10 Responses to “Las Vegas Day 1”

  1. Kristen February 19, 2009 at 10:47 AM #

    What is up with the bags getting lost again! Ridiculous. Have fun. Don’t lose too much money!

  2. Dena February 19, 2009 at 11:23 AM #

    Wow that is some serious bad luck Angie, you are definitely due for some GOOD LUCK!!!!!! I have had a lot of good luck playing KENO. You can play it and set it so it plays several games in a row while you play other games. Picking a lot of numbers is a big payout IF you get all the numbers which is rare. I would pick 3 or 4 and win 80 to 120 dollars for a game. One day I played 25 times and spent 50 dollars and won $327.00 bucks! I’ve payed for my trip doing this before. Win big and have fun!

  3. Lori February 19, 2009 at 11:29 AM #

    Craps can seem very simple or incredibly complicated, depending on who is teaching it. The class will try to tell you how to play all the different parts of the game. If that ends up being too overwhelming here’s the short version of what bets you should make to start.

    1 Pass Line bet and 2 Come bets.

    The dealer will know exactly what you mean. Take the most odds you can afford/feel comfortable with. If you stay with those bets the odds are only .5% against you in the long run, so you can often play for a long time without losing much money.

    If the table gets hot keep making Comes bets with odds. If it cools off go back to the first advice.

    If you want to branch out a little play Hard 6 and/or Hard 8, but don’t ever bet Big 6 or Big 8. (Those bets are so bad many new craps tables don’t even include them.)

    Can you tell that my ex really liked Vegas?

  4. Kate Davies February 19, 2009 at 12:58 PM #

    My fave game after blackjack is Let it Ride. It can be hard to find (and I’m more familiar with Reno than Vegas) but if you can find a table, you should give it a try.

    The basics — each player has three cards, the dealer two. A pair of tens (sometimes Jacks) or better is a winner. You have three bets in front of you. If your three cards don’t have a winning hand, you can pull back the first bet. Then the dealer turns his/her first card. If that card added to yours creates a winner, leave your remaining bets. If not, pull the second bet. Then the dealer turns his/her second card. This determines your five card stud hand, and can still give you a winning hand. So you can end up winning on the final bet — and if not, you’ve only lost one bet, not all three.

    The dealer cards “finish” the cards for all the players at a table — I’ve seen everyone at the table win because the dealer turned a pair of tens or better.

    It’s fast-paced, lots of fun, and not too complicated.

    Have a fabulous time! And hope your luggage shows up soon.

  5. azteclady February 19, 2009 at 3:32 PM #

    Here is wishing your bags find you soonest! Have a GREAT time!

  6. Louisa Edwards February 19, 2009 at 5:54 PM #

    Delta is a mess. I’m flying to Austin tomorrow on Continental, and your story has inspired me to pack a pair of clean undies in my carry-on. Good luck at the tables and with your luggage!

  7. Ann February 19, 2009 at 9:48 PM #

    Sorry they lost your luggage. Good luck at the gambling, and have a great time.

  8. Michelle February 20, 2009 at 11:02 PM #

    Your bag is probably having a nice cuppa and a yummy croissant at the Metropol Bakery in PDX. It’s a good place to people watch 🙂 I’m sure it will catch the next connecting flight…

    Have fun in Vegas!

  9. ms bookjunkie February 23, 2009 at 3:50 PM #

    :poke: Just poking to see if the airline now lost you… I miss you!

  10. Kwana February 23, 2009 at 4:08 PM #

    Good luck gambling! So sorry about the luggage, again! Ugh.

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