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Wavy70
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December 16th, 2010 at 9:27:07 PM permalink
I like the ElC a lot. Decent gaming good comps and no unneeded frills. Rooms have always been clean and decent in my exper.
The crowd is a bit older however a good portion of the patrons have been playing there for decades. They get a large Mid west contingency.
My wife loves chatting with some of the old timers. Funny to hear stories about the little old gentleman playing poker in his heyday administering a beat down to a rail thief.
Comps are abundant. Points come easily. Still a few +100 DB machines (Seats never cold)
Best thing is 5/8 BP at all bar tops. I can easily drink the .8% to even it out

The crowd can be a bit odd at times however I remember a night staying at the Encore playing VP when XS let out. I'll take the East Fremont weirdo over that any day.
Frank at the main bar during graveyard puts on Married w Children. Beer, VP and Kelly Bundy.
Not sure what the unwritten rule is but every casino bar seems to be locked on ESPN. No problem w sports however in LV at 4 am ESPN is on the 3rd replay of yesterdays game.

I hear people say they sweat the play but aside from hearing "Check Play" I haven't seen anyone backed away from a BJ table and have not heard any stories aside from "Mr friend was playing..." in a while. Truth be told they were one of the last places to keep the back rooming tradition alive.

About a year ago I brought a buddy out to LV. Plays a lot in CT. He sat down at a single deck and played a good 12 - 15 hours a day for 3 days. Avg bet was between $25-$50 but he was going up by 4x or more often. Never backed away even tho he was cleaning up.
His first night there about 3 am he asked the pit boss if they could raise the limit from $3 to $50. He was getting tired of playing w the lil people. The look on the PB's face was worth it.

He must have enjoyed himself since he flew back every weekend for a month.
I have a bewitched egg that I use to play VP with and I have net over 900k with it.
WizardofEngland
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December 17th, 2010 at 12:26:53 AM permalink
Quote: Wavy70

I hear people say they sweat the play but aside from hearing "Check Play" I haven't seen anyone backed away from a BJ table and have not heard any stories aside from "Mr friend was playing..." in a while.



What would 'Check Play' mean? I havent heard that one. In the UK if a dealer wants a pit boss, sorry I mean pit manager, they pucker their lips and suck in as if they are blowing someone a kiss. The noise is a like a dog whistle to the pit manager.

It's the way it was described, I HAVE to go and see it. I am unlikely to spend this much money on a holiday for a few years, and who knows what could happen in that time.
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Wavy70
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December 17th, 2010 at 12:37:50 AM permalink
Quote: WizardofEngland

What would 'Check Play' mean? I haven't heard that one. In the UK if a dealer wants a pit boss, sorry I mean pit manager, they pucker their lips and suck in as if they are blowing someone a kiss. The noise is a like a dog whistle to the pit manager.

It's the way it was described, I HAVE to go and see it. I am unlikely to spend this much money on a holiday for a few years, and who knows what could happen in that time.



They call the pb like that? Some pb's in LV still may back room you for that lol.
Check Play is what they call out when you suddenly change your average bet noticeably. Rarely does the PB give more than a glance.
I seem to remember a story about a year ago where a guy walked in to the ElC w a few k and cashed out close to 6 figures. Oddly wasn't an AP or so claimed just hit a hell of a streak.

I always say. If you want a fair game and nothing fancy hit the El C.
If you wanna see Paris Hilton snort bumps or Steve Wynn ruin artwork don't hit the ElC.
I have a bewitched egg that I use to play VP with and I have net over 900k with it.
WizardofEngland
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December 17th, 2010 at 1:12:00 AM permalink
Yes, I don't know what they call it, but I am hoping Croupier will show up and provide more info, he works for the same chain of casinos I visit in the south of England, and it seems very 'universal' here. I often do it with pit managers I know. Sometimes while they are not looking ;-)
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December 17th, 2010 at 1:13:16 AM permalink
whoops double post
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WizardofEngland
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December 17th, 2010 at 1:13:16 AM permalink
Whoops triple post, website seems to be hanging
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Wavy70
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December 17th, 2010 at 1:31:25 AM permalink
In LV if you need a PB just call him "Sweet Cheeks".
:)
I have a bewitched egg that I use to play VP with and I have net over 900k with it.
Wavy70
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December 17th, 2010 at 1:32:29 AM permalink
In LV if you need a PB just call him "Sweet Cheeks".
:)
I have a bewitched egg that I use to play VP with and I have net over 900k with it.
Croupier
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December 17th, 2010 at 5:13:49 AM permalink
Quote: WizardofEngland

Yes, I don't know what they call it, but I am hoping Croupier will show up and provide more info, he works for the same chain of casinos I visit in the south of England, and it seems very 'universal' here. I often do it with pit managers I know. Sometimes while they are not looking ;-)



Its called kissing up. It is also done in pretty much every casino in the country. It is also used by casino workers to grab other casino workers attention in busy places. Its a good trick.
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dudestupid
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December 17th, 2010 at 7:24:14 AM permalink
My wife and I get entertainment on the strip, but the ElCo is our favorite place to play.

It's just so much more fun than anywhere else (for all the reasons mentioned above). It really does have a cozy atmosphere that's hard to describe.

I think the signs that advertise "Gambling" and "Coffee Shop and Bar" sum it up. It's as comfortable as my house. But my house doesn't have any of those things!

The single-deck games have a nice pace, and the craps table is always a blast.

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