Visitreno Forum Index Visitreno
Visitreno.com's message board
There's a lot of information on the
MAIN SITE
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Italian Festival LAST TRIP of 2016
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Visitreno Forum Index -> Trip Reports
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
JD



Joined: 18 Dec 2005
Posts: 948

PostPosted: Oct Sat 01, 2016 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI, Jack . Is not only permitted, it's encouraged. And what is "CVI"?

This is my 2 am podcast. I have not yet PLAYED 21 in Boomtown...HOWEVER I ran into "Big John from Sack O Tomato who is trying to ride his Harley back to California before it starts snowing. We meet at the Guitar bar (where TWO bartenders) know the $ 2 bill guy. John talks me into hittin the craps table where where he drops $ 300 and I WIN $ 300.

I do hope he's not a greasy spot on 80 now.

Karma Gods smile down on me again. For as I am checking into Boom town, I hear an elderly couple beefing about their Single King room when they NEED a two Queen for their adult son. I offer to switch....so the Gods bless me with a few hundred win at Video Poker.


I have been force feeding my self water and plain OJ so NO LEG Cramps ...yet.

And I really wanted to hear "Rock River" duo at Sands..... 9 HUGE Charter buses are pulled up at Sands...about 400 people standing in hotel check in and not one word of English in the whole batch. I really wanna buy a blue wind breaker with a big yellow ICE on the back.

2: 30 am now....bed time. And we need no hats....just ask a bartender where the $ 2 bill guy is.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
remano



Joined: 20 Dec 2005
Posts: 717

PostPosted: Oct Sat 01, 2016 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JD wrote:
HI, Jack . Is not only permitted, it's encouraged. And what is "CVI"?


Hmmm.... "Cause of Voluntary Insolvency"?

Or, maybe, Carson Valley Inn

The trip report(s) have been very enjoyable reading. Thanks for keeping us in mind, all who have contributed.


Last edited by remano on Oct Sat 01, 2016 8:41 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spdmrcht



Joined: 12 Oct 2012
Posts: 483

PostPosted: Oct Sat 01, 2016 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CVI=Carson Valley Inn. In Minden.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JD



Joined: 18 Dec 2005
Posts: 948

PostPosted: Oct Sat 01, 2016 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boomtown updaTE: NOW a "Best Western" and room is recently redone.

NICE touch: Fridge, microwave, comfy bed, free car wash, coffee maker and hand towels. AND THEY DO NOT UPSELL

Poor planning: wall sockets hidden behind furniture and suitcase rack does not fit in closet so it partially blocks door, same with the bathroom door. I don't like steaming up the bathroom too much and like to humidify the entire room....can't do it without doin the hokey pokey.

Money count...it appears I did NOT win as much as I thought. In fact, LOST about $ 200. BUT I do have an unchecked Keno card , so there is hope that will be three or four dollars.

-----Activate rant mode-----------

So Atlantis just sent me an e mail with specific date use. I call an hour after getting the e mail...."those rates are not available on those nights...." I'M TALKIN TO YOU ATLANTIS VP. Take a shift on the phones instead of ordering new hires to upsell. See how YOU like it.

If they cheat you for $ 30,,, think they'd cheat you for $ 1,000?

"FULL for a TUES/WEDS? " Really? I hope this practice does not spread. I fear it will.

The REAL Atlantis disappeared into the sea.....maybe they should pay attention !!

"Sorry the machine SAYS we pay $ 1,000 for a royal but we've payed too many today... so for YOU, we only pay $ 500. You need to hit your royal right away to get THAT payout"
---------deactivate rant mode------------

Time to shower and grab an OJ at the bar. Will try to check Blackjack rules but I used all of my match plays on the craps table last night.

AND John is buying lunch....well breakfast...well....dinner from yesterday now that I think about it. He has the money right now.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CaSwede



Joined: 28 Feb 2006
Posts: 866

PostPosted: Oct Sat 01, 2016 9:54 am    Post subject: more updates-great Reply with quote

Congratulations on making a coherent post at 2 AM. I could not do it without offending someone or anyone.

Yes, those rooms at Kaboom are really nice. They did a nice job of fixing up them from 20 years ago.

My last stop, I checked out the VP at the Guitar bar and they were terrible. Great views of the band, but I guess you got to pay for prime real estate.

Sorry about the CVI comment. Minden is the closest Nevada gambling for me by taking the back roads. They treat me very well including $50 in free gas at their Shell station.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JD



Joined: 18 Dec 2005
Posts: 948

PostPosted: Oct Sat 01, 2016 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worst one day video Poker beating EVER. Dbl Dbl Bonus and thousands of hands.

I have never played so many hands without any 4OK. Many, MANY 3 aces sometimes as part of a full house but NOTHING ! I have never had such a run of nothing burgers....I'm kinda afraid to count my money...what's left of it.

Biggest losses at Guitar Bar just as Swede said. Good music...horrible VP and MY own poor self control. I shoulda just BOUGHT a few beers.

Oh... John bought me a seafood platter at Peppermill. So it's all HIS FAULT.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spdmrcht



Joined: 12 Oct 2012
Posts: 483

PostPosted: Oct Sun 02, 2016 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JD wrote:
Worst one day video Poker beating EVER. Dbl Dbl Bonus and thousands of hands.

I have never played so many hands without any 4OK. Many, MANY 3 aces sometimes as part of a full house but NOTHING ! I have never had such a run of nothing burgers....I'm kinda afraid to count my money...what's left of it.

Biggest losses at Guitar Bar just as Swede said. Good music...horrible VP and MY own poor self control. I shoulda just BOUGHT a few beers.

Oh... John bought me a seafood platter at Peppermill. So it's all HIS FAULT.


Give Pickem Poker a try, I love it, not near as boring as JOB!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CaSwede



Joined: 28 Feb 2006
Posts: 866

PostPosted: Oct Sun 02, 2016 8:13 pm    Post subject: just bad luck Reply with quote

Don't beat yourself up too bad about the bad video poker. DDB is a tough game with wide swings. No four of a kinds + a bad paytable will definitely put a big hurt in your bankroll. The thing about this game is that a premium hand will bring you back in a hurry and you always wonder if the next hand is the one....?

Not much pick'em left in Reno. There are a few games at the Peppermill (3 machines) and a few at Atlantis. I used to always stop and play this game at Gold Dust West, but they are now gone too. No full pay games left in Reno as far as I know.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spdmrcht



Joined: 12 Oct 2012
Posts: 483

PostPosted: Oct Sun 02, 2016 11:13 pm    Post subject: Re: just bad luck Reply with quote

CaSwede wrote:
Don't beat yourself up too bad about the bad video poker. DDB is a tough game with wide swings. No four of a kinds + a bad paytable will definitely put a big hurt in your bankroll. The thing about this game is that a premium hand will bring you back in a hurry and you always wonder if the next hand is the one....?

Not much pick'em left in Reno. There are a few games at the Peppermill (3 machines) and a few at Atlantis. I used to always stop and play this game at Gold Dust West, but they are now gone too. No full pay games left in Reno as far as I know.


Game Maker has it on there multi game machines, i'm finding them i quite a few casinos lately.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JD



Joined: 18 Dec 2005
Posts: 948

PostPosted: Oct Mon 03, 2016 5:34 am    Post subject: Cold front brings snow, rain into valleys Reply with quote

Yesterday's Oktoberfest was a little chilly....as the RGJ reports:

A cold front is expected to move over the region this week, bringing overnight valley rain and mountain snow showers, Reno forecasters said on the National Weather Service website.

The front could cause sub-freezing temperatures for the lower valleys in parts of western Nevada for the next few nights.

http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2016/10/02/cold-front-bring-light-mountain-snow-valley-rain/91449470/

Machines are colder.
I'm still HOT about the Atlantis new Bait and Switch policy.

Still at Boomtown
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JD



Joined: 18 Dec 2005
Posts: 948

PostPosted: Oct Tue 04, 2016 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stayed at Atlantis last night. Note I did not say IN a room at the Atlantis but in my van AT their parking lot. Which was ok since I was in no shape to drive at 2:30 am after playing epic full DAY at Dbl Dbl bonus VP. I accidentally inserted a "free play " coupon in a machine at HARRAH'S before discovering the Royal paid only 1500 credits... immediately found out once inserted, you have to play the free play off. But I did discover that pay table does pay 5 credits more on a three of a kind and straight... so I guess itt works out.

I had to go hear Mellissa Dru at Atlantis and did ok on VP....not as bad as I lost at Boomtown but probably 8 or so 4OK including ONE 4Aces without kicker.

Bartender tells me last week I cashed out over $ 1000. Memory fading.

Battery is dying so signing off for now. Many more details to follow.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
stan_allen



Joined: 19 Dec 2005
Posts: 1129

PostPosted: Oct Tue 04, 2016 3:28 pm    Post subject: A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER, NEAR THE ATLANTIS! Reply with quote

A night in the van...well, every trip has its highs and its lows!

But it sounds like you are seriously getting your fun's worth!

Hope the accommodations start trending upwards....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Shooty



Joined: 22 Jan 2006
Posts: 181

PostPosted: Oct Tue 04, 2016 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JD wrote:
Worst one day video Poker beating EVER. Dbl Dbl Bonus and thousands of hands.
MASSIVE respect for JD for posting this.

Casino gambling today is about managing losses at negative expectation games. While some VP can be played for profit, most of the time it isn't. Either the machine is programmed to prevent 100% payback, or the player's strategy doesn't allow for a possible advantage to be exploited.

It's great to win at VP, and it's fun to see people announce their big wins. But we all know those big wins are built on the stinking carcases of lots of losses, big and small. We only hope that, in the long run, we can keep those losses to a minimum through skilled play and comp maximization.

If Bob Dancer really was that good at VP, he wouldn't have to waste his time writing books about it, and selling those books after his free VP classes.

Massive respect for JD for posting about his loss!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spdmrcht



Joined: 12 Oct 2012
Posts: 483

PostPosted: Oct Tue 04, 2016 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JD wrote:
Stayed at Atlantis last night. Note I did not say IN a room at the Atlantis but in my van AT their parking lot. Which was ok since I was in no shape to drive at 2:30 am after playing epic full DAY at Dbl Dbl bonus VP. I accidentally inserted a "free play " coupon in a machine at HARRAH'S before discovering the Royal paid only 1500 credits... immediately found out once inserted, you have to play the free play off. But I did discover that pay table does pay 5 credits more on a three of a kind and straight... so I guess itt works out.

I had to go hear Mellissa Dru at Atlantis and did ok on VP....not as bad as I lost at Boomtown but probably 8 or so 4OK including ONE 4Aces without kicker.

Bartender tells me last week I cashed out over $ 1000. Memory fading.

Opps, LOL.


Battery is dying so signing off for now. Many more details to follow.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spdmrcht



Joined: 12 Oct 2012
Posts: 483

PostPosted: Oct Tue 04, 2016 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J D, I've got tickets to the Trump Rally tomorrow at the Convention Center
if your interested??
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Visitreno Forum Index -> Trip Reports All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Page 5 of 8

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group