems but they only amount to what I lost and I can't get on a roll.
After this I was feeling pretty good and decided to hit up the poker room for the night. I hopped into a $4-8 limit holdem game. I can't remember the exact players on this night but they weren't very good. In fact I didn't run into any good competition the whole weekend except maybe two or three players who were competent when I sat down. However I couldn't get anything going this first night and quit while I was down about fifty or sixty dollars. I had JJ and QQ lose to At and A8. As well with some other hands along the same line. I also had some rivered straights and flushes against me. However it wasn't too tough to read hands or my opponents plans for the hands and I knew when I was good and when I wasn't. I did pay off on the river a couple times just because my hand was too strong and it would be exploitable to play differently because I need to grab that value from the slightly worse hands in their range.
The best trick I learned however was just to stack chips in front of my hand like I was going to bet. You could tell who went for chips or who was going to fold. Or even who was going to raise. The funny thing was people who were going to call also usually checked behind those spots as well so it was a great way to see an extra card if need be. Oh well things could have went much worse and I felt connfident if I went back again I could be profitable in those games super easy. Also the Wynn poker room is super nice and has great wall hangings. I really would like a couple of those for my own place. Anyways I think I'll cut this off here and save the exciting conclusion for another time. It involves quite abit more poker and fine dining. Oh yeah I'm also two for two the last two weekends on Sunday two game football parlays so thats always exciting. It was nice after I had to sweat my first game that Sand Diego crushed Indy yesterday and there was no worries there. Well keep it going on party people and wait for the excitig conclusion to this one.