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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by Horseplayer1, Mar 13, 2017.

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  1. Horseplayer1

    Horseplayer1 High-Roller

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    who has been doing Vegas all wrong! Didn't want to use a players card -didn't want to be tracked,etc. After reading your board, I've learned I've left a lot of money with the casino in the form of comps and freebies. My next trip is in 4 weeks and this time, I will get and use players cards. I have no idea how to get a host, or if I even need one. I play slots and VP, usually try to keep it to $300/ day. I love to play the horses, and a good sports book is important to me (LOVE the Wynn Sports book.)Great to the horseplayers and easy drink comps.
    Thanks for all the info you are all so willing to share!
     
  2. ItsVegasTime

    ItsVegasTime Vegas Addict

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    Welcome! I'm from the Pacific NW as well!
     
  3. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Welcome to VMB from another PNWer.
     
  4. salemorevegaslover

    salemorevegaslover Low-Roller

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    Welcome.......another degenerate pony addict. I'm in Vegas next week and plan to bet on Kentucky Derby futures. Who do you like?
     
  5. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    Welcome from another (soon to be) PNWer. What a lousy winter. After spending this winter and last winter out there, I think I have it bracketed.

    As to losing $300 daily as a limit, that can be enough to get attention from a host or not enough, depending on where you go and how long you played before you hit that number. Casinos want to see how much total money you wager (aka coin in) as well as your average wager and what you are playing. Many of us on this board can make suggestions about comps. The more you tell us, the more helpful we can be.
     
  6. Horseplayer1

    Horseplayer1 High-Roller

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    Derby-with Mastery out of the picture, it opens it up a bit odds wise I think. Pool 4 later this month won't give great odds for the bigger names, but things will change some. I bet Gunnevara, McCracken, American Anthem and Practical Joke in the earlier pools. I like to wait until a couple weeks before Derby time to firm up my bets, and watch a lot of replays.
    Who do you like in the Oaks? Seems like they've crowned Unique Bella already, I'm not giving up on my other early pool bets just yet...

    Bardolator- it was a weird winter out here this year and wet. Not that that's weird here, just a bit more gloomy. I can usually make that $300 last and as most degenerate horse players do, can always reload by playing a few races in the sports book. I have set limits for myself, but there are always exceptions. I look forward to the help.

    Thanks for the nice welcome everyone.
     
  7. ken2v

    ken2v Wear a mask

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    Welcome aboard, from a recovering Oregonian.
     
  8. DESPERADO

    DESPERADO VIP Whale

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    :wave: hello and welcome from central CA.:beer:
     
  9. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

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    I'm also from the NW, albeit NW Wisconsin! :D

    Welcome to the Board! We're glad you're here!

    RICHARD
     
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    Niteshade VIP Whale

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    Welcome!!
     
  11. ron_ron

    ron_ron Low-Roller

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    Yay ! the beautiful NW !
     
  12. Echo27

    Echo27 High-Roller

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    Welcome! I live in the PNW myself, although I am a transplant from Jersey.
     
  13. salemorevegaslover

    salemorevegaslover Low-Roller

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    I, too, am from the rainy NW. I also love playing the ponies. Welcome aboard.
     
  14. Camp Rusty

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    Welcome....I am also "of the rain" :beer:
     
  15. Daani

    Daani Low-Roller

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    Welcome and don't feel bad that you did not use a players card before cause you did not want to get tracked. We did the same thing for years until we found out better.
     
  16. mganut

    mganut High-Roller

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  17. Kevke

    Kevke Vegas Addict

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    Welcome to the awesome VMB !
     
  18. ron_ron

    ron_ron Low-Roller

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    Should we the NW folks plan a Vegas meet and greet ?
     
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  19. sppollock

    sppollock Tourist

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    It seems the PNW is very well represented here, welcome from the great PNW...
     
  20. bwatson23

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    We love the PNW! Sometimes we talk about going bigfooting.
     
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