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Ibeatyouraces
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February 27th, 2016 at 9:57:50 AM permalink
We walked by there October 2013 and it looked deserted.
PokerGrinder
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February 27th, 2016 at 10:42:17 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

We walked by there October 2013 and it looked deserted.


That just means that they were open lol. Last time I was there, I think me and buddy spent 30-40 minutes in there and maybe 1-2 people walked in in that time.
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ThatDonGuy
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February 27th, 2016 at 11:58:05 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, which I often am, but I thought that place got sold and the contents moved to some new store on Tropicana.


The Gamblers Book Shop was next to the Pinball Hall of Fame, on the westbound side of Tropicana between Maryland and Spencer, at one time, but I am under the impression that it has closed and its merchandise moved into the GGS store on Main; this is what it says on the "Gamblers Book Club" website. The store is marked as closed on Google Maps, and the street view no longer shows it as there. Wikipedia listed another address, on Eastern near Russell, but it doesn't appear to be there either.
Doc
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February 27th, 2016 at 4:31:36 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

Things I see that we now need to work on are: (1) Finding someone to take charge of organizing this shindig, since no volunteer has yet stepped forward....

Quote: Wizard

I'd like to motion that we set 5:00 as the trickle-in time and 6:00 as the target to start ordering food. If this is agreeable I can put in a reservation.


Put in a reservation? Aha! It looks as if the man behind the curtain has stepped forward as the volunteer-in-charge! With that in mind, I endorse the 5:00 trickle in and 6:00 order food plan. The two people that I previously thought might need a later start time were GWAE (who now says he can't make it at all) and PokerGrinder, with whom I appear to have had miscommunications about Friday night plans versus Saturday night plans.


Clarification on the planned schedule for the 2016 Spring Fling Main Event:

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Location: 777 Brew Pub at Main Street Station
Trickle-in Arrivals: 5:00 p.m. PDT
Order Food: 6:00 p.m. PDT


If someone plans to attend the Spring Fling and has a problem with this schedule, please let us all know ASAP so we can make adjustments as necessary.


That leaves the question of gaming activities, with Craps and Poker being the leading contenders in the voting. It is obvious that there are differing preferences. I have noticed no responses at all to my tentative suggestion of two gaming sessions, one prior to dinner and one afterward, as opposed to possibly having the members of the group split up and head the direction of their own interests. Does anyone want to comment on the two-session concept? If not, I'll just trash the notion and let things drift as to what we should do in the line of gaming.

For those who prefer poker, which of the downtown casinos other than Binion's (where we played as a group years ago) has a suitable facility for this? I know nothing myself about the poker rooms. I am also a bit concerned that there might be some significant disparity in the types of poker games that folks would want to play -- low-stakes limit vs. higher stakes no-limit.

I have previously suggested MSS and California as candidates for craps, though there are quite a few other possibilities available in the area.

Do we need a third poll to help clarify the preferences?
beachbumbabs
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February 27th, 2016 at 4:34:45 PM permalink
I am still planning to attend, and be in Vegas for both sides of the weekend. I've been invited to a Baccarat (of all things) $150K tournament at Paris LV that weekend as well. I'm thinking I should at least sign up. Even though Baccarat is like watching paint dry, first prize is 50K, so....seems +EV. Not sure how much that might compete with dinner, but I'd be happy to miss it BECAUSE I was still in contention for money pays, not happy to miss it otherwise (and don't expect to miss it). Fri. seems to be only a registration day, so I think it will work to hang with the gang that night.

Still not sure of my travel arrangements, but would enjoy hanging with others during time out there, and will let you all know. I see the Wizard says he'll make a 777 reservation, which is great; I didn't want to volunteer until I knew I was coming.
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PokerGrinder
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February 27th, 2016 at 6:07:11 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

Put in a reservation? Aha! It looks as if the man behind the curtain has stepped forward as the volunteer-in-charge! With that in mind, I endorse the 5:00 trickle in and 6:00 order food plan. The two people that I previously thought might need a later start time were GWAE (who now says he can't make it at all) and PokerGrinder, with whom I appear to have had miscommunications about Friday night plans versus Saturday night plans.


Clarification on the planned schedule for the 2016 Spring Fling Main Event:

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Location: 777 Brew Pub at Main Street Station
Trickle-in Arrivals: 5:00 p.m. PDT
Order Food: 6:00 p.m. PDT


If someone plans to attend the Spring Fling and has a problem with this schedule, please let us all know ASAP so we can make adjustments as necessary.


That leaves the question of gaming activities, with Craps and Poker being the leading contenders in the voting. It is obvious that there are differing preferences. I have noticed no responses at all to my tentative suggestion of two gaming sessions, one prior to dinner and one afterward, as opposed to possibly having the members of the group split up and head the direction of their own interests. Does anyone want to comment on the two-session concept? If not, I'll just trash the notion and let things drift as to what we should do in the line of gaming.

For those who prefer poker, which of the downtown casinos other than Binion's (where we played as a group years ago) has a suitable facility for this? I know nothing myself about the poker rooms. I am also a bit concerned that there might be some significant disparity in the types of poker games that folks would want to play -- low-stakes limit vs. higher stakes no-limit.

I have previously suggested MSS and California as candidates for craps, though there are quite a few other possibilities available in the area.

Do we need a third poll to help clarify the preferences?


I am fine for anytime on Saturday, I mentioned I would rather a later meet up when we were talking about the Friday get together.
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AxelWolf
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February 28th, 2016 at 3:50:20 AM permalink
Quote: Romes



I have this really weird desire to have us all meet up at the Bellagio water fountains and that kick off the event. For me personally, I think the nighttime shoes are literally the best free thing in Vegas. Kind of like Oceans 11, but with real gamblers and AP's =P..

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♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
MaxPen
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February 29th, 2016 at 3:54:24 PM permalink
Most of the Gamblers General store revenue comes from online business. They did insert a deli for breakfast and lunch. One of the best subs in town loaded with BoarsHead brand meats. Not cheap but exceptionally good and filling. They also deliver. I admit to being a semi regular when I get coupons in my building.
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TwoFeathersATL
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February 29th, 2016 at 5:28:05 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Most of the Gamblers General store revenue comes from online business. They did insert a deli for breakfast and lunch. One of the best subs in town loaded with Boarshead meats. Not cheap but exceptionally good and filling. They also deliver. I admit to heing a semi regular when I get coupons in my huilding.

You buy Boarshead meats online? I'm assuming you are not Islamic. And they heliver? And you admitted to 'heing' a 'semi regular'? That's a pretty significant statement, congrats to you! Or was that just when you were hiding in your huilding? ....;-) and you get coupons? I need to move....;-)
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F
DJTeddyBear
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March 15th, 2016 at 7:59:18 AM permalink
Quote: TwoFeathersATL

No one voted for Blackjack?
Are you all banned from all BJ tables?
Scared to have every player at the table ramping up with the count simultaneously?

I'm creating an agenda for Sunday which includes getting barred at BJ at ElCortez, and a slot race, among other things.

Details:
http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/las-vegas-attractions/other/25309-2016-spring-fling-sunday-agenda/#post519522
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