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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by luridludicloco, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. luridludicloco

    luridludicloco Tourist

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    Should my handle luridludicloco prove to be too much of a tongue twister, you can call me B’rat, short for Bellagiorat, which is what I baptised my gambling persona long ago.

    Discovering gambling later in life, I have been to Las Vegas many times since the early 1990s. Las Vegas for me is a mistress, a wife, an impossible dream, a demented mania.

    My first stay at Las Vegas was at Flamingo, then on further trips Treasure Island, Riviera, until I settled down to staying for many years exclusively at Caesars and then, at the turn of the millennium, I became enchanted with the new Bellagio and used to stay there sometimes not going out the front door at all during a whole trip. These were my Vegas halcyon days, but after MGM bought Bellagio, and started changing it around, it eventually destroyed its original feel and my extreme fondness for that resort. I have stayed also at NYNY, Ritz, Mandalay Bay, GVR, and in the last ten years or so I have stayed mostly at Wynn and Encore.

    Lately Cosmopolitan has tickled my fancy, and I would very much like to stay there but have not yet. I like its style, its big lamp, its food, its drinks, decor and machines. It might be noisy, I fear, but I no longer go to Las Vegas without ear plugs.

    The last time I was in Las Vegas was the fall of 2014 and stayed at Encore, but kept taking cabs to Cosmo. Well, once I walked back on the Strip. I have no idea when I will be going back, it could be next month, it could be next year, I hope it is not never.

    Sin City is stamped forever in my memory, and many things curious, peculiar, funny and amazing have happened. Let me tell one anecdote. Early one day, more than ten years ago, I started my plan of playing five pulls on every single VP machine of dollar denomination or under at Bellagio. After a few hours, and working myself up from the check in area to Jasmine, I played a quarter Spin Deluxe machine and was dealt a Royal Flush, 20K. That was fun.
     
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  2. TDB Aces

    TDB Aces Tourist

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    Nice to see a familiar member from the VW board on here. After several trips to Beau Rivage playing only TDB video poker, I decided to use TDB Aces for my screen name here. You will recognize me as Gregg on the other board. I hope we hear from some of the others.
     
  3. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

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    Welcome!! Enjoy your writing style :) Counting down to 3 days till I arrive in my fav city!!!
     
  4. GamblingGolfer

    GamblingGolfer Low-Roller

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    Welcome to both of you from another board. Yes, the unpronounceble name (easier to call you B'rat) has a distinctive (and elegant) writing style. TDB Aces, glad to see you're active here, too.

    GG :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Jake_37221

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    I'm here; the latest refugee from the seemingly defunct Vegaswatch board. Hey, it only took me 2 hours to figure out that puzzle thingy.

    B'rat: I will never remember that name. So its B'rat for me as it's been for the last 15 years.

    Its good to be back.The annual Rat Pack trip is 24 days away.

    ..Jake_37221.

    :beer:
     
  6. luridludicloco

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    TDB Aces. Good to hear from you. Always Aces with a kicker.
    sybgal. Thank you. I'm envious. Have a great time in Vegas.
    GamblingGolfer. B'rat is fine, but I like luridludicloco, it is so loony, LOL.
    Jake37221 is not easy, why not Jake37223? Have a blast in Vegas.
     
  7. GamblingGolfer

    GamblingGolfer Low-Roller

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    Hi, again, to all of you who have migrated and found us so far. Btw, many of you will know that 'gamblinggolfer' is also known as bcguy.

    B'rat - only you could come up with something like that. I'll spend my next several hours trying to figure out how/why you came up with that.

    This seems to be a very friendly board, albeit, lots of threads (which is good, I think).

    GG/BC :thumbsup:
     
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  8. nekots

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  9. bonuspokerguy

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    Good to hear from all the great people of the old VW board. I was Tigercat on the old board. Welcome to all of you. B'rat I hope you make another trip soon as I have always enjoyed your trip reports. Gregg I just got back from very first trip to Beau Rivage and had great time. I hope someday soon you will be making another trip to LV.
     
  10. luridludicloco

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    Hello nekots.

    GamblingGolfer. Yes, there are many threads here, one can spend days, weeks or months browsing. Some informative, some interesting, some fun, or all of the preceding.

    bonuspokerguy. Happy to hear from you. Will look to see if you wrote about Biloxi. Here browsing came upon some fabulous trip reports, great reading. Yes, I should get to Vegas when possible, and to Reno too, where I have never been, and where they still have decent pay tables, perhaps maybe even the positive version of Kings or Better Joker Poker.
     
  11. Eloise of Wynn

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    They have you pegged already B'rat! You are indeed a fine author. Anxious to be reading your posts again.
     
  12. DESPERADO

    DESPERADO Low-Roller

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    :wave:Hi from central CA, :beer:
     
  13. sinkster

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    Welcome B'rat, hope you get to feel the Vegas rush in the very near future
     
  14. luridludicloco

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    Eloise of Wynn, DESPERADO, sinkster,

    Hi. I have not been rude for not having replied before, I have been away from the computer mostly. My spellchecker wants me to call sinkster sinister, LOL. Thanks for your greetings. I did a little gambling last week closer to Manhattan, Sands in Bethlehem, and Resorts World under the planes landing and taking off from JFK. This last might bring me comps when that Chinese casino opens on the North Strip, same owners I guess, but that is not soon. I keep trying to decide if it is better to dream of a great winning trip to Vegas or risk a losing one. Meanwhile, it is nice reading about some great trips here. Cheers!
     
  15. makikiboy

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    Wow, B'rat. that is a name from the past. Was it VW? I forget already. Been too many years already. hmmm, was I makikiboy over there? I forget already. getting absent minded in my older age (soon to hit 60, lol).

    Welcome to the board!
     
  16. luridludicloco

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    makikiboy,

    Thank you. I am trying to remember you but there are not many clues. A young person soon to be only 60, there were (are) many like that. If you are from Hawaii, could you have been Vortex? I know what, I will look for your posts and see if something helps memory. Cheers.
     
  17. Geogran

    Geogran OTD Tea Sipper

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    Sounds like you've got some stories to tell and lots of old friends here - welcome and looking forward to hearing more!

    How do you enunciate your handle? Loving everyone's genius in choosing handles around here - yours has me wondering :D.
     
  18. luridludicloco

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    Geogran,


    Thank you. I wish there were lots of stories in the future rather than the past, but what can one do, life is linear, a one way street. Many friends have disappeared, I suspect some are living in Las Vegas, but it is nice to re encounter some.


    Love people handles too. I have yet to figure yours out. To do with George? Geography? I’m probably way off, often I make bad guesses. Mine is sort of easy, I hope. Bellagiorat no longer works as I don’t stay there anymore, but I still like it and have fond memories of Bellagio.


    Looking for a new handle, I noted that Las Vegas is most often lots of laughs, LOL, so I wanted some “l”s. Very important to enunciate (the Internet says “make sure your enunciation is clear when ordering in a restaurant so you don’t get French flies instead of French fries”). In my handle, you can use any accent (Texas, Southern, English, Mexican, Bostonian, German, French, Chinese, Tuscan Italian, New Jersey Italian, whatever, Las Vegas is cosmopolitan) as long as you make the handle a three two syllable word, lurid/ludic/loco, two very short imperceptible but certain pauses (an orchestra conductor would briefly lower the baton after lurid and after ludic, and extend the arm after loco). Lurid means many things, among them fluorescent, which Las Vegas certainly is, but it is all the other stuff too. Psychologists warn you about ludomania, and which one of us is going to pay attention? We are not ourselves problem gamblers. As to loco…My first choice of a handle was landlotsofloot, an optimistic handle, and I pictured someone hitting Megabucks (full coin, of course) and laughing loud and endlessly as officials do their thing. Crazy. Loco was more laconic than “land lots of loot and go insane”. So that is it.


    I hope I have not bored you too much and apologies if I did. I love a keyboard sometimes. Good luck.
     
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  19. Geogran

    Geogran OTD Tea Sipper

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    Not in the least!
    I chose 'enunciate' because no matter how I tried to pronounce your new handle, it sounded like 'French Flies'. Therefore I shall refer to you as '3 l's'. :wave:

    Mine is rather mundane - you guessed part of it.
    Geo - short for our beloved german shepherd 'George' now residing in doggie heaven
    gran - short for who I identify as nowadays 'grandma'
    I am Geogran
     
  20. luridludicloco

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    Geogran,

    Sorry about your pet.

    It can be deceiving to try to guess gender from handles. Because of the "Geo" part I thought you were a boy George. It did go through my mind that "gran" could be grandfather or grandmother, but then it could be something else. In any case now I know you are a girl.

    I do not want to dispute the importance of correct enunciation, but my handle sounding like 'French Flies'? Maybe that is a bit of a stretch. It could sound in some tongues like an insect, for example, a 'green eating locust'. That would not be too bad as it would bring to mind a plague of locusts hitting slots in Vegas and carrying all the jackpots, LOL. In any case, the three "l"s would give away my handle, but even that won't always work as some tongues change the "l" into an "r". Then, "rare rude rocker"? That does not work. I like more and more your limpid handle. Anyway, I like too the nickhandle you came up with, short and concise, "3ls".