ThatDonGuy
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June 22nd, 2013 at 9:22:59 AM permalink
I just got back from five nights in Vegas (at the Rio), and had a few items worth noting...

1. Didn't VP machines used to automatically hold cards from paying hands? Did they stop because too many people complained that they were accidentally "unholding" cards or something? I accidentally threw back all five cards of a dealt full house (good thing it wasn't a royal...speaking of which, I'm now a two-time member of the 46 club (dealt 4 to a Royal, but drew one of the 46 cards that didn't fill it), but at least this time I filled the flush).

2. At 4 PM on a Wednesday, I tried to buy into a crap game, and asked for greens and reds. "Sir, you are aware that this is a $50 game?" Okay, it's at the Rio during WSOP, but that was the last place I expected to see a $50 game, especially next to two $15 ones. (The highest minimum I saw at any other time was $25.) I probably cursed the table I did end up on; I dropped $200 in about 30 minutes after seven out of nine points were missed.

3. More fun with buses: one bus pulls up to a stop, and there's a man apparently asleep on the seats there. The driver pulls up, honks, doesn't get any response, and starts to pull away - and the guy gets up and screams that the driver didn't pick him up. On the other hand, I'm on the other side of the street (Las Vegas Blvd, at Charleston) from a stop when the bus I want is approaching it; I wave my arms trying to get the driver's attention that I want to board that bus...and, miracle of miracles, the guy actually waits for me to get there about a minute later.
FleaStiff
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June 22nd, 2013 at 9:43:00 AM permalink
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2. At 4 PM on a Wednesday, I tried to buy into a crap game, and asked for greens and reds. "Sir, you are aware that this is a $50 game?" Okay, it's at the Rio during WSOP, but that was the last place I expected to see a $50 game, especially next to two $15 ones.

Yeah, that happens to me at both BJ and Craps tables. At least at Blackjack tables I can tell myself I didn't look at the signs because I was looking at the dealer, but at craps its simply my fault for not checking the signs first! I would never have suspected the existence of a fifty dollar craps game in the afternoon at the Rio.... but you never know what some idiot casino manager will do. Checking the table signs is always best and is usually the reason for any marked difference in the crowds around a craps table.
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June 22nd, 2013 at 10:49:55 AM permalink
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1. Didn't VP machines used to automatically hold cards from paying hands?



I've never had a VP hold any cards for me. In fact, the very first time I played VP, when I got dealt trips, I just pushed draw thinking the cards would be held. they weren't.
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June 22nd, 2013 at 10:50:54 AM permalink
(1) They only hold a royal. They *may* hold 4 deuces but they may not depending on the machine. Sometime you might try to pull a four of a K over a full house. For example, in triple-double you may decide to hold AAA2 if you have AAA22. The EV is 8 units if you keep the full house vs about 20 units if you keep the AAA2
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ThatDonGuy
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June 22nd, 2013 at 12:01:25 PM permalink
Another note: is there a reason Caesar's properties don't sell casino dice? I saw "souvenir dice" in the gift shop at Planet Hollywood, but those are just "dimestore dice" with PH marked on them; none of them seem to sell the real thing.


Yet another note: I have some idea how the Rampart can afford all of those luxuries (like, for example, the water with lemon and lime slices in it at the front desk area) - when I went to the cage, I handed over a $5 bill and asked for a five-dollar chip, and was handed back a $1 chip (without change). "Oh, you wanted a $5 chip?"

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