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kewlj
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March 29th, 2021 at 12:17:23 PM permalink
Quote: sabre

Yup.

There are some really great threads detailing the experiences of high rollers at -EV games. Natedog at VMB, leon at 2+2. Entertaining, informative, and completely believable.

This thread is nothing like those.



When the OP of a thread is running around talking about how he has the best thread, and the number of views, and the Alexa ratings for this site on days when he posts vs days that he doesn't, you KNOW he has an agenda and it is not about being informative. Entertaining? well I guess depending on your definition. I think a better word is just attention.

For the record, I had never even heard of Alexa ratings or rankings for forums, let alone checked them before this person bragged that the ratings are up on days he posts. Has anybody? Who (not associated with the forum) would care about that? It's ridiculous.
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March 29th, 2021 at 12:23:06 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

Why are you insulting me?
Why use itinerant ??????
Whats wrong with you
I stay at high end RV parks surrounded by 6 figure rigs
Why insult me with "trailer park"



Terapined apparently has not noticed absolutely nobody says, hey, I'm going to buy some kind of a motor home and travel around the country and live in trailer parks and people are going to look up to me and respect me for it. Because for every person that does it on purpose, there's half a dozen who have no other choice. For many people it's one rung up the ladder from homelessness and everybody knows it.
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March 29th, 2021 at 12:31:38 PM permalink
MDawg, have you ever played baccarat with Japanese whale K.K. Ichikawa ?
Itís all about making that GTA
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March 29th, 2021 at 12:51:35 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Because the real intent of this entire thread is to put people down period.

Tired of constantly being banned, MDawg now mostly remains quiet with insults while he employs (not monetarily I doubt but who knows) Coach and Marcus to do it for him.

Haven't you noticed the pattern?

What took you so long to notice?
♪♪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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March 29th, 2021 at 12:53:11 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

You're in my thread.

I took over this thread long ago, and it has since been given to the people.
♪♪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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March 29th, 2021 at 12:55:25 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

When we were little we had a trailer and vacation traveled all over with my parents one summer, even if the car pulling it was a ______ and not something you'd normally see pulling a trailer. Nothing wrong with the word trailer, in my book. Anyway, as long as you all are in my thread,


ENJOY! and be happy. A MALCONTENT SAD DOG DOESN'T LIVE AS LONG AS A HAPPY DAWG!

Are you saying your dad pulled around the trailer on the back of his Rolls Royce?
♪♪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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March 29th, 2021 at 12:58:41 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Terapined apparently has not noticed absolutely nobody says, hey, I'm going to buy some kind of a motor home and travel around the country and live in trailer parks and people are going to look up to me and respect me for it. Because for every person that does it on purpose, there's half a dozen who have no other choice. For many people it's one rung up the ladder from homelessness and everybody knows it.

Who took over Bob's account?
♪♪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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March 29th, 2021 at 1:47:04 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

What took you so long to notice?



It just took me a long time to speak up
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March 29th, 2021 at 2:37:45 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

when coach belly shows up in a thread, the thread is "lost" of any value.



That shouldn't be problematic since I don't show up on many threads here,
pretty much just this one, and it's not clear to me what value could have been
lost due to my participation, which began some 2 months after it was started.

My agenda to clearly understand the meaning of what's been written,
and the motivation of the authors is insulting to ALL?

Well...that's just like your opinion, man.

I'm not aware that anyone is required to read or write in this thread.
I suspect that if the naysayers had just ignored it and let the OP do his thing
then there would have been no animosity associated with the Adventures,
and certainly many fewer pages.

I participate when I am inspired and motivated to reply on the current topic,
the same as everyone else.

Is your contribution to this thread, or the contributions of those who
thanked you for your insulting post about me, more valuable than mine?

You think that your silly and snide remarks, snarky comments, insults
and complaints add some value to this or any other thread?

Well I don't think so, and apparently neither does the OP,
as he has either blocked or ignores most of you.
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March 29th, 2021 at 3:59:05 PM permalink
Day 13 play

Wow just noticed - 13? Is it unlucky? Well Bill Harrah didn't think so. Harrah's Tahoe has a 13th floor because Bill Harrah didn't believe in unlucky numbers.

Shoe 1, I ended 900 ahead. I had a vague feeling that I should just stop. But I didn't.

Shoe 2, things started falling apart. Another guy came to the table, and he bet against me occasionally. He didn't mean anything, he just figured that the opposite side was the way to go. One hand in particular, I put a good sum on Bank, drew a freakin' 3, he got a one - no that's right it was a zero, and drew the snowman to beat me. He wasn't trying to bet against me, just, he picked the right hand and I didn't.

How badly did things fall apart? I dumped the entire 8K marker and started doing call bets which would win, then the second hand with the call bet win money lose, until finally I lost a 1500 call bet, which meant I was -9500 for the session. I had them print it to twenty, and by the end of the second shoe I had barely five grand in front of me. What was THAT about? Not good.

So I left the table, went up to the room, and grabbed 7000 in chips and came back down. On the way to the room I kept thinking, you shoulda just left when you were 900 ahead. In any case, I felt like I needed some extra ammo to give me the confidence to play harder, and I didn't feel like pulling another marker right then. My wife was still in the suite, about to head out to the gym. She said she was just about to text me a kiss, but instead, she gave me one in person. That was nice. I wasn't particularly agitated, but still, was just a shade on the frenetic side versus being dead calm.

Back down there, I played a shoe that the pit boss had cut, which was incroyable, let me tell. Oh, mon vieux it was something else. Bank run after bank run, and I was hitting it for 2000, 3000, 4000 and then thousand here, thousand there.

Then the fourth shoe, which I cut, had a nine bank run that I pressed into until about the sixth hand I was about even, was going to put 2500, but after a recount, I just put down five hunny and ran the bank out. Tried a few hands after that for black chips only, colored up, and I was about two grand to the good for the session. About the only downer was that the two hands I placed black chips on the side for the dealer, dealer couldn't pick up. Oh well, today was my day to win. Yesterday the dealer's won more than I did, but today I won more.

So that was a twenty five thousand dollar run from -23K for the day to plus +2K. Not bad at all, and believe me it felt GOOD to tear up those two markers.

The guy who was playing with me won about a grand too, but he was betting small and most of the time was just sitting out the incredible runs I was experiencing. It truly is hard to keep a good man down - well anyway, as long as the Baccarat shoes are accommodating, which once again today - they more than were.
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March 29th, 2021 at 4:04:01 PM permalink
I was going to hang out and see what average bet the pit boss had down for me, to negotiate it higher, but this pit boss was old school to the max. Pit boss showed me this notepad where had written - migawd it looked like most every hand I had bet in pencil.

"You're going to enter all of those to get the average? How long will that take?"

"Ten minutes."

"Okay. That's fine. Just round me up, please?" I wasn't going to hang around that long, not today.

I probably will stop by that table again when I pick up some food later. I want to make sure the main dealer who was in charge of that table knows I won. I have a thing about that sort of thing. Whenever I leave I usually leave a message with whatever dealer is present to pass along to the other dealer: "Make sure s/he knows I won, ey?" I don't want anyone to think I got busted and left the table. It's a pride thing for me, I don't know. When I win, which for some time now is always, I want everyone to know.
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March 29th, 2021 at 4:06:46 PM permalink
With an $8,000 marker, I might bet $200 flat bet per hand, or less.
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March 29th, 2021 at 4:09:17 PM permalink
CChange that's going to get you somewhere only on an incredible shoe. I try not to flat bet. On the shoes where I have cleaned up by close to flat betting I could have practically emptied the tray if I had just pressed.
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March 29th, 2021 at 4:12:35 PM permalink
Congrats on your 47th straight winning session.
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March 29th, 2021 at 4:13:12 PM permalink
DO YOU UNDERSTAND the difference between winning 2000, and coming from minus 23000 to win 2000? You really can't put a price on that experience. Is it something I'd like to repeat?

NO!
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March 29th, 2021 at 4:25:26 PM permalink
Quote: Ace2

MDawg, have you ever played baccarat with Japanese whale K.K. Ichikawa ?



I have played Baccarat and Blackjack with a number of famous people, either at the same table or next door, but no, not Kashiwagi Akio who anyway was murdered in 1992, if you've read the story. I have played at the same table or next door to many whales too, especially in the very early 2000s before the "private salons" came into play.

I don't steal the towels like K.K. Ichikawa either,


and I got sick of the ketchup bottles haven't held on to even one this trip. It was just a fun thing to load them up and take them home, but nowadays I might take a tabasco bottle or two for luck, but that's about it.

Quote: MDawg


In my high rolling days the first time I got to RFB status in one of the resorts I used to stay a lot at, they had one of those fully stocked minibars in the suite. I called downstairs to VIP and asked if the RFB included what was in the minibar, and she said, "Within reason." I thought about it for a bit, got a couple of the plastic bags the maids leave in the closet, and emptied the entire contents of the minibar both inside the refrigerator and everything on the counter, into the bags and hid it all away in one of the closets.

The next day when the bar was restocked, I did it again. I repeated this every day of my stay, and I was there over a week. Sometimes I would have to call housekeeping to have them restock because it would sit empty for a whole day. I never saw a bill for anything.

It got to where I would stuff a Huge duffle bag into my luggage every time I flew in, and go home with everything I could fit into the bag wrapped in hotel towels. This was before the airlines were so strict about baggage weight although one time the skycap asked me if I had any alcohol in the heavy bag, and I lied and said No 😃while actually that particular trip the thing was filled not just with minibar bottles but a few bottles of wine and premium tequila my host had given me too.

It got to where I stopped doing it, not because anyone ever said anything but because I got sick of almost all of whatever they had to offer. Eventually I would take only the beef jerky, nuts, sometimes the Pringles and occasionally suntan lotion. I have tons of expired suntan lotion from those days. 😇

I don't even drink (not even a little bit), and to this day one of the bars in my house is lined up with dozens of those miniatures from casino minibars, even after giving most of that free alcohol away.



Quote: MDawg

This is from one of the other bars in my house, just some of the bottles I keep on display

most of the bottles came free from casinos. These are all received maybe ten years ago, maybe more. At the time I asked for very old, very rare Dom Perignon and they gave me a 1980 bottle once, a 1982 another time. Not sure if those are good years? but they seemed old anyway. 😄I have lots of other vintage Dom bottles too but I keep those on their side in the cellar. These two stood upright for so long that it's probably too late now so I just keep them upright.

The MacAllan is 1973 and 1980, I know enough about scotch to know they were giving me good stuff as far as whisky is concerned.

The Johnny Walker Blue, the way to get that free is to order it from room service at a casino where the tip is not added automatically, otherwise you end up paying a hundred and fifty bucks for a "free" bottle, since tips are almost never comp'ed off. The Venetian was one of the best places to get that, you just ordered it up to the suite, gave the attendant a twenty dollar bill, he's happy, and you've got another free bottle of Blue to wrap in a towel and ferret home. I have several bottles of Blue left that I haven't given away.

And then this is some kind of designer Erte bottle of cognac they gave for my being one of the top top players at one casino. Erte was already long dead by the time they gave me the bottle.


Also I had a longstanding understanding with one of the top restaurants in one of the casinos that whenever they emptied another bottle of Louis that they'd call me and give me the empty. I held on to most of these although one was shattered by accident.

I was a big player, but if I had been REALLY big they woulda given me all the UNopened FULL bottles of Louis XIII that came in. I was not quite at that level!



I was just looking at the above posts from 2019, referencing my casino days from a while back. Nowadays, am I rolling QUITE at the level I was way back when? No, but...I'm winning more consistently!
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March 29th, 2021 at 4:37:18 PM permalink
Dang. My only casino souvenirs are low denomination chips for my collection
Itís all about making that GTA
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March 29th, 2021 at 7:25:44 PM permalink
Quote: Ace2

Dang. My only casino souvenirs are low denomination chips for my collection



I always make a point of grabbing some casino logoed matches when I play.

Not only does it make me feel a bit better to walk out of a casino with something in my pocket, they also come in handy when I'm in my "Old King Cole Was A Merry Old Soul" cannabis mode.
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March 29th, 2021 at 7:37:20 PM permalink
I'm hearing a music box from 1795.
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March 30th, 2021 at 2:38:40 AM permalink
Fell asleep somewhat early, just woke up, going back to sleep now. 😎

Took a four mile walk late afternoon yesterday. Two out, two back. Didn't have to, just wanted to do it.
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March 30th, 2021 at 4:58:04 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

I always make a point of grabbing some casino logoed matches when I play.

Not only does it make me feel a bit better to walk out of a casino with something in my pocket, they also come in handy when I'm in my "Old King Cole Was A Merry Old Soul" cannabis mode.



You are gone 2 years and this is your debut post!?! Welcome back Mr V!

MDawg... I agree on those solo Vegas walks. I would sometimes do one at sun up while wife was still asleep. I figured if 4 miles that was about an hour I wasnít gambling this saving money!
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March 30th, 2021 at 7:02:10 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

You are gone 2 years and this is your debut post!?! Welcome back Mr V!

MDawg... I agree on those solo Vegas walks. I would sometimes do one at sun up while wife was still asleep. I figured if 4 miles that was about an hour I wasnít gambling this saving money!

I hope MR. V doesn't mind me saying, while it might be true that it's his first post here in a very long time, I have a feeling he thought nothing of it since he has been around for a little while posting on another forum with some of the same people who post here on the same subject. I haven't posted on DT in a long time(I dont think I know my password) But, if I did, I would not be thinking of it as my first post in a long time, it would just be another post as if I had been there the entire time.
♪♪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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March 30th, 2021 at 8:43:26 AM permalink
It's just, nice to walk sometimes. Today is a gym day. Might not play today at all as the past two sessions were catch up ones, and a break every now and then is in order anyway.

Yesterday when that other player came to my table, it was pretty much right after I had had them print the second marker to twenty. At that moment my thought was, this guy doesn't know what he just stepped into, because there was about to be some heavy hitting. After he saw me dump about fourteen grand he must have figured it was over for me, and luckily for him he didn't follow me on the way down. Unluckily for him too though, he didn't follow me on the way up either.

Time and again it's easier to win 25000 (or whatever large sum) when you have to...versus when you don't. Too bad it's not the other way around. Sometimes I've thought about, why not just pretend you're down ten grand and play catch up when you don't have to,

but it just doesn't seem to work that way.
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March 30th, 2021 at 8:54:22 AM permalink
Quote: MDawg


but it just doesn't seem to work that way.



It doesn't work the way you claim either. But we all are enjoying the good "story"
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March 30th, 2021 at 9:06:05 AM permalink
Hi Ace2. Did you and I have the watch conversations in the past, or was that with someone else?

Anyway, have you read this?
Robert De Niro's watches in Casino: appalling or appealing?
I already have that standard dial Piaget Polo.

I am not interested in the
Bueche Girod 18k Gold
De Niro wore, because it is a Quartz.

But the one he wore in the diner scene with Lester Diamond, with the red face, I've been looking for something like that.

I understand it's a Piaget with a red face, but I think a lapis lazuli white gold men's Piaget would do the trick in a different way and be better.
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March 30th, 2021 at 4:02:22 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

Before going downstairs I was thinking a little bit about what I get out of posting the day to day session reports at WOV. I mean, as Ratso Rizzo put it, "What am I dragging my bum leg around town for" knocking myself out reporting these things here?

If there is anything to be gained, other than the pleasure of writing about what happened, it's accountability. Now, does accountability to a gaggle of strangers trump accountability to myself or to people who know me? No. But still, knowing that I have to come up here and report what happened is at least tangentially on my mind when it comes to playing seriously and well and doing my best to make sure I win.




An informative post there MDawg, revealing in many aspects. I think in your case it is all about accountability and very little to do with finding pleasure in writing. MDawg, I believe that you use the boards for your own benefits in that you psyched yourself into a fear of failure not to yourself but to the board. The board provides you with the ultimate discipline always knowing that you will be reporting today's results the following day. Sick as it sounds the board is like your family whom you do not want to disappoint. If you did not have your family you may lose control of your actions.

Only your reasoning is faulty in that the accountability that you place on yourself to win every session may in fact be setting yourself up for a huge downfall while trying to please the masses. Better off putting less pressure on yourself and accept some reasonable losses. And stop always quitting even when slightly up for that report tomorrow. Do you trust your game or not? No excuses to be said about trying to please a bunch of strangers.
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March 30th, 2021 at 4:15:41 PM permalink
Great thread!

Great expectations!

Great results!

Great everything!

Thanks to MDawg!
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March 30th, 2021 at 4:23:10 PM permalink
Quote: BoSox

An informative post there MDawg, revealing in many aspects. I think in your case it is all about accountability and very little to do with finding pleasure in writing. MDawg, I believe that you use the boards for your own benefits in that you psyched yourself into a fear of failure not to yourself but to the board. The board provides you with the ultimate discipline always knowing that you will be reporting today's results the following day. Sick as it sounds the board is like your family whom you do not want to disappoint. If you did not have your family you may lose control of your actions.

Only your reasoning is faulty in that the accountability that you place on yourself to win every session may in fact be setting yourself up for a huge downfall while trying to please the masses. Better off putting less pressure on yourself and accept some reasonable losses. And stop always quitting even when slightly up for that report tomorrow. Do you trust your game or not? No excuses to be said about trying to please a bunch of strangers.

Not only the reasoning that is faulty, I fear. MDawg will NEVER stop reporting his successes here. Nor will he START reporting his failures and losses.
Psalm 25:16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Proverbs 18:2 A fool finds no satisfaction in trying to understand, for he would rather express his own opinion.
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March 30th, 2021 at 4:46:42 PM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

I fear. MDawg will NEVER stop reporting his successes here. Nor will he START reporting his failures and losses.



Not on his own he won't. But I can't help but wonder if it was time for him "to put up or shut up" back in December, as Wizard declared, the after all this additional nonsense is it not LONG PAST TIME?
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March 30th, 2021 at 4:53:44 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

Day 13 play

Wow just noticed - 13? Is it unlucky? Well Bill Harrah didn't think so. Harrah's Tahoe has a 13th floor because Bill Harrah didn't believe in unlucky numbers.

Shoe 1, I ended 900 ahead. I had a vague feeling that I should just stop. But I didn't.

Shoe 2, things started falling apart. Another guy came to the table, and he bet against me occasionally. He didn't mean anything, he just figured that the opposite side was the way to go. One hand in particular, I put a good sum on Bank, drew a freakin' 3, he got a one - no that's right it was a zero, and drew the snowman to beat me. He wasn't trying to bet against me, just, he picked the right hand and I didn't.

How badly did things fall apart? I dumped the entire 8K marker and started doing call bets which would win, then the second hand with the call bet win money lose, until finally I lost a 1500 call bet, which meant I was -9500 for the session. I had them print it to twenty, and by the end of the second shoe I had barely five grand in front of me. What was THAT about? Not good.

So I left the table, went up to the room, and grabbed 7000 in chips and came back down. On the way to the room I kept thinking, you shoulda just left when you were 900 ahead. In any case, I felt like I needed some extra ammo to give me the confidence to play harder, and I didn't feel like pulling another marker right then. My wife was still in the suite, about to head out to the gym. She said she was just about to text me a kiss, but instead, she gave me one in person. That was nice. I wasn't particularly agitated, but still, was just a shade on the frenetic side versus being dead calm.

Back down there, I played a shoe that the pit boss had cut, which was incroyable, let me tell. Oh, mon vieux it was something else. Bank run after bank run, and I was hitting it for 2000, 3000, 4000 and then thousand here, thousand there.

Then the fourth shoe, which I cut, had a nine bank run that I pressed into until about the sixth hand I was about even, was going to put 2500, but after a recount, I just put down five hunny and ran the bank out. Tried a few hands after that for black chips only, colored up, and I was about two grand to the good for the session. About the only downer was that the two hands I placed black chips on the side for the dealer, dealer couldn't pick up. Oh well, today was my day to win. Yesterday the dealer's won more than I did, but today I won more.

So that was a twenty five thousand dollar run from -23K for the day to plus +2K. Not bad at all, and believe me it felt GOOD to tear up those two markers.

The guy who was playing with me won about a grand too, but he was betting small and most of the time was just sitting out the incredible runs I was experiencing. It truly is hard to keep a good man down - well anyway, as long as the Baccarat shoes are accommodating, which once again today - they more than were.



Looks like a losing streak to me, followed by a winning streak.
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March 30th, 2021 at 6:53:47 PM permalink
I might have lost a high denomination chip sometime between yesterday and today. Would you believe it? When I left the pit after yesterday's session combined with the chips I brought down from upstairs I was sure I went back up with a certain amount and change. Today, the change was there, the highest denomination chip was there, but one chip appeared to be missing, and wouldn't you know it, yesterday was one day that I didn't take a picture of my chips from the session, so I can't even look at the photo record to determine for sure what I had. I had set these chips aside separately from the others.

I went back and talked to the same pit boss from yesterday and he said that he had me down for a 2500 win for that session, which, minus what I tipped out, should have put me at a certain amount in chips. Anyway, I looked everywhere I can't find it. If it is even missing in the first place, maybe not. Talked to security too, no record of anything like that.

I was a tad on the forgetful side yesterevening. When I went back downstairs to order take-out I left my jacket on the casino floor. I realized it almost instantly after entering the suite, and went right back downstairs and found it, right where I had left it draped on a slot machine chair. This wasn't the same jacket I wore to my session yesterday it was a different one, so misplacing it had nothing directly to do with the "missing" chip. It's a very expensive jacket as are all of my jackets and coats but thankfully no one took it.

Anyway, I told a friend about what had happened and he said he would pray that whoever finds the chip needs it more than I did. I just don't like losing things, large or small. I dislike almost more not even knowing if I lost anything in the first place.

Maybe time to slow down - misplaced jacket, lost chip, good thing I took a break today.
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March 30th, 2021 at 8:37:05 PM permalink
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Hi Ace2. Did you and I have the watch conversations in the past, or was that with someone else?

Yes we did. I am familiar with some Rolex models
but not so much with other brands. They say a good watch is the only piece of jewelry a man should wear, and I abide by that
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March 30th, 2021 at 8:59:37 PM permalink
Rolex builds a solid premium watch but their rep and popularity is the result of years of good advertising and product placement.

Knowledgeable watch aficionados know which other brands to seek out, brands that most of the public have never heard of.

Seems to me in part at least to be the difference between "new money" and "old money," i.e. new money opts for Rolex because they heard from their friends that it's the best, whereas scions of old money who are well informed know to also look at Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and of course Vacheron Constantin.
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March 31st, 2021 at 1:56:18 AM permalink
You know some casinos do you have lost and founds. In fact two of ours have lost and founds both run by little old ladies, sometimes they even make little treats for the people like a pan of fudge or some chocolate chip cookies or some other sweet treats to help calm the weary players. Remember that :).
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March 31st, 2021 at 2:15:17 AM permalink
I dropped a handful of red chips on the floor once (where's the chip racks or chip buckets?) and I had to find them on the floor. I think a few rolled away.
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March 31st, 2021 at 2:41:00 AM permalink
MarcusClark66, assuming I lost the chip, it would take a pretty honest good person to turn the chip in if he found it. Put it this way, in the xylophone of human character, at the one end of goodness you might have someone who would find such a thing and turn it in. There are such people, you read about them all the time. And then, you read about the lowest end of human character, self loathing types who might pick up the phone and turn in their fellow man with nothing to gain. I can't imagine someone like that ever doing the right thing. Someone mentioned Hunter S Thompson, wasn't he the one who said that we've turned into a nation of ratfinks?

I'd rather just think that whoever found it needed the chip more than I did. I'm over it, I've raped and pillaged Vegas for over two weeks straight. I just inadvertently returned a small portion to the forces that be is all.
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Ace2, probably the first luxury brand I had was a Rolex, my Dad got me one. And I've had many many since then. But I never really stuck with Rolex. There probably isn't a top Swiss luxury timepiece brand I don't own. But - here's the rub. As your watch collection grows, you find that you're less and less willing to wear or even acquire the less rare, less expensive pieces. So in other words, there's almost no point in buying a $10K watch once you've started wearing $250K tourbillons. (And once you get to that point, you want a $500K tourbillon, or a minute repeater combined with a tourbillon, or a Paul Newman dial Cosmograph.) And then as far as the less expensive time piece - it just gets thrown into the safety deposit box at the bank, to be run once a year to make sure it stays in good order. You don't even wear it, you want to wear only the best in your collection.

But there are exceptions. That 18k WG Piaget with the lapis lazuli face - if I were to acquire that it would probably run about 8K. I could see myself wearing such a watch occasionally, just because of its character, even if it isn't so very expensive. The thing with Ace Rothstein is that he wore a different watch depending on his clothing that day. Now that, I can relate to. I like.

People who can't relate to watches - consider cars. Whether you are into classic cars or modern, once you get to a certain point you're just going to want to acquire a vehicle more expensive or more rare than the last one, not less.
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March 31st, 2021 at 3:13:30 AM permalink
This might be what I'm looking for: TRUMP PLAZA CASINO Jackpocket Fanny Pack Money Bag Black Gambling Hotel https://tinyurl.com/yzhfbfhn

Just put a plastic cup in there to hold chips.
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March 31st, 2021 at 3:22:25 AM permalink
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People who can't relate to watches


One of my vast collection. Ok so long as you don't want to do anything with a '4' after an unfortunate incident with a key.



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A '4' as in the digit the Asians consider bad luck? Or do you simply mean that the exact spot where the 4 on the second screen appears doesn't work any longer?
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My old Casio watch that I found in my driveway in 1984 bit the dust awhile back and I was forced to get dollar store watches. But a couple decades ago I got an upgrade to this.

IRONMAN Classic 30 Full-Size Resin Strap Watch https://tinyurl.com/yjbmb36c
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March 31st, 2021 at 3:34:57 AM permalink
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A '4' as in the digit the Asians consider bad luck? Or do you simply mean that the exact spot where the 4 on the second screen appears doesn't work any longer?

A tiny scratch rendered the '4' button of the touch-screen un-usable. $:o)
That video is not actually me or my watch: Just a review of that model by someone else (Another Brit). I would hate anyone to think I'm fabricating evidence of my material wealth.
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Why not a video of OnceDear speaking, so that some of these guys might spin their wheels micro-analyzing your accent to determine your origins, Henry Higgins style. Ford knows how many have been spending their days and nights with that sort of thing with MDawg.
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There are a few things that are certain in life.

1. Death
2. Taxes
3. That as soon as a post is made in this thread a certain someone or his minions will stumble over their feet to come up with something to post in my homage thread to make sure it is bumped.

But...at this end...I don't post unless I have actual content to present. When the Vegas trip is over, won't be a whole more to say until the next one.
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Just pulled the pair of pants I was wearing when I lost the chip out of the closet. Twelve cents fell on the carpet. Not what I might have been hoping for, but something. Change from a minor cash purchase a few days ago as I recall.

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Just pulled the pair of pants I was wearing when I lost the chip out of the closet. Twelve cents fell on the carpet. Not what I might have been hoping for, but something. Change from a minor cash purchase a few days ago as I recall.



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March 31st, 2021 at 9:06:05 AM permalink
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Rolex builds a solid premium watch but their rep and popularity is the result of years of good advertising and product placement.

Knowledgeable watch aficionados know which other brands to seek out, brands that most of the public have never heard of.

Seems to me in part at least to be the difference between "new money" and "old money," i.e. new money opts for Rolex because they heard from their friends that it's the best, whereas scions of old money who are well informed know to also look at Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and of course Vacheron Constantin.

There may be some truth to that. I am definitely not old money and can probably only barely qualify as new money in a low/mid tier city.

However, Iíve bought Rolex because I like the look of some models, not because I heard something from friends. When the 40mm rose gold day-date was released about five years ago I knew I had to have it. Additionally, I like their value retention, though other premium brands may also have that

Iíve heard of the brands you mentioned and I need to look at some...I probably have browsed over a few while window shopping. Iíve always liked watches

MDawg, as I recall you were wanting to buy the platinum Rolex day-date with blue face. Itís not a $500k tourbillon but some can approach $100k. Thatís still a decent sized chunk of new money
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March 31st, 2021 at 9:09:27 AM permalink
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Just pulled the pair of pants I was wearing when I lost the chip out of the closet. Twelve cents fell on the carpet. Not what I might have been hoping for, but something. Change from a minor cash purchase a few days ago as I recall.



Who would post something like this thinking anyone gives a rat's ass? This is NOT normal behavior (in my opinion of course).

On one of the Seinfeld episodes, Jerry tells George "he needs help, and not just one doctor, but a team of psychiatrists working round the clock thinking about you, having conferences, observing you". LoL. Just an obscure reference, not thinking of anyone in particular. :/
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March 31st, 2021 at 9:17:08 AM permalink
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One of my vast collection. Ok so long as you don't want to do anything with a '4' after an unfortunate incident with a key.



Proper Class! $:o)

You must have stolen that from my dad !
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March 31st, 2021 at 9:20:42 AM permalink
Ace2, I have owned the platinum Day Date 40mm for some time now (with the blue face). I have posted some pics of it in the past, including this one


recently.

The watch I was thinking of buying next is the Platina (Daytona platinum), which is what you and I were talking about I believe. I have not acquired that yet, but I recently acquired a Cartier tourbillon, actually I'm wearing it in that picture with the 12 cents in my palm, and a number of other watches, including a Breguet with an alarm feature in it, and a different watch with a perpetual calendar, and a few others. I actually went a little overboard recently with the watch buying. However, the only Rolex I have acquired recently was another one for my wife. She doesn't really care much about stuff like that, I am the watch hound, but I couldn't just keep buying only men's.
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