Craps Golden Arm - Any Updates?

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  1. BuckShot, Apr 21, 2018

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    Roll for over an hour and get inducted in their hall of fame of more than 300 shooters.

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    If I rolled for over an hour, Id rather they not put my name up on a wall and give me a free teeshirt, Id prefer free dinner in their best steakhouse and comped rooms whenever I visited, maybe a free spa visit for my wife included also.
     
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  3. BuckShot, Apr 21, 2018

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    Keep in mind if you rolled for over an hour u can pay for all that with your winnings
     
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    I rolled for an hour maybe twice in my life. Ain’t ez to do. But doable.
     
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    ofcourse, but the casino should reward me for my patronage, for giving them the privilege of having me gamble in their casino.
    I don't need recognition on a wall, Id rather they show me some loot in the form of freebies.
     
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    Usually they do if you ask. If you won more then 500$ on a trip they’ll run after you to get it back. Unless you crushed em bad.

    Oh and btw that tourney... it’s throw as you recieve it no setting
     
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    my buddy steve once was driving in the village in downtown manhattan ny, some woman flashed the drivers as they passed, he looked, he smashed into the stopped car in front of him.
     
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  10. MisterInside, Apr 22, 2018

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    My wife and I are regulars at The Cal. They are very generous with their comps. The food is great, the
    rooms upgraded and they always have a $5 craps table open. They offer paying vig on a win only for
    the 4/10 @$1 for $40; 3x #12 on the field. On the other hand, only 2x odds and they don't offer the ATS
    bet. Their sister casino across the pedestrian bridge (Main Street Station) offers 10x odds. The food at
    The Cal is delicious and is the best value downtown, IMO.
     
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    most people here feel comps are for suckers. yeah, whatever they think.

    do you feel its safe enough at night if your wife is alone in casino?
     
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    Where IS a "safe place" these days? Where? :cool:
     
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  13. MisterInside, Apr 22, 2018

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    Absolutely! Since the 10/1 shooting, I have noticed a much greater police/guard presence throughout Las Vegas. It's even noticeable inside the hotels. At The Cal, there is ALWAYS a guard at each of the two
    elevator banks. Although The Cal is a block from Fremont Street, if you leave the casino by the SE exit,
    Binion's is diagonally across the street. It's practically connected. We had been going to the Golden Nugget for >20 years, but the GN seems to have tightened up their comp policy. The Cal has been much more
    generous to us. Their rooms are comparable to the GN since the remodeling. And, as I said, the food value
    is outstanding. You can still get prime rib with salad bar, vegetable, potato and dessert for $9.99. We were there in February for 4 nights and ate all of our meals (except one) there. They invited us back for 6 nights
    in June. Rooms comped and no resort fee. I'm a $5 table guy and they have that 24/7/365. The wife has
    done very well with the slots there. They don't take horse bets at their book, so for that action I go to the
    Fremont. I know that I sound like a commercial, but we'll keep going to The Cal 2x a year for years to come.
     
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    not a commercial, its shows the cal is doing the right thing. Taking care of people who patronize their establishment.

    I haven't really played downtown in around 10 years, been there, maybe played 10 minutes here or there, the wife might have played some slots, but never put any time in there.
    the longest amount of time we spent there was xmas 2012 when I had my adult children with us, we wanted to experience the freemont experience, and ate dinner at tony roma's, not sure which casino it was in..but it was super packed.
    Only got harassed by one or two street people, nothing bad though.
     
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  15. BuckShot, Apr 23, 2018

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    I'm in the same boat being able to count my "Hot rolls" in hand with only 2 times over 1 hr sessions, and that's since 1999 (50+ rolls and my highest 57 rolls)
     
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    If you don't mind me asking, how much did you make on that 57 roll? How much did you have on the table when you crapped out?
     
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    My wife and I split up on Fremont Street all the time at night. She likes loud music and I don't so she watches the free entertainment while I gamble. There's plenty of security there and they regulated the vagrants off the Fremont street experience area. The street performers have to stay in the circles painted on the old street and those are assigned in some sort of lottery system.

    Don't venture South past the Las Vegas Blvd stop light and don't walk down main street to the Main Street Station at night and you'll be fine. The homeless panhandler crowd hangs out there. Cutting across streets to the Downtown grand or the Mob museum can be dicey but we've never had a problem. If we're heading back to MSS where we always park, we walk through the Cal and take the walkway to Main Street Station.
     
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  18. BuckShot, Apr 23, 2018

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    There is actually a story that went with that roll that was not so pleasant. but all in all I cashed out just over $200 in profit. I know it's not much but I was down from my bank roll before I got the dice.

    I had a $10.00 slot ticket in my pocket and made a remark to my wife saying that the ticket may be a bad luck thing so I gave it to my wife to "get rid of it" so as she was gone I started rolling quite a few numbers.
    She returned about 25-30 minutes later with another ticket and showed it to me as I still have the dice. The ticket was up to $157.00 and I bluntly sent her away. She was pissed... the guys all looked at me funny, I felt like I've embarrassed myself by sending her away.

    My shooting was still going strong about 25-30 minutes later, she again showed up and demanded "Come on Let's go home" I'm thinking she lost the $157.00 and got a bit upset. I tried to tell her as nicely as I could without stirring up all the other players. "I still have the dice, I'm still rolling"

    It's one thing to have a great roll, but man it sucks when your just over 1 hr on the dice and guilt is running through your mind with stuff like "Does anyone see her", she took her purse and left.

    A regular Pat had spotted her and told her I was on my firebet point and to let her know all is good.

    It was maybe 7 more rolls of the dice and I seven'd out.

    Yes I normally would press my bets at least 1 level up, but I didn't. Should have probably made close to 1,000 in profits above bank roll.

    it's OK though, my wife is far more important than casino.

    I did however let her know that evening never to do what she did again. I don't think anyone should do that as a form of table etiquette.
     
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  19. tabletop123, Apr 23, 2018

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    The year was 2006 at the GoldStrike Casino in Tunica. A random roller tossed the dice for over an hour, & won $90,000 plus on the Crapless table.

    After the roll concluded, they brought out two bottles of champagne for him...right at the table!

    The guy was a regular, & I used to see him, & some young guy ( maybe his brother?) all of the time.

    I saw him around a month later, & he was broke?, & at The Road house Casino making $3 bets on the Crapless table!
    I also witnessed a very aggressive bettor turn $94 Across ( Crapless table) into over $13,000. He just kept power pressing every hit, & when the roll was over, his profit on the hand was....ZERO! He NEVER collected anything on the hits.

    All of the spare change from the hits after power pressing, he'd just prop bet the loose change.
    It was touted that he won over $100,000 at the Horseshoe betting the same way on their Crapless tables. Guess he must have turned his bets off & collected at some point in time! Lol
     
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