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FINALLY... The ffejry has come back to Las Vegas!!!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by ffejry, Aug 31, 2021.

  1. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    Old chips from my friend who gave them to me. I know I have more somewhere. Look at them coins though!!! 20210918_121645.jpg 20210918_121655.jpg 20210918_121702.jpg
     
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  2. Johnny Bollocks

    Johnny Bollocks Never mind the Bollocks...

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    That chip collection is rad, man. Well done...
     
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  3. unomas

    unomas High-Roller

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    Time to get back to Vegas
  4. Renaldow

    Renaldow Low-Roller

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    Those $1 coins are quite the walk down memory lane! Do any casinos still use those? Back in the days of actual coin in that's what were used on the dollar machines. I remember one night at Imperial Palace I had three buckets filled with those after hitting a pretty good spin on Red White and Blue 7s.
     
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  5. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    To the best of my knowledge, the “carousel” slots at Circus Circus take and pay out such coins. They’re $1 three-credit machines.
     
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  6. Dante

    Dante Low-Roller

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    I can't believe no one has come out with a big map of Vegas casinos with spots to hold the chips by their respective casino. It would be odd shaped to include just off strip properties and downtown. Or maybe a separate book for downtown. That would be a fun design project. I don't think there would be a copyright issue especially if names weren't used.
     
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  7. tornadobox

    tornadobox High-Roller

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    I think this is a great idea. Also you could pop out former casinos for whatever the new one is (e.g. Monte Carlo to Park MGM) and maybe even have a section/add-on for “retired” chips (for places that no longer exist)!
     
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  8. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    Sounds like you have an Etsy project!
     
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  9. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    I just did a rough layout of the strip. Pissed I'm missing Aria (how?!). I knew I forgot RW but that's ok.

    Here it is! It's a BIG layout on my bed. Like I said, a rough layout, but definitely doable with the right frame and picture.

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  10. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Illinois bar machines behave exactly like Vegas for slots and VP.

    Yeah, bar machines can pay up to $1199 now (used to be $500). Unfortunately, the rest of the paytable isn't good. It's 96.13% for 7/5 DDB and 97.27% for 6/5 Bonus.

    The best game on the IGT machine is possibly 7/5 Super Double Double Bonus (likely on the machine's next page). But the drawback to that game is it's still programmed under the old rule of $500 max win, so when you bet 5, the royal only pays $500. But even with a $500 Royal 7/5 Super DDB is 97.69%.

    At Deja Brew in Oak Lawn, they actually have 8/5 Super DDB, which is "full pay" except for the shortened royal. That's 98.77% when you bet 5. They also have "full pay" 9/5 Double Joker Poker with the $500 Royal, which is 99.09%, but the strategy is a major bitch though. They have great craft beer too.

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    With the $500 royal rule on these variants, the penalty for betting one coin vs. 5 isn't much either. It's about 0.32%, so I usually just screw around with one quarter on these games. I've been surprisingly lucky on them when I do bother to go to a bar to play.

    Been awhile since I went to one of these, or a Chicagoland casino for that matter. Maybe we can hit one of those up sometime soon.

    I still feel bad for dropping the ball on meeting up in Vegas. I was pretty bad about coordination last trip. I didn't even realize your trip got extended a day until now!
     
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  11. casinokid68

    casinokid68 Caesars Diamond Member

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    Mom said no pizza? Dude, I loved your trip report, but isn't it time to cut the cord? You need permission from mom on what you should eat? You are joking, right?:nono: cord.jpg
     
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