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AxelWolf
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December 6th, 2016 at 1:19:34 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Harbor Island is definitely rough. I dated a woman there many years ago and her neighbor was shot right next door.

Some day you will have to tell me which bar in Green Valley this was at. I have lived there for 25 years and I know most of those bars pretty well and only have one guess.

It was a Doc Holiday's, I'm not sure what it's called now or if it's even around, I think they got bought out by the Bounty Hunters group. It's probably a dumb Dotty's by now. This was before 1999. They had some strange version of bad double bonus poker with a good meter, it was at more than 14k x 2 With the promo. So the locals added over 10k to it themselves. You know they thought it was due to hit. I can't blame them for being pissed off.

This was before people used the term Advantage Players, they called us "corporate players", among other things.

The owners told the bartenders and management to let us play. I assume that lead some people into thinking we were hired by them to play it.
♪♪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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December 6th, 2016 at 3:55:53 PM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

The coffee shop is too small, and you're just a few feet from the crowds waiting for your table when it's busy.

The 50ish, male, caucasian blackjack dealer with salt and pepper hair is not friendly.



That would be Wayne. You just have to get to know him.
mcallister3200
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December 6th, 2016 at 4:20:34 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

OK, you're being a bit dramatic there.

I have yet to be in a casino that I felt unsafe with money.



Somewhat true. I'd be more comfortable there than I was in Gary, Indiana (never again). But I'd be more comfortable betting/having any reasonable amount of money in most of central/southern America than I would at Longhorn. The longhorn type crowd is the entire reason there are so many gated communities in LV.
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December 6th, 2016 at 5:15:37 PM permalink
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Somewhat true. I'd be more comfortable there than I was in Gary, Indiana (never again). But I'd be more comfortable betting/having any reasonable amount of money in most of central/southern America than I would at Longhorn. The longhorn type crowd is the entire reason there are so many gated communities in LV.

I think I spotted you and understand why you are so paranoid. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwjsx9vW9ODQAhWKsVQKHS9yCigQjBwIBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.halloweencostumes.com%2Fproducts%2F23512%2F2-1-45067%2Fmens-money-suit-briefcase.jpg&psig=AFQjCNFkb8Xccv8m65ZDrZab6eKCe96_3A&ust=1481159794689499
♪♪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♪♪
mcallister3200
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December 6th, 2016 at 5:50:32 PM permalink
That photo of me was taken after someone stole my chain made out of a combination of money and gold at bighorn.
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August 10th, 2019 at 11:26:30 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Fun place. Free cookie when you sign up.



They still give a free cookie for new players card members—and a deck of cards, too!

This casino was probably the most fun experience of all the places in our trip. The mrs. was skeptical at first, but wants to return after the crazy fun of their $10 blackjack tournament.

It's also a good place for early 2000s IGT video slot machines, which are my favorite among video slots.

The $13.99 BBQ platter special (beef brisket, baby back ribs, half chicken, beans, corn, bread) was plenty of food for both of us, but unfortunately the meat was dry, as if it was reheated in the microwave and just had BBQ sauce (which was tasty) poured over it. This was at 12:15 p.m. while we were waiting our turn in the blackjack tournament. The corn was also was kind of soggy, like it was boiled and reheated. The beans and bread were best.

Johnzimbo
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August 10th, 2019 at 11:51:38 AM permalink
That deck of cards with a side cut into it pisses me off, I would toss them in the nearest dumpster
smoothgrh
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August 10th, 2019 at 12:44:26 PM permalink
Quote: Johnzimbo

That deck of cards with a side cut into it pisses me off, I would toss them in the nearest dumpster



I didn't even notice! I don't use them for actual card games because the corners cut off are so annoying. They're used just as souvenirs and for lookin' at.
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August 10th, 2019 at 1:30:25 PM permalink
Quote: Johnzimbo

That deck of cards with a side cut into it pisses me off, I would toss them in the nearest dumpster



One Halloween I handed out to the older kids decks of cards like that from the Silver Dollar casino in Washington. The next morning they were all over my lawn and street outside my house. I think some of the teenagers I gave them to were also not impressed.
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August 10th, 2019 at 1:40:52 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

One Halloween I handed out to the older kids decks of cards like that from the Silver Dollar casino in Washington. The next morning they were all over my lawn and street outside my house. I think some of the teenagers I gave them to were also not impressed.



Maybe if you weren’t in Vegas it would go better. Like handing out snowballs at the North Pole.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?

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