January 29, 2018
The first line entered into my notes for today is “I am ruining my trip.” Which looking back, is actually true. Yet still, when waking up at 5:00 am means heading down to the casino at 5:00 am, I can’t really blame myself. Or something?
I appreciate that my notes say “Binions: Cleopatra Keno and Buffalo, left with $200.” Left where with $200? Left my room with $200 and lost it, or left the casino with $200 winnings? Oh wait, look at the photo. I won! How exciting!
I did turn that $14 into $20 though. I was back in my room at 7:00 am to recharge and back out at 7:40 to go get breakfast. Breakfast is at Binions like usual. I have a million dollars in comps there that I always said i could never burn though, because the Motherlode promo gave me so much free food that I never had to touch my comps. Well since I am writing this report up 9 months late, it seems the Motherloade promo may actually be gone. Not sure if that is temporary or forever. But even if it is forever, I have so much comps still.
On the way out, I played my $10 non-negotiable chips I got from the Motherlode promo. I turned them into $5 cash. My notes say I now have $140 left for the day. Maybe I didn’t lose $200 up there? Who knows anymore.
I had checked into El Cortez last night and slept at Fremont. Now I need to move to El Cortez. This is one thing I like about double booking. I can walk over to El Cortez at 9:00 am and just go straight to my room.
I am exhausted already but decide to play anyway because duh. I wrote I won $160-ish, but it does not say on what. Let’s refer to my photos. Oh yes, there they are.
I was in my room at 11:00 am for a well deserved nap. I slept until 4:00 and moved slowly until I was ready to go back out at 5:30. I feel like I do a lot of sleeping in small increments in Las Vegas. I would like to get into the habit of sleeping all day, going out at midnight and staying up until breakfast. But this might throw off my iced coffee consumption.
I lost $20 playing an Underdog slot machine and another $20 in a Double Double Bonus video poker game before dinner.
Dinner is at Siegels 1941, which is the new over priced and fancy coffee shop. I got a burger, which was not really good. I used to dine in this very room when it was Roberta’s, for less money, for far better quality food. Not impressed.
After dinner, I walked over to Downtown Grand to use a $10 free play coupon from Las Vegas Advisor. I turned that $10 free play into $20 cash on Cleopatra Keno. I kept playing and got quarter fives on Double Double Bonus video poker:
I played Buffalo and broke even after a $60 win. Then I lost $40 on my way out the door. As one does.
I went back to the El Cortez to situate myself and went back downstairs to take advantage of Mondays being 10x points on Buffalo here. By the time I was at my stopping point, I had accumulated enough points to get $50 free play. So I went ahead and lost that too. Somehow it is now 11:30 PM and I haven’t done much of anything today. Time for bed.
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