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odiousgambit
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April 18th, 2012 at 9:51:11 AM permalink
As long as you don't start saying, "gee, I find myself agreeing with PaigowDan all the time now" [g]

[sorry, Dan, but a poke at you seems necessary so I can have my little joke]

good luck in your new business!
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
WongBo
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April 18th, 2012 at 9:52:56 AM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

I would take back all of the bad things that I've said about Shelly Adelson except that I meant them. Good luck on the new gig.



I completely agree that the world will be better place when he kicks the bucket...
In a bet, there is a fool and a thief. - Proverb.
Woldus
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April 18th, 2012 at 10:01:12 AM permalink
Congrats! Sounds like a nice gig....

Does this mean you won't be selling an CC's or Fresh Dumps anymore?
WongBo
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April 18th, 2012 at 10:03:38 AM permalink
I imagine it was getting tough for the Wizard to find a casino where he could play high limit blackjack!
As my father told me when i told him i was going to start hanging out in casinos..

"A paycheck is always better than a crap check"
In a bet, there is a fool and a thief. - Proverb.
Wizard
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April 18th, 2012 at 10:07:33 AM permalink
Thanks for all the comments and questions. Let me try to catch up.

As mentioned, I'm working at the corporate level, and as I understand it, will be working on issues with Macau and Singapore just as much as Vegas. Actually, the Venetian in Macau spells it Macao. That will be a hard habit to get into, as most people, including me, spell it with a U. So, I'm hoping to spend more time in Macau, but don't see moving there.

Good comment about the chessboard. I view my sites like that, as a source of information for everybody about the game itself.

That is a black and white cookie from the Venetian. There is a small fast food area and I think it was a sandwich shop that sells them. It was quite good.

Yes, Poker for Roulette is one of the last games I will have helped develop. Just when I thought I got it off my desk DJTB put it back on, but I promise I'll get it back to you shortly. That is one thing about the gaming consulting, it seems once you start a game you never truly have a sense of closure with it. It happens all the time that a client will ask a question about a game I did ten years ago, and expect me to have an answer off the top of my head. Meanwhile, everybody wants a fixed quote, which makes it hard to price anything.

Yes, I plan to spend just as much time on my sites as I ever did. I will be hiring somebody to help with some of the more mundane tasks, and do some writing, but my readers should not notice much of a difference. If anything, I'm hoping the quality of my sites will actually be better as a result.

I'm pretty sure the number of 6-5 blackjack tables with any Sands casino is zero. Correct me if I'm wrong. As I said on my radio show, the only Strip casinos with no 6-5 blackjack are the Venetian, Palazzo, Aria, and Bellagio.

If I must work for anybody in Vegas, I'm proud to be on the Venetian's team. They are a classy place, and have always treated me right when I played there. Say what you will, but it is hard to knock success.

By the way, this will be the second time the Sands offered me a job. The first time was when I was in the shopping area at the Venetian in Macau. There were two jugglers doing their act. Between tricks I asked to pass pins with one of them, which he kindly agreed to. Actually, he didn't speak English, but I managed to communicate my request in mime. Then a crowd gathered and lots of pictures were taken. Afterward somebody dressed in a suit with a Venetian badge said "How would you like job here?"

It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
Ayecarumba
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April 18th, 2012 at 10:09:53 AM permalink
Congratulations on the new gig Mike!

I am curious how they feel about your Bovada connection. Are you still considered an independent contractor, or are you able to get dental benefits from Sands?
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Paigowdan
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April 18th, 2012 at 10:34:39 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

As long as you don't start saying, "gee, I find myself agreeing with PaigowDan all the time now" [g]

[sorry, Dan, but a poke at you seems necessary so I can have my little joke]

good luck in your new business!



I love it. Poke away, my ass never gets too sore in this business, try as they may.

I'm glad for Mike; good for him, he did what is best for his needs and his life, and in support of gaming.
I've always viewed the Operators and distributors who work diligently to provide us with our fine gambling outlets as the good guys who should be supported. I've viewed casino cheats, shot-takers, and grinders as the bad guys, - as opposed to the knowledgeable and finely-behaved gamblers who play by the rules as the good guys, too.

Good for Mike. And if he finds himself not so such agreeing with me, but seeing this side of the matter, no shame here. Old AP's never die, some just grow up. [My little poke here, yuk-yuk.]
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MrRalph
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April 18th, 2012 at 10:55:55 AM permalink
Congrats!!

You have done as much or more for the player side as any of the gaming authors ( since most of them at one time or another refer to your work). You should get compensated for the education you have given us. I hope this venture helps you get where you want to be. Good Luck
DJTeddyBear
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April 18th, 2012 at 10:55:58 AM permalink
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Since the work you did for me on Poker For Roulette was one of the last consulting projects you did (dare I say the last?), I don't know if I should be very grateful for the fantastic work you did, or guilty for pushing you over the edge.

Quote: Wizard

Yes, Poker for Roulette is one of the last games I will have helped develop. Just when I thought I got it off my desk DJTB put it back on, but I promise I'll get it back to you shortly. That is one thing about the gaming consulting, it seems once you start a game you never truly have a sense of closure with it. It happens all the time that a client will ask a question about a game I did ten years ago, and expect me to have an answer off the top of my head. Meanwhile, everybody wants a fixed quote, which makes it hard to price anything.


Oy.

You confirmed that I was among the last, but completely skipped the part about pushing you over the edge. Should I feel guilty? Maybe you shouldn't answer. But, it makes me happy that I put a payment in the mail ... yesterday ...
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boymimbo
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April 18th, 2012 at 10:58:05 AM permalink
Congratulation, oh great wizard. Like you said, you gotta put rice on the table. There was a time in my life where I worked for one primary person and then had 4 - 5 consulting gigs on the side. I never was happy with the consulting results as I never had enough time to truly make them happy. And my full time work suffered as well. Hopefully, you will have less stress now, and hopefully operating WoV and WoO will won't put you over the edge in terms of stress.

You are truly great at what you do, and I wish you the best of success in your new ventures.
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