Some other tidbits...
Went to the hotel buffet last night. $25.usd which only includes water as a beverage. Food was good, wide selection, but not Las Vegas style. They did have oysters which were excellent for a southern boy who hasn't had them in a long while. Also some local very tight meat wise crabs. No shrimp. Leg of lamb and pork plus some Asian dishes. Overall, a nice dining experience with excellent service, but a tad expensive if you are paying.(I wasn't, had a coupon with the room)
Betting soccer(Premier leguge mostly) had always though it was pick your team to win, a draw being a loser as well of course, the other team winning.
I discovered tonight they have an "Asian line" which the draw doesn't lose, you get your money back.
So I had bet Chelsea to beat Manchester City betting $100. with the payout being $285.usd. Then I discovered the Asian line and bet another $100. on Chelsea which pays me back $198 if they win, refund if a draw.
Manchester City is a very slight favorite. I figured Chelsea at home, in the better part of London(which I learned last year), a late afternoon game(so the drunks will be primed up) and Manchester City coming off a win in the Champions playoffs, well what the heck. Give the blues a go mate.
I also have the OVER 7.5 runs in the Braves vs. Marlins game. It returns only $181. on a $100. wager. Here, maybe there too?, they set the over under number then adjust the payoffs as money dictates. I figure the Braves are excited having just won their first game, and their pitcher is weak, the Marlins also have a down in the rotation pitcher who is young. Of course someone's got to hit the damn ball...Wish me luck.
Cheers mate. Go Blues! Nok the Kook
Another disgusting and confusing afternoon...
Lost in roulette, carved a $1000. bucks out of me. I bought in for another $1000, Blacks started to come, eight in a row...count em, eight. Got back even but chickened out again. Eight in a row without a single press by me...These streaks come here, you just have to have some guts and girth. Not for beginners or those of weak mind and body.
Met some surveillance guys. Nice guys from England(yes, it's possible, not all English are drunks soaked by the rain). The cards come pre shuffled from Japan, same supplier all casino's in Macau use. Here they go through 5000. decks a day, in a place like Sands in Macau, 15000. decks a day. Used only once. If the house loses a lot of the show falls strangely they routinely check it's path to the table backwards. Interesting only of course if you care. A lot of paper to recycle, I assume the shred the cards then recycle?
Food here has been excellent, all venues. Overall a wonderful experience and trip. Going back to normal life tomorrow in Thailand. Have a nice year people.
Returning to Nagaworld tomorrow for the Thanksgiving weekend. Football action available every day as most know. I don't plan on playing much roulette, figure I missed the boat last trip. I could have won $50,000.usd if had any courage.
I've studied the Thanksgiving games and to my surprise I like the under in the early game, Vikings at the Lions. I have this odd feeling the public bets the over and the books want to recover from last weekends shellacking by the Patriots and Eagles.
On Saturday I'm going with Florida State at Florida. Florida is just awful, FSU has good athletes and at least something to play for. Both teams suspect at QB but well, for whatever good reason, I see FSU as dominating the game.
Sunday's NFL TBA. Leaning towards the Falcons at home vs. the Bucs..
Any locks please post here.
There is a new tower at Nagaworld now and I'll check it out. As all marketing to Chinese it's difficult to compare and review and adjust to American thinking.
Not a lot to report. Not many changes...
The sports book is still open. Additional kiosks to place bets. You have to insert the money then pick your winners. I was unable to get a parlay function or teaser function. I'm not sure they have them but I didn't ask for "help". Help is merely a waitress or attendant. Friendly enough but don't know much really beyond put your money here and bet. I ended up placing my wagers at the window. This wasn't normal or simple. They wanted people to use the kiosks but I was losing. With some insistence they fulfilled my request and I started winning! This after a large money line bet on the Giants vs the Redskins. What an awful way to end my kiosk action. I don't think I'll ever bet the Giants again.
The property has expanded, the new huge tower "NAGA 2" is open. I never went over there, connected by an underground mall. I was told "Chinese junkets" and believe it.
The action this property attracts is amazing. That said, I've not been to Macao which I guess lives off the Chinese gamblers.
As an American(or any foreigner not looking like an Asian) you are really in the minority and attract attention of the staff. I think it's curiosity more than anything else. They are so used to Chinese guests and players. The Cambodian people working here are very friendly. The Filipino women walking around as "Ambassadors" are also friendly but over loaded with make up. Their function is to merely look good and greet people. It's a facade, but at least a good looking facade.
Food was great, all venues. Breakfast buffet to fine dining. I didn't try room service. In room instant coffee and a welcome fruit basket. Cable TV of course, 32 inch flat screen and free WIFI. NO RESORT FEE nonsense. I hope that doesn't creep across the Pacific. Bed and Bathroom and View all good. I'm not picky except for the view part but the room is nice, approaching 4 star but still lingers in the high 3's.
Overall a good experience. Since no craps I didn't do any table gaming. They had everything else including some active Texas Hold-Em tables at night.