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Gave back about $450 last night. played for about 2 hours and took some shots at the end that didn't work out.

Going home with plenty more than I arrived with, so that's cool.  Liked the Cosmo.  Played at Paris too.  Not sure why, but i like the feel of their casino.  It's like you're in a vineyard or some shit.  The painted blue skies on the ceilings kind of fuck with me in a good way.

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Yeah, something weirdly cool about the Paris. 

We played for the first time at the Golden Gate last time. Old school, great craps atmosphere with the dancing blackjack dealers nearby and it's the only casino we could find that still allows cigar smoking at the table. El Cortez is also a great (cheap) craps option. Such a cool place. 

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Ellis Island kicks ass.  Got put on to that place by a cabbie about 10 years ago when it was really up and coming/kinda dumpy.  on-site microbrewery($3 drafts i think) with fairly run of the mill but not bad beer.  kick ass deal on a good prime rib and a western ribs and chicken meal.  Cheap tables.  fuckin A.

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I played there a lot from 2010- 2018 or so.

I'd rank the casino hotels:

Margaritaville

Bally's

Horseshoe

Sam's Town

Boomtown

 

I'd rank the casinos:

Horseshoe

Bally's

Margaritaville

Sam's Town/ Boomtown/ Cactus Jack's tie for super ashtray/ riverboat effect.

For craps, you'll enjoy player friendly rules like 20x odds, unless they've changed.  Horseshoe had 100x odds.

 

 

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Thought my baby brother and I were going to Shreveport/Bossier in December, but he wants to go to Vegas.  So, Vegas it shall be.  Neither of us have been since 2015, so we’re spending four nights at the V/P to see what’s new.  I’m usually a wrong way bettor (looking at you @slorch), but I was wondering if there was merit to playing the dark side in conjunction with the HG system.  You’d be in position to take advantage of a hot or cold table.  Thoughts?  

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1 hour ago, Harrison Stafford said:

Thought my baby brother and I were going to Shreveport/Bossier in December, but he wants to go to Vegas.  So, Vegas it shall be.  Neither of us have been since 2015, so we’re spending four nights at the V/P to see what’s new.  I’m usually a wrong way bettor (looking at you @slorch), but I was wondering if there was merit to playing the dark side in conjunction with the HG system.  You’d be in position to take advantage of a hot or cold table.  Thoughts?  

I fully admit and have said so in the past, that I play 'boring craps.'  As a wrong way bettor, I don't believe in hedging or putting money on the hardways or any of the various iterations one might see at the table. Having more numbers covered doesn't necessarily make the game more fun for me.  The folks who start out with a line bet on both the PASS and DON'T PASS just bug the hell outta me, even if it is their money and not mine.  If you make it past the comeout roll, you should bet the don't.  That's why you can pick up the don't line bet any time, but the PASS line bet is a contract bet and locked in once the point is established. Play the way you want, but these people are virtually guaranteed to get smashed.

I believe in minimizing my exposure to the house advantage.  I make one DON'T PASS bet and get my variance in the game by increasing/decreasing the odds that I am laying.  Again, not a lot of numbers on the table, but I enjoy the play that every roll of the dice is in my favor after the point is established.  I like my boring method.  just sit there and wait for that 16.7% number to come up.

Not sure if my answer totally addresses your question.  I guess the biggest thing for me is getting on a streak and pounding my odds bets.  I like increased money out there, not necessarily more numbers.

 

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18 minutes ago, Harrison Stafford said:

Okay, but the max bet the wrong way is laying the odds at 6x the DON’T PASS bet.  No mas.  Is that the extent of your exposure at the table?

I prefer the Louisiana casinos( and Colorado) that allow 10X. 20X, and Horseshoe's 100X( a rare bet, regardless of how hot( cold) the table is.)

Yeah, on the Vegas/ New Mexico/ Oklahoma casinos, 6X is my exposure, but I will increase my line bet to pump up the odds.  There were times when I was betting $50 and laying $300 during that recent Vegas trip.  That's plenty of juice for what i had going on, IMHO.

Some buddies and I were talking about the most we ever had on the table in true action at a casino; and I'm pretty sure mine was laying $3000 odds on a $150 flat bet in Lake Charles.

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2 hours ago, McFly said:

It’s when the dark side bettors are loudly cheering for 7s that pisses me off. Fuck all that. 

Years ago I had one fuckface literally chanting for a seven in my wife's(then girlfriend) face as she rolled the dice at Binion's downtown.  That did not go over well.  

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