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I think I have figured it out. - for us low/mid rollers anyways.

Discussion in 'General Vegas Talk' started by jonnyvegas, May 5, 2016.

  1. jonnyvegas

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    In my normal life, I hate spending hundreds / thousands on bull shit. Yet somehow, I have no problem dropping ~ $10K on a Vegas trip. Fancy dinners, shows, limos, etc and GAMBOLING....It's vacation. Bring it on! It's Vegas. It's like a fucking drug.
    Do we all have a sickness? I love it. I don't care. Just looking for like minded VB friends to chime in.

    For those of you dropping mortgages during a single trip, you are a different kind of craziness. I guess it is all relevant.
     
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  2. Dreamsh!t

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    Yep same here. Drive the same car for 10 years and everyone around me in my daily life is really conservative. Spend $5 bucks a week on Lotto and another $10 playing keno at a happy hour.

    Then....

    I get out of Nebraska for Vegas trip and morph into Hyper aggressive person who burns hundies like a have a Benjamin Franklin tree farm.

    No regrets, love Vegas.
     
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  3. cjohnson202

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    Same with me. At home I barely spend money on myself, barely go out and spend money. In Vegas, I drop $1000 a day and don't feel bad about it
     
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    I had LASIK surgery done last Fall and have needed new sunglasses since then because my old prescription pairs we useless. However I couldn't bring myself to spend money to buy a pair. On my last trip to lake Tahoe there was a sunglasses hut and I walked by there every day window shopping. I didn't have a problem dropping 8k on craps buy was too cheap to spend what was less than my average bet on craps! Finally I convinced myself that it was +EV to buy a pair and so I did. Afterwards I promptly had a nice comeback playing bacc and recovered all my losses and was very happy.
     
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    It's funny how it works in Vegas. I can be cheap and think buying drinks at casino bars are way too expensive, yet will pump bennies into the VP machine so fast some times that those free drinks now have become $100 each lol
     
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  6. jonnyvegas

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    This worked out for me once. We were at Monte Carlo a few years ago. We got in to town very late. The following morning I could not sleep due to Vegas adrenaline. I go downstairs while wife wakes and showers. I want to play small since just starting trip. I found a bank of Quick Hits $1.50 max machines. I figure I will dabble and get a diet coke which is my coffee. I order the soda from the cw. I'm waiting and waiting. $10 in a machine, move to next and put $20 in and move and move and put more money in. Well I'm waiting for the stupid soda which by now is costing me about $75. Where is the slow ass cocktail waitress? WTF Well, just before she walks up with my soda, I hit 9 Quick Hits for $5200. The slow cocktail waitress got a $100 tip for making me wait.

    I guess the smart move would have been to just buy a diet coke at a bar, right?:cool:
     
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  7. shifter

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    I thought you were from Alabama?!
     
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    I've always looked at it like this, (granted I'm married with 3 little kids)
    so If I told my friends, the wife and I were going for a week to Hawaii or mexico, Jamaica/ Bahamas at an all inclusive resort
    and the tab was $8-10K...nobody would bat an eye..."oh can't wait to see some pics.." (j/k nobody wants to see your vacation pics on FB so stfu)

    but tell them we dropped the same in Vegas? "tsk tsk. what a waste of money..."


    umm at the end? Both trips result in pictures and a redneck style tan, EXCEPT in Vegas I might come back with thousands, free trip
    and the same fucking exact hangover

    enjoy your snorkeling, but I like craps...to each his own

    and yeah I am cheap coupon clipping, sales watching, frugal bastard outside of Mecca, thank you very much for asking.

    most of my friends and family that disapprove of my Vegas obsession think nothing of buying the latest iPhone on release day
    or leasing a new car...when neither of their old ones are broken
     
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  9. Dreamsh!t

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    Hell No, never been there.

    I am lifelong Nebraskan, minus a 5 year stint in California.
     
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  10. shifter

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    Oh I guess that's just your alter ego...
     

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