OneAngryDwarf
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February 27th, 2011 at 9:26:29 AM permalink
Well, we're less than two weeks away from our meeting date, so I thought I'd post a reminder about the upcoming WOVCon East. Full details can be found in my blog. If you would like to attend and haven't already done so, just RSVP in the comments, or via private message either to me or AZDuffman. We'd both like to get a firm idea of how many people to expect in the next week or so, so please let us know!

Some good news: Rivers has recently added a brand new pit area with about 7 more blackjack tables, so it won't be quite as difficult to find spots to play as it has been in the past. Also, I have some friends who work there as floors & pit bosses, so I might be able to work something special out--can't make any specific promises at this point, but I'll see what (if anything) can be arranged.

Thanks and hope to see you there!
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teddys
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February 27th, 2011 at 9:41:42 AM permalink
What is the lowest limit one can expect on an early Saturday evening on a non-CSM game? What about Craps?
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OneAngryDwarf
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February 27th, 2011 at 10:20:03 AM permalink
I haven't seen the new tables yet (they weren't open when I was last there, but hear they are now), but my guess is that a shoe game for less than $50 will still be pretty rare. If you're willing to put up with a CSM, $10 and $15 tables are plentiful.

Craps will likely be $10 early in the evening, possibly increasing to $15 later on.
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AZDuffman
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March 7th, 2011 at 4:44:29 PM permalink
Can we get a final count/update on who is coming?
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OneAngryDwarf
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March 8th, 2011 at 6:43:05 PM permalink
Bumping to add one final reminder for those who had expressed interest. Those of you who weren't sure, would it be possible to send me a PM with a final confirmation? Even if it turns out you can't make it, I'd still like to hear from you--would be very useful for gauging interest in future meetups!

For those who can make it, see you at 3PM at the Rivers, in the Drum Bar. For those unfamiliar, it's the circular bar with the large column of light in the center (you can see it from across the river). I'll probably have a sign up indicating where we are but, failing that, I'll probably be wearing a gray World Series of Poker sweatshirt. See you there!
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AZDuffman
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March 10th, 2011 at 4:12:33 AM permalink
Can't wait. Not sure what I will be wearing at this point. Hopefully we do not get there too late for $10 BJ and Craps. I hope to win a fire bet for the table again.
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rdw4potus
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March 15th, 2011 at 11:01:28 AM permalink
How was WovCon East?
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AZDuffman
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March 15th, 2011 at 12:22:34 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

How was WovCon East?



Went very well, all seemed to have a good time.

I think it was 8 of us total, spent the first hour or so in the bar, chatting and getting to know each other. Then off to the games. I got no good cards at BJ and them moved on to craps where it was again down. A few people were up. Before dinner we almost got to be the first players at a brand new table in a brand new pit on a brand new system. Alas, they didn't have the electronics working so we only got three hands but it could not take bets. This was a new BJ where the bets are all on-screen. I didn't care for it, but we all wanted to be first hands. Dinner reservations made us leave. Though I did get to see 3-4 people from craps class as they set up. Told one I had just gotten laid off she jokingly says, "so you went out to gamble?" My reply was, "yes, all the flights to the Caymans were full."

Dinner was at Andrew's Steakhouse, named for the "Andrews" of Pittsburgh (Carnegie, Warhol, etc.) Good food but a little pricey. A comp lowered the price somewhat, thanks oneangrydwarf!

Anyone else who was there feel free to add anything I missed.
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teddys
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March 15th, 2011 at 4:03:26 PM permalink
It was great! I lost too ... :( The only people who won, I think, were wrongway, and bluechip (because he didn't play!). OneAngryDwarf might have eked out a small win. Is it just me, or are all the dealers at Rivers younger than me? I felt like I was at a college casino night. That said, action was fun, and meeting people was nice. $3 Yuenglings at the bar was appreciated. Good luck to OneAngryDwarf on his next career venture, and bluechip on his Tunica trip.
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AZDuffman
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March 15th, 2011 at 4:25:10 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

It was great! I lost too ... :( The only people who won, I think, were wrongway, and bluechip (because he didn't play!). OneAngryDwarf might have eked out a small win. Is it just me, or are all the dealers at Rivers younger than me? I felt like I was at a college casino night. That said, action was fun, and meeting people was nice. $3 Yuenglings at the bar was appreciated. Good luck to OneAngryDwarf on his next career venture, and bluechip on his Tunica trip.



You might be right on age of dealers. On hiring day it was a big mix, but the older folks seemed to drop out of class over time. Maybe.

On the subject of class, the conversation with the dealer at the "new" BJ tables has me considering trying class again this summer if it is offered, which he implied it will be. I started practice cutting cheques today, gonna do 30-60 mins a day. Boy did I forget how you have to keep practicing that.
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