Seminole Hard Rock, Tampa

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  1. badddoin, Sep 10, 2021

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    I've already mentioned this in another thread, but last week I spent two nights at a chain hotel away from the casino (the casino rooms were out of my reach). I left for home in the morning, being a little over a grand to the good. I just figured it probably wasn't going to get any better than that.

    On my way home, it occurred to me that I could do this as a day trip. It's about two and a half hours one way, if you stay with it (169 miles). So that's what I've done.

    I've done it three times now. The first two times I had wins in the $250 range after 3-4 hours of play. Today, I won $688.

    I was getting my ass handed to me slowly, but it was mostly my own fault. I was playing PL/single odds, and usually placing the 6 and 8 for 6 each.

    Also, I was playing the hardways for a buck each. When a hardway would hit I'd parlay it. The 6 and 8 would go to 10, amd the 4 and 10 would go to 8. That's as far as any of them went today. Had any hit it would've gone to $50. I've hit a couple of those $50 bets in the past, but damned few.

    After getting behind about 200, I abandoned it for yet another hail mary I play sometimes. I started playing the high/low for a buck each on every roll. If it hits, it's a full parlay to $31. They were hitting pretty good actually, but if I don't get two in a row, I get squat. I think I hit about 5 of them in pretty short order but only once, and then FINALLY, bam! Back-to-back boxcars. Turned a buck into $961.

    I tried to upload a couple of pictures, but no luck.
     
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  2. badddoin, Sep 10, 2021

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    I had to screenshot the pictures for some reason.
     
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  4. Settingcanthurt, Sep 11, 2021

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    Nice report
     
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    nice win
     
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    You just might convince me to take that 53 mile jaunt!
     
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  7. von duck, Sep 12, 2021

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    How would “cyber-dice” fit into your game plan? :confused: Or anybody’s, for that matter.
     
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  8. Settingcanthurt, Sep 12, 2021

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    cyber-duck?
     
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    Hey Man, if you’re playing with cyber-dice, then it’s just another slo5 machine.
     
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    Really? Why do they call them bones???
     
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  11. badddoin, Sep 13, 2021

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    Here's another nice cash out I had yesterday. The only problem is that it started the day as three grand cash - OUCH!
     
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    Your honesty is greatly appreciated. Yeah, there’s more to it than just your cash-out. :cool:
     
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    Another trip down and back today. $118 to the good after 5 grueling hours of play. The gas costs sixty bucks. . .
     
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    Yeah, it’s not all profit, and that’s about a 12 hour day, when you throw in the commute. Let’s see, 60 bucks profit divided by twelve hours “work” equals about 5 bucks an hour. :) Thing is, for every dollar you burn in gas, the car will cost you another dollar in other car expenses. You’re either going to have to take it up a notch or two, or, move to the Tampa area. :cool:
     
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    Wow and holy shit, BOTH. Liman (and probably munliv) will also like this news.

    Good (great) job Bad.
     
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    Noye: Sorry, didn't see the buy-in 1st time around.

    Oh well, it might have been a little less than 3K, at least from what I heard from munliv and the baron.
     
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    BTW, how do you compare this so-called game in your home state vs. the table?

    And I also wonder the same for DM. I mean HOO. I 'm not really sure, and I think. ?
     
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    ive never put more than a 100 dollars into a machine where dice are on computer screen. dice, any size or any color or any size Im ok with. computer generated dice, dont think its random. Ive played an electronic version of the dice on screen where you sweep your hand to roll them.....maybe twice in saratoga, and 2-3 times in monticello racetrack...not resorts monticello, the racetrack had one of the electronic dice on screen I believe....its been a while...might have even played this version with load the bases once.

    my problem with bubbles lately, especially my last trip, is that its getting hard to find bubbles with similar odds to the tables in the same casinos.
     
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    I dont play that kind of money on bubbles anymore. when I had no options but to play at the big A and 15 dollar min bets....Id go for a grand here and there, mostly 3-6 hundred dollar buy ins.....but since most bubble thruout country have 1-3 dollar min bets, smaller buy ins keep me busy enough.
    Ive been buying diapers, babyfood, toys, for my grandson.....Id rather spend every nickel I have on him lately. although Im not buying him toys anymore.....I just purchased him a remote control from my cable provider.....thats the only thing he wants to play with. that and anything else I tell him no. I figure Ill wait till hes at least 3 before I teach him about dice and craps.
    by 5, he will most likely know more about craps then the average system player.
     
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    and I think I wont be visiting any hard rock casinos in the future...not even biloxi..

    our experience with the lack of concern of the condition of the hotel suite we stayed at gave me a bad feeling/taste about hard rock chain.
     
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