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What did you start out playing?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Backagain1, Nov 25, 2012.

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  1. celticnoel79

    celticnoel79 Low-Roller

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    Its all about poker for me, mostly cash games but the odd tournament also. Only in Vegas tho i will very occassionally play BJ, 3 card poker and maybe stick a few bucks in a slot machine (As my wife is slots mad)
     
  2. Dougie

    Dougie I am IN!

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    Pai Gow and Caribbean Stud.
     
  3. Jameezy

    Jameezy RIP Riviera

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    started with slots but when I was upstairs in the Aria I googled how to play Roulette. Roulette is basically my table game of choice, but I still play slots. Blackjack is too boring for me. I just don't understand craps at all. I'm too slow I guess haha
     
  4. dw2121

    dw2121 Low-Roller

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    The first time I went in a casino I played slots because I had no clue how to play anything else. I was staying in Biloxi, MS for 1 night and went to the casino since I was there. On my first trip to Vegas, I made up my mind that I was going to play Blackjack. Since then, I have learned to play craps as well.
     
  5. Joe

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    First trip in 1973 played BJ & Craps only. Somewhere along the line I went exclusively to craps for ~20 years, but my wife won't play the game, so I started mixing in video poker so we could play together.

    The last dozen years or so, it's probably a mix of 90/10, VP/craps.

    I still like craps, but enjoy gambling with her more.:thumbsup: I usually only head to the craps table if my luck is really bad on VP.
     
  6. RPMCanes

    RPMCanes VIP Whale

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    Drink service at higher limit tables is far superior.
     
  7. woodsie

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    VP and then Blackjack. I eventually found craps and never looked back. Craps is the quintessential casino game.
     
  8. VPDana

    VPDana High-Roller

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    We started going to LV in the early 80s. Saw all the lights & sights and played slot machines ~ the old nickel ones with three wheels, 15 cents a pull - LOL. After several years and trips there, I discovered video poker and was immediately hooked. It wasn't too long before my husband followed me to the vp machines. Now, that is all either of us play. And, we play more than 15 cents now!
     
  9. VPDana

    VPDana High-Roller

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    "I still like craps, but enjoy gambling with her more."

    That is so sweet, Joe. My husband and I rarely sit together while playing VP. There are some games I like (i.e., Multi-Strike) but my husband doesn't. Actually, while Downtown, we are sometimes in different casinos. But we always know where the other one is.
     
  10. Kathy98

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    the first time I was in Las Vegas I Played the slots and loved it.

    And, then

    I played BJ and craps

    I can play perfect BS and know the odds on any dice roll

    And, then

    I played poker

    Poker got crazy with the drunks,

    and, so, now,

    I play the slots

    I like it, actually
     
  11. johnvic

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    I started with a few trips to AC and played slots and VP but did not know any VP strategy. When I first heard about blackjack card counting I thought it was something mysterious like zen buddhism or bebop jazz. Well I was in a book store and saw the World's Greatest Blackjack Book, I picked it up. That led to a few books and learning HiLo. I counted a little and have no idea how I did. I then decided to try poker because I figured it was more sociable, although I question that sometimes! I'll play VP at a bar in Vegas and know JoB reasonably well.

    But poker is my game.

    She is a cruel mistress.
     
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  12. jpm1603

    jpm1603 Tourist

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    I was almost exclusively blackjack. Then it shifted to Black Jack and slots. Roulette is meh for me, but recently I am hooked on craps!
     
  13. SirSwizzlestick

    SirSwizzlestick Low-Roller

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    The thrill of gambling is the risk and the big win. You can't win big unless you bet big!
     
  14. LV_Bound

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    Most played VP the first trip. No more than 25 cents total bet.
    Same with the Slots. Max bet was probably 45 cents.

    It wasn't until the 2nd and 3rd trip that I ventured to BJ and Craps.

    Currently I don't play VP anymore, but love to play the slots. Most best are $1+ per spin and usually $2-$3 per spin. Will venture to the $5 slots every so often.

    Still love to play Craps.

    In general funny to look back at the games I started and amount I bet compared to now.
     
  15. lowsmith

    lowsmith Low-Roller

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    I started out playing blackjack and craps. Now I am spending a lot of time in the poker room, and mixing in some VP as well.
     
  16. Bamfbowhunter

    Bamfbowhunter Low-Roller

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    When I started going to Vegas I had been a gambler for a long time. Playing high school golf we would gamble and then when the poker boom happened I was about 16 and we started playing a home game every Friday night. I continued to play poker and went to a Oklahoma casino quite a bit after I was 18. Ran a home game in college and then when I turned 21 I headed to Vegas. I played mostly poker but soon realized that the other games were more exciting. I lost more but had more fun. The last trip I played a little baccarat and it was fun.


    So my next trip is going to be only poker the first two days and then the 3rd day maybe a little baccarat and some vp if I'm winning or even.
     
  17. RorySF

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    First started doing nothing but take in some sights and watch SO play blackjack.

    After a couple trips, I learned to play it myself, so I was no longer just watching. Was a good Basic Strategy player and loved the $5.00 tables.

    Then I picked up card counting and I now play blackjack at the higher limit tables. I do it well enough. Some sessions are good, others not so much :eek:

    Then I started playing slots. Started out at the minimum bets, moved up to max betting. I prefer video slots.

    After that, I learned to play Baccarat. Started out playing mini-bacc and moved up to midi. My table limits moved up, too.

    I, too, often look back fondly at how I started my gambling "career, what I played and how much I bet back then and what I play and how much I bet now.
     
  18. nikerbokers

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    I started gambling in casinos before I went to Vegas for the first time. But in general, I started out playing slots. Then roulette, blackjack, and finally Let it Ride. Thinking about learning to play craps as it always seems to be the table with the most fun.

    Of course I still play slots as well.
     
  19. Sam D

    Sam D Low-Roller

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    I went to Vegas with a buddy on the weekend of my 21st birthday. I played a few slot machines but that didn’t really interest me. My friend liked to play blackjack. I tried that too but I didn’t find it very exciting. While we were in line to see the show at the Dunes, we each took turns leaving the line to play in the casino. I started watching other people playing at the craps table. Most of them just made bets on the pass line. So I started making the same pass line bets. Back then the minimum bet was a dollar and they were still using silver dollars in the casino. I quickly found this to be the most fun game in the casino. By the time I went back to the show line I had won about 10 dollars. That began my long fascination with craps.
     
  20. Mauretania

    Mauretania Tourist

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    My first "gambling" visit was in 1996. I was meeting my friend from Vancouver and staying at the Mirage.

    I really wanted to try gambling but wasn't really interested in the reel slot machines or table games.

    I poked around on the internet, searching for "best gambling games" which brought me to Anthony Curtis (I can't remember if he actually had a website yet) and an article about video poker. I signed up for a year's subscription to his Las Vegas Advisor newsletter and got a bunch of coupons. I ordered a video poker program to practice with on the computer.

    I found I could play video poker for hours (it helped that they were only coins back then) on the .25 machines which were plentiful and many full pay all over the strip.

    I still play video poker to this day, though I like 5-play and higher denominations now.
     
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