And, to be honest, BoSox, I do take these claims personally.
THAT is just NOT the way it works and it is offensive to those of us that work hard at playing with an advantage and actually play the game within the game vs the casinos and casino industry.
I know that you take it personally where you should roll with the punches just like the times we experience the negative side of variance. All of this is just a part of life and the internet world. Look at it this way many, many more new players /members are doomed to fail than succeed, and the ones that have any chance at all need to learn early on how to separate the wheat from the chaff quickly. Those that don't are going to be eaten alive and how unfortunate they are a very real commodity that is necessary in the casino world of advantage play. Sad as it is the opposition to many of your arguments is in fact putting food on your table.
I don't find Mdawg's Claims of constant winning 100 percent believable ,but I don't think that they are blatant Fiction either. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt but taking his claims of constant big wins with a grain of salt.
Starburger, I think MDawg's sample sizes of the number of hands played is well over projected by his own estimates rendering all of the results meaningless. Strange as it sounds my first sentence was defending him as I was trying to put some legitimacy to his trip reports. This includes he may in fact be a great comp negotiator.
Off subject as in food for thought:
I am sure that the owner of this site likes plenty of traffic visiting the board in hopes that some members participate in the online gaming companies that advertise here. Strange though as this next thought sounds I wonder if some members are passing up on the online gaming and that the land casinos are noticing increases in Baccarat players? I think that MDawg could find a way to make this into a bet with someone, possibly for 25 small bottles of ketchup.
You know MDawg how you say that you are always welcome back to play again, you very well could be barred on internet gaming sites who sell advertising. Bad for business is well bad for business. Or are you bringing in online Baccarat business?
So, you could just wait it out and observe the entire Trip Report per property after we move on to the next resort, or follow along at TruePassage.
On the way in on the Strip we did notice some level of crowds, especially on corners, which leads us to think that at least in terms of numbers, Vegas is starting to make a bit of a comeback.
However, on closer inspection, doesn't seem to be much of a gaming crowd, and the stench of marijuana still permeates in front of most of the major casinos on the Strip - meaning that, people are here to party and unwind, which is fine, but not the typical Vegas masses of just a year or more ago, but more of a lower end group not so much here to spend. Not so well dressed, not so good looking, just here to have a good time and not to make any major statement. Is this the same downscale crowd we observed in Fall 2020? Couldn't say for sure - will advise. Perhaps that more ritzy crowd of yesteryear will appear as the weather warms and room rates go back up.
That's not to say that the upscale Vegas crowd is absent - just, you won't find it milling out on the Strip or inside most of the Strip casinos these days, not even inside some of the nicer properties that typically (but not lately) attract the higher end visitors.
When I tipped the bellman who loads our bags on a cart $10., he seemed genuinely grateful. When I gave the bellman who brought the bags up to the suite $25., he said "Thank YOU, " after I said "thank you," to him, which leads me to further believe that the high end crowd is absent. I always give the valet on Day One arrival $5., which isn't a lot, but this time I could tell that the guy really appreciated it. These poor guys seem hungry for tips. I mean they are always happy to get a gratuity, but right now they seem happier than usual.
I couldn't tell you anything about any online casino games but I assume the Wizard's games are random. As far as real world craps, I've over all won at the game, sometimes a ton, but with craps, short of telekinesis, which who is to say that such a gift is not beyond mere dreamt of philosophy, it just all depends on whether it's your night.
As far as BACCARAT, MDawg played quickly and won today. One guy saw the light, came over, copied me, and won too. Two others at my table (one of them kept arguing with his friend to follow me but they did not see the MDawg beacon), lost. That's it for today. Until tomorrow.