Tuesday, December 28, 2010 – Day Fifteen of Nineteen
[This is part fifteen of a nineteen day trip report. If you would like to start at the beginning, go here.]
Up at 8:30 at the Imperial Palace. Breakfast is at their buffet. There are people out there who will swear that you will die if you eat here. I always get so annoyed at how ridiculous these people are. But today when I took a bite of a chocolate chip pancake only to discover the chocolate chips were raisins, I started leaning towards joining the boycott.
I went next door to Harrahs for some Starbucks. I miss having a Dunkin Donuts nearby. I came back to the Imperial Palace to play Ultimate X in nickels:
Today I am moving hotels again. This time to the Riviera. So many people hate this place and rant and rave about “THE SKY IS FALLING. IT IS A DUMP. SQUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAK” I happen to love the place. First, it gets my vote for Las Vegas casino with the best exterior visual.
I take a cab between the two. The driver passes the entrance to the Riviera. So now I am dropped off in a very inconvenient spot out back, up steps and nowhere near reception. I tried to pay $13 on a $10 fare but he did not have singles. So he got $15 and was overpaid after screwing up and leaving me all the way in the back. Haaaaaaaate.
I can’t check in until noon, so I check my bags. I decide on instant that I hate the bellman.
Quarter Double Double Bonus video poker: $20 – four of a kind fours = $100
Got $10 free play, $0
Nickel video poker: first hand $20-$50 with dealt fives.
I cant cash out, the machine is broken. This is a trick! I am not falling for it. I’m fine with killing time waiting for an attendant.
Quarter Keno, $20-$0
Quarter Double Double Bonus video poker:
$20-dealt sixes. I was going to cash out at $70 but made it up to $85.
Chase the Royal:
Quarter Double Double Bonus video poker – dealt Aces!!!! $20-$200
I check in and get room 2314 in the Monte Carlo tower. I love that these rooms come with a refrigerator! My room comes to $172.48, which is for two comped nights, and two at $70 each. I am paying the resort fee on both $70 rooms. But it was the cheapest offer I had for New Years Eve so I am okay with it.
The checkinling tells me that i can get a better view if I take a nonsmoking room. No thank you. If I want to view Las Vegas, I will go outside.
I take a shower and watch another DVD. I am hungry so I stop at Riviera’s food court for take away. I lost $40 on my way there.
$20-four of a kind threes = $115
I am headed to Ellis Island to play penny Ultimate X. I love Ultimate X and playing it in pennies is just as fun as playing it in nickels.
$40-$0 Ultimate X
I walked back to the Strip, stopping at Flamingo to have breakfast for dinner. I need to clean out my comps because I am never visiting a Harrahs property in the next six months and your comps expire if you do not play within six months.
Its 8:54 pm and I’m waiting for someone to take my order. Yeagh I hate my waitress. In addition to being slow, she keeps calling me “Baby”. Please, stop.
I take the bus back to Riviera. First one takes half an hour to show up and it is packed. No way in hell am I getting on that one. Another one comes right after and it is empty. Score!
I originally planned to get off at Encore and do some gambling there but I am exhausted. That does not stop me from gambling at Riviera before bed.
Riviera $100-$0 Double Double Bonus video poker, had to do it.
$100-$0 in DOLLAR Double Double Bonus video poker, had to do it.