rxwine
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September 5th, 2020 at 1:23:44 PM permalink
No problem
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September 5th, 2020 at 9:10:06 PM permalink
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No problem



Thank you, your questions have been moved here.
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September 17th, 2020 at 1:16:58 PM permalink
My video on everything from overcharging to outright scams is ready. I apologize for the lousy audio as I forgot to bring my microphone. The next one will be better. It is still in private mode, so if you find anything that is obviously wrong in the editing or factually in error, please let me know.


Direct: https://youtu.be/XgFuUJXAj7M
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September 17th, 2020 at 3:45:23 PM permalink
Good video. There were fewer ďumsĒ and ďahsĒ compared to some other videos. I was surprised you didnít edit out the guy who dunked his head in the water. Seemed like that would be a relatively easy edit.

Separately, Iíve wondered if there are real banks on the strip to avoid/reduce ATM fees. I guess if you both arenít aware of any then thatís the answer, unfortunately.
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September 17th, 2020 at 5:22:08 PM permalink
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Good video. There were fewer ďumsĒ and ďahsĒ compared to some other videos. I was surprised you didnít edit out the guy who dunked his head in the water. Seemed like that would be a relatively easy edit.



Thank you! I could have easily edited that guy out, but I thought it conveyed how hot it was and the necessity of water, since we were already talking about it so much.

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Separately, Iíve wondered if there are real banks on the strip to avoid/reduce ATM fees. I guess if you both arenít aware of any then thatís the answer, unfortunately.



I seriously can't think of a single one. I can't think of any ATM's branded to a bank either, but could be wrong on that. As Angela said, I would use an ATM that isn't in a casino, like at Walgreens, if you must.
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September 17th, 2020 at 7:59:09 PM permalink
Here are the next to Strip videos I plan with Angela. I welcome all other suggestions.

Doís and Doníts

1. Prostitution is not legal in Clark County...
2. Sunscreen and Lip Balm. You cannot say these enough times.
3. Ladies, carry a pair of flats/flipflops (even just cheap ones). Everything is a longer walk than it looks like it will be.
4. Get a Players card and ask about promotions
5. West rim Grand Canyon
6. Hypnotist / lip-synch shows
7. General night club advice
8. Donít spread yourself too thin.
9. Water bottles and where to find cheap water.
10. Donít walk too far.
11. Monorail & Deuce
12. Pros/cons staying on Strip, downtown, off-strip.
13. Take hotel-to-hotel trams.
14. Dispensaries



Money Saving Advice

1. Use Lyft or Uber instead of a Taxi
2. If you're going to here more than a weekend, rent a car (for at least a day or two) and go to a local grocery store to stock up on Water/snacks and anything you've forgotten like sunscreen. If yo're only here a few days, it may be worth it to Uber to a nearby Walmart or Smiths to do that as well.
3. If you're here more than a few days, eat at local restaurants. You'll save a ton, eat better food and pay way less.
4. Do a little research on Groupon / Living Social for food, drinks and shows (once they start up again)
5. Half-price tickets
6. Donít buy drinks at the bar.
7. Play low house edge games (and donít play slots).
8. Visit mid-week
Last edited by: Wizard on Sep 19, 2020
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September 18th, 2020 at 5:17:30 AM permalink
Do's and Dont's

#4---Ask about promotions, then decide whether or not you want a Players Club Card, imo. The places that are most generous getting you in the door will often be the most generous after you've already played there.
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Thanks for this post from:
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September 18th, 2020 at 5:39:26 AM permalink
My money saving advice is about hotel rooms. (1) Review hotel calendars before booking flights. There are some periods of time where I canít get comped weekend nights but there are plenty of times when I can. Caesars is surprisingly good about comped Friday and Saturday for low rollers. (2) cobble together comped nights across different properties. Boyd will give me 2 free nights midweek. Not every week but enough that eventually it overlaps with the Caesarís weekend nights. Plus MyVEGAS can give you midweek nights pretty easily at MGM properties. If you have some flexibility in your travel dates and donít mind moving properties, you can get 5-10 comped nights Pretty easily (and May or may not be able to avoid the resort fees tooóeg, Boyd doesnít charge resort fee on comped rooms).
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September 18th, 2020 at 5:42:32 AM permalink
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My money saving advice is about hotel rooms. (1) Review hotel calendars before booking flights. There are some periods of time where I canít get comped weekend nights but there are plenty of times when I can. Caesars is surprisingly good about comped Friday and Saturday for low rollers. (2) cobble together comped nights across different properties. Boyd will give me 2 free nights midweek. Not every week but enough that eventually it overlaps with the Caesarís weekend nights. Plus MyVEGAS can give you midweek nights pretty easily at MGM properties. If you have some flexibility in your travel dates and donít mind moving properties, you can get 5-10 comped nights Pretty easily (and May or may not be able to avoid the resort fees tooóeg, Boyd doesnít charge resort fee on comped rooms).



Great advice, and for those without MyVegas, comps or some such...I would say don't be afraid to book early as long as you make yourself aware of the cancellation policy.

It doesn't even matter if the prices seem high; (as long as you can cancel) if the prices do nothing but go up after that, you can't get the lower price back, but if the prices were to go down at some point, (prior to the cancellation deadline) then you can just cancel and rebook (or book at the alternate source).

Also, they'll sometimes do it on their own without the need to actually cancel the reservation if you call directly and booked directly (or on their own website) in the first place. Not always, though.
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September 21st, 2020 at 11:15:14 AM permalink
Here is my latest video on the Paroli betting system.


Direct: https://youtu.be/zzk3idTZalo

I welcome all comments. I also welcome suggestions on other systems to cover.
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