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December 29th, 2014 at 2:09:39 PM permalink


I just wrote a blog entry on WoO about my trip to New Zealand.

Please click the link and let me know what you think. As always, I welcome all comments, questions, and especially corrections.
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December 29th, 2014 at 2:28:50 PM permalink
Blackjack -- 3
Roulette -- 2
Baccarat -- 2
Caribbean Stud Poker -- 1

That's not a casino, that's the back room of
a gas station. 8 tables? Was it called Bob's
Fish Shack and Casino? There are more
tables on a cruise ship.
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December 29th, 2014 at 2:29:48 PM permalink
Mike,

Cool report!

As far as the slots go, did you happen to notice if there were any Progressives? I sure wouldn't mind being handed the overall return of the machine as well as Progressive probabilities.
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December 29th, 2014 at 8:47:01 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

That's not a casino, that's the back room of
a gas station. 8 tables? Was it called Bob's
Fish Shack and Casino?



I'm go to call my first casino that, in your honor.

Quote: Mission146

Mike,

Cool report!

As far as the slots go, did you happen to notice if there were any Progressives? I sure wouldn't mind being handed the overall return of the machine as well as Progressive probabilities.



Thank you! I didn't think to look specifically for that. However, I can say that there was not any obnoxious progressive signage that I recall. I won't say that no machine had a progressive element, but none were like Megabucks where that was the main draw.
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December 29th, 2014 at 9:11:41 PM permalink
Good report! The scenery is beyond beautiful.

Does your license plate collection require that you get it yourself to count? I have close New Zealand friends who can make that happen.
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December 29th, 2014 at 9:29:24 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Blackjack -- 3
Roulette -- 2
Baccarat -- 2
Caribbean Stud Poker -- 1

That's not a casino, that's the back room of
a gas station. 8 tables? Was it called Bob's
Fish Shack and Casino? There are more
tables on a cruise ship.



That's pretty much the size of the casino i work in. We still consider it a casino, they don't all have to be Vegas style behomoths.
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December 29th, 2014 at 9:30:29 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Does your license plate collection require that you get it yourself to count? I have close New Zealand friends who can make that happen.



Good question! I'm not as strict on that as Doc with his chip collection. However, it helps. The way I look at license plates is they can carry monetary and/or sentimental value. Sentimental value is often associated with some personal story behind the license plate. It always makes for a good story if I bother everybody in a country I visit for a license plate and come through at the last minute. The first part of that was indeed the case in New Zealand, as I asked lots of people about those new European sized plates but came home empty handed.

Given that I struck out, I would happily accept one from any source available. It is my goal to get a license plate of the current style when I visited. Most NZ plates on the road today are boring black on white ones, and I don't even have one of those. I already have the makers of Lunar Poker on the case so please don't bother your friends yet. I'm also hoping a fan of the site will read the blog entry and just send me one.
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December 29th, 2014 at 10:38:42 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Blackjack -- 3
Roulette -- 2
Baccarat -- 2
Caribbean Stud Poker -- 1

.



As long as you aren't the 19th blackjack player to enter the casino at a given moment, you'll be ok.
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December 30th, 2014 at 2:35:51 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Good question! I'm not as strict on that as Doc with his chip collection. However, it helps. The way I look at license plates is they can carry monetary and/or sentimental value. Sentimental value is often associated with some personal story behind the license plate. It always makes for a good story if I bother everybody in a country I visit for a license plate and come through at the last minute. The first part of that was indeed the case in New Zealand, as I asked lots of people about those new European sized plates but came home empty handed.

Given that I struck out, I would happily accept one from any source available. It is my goal to get a license plate of the current style when I visited. Most NZ plates on the road today are boring black on white ones, and I don't even have one of those. I already have the makers of Lunar Poker on the case so please don't bother your friends yet. I'm also hoping a fan of the site will read the blog entry and just send me one.



Did you get any Aussie plates while you were in Sydney?
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December 30th, 2014 at 4:08:03 AM permalink
How does somebody play chess blindfolded? This guy even has his back turned, but on the other hand one of the guys there seems to be assisting him. Does that person describe the board and answer questions about positions?
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