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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #75 on: May 31, 2011, 01:17:06 AM »
Do Las Vegas deals go here, or on one of the many Las Vegas related threads?  Anyway, here is a good deal I found.  New members at the Tropicana get up to $200 in losses from slot machines reimbursed on the first day thier membership is activated.  It's on the tropicana website.  If anybody else has any good Las Vegas deals, let me know.

Always go Tuesday and leave Friday.  Flights are cheaper, hotels are cheaper, and the place is less busy because the Californians usually drive in on Friday and leave on Sunday.

The shows suck (mainly because the real headliners are there Friday and Saturday), but really, if all you were going to do was watch Cirque de Soleil, you'll see it for less if you go during the week.

Anyway, my wife and I went in the middle of the week a few years back and had a really good time.  It wasn't a ghost town or anything, but we never had any problems waiting at a restaurant, waiting in line for an attraction, etc.  And because there are so few people, you can go to those 1/2 price ticket counters and save a crapload on shows.  You can pretty much see whatever you want for a lot less.

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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #76 on: May 31, 2011, 01:28:08 AM »
Do Las Vegas deals go here, or on one of the many Las Vegas related threads?  Anyway, here is a good deal I found.  New members at the Tropicana get up to $200 in losses from slot machines reimbursed on the first day thier membership is activated.  It's on the tropicana website.  If anybody else has any good Las Vegas deals, let me know.

Always go Tuesday and leave Friday.  Flights are cheaper, hotels are cheaper, and the place is less busy because the Californians usually drive in on Friday and leave on Sunday.

The shows suck (mainly because the real headliners are there Friday and Saturday), but really, if all you were going to do was watch Cirque de Soleil, you'll see it for less if you go during the week.

Anyway, my wife and I went in the middle of the week a few years back and had a really good time.  It wasn't a ghost town or anything, but we never had any problems waiting at a restaurant, waiting in line for an attraction, etc.  And because there are so few people, you can go to those 1/2 price ticket counters and save a crapload on shows.  You can pretty much see whatever you want for a lot less.

Don't go to Vegas on the cheap.

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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #77 on: May 31, 2011, 08:08:16 AM »
The 200 slots deal is pretty common at properties of a certain caliber or lower.  May not be on all the websites, but you'll see it there.  On the downside, you'll be playing slots, which is really no fun for anyone.

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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #78 on: May 31, 2011, 08:19:24 AM »
The 200 slots deal is pretty common at properties of a certain caliber or lower.  May not be on all the websites, but you'll see it there.  On the downside, you'll be playing slots, which is really no fun for anyone.
squawk.  slots (wheel of fortune) can be a blast. 


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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #79 on: May 31, 2011, 08:31:38 AM »
The 200 slots deal is pretty common at properties of a certain caliber or lower.  May not be on all the websites, but you'll see it there.  On the downside, you'll be playing slots, which is really no fun for anyone.
squawk.  slots (wheel of fortune) can be a blast. 

^ the only good slot game...I prefer craps or roulette...

I would second Tahoe, beautiful, great skiing, gamey type things to do.  Probably could snowshoe/hike/x-c ski if someone wasn't into downhill.

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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #80 on: May 31, 2011, 08:46:27 AM »
i've never been a fan of roulette.  seems dumb and impossible.

i play craps. 


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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #81 on: May 31, 2011, 09:06:52 AM »
i've never been a fan of roulette.  seems dumb and impossible.

i play craps. 

oh yeah, roulette is basically a slot machine.  there is no system or way that improves your odds at all.  when very pak'd in March our entire group sat down at a roulette table and I described our elaborate betting system to some other random people at the table.  I kept making up strange percentages and reasonings for why we bet how we did.  we bounced back and forth between playing red and black based on these random reasons.  "Always play black after a prime number.  takes away .25% of the house advantage!" Then our entire group would all play black. 

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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #82 on: May 31, 2011, 09:11:38 AM »
lol yup.  i like the idea of making up fake strategies when faced with a game so stupid that there is no strategy. 

can't blame slu for playing it though, she's a women and they tend to like games like roulette.


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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #83 on: May 31, 2011, 09:20:03 AM »
http://www.vrbo.com/

My bro uses this a lot when he travels.  Seems to get dece deals for what sound like nice places.  I am looking into a San Diego or Chicago trip for this summer with this.  Haven't really spent much time on it yet, though, FWIW.

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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #84 on: May 31, 2011, 09:26:46 AM »
blackjack
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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #85 on: May 31, 2011, 09:38:31 AM »
blackjack

this and sports betting are the only things I take seriously

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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #86 on: May 31, 2011, 10:14:07 AM »
I like roulette.  I played it once.  Put $1200 on black.  Black hit.  Then I went and played a bunch of blackjack.  The people who were actually sitting down and playing roulette looked kind of mad when I bet once, doubled up, then walked away.

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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #87 on: May 31, 2011, 10:28:01 AM »
lol at the roulette rubes...

You know nothing of splitting up bets to cover multiple numbers...also, bet the thirds (the vertical columns), the first 3rd (1-12?) never seems to hit.

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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #88 on: May 31, 2011, 10:34:39 AM »
man who would have thought about splitting a bet on routlette table   ././././.    i bet einstein wrote a book about it or something.


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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #89 on: May 31, 2011, 10:38:44 AM »
man who would have thought about splitting a bet on routlette table   ././././.    i bet einstein wrote a book about it or something.

Most azin tards who pile chips on a single number... :jerk:

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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #90 on: May 31, 2011, 11:07:11 AM »
lol at the roulette rubes...

You know nothing of splitting up bets to cover multiple numbers...also, bet the thirds (the vertical columns), the first 3rd (1-12?) never seems to hit.

this is a great example of some of the made up rules we were telling everyone at the table to follow that didn't improve the odds at all

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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #91 on: May 31, 2011, 11:09:51 AM »
I like to not hit soft 12+ against a dealer bust card, pisses people off.
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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #92 on: May 31, 2011, 11:55:50 AM »
In lieu of previously planned Dominican Republic trip, I am going to the Ozarks next weekend for three days.  I will be doing no Ozarking, per se.  My day will be the following each day:

1.  Arise at around 10am
2.  Eat at breakfast buffet at resort
3.  Lay out at pool and read book and drink
4.  Light lunch
5.  Nap
6.  Hour long massage at resort's spa
7.  Get ready for dinner
8.  Eat the dinner (at resort)
9.  Drink in resort's bar
10.  Bed time



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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #93 on: May 31, 2011, 11:59:11 AM »
In lieu of previously planned Dominican Republic trip, I am going to the Ozarks next weekend for three days.  I will be doing no Ozarking, per se.  My day will be the following each day:

1.  Arise at around 10am
2.  Eat at breakfast buffet at resort
3.  Lay out at pool and read book and drink
4.  Light lunch
5.  Nap
6.  Hour long massage at resort's spa
7.  Get ready for dinner
8.  Eat the dinner (at resort)
9.  Drink in resort's bar
10.  Bed time




Your telling me that your going all the way out to the Ozarks and your gonna take a nap? What is wrong with you?
GET WELL SOON RANDY!


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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #94 on: May 31, 2011, 12:18:08 PM »
In lieu of previously planned Dominican Republic trip, I am going to the Ozarks next weekend for three days.  I will be doing no Ozarking, per se.  My day will be the following each day:

1.  Arise at around 10am
2.  Eat at breakfast buffet at resort
3.  Lay out at pool and read book and drink
4.  Light lunch
5.  Nap
6.  Hour long massage at resort's spa
7.  Get ready for dinner
8.  Eat the dinner (at resort)
9.  Drink in resort's bar
10.  Bed time




Your telling me that your going all the way out to the Ozarks and your gonna take a nap? What is wrong with you?

I bet you have a much better suggestion for pete's daily itinerary.

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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #95 on: May 31, 2011, 12:22:42 PM »
Go to the Casino in Dodge City.

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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #96 on: May 31, 2011, 01:04:20 PM »
sd, Im going to Chicago in the near future would like to use my 60k+ PC rewards will probably be there Thur-Sun. Peeps will probably want to stay on magnificent mile the rest is all on you, brotha./

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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #97 on: May 31, 2011, 01:10:23 PM »
In lieu of previously planned Dominican Republic trip, I am going to the Ozarks next weekend for three days.  I will be doing no Ozarking, per se.  My day will be the following each day:

1.  Arise at around 10am
2.  Eat at breakfast buffet at resort
3.  Lay out at pool and read book and drink
4.  Light lunch
5.  Nap
6.  Hour long massage at resort's spa
7.  Get ready for dinner
8.  Eat the dinner (at resort)
9.  Drink in resort's bar
10.  Bed time




Your telling me that your going all the way out to the Ozarks and your gonna take a nap? What is wrong with you?

I bet you have a much better suggestion for pete's daily itinerary.

 :popcorn: 

I sure do, but hes gonna have to tell us what part of the Ozarks he's headin to if he wants specifics.
GET WELL SOON RANDY!


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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #98 on: May 31, 2011, 01:31:47 PM »
sd, Im going to Chicago in the near future would like to use my 60k+ PC rewards will probably be there Thur-Sun. Peeps will probably want to stay on magnificent mile the rest is all on you, brotha./

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Re: trip assistance request thread
« Reply #99 on: May 31, 2011, 01:36:49 PM »
frontera grill.  nuff said.  i'd prob drive up n and hit hot dougs too.  nuff said.  /  (.Y.)


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