Manila, yes in the Philippines....Craps

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  1. NokTang, Feb 23, 2018

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    I was in Manila for a week last year, playing craps.

    There were at the time three casino's near the airport with craps tables. Resorts World, City of Dreams, and "Solitaire".

    I can give details of each or in general if there is any interest.

    Basically, 3-4-5 X odds and typical layout. There were no ATS bets but did of course have the center bets, hardways, any craps etc..

    They are part of the new "Entertainment District" which has now rolled out a fourth casino, "Odaka" which is Japanese. Resorts World as many know, is Malaysian. City of Dreams is Mr. Packer of Australia. I don't know who controls Solitaire.

    Dealers are fine and friendly. Money is Philippine Peso with exchange available at all properties, fair rates. Food is good but not "cheap". Comps for snacks no problem, but room comps at a very high level of "points". Baccarat is of course the main game, but the craps is fine, friendly, and I assume fair.

    If you are interested, just post your question/inquiry here and I'll be glad to reply.
     
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  2. von duck, Feb 24, 2018

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    Yes, I have a question,"NOK TANG". :D How much is air fare from say, DFW to Manila? Also, what are the table minimums, in US $ ?
     
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    Nok, over on Heavy's board, he's got a prolific Manila poster, handle of "Stratocaster Man" You may also want to join there and talk Manila craps!
     
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  4. NokTang, Feb 25, 2018

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    Please send the link. It seems however I'm being censored here? I don't know why to be perfectly honest. My reply to the other kind poster has not passed "moderation".
     
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  5. Onautopilot, Feb 25, 2018

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    The other "poster" is prone to that kind of behavior...late night rants, probably after a nip or two from the bottle.

    He is making it personal, I might suggest you ignore him, or challenge him, but don't let his behavior influence your behavior....other than what you would choose to do anyway.
     
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  6. NokTang, Feb 25, 2018

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    It indicates moderator approval needed?
     
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  7. NokTang, Feb 25, 2018

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    I've found the best search method for airfares is www.google.com/flights
    This searches the travel sites for you, then provides you with the least expensive options. User friendly as well and fast.
     
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  8. NokTang, Feb 25, 2018

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    I saw some tables with 100 peso minimum($2.00usd), some with 200 peso ($4usd) and a couple in the high limit areas with 500 peso($10usd). Generally minimums aren't an issue and most of the players are Filipino males, not high roller Chinese or Japanese. Baccarat as you must know attracts the high rollers.
     
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  9. NokTang, Feb 25, 2018

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    On a related matter, hotel rooms are over priced in Manila. A basic Holiday Inn quality room is $100.usd. Room comps as I think I mentioned are basically out of most folks reach. The casino's thrive on the old fashion junkets you've read about in Macau. Manila is hoping to draw from that market. Craps is just there, it isn't of any real interest to management.
     
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  10. random_roller, Feb 25, 2018

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    I collect $1 US casino checks, as well as a few others from overseas, cruise ships, etc. How are the casino chips in Manila?
    Below are several 5 HKD checks from Macau that are from my collection.


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  11. NokTang, Feb 25, 2018

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    ChipStack.jpg The chips in my avatar are from a great roll at City of Dreams in Manila. I don't recall for certain, but I think the other two were also that style, The silver is a sticker, not metal. Well, actually, upon inspection of my one chip here at home(Bangkok), it seems like a clear film over the center. The blacks are only 100 peso, the purple 500 peso and the over-sized chocolate at the base is 10,000. peso. Not as big money wise as one would hope but one hell of a roll just the same. Playing as if USD is fun. Calling out 1000 peso bets(not a call bet but you get the scene) and 5000 etc. is just fun. If only it were USD.....
     
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  12. James Hall, Feb 25, 2018

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    sales pitch???? , an attempt to win the $5,000 referral fee????
     
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  13. Onautopilot, Feb 25, 2018

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    When I first commented on the picture, I thought it was U.S. dollars. But like you say, nice win anyway....pesos spend. At least last time I was in Manila they did. :)
     
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  14. von duck, Feb 25, 2018

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    Thanks, man.
     
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  15. von duck, Feb 25, 2018

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    Does this mean you're taken back his comps? :D
     
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  16. Onautopilot, Feb 25, 2018

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    If I were on that side of the action....we would be back to the old days when the "Boys" ran the town......."Can we get you anything Mr. K, room, meal, show, what ever you need, just ask!".

    They did their own bean counting....sometimes very creative counting I might add. :)
     
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  17. badddoin, Feb 25, 2018

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    I've wanted to go to the Philippines for quite a while. It looks now like it's one of those things I'm not going to get to.
     
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  18. James Hall, Feb 25, 2018

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    Just decide to go and go
     
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  19. NokTang, Feb 25, 2018

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    Just beat your own head up against a urine soaked concrete wall and go mate. It's a fascinating country whose people are fun loving. I might add to motivate you that all sex is unprotected.
     

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    That or else visit the Men's Room at Main Street Station and piss on an section of the Berlin Wall to which the urinals are attached !


    $...eE..$
     
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