nyuhoosier
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February 24th, 2010 at 1:25:58 AM permalink
In one of the Wizard's Q&A's a reader asked whether he had considered having T-shirts made to be sold on the site. The response: Yes, but he decided against it for fear of being stuck with a big box of them.

I like the Web site logo that references the movie. If that were on a shirt, I'd buy one. And I'll bet a lot of others would too. Wearing it would identify you as an educated gambler (so rock it for VP rather than card counting).

Let's start a grass-roots movement. Reply to this post if you'd buy a Wizard T-shirt.
Croupier
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February 24th, 2010 at 1:33:23 AM permalink
I would. As long as there were an adequate range of sizes, from small to xxxl, and for me, extra fat.

But I'd buy a t-shirt.

I buy lots of tshirts.

I even bought a Dark Skies T-shirt linked for those who dont get the reference.

yes Im a geek. and Proud of it.
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DJTeddyBear
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February 24th, 2010 at 5:00:07 AM permalink
Quote: Croupier

... and for me, extra fat.

Ditto, but I'm more of a Golf shirt kind of guy. (I hate having stuff around my neck.)
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joenunz
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February 24th, 2010 at 5:48:35 AM permalink
I have a "Fire Joe Morgan" t-shirt and a Cheapo Vegas hat, so I would buy a Wiz shirt.

I don't think inventory is an issue when using a "print-on-demand" store like Cafe Press.
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RaleighCraps
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February 24th, 2010 at 6:02:58 AM permalink
I would like to see the screen print mock up, but I am sure I would get a couple Tees. I like to wear a golf/polo shirt at the tables, so I would definitely buy one of them.
A little self promotion is fine by me too, so perhaps the logo would be something like:

Wizard of Vegas (logo above)
www.wizardofvegas.com (in small print under the logo.)
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Mosca
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February 24th, 2010 at 7:14:27 AM permalink
Absolutely.

1) It would have to be high quality, like the Crazy Shirts from Hawaii.
2) 3X, please. Sorry, I'm a big guy.
3) I, too, would go for a polo with a logo.
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AZDuffman
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February 24th, 2010 at 7:49:57 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Quote: Croupier

... and for me, extra fat.

Ditto, but I'm more of a Golf shirt kind of guy. (I hate having stuff around my neck.)



I'd agree on that. Go golf shirt or even a logoed Hawaiian Shirt with a nice, loose fit.

T-Shirts should not be worn in the casino. Or anywhere else if you are (any 2 of the 3):

1. Over 26 years old
2. Over 150 lbs as a guy
3. Going anywhere nicer than a flea market

Granted my rules, but I think we mostly agree casinos have lost something from years ago when people dressed nicer to go out.
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DJTeddyBear
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February 24th, 2010 at 8:16:51 AM permalink
The more I think about it, the more I'd think about suggesting embroidery rather than screen printing. And maybe even the option of a somewhat dressy shirt. Kinda like a company uniform shirt.



Quote: AZDuffman

...but I think we mostly agree casinos have lost something from years ago when people dressed nicer to go out.

Not just casinos. Society in general.
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AZDuffman
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February 24th, 2010 at 8:31:29 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

The more I think about it, the more I'd think about suggesting embroidery rather than screen printing. And maybe even the option of a somewhat dressy shirt. Kinda like a company uniform shirt.



Quote: AZDuffman

...but I think we mostly agree casinos have lost something from years ago when people dressed nicer to go out.

Not just casinos. Society in general.



Agreed on that last part.

Here is an interesting take on that. If you can ever see some tape of a baseball game from before the early 1960s, notice how many of the men (and it is almost all men there) are wearing shirts and ties. Once I saw some wrestling form the 1950s and 99% were wearing shirts and ties. AT WRESTLING!

Not that I don't like freedom to wear a shirt other than white to work. While much has been gained, much has been lost.
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February 24th, 2010 at 10:17:22 AM permalink
Thanks for all the support everybody! I actually have about five "Wizard of Odds" polo shirts in my closet. Here is a picture of me wearing one of them.



I plan to start giving away stuff to my members soon, probably weighted by level of activity. Given the interest, I'll give away some of these shirts, probably starting sometime in March. About making more t-shirts or polo shirts and selling them, maybe. I think a more marketable product may be laminated strategy cards. If anyone is interested in partnering with me in that, where you do the sales and distribution, and I handle advertising and product, let me know.
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