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Vegasrider
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July 8th, 2021 at 12:37:07 PM permalink
$500 budget? Or did you mean $5000? 500 is not a lot of money for a trip to Vegas.
DRich
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July 8th, 2021 at 1:34:10 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

$500 budget? Or did you mean $5000? 500 is not a lot of money for a trip to Vegas.



If it is a $500 gambling budget that is pretty typical for most people. If that has to cover food, drinks, shows, hotel room, etc. it would be difficult.
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July 8th, 2021 at 2:03:17 PM permalink
I don't know how people can plan and take all that time and effort to make a trip to Vegas with only 500. I believe VP was the choice of game, if you play. 25 at $1.25 per hand, you could lose that in one session.

Everything is getting so expensive these days. My friend from Connecticut who visited Vegas for a few days in Vegas before coming to Reno took a brutal beating down at the Golden Nugget. But had much better results up here in Reno since he wasn't forced to play such high minimum bets and no 6:5 BJ. I guess he was splitting his BJ against the dealer 2's thru 6 when he was playing 6:5 BJ
DRich
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July 8th, 2021 at 2:14:12 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

I don't know how people can plan and take all that time and effort to make a trip to Vegas with only 500. I believe VP was the choice of game, if you play. 25 at $1.25 per hand, you could lose that in one session.



Some people are content playing nickels while others play the penny slots betting minimum. Some people may only gamble an hour a day. Everybody is different. Honestly in my experiences the people gambling the smaller amounts are the ones having the most fun. I still love seeing tourists high five each other when they get a straight or flush at video poker. My friends are so jaded that if they hit a $4000 royal all they will say is "it's about time, now I'm only down $XXXX"..
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July 8th, 2021 at 2:20:48 PM permalink
Holiday Inn is by and large clean and safe. Judging from the undesirables I've seen in their casinos whenever I've wandered in there, places like El Cortez and Four Queens are not. The murders that happened at Circus Circus I don't think would have happened at Wynn.

Right now (or maybe a bit ago, I don't like to pin our location down) the VIP floor I am/was staying at has/had two guards on it 7/24 - not because of me, but because of another guest.

You stay at an unsafe dump at your own risk. It's not just about luxury.
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whatme
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July 8th, 2021 at 2:22:32 PM permalink
My view is if you are playing outside your own rules and/or comfort inorder to get a comp then you are playing for comps. To each their own.

I play for enjoyment and +EV getting a comp room for my normal action is a perk. It also tells me who wants my action.

Personally I like the history and atmosphere (based on 10 years ago) of Downtown LV.

This trip is due to work so my gambling time is limited.

Yes my gambling budget for this trip is $500 (just gambling not transportation, room, food, etc.) No I don't want to loose it, just risk it. Lol.

Thanks for the insight.
MDawg
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July 8th, 2021 at 2:25:18 PM permalink
$500. is plenty to gamble at some places. I think anyway.

But I'd just hate to see anyone get robbed or hurt staying in some unsafe dump.
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TomG
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July 8th, 2021 at 2:54:54 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

I don't know how people can plan and take all that time and effort to make a trip to Vegas with only 500. I believe VP was the choice of game, if you play. 25 at $1.25 per hand, you could lose that in one session.



How much action does it take to have a 50% chance of losing $500 on a typical video poker game, at $1.25 per spin? Online calculator I used to use for these things is so old it doesn't work anymore. Have notes that show it should be somewhere between 1,000 and 1,500 hands for a 50% chance of losing $100, depending on the game. That means it has to be well over 5,000 for $500, probably at least 10,000, even on the worst games. That is quite a lot of playing for one trip. And should get a comped room offer downtown.
billryan
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July 8th, 2021 at 3:00:44 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

$500 budget? Or did you mean $5000? 500 is not a lot of money for a trip to Vegas.



The average bankroll of a McCarron passenger is less than that.
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whatme
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July 8th, 2021 at 3:58:00 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

...Everybody is different. Honestly in my experiences the people gambling the smaller amounts are the ones having the most fun...



Agree,

For fun I try to find a lively section playing pennies. Put $20 in, bet minimum, drink, tip, and just have fun.

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