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Old 05-20-2008, 03:55 AM   #76
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:56 AM   #77
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Where is the best shooting range?

And also can me and my mates bring a photo/poster of a "friend", who we hate, to shoot various massive guns at?
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:15 AM   #78
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how much should I bring w/ me to grind 5/10 nl side action in Rio's amazon room.
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Old 05-20-2008, 01:39 PM   #79
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Coming over from the UK, would like to know a few things if possible:

I don't want to tip big (because I'm poor!), don't want to annoy everybody either.

How much should I tip:

1) The valet who parks my hire car
2) The waitress that brings me drinks
3) The dealer at 1/2 NL when I win a pot
4) The dealer at 2/5 NL when I win a pot
5) Should I tip the dealer if I win pot preflop/before showdown?

One other question:

6)In general, what's the maximum I can withdraw from an ATM in Vegas using a VISA debit card?

Advice would be very welcome, sorry if these questions seem incredibly obvious!

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Old 05-20-2008, 02:01 PM   #80
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1) $2-$3
2) $1 (assume you mean while you are gambling)
3) $1
4) $1
5) I usually tip if we see a flop, but if the pot is less than $10-15 then no tip
6) Depends
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:05 PM   #81
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Thanks for the advice!
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:02 PM   #82
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6)In general, what's the maximum I can withdraw from an ATM in Vegas using a VISA debit card?
This is limited usually by the card, not the ATM. Call your bank & find out what your daily limit is & how to raise it if its not enouyght
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:27 PM   #83
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Coming over from the UK, would like to know a few things if possible:

I don't want to tip big (because I'm poor!), don't want to annoy everybody either.
Here is my guide to tipping for people unfamiliar with the concept, as previously found on the archives: General tipping advice in Las Vegas

Tipping always causes a debate, and this is just my opinion. However, these suggestions will not be so far off from most people's custom.

That said, here's your quick tipping guide for Las Vegas (and the US in general)

People you don't need to tip generally, these are the people who are not waiting on you so much as minding the store. Hotel clerks and cashiers.

People you can tip, but no big deal if you don't Poker room chip runner, poker room brush(*), bell captain (the guy who runs the cab stand outside a hotel), restaurant maitre d'(*)

waiters 15-20% of the total bill (food and beverage) at restaurants

room service the same 15-20%, but generally the hotel is already adding on a gratuity percentage - look for this itemized on the bill and make up only the difference, if any

cab drivers $2-$5 (10% or so) depending on the length of the ride, advice given, entertaining stories (do engage your Las Vegas cab drivers in conversation, they are generally full of good stories), etc.

bartenders $1-2 per round of drinks, more if you ordered a big round or the bar is crowded and you want another round later without excessive wait

cocktail waitress at table $1 standard, go higher if you are looking for a special drink or more frequent service. For instance, cocktail waitresses are only allowed to bring you one drink at a time when you're playing. If you ask for a double and she brings you two drinks and pours them together for you or lets you do so, then she is hooking you up, so tip her a redbird.

poker dealers $1 per pot standard, if the pot is exceptionally big you can tip more, if small (blind steal) you can skip with no hard feelings

other dealers place a bet for them once or twice during your play

bell boy I tip $5 for bringing bags to the room, but I usually carry them myself

valet parking $2-$5 when you pickup the car

maid service it's nice to leave a dollar or two each morning on your pillow. It certainly makes getting extra towels easier.

coat check $1 per coat

hotel concierge nothing for simple assistance, $5 or more for making something happen for you

spa masseuse, barber, hairdresser 10-15% or so

strippers if you are sitting next to a stage, tip each girl at least a $1-2. If you are paying for lap dances, no need to tip, but an add-on for good dances is a nice gesture.

strip club bouncers I'm paying admission, I see no need. But some do it regularly to avoid hassle or get what they consider good seats.

club bouncers the going rate for tipping to help speed up your wait in line and get into the high end clubs has gotten outrageous. I'm not even going to put a dollar figure on this. If you really want to be at a high end club, get bottle service.


(*) these people may be able to provide special services sometimes, so a tip might be in order
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:14 PM   #84
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There's a place called Blondies on the Miracle Mile shops @ Planet Hollywood. It's a sports bar with hot waitresses and seemingly free booze between 4 & 6pm. Don't quote me on this though, I remember reading this on another thread.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:56 PM   #85
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valet parking $2-$5 when you pickup the car
This is what I normally do as I drive my own car to Vegas every time I go...I tip a few bucks when i pick up my car. Since last year I've been reading tipping threads stating I should be tipping when you drop it off as well as when you pick it up, since the same person probably won't be doing both.

I use the valet a lot when I am there, and don't want to be stiffing them, so should I be giving them a few bucks on each end? Or is it generally fine to just do it when I pick it up?

Btw growing up I never saw the adults tipping when they dropped off the car, just when they picked it up, hence the reason I only do it at pick up.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:06 PM   #86
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I only tip when I pick up. I figure that it all evens out in the end for the employees. Next time, the guy parking might be the guy returning it to me.
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:39 PM   #87
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I only tip when I pick up. I figure that it all evens out in the end for the employees. Next time, the guy parking might be the guy returning it to me.
Yes. Same thing with the bell desk. Tip when the bags are delivered to your room or when you get them back out of storage, not both times.
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:49 AM   #88
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With regards to the main event, does anyone know if you can determine when your Day 1 will be when you sign up ? Is it based on the day you sign up, or does the computer randomly place you on a specific day 1 ? I'd like to coordinate and plan when my day 1 is going to be but i'd like to know how to go about doing so.

Also if you can select your day 1, is there any advantage to choosing the first or the last day ?

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Old 05-21-2008, 06:35 AM   #89
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With regards to the main event, does anyone know if you can determine when your Day 1 will be when you sign up ? Is it based on the day you sign up, or does the computer randomly place you on a specific day 1 ? I'd like to coordinate and plan when my day 1 is going to be but i'd like to know how to go about doing so.

Also if you can select your day 1, is there any advantage to choosing the first or the last day ?

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You can choose when you sign up, as long as there are slots available on the given day. I am sure there are many theories on the relative field strengths on the different days...

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Old 05-21-2008, 01:02 PM   #90
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Nextel cup is nascar right? Fa cup is English soccer. I don't even remember posting the bar question I was so drunk I found an English pub called the crown and anchor.

On to my next question, any casinos that are completely smoke free, the passive smoking wafting into poker rooms is ****ing with my asthma?
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pureklas, when are you going to the crown? i enjoy watching soccer (don't know much about it) and i live close to the crown. let me know if you want someone to go with.
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Wed morning MAn U v Chelsea (11:45am). There is 3 of us. Undecided that we will be watching the game there, but it is the current front runner. Il keep u posted!
i'm not sure if anyone else is going, but i'm going to go pick up someone at about 10:45, then head over to crown and anchor. i'll have on a gray FTP t-shirt, jeans and a gray cubs hat. come on over and introduce yourself if you like.

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Old 05-22-2008, 03:56 AM   #91
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I'm going to be in Vegas from 6/15-6/20 strictly to play cash games at Bellagio. I'm looking for a decent but inexpensive room right in that area. How bad is the walk (safety at 4AM or so considered since I'll be alone) from Monte Carlo to Bellagio and back?
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:34 AM   #92
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I'm going to be in Vegas from 6/15-6/20 strictly to play cash games at Bellagio. I'm looking for a decent but inexpensive room right in that area. How bad is the walk (safety at 4AM or so considered since I'll be alone) from Monte Carlo to Bellagio and back?
The walk anywhere ON the strip is relatively safe. MC is rather close.
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:01 AM   #93
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I'm going to be in Vegas from 6/15-6/20 strictly to play cash games at Bellagio. I'm looking for a decent but inexpensive room right in that area. How bad is the walk (safety at 4AM or so considered since I'll be alone) from Monte Carlo to Bellagio and back?

Bally's is the closest cheap hotel. I'd start there and then Flamingo.
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:34 AM   #94
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i'm hopefully going to play a 2KNL event 1500NL and 1500PL, do I just bring 5K to the RIO and they can register me day before or day of event?
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:03 PM   #95
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i'm hopefully going to play a 2KNL event 1500NL and 1500PL, do I just bring 5K to the RIO and they can register me day before or day of event?
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:09 PM   #96
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how safe is walk from palms to rio [and back at night]?
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:52 PM   #97
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how safe is walk from palms to rio [and back at night]?
It's a short walk and you will be fine, just don't wander off the path.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:28 PM   #98
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Thoughts on Treasure Island / Ballys / Bills gambling Hall? for playing Rio/Venetian tournaments
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:16 PM   #99
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Bally's is the closest cheap hotel. I'd start there and then Flamingo.
Bally's isn't that cheap, Caesars Palace is right across the street from Bellagio and is about as expensive (both run about 1k for the week I'm planning on going). 4_2_it stayed at CP last year, it's pretty nice right?
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:41 PM   #100
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4_2_it stayed at CP last year, it's pretty nice right?
CP is very nice. Definitely a few notches above Bally's and Harrah's. The $20 trick got us a room with a hot tub.
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