GWAE
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March 28th, 2015 at 5:28:35 PM permalink
Wheeling island, WV is right on 70.

The Meadows in Washington PA, is about 15 min north of 70.
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Konbu
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April 14th, 2015 at 9:29:07 PM permalink
Again, thanks for all your advice. My trip is underway and I skipped both Fernley and Fallon Nugget because tables weren't opening until late in the afternoon. I got Elko, Jackpot, Wendover, Black Hawk, Cripple Creek so far. Big Jim, Gold Creek, and Gold Rush are closed in Cripple Creek. As for Black Hawk, Fitzgerald's is now Saratoga, and Riviera is closed. Pretty soon it will be Kansas...
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April 14th, 2015 at 9:35:53 PM permalink
Quote: Konbu

Thank you all for your advice. I'm back from Asia. Wanted to get a chip from the Paradise Incheon, Korea but sadly did not have enough time.



Welcome back! Trip report?
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April 15th, 2015 at 5:48:28 AM permalink
Thanks for the update, Konbu! Are you playing much or just collecting? Best of luck on the rest of your trip.
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April 16th, 2015 at 8:49:17 PM permalink
No sorry did not have enough time to go to the Incheon Paradise...

And thanks to rdw4potus for the info on sac fox, etc but I did not even detour from I-70 for Prairie Band. I had a mind numbing 500+ miles drive from CO to Kansas City and just wanted to get to the hotel first ASAP.

I also find myself wanting to play longer when winning but then that's eating into my road/bed time... so at a few places I've had to buy in at Roulette for $11 or $15 and do a $10/$14 bet on dozen or column and run and go.
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April 18th, 2015 at 7:48:31 PM permalink
I'm happy to report in 8 days I drove 3100+ miles and visited and collected chips from 50 casinos. I did skip some but that was best for my health/sanity. I also luckily missed the snow in Vail which is a good thing since I didn't have chains. I lost at all 6 casinos I visited yesterday total of $355 but won $427.50 today, mostly at the Rocky Gap when someone hit ATS in craps and I had $1,1,1 on it, and at the Lady Luck Nemacolin when my parlayed $10 roulette column bet won for a $80 win. My total for the trip is +$102.54 (yes odd number I did have to play some penny slot in Black Hawk CO since I bought a chip at the cage).

Tip: Definitely try to entice a friend to come along for a cross country drive. Tell them how great it's gonna be. I've done it four time already, twice alone. This is the third time alone.
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April 19th, 2015 at 2:25:57 PM permalink
Wow, that's some mileage. I note the number of closed casinos mentioned. We're they out of business, or just not open at the time you visited?
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Konbu
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April 19th, 2015 at 2:38:00 PM permalink
Closed for good. Cripple Creek is pretty slow according to at least 2 dealers I asked. I think Laughlin is bustling in comparison. Well, when the Wildwood in Cripple Creek, which is the largest property there, has $1 craps with 25x odds all day you just know it's a slow town. Maybe busier on weekends, I don't know.
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April 19th, 2015 at 3:51:40 PM permalink
beachbumbabs wrote an excellent report about Downstream Casino in Kansas - perhaps you can collect a chip from there (unless, of course, babs is willing to just mail you one of hers (if she has one))
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April 19th, 2015 at 4:15:03 PM permalink
Quote: Konbu

Closed for good. Cripple Creek is pretty slow according to at least 2 dealers I asked. I think Laughlin is bustling in comparison. Well, when the Wildwood in Cripple Creek, which is the largest property there, has $1 craps with 25x odds all day you just know it's a slow town. Maybe busier on weekends, I don't know.



Oh wow. I was there on the night of January 1st, and on Jan 2nd. That was slow, but I thought it was just because those were holiday recovery days. but, craps sure wasn't $1 then. So things must really have slipped. That's a shame - Cripple Creek is a very cute little town, and casinos fill/filled all of downtown. Without the casinos, it'll get pretty depressing pretty fast.
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