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Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by 4dazeoff, Jul 30, 2012.

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  1. 4dazeoff

    4dazeoff Low-Roller

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    OK, headed to vegas soon and wanted to try something different. i'm a low roller who usually takes $3000 or so as my bankroll for 4 days. i play craps ($5-$10 minimum), slots (penny -$1), vp (.25 cent) and BJ basic stategy ($5-10 minimum). I spread my play around these games and have never lost my whole bankroll. Biggest loss around 2k for the trip.
    So, this trip I plan to take an extra $1000 and use it strictly for one of 3 choices. $5 slots (probably old school 3 reel), $25 BJ (per hand) or $1 VP (DDBP). What do you guys think? I want to stick with only 1 choice so I have enough BR to get a better chance at survivng some variance so don't suggest trying a little of all 3. I know you high rollers are probably laughing at these choices but imagine you were increasing your bet 5X.
    What should I play and why? Also, I don't expect any spectacular wins and don't care if I loose it all. Just want a chance at a big win! what do you think? Thanks in advance!:beer:
     
  2. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    What do you want to get out of it?

    Sorry to answer a question with a question, but without more details it will basically devolve into what game everyone prefers anyway.

    Do you want a fairly decent chance of winning small? Or are you looking for a big win, but willing to take on more risk of loss for the chance? How long should this $1000 last you? Are you hoping this play will get you more comps/offers, or just having fun?
     
  3. Pinny Long

    Pinny Long High-Roller

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    I'm gonna take a wild guess and say you're looking to mix things up and are looking for an extra jolt of excitement. Personally, I recommend HIGH LIMIT SLOTS. With $1000, if you're playing $5 machines (I'm assuming two credits for a typical $10 pull) you have a solid shot at getting a bit of a jackpot here or there. If you're usually playing 25 cent slots you probably very rarely snag a pot over $200 (if ever). So go for it! Give it a shot at something with some higher stakes and you might get a $1000 or more jackpot.

    I am a LOW ROLLER too. I budget about the same as you do and have never lost more than $3K for a trip. If you up your BJ hand, you're really not getting much of a new experience. If you get on a roll, sure, your wins are better than a $5 table, but it's really the same experience as you had before.

    But the High Limit Slots areas are fun and exclusive (depending where you go). The drink service is great. And the wins (should luck be with you) are a lot more cheer-inducing then the nickle machine around the corner.

    Personally, when I do the High Limit Slots I usually play one of those multi-line games and play about 9 each $1 credits. They usually have like 5 lines and you can hit some great jackpots and there are enough small wins that help stretch out the sessions regardless.
     
  4. 4dazeoff

    4dazeoff Low-Roller

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    OK, not looking for more comps or offers but looking for more excitement and the chance to win a little bigger. Don't plan on using it all in 1 session, would probably stop after a $300-500 loss and try again later. I'm leaning towards slots but BJ could be interesting if I get on a roll and press to the $100-200 range. Just an FYI, biggest wins so far are $4000 ($1 slots), $500 ($5 BJ) and around $300 (.25 VP). These were per session. Thanks all!
     
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  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    No correct answer.

    Do what you feel like an ENJOY.
     
  6. 4dazeoff

    4dazeoff Low-Roller

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    thanks pinny! you got it right and good advice!

    no stress, i know there is "no correct answer" but just looking for others' experience, thoughts. and trust me, i will enjoy as i plan on having a cold one in hand no matter what i play! cheers!:beer:
     
  7. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    $5 slot has potential. it's very easy to hit for a few hundred and you could always get lucky and hit a nice jackpot for a few thousand. you could have plenty of fun on 2 $500 sessions.
     
  8. Irishwake

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    Find a double deck S17 BJ game. Plenty of them around.
    You will probably have to go $50 / hand but with 20 bets you have a shot at a decent win.
    Be SURE you are playing the correct strategy for DD (its different from shoe games).
     
  9. 4dazeoff

    4dazeoff Low-Roller

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    shifter, thanks for the advice. was hoping that would be enough for a couple of sessions! leaning towards the $5 slot. any favorites besides top dollar or WOF?

    irish, thanks, if i choose BJ, i will make sure to find a good table and use correct stategy!


    Cheers all!:beer:
     
  10. Llew

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    I'd go with blackjack. House edge on slots is just too high, and big jackpots come with W2-Gs. Putting an extra $1000 into what's most likely to make you lose doesn't make sense to me.

    Nothing wrong with taking worse odds in order to have a shot at a big jackpot, of course, but that seems like something you would do when you have less money to spend, not more.
     
  11. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I know you said you don't want to use it all in one session.

    But you want a chance at a big win? Consider putting ALL on either red or black and let er spin... Talk about a rush...especially when that ball is ready to drop.

    Can you do it? Not sure I can but it's a rush for sure. Good Luck!
     
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    4dazeoff Low-Roller

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    Llew, i understand your point about house advantage and w2's but with a little extra money this trip, i'm willing to take a bigger risk. be it BJ or slots at a higher level, if i loose it, i still have my regular bankroll and will go back to playing my regular games at normal levels. thanks for the insight!

    electroguy, i got a good chuckle when i saw your suggestion of "put it all on one spin". i must admit, i'm not a roulette player but on about 6 or 8 occasions i have been walking by a table and got the urge to drop a hundy on red (usually drunk). my track record sucks big time. i've only won one of those bets and lost all the others! it was a rush, even with only a $100 but i'll have to pass on your suggestion. who knows, maybe i'm due! ha ha! thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    I would go for the $5 slot. I played some version of a Blazing 7 slot last time, but just have horrible luck on them. I normally stick to the Top Dollar/Wof. If you want something different, find a Double/Triple Diamond 2 credit that is not a progressive. It seems that there are many more smaller wins and I get more play out of them.
     
  14. 4dazeoff

    4dazeoff Low-Roller

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    thanks reed, i'm leaning in that direction. have you been able to get any play out of the $5 WOF? i have slipped a hundred into them a few times and only got 1 spin ($500 win!) but other than that, not even cherries! i'm worried about getting crushed real fast on the $5 WOF. thinking the 2 credit reel machines might be best. :beer:
     
  15. kmarcin

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    You only live once, so I'd go for the $5 slots....as others have suggested, stick with the "older" reel games, but go for it with some WOF.

    If things are cold with the slots, then get back to BJ and see what you can do at $50/hand.

    My wife and I will be there in 10 days. I usually play NL poker, but may take some $ and play some high limit slots just for S&Gs along with Pai Gai poker, three card poker, and Mississippi Stud.

    Have fun.
     
  16. Reed

    Reed High-Roller

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    I have had some decent plays on WOF, but it just seems like I do better on the bonus of the Top Dollar slots. Maybe it is the 4 TD offers compared to one WOF spin. I just can't seem to hit a good number on the spins I hit.
     
  17. 4dazeoff

    4dazeoff Low-Roller

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    thanks reed, never really played top dollar but maybe i'll give it try!:beer:

    kmarcin, thanks, this is basically for shits and giggles as you say, i do have my regular bankroll. i want to stick to either $5 slots or BJ so i can ride out any variance. if i win some $ on the $5 slots, i'll take some to BJ and play @ $25 or$50. thanks:beer:
     
  18. jrinct1

    jrinct1 VIP Whale

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    I DONT consider bringing 3 k for a 4 day run a LOW roller!! ( Am i that far out of the loop????). How good are you at VP or BJ??? If ya re good with those then maybe sots If ya want to get a bit aggresive with the extra $$$$, go to the roulette and just bet black or red in larger increments until ya either win or lose your desired amount.
     
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    rbspartan Low-Roller

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    Try Video Keno.

    Find a 4-card keno game and play $1 on each card. Play four 7-spots.

    If you hit any one of the 7-spots, it would pay $ 7,000. :beer:
     
  20. 4dazeoff

    4dazeoff Low-Roller

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    jrinct - i guess i consider myself a low roller for the table minimum and slot values i play. iv'e never went to the end of my bankroll as i usually get enough small wins to sustain my play. craps is my favorite game and i do a press/collect, press/collect method so i don't loose too much but the really big wins are few and far between. i play BJ at basic stategy (no counting) and am at about 98% perfect play on JOB and DDBP. my track record for roullette sucks bigtime so that's out. I'm leaning towards slots and if i score a decent win i'll probably use some for higher limit BJ. thanks for the input!:beer:

    rbspartan - never really considered keno. sounds interesting. do you keep playing the same numbers for multiple games or choose different numbers? sorry, another dumb question, do you play different numbers on the 4 cards?
    thanks!:beer:
     
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