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Old 02-05-2015, 09:39 PM   #51
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Maybe this is off topic in the LV forum, but Horseshoe Baltimore pays 50 TCs/hour for poker, so it is possible to get the 1000 TC bonus just from poker play.
The Vegas CES rooms are 17 TCs per hour, so you need 294 hours to hit platinum. Considering the fellows you rub shoulders with, along with the food service, in some of the rooms is similar to county lockup 294 hours is a tough sentence to serve.
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:49 PM   #52
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The Vegas CES rooms are 17 TCs per hour, so you need 294 hours to hit platinum. Considering the fellows you rub shoulders with, along with the food service, in some of the rooms is similar to county lockup 294 hours is a tough sentence to serve.
34/hour for Caesars and Rio right now.
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Old 02-05-2015, 10:07 PM   #53
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It's a 3/5/10 play $1 machine so you need to hit a very good hand to get hand paid. One pull is a TC so you need to play 2500 hands in a day.
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Have you attempted this?

Also, any insight on if any pit games would get you similarly rated at 1 TC per $50 bet in any scenario? Seems highly unlikely, right?
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Old 02-05-2015, 11:27 PM   #54
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It's a 3/5/10 play $1 machine so you need to hit a very good hand to get hand paid. One pull is a TC so you need to play 2500 hands in a day.
wouldn't one pull be 5 TCs?
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:08 AM   #55
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With the relatively low number of pulls, isn't a royal much less likely, therefore hammering the theoretical payout?
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:39 AM   #56
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learn to be a decent horseplayer an its pretty easy. 36TR's per hundred bet. best deal in the house.
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:50 AM   #57
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wouldn't one pull be 5 TCs?
It's $50/TC on this machine because the payback is so high.

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With the relatively low number of pulls, isn't a royal much less likely, therefore hammering the theoretical payout?
That's just an increase in variance because it's a lower number of hands, the EV is still the same.
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Old 02-06-2015, 03:49 PM   #58
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Guess I should have said "likely" payout.
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:43 PM   #59
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Guess I should have said "likely" payout.
Well yeah, that's how variance works, it's a measure of volatility. If you don't hit the Royal, it's going to cost a lot more. But if you do, you make a ton while earning it. You're more often going to lose a bit more than the overall -EV, but occasionally you'll hit the jackpot.
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:23 PM   #60
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So, the Founders Card worked. I signed up about a week ago. $295 a year for 2 years is the price I ended up paying. They said it takes 4-6 weeks, I think, for you to actually get Diamond status, so I wasn't very hopeful for this trip. However, upon arrival at Bally's, lo and behold, I am already Diamond. Yay, no more resort fees!

This card will easily pay for itself. I'm saving $75 this trip. I've already signed up for the 15% discount on my ATT bill. Just resort fees and phone bill should cover my membership fee by themselves.

Let me know if you want the code i used to get the price down or the lady's email address who gave me the 2 year discount.
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:05 PM   #61
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If you use the Diamond lounge, you'll save a lot more than $75.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:03 PM   #62
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Goddammit...I feel like this FoundersCard thing should be a no-brainer, as I'm on AT&T and probably hit Vegas at least twice/year while also doing onesy-twosy things in Tahoe more than that. Seems like on the odd occasion I've signed up for something like this, I never end up getting good value from it.

ETA: Eff it...PM sent
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:16 PM   #63
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Goddammit...I feel like this FoundersCard thing should be a no-brainer, as I'm on AT&T and probably hit Vegas at least twice/year while also doing onesy-twosy things in Tahoe more than that. Seems like on the odd occasion I've signed up for something like this, I never end up getting good value from it.

ETA: Eff it...PM sent
I just applied for the founders club thing. I'll update as the process continues
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:04 AM   #64
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So, the Founders Card worked. I signed up about a week ago. $295 a year for 2 years is the price I ended up paying. They said it takes 4-6 weeks, I think, for you to actually get Diamond status, so I wasn't very hopeful for this trip. However, upon arrival at Bally's, lo and behold, I am already Diamond. Yay, no more resort fees!

This card will easily pay for itself. I'm saving $75 this trip. I've already signed up for the 15% discount on my ATT bill. Just resort fees and phone bill should cover my membership fee by themselves.

Let me know if you want the code i used to get the price down or the lady's email address who gave me the 2 year discount.
How doI get acard?
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:11 PM   #65
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How doI get acard?
You scroll up and click on the link, presumably
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:28 PM   #66
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Anyone else interested in the same deal that I got on the founders card, the lady I dealt with said she can only do them through Friday, maybe Saturday. She will have a different offer though for 1 year at $395 with initiation fee waived. PM me for her email!
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Old 02-12-2015, 01:26 PM   #67
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I got accepted and am now a founderscard member. Let me know if anyone wants to sign up and I can get you a good deal
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Old 02-13-2015, 01:59 PM   #68
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This Founders club sounds like a no brainer for me with the ATT discount, so I chatted with ATT and they have no idea what I am talking about. Has anyone had success with getting the ATT discount. May as well send me any info you can regarding signup discounts as well.
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Old 02-13-2015, 02:08 PM   #69
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When I was trying to get to 7 star last year(I didn't get there) I went to the electronic craps game and played w my card and my girlfriends card in the next seat. I would bet pass on mine and dont on hers. I would lay equivalent odds for each and do come and don't come as well. This got me points and her points. It also got me some good free slot play offers.

Worth looking into. Obviously lose 1 bet on a 12.


Also, where is it stated about the 50% bonus for tier credits?
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Old 02-13-2015, 02:40 PM   #70
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Also, where is it stated about the 50% bonus for tier credits?
If I remember right, it was on their FB page from Jan 15th or 16th.
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:47 PM   #71
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When I was trying to get to 7 star last year(I didn't get there) I went to the electronic craps game and played w my card and my girlfriends card in the next seat. I would bet pass on mine and dont on hers. I would lay equivalent odds for each and do come and don't come as well. This got me points and her points. It also got me some good free slot play offers.

Worth looking into. Obviously lose 1 bet on a 12.


Also, where is it stated about the 50% bonus for tier credits?
FYI doing that is just as -EV as playing it normal, you're just eliminating most of the variance.
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:01 PM   #72
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Also, where is it stated about the 50% bonus for tier credits?
For a limited time, all Total Rewards members have the chance to receive a 50% bonus on Tier Credits. Earn up to 25,000 extra Tier Credits to help you get all the perks of the next Tier Status!

• Earn 1,000 Tier Credits or more by March 31, 2015 to be eligible.
• No need to opt in. Simply use your Total Rewards card when you play, dine, or shop at any participating Total Rewards destinations.
• Tier Credit bonus will be posted to your account on April 15, 2015.
• Tier Credits earned at all Total Rewards Destinations are eligible towards the Tier Credit bonus.


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Old 02-13-2015, 05:47 PM   #73
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When I was trying to get to 7 star last year(I didn't get there) I went to the electronic craps game and played w my card and my girlfriends card in the next seat. I would bet pass on mine and dont on hers. I would lay equivalent odds for each and do come and don't come as well. This got me points and her points. It also got me some good free slot play offers.

Worth looking into. Obviously lose 1 bet on a 12.


Also, where is it stated about the 50% bonus for tier credits?
What casino is this at?

And if you were doing it do get 7 stars, why didn't you just use a copy of your own card in both machines?
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Old 02-13-2015, 11:52 PM   #74
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What casino is this at?

And if you were doing it do get 7 stars, why didn't you just use a copy of your own card in both machines?
Horseshoe Cleveland. And I didn't think I could use my card in 2 machines. If that's the case then it's obviously easier.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:25 AM   #75
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This Founders club sounds like a no brainer for me with the ATT discount, so I chatted with ATT and they have no idea what I am talking about. Has anyone had success with getting the ATT discount. May as well send me any info you can regarding signup discounts as well.
Thanks,
Joe
It's called a FAN. I'm sure it's an acronym for something, but I have no idea what. The only catch with the att discount, which shouldn't affect most, is that your plan has to be $30 or more for talk and more than $30 for data. If you log onto att and use the customer service chat box, I'm sure they can tell you more about the fan thing. They are who I dealt with on mine.
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