I arrived in Toronto around 7:00am. I had a short wait and then it was on to Flusherville Regional Aerodrome, and straight in to work at North American Veeblefetzer.
At break, I was going over the trip results with Jimmy Poon. He pointed out a number of things I could have done better, where my strategy was week, and why I should use all my comp dollars at Four Queens to stay in their lowest costing room for 10 days straight on my next trip.
I just about got flattened into the metal table as someone pounded me on the back with one swipe.
"HEY FLUSHER, I HEARD YOU'RE A LOSER! HAHAHAHA! THREE GRAND, HOLY SHIT WHAT A SHIT YOU TOOK IN THE BED!"
"Actually," said Jimmy Poon, leaping to my defence, God bless him, "when you factor in comps and set a nominal aggregate value for gambling-time experience monetary equivalent co-efficient of say $100 a day, Flusher came in ahead."
I think Jimmy Poon had just explained to Jackie Moosreiner that the fun had in Vegas has a dollar value.
Perhaps it does, but I haven't included it here.
|Comps April-May 2015 What Goes Around Spins Around Trip|
|Airfare on points, used extra for Business Class return||$ 500|
|Golden Nugget Room 3 nights Gold Club||$ 435|
|Golden Nugget Freeplay and Earned Free Play||$ 60|
|Four Queens Room 3 nights||$ 150|
|Four Queens Freeplay RF||$ 500|
|Four Queens Freeplay QQ||$ 400|
|Four Queens comp dollars earned||$ 140|
|Four Queens cashback||$ 70|
|Downtown Grand Freeplay||$ 400|
|Luxor comps (2 nights, bill reduced by $180)||$ 380|
|Luxor Freeplay and Pointplay||$ 55|
|California Parlour Suite 4 nights||$ 335|
|California food||$ 250|
|California cashback||$ 150|
|Downtown Grand earned freeplay||$ 25|
|Match play coupons, D freeplay, Wipe 'n Swipe||$ 50|
|Total Comps:||$ 3,900|
As you can see, when you add up the hard comps - rooms I would have paid for, free money I got as freeplay, match plays, or cashback, and food I would have paid for, I did pretty well on this trip.
I only paid for 2 nights, roughly, out of 15. (I had my Parlour Suite at the Cal until the limo came at 9:30 or so, even though I didn't stay in it overnight.)
As you can see, the $3,900 nicely offsets my gambling losses. I'd say that I milked the system pretty effectively.
And yet, somehow, I don't have three grand that I used to have. I'll just have to see about winning that back... next time.