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March 20th, 2017 at 8:07:59 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

Mission, here are my votes. I am going to vote for the 27th weekend but any of them will work just with different plans.

I definitely like the idea of doing something like Nemacolin or Rocky Gap as it is something different and we could possibly even get some kind of non casino activity going. Only problem for me on both of those are the cost of hotels. NEM is super expensive and there doesn't seem to be much around there to stay. Rocky gap is 189 for that Saturday but there appear to be a few places within 20 minutes that are near or under $100.



Why would you need to stay in Nemacolin, if you don't mind my asking? I could see where that would be a problem for people travelling from a greater distance than we are. I'm not going to stay at Nemacolin, I would just drive back. If we did pick Nemacolin, for anyone needing to stay, I would suggest staying in Washington, PA.

Yeah, that sounds good for Rocky Gap, but I was thinking we would do a Sunday if we did something like RG, so the rooms should be a little cheaper. I would suggest that almost half of the attendees are coming from either PA/OH, so I think a Saturday thing should be in one of those states, but we'd see what happens in voting. The Sunday would be fine elsewhere, just about anywhere, I would think.

I mean, if I don't like the hotel prices, I'll just drive. Even the Falls, Philadelphia, AC, whatever. Wouldn't be the first time I've driven there and back in the same day and, God willing, wouldn't be the last.
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March 20th, 2017 at 8:18:37 AM permalink
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So the PM said Apr 29-30, but the thread has all March weekend dates...



you and GWAE* are adding to the confusion! it is April weekend getting scratched, and now a May weekend being considered

PS: but you are right, this brings into question the Saturday spot, do we assume that Rivers as the location is still a fact?

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March 20th, 2017 at 8:21:28 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

you and GWAE* are adding to the confusion! it is April weekend getting scratched, and now a May weekend being considered

*asterisk is to indicate member GWAE, not the radio show/podcast

Ha, this is why I usually just wait until you guys have decided on a firm date/location and then respond if I can attend or not =P.
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March 20th, 2017 at 9:23:14 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Why would you need to stay in Nemacolin, if you don't mind my asking? I could see where that would be a problem for people travelling from a greater distance than we are. I'm not going to stay at Nemacolin, I would just drive back. If we did pick Nemacolin, for anyone needing to stay, I would suggest staying in Washington, PA.

Yeah, that sounds good for Rocky Gap, but I was thinking we would do a Sunday if we did something like RG, so the rooms should be a little cheaper. I would suggest that almost half of the attendees are coming from either PA/OH, so I think a Saturday thing should be in one of those states, but we'd see what happens in voting. The Sunday would be fine elsewhere, just about anywhere, I would think.

I mean, if I don't like the hotel prices, I'll just drive. Even the Falls, Philadelphia, AC, whatever. Wouldn't be the first time I've driven there and back in the same day and, God willing, wouldn't be the last.



If it was just a one day thing then I would have no problem driving anywhere for 1 day. I thought there was mention of doing a get together on both days. Either way, maybe we should stop talking about location and get a firm weekend first and go from there. How many people do we have potentially, any?
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March 20th, 2017 at 10:03:07 AM permalink
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Quote: odiousgambit

you and GWAE* are adding to the confusion! it is April weekend getting scratched, and now a May weekend being considered

*asterisk is to indicate member GWAE, not the radio show/podcast

Ha, this is why I usually just wait until you guys have decided on a firm date/location and then respond if I can attend or not =P.



We're voting on dates first, just in general terms, and then we are going to work on location.
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March 20th, 2017 at 10:06:24 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

If it was just a one day thing then I would have no problem driving anywhere for 1 day. I thought there was mention of doing a get together on both days. Either way, maybe we should stop talking about location and get a firm weekend first and go from there. How many people do we have potentially, any?



That's what I'm trying to clarify and not doing a very good job.

What I am proposing is that we take one weekend consisting of a Saturday and a Sunday and, on that weekend, we do two different casinos. They can be close together or far apart. People can go on the Saturday but not the Sunday, on the Sunday but not the Saturday or on both days.

Anyway, what we are voting on right now is the weekend, so of the three potential weekends:

5/13-5/14
5/20-5/21
5/27-5/28 (Memorial Day Weekend)

I want to get the one that works for as many people as possible, and then we will vote for two casinos, again, based on what works for as many people as possible for each day.
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March 20th, 2017 at 10:19:26 AM permalink
Let's Get This Ship Back on the Right Course!

The first thing that I want to do is point out that we ARE NOT voting on casinos at this point. We are voting for what weekend, generally speaking, everyone would be more than 50% likely to make it for AT LEAST ONE DAY. After that generality has been determined, we are going to list ALL possible casinos and everyone will then vote on what day(s) they could make it to each of the casinos.

So, here is the procedure and my timetable for it:

1.) Vote on a Weekend (Voting Concludes at 13:12p.m. EST on Monday 3/27/17)

2.) Vote on a Casino(s) and say what days you could make it. (Voting Concludes at 13:12p.m. EST on Monday 4/3/17)

The idea is that we are going to narrow it down to as many people as possible being able to make it on a particular weekend, then a particular day, then a particular casino for each day. We may or may not do two days, if everyone who wants to go can make it to the same casino on the same day, then there will be no need to do two days. I have a feeling we will probably do two days.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Here is What is Currently Being Voted On

Please select all weekends, in general, that you are free enough that you would be 50% (or more) likely to be able to make such an event in general terms.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Here are the Current Results

Mission146: 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

OdiousGambit: 13-14, 27-28

SOOPOO: 27-28

GWAE: 20-21, 27-28

Current Tallies:

May 13th-14th: 2

May 20th-21st: 2

May 27th-28th: 4

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Action to be Taken

PMing all Members who were previously PM'ed with a link to this post, which I am doing right now.
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March 20th, 2017 at 10:35:28 AM permalink
Fwiw, May 27-28 is Memorial Day weekend,so likely more crowded and higher mins than the other two.

That said, I favor either the first or 3rd weekend over May 20, but can't commit to any of those at the moment.
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March 20th, 2017 at 10:44:13 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs


That said, I favor either the first or 3rd weekend over May 20, but can't commit to any of those at the moment.



The criteria for voting is just that you be more than 50% likely to make either one day or another at a casino in any of the following states:

OH
WV
PA
NJ
MD
NY

Again, for either of the two days. Are there any weekends you can say that about, in general terms?
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March 20th, 2017 at 10:51:03 AM permalink
at least we are getting a pretty good list of *possible* attendees:

Mission146
OdiousGambit
SOOPOO
GWAE
one nickle miracle [unless he's pouting!]
Romes
BBB

I did say 'possible'. Did I miss anyone?
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