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Metropolis: Taking the Don'ts and Taking in the Roulette Wheel

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Trip Reports' started by theotherone, May 11, 2012.

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  1. theotherone

    theotherone Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Wife and I arrived in Met around 4p and hit the local liquor store. Grabbed some wine and local beer (out of Murphysboro IL)

    Then to the casino. Head downstairs to look around-- all staff have been super nice. We started with some craps and as my luck as it I approached the table right as the dice were passed by me. So we play some as the dice take almost an hour to circle the table--nobody hits any more than a point.

    Wife gets the dice first. She's still learning so I tell her to set 'something, anything' and keep doing it. Her point is 9 I think and I figure it's time to bet the hard 6. She proceeds to roll four easy 6's lol (I should've known better since the 2-4 is what she had facing up on the dice). She did well, managed to make 2 points.
    I do the same. I was shooting from SR2 which I wasn't too happy about. I noticed the 'biggins' were out in force today and they aren't shy about taking 2-3 spots at the table.
    We check out all 4 restaurants for food and settle on the buffet. It was ok -- no Paula Dean but ok. Pretty small area but I had enough comps to cover us both.

    Good weekend for people watching...Theory of a Deadman, Pop Evil and ?? Are in concert tonight. So some interesting types and some gorgeous ladies around too.

    After dinner the 2nd craps table opens. I'm seriously considering closing out the nite to focus my play on Sat when I tell my wife I'll try shooting the Don'ts.

    It works. Although a $10 min table I bet the 7, set point at 10, make the 7.
    I'm the only shooter so next is a 9. I bet the Dont, with $10 odds and after a few rolls there's the 7.
    Next the point is 4 and though it takes all I have to make the 4 usually , I toss and the dice thunk down and stop short on the 4. "4-out" i guess:evillaugh

    Next the point is 5. I shoot the 9 and some crappy dice a few times, show my wife im upping my odds, and voila, the 7. Very cool.
    Note I am usually a do-bettor but this is just too good. About this time there are 2 other players and though I'm clearly betting the Don't they bet with me. They soon realize what's up and back down though I did hit about 3 sixes for one guy.

    When the dice go to wife next she is utterly co fused by my bets and she goes with the passline. Point is 6 but 3 rolls later the 7 is back.
    That's it for craps but damn it was fun Taking the Don'ts! The weird part was betting for the dealers. I usually bet odds for them but they weren't real sure that's what they wanted. So I put some hard 8s in for them.

    After this we wanted some Blackjack but not happening too crowded. Wife suggests roulette. Why not.
    We commenced to both double our Money , though we were both up 4-fold at one time. We both love the 25 which was great to us plus the 27, 5, 4, and 17 to name a few. The 3 hit a few times for her. I tried to get a 0 or 00 but it wouldn't show! Was long overdue but never did.

    We go back to the room to rest a bit. She's done for the evening. I head back at 1130. Not too crowded. I get one more session of craps in. Don't do too well as I lose 85% of my buy in.
    I ask the pit boss if she can convert my free slot play to table play. She says Total Rewards will have to do it. No problemo, after craps I sit at a $1 machine with 4 reels. Put in $5. Spin once, boom, up to $20. I then load my hefty $5 free play and work it up to several times over in about 4 minutes. When it's down to a few units i cash out. Basically in the end I only lost 35% of my final buy in. I can handle that.

    Afterwards I people watch a bit, watch some table play a little, and hear what everyone thinks is a woman squealing in pain over at the WOF slots. Luckily it's just 2 of the concert hotties winning 5 hunnit. Great for her and her sexy friend ( they are tan, hot, wearing boots and sitting in each others laps but wow that scream would have made cats shat themselves.)

    I head back to the room. I check out the vintage slot machines on display in the hall. One is a craps machine too. These are all from the early 1900s. I took a few pix and will try to take more and post later. There's a girl crying just before I get there and she's on the phone. A few minutes later her and her bf are fighting. Well she's doing the yelling and they are trashed. I think he SAID he was going to the concert but didn't. Or something. Hilarious to watch train wreck drama unfold. At one point they dump everything they have on the floor because they lost their room key. All while showing a large portion of her 'vertical smile ' out the top if her pants. Want too bad either :thumbsup:
    I could've let them know they can get a new key at the desk but who am I to interfere with a train wreck :)

    I'm calling it a nite. Hopefully tomowwow will be better.

    And this is all on my iphone so please pardon any typos, gestures, slurs, or other inconsistencies.
     
  2. sabrina

    sabrina Low-Roller

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    interesting report! I never see that type of drama at Metropolis! damn.
     
  3. theotherone

    theotherone Low-Roller

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    On Saturday Woke around 10 to find the room still dark. The shades truly did their job.*

    We packed and I went downstairs for some casino recon (number of players, table minimums, number of open tables, etc). Not very crowded and the min was $10 on all tables.*

    I checked with the TR counter before checking out to see if they could comp my room. They said they comp before, not after. Gold Strike Tunica really spoiled me on this. Ah well, I'll take a 'free' keychain of a black cheque with dice on it anyway!

    No luck at the hotel lobby check out either (big surprise). At Least they gave us the free upgrade at check in with a nice view of the river and bridge. My wife and I were both very impressed with the room. Even 5 years ago with a room on the other side of the hotel we were impressed.*

    Before playing we drove to Paducah to eat at IHOP. Our egg white omelets were excellent and worth the wait. We wanted a lighter fare as we knew a big dinner at Patti's Restaurant awaited at 7p, so the mushroom, tomato, spinach was perfect. My only complaint is that IHOP has totally done away with the Military Discount. All I had to show was my Veterans card back in the day and it was 17% off. No more. Now it's just for Police IN UNIFORM. at least they still get it.*

    Stopped in to the Superman store back in Metropolis, bought a few things for our youngster, then took some pics by the giant Supes statue.*

    Back at the casino it was far more crowded. The only crap table was chock full. I had asked the pit girl if the other table was going to open. At 1030 they told me it would open around 1. Now it was 2pm and they were saying 3 because they were doing some 'testing'. Possibly since they are moving the tables to the other end of the floor in the coming weeks.*

    I would have killed for them to open the table even at a $15 or $25 min so I could shoot all Don'ts. *Instead I squeeeezed in to a spot at the bustling craps table in progress, right on the end, while my wifey edged in to the sole blackjack spot at the low boy table.*

    At first shooters did well at the dice table. One lady rolled 3 or 4 hard 8s within minutes of each other. She made 2 or 3 points. Then the dice moved to an old gent next to me and he did very very well. Only needed an 8 for the first firebet but it was not meant to be.*

    My shooting was dismal as well. I haven't shot from the SO position in years and it showed. An Asian gentleman rolled very well afterwards making 2 points but after that no one could hit a point if they walked to the other end and placed the dice with their hands.*

    After taking a beating I noticed they were opening the other table and no one was waiting to play. I stepped up and after a few minutes we were in action. All Don'ts for me even though I was shooting from SL1. Again this paid off well but of course others started showing up to play.

    *That's where It gets awkward for me. Though I was fuming from the tables Being mostly cold all weekend, it just feels wrong to purposely shoot FOR the 7. I know other bettors can see that I am betting the Don't on myself, but I still pity them -- only a little. I figure they can still place bet if they like.*
    So what I did was bet the Don'ts on THEM and then switched to 'betting right' when I would shoot. I quickly learned I just wasn't winning it this session. My nerves got the best of me and I just wasn't feeling it.*

    The good thing is, my wife came to me after an hour and I caught a glimpse of a black chip in her hand. Better yet there was purple in there too. :) she would go on to double that a little later. Very good Mothers Day for her, and I'm sure glad she came along this trip!!

    I played blackjack with her for a while. Per Policy, she won I didn't. No surprise.*

    She gave me a big laugh at the cashiers cage. When the man asked 'how would you like that?' she replied 'cash!' she admitted she was nervous, but a good nervous indeed.*

    On our way out she wanted to play some slots in the casino lobby she had seen people win on. She put $20 in and got that down to 10.50. Neither of us could figure this thing out. 'king Africa' I think it was. The top row of buttons made no sense and didn't seem to serve a purpose. Usually they allow you to add more betting lines but they didn't seem to work. She hates slots anyway, but I recommended we try the Hangover slots.*

    She told me to go ahead so with the remains of her buy in I quickly learn the ways of The Hangover. And oh I am glad I did. Just as I started upping my bets I hit a bonus game. I won Mr Chow's bonus and it immediately took me to ANOTHER bonus. Within less than 10 minutes I am up over a hundy. As my wife comes back she says I should cash out. I said no way not when I'm ahead. I then hit a bonus game, this time it is Stu's and it says when you are max betting and do that you are guaranteed a progressive. $25 plus coming my way.*
    I make it up to $170, then the fall from grace follows. I pause at 150$, then figure 'nut up or shut up'. I go up and down a bit more but when it hits 101 I cash out and we set out for Patti's Establishment.*

    Patti's is a nice little village type of place with a few shops and 2 restaurants, Bills and Patti's. I've never eaten at Bills, but used to stop at Patti's when I went to Murray State. The staff wears long dresses, kind of an Amish style. In contrast were the ladies there for prom. Well i assume it was prom but they looked older. All of the girls were super hot.
    *The best thing on the menu Is the 2 inch pork chop but everything is phenomenal. I had that and the loaded potato. My wife had the 1 inch chop with loaded tater and mushrooms. It was amazing.*
    For dessert she had the coconut cream pie with a meringue as big as a boot. I had the 'chess sinker' with homemade chess pie, ice cream, whip and caramel. It was epic.*
    Everytime I see chess pie on a menu I think of Patti's. * The menu tells how it came to pass: Patti was making a pecan pie but ran out of pecans. A neighbor stopped in and asked 'what's that?'*
    With their KY accent she replied 'it's just pie' but it sounded like chess pie. So it stuck. And I'm glad. No other chess pie compares.*

    Though I took a beating on my bankroll, I only lost 60% which is nasty but could have been worse. Trying the Don't bets, playing live roulette and the slots redeemed me. Plus my wife increased hers by 400%. The quality time was priceless and we enjoyed it.*

    Can't wait to go again!
     
  4. theotherone

    theotherone Low-Roller

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    Thanks for reading. It was very funny to see, though I tried to act like I wasn't paying attention.

    Yesterday as we entered the casino a woman was showing her ID and when the security guard requested she take it out of the sleeve she cussed and said 'Bitch!'
    She sure sounded like she didn't want to be there.
     
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