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Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Jer, Sep 9, 2002.

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  1. Jer

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    My Trip Report

    So, let me start this report and say thank you to my friend Jesse. He just had to go and win $18,000 at a local casino play hold 'em and just had to invite his old friend to sin city. What a guy!

    I don't know what the deal is with Southwest Airlines, every darn time I fly it my flight is running late. This time the flight was grounded for an hour because some idiot back east decided to cuss out one of the attendants and actually refused to leave the plane when asked nicely. So instead of sitting there for 1.5 hours waiting it was almost 3. :mad:

    I love landing in Vegas, I have done it NUMEROUS times but I can't ever shake that feeling of the adrenaline rush when you see what is around.

    Check-in was smooth, Jesse had got us rooms right next to eachother, but the 2nd room would not be open until later. We packed all of our stuff in one room and went to do some damage. Jesse said he wanted to go downtown and all I could think of was Binions(Thanks, Mikey)... We grabbed a cab and when we got there it was dead. Thursday, 12pm I guess is the ideal time to hit the place if you don't like crowds. Jesse said he was feeling it and I was itchin' to roll, so we found the nearest table. 4 people were there, all playing the don't... We just looked at eachother and smiled. THERE IS NOTHING I LIKE BETTER THAN TO FOOL THE PLANS OF A DARKSIDE BETTOR, quote me on that one... [​IMG]

    We sat out until the dice came to Jesse. These fools have won some money playing this way, until now... They were all just putting $50 on the don't and not backing it up. Jesse proceeded to roll 4 7's in a row (I called 2 on the hop.) He finally established the 4 and they all jumped on it with odds thinking he couldn't roll a 4, I did my $44 inside and bought the 10 for $25. Jesse rolled a 10, I pressed to $50 and he rolled it AGAIN! I always love giving the $2 and getting back $100. A couple 5's and 6's on the full press and there it was... A FOUR! They were so mad, and they dealers were trying to keep from smiling, I could tell. They left and a few more "fun" people came, including this one guy who we suspected only knew how to yell. Jesse had a few more points and made some people happy(including us, we were up $400 in thirty minutes.)
    I bet green on my roll, thinking I could make a killing on a hot roll. I established the 8, $130 across and picked up the dice. I rolled a 4, 10, 4, 5, 6, and then I FINALLY rolled my 8. And yes, it was hard so that guy on the end SCREAMED "FOURTY-FOUR BABY!!!." He had $10 on the hard eight so I made him happy! I grabbed the dice again and established the 10 and quickly 7'ed out. We were both hungry, and we wanted to get a bite, so we grabbed our winnings and headed out. Not bad for our first hour gambling, but the stomach said we needed some food. Jesse really wanted to try the Rio, and I was wondering about it myself since I haven't been there in awhile. We took a cab there and it was then we decided to rent a car! [​IMG]

    The line was okay, we got in and it was actually not bad. I have heard it has declined in quality since the merge with Harrahs, but it was, in my opinion, above average. While we were there, we just HAD to see the craps tables. We put down our passline money and quickly lost it with a 2 being rolled. We looked at eachother and smiled, I knew this wasn't the greatest place to be at this moment. After 3 7 outs in SIX rolls, we RAN. Jesse stopped at a BJ table, I watched as he quickly regained his losses back and I jumped in and got a little back as well...

    We got to talking on the way back to the TI and almost totally forgot about the NFL game. I guess gambling can do that to you! [​IMG]

    We went to the Bellagio and grabbed a place to sit so we could watch the game and have those WONDERFUL drinks served to us! I love this place... The thing to do is to tip $5 the first time and she will be back quick, trust me. Kelly was her name (I think) and she was a knockout. She was about the only highlight of the game, it was boring. Interesting sidenote: Two NY fans were escorted out after throwing beer bottles on the ground after they lost. I love New Yorkers, such pride in their sports! We played craps there for almost 4 hours after the game, and came out exactly $4 dollars what we bought in for. After all the dealer tips, I think that is great(Heck Yea I would have rather won but... :D ) Bedtime...

    Friday was spent mostly sleeping and swimming, something I NEVER do. It was a lot busier today, all those damn Californians coming in for the weekend.. [​IMG] Played a little here and there, lost a total of $42 bucks for the day. Bedtime!

    Saturday we got this GREAT idea to go to the Mandalay Bay and ask a casino host to look at my past play and see if we could get into the pool area without staying there. Before we got to a host, we stopped at the sportsbook to check some lines and sat down for a minute to get a drink. That drink turned into 2, then 4, then??? We were so intoxicated. Before we knew it, it was already time for my Aztecs to play Colorado. Being DRUNK, Jesse and I were ready to put a HUGE chunk on the Aztecs, there was NO WAY State would lose by 28 points. So, we did it... 5 large on the Aztecs. Jesse said if they won he would split with me but if they lost I only had to pay him $1250. To make a long story short and after a lot of yelling and screaming at the Aztecs, they covered. I think they only lost by twenty, but we were like $4700 richer and had a great time talking smack with the CU fans. Jesse went up to collect and walked back. He had this "look" on his face. He said he wanted to throw it all ($9700) on the Chargers. I told him to wait and see if we wanted to do this in the morning when we weren't as drunk. He agreed and we went out to play some craps. It was all $10 tables now and after the big score it seemed like chump change.... [​IMG]

    The table was full, very good looking crowd who all really knew how to play. Two guys at the end of the table were arguing and trying to out-bet eachother. If one would bet the hard 4, the other would double the bet. It served as good amusement for us all!!! I started betting the "horn high yo" on the come out roll. The guy at the other end thought I was saying "Ohio!" Well, whatever the bet was called, I hit it A LOT! Pressed it a couple times and won HUGE! At one point, I had $50 on there and the aces hit, that was a cool 3 blacks handed to me! That session went very well, no HUGE losses. After about 5 hours, I was up almost $1200 bucks. I asked the pit for restaurant comps for tomorrow and he was more than happy to give them to us. $50 each at House of Blues, and a card for one of the casino hosts was handed to me and we left two happy men! Oh yeah, Jesse made more than I did he was betting BIG. Bedtime...

    Sunday I woke up and Jesse calls me and asks me how much I want to put on the Chargers today before we leave. It is 8:30, the game is at 10:00 so I quickly shower and get my stuff ready to go so we can go bet the game and watch it before we have to hit the airport. When we got to the book, Jesse pulled out his wad full of benjamins and asked if I was in. I thought long and hard for almost a minute and agreed. He put $7000 down and I put $4000. This is the second biggest bet ever for me (someday i'll tell you about the 1st!) We watch it and it was quite frankly the GREATEST game I have ever watched... The Chargers had the game in habd the whole time! There was never a doubt that we were going to lose and at the end, we sang the "SAN DIEGO, SUPERCHARGER" all the way to the window. God it feels good to win big... I went to the cashier and had them put most of it into a cashiers check so I wouldn't be holding all that money with me! I suggest that anyway, it makes it to where you can't spend it at the airport when you are waiting for your plane.

    Thoughts - TI, okay place! Clean, good maid service, and a decent cafe for those late night snacks...

    AZTECS and CHARGERS RULE (That day at least... [​IMG] )

    Go to the House of Blues, you won't be sorry!

    My next "planned" trip will not be until March, so I may have to sneak away sometime before that!
     
  2. HurricaneMikey

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    Jer--

    Man, I don't think I could keep up with you...

    Dang...this report was great. This is the kind of stuff they make movies about!

    How 'bout them Bolts, eh? That's awesome. Congrats on the Sports book wins, and also the great craps rolls (I just HATE taking one roll bets, though... :rolleyes: )

    Mikey
     
  3. Jer

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    Mikey,

    I HATE those one roll bets, but they were hitting and I didn't want to be the only one not taking advantage!

    The book was the best part, it is always nice to drink in a nice environment and watch a game with other fans at the same time! Oh, and the win was SWEET!

    Binions has some fun dealers... They were busting out the old lines... "3, the Joe Louis roll, get 'em with the old one, two!!" Too classic!
     
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    Yeah, my favorite one they threw out when I was there was the "3 Crap 3, Australian Yo--Eleven Down Under!" That one made me think for a second, but it made me giggle.

    Mikey
     
  5. vegasbound

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    Sounds like you had a great trip, especially with all that winning. Seems like you won enough to sneak back for another trip. [​IMG]
     
  6. Shane

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    I always bet "Ohio" [​IMG] on the come out. I also have had a new strategy and has been good thus far. I think back at all the times I played and at least once each day you get 3 horn bets hit in a row. So I decided before my last trip to Vegas that I would do a Horn-High YO and always parlay the first hit to 30 bucks and the 2nd to 100. I take down about 60 bucks after second roll (unless its a three). It that third one hits I make 540 (11) or 520 (cuz I bring down my 100). Since I have done this I have hit it at least once each day and you only have to do it once to make up for every 5 dollar come out bet, and there isn't too many things better than getting 5 black handed to you while others around the table have their tongue hanging down!!!

    I agree that those bets are not good odds wise but I have had success with them, yeah overall they probably got their 5.76 or whatever % that is but god damn it is fun to play it.

    Great report, man you guys have balls to be laying that kind of jack on Football but you gotta bet it to win it.. great job..

    Sure you can't make it out March 13-16 timeframe!!!

    [ September 09, 2002, 10:48 PM: Message edited by: Shane ]
     
  7. LVRon

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    Shoot, I thought this was a trip report to Ohio [​IMG]

    Great report!
     
  8. cruiser

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    Great report! [​IMG]
    I felt like I was there watching you guys and enjoying every minute of it. I never got into the game of craps. I just enjoy playing blackjack so much that I'll stick to that. But I still love to read these trip reports.

    11 days till I get back to my home away from home...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Shane

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    Mikey,

    Well I just came back from a craps marathon at a riverboat 2 hours south of me (Marquette, IA). I tried my Horn strategy and it worked. It actually worked twice but didn't have enough money and was losing too terribly the first time.

    To refresh your memory, I always bet "Ohio" ;) on the Come Out and if it hits I parlay to 30 (2,11,12 - if 3 I just go to 10) then if it hits again I go to 100 pulling down about 50 bucks profit. When it hits a 3rd time I rake in 520 or 540 depending on the number (less if a 3). After about 5 tries at parlaying to 30 it finally hit. Shooter rolled a 11 and I went to 100, then he rolled a 12 WOOHOO, I love to see a stack of green plopped in my tray. The other time it happened I was really discouraged and low on cash, it actually hit 4 times that roll buy I only pressed 25 each time, still won a couple hundred and I needed it.

    If you have the bankroll you should try it, it hasn't failed me yet, but you have to have patience.

    I also did very well rolling this weekend, been practicing my rolls and my "Dice Sets", I had many long rolls and today when it was just myself and one other player I won 1100 in 2 hours throwing the dice. I had 4 rolls, 3 of the 4 were at least 20 minutes long (remember only 2 of us so we got in a lot of rolls). One roll was the Point-7-Out variety.

    Was a good weekend, they always are when you win. [​IMG]
     
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    Your report was so exciting! I like craps, but am not the accomplished, educated player as you and Mikey. This trip, I want to get better because you guys make it sound so fun! [​IMG] Great courage to wager so much on football .... what an exceptional win [​IMG]
     
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    Punkypete--

    Thanks for the nice compliment, but remember, that "education" was pricey for a couple of trips until I really understood what I was doing.

    Shane--

    Great rolls--sometimes I will do a $5 OHIO, but I really like the hardways better because the one-roll factor is taken out. (Although, I've had my share of one-roll hardways :mad: )

    The thing is, I've never pressed it, I've always been a Hit-n-run on the sucker bets. I'll probably press it a few times this next trip...

    By the way, for anyone who's going in March, don't make the plane reservations yet...It looks like the first weekend of the NCAA tournament starts on the 20th, not the 13th...

    But I will be there!

    Mikey [​IMG]
     
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    Great report. Glad your the Aztecs and Bolts did you proud. Sometime in the future feel free to tell us about your biggest sports bet.
    I know that feeling when landing in LV-nothing like it.
    Mikey-you're correct NCAA starts on 3/20. That would be an awesome time to be in Vegas. They could just leave me at the Mirage sportsbook and pick me up sometime around 6PM on Sunday. [​IMG]
     
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    The Hottest. Cocktail Waitress. Ever. was working in the Mirage Sports Book last summer...Can't recall her name, but she was from Bulgaria. I thinke we were tipping her $3-$5 a round, and she finally just stayed and talked to us because it was slow (We just stopped there to rest and look at the futures...)

    Dang...we liked her...

    Mikey [​IMG]
     
  14. LV Terry

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    DUDE!!

    Four Grand on the freaking Chargers??!! And this is after you sobered up??! hahahahaaa !!!

    Damn!

    I would have had larangitus from the amount of screaming I would do over a $4k bet!

    Sounds like a spectacular trip! You and your buddy are out of my league betting wise, but we could have some fun at the Charger/Raider game anyway!

    T.
     
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    Thats like a once in 6 years bet... Are you in for the MADNESS???

    I have a seminar on the Thursday, but I can slip out there that night after the 1st round games..

    I'll take you up on that Rayda/Chahgah game, but I won't wear my colors there for sure!!! :eek:
     
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