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Gamesman does SHOT Show, and Vegas for seven days

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Gamesman, Jan 17, 2016.

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  1. Gamesman

    Gamesman VIP Whale

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    As stated earlier, I decided to not spend too long at any single table. So I won at craps, went to BJ and won. Now it was time for some baccarat.

    I'm still a newbie when it comes to Baccarat. From what I've seen, Banker will hit more than Player and they usually come within a few (or 5-10) by the end of the shoe.

    I learned a very risky (and possibly expensive) strategy from my buddy PT that worked well for me this trip. If I lose when I think that I should win, I press. Early on I did partial press, later I did full press.

    At this point I think I'm onto my second bottle of Jordan, and up $800 more at baccarat.

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    And it was starting to be too much like work. So I went back to BJ.
     
  2. Gamesman

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    It's been less than two hours of play, and I'm up about $4,000.

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    Won a few more hands playing BJ.

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    But I was jonesing for some more baccarat, that shit is addictive. What I love about it is that you could possibly win every hand if you just guess player or banker right. It isn't possible to win every hand of BJ (although I tried later in the trip).

    So I took my Jordan to Baccarat and starting betting purples.

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    After losing a few times on Player I start pressing.

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    And I keep losing.

    So I do what any man would do who thinks that he's figured out a system and is mostly through his second bottle of wine after a few glasses of tequila. I pull out some extra cash I had in my wallet and go all in, for $3,200.

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    This $3,200 bet is the largest bet I've ever made, up until this point. Not only that, but I only brought $8,000 with me to Vegas. But I was tired of losing, and figured it would probably win this time.

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    And it did hit, I'm back up.

    I stay with baccarat after surviving that shoe.
     
  3. B S

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    Natural 9? Is that good?
     
  4. Gamesman

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    Next shoe starts going uneven. So I do it again!

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    $200 and I lose
    $400 and I lose
    $800 and I lose
    $1,600 and I lose
    So now another $3,200 bet.

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    I was so excited after winning that one that I forgot to take a photo for several more hands.

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    I decide to play one more shoe.

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    And I roll to bed a little after 0200, with this.

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    I'd brought $2,500 down to play, and had to pull the $1,300 cash out of my wallet to press on the losing baccarat streaks. I'm up about $8,000 after tips for the first day. I probably tipped $500.

    End of day one for gambling.

    I was scheduled for two gun shoots in the morning so I stopped drinking around midnight so I could be sober by morning.

    I woke up around 0700, found some motrin, got ready, and headed out for the day.
     
  5. Gamesman

    Gamesman VIP Whale

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    Your Mom thought that it was.
     
  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Wow...

    Be careful with that martingale though. Can wipe you out badly. Glad it worked out for you!
     
  7. Jer

    Jer I kinda did a thing...

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    Nothing is better than chip porn... But a "your mom" joke is pretty damn close![emoji106]
     
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    Oh man, you got my juices flowing! Can't wait to see how it ends!
     
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    Oh man That is nice and your biggest bets of your life! Leave it to bacc to bring out the best in you! Great job and nice chip and cash porn! Take that 8k and next make it 16k! Please be careful with the matrin system. Have fun!
     
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    Pressing like that.... you have extra large marbles!
     
  11. Gamesman

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    Oh yeah, just wait, it gets better.
    You couldn't have told me to be careful this time last week? [emoji33]
    Man, it's such a thrill when you're doing something that you know you probably shouldn't, but it could have a great result if it works out. Maybe like hitting on the babysitter? If it goes well, it's awesome! If not, someone might be unhappy. [emoji83]
     
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    You should just drop the mic and walk out now, I don't see how the TR can get any better than this. :nworthy:
     
  13. Jordan

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    He must be handwriting the rest of the report....

    Sonya, you can expect him to FAX it over to you any day now!
     
  14. Gamesman

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    Dick. [emoji83] You're just jealous of my corduroy pants.

    Going to try to continue this now. I have to rush to finish it because I now have another two day trip for Valentine's Day.
     
  15. Gamesman

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    If you folks don't have What's App, get it! I can't always get Tapatalk to load quick enough to make updates. But I kept my pen pals up to date and can now use that as a guide for what happened. Some of the things I sent them, I don't remember happening. My buddy (who was with me) mentioned the events that I texted, so apparently I did them, just don't remember.

    Anyway, I remember that the night before I sent away some J Lohr. They brought two bottles of 2011 Jordan and then said that I needed to talk to my host for more. My host who I hadn't yet seen and messed up the reservation. Oh well. I switched to Captain and Diet.

    I think I left off at getting ready to go shoot. I woke up after a few hours rest, and was ready to rock.

    First a few pictures from The D.

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    And my buddy was thirsty.

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    We had to make a quick stop on the way to the first gun shoot to charge the car. There was a charging station nearby The D with this little breakfast hole that was surprisingly good.

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    You can tell it's fancy since my OJ came with a slice of orange.

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    Time for the first Sig Sauer invite only gun shoot. For those that don't know, SHOT is Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade show and is open to those in the industry only. It's about 160,000 square feet of trade show, so pretty large. It's held at Sands Convention center in Vegas every year and for the last few years had coincided with AVN awards.

    Some folks also get invites to gun shoots like this where we get to test new entries or something that might be of interest to us.

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    I love the table center pieces.

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    For those of you who like to shoot. It's essentially unlimited shooting of some of your favorite weapons, for free. Or in my case, I'm getting paid to do this.

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    One of my favorite pistols, a Sig P227, although my personal one is a P227 Equinox, not Elite. It's a .45 caliber double stack with a fairly thin grip. It feels very similar to their P226.

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    I'm pretty comfortable with a pistol, but with some I shoot better than others. Often this will come down to how it feels in a person's hand and this one has a perfect weight, balance, and comfort for my hand. I plinked off ten rounds at 50 yards to hit the far target with ten rounds.

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    My buddy is more of a rifle guy. I'll be picking up a SIG716 DMR after this trip. The rifle is a pleasure to shoot.

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    This 556xi is pretty sweet too.

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    And I picked up one of these little optics.

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    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    man those rifles make my pants tight, I wish they were available in CA, boo
     
  18. Gamesman

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    A bunch of them are, sans suppressor, in a CA legal configuration.
     
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    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    I meant with the can... *sigh*
     
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    Nice gun porn!!
     
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