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smoothgrh
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March 26th, 2020 at 9:10:30 PM permalink
Thanks for answering my question.

When I used to run 10Ks, I enjoyed that the streets were closed and I could run through a town without traffic. One time I got to run across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge! That will never happen again (too much traffic). Unless Iím the Last Man on Earth.
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March 28th, 2020 at 2:57:56 PM permalink
Episode #21
Stream Date: 03-26-2020
Length: 01:01:19
Topic: Ask Me Anything

Subjects
Money, monocles and dead bodies
Livestream contest rules
Coronavirus: How Vegas casinos are treating their workers
The Wizard bicycles down an empty Strip (part 1)
Stephen King book: "The Stand"
The Wizard's biggest bets
Blackjack tournament strategy
Is investing in stocks a form of gambling?
The Wizard bicycles down an empty Strip (part 2)
$20 for a dance?
Money management for reaching a win goal
The Wizard bicycles down an empty Strip (part 3)
Ball steering and wheel clocking in roulette
Which imploded Vegas casinos does the Wizard miss?
Casino spread of table games and field trials
Dotty's casinos
Time travel to Vegas past and old school blackjack
Paper currency art and colors from around the world
The Atomic Testing Museum
Playing chess
Livestream contest drawing
Coronavirus in Nevada
Beatles or Stones?

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March 30th, 2020 at 4:23:52 PM permalink
As a reminder, we will have another Live Stream this Thursday. This will be a rare one with a topic, which shall be Vegas Scams. I welcome all ideas. I'll get it started with the following:

Resort fees
Time share pitches
Night clubs
Night club "VIP" passes.
Strip clubs
Taxis
Low-budget shows
Paid parking
Street photo characters
"Free" CD people
Three card Monty
"Free" girls to your room.

Granted not all of these are 100% scams. For example, strip clubs are not all bad, but EVERYTHING in them is way overpriced, especially the girls. One should have some knowledge about what to expect before going.

I welcome ALL other ideas. I'm sure I'm forgetting a lot.
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rxwine
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March 30th, 2020 at 5:05:26 PM permalink
Not sure what you call this one, but guys who ask you for change for a 20 in the middle of a casino.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
rxwine
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March 30th, 2020 at 5:08:59 PM permalink
BTW, do they still have guys who advertise they will accompany you to a craps table and show you how to win with your money. Used to be ads in the paper for that years ago.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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March 30th, 2020 at 5:34:08 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

As a reminder, we will have another Live Stream this Thursday. This will be a rare one with a topic, which shall be Vegas Scams. I welcome all ideas. I'll get it started with the following:

Resort fees
Time share pitches
Night clubs
Night club "VIP" passes.
Strip clubs
Taxis
Low-budget shows
Paid parking
Street photo characters
"Free" CD people
Three card Monty
"Free" girls to your room.

Granted not all of these are 100% scams. For example, strip clubs are not all bad, but EVERYTHING in them is way overpriced, especially the girls. One should have some knowledge about what to expect before going.

I welcome ALL other ideas. I'm sure I'm forgetting a lot.


RE: Strip Nightclubs

I question the legality of charging a higher cover for men than for women. Businesses have been sued for this in other jurisdictions and lost, so I am a bit surprised it continues in Vegas. I imagine lawsuits have been filed over it at some point. Any thoughts on this?

I also think itís extremely unethical when bars/nightclubs do not offer free water, especially outdoor and pool bars. This is also prevalent on the strip yet illegal in a lot of other places.

Do you think either practice should be legal?
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March 30th, 2020 at 5:41:17 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Not sure what you call this one, but guys who ask you for change for a 20 in the middle of a casino.



I don't recall anyone asking me this. What would come next?

Note to myself -- Probably should mention the Ultimate X scam.
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March 30th, 2020 at 5:43:14 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

BTW, do they still have guys who advertise they will accompany you to a craps table and show you how to win with your money. Used to be ads in the paper for that years ago.



I haven't seen a formal ad for this, but seem to recall this being discussed here before.

Note to myself -- Mention "free play" scams for signing up for a player card.
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March 30th, 2020 at 5:48:29 PM permalink
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RE: Strip Nightclubs

I question the legality of charging a higher cover for men than for women. Businesses have been sued for this in other jurisdictions and lost, so I am a bit surprised it continues in Vegas. I imagine lawsuits have been filed over it at some point. Any thoughts on this?



They would argue they are trying to maintain a 50/50 male/female ratio and the only way to do that is to subsidize women to come in. To be honest, I personally am okay with that. I would not expect that to change anytime soon in Nevada. While we are a battleground state politically, everybody knows where much of government revenue comes from and few in government want to choke that off.

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I also think itís extremely unethical when bars/nightclubs do not offer free water, especially outdoor and pool bars. This is also prevalent on the strip yet illegal in a lot of other places.



I did not know they did that, but am not surprised. You'd think in Vegas, especially at "day clubs" in the middle of summer they would make it easy to obtain water. I would file this as one of the many ways day/night clubs are a rip-off.

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Do you think either practice should be legal?



#1 yes, #2 no
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Gialmere
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March 30th, 2020 at 7:42:52 PM permalink
CNF fees at Strip bars and restaurants. They're sneakier than resort fees.
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