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Romes
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March 16th, 2016 at 10:18:52 AM permalink
Quote: RS

Instead of El Cortez, can I make a motion to change the location of the "first to be barred" contest? We're betting on this, right? Hehehee

In several of the books I've read by prominent authors they talked about jokingly having these contests with friends for fun and then somehow NOT actually getting kicked out when spreading $10-$500 at TC +2. I "think" the Wiz even had this bet happen once and they ended up calling it a draw because no one got kicked out? If memory serves me correctly he said it was a while ago downtown where they were betting like $3-$200 or something ridiculous lol.
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March 17th, 2016 at 5:05:07 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

In several of the books I've read by prominent authors they talked about jokingly having these contests with friends for fun and then somehow NOT actually getting kicked out when spreading $10-$500 at TC +2. I "think" the Wiz even had this bet happen once and they ended up calling it a draw because no one got kicked out? If memory serves me correctly he said it was a while ago downtown where they were betting like $3-$200 or something ridiculous lol.

it's not a good feeling getting kicked out of a casino. I definitely wouldn't do it for sh*ts and giggles.
♪♪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♪♪
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April 5th, 2016 at 6:21:04 AM permalink
Did anyone post a full list of activities anywhere and is it set in stone? I have 300 in express comps leftover if we wanted to put them towards dinner at any mlife place/ also if anyone still will be in town I have an extra ufc ticket for the fight
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April 5th, 2016 at 6:53:49 AM permalink
I have been remiss. My plan has been to start one more thread, close enough to the spring fling that out-of-towners would almost certainly have their plans made. In that thread, I intended to ask for an updated list of who plans to attend and which days they will be available to participate, then try to summarize my understanding of all of the associated activities that will likely be taking place.

I just haven't done that yet. I hope to be able to get that underway this evening.
Wizardofnothing
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April 5th, 2016 at 6:59:12 AM permalink
Great thanks
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April 5th, 2016 at 7:54:21 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

it's not a good feeling getting kicked out of a casino. I definitely wouldn't do it for sh*ts and giggles.



I agree. Furthermore, the whole idea of pushing it to the limit to cause a backoff is mocking the casino. It shows no respect to induce the casino to action. I would rather there be a contest to see how obnoxious and profanity laced a WoV member can be before being asked to leave than mocking the casino by aggressive advantage play.

You want to see if you can get backed off for fun? You're helping push the trend toward 6:5. When it's all 6:5 then see how much fun you're having.
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Wizardofnothing
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April 5th, 2016 at 8:01:30 AM permalink
Not to mention in reality it's easy to force a back off - count - bet min. When count gets high say out loud awesome count is high and spread three hands at table max
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April 5th, 2016 at 8:23:33 AM permalink
I was coming out today, but something has come up (that I'm not willing to discuss here), and I'm having to postpone my LV trip for this year. FWIW, my bet on PG Nuggets is still in effect, but the rest of my plans are kaput. Sorry to miss all of you.
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April 5th, 2016 at 8:26:42 AM permalink
The whole thing about getting backed off stems from an off the top of my head idea I had when creating the agenda for the walking tour for Sunday that I proposed. I have no problem eliminating that part of the ElCortez visit.
That thread is here: http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/las-vegas-attractions/other/25309-2016-spring-fling-sunday-agenda/


Back to the subject:
I'll be arriving Saturday morning, and leaving Tuesday night.
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Romes
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April 5th, 2016 at 9:49:32 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I was coming out today, but something has come up (that I'm not willing to discuss here), and I'm having to postpone my LV trip for this year. FWIW, my bet on PG Nuggets is still in effect, but the rest of my plans are kaput. Sorry to miss all of you.

I hope everything is okay Babs. I was looking forward to meeting you and everyone else this trip, but alas, priorities are priorities and I hope everything is okay!

Quote: Wizardofnothing

Not to mention in reality it's easy to force a back off - count - bet min. When count gets high say out loud awesome count is high and spread three hands at table max

Yeah but for some reason I still laughed when reading this... It's kind of "celebrating" the cat and mouse game. We NEVER cross the line and admit anything, but it's fun to think about just dropping the damn act and having fun with it. Min, min, min, TABLE MAX... Well, ya caught me. Have a good night cya later. Plus, the thing that gets me the most to want to try this is how many people I've heard TRIED this and DIDN'T get backed off. If I can min, min, table max at a place for a couple hours that would be quite +EV.
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