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MDawg
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June 28th, 2021 at 7:44:09 AM permalink
Wizard approved thread.

The Vegas Knights (they seem to have some sort of affiliation with the Wynn) were gambling at the Wynn this weekend. A dealer told me McNabb took 2000 to 60000 at B.J. but later dumped it all, but lent 2000 to a teammate before he did, so I suppose he was covered. Fleury was there too - he looks a lot younger in person. I understand all of them were drinking heavily and very loud. Unbeknownst to either team, the Montreal Canadiens were in the back area at a private table gambling at the same time.

I actually haven't played at the Wynn/Encore in a while, I just wander through all of the casinos where I am known occasionally and talk to the pit bosses and dealers about what has been going on lately.

As noted in my RESORTS WORLD VIP OPENING JUNE 24, 2021 thread, Paris and Kathy Hilton, and Usher, among others were at Resorts World last week.

Also at Wynn/Encore a couple weeks ago were Ben Affleck, and Tyga. I saw both of them at the casino, Affleck was filming some kind of commercial, Tyga, playing Baccarat, coincidentally both times when I was walking through doing Victory Strolls after beating the h. out of other casinos on the Strip. From what I was told Affleck did play B.J. at Wynn but was merely pressing his bets here and there, not jumping them enough to draw any concern.

Lately, Wynn seems to be the number one casino where celebrities are drawn, but I was talking to a dealer at a different casino (another major) on the Strip recently who said that Leonardo di Caprio and other A-List actors used to come to Vegas with some guy who was dumping big money at the tables, sketchy looking fellow who had PIMP tattooed (badly and unevenly) on his knuckles, until the guy went to prison for something or other related to a ponzi sort of scam. In general Vegas doesn't ask questions about where the money comes from.

This is one of the hallmarks of Vegas hospitality. The only bedrock rule is Donít Burn the Locals. Beyond that, nobody cares. They would rather not know. If Charlie Manson checked into the Sahara tomorrow morning, nobody would hassle him as long as he tipped big.

Of course, there are notable exceptions.

DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

What was, by any measure, the worst financial scandal of the legal-casino era was ignited by a most unlikely source: Brian Molony, a milquetoast Toronto bank employee who earned $10,000 a year.

Molony embezzled more than $10 million, all of which he lost in casinos, primarily at what was then called Caesars Boardwalk Regency Hotel Casino (now Caesars Atlantic City).

Because executives at Caesars never questioned the source of Molony's cash, when the scheme was exposed, the casino was shut down by the state for 24 hours on Nov. 30, 1985. According to a contemporaneous New York Times article, the casino was punished for "violating credit, deposit and reporting regulations."

Caesars employees at the time mocked the date as "Brian Molony Day."
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June 28th, 2021 at 7:57:34 AM permalink
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Unbeknownst to either team, the Montreal Canadiens were in the back area at a private table gambling at the same time.


The Montreal Canadians, who beat the Golden Knights on Thursday and advanced to the Stanley Cup, flew all the way back to Vegas to gamble this weekend?
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June 28th, 2021 at 8:00:04 AM permalink
I GUESS SO.
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June 28th, 2021 at 8:01:43 AM permalink
Sandra Bullock at William Bís Stardust 1997. Big fight weekend. Holyfield Tyson 2 I believe. Speed 2 was coming out the next weekend, too. Had a drink at the bar, very pleasant.
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June 28th, 2021 at 8:20:23 AM permalink
Mdawg, as I understand the agreement that I agreed to back in April, I am allowed to respond to you in threads other than the now hidden thread, so I will do just that. :)

The problem with this post/thread as all your recent efforts is that you seem to need to elevate yourself as something special, to some celebrity status. It shows in all your posts on multiple sites, It shows in the films clips you select and post. It shows that you started a thread about VIP opening of Resorts World, when there were 2 threads already about the opening. Your VIP posts could have gone right in one of those threads. But YOU had to create a new thread trying to elevate yourself.

You are a high limit player, that gets the perks you get, high end suites, tickets to Golden Knights game, invites to the private VIP parties for casino openings, and access to VIP gambling area ONLY because you are a high limit LOSING player. THAT IS THE WAY THE CASINO INDUSTRY WORKS! PERIOD!! They do not give all that to longtime or longterm winning players.

What you are posting is not real, it is not the way the casino industry in Las Vegas works.. If you had just stuck to that you are a higher limit player that gets comped because he is losing, your 'tales' would have been better recieved and interesting even to someone like me, who does make a living off casinos but doesn't get that kind of treatment. Real winning players have to fight to even be able to play.

I beleive I actually put more dollar action into play annually than you do because of my volume of play, or if not, it is pretty close. (not that THAT is a competition). And you want to know why I don't get much return from casinos in terms of comps and freebies? BECAUSE I AM A WINNING PLAYER. Again THAT is the way the industry works!!! They simply don't give everything you are getting to a longterm winning player, or a +EV player. THAT is the hole in all of this you have never been able to fill.

Now I don't know, maybe what I have posted does cross some line, but it needs to be said. I'll leave it to Wiz and oncedear to decide. Doesn't matter to me, because you and your shenanigans have turned me off to this forum, as far as the desire I had not long ago to return and particpate here. And although I don't consider myself a gambler, I would bet you have turned off many others members as well. And honestly, I beleive that was you intent.
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June 28th, 2021 at 8:20:58 AM permalink
Owning Mahoney, with Philip Seymour Hoffman, was a great movie. Wings, no sauce, as they say. Plus he drove a car very much like a few of mine.

I saw Mike Tyson a couple of times in Caesars. He's actually not a big guy. His bodyguards were very big guys.

Back in the day, I saw Lefty Rosenthal at the Stardust a couple of times. He looked absolutely nothing like Robert DeNiro, but he did wear those canary yellow silk suits seen in the movie Casino. With a matching fedora.

Jimmy JJ Walker bet football (especially Canadian) at the Stardust. He actually knew his stuff. I probably saw him in there half a dozen times or more. He was enough of a regular that I kind of stopped noticing him.

Speaking of Casino, I saw DeNiro and Rickles doing the long walk through the casino scene as it was shot at the Riviera. I still have a coin cup prop from The Tangiers.

The most off the wall celebrity I saw was middle of the night in Atlantic City in a coffee shop. Tiny Tim was hunkered down in a booth near our table. He was a very big man.
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June 28th, 2021 at 8:27:48 AM permalink
I wonder how many of the players decided to take a big shot?

Do you think Fleury gambled? Seems more in character to SAVE his money.

I'll see myself out.
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June 28th, 2021 at 8:29:32 AM permalink
I saw Louie Anderson at The Plaza. Additionally, there was some celebrity my ex-wife said she saw when we were at Four Queens, but I forget who it was.
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June 28th, 2021 at 8:32:27 AM permalink
My 'big' celebrity experience was Louie Anderson (sorry Louie for the 'big' pun). I played blackjack with Louie two different times in Atalnatic City back in the mid 2000's. It was a marina casino, not Borgatta, so either Harrahs or what at the time was the Trump property. It was early in my carreer so a $5 table (could have been $10 but I beleive $5), which in itself was funny that he was playing those limits.

Louie whined about almost every hand, just like he was doing his 'act'. "Do you beleive this", "would you look at that" ...that kind of thing in his whiney voice. It was funny for about 2 seconds. Unfortunately I played with him about an hour each time. :(
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June 28th, 2021 at 8:46:39 AM permalink
As for members of the Montreal Canadians gambling at the Wynn:

I am not calling anyone a liar, but said story would violate the covid travel agreement between the NHL and Canadian government that allowed teams and player to travel accoss borders. Unlike the U.S, Canada still has pretty severe restrictions. The agreement was that teams and players could travel but would remain in a bubble in the cities they play consisting of the hotel. The Canadian Govenrment said it intended to monitor and enforce this agreement agressively. So players gambling in casino in Las vegas would be a pretty open display, that could place them in jeopardy of not being able to play in the Stanley cup finals. Just speaking for myself, I doubt they would do that or team management would allow that.

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