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Ibeatyouraces
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December 17th, 2010 at 7:26:05 AM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
FleaStiff
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December 17th, 2010 at 9:06:35 AM permalink
Quote: WizardofEngland

What would 'Check Play' mean?

It is a short non--accusatory phrase that a dealer uses to alert the Floor and Pit that something is happening that is possibly significant but possibly quite normal and innocent. If a player suddenly bets five times what he has been averaging so far, perhaps the deck is positive and he is counting cards. This "checks play" is a way of letting the Suits know of the sharp increase in the amount being bet but play continues. Usually the floor does not particularly care but the dealer is making him aware of what is happening. Its often the first step in eventually backing off a card counter, but its also simply a routine policy to have the dealer call it out even if its the normal variance in what various whimsical players bet.

The suits may watch more closely or may linger in the area and watch intently. If they don't like what they are seeing, the suits may start chatting with the player to distract him or start glaring at him.

In the old days at the Monte Carlo Gaming Salons, the croupiers would softly perform various hand clap signals but in Las Vegas it is now all short calls that aurally alert the suits to any unusual situation.
mkl654321
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December 17th, 2010 at 10:19:46 AM permalink
Quote: teddys

The last time I was at the 'Tez (or is it the ElCo?), they gave me a free Klondike bar from the reach-in freezer that I think was only for player that hit big jackpots. A little gesture like that goes a LONG way. Why do I remember that incident more than big winning sessions?



You get the Klondike bar for any jackpot of $25 or more, but just on Wednesdays (they give you a ticket, so you can pick up the bar at any subsequent time).
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.---George Bernard Shaw
Wavy70
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December 17th, 2010 at 12:30:30 PM permalink
Quote: mkl654321

You get the Klondike bar for any jackpot of $25 or more, but just on Wednesdays (they give you a ticket, so you can pick up the bar at any subsequent time).



Don't forget the free slices of Marie Calander Pies on Holidays.
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 12:31:21 PM permalink
I don't have a clue what you guys are talking about, but they sound tasty.
http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/general/10042-woes-black-sheep-game-ii/#post151727
teddys
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December 17th, 2010 at 2:37:16 PM permalink
Quote: dudestupid

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.

Do you ever stay at the rooms above the casino. It's one of my dreams to roll out of bed and fall down stairs to a blackjack or craps table :)
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
Wavy70
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December 17th, 2010 at 3:05:33 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

Do you ever stay at the rooms above the casino. It's one of my dreams to roll out of bed and fall down stairs to a blackjack or craps table :)



My wife and I have stayed in the old rooms just up from the casino floor quite a few times.
Truthfully it's like the dream Req Room. Running down the stairs to be smack dab in front of a craps table.

I must admit the walk up after a few dozen hours f drinking can be a task.
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pacomartin
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December 17th, 2010 at 4:47:50 PM permalink
Quote: WizardofEngland

I don't have a clue what you guys are talking about, but they sound tasty.



I think you call them Choc ice. In the United States, Klondike bar, Eskimo Pie, Hershey's, and Krunch brands are common. Dove bars are more expensive version.

Go to the Beauty Bar across the street from the El Cortez. On Wednesday night it is Ladies Night, so it won't cost as much to buy some girls a drink.

The girls at Beauty Bar can be seriously gothic.


El Cortez has not changed their exterior in 70 years.


If the girls in the photo from the Beauty bar look scary, then in the same block is a more upscale, piano bar called Don't Tell Mama which obviously caters to both straights and gays.


The Griffin is an excellent bar, fashionable, but not super upscale



The Downtown Cocktail Lounge has such an unassuming front that you could easily walk by it. It is sort of the hang out of the gallery owners and the media types, and is much nicer than you might think for such a neighborhood. It's around the corner on Las Vegas Blvd. The girls will be older and less gothic than the Beauty Bar.


The kabob corner is the best place for an $8 meal


Mamacita's doesn't have the finest food, but the music videos are good, and I recommend the soup.


The Western is one of the dingiest casinos in Vegas, but some people like to pop inside just to say they've been there. I don't recommend breathing.





Do not wander too far down Fremont Street (stop at 8th street). It's a series of 50's eras motels where serious drugs and prostitution are king. This is the section of the city where the mayor wanted to legalize prostitution as a way to raise money for urban redevelopment.
Flynn
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August 29th, 2011 at 10:27:50 AM permalink
I LOVE the El Cortez! I haven't stayed there yet but I praise it for offering no-nonsense low limit gambling in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
My favorite bet: Double Down!
Alan
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August 29th, 2011 at 10:41:33 AM permalink
How can you get to Western if you don't go past 8th?

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