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Paris/Plaza 10/25-29 quick review.

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Happygirl21, Oct 31, 2016.

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  1. Happygirl21

    Happygirl21 High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Here is a quickie review of my last trip.

    Stayed at Paris (comped) two nights (25 & 26). Got my butt kicked at the BJ tables but had two very interesting hands (pics below).

    Dabbled around with video poker at Casino Royale (you guys have sparked my curiosity about this game). Considering I have no real clue about the fundamentals of VP, I thought I did pretty ok (pic below. Plus I got this payout twice).

    Made my way to Frankie's Tiki Room, interesting little place. I had the Tangerine Speedo, it was so/so. My friend had the Kahiki Kai, would probably get that instead, next time.

    On Thursday, headed to Plaza for first time (to stay there). Room was fantastic! I was extremely fortunate and grateful, that it was comped before I got there. Really had a great time. Dealers were super nice, CW service was sufficient, and host was extremely hospitable. I can easily say, I will be back to visit the Plaza again.

    Hit Dupar's for breakfast, very good. Again, thanks to you guys I tried it.

    We bought tickets for 21. each, at the tix 4 tonight booth at Four Queens, to the Kevin Lepine Hypnosis Unleashed show at Binions. I actually did volunteer but was not able to relax enough ( no surprise there, really) to be put under. Either way, this show was hilarious and I would/could easily recommend it to anyone.

    Tried Siegle's 1941 for dinner, no complaints.

    From a financial point, this was my first trip leaving money behind in LV. However, considering I was down about 3 g's at one point and I left only 250. in the hole, plus all the comps etc, I would say it was A-ok!

    That's about it in a nut-shell. I just want to say thanks, I have read so many of your posts and have learned about so many neat-o little places! This board, and its people, are awesome!
    Have a great day!
    HG :beer:
     

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  2. Suekel

    Suekel VIP Whale

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    Fun! Glad you gave VP a try, just be careful, it can become addicting! ;)

    I've always wanted to try Dupars but have never gotten around to it. We aren't downtown much so it makes sense we've not been.

    Thanks for sharing some thoughts from your trip.
     
  3. TriggerMN

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    Was holding the queen with the three deuces the right play? Or would it have been better to dump the queen and get more chances at a fourth deuce?
     
  4. Happygirl21

    Happygirl21 High-Roller

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    I honestly had/have no idea, lol. I really only know how to play BJ. But any advice for the future is welcome :)
     
  5. GamblingGolfer

    GamblingGolfer High-Roller

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    I think most VP gurus would say to go for the 4th deuce. Wild Royal doesn't pay that much, comparatively. But, I'll let others weigh in.

    GG
     
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    KingBBInLV High-Roller

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    Should have dumped the Q and went for the extra shot at the deuce.
     
  7. Happygirl21

    Happygirl21 High-Roller

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    Looking at the pay table now ( while sitting in my house, 2000+ miles away, I think you are 100% right! lol). I think I plopped a total of 25. bucks into the VP machines over the course of four days. Once I played 5. because I was elated to actually see a coin in/out machine. I actually cashed out of it with 27.75 :).
     
  8. smerrian

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    Yes, you dump the Qc and only hold the deuces. But, happygirl21 was just testing the waters, not a vp player. If you're not going to play the game, does it really pay to invest your time learning strategy?
    Happygirl21, if you do plan on playing vp more there are a lot of vp training apps out there that will tell you if you're making an error and correct you. Also, you can get the full strategy for any vp game at www.wizardofodds.com If you're playing vp more the savings in making the right holds will pay for the app in a visit or two. If you're just going to dabble I don't know if you want to invest the time to learn.
    Glad you had a good time in LV. I love Dupars and hit it every trip for an order of free pancakes (butter on the side). I have yet to stay at the Plaza. Right now the great comp rate at the 4Queens and the great beds at the Golden Gate have me spending most of my time at those 2 properties. This trip I'm trying MSS for the first time. Glad to hear the Plaza rooms are great, too.
     
    then the California
    then South Point, then MSS
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  9. Richard Alpert

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    HG,
    Thanks for the report!
    Nice mix of Strip and Downtown action! :beer:

    RICHARD
     
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    I have played a ton of BJ and I have never seen 5 aces like that.
     
  11. IWannaBeInVegas

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    I see it pretty often, but then again I am on the other side of the table and deal over half million hands a year. I am shocked they allowed pics to be taken at the table.
     
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    Yeah, I was about to say they normally don't allow pics to be taken at the table! I too have had some memorable hands and asked to snap a photo but they always say no...
     
  13. Happygirl21

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    Must have been my wonderful personality, lol :D. Or maybe, no one pays attention at 4:15 & 5:02 am?
     
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  14. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    On that particular paytable, you would also toss 5 of a kind and hold three deuces and go for the 4th one too. But when players are new to the game, easy enough to make some mistakes.

    And all those Aces!!!
     
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    not to be a dick..but are you sure?
    If I'm looking at the hand correctly, you hit a soft 18...I realize it was against a Q up, and I also realize you made 20 in 8 cards...but is hitting a soft 18 (with that many aces in the hand) the correct play?
     
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    Being that it was a soft 18 ( or 8) vs the dealers 10, I would say yes. Granted there were many aces in play but the soft 18 would be a losing hand, in theory. If someone else would like to weigh in, please feel free. (It was a multi-deck dealer hits S17 game.)
     
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    I personally always try to improve a S18 unless the dealer is showing a 7 or 8 (take the presumed win or push). If the dealer is showing a bust card I will often double as well.
     
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    Thanks for your thoughts!
     
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    Basic strategy calls for a hit on soft 18 against a dealer's 10.
     
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    Yes, that's basic strategy. But more advanced play takes into consideration the loss of all of those good cards (aces) which are now penalty cards against pulling a winning hand. It's a very close call of whether to stay or hit.
     
    then the California
    then South Point, then MSS
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