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Recap 2/27/15-3/2/15 : Wynn for 3 nights & my tracking spreadsheet

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by kramer99, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. kramer99

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    Background: I've been mainly a lurker and enjoying all the MM reports going on right now. First time trip report here. This trip occurred just over a year ago. Was 12th trip to Vegas for me. I typically play BJ 95% of the time. The actual words/pics will probably be somewhat minimal but I will post the spreadsheet I used throughout the trip to track everything. I know that some/most will think it’s dumb or too tedious or pointless, but tracking like this is fun to me and I can see exactly where I sit on my gambling success/failure. I have the Google Sheets app on my phone and can update it in seconds..

    The spreadsheet within Google Drive (sheets) is intended to keep track of one's spending/gambling. The intention for it being in Google Drive is that it I can update it on a mobile device on the go. I use the 'Google Sheets' app on my phone to make additions/edits right away. (can also be used with Ipad/Android/Laptop). At the bottom you can click on the separate tabs for each day. There are basic instructions/steps on the first tab, but please feel free to ask any questions.

    I know that some/most will think it’s dumb or too tedious or pointless, but tracking like this is fun to me and I can see exactly where I sit on my gambling success/failure.

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    Room: 3 nights comped at Wynn in a deluxe resort double. (don’t’ ask how I got them because I have no idea. It definitely wasn’t due to my past play there)

    Day 1: 3/27/15
    We (wife & I) were lucky to get out of Dallas just before the sleet/snow/ice came mid-day on Friday. Uneventful flight and cab ride to Wynn. Check-in at Wynn was semi-long at 2pm. Being 4pm Texas time we had to find a place to eat. I had never tried Tacos el Gordo just north of Wynncore so off we went. And I’ve still never tried Tacos el Gordo….. apparently that location closed. We settled for a shady place just around the corner for gyros. By this time the other couple (know them from college) coming in from Austin made it to Wynn. Met up with them and headed south on the strip. Bounced around a few places gambling here and there and had a meal at Noodles,
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    . Back to the Wynn after for a few hours of craps.

    View from room on 21st floor.
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    Day 2: 2/28/15
    Girls have an appointment for a massage at Encore so me and the other husband head off to Wynn’s brunch buffet. I was expected mostly breakfast food but they had just about anything you’d want, very tasty. Afterwards we stroll around the property checking things outs.

    View of 18th hole from The Country Club
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    We hopped over to
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    for some BJ and then back over to Wynn for a few hours of craps. By this time it was time to camp out at the Wynn sportsbook to watch our Aggies win a basketball game. Back up to the room to get cleaned up and then right back down for our 7:30 reservation at SW. We were seated outside within 5min. Was a bit chilly, but with overhead heaters it was perfect. Lots of open seats at the outdoor tables when we were seated but it filled up pretty quick. We all enjoyed a GREAT meal with GREAT service (doesn’t quite match the last meal here when ordering the Kobe)and enjoyed the quirky entertainment every 30min.
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    A quick cab ride over to Bellagio for the 10pm O show. Previously the only Vegas shows I had seen was Le Reve and Love and O was disappointing. I think some of it had to do with the vast size of the theatre and us not having great seats. View from our 3rd deck seats.
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    Afterwards was back to the Wynn for more craps.


    Day 3: 3/1/15
    Other couple had a morning flight back. Wife and I bounced around all over the strip and picked up our KA
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    (free from MyVegas). Stopped by TAG lounge at Linq for some VP since I’m a big craft beer fan. Had a few Sculpins and this Belgian. I wish we could have spent more time here. A good selection of ‘Free’ craft beer, yes please.
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    Headed back ‘home’ for a bit
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    Off to Julian Serrano at Aira for happy hour tapas and sangria. Very tasty at a decent price
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    From there we headed over to MGM for KA. We had some time to kill so we plopped down at a Sigma Derby seat and put in a $5. After the first race we were left with 17 quarters. I accidentally bet on the 1-4 horses at 8-1 odds. I tried to cancel my bet and then started pushing the 1-4 button over and over thinking once it got up to my 17 credits it would reset back to 0………well I was wrong. I was pushing the cashout/cancel buttons but nothing, 2 seconds later and we’re off to the races. Giddy up 1-4 down the stretch for a 1-4 win to pay 136! Obviously not a huge win but was fun hit.
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    Afterwards we headed off to KA and had good seats and thought the show was great. The moving stage blew me away and overall I thought it was better than O.
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    From here we jumped over to Cosmo to try the Verbena drink at Cosmo. Cool experience that’s worth doing if you haven’t. Jumped around to few other places before heading back to Wynn.

    Cool shot of low clouds.
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    Day 4: 3/2/15
    Early morning flight back to Dallas.


    Overall
    —staying at the Wynn was great. Great rooms/service/dealers. By the third night at the craps table at Wynn some of the dealers knew our names. Was cool to get welcomed back to the tables by name. Only downside of the Wynn was location and it was a trek to get anywhere south, but this wasn't a dealbreaker.
     
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  2. VEGASBJ

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    Nice report! Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. shifter

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    great first post and nice win!

    love the spreadsheet.

    too many gamblers have no idea what they actually win and lose at.

    I keep a similar, but less detailed log of my sessions.
     
  4. geoff

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    Nice tr.. Actually pretty interesting to see the accurate accounting. Too much 6:5 bj though :)
     
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    Good TR, helluva first post.

    As an accountant the tracking spreadsheet warms my heart.
     
  6. harvson3

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    Great TR and great spreadsheet. Thanks much!
     
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    Hey Kramer! Welcome. Thanks for the great report and I remember your spreadsheet from the other board, I use a similar spreadsheet as well. Glad you made it over here.
     
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    Wow. That's one detailed spreadsheet.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  9. kramer99

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    Thanks all for the notes.

    If anyone wants to use it you're welcome to save a copy for yourself. I'd suggest downloading the 'Google Sheets' app and making the sheet an ‘offline file’ within the app so you’re able to access it at anytime even when coverage in casinos can be sketchy.
     
  10. Yankees4ever31

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    Great report. Welcome to VB.
     

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