Gambling in Las Vegas

Before you go to EVO this year, make sure you watch this:

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  • presidentialcandidates2presidentialcandidates2 Joined: Posts: 63
    What do you guys think? I see that 1 person liked it...
  • Robbie RageRobbie Rage Ambassador of Fun & Jobber to the Stars Joined: Posts: 246
    Nice little documentary. I'm guessing that you may not be getting a lot of responses since this is only tangentially related to EVO, but I like documentaries, and I enjoyed this. I don't gamble much, and if it wasn't for the tournament, I wouldn't come anywhere near Las Vegas. Everyone knows what their business is, and there is element to it all beyond the saccharine gloss that kinda makes me want to take a shower after a walk down the strip. It just isn't my town.

    However, there is a lot to be said about quitting while you're ahead. I was fortunate enough to be up about $200 at the slots during EVO 2012, and I put it away immediately. When I got back home, I used that money to order a new Eightarc stick that I'll be using this year. Like it was said in the documentary; if you want to gamble, go in with a budget you can afford to lose, don't be afraid to quit while you're ahead, and you'll be fine.
  • TheWandererTheWanderer Joined: Posts: 544
    Go with friends and just hit on bitchezz and spend a couple hundred for fun. dont go wild on the BJ or crap table. just have fun. the guy in the vids is a douche. my bro is a poker pro and he won a seat for the main event in june. he invited me to go with him for fun. he'll buy me a plane tix too. i'll probably go but i wont be going crazy. just never been to vegas before, so it'll be cool for me.

    I just got back from Atlantic City playing poker and watching people play BJ and shit. I gotta say, people will never win at those games. anyone think they can win need to wake the fuck up.
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    Actually if you're a blackjack pro then you can win loads of money. Same thing for baccarat. If you know how to play then you can and will win.
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    edited May 2013
    Who all is going to gamble? I just read the schedule for WSOP 2013 and realize that play in the main event to top 9 will be on EVO weekend!!! Guess that's why EVO isn't at Rio. Is Rio any good?
  • PaulsLawsPaulsLaws Joined: Posts: 8
    Family friendly type of casino/hotel. They have awesome sized suites, and the price is reasonable. The bad part is it's way off the strip and isolated from all the other good casino/hotels.
  • ValarisValaris keeping watch over SRK Joined: Posts: 13,078 mod
    Evo did 2 years at the Rio. It's probably still my personal favorite hotel due to the food choices, room prices, accommodations. It isn't on the strip but it's a 10 minute walk to the strip, it's connected by a short sidewalk to Caesar's Palace.
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  • bigtymers1211bigtymers1211 Joined: Posts: 57
    I say Rios is still one of the best EVO I have been (I only went to 2, but it still counts for something), food is "relatively" cheap (compare to fucking Ceasar last year, almost 15 bucks for a fucking nachos), the rooms are nice, and its not really that far from the strip (its only 10 min away anyway)

    Another rule about gambling at Vegas, if you're hot and they switch dealer, be very careful, cause once you start losing with the new dealer, its time to leave the table. AND NEVER TRY TO WIN MONEY BACK from gambling, IT NEVER HAPPENS
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    EVO is not at Rio because the WSOP is there now. You guys should check out the WSOP main event finals as well. Are you guys at EVO gaming (gambling) as well?
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    I just saw this:

  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    LOL funny. This documentary was made in the same hotel EVO will be in 2014:


  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    Wait, what? After watching this video again... are Alan and Dan the same actor pretending to be high rollers LOL
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    Will anyone play this:

  • OGSFOGSF Joined: Posts: 713
    edited June 2014
    Anyone playing any of these games while at EVO?
    "The few prosper, while the rest suffer." - OGSF
  • Robbie RageRobbie Rage Ambassador of Fun & Jobber to the Stars Joined: Posts: 246
    In all honesty, I'll probably give baccarat a try this year. I've got a bit more funds to blow this time, and I be more inclined to give it a go, especially if I go 0-6 this year. After all, if you gotta go out...go out like Bond, amirite?
  • crystalknightcrystalknight Joined: Posts: 109
    i hardly gamble more than $50/trip anymore. it's just bad business, you're supposed to lose.
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  • EraserRainEraserRain Joined: Posts: 54
    I'm a local, born and raised in Vegas. If you want to gamble here I highly recommend doing it off the Strip. The Strip is the center of large casinos that tourists manly visit. You'll notice it by the massive buildings. It's very difficult to win money. Casinos off it is were locals play for cheaper rates.

    However, you should go with a small group at night. Never alone. Vegas is very dangerous off the Strip in some parts. We have an extremely high violent crime rate. Muggers will kill there victims as a standard practice. There is safety in numbers, and it would be wise to be cautious during your stay here.
  • OGSFOGSF Joined: Posts: 713
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    Will anyone play this:


    Well this video apparently was made where EVO is held this year
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  • OGSFOGSF Joined: Posts: 713
    Anyone played this at EVO yet?
    "The few prosper, while the rest suffer." - OGSF
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    edited February 2015
    If I go this year then I'll try baccarat. Isn't it ironic that MKX will be held at Bally's hotel. Midway/Bally's used to own Bally's hotel and Bally's Total Fitness. they were all the same company. Guess Bally's became too big and thus collapsed. Now it's owned by Harrah's.
  • aznpikachu215aznpikachu215 Joined: Posts: 149
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    If I go this year then I'll try baccarat. Isn't it ironic that MKX will be held at Bally's hotel. Midway/Bally's used to own Bally's hotel and Bally's Total Fitness. they were all the same company. Guess Bally's became too big and thus collapsed. Now it's owned by Harrah's.

    Baccarat takes more luck to win if you plan on spending a lot of money gambling.

  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    edited February 2015
    Just saw this about Bally's. This place has that arcade feel in the beginning...


    http://www.youtube.com/watchv=N-oXhl86sAg
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    edited February 2015
    Is anyone going to gamble this year?

  • EraserRainEraserRain Joined: Posts: 54
    I'm a born and raised local here in Vegas. Most locals that do gamble here do it off The Strip. The local casinos out side The Strip have a slightly better chance of braking even in general.

    Safety is a major concern for visitors. The Strip is relatively safe, but stay as close to the main streets as possible. Try not to use short cuts. Especially at night. Travel in groups of three or more people. If you go off The Strip this is a must. The homeless and gangs are active more at night and out here they will take your life regardless if you give them what they want. The are desperate people and go to great lengths if it's needed.

    The New York New York casino has more gang activity then most other casinos on The Strip. I would recommend avoiding it if you can.

    Since EVO is here during the summer you will need water if you travel by day. Try to find a food store and buy in bulk. They charge on The Strip an average of $5 a bottle.

    Gambling is not worth it here to be frank. It's more a waste of money to play. It's common at EVO during finals to place bets before a match up, and more fun at that.
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    I see. Good info here
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    What about the poker rooms on the main strip? Any Monte Carlo bonuses or bad beat bonuses?
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    What about the poker rooms on the main strip? Any Monte Carlo bonuses or bad beat bonuses?

  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    What the fuck is this...

  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    Did anyone gamble there?
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    Let's take over some of the NLHE tables at EVO this year. Who's up for it?
  • Raz0rRaz0r Did you really just write that? Joined: Posts: 25,441 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I usually bring a bag of change and sit at the penny slots just to abuse the free alcohol they give you. Yeah, they're watered down. But a decent tip ($10 or so) to the server gets you a better pour and more consistent service.
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  • CountMetalCountMetal THAT FIGHTING OTAKU Joined: Posts: 20
    Usually when I gamble I play with free slot play or just $20-$40 and stop when I reach the nearest 100th or between 60-80. When I plan to come over for EVO I plan not to hit the Casino since I will be cosplaying the whole weekend pending on weather.
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    Cosplaying as what? Those video clips in the thread are from the Westgate Hotel and Casino (2016 EVO HQ)
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    What casinos/hotels are everyone staying at
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    Anyone watching WSOP main event irl right now @ Rio?
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    Since WSOP will be going on at the same time as EVO this year. Who is joining some of those WSOP events...
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,892
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    If I go this year then I'll try baccarat. Isn't it ironic that MKX will be held at Bally's hotel. Midway/Bally's used to own Bally's hotel and Bally's Total Fitness. they were all the same company. Guess Bally's became too big and thus collapsed. Now it's owned by Harrah's.

    Baccarat takes more luck to win if you plan on spending a lot of money gambling.

    Going this year?
  • orochi ryuorochi ryu Tevale Joined: Posts: 1,037 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Yo this shit is Legit, Last year was my first year at Evo/vegas and Gambling BODIED me. This year, i plan on gambling but gotta remember that drinkis + gambling is a bad combination, learned that the hard way last year,
  • DevilJin 01DevilJin 01 Get some shill in yo system Joined: Posts: 56,272 mod
    edited June 30
    You get free drinks just for sitting at a table or slot so gotta be careful with that too. Even if you're not going out to the bar and buying first, they'll find a way to butter you up into getting shit in your system


    They just assume you're playing so if you are just there to bum free drinks, then it's fine. If you're wanting to play for any serious amount of money you'll want to pass on those drinks.

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  • EphidelEphidel Old Man SRK Joined: Posts: 14,830 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Avoid the Flamingo tables. Highway robbery if you aren't careful!!!

    Caesar's and MGM are good spots, actually just stick to Caesar's lol.
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