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I'm Sorry, I've Been Drinking 10-27 thru 10-29

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  1. tnkc

    tnkc High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    DAY 1 FRIDAY, 10/26/07

    This trip report contains a lot of details, so I hope you have some time to read and don’t get bored. I suppose if you do, you can just click away.

    Started of dropping Jasmine, our dog, off at my dad’s so he could babysit. She is a standard (large) poodle. My dad has a poodle, as well, so they both like to hang out together anyway. As we are leaving, we notice a movie coming on TBS. You’ll never guess what it was: “Vegas Vacation”! We have a chuckle about it and we’re off to the airport.

    Check-in at Southwest goes just fine. No, they haven’t instituted the “numbered” system for boarding. We get some nice seats with our A pass anyway. The flight is fairly uneventful, except that we noted that it was extremely smoggy from the west due to the California wild fires. We landed around 11:30; about 20 minutes late.

    Got to the airport and off to baggage claim. Bag came through quicker than I’d ever seen it. Onto the rental car shuttle. The line was long and a bit haphazard, but we got through that quickly too and had an efficient driver. Rented from National through Emerald Club. Very easy! Picked out whatever car we wanted from the row of mid-sized. I’ve talked about how much I like National on here before; I have to repeat myself. I’m a member of Hertz #1 Gold, and the free National Emerald Club is always quicker and better from my point of view than Hertz. Plus…we get into a Dodge Avenger, pull it off the lot…I look down and notice 3 on the odometer. I had to check to make sure it wasn’t the trip odometer. It wasn’t; this was a brand new car. It was nice…had a terrible blind spot in the rear post area so I wouldn’t buy an Avenger but it was fun for a rental. Sirius was nice for a while (I’ve been tempted to get it several time)…but I digress!

    Straight to the Plaza. We were holding off from eating lunch until we were settled in; but we were starving. We decided against In and Out. We tried it last time and did enjoy it, but didn’t think it was special enough to warrant a visit every trip. Just a personal taste thing. Check in at the Plaza wasn’t bad. A moderate line but it went pretty fast. Checked us in comped with no problem. South tower double-queen room (kings weren’t available yet, but a queen is fine with us). The only issue was I lost my pair of Oakley sunglasses somewhere in the lobby. I have a vision issue that makes Sunglasses mandatory or my life is miserable! Plus Oakleys aren’t cheap. Had to shrug it off a bit as the trip was just starting.

    The Plaza room was pretty standard fare. Almost exactly like our last stay there, but without the rip in the wallpaper. Plus this one was free. The view was almost exactly the same; over the pool and tennis courts with a view of the Golden Gate and Vegas Club. Not a bad view, really. You can see a corner of the Experience at night. No hairdryer or iron, but they’ll bring them up when you request them. To us, the room was just fine. Not fancy at all, but served its purpose. Wifi is available for a standard hotel rate.

    Still hungry! So we decided on the 777 buffet there at the Plaza. No wait; right in…but the buffet was just “okay”. Nothing very special. Some breakfast food, your standard chicken and mashed potato fare. It fulfilled its purpose, providing us nourishment for our first day in Vegas!

    Off to Fremont Street, where I find some cheap sunglasses to get me through the trip. Then it is time to put some money on the line! We pop into the Golden Gate; which always seems to attract us for a decent game of blackjack. We spend some time there and have some good fun. Brendan was one of our dealers and was very friendly. I tried to concentrate more on this trip on tipping even when I wasn’t winning (per Hurricane Mikey’s suggestion)…particularly when the dealer was nice like Brendan was. He had just rotated from a table with a very drunk and obnoxious guy who was throwing around rude comments…but Brendan remained very patient. Drink service, as always, was excellent at the Golden Gate. No player’s card, so your level of play seems to mean beans there, but I just like the place. Left maybe $75 down or so.

    We walk right on down Fremont Street, taking in all that is downtown Vegas. We really love the atmosphere. We keep right on going until we get to Fremont East and Neonopolis. The area is really pretty nice. We look around and take some pics of the neon, but it is daytime so the “effect” isn’t really there yet. There seemed to be a few kids hanging around unattended near the bowling alley and arcade that is up and running there and a little bit of activity in the restaurants, but it was kind of quiet there. Much better than what it used to be, though.

    We decided to check out the El Cortez. We hadn’t been there since we stayed there almost a year and a half ago. Well, it hadn’t changed much! Which was just fine. It is a fun place with some interesting clientele. Part of the appeal of Vegas to us is people watching. The El and the Plaza have some similarities, in my view…and they kind of bookend Fremont. We played some more blackjack there next to a guy from Kansas City (our area). He was a real estate developer and had put together a subdivision in our area years back. He tried and tried to come up with the name of the subdivision, but he couldn’t. He said “I’m sorry; I’ve been drinking.” We got a chuckle out of that…sounds like Vegas! Again, I left down a bit…maybe another $50 or so? But still having fun.

    Back down Fremont Street as now it is approaching dinner time. You’ll notice that we’re buffet people when we’re in Vegas. It is all a part of the gluttony, I guess. We’re not huge into fine dining as much as quantity dining while there! So we’re looking to try something new and we decide upon Paradise Buffet at the Fremont. It was better than the Plaza, but still just decent. Not bad but nothing special.

    Back to the Plaza to wrap up the day with a little blackjack and video poker. Overall, I was down about $200 for the day total through blackjack and some video poker. We were pretty beat, though…and actually went to bed a bit early. We decided on this trip to Vegas that we would do some relaxing instead of going 100 mph as we usually do. So we didn’t feel bad getting some nice shut-eye.

    Because this TR looks like it could drag on, I’ll split it up into days and post a bit more later!
     
  2. DonD

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    Love the report, keep posting. :)
     
  3. tnkc

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    DAY 2 SATURDAY, 10/27/07

    For this day, I had a loose plan. I’ve played quite a bit of poker online and through Wilson’s training software, but I’ve never played in a casino. So I didn’t really know what to expect or how to go about it. So my goal for the day was to get through a training session. I looked up all those who offered them downtown and narrowed it down to Binion’s at 11 and Fitzgerald’s at 10. Since the Fitz was an hour earlier, that is where I decided to go.

    I had also never taken the short walk north from the Plaza to Main Street Station and wanted to check it out. Like others have said, we really liked the feel of the place. Beautiful wood textures everywhere! I’d like to stay at this place some time. We decided to buffet there for breakfast and have a light lunch (we actually ended up skipping lunch). It was excellent. Very good food and a nice atmosphere. This place looks like a winner to me. We decided to take a peek at the California on the way to the Fitz, via the walkway. It seemed nice, as well…but we didn’t spend much time there at all.

    We get to the Fitz early so we play some video poker. The wife hits 4 of a kind pretty quick, which was nice! The coin hopper jammed, though, costing us a bit of time until the attendant fixed it up for us.

    There wasn’t really a formal “lesson”, per se. We just approached the poker room attendant and he said yes, they’d be happy to give a lesson. He said a dealer would be up soon and get us hooked up. Sure enough, a young Asian man came in and sat us down and ran us through the basics. Really, it was the betting that we needed to know about. He assessed our level and told us how it all worked. It would now be a matter of me just jumping in with both feet. He encouraged us to sign up for the noon poker tournament; $35 with two $15 re-buys. He was very patient and good with questions. I said I’d think about it and we thanked (and tipped) him for his time. Very nice folks at the Fitz poker room. The room is a nice little area with several televisions. It is pretty quiet as it is set aside from the busy part of the casino; it is upstairs near the buffet and showroom.

    While thinking about the tournament, we went down to play some blackjack downstairs at the Fitz. We encountered the drunkest guy we’ve ever seen in Vegas. He was drinking straight scotch AND beer! He was completely gone…had that look in his eyes that told you he wasn’t with us. He was parked next to the wife and kept leaning over to make his drunken points…making me a bit nervous about a potential confrontation between he and I. However, the Fitz folks were on top of it. The pit bosses and a security guy were right there. The guy was comical for a while…but he’d get all upset with a loss and accuse the dealer of shadiness. Started to get really annoying. He was warned to calm down by the Fitz folks several times. I decided to sign up for the tournament…so I had to leave the wife for 5 minutes while I did so. I was pretty nervous about leaving her there but again, the pit bosses were quite attentive. When I returned he was getting worse; dropping f-bombs and the like. Finally, a pit boss from another section came up and told him it was time to go. He started to make a scene but then wandered off. He didn’t make it far, though…got to a craps table and started the same scene there. Eventually, he was hauled off by three security guys and ejected entirely.

    Up to the poker room at noon. When I paid the $35, they gave me a “seat card” which told me where to sit. I was given $1K in chips; had to ask the value of each. Everyone else took their seats. By the time everyone was checked in, there were around 30 players. Yes, it was a bit intimidating but what the heck. I picked it up pretty quick without making any major errors. Eventually I put a bad beat on a young Asian guy. I had an Ace-Five while he had Ace-Ten. Dealer drew Ace, 4, 9 on the flop. Checked. Dealer drew 2. The young Asian guy went all-in. I called and it looked bad. Dealer drew a 3! I hit a straight on the river! It was a great pot for me. My winning hands weren’t all bad beats of the others, though; I hung in pretty well.

    A recurring them; the guy sitting next to me was from Kansas City, too. He asked where I played on the boats in KC. I didn’t have the heart to tell him this was my first tournament as I was doing pretty well compared to him. There were some definite locals at the table, too. I recognize that cards have something to do with it, too. I did get some decent cards, but I also bluffed a couple of pots my way.

    It drags on and on…more and more people start dropping out. My goal was not to be the first…I succeeded. We hit a break and I look around. My stack doesn’t look bad. I did the re-buy early on. After the hour, I did the second re-buy, too. These seem pretty automatic to me. Eventually we’re down to one table. I’m in the top 10! I hang in there and keep plugging away. I look around and realize I’m second in chips with five players left. Someone speaks of chopping. I know I’m a beginner and have done well to get to this point. I say that I’ll chop whenever everyone wants to. It is discussed and chop it is. We all get around $140 with $145 to the dealer. I consider it a “win”! Kind of scary to have this kind of success in my first tournament…I’m probably forever sucked into the poker vortex! It was a ton of fun.

    Met the wife who was still playing blackjack. She was hanging in well. We decided to walk somewhere else. We were still not hungry after the delicious Main Street morning buffet. We walked to Binions. I played some blackjack with Rafael as the dealer. He was an elderly guy and was very slow and deliberate. Although he was slow, he still took $100 from me pretty quick! The wife was at a different table and was hanging in. You can probably guess what I decided to do next; it was off to the famous Binion’s poker room! Don’t you just have to play there at least once?

    I put my name on the 1-2 no limit list and it was about 20 minutes before I was called. I watched some of the Nebraska-Texas game in the sports area while waiting. They put me on a brand new table. Only one hand before I was moved to table #1, though. I jumped in with some pretty experienced folks, it seemed. There was one guy who was very proud of his game; and older guy who kept saying how he was the best player in the room. I labeled him “Ron Burgandy”…”I’m kind of a big deal”. I just laughed at him…even when he was looking at me. That stuff just doesn’t phase me. I was seriously card dead the entire time and my $100 buy-in chipped away pretty quick. I probably should have bought in more but this was fine. I really learned a lot and had a lot of fun. I finally went all-in (only $30 or so) with an Ace-10 (cards of the day?) with the flop showing a bunch of undercards and an Ace. The mess of undercards ended up producing a straight on the river for a nice lady sitting to my left. I didn’t mind; she was nice and I had a great time. I hope she took Ron’s money; she seemed to be a good player.

    I met up with the wife (still at the blackjack tables) and she was playing with some nice folks from Texas. The PBR was in town so a lot of cowboys in Vegas. I get her to leave so we can eat before we go see Larry G. Jones. After being disappointed with previous buffets, I decide to give the Golden Nugget a try as it is such a nice place. Excellent! Very good food. Our table had a nice view of the Nugget’s pool and shark tank. Very nice setting and great food. I’d highly recommend the buffet. I love the Nugget and I hope that I can stay there some day soon.

    Back to the Fitz to see Larry G. Jones. While waiting for seating to open, we played some Video Poker near the Keno room. The only bad thing about these machines was they weren’t TITO; strictly coin-in and out. Wife again hit four 2’s for $100!

    Larry is a pretty funny guy. Very high energy! Lots of crowd interaction (a small room). Some of his impressions are dated; geared toward an older crowd (but I’m in my mid-30’s; older myself?). Some jokes quite good; some a little lame. Overall, pretty funny stuff most of the time and the price wasn’t high. What he said at the end of the show was amazing; I won’t spoil it for you. Also, he said that from Vet’s day until 12/10 all military/fire/police personnel can get free tickets if booked online from at his website.

    Back to the Plaza to wrap it up for the night. My wife wants to get a football drink from La Bayou. I recalled our last trip to Vegas where we both got one with a double-shot. It seemed like there was crack in the drink; we were both blitzed so fast. Double shot was almost too much unless you like a black-out drunk. So I figure it’ll be okay if she just gets the “no additional alcohol” drink. I skipped it as I had to check in at work (online stuff) before I could have too much fun. Stinks, I know. Of course she headed to the blackjack table.

    When I get back to the casino floor, the wife is playing with the same cowboy-types that she was at Binions. She was at a nice two-deck game near the back of the casino (by the cashier). Paid 3:2 like blackjack should. No space, so I picked another table. Eventually spots open up so she waves me over. I walk in with her and some new guy who has a stack of black chips and is pretty drunk. Apparently some sort of Vegas host had talked to the pit boss about getting this guy a table all to his own, but the pit boss said my wife was betting greens and had been at the table a while so they weren’t going to move her. But I guess I wasn’t as welcome, as I got some bad looks from Mr. Black Chip. I offered to leave; didn’t want to sit where I wasn’t welcome but the host-guy said “don’t worry about it; just play good”. Whatever…play good? I can recite the hit/stand/double/split card after eight margaritas. Of course I win a few hands with my single reds and he loses a few. Black chip guy makes a few drunken remarks under his breath; obviously blaming me for taking his money. So I say “okay” and get up to move. The host guy tells me don’t worry about it…but my mind is made up. He can lose his money all by himself. Wife is highly pissed and moves with me just one table over. Here comes Karma!

    Wife and I both hit this Nick Pappadapolis type of run; hitting big payouts (I was betting more than single reds because the counts were favorable; plus some good double-downs and splits). Of course we are “woo-hoo’ing” every time! The drunk black chip guy stumbles over to play our table after hearing all the cheers and seeing my stack of reds turn green. Sorry; no mid-deck entry. He stumbles off, almost ramming his head into a nearby machine. I never saw him again. He could probably afford to lose what he lost; but of course money can’t make a jerk (expletive deleted) a friendly guy.

    Then start noticing the effects of the La Bayou drink in my wife. Wife keeps encouraging me to drink her mudslide; I don’t like mudslides. She keeps on and on about “please drink this.” I threaten to throw the football drink across the casino. A nice couple from Michigan sits down beside us and plays. I won about $250 (had been up about $400 probably; but the wife wouldn’t leave; she just hasn’t figured out the art of leaving while you’re ahead). I still came away around even for the day. Fun!
     
  4. tnkc

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    DAY 3 SUNDAY, 10/28/07

    Our time downtown is over now, as we are transferring to the Flamingo and the strip on this day. We packed up and checked out; very speedy at the desk. Although our offer was for three days comped, we only used two and they didn’t seem to mind.

    Time for breakfast; or maybe brunch at this point. We decide to check out Ellis Island as we’ve never been there. There is a wait, though, and the wife is impatient. So we give up and I decide to head to the Luxor to kill two birds with one stone. The wife wants to see if it is possible to catch a glimpse of Criss Angel. I think it is highly doubtful, but I figure what the heck. So we head that way but find it easier to valet park at the Mandalay Bay (maybe I missed the entrance).

    We have the buffet at Mandalay Bay. Very pricey but excellent. Many cowboys here, probably for the PBR of course.

    Over to the Luxor. No dice for Mr. Angel. We visited his store and saw his studio with a sign that said he was off-property. Store was kind of ho-hum. Nice motorcycles.

    So now it is time to head to the Flamingo. We missed the entrance to the parking lot and entered a construction nightmare on Las Vegas Blvd. We noticed the Palazzo is almost done, though. Finally we figure out a way in and we’re parked.

    We walk in and find a very big check-in line at the Flamingo. But there is a guy at the end who asks us if we are Total Rewards Gold, Diamond, or Platinum members. We have to think for a minute…but yes, of course we’re Gold members (isn’t everyone?). So he directs us to a line with one person. One! And I’m thinking, all these other folks aren’t TR members? Can’t they just walk over and get a card and then come back? It might be quicker. Anyway, I appreciated it.

    We’re checking in and they offer us a complimentary room upgrade. After hearing some discussion between the check in folks, I think they did so because we were only staying one night. Supposedly it was some sort of “executive room” with 100 extra sq. feet. It was pretty nice; not a suite or anything and not worth any extra $$$, but a nice, clean room. It was room 27135. We had a nice view of the pool and the mountains.

    We headed back down to put some more money on the tables. Wife played some blackjack; I headed back for more poker!

    The poker table was nuts! Very loose. Crazy bets (1-2 no limit). I scooped up a huge pot by calling some odd bets from a very white guy. He was completely bluffing me and had me into the pot for about $100. I had a pair of kings with some other assorted junk on the table; no straight or flush possible. But who knows…maybe he has a set? I decide to call. This pot put me up about $200.

    There was also a very colorful, unpredictable young Asian guy. He was a riot! Bluffed multiple times and lost a lot. I don’t know if he recovered or not. He did win some big hands. After being card-dead for a while, I eventually lost $100, so picked up to leave up $100.


    Met the wife again and we were off to dinner before Mystere at the TI. We had the Flamingo (yes buffet again!). It was pretty good food. I love the view of the birds; the flamingos were here this time (they weren’t last time).

    Off to Mystere. While en route I checked in for Southwest through my mobile phone. Very convenient! Did this while actually walking up the strip. Got our A passes again.

    Mystere was a great show. A little odd, but amazing gymnastics and the like. I’d certainly recommend it. The only issue with this show was that I could have used a drink but the line for drinks was far too long. Maybe we should have gotten there a bit earlier (although we were 15 minutes early).

    After Mystere, we went to the Venetian to gamble a bit. I really wanted to drink excessively tonight; it was the last night in Vegas before reality hit me again. Well, turns out the drink service to the Venetian blackjack tables was horrible! I played a $15 table first. Rec’d one margarita in about 45 minutes time. Not good enough. The wife was brazen enough to try the double-deck $50 tables. I was brazen enough to join her, figuring the drink service has to be better there. Nope! So I complain to the wife enough so we finally leave.

    Walking back to the Flamingo, I decide to get a huge drink at the Carnival Court to make sure I get enough alcohol to have a great last night. Got an amaretto sour and proceeded back to the Flamingo blackjack tables. Hint to those not in the know: all the front tables at the Flamingo pay 6:5 for blackjack. You have to go deeper inside to find the 3:2 games; and these are all 6 deck. That is fine with me. The only double-deck 3:2 paying blackjack tables I found while in Vegas were at the El Cortez ($10), the Plaza ($5), the Stratosphere ($5), and the Venetian ($50) (although I didn’t visit them all). No double-deck 3:2’s at HET’s.

    Anyway, I got a GREAT dealer named Jimmy. Asian guy who talked about playing poker. He was very friendly and funny. The drink service was actually great, so I was doubling up on drinks (still working the amaretto sour and downing margaritas, too). I succeeded in getting a drunk on. Woo-hoo! I had a ton of fun. I was up quite a bit, but the wife (at another table) was down a lot and was ready to retire. So up to the room to pass out.

    The last day will come tomorrow. Time to go to bed as work is tomorrow for me. Blah!
     
  5. DonD

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    Keep posting, I'm with ya. I love this trip report. :peace:
     
  6. ghetto71

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    Great TR. The next time I go I want split my stay between downtown and the strip.
     
  7. tnkc

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    From my point of view, it is the way to go. I love downtown more and more; I feel more at home here than on the strip anymore. But I do like both places, so splitting is a good way to go about it.
     
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    DAY 4 MONDAY, 10/29/07

    Last day is always sad. I can feel reality setting back in. We wake up late morning and start to pack up. I fill out the express check out stuff and then leave it in the room on accident. No big deal; I check out at the front desk; quick and easy. We throw the bags in the car and decide to check out some places on the outskirts.

    We’ve always enjoyed Slots-A-Fun and wanted to pay a visit. We couldn’t find any parking nearby, though, and Circus Circus was kind of a zoo. So we nixed that and decided to check out the Stratosphere. We’d never been there before. The casino was pretty nice. Found a good game of double-deck blackjack and played a while. We left up. Thought we might check out the tower, but when we found out the prices we were too cheap to pay for it.

    I just had to get to the Peppermill on our trip. I love this place. As always, the food was excellent. Chicken nachos again, and the wife had an omelet. Great, great stuff. This is always a must do.

    After the Peppermill, we thought we’d check out the Sunset Station. Seemed like a pretty nice place, but they really took our money on the blackjack tables. All the double-decks here were 6:5’s. Shoes were 3:2. I thought they might have a 3:2 double deck because they were far from everything, but apparently not. Probably won’t come back to the Station unless we get some sort of nice offer there, but it was a decent place. There were a couple of guys who got into it at one of the tables. One said he was local and knew how to play blackjack and was giving advice to all around the table. He ticked off a Middle-Eastern guy at the table who didn’t want his advice. Mr. Advice asked me where I was from, and I told him Kansas City where there are probably six casinos within an hour’s drive. My point was that you don’t have to live in Vegas to know how to play blackjack.

    Finished up a little early at the Station, so we decided it was time to go. Checked in at National; it actually took longer than check-out but was still only maybe 10 minutes. Quick and easy! Off to our gate, which was one of the isolated gates at the airport so our dinner choices were limited to Pizza Hut and a deli sandwich. Security and check in is without a doubt much easier on Monday evening than on Sunday evening or Monday morning. The airport was pretty dead. Flight back home was a bit turbulent and scared the wife a little, but we made it safely.

    Had a great time in Vegas as usual! What I picked up from this trip:

    I’m solidly a fan of downtown and less and less of a fan of the strip.
    I’m liking poker more and more.
    I’ll always rent from National.
    I’d like to see more of MSS.
    I wouldn’t mind seeing another Cirque show.
    Too many people are playing 6:5 blackjack, causing it to spread like a staph infection.
    Southwest’s mobile check-in is quick and easy.

    Thanks for reading!
     
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    Enjoyed your report - thanks for taking the time to write it up. Sounds like you and the wife had a good time! (She also sounds like me, and only leaves the table after she blows half her winnings! or in my case, all my winnings! haha!) I liked your info on downtown - we usually stay the the strip, but I wouldn't mind a downtown trip either.....someday.
     
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    Thanks for the trip report. Comments on your observations:

    1. I've been splitting up downtown vs. the strip for years now. Not able to do it every trip, but I miss it when I don't.

    2. One of the good things about poker is that it can slow down the gambling spend considerably (especially compared to VP or slots) but still yield a great time.

    3. I love hanging out at MSS, probably will stay there a night on an upcoming trip. The rooms are nothing to get excited about, but they're always clean and relatively comfy.

    4. I have mixed feelings about 6/5 blackjack. Someone has to pay for all of the lights. As long as real BJ is available, I kind of it look at like those big wheel games and keno. No one is making anyone play 'em. One of my gambling buddies plays keno when we're in a casino restaurant, even though he knows it's horrible odds.
     
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    Reston:

    True...I probably worry too much about the odds. There still are some good blackjack games in Vegas, you just have to look for them.

    I agree with the poker observation. It is a game you can play a long time on, and it is a lot of fun!
     
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    The reason I play 6:5 blackjack

    Ok, because my husband gives me so much trouble about it (Mr. Tnkc), here is why...I guess I figure my odds are better at single or double deck blackjack than they are at a shoe game. And I can't get 3:2 odds at single or double deck. Or it's RARE anyway. We did find one this trip at the Plaza. But I also figure, I don't get blackjack enough to pick a game by blackjack odds. In short, my odds are better at winning more times at a single or double deck game...and that overrides my want of a 3:2 payout. He doesn't agree...but we could compare who has won more money overall on our trips...:kiss:
     
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    Awesome....:thumbsup:
     
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    tnkc High-Roller

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    Judging from our trip just completed, I'd say I did some catching up :evillaugh :poke:

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/leisure/2003/nov/13/515853930.html
     
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    mnkc Newbie

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    OVERALL dear, OVERALL

    I said OVERALL dear...I know that I won more money than you did overall. The fact that I am greedy and didn't quit meant that I left with less than you. But OVERALL, I said I won more than you did at my single or double deck table. That's a fact. :rolleyes2:
     
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    atcmurph Watcher Of The Skies

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    Loved the report, ecpecially the part about the football full of mudslide. I got one of those last trip (love mudslides) and it was delicious. But, shortly into the project I was wondering what in the hell possessed me to buy and entire football. I passed it off to my sister at some point and told her to go for it. As I recall, I don't think she had much luck and we wasted half of it. It was criminal :nono:
     
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    tnkc High-Roller

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    Oh yes...very evil. And apparently they make you think in terms of wins while excluding all the losses that followed them :rolleyes2: Those things are actually bigger than they look. The single shot appears to be fine, unless you must drink a bottle of grain alcohol to catch a buzz.
     
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    mnkc Newbie

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    I think it would kill a person to drink a whole football...

    I didn't even get the double shot in the mudslide this time and it burned my esophagus going down. I only got through maybe a fourth of it before I started trying to pass it off to my husband. And by that point I was clearly not myself. It is criminal though. I agree. They are SO tasty...and SO pricey too. :beer:
     
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    angel81chick Abuelita

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    What a great TR!!

    Until this board I was a strip snob, but now DT is definitely appealing to me :) I think it has to do with the cheap gaming ;)

    I must try out one of those sessions where they teach the basics on how to bet and what not....

    Anyway, thanks for sharing, and I agree, the last day in Vegas is always bittersweet!
     
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    DonD Super Moderator

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    Angel, there are many sites on the INTERNET that will give you what you want. Also, money management is probably more important than the other. Control your losses, not your winnings. :licklips:
     
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