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JD



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PostPosted: Mar Wed 23, 2016 4:23 pm    Post subject: Day 12 Reply with quote

HA HA.... the joke's on them.

Just because I havn't answered their "survey", Silver Legacy thinks I'm back home. WRONG.

I had a double double w/ fries at IN & OUT, got my second wind and guess what's in my e mail box? "ONE FREE NIGHT AT Silver Legacy (valid thru Mar 30 !!!).

BUT First, I'm booked into Boomtown for two nights....THEN one night at SL.

Plus I did a sweep of the "New Sparks Nugget" without the JA.

By the way Tim Speed.... their craps machine is 3x odds any line bet. And I did OK with my "NEW NUGGET" card. They were impressed by my museum of dead casino cards including my old PAPER J.A. Nugget tracking card.

Free comps waiting for me downstairs....details later.
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TIMSPEED



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PostPosted: Mar Wed 23, 2016 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn JD, are you moving to Reno? Lol
Was the crap table at nugget STONE DEAD, since they put in a $1 craps machine...I haven't been there in at least two years, got 86d and never looked back
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JD



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PostPosted: Mar Thu 24, 2016 10:15 am    Post subject: What day is it? Reply with quote

Tim: 86d from the Nugget? We need details. But YES, the Nugget live craps table was dead....not even open. Mid day, mid week, the entire casino was pretty dead. I had to get up from the 3X craps machine to even find a cocktail waitress. Does not look good. I wanted to see what the old Trader Dicks looked like, but the "GILLEY'S" was locked up too. I plan on going back tonight.

No craps machine at Boomtown. A shame because last night was the worst beatdown I've taken in two weeks. I'm a little ashamed because I preach cutting losses so much.

AND if you are planning on staying in boomtown soon, try not to stay in one of the rooms that overlooks the pool. They use it as a storage/work area and people are banging around in there at all hours. BUT, the room has a coffee maker, fridge & Microwave. But they make an unusual big deal about "no check in until 5 pm , check out no later than 11 am & even a free room gets a credit card charge & MAYBE A CREDIT LATER.... Mammouth Gambler would HATE that.


You need a lawyer to use some of their comps. "CONGRATULATIONS ! You have WON a $6.99 Breakfast Special at Mels" Does that sound like it's the $ 6.99 special for free? NO. It's $ 3 off the $9.99 Breakfast special.
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CaSwede



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PostPosted: Mar Thu 24, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: Like the ever ready energizer bunny the trip continues Reply with quote

Well, I have to admire your stamina of this trip. I am good for about 2 maybe three days of this activity and I am done and want to go home.

I gave up on Boomtown when the new owners took over. The first thing they did was remove all the good video poker paytables and I assume shorted the slot payback returns.

That is really false advertising on the $6.99 breakfast deal. How about you received $3.00 off our $9.95 breakfast special. ??
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JD



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PostPosted: Mar Thu 24, 2016 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gave up on breakfast. I went for the $ 400 car wash. "FREE CAR WASH WITH 100 points". ($ 400 lost to get 100 points).

So I'm waiting for the "FREE BUFFET" (starts at 4)

Unknown to me, Today it starts at 11:00 am AND it's priced at $ 3.99.
So there is a LOOONG line at 3:30 when I checked
Damn barbs in every "FREE" thing they have.

I also have three "FREE" $ 5 rides in the flight simulator.
But I feel kinda silly riding with a 8 year old.

A band I know from Portland plays early at Gilley's in the Nugget.

SO eat first, go inverted on the flight simulator, hurl, then Nugget?

TWO "FREE" barffet coupons for sale..... Below my cost at $ 150.... reg price $ 3.99 with a two hour wait.
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TIMSPEED



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PostPosted: Mar Thu 24, 2016 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when new owners took over, they "shook off all the fleas"...used to play 99.5% video poker, and get $1600 a month freeplay and live in their suites.
strange, always before they'd have at leeast one crap table going 24x7, even though for HOURS at a time, no one would play.
good to see they made a smart decision and let go the dealers in favor of a machine.
if you go tonight, see if any crap dealers named Pete, or curt are dealing
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spdmrcht



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PostPosted: Mar Thu 24, 2016 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, that's what's going on at all the Casinos now days, They don't give
a damn about the customer, they would be a hell of a lot happier if we
just mailed our money to them. They keep cutting and cutting and doing
the 2 faced con jobs of advertising. I haven't been there since Dec. and
Haven't found any thing so far that even remotely Interests me. With
their invent of a Resort Fee that is just a way to raise the room rates, even
on comp. rooms! I have no interest in visiting any of them. I'm looking at the
smaller Local casinos that haven't been caught up in the Deceit game yet!
Let them Stew in their own Sweat! Until the offers improve a bunch
I'm out of there! PS. My Bank Acc. has improved a Bunch! Let them think
about that!!


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spdmrcht



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PostPosted: Mar Thu 24, 2016 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, here's my plan, if every one on this site starts checking out one
locals Casino on their next trip and doing a trip report, it shouldn't be
long before we all know where the best of the best are! Don't forget
Reno has a very good Bus system and you don't have to drive!
But remember this is America, and we all still have a choice!!
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salemgambler



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PostPosted: Mar Thu 24, 2016 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JD,
I just booked a trip arriving Apr 12th for 4 nights. I hoping your still around so you can show me the ropes. I, too, am from the wet state of Origon. LOL
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JD



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PostPosted: Mar Fri 25, 2016 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Posted Friday, 3 am....cannot sleep.

I didn't intend to do a whole rant on the casinos. It's their job to get me drunk and take my money. MY job is just to make it as difficult as possible. I was just trying to point out some of the "gotsyas" lurking in some of their deals. I'm really kinda sympathetic.

My FIRST trip to the "new" Nugget was enjoyable on most levels. I even got to meet a Hostess babe that laughed at my jokes and admired my collection of dead casino cards including my FIRST J.A. Nugget paper tracking card. Two dollar bills destined for Hostess babe's underwear drawer. Thurs night, I heard a favorite band from MY neck of the woods (and your's Salem gambler).... Jessie Leigh Band at Gilley's.

http://www.jessieleighofficial.com/ Check out the schedule dates... some in Salem. I need to get home soon, Salem...my lawn has to be 10 inches long....probably soaking wet too.

Then I heard another local Reno Band, "ROCK RIVER" at the guitar bar in Boomtown. Everything from Country to Led Zeppelin. Just a duo but big music.... each plays two or three instruments at the same time. Great Band.

Tim Speed....Nugget DID open one craps table sometime when I was in Gilley's I came out about 10 pm and there were about 5 or 6 players. No big money that I saw. Did not know any of the dealers and didn't read your note until I got in late.

I think ONE more night will be it....but my offer rotation has now come around to the top of the batting order again.

My average "comped" beer at Gilley's was up to about $ 50 each when I hit a few hands. Bailed out at + $ 250 or so. Immediately lost it at the guitar bar...again.

Time for bed. Check out 5 hours.
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TIMSPEED



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PostPosted: Mar Fri 25, 2016 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JD,
Does Gilley's have a video poker bar inside it?? I know Trader Dicks had a bar with Video Poker...
Also, the "guitar bar"..all I remember at Nugget is Broadway bar and Horseshoe bar (and now the "new" sports book bar)
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JD



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PostPosted: Mar Fri 25, 2016 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes...New Nugget has VP at Gilley's Bar. Drinks comped if playing... and the drinks looked expensive. It is exactly where Trader Dicks was. They hid the freeway supports behind square wood facades.

The "Guitar Bar" is at Boomtown, where I had a room...but have to check out soon.

Both Bars had live music last night.

AND I did get in that $ 3.99 THURSDAY Prime Rib Buffet. Best deal ever. Highly recommended.

Gotta run or I'll hit one of those "Gotsyas". On to the Silver Legacy (one night only)
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JD



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PostPosted: Mar Sat 26, 2016 7:52 pm    Post subject: DAY 15 Reply with quote

Well, I FINALLY got my ONE "free" (comped) night at the Silver Legacy. But it cost me about $ 400 to get it. Jokes on them...I started ordering Carano's Reserve Cabernet (sells for $ 8.50/ glass at the restaurants). So in a way, I only lost $ 300 .

My room was called "Panorama" meaning it was like the corner office with a view West & another North...on the 22nd floor great room.... but crashed hard at midnight and was up by 8 and on the road without so much as a shower. On the road with nothing but a water bottle.

Nice weather so I took the Susanville/Eagle Lake route this time. Two miles inside of Oregon at Tulelake....the rain started... and rained all the way to Portland.

Made great time. LOTS of roadside snow & red lava rock sandy melt water at Willamette Pass but no ice on road. There goes my $ 400 Boomtown car wash. And AGAIN....the last 12 miles was a traffic jam. The Eagle Lake route is 17 miles shorter and THIS TIME was quicker. Not always the case.

There must have been some kind of storm last week. Lots of large blown down timber from Chemult to Oakridge. I'll bet Hwy 58 had to have been closed for a while.

Oh....and my mail had a bunch of APRIL CASINO OFFERS....

I'll count my money tomorrow. 9 pm....bedtime. My liver feels better already.
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stan_allen



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PostPosted: Mar Mon 28, 2016 9:51 am    Post subject: YAY! Reply with quote

A rousing success story, and a great play-by-play...this has been another JD triumph!
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BC Dave



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PostPosted: Mar Tue 29, 2016 3:38 pm    Post subject: Comment Reply with quote

Epic trip report JD! I think the only way you'll ever top this report is if you go back in April.
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