Island Casino: U.P. Michigan

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  1. Settingcanthurt, Nov 6, 2016

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    Just made a return trip thru the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and as always stopped at Island casino outside of Escanaba Michigan, http://www.islandresortandcasino.com/

    It's had been at least 18 months since last there. Stayed two days. Great room's at a bargain compared to today's prices. Biggest noticeable improvement in the casino are the table games.

    Craps was limited to a 7 ft sit down table which is now open during the day. At night the new 17 ft table opens up and has a good crowd around it. About split 50/50 rail birds and players. There were not any big bettors making it easy for the dealers but there were still pauses during payouts verifying accuracy for some players. The crew were all young and the banter from them was lively as they had everyone's attention. Biggest problem I had was not being able to see the dice at the other end of the table. That and the stick looking at the dice when calling the number was muffled below the volume of the crowded floor noise. I had to ask what number was tossed on three different occasions as I heard nothing from the stick. My hearing is very good. There were times when he just could not hear him. Three times were when a 3 was tossed. He announced the other numbers just fine. I was betting PL minimum and comeline minimum without odds partly because the bankroll i bought in with as well as the min bet. I could have played all night.
    Ok so here's the kicker. This is a 3 dollar min 5X odds table. I am thinking the tough craps player could do well here.
    I pressed all my wins one time and collected after a second win. First toss I set it for 7 and low and behold tossed a 7. I tossed 8 five times during the session making point two times. Place bettor on 8 next to me pressed it three times on my second point of 8 which also saw a 5, made on my come bet. Between points of with I made 3 of em there were 2 11's tossed on come out's
    The one time I had three points covers on my throws I PSO.
    As for the table,it one time, bounced one die, to the floor after landing right at the end of the pass line. I was surprised as you could hear the hardness of the table when the dice landed.
    I managed two real clean landings near end wall with minor bounce. Hit flat and almost stopped. Need to work on my sets and my betting. Walked away up a bit just to mention it. Some of you guys here would do much better. Some worse. The place bettor was buying in again..........
     
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    it never ceases to amaze me, places like this(Ive never driven that far up Michigan), where Im sure there is a small population, supports a casino, and Im sure there are other reservation casinos up there.
     
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  3. KokomoJoe4, Nov 6, 2016

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    Good job to get out of town ahead Setting, but you and I both know you ain't gonna win much betting two line bet without odds.

    I am confused by your play. If you are only going to win a flat bet, why not just place a number or two to get an opportunity to win 7 to 6 or 7 to 5 instead of 1:1?
     
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  4. lone irish digit, Nov 6, 2016

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    The bad news with these 16 ft barge tables is that strategies like "so-called" Linaway's dice speak or LID's "so-called" dice talking doesn't work when you're tossing since if your not at SL1 or SR1 you can't even see the top numbers let alone top and side numbers.
     
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  5. Settingcanthurt, Nov 6, 2016

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    Ya got that right. That two edge sword is razor sharp. Going to play was not the trip purpose but the opportunity to play cannot be wasted. Budget buy in's ar not for making money as much as seeing how long it lasts. Hell breaking even has bad odds so that is something just hanging on the rail with chips.
    So line bets without odds anr like me, cheaper then odds bets. Pressing all win's once and regressing to min on line bets actually just about breaks even depending on the outcomes of course. pressing two times may make more or lose it all but, if you can get up on the house and risk their dough pressing again. I can only hope.

    Me too. Trying to enjoy the time spent at the rail.

    Good question. for some reason (brainwashing) making pass line bets seems to be the way I always start playing. If I get a inside point to make I do a come bet. It protects against instant Seven out.
    Hey I just got on another number, lets do another.
    This was working but three times a 3 showed up and took that come bet. Mostly I am trying to bankroll house money to make riskier bets. I barely broke even with 4 different players in about 45 minutes. I was not going to stay for hours. I am attempting to hone my play to do so. You can kick it in the slats and make place bets but when 7 shows they all go. The protection of come wagers slows that down a bit.
    After I complete a wager, I take the bet and winnings. If I make another I patiently wait for final outcome. Sometimes it works.
     
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  6. Settingcanthurt, Nov 6, 2016

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    I am getting new glasses. I did make noise about calling the numbers. Dropped a hint. "what was the number???'' "Was that a seven?" after he took my come bet on a 3. I never used to have problem seeing the numbers. This is a new problem.
     
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  7. Settingcanthurt, Nov 6, 2016

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    Friend just built a house on land he bought 20 Years ago just north of Rogers City. You should like Rogers City. Most of NYcity and LI were built from limestone mined there.
    He has Lk Huron for a back yard. The entire coastlines of both Upper and Lower Peninsulas are populated year round with seasonal population.
    I have been to three casinos up there and there are much more in parts of the state I have not been to. Winter is as busy in some ways as summer. Just different class of people. More in winter are visitors. Summer has visitors as well as snowbirds... as such.

    Sometimes these Casinos are pretty quiet. My drive back from 1:30 am to 7:00am, along good two lane highways saw very little if any traffic. Was maybe three cars a hour in both directions for a couple hours. Traveling 70mph you cover a lot of ground. Summer time would be much different.
    The Casino had 38Special last night. Crazy loud crowd filled the Casino. Some new gamblers screaming on a 20$ slot win. Great scenery.
     
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  8. betwthelines, Nov 7, 2016

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    the great lakes is one of the most impressive and spectacular areas in the world...i have been at, for example, some pretty spectacular beaches all over the world---carribean, hawaii, samoa, new zealand, oz, mexico, fla, calif, et al---but none more spectacular, believe it or not, than the vertical, white sand, aquamarine one on lake michihuron near the sleeping bear sand dunes...just as like the grand canyon (in most places anyway, maybe all), one cannot even see this giant beach until one walks right up to its edge.

    ex being from oscoda county in lower mich and the bridge the best way to get there from mn (only once did we take the railroad barge across the michigan bay of lake michihuron...quite fun...and when alone have gone the long, southern route to pick up on the turtle creek free 4/10, near traverse city, as well as the many other casinos along that chicago circuit), i have made at least 75 drives <sic> through the UP and, yes, settings, have stopped in at the island casino a few times...not since they put in the big table however...good fun at that small, sit-down table tho and, yes, a winner would have been better fun but looking in my log book just now, looks like i lost 200 bucks.

    your description of the place was a good and accurate one.

    prior to the oil crisis of the early 70s the UP was one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country for car-trip loving americans and for good reason...it was sad to see the gradual but relentless decline and boarding up of the many fine resorts along the route...several casinos have since made an appearance in the UP, and the area has come back a little as a tourist passage but has never fully recovered to the glory days prior to the oil crisis.

    tom p
     
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  9. KokomoJoe4, Nov 7, 2016

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    Something we illiterates have wanted to know: How do you do create these two or three quote responses within one post?
     
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  10. betwthelines, Nov 7, 2016

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    there are a couple of ways to do it, koko.

    maybe the easiest way is to highlight the part of the post you wish quoted...upon your release of the left-click required for highlighting, "reply" will appear just underneath...click on that...

    this will cause the highlighted quote to appear in the reply box that you type into...occasionally however it will appear in not exactly the right place where you want it included in your post in which case you need to cut and paste it into where you want it...

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    another way is to reply to the post as you normally do...the entire post then appears in your reply box.

    then isolate the part you want quoted and either remove the rest or "enter" it down for later use...the key here is to put in front of what you want quoted the specific "quote info" of the post, that is, the bracketed info that appears at the beginning when you hit "reply" [...]...behind it type, with no spaces, [/QUOTE]

    you can copy and paste and use this quote info in front of as many different parts of the quote or as many quotes as you wish, even from different threads...when at those other posts you must however either reply to the entire post or highlight the part you wish as in the first option...your quote info and reply then appears in the reply box of the thread you are on, which of course is not necessarily the reply box that you intend really to use but rather want it in your original reply box so you must cut or copy it and return to your original reply box to paste it in...just be sure to put the [/QUOTE] behind where you want it to stop...in general the forum software will "save" what you have done in your original reply box while you go searching around other parts of the forum & upon your return to your original reply box what you have already typed will appear in "greyed out" format...simply click anywhere on the reply box and you can proceed...

    now couple words of caution about that last...this "saving" is not always reliable for some reason and particularly if from another page of the same thread that you are on so i have taken to copying it before i leave and either pasting it onto a scratch word pad that i have for that and other purposes or else take care to not copy anything else until i return (i "think" there is a feature supposedly that saves several past things copied but i do not know how to do that...lol...it used to be intuitive & showed up automatically but it no longer does)...the other thing is that, somewhat strangely, anything that you have edited or added to your post will not be saved unless you have first clicked on "other options" and then also "preview"

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    look, koko, i know that i am long-winded and others could have given you this info in about 5000 fewer words but hope this helps

    gimme a like if you are able to make this work for you.

    tom p

     
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  11. The Midnight Skulker, Nov 7, 2016

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    tom p has pretty much covered all the bases, but I have a couple additions.
    1. If you are collecting quotes from multiple posts on different pages be advised that what you have typed in the Reply area is not saved if you move to a previous page. You must therefore copy it to the clipboard (and thence to a Notepad file if desired) to save it.
    2. When you preview a post your only way back to the thread is with your browser's "Back" function. Furthermore, if you have made changes to the post I do not think those changes are saved if you go back to the thread. (I have not tested this.) Consequently you must use the clipboard as above to save those changes.
     
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  12. Onautopilot, Nov 7, 2016

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    HU?

    One who is still fascinated by the radio, just had a brain lock on these "tutorials"! :)
     
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    my vision usually is haywire by evening, I constantly cant see the dice and rely on the stickman to call it out and always try to take a spot near stick so I can hear.plus, being in the center of table makes it easier for me to see dice on both ends.
     
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  14. The Midnight Skulker, Nov 7, 2016

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    The solution is simple for you: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE MULTIPLE QUOTES!

     
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  15. KokomoJoe4, Nov 7, 2016

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    LMAO but TY BTL!
     
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  16. KokomoJoe4, Nov 7, 2016

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    you can copy and paste and use this quote info in front of as many different parts of the quote or as many quotes as you wish, even from different threads...when at those other posts you must however either reply to the entire post or highlight the part you wish as in the first option...your quote info and reply then appears in the reply box of the thread you are on, which of course is not necessarily the reply box that you intend really to use but rather want it in your original reply box so you must cut or copy it and return to your original reply box to paste it in...just be sure to put the [/QUOTE] behind where you want it to stop...in general the forum software will "save" what you have done in your original reply box while you go searching around other parts of the forum & upon your return to your original reply box what you have already typed will appear in "greyed out" format...simply click anywhere on the reply box and you can proceed...

    now couple words of caution about that last...this "saving" is not always reliable for some reason and particularly if from another page of the same thread that you are on so i have taken to copying it before i leave and either pasting it onto a scratch word pad that i have for that and other purposes or else take care to not copy anything else until i return (i "think" there is a feature supposedly that saves several past things copied but i do not know how to do that...lol...it used to be intuitive & showed up automatically but it no longer does)...the other thing is that, somewhat strangely, anything that you have edited or added to your post will not be saved unless you have first clicked on "other options" and then also "preview"

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    look, koko, i know that i am long-winded and others could have given you this info in about 5000 fewer words but hope this helps

    gimme a like if you are able to make this work for you.

    tom p

    [/QUOTE]

    there are a couple of ways to do it, koko.

    This is only a test, which if I know my computer literacy correctly, I will fuck up.;)

    maybe the easiest way is to highlight the part of the post you wish quoted..[/QUOTE]

    So let us see.

    another way is to reply to the post as you normally do [/QUOTE]


    you can copy and paste and use this quote info in front of as many different parts of the quote or as many quotes as you wish, even from different threads...when at those other posts you must however either reply to the entire post or highlight the part you wish as in the first option...your quote info and reply then appears in the reply box of the thread you are on, which of course is not necessarily the reply box that you intend really to use but rather want it in your original reply box so you must cut or copy it and return to your original reply box to paste it in...just be sure to put the [/QUOTE] behind where you want it to stop...in general the forum software will "save" what you have done in your original reply box while you go searching around other parts of the forum & upon your return to your original reply box what you have already typed will appear in "greyed out" format...simply click anywhere on the reply box and you can proceed...

    now couple words of caution about that last...this "saving" is not always reliable for some reason and particularly if from another page of the same thread that you are on so i have taken to copying it before i leave and either pasting it onto a scratch word pad that i have for that and other purposes or else take care to not copy anything else until i return (i "think" there is a feature supposedly that saves several past things copied but i do not know how to do that...lol...it used to be intuitive & showed up automatically but it no longer does)...the other thing is that, somewhat strangely, anything that you have edited or added to your post will not be saved unless you have first clicked on "other options" and then also "preview"

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    look, koko, i know that i am long-winded and others could have given you this info in about 5000 fewer words but hope this helps

    gimme a like if you are able to make this work for you.

    tom p

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  17. KokomoJoe4, Nov 7, 2016

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    Correctlty assumed, I messed it up pretty well. I'll try next replying to one of Dave's post's. If I fuck that up, no one will know the difference. :eek:
     
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    now you sound like a DI shooter
     
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  19. The Midnight Skulker, Nov 7, 2016

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    And for additional authenticity Google translate it into Gibberish.
     
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