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Booger Blackjack: fri night-sat morn

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Booger, Mar 25, 2003.

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  1. Booger

    Booger Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    3-21/3-23

    As usual,I arrived in Vegas via Greyhound at
    midnight Fri. and had made reservations at El
    Cortez.10 min. later I'm in the room and unpacked
    First things first.Go to the bar and get a beer.
    For as many years as I can remember,the ElCo has
    had a "beer of the month" for a buck.For at
    least 3-4 years that beer was Corona.Well I hate
    to report that that deal is gone.Beers are now
    $1.75,Booo!So I grab a beer and head to the
    lovely Western Hotel and Casino to warm-up for
    some SERIOUS Blackjack.By now it's about 1am Sat.
    morning and there was knowone,I MEAN KNOWONE,on
    the street between ElCo and Western,WOW! So I
    stroll down the street and find a new police sub-
    station across from the southern parking lot.Very
    weird,it's a little corner building with brand
    new paint and cool mirrored windows.Stands out
    like a sore thumb.So on the sw corner is the cops
    then across the street,a big parking lot,then the
    Western.Sort of looks like a no-fly zone for the
    cops.Anyway,sit down at the Western,buy in for
    $100 and play red.There were quite a few people
    in the casino playing,so it was'nt very good for
    counting.Just counted in my head and played basic
    strategy.Had alot of fun and a couple beers and
    lost my whole buy-in,MMM?,off to a goodstart.Time
    to go play for real.It's to early yet for the
    ElCo so it's off to Binion's.Found a table that
    had 2 people at it and sat down.Single deck,$25
    min. and buy in for $1500/20 green/10 black.Play
    45 min.,win or loose,leave the table.The highest
    bet was $200 a hand on double and the same goes
    for losses,you don't always win.Cash-out and up
    $625,cool!Then I just wonder around to most of
    the casinos and do the same thing.I look for
    decent single or double deck games"that's what I
    like",playing a 1-3/1-6 spread,trying to look
    more like I'm a green player then a black player.
    when I'm winning,the winning get added to the
    $1500 stake and the bets go up.The buy in is
    always the same $1500 min.I played for 7 hours,
    up this round,$1275.After that I was drained,so
    I just wondered around,had a couple beers,shrimps
    from the Golden Gate,good as always.Spent 2-3
    hours just walking/looking/daydreaming,played an
    old $.25 FPDW for an hour or so at the Plaza and
    Finally put a couple points on my card there,hey
    who knows.
    Well,that about wraps up day one.Sounds like
    fun HUH? Stay tuned... exciting day two next!

    Booger
     
  2. doctor_al

    doctor_al VIP Whale

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    Go get 'em, Booger. I would have thought that Becky's Binions would be watching pretty close for counters playing green/black. What's your counting method?
     
  3. Andsen

    Andsen Well-Known Member

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    Oh man-that just spoiled my day! No beer of the month at the ElCo. Vegas is going to Hades. Please tell us that the Barbary Coast is still a buck a drink. [​IMG]
     
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