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« Reply #5850 on: April 03, 2022, 01:15:31 AM »

Few of the main side festivals are out now

https://twitter.com/KevmathVegas/status/1510277556464926728

Wynn - https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/festival.php?a=r&n=41289

Venetian - https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/festival.php?a=r&n=40545

Nugget - https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/festival.php?a=r&n=40675
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« Reply #5851 on: April 18, 2022, 11:03:00 PM »

Aria is out, with a few more reasonably priced options.

https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/festival.php?a=r&n=40859

I know I mentioned the Wynn before, but have worked out since that you are only paying $500+ a night at weekends.  When I am out midweek is a much more resoanably just over $200 a night.  So think I may go out, book somewhere cheaper for the first couple of nights then move to the Wynn on Sunday night.  I am always horribly jet lagged on the first day, so seems a bit silly to be spending $600 a night including resort fee to sit in a room trying to keep awake past 8pm, and then trying to sleep through the club noise later!   Shame their poker tournaments are all 2 or 3 day events when I am there.  Fair play tp them for the great success they have made it,but just doesn't fit for me whilst I am there.

Am going to have to sort out some Virgin flight vouchers from a couple of years ago first, but think i am going to be out 24 June to 1st July or maybe the day before.
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« Reply #5852 on: April 19, 2022, 03:57:57 PM »

Should have checked here before I replied Cheesy

I'm at the Wynn 26th-29th, so hopefully see you there.

Wynn rates are going to be high for most of this year, as their occupancy is very high throughout 2022. One of chaps on VMB knows some of their execs and was talking about it with them at dinner a few weeks back.

Think I'll likely be having to make do with Aria & other MLife properties going forward, as my play only lucked me into a teaser offer a few years back, and it hasn't dropped off yet.
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« Reply #5853 on: April 21, 2022, 09:13:47 AM »

Aria is out, with a few more reasonably priced options.

https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/festival.php?a=r&n=40859

I know I mentioned the Wynn before, but have worked out since that you are only paying $500+ a night at weekends.  When I am out midweek is a much more resoanably just over $200 a night.  So think I may go out, book somewhere cheaper for the first couple of nights then move to the Wynn on Sunday night.  I am always horribly jet lagged on the first day, so seems a bit silly to be spending $600 a night including resort fee to sit in a room trying to keep awake past 8pm, and then trying to sleep through the club noise later!   Shame their poker tournaments are all 2 or 3 day events when I am there.  Fair play tp them for the great success they have made it,but just doesn't fit for me whilst I am there.

Am going to have to sort out some Virgin flight vouchers from a couple of years ago first, but think i am going to be out 24 June to 1st July or maybe the day before.

Might need to leave it till the last minute to book flights, reward seat availability is still shocking for June.
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« Reply #5854 on: April 21, 2022, 11:57:46 AM »

Aria is out, with a few more reasonably priced options.

https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/festival.php?a=r&n=40859

I know I mentioned the Wynn before, but have worked out since that you are only paying $500+ a night at weekends.  When I am out midweek is a much more resoanably just over $200 a night.  So think I may go out, book somewhere cheaper for the first couple of nights then move to the Wynn on Sunday night.  I am always horribly jet lagged on the first day, so seems a bit silly to be spending $600 a night including resort fee to sit in a room trying to keep awake past 8pm, and then trying to sleep through the club noise later!   Shame their poker tournaments are all 2 or 3 day events when I am there.  Fair play tp them for the great success they have made it,but just doesn't fit for me whilst I am there.

Am going to have to sort out some Virgin flight vouchers from a couple of years ago first, but think i am going to be out 24 June to 1st July or maybe the day before.

Might need to leave it till the last minute to book flights, reward seat availability is still shocking for June.

Yeah noticed that.  Kind of peed me off, as I could have got some reward flights, but had issues getting the time off.  Also every hotel seems to be overpriced on that weekend, even the likes of the Rio are near £200 a night. 
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« Reply #5855 on: April 21, 2022, 12:24:32 PM »

Just spent a week at my timeshare next to South Point. Some top-of-mind bits of info that may be relevant to one or two of you:

* Uber prices have increased significantly - probably 25%+ - and not just because of high gas prices
* Premium Outlets prices and discounts available are much more scarce
* Venetian has lost about 25% of its cardroom to Keno (?) or somesuch video game, but was still the room to go to (on the strip) for the 1/3 action and the high hand promotion
* The Nugget, Downtown, was great for cash game action - or was it just coz I run so well there
* Amazing cash action at South Point. Yes, it’s a trek, but it’s worth investing a day of your stay to check it out. Huge 10-pin bowling alley upstairs too
* now there’s 0 00 and 000 on most roulette wheels on the strip. My pal stopped at every table with the 000 to tell the punters that they were mugs playing into the house’s hands. The croupiers (?) had the decency to just smile.
* If you haven’t seen it already, Opium at the Cosmo is well worth seeing. Great fun, and several British acts FWIW

Have a great time & GL, all who go this year
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« Reply #5856 on: April 21, 2022, 12:53:46 PM »


* Uber prices have increased significantly - probably 25%+ - and not just because of high gas prices


Just to expand on this - I just got back from 11 days and noticed that quite often, there was a massive difference between Uber prices and Lyft prices, so I would always highly recommend checking both before you choose, as it was never always Lyft cheaper than Uber or vice versa, I think we ended up with half our trips with one and half our trips with the other.
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« Reply #5857 on: April 21, 2022, 09:46:16 PM »


* Uber prices have increased significantly - probably 25%+ - and not just because of high gas prices


Just to expand on this - I just got back from 11 days and noticed that quite often, there was a massive difference between Uber prices and Lyft prices, so I would always highly recommend checking both before you choose, as it was never always Lyft cheaper than Uber or vice versa, I think we ended up with half our trips with one and half our trips with the other.

There's a lot of 'surge pricing' with those 2 as well, I think?
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« Reply #5858 on: April 22, 2022, 11:04:10 AM »

So masks are now 'optional' on flights to US, but pre-flight testing is still in place: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61145045

I fly out on May 18th, not sure I hold out much hope for it being dropped by then. Does anyone know how you go about getting proof of having had Covid within the last 90 days, as I hear that negates the need for the pre-flight testing?
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« Reply #5859 on: April 22, 2022, 12:00:11 PM »

So masks are now 'optional' on flights to US, but pre-flight testing is still in place: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61145045

I fly out on May 18th, not sure I hold out much hope for it being dropped by then. Does anyone know how you go about getting proof of having had Covid within the last 90 days, as I hear that negates the need for the pre-flight testing?

I believe a positive PCR test shows on your Covid Pass detalis these days, not sure if that is enough?

The pre testing really is a doddle using the home testing kits though.
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« Reply #5860 on: April 22, 2022, 12:02:16 PM »

So masks are now 'optional' on flights to US, but pre-flight testing is still in place: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61145045

I fly out on May 18th, not sure I hold out much hope for it being dropped by then. Does anyone know how you go about getting proof of having had Covid within the last 90 days, as I hear that negates the need for the pre-flight testing?

You’ll need to get a letter confirming that you’re fit for travel from your GP - or at least a recognised medical practitioner/Health Authority - on official letterhead, along with proof of a positive Covid test no more than 90 days prior to departure.
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« Reply #5861 on: April 22, 2022, 12:06:44 PM »


* Uber prices have increased significantly - probably 25%+ - and not just because of high gas prices


Just to expand on this - I just got back from 11 days and noticed that quite often, there was a massive difference between Uber prices and Lyft prices, so I would always highly recommend checking both before you choose, as it was never always Lyft cheaper than Uber or vice versa, I think we ended up with half our trips with one and half our trips with the other.

There's a lot of 'surge pricing' with those 2 as well, I think?

That’s right Marky. Of course surges are impossible to predict....

Regarding Lyft; we downloaded their App too when we were quoted a ridiculous price on Uber... and found that (on this particular occasion) there was no difference in price. But yes, it make sense to check prices on both before selecting your ride.
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« Reply #5862 on: April 22, 2022, 01:45:53 PM »

Thanks both  thumbs up
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« Reply #5863 on: April 22, 2022, 05:59:12 PM »


* Uber prices have increased significantly - probably 25%+ - and not just because of high gas prices


Just to expand on this - I just got back from 11 days and noticed that quite often, there was a massive difference between Uber prices and Lyft prices, so I would always highly recommend checking both before you choose, as it was never always Lyft cheaper than Uber or vice versa, I think we ended up with half our trips with one and half our trips with the other.

There's a lot of 'surge pricing' with those 2 as well, I think?

That’s right Marky. Of course surges are impossible to predict....

Regarding Lyft; we downloaded their App too when we were quoted a ridiculous price on Uber... and found that (on this particular occasion) there was no difference in price. But yes, it make sense to check prices on both before selecting your ride.

I've always got the scooter, so just use cabs if I'm in any rush. Or I drive myself down on it, and clip a few ankles on my way down Grin

I'm going to Le Thai in the summer, so might finally use an uber in Vegas, for the first time ever.
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« Reply #5864 on: April 26, 2022, 12:24:37 PM »

Thanks both  thumbs up

We went to boots the chemist and will go again may 28 th if it’s necessary ?
Any news on if this entry test will be stopped at some point soon ?

We are booked 4-6 weeks at southpoint it’s a great casino lots of food options great pool area generous comps sensible drink prices,no hassle with people scrounging fags n dollars off you
Strip prices are the most expensive we’ve ever seen ,the £ to$ rates not brilliant
But it’s vegas and wsop and we both love going
This year more so as it will be our honeymoon
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