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trip report...early dec. Aria, shania, absynthe

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trip report...early dec. Aria, shania, absynthe

Vegas from Nov. 30th to Dec 05th

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1. Re: trip report...early dec. Aria, shania, absynthe

Arrived at LAS without any problems late morning of Nov. 30th, took a cab with no tunnel to Aria. It was our first stay at Aria and the resort was great except for a couple of things.

a- it s a long walk to the strip

b-the casino has very little energy or vibe

c- very difficult to find a blackjack table under $25.00 in the evening

But the rooms were great, restaurants amazing and the quality of service was second to none. I am not sure if I would stay there again because the access to the strip is limited.

We play mostly Blackjack, but I did play in 2 holdem tournaments and even parlayed a successful 3 nfl games into a winner. After check in we walked to our favorite casual dining place in Vegas Mon ami gaby and enjoyed our late lunch in the warm afternoon sun. We wandered down to Marguaritaville and played some BJ,not much luck there but the vibe and the cocktail service was great. From there we went to the new Quad and enjoyed the dealertainers. We turned in early and enjoyed the luxury of our room.

Next morning we had a great breakfast at the Aria café and then made our way to Monte carlo and tropicanna, we enjoyed a great meal at wolfgang pucks and then took a cab to see Love at Mirage. We have seen the show before but thought it would be great to see it again, it was OK but for four hundred dollars I can safely say, I don t need to see it again.

On Monday we decided to head downtown and experience the Freemont experience. We ended up at Golden nugget and I must say, this Casino impressed me. The cocktail service was great, the dealers were friendly. We ate a great lunch at Grotto, overlooking the pool area which was totally open including poolside five dollar blackjack. I played a holdem tournament at Monte carlo and won first place. I recommend Monte Carlo if you are looking for a fast moving and friendly game.

Tuesday the weather was still warm and sunny (high 60’s) we rented a car and headed to M resort. We had an amazing meal at the buffet and played some black jack. We returned to the strip and I went to tickets 2tonite and I got us tickets to Shania twain and Absynthe. We played at Ceasars before the Shania show and of course left some funds with the BJ table, we were in the first section row rr we payed 79 each ticket. The show much better than I thought it would be, she has a great voice and still looks amazing, her group of musicians and dancers kept everyone entertained. Highly recommend Shania.

Wednesday the weather turned cooler. We headed over to TI so she could shop and that I could find another holdem tournament. I did ok, finishing fifth in a 15 player tourney, sadly my 3 queens ran into a flush river and that was it for me. We headed back to ceasars and had a meal at Serendipidity, it was OK but definitely not to be confused with wolfgang pucks. Absynthe, this show is hilarious and the acts are very entertaining as well. I paid 79 dollars for my tickets and thought the overall value was A plus. Played some more blackjack before turning in on our last night.

we had a great time but missed not being able to relax by the pools, already planning our next trip in Sept.

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2. Re: trip report...early dec. Aria, shania, absynthe

What type of room did you stay in at Aria? I was thinking the next trip we would stay there. Thanks for the trip report. I love reading others reports!!

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3. Re: trip report...early dec. Aria, shania, absynthe

Thanks for sharing! I too just returned from Vegas and am also planning the next trip! Might have to look more at the Golden Nugget...

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4. Re: trip report...early dec. Aria, shania, absynthe

we had the standard resort room...if the room is important to you, this standard room is hard to beat. I did prefer the room at M resort, but that s not exactly center strip.

Golden Nugget will get a much closer consideration from me next time i travel there, my favorite part was the shark filled aquarium in the middle of the pool.

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5. Re: trip report...early dec. Aria, shania, absynthe

Thanks for sharing. I love the rooms at aria.

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6. Re: trip report...early dec. Aria, shania, absynthe

Very nice report. Thanks for sharing!

By any chance, did you see or play the new Free Bet Blackjack at Aria? Just curious if they raise that to a $25 table in the evenings as well.

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7. Re: trip report...early dec. Aria, shania, absynthe

Glad you got to play a lot of blackjack! Any observations from all that time playing (were 3:2 tables still easy to find, and interesting splits or double-downs etc.)?

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8. Re: trip report...early dec. Aria, shania, absynthe

Great report

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9. Re: trip report...early dec. Aria, shania, absynthe

I am a little surprised that Shania has cheap tickets at the discount booths already. Caesars doesn't usually flinch on their headliners. Glad you could take advantage.

It looks like you timed the weather right. I do sometimes feel sorry for those that are surprised, because they just won't accept the fact that Vegas gets cold.

Thanks for the report.

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10. Re: trip report...early dec. Aria, shania, absynthe

rhino i did see free bet at golden nugget, my wife played it and loved it but i didn t try it, i cannot recall seeing at aria. One night i made peace with the fact that I would have to play bj at Aria for 25 a hand and even at that i had a difficult time finding a seat, even the 50 dollar tables were full.

Darren i did conduct an un-official dealer survey when i was there regarding does one player's bad play influence my chances of winning and you would be surprised that 3 out of four dealers said without a doubt. What I did notice is more and more players who don t have a clue about basic strategy now playing at 25 dollar tables.

Ktinca i was thrilled with my 79 dollar shania tickets, tickets tonite well worth checking out. The weather was great until late wed evening, but i wasn t expecting to be sunbathing by the pool, but by golly on tuesday you could of done just that.