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Old June 16th, 2011, 04:25 PM
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Default Ultimate Wendover trip report?

the search for the perfect blackjack game leads to lonely Nevada town, funny story

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Old June 16th, 2011, 05:19 PM
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"An O.K. story, but only because we (collectively) will read anything about BJ.

He did not know how, or bother to, to play with proper cover and camouflage, so he got 86'd

It happens constantly. He drives a 12 hr. roundtrip. He kills a great game for himself. Greed Kills.

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Old June 16th, 2011, 06:57 PM
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"An O.K. story, but only because we (collectively) will read anything about BJ.

He did not know how, or bother to, to play with proper cover and camouflage, so he got 86'd

It happens constantly. He drives a 12 hr. roundtrip. He kills a great game for himself. Greed Kills.

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I agree. Questo cazzo! Single deck games are not something you send rookies to because you think it is easier! It requires more skills and experience to actually get money out of such a game than a good shoe.

Wendover is a very unique place and it should not be abused by people who supposedly know better.
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I agree. Questo cazzo! Single deck games are not something you send rookies to because you think it is easier! It requires more skills and experience to actually get money out of such a game than a good shoe.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 10:57 PM
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You should change the title of the thread from "Ultimate" to "Mundane." It's true that there is nothing to do in that town except gamble (and it is quite the place for some truly excellent games.) And it has always been known that a 1-4 spread will keep you under the radar at an SD game anywhere in the country. Spread any more than that and you're on your own. One night there I started spreading 1-8 to test the waters. My table was next to the PB booth, and I could clearly hear the PC say on the phone "I got a guy here going $25-$200 on BJ 6 3rd base." he was looking at me too. I don't know what other hints you need to tell you to get the Fudge out of there.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 11:26 PM
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You should change the title of the thread from "Ultimate" to "Mundane." It's true that there is nothing to do in that town except gamble (and it is quite the place for some truly excellent games.)
I agree. The best meal in town is probably the Arby's at the truckstop. And it amuses me that as soon as you walk out the door of the first casino, you are in Utah. Low heat given the quality of the games.


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And it has always been known that a 1-4 spread will keep you under the radar at an SD game anywhere in the country. ..
No way! 1-4 will get your ass kicked out the door in 30 minutes at most SD games in Nevada. 1-3 you need an act. At the low-roller places I get "Whale Effect" cover due to my green-black spread- meaning that I'm betting enough that I could probably get someone fired if they screwed with me and they can't prove I'm AP. But 1-4 is safe for a while in Wendover. It's a great place to use consolidation betting and card-eating schemes with a partner.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 06:18 AM
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Don't forget about the strip club.......that can kill a couple hours. Also, I did enjoy the Air base tour I went on. A lot of history there.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 08:36 AM
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Since the article mentioned driving:

Driving the 400 miles from Reno is about $400 in expenses round trip.

Driving the 367 miles from Vegas is about $367 in expenses round trip. If you add a side trip to Mesquite then $467 round trip.
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I agree. The best meal in town is probably the Arby's at the truckstop. And it amuses me that as soon as you walk out the door of the first casino, you are in Utah. Low heat given the quality of the games.
Most people on here have complained about the food in that town, but I think things have changed recently. The fine dining options in each of the "food" casinos are above average selections for "casino fine dining" I know that the "high class" mexican option, "pancho and Willies Cantina" had just opened when I was there. The buffets were also quite good. I felt they were better than lower/mid class joints on the strip.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 11:29 AM
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Don't forget about the strip club.......that can kill a couple hours.
please. I went in there on a monday. They only had one stripper and her stage name was betty sue. Her teeth were discolored from heavy meth use.

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