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October 28th, 2020 at 4:18:52 PM permalink
Did anyone go to Circa last night or today?

Curious about VP paytables in particular.
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October 28th, 2020 at 4:48:01 PM permalink
Very few video poker games at all, and the vast majority were in the 96% - 97% range. It's a gorgeous property, but video poker wasteland.

To make up for this, the music is played EXTREMELY LOUD. Don't plan on talking to anybody while you're inside the casino.
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October 28th, 2020 at 5:13:54 PM permalink
Quote: BobDancer

Very few video poker games at all, and the vast majority were in the 96% - 97% range. It's a gorgeous property, but video poker wasteland.

To make up for this, the music is played EXTREMELY LOUD. Don't plan on talking to anybody while you're inside the casino.



I had a feeling that might be the case. Thanks Bob!
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October 28th, 2020 at 5:21:08 PM permalink
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October 29th, 2020 at 12:09:47 PM permalink
What did you think Wizard? I was there for the VIP opening two days ago, and again last night for the public opening. Over all, with exceptions of course, well dressed crowd, both days.

One thing you can't argue with - whoever picks the female dealers and female pool attendants, has a good eye! Sorry guys, no pics of the girls - that would have been too tacky taking pics of them. But take my word for it - it's a return to the busty slim girls of the Hard Rock Vegas' early days.







The Stadium Swim - I was somehow under the impression that the pool was multi level. It's not, but it is nice in its own way.









Their blackjack double deck seems pretty standard fare, dealer hits on soft 17, 3:2. All of their Baccarat is currently mini (may not touch the cards), but I was told that this will change to midi style in a week or so, in the high limit room. I opened a line there but probably won't play there until they have rooms to stay in. I try to play only where I stay.

Over all, a high energy bright opening.
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October 29th, 2020 at 1:10:25 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg


Their blackjack double deck seems pretty standard fare, dealer hits on soft 17, 3:2.



Haven't been there yet, but maybe I will take a look tonight. Just the fact that they have double deck is an improvement from the other two Stevens properties. :)
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October 29th, 2020 at 1:43:56 PM permalink
The double deck I saw was in High Limit upstairs, and had a $200. minimum last night. It had an even higher minimum on VIP night.

Probably the minimums will go down over time.
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October 29th, 2020 at 2:02:01 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

The double deck I saw was in High Limit upstairs, and had a $200. minimum last night. It had an even higher minimum on VIP night.



Bummer. I don't play in high limit rooms, not because I can't afford to, but the level of scrutiny is usually deadly for a card counter.

Thanks for the info though.
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October 29th, 2020 at 7:11:33 PM permalink
Has anyone stayed in one of their rooms? Would like to see a few pics with a short review. Resort fee?
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October 29th, 2020 at 7:13:16 PM permalink
Vital Vegas posted pics of female dealers and servers on Twitter. Very nice, classy like Borgata Babes!
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October 29th, 2020 at 8:06:12 PM permalink
Here is my temporary Circa review.
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October 29th, 2020 at 9:12:08 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

Has anyone stayed in one of their rooms? Would like to see a few pics with a short review. Resort fee?



The hotel is not open is it? I think it opens in December unless they changed it.
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October 29th, 2020 at 9:12:10 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

Has anyone stayed in one of their rooms? Would like to see a few pics with a short review. Resort fee?



The hotel is not open is it? I think it opens in December unless they changed it.
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October 29th, 2020 at 9:24:15 PM permalink
Yes it's an unusual situation where because of sister properties like The D, and something to do with grandfathered gaming licenses, Circa is able to open its casino now although no hotel rooms will be available until December 28th.
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October 29th, 2020 at 9:28:14 PM permalink
I would surely get back-roomed for writing down VP pay tables in a little notebook especially in the high limit room.

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October 29th, 2020 at 9:32:22 PM permalink
Quote: DeMango

Vital Vegas posted pics of female dealers and servers on Twitter. Very nice, classy like Borgata Babes!

for vegas, the waitress uniform isnt showing much skin:



Party pit dealers?
Their names are on their chokers. :o
(Rumored: They also have Triple Zero roulette)

also, is it legal to have topless dealers in Vegas?
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October 29th, 2020 at 9:34:58 PM permalink
And that's not Woody Harrelson behind her?
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October 29th, 2020 at 9:39:44 PM permalink
Quote: BobDancer

Very few video poker games at all, and the vast majority were in the 96% - 97% range. It's a gorgeous property, but video poker wasteland.

To make up for this, the music is played EXTREMELY LOUD. Don't plan on talking to anybody while you're inside the casino.

I did see some 8/5 bonus poker in multiple denominations.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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October 29th, 2020 at 10:01:35 PM permalink
I worry if I win big at the roulette table, the casino will shut down the table and put crime scene tape around it.
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October 30th, 2020 at 5:12:24 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I did see some 8/5 bonus poker in multiple denominations.



Wizard did not find any 8-5 either except for 10 (fh), 8 (fl), 5 (st) and the two pair only paid even money. I hope you are right.
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October 30th, 2020 at 5:19:27 AM permalink
Vpfree has 99.17% BP listed as well but it looks like only one bank or one side of one bank so probably easy to miss.
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October 30th, 2020 at 6:56:14 AM permalink
I must have missed it.
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October 30th, 2020 at 7:22:07 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Here is my temporary Circa review.

Nice review. I can稚 wait to check it out myself - which probably won稚 be until mid spring. Covid sucks.

One minor html typo:
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October 30th, 2020 at 12:30:10 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Here is my temporary Circa review.



Nice review Wizard. One question though, are you absolutely sure the blackjack games on the main floor are 6 decks rather than 8 decks? I only ask because at both the D and Golden Gate, the shoe games on the main floor are 8 decks?

6 or 8 decks makes a huge difference to me, the difference being true count frequencies at higher counts. I will of course get around to checking for myself, just am in no hurry right now since I have shutdown my blackjack play for the year.
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October 30th, 2020 at 12:37:38 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj


Nice review Wizard. One question though, are you absolutely sure the blackjack games on the main floor are 6 decks rather than 8 decks? I only ask because at both the D and Golden Gate, the shoe games on the main floor are 8 decks?



Thank you.

No, I'm not sure. It probably is eight, given what you wrote.
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October 30th, 2020 at 1:30:47 PM permalink
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Wizard did not find any 8-5 either except for 10 (fh), 8 (fl), 5 (st) and the two pair only paid even money. I hope you are right.

I would have to be on some heavy hallucinogen to make that mistake. It's true, they had a significant amount of even money, however, I'm not a bad scout when I want to be. I was distracted with someone and wasn't really there to scout, so I'm sure I missed stuff.

p.s THERE WERE SOO MANY VULTURES!
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October 30th, 2020 at 4:10:29 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

p.s THERE WERE SOO MANY VULTURES!

lol.. were there many potential vulterable games there?
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October 31st, 2020 at 12:54:28 AM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

lol.. were there many potential vulterable games there?

I didn't do an inventory count, it's not my thing.
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I finally made my way to Circa today and just to confirm the shoe blackjack on the main floor is 8 decks, same as The D and Golden Gate. Not a game I go out of my way for, but if I am in the neighborhood (Fremont street) playing a couple other places in my rotation, I might play a couple shoes, especially if I can get heads up or one other player. That is the way I handle the D and so Circa will just be the same.

Just like the D, I won't play the high limit room, even if there are better games. The ratio of pit/dealers to player is too high, meaning too many eyes on me at least during the weekday times I am usually downtown. Maybe a Friday or Sat night might be better.

The casino itself, very nice. I don't really go for newer casinos. I kind of like the old school feel, but it is nice. Had a very tasty burger and waffle fries at Victory Burger.

The sportsbook is pretty cool (or kewl) with the stadium seating, They advertise it as 5 stories tall. I don't really get that. Looks like 2 to me. You can see it from the first floor and the second floor. But whatever.

Bottom line, very nice place and adds a little class to downtown.
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November 3rd, 2020 at 1:20:09 PM permalink
What are the mins on the 8 deck? $25?
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November 3rd, 2020 at 3:18:30 PM permalink
Quote: camz1969

What are the mins on the 8 deck? $25?



$15 at about noon on a weekday.
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November 3rd, 2020 at 3:56:33 PM permalink
Vegas is now dangerous as hell.
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November 3rd, 2020 at 4:05:35 PM permalink
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Vegas is now dangerous as hell.



For table minimums or Covid? LOL
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November 3rd, 2020 at 4:12:52 PM permalink
Because of crime.
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November 4th, 2020 at 7:11:22 AM permalink
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(Las Vegas is dangerous...) Because of crime.



You caught me by surprise with that post. I was gobsmacked to see the 17 percent month-over-month crime trend. News like that could torpedo any quick recovery.
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November 4th, 2020 at 8:35:53 AM permalink
Last month aggravated assaults were reported to be up 35% year over year, despite the lower visitation. Have seen trip reports with commentary of deciding to spend more time off strip after deciding early in the trip they were feeling unsafe on the strip. I壇 be curious if there痴 any correlation with Raiders home games and the type of crowd it brings in from CA.
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November 4th, 2020 at 9:25:29 AM permalink
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Last month aggravated assaults were reported to be up 35% year over year, despite the lower visitation. Have seen trip reports with commentary of deciding to spend more time off strip after deciding early in the trip they were feeling unsafe on the strip. I壇 be curious if there痴 any correlation with Raiders home games and the type of crowd it brings in from CA.


Since fans are not in the stands, don't blame the Raiders. More interested in Strip, Downtown, off Strip figures if that is possible.
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November 4th, 2020 at 10:48:26 AM permalink
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Since fans are not in the stands, don't blame the Raiders. More interested in Strip, Downtown, off Strip figures if that is possible.



During the second weekend of the season, which was the Raiders first home game, a Monday night game against New Orleans, the City was packed all weekend with fans from Oakland. It seemed strange because they couldn't go to the game, but they still came to Las Vegas for the weekend. ??? I haven't noticed that for the home games since.
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November 4th, 2020 at 11:02:28 AM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds


Party pit dealers?
Their names are on their chokers. :o
(Rumored: They also have Triple Zero roulette)


I was about to comment that the 0 and 00 appeared to be switched on the layout - then I noticed that the entire layout is right-to-left.

How common is this?
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November 4th, 2020 at 11:44:19 AM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

Last month aggravated assaults were reported to be up 35% year over year, despite the lower visitation. Have seen trip reports with commentary of deciding to spend more time off strip after deciding early in the trip they were feeling unsafe on the strip. I壇 be curious if there痴 any correlation with Raiders home games and the type of crowd it brings in from CA.



You're going to start seeing metal detectors just to get into the casinos.
You'll see some turn away people unless they have a club card.
Vegas has become a dangerous ghetto.
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December 3rd, 2020 at 7:48:08 AM permalink
Just did a walkthrough
Hands down best sports book in town
May hang out there Sunday
Disappointed it costs 10 bucks to enter the swim area.
May do that also Sunday. The 10 bucks good all day so best bargain buy early in the day
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December 3rd, 2020 at 8:17:09 AM permalink
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Disappointed it costs 10 bucks to enter the swim area.


How different is that from the other pools in Vegas?
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December 3rd, 2020 at 8:46:34 AM permalink
Typically you must be a guest staying at the resort to use the pool. I know there are exceptions where they will allow anyone to use the pool for a fee....but my guess is that痴 not the norm. I assume Circa is charging because right now there are no hotel guests, so conceivably no one would be using the pool area. I would guess that $10 policy will change once the hotel opens, but I知 not 100% sure. I tried getting in just to take a look. No go.
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December 3rd, 2020 at 9:23:29 AM permalink
I would not be using the pool considering that right now it is 46 degrees in Las Vegas.
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December 3rd, 2020 at 9:32:42 AM permalink
Terapined, if you are going to hang out at Circa sunday for the NFL or returning anytime really, hit Victory Burger on the second floor. You won't be sorry. I can't recommend this place strongly enough.
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December 3rd, 2020 at 9:42:13 AM permalink
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Terapined, if you are going to hang out at Circa sunday for the NFL or returning anytime really, hit Victory Burger on the second floor. You won't be sorry. I can't recommend this place strongly enough.


Hmm
Big place? Ventilation?
Can I takeout and eat it safely comfortably nearby?
I'm wondering how crowded the sportsbook will be Sunday. When I was there last nite, tons of empty seats. Felt safe. Place is huge. Maybe not so safe Sunday?

I like a good burger. Was at PH yesterday, was leaving and figured I would get a takeout burger from Gordon Ramsey. This was about 1pm. Closed. WTF.
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December 3rd, 2020 at 10:02:22 AM permalink
Quote: terapined

Hmm
Big place? Ventilation?
Can I takeout and eat it safely comfortably nearby?
I'm wondering how crowded the sportsbook will be Sunday. When I was there last nite, tons of empty seats. Felt safe. Place is huge. Maybe not so safe Sunday?

I like a good burger. Was at PH yesterday, was leaving and figured I would get a takeout burger from Gordon Ramsey. This was about 1pm. Closed. WTF.



Victory Burger is not a super big place. It is in a corner on the second floor but is open to the casino (not walled off) so it is well ventilated and yes, you can take out if you wish.

There is seating for probably 60, but the times I have been there, there was only a small handful of people. However, I have been doing my casinos visits very early in the day for the last month to avoid crowds and that has put me at Victory Burger for lunch at 11am-ish (10:30 one day), so you would not expect them to be busy yet. I suspect on a football Sunday, they will be much busier.
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December 3rd, 2020 at 10:10:49 AM permalink
The Circa sports book is unreal. Huge, spectacular. They just effed it up by allowing smoking thruout. Walked in, there was a layer of smoke rising to the ceiling. I壇 love to sit back and enjoy some Sunday games there...but I知 not sitting next to smoky smokerson for that privilege.

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December 3rd, 2020 at 10:14:32 AM permalink
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I would not be using the pool considering that right now it is 46 degrees in Las Vegas.


Considering I see people here in the dead of winter wearing shorts, sandals and t-shirts....I知 presuming you will see people 斗aying out and swimming in the Circa swim once the hotel opens. 46 degrees is a heat wave for the guy arriving from Greenbay, WI.
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December 4th, 2020 at 10:00:15 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

Victory Burger is not a super big place. It is in a corner on the second floor but is open to the casino (not walled off) so it is well ventilated and yes, you can take out if you wish.

There is seating for probably 60, but the times I have been there, there was only a small handful of people. However, I have been doing my casinos visits very early in the day for the last month to avoid crowds and that has put me at Victory Burger for lunch at 11am-ish (10:30 one day), so you would not expect them to be busy yet. I suspect on a football Sunday, they will be much busier.


At Victory burger
Not crowded. Only 5 tables used
I feel very safe
Had the victory burger and onion rings and a Sprite
28.18
At these prices, it better be damm good
It's a damm good burger
Excellent
Halfway through, getting messy
Asked for silverware and got real metal silverware

High ceilings and not walled off
I have an excellent view of the video wall
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