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Casino The Adventures of MDawg

Discussion in 'Casino Forum' started by MDawg, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. MDawg

    MDawg Active Member

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    I have visited many Indian casinos. Not Chumash though.

    I play Vegas only I do not play Indian casinos.
     
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  2. MTrjn

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    Hopefully I'll see you around someday
     
  3. MDawg

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    I played some craps when I first started gambling, and had more than a few huge wins.

    It's a long story that's worthy of its own chapter in a book, but sometimes when I walk by a craps table I remember one of the first nights I bet big, I put three thousand on the line with max odds behind on a point of nine, and this REALLY cute redhead who kept rolling and rolling hit it and I had some idea that I had won a lot, but not even really knowing exactly how much, and when I found out that I had just won twelve thousand dollars I slammed my fist on the edge of the table so hard my chips in the rack went flying up in the air slow motion style straight out of Sharon Stone's epic first scene in Casino. Between this girl and others at the table including my own rolls I walked with over thirty grand.

    But then I also think of the few times I was leaning against the table looking down at my last few thousand left on my $20K line, which is what my lines were in those days, and tipping out quarters to the cocktail waitress because I figured that way at least someone would end up with something. And those losing memories are why I quit craps play within a year of starting it. I think the big wins ended up cancelling out the losses, but I just never managed to win consistently at that game versus my experience with other table games.

    Still, when I think of that night with the redhead my heart gets tugged back into the game at least until my head starts reasoning me back to reality.

    Last night I had a dream about craps. I was at a table at the Golden Nugget Vegas, which I haven't played there in many years, and was winning big, amassing different colors of high denomination chips, that kept stacking higher and higher. It was definitely a good experience. Not quite as good as the reality of that night of the big win with the redhead, but nice nonetheless.
     
  4. MDawg

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  5. Punkcity

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    Thanks for post here in skippy town only 3 people per table, no back betting, but they try to piggyback your bet , people running to just vacated chairs pushing old people aside. No chip protocols in place , lots of Lebanese rather than asians . Plenty of undercover police, lots of cues to get in , degenerate gamblers at the max just like junkies that have missed their fix, as told to me by a friend that dropped in for a look last Saturday night. I will wait awhile before I go back. Cheers
     
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  6. MDawg

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    Friend just got back from Vegas. No real details yet, but he won some money (at midi-Baccarat) and had a good time, avoided coronavirus infection. Masks and plexiglass at the midi-Bacc. tables he played.
     
  7. Play2Win

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    MDawg, a little off topic here. But I see that u have fine taste in things, from Rolexes to food to good/bad memories gambling. You mentioned abt a Redhead there, so may I ask back in ur single days gambling, have you had any fun experiences with babes at casino? Plz disregard if inappropriate to share here.
    I’m just like some others here, thinking this is like a guys hang out place (forum) where we can share fun experiences ... lol
    As stressful as gambling can be, we can always mix in some fun right?
     

  8. MDawg

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    Many such Adventures! But, probably have to put them into a book versus post them here.
     
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  9. MDawg

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    Still, must keep in mind always what a host once said to me,

    "____, you have to understand, when you have forty thousand dollars in front of you, EVERYONE's your friend."

    I've had good luck with genuine women in Vegas and Tahoe. I tend to attract the real deal, but that's not to say that hangers on haven't tried.
     
  10. MDawg

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  11. MDawg

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    This is an interesting case

    Las Vegas Strip resort spending spree draws fraud charges | Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Man checks into Wynn Vegas and presents a credit card for a pre-authorization, which is routine. All hotels block out a sum on a guest's credit card upon check in, whether to cover room charges, or incidentals. Apparently these days due to coronavirus precautions the desk clerks do not even look at cards they just allow guests to insert them themselves into a chip reader, which begs the question of that perhaps the man was not even using his own credit card for all of this.

    At some point the man was upgraded to a $1950. per night Villa, which actually sounds low for a Wynn Villa, but may be a reduced rate these days due to limited demand. At that point the front desk tried to run his credit card for an increased pre-authorization to reflect the additional daily room rate, and the card was declined. The man then presented a corporate credit card for the pre-authorization.

    Later, he bought a $13K Rolex in the hotel and had it charged to his room. Apparently this extra $13K was not pre-authorized but the Wynn store simply allowed him to walk out with the watch. Later, Wynn contacted the guy and told him that he had exceeded his pre-authorization, and the man then presented a letter, apparently forged, from his credit card bank showing he was authorized to charge an additional $55,000.

    Wynn looked up the guy's hotel stay record and realized that he had had a similar problem in the past, with exceeding his authorization on his credit card, but had managed to make good on the bill after returning home.

    This time, upon checkout, he was presented with the $58K bill, asked to pay in cash, and when he could not - was arrested. Apparently he had a prior criminal record for this sort of thing. The corporate card had been opened towards the end of June 2020, just prior to his stay, and cancelled by mid July 2020, before he checked out, due to suspected application fraud. (Sounds like a platinum corporate AMEX - these are often granted initially based on just good credit, and later suspended upon "financial review" pending proof of income. I have both a personal platinum and a corporate platinum AMEX and at least once during the life of the accounts I've been hit with an AMEX financial review. No, I don't have a Centurion - the annual fee on one of those is a waste.)

    The way I look at it, the hotel was stupid to allow him to charge the Rolex to the room without getting a pre-authorization on the card attached to the room. And the hotel should not have let him get so far ahead of himself as $58K without pre-authorizations for all of the charges. A real merchant would never accept a "letter" to validate charges, it would want an actual electronic authorization. (It is not clear if $58K was his entire bill, or just the portion where he exceeded pre-authorizations where the hotel was ultimately unable to charge the card.) Apparently, the credit card was cancelled by the bank before the man checked out of the hotel.

    Where the man went wrong was in presenting the forged letter. Also, perhaps, in getting too greedy with charging a Rolex to his room. (People DO love those Rollers!) If he had not presented the forged letter, still he might have been guilty though of violating "innkeeper defrauding" statutes - i.e. skipping out on an unpaid hotel bill, but he probably would have at least made it out of town before they realized what had happened and not previously drawn their attention.

    Reminds me of this case
    Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr. Charged With Apple Credit Card Scam - Business Insider
    where a guy was presenting a maxed out, already closed, set of debit cards to the Apple Store to buy goods. In each instance the cards were of course declined, whereupon the guy would offer to "call his bank" himself, and then present a correct number of digits "authorization code" to the Apple Store clerk to enter in their system, which would apparently override the system and allow the charge to go through. The guy must have figured out that any set of random digits, as long as the correct number of digits, would work to trick the system into processing the transaction. This guy got away with $309K in purchases before the authorities caught up with him.
    Ended up getting four years eight months in da fed for that one.
    Man Sentenced in “Force Posting” Scheme that Defrauded Apple
     
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    Does anyone know of any legitimate Affiliate marketing programs for online casinos?

    I am looking to make a second income and have access to a large group of clients and friends who constantly gamble online.


    Any information would be great Thanks
     
  13. Punkcity

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    good interesting post .
    Cheers
     
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  14. MDawg

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    As far as Vegas: It is looking like 2021 for us, absent an unplanned sudden rush to rashness. Which has been known to happen.
     

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    Despite this gloomy report let us hope for the best.
     
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    I never did like the Palms and don't know why some cats found it appealing, hey hey.
     
  18. MDawg

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    Palms was pretty hot for a while there in the early 2000s, the same way the Hard Rock was pretty hot before it. Then both cooled, and the Hard Rock is in the process of being converted to a Branson "Virgin" casino

    The Palms beyond cooled. Got to the point where the crowd there was sketchy, and no one respectable gambled there. They took out their high limit pit. This all happened during the fifteen years or so that I quit gambling, so I didn't really care or keep track of the Palms' status. During that period we went to Vegas still frequently but only as a tourist and not to play a nickel.

    The Palms was much brighter, more open when it reopened in 2019. $690M, a Las Vegas record, was spent on remodelling.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/amanda...tion-at-palms-casino-and-resort/#e6eb46b2a99a
    Many of the suites were redone, a new high limit area was added, and a new spa with an excellent steam room.

    The fitness center is pretty small, but adequate.

    New VIP area and check in.

    Some nice restaurants both expensive, such as Bobby Flay's Shark, Greene St. Kitchen and Scotch 80 Prime, but also great inexpensive restaurants too such as Tim Wo Han, a dim sum place.

    The crowd in 2019 and early 2020, when we started going there again wasn't entirely upscale, but it wasn't at all sketchy either. The nightclub Kaos didn't last - was turned into a pool area for both general use and special events, but everything else remained open at the Palms until the coronavirus pandemic.

    We liked the Palms, and hope it reopens.
     
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    OMG, i want all this money!! I'm trying so hard to win, but i don't know what i'm doing wrong...
     
  20. MDawg

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    Welcome! to the Adventures of MDawg.

    What is your casino game?
     

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