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Night #1

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Jer, May 5, 2002.

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  1. Jer

    Jer VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

    Here we go.. Again... lol


    Left my house for the airport, parking was TERRIBLE! It took me 30 minutes just to get a spot. I arrived at security and was one of the lucky ones to get patted down. I wasn't in the greatest of moods from the parking situation, so after he was donne patting me, I made the comment "did you enjoy that?" In my head it was a joke, but I guess it came out the wrong way. I was asked to step to the side and when I refused and said I had a plane to catch, this lady flashed a badge and said, "Sir, I suggest you do as he says..." Great, now i'm 99.9% sure I will miss my flight and I just sit and wait for my "consequence."

    A security "supervisor" came and explained to me that security is no joking matter. Blah, Blah, Blah and after a sort of sincere apology, I ran to my gate. I BARELY made it, and I mean barely. They were just calling the standby people up to give away the seats. I got on the plane, put my head back and watched "Vegas Vacation" on my new portable DVD player (I highly reccommend one, they make flights with no movie go by QUICK.)

    I arrived to the hotel and my two compadres were already there waiting for me! Jesse and John were already drunk, they got the idea that if they got there earlier, they could win more... WRONG! lol

    They both had spent the days money and the paychecks weren't being direct deposited until midnight. Well, they are my best friends, so lending them a little cash for a few hours wouldn't hurt I thought. I put my stuff in the room and we headed straight to the Bellagio to eat dinner. After a great buffet (like always) we decided to hit the craps tables. It was packed, and the only table that was open was a $25 table and it was being used by one guy with two sections of chip holders full of black chips... We all assumed this guy must be hot and tried it, and it would prove to be the best move I have ever made...

    We all put down $25 chips on the pass line and BAM a seven, This guy is HOT! Jesse and John both handed my the $25 chips as a payback method I guess. I doubled mine and he rolled a nine to establish the point, and then another nine to win. I looked at the dealer and he just winked at me. The guy rolled for 45 minutes and hit every point within two rolls. I was up $4200 in the first 45 minutes! I asked the dealer how much the other guy had and he guessed it was around $35,000. I said no way, and he said walk passed him, he has 20 barneys(purple, $1000) in the back. Wow... I rolled, broke even, Jesse rolled, crapped out, and then John got a turn.

    The guy just stared at John and said, "are you a roller?" John just stood there shocked for a second, and said yes (he was the one who basically caught fire at the trop last time they were there). "Jeff" layed $2000 on the passline, and threw three black chips and said "three-way Yo" which means $100 that a 11 is to be thrown for the dealer, himself, and John. Wouldn't you know it, YO!!!! $1500 for John, $1500 for the boys, and $3500 for Chuck. Dealers were ecstatic, we were jumping up and down like kids and Chuck just stood there, big smile on his face. John proceded to roll for another 30 minutes and was all around the board, which was good a good thing. Chuck was done, and when he colored up, it was an amazing $62,650. He asked for $1650 to be for the boys, and threw the other Barney to John, winked and said, "You earned this my friend."

    We stayed there for a few more hours and rolled away. People came and went, but we had fun! The pitboss asked if we were staying there, and I said I was the next night. He told me to be sure to see my casino host in the morning when I checked in. At 2:40 am, we called it a night and went back to the Trop.

    I have been soooo lucky at craps the last three times I had been to Vegas, I pondered on the way up to the room if I should just wire the money back to my account and have fun the rest of the time and just gamble a very minimal... I'll sleep on this idea...

    Night #2 to follow

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  2. Freddie

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    WOW!! :eek: I think I need to learn this game! My friend and I were at the Strat a couple of years ago and there was a guy playing there with lots of chips (no clue how much)her and I watched from a little ways back and he looked over and said, hey ladies, come over and roll. We both looked at him like he was nuts. But, he put a chip down for her and let her roll (which she lost) and then the next time around (or however that works) he put one down for me and I threw a 7 right away. But, I didn't get one the next time. Good/bad?? Not sure, but we must have lost him a couple thousand in that little half hour. So, we said - gee thanks, that was fun. Our ride is here for supper! Closest I've ever come to a craps table. Sure sounds like fun though!
     
  3. Andsen

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    This security farce is getting to be a bit much. I easily thought of 3 different weapons, all more dangerous than box knives, that I can get through security no problem. My son added a forth and we're not terrorists working at the problem! The barred cockpit might be a little better but I'm sure, if I wanted, I could find several sites on the web with recipes for explosives that would take the door right off. This is just a politicians hand job to make the public think they are earning their keep at our considerable expense. When I went through security last month in Tucson there were 30 (thirty, I counted) security people standing around talking and collecting your money. They were searching everyone coming through (about 1 every few minutes)just to have something to do. Then they held several of us out again for a repeat at the gate while boarding. Stupid! When I went through security in Vegas I forgot my moneyclip in my pocket (big Indian made job) and it didn't even set off the alarm. It could have easily been a knife or even small gun. The only thing that even remotely makes sense is to arm the pilots like the Israelis. We've got cops on every block in this country, most with little to no training in firearms, and we're scared to trust the pilots with guns? We trust them with our lives every time we board that plane! And we can't even profile?!!! How many blonde haired, blue eyed senior citizens are looking to score a virgin in some wierd idea of heaven. In Phoenix not too long ago they pulled out a 70 year old ex-govenor and gave him a hard time cause he was carrying a piece of metal they felt could be used as a weapon. The item? A congresional medal of honor presented to him by President Truman and so inscribed. Sorry for getting bent out of shape but hate the politicians thinking everyone is dumber than they are and taking advantage of the helpless public.
     
  4. bigdogmom

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    Although I tend to agree with you that this beefed up airport security is a farce, I don't know about no profiling. I sat next to a youngish man (early 30's) of Armenian descent on a flight last week. He told me he travels a lot, and ALWAYS gets targeted for extra screening at airports. He said it didn't bother him at all; security is just doing their job and he realizes he fits the profile.
     
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