BigRoss71
BigRoss71
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October 1st, 2010 at 4:44:48 PM permalink
Good report DJ. Next time you go to AC, let me know. I'd like a decent craps player to roll with. Im probably headed there for a wednesday or thursday night within the next month. I was considering IP for a possible december trip to vegas, but for its confusion and lack of good buffet, it doesn't look like i'll be staying. Very enjoyable trip report, well written.
DJTeddyBear
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October 2nd, 2010 at 7:54:16 AM permalink
Quote: BigRoss71

Good report DJ. Next time you go to AC, let me know. I'd like a decent craps player to roll with. Im probably headed there for a wednesday or thursday night within the next month. I was considering IP for a possible december trip to vegas, but for its confusion and lack of good buffet, it doesn't look like i'll be staying. Very enjoyable trip report, well written.

Good luck in AC, but you won't see me. I still have a real job, so I never go there mid-week.

Don't write off IP just yet. The Wiz asked me to write a review. Most of the content of that review is already in this thread, but it's going to be a conditionally favorable review. Look for that in a couple days.
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DJTeddyBear
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October 2nd, 2010 at 8:17:22 AM permalink
Day 7 - Saturday - Heading home

I wake up kinda early, shower and pack, and go downstairs to make one final attemp to win a couple bucks.

It's 7:55 and I'm expecting Dan to call and finalize a time for him to pick me up, but we have it tentatively set for 11:00. Plenty of time. Cool.

I'm only going to play poker. As expected, no $1/$2 at IP, so I head to Harrah's. They don't have ANY cash tables because there's a FREE ROLL getting started. OK. I'll play a tourney for free.

Five tables, and I'm the 54th person to register. Sigh, I gotta wait for 4 people to bust out.

Amazingly, people bust out very quickly. I'm seated in 6 minutes! I guess there's a lot of crazy action at this tournament.

The dealer gives me a short stack and asks me if I want the Add-On for $5. I'm about to ask what it is, but figure, screw it, it's five bucks. The starting stack is 500 with 25/50 initial blinds. The $5 Add-On is 1,000. I find it hard to believe that anyone would not get it.

My first hand, I have Kd, Jd and raise it to 175. Only one person calls. The flop is Jh 7h 3h. Top pair, great kicker, but there's a flush possible. I bet 400, the other guy folds. Because it was my first hand, I showed it, so people wouldn't think that I'm full of it. I got nothing for the next 20 minutes.

Then I get As Ts. A couple calls. I was gonna raise, when the guy on my right goes all-in for 500. So I fold. Only one caller so they show their hands before the flop. As the guy is showing, he says he only looked at one card. Crap, that means it was an Ace, but the kicker could be anything. I should have played my suited Ace. Then he turns over the second card, and it's another ace. I'm feeling a bit better about my fold - until the flop is three tens! I would have had quads!

And that is pretty much how my entire week went.

About 15 minutes later, I busted out.

I then sit down to a $1/$2 table that's gonna start as soon as some more people bust out and join us. Before it starts, Dan calls early, and, that makes it 'Get the hell out of Dodge' time.

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As you all know, I had issues with Continental. It gets better. And worse.

The flight into Vegas was a movie flight. People had the option of purchasing headphones for $3, or using their own. If I had thought to bring headphones, I might have watched the movie.

The flight home was a Direct TV flight. Everyone has individual screens on the seat back in front of them, and multiple channels. This costs $6. Credit card slot next to the screen. I'm a TV junkie, but not for $6. The couple next to me both bought it, and were both watching the same thing, and both fell asleep for most of the flight! Was a waste of $12...

But here's the thing: Since they charge for the TV use, they give you the headphones for free! So now I have headphones, and that silly little adapter needed on some flights, and it didn't cost a dime.

So I watched TV for free, until they flipped the switch for pay only. That was two hours into the flight! Sweet.

When we get to Newark, we go to the gate, and, since I'm in the back of the plane, I get to watch them take the luggage out. After about 10 minutes, there's an announcement that they are waiting for someone to bring the jetway to the plane.

They had ALL the luggage out before they got the jeyway in place.

Then, since I'm in the back, I had to wait another 15 minutes as the plane emptied out.

When I finally got to baggage claim, the luggage still hadn't started to come out! I hate Newark airport!
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Croupier
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October 3rd, 2010 at 9:34:13 PM permalink
Great Report DJ! At least I am now prepared for when I stay at the IP next June.
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