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  1. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    There are several abbreviations and acronyms used on this board that newbies might not understand. Some are specific to Vegas and others are common on the web. Here is a list. Please ask if you need help with any and let me know if you know one that's missing from this list.

    Thanks!

    1st Base - First seat dealt to in a Blackjack game
    10/7DB - Full Pay Bonus Video Poker (10/7 refers to the pay table for Full House and Flush)
    3rd Base - Last seat dealt to in a Blackjack game
    3/2, S17 BJ - The Blackjack game you want. Pays 3/2 for blackjack, Stand on soft 17
    4OAK - Four of a kind
    4Q - Four Queens
    6/5 BJ, H17 - Not the prefered Blackjack game. Pays 6/5 for blackjack, Hits on soft 17 (higher house advantage)
    9/6 JOB - Full Pay Jacks or Better Video Poker

    ACG - American Casino Guide
    ADT = Average Daily Theoretical

    B or The B - Bellagio
    BIL - Brother in law
    BJ - Blackjack
    Black Chip - $100 Chip
    BS - Basic Strategy
    BTW - By The Way

    CC - Circus Circus or City Center
    C2 - Circus Circus or City Center
    CDS - Cirque Du Soleil
    CET - Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
    Color Up - At table games, before you leave, the dealer will trade your smaller denomination chips for larger ones (ie, 5 reds-$5 for a green-$25)
    Cosmo - Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino
    CP - Caesars Palace
    CS - Caribbean Stud
    CSM - Continuous Shuffle Machines
    CW - Cocktail Waitress

    DB - Double Bonus (like in 10/7DB)
    DD - Darling/Dear Daughter
    DD - In blackjack, Double Down
    DD - In blackjack, Double Deck (2 deck game)
    DDBP - Double Double Bonus Poker
    DH - Darling/Dear Husband
    DIL - Daughter in law
    DS - Darling/Dear Son/Spouse
    DT - Downtown

    EB - Entertainment Book
    El Co - El Cortez
    EV - Expected dollar value (with perfect play in Video Poker)

    FIL - Father in law
    FP - Full Pay
    FPDW - Full Pay Deuces Wild Video Poker
    FPVP - Full Pay Video Poker
    FSE - Fremont Street Experience
    FSM - Fashion Show Mall
    FYI - For Your Information

    GC - Gold Coast
    GG - Golden Gate
    GN- Golden Nugget
    Grain Train - Getting a 2 foot tall drink with an extra shot of grain alcohol, see La Bayou on Fremont Street
    Green Chip - $25 Chip
    GVR - Green Valley Ranch

    HET - Harrah's Entertainment, now is CET (Caesars Entertainment)
    HV - High volatility

    IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
    IMO - In My Opinion
    IP - Imperial Palace

    JOB - Jacks or Better Video Poker

    LAS - Airline Industry code for McCarran Airport in Las Vegas
    LHE - Limit Texas Hold'em
    LIR -Let It Ride
    LL - Lady Luck
    LS - In blackjack, Late Surrender (after dealer checks for blackjack)
    LVA: Las Vegas Advisor - www.lasvegasadvisor.com
    LVB - Las Vegas Boulevard
    LVC - Vegas Club
    LVCVA - Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Authority
    LVH - Las Vegas Hilton

    MAG - Mon Ami Gabi (at Paris)
    MB - Mandalay Bay
    MC - Monte Carlo
    MGMRI - MGM Resorts International
    MIL - Mother in Law
    Mlife - MGM's players club
    MM - March Madness, usually followed by a number - an annual get together in Vegas during March Madness.
    MRB - Member's Rewards Book, the new name of the coupon book from LVA (See POV)
    MSS - Main Street Station

    NLHE - No Limit Texas Hold'em
    NLV - North Las Vegas
    NSF - Not SoberFest - A Fall gathering of Board members
    NSFW - Not Safe for Work

    OMG - Oh my Gawd!

    Pen - In blackjack, the penetration of the cut card, prior to the deal
    PH - Planet Hollywood
    PHo - Planet Hollywood
    Pit Critter - The people who work in the table pits, ie, Pit bosses, Floor persons, etc
    POV - Pocketbook of Values, the coupon book from LVA (see MRB)

    Red Chip - $5 Chip
    RFB - Room, Food, Beverage Comp
    RFL - Room, Food, Limited
    Riv - Riviera Hotel and Casino
    ROFL - Rolling on Floor Laughing
    ROR - Risk of ruin (chance of losing entire bankroll)
    RR - Red Rock
    RSA - In blackjack, Re-Split Aces

    SATC - Sex and the City (slot machine)
    Shoe - A box that holds 2-8 decks of cards for the dealer to draw cards out
    SF - Straight Flush
    SO - Significant Other
    SOF - Slots of Fun

    T2V - Who we used to be and still are to some of the oldbies, stands for Travel2Vegas.com
    T4T - Tickets 4 Tonight
    Theo - Theoretical (ie, a gambler's theoretical value to the casino, how much the odds would expect him/her to lose)
    TIA - Thanks In Advance
    TITO - Ticket In/Ticket Out
    TMI - Too Much Information
    Toke - Tip for the dealers (short for token)
    TR - Trip Report
    Trop - Tropicana Hotel
    Tunneled/Tunnel - The tunnel by the airport that some taxi drivers take to increase your fare. Search the board for appropriate uses of the tunnel.

    UTH - Ultimate Texas Holdem, a table game

    V/P - Venetian Palazzo
    VMB - Vegas Message Board (Hey! That's us!)
    VP - Video Poker

    W/E - Wynn and Encore
    WAX - Westcliff Airport Express Bus to/from Airport
    WOF - Wheel of Fortune slot machines
    WOO or WOZ - Wizard of Oz slot machines
    WTF - What the F@(*


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  2. VegasBJ

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    RFL - Room, Food, Limited

    WTF - what the @&*!

    RR - Red Rock

    B or The B = Bellagio

    3/2, S17 BJ - the game you want to look for with proper Blackjack payout, stand on all 17's

    6/5 BJ, H17 - a game to avoid with a lesser payout for a Blackjack, hitting soft 17 (advantage for the house)

    CET / HET - Harrah's / Caesar's Ent. owned properties
     
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  3. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Those are great! Thanks. I've added them to the first post to keep them all in one place.
     
  4. dewey089

    dewey089 Guru of Value

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    POV is now more often the MRB or Member's Rewards Book as LV Advisor changed the name.
     
  5. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Thanks. I'll add that.
     
  6. RossW

    RossW North of the 49th

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    LVH - Las Vegas Hilton

    YMMV - Your mileage may vary

    GC -Gold Coast

    CC - Circus Circus

    SOF - Slots of Fun

    Trop - Short for the Tropicana Hotel and Casino

    LAS - The airline industry code for McCarran Airport in Las Vegas

    NLV - North Las Vegas

    WOF - Wheel of Fortune slot machines

    That is about all I can come up with this early in the morning....:wave:

    LOL - no wait!! there's another one!! LOL - Laugh out Loud

    :thumbsup:
     
  7. redzone

    redzone Low-Roller

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    Thanks Sonya. I will have to remember these are here when I am scratching my head next time. I have one question. When you say 10/7DB - Full Pay Bonus Video Poker (10/7 refers to the pay table for Full House and Flush)

    What does DB stand for?
     
  8. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    DB = Double Bonus

    I should probably add that too. :)
     
  9. dewey089

    dewey089 Guru of Value

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    BTW 4Q offers a progressive 10/7DB with the best EV, but due to the HV there is a greater RoR than JOB at MSS.

    sorry, couldn't resist.

    EV - expected dollar value (with perfect play in video poker)
    RoR- Risk of ruin. Chances of losing an entire bankroll.
    JOB - jacks or better
    HV - high volatility
     
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  10. Sophia123

    Sophia123 Tourist

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    What's ADT? Something to do with ratings and comps mentioned on a thread.
     
  11. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    ADT = Average Daily Theoretical
     
  12. DonD

    DonD Super Moderator

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    CW Cocktail waitress

    DT Downtown

    DDBP Double Double Bonus Poker (very addicting) :licklips:
     
  13. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Thanks, Don!
     
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    I'm truly happy to see this thread updated. To this day, I find myself trying to figure out some of these at times.

    1st base - First seat dealt to in a BJ game
    3rd base - Last seat dealt to in a BJ game
    TR - Trip report
    BIL - Brother in law
    SIL - Sister in law
    OMG - Oh my God (about the only religious thing allowed on this board)
    MIL - Mother in law
    FIL - Father in law
    SO - Significant other
    TOKE - Tips for the dealers, short for token
    VMB -Vegas Message Board
    Red chip - $5 chip
    Green chip - $25 chip
    Black chip - $100 chip
    Color up - While at the table and before you leave, the dealer will take your smaller domination chips and give you back higher denomination chips. This is good for you and the table.
    Pit critters - The people who work in the table pits otherwise know as Pit Bosses, Floor person, etc,
    Pay Pal button - A link where members can make a small to large donation to help keep this board afloat.
    Shoe - A box that holds 2 to 8 decks of cards for the dealer to shuffle out of.
    Tunnel or the tunnel - In most cases, it's the tunnel by the airport that some taxi drivers take in order for your fare to increase substantially.
     
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  15. FoolsGold

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    Perhaps you should add to your list of abbreviations that:

    Theo = Theoretical

    as in a gambler's theoretical value to the casino, ie, how much a mathematician would expect him to lose.
     
  16. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    These are great! Keep em coming.

    I love that I thought I had it mostly covered but you guys keep coming up with ones that make me say, "Doh!" ;)
     
  17. arkansasrebel

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    GTU????

    On the Total Rewards website I have this offer listed. I have heard of RFB and RFL ... but never GTU. Any Ideas????

    2 Fr Sun-Thurs @ GTU 2/28-3/31
     
  18. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

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    2 nights in Tunica?
     
  19. arkansasrebel

    arkansasrebel Tourist

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    It is for Tunica, however this is the first time I have ever received an offer that had @GTU on it... It could stand for Grand Tunica i guess, since the property used to be Grand property.
     
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    ainec - and it's not even close.

    Usually used in polls where someone is stating an opinion.