Ah... Vegas

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  1. Craps Poopshoot, Sep 14, 2020

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    Hello Crap players, did you miss me?

    Well, as you know by now Vegas is a mess. The virus has totally shutdown Vegas to the tune of 76% losses in all areas! The unemployment here is breaching 39%, and the Dear Governor still has the Bars, Strip clubs, totally closed - and only allowing 50% capacity in all of the casinos. Oh, yes to make things more fun Dear Governor demands wearing of mask and Social Distancing.

    Half of everyone here is either unemployed, or if the managed to dodge that bullet they got their hour cut way back along with the pay.

    As for waitresses, dealers and all those who perform services for the tourist - Well, tipping is like near non-existent.

    Yours truly is still in Las Vegas, actually doing rather well, still gambling full time and still making the money.

    Well, well... So what should we talk about now?
     
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  2. lone irish digit, Sep 14, 2020

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    This is Barney

    How is the holy Trinity doing? A never lose craps system?
     
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  3. lone irish digit, Sep 14, 2020

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    This is Barney

    Also, the LID would like to know, when this Trump virus is over, does the offer of free Uber ride from airport to strip for forum member still stand?
     
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  4. random_roller, Sep 16, 2020

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    Hey CPS, long-time-no-appearance here. How are you?

    IMO, the lifeblood of Las Vegas is conventions. And right now, there aren't any in Sin City. Not there, not in Chicago, and likely not in Orlando or Atlanta, either. The difference is the Las Vegas economy is inextricably linked to conventions and gambling. Other than that, probably not much going on there. Chicago has a more diversified economy (e.g., crime, political graft / patronage, major transportation hub), but things are still pretty bad here, too.

    So what brings you back? Are you going to provide an update on the allegedly stolen (disappearing?) craps table? Hey, someone had to ask. Sounds like you're doing okay. I don't know what you mean by "gambling full time" and "still making the money" but regardless, I hope you (and every member of this forum) do well when playing at the tables.
     
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  5. Craps Poopshoot, Sep 16, 2020

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    Sorry Barney dude,
    Don't know anything about a Trinity.
     
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  6. von duck, Sep 16, 2020

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    What about missing craps tables. Do you Know anything about them? :)
     
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  7. Craps Poopshoot, Sep 16, 2020

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    Vegas is ALL ABOUT Conventions, Shows, Events and Party - and none of that is happening!
    Those that show up now are the 'Drive-over crowd', meaning those who can get in a car and drive over here. Hotel rates are cheap, so we are seeing a high influx of LA people to take advantage of those ultra low hotel rates.

    The Dice tables are open, sort of that is. Its only 3 people allowed per side of the table. Some tables have plastic partitions between the shooters, others are trying to use a complete plastic shield where your hands can go under a cut-out to the pass line. Bad news for Dice Controllers! LOL

    The table minimum have gone up all over Las Vegas. Weekdays it is common now to find $15 minimums on the Strip, and $25 on weekends. Even Palace Station now runs $15 minimum bet tables!

    They swap dice between shooters, so they have two sets of dice (5 dice per set) and rotate them out between shooters. The boxman sanitizes the dice that are not being used. All the casinos are doing this.

    As for the allegedly stolen craps table - well, the drama continues and now there are police reports filed, police detectives involved, insurance claims - and last I heard Harley is hiding out in Texas. This is all secondhand information, so be warned.

    Sure, I'm making money here in Vegas, mostly on Sports and non-dice gambling. I really don't play craps much at these insane times (Pandemic 2020). The Saggy Pants boys dominate the tables, and there is way to much drama, fights, and other non-sense that make playing dice NO-FUN!
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    Lastly, Vegas is getting hit by the California Wildfire Smoke. So, that makes it another reason as to why Vegas is not a place to go.

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    Vegas is also getting hit with the BLM protest and riots. Now that the hot weather is subsiding everyone is expecting the protest to return in force. This spring we have seen Metro police shot by protesters, protesters blocking the road on The Strip, Blocking entry to the casinos, rioting - looting - burning smaller local shops along Las Vegas Blvd, and downtown.

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    Well, that's all for now.
     
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  8. Craps Poopshoot, Sep 16, 2020

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    I don't drive Uber anymore. I make more money in the casinos than driving pays

    Uber and Lyft are still operating here, but the wait times are long. There is just not many drivers out there because there are not many people needing a ride.

    Best way to get from the Airport to the Hotel is: Shuttle, Taxi, Bus - and if you want to wait then take Uber/Lyft.
     
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  9. Bases loaded, Sep 16, 2020

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    Craps P.S., good to see you back here.

    Give us as much Vegas info as you can.

    Get in the NFL pool.
     
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  11. TDVegas, Sep 16, 2020

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    It was NOT “never lose”....

    My understanding is the “Holy Grail Trinity“ was not a system...but rather a method. What that means is beyond me.

    Harley was claiming a 90% win rate. His NDA agreement prevented him from discussing any details. I believe the system was being sold thru Koga something. Koganinja.

    “The Trinity Method instead is an interactive game plan that allows you to call audibles .... in fact, it tells you the best audible to call.“

    “the Trinity Method helps identity when "crooked dice" are in play - that information alone is priceless. It then allows me to take advantage of the dice“


    Hey Poop, How are you? I didn’t know you were still in Vegas. Have you been to Red Rock at all? They have new bubble craps machines in there...both individual and stadium style. My play has been extremely limited. Not a fan of mask mandate. Hope all is well.
     
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  12. lone irish digit, Sep 16, 2020

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    Mr Pooper do you gamble/hustle (pro slot players) at slut devices since we both know smart personages can make monies with a positive advantage at certain devices in conjunction points from casino cards
     
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    Looting and robbing stores on Las Vegas Blvd
    /strip
    Impressive in 110 degree weather
    I suggest bringing the indoor machine gun range
    Patrons to the strip and let them loose on the looters
     
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  14. Craps Poopshoot, Sep 16, 2020

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    I have been to the Red Rock a few times since the reopening, but I am mostly down on the Strip these days.

    All I can say about Harley's Dice Methods is that I don't use them. I'm a simple player - don'ts and lay bets. I get up a bit and move on. I don't stay long at any table. I really have not been playing dice much at all. Perhaps one every few weeks.

    I have seen the Stadium Bubble Craps and the Individual Dice Tubes - I suggest to avoid them! Stay with the 'Shoot to win' - that is what the locals I know say who play those machines.

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    The mask thing sucks. All you hear is Security running around telling the LA people to put the mask on...it causes fights, yelling and screaming, and just rather unpleasant situation. A guy was arrested for not wearing a mast at at Four Queens.

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    Las Vegas is dying. I really don't see any recovery or hope at this time. Planet Hollywood remains closed, Rio Closed, same with Tropicana - Closed. Casino Royal has pulled all table games, its just a slot house now. MGM layed off 18,000 people, Caesars is laying off, same with the others. I know a 18 year Venetian bar tender who was told he was not coming back, ever. Senior people at Red Rock Resorts properties where not called back in, they replaced them with cheaper labor. Cocktail waitresses I know tell me that tipping is really bad, and the LA people now don't tip at all.

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    Maybe in a couple of years Vegas will be reasonable to visit - just not now.
     
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  15. Craps Poopshoot, Sep 16, 2020

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    Well Barney,
    Prior to the Shutdown I was hustling about 4K a month just on machines. Since the reopening, the complete lack of volume of visitors and the vast number of people looking to hustle machines has made it now a worthless pursuit.

    Perhaps in a few years, provided Vegas survives, that particular hustle may be profitable again. But not really at this time.

    The only Advantage worth my time is the 11x points at Boyd properties. On those days I am playing the 99.73% return Deuces wild at Gold Coast. I don't bother with the 5X days there.
    MGM and Caesars both had 5x multiplies the first month they opened back up, I got my MGM gold card and my Diamond really fast! But now there is no multiplier on those properties.
    Red Rock Resort properties do offer a 10x multiplier days, however you got to play slots or multi-line video poker at crappy return rates. Single Line video poker there is terrible, 96% return pay-tables, and they put the discard back in the deal, so you can get the card back you just discarded! Yep, its legal and they do that.

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  16. TDVegas, Sep 16, 2020

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    Any Superrick sightings or the other guy?....$nake something. How bout the Rock N Roller?

    I’ve been to Sunset Station a few times since the reopen...haven’t seen him. I looked in to the tables to say hello.

    Yes, Vegas will be in trouble for a while. The conventions are a killer. No nightclubs is a killer. No international travel is a killer. Reduced rates has had the misfortune of inviting some not so classy people with behavior issues.

    Lot of drive ins from LA....but not much cash, lack of class from those coming and cheapskate-itis has turned the strip and other parts of town into a no go.
     
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  17. Bases loaded, Sep 16, 2020

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    NY/NJ/CT have removed travel restrictions from Nevada.

    So residents can travel to Vegas and not quarantine when returning east.

    Wonder if will make a noticeable increase in travel to LV?
     
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    it defies human nature that a place like vegas wont thrive again.
     
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    I met a girl
    Who sang the blues
    And asked her for
    Some happy news
    But she just smiled
    And turned away

    I went down to
    The sacred store
    Where l'd heard the music
    Years before
    But the man there
    Said the music
    Wouldn't play

    And in the streets
    The children screamed
    The lovers cried
    And the poets dreamed
    But not a word was spoken
    The "church bells" all
    We're broken

    And the three men
    I admire most
    The father, son and the holly ghost
    They caught the last train for the coast
    The DAY THE MUSIC DIED.
     
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  20. Craps Poopshoot, Sep 16, 2020

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    Nope, Nope and Nope.
     
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