I arrived around 9:30 and checked in at Harrah's. I had reserved a comped room in the Waterfront Tower. The woman at check-in ended up giving me a suite:
Pretty sure I didn't need 1,500 square feet; but whatever. I won't complain.
As it's 2014, and my Harrah's tier points reset to zero, I figured it was time to start earning. Indeed, as Harrah's says, "Earning is half the fun . . ." I spent the weekend mashing like a monkey. I racked up about $12,000 coin in Friday night, mainly playing the 100-hand VP machine at $10 a rip. That was good for 1,200 sweet, sweet tier points, and triggered the bonus 1,000 points. Saturday, I basically did the same thing. As a result, I racked up approximately 4,300 points -- more than a quarter to Diamond . . .
This was probably the hand of the weekend:
A flopped straight flush, good for $250.
I feel like I got the itch to mash out of my system. Which is good, because I won't get the change to degen it up again until I hit Vegas at the end of the month.
And now, it's time to pay the price . . . . I'll be sober, working through the Super Bowl . . . and I'll be getting up at 4:30am tomorrow to get an early jump on work . . .