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1 hour ago, Road Guy said:

They also had swim up black jack at the Caesar pool but those were $25 minimums.

Doesn't your money get wet?

Last time I played Craps in downtown Vegas, some asshat and his buddies were playing the Don't Pass Bar.  I hate those people.

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Well more of a “walk up” black jack table I guess than a swim up...

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16 hours ago, Road Guy said:

I think you should get a patch just for riding the elevator!   We saw a lady coming down the sky jump and it looked like she had maybe thrown up on her shirt, that's when I decided I didn't need to try that drunk.

We only looked for BJ at the casinos near us (Caesars, Paris, and PH) - Craps tables at Caesars were all $25 so we were playing at PH - Even though that place is a little trashy I like it. But I had memorized that "basic strategy" and really wanted to give it a whirl.  I am trying to get a group of people to go to Blackhawk so maybe Ill give it a shot there. 

They also had swim up black jack at the Caesar pool but those were $25 minimums.

If I make it there without the women next time I am going to go back to the stratosphere , I thought it was a fun casino and the minimums were my style ($5)

I play fairly vanilla craps, just mainly bet the pass line and then the Big 6/8 every now and then. I probably haven't done near as much as you but so far my boring style seems to keep you even keel, but its a slow game. There was a dude showed up next to me, dropped $500 and started throwing chips everywhere, he was done in around 45 minutes - probably walked away with less than $100 of his original. - I also still like that machine craps we played the last time we were there but it was also full - & full of some strange ass people..

The $5 blackjack tables can fill up pretty quick.  In Vegas I usually play $25 blackjack--a $500 bankroll is usually sufficient for that, but you have to be prepared to lose it all.  Heck, a couple years ago at the Brass Ass in Cripple Creek, CO I lost $100 playing $5 blackjack in about 10 minutes.  It just depends on if you get on a good streak or a bad streak.  If you haven't played a lot of basic strategy then it's probably good to practice a while at $5 to cement the strategy and get a feel of the rhythm of the game.  To me a good dealer makes it a lot more fun.  In Vegas so many of them don't really speak English very well, which isn't as much fun if you can't understand them.

A $25 craps table is insanely expensive.  But doesn't surprise me at Caesars, they think they're pretty high end there.  How did you like your room there anyway?

We like PH too... enough that we got married there!  We've been focusing more on Mlife properties lately though.

The best bet in the casino is the odds bet on the pass or don't pass line on Craps, since it has 0% house edge.  At a 3x/4x/5x $5 table you're putting $20 to $30 on the point ($5 on the pass line plus $15-25 in odds).  Then as you said it goes slow if you're only playing the pass line, so I end up playing a few come bets (which are essentially the same as the pass line).  If you make 3 or 4 come bets with full odds, you've quickly got $100+ on the table, which can be completely wiped out by a 7.  But if you get a good shooter then you're just rolling in money.  The nice thing with the machine is you can play at your pace, and they take a little lower minimum bets.  I don't think I put more than $20 in that machine at PH and walked away with an extra $100 or so.

 

16 hours ago, Road Guy said:

What's a good off strip hotel that has some good amenities?  When we go in October were just going to do 2 days at MGM and then head to Antelope Canyon and then come back and stay a night off the strip and avoid the chaos of the strip (wifes idea)

If you're going to Antelope Canyon, I'd suggest taking a detour to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on the way.  It's a lot more laid back than the South Rim.

Off strip, Red Rock Resort on the west side of the Vegas valley is really nice.  I've never stayed there, but the facility is nice, with a big pool, and the rooms aren't very cheap so I assume they're nice.  Lots of good options for food too.  A friend of mine stayed at South Point and said it was nice too but I can't vouch for his opinion.  Also Palms was just remodeled and is supposed to be pretty nice if you want to be near but not ON the strip.

 

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The other thing I like about the machine craps table is it shows you the last couple of  rolls, so every now and then that may give me a motive to put some money on the hard 4 or hard 8, etc. (If it feels like its its "turn") I cant keep track of it on the real table.

They have $1 and $3 bets at the BJ tables in Blackhawk, but Ive only been there a few times, I am going to try and get some folks from work to go now that its warmed up some.

The rooms at the renovated tower were really nice, not Cosmo nice but a close second.  I did like being right in the middle of the strip. and it was a short walk to In&Out Burger.

We ate at Joes Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone crab one night (not "Joes Crabshack").  There main dishes were excellent but there sides were all pretty terrible!!  I got the large stone crab legs and they were delicious!

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Craps is my game of choice when at a casino. I usually have $124 on the table. I bet $54 across the numbers. $10 on the pass line with $20 behind it on the odds. Then $5 on all the hard ways for me then $5 on each for the dealers. It’s good to get them involved and add to the positive atmosphere. I remember one game where the hard ways just kept hitting. Dealers made about $100 in tips in about 15 minutes. It’s good when you have the dealers cheering the rolls too. I never believed in any of that positive vibe or bad luck stuff until I really got into craps. We were playing once and the dice passed to this one player. I could just tell this was an unlucky fella. I put my $10 on the pass line. The dealer, who new my betting pattern, motioned for my bets. I looked at the dealer and slowly shook my head. He looked at the roller then back at me and nodded in agreement. The guy rolled 3 times before hitting 7. The dice were passed and my bets resumed. Craps players are a superstitious bunch. Don’t ever say “seven” near a craps table. They will scorn you. 

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that's a lot of money on the table - when you say you bet $54 across the numbers you mean all the available roll choices?

i really enjoy playing as well and it for sure makes a difference if you have a fun group and if the dealers aren't acting like jerks, which it seams craps dealers can be the most intimidating - or at least it appeared that way to me when I first started playing - where  a BJ dealer is usually a little more fun to talk to..

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26 minutes ago, Road Guy said:

it seams craps dealers can be the most intimidating - or at least it appeared that way to me when I first started playing - where  a BJ dealer is usually a little more fun to talk to..

I've never thought that at all.  I found craps to be an intimidating game to get into, so I would often just stand and watch the table when I got done playing BJ.  On multiple occasions, the croupiers would go out of their way to explain the bets and the action to me during rolls, especially if the table wasn't overly busy.  They are a large part of the reason I play craps now.

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8 hours ago, Road Guy said:

that's a lot of money on the table - when you say you bet $54 across the numbers you mean all the available roll choices?

 

Yes. You can bet on the 4,5,6,8,9 and 10. One of them is the “point” so you can bet on 5 of them. $10 each except the 6 and 8 must be multiples of 6 so $12 on those two. $54. $10 on the pass line and $20 behind. Then $40 ($10 each) on the hard ways. Some old time gamblers taught me that method. Last time I was at a casino I walked up to the table with $400. Walked away an hour and a half later with $1200. Then we started doing shots....

i woke up with $200 and no idea where I spent $1000. ☹️

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Yeah i knew you could bet those numbers, but I just wouldn't have planned on betting them all, unless the point was like 10 or something where your likely to get a lot of rolls.

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Also - anyone going to Vegas in the next couple of months let me know if you’d be willing to help me out with a small favor...

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I'll be there in mid-June.  I'm not willing to be your drug mule though.

BTW, the Buffett concert in October is looking like a no-go for us.  We have a wedding to go to in Cape Code the weekend prior, and its a PITA traveling two weekends in a row with having to board the dogs and whatnot.

 

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Where you going to be on the Cape?  Maybe we can grab a beer.

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12 minutes ago, MA_PE said:

Where you going to be on the Cape?  Maybe we can grab a beer.

The wedding is in Provincetown.  It's still a ways out so I don't have a schedule yet, but I'll let you know when I have the details.  We'll most likely be flying in/out of Logan.

 

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MP- so I "really" wanted a XL tank top from Fat Tuesdays for a 'thing" I have planned for August - any color works for me and I will make good on the money - if you find yourself near one of those I would owe you - :D

 

And We are going to get STING Tickets for May 2020!  Start Planning now Bitches!

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7 hours ago, mudpuppy said:

The wedding is in Provincetown.  It's still a ways out so I don't have a schedule yet, but I'll let you know when I have the details.  We'll most likely be flying in/out of Logan.

 

Provincetown in October...should be interesting.

 

5 hours ago, Road Guy said:

MP- so I "really" wanted a XL tank top from Fat Tuesdays for a 'thing" I have planned for August - any color works for me and I will make good on the money - if you find yourself near one of those I would owe you - :D

 

And We are going to get STING Tickets for May 2020!  Start Planning now Bitches!

That's got possibilities....I know...I've said that before.

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On 5/1/2019 at 12:20 PM, Road Guy said:

MP- so I "really" wanted a XL tank top from Fat Tuesdays for a 'thing" I have planned for August - any color works for me and I will make good on the money - if you find yourself near one of those I would owe you - :D

I put a reminder on my calendar, so hopefully I'll remember.

On 5/1/2019 at 5:42 PM, MA_PE said:

Provincetown in October...should be interesting.

In what aspect?  Weather?

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT I JUST REALIZED

I COULD JUST HAVE A KEY FROM ALL HOTELS AND TAKE IT TO THE POOLS. 

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On 5/13/2019 at 12:28 PM, mudpuppy said:

I put a reminder on my calendar, so hopefully I'll remember.

In what aspect?  Weather?

 

October 2019

Mates Leather Weekend: Thu, 10/3 – Sun, 10/7/19

Inspiration Weekend Provincetown: Fri, 10/4 – Sun, 10/6/19

Women’s Week: Mon, 10/14 – Sun, 10/20/19

Wellfleet Oyster Festival: Sat, 10/19 & Sun, 10/20/19

Fantasia Fair: Sun, 10/20 – Sun, 10/27/19

Provincetown Roundup: Wed, 10/23 – Sun, 10/27/19

Halloween: TBA

Spooky Bear Weekend: Thu, 10/31 – Sun, 11/3/19

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8 hours ago, P-E said:
 

October 2019

Mates Leather Weekend: Thu, 10/3 – Sun, 10/7/19

Inspiration Weekend Provincetown: Fri, 10/4 – Sun, 10/6/19

Women’s Week: Mon, 10/14 – Sun, 10/20/19

Wellfleet Oyster Festival: Sat, 10/19 & Sun, 10/20/19

Fantasia Fair: Sun, 10/20 – Sun, 10/27/19

Provincetown Roundup: Wed, 10/23 – Sun, 10/27/19

Halloween: TBA

Spooky Bear Weekend: Thu, 10/31 – Sun, 11/3/19

Darn, we're going to miss leather weekend!

And yes, we'll be a little out of our element, but the couple getting married feel very at home there if you get my drift.

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On 4/30/2019 at 8:36 PM, Road Guy said:

Also - anyone going to Vegas in the next couple of months let me know if you’d be willing to help me out with a small favor...

If you're serious about the shirt, let me know.  My parents are actually going out there for a week in a couple, due to them just wanting to get out of LI/the cold.  I don't know if they're staying on the Strip, but I can ask them.  Don't think it'll be too much of a problem since they're staying a week/driving out to the Grand Canyon/etc.

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On 5/13/2019 at 12:28 PM, mudpuppy said:

I put a reminder on my calendar, so hopefully I'll remember.

In what aspect?  Weather?

Both weather could be questionable and it's off-season and Provincetown has a historical reputation for flamboyant non-traditional people.

Responded before I saw PE's post.  It reinforces my reply.

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So what’s the status of the Fat Tuesday tank top? Pool Season almost over?

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Sorry, I never ended up at Fat Tuesday while I was in Vegas last time...

 

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