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Vegas Baby!!!

After spending time with the extended family tomorrow, my son and I are flying out to Vegas! Five days of, well you know, Vegas stuff. It's his first trip out west so we'll be doing a little sightseeing for sure, but some time will be spent at the tables. Our friends have given us sooooo much "advice" on how not to leave the bankroll there. Counting cards (Blackjack), double odds and betting wrong (Craps), bet black, bet red, some of it is quite comical.

So let's hear it guys. What's your game? What's your "system?"

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Any lesser known "must see/do's" around the area? I hear there's a $5.99 steak and shrimp at the Hard Rock that's not on the menu...just gotta ask for it.

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post #2 of 10 Old Dec 24th, 2006, 8:27 am
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First consider any money you are going to use play strictly entertainment money. That way you won't be upset when it was gone. There is a reason the casinos are still in business.

Second make an effort to see Hoover Dam.

Third have fun.

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After spending time with the extended family tomorrow, my son and I are flying out to Vegas! Five days of, well you know, Vegas stuff. It's his first trip out west so we'll be doing a little sightseeing for sure, but some time will be spent at the tables. Our friends have given us sooooo much "advice" on how not to leave the bankroll there. Counting cards (Blackjack), double odds and betting wrong (Craps), bet black, bet red, some of it is quite comical.

So let's hear it guys. What's your game? What's your "system?"

and

Any lesser known "must see/do's" around the area? I hear there's a $5.99 steak and shrimp at the Hard Rock that's not on the menu...just gotta ask for it.

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Must see/do in Vegas...

1. Rent a bike and ride through the Valley of Fire park....continue on to Hoover Dam. Take lots of pictures.

2. See Penn and Teller at the Rio Hotel.

3. Stay off the Strip and rent a car. All the hotels have free valet parking, and driving is much faster than walking or public transportation.

4. Go to the top of the Stratosphere tower and experience the rides on the rooftop.

5. Gambling? I wouldn't know. I'm no good at it and it hurts too much to loose!

Have a great trip and loads of fun. Vegas is a great place to play!

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A visit to any of the larger casinos' sports books is interesting. More screens/monitors than NORAD, and easier to get into.

Roulette -- which may be one of the more entertaining games in a casino -- has the worst odds.

Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and other non-gambling sites in the area are the ticket IMO.

Stay away from any place with the word "Ranch" in it. There are no poultry at The Chicken Ranch...

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I attend at least two trade shows a year in Vegas. They have great restaurants, shopping, shows and obviously . . . gambling. I know a great Martini Bar if you are interested, near the Paris.

Las Vegas has been built on the very favorable odds of the house! I met one of the Architects (Theme) of the Venetian on my recent bike tour of Tuscany. He is on assignment on a new casino in Macau China. The finance folks have determined that visitors leave an average of $36/hr at the strip casinos.

In China where gambling is embedded in the culture, the average is more in the $90's. The new Venetian in China has a price tag of 3 BILLION USD![ It will have 3X the casino floor space and less than 50% of the guest rooms of the Vegas model. The local folk gamble 24-48 hours straight then go home. No rooms needed!

Enjoy Vegas, have a fun $$ stash and don't go over it, use the ATM's or cash checks. You can't beat the odds. AND expect LONG lines at the discount meal restaurants!

Most of the major shows are in the $100++ price range if you can get tickets.
There are many webs sites like http://www.lasvegas-nv.com/shows.htm that will give you an indication of what's happen'in!

Have a great time & take your GPS! You can easily get lost inside those hotel complexes (Too bad they don't work inside)

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Set a strict budget on the amount you plan on LOSING, and stick to it.
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As we were leaving Las Vegas on one of our trip, the agent at Southwest curb side check-in asked how we liked our stay. He went on to ask if we had won. I asked him if anybody wins and he laughed and said that about 90% of the people he asked initially told him they won. He asked them if they were taking home more money than they had brought with them. No they said, we later lost our winnings. Long term, the odds are always in the house's favor. Quit when you are ahead.

Res ipsa loquitur, sed quid in infernos dicet?

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There's a company that does ATV tours through the Valley of Fire which I can highly recommend. It's about 1/2 day with lunch, but you get to see some beautiful country. A tour of Hoover Dam is pretty cool as well. And, if you're so inclined, you can check out Sapphire.

As for gambling, I don't have a system, I just play more by feel. Blackjack is what I play the most. I always order cocktails while playing and figure if I walk away after a few hours with even money and several free drinks under my belt, I'm a winner! I'm in it more for the entertainment value than trying to pay off the mortgage with my winnings (although winning is good, and I don't usually walk away in the hole ).

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War

My game is "war." You throw down a bet and the dealer deals two cards. If yours is higher, you win. If lower, you lose.

That's the extent of my gambling sophistication.
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