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California and Las Vegas Trip
« on: March 03, 2019, 08:20:29 am »
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  • A few days ago in California.  Among other things, the fantastic William Randolph Hearst Mansion, Castle and Grounds in San Luis Obispo.  Hearst Winery in San Simeon.  The  Piedras Blancos Beach (having trouble uploading some pics of the elephant seals on the beach sunbathing.  The Vegas pics are at The Wynn.  Going to play some baccarat two other members coming from California also, each one writes on other gambling forums.  One from the old board of VMB (we used to do years of trip reports on there) and the other one is from GF board.  Just posting a few, have to run and meet the guys, kids finally in bed.

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    Re: California and Las Vegas Trip
    « Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 08:28:35 am »
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  • At The Wynn in Las Vegas yesterday getting in.

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    Re: California and Las Vegas Trip
    « Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 08:44:15 am »
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  • Driving in California, thought you would love the sunshine and beaches, no kidding!
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    Re: California and Las Vegas Trip
    « Reply #3 on: March 04, 2019, 08:59:24 am »
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  • Met up and played with some people at the Wynn and over at Palace Station and we went downtown to the D Casino, then we went back to the Mirage.

    No need for trip reports here like we used to do on Vegas Message Board since people don't get into that and they mostly get into Theory and all the research stuff here rather than real play.  So, will leave most of that out. 

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    Re: California and Las Vegas Trip
    « Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 07:03:13 am »
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  • A couple of well-known people from a couple of other gambling forms and our whole set us up for bottles one is a bottle of Cognac XO the other ones a Grand Marnier 150 the third one is Don Julio 1942 and the fourth one is a bottle of Sambuca. It ain't anything like a Louis the 13th I'll Grant you. But those days are gone of being pretentious and just having something to say you have it.

    Yeah five or six people over here really enjoying something and amongst people from three different forums where the majority of the people just fight against each other and degrade each other what a breath of fresh air.
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    Re: California and Las Vegas Trip
    « Reply #5 on: March 05, 2019, 02:42:06 pm »
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  • The first line of the above post should read:

    A couple of well-known people from a couple of other gambling forums and our casino host sent us up four bottles, one is a bottle of.......... (and so on)
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    Re: California and Las Vegas Trip
    « Reply #6 on: March 05, 2019, 03:02:08 pm »
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  • I normally do not bring other forum business onto BetSelection here, but I will in a very generic way.

    We lost numerous members here when I took over from Vic, for various reasons.  One was I attempted to put a stop to the constant degrading and humiliating one-liners and drama that was so prevalent in so many ways.  Sorry, just reality.  We are not a Vegas Message Board or a Wizard of Odds where the huge masses of regulars, sock puppets and everything else which makes little to no sense the majority of the times, IMO (not the opinion of BetSelection) is ridiculous!  It is like sitting at a small town barber shop with a group of 70 year old, board out of their minds men from the town talking about everything.  No direction and mostly just insults or attempts to cut someone down. 

    I did not want that atmosphere here.  There was about 5 to 10 popular and well known members that was the cause of what I just mentioned.  I warned them and warned them, the situation was pushed and pushed and gave them fuel to turn the tables on me.  Right or wrong, that is what happened. I moderated and I banned a few, the rest left and went on a war path against me.  Turned the situation in their favor and enlisted others to leave as well.  All fine and good.  Analyze who left, who stayed, come to your own conclusions.  Analyze what they actually contributed and IMO, with the exception of Mark (Gizmo) the rest had little to no value, IMO.  I don't mind them and as long as there is no insults and downright out chastising and humiliating, I had no problem with them back then or now.  As long as they have the purpose to act like washwomen and old men in that barber shop, I do have a problem with them, still do. 

    They talk on other boards about me and BetSelection.  I heard it last night from 2 other members among them.  I know almost everything they told me, I respect them.  they are cool people and although we are different, the message boards brought us together.  One I have known for a long time, since the WoV and the VMB days and our old in detail with pictures, Vegas trips.  Since 2004 or so.  The other one I recently met about a year ago and he is a high profiled member on another message board.   We all have our purpose for being a member on any board if we participate.  Still, I have no problem with them or anyone else.  Unless you come on for the purposes of drama and throwing stuff out there that just pisses people off.

    Okay ,with that said.  We hung out and we played at several casino.  Mostly won.  Had a great time and drinking a bit and talking.  Amazing what so many miss and amazing what so many attempt to do with their disturbance and drama.  But like the game of baccarat.  You can have a table that is all wagering on one side and that sole person or couple that waits to place their wagers.  Once we are all together and ready, that one or two will eyeball the table, talk and wager against the group playing together.  They wager an extremely small amount of money (not that it matters, but their point is clear) they want to knock out the group and their actions spell it out very clearly.  If the group was on players and say, returned a Natural 8, they look at their cards, if they have nothing they silently toss it in.  If they have a chance of a tie or a Natural 9, they milk the situation and they slam it down while literally saying something to make it known how they knock the rest of the players out. 

    What is different between now and before is that a few years back, say prior to 2000, those that did not agree with the majority of the players would just have the dealer flip their cards or would not say anything while they worked their cards.  It was a matter of class, ethics and standards which seem to have mostly faded.  Kinda like the majority of the message board people. 

    But then again, I might be wrong. 

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    Re: California and Las Vegas Trip
    « Reply #7 on: March 19, 2019, 08:23:51 am »
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  • Oh yeah, thanks to Baccarat I had four sessions over two weeks with only $2,000 at risk and I profited $15,000 plus that paid for this trip and all the things that we bought on it and it was solely due to my 1/3-1/3-1/3rd money management method as well as my 1 + 4 Side Parlay i use at times.   

    But hey after all maybe that's just a damn fallacy????
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    Played well over 25,000 shoes of baccarat since I started playing at B&M USA casinos.

    "Don't say it's a winning hand until you are getting paid for it".

    Played numerous properties in Las Vegas, Reno, Southern California, Atlantic City, Connecticut, South Florida, The South/Southeast as well as most areas of The Midwest.

    EMAIL: Betselectionboard@Gmail.Com