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  1. TDVegas, Mar 22, 2018

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    Sounds like a nice upgrade to The Fremont Street Experience coming up. Downtown is getting some big bucks. Derek Stevens has done a fine job down there. I'm not a huge fan of Downtown...but I do like to make my way down there once in a while to see what's happening. They should be starting soon on a new casino where the old Vegas Club used to be.

    https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/...-experience-to-move-forward-with-33m-upgrade/

    Btw, the $350,000 Steven laid out in bets on the first round of the NCAA tourney? He netted $16,000 overall. Better than losing and better than the $110,000 he lost last year.

    https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/betting/las-vegas-casino-owner-wins-16k-on-ncaa-betting-binge/
     
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  2. TDVegas, Mar 23, 2018

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    More money pouring into Vegas. Not sure why the 4 year old SLS needs a room, casino floor and pool renovation already...among other changes (the pillsbury doughboy will also be removed)

    https://www.reviewjournal.com/busin...sman-plans-100m-investment-to-revitalize-sls/

    Steve Wynn is completely out of Wynn Resorts. Sold all his stock this week. About 2 billion worth. I believe his ex-wife still has her shares. It will be interesting to see if he jumps back in to Vegas on a new venture. He has been labeled a serial skirt chaser (among other names)...so I'm not sure if he can really reinvent himself at this point. I'm thinking he's done in Vegas.
     
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  3. Mssthis1, Mar 23, 2018

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    If I was Wynn's age and had his money I'd buy an island in the Caribbean with a nice sandy beach and a beach that knows how to make a good margarita.

    Some of those guys feel they're immortal and can't help themselves.
     
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  4. random_roller, Mar 23, 2018

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    I'm somewhat surprised the new buyer didn't wait until a (inevitable) bankruptcy filing before making a bid. Good luck to all.
     
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    they have to upgrade and offer better rooms, and get all the unwanted homeless off the main streets.

    they have to maintain the huge draw for convention business,
    wading thru homeless and destitute people will not be inviting for the next years convention.

    plus, theres a lot of competition out there these days, keep updating, keep improving, that's the way to go.
     
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  6. Settingcanthurt, Mar 23, 2018

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    I would think giving free DI lessons would be a huge draw..
     
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    I totally agree, 100%.

    during decent weather months in Nevada, I bet a di seminar would draw at least 8 people.
     
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  8. TDVegas, Mar 27, 2018

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    take it, Michigan hasn't faced a team as skilled as nova or Kansas yet, I think they will beat Loyola, although Im rooting for Chicago, beating them will be easy compared to winning it all.
    on the flip side, whats 25 grand to this guy?
     
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  12. random_roller, Mar 28, 2018

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    I wouldn't write off Michigan just yet. This isn't football. :D Of course, first the Wolverines have to get past team divine intervention destiny, Loyola University Chicago. Fortunately for the Wolverines, they're not playing Loyola Marymount this time.

    The NCAA Tournament history is littered with the carcasses of "better" teams that have lost -- even in the Final Four/Championship Game. Remember Houston's famed Phi Slamma Jamma squad that had (then) Akeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Michael Young? Or '84-'85 Georgetown, with Patrick Ewing, Reggie Williams and David Wingate? Or '90-'91 UNLV, which was the defending NCAA champion and undefeated until losing to Duke in the Final Four? That team had Larry "Grandma" Johnson, Stacey Augmon, Greg Anthony and Elmore Spencer -- all 1st round NBA Draft picks.
     
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  13. The Midnight Skulker, Mar 31, 2018

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    I have been approached several times via e-mail by foreign trading companies needing a domestic partner to process payments from American clients. I, whose unquestionable integrity is apparently recognized through the civilized world -- well, those parts of the world with international trading companies' headquarters, would receive cashier's checks from American customers, deposit said checks into my personal account, then transfer by wire the funds (less a fee) to the foreign company's account. I am sure I missed a golden opportunity to amass a fortune for doing virtually nothing, but I just never got around to responding to these offers. Since these outfits never followed up on their offers to give me a second chance to accept them I must assume they realized there were financial institutions located in the U.S. with whom they could contract for fund transfer and currency conversion services for a lesser fee than they were offering me, or that their American clients could transfer funds directly to them without the involvement of a fee-charging intermediary such as myself. :oops:
    I waited 12 years to get my hip replacement after my chiropractor told me I would need one in ten. Never had to use a cane before the operation, but then I never had to scale any walls, even small ones, either.
    Despite being a little late to this party I feel compelled to point out that your two alternatives are not an exhaustive set of possibilities, nor are they even mutually exclusive. A player could be ahead for some finite time period, even a lifetime, simply by experiencing enough positive variance to overcome the expected loss of whatever betting strategy he/she adopted/learned, so I answer "yes" to Part 1. I also answer "yes" to Part 2, but that is not to say I reject DI, merely that IF there is such a thing a majority of players will not attain the proficiency necessary to show a long term profit.
     
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    Grow old...but you'd better hurry.

    Breaking news: qbza duu appears to have the key to the vault of a game called Clash of Clans over on the WHY Element Wet IS Change thread. You might consider playing that game between goat skinning sessions.
    'Twill never work as shown; you need to work Plank's Constant (ℏ) into it somewhere.
     
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    IMHO a casino environment can be approximated with the inclusion of distractions.
    • Sporadic loud noise to simulate slot machine cacophony.
    • Wait times between throws and hands, and dice changes between hands, to simulate dealers booking, taking, and paying bets, and the presentation of a full stick to the next shooter.
    • "Extras" randomly making bets and jostling the shooter on occasion.
    • Posting of the results here by a third party whether, positive or negative, substituting confirmation/disgrace for the pressure of actual profits/losses.
    Obviously the simulation would not be exact, but it would be controlled, and "success", as measured by the shooter's financial position when he/she ended the demonstration, would be a strong indicator of skill (or lack thereof).
     
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  16. TDVegas, Apr 1, 2018

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    Sounds like he hedged two $25,000 bets on Loyala and lost both.

    So, he's now in possession of a $1 mill ticket and has a $50,000 loss and possibly another $25,000 loss if Nova wins.

    The money line on Nova is around -300...so he would have to risk another $225,000 to win $75,000.....thereby breaking even if Michigan loses and winning $775,000 if Michigan wins, plus his $25,000 back.
     
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  17. random_roller, Apr 1, 2018

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    Interesting. Not sure I would have hedged the game against LUC, but I can certainly understand why if that's what he did. How about a $600K hedge on Villanova? If the Wildcats win, he banks $125K net ($200K -$50K hedge on LUC - $25K on Michigan, plus return of $600K hedge bet). If Michigan wins, he nets $350K ($1M - $600K - $50K hedge bet on LUC, plus return of $25K bet on Michigan). Guess it's a matter of whether that kind of chump change is worth his time?
     
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  18. random_roller, Apr 1, 2018

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    Unless one is playing on a craps table located in a sorority house, there's no way to simulate the hot drink girl(s) walking by/hanging around the table. They are by far the #1 distraction / weapon deployed by the casino. IMO, they are arguably more effective than math, stick changes, micro fiber... :D
     
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  19. TDVegas, Apr 2, 2018

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    He still has a few hours to hedge but his twitter feed has said nothing. His original tweet where he hedged two $25,000 bets on Loyola was deleted. Strange.

    If he was going to hedge that game...then it's a no brainer to hedge the final. Once you start hedging...and he now has $75,000 at risk of losing---you have to follow thru.

    At worst he should cover the $75,000 already laid out. I don't see him being a guy to "split the difference" and walk away with a couple hundred thou either way when he had a million to win.

    I think the last time he did this...he said the 1 million was going to be split among all his employees. Not sure this time.
     
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  20. random_roller, Apr 2, 2018

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    I think he's on the wrong side of the bet tonight. Heck, if I was in that position, I'd lock in a $100K+ win by hedging tonight's championship game. Use the proceeds to award a few employee scholarships or a donation to the local food bank.
     
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