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The Insane Perks High Rollers Get in Las Vegas (TV Show)

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by jdvegas, Jan 20, 2014.

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  1. jdvegas

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  2. billyinpg

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    Damn I don't get Bloomberg but I am gonna search this one out for sure!
     
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    If anyone finds a download for this, please PM me.
     
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    9:00 PM and it looks like it repeats at Midnight EST.
     
  5. Kickin

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    You can watch Bloomberg TV online: http://www.bloomberg.com/tv/

    They also have an iPhone app specifically for streaming TV.

    I went to school with the host Trish Regan, when she was at CNBC she'd call me for soundbites/questions about the credit markets. Guess I fell off her radar. :eek:

    It looks like the show will focus a lot on the high roller Don Johnson who took the casinos for millions largely by playing smart and negotiating very good deals. If anyone is interested The Atlantic wrote a big piece on him a couple years ago: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/04/the-man-who-broke-atlantic-city/308900/
     
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    Television > The Player: Secrets of a Vegas Whale

    This Man Won $15M at Blackjack, How Did He Do It?

    On tonight at 18:00 PM PST and 21:00 PM PST on Bloomberg TV. Bloomberg TV is available on cable television as well as live online on Bloomberg.com.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/video/this-man-won-15m-at-blackjack-how-did-he-do-it-Ebknmm0PQOyUvRDYdC3ldQ.html

    Bloomberg Online Live TV:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/tv/

    It will also likely be available here sometime after it initially airs.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/video/
     
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    Just got done watching it, pretty good show which I'm sure everyone here will like as well since its about gambling and Vegas (and Alantic City as well).

    Has interviews with Wynn, Murren, and Johnson, the high roller. Covers the recession in '08 and how this guy took advantage of it. Was able to negotiate before coming in and gambling, which was pretty much what I would expect any high roller to do. He asked for specific BJ rules, free play, discounts on losses, and higher bet limits.
     
  9. jaybert

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    I'm pretty sure the rules he said he negotiated at the borgata are standard in the high limit room.
     
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    Did you watch it? I was thinking the same thing, he asked for S17, double down on any hand, and multiple splits. From reading here I thought you could get all those rules at the $100+ tables.
     
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    I enjoyed Jim Murren's comment, "Las Vegas used to be a place where gamblers came to vacation, now it's a place where vacationers may or may not gamble..." or something to that effect. Pretty much sums the change up.
     
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    not in ac where he did alot of his playing especaily cet
     
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    Got my DVR set for the show at the top of the hour
     
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    yup, mega clubs and 100$ steaks. times are a changing.

    free booze to 15$ drinks and 1000$ bottles.
     
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    thought it was a good watch, knew mostly all this mentioned before but was good entertainment.

    I like how murren listed out the least winning games to best house advantage and how he said people who bet on the big wheel are basically going to lose LOL. I always laugh when i see people playing that

    Ac is deffinately in trouble with all the NE developments.... need to get out there to visit before it becomes too desolate.
     
  16. KnotGillty

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    The $200k per night table outside the Bellagio fountains with the red whammy button was cool. Each time you hit the red button, the fountains explode behind you. It's a manual switch to ignite the fountains at will. They said the cost to Bellagio is $10k per press of the button. I never knew that existed. What a cool experience that would be while drinking with friends for a few hours.
     
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    Yea, I actually goto borgata all the time and am almost positive those are the rules I get when playing in the high limit area (usually $100+, but I think they have some tables immediately outside the HL area which is $50+ with same rules)
     
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    He also negotiated a 20% rebate on his losses per session, not for the entire gaming stay at a single property. I believe it was the president of Tropicana in AC was fired because of this.
     
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    Yea the rebate seems to make the biggest sense in his edge + it being per trip vs lifetime rebate. All the stuff around complicated hand signals/confusing the dealer and getting free hands seems a bit b.s. They made it seem like the surrender gesture was like crazy complicated/not standard and he used it to confuse the dealer.
     
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    Yeah, but Murren's info was not accurate. He said game with the lowest house edge is Baccarat. Basic strategy BJ players and craps line bets with full odds get lower house edge than baccarat.
     
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