Quick trip to Reno

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  1. TR31

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    Sands Regency added an Aruze bubble machine a while ago and the machine is already beaten up pretty bad. The casino is giving multiplier points on Sunday (up to 15X for the first 15,000 points).

    Harrah's removed it's Aruze bubble machine.

    The machines are still at Circus Circus, Silver Legacy, and El Dorado in downtown. They are still working at GSR and Nugget. I did not have time to check the machine at Rail City.

    My general comment is that the dice conditions are poor resulting in non-random rolls. The dice kept wobbling when it landed so no chance at dice control.

    My 4-step approach to dice control is:
    - set
    - launch
    - dice rotation
    - landing

    I did very well at one casino and got enough comps for a free room (which is dirt cheap as the casinos prepare for the slow season). I am betting on the 5,6,7,8 or 6,7,8 at the same time with a lay on 10 as a hedge. Very easy grinding coin-in or action and small, but steady wins.

    There is a good chance I will be in Laughlin for the winter to hang out with my friends from Las Vegas.

    -TR31

    PS Be careful about staying at a hotel with a casino in Reno; the resort fee is a pain if the room is not comped. You don't find out about the resort fee until you check out (or like me when I checked in). I had to give some action that I didn't want so the room could be comped. I guestimate 1% of the action is comps, e.g. you bet $100 in action, you get roughly $1 in comps. As always, I ate very well for free.
     
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    Nice trip report TR-31. I like your "4 step approach to dice control" I especially like #4 "landing". :confused: That was very helpful, I'm gonna go practice that right now. After that, I'm gonna work on my "sets". When I get all that done, I'm gonna ask them to let me out of this "rubber room" :) Tell TD I said hi.
     
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  3. lone irish digit, Oct 10, 2019

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    This is Barney

    Mc Duck you are mostest correct; you need to work on your landing just as Mr Hardly stated.


     
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    I played bubbles in reno, and what I recall is that comps on those bubbles like the rest of the country is next to nothing, actually, non existant.
    most casinos now post right on the machine that points cannot be earned or free play cannot be used.
    do they have the bubble comping machines in private rooms that the general public is not allowed?
     
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  5. TDVegas, Oct 12, 2019

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    Yeah...I’m calling bullshit on TR31.

    He now says $100 in action is getting him $1 in comps or 1%.
    2 years ago he was saying $10,000 in action was getting him $1,000 in comps or 10%.
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  6. TDVegas, Oct 12, 2019

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    It’s $12 action, 1 point. 1,000 points gets you $1 comp.

    On multiplier days (10x)...$12 action will get you 10 points.

    $1,200 of action gets you $1.

    No one is playing bubble craps for comp dollars. The only benefit might be tier credits or “status” where you can pick up swag every Thursday if you maintain a certain amount of credit. How that credit is established is beyond me.

    Might be a combination of table time and money wagered.
     
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    You expecting honesty from Harley?
     
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    I was at the Sands and since my account wasn't in the system so I had to sign up (again). The promo for new accounts was get 50 points and get a voucher for a free buffet worth $18.99 or $8 off the Cafe.

    I ate at the buffet and no, the food was not worth paying $18.99 but it was free.
    https://sandsregency.com/reno-restaurants/all-you-can-eat-buffet/

    The NEW Sands Buffet – Best Buffet in Reno!
    A dazzling assortment of delicacies await your growling appetite at the New Sands Regency buffet – from hearty, soul-soothing entrees to tempting desserts that’ll send your sweet tooth swooning. It’s a full variety of wonderful and worldly cuisines served up in a casual, relaxed ambiance.
    Open 7 days a week, 4pm to 9pm.

    Prices:
    $27.99 Weekends – Friday & Saturday featuring Crab Legs. Kids ages 4-11 $13.99; 3 & under are free
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    $18.99 Weekdays – Sunday thru Thursday. Kids ages 4-11 $9.49; 3 & under are free.


    I went to Sands to check the multiplier promo on Sunday.

    So Duh-Mango, believe what you want.

    https://sandsregency.com/events-promotions/sunday-mystery-point-multiplier-day-3/

    October 6 - October 27
    Join us every Sunday for a SUNDAY FUNDAY!

    • Mystery Point Multiplier- Earn 2X to 10X points ALL DAY
      • Please see Guest Services for details.

     
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    This again PROVES TD is the village idiot of the forum.

    I said FREE PLAY in the post TD used as a source (those were really good promo's back then). This thread is about COMPS.

    SOMEONE PLEASE EDUCATE TD that free play does not equate to comps. TD's reading incomprehension is getting worst by the day. Thanks.
     
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  10. lone irish digit, Oct 12, 2019

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    Your explanation really put TedVegas in his place. I bet you are really a smart personage and even know why the opposite sides of the bubble dices add up to seven...
     
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  11. TDVegas, Oct 12, 2019

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    Had you read my posts from the past, then you would have discerned that I am the individual who advised the forum that comps and points to free play were drastically cut years ago concerning Reno casinos. So your Reno comment is very old news, and just plain dumb since I am the source of that news.

    Right now, you can get comps from bubble craps at several Reno casinos. Please be advised that Circus Circus & S Legacy & El Dorado uses the same Player's card for all three machines so comps won from one casino can be applied at the other two casinos.
     
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    A lot of people didn't see how TD was fooling himself because TD was confused (which happens often) regarding free play versus comps.

    TD was the first to call bull spit when I mentioned the Nuclear Option, e.g. ability to roll a Red 7 or "Seven Out" faster than 1 in 6 rolls, on average.

    We all are still waiting for TD's really dumb explanation for this post:
    http://crapsforum.com/threads/duh-mango-its-raining-6-7-8.38033/

    Again, don't hold your breathe. There was a really good bubble craps machine in Reno, but I am not disclosing it.
     
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    I strongly doubt there is any casino on earth handing out 10% free play on any bubble.
    Cards are used on bubbles for tracking purposes only. Casinos track your play. they wont issue you free play from a bubble play.
    It might get you a gamblers rate for a room, or a free windbreaker, only because they track your time in casino and at machine.

    even that doesn't happen anymore on the last 25 bubbles Ive played. It clearly states on machines no promotions or free play will be granted or be able to be redeemed at bubble.
     
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  15. TDVegas, Oct 14, 2019

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    10% free play based on overall action on bubble craps? I've never heard of such a promotion. It sounds ridiculous. $1,000 in action gets $100?

    I've never heard of a casino promotion that effectively says "run $10,000 in action thru bubble craps and we will award you with $1,000 in free slot play".

    Like you said, they will offer some swag, room rates, etc.

    They removed all the $12 in action for 1 point signs on the bubble. Even at that rate....at best it's $1,200 in action gets you $1 comp on a maximum 10x multiplier offer.

    I guess it's possible there are 1 time offers to entice players to join a rewards program..this one sounds WAY too good to be true. When I was in Reno and Lake Tahoe...bubble comp points were about zero.
     
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  16. TDVegas, Oct 15, 2019

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    OK, You're fond of posting pictures...You show me a promotion offer that effectively says "come in and play bubble craps, run $10,000 thru the machine and we will give you $1,000 in free slot play".

    You didn't just make up these numbers...they must have been provided to you in some promotional manner. Show us a promotion offer that comes anywhere close to what you claim.

    Best I've ever seen is "play $300 in slot action, get 300 points. With a 10x multiplier (Max)....that $300 in slot play gets 3,000 points. It's $1 per $1,000 points.

    You just got $3 free slot play for $300 in slot action. Since bubble comps are rewarded at a FAR, FAR lower rate than traditional slots....you're not getting $3 for $300 in action. You'll be lucky to get $1.

    Point hustlers have been effectively eliminated. Maybe if you weren't boasting this on an open, public forum....the scam would have lasted longer for you and the mattress boys.

    1% comp is like fighting a tiger for a cookie. Not worth it.
     
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