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What do you look for in a casino?

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Greetings from Cherokee, NC’s WSOP Circuit!

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Rooms Killed By Covid

I'm trying to get a feel for how many poker rooms are getting permanently shut down due to covid. Rooms that were open normally pre-covid but will be closing permanently, not ones still closed due to other restriction but that may still re-open.
So far it looks like:
Mandalay Bay (Las Vegas)
Hollywood Casino Charles Town (West Virginia)
Pala (Southern California)
Harrah's Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
Dover Downs (Delaware) - room was closed pre-Covid and was moved to a few poker tables in the pit, likely dead now
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Best Cities for a 1/3 - 2/5 NL cash game grinder (redux)

Piggybacking off of this thread : which had a ton of great information.
I am currently in NOLA playing poker at Harrahs, but they only have 1/3 and the games are 5-handed. They are seemingly the only major city still in phase 2 of Covid although that may change in a few days. The games are juicy here I guess although i don't have much to compare them to as I've been dormant for the past few years. I have earned >$30/hour playing 1/3 so far in about 50 hours here though and I believe I have been receiving below-average holdings pre-flop overall so there might be some more run-good in the near future.
My schedule is open and I'd like to grind poker for a month or two. I was in Scottsdale a few weeks ago and Talking Stick was fantastic, but the accomodations close to the casino are a tad too expensive for my liking and now I'm out further east. I was in Texas for a few weeks looking at houses but I didn't play. I like to be able to live <1mi from the casino for $1k/mo rent or less or a vicinity with cheap real estate.
FWIW There's a nice hostel here in NOLA down St. Charles that has bunks for ~$30/ni and theres usually only one other person in my 4 bunk-room, although 3 nights out of 9 I was alone in my room - which was obviously great. Regrettably they only allow 2-week per year maximum stay so I need to look elsewhere.
I may want to move up to $2/5 but I don't really know where the juiciest games are in a relatively inexpensive city. BravoPoker wasn't updating as much afaik due to covid etc, Harrahs NOLA was shown as closed on there last I checked even though they've been running for weeks/months.
Would love to hear how the $2/5 games are anywhere in the SE USA or anywhere else.
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Laughlin trip report 9-1-20 / Covid experience

Hey y'all glad to see more casinos figuring out this covid mess, and some of you brave souls getting back to the tables! We had a few days and were in the area on road trip so decided to use a Tuesday comp room at Harrah's, Laughlin. Here's what I learned.
Aquarius - $5 ATS Gold Nugget -$5 Tropicana -$10
Aquarius seemed to have no problem keeping the table running all day.
Gold nugget opened the table at noon.
Harrah's, Tropicana, and Riverside were doing the 10$, and Trop opened the table at 6pm. Dealers in short supply, info from the pit manager. Heard this from multiple bosses across town.
If you are gonna stay in Laughlin, the Gold Nugget was desolate, perfect if you want to keep to yourself, but this was a weekday after all. Paul was a kind, hard working old-school dealer. Didn't get to tip him enough as my budget was already busted this trip. They have some decent video poker too, if you are into that. New members still get a free wheel spin for freeplay.
Aquarius felt pre-pandemic vibes. You could stand at any position if you were playing, and I got a good hour in ($60 buy in!!) and rolled my best there. I love longer tables. Hit 3 $1 hardways for the dealers, I was down to $10 and back to $60 three times, finally fizzled out. It is really hard to play with $60 but I made it happen. Almost hit the small but could not hit the snakes even if it was mating season! The table almost hit the ATS two more times but the dang snakes were hibernating. Insane.
Now, a word about pandemic procedures.
In an era of endless information, it seems that there is still no one agreed upon way to deal with covid-19 in public spaces. In general, I've found you just need to wash your hands and use sanitizers frequently, thick tight fitting cloth masks or a supply or surgical masks are a good thing, mandatory at one of my home casinos, Casino Del Sol. However, I got away with just my gaiter in Laughlin.
I've been going to casinos for a good two months in Southern Arizona now and the sanitizing seems to happen less on the slots and tables than before, so you have to just look out for yourself. I do enjoy a cigarette in a casino sometimes and it seems hard to get a drag in without some employee telling me to pull my mask up again. Apparently smoking and gambling gets security to boot you at some places, as one employee at Harrah's took it upon himself to watch me smoke and a third warning pulling my mask down to smoke would have called security. I put out my cig and called it a night.
Harrah's by far the most strict about everything Covid. With places to throw on the table marked by tape, 6 spots, and if you are with a significant other you can only stand directly behind, not touch any rails on the table. I Almost got booted for leaning over to see the throw.
At Aquarius it was everything like normal craps but spectators couldn't hang at the empty table, had to stay six feet back. Dealers didn't like the ambiguity but they still seem to be figuring things out there.
Sorry my rant went long but these are interesting times.
Aquarius - $5 ATS
Gold Nugget -$5 (table games opened at noon)
Tropicana -$10 (craps opened at 6pm weekday, seems to be a dealer shortage)
Covid-conditions: Aquarius: pre-pandemic standing at the table, masks (duh).
Gold Nugget: desolate, great dealers when they have them
Harrah's: half-capacity standing, no spectators in general, forget enjoying a smoke without getting threatened with the boot.
Use sanitizers and get out there everyone, but be safe (don't lick your dang hands and stay away from your face...) and keep rolling!!
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Atlantic City Poker

Does anybody know when poker rooms will be opening up in Atlantic City? The casinos have been open for a few weeks with the exception of Borgata. I called Harrahs, Golden Nugget, and Tropicana all to no avail. New Jersey has been taking a slow, methodical approach to reopening so I understand why they’re still closed. Just looking for some insight, thanks!
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US Poker Trip - Need tips on cities and rooms!

Hello Poker Friends,
I am an avid and regular poker player - live and online. I live in Kansas City and the poker scene here is great! I know a few groups of players who host home games and the casinos have great action too. Harrah's and Hollywood are where it is at for the juicy games. Ameristar isn't too bad but overall not as hot as the other two.

I try and play poker on every trip or vacation I go on. Sometimes just one session unless I base the whole trip around poker like I do when I went to Las Vegas twice.

Cities I have played in:
Many rooms on the Las Vegas strip, all the major ones
Daytona Beach Poker Kennel Club
Seattle Fortune Poker
Omaha Horsehoe
Downstream OK

So overall it has only been a handful of cities but I want to expand that. I went to Vegas twice last year and was so excited to go again in April until it was shutdown. Too bad. But now I am more pumped than ever to go and I cannot wait.
I have a lot of fyler points and can do at least 3 more trips. I want to go to Las Vegas once more of course but I really want to try to do a trip where I visit a city for just two nights and visit 2-3 poker rooms during my time in the city. Can you guys suggest good poker rooms in your cities to play in? Maybe we can have a meet up! Here are the cities I am thinking.

Tampa Bay / Orlando
Somewhere on the East Coast
Los Angeles
Maybe Seattle again

What do you guys have in mind?
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Discussion on expected comps

I'm leaving for Vegas tomorrow for four days. I got the rooms comped at Harrah's, which surprised me because I didn't consider myself a big player that would get such freebies.
But I'm curious about potential comps along the way. I know you should never play specifically for comps and never expect anything. But I enjoy the hunt and the game for trying to maximize it. If I play a lot, but spaced out across Caesars properties, does that give worse comps than concentrating my play at one property, even if it's a slightly lower amount?
For example, video poker is one of my favorite games. At the level I want to play, Cromwell has better pay tables than Harrah's. Hypothetically, for a session, if I was gonna play $300-400 coin in Cromwell and nothing else, or $200-300 at Harrah's but plenty of table game play, which is better?
Basically, is it better to have a home base casino or is it all good as long as it's in the Caesars umbrella?
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Poker Games in New Orleans?

My gf and I are moving across the country in a few weeks and will be passing through New Orleans. Was wondering if anyone knew of any low buyin MTTs or Bars that host free games in the city? I've been romanticizing playing poker in New Orleans while passing through on a road trip..
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AC's Taj Mahal casino could close in November

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AC trip

Going to Atlantic City in about two weeks for a bachelor party, have a pretty small poker history with only playing home games and some online. I will be staying at trump plaza and was hoping for some advice about where I should play and any tips for a first time live player.
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Poker at Atlantic City?

Where is the best place to play no limit hold'em on the Atlantic City boardwalk strip?
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My first three craps sessions anecdote - Catskills and Atlantic City

Hey guys, I'm simply sharing my recent experiences gambling for amusement. This is more of a blog-like post than anything. I'm 24 and I don't live in a location where I can go out to gamble easily. It takes at least 2-3 hours to reach the nearest casino. I can only do it once in awhile and with a conservative bankroll (~300 dollars). I used to love playing texas hold em. I watched youtube videos, bought a book, and studied the game. I win easily in home games but I seemed to consistently get cooled in hands where I was statistically a favorite. Casino earnings wise, I am down at least $800 in texas hold em. After being consistently disappointed at the poker tables, I recently decided to give a new casino game a try. I was looking into baccarat and craps on youtube.
The Story:
Session 1
My parents receive free comp rooms and I had an idea to use their free room to just hang out and have fun with my girlfriend for a weekend. We ended up going to Resort Worlds in Catskills, NY. The vibe I got... wow everything is in red and clearly tailored for the Chinese clientele. Every sign is translated into Chinese and half the patrons are dressed in red to feed their superstitious mindsets (not saying that's bad, I am actually Chinese myself, if anything it made me feel more comfortable). The first night, my girlfriend and I used some free money, courtesy of my parents baccarat winnings, and just played the slots. To no surprise, we lost all of our free money. After eating some great food and sleeping the night at the hotel, the next day we started to use our own money. This began my first session playing craps.
I watched a Youtube video the night before on both baccarat and craps. When my girlfriend and I entered the casino, we were actually heading toward the baccarat tables first. One piece of advice that stuck with me when I did some research on craps was, "If everyone is cheering and ecstatic... check out the table... if everyone is miserable... run." I wanted to breeze by the craps table before heading to baccarat and see if there was any action going on. I heard some clapping while scouting out the craps tables and the faces of the people were generally happy. I told my girlfriend that I'm going to play at this table instead, and she left to go play slots.
Humorously, the table was segregated(not literally) into two sections/halves of White folk and Asian folk. There was one clear opening on the table where the white folk section was and I entered there. I mentioned that it was my first time playing craps to the guy next to me. He was an older white gentlemen who reminded me of Robert De Niro perhaps in his 50s-60s and he had his buddy next to him with a Vietnam war veteran hat on. He was very enthusiastic about teaching me the game, telling me how craps has the best edge in the casino and teaching me how to make the proper bets. He told me not to buy-in until the the point was hit. When I pointed and asked about something going on at the table he yelled "WAIT DON'T PUT YOUR HANDS OVER THE TABLE DURING A ROLL!" and shoved my hands back into me. It was clear that he was very superstitious about this game, and yes, he was also wearing red. He rambled about a lot of things about the game of craps and to be honest, I couldn't understand 60% of what he was saying. I bought in for $100 and mostly played the pass line and the odds bet, which is something I learned on youtube. The older gentlemen encouraged me on and told me that the odds bet is the best bet in the casino and to also make place bets on the 6 and 8 if I wanted. That is how I stuck to playing the whole time.
When the dice came to me, I noticed that previously everyone at the table set the dice in a particular manner. I followed along and simply chose numbers I felt comfortable with, which were double 3's. 3 has always seemed to be my lucky number in life. I now know that simply setting the top number alone is not really "dice setting" because you need to match the numbers on the side of the dice in a consistent manner too. My first three rolls were craps numbers, and I was a little disappointed in myself because I saw everybody losing money. But, the older gentlemen egged me on because he placed money on the "craps" horn bet to "protect himself", and he was still making money. Finally, the craps numbers stopped coming and I started to really roll. It felt like I had the dice for 15 minutes and hit 3 or 4 points.
The older gentlemen said to his friends "We created a monster boys, we have the Messiah here." What is very funny about this statement.... is that all my recent usernames for the videogames I play have been "The Messiah". Also, I was wearing a gold Jesus piece hanging from my neck that day. Perhaps my shooter nickname will now be the Messiah ;)
In the end, my girlfriend wanted to leave but I wanted to wait for a particular Asian fellow to roll the dice because I saw him on multiple hot rolls. The way I approached this first game was based solely off good vibes, patterns, and superstition. In the past, playing texas hold em was very methodical and strategical and that continued to result in me losing money. My mother who is a very superstitious person, always seems to win when gambling. And so, I decided to dump strategy and just go with my gut feelings. When the older gentlemen came back from a break he had, he asked me how the table was going. I said, "I'm about to leave the table but I wanted to wait for this Asian guy to be my last roll because he rolls really good". As soon as I say that, his next roll 7's out. The older gentlemen and I look at each other and we both understood what I "said wrong there". In the end I came out positive $140 and with my buy-in, 140% profit I felt was pretty darn good. I thanked the gentlemen for his help, colored up, and went on my way.
Session 2
Only a few weeks from the first session, my coworkers and I have been talking about planning a trip to the casinos. After my first session, it bolstered my idea to use my coworkers free comp rooms and hangout together in Atlantic City. I also invited my girlfriend to this trip. For my second session, I went to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It didn't matter to me which casino I went to but my coworker wanted to check out this newer built casino because she didn't have a chance yet. Ultimately, we separated to eat food right off the bat, and due to poor phone service and a poor coincidence, I ended up playing craps alone for about 3-4 hours while waiting for my girlfriend to finish work and drive over to head to our free comp room at Harrah's casino.
I hit the tables and was hoping to find a $5 minimum but unfortunately they were all $10. There were only two $10 tables and all the tables were packed, so I had no selection choice this time and simply parked myself into a vacant spot. This time around, I made friends with a younger 30s black gentlemen who looked like an un-kempt Morris Chestnut. Let me tell you, this guy was loud, obnoxious, and just very emotional the entire time. What ruined the vibe a bit, was that he kept shitting on his girlfriend for being a terrible roller. He made statements like "Everytime I bet money on you, I know you're gunna lose. Why do I even bother anymore? You are absolutely terrible and useless". This was not said in a joking manner, and he literally announced it to the entire table. The dealers were clearly getting annoyed with his attitude. He was happy to be with me though because for the most part, I continued to roll well, similar to my first session. Unfortunately, the table as a whole was a bit dry and I ended up losing my first $100 buy-in. I took a 45 minute break to get rid of the mojo, and reentered a new table, but to my surprise, I was standing yet again next to the younger black gentlemen. This time, he put me in between himself and his girlfriend, because he was screaming that his girlfriend was a bad luck magnet. It's funny however, that his girlfriend actually was rolling very terribly that night. She 7'ed out in less than 2-5 rolls every single time. I may need to pull out some Don't Passes in the future for this type of roller ;)
At first, I set the dice with double 3's but it didn't go as well as I had hoped. And my philosophy is, "if it ain't working, change it up". So I ended up switching the set to two 6's. Now, let's not argue about whether dice setting even works, I just do it. My strategy was still the same, pass line and odds. However, I did two place bets every round and solely chose them based on patterns and feelings. For example, I was rolling a lot of 10's that night so I often put place bets on 10 when I rolled. Surprisingly, this strategy actually worked very well for me, and most of the time my two place bets hit very often. And after about 8 rolls, I would usually pull out of my place bets before the 7 out and this worked wonderfully too. The table ended up switching to $15 but I still needed to kill some time before my girlfriend came, so I moved to another $10 minimum table.
There was nothing special about the table except these group of late 30s-mid 40s white women who were on their yearly high school reunion. All blonde and very pretty and definitely what you'd consider MILFS. They said they would only join the table if it had good vibes and if everybody was cheering and clapping for one another. I told her that its not like that currently, but we would love to have you bring that energy here. They ended up buying in right next to me. I was next to the stick on the right side with absolutely nobody on my right side, so they ended up completely filling that spot. One of the girls was standing uncomfortably close to me right behind the stickman and was asking me weird questions. She was clearly piss drunk. Luckily the pit boss noticed this and asked her if she would be more comfortable standing next to her friends. Thank you pit boss....
They wanted to know the names of every roller at the table and constantly cheered and livened up the table for every roll. Unfortunately, the other half of the table wasn't as enthusiastic. One interesting thing that happened this session, is I had a place bet on 6, and turned it off after approximately 8 rolls like I usually do. This ended up not working in my favor, because the woman to my right ended up rolling seven 6's in a row.... WHAT THE HECK.
In the end, I won back the $100 I lost and also went positive $70. I was happy with this result.
Session 3
After sleeping a night at Harrah's Casinos, my girlfriend and I woke up to gamble. She went for the slots again and I went to the craps tables. Hard Rock Casino seems to have a much livelier environment, filled with bright lights and younger people. For me, Harrah's was downright dark, depressing, and filled with a lot of older people. Before my girlfriend left to play slots, I wanted to show her what craps was like and show her the ropes a little. I entered at absolutely the most perfect time.
The man to the right of the stick, a 30s year old white gentlemen who looked like Colin Farrell, was on a hot roll. He made 4 points in a row, on his very first dice roll after the come-out, all 4 times. The dice came to me and I decided to roll the dice differently again. Although I did use the double 6 again, I stacked them on top of each other. Again, my rolls were hot and although I only hit 2-3 points, I had the dice for at least 10 minutes, not 7'ing out easily. The 30 year old gentlemen and I passed compliments at each other after fist bumping. He ended up leaving with his wife and I asked him how well he did. He said he won over $500.
Unfortunately as the game progressed, a rude Indian guy two spots to my left kept passing comments about how slow the game was and how slow the players were. He kept pressing on to tell everyone to hurry the fuck up. Based on the rolling pattern of a roller on a wheelchair to my left, I had a gut instinct that he was going to hit a 12 or 2 because he had been hitting them a lot. I threw in 1 dollar for high and 1 dollar for low at the very end of the betting cycle. The Indian guy then started to yap, whine, and complain about how the progress of the game keeps getting slowed by these molasses players (ie me). In the end, I hit the high 12 and make an easy $30 (yeah screw you). Because of his vibe, I decided it was time to leave and colored up.
I ended up positive $170, and happily took my earnings away to go find my girlfriend. This is where the story becomes a bit more interesting.
My girlfriend used $100 but lost $70. She was sad to have only $30 left and asked me what she should do with it. Should she just dump it into the slot machines, she asked? Before she had left to play slots prior, I offered her to roll the dice at my table, but she was a bit squeamish about doing so without much knowledge of the game, and rightfully so, because craps has always been an intimidating game. However, with only $30 left, and a dream to be had, I told her I would teach her how to play craps, and so we went onward to the craps table!
With a $30 buy in and a babyface, the dealer immediately asked my girlfriend for her ID. When we got our chips, I did not touch the money at all, but simply told my girlfriend where she should place her bets (pass line) and the choices she could make if she wanted to(odds and place bets). The table was alright, allowing our buy in to stay pretty at around $30. The goal was simply to make her $100 back. When the dice came to her, she stepped up to the plate. She decided to random roll it and placed one dice on top of the other. I told her "just throw it at the wall". She proceeded to go on an amazingly long streak. She ended up hitting 4 points and was about to hit the 5th point. The other half of the table were practically off their seats waiting for their "FIRE BETS" to hit the 5th point and make their 230:1 odds. Unfortunately, my girlfriend missed the wall with a light throw and threw them at some chips. And you know what they say.... "when it hits the money, it lands funny." And upon this throw, she ended up 7'ing out, and the other half of the table whined aloud "AWWW". This rude black gentlemen to our left actually insulted my girlfriend and said "Why the fuck would you throw the dice at the chips like that? You have all this room on the table... aim for the damn wall and the open space." I proceeded to tell him that this was her first time rolling and for him to calm down. He responded in disbelief and said, "That is definitely not her first time rolling stop lying. I saw you two at the golden nugget yesterday.... Right...?"
No.... I was not at the golden nugget yesterday. The dealer fought back and also said "HEY, shes just a baby." The man ended up apologizing, yet it makes me think to myself... why people are so unappreciative of a great roll when the end result is always going to be a 7 anyway. And even if we WERE at the golden nugget and this WASN'T her first time rolling, how it would be acceptable for you to talk like that anyway.

ANYWHO, these were my first 3 sessions playing craps. Thanks for reading if you got this far. I hope somebody got some amusement reading these stories. I really enjoy craps because of the camaraderie and energy that the tables can have and the feeling (or illusion) that you can control your fate by being the one to roll your own dice. Also, historically I have not been lucky at gambling games like texas hold em and blackjack, so to win 3 times in a row at craps was a great refresher. Furthermore, the idea of winning money off other people's luck is also very appealing!

tl;dr I played 3 sessions of craps that went really well and my girlfriend also rolled incredibly well her first time. I was planning to play baccarat but actually never did after playing craps.
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Small story - what goes up must come down

So at the beginning of this last summer I was in a bad spot. Been using heavily with no break for about a year and a half this run (10 year plus user here IV heroin all in the southeast so ECP raw no stamps) and also had started on methadone about two months before all this but only 60mg/day.
I thought it was bullshit they wouldnt raise my methadone bc I failed all my drug tests but never for benzos just weed meth sometimes coke and dope of course. But starting at 30mg and having to wait two weeks to start the process to raise my dose up 5mg at a time...basically I just never got to dose that made me comfortable - yes my fault for using - but what's a junkie gonna do when he's not well like he should be...especially paying 100 cash a week
Anyways...terrible habit check. Separated from gf of 8 years check. Jobless check. Homeless check.
Literally had a backpack with my clothes in it and I would crash with friends when I could. I live in new orleans so I would run the streets all hours of the nights - developed a taste for meth so everything seemed normal. The speed also turned me into a compulsive poker machine gambler and I had a bad habit of somehow going from broke penniless to hustling up 100s of dollars to broke again from gambling in a couple hours.
I had a lose everything gambling night late Sunday night into Monday morning. Had a little breakdown and had a friend drive me around to detoxes....went to three diff places and got on all their lists but it would take a week to get a bed.
My buddy drops me off at the top of bourbon street. I have no money. I'm getting dopesick. All my possessions which are a bunch of dirty clothes really at this point are in a backpack on my back. I'm dirty I haven't showered in days. Probably been up all weekend, atleast 48 hours no sleep because well I have no bed. The love of my life my fiance isnt speaking to me. I'm tired dirty broke sick heartbroken crashing. I wanted to die. I thought about throwing myself off overpasses or somehow coming up with the probably million dollars id need to do a shot that would kill me.
I wind up bumping into this old man I knew from a couple years ago and he gave me 50 bucks. I went and spent 25 at my dopeman and had to pay him 10 i owed him (owed well over 100 so 10 aint so bad). Then I had 15 bucks. And nothing to lose.
I meet up with this wanna be tranny named after a popular Mexican pop star diva who is basically a dude who just talks and dresses like a chick but will sometimes rock a beard with it all its a trip. He likes me but he knows I dont get down like that but still whines about it so much that I refuse to crash on his couch even when my only other option is a park bench. We have a bond over poker machines and meth. His rent is due and he says he needs 600 or hell be evicted. Lost all his money gambling. He does meth but not like TONS and we get along because I do it moderately as well so it never turns into a tweak bender. We gamble. And its time to do that.
I have 15 bucks and he has maybe ten. In Nola every bar has 2 or 3 video poker machines where u bet from .25 cents to 4 dollars and can win max 2000 dollars with a royal flush. The other games are just chasing a flush or 5 of a kind the whole time. Michelangelo is my favorite. You hit a button 5 cards come up you hold the ones u want and press a button again if u get 5 spades for example a bonus round happens and you win money. Depending on what you bet. Typically lets say u put ten dollars in. You get 40 credits. You bet 2 credits aka 50 cents and you have 20 hands. You really just want a flush so you sit there just hitting the button hoping a flush comes up.
I turn my 15 into a hundred. Loan my friend a few bucks. He loses it. He wants to change bars and try another machine. I'm hesitant but do. We get to the bar and I put 20 in and hit for 650. Woot woot. We go get a meth sack and stash the cash at his place. I loan him a few more dollars and I take 100 or so to the next bar. Its 4am on a Tuesday so we wind up in a gay bar that's open and I get on a machine and hit for 750. TWICE. I let my friend gamble and he makes enough to pay me back and he wins a few hundred as well. We go back to his place its 9am or so at this point we do some more tweak I buy some dope life is good. I have about 1800 at this point and I'm like ok dudes lets go to the casino. He is like no and u better not go blah blah blah.
Harrahs casino is right across the street from bourbon street almost and is nice but I ALWAYS lose my money there. I swear it off every time I leave. I walked there alone. 9am everyone is going about their business all nice looking. I have been up going on 3 days now. I'm haggard looking but smiling.
I get into harrahs and pick a machine and started in on that motherfucker. A chinese themed slot machine where as you bet a bowl of fortune cookies fills up and when it does you hit a bonus round and you have like 5 levels of prizes from 5 dollars at the bottom to 10500 at the top. After putting 350 in the machine I hit the bonus round and won my first jackpot of 10500. 9400 cash after taxes. I still had 1500 or so from earlier.
Its important to understand my mind state at this time. I was at my bottom just hours before. I mean I wanted to die. I was alone. Strung OUT. I was (and am) at this horrible part of dope addiction no one tells you about where after years and years of this shit u just...don't really get high anymore. It's just staying well. Theres exactly nothing to look forward to. And its sad because you know your chasing a feeling thats long gone. Sure if you detox and then relapse you get high but as soon as you slide into your normal habit its sucks. Staying well becomes a full time job. Hell people I work around and know dont even realise I'm a addict because they never see me seemingly intoxicated. And I am doing big shots of good shit. No itching besides the initial pins n needles. No nods. No euphoria. This is why people start smoking crack and doing other drugs because you may shoot 100 worth of dope but you still feel sober. Pretty much. Sober enough that the pain you are trying to escape from is still right there. Your life is ruined from this thing but now you cant hide anymore. So you start chasing crack. Some people drink. Some tweak. Whatever. Make room for another monkey. Theres always room for more.
So here I am with over 10 grand. Theres so much I want to do. I'm homeless. Needing clothes. Need everything. The first thing I do is rub it in everyones face who gave me shit for gambling all those times I lost it all. I had to reach out to my girl. We split majorly because id do some speed at work and when id get off at 3 id be drawn to the poker machine and instead of being on my way home id spend all my money. That happened a lot. Id win half the time tho. Usually doubling what money i started with.
I gave the money to my friend who drove me to try and get into detox. Real religious no drugs kinda guy. Not smart to be walking around with all that.
I needed housing. To pay a ticket to have my license back. I needed to pay a lawyer out of state to pick up a 3 year old 4 count heroin sales charge I was running from. I wanted to get clean. I wanted to do crazy shit like buy an oz of raw and some hookers and stay at the Ritz and blah blah. But I made my friend hold it all, only getting a few hundo at a time as I needed it.
I spent 5k in the first week and he gave me all my money back because he was tired of me showinf up 5x a day to blow my money a few hundred at a time.
I saw the dark side of people I thought were my friends. Not like brother type friends but my boys id run the streets with. Everyone wanted a piece. They all expected something.
Exactly 7 days after I won the money I walked into harrahs again with 3500 on me and within 30 mins security pounced on me and arrested me for my out of state warrant. When I won the jackpot I had to sign a tax form and I'm sure it showed I was wanted. The next time I came and signed in they were right on me.
Now I'm sitting in OPP with no bond facing extradition. Coming off a heroic binge and the methadone was still in my system. After 16 days NC came and picked me up and that's a whole nother story but still sick I was shackled hands and feet in the back of a van with 9 other dudes for 3 days at a time TWICE. Finally get to NC and wound up basically beating my case. Plead to a misd and time served after 60 days.
When you are up. Your up. When your down it hurts. But every dog has his day. Just know if you are suffering today eventually your gonna swing back up.
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KC Gamblers! Whats your favorite Casino and why?

Just moved to KC and interested in going to casinos. I've been to Harrahs only to been let down with having to pay for drinks.. What are your choice spots?
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What's happening around town (Wed, Sep 11th - Tue, Sep 17th)

Oklahoma City's event list.


Wednesday, Sep 11th

  • 🎓 1 Million Cups (Starspace 46 - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00am 1 Million Cups is monthly community initiative to support local startups and innovators. It’s a great networking opportunity where two entrepreneurs present. Next, there’s a little Q&A. Finally, the audience asks what we can do to support the entrepreneur in their endeavors. The event requires no registration, is always free, and includes…
  • 🍴 Anthem Drown Night! (HiLo Club - Oklahoma City) Our local friends at Anthem Brewing Co. have some great beers! Every Wednesday night from 9pm to close enjoy $8 Drown Night! Their Power Pils will be flowing!
  • 🎓 Budgeting for Baby (Norman Public Library - Norman) Start Time: 6:00pm Bumpos, Wubba Nubs, and Boppys, oh my! Sometimes budgeting for baby can make you feel like you're speaking a different language. Librarians and new moms Heather and Amber share and translate how to navigate the must-have, and don't-need supplies when preparing for baby. You'll also be able to make and take your own felt board learning toy for…
  • 🍴 Dope Poetry Night (ICE Event Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm Every Wednesday night at the Ice Event Center Sports Bar and Grill located at the heart of Oklahoma City! Sign ups begin at 7pm and show begins at 7:30pmish. Free Admission! Free vendor set up! Bar Restaurant
  • 🍴 HOG FEED & Brad Fielder // The Deli (The Deli - Norman) Start Time: 10:00pm a late night showcase of electrified sounds for dancing and drinking 10 pm • $5 • 21+ @[613358162016520:274:Brad Fielder] country blues & ragtime @[305468736537459:274:HOG FEED] juke joint blues & jank rock
  • 😂 John Evans (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Sep 14th
  • 🎓 September Morning Mingle (Del City Chamber of Commerce - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00am
  • SINGO Wednesdays (Lower Bricktown - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:30pm Beat the midweek hump with the new bar game that everyone is talking about! SINGO is a new and exciting musical spin on the traditional game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, players are listening to their favorite music. Enjoy 1/2 price domestic drafts & discounted appetizers! Plus we will be giving prizes each night to the winners.…
  • 🏃 Tai Chi and SAIL Classes Stay Active & Independent for Life: Wednesdays and Fridays (Edmond Senior Center - Edmond) Start Time: 1:30pm Come join us for these free exercise programs. Tai Chi class is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body. SAIL (STAYING ACTIVE AND INDEPENDENT FOR LIFE) Sail is a fitness program for older adults, which can be done sitting or standing. Performing exercise that improves strength, balance and fitness is critical for…
  • 🎓 Teachers ½ to eat, too! (The Melting Pot - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 5:00pm Teachers and administrators can ring in the school year with a sweet deal. Every Sunday thru Thursday in September, a school ID will get teachers and administrators a half-priced Four Course Classic Experience. It’s our way of saying “thank you” for all you do!

Thursday, Sep 12th

  • Art Show at DNA Galleries (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Oct 6th Start Time: 6:00pm
  • Buzzing Bumblebees: Baby Story Time (Norman Public Library - Norman) Start Time: 10:30am Join us for the first session in a new series: Buzzing Bumblebees: Baby Lapsit Story Time! Introduce your baby to words and reading with songs, rhymes, stories and play. This program is designed to engage babies birth to 18 months and their parents or caregivers. Engage your little one with new sights, sounds and movement through books, songs,…
  • 🎡 Chickasaw Country Entertainment Stage featuring Kevin Fowler (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm How Country Are Ya? is the good-timing, tradition-steeped and honky-tonk-stomping Amarillo native’s return to basics effort. Kevin Fowler has earned his...
  • Divided Heaven + tba (Blue Note - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Los Angeles' favorite punk/indie rockers return to OKC for some loud, smokey, warm, bar vibes. We love OKC and we love The Blue Note.
    HEAR the new Divided Heaven record: BUY the new Divided Heaven record: INFO & TOUR DATES:
  • The Four Italian Tenors (Armstrong Auditorium - Edmond) Start Time: 7:30pm For the first time ever, the Four Italian Tenors will be performing in the United States, including a show at Edmond's…
  • Full Moon OKC Bike Ride & Run (Crystal Bridge - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm The Full Moon Bike Ride and Run is a casual monthly event where friends and families can enjoy a leisure one-hour bike ride…
  • 😂 John Evans (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Sep 14th
  • Julian Dawson And Phil Lee (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🎨 JUURI / Solo Art Exhibition (DNA galleries - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm A solo exhibition featuring Oklahoma artist Juuri. Exhibition opening + artist reception // Thursday, September...
  • Kevin Fowler in Concert (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Spend the afternoon exploring the Oklahoma State Fair before Kevin Fowler performs live for the crowd. Fans can…
  • Magical Monarch Migration (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Thursday, September 12, 6-7pm The Garden Classroom Member $5; Nonmember $6 Best for ages 7 to 10 REGISTER HERE In this class, we will learn about this marvelous monarch with crafts and games and find a few ways we can help them arrive safely in Mexico. Put your new knowledge to work and join us the next two Fridays after this class for monarch…
  • Mickey's Search Party (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Mon, Sep 16th Oklahoma State Fair attendees can take a break from all the turkey legs and carnival rides with a ticket to Disney on…
  • OCU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Philharmonic Season Opener (Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm The OCU Symphony Orchestra and newly formed OCU Wind Ensemble join forces for our 2019-20 concert opener! The orchestra will perform @[102171823158143:274:Tchaikovsky]'s Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 under the baton of Prof. @[1035331834:2048:Jeffrey Grogan]. Dr. @[510184813:2048:Matthew Mailman] and the OCU Wind Philharmonic will present…
  • Oklahoma State Fair (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Sep 22nd Make your way to the Oklahoma State Fair and celebrate the end of summer with endless carnival rides, delicious fair food…
  • Opening Celebration of Caballeros y Vaqueros (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 5:30pm
  • 🏆 RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World - Oklahoma City (Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center - Midwest City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Scrabble Showdown benefiting OKC Metro Literacy Coalition (Castle Falls Event Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Skill is only optional at this game night fundraiser! There are three levels of competition—novice, intermediate, and advanced/club. Enjoy food, drinks, two games of Scrabble, and drawings for prizes all evening. News 9’s Alex Cameron will be returning to emcee the 10th Annual Scrabble Showdown.
    OKC Metro Literacy Coalition promotes…
  • 🎓 Teachers ½ to eat, too! (The Melting Pot - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 5:00pm Teachers and administrators can ring in the school year with a sweet deal. Every Sunday thru Thursday in September, a school ID will get teachers and administrators a half-priced Four Course Classic Experience. It’s our way of saying “thank you” for all you do!
  • Teen Avengers Night (Guthrie Library - Guthrie) Start Time: 5:00pm Dress up like your favorite Avenger and come watch Avengers: Endgame. @[139181842792560:274:The City of Guthrie, OK - Municipal Government] @[207071275983790:274:Guthrie Chamber of Commerce] @[1716001705334748:274:ChooseGuthrie] @[490379294436783:69:Talk around guthrie where nobody gets deleted]
  • The Truth about Decluttering Your Home (Francis Tuttle Technology Center North Campus - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am Did you know that clutter in your home can lead to clutter in your head? Have you ever considered that your recent short term memory loss may not be associated with age at all -- but instead the result of a much needed unfinished declutter project? It’s time to rekindle the phrase, “Home is where the heart is” and let go of the belief that…

Friday, Sep 13th

  • 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk (Norman Arts District - Norman) The 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk, a monthly celebration of the arts in Norman, connects the downtown arts district with…
  • Aaron Lewis in Concert (Riverwind Casino - Norman) Start Time: 8:00pm Rock out as Aaron Lewis performs at Riverwind Casino in Norman. Put your hands up and sway to the beat as…
  • 🍴 The Aints : Friday Happy Hour Show (The Deli - Norman) Start Time: 7:00pm Join us for a Friday Happy Hour performance by Norman's own @[1677562695811365:274:The Aints]. No Cover and Non Smoking! 7-9pm
  • An Evening With Travis Linville (The Paramount OKC - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00pm
  • Ante Up! (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm
  • Art Show at DNA Galleries (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Oct 6th Start Time: 6:00pm
  • 🎨 Norman Art Walk (Norman Arts District - Norman) Start Time: 6:00pm
  • BC & The Big Rig "Turn and Burn" Album Release party (The Deli - Norman) Start Time: 10:00pm BC & The Big Rig are throwing an album release party at The Deli! Turn and Burn is The Big Rig's third album. It is recorded by Taylor Tatsch at AudioStyles Studio in Dripping Springs, TX and Mastered at Foster Mastering in Portland, OR. Come on out and celebrate this Big Rig milestone. The Chance Anderson Band splits the evening to create a…
  • Chance Anderson Band LIVE (The Deli - Norman) Start Time: 10:00pm Chance Anderson Band W/ BC & The Big Rig
  • Chris Trapper in Oklahoma City, OK (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Harrah Day (Harrah Heritage Park - Harrah) Day 1 of 2 Come out for a day of family fun at Harrah Day. Begin the day as one of the best parades in the state makes its way through…
  • DeloektronidiscO at Bison Witches (The Deli - Norman) Start Time: 10:00pm
  • Ellen Moershel // Michael Fischerkeller (Mainsite - Norman) Start Time: 6:00pm
  • 🎨 Norman Film Festival, Night One (Mainsite - Norman) Start Time: 10:00pm
  • The Gatlin Brothers in Concert (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm Spend the afternoon exploring the Oklahoma State Fair before the Gatlin Brothers perform live for the crowd. Fans can…
  • 😂 John Evans (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) 1 day left
  • 🎡 Latin Food Fest (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Friday, September 13, 7-11pm Seasonal Plaza Free event VIP: $25 per person RESERVE NOW!
    Get the VIP experience with tequila tastings and specials from local restaurants. Our Mariachi band performs at 7:30 p.m. followed by our DJ spinning your Latin favorites at 8:30 p.m. Jorge and Brenda from Tango Public Relations will serve as emcees.…
  • LIVE! on the Plaza: Oktoberfest (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm LIVE! on the Plaza is the Plaza District's free & monthly artwalk featuring art shows, live entertainment, great food and local shopping. Join us as we celebrate one of Oklahoma City's best monthly festivals!
    More details to be announced!
  • Mickey's Search Party (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Mon, Sep 16th Oklahoma State Fair attendees can take a break from all the turkey legs and carnival rides with a ticket to Disney on…
  • Monarch Tagging Walk-Ups (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 2:00pm Friday, September 13 and 20, 2-3pm Children’s Garden Porch FREE With the crisp air of autumn on its way, our gardens are filled with the vibrant beauty of Monarch butterflies making their way south once more! To gain more information and learn about their journey, people all over the country participate in Monarch tagging. Join us for a quick…
  • Oklahoma State Fair (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Sep 22nd Make your way to the Oklahoma State Fair and celebrate the end of summer with endless carnival rides, delicious fair food…
  • 🎡 Oklahoma State Fair - Performance & Event Venue - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - 4,407 Reviews - 5,539 Photos | Facebook (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Oklahoma State Fair - 3001 General Pershing Blvd, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107 - Rated 4.2 based on 4,407 Reviews
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard in Concert (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Get your tickets for a very special evening of singesongwriter magic when Ray Wylie Hubbard takes over the iconic Tower…
  • 🏃 Tai Chi and SAIL Classes Stay Active & Independent for Life: Wednesdays and Fridays (Edmond Senior Center - Edmond) Start Time: 1:30pm Come join us for these free exercise programs. Tai Chi class is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body. SAIL (STAYING ACTIVE AND INDEPENDENT FOR LIFE) Sail is a fitness program for older adults, which can be done sitting or standing. Performing exercise that improves strength, balance and fitness is critical for…

Saturday, Sep 14th

  • 1st Responders Cook-Off (Lions Park - Blanchard) Join the Blanchard community for an evening of delicious barbecue served in Lions Park. At the 1st Responders Cook-Off, all…
  • The Annie Oakley in Concert (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Head to The Blue Door in Oklahoma City for an intimate performance by The Annie Oakley in the venue's listening room. A…
  • Art Show at DNA Galleries (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Oct 6th Start Time: 6:00pm
  • Bill Hearne Concert And Film (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Harrah Day (Harrah Heritage Park - Harrah) Day 2 of 2 Come out for a day of family fun at Harrah Day. Begin the day as one of the best parades in the state makes its way through…
  • Edmond Farmer's Market (Festival Marketplace - Edmond) Start Time: 8:00am
  • 🎨 Film Education & Exploration Center at Norman Film Fest (Mainsite - Norman) Start Time: 12:00pm The Film Education & Exploration Center is a interactive learning space hosted by @[178763831500:274:Pioneer Library System]. This free, all ages venue provides kids with hands-on opportunities to learn about making their own films and videos. Classes are free, open to the public, and first come-first served. 12:00: How to Be a YouTuber 1:30:…
  • Norman Film Festival (Downtown - Norman) Each year, budding artists premiere their films at the Norman Film Festival. Created in 2017, this annual creative…
  • Front Line Poker Run (Citizen Potawatomi Nation Pow Wow Grounds - Shawnee) Honor veterans, law enforcement, fire and emergency medical responders with this fun, 115-mile run and an afternoon of…
  • 🎡 Fun for All Fall Festival (Britton Health Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am Variety Care will hold a no-cost community event, themed “Fun for All Fall Festival,” Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Britton Health Center, located at 721 W. Britton Road. The fall extravaganza will feature no-cost health and dental screenings, games, and prizes all in celebration of the one-year anniversary of the…
  • A Giving Heritage: Wedding Clothes and the Osage Community (Sam Noble Museum - Norman) Start Time: 10:00am
  • 🎓 Harn Homestead Vendor Fair (Harn Homestead Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm The Harn Homestead is holding it's first Vendor Fair. We have 21 vendors that will showcase our beautiful 10 acres and event barn on historic property. This is a great opportunity to come see all the options the Harn Homestead can provide for your wedding.
  • 😂 John Evans (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Last Day
  • Kenny Pitts: Solo // Album Release Party (VZD's - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Join us for the official EP Album Release for Kenny Pitts: Solo and the official RISE of the Raging Peacemakers! If you enjoy local, live Oklahoma music... this is an event you do NOT want to miss.
    Kenny met Zac Maloy of The Nixons at the Oklahoma Songwriter's Fest in 2018. After hearing Kenny's initial songs, Zac was on board to produce the…
  • Mickey's Search Party (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Mon, Sep 16th Oklahoma State Fair attendees can take a break from all the turkey legs and carnival rides with a ticket to Disney on…
  • Military Resource Fair (Norman Public Library - Norman) Start Time: 10:00am Veterans service organizations will be on hand to help connect Servicemembers, veterans and their families with resources they want, need and deserve. The benefits offered by these different organizations may be based on criteria each organization uses to improve its focus on specific populations. We welcome all visitors who have served in the…
  • 🎨 Nature Photography Workshop (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 1:00pm Saturday, September 14, 1pm The Garden Classroom Member $18; Nonmember $24 Doug Hoke, Director of Photography, The Oklahoman Register by Tuesday, September 10 REGISTER HERE Partake in a unique adventure through the viewfinder of your camera. Capture vibrant photos of garden landscapes, flowers, insects, and birds. Class begins indoors and then…
  • Oklahoma Extreme Cowboy Race (Rolling Stone Stables - Shawnee) Day 1 of 2 The Oklahoma Extreme Cowboy Race combines speed and horsemanship as competitors take on roping and working cattle challenges…
  • Oklahoma State Fair (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Sep 22nd Make your way to the Oklahoma State Fair and celebrate the end of summer with endless carnival rides, delicious fair food…
  • 🎡 Oklahoma State Fair - Performance & Event Venue - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - 4,407 Reviews - 5,539 Photos | Facebook (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Oklahoma State Fair - 3001 General Pershing Blvd, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107 - Rated 4.2 based on 4,407 Reviews
  • Oklahoma Stories (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Enjoy the work of trumpet player Matilda Lloyd as part of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic's Classic Concert Series. Held…
  • Rescue Me 5K Run/Walk for Life (Mitch Park - Edmond) Grab the family and lace up your running shoes for the Rescue Me 5K Run/Walk for Life. Starting at Edmond's Mitch Park,…
  • Resurrection: A Journey Tribute in Concert (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Spend the afternoon exploring the Oklahoma State Fair before Resurrection: A Journey Tribute performs live for the crowd.…
  • Sprouting Chefs: Healthful Mug Cakes (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am Sponsored by Sprouts Saturday, September 14, 10-11:30am The Garden Classroom Member $15; Nonmember $17 Toni Washington, Edmond Mobile Meals For families, preferably kids ages 7 and up REGISTER HERE Learn how to make quick and healthful mug cakes without the hassle and time of using an oven. We’ll talk about simple ingredients, like flour,…
  • 🎓 Super Saturday (Sam Noble Museum - Norman) Start Time: 10:00am Join us for an exciting day filled with family fun including crafts, Meet a Scientist, Exploration Station, special guests and more! Go wild as an OU Fit and Rec yoga instructor leads families in animal-themed yoga! Exploration Station, meet a Scientist, a craft and the Spot It! scavenger hunt will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other special…
  • 🎨 UCO Relief Printmaking Workshop (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 10:00am Open to all high school students. Registration fee includes demonstration by UCO faculty, hands-on instruction workshop, materials, lunch and participants keep their personalized artwork. $10 per person. Seating is limited. Register online at
  • Uptown 23rd Patio Parties (Uptown 23rd - Oklahoma City) Explore the Uptown 23rd District in Oklahoma City during lively Patio Parties this fall. At these community-oriented Patio…

Sunday, Sep 15th

  • Art Show at DNA Galleries (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Oct 6th Start Time: 6:00pm
  • Banda Carnaval in Concert (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Spend the afternoon exploring the Oklahoma State Fair before Banda Carnaval performs live for the crowd. Fans can experience…
  • Doo-Wop Glam Shop Classic Car Show (Warr Acres) Head to Warr Acres this September for the sixth annual Doo-Wop Glam Shop Classic Car Show. This public car show, held in the…
  • La Energía Norteña in Concert (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Spend the afternoon exploring the Oklahoma State Fair before La Energía Norteña performs live for the…
  • Mexican Independence Day Festival (Wiley Post Park - Oklahoma City) Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with culture-rich activities and entertainment. At Fiestas Patrias OKC, listen to…
  • Mickey's Search Party (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Oklahoma State Fair attendees can take a break from all the turkey legs and carnival rides with a ticket to Disney on…
  • Oklahoma Extreme Cowboy Race (Rolling Stone Stables - Shawnee) Day 2 of 2 The Oklahoma Extreme Cowboy Race combines speed and horsemanship as competitors take on roping and working cattle challenges…
  • Oklahoma State Fair (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Sep 22nd Make your way to the Oklahoma State Fair and celebrate the end of summer with endless carnival rides, delicious fair food…

Monday, Sep 16th

  • Art Show at DNA Galleries (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Oct 6th Start Time: 6:00pm
  • Glen Hansard in Concert (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Oscar-winning artist Glen Hansard is taking over the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City for a special evening of live music.…
  • Mickey's Search Party (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Last Day Oklahoma State Fair attendees can take a break from all the turkey legs and carnival rides with a ticket to Disney on…
  • Oklahoma State Fair (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Sep 22nd Make your way to the Oklahoma State Fair and celebrate the end of summer with endless carnival rides, delicious fair food…
  • Unspoken in Concert (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Spend the afternoon exploring the Oklahoma State Fair before Unspoken performs live for the crowd. Fans can experience a…

Tuesday, Sep 17th

  • Art Show at DNA Galleries (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Oct 6th Start Time: 6:00pm
  • The Grass Roots, the Buckinghams & the Boxtops in Concert (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Spend the afternoon exploring the Oklahoma State Fair before the Grass Roots, the Buckingham and the Boxtops…
  • Oklahoma State Fair (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Sep 22nd Make your way to the Oklahoma State Fair and celebrate the end of summer with endless carnival rides, delicious fair food…
  • Social Repose in Concert (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Social Repose got his start as a YouTube vlogger with a series of original music. When Social Repose performs live, guests…
  • Wizarding World of Tiger Safari (Tuttle) Thru Thu, Oct 31st Harry Potter fans old and young will love the Wizarding World of Tiger Safari in Tuttle. This unique attraction invites…

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800 hours at 1/2 live NLHE

I like it when other people post their graphs and stats on here so I figured I'd throw mine in as well since its a pretty decent sample size although my stats aren't too impressive.
These are all casino 1/2-1/3 NLHE games.
2.)graph by session
3.)most $ made by rooms
4.)least $ made by rooms
5.)earnings by weekday
Things to note:
-I've tipped almost $1600, mostly $1 at a time. I average about $2/hr in tipping. I use to tip every hand, but when I started keeping track of this stat, I've cut back on my tipping a bit.
-I use to live in Buffalo NY and played a bit at Seneca Niagara Casino. 222 hours are from there. The rest is mostly in Las Vegas where I currently reside and a few random casinos throughout USA that I stopped at.
-I don't ever game select. In fact, I do grind a few bit of promotions (thats why I have so many hours at South Point, they had a 180k freeroll for doing 100 hours). This means that even if a game is terrible, I will continue playing it. Most of these hours are from random poker room promotion periods and those games are pretty bad with a lot of nits and promo grinders. Harrah's is my worst location as I grinded their morning games to try to win a WSOP ME seat. (I got 3rd in the tourney to qualify and only 1st got the seat)
-I play poker for a living primarily online. I grind live 1/2 and 1/3 games mostly for fun or out of boredom or if I feel like carpooling to the strip with my roommates to donk around for a bit.
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I am extremely lucky

I went to AC for 3 days after recently turning 21 and wanting to go to a casino for the first time in my life.
Day 1 I went to golden nugget and won $376 in 1/2 cash games in about an hour at my first ever table. I then doubled that in roulette using the martingale strategy. Being a college student with very little discretionary income, I was super stoked about winning that much on my first day.
Day 2 my friends and I decided to hit up Tropicana purely because the name sounded like a place where a lot of retirees go to blow their social security checks (sorry if that sounds offensive lol). Played cash there for a few hours with little to no profits cause the game was so dead. Keep in mind that this was only my second ever poker table at a casino. Out of nowhere two guys at my table hit a bad beat. Quad jacks beaten by royal flush. I didn't even know about bad beat jackpots and was confused as to why everyone in the poker room was crowding around and cheering. The man next to me explained that we're getting 2.3k just for being at the table and doing nothing. I folded that hand with a 2 5 offsuit and was checking my phone when the bad beat hit. After waiting 3 more hours for them to verify everything I got handed 2.3k in cash (more cash than I have ever seen in my life).
Day 3 I made another few hundred at Harrahs and splurged on some nice meals, gadgets, hotel room, etc. And left AC that night with over 3k in cash after coming to AC with only a $100 bill in my wallet.
Just kidding, I know I got obscenely lucky to hit a bad beat at my second ever table. An old Italian man at my table said that that was the second bad beat he has ever seen in his lifetime and the first to happen to him.
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Just got back from a 7 night/8 day trip - thanks for all your help, r/vegas!!

You guys were super helpful to me, so hopefully this helps someone else out down the line!!
We (boyfriend and I) booked a package through Southwest vacations, originally staying Sunday through Thursday and flying out on Friday but we stayed the extra two nights and flew out on Sunday in order to meet up with some friends. Originally we had a king room at MGM booked, but changed over to a king balcony suite at the Signature at MGM for the extra space/whirlpool tub.
The vast majority of our gambling was $0.25-$1 blackjack on the video poker machines - we didn't lost much money, and had drinks given to us pretty frequently at most casinos.
Sunday we flew in and got to the Signature at about 10:30am, we were able to upgrade to a 28th floor strip view suite for an extra $10 a night - we had originally been offered a 37th floor strip view suite for $30 a night, but went with the slightly cheaper option. Luckily our room was ready and we were able to take our bags upstairs right away. We headed to Planet Hollywood and grabbed lunch at Earl of Sandwich, walked around the shops then explored Paris and a bit of Bellagio and gambled a bit before heading black to the hotel to get ready for dinner. We took a lyft down to the Palms and did dinner at Alize - we had a groupon for the tasting menu at $200 rather than the original $350ish, but the meal was so incredible I'd probably be willing to pay full price. Originally we had plans to go down a floor to hang out at Ghostbar for a bit, but we were both so full and tired neither of us really felt like drinking. We gambled a bit before lyfting back to the Signature, then changed and hung out at MGM's casino for a bit before heading to sleep.
Monday we each used a free breakfast buffet reward from MyVegas at MGM, then lyfted down to Fashion Show and explored Encore/Wynn/Venetian for a while. We had a buy one get one free Bellagio lunch buffet reward as well, which we redeemed right at about 2:45 so we could get the perks of the dinner buffet offerings that were brought out at 3. Later on we checked out NYNY then took the free tram between ExcalibuMandalay Bay/Luxor and explored and gambled a bit while watching the CFB playoff. Again, we gambled a bit at MGM and made it to Emeril's JUST in time to grab a late night happy hour snack - the sign said 9:30-close, when we got there at about 9:40 the bartenders took our order right away as the kitchen was in the process of closing up. The apps were good, unfortunately we never made it back for oyster happy hour.
Tuesday we did an early lunch at Nacho Daddy (giant plate for about $20, easily fed both of us!) and explored and gambled around Aria/Cosmopolitan/Bellagio. We had a Groupon for a prix fixe menu at Koi at Planet Hollywood which turned out to be a great deal, and we hung out in the lounge for happy hour for a bit before that. We booked KA tickets a few days before flying out through the M Life site, which was an amazing show for a great deal.
Wednesday we used a buy one get one free MGM breakfast buffet MyVegas reward, then lyfted out to SilverCar and picked up a car for the day. We're both only 22 so we really struggled finding a decently priced car, luckily a Vegas redditor recommeneded SilverCar. Cost for the day was $39 and $12 in taxes/fees, and $5+gas. We drive to Hoover Dam/Lake Mead and then Red Rock. Since we had the car we decided to stop at In n Out, then headed up to Stratosphere for happy hour at sunset - neither of us really enjoyed the drinks or the view from the SkyLounge, but we had been spoiled at the Palms a few nights before. We also popped into Westgate, Circus Circus, Lucky Dragon and Rio before heading to the Welcome to Vegas sign and dropping the car off. My boyfriend is a pilot so we popped into the airport observation lot for a half hour or so - unplanned but incredibly cool!! We lyfted down to Caesars, went through the shops then explored and gambled and watched a few fountain shows before heading to bed.
Thursday was kind of rainy and windy, so we slept in and then headed to Aria and each used a free lunch buffet reward. We both thought this was by far the best buffet (and it cost less points than the Bellagio rewards!), and it's definitely on the top of our list to go to again. We lyfted down to Fremont and spent the afternoon/early evening exploring all of the casinos and watching the light shows, then did dinner at Hugo's Cellar at Four Queens. Hugo's was recommended by family friends, we both thought it was OK but not great. We sat down at some penny video poker machines at the Fremont Casino, which happened to be right next to the bar and wound up with about 8 drinks each in an hour or so span. We lyfted back to the Signature and headed to sleep.
Friday we grabbed lunch at Taco Bell so we could officially say we had eaten there, then explored the middle part of the strip (Ballys/Harrahs/Linq/Flamingo) that we hadn't gotten to yet. We wound up with awesome 5th row center section seats for the early show of Zumanity by checking with the box office about a half an hour before the show started, I think the original price would have been nearly $400 after tax and fees and I paid around $170. I would definitely recommend a seat near center stage since so much happens right up front. After that, our friends got in and got settled, then we gambled at MGM and headed down to Bellagio for the fountains and more gambling. My female friend and I were wandering around the slot machines near Hyde while the guys were playing video games, we were approached by someone working the door and let in free of charge in front of the line. We stayed for about ten minutes to see what was happening then left because it was decently crowded and we wanted to get back out to the guys. Late night dinner at Taco Bell finished off our night.
Saturday we once again did breakfast at the MGM buffet, per request of our friends - I definitely wouldn't recommend paying weekend prices unless you're wanting to drink shitty mimosas for two hours straight. For the $55ish we paid for the two of us I definitely wouldn't say it was worth it at all. We then headed to Pro Gun Club a little ways outside of Vegas - specifically chosen because my boyfriend and I are both experienced shooters and I wanted the chance to shoot a 50 cal, but one of our friends had never shot a gun and wanted to be able to shoot a 9mm. My boyfriend was there once before and the staff has been amazing both times - the outdoor range is great. By the time we got back it was nearly dark, so we walked from MGM up the strip to see some more of the strip at night, popped into the In n Out at the LINQ, hung out in different casinos here and there until 7 when we watched the Mirage volcano, then went through the Venetian some more. We took a lyft back to the hotel )damn near impossible to finally get a driver that showed up within five minutes for some reason), got ready and then we hung out at the MGM casino while our friends went to a show that wasn't of any interest to us.
Sunday we checked out of our hotel, checked our bags with the bellhop and grabbed lunch at Earl of Sandwich and hit up the sports book at Planet Hollywood to put some last minute bets down since we realized we could mail the tickets in if we won. We headed to the airport at about 2 even though our flight wasn't until 4:45 thinking that it was going to be insanely busy based on how crazy checkout had been in the morning, but we were dropped off by Lyft and made it to the terminal within 15 minutes. We watched as much of the Packers game as we could and played some last minute video blackjack before finally getting on our flight (delayed by an hour, almost missed our transfer to another plane in Phoenix but luckily they held the plane for us.
We definitely didn't NEED seven nights, but I'm glad we had the time to get out off of the strip for two full days. We got through just about everything we wanted to and didn't feel rushed. Next time we're back we'll probably just stay 3-4 days since we now know what we like and where we'll want to go back.
We actually grabbed a $1 chip from each casino we went into (other than those on Fremont street - we couldn't just get one from the cashiers or one of the dealers, we were told that we had to actually sit down and play which we weren't planning on doing at each casino) and wound up with 30 total, so we covered a lot of ground!
General takeaways -
-MyVegas saved us a TON of money - six free buffets (and a few random non-MGM rewards that we actually didn't wind up using due to the restrictions on when they could be used). I will absolutely keep playing for whenever we go next! We tried to leave slots running on our phones in the background whenever we were watching TV or something, and I played a bit of blackjack most days. We didn't learn about it until about 2 months before we came, and we each wound up with about 50-60k in loyalty points with very minimal effort.
-Lyft was insanely cheap with $5 off each ride - we spent about $50 total for 10 rides (including one to the airport gate, two to Fremont, two to Silvercar which is past the airport) compared to one $25 Uber to get us from the airport to the Signature.
-People aren't kidding when they say wear comfy shoes - I wore my comfiest pair of boots on Monday and wound up with a horrid blister that I didn't know was forming. Monday night through Thursday was hell for me because I had a quarter sized blister on the bottom of my foot - thank god for the $9 pads I was able to grab at CVS
-I do pole/aerial silks so I was insanely excited for Cirque shows, my boyfriend not so much - we both LOVED KA, I loved Zumanity and he at least semi-enjoyed it. Definitely give them a shot!
-Groupon saved us quite a bit of money on dinners as well, and we had a few others lined up for food/drinks/entertainment that we knew we could purchase if we wanted to use them.
-Silvercar is in fact legit, and you will wind up with a Silver Audi - any time we travel to a city with a Silvercar kiosk, we'll actively be seeking them out.
-We learned that rooms at the Signature can be rented on airbnb, which we definitely did not know before hand - just generally looking at prices the rooms on airbnb seemed like an awesome deal and we'll definitely check into that next time we come.
Once again, thanks for all of your help - we saved a ton of money and got so many good recommendations from you all!!
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Week of 9/9 Vegas Tournaments in Review - according to bravo poker app

Hey poker,
Same intro as last week's post... I'm a longtime lurker, sometimes contributor on this sub. Aside from the hand analyses, BBVs, and memes, I see the occasional "heading to Vegas" post asking for tournament options. Over the past two weeks I've been keeping an eye on the Bravo Poker App for tournament information and logging them in hopes that this will help make visitors' decisions easier on when/where to play.
Disclaimer: Only daily/weekly tournaments are logged. i.e. Venetian is currently running one of their Deepstack Extravaganzas and none of their events were logged. I also only log tournaments that poker rooms update through Bravo. Tournaments for Station Casinos (Red Rock, GVR, etc.) and a number of other poker rooms were not logged since they do not list their live tournament clocks on the Bravo Poker App. I could also only log live tournament clocks when I was not working nor asleep, so some tournament information may be missing.
Raw Data:
Tournament w/ Largest Prize Pool: Wynn's Weekly | $25k GTD | Saturdays @ 12pm | $225 Entry: $29,952
Tournament w/ Largest Player Pool: Orleans' Weekly | Fridays @ 7:05pm | $125 Entry: 139 Entries
Daily/Weekly Tournaments Summary: Only tournaments that have a sample size of four (4) or more are included. As mentioned above, I'm not always able to log every tournament of every day.
Poker Room Time Type GTD Buy-In + Fee Fee Su Mo Tu W Th Fr Sat Avg. Entrants Avg. Prize Pool Sample Size
Aria 11:00am NLHE None $240 $45 x x x 75.25 $14,673.75 4
Aria 1:00pm NLHE None $125 $28 x x x x 79 $7,663.00 6
Aria 7:00pm NLHE None $125 $28 x x x x x x x 56.75 $5,504.75 8
Bally's 3:00pm NLHE $750 $70 $22 x x x x x x x 15.4 $821.40 10
Bally's 8:00pm NLHE $2,000 $100 $25 x x x x x x x 25.8 $2,085.00 5
Caesar's Palace 2:00pm NLHE $3,000 $125 $40 x x x x x x x 34.84 $3,831.67 12
Flamingo 12:00am NLHE $750 $70 $20 x x x x x x x 22 $1,100.00 4
Flamingo 4:00pm NLHE Turbo $600 $60 $17 x x x x x x x 19.29 $856.29 7
Golden Nugget 3:00pm NLHE None $50 $17 x x x x x x x 17.55 $579.00 11
Golden Nugget 7:00pm NLHE None $70 $19 x x x x x x x 28.17 $1,436.50 6
Golden Nugget 10:00pm NLHE None $50 $17 x x x x x x x 17.17 $566.60 6
Harrah's 3:00pm NLHE $500 $65 $21 x x x x x x x 16.5 $732.50 12
Harrah's 10:00pm NLHE $500 $65 $20 x x x x x x x 11.8 $561.00 5
Mirage 2:00pm NLHE None $65 $18 x x x x x 23.33 $1,096.67 6
Mirage 7:00pm NLHE Bounty None $100 $25 x x x 25.5 $1,402.50 4
Planet Hollywood 1:00pm NLHE $1,500 $80 $22 x x x x x x x 24 $1,502.00 4
Planet Hollywood 4:00pm NLHE $1,500 $80 $22 x x x x x x x 25.25 $1,581.25 8
Planet Hollywood 10:00pm NLHE $1,500 $80 $22 x x x x x x x 30 $1,810.33 6
South Point 2:00pm NLHE Bounty None $75 $25 x x x x x x x 13 $650.00 6
The Orleans 7:05pm NLHE Bounty None $130 $32 x x x 49 $3,832.00 5
Treasure Island 10:00pm NLHE $1,000 $77 $22 x x x x x x x 26.88 $1,510.00 7
Wynn 12:00pm NLHE $10,000 $200 $20 x x 63.5 $13,612.75 4
Wynn 12:00pm NLHE None $140 $20 x x x x 48.86 $5,720.00 7
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Week of 9/23 Vegas Tournaments in Review - according to bravo poker app

Disclaimer: Only daily/weekly tournaments are logged. i.e. Special events such as Venetian's Deepstack Extravaganzas and Wynn's European Championship events were not logged. I also only log tournaments that poker rooms update through Bravo. Tournaments for Station Casinos (Red Rock, GVR, etc.) and a number of other poker rooms were not logged since they do not list their live tournament clocks on the Bravo Poker App. I could also only log live tournament clocks when I was not working nor asleep, so some tournament information may be missing.
Raw Data:
Tournament w/ Largest Prize Pool: Wynn's Weekly | $25k GTD | Saturdays @ 12pm | $225 Entry: $32,448
Tournament w/ Largest Player Pool: Orleans' Weekly | Fridays @ 7:05pm | $125 Entry: 160 Entries
Daily/Weekly Tournaments Summary: Only daily tournaments that have a sample size of four (4) or more are included. Weekly tournaments that have a sample size of three (3) or more are included. As mentioned above, I'm not always able to log every tournament of every day.
Poker Room Time Type GTD Buy-In + Fee Fee Su Mo Tu W Th Fr Sat Avg. Entrants Avg. Prize Pool Sample Size
Aria 11:00am NLHE None $240 $45 x x x 61.13 $11,929.38 8
Aria 1:00pm NLHE None $125 $28 x x x x 84.09 $8,156.82 11
Aria 7:00pm NLHE None $125 $28 x x x x x x x 58.13 $5,638.13 16
Bally's 3:00pm NLHE $750 $70 $22 x x x x x x x 16.53 $864.95 19
Bally's 5:00pm NLHE $750 $70 $22 x x x x x x x 13.67 $791.33 6
Bally's 8:00pm NLHE $7,500 $130 $30 x 66.33 $7,500 3
Bally's 8:00pm NLHE $2,000 $100 $25 x x x x x x x 25.8 $2,085.00 5
Caesar's Palace 2:00pm NLHE $3,000 $150 $40 x x x x x x x 32.42 $3,645.42 24
Caesar's Palace 9:00pm NLHE $3,000 $150 $40 x x x x x x x 31.95 $3,629.47 19
Flamingo 12:00am NLHE $750 $70 $20 x x x x x x x 24.63 $1,231.50 8
Flamingo 4:00pm NLHE Turbo $600 $60 $17 x x x x x x x 17.75 $782.83 12
Flamingo 9:00pm NLHE Turbo $750 $60 $17 x x x x x x x 20.75 $1,037.50 4
Golden Nugget 3:00pm NLHE None $50 $17 x x x x x x x 21 $693.00 19
Golden Nugget 7:00pm NLHE None $70 $19 x x x x x x x 30.92 $1,576.75 12
Golden Nugget 10:00pm NLHE None $50 $17 x x x x x x x 16.08 $530.54 13
Harrah's 3:00pm NLHE $500 $65 $21 x x x x x x x 16.33 $736.48 21
Harrah's 10:00pm NLHE $500 $65 $20 x x x x x x x 10.33 $528.75 12
Mirage 2:00pm NLHE None $65 $18 x x x x x 24.37 $1,140.82 11
Mirage 7:00pm NLHE Bounty None $100 $25 x x x 25.5 $1,402.50 4
Mirage 7:00pm NLHE None $65 $18 x x x x 14.29 $671.43 7
Orleans 12:05pm NLHE None $80 $22 x x x 27.5 $1,595.00 4
Orleans 12:05pm FL O8 None $80 $22 x 46 $2,668.00 4
Orleans 12:05pm FL O8/S8 None $80 $22 x 39.25 $2,276.50 4
Orleans 12:05pm NLHE DS None $80 $22 x 41.67 $2,416.67 3
Orleans 7:05pm HORSE None $105 $27 x 53.5 $4,173.00 4
Orleans 7:05pm NLHE Bounty None $130 $32 x x x 44.67 $3,455.11 9
Orleans 7:05pm PLO None $80 $22 x 34.5 $2,001.00 4
Orleans 7:05pm FL O8 None $80 $22 x 38.75 $2,247.50 4
Orleans 7:05pm NLHE None $130 $32 x 145.25 $14,234.50 4
Planet Hollywood 1:00pm NLHE $1,500 $80 $22 x x x x x x x 24 $1,502.00 4
Planet Hollywood 4:00pm NLHE $1,500 $80 $22 x x x x x x x 26.06 $1,623.00 18
Planet Hollywood 10:00pm NLHE $1,500 $80 $22 x x x x x x x 29 $1,769.22 18
Rio 4:00pm NLHE $500 $65 $20 x x x x 13.4 $613 5
Rio 4:00pm NLHE Bounty $1,000 $100 $25 x x x 11.8 $1,055.00 5
Rio 9:00pm NLHE $500 $65 $20 x x x x 12.83 $602.00 6
South Point 2:00pm NLHE Bounty None $75 $25 x x x x x x x 13.5 $675.00 8
Treasure Island 10:00pm NLHE $1,000 $77 $22 x x x x x x x 23.33 $1,316.33 18
Venetian 12:05pm NLHE $9,000 $150 $32 x x x x 83.33 $9,962.00 3
Wynn 12:00pm NLHE $25,000 $200 $20 x 106.5 $33,984.00 4
Wynn 12:00pm NLHE $10,000 $200 $20 x x 62.67 $13,260.83 6
Wynn 12:00pm NLHE None $140 $20 x x x x 49.46 $6,334.77 13
Type Legend
NLHE - No Limit Hold'Em
NLHE Bounty - No Limit Hold'Em Bounty
NLHE DS - No Limit Hold'Em Deepstack
NLHE Turbo - No Limit Hold'Em (10/15 Minute Blinds)
FL O8 - Fixed Limit Omaha 8/b
FL O8/S8 - Fixed Limit Omaha 8/b & Stud 8/b
PLO - Pot Limit Omaha
HORSE - Limit HORSE (Hold Em, Omaha 8/b, Razz, Stud, Stud 8/b)
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SHOT 2017/My tales of adventure in Las Vegas

So, you wanna go to SHOT show? You think it's all fun and games? Get to play with guns? See Jesse James and R. Lee Ermey? SHOT show is the annual pilgrimage of the unwashed masses to Las Vegas to rub elbows with youtube celebrities, bloggers and overseas businessmen copying US made equipment and share infectious disease.
If you love guns, gambling and gonorrhea - SHOT show is for you! It is not my typical idea of a good time. I am not a big fan of Las Vegas.
However: I do attend for a few reasons. First, I do enjoy travel and I'm platinum on AA so I can usually score an upgrade. Second, industry people are in there that I do hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars with business with so it's nice to put a face with the name and see what deals are out there. SHOT for me has been a bust for the past few years. Being a value guy, I want to buy at $1000 and sell at $3000 and as of recently the gun business is more like buy for $1 and sell for $1.10 if you get what I mean.
We used to do business at SHOT and now it's just checking in on foursquare, instagram and rubbing elbows with bloggers and the like. I want to make money, not spend money so this is very annoying to me.
Anyways, onto the play by play.
Monday, January 16th. One day before SHOT show.
Every time I've been rejected by a woman, I move $1 from checking into savings and I take the bankroll down to the Wynn for some play. Lets do this.
The TSA line is a shitshow thanks to, well TSA.
I slog my way to the lounge, as shitty as it is to wait for my winged chariot to DFW. I have gone from being in an abusive relationship with Delta to being in an abusive relationship with AA. Although if you really want to experience the battered spouse feeling, UA is a few gates over. This trip's light reading is trying to finish "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell. Such a good book as well as "Outliers" if you want a good read.
I walk up to the podium to find out that my upgrades do not clear, even as an AA Plat thanks to the addition of a FOURTH elite tier. Goddamn fucking W. Doug Parker. Asshole. I gate check my bags to make life easier for me and the rest of the folks. The gate agent calls concierge key and executive platinum passengers. I look down and realize I'm wearing a suit and board with the executive platinum folks because I do not care and I look the part. If you walk with a purpose and are dressed reasonably well, you fit the profile. I settle into my window seat and try to finish outliers. I pass out before takeoff and I'm awoken by the dulcet tones of the flight attendants preparing for landing. We land at Dallas a few minutes early and I hightail it to the Centurion for a quick bite to eat. I grab a plate and help myself to some of the excellent brisket, pecan encrusted chicken and some roasted jumbo asparagus. Yes, my pee is going to smell funny. No, I do not care. The lounge is packed. The bar is full and I grab a quick single malt as I have my meal since American's not going to feed me. They begin boarding to Mccarran as I walk out of the lounge. No time for a stop in the spa on this trip. I make it to the gate just as the call group 2 boarding.
I bypass the main line and walk up through the priority line giving no heed to the people that have been waiting there before me as I hold up my paper boarding pass with PLATINUM to the gate agent. I board and take my usual seat - the exit row without the seat in front of it. I'm aghast to see this sight.
The savages. Literally. The savages.
I put my loathing away for a moment and look down at the exit row. I have the window. The aisle is a large middle aged man and in the middle is what I believe to be a formecurrent linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys wearing a 52 regular sports jacket. He's not a fat guy in a little coat, he's a big fucking hulk of a man stuffed in an exit row seat that is already an inch narrower due to the tray table. I grimace as I take my seat and give him the manly nod. He does not look happy about the fact that his knees are in the seat in front and I'm stretched out like a Cheshire cat in front of a fireplace on a cold January afternoon.
The boarding door closes for an on time departure and Stephanie the FA takes her seat. He leans over and asks if he can take the empty row across the aisle and she takes one look at the three of us and gives him the nod. I bail out to give him a path of egress and suddenly the trip to Las Vegas has just become way more comfortable. I finish The Tipping Point somewhere over west texas, so I pop a xanax and dr pepper and zone out for the rest of the ride. I awake to feel one of the FA's jostling me awake telling me to put my seat up. I do so and we have a ride so smooth that not even the Delta guy behind me can complain about light chop. We catch the TYSSN4 arrival and the next thing I know it the Messier Dowty landing gear of the A321 touch the paint at Mccarran for a smooth rollout down 25L.
My phone battery is approaching grim death since this seat has no power plugs and I find bartman383 has sent me a message. He has been enjoying LV with his wife and their due to bad weather they are in the city of sin for a few extra nights. He invites me to dinner. I'm still pretty full from DFW and I tell him I'll be over there once I get my bags and the car and I'll see him when I see him. He gives me the info for the hotel as we pull up to the gate.
First stop: Centurion lounge. AA's app tells me bags being unloaded. I grab a quick bite of fried chicken and brussels sprouts since they are good for you and a chocolate pudding. The brisket and pecan encrusted chicken from DFW still has me full but I'm well aware of the speed of a union baggage handlers nowadays and who doesn't like chocolate pudding? Terrorists. That's who. Want to know how to screen for terrorists TSA? Set up a table of free chocolate pudding at the airport. The people who don't take any are members of ISIS. It's just that simple.
I grab my bag and hoof it to Hertz. I'm an idiot and I am an hour late for my pickup. Oops. Will an Audi A3 suffice? I sigh and I accept my Teutonic quattro chariot. I do a burnout in the parking garage and hightail it to the exit. I flash my #1 card and my ID and the gatekeeper gives me the go ahead. I get onto the the strip and traffic is awful. I'm going to be late for dinner. I make a left onto Russell Road and hightail it up the 15. I manage to get the car up to 100 as I pass the Luxor. My phone is dead so I can't message Bart about being late. Fuck. The exit approaches quickly as I put the 4 wheel disk brakes to work and sling the car around and head south on Las Vegas Bl. I accidentally turn into the Bellagio and I'm now running even more late. Fuck. Eventually, I get the car into the garage at the Cosmopolitan and head upstairs. I cannot remember the name of the restaurant but I head up to the third floor where all the restaurants are and I see this sign that's reminiscent of my days in retail.
I laugh. I walk in. It's literally a pawnshop. I look around puzzled.
FC: Is this a restaurant?
Bald Headed Guy: Yes, through that door.
He points towards a door. I walk in to find a bustling restaurant, lounge via the entrance of pawnshop. This is insane. I pass a mirror and check myself out. I adjust my tie, after all it is YSL and the ladies LOVE YSL. Remember that. I find the hostess and inform her I will be joining some friends for dinner. They probably do not have me on the reservation though but I turn on the charm and she smiles and says no problem at all. She asks if my tie is from Hermes. I say no, I'm a YSL guy. She looks impressed as I tell her I'll make a quick lap of the room to see if they're there and surprise them. She gives me a nod and tells me to go right ahead. Still got it.
I spot bart and his wife who I can only remember vaguely from gunnitlive after party video and I pull up a chair. Bart is surprised to see I made it and they are in the middle of dinner. They offer to ply me with food and beverage but I decline as I'm driving so no booze for me and no food since I am stuffed from Dallas. We chat about life and liberty over libations. Bart's wife thinks I am hysterical. She's had a few drinks and they are already into their main courses. The brussels sprouts are way too salty and we have to send it back. No bueno.
Bart invites me up to his suite on the top floor of the hotel where we are to meet Brogelicious later in the evening. I say, when in rome......we head to the top floor of the hotel tower where Bart shows me his view from the balcony and cracks open the mini bar for some more libations. He asks if I want a drink and I say I better not. I'm driving.
Not 30 seconds after arriving, brogel shows up. Bart's wife hugs brogel. She's infatuated with him. We start shooting the shit and bart opens up the minibar and tells us to take anything we want, it's on the hotel. I laugh and I look outside as bart opens his yeti 110 for some silver bullets. Apparently he is so baller the hotel will send up a yeti 110 filled with beer to make him happy. His wife is apparently such a baller. I ball on a budget. They just ball. Hahaha.
We shoot the shit some more about guns, gun stuff and people on the reddit for a while. I get a little thirsty and I crack open bart's cooler. I ask him how long the stuff in the cooler is supposed to last and he says until Wednesday.
I look down and I am agape at what I see.
We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge, and I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon.
I mentally prepared my butthole and I decided to help myself to a coors light against my wishes but Bart, Bart's wife and Brogel are all drinking so I let peer pressure take hold as I cracked open a beer with them. We head out to the balcony to smoke some cuban cigars together as bart's wife takes a photo of all of us. We all look like hell. Haha.
As bart downs his second beer, he asks me a question.
Bart: ever go hunting?
Me: Ducks a little bit but not much
Bart: ever want to hunt some deadly game?
Me: Like on african safari?
Bart: No, I mean
Me: Hahahahhahaaha you're just fucking with me. Hahahahahhaa. That's really funny.
Bart: No really, the concierge here at this hotel will set it up for us. It's amazing. I remember my first hunt......
Brogel starts laughing and I realize they've been doing a bit. I've been had.
We bullshit about SHOT and Barrett's shotguns and other things and next thing I know, it's late but bart hands me a mixed drink. I sip it a bit and I was in the middle of a tirade complaining about my customers. Suddenly, there was a terrible roar all around us, and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the city, and a voice was screaming: Holy Jesus. What are these goddamn animals? Nobody seems to understand what I'm talking about. It's cold on the balcony. Our cigars are done. We head indoors. No point in mentioning these bats, I thought. Poor bastards will see them soon enough.
Back indoors I realize Brussels sprouts and coors light is a bad choice. Seriously no bueno. I excuse myself to the bathroom and drain the vein. The asparagus funny smelling pee and the side effects of beer and brussels sprouts is a noxious combination that a defense contractor should weaponize it. It's pretty bad and not even cuban tobbaco can mask the smell.
I sit back down and continue to talk about guns and stuff with bart and the gang and bart asks who ruined the bathroom. I apologize as he sprays a bunch of febreze around and opens the balcony. I apolgize to brogel. He is not accepting my apology. (sorry :( )
Nearly 11, it's about time to pull chocks and mosey on down the dusty trail. I don't want to prompt an evacuation of the hotel due to noxious odors so I decide to leave and bart seems to be kinda mad that I've ripped ass and polluted the sanctuary of his hotel. Half a coors light and brussels sprouts are no bueno in my book now. Bart decides to party hard with his wife and I offer brogel a ride home. He seems skeptical to share a confined space with me after I have just destroyed bart's hotel room. The car has 4 windows and the Uber will cost him a few bucks he can put towards ammo. He relents as we head down to the garage to find my car. Thankfully we find it quickly and I manage to contain the weapons of ass destruction for the 16 minute ride off strip to casa de brogel.
He says I'm not that bad a dude and I agree as I hightail it to my hotel. I cannot find my hotel reservations so I call my travel agent to see.
Apparently the Wynn was not in my travel budget this year. I have come to find out I have been booked at Circus Circus, much to my chagrin. How bad could it be? I've stayed at the Wynn. I've stayed at Encore. I've stayed at the hotel that Elisabeth Shue's character got raped in in Leaving Las Vegas - but Circus Circus? Did I mention that I HATE CLOWNS? I HATE CLOWNS. Fuck.
I pull into the parking garage and the check in line resembles something straight out of the TSA line at Mccarran. 45 minutes to check in. The clerk is friendly and says he's also from Louisiana which is neat. He asks if I've stayed there before and I, being a connoisseur of old vegas history I decide to make a joke and I tell him the last time I was there, Jay Sarno owned the place. He got a laugh. I head up to my room and unpack. The lobby is clean as an old vegas casino can be, the room is clean and there's no way to plug anything in since the hotel predates personal electronic devices. I plug my phone into my external battery and collapse on the bed. I message Bart and chugbleach instead of falling asleep about show tomorrow and I offer to pick bart up early since there is no shuttle from the cosmo.
Tuesday, November 16th SHOT Show Day One
I awoke several hours later in a daze......the clock said 10AM. The show opened at 8:30. Fuck me to tears. I hurry up and get dressed and down to the sands convention center. The parking lot is FULL. The entire complex is a mess. When my man Steve Wynn built his joint he didn't build enough parking. So people would park at the Venetian and now FUCKING NOBODY CAN GET A PARKING SPACE. Holy shit. I eventually say fuck it and park over at the Wynn and walk over to the Sands. I meet up with a few of my regular suppliers and I see nothing interesting at all. Bart went to bed at 6AM after spending all night partying with his wife over at the palazzo. I joke and say that he just should have stayed there. Bart is amazed at the size of the show and we have lunch at the most disgusting place in las vegas - the convention center bistro snack bar. Bart is a wise man as he grabs a powerade and a fruit cup. I decide to try an "italian beef" and a fruit cup instead of fries to stay semi health conscious. The "italian beef" is the most disgusting thing I have ever eaten. It is flat out depressing. They give me fries with it and I demand a fruit cup. The sassy black woman working the stand asks me "DID YOU ASK FOR FRUIT? CAUSE RIGHT HERE SAYS FRIES" and I channel my inner Louis CK from the "this is how I talk" bit from SNL as I shoot back "WHY YOU FRONTIN ON ME I ASKED FOR FRUIT AND YOUR ASS BETTER BACK UP AND GET ME SOME FRUIT" so she goes back and gets me some fruit.
The "italian beef", my fruit cup, bart's fruit cup and powerade comes to $81. My platinum amex comes out and I treat bart to "lunch". We bullshit about guns and stuff in the Springfield booth as we wait at the world's worst concession stand. We eat and Bart is so hungover that he thinks he is in need of physical therapy and a wheelchair. There is no way he is going to party tonight before his trip home. Or so I think. Haha.
I meander around the show a bit more and I find this, the most USELESS PRODUCT OF 2017. It's made by a company called radetec.
It's a shot counter. For your gun.
A digital odometer, for your gun.
The only person that would buy this is the guy like my dad that kept a spiral bound notebook in his car where he documented how many miles he traveled per tank, gallons dispensed, PRICE, service station and whether they had a different price for cash/charge, oil consumption, tire rotations, alignments, all services - scheduled or otherwise, and a running odometer. Does anyone know the gun owner who asks for a round count when they are looking at a used gun? The question I always shoot back is "do you want to be lied at a little or do you want to be lied at a lot?" because that's what you're asking for when you ask for round count.
I roll my eyes so far back into my head that I nearly lose my balance. This is idiotic. I cannot fathom anyone willing to buy this. What a waste of perfectly good exhibition space.
Bart heads back to his hotel after visiting SHOT show for a few hours, not getting any swag and to get an IV of fluids since he looked like he was rapidly approaching grim death.
I wrap up visiting prime vendors and checking out the new products, or lack thereof because I have something on the schedule. At 4:30 there's a suicide prevention for retailers seminar hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. As many of you know this is an issue that is important to me and perhaps we as retailers should be doing more. The keynote was from their chief medical director talking about the accessibility of firearms and the mindset of the "typical" suicide. Mostly men. If you are a veteran you are at a significantly larger risk. The information was presented very not surprisingly and one of the things discussed was that we only spend around 21M a year on suicide prevention.
A few take away facts from the keynote:
When suicide barriers are put up on a bridge, suicide rates for the entire area drop. The key to preventing suicide is getting people to talk about their problems. Once you can get someone out of that mindset, they are statistically less likely to do it and live productive lives afterwards. There are certain terms that they are trying to get away from - for instance, they are not saying "committed suicide" they are now saying "died by suicide" in order to bring awareness and tell it like it is.
One thing that really was interesting to me was my reading on the flight in from Dallas. In The Tipping Point, Gladwell discusses how things stay the same and suddenly they all change. One of the things that he discusses is in micronesia - where teen suicide was practically unheard of became an outright epidemic. One teenager did it, for reasons passing understanding to me as an outsider and then all the other kids realized that they too could escape their pain by hanging themselves as well and suddenly the suicide rates in micronesia became so high to where it became a public health issue. I wish I could show you all the article I wrote on TTAG about my friend's death but it has been lost in the cloud and I am unable to find the last draft I sent to print, but it echoes some of the problems we have with suicide and mental health in the firearm industry.
After the keynote, the good doctor opened the floor up for questions. Her keynote posed a lot of statistics but not a lot of answers. I am a detail oriented granular data guy and I did not get a solid grasp of the AFSP solutions posed, if any.
Several firearm dealers discussed the lack of a cohesive solution and the takeaway was they're trying to develop awareness for the suicide problem. Their goal is to lower suicide rates but how they get there is yet to be determined. I didn't like hearing that and the comments from the crowd reflected the lack of a "here's what you can do TODAY to help this problem" part of the initiative.
Going around the room, one dealer who used NICS said that if a customer was just flat out acting funny - he'd lie to the customer and say there was a delay with NICS even though there was an approval just to get them to not be able to have a gun for a few days. The crowd applauded this initiative, however I'm not sure lying to customers is the best way to run a business and treat them with respect. Another dealer brought up an interesting point. When someone comes in looking to buy a gun and they don't know what kind of gun they want, what caliber, and are generally clueless - they're either buying a gun to kill themselves with, OR perhaps they are a very uneducated prospective customer - and there is no clear way of finding out which is which.
The problems presented by the AFSP are real. The solutions aren't there though. Yet. Ideally I'd like to see some change to that. However, there's some problems.
I hung around and asked the good doctor and her staff some questions and I am in no way denigrating her life's work and her dedication to preventing suicide since she has dedicated her life's work to the issue, but the conversation went something like this.
Did you do any research on the accessibility of firearms from a retailer from the legal standpoint?
"No, we haven't"
Do you know how the NICS or state POC background systems work in regard to mental health holds, etc?
One of the problems that I foresee right off the bat is that you talked about how you are fighting time, and if you can get someone out of that suicide mindset - even for a few hours, you can get them into that higher survival bracket. If we apply a one size fits all solution to it like California and put a 10 day wait on everything with the goal of protecting someone from their own life, how do we balance that with the needs of the woman who has been hiding from her abusive spouse and needs a gun right away?
"That's a good question that I don't have an answer for."
Their initiative, I admire - the lack of solutions is a little off putting however. I tell the doc about how my friend's suicide has impacted me and she seems to be sympathetic to the situation as does her colleagues. I am given her cards and told to call the next time I'm in New York so we can get together and discuss things within the industry. I'll give them a buzz in a few weeks when I'm up there on business. On my way out of the hall, I run into Massad Ayoob. Nice guy. I've admired his work over the years. Bart invites myself and chugbleach to dinner, I can't reach Chug and even though I am beat I decide to hang out with Bart and Mrs Bart
Bart: What do you want to eat?
FC: Let's find a nice seafood restaurant and eat some red salmon, I feel a powerful lust for red salmon.
I begin vomiting.
God damn mescaline. Why the fuck can't they make it a little less pure?
We eventually head downstairs and order too much food. We are tired and not very hungry. Bart is still hungover and barely able to process food. His wife is grazing on all sorts of meat products. I am in awe of how they are both still upright after six nonstop nights of partying. I've only been here one day and I feel like I am about to die.
Dinner concludes with an awkward hug with bart's wife - I don't know how other men feel about wife hugs so I have just avoided the prospect entirely. Like flying through Denver on Frontier. Or flying on Frontier. Ever.
I drive over to the Wynn to set up my markers and the poker room is full. I draw a $2500 marker at the craps table and watch the game a bit. I have never played craps before in my life but the three people there seem to be having fun.
I look down at my phone and I realize a plane has landed. fluffy_butternut has landed in Las Vegas on business. I had lost a bet and offered to pick him up from the airport. I cash back in my chips against my casino credit and head back to my car. I cannot find my car. Fuck. I wander the wynn garage which is covered in construction debris. I eventually find it and haul ass to the airport. Now, I didn't know this but fluffy has the WORST SENSE OF DIRECTION AT ALL. Seriously. I have no idea how he even made it to the correct city. He lands and has to get his bag and stuff and I circle the airport. He lets me know he's at door 77 wherever the fuck that was. I drive into the pickup portion and I see no sign. He then says he's coming up a level, and I tell him that I'll be there shortly. I park the car and Metro PD starts yelling.
Metro: You can't park your car here.
FC: Why not? Is this not a reasonable place to park?
Metro: Reasonable? You're on a sidewalk! This is the sidewalk!
I give the man a $20 and tell him to keep it running as I wander Mccarran screaming FLUFFY! HERE FLUFFY! I message fluffy to let him know I am the car parked on the sidewalk. I instantly figure out who he is having never seen a photo of him and I throw his bags into the car as we head for his hotel. I haul ass out of the airport and get the A3 on the highway.
Now this was a superior machine. Thirty nine grand worth of gimmicks and high-priced special effects. The rear windows lit up with a touch like frogs in a dynamite pond. The dashboard was full of esoteric lights and dials and meters that I would never understand.
We check in at the Rio where the desk clerk is friendly and flirty. I express amazement there is no line. Fluffy checks in and we take his bags upstairs and he offers to buy me food for driving him to the airport. I decline. We head to the bar anyways. He orders two beers and we decide to call chug. He's staying out in Summerlin or something because his company is apparently run by cheapskates. He asks if we want to hang out and shoot the shit. I say sure and ask if he wants us to pick up food or anything from CVS or something since I have the car and I'm able to do anything I want. He asks for some toothpaste. No problem. I may be an asshole on the internet but I have a heart of gold. We get some toothpaste get to the hotel.
Arriving at the lobby, we have no idea where he is. It turns out he gave us the address for the hotel across the street. We laugh and go to that lobby and shoot the shit till 3AM much to the chagrin of the hotel clerk. Fluffy has some beers and we plan on dinner the next day. I drive fluffy back and arrive at the hotel at 4. Fuck me to tears.
Wednesday, January 18th. Day 2 of SHOT show.
Alarm goes off at 7:30 AM. I wash up, eat and get breakfast. In the garage by 8:15. Nice. I get some dillo dust and check out the new Sig 220 DA/SA and SAO legions. Daddy likey. I go to a competing firm and I piss of my state sales manager by telling him his newer designed triggers suck ass. He says the company tested them and they're the same in every way. I ask him why the triggers have two different part numbers in the catalog and how come they're not interchangeable and if that's really the case, how come there's X changes in the supposedly identical pistol parts that he's holding side by side. He gets mad at me and says I'm not an expert on their product and perhaps I should take his job since I'm so smart. I agree that I'm smart and I hold firm that if he didn't want me to complain about the shitty trigger, they should stop selling guns with shitty triggers. I am nearly kicked out of the booth.
I meet up with some of my wholesale reps and I'm mid convo when I see Itsgoodsoup and his friend walking around the show. I yell SOUP but he does not hear me. So I grab his friend and find him and I tell him we should get together at dinner with fluffy and chug. He agrees.
The show winds down, I get some business done and nothing much else. We break for a shitty gunnit live lite and I take a few questions from the crowd in fluffy's suite at the Rio. Dinner is at 8 and we arrive at the restaurant late to find soup and his friend sitting at one table and chug and his girlfriend sitting at another. Perhaps we should have gotten here a little earlier. Hahaha. So, fluffy said the place is really good and I order a few of the specialties of the house. Apparently according to yelp they do a kickass peking duck. Soon to be mrs chug is a vegan. But we can eat meat in front of her. I wonder how it's served and Soup's vancouver raised asian friend tells me that they normally carve it tableside. Our vegan says as long as there's no head she's cool. We're not sure if they can fulfill that request. So we order and food starts coming out and we tell tall tales of shot show BS and other stuff. Sure enough, the duck comes out with the head. No bueno. Haha. But I decide to treat us to vegan donuts at the vegan bakery across the street later. Seven courses later we are full. Vegan bakery closed. I am committed to getting her some vegan donuts though. We head to Fremont street to gamble. Fluffy wanders about and we try craps and we're not impressed. We hit some slots and eventually I hit the craps table where chug explains the game to me. We start betting on dice. And somehow we start winning. I find that the house allows you to take 10X behind the line. No idea what this means so I plop $5 on the pass line and the point hits 6. I drop $50 behind it and it hits. We go a few rounds and leave ahead. It's 2:30 AM. Fuck. I drive everyone back to their hotel. I get to sleep around 4.
Thursday, January 19th. Day 3 of SHOT show.
Wake up at 10AM feeling like crap. Debate whether to head straight to show and wander about. Fuck it. Went to halal guys for some halal. Delicious. Got vegan donuts. Dead drop them at the Palazzo lobby for chug and his girl. Show is a bust. Literally nothing exciting. Fluffy offers to buy me dinner. One of my customers who lives in Summerlin offers to take me to dinner. I pass on fluffy and he destroys the seafood buffet at the rio. I head to Sinatra at the Wynn for dinner with my customer. All good in the hood. Chug has been invited to the Glock dinneafter party and I'm not so we all go our separate ways. I call foghorn5950 and due to some weather, he's flying home early and our plans to hangout are fucked up unless I go tonight. I grab fluffy and we head to Whiskey Down. He orders a makers and I give him a funny look. I tell the waitress make it a bulleit. Everyone laughs. I talk shop with Jeremy also from TTAG and we shoot the shit over cigars and talk about useless products. Next thing we know, chug is out of the dinner and wandering the strip. We decide to meet up at the Linq. It takes us nearly 30 minutes to get out of Whiskey Down at MGM because the waitress was awful and messed up everyone's tab. It was a fucking disaster. To boot, MGM is now charging for parking.
FC: What a bunch of fucking jews
Fluff: You should just tailgate that lady in front of you out and screw them out of the $7
FC: I should
We pull behind her and watch as she gets flustered at the awful parking machine. Her nevada license plate says VETERAN. As the gate goes up we haul ass and screw MGM out of $7. I shout "THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE" out the window as we blow right by her up to the Linq. Through fluffy's awful navigation, we wind up at the loading dock for the Linq. Eventually we find chug and gf hanging at the penny slots. They are holding vegan donuts, which she is very appreciative of. Least I could do after showing her the head. Fluffy plays the House of Cards slot machine.
He stuck $100 in, played for 6 minutes and then got really mad and hit the cash out button and $80 was left after 5 minutes.
Chug's gf asks to play a special slot machine called kitty glitter. We ask and the linq does not offer it but Harrahs next door does. So we head over there and the slot tech finds the kitty glitter machine. Fluffy sticks a C note in there and tells her to play and have a blast. So she's banging away at the one armed bandit WHEN SUDDENLY I HEAR THE SOUND.
It's PUTTIN ON THE RITZ in shitty .wav file internal speaker format. Hahah. She's just hit the progressive jackpot on the penny KITTY GLITTER machine. THIS PLACE IS AWESOME! We cash out after some play and a good time was had by all. I dump off fluffy at the rio since it was very close and drive everyone else back. It's late, I'm tired and the Palace Station oyster bar is open 24 hours......I head over there and there's a 45 minute wait.
So, I pull out my backup bankroll and using everything chug and fluffy have taught me about craps I belly up to the $3 min table where they let you take 10x behind the line. I'm still learning and the table is slow so one of the boxmen start explaining the game to me.
Box: So if you place the 6 or the 9 or individual numbers you can bet those but you gotta pay a little juice on it like a commission
Me: Like when you buy the hook?
short pause
Box: Yeah! Exactly like that! You got this!
So I played a little and went up a bit and down a bit. As you do. Plunked $5 down on the pass line and took full odds and the point hit. This game is pretty cool! So I hung around and watched for about an hour and finally decided to eat my winnings. I take $5 off my stack and, drop it on the pass line and announce dealer bet - $5 to pass. It hits. The dealers love me.
Maybe Vegas isn't so bad after all.
I have the pan roast at the oyster bar. No line. It is DELICIOUS. I get back to the hotel at 5AM. I don't care when I wake up.
Friday, January 20th. Day 4 of SHOT show.
Wake up around noon feeling like crap. Go to show. Debate destroying milk cart with wheels with an ax borrowed from fire station. Decide against it. Gas up car and find myself out by palace station again. Played some craps, hit the buffet and went for an early sleep.
It's midnight. The neighbors in my the hotel are having sex. A LOT OF SEX. I can hear everything. I gently knock on the door. No answer. I knock slightly harder. No answer. I head back to my room and close the door just as I hear their door open. I zoom back out to find a puzzled middle aged stocky and perhaps sticky Latino man looking both ways.
I get in his line of sight.
Me: Hey. I'm next door. It sounds like you're having a lot of fun. I get it. I really do. In fact I haven't had sex since the bush administration so I'm gunning for you man I really am. But it's midnight and I have a 6am flight and a rental car to return. So trust me when I say I'm really happy for you but if you don't mind I really need to get some sleep tonight okay?
The awkward silence is deafening. He nods without saying a word and mouths okay. I give him a manly nod and thumbs up.
Me: thanks. I'd shake your hand or fist bump but well you know.....
I give him a peace sign as he goes back into his little pleasure palace and I turn to realize that I have just locked myself out of my room. I am wearing boxers, a tshirt and barefoot. I head downstairs to the lobby. The check in at the front desk resembles the TSA line at Mccarran. Normally I would not be this rude but desperate times call for desperate measures.
The line is 50 people deep. I walk past every person. Fuck your queue. I approach the desk where someone is helping a guest and I raise my right hand as if I were in a deposition to get them to stop. The staff and guest looks puzzled as the angry barefoot man clad in nothing but boxers and a "uzi does it" tshirt approaches the desk.
Me: excuse me. I don't mean to interrupt. I have an emergency. I'm up on 8 and my neighbors are having a lot of sex. I mean a LOT of sex.
(This is the same front desk clerk who actually checked me in Monday night by coincidence looks back at me very awkwardly and puzzled.)
Me: this isn't your regular sex. I'm talking this is your (I begin air humping the front desk and slapping the granite counter with my palm and grunting loudly) sex. You could hear the plan B packaging open.
At this point - the ENTIRE FRONT DESK STAFF HAS STOPPED CHECKING IN GUESTS. The people in line and are watching the show. The clerk is stunned. Speechless. Shock and awed. Crapped out and busted. The women are covering their children's eyes and ears. The men are wondering if this show requires a 2 drink minimum.
Me: now I get this is Vegas. Everyone wants a good time. It's midnight. My flight leaves at 6 which means I have to be up by 4. And this just isn't working. So I asked them to keep it down and I locked myself out of my room. So if you can make me another key or move me I'd appreciate it.
The clerk nods.
Clerk: of course. may I see your ID?
Years of ballet have prepared me for this day. I step back to make sure my genitals are still ensconced in my boxers as I pirouette and gesticulate wildly.
The floor manager steps over and asks me to head down to the end of the desk where she will make me a key. I give her the room number and thank her after she offers to have security sent up to shutdown the best little whorehouse in Vegas. I tell her it may not be necessary. As I take my keys and walk away the people in line break out in raucous applause.
I take a bow and miraculously my boxer shorts don't rip. These people are my subjects and I have been crowned the the king of the three ring circus that is the circus circus lobby. Im offered a $1 tip from a kind soul but I decline.
My walk back to the hotel elevator bank is uneventful. So much so that I realize it is going too well. The other shoe, if I were wearing one felt as if it was about to drop. Suddenly a dumbass in a rascal scooter is heading toward me at flank speed as his head is turned to look at everyone BEHIND HIM. There's no way this will end well.
For you gentle readers joining us mid conversation - it's midnight and I need to be at the airport in 4.5 hours. I can just see it now. (Cue the harp noises)
Scene: Emergency room
Nurse: Allergic to anything? Me: NKDA Nurse: cause of injury? Me: what's the IC10 code for "run down by drunken buffoon on motorized wheelchair?"
I saw my life and confirmed upgraded first class seats home being given away by the Mccarran gate agent flash before my eyes and my catlike reflexes kicked in and I jumped to my left into the wall, mid 1960's Las Vegas union construction being the path of least resistance. Think "The Bodyguard" with Kevin Costner.
The buffoon barely realizes what happens. Children are amazed. "HEY MOM! Look! That guy just ran into a wall!"
I look down and a midwestern nuclear family with two children of formative age are waiting for the elevator. I change my last word.
I look over to the parents.
Me: I'm really sorry. This is a family joint and I shouldn't have cursed the drunken scooter driver like that. Sorry kids.
Parent: no big deal. They've heard fucking worse.
I crack a smile at her word choice. Fucking worse. Yeah. That sounds like my evening.
After jumping into a wall, I'm now wide awake and unable to go back to sleep. I make the plane and push on time. The 737 comes to a stop short of the runway and holds. Something is wrong. The pilots come on and say that they loaded more cargo and passengers than planned so they have to redo their numbers. We're waiting on the taxiway with both engines running as they do this and the waiting music comes on. What's the first song?
Whitney Houston - "I Will Always Love You"
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