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  1. #241
    Originally Posted by Don Perignom View Post
    Originally Posted by mickeycrimm View Post
    The problem is trading your better expectation elsewhere to do it.
    On that line, what would you recommend now?

    Boyd implemented some adverse changes, dating back to late 2018. VP now requires double coin-in (0.05% base), and tier points are keyed to theo. Initially both Canneries stayed un-consolidated, but then in 2020, Eastside closed permanently, while original Cannery's slot club was folded into the Oh Brother ship.

    Also in 2020, promos were slashed.

    Palms, meanwhile, was assimilated into Stations, but now the California Indians are in control. I've heard decent feedback on comps and promos, but reported best game is only Bonus Poker. The good news there is it's available in multi-line.
    The money is just not there in video poker these days compared to advantage slots. Even Bob Dancer has made the switch. He's covered it somewhat in his LVA blog. He works mid-strip. He runs a slot route on cruises. He hasn't totally quit video poker but plays it much less these days.

    Advantage slot play doesn't always generate comp. That's because your wager is controlled by the amount of action you run. Let's say one day you find a 20% advantage that has $400 in expectation sitting there. That's just a $2000 wager. Doesn't generate much comp. So what should you do? I personally take the $400 and forego the comp.
    Challenge to redietz. We bet every NFL regular season game. You make the picks. If you lay the fav I get 2 extra points. If you take the dog I get a 2 point discount. Easy pickings for you.

  2. #242
    Originally Posted by Garnabby View Post
    Originally Posted by DGenBen View Post
    Originally Posted by Garnabby View Post
    Not specifying how much is like the reverse of, "If there's no price on it, then you can't afford it." Ha.
    Garnabby, one thing I really like about this website is you get to interact with people who are different.

    You are definitely different lol.
    I'm a man like any other. Ie, the differences are between us, but, no one is the difference, or even different from another.


  3. #243
    Originally Posted by accountinquestion View Post
    Regardless, Redietz made what is easily the best thread of the month.

    This and Kewl coming back from his gambling trip are probably best 2 threads this year. I'm just some bully anti-social goof on here.

    I am not quality like these guys.
    Yeah well KJ is currently on an east coast blackjack trip, but I don't think you will see him post about it, nor share anything about it. Done with that. There just is no point.
    Dan Druff: "there's no question that MDawg has been an obnoxious braggart, and has rubbed a ton of people the wrong way. There's something missing from his stories. Either they're fabricated, grossly exaggerated, or largely incomplete".

  4. #244
    Originally Posted by MDawg
    Hi Iím UNKewlJ. Even though I constantly backpedal and lie about quitting these forums, have lied and backpedaled about details about my own life, have never presented a shred of evidence to back up what I say about myself or others and even faked my own death - I expect you to take me seriously and listen to what I have to say.
    I tell you itís wonderful to be here, man. I donít give a damn who wins or loses. Itís just wonderful to be here with you people.

    MDawg Adventures carry on at: https://www.truepassage.com/forums/f.../46-IPlayVegas

  5. #245
    Don't forget that KJ was one of the first to contract the Covid-19 virus, and, then, again. Supposedly, with it traveling, along the pipes of his building, from one apartment, to the next?
    Every one /everyone knows it all; yet, no thing /nothing is truly known by any one /anyone. Similarly, the suckers think that they win, but, the house always wins, unless to hand out an even worse beating.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsa6ojQcYXQ

    Garnabby + OppsIdidItAgain + ThomasClines (or TomasHClines) + The Grim Reaper + LMR + OneHitWonder (or 1HitWonder, 1Hit1der) + Bill Yung ---> GOTTLOB1, or GOTTLOB = Praise to God!

    Blog at https://garnabby.blogspot.com/

  6. #246
    Makes more sense that he caught it in the tunnels. There is no privacy down there, people huddled together and such. If smallpox were still a thing, the whole underground tribe could be wiped out with some gift blankets.

    I tell you itís wonderful to be here, man. I donít give a damn who wins or loses. Itís just wonderful to be here with you people.

    MDawg Adventures carry on at: https://www.truepassage.com/forums/f.../46-IPlayVegas

  7. #247
    Originally Posted by mickeycrimm View Post
    The money is just not there in video poker these days compared to advantage slots.
    Advantage slot play doesn't always generate comp.
    So what should you do? I personally take the $400 and forego the comp.
    These decisions involve personal preferences, but I'm gonna need further convincing that Red should take up slot hustling (if that's being suggested).

    No harm of course in developing incidental, basic awareness.

    I think he still has situational video poker options, which do generate comp and don't require arcane knowledge. He can fit the vp in during slow intervals for sports.

    I haven't looked lately at Gold Coast/Palms/Rio, but they may be marginally worthwhile playing only the best promos. GC has 0.5% point value on a multiplier day, with NSUD available.

    Downtown, Four Queens is usually good in the summer. This year (thru Aug) they have monthly 1200 pts = $140 fsp. That's around 1.75% including base points for playing 50c JoB, plus over 1% in total comp dollars. And the mailers can be pretty good if you lump-sum your play, although I realize a visitor may not be present to collect full mail value.

    Potentially positive progressives (PPPs) are available at the D and Downtown Grand.

    Other end, South Point and M Resort can be tag-teamed if you car. June is a no-promo month at SP .

  8. #248
    I got a little bit of an insider tip on which downtown property is likely to generate most bang for the buck right now. Also saw the current Four Queens promo, which isn't bad, but if I play there, it'll be mainly at 2 AM, because the locals there drive me crazy with their, for lack of a better word, superstitions putting money in, money out, tickets in, tickets out. All in tight quarters. When you're flanked by two people doing that, well, it ain't worth it.

    I realize South Point has no promos this month, but I'll put in a few hours there just so they know I'm still alive. Heading there in a couple of hours. South Point, by the way, has been known to offer a kind of residency for race and sports players who churn certain amounts that are not outrageous.

    Made one medium-sized future wager thus far. Had to do some evaluations I was not planning on doing, but the opportunity was there, so what the hell. I wasn't going to get better numbers, which I knew.

    The last incarnation of Love was great. I hope the show finds a home. I would hate to think they would completely shelve it.

  9. #249
    Originally Posted by redietz View Post
    Also saw the current Four Queens promo, which isn't bad, but if I play there, it'll be mainly at 2 AM
    It's a very "downtown" vibe, and that's not a compliment .

    Made one medium-sized future wager thus far.
    Not very "future," but I'm monitoring CWS baseball series prices for the super regionals. Arbed and ready .

  10. #250
    Originally Posted by Garnabby View Post
    Don't forget that KJ was one of the first to contract the Covid-19 virus, and, then, again. Supposedly, with it traveling, along the pipes of his building, from one apartment, to the next?
    Could you please link to where I said the virus traveled though pipes and plumbing because I don't remember sating or even thinking that a possibility.

    When an outbreak occurred at the complex I live, which was covered on the news at the time, I did briefly have an somewhat irrational thought of wondering if the virus could somehow transmit through walls or under doors. But that is only because we were at the time dealing ng with an unknown but infectious virus and people in multiple units, that had no real contact with each other contracted covid.

    In hindsight, that was a bit of paranoia. But the fact is that living in a multi-unit environment like condos or apartments, you have shared common areas where a virus can be easily transmitted. The mailroom, lobby, elevator, particularly elevation buttons, the main front door handle.

    I don't apologize for not knowing and/or being cautious and concerned

    As for me contracting covid twice, over a year apart: I lived in a multi-unit buildings ng that experienced an outbreak, as well as continued to spend a good deal of time in the casino environment, as that is what I do for a living, so not really all that surprising.

    Just another case of you screwballs being fucktarts
    Dan Druff: "there's no question that MDawg has been an obnoxious braggart, and has rubbed a ton of people the wrong way. There's something missing from his stories. Either they're fabricated, grossly exaggerated, or largely incomplete".

  11. #251
    Originally Posted by Don Perignom View Post



    So what should you do? I personally take the $400 and forego the comp.
    These decisions involve personal preferences, but I'm gonna need further convincing that Red should take up slot hustling (if that's being suggested).

    No harm of course in developing incidental, basic awareness.

    I think he still has situational video poker options, which do generate comp and don't require arcane knowledge. He can fit the vp in during slow intervals for sports.

    I haven't looked lately at Gold Coast/Palms/Rio, but they may be marginally worthwhile playing only the best promos. GC has 0.5% point value on a multiplier day, with NSUD available.

    Downtown, Four Queens is usually good in the summer. This year (thru Aug) they have monthly 1200 pts = $140 fsp. That's around 1.75% including base points for playing 50c JoB, plus over 1% in total comp dollars. And the mailers can be pretty good if you lump-sum your play, although I realize a visitor may not be present to collect full mail value.

    Potentially positive progressives (PPPs) are available at the D and Downtown Grand.

    Other end, South Point and M Resort can be tag-teamed if you car. June is a no-promo month at SP .
    Not suggesting that anyone take up slot hustling. Everyone has a choice and not everyone has the knowledge. My personal preference is to make $150 an hour working advantage slots instead of working room/meal comp that might be worth $15 an hour. If the slot play generates any comp, fine, I'll take it. But if it doesn't I'll still take the money and pay for the room/meals. Working for room/meal comp is working for peanuts.
    Challenge to redietz. We bet every NFL regular season game. You make the picks. If you lay the fav I get 2 extra points. If you take the dog I get a 2 point discount. Easy pickings for you.

  12. #252
    The very best deal in downtown Las Vegas, for knowledgeable players, is the advantage slots.
    Challenge to redietz. We bet every NFL regular season game. You make the picks. If you lay the fav I get 2 extra points. If you take the dog I get a 2 point discount. Easy pickings for you.

  13. #253
    How much do you think the hourly on slot hustling has taken a hit?

    I was never a pro. I never carried about 10s of thousands to spin off big items. It seemed to me that the whole thing was sort of dying. Seems I know more people who don't even bother to check machines anymore.

  14. #254
    Originally Posted by accountinquestion View Post
    How much do you think the hourly on slot hustling has taken a hit?

    I was never a pro. I never carried about 10s of thousands to spin off big items. It seemed to me that the whole thing was sort of dying. Seems I know more people who don't even bother to check machines anymore.

    The entire point, by the way, of me doing any of this, was to provide (with minimal time/effort) some rooms for off-season scouting and for family and friends, and a few meals for me. I was always going to spend some time at Boyd anyway, due to their contests, and I was always going to spend some time at the Palms because they had end-of-bell curve odds and a generous sports comp rate.

    Originally in the 80's and early 90's, sports betting comps were quite good and the same as race comps. Then accountants stepped in and reduced sports comps to a fraction of race comps, and it got worse year to year until you needed to bet 20K (that day) to get something like lunch at the Wynn. Once upon a time, sports bettors, especially at places like the Stardust or Binions, could also get discretionary comps just for asking, if they knew your face. Then discretionary comps started getting squeezed.

    I never realized my rating at the Palms entitled me to free entry to the clubs. I never even bothered to visit them, which is sad, in retrospect.

    I had zero interest in spending more than two or three hours a week as a "machine advantage player." I just didn't have the time or the interest. I don't care what it paid.

  15. #255
    Originally Posted by redietz View Post
    Originally Posted by accountinquestion View Post
    How much do you think the hourly on slot hustling has taken a hit?

    I was never a pro. I never carried about 10s of thousands to spin off big items. It seemed to me that the whole thing was sort of dying. Seems I know more people who don't even bother to check machines anymore.

    The entire point, by the way, of me doing any of this, was to provide (with minimal time/effort) some rooms for off-season scouting and for family and friends, and a few meals for me. I was always going to spend some time at Boyd anyway, due to their contests, and I was always going to spend some time at the Palms because they had end-of-bell curve odds and a generous sports comp rate.

    Originally in the 80's and early 90's, sports betting comps were quite good and the same as race comps. Then accountants stepped in and reduced sports comps to a fraction of race comps, and it got worse year to year until you needed to bet 20K (that day) to get something like lunch at the Wynn. Once upon a time, sports bettors, especially at places like the Stardust or Binions, could also get discretionary comps just for asking, if they knew your face. Then discretionary comps started getting squeezed.

    I never realized my rating at the Palms entitled me to free entry to the clubs. I never even bothered to visit them, which is sad, in retrospect.

    I had zero interest in spending more than two or three hours a week as a "machine advantage player." I just didn't have the time or the interest. I don't care what it paid.
    Just so you know - I was not attempting to interact with you. I'm curious what Mickey thinks about machine AP play. He is literally an OG of that stuff.

    Natural machine APs really are "math guys" in that part of the draw to the whole thing is trying to crack the machine's internal workings. The more you understand - the better your estimation of +EV entry points will be.

    Then of course there are the hoards of people who were just given a number. There is little dynamic so anyone can just take notes of entry points and they're a pro. The barrier to entry is far lower to entry than pro-sports betting or likely any other form of gambling. Especially the bankroll requirement.

  16. #256
    I see nothing wrong with what Red is doing. Getting n some play to generate comps and rooms for future use. It would be ideal if that play in itself could be +EV, but even if slightly -EV, I from and that acceptable.

    You just have to be careful, as Mickey said not to end up spending way more to get those comps than they are worth. I did that early on in my career before I moved to Vegas. It was common knowledge that 4 hours of blackjack play would get a comped roomon the strip at the time. But 4 hours play, playing my regular spread would probably get me backed off. So I toned down my spread which reduced my hourly EV by half. End result was that $29 room at harrahs or Flamingo probably cost me $200 in reduced EV. Would have been so much better to just play my regular spread and pay for the room, which I did from that point on.
    Dan Druff: "there's no question that MDawg has been an obnoxious braggart, and has rubbed a ton of people the wrong way. There's something missing from his stories. Either they're fabricated, grossly exaggerated, or largely incomplete".

  17. #257
    Originally Posted by mickeycrimm View Post
    The very best deal in downtown Las Vegas, for knowledgeable players, is the advantage slots.
    Just to cover all bases, another angle of attack is available if you can find a casino with table games.

    https://www.gamblingforums.com/threa...5/#post-171117

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    Those numbers are for a fulls-time, errr, full-time player. But you could scale down to do it as a side hustle.

  18. #258
    Originally Posted by Don Perignom View Post
    Originally Posted by mickeycrimm View Post
    The very best deal in downtown Las Vegas, for knowledgeable players, is the advantage slots.
    Just to cover all bases, another angle of attack is available if you can find a casino with table games.

    https://www.gamblingforums.com/threa...5/#post-171117

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    Those numbers are for a fulls-time, errr, full-time player. But you could scale down to do it as a side hustle.
    There are various publicly known angles involving baccarat and I'm sure some I don't know about. If that's all he said I would guess he's telling the truth.

  19. #259
    Originally Posted by kewlJ View Post
    Originally Posted by accountinquestion View Post
    Regardless, Redietz made what is easily the best thread of the month.

    This and Kewl coming back from his gambling trip are probably best 2 threads this year. I'm just some bully anti-social goof on here.

    I am not quality like these guys.
    Yeah well KJ is currently on an east coast blackjack trip, but I don't think you will see him post about it, nor share anything about it. Done with that. There just is no point.
    Well .. I'm not sure what to say here but people are doubters and you will forever have to deal with that. They hate to see you win. Yea, we understand.

    Regardless, there are many out there who are fans. We want to see the play backed up by math. Not this made up Winnebago wins. So you do what you do Kewl.

    Giving a trip report is far better than chasing around Singe and MDawg in a battle you'll never win. I can speak for myself and another person out there who is a fan of yours. I don't think they'd fess up to it publicly but yea they like to read your posts.

  20. #260
    KewlJ don't forgot to look for some machine glitches while you're out there.

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