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Old 08-12-2017, 02:20 AM   #196
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I think I read on "that other site" that she broke it off......
What, played too much poker and not enough Poker?
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:23 AM   #197
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What, played too much poker and not enough Poker?
maybe the other way around?
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:28 AM   #198
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maybe the other way around?
Maybe Molly didn't like drinking Starbucks 10 times a day?..
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:35 AM   #199
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Maybe Molly didn't like drinking Starbucks 10 times a day?..


and the gift cards keep rolling in with no end in sight...

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Old 08-13-2017, 11:11 PM   #200
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day 1 (sun): in it for the long haul??

ok poker fans, we last left off with an $80 win at penn national and 24 hours later united flight 1529 is landing in las vegas where we'll kick off our 2017 poker vacation!!

we'll be staying eleven nights at bally's on this trip before flying back to dulles and wrapping things up at historic Charles town.

in addition to poker caesars entertainment has challenged us to earn 5400 (much needed) tier credits by playing slots and table games at all nine of their vegas properties. this program is called vegas quest for rewards and special "badges" can be earned by playing 25 tier credits on slots and or tables at a casino in a single gaming day.

we land about 9:00 and things go wrong almost immediately as before I know it my cab is out on the freeway.

yes, I've been what's called LONG HAULED.

keep the 86 cents jerkoff.

inside the hotel I check-in to yet another nice room at bally's and head downstairs to start out on our quest for rewards. I begin with blackjack where I get down almost $250 before rallying all the way back for a $56 win!!

i check my player's card in a slot machine and find I've earned a whopping 228 tier credits..... far exceeding the 25 needed to earn my bally's table badge.

over on the slots though things don't go my way at a three reel "cash wheel" machine. i drop $47 in 25 tier credits of play which will earn me my bally's slots badge and bally's property badge; which is an extra 200 tier credit badge when a player gets both the table and slots badge for a particular property.

no poker tonight. instead i go out on the strip to walk around and take in the lights and exciting atmosphere.

great to be back in las vegas!!

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Old 08-14-2017, 08:57 AM   #201
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Weren't you just in Vegas? lol

Must be nice...

And forget those taxis...Uber/Lyft the way to go...
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:27 PM   #202
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Weren't you just in Vegas? lol

Must be nice...

And forget those taxis...Uber/Lyft the way to go...
i was there july 30- august 10.

the day 1 report was july 30.

overall this trip was a lot different and not as good as last year's but i still enjoy las vegas and hope to be back a lot in the future.
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Ahhh....I get it now...
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Congrats in making it to Vegas

Just a Quick question:

What makes or breaks Vegas

Besides the Blue Pool

Good Luck

Just seems like a abyss of Money
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:04 AM   #205
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Just a Quick question:

What makes or breaks Vegas

Besides the Blue Pool

Good Luck

Just seems like a abyss of Money
it's a great vacation for me since i'm a compulsive gambler with a ton of caesars points who enjoys walking, sun, and much prefers warm temperatures to cold.
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:27 AM   #206
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day 2 (mon): oh rio, rio.....

ok poker fans we're up early for our first morning in vegas and i decide to take the smelly walk across the freeway and train tracks to get the rio out of the way in our vegas quest for rewards.

it doesn't have much competition, but this seemingly innocent decision will prove to be the best choice in the entire history of this sorry poker tour as at a $15 blackjack table i win, and win, and win, and win, and win, and win...... finally stopping with $615 of profits before giving back $41 on the slots. it would be great if i could get a run of cards like this at poker, but i never do.

back at bally's i spend the afternoon at blu pool and get a mild sunburn. last year i made fast friends several days at blu pool but this year i didn't make any.

did i get uglier? or is it just variance? or was i already ugly and last year was variance? who knows? it's good to relax and get some sun though.

we kick off the poker with an evening of 2/4 limit over at the flamingo.

this game's another circus, maybe even goofier than what i encountered in my recent trip to the sands. one clown's not even looking at his cards!!

it's basically new town, same story.

kk can't fold out 76o preflop and the villain hangs in to hit a single diamond for a flush.

with aj i get to raise a flop of aqx rainbow and can't fold out a queen who calls the two bets behind me and of course goes on to turn a third one.

i end up dropping $46 to fall behind in poker but overall it's a great day of gambling thanks to the blackjack at the rio!!

thank you for reading!!

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--flamingo 2/4 -46
--trip -46 (0-1)
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ok poker fans we're up early for our first morning in vegas and i decide to take the smelly walk across the freeway and train tracks to get the rio out of the way in our vegas quest for rewards.

it doesn't have much competition, but this seemingly innocent decision will prove to be the best choice in the entire history of this sorry poker tour as at a $15 blackjack table i win, and win, and win, and win, and win, and win...... finally stopping with $615 of profits before giving back $41 on the slots. it would be great if i could get a run of cards like this at poker, but i never do.

back at bally's i spend the afternoon at blu pool and get a mild sunburn. last year i made fast friends several days at blu pool but this year i didn't make any.

did i get uglier? or is it just variance? or was i already ugly and last year was variance? who knows? it's good to relax and get some sun though.

we kick off the poker with an evening of 2/4 limit over at the flamingo.

this game's another circus, maybe even goofier than what i encountered in my recent trip to the sands. one clown's not even looking at his cards!!

it's basically new town, same story.

kk can't fold out 76o preflop and the villain hangs in to hit a single diamond for a flush.

with aj i get to raise a flop of aqx rainbow and can't fold out a queen who calls the two bets behind me and of course goes on to turn a third one.

i end up dropping $46 to fall behind in poker but overall it's a great day of gambling thanks to the blackjack at the rio!!

thank you for reading!!

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--flamingo 2/4 -46
--trip -46 (0-1)
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day 3 (tues): bluffed at the bird??

ok poker fans we're back in exciting las vegas where we kick off the morning pursuing the quest for rewards at the cromwell.

we grind out $25 of blackjack profits at the 'well before losing back $55 in slots to suffer our first quest casino loss.

for poker we're back over at the pink bird where we jump into some 1-2 nl action.

i fall behind after losing with all of my first several raises including AA to a straddle. following a flop of QTT the villain raises me on the turn and in frustration here i make a mistake by showing the aces and folding. when the villain leaves about an orbit later i get the feeling that i had him beat. whether he simply overplayed a hand like AQ or KQ or totally bluffed me i sensed a feeling of anxiety that he "got away with something."

anyhow, my no-limit's clearly a little rusty but i launch a comeback when i finally win a hand with a set of sixes. when AA comes again i three bet JJ and of course call the villain's four bet shove. an ace comes right on the flop and not even i am unlucky enough to lose the hand from there. i grind out a $28 win despite the early pounding.

over at 24 limit though i drop $10 and take a break to head over to blu pool before heading down to the excalibur for some night action.

i start off in 1-2 no limit. the game looks promising but it breaks before i can win even a single hand.

i lose $18 and quickly get a seat in 26 spread limit.

last year i really enjoyed this game, going undefeated for the trip but a repeat performance won't be in the cards.

i jump out to a quick lead with KQ but AQ loses twice in a row and i fall behind. i spend the final two hours of the game tossing T5, 95, and 94 into the muck and wave the white flag at -94 for my first career spread limit loss at excalibur.

thank you for reading.

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--flamingo 12 +28
--flamingo 24 -10
--excalibur 12 -18
--excalibur 26 -94
----trip -140 (1-4)
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ok poker fans we're back in exciting las vegas where we kick off the morning pursuing the quest for rewards at the cromwell.

we grind out $25 of blackjack profits at the 'well before losing back $55 in slots to suffer our first quest casino loss.

for poker we're back over at the pink bird where we jump into some 1-2 nl action.

i fall behind after losing with all of my first several raises including AA to a straddle. following a flop of QTT the villain raises me on the turn and in frustration here i make a mistake by showing the aces and folding. when the villain leaves about an orbit later i get the feeling that i had him beat. whether he simply overplayed a hand like AQ or KQ or totally bluffed me i sensed a feeling of anxiety that he "got away with something."

anyhow, my no-limit's clearly a little rusty but i launch a comeback when i finally win a hand with a set of sixes. when AA comes again i three bet JJ and of course call the villain's four bet shove. an ace comes right on the flop and not even i am unlucky enough to lose the hand from there. i grind out a $28 win despite the early pounding.

over at 24 limit though i drop $10 and take a break to head over to blu pool before heading down to the excalibur for some night action.

i start off in 1-2 no limit. the game looks promising but it breaks before i can win even a single hand.

i lose $18 and quickly get a seat in 26 spread limit.

last year i really enjoyed this game, going undefeated for the trip but a repeat performance won't be in the cards.

i jump out to a quick lead with KQ but AQ loses twice in a row and i fall behind. i spend the final two hours of the game tossing T5, 95, and 94 into the muck and wave the white flag at -94 for my first career spread limit loss at excalibur.

thank you for reading.

quest -30 (+553)
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--flamingo 12 +28
--flamingo 24 -10
--excalibur 12 -18
--excalibur 26 -94

----trip -140 (1-4)
Is the Cromwell the old Barbary Coast NW corner of lv blvd and flamingo? It is also in Carsar's orbit?

I like these reports, I was really trying to win a seat to the Wynn tournament but failed. I'll live through your report.
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