TinMan
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December 20th, 2022 at 8:55:09 PM permalink
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Tinman, good for you walking away when they were requiring the side bets.
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It looks like the trend Downtown is to offer either 6/5 BJ or BJ that requires a sidebet. Like a spinning wheel. Not for me. Not sure what triggers it (maybe a blackjack?) but I did hear a lot of yelling when someone hit something good.
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December 20th, 2022 at 9:15:11 PM permalink
Day 7 - final day

On days when Iím just losing, losing, losing, I need to remember there are also days with a lot of winning.

Breakfast at Magnolias. Very good as always (although I feel like their home fries are a bit greasy).

Players club said I had $18 cash and comps could cover about $20 in room charges. That was nice. Checked out of the room and stored my luggage.

Walked to Plaza. Wanted to kill some time before bingo. $10 craps. Made $200. Many people on the table got really into betting 12. Like 5 or 6 people every roll.

Bought into bingo for $40. I hit 2 games. One for $360 and another for $90. That was exciting. Literally the first dozen times I played bingo at plaza I won zero times. In the last 2 trips, Iíve won 5 games across a handful of sessions for something like $1300 total.

Stopped at the jerky store. I really like that place. I got chocolate covered banana chips. I always try to support that place when Iím in town.

Over to binions for lunch. I got the Korean chicken again. Very good but the mashed potatoes this time were watery/not as good as the day before. The side salads at binions are better than magnolias. Bigger salads, and croutons.

Back to 4Q. Hit 2222 for $100 on 10/7 double bonus. Won $95 on VP.

Walked to El Cortez. Played $10 bacc. Won $30. I wanted to play BJ but all games $15.

Back to 4Q. Another craps session yielded a $200 win. Later in the day a final craps session led to $100 profit. There was a guy in a wheelchair shooting. He had a long long roll. But occasionally the dice would go off the table or one would die before the back wall. It was not often. Like maybe 5-10% more often than average. You could see the guy was reaching to get his hand into the tub. At one point he has a die go sideways and the stick says ďright down the middle, hit the back wallĒ. Guy standing next to the wheelchair guy says ďCome on. You can see heís in a wheelchair.Ē Stick said something I donít remember but didnít say anything after that to the guy. He rolled for 15 mins after I got there and someone else said he was rolling for over 30 mins total.

Played some face up PGP. I think I won $10. Dealer got A high 3 times in like 30 hands. I really do prefer the JJ approach.

Final gambling of the day was back at VP. Lost $90 and was done gambling.

Lanai Express In Fremont for some cheap Chinese food. I think the trick is not to get the fried food. That inevitably makes me feel gross. Fremont has converted what was the buffet space into a really nice food court. Legitimately a nice clean modern space. Lots of slot machines there too.

Trip total: I havenít done a count but I think I might be up around $1500
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December 21st, 2022 at 3:25:03 AM permalink
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Trip total: I havenít done a count but I think I might be up around $1500link to original post

Woot woot, congrats !
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December 21st, 2022 at 3:37:06 AM permalink
It is nice when most of the day you win win win.i enjoy playing bingo once a week. This place does well to get over 50 people.usually I do ok,but their are streaks....guess that's why they call it gambling lol. I thinkvegasrider plays bingo fairly often in Reno...you may want to talk to him for the details if you ever venture that way . congratulations on your winning trip and hopefully more to come
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December 21st, 2022 at 6:26:16 AM permalink
The trick to Bingo is playing a session with fewest people possible and loading up as many cards into the machine as possible without validating your cards for the cash ball. You want to monopolize the room and get as many bingo as possible. Validating your cards gets expensive over time and that in my view I consider a different or independent game. I avoid rooms or sessions that has a high progressive for the cash balls.
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December 21st, 2022 at 9:51:49 AM permalink
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The trick to Bingo is playing a session with fewest people possible and loading up as many cards into the machine as possible without validating your cards for the cash ball. You want to monopolize the room and get as many bingo as possible. Validating your cards gets expensive over time and that in my view I consider a different or independent game. I avoid rooms or sessions that has a high progressive for the cash balls.
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Vegas rider, how much/many cards should I play in my first session of bingo please? Also, r u the Reno expert please?
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December 21st, 2022 at 10:44:59 AM permalink
@Speedycraps, Y I live in Reno. Each bingo room has a limit on how many cards you can load into the machines so it varies by casinos so you have to ask or itís listed under their house rules. The place I play in Reno I can load up to 240 cards. A huge advantage over someone playing paper only. If you validate your 240 cards to chase the cash ball, that gets expensive so stay away from that side bet. Have I bingoíd on the cash ball while not validating, yes, several times but the progressive were less than a thousand so I really didnít care.
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December 21st, 2022 at 7:03:23 PM permalink
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The trick to Bingo is playing a session with fewest people possible and loading up as many cards into the machine as possible without validating your cards for the cash ball. You want to monopolize the room and get as many bingo as possible. Validating your cards gets expensive over time and that in my view I consider a different or independent game. I avoid rooms or sessions that has a high progressive for the cash balls.
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TinMan made me want totry out Bingo when I'm in Vegas in a few weeks then yours made me want to run away. I have no idea what most of your first sentence means. No one in our group has ever played. I thought we'd just stroll in and buy some cards. Apparently there's more to it.
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December 21st, 2022 at 8:07:46 PM permalink
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The trick to Bingo is playing a session with fewest people possible and loading up as many cards into the machine as possible without validating your cards for the cash ball. You want to monopolize the room and get as many bingo as possible. Validating your cards gets expensive over time and that in my view I consider a different or independent game. I avoid rooms or sessions that has a high progressive for the cash balls.
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TinMan made me want totry out Bingo when I'm in Vegas in a few weeks then yours made me want to run away. I have no idea what most of your first sentence means. No one in our group has ever played. I thought we'd just stroll in and buy some cards. Apparently there's more to it.
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I say give it a shot if youíre at Plaza. Definitely do get a players card and go to the kiosk. Even with zero plaza play, you should get $25 match play vouchers. Do not pay full price. So I get a card that is $40 net ($65 - $25 voucher). Everything is done by the machine so you canít screw it up. If you win, it will show WINNER in large flashing letters and play a song. You canít miss it.

They do sell other packages. One was $50 and one was $67. I just stick with the $40 one. If you ask anyone there what the difference is, they will be very nice but it wonít make any sense. Theyíll talk about ďdual dobĒ and green vs blue. I just say get the $40 package.

Youíll get a receipt with a number at the top. Type that number into any machine and youíre logged in.

You get 2 drinks free. Thereís a bartender. I suggest getting both drinks at once because itís awkward to get up while the game is going on.
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December 21st, 2022 at 9:12:03 PM permalink
Use the machine! Itís kind of boring but itís idiot proof. There are different type of patterns in order to Bingo. Each game is different. Yes, you will have the traditional one liners but it gets more exotic as you go deeper into the session. Unless you are familiar with the patterns, I would stay away from daubing or also known as paper. There are numerous false bingos per session by new players, donít embarrass yourself by trying to daub because Iím the player in the bingo room who will point you out as the rookie if you call out Bingo and you actually donít.
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December 21st, 2022 at 10:29:19 PM permalink
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Tinman, good for you walking away when they were requiring the side bets.
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It looks like the trend Downtown is to offer either 6/5 BJ or BJ that requires a sidebet. Like a spinning wheel. Not for me. Not sure what triggers it (maybe a blackjack?) but I did hear a lot of yelling when someone hit something good.
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Yep, a blackjack triggers the wheel at the Golden Nugget. At first, I was a little miffed that a $2 wheel bet was required to play $5 minimum 6/5 blackjack. But fortunately not too long into the session I got a blackjack and a $40 wheel prize. The dealer said that's uncommon ($20 is the usual win), so I colored up and finished slightly ahead!
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