GamblingGuy560
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May 10th, 2011 at 12:55:36 PM permalink
Hi everyone I was just wondering has anyone been backed off or barred while playing at El Cortez, what has your experience been, just curious because I am going to vegas in a month and thought I'd stop by, plus I've heared stories.


Thanks. : )
PGBuster
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August 9th, 2012 at 3:40:03 PM permalink
Far late for this, I know, but I thought I'd share my experience. I didn't get backed off, but I was defintely getting frowns from two supervisors that were watching the game. I mainly flat bet to avoid getting backed off--even though conditions were in my favor and I would have won a lot more.
AcesAndEights
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August 9th, 2012 at 4:31:34 PM permalink
El Cortez is notorious as one of the sweatiest places downtown, or even in Vegas. Some counters consider it a rite of passage to play there and get backed off. So, don't expect to play for long if you are skilled, or if you are playing green chips and are lucky.
"So drink gamble eat f***, because one day you will be dust." -ontariodealer
PGBuster
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August 10th, 2012 at 12:39:18 PM permalink
So what happens when they back you off? Do they give you any kind of documentation? I'd be proud to hang something like that on my wall!
duffytootx
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August 10th, 2012 at 1:14:42 PM permalink
I play there 4 to 5 hrs daily when in LV. I think it's pretty obvious that I count but I've never had any bad experiences. They have even comped me breakfast.
heather
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August 10th, 2012 at 7:16:27 PM permalink
Quote: PGBuster

So what happens when they back you off? Do they give you any kind of documentation? I'd be proud to hang something like that on my wall!



They come up to you all smiles and say, "You are just too good for us; we'd really like it if you played any game other than Blackjack. Why don't you play some Craps, or Roulette?"

According to the movies, if you get really good they might break your hand. Then you could hang up the x-rays in your den. But they try to avoid that kind of publicity today, which might actually be a downside for you, since that would have been the only documentation that you might have gotten out of the deal. Maybe you can do like James Grosjean and get arrested for hole carding, though. That would come with documents.
EvenBob
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August 10th, 2012 at 7:49:06 PM permalink
Quote: PGBuster

So what Do they give you any kind of documentation? I'd be proud to hang something like that on my wallhappens when they back you off? !



Yes indeed. You get one of these, they'll even sign it for $20.

"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
buzzpaff
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August 10th, 2012 at 7:53:42 PM permalink
And if you do get arrested, the booking officers are much nicer now. You are given a pad and pencil to copy telephone numbers
from your cell phone ,before they lock it up.

Seems since cell phones few people can remember any phone numbers.
EvenBob
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August 10th, 2012 at 8:00:18 PM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff



Seems since cell phones few people can remember any phone numbers.



I have no idea what my own number is, I'd
have to look it up on the phone. Yet I remember
what my number was in 1960.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
buzzpaff
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August 10th, 2012 at 8:09:24 PM permalink
Most people credit Alexander Bell or Bell Labs with inventing the rotary dial.

Necessity is the mother of invention

Convinced that it should be subscribers, rather than the operator, who chose who was called - anecdotally, Strowger's undertaking business was losing clients to a competitor whose telephone-operator wife was intercepting and redirecting everyone who called Strowger - he first conceived his invention in 1888, and patented the automatic telephone exchange in 1891. It is reported that he initially constructed a model of his invention from a round collar box and some straight pins.

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