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Kaveman' Semi-Live TR 13-17 July. El Cortez, Downtown, Craps, and Downtown.

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Kaveman, Jul 13, 2013.

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  1. Kaveman

    Kaveman Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    At MSP airport. Checked in and no bar until I go thru security. Confirmed my El Cortez Tower room. I will try to get a 3rd floor Vintage room at check in. My wife gave me a roll of nickels for Father's Day and I left them at home in El Paso. So the bankroll got cut in half. Looks like I'm gonna have to walk to downtown.
     
  2. Kaveman

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    I have arrived. I tried to get a 3rd floor Vintage room. No dice. Flight from MSP to Kansas City to LAS no problem except a catfight between 2 men. Both acted/looked like bottoms. The El Cortez tower room is good. Enjoying my 1st of the day Black Chip and eyeballing the craps tables. :beer:
     
  3. Kaveman

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    My first $300 gone. Busy table and point then 7. Gotta be a better way?
     
  4. Kaveman

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    7am Sunday morning in Vegas and why the hell am I awake? Oh, I didn't close the drapes. Dumb ass. Yesterday was my 1st Saturday here in a long time. It was fun. I played a few hours at MSS and won some of my first 15 minute $300 craps lesson back. My plan today was play the 10am NLHE at Binions. Might need a nap before that.
     
  5. Bungadin

    Bungadin Low-Roller

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    Thanks, keep 'em coming.

    How's the FSE vibe?

    Annoying panhandlers?

    Slotzilla Construction?

    Creepy characters?

    Try some craps at the Cal for your "Fun Hawaiian" report.
     
  6. fadetheseven

    fadetheseven High-Roller

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    Gotta love the dice updates. Keep em coming.

    I'm partial to the MSS for dice and microbrews.
     
  7. Kaveman

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    Pocket Qs were cracked 3 times today at the 10am Binions tourney. Wating on a Jackie Burger and than hitting the craps table here at the El Cortez.
     
  8. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Bless you.
     
  9. doctor_al

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    Too bad there wasn't a 3rd floor vintage for you, but you don't miss much being in the tower.
     
  10. Kaveman

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    The Jackie burger hit the spot. Amazing how fast I can go thru $300 on a $3 craps table. Made me take a nap. Time to stroll over to MSS for a Black Chip. :beer:
     
  11. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    When this happens to me I'll try waiting a couple of rolls before making place bets. I know how it feels to have a $300 buy-in go "poof" in a matter of minutes...
     
    Going to Hawaii's 9th Island!!
    Going to Hawaii's 9th island!!
  12. fadetheseven

    fadetheseven High-Roller

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    I could never do that. I always think that a monster could happen and I've got my TUMA. Of course, you see it unfolding then dive in and boom you hit the bottom of the 2 foot pool.
     
  13. Kaveman

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    I must have angered the dice gods. Another $300 gone. Point, 7. I don't play crazy. Pass line/odds place 6&8 maybe a two way hard way for a $1 each. What can I do different? Good side is the Black Chip is cold.
     
  14. Kaveman

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    I like the Tower rooms. I have lived in apartments smaller and not nearly as clean as the Tower room I have now. Next trip I will try for again for a 3rd floor Vintage.
     
  15. fadetheseven

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    Did you offer up a sacrifice before your trip? Dice gods are very fickle. I actually gave up dice for a few trips this year because I've been running so bad.

    I've been a long time place bettor. You might try PL/odds and 2 come bets. If you limit odds to 1x on each point you are using about the same action as PL/odds/section8. It gives you some point 7 protection since you only have 1 point and a come bet. Of course you could load up the 3 points then 7 right after too. Nothing is perfect.

    I used to be a heavy pressor as well. I've since given up and only press after a number has hit 3 times. If you are pressing on the first hit and the dice are bad, you will go broke fast.
     
  16. Kaveman

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    No 6am today. On my way to Las Vegas National for a round. Played MSS, Golden Gate, and 4Qs. Won a few bucks. Tables were fun.
     
  17. Kaveman

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    Las Vegas National Golf Course was a blast. It's a beautiful place. Time for a Jackie Burger and then beers and craps.
     
  18. Keyser Soze

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    Dude. You are living the dream!

    Golf. Burger. Beers. Craps. WOW man!
     
  19. Kaveman

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    Does not suck to be me. I do think I worked way too hard to make $50 over 3 hours.
     
  20. Jimbo338

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    Third floor vintage rooms are actually suites, aren't they. My first stay at EC I got a hell of a deal from Booking.com for a tower room and the the clerk at the registration desk asked me if I'd like to see a Vintage Suite..for the same price. It was quite large not that I need a ton of space alone. She asked if I would like it instead of the tower room for the same price. I answered that I had never seen a tower room. She sent me up to see a tower room which I liked better. I later stayed in a Vintage room on the second floor and it was fine for 1 person. I had no issues with lack of an elevator, smoke or noise. It was very clean and well maintained.

    This year was my third stay in the tower and I was on the 7th floor. It seemed not as fresh as the lower floors. Maybe it was my imagination but I enjoyed it there....always have.

    Jimbo338
     
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