Trip Report: Las Vegas

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EDIT: There is no Part Two, just replies to this thread with more pics. Can't seem to change title.

This is probably going to be boring but here's a poker-less themed trip report....

Although she doesn't gamble or shop, my wife is always begging for a kidless trip to Las Vegas. She loves the glitz, she loves the pretty drinks, she loves the pool. I love everything that is Las Vegas. We stayed at the Wynn for 3 days. I came equipped to play bigger than normal but surprisingly found myself playing less poker and more party.

Chicken Rob gave me the Matusow book at the last game we played so being half way through it I planned on destroying it during the trip. I got to about the 3/4 point on the way to Vegas from NH. I was in a middle seat on one side while my wife was on a middle seat on her side. She sat in between two guys who were good friends of Marvin Hagler, who was getting honored at some big boxing thing in Vegas. They said Marvin has a house in NH (lol). They invited my wife to a black tie event at Ceasars on Saturday night. Not sure if I was invited.

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Yay cab ride from the airport to the Wynn! Wife is spray tanned up and I'm ready for a DRINK. We arrive at 10:30am Vegas time on a Thursday.
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A view from our room. I upgraded to a view for an extra $30 per night. I'm gonna bink everything so why not right?

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Quick bite at the Terrance Point Cafe. I thought this dude looked like Matusow but it was probably because I was on my 2nd Mai Tai at 11am. Because we were 3 hours ahead in our minds, I opted for Taco's. Meat was dry, service was crazy. Old couple next to us left because they f'd up their order twice. Lady on the right in Mike photo sent her food back. It took 70 minutes for us to receive our lunch. In all honesty, we didn't care. We are in the "just happy to be here" phase of the trip. Umbrellas you see out the window had water sprays pumping mist everywhere due to the heat. Wife got a veggie burger, which I believe is cult food.

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"SIR... SIR.... YOU CANNOT TAKE PHOTOS" is what I'm greeted with here. The Wynn has a Ferrari museum that you can pay $10 to enter (we opted not to do it since we were antsy to walk around). If you show proof that you are a Ferrari owner, the museum is free. I just walked in and pretended nothing was wrong but got a few snaps before being brushed out.

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Skrillex was playing at XS but we are too old to be cool.

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Got my card and saw some idiot on TV. I love that the bathroom has a bathroom in it in case Taco squiddles come through while the wifey gets dolled up.

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Street performers. LOL Magic and the Pee Wee guy was great. Perfect Pee Wee voice.

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After 30 hours of travel, party, eating and whatnot, wife goes to sleep in our room. I decide sign up for 10/20 PLO (poker lists are on our room TV) and head on down. After arriving to the poker room, there was 5 of us waiting for PLO and the guy asks if I want to play short handed 2nd table and say fine but the 2nd table doesn't lift. I'm waiting at the high limit stage area while watching the current PLO game. While waiting, I find myself falling asleep. I go over the PLO table and ask "is this 10/20 PLO" and get the ugliest turn around reaction from one of the players. It was StealthMunk. I think he might have just lost a big pot because he got up and was venting to another player. I felt like this guy when I asked if it was the PLO table:


Well at that point I looked at the table and I think 12K was the shortest stack. I'm like, okay, I'm exhausted, its my first time playing cards for a 3 day trip, do I really want to confirm busto right now? No. I find out that the Wynn is the only Vegas cardroom that has a $1500 max buyin for 2-5 NLHE. Sign me right the F up. I can play drunk 2-5 anytime. I won some money, I don't know how much. 5? whatever. Went to bed around 5am when everyone was playing tighter than a prom date.

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HELLOOOOO SPORTS BOOK!!!!! I hit 2 out of 3. Should have been 3 out of 3 but stupid 9th inning bullpen gives up 4 stupid runs. Overall +350 or whatever.

Degen moment of the week: Kept 20K in a backback loosely in the room, but used the room safe to store my sports book tickets valued at much less. Did it for all 3 days.

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If you've ever watched "Best thing I ever ate" on Food Network, they profiled a steak and egg slider breakfast at Encore (connected to Wynn) that I had to eat. Wife got a pork hash and I got the sliders. The restaurant, Society Cafe, is a MUST eat for breakfast. The food is superior and the service is top notch. Because its in Encore, it attracts less people so its kindof a gem spot IMO.


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Whatever day it was, we meet up with H|Q for dinner at Strip Steak right before the Michael Jackson ONE Cirque show at Mandalay Bay. We eat like KINGS!!!
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I tell Jayson to order whatever for apps and dinner, I don't even want to look at the menu, just bring it on. He looks at
me with Bambi eyes and says "REALLY?" and on we go. We have the same palette for food so I just give him the reigns. BACON appetizer. Thick ass pork bellies that melted right in your mouth.

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TOMAHAWWWWWWK!!! Look at that beast. On the upper left is a block of creamy potatoes. Lower left is veggie whatevers but lo and behold... the crowning jewel is the little steak on the top. Japanese A5 Wagyu, flown in from Japan that day. The managers or whatever delivered it to our table with our servers, it was like we won something. Amazing beef, the best I've ever had.


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Party. For whatever reason, I drank Mai Tais all the time.



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Oh man, first time she ever gambles and she binks!!! I gotta keep an eye on this future degen.

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Mandalay Sports book is f'n HUGE.

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Duck Fat fries at the steak place with HQ.

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Walking over to MJ show and had to take this pic.

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Oh boy!!!!! Show was incredible BTW. Must see.

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Balla Betting (and Balla Losing)

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Going to meet up with HQ to have drinks and play craps while the wife shops for our daughters. Cab guy is talkative so I ask him if anyone has ever had sex in the back seat. He says 8 years ago when he started, he picked up a bride and groom from a strip club with HER PARENTS (all 4 at da' club). Drops the parents off, bride and groom stay in and the guy hands him $100.... "just drive". Bride gives him a sloppy blowjob very much out in the open for the next few blocks before dropping them off. I love stories.

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HQ is attending DefCon so I had to take a pic of his room and obnoxiously huge lanyard.

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Hey Ladies!!!

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Great story here. Black Elvis comes up to my wife and says "Hey man, you ain't never seen a Black Elvis, you want a picture?" Guy on the far right comes up to me privately and says, in Elvis voice, "Take a picture of all of us for one donation price". I say sure then the same guy comes up to me after this picture and says "Alright man, let the DOE nation start with a 2 and end with a Zero", again in Elvis voice. I give him a $20 and he starts darting away. Other guys come up to me and ask for money and I explain the situation, they go running after him and he stops in his tracks and says "yeah man, yeah man, I'll split it sure no worries". Unreal these guys.

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We ordered these whatever drinks. I opted for the $4 extra shot of booze in it. This picture is my second sip. My next move was throwing this overly sweetened crap into the garbage. F'N GROSS. Don't order, just leave them for the young bachelorette parties because as a drink they suck ass.

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Ahhhh thats more like it. Mai Tai thank you. Koi in Planet Hollywood.
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I'm getting tired of posting stuff so the trip ended with a red eye home and I'm hammered. Wife and I binked the ride back home with seats 1 and 2 in the front row. zzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
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In front of our favorite past hotel, Bellagio.

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They put a sticker over the flag of the General Lee.

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Venetian pics:

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Courage, good news. They had the black one. You should have it by Friday.

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Where's my wife?

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Cozy Starbucks.

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Playing 2/5/Boring. Cashed out up a couple hundred and went back to partying.

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I took a bath in our room. The force of this water was fantastic.

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Hurry up honey, why are you watching Dr Phil when I could be throwing dice??

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These 4 guys about my age present me with a hip hop CD, full artwork, etc and ask for a donation for the CD. They ask $20, I say no I will do $10. They then hand me this paper CD thing with their signatures. "Look here, I'm Response, thats my autograph". Anyways, when we picked up my car at the airport coming home, I put it in the CD player and there were actually 7 songs that were fun to listen to. Think ODB. All songs were about bitches, blowing trees and money. Whodahthunk?

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Jayson and the Tomahawk bone need a room!

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We walked by this bar called Lift Bar at the Aria. We planned on having one drink but we got several. Wife was 3 martinis deep and started this weird fierce look at people walking by us. We were sitting right on a rail where you are inches from passerbyers.

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Poetic Justice. I turn around on the escalator to check out these smokeshows walking by us. As I do that, the step comes up and cuts me. Wife witnesses everything and dies laughing because "I deserved that" blah blah. It was worth it.

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Thanks for the tr.

Someone needs to turn the MJ pic into an animated gif.

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Got my card and saw some idiot on TV. I love that the bathroom has a bathroom in it in case Taco squiddles come through while the wifey gets dolled up.

This part confused me. What does your bathroom have in it normally?

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Sounds like a great time! Glad you kids had fun!!
 

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Great TR! Has me ready to head back....maybe in December for the NFR.



consider yourself lucky on the escalator

I saw that in the news, that lady was actually killed. The maintenance man forgot to put the screws in the acces panel
 

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Great story here. Black Elvis comes up to my wife and says "Hey man, you ain't never seen a Black Elvis, you want a picture?" Guy on the far right comes up to me privately and says, in Elvis voice, "Take a picture of all of us for one donation price". I say sure then the same guy comes up to me after this picture and says "Alright man, let the DOE nation start with a 2 and end with a Zero", again in Elvis voice. I give him a $20 and he starts darting away. Other guys come up to me and ask for money and I explain the situation, they go running after him and he stops in his tracks and says "yeah man, yeah man, I'll split it sure no worries". Unreal these guys.

Sounds like there was a whole lotta shakin' going on
 

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Las Vegas is simply the best vacation destination for kidless travel. Booze, degen gambol, and never enough time to try everything. I'm putting that Tomahawk down for my next trip - even though I know it's more than I will eat in a sitting.

As for the yardlong drink - just a bad move. There's a reason you never see anyone over the age of 25 walking down the street drinking one of those.
 

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Kind of ironic regarding escalators. Day one in Vegas we walked through the Flamingo, right as we got near the escalator near the table games, we hear blood curdling screams. An old woman fell backwards on the escalator and brought down another old lady. They were both lying flat on the stairs moving upwards and people gathered everywhere to help. It was horrifying to witness and people were panicking (including us). An old cocktail waitress comes around and without batting an eye or moving her tray of drinks goes "I don't know why people are freaking out, you just need to hit the emergency stop knob". Why she was low talking this to us versus yelling into the crowd of 12 people surrounding the entrance of the escalator is beyond me but seconds later an employee came around and hit the switch. It stopped all the table games and everyone in their tracks. Those ladies I'm sure bruise easy like all elderly so clearly that experience left a mark.

We originally thought someone got deli meat sliced on the stairs based on the screams.
 

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TOMAHAWWWWWWK


great trip report sir. Thanks for sharing.

My buddy and I split a 32 ounce Tomahawk Rib eye that has been dry aged for 28 days a couple of times a year. WOW............I can't eat any other steak.
 

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An old woman fell backwards on the escalator and brought down another old lady.

I found that when we stayed there last Dec, other than a ton of cowboys for the rodeo, the rest of the people there were super old. I guess Donnie and Marie attract that type of crowd :)
 

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Think he is just saying that the throne has a door on it. There is a name for it but can't think of what it is.
Yeah the throne was in a separate room inside the bathroom.

I believe Water Closet is the term, but I am probably wrong, it probably is loo, or loony roomy, or something stupid like that.

I love seeming big stacks of chips, enjoyed the TR, super jealous of all but the penis drinks.

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My takeaway memory is when Timmy is gnashing at the appetizer if full caveman mode, and I put my hand on his shoulder and tell him that the single slice he is destroying is around 35 bucks.

Such a great meal and visit.
 
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