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SOOPOO
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March 25th, 2023 at 8:45:32 PM permalink
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Day 1 play.

DD Blackjack.

Just getting feet wet after a bit of a break. Jumping the bet nicely, no complaints!

+4200

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Iíll tag along. 2 separate sessions at Del Lago playing Pai Gow. Wifey played with me 1st session. She was even and I ended up $60. Second session won $40. Played the few machines that I can mini AP and won another $40.

In laws who took us MORE than made up for my little win. They each qualify for a free room. We each get $20 food credit which there almost covers a meal. Plus my earned points paid for the chocolate croissants for breakfast.

Itís over an hour drive but I LOVE NON SMOKING!

Dealer made 3 hand setting mistakes. Two turned losses for me into pushes! The other made no difference.

RIDICULOUSLY weak house ways there as well. 2,5,5,6,6,8,9
They play 8,9 in the low hand! Turned my Q high Pai Gow into a push.

(The above is why there is no Adventures of SOOPOO thread).
ChumpChange
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March 25th, 2023 at 10:19:58 PM permalink
I've seen $10 craps there on Mon-Thurs., so those are the best days (or nights) to get on that, but it isn't guaranteed whatsoever. Maybe the place picks up traffic after dinner and they raise the minimums to $15 and open a $25 table too. They have $15 BJ at one or two tables, but it's usually full so impossible to get on if you wanted to.
I'd wear a mask at the tables if they're full, or skip going altogether. It's red state area and people just don't seem to care, but the employees do.
SOOPOO
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March 26th, 2023 at 7:19:21 AM permalink
Rumor has it the big Dawg just bought a new watch. A Patek Philippe Tourbillion. It was sold on line by auction. Did you pay the $5.8 million in cash?

OkÖ. What made that watch nearly $6,000,000 as opposed to the usual $100,000+?
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March 26th, 2023 at 6:09:43 PM permalink
I actually tried to get one of those when they first came out in 2013, the Patek Sky Moon Tourbillon, and the original retail on them was $1.2M
Why does this watch cost $1.3 million? Itís complicated
and they were available for under a million, as low as $700K at one point.

I posted about the Patek 6002 here at WOV in fact, and someone commented that it looked like a "toy watch" that you might find in the old SkyMall magazine.



I lost interest trying to buy one, and now look, $5.8M at auction, and at Chrono24 they are asking $7-8M trying to ride on the coattails of that recent auction.

The watch has "12 complicationsómaking it a 'Grand Complication,' including a tourbillon, minute repeater, sky chart and perpetual calendar. The sky chart on the back of the watch shows the evening sky in whatever region you happen to be in, while the moon-phase display shows you whether the moon that night is a crescent or full.

The watch took seven years to develop and make, and the engraving alone takes more than 100 hours. The minute repeater has a chime thatís tuned to sound like cathedral bells."

In general, tourbillons make a watch very expensive (I own now a half dozen tourbillons), and add a minute repeater and the value of a watch goes up even more (I have just one minute repeater). Combine a tourbillon with a minute repeater and you have an even more expensive watch, combine the tourbillon and minute repeater with additional complications such as the perpetual calendar (I have a number of those), and the value goes up even more. None of these complications by the way, is available on a Rolex, making Rolex actually pretty low end compared to these "complicated" watches.
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March 26th, 2023 at 6:24:58 PM permalink
What is interesting about tourbillons is they add value to a fine timepiece basically only because of craftsmanship and time it takes to design and build one. Functionally - tourbillons are no longer needed.

The original purpose of a tourbillon was to give the earliest wristwatches the ability to tell time accurately no matter what angle they were at on your wrist. Before wrist watches were invented, pocket watches were all that was available as far as portable time pieces, and a pocket watch is intended to be held at the same angle, hanging down from a chain, at most all times, other than when briefly lifted and opened to check the time. The design in an antique pocket watch maintains complete accuracy only when in one position, hanging down.

The first wrist watches were basically compact pocket watches, and they couldn't retain accuracy when moved around at different angles while a person was walking, moving his arms, raising his arms, so the tourbillon was the invention that brought accuracy to wrist watches. A tourbillon enables a wrist watch to compensate for differences in its angle, and retain complete accuracy.

Today, a tourbillon is entirely superfluous as there are mechanical watches that are completely accurate without them, but nevertheless a tourbillon (along with other complications) remains the ne plus ultra of watch design that is built into some of the most expensive wrist watches of the modern age.
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March 26th, 2023 at 6:28:01 PM permalink
My clocks are always at least a minute or more off when I reset them twice a year, except for the cable box clock and the computer clock unless the 3 volt battery is dying.
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March 26th, 2023 at 6:29:49 PM permalink
Day 2 play.

DD Blackjack.

Ran into some problems. Wasn't playing very hard though. Actually, I don't really mean problems - just that, I lost. It happens.

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SOOPOO
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March 26th, 2023 at 6:37:34 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

Day 2 play.

DD Blackjack.

Ran into some problems. Wasn't playing very hard though. Actually, I don't really mean problems - just that, I lost. It happens.

-2200

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And this is the MDawg challenge.
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Maybe I just havenít noticed, but do you only play one game type in a day? Like no DD BJ, get a snack then crush some baccarat?
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March 26th, 2023 at 6:51:15 PM permalink
A $6 million dollar watch would probably cost about $60,000 per year to insure !

Whenever Iíve scheduled jewelry it always seems to cost about 1% of the insured value per year
Itís all about making that GTA
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March 26th, 2023 at 6:54:43 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

Day 2 play.

DD Blackjack.

Ran into some problems. Wasn't playing very hard though. Actually, I don't really mean problems - just that, I lost. It happens.

-2200

Note: Lately, for security reasons, session reports are not necessarily presented in real time corresponding directly to the day played.

And this is the MDawg challenge.
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their are days like that. You get all 15s and 16s and the dealer has a 9 or 10 showing. Or you keep getting beat by 1

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