Lucca3927
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January 14th, 2018 at 5:25:36 PM permalink
I'll be spending Super Bowl weekend at the Golden Nugget and can't wait! It's still 3 weeks away and hopefully I won't have to see damn Tom Brady there again. It'll be my third time there. I just can't handle the Strip anymore but only beause my knee has gone really bad and all the walking, even within one of the casinos and not just between them, is to much for me. I have to admit that I like the GN but and wondering that age old question (which never has any answers on Google), what kind of player am I down there?

Trip #1- Opened a 15K line of credit from afar and they offered me a free room, a limo to pick me up at the airport, and comped everything (a few hundred worth of food) when we checked out.

Trip #2 - I came down on an offer for $250 free play and a free cruise. I was upgraded to a Rush Tower Corner suite without having to ask and the limo was waiting for me again . Along the way I was also worthy of another $250 in free play. Everything went right at the crap table and, along with being 100% comped, I walked away for 7K in winnings!

Trip #3 (upcoming) The Limo, $250 in show up money, and the Rush Tower corner suite again along with admission to some closed, special evnts( whatever that is) on Super Bowl weekend.

I bet $100 a hand at BJ and have $600 up on the crap table on every roll and spread it between the DP line, odds, Place 6 and 8.

Last of all, I never place bets for the dealers-I just toke them outright.

That said, what sort of player am I down there. I'm just curious -and hoping to win again :-) .
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January 14th, 2018 at 6:20:15 PM permalink
You are exactly what they are looking for.
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January 14th, 2018 at 9:14:57 PM permalink
I have a friend staying at the Golden Nugget downtown. We really like downtown, although, itís much different from what it was like 10 years ago, for those who donít know/remember. Itís so packed now, itís crazy. And it smells of weed.

Best craps is at the Golden Gate. 10x odds, $5 min.

Lots of people on Freemont, but it seemed like the tables were relatively empty.

Lemme know if you find better than 10x odds anywhere downtown. Maybe itís changed.
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January 14th, 2018 at 9:48:37 PM permalink
Doesn't Main Street Station allow 20x odds?
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January 14th, 2018 at 9:50:14 PM permalink
Isn't Binion still there, even if managed by someone else? Thought they had better odds. Been a while, though
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January 14th, 2018 at 9:59:32 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Isn't Binion still there, even if managed by someone else? Thought they had better odds. Been a while, though



Does Binions even have one, single, non-6:5 BJ table? Though, If you earn a 1,000 points (8,000 coin-in on VP) you get a bejeweled dog figurine to celebrate the Chinese new year!
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klimate10
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January 14th, 2018 at 11:28:38 PM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

Doesn't Main Street Station allow 20x odds?



Last time I was there, no. The best odds downtown were at Golden Gate, 10x. Although, comps at Golden Gate are not very good. I went to every casino looking downtown looking for better than 10x. This could have changed though, as I was there like 6 months ago.

Best craps odds in Vegas was at the Cromwell, at 100x, but their table was $10, and a couple of the dealers were passive aggressively hustling tips.
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January 14th, 2018 at 11:33:10 PM permalink
Binions had 5x odds with $5 min, last time I was there. And yes, itís managed by someone else.

Itís a relatively dead casino, and I was there on a Saturday.

There a huge empty area of the casino in back.

We got suckered into parking at Binions because there a big banner on their garage that says free parking. What they donít tell you, until you park, is that you have to gamble to get the free parking. When you buy in, the pit boss stamps and validates your ticket for the free parking. You could walk away and not gamble, though. Just cash in your chips.

My friends played for two hours and each got a free steak dinner at Binions.
Lucca3927
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January 15th, 2018 at 8:47:58 AM permalink
I still never got an answer to my original question. What sort of player would I be considered down there?
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January 15th, 2018 at 10:54:57 AM permalink
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I still never got an answer to my original question. What sort of player would I be considered down there?



You would be considered a moderate fish and, as Max said, exactly who GN hopes to attract.

You play black. Better than black on craps.
You have a good sized line of credit.
You don't visit very often.
You play several hours a day when you're there.
You are happy with things that cost them almost nothing.

I would guess you're about tier 4 in a hypothetical scale of 6 or 7. I'm about tier 3 to them, betting a bit less per hand, but making up for it with slot play. You're playing low-comp low house edge bets only.

I'm estimating that based on your comps. $250 is actually not that much freeplay, given how big you bet, but goes back to what games you play, and no high-edge craps bets. However, weekend packages is good, Limo is very good.

You should not be paying for any food. And I would expect a suite every visit.

You would up your score still further if you played carnival games, or slots. Not recommending them, just saying you get better credit for them.

Since you're getting everything you want, I don't see you needing to change anything you're doing, except if you want more freeplay value, play some slots this trip.

Do you have a host yet? You should. And at your level of play, I'd ask the host for airfare reimbursement and expect some help with that, but it needs to be arranged in advance.

Also, charge everything to the room, all food, gift shop, clothing, whatever. Ask for an evaluation of play on checkout. They likely will comp it all.
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