TDVegas
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TinMan
May 15th, 2021 at 10:03:58 PM permalink
Very nice trip report. Relatable. Sincere.
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May 16th, 2021 at 4:45:44 PM permalink
Attempting to upload some photos






I had ordered a drink and the waitress came just as the royal was paying out. Hence the $1 in one photo but not the other.



I had wanted to get enough $1 chips to shuffle them at home. In previous trips I either forgot or was losing and couldn't justify "spending" money on chips. This time I won and picked up 14.





I use these for blackjack. They're double sided, so you're seeing 2 sides of the same cards. I made these based on WOO BJ strategy calculator, then laminated them. I used to just print them out, but then they'd get destroyed each trip.
If anyone gives you 10,000 to 1 on anything, you take it. If John Mellencamp ever wins an Oscar, I am going to be a very rich dude.
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May 16th, 2021 at 5:26:06 PM permalink
I talked today with a lady who spent some time recently at South Point, arriving on Mother's Day.

She said the restaurants all had lines on Sunday (no surprise) so she ordered a tuna sandwich from room service.

The good: she was told it would arrive in 40 minutes, but it only took ten.

The bad / the ugly: She said it was without doubt the worst sandwich she'd ever had; there was literally only some flecks of tuna.

Most of it was mayo: ugodly gobs of it, so much that she couldn't eat the lettuce and tomato, they were too slathered in mayo.
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May 16th, 2021 at 5:47:07 PM permalink
I would like to go on record as concurring with TDVegas above. This was a outstanding trip report, relatable to everyone, at any level. Winning and losing, just the way real gambling works. Thank you tinman.
ThatDonGuy
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June 7th, 2021 at 11:49:16 AM permalink
Apologies if this is old news, but for those of you making Vegas plans for October, EDC has announced October 22-24 as this year's dates.
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June 7th, 2021 at 8:28:46 PM permalink
I was in Vegas a week ago for Memorial Day Weekend.

Craps table minimums were far higher than I've ever seen...at the Cosmopolitan, nothing below $50 in the day and $100 at night. They also had $300 tables. Aria minimums were similar but seemed slightly lower. The holiday is probably part of the reason but that was not my first holiday weekend there

I always bet max 3/4/5 odds and doing that with $100 flat bets can get kind of hefty. You can go up or down $thousands in minutes.
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TinMan
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June 7th, 2021 at 8:43:55 PM permalink
Too high for me. Cosmo and Aria are both fancier casinos and clearly demand is there (combo of holiday weekend and generally people who havenít been to a casino in some time with pent up gambling desire), but glad my trip was just before this surge/reopening. Unrelated, but from what Iíve seen online the revamped Caesars Bacchanal looks good. I hope to go during my 2022 trip.
If anyone gives you 10,000 to 1 on anything, you take it. If John Mellencamp ever wins an Oscar, I am going to be a very rich dude.
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June 8th, 2021 at 3:17:11 AM permalink
Tinman:

Did you also get 10,000 to 1 on Cher winning an Oscar ?
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TinMan
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June 8th, 2021 at 5:27:50 AM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

Tinman:

Did you also get 10,000 to 1 on Cher winning an Oscar ?



The John Mellancamp line is a quote from the Office. For whatever itís worth, if that were a real bet, I think it would be a great bet. Thereís an Oscar for best original song. Even if you put aside all other Oscar categories, Iíd think John Mellancampís lifetime true odds to ever win the Oscar for best original song are much better than 10,000 to 1.
If anyone gives you 10,000 to 1 on anything, you take it. If John Mellencamp ever wins an Oscar, I am going to be a very rich dude.
ThatDonGuy
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June 8th, 2021 at 6:54:48 AM permalink
Quote: TinMan

The John Mellancamp line is a quote from the Office. For whatever itís worth, if that were a real bet, I think it would be a great bet. Thereís an Oscar for best original song. Even if you put aside all other Oscar categories, Iíd think John Mellancampís lifetime true odds to ever win the Oscar for best original song are much better than 10,000 to 1.


I know that Vegas sportsbooks are allowed to take bets on Oscar categories, but do any actually do it? It seems to me that this is just asking to be taken advantage of by insiders at AMPAS or PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

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