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teddys
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November 19th, 2012 at 6:11:43 PM permalink
Quote: ten2win

I'm sorry for the lateness on this post, teddys

I live here in area and these are my best recollections:

Sandia: Free buy on the 4 & 10 only @ $20 or more. 2x on Aces & 3x on Boxcars.

Santa Ana Star: Free buy on the 4 & 10 @ any amount(even $5). 3x on Aces & 3x on Boxcars.

Route 66: Free buy on the 4 & 10 @ any amount(even $5). 2x on Aces & 3x on Boxcars.

All of the above offer buy the 5 & 9 @ $20 or more with Vig on the Win only.



Thanks. Am I correct in saying Route 66 is the most convenient to I-40, but also the seediest? Or is it decent?

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I've been playing mostly at Sandia lately when I play, pretty much VP, as I've been in a Craps losing rut.

Yeah, me too. Only one way to get out of that rut, though...
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November 19th, 2012 at 6:41:47 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

Thanks. Am I correct in saying Route 66 is the most convenient to I-40, but also the seediest? Or is it decent?


You are correct. Route 66 is the Rio Puerco exit on I-40, I'm not sure of the number, maybe around number 190.

I'm going out on a limb here, but I'd say that Route 66 is a step up from The Santa Ana Star. They have a connected Hotel, a night club, the Best Buffet(by popular local vote), a nice bar and poker room. It's very isolated in a desolate area about 20 miles West of Albuquerque.

They do have $5 PGP, some 6:5 Blackjack Tables and those shorter Craps Tables, which I kind of enjoy for some reason.
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November 24th, 2012 at 5:55:29 AM permalink
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Sorry to ressurect this thread (Whatever happened to Heavy?), but I'm driving to Nevada, and depending on the weather, may stop in Albuquerque.



Did you happen to stop on your way through???
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November 24th, 2012 at 9:42:35 AM permalink
I talked to him yesterday. He's planning to stop at one of those places. I think Route-66. He's planning to hit the no Vig 4/10.
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December 1st, 2012 at 8:14:06 AM permalink
I did visit the casinos in Albuquerque. For my bankroll's sake, I wish I hadn't.

I first went to Santa Ana Star. This was the hardest to get to and the furthest from the freeway. They did have the free bet on the field, four, and ten. I also noted that they had the 9/7 paytable on Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em trips, and a very good double deck blackjack game, neither of which I played. I played craps for about 10 minutes and was the only one at the table . I bet the passline, max odds (10x), and the four and ten for $25 each. I also bet the field starting at $15 and pressing on every win in a Fibonacci sequence. I eventually got sick of having to make a pass line bet, and colored up down $230. I got a tasty breakfast burrito with green chili for $1.75.

Next I went to Sandia. This is nice, but not super nice. It reminds me of some of the Indian casinos in AZ, like Lone Butte. They had the free buy on the four and ten. I bought them both for $25 each (no other bets), and doubled the bet after every win. One guy got both my four and ten up to $250 each, and then threw a die in the bowl when the faces clearly showed four...next roll, seven out :(
After that it got really bad and I left with a $400 loss.

Route 66 is outside of town on 1-40. It was also not very crowded. They gave me a free ace in blackjack where the max bet was $100. I bet a black chip and got a 6 on my ace. Dealer showed 10, so I hit and got a 2 for nineteen. Dealer had 20 :( The craps table had the same free buy on the four and ten. There was one other shooter at the table who was a real asshole. I bought in and played the same way I had at Sandia, parlaying the four and ten. I was winning a little (4 & 10s were hitting), when the guy said some shit to me and I finally had it and said "take all my bets down." Of course, as soon as I did this I KID YOU NOT the dealer called about six 4s and 10s in a row. I came back later and dropped $500 on a cold table.

I stopped a two more casinos on I-40, neither of which had craps, but I did pick up some free souvenirs like a New Mexico coffee mug. Fire Rock in Gallup had a $5 craps table with 3x4x5x odds. I decided to give it a throw, and again I was the only player. I played my usual method of $5 coming and max odds on every throw. It LITERALLY took me less than 15 minutes to lose $660. If someone had told me, "Shoot as worse as you possibly can," I'm not sure I could have fulfilled that directive more thoroughly. I think I collected on about three odds bets out of 50 or so made. I left and tipped the dealers $5, who were very nice.

I really hate craps right now.
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December 1st, 2012 at 9:52:34 AM permalink
Next time you play craps, make sure you have the hottest damn girl you can find that wants to do you, let her flirt with the crew while you're shooting and make comments about your hard ten or whatever. Low cut less them short stick (encourage it). You'll win.
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December 1st, 2012 at 10:34:11 AM permalink
Quote: teddys

I did visit the casinos in Albuquerque. For my bankroll's sake, I wish I hadn't.

I really hate craps right now.


Now can you feel my pain!
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December 1st, 2012 at 10:38:00 AM permalink
Teddy's Craps trip report sounds like my Vegas trip in October....
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100xOdds
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December 2nd, 2012 at 6:45:01 AM permalink
Teddys craps trip sounds like my Nov.

I feel your pain Teddy:
playing dont... table is hot.. lose a few dont bets.
switch to passline.. table turns cold.. seven pso's in a row! uggg
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December 2nd, 2012 at 7:43:30 AM permalink
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switch to passline.. table turns cold.. seven pso's in a row! uggg



One of these days you guys will believe me... the dice HATE, no, *really* HATE, no, *really* *really* HATE side switchers! [g]
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