terapined
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September 17th, 2014 at 5:12:08 PM permalink
Vegas trip report 9/13-16
Just a short 3 nite trip.
Had Weekend off plus Mon and Tues, had a free airline ticket so I figured head out for a short trip.
Will be back in Vegas for a longer trip next month and December.
Arrived Saturday, head downstairs for the 2 dollar express bus to downtown, only 15 min wait.
Checkin into my room at the 4 Queens, take a shower and am ready to gamble.
1st my football victory.
I check WOV board for the Wiz's parlay football picks suggests Carolina, Bears and Eagles. He also has the Vikings but since the line is moving against the Pats , I take the Pats at -3.5 on the 1/2 point card when the line moved to -5 to -6.
So just 1 20 buck parlay bet 4 teams, Carolina, Bears, Pats and Eagles. Also lay 10 bucks on my home team Bucs and points.
Bucs lose so I lose 10 but my 20 dollar parlay is alive with Carolina and Pats win.
Bet 20 bucks on Bears since they are on my parlay Sun Nite football, I win and 4 team parlay alive.
Monday nite put 20 on the Eagles since last team to complete parlay, Eagles win
Total sport bets 70 bucks, won about 316 and change for a 246 profit. My best ever weekend betting football.

Saturday aftrernoon walked through Binions, Tournament just started, 8 tables full.
I like seeing that, little poker downtown and Binions seems to be doing good.
I played a tournament last year at Binions and only 3 tables, good to see 8 tables.
I saw a card swipe machine and swipe, nothing.
I go over to players club, They look at my card. Its old. Still has horseshoe on the card. I ask how rare is the card. They say they see about 2 a month.
I'm no longer in the system. woohoo, new player promotion. Quickly rack up 10 pionts for 10 bucks free play and 5 bucks from spin the wheel for 15 bucks free play.

Played a bunch of Pai Gow poker. yea house has a huge edge but its such a fun game.
PaI gOW is different everywhere.
Boyds casinos, I stayed away from Pai Gow, the fortune bet is weird and its chipless, small machine built into table. I dont like it.
Played PaiGow at the new SLS. They set aside a hand to play for a 2nd hand. You look at your hand, get pai gow, can play an optional 2nd hand but no fortune bet.
4 queens and Binions, standard pai gow with the 1 buck fortune bet and thats where I played and also the D.
The D I sit down to play, buy in, and get 3 cards and everbody is looking at the 3 cards. I'm thinking WTF. Turns out the D Pai Gow is 2 games in one. 3 card poker and Paigow. weird. I just play Pai Gow and its real slow, everybody is playing 3 card poker while I sit their not touching my 3 cards. Finally that round over, I get 4 more cards for pai gow.
I really like playing the D. Regular Pai Gow, 1 dollar fortune bet, TV for football above the table and party pit dealer cleavage.
I actually hit the Str Flush 1 dollar fortune bet and won 50 bucks.
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I never tip during my typical 1 hour pai gow session, I think the party pit girl thought I was a total cheapskate.
I never tip during the game, just when cashing out.
I did tip 5 bucks coloring up. Usually I just tip single chip leftovers but for the cleavage 5 bucks. Cheap? Just about right? too much?

I walked over to El Cortez to play 3 dollar BJ. Late Mon afternoon and minimum is 5 so I did not play. Walked outside and the heat hits me. Against the El Cortez plain wall side of building on Freemont the heat just concentrates, brutal. I walk over to the container pARK, just way too hot outside, I turn around and go back to main part of downtown. I then walk over the downtown grand. I sit at a 5 dollar BJ table, no other players. A bit buzzed so I sit down with a strategy sheet and only buy in for 20 bucks. I am on fire, 1st hand double down and win, a regular win, BJ, another regular win. a push, BJ win.
I'm thinking gotta play this streak out. a few more hands and after cooling down, up about 32 bucks. Cash out and tip 2 bucks.

I had 2 5 dollar match play coupons for the D. I put down the coupon and 5 bucks on craps dont. Total low roller action and they ask for my players card. wow. win 1 bet, lose 2nd bet and walk away.

I checked out Bingo at the Plaza. I'm a total bingo virgin. I walk in and look around. Everybody is on tablets. I decide to go old school with paper and markers.
I figure a seniors game, gotta be pretty kick back.
I spend 18 bucks and get amarker and sit down. Wow, what a fast game. Not kickback at all. Actually pretty intense. As soon as I am finished marking my cards, next number is up. Any hesitation and forget it. I felt like I was at work. Guy next to me shows me his tablet, totally kickback, tablet does all the work.
Big mistake not going for the tablet. Probabbly my last ever bingo.

I have Ceasars money due to my Total rewards visa that I pay off every month. Now I want too see if the rewards are worth it using it to buy gas and groceries.
I am single and try to ride my bike to work so not spending huge amounts on gas and groceries. Walk up the the Bachanal buffet, I ask how much and how much do I have on players card. Breakfast at Bachanal is 47 bucks and Bachanal said I only had 15 bucks on card. I'm thinking WTF, only 15. Not paying 32 bucks for breakfast. I walk over to Harrahs, cheaper buffet. Its 17 bucks, I figure 15 with the Ceasars card and and 2 bucks out of my pocket. Harrahs said card covered whole thing. weird. Anyway pig out then walk over the the players card counter. I hand over card and ask how much I have left. They say 70 dollars. I geuss the clown at the Bachanal made a mistake. Oh well, got 2 more vagas trips planned this year so will hit up the bachanal next month or Dec.

Video poker. Played alot at the 4 Queens bar by Freemont ST. Interesting quarter JOB game. Spade royal was over 3k, other royals around 1200 so average Royal is around 1600 which bumps up payout about 0.6% . Not as good as 99.54 but getting close. Also played the 99.54 machines by the cashier. Played alot of Double Bonus at the D upstairs on the 100.17 machine. Hit 3333 for 100 bucks. That was sweet. Found the 100.17 double bonus at the California and got 4 aces for 200 dollars.
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Never hit a Royal. I play alot of video poker and have never hit a Royal in Vegas.

Overall great trip money wise.
Won 246 football
Pai Gow, probabbly down some overall, maybe 50 bucks, played alot.
Video Poker probabbly up about 150, played alot
BJ up about 30. hardly played.
Craps down about 30. hardly played.

Flew home Yesterday, got up this morning to go to work. Pretty rough. west coast body clock and east coast job next am after flying home. Not doing this again, need a day to decompress.
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
Dicenor33
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September 17th, 2014 at 5:44:16 PM permalink
Fly across the country to win 400? I won't lift my ass from the couch for that.
AxiomOfChoice
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September 17th, 2014 at 5:50:00 PM permalink
Quote: Dicenor33

Fly across the country to win 400? I won't lift my ass from the couch for that.



Will you do it to lose $10k though?
terapined
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September 17th, 2014 at 6:03:07 PM permalink
Quote: Dicenor33

Fly across the country to win 400? I won't lift my ass from the couch for that.



I'm a low roller.
Usually I fly across the country to lose 400 lol.
In fact I plan on going to Vegas next month and will have a 600 loss budgeted.
I just gamble for fun. Little risk, little reward.
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
aceofspades
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September 17th, 2014 at 6:09:00 PM permalink
Quote: Dicenor33

Fly across the country to win 400? I won't lift my ass from the couch for that.





Perhaps terapined wanted to get away for a few days and the gambling was entertainment, not a way to make a living.

I think there are plenty of us on this board who do not gamble for a living and enjoy getting away for a few days to relax and gamble a bit.

I think anytime you can come out on the plus side from a trip to LV you've had a good trip.
Boz
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September 17th, 2014 at 6:42:51 PM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

Perhaps terapined wanted to get away for a few days and the gambling was entertainment, not a way to make a living.

I think there are plenty of us on this board who do not gamble for a living and enjoy getting away for a few days to relax and gamble a bit.

I think anytime you can come out on the plus side from a trip to LV you've had a good trip.




You speak for many of us on here. A win is a win, and the play is the relief from everyday work life. And NO, that does not make us "problem" gamblers.


Great trip report by the way!
strictlyAP
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September 17th, 2014 at 7:12:04 PM permalink
why in the world did you set the pai gow hand that way? makes zero sense unless im brain dead, why would yuo not play the queen and the 6 with the flush- at least you have some small chance of winning
The bet will not be paid- not now not ever
terapined
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September 17th, 2014 at 7:17:06 PM permalink
Quote: strictlyAP

why in the world did you set the pai gow hand that way? makes zero sense unless im brain dead, why would yuo not play the queen and the 6 with the flush- at least you have some small chance of winning



You are right. The thing just jumped out at me. Sometimes you get blinders when those killer hands come through.
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
RaleighCraps
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September 17th, 2014 at 7:17:26 PM permalink
Quote: strictlyAP

why in the world did you set the pai gow hand that way? makes zero sense unless im brain dead, why would yuo not play the queen and the 6 with the flush- at least you have some small chance of winning



My guess is this is not the way he set the hand.

This is the way the dealer set it, AFTER the hand was played, to show the cameras why the dealer was paying out the fortune payout.

Edit: Looks like I guessed wrong...... again...
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coilman
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September 17th, 2014 at 7:18:05 PM permalink
Wait did you say FREE AIRLINE TICKET?


Oh I wish..... hell us Canadians pay almost as much in taxes and fees on our tickets as people in US of A pay for their total ticket

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