On one of my blackjack sessions I was sitting at a table with an Asian guy. He was playing third-base. We both happened to buy in for 300. (I had bought in first and then he bought in for the same amount. Dealer called it out to the suit that we both bought in for 300 and I'm thinking that the suit thinks it's team play.) I could tell that this guy was not counting because his money didn't move with the count. He was playing about $25 a hand or so. When he lost his $300 he bought in for another $300. As the dealer was breaking out chips this guy says, "All green," and he placed all $300 in the betting square and looses. He pulls out $500, and says, "All black." He proceeds to place all $500 in the betting square. I don't recall the dealer's up-card but this guy takes a hit, then another, then he motioned to tuck his cards, but then with a wink just turned them over to reveal that he had busted. He walked from the table $1,100 down in about 15 minutes.
I went to Arizona Charlie's Decatur to check out their double-deck game. I won't be going back. I would never stay at their hotel or go to their buffet or want to play in their casino again. The place is a dive; the kind of place where every few minutes you can't help thinking about what a dive it is. Just to put this into perspective, let it be known that I like the El Cortez.
Interesting session - I thought the El Cortez was a sweat joint?
Yes, it is. I was referring to the fact that it's nicer than Arizona Charlie's in terms of atmosphere and clientele.
The story behind the sign:
I made a joke. But im afraid it would flame some. Was just a joke
Is the actual cleaning of the roadway contracted out? I just can't picture the Wizard donning his orange vest (& orange steeple hat?) and picking up the wayward Big Mac wrappers & discarded Chicken McNugget boxes all by himself. Maybe suspended members can pick up a bag of garbage to have their WoV sentences commuted!Quote: odiousgambit
Good pic. I think all of us from out-of-town should promise to help Wizard keep that stretch clean when we go to Vegas - if we rent a car anyway. I vow to do so if I ever get back there.
GJ, did you see any trash by the sign? Did you pick it up? :)
This highway stretch is maintained through the $175 monthly fee that WoO pays for in order to have the sign.
(Side note: I've driven to Vegas about 100 times without getting a ticket. Some of the downhill stretches going south towards Baker are a big speed trap--radar from the side of the road. Try to not drive more than 5 miles over the speed limit but definetly not more than 10 over.)