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Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by NickPapageorgio, Jul 17, 2012.

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What do you do after some recent big wins?

  1. Keep pushing the envelope... Book 2 more trips and push on the gas!

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  2. Same as always, book your trips as usual.

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  3. Hit the brake and enjoy your short-term good fortune.

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  4. Change your style of trip, ie splurge on Robuchon and spa treatments.

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  5. Change it up and head to Fiji, as gambling is getting old after 10+ trips.

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  1. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    For 2012, Nick has 3 Vegas, 1 MGM at Foxwoods, 4 Trump Taj Mahal, and 2 Tunica trips already completed. I know, there's a 1-800 number for people like me. It's not all bad though. 2012 has produced a net win of $24,500 for me.

    I am killing it on $1 3 reel Blazing 7's, having hit 19 progressive jackpots, ranging from $1038 to $1670. (only 3 were over $1199) Additionally, I hit a $4500 jackpot on a triple diamond $5 machine in West Virginia, and $2250 on a 3x/4x/5x $1 machine, also in WV. I also hit for $10k on a Quick Hit dollar machine in AC. I've never had slot wins like this in my life, and since i'm playing with the house's money, i'm going to ride it out until 2 or 3 trips where i'm losing 3k or so per trip. Surprisingly, with my good fortune on slots, blackjack has been a losing proposition, as has craps. I've had a few $400 and $800 wins on DDB video poker, but no royals.

    Last weekend was a Friday through Monday stay at Trump Plaza... upgrade to a 1000 sq foot oceanview suite, Max's steakhouse comp, Roberto's Italian comp, and 2 room service breakfasts comped. Net gaming loss was $400, so that trip wasn't bad.

    What do you guys do? Keep pushing the envelope and booking more trips, or enjoy the short-term victory and bask in your glory?
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    no question, gotta hit it while you're hot! i've known guys that have booked a weekend Vegas trip and ended up staying weeks because they couldn't lose. another one of my host's players planned to come 3 nights and ended up staying 2 months and winning over 150k because he was just riding a huge heater.
     
  3. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    Nice... I did extend my last Vegas trip to 10 days from 7, after hitting 4 separate $1100 jackpots in 2 hours on Blazing 7's on my last day.

    This is the first time i've ever had any luck on slots. Normally the machines are paper shredders for me, but every other spin has been mixed 7's for a $200 win or red 7's for a $300 win..... It seems like every other day i'm hitting the progressive, 3 blazing 7's for $1177.59, or whatever. An amazing run, that will surely end. That 10k hit on the quickhit machine in AC was surreal. I had just hit for 1k and within 10 minutes had the big one.

    Nick:beer:
     
  4. paperposter

    paperposter VIP Whale

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    i spend the summer in the south of france
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I know some that have extended their trip because it took longer than expected to give it all back - LOL!

    Or somebody I know that had to stay up really late on the last day to make sure he gave it all back.... wonder who this is? (me)
     
  6. pass line man

    pass line man Low-Roller

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    Keep on crackin!!!!! Those suites at the Taj are nice..I like theGrand Suites in the Taj Tower over the chairman tower.... keep it up!! Maybe Ill see ya around AC!
     
  7. Reed

    Reed High-Roller

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    Keep the trips up. I'd treat this just like a hot bj table. Increase those wagers until it seems a momentum shift has occurred. You never know, maybe this will last through the year.

    Just make sure to quit while you are still ahead!:thumbsup:
     
  8. wrxrob

    wrxrob High-Roller

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    go as usual.

    I have to ask though, what is your opening bankroll on a $1 Blazing 7s machine? I just can't drop $100 into one session of one machine, but I've seen others burn through $800 trying to hit a $1,000 progressive :confused2::confused2:

    must be pure luck though, as I've seen someone hit top jackpot $50,000 on a 2 credit $5 quick hit machine, by inserting a $20 bill, and popping it on the 2nd spin :eek:
     
  9. HuskerBB

    HuskerBB Low-Roller

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    Sorry to hijack the thread but have an unrelated question. If you live in Arizona why do you go to AC more than Vegas? Also from AZ why 2 trips to Tunica?

    If I was in your location and situation I would go to Vegas as often as I could get there. I understand visiting other places but can't imagine going to AC or Tunica multiple times when Vegas is so close. No big deal - I am sure you have a good reason - but curious if it is something you are comfortable sharing.
     
  10. rob889

    rob889 Low-Roller

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    I'd recommend you rent "Vegas Vacation" ;)
     
  11. miller6pack

    miller6pack Newbie

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    You didn't answer his question. If I ever -and I never had a run like that-real or imaginged-I would take my money and run.
     
  12. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    I keep getting solid offers from Trump... Of course my 2k- 3k per trip gambling budget in that town is coveted. AC is hurting, so i'll gladly take my $450 weekend freeplay, 2 comped nights, comped steakhouse etc.... That level of play gets me comps offstrip in vegas, but the convenience of AC is great.

    The beach is vastly underrated as well. AC has this reputation of needles and nastiness in the sand, but the sand and water is great. Overall, i'm no fan of AC, but considering the comps and summertime fun, I go every month or so.

    I also like the old-school vibe of the city. It seriously feels like a casino timewarp, and I dig it.

    Nick:beer:
     
  13. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    I usually bring 2k- 3k per trip... more for a vegas trip, because I normally stay 7 days. $100 normally won't do it, as the key is to hit mixed 7's for a $200 profit, giving you an approximate additional 120 spins... $200= $360 or so due to the frequency of 10 credit and 40/60 credit bar hits.

    You can easily dump $800 in one to get the progressive, but they do hit routinely. Most banks of those machines reset at 1k, and hit before $1199.... some will go into the $1400 range, but it's rare. The nice thing is that mixed 7's and red 7's ($300) hits are frequent. I haven't seen another machine that pays mid size jackpots so frequently. Double and Triple Diamonds, Quickhit machines are close, but not quite as efficient.

    It is luck, but with the progressive 3 line blazing 7's, there is some calculation as well.... you see a machine sitting at $1138.... invest $300 to start and see if the mixed and red 7's hits will keep you in business until the progressive hits. I've done it a million times. Well, probably 150, but close. :thumbsup:

    Nick:beer:
     
  14. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    I live in the DC area, but spend parts of the year in New England as well, so AC is easily accessible. I average 4-6 Vegas trips per year as well, and with access to JFK and Reagan National Airports, Tunica, Mississippi is easy, because I fly out Friday afternoon, and layover in Memphis. (Delta hub) I make it a quick 3 night stay and continue to Vegas on Monday morning for 6 or 7 days. An easy way to incorporate mutiple stops on the same itinerary, without adding an additional leg at additional cost.

    As noted by rob889, Yuma, AZ is the home of Nick Papageorgio in the movie Vegas Vacation.

    Nick:beer:
     
  15. queentata

    queentata High-Roller

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    Wow! Congrats to you on the great run, and thanks for the tips. Love this board for all the good info. If it were me, I would definitely extend my trips to Vegas and take more of them, or to whichever casino you enjoy. And, of course, to try to rein back while you are ahead. Hope your great luck keeps holding!
     
  16. wrxrob

    wrxrob High-Roller

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    Thank you for the technical analysis.:nworthy: Usually, I'll invest $20-40, and if I get a mixed 7, or line up the regular red 7s I'm gone for a $150-300 profit :peace:
    That said, have you tried the machines at the new Maryland Live casino in Arundel Mills? Their Blazing 7s are of the very new variety. For some reason, I don't trust newer machines, or at least the programming that goes into them.
     
  17. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    I have been known to hit and run, doing the same. The problem with the pursuit of a $1164 progressive that will likely hit before $1199, you don't want to stop because it is the ultimate tax free jackpot. Of course, it may not hit until $1250, which would bleed you of a lot o' cash. Those mixed 7's for $200 hit frequently, so if you hit after 30 spins or so, run like hell!

    I have been to Maryland Live and the place is beautiful. The logic behind the place is brilliant as well. The decor rocks, the location is perfect.... I like it. I also don't care for the new breed Blazing 7's 3 reel machines. I played them extensively at M Resort in May, and they don't pay like the older machines. The jackpots also rachet up to the $1500 range frequently, which kills the bankroll.

    The Gold Coast/ Fremont/ Circus Circus (there is a bank of 20+ near the entracnce) style old school machines are the best. Higher frequency of $200 mixed 7's hits as well as lower progressives. I don't know what the payback percentage is on the old ones, but i'm guessing that it is quite high.... perhaps 90- 94%.

    Nick:beer:
     
  18. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    Thank you. I'm a cheap SOB, so i'll end up positive for the year, because i'll shut it down if I go on a losing streak. Gambling for me isn't what it used to be.... I play $1 VP/ Blazing 7's 3 reel $1 machines/ Blackjack and Craps only. They are some of the best games in the house and have low house advantages.

    I'll take Vegas over the rest anyday, but i'm noticing that my comp offers from AC and Tunica are much, much better than Vegas lately. That is a reklatively new theme, because Vegas has always been good to me.

    Nick:beer:
     
  19. LV_Bound

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    Not sure, but will let you know if it ever happens. :eek:
     
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