billryan
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October 10th, 2017 at 4:00:08 PM permalink
Tomorrows Yankee game starts at 4PM and we have tix for Billy Idol at 8PM, which doesn't leave time to watch the game and ten drive to Mandalay Bay and get to the House of Blues.
Looks like we'll be heading there early and watch the game in the casino.
Was curious if anyone knew if we could be scoring free drinks in the Sports Book if I make a wager on the Yankee game., or just how their drink policy is in general. Two of us are Pearl level, other two don't have cards.
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Rigondeaux
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October 10th, 2017 at 4:08:19 PM permalink
I don't know for sure, but you should get roughly 1 drink for every $100-200 bet.
FleaStiff
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October 10th, 2017 at 4:59:41 PM permalink
If you want drinks for approximately three hours for four people, perhaps you should have the two cardless persons give you any money they choose to bet so your action will look more attractive to the casino.
FleaStiff
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October 10th, 2017 at 4:59:41 PM permalink
If you want drinks for approximately three hours for four people, perhaps you should have the two cardless persons give you any money they choose to bet so your action will look more attractive to the casino.
RS
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October 10th, 2017 at 7:19:58 PM permalink
Find a bar that's playing the game and has machines.

Slow play the machines.

Drink a lot.

You'll expect to lose money gambling, obviously, but it's cheaper than paying for drinks. Your mileage may very.


I don't know what kind of action you'd put down on the game, but ask for drink tickets if you don't get any, or if you do -- ask for more. Try to find a friendly lookin' bet writer.

Probably frowned upon, but you can probably just ask other people for their tickets. Obviously don't solicit them out of the blue. But maybe get in line behind a guy who looks like he's got some money. Ask him what he's betting on, agree with him, and perhaps gently bring up the tickets thing, like "ya know how I can get extra drink tickets? I don't bet much (as much as you), just want to have a few during the game. " might be enough for him to just give you some of his tickets or all of them. Also, probably wouldn't be tough to buy the tickets for $1-2 from random people who're leaving the booth.

You can probably even find some just laying around or in a trashcan if you're into that sorta thing. Trashcans are probably cleaner in a book than other places, since it should mostly just be empty bottles, losing tickets, parlay cards, futures sheets, etc. But you probably don't want to be seen digging through the trash.


I don't know what the money line or points lines are for any of the games. But baseball tends to have close ML's with a 10 cent difference between them. So if you can find something like -140 and +130, bet $140 on one side and $100 on the other. The favorite is more likely to win, and you break even. If the underdog wins, then you lose $10. But you have $240 in action. This is a guarantee-can't-win scenario, but your expected loss is $4.27 combined, and at most you'll lose $10. You can probably get more value than $10 in drinks (if you'd otherwise pay cash for them) anyway. Better to bet more money, depending on how many drinks and stuff you want. Do it for $500 and $700. Expected loss is about $21 and worst case you lose $50.

Of course you'd want to stagger your bets and/or have someone else put in the other side with a different writer.


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October 10th, 2017 at 9:11:30 PM permalink
If time is not a problem just scout the cocktail waitress working the area and put some money in and play a hand while they come around, then wait until they come back.

If you want the drink ASAP play at the bar, but recently at strip casinos it's pretty slow since they check your machine for the required action.
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October 11th, 2017 at 1:49:49 AM permalink
That place has to close down and rebrand at some point.
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October 11th, 2017 at 5:29:43 AM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing

Who in the world would ever stay on the 32nd floor

Anyone who gets a sportsbook prize to see the Unearned Family Money Emasculated The Shooter Shrine.
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October 11th, 2017 at 6:16:05 AM permalink
Have you considered not betting on the game and instead using that money to buy a few drinks for three hours? Or betting less on the game, and using the other portion to buy drinks?
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October 11th, 2017 at 10:36:14 AM permalink
Quote: SM777

Have you considered not betting on the game and instead using that money to buy a few drinks for three hours? Or betting less on the game, and using the other portion to buy drinks?



We've got ourselves a blasphemer here.

(sorta joking)

A $20 race wager could probably get you two drink tickets. They never seemed to care how many tickets I asked for (CET casinos).
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