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Old 10-05-2017, 12:36 AM   #151
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Re: Active shooter in Mandalay Bay.

Sounds like this guy was a real world rakeback grinder.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/u...-gambling.html
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:11 PM   #152
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Looks like dude may have had a reserved hotel room in Chicago overlooking the Lollapalooza festival in August.
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:18 PM   #153
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Sheriff said they have video footage of him going on an 8 hour gambling binge the day before the shooting. He thinks someone helped him but I believe he was a lone wolf. He had all that free time on his hands and casinos don't give **** what you bring in your room.
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:29 PM   #154
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8 hours = binge?
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:09 PM   #155
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In Vegas I believe the proper term is "wolfpack of one."
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:24 PM   #156
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Sheriff said they have video footage of him going on an 8 hour gambling binge the day before the shooting. He thinks someone helped him but I believe he was a lone wolf. He had all that free time on his hands and casinos don't give **** what you bring in your room.
All that BS about how you have to be superman to fire that many rounds, lol. The worst thing about it would be the guns heating up and he was smart enough to deal with that by bringing so many guns. Fire a hundred rounds, then pick up a new gun. Those AR's weigh 8 pounds-ish and working a trigger isn't exactly exhausting even without a bumpstock.

He had two days to bring that stuff to his room and for all we know, a bellman helped him.
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:30 PM   #157
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:36 PM   #158
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Sheriff said they have video footage of him going on an 8 hour gambling binge the day before the shooting. He thinks someone helped him but I believe he was a lone wolf. He had all that free time on his hands and casinos don't give **** what you bring in your room.
“Lone Wolf” is the term fox news and republicans use when it’s a white person. Had he been non-white he would be called a terrorist by them.
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:37 PM   #159
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Yeah totally I can do 1/4 Royal cycle in 8 hours. Incidentally some dude did hit a royal next to him and screamed for joy. Crazy dude asked him "what did you hit?" Winner said "A royal!" . Crazy dude said "Good job". Wtf .. Cant make this **** up. All on Fox and CNN.

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Old 10-05-2017, 05:09 PM   #160
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Active shooter in Mandalay Bay.

New,

That was LVL poster Leon.
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:38 PM   #161
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Re: Active shooter in Mandalay Bay.

Watching the Pats game, and they had a moment of silence before the game, which reminded me that the new Las Vegas football stadium will be right across from Mandalay Bay. Other obvious stadium targets are Wrigley Field and Petco Field. Probably a lot more, too, given the (soon to be over?) downtown stadium trend.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:34 PM   #162
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How did this fool only have Platinum status if he was playing so much video poker at 500 bucks a hand? The NY Times mentioned he frequented Mandalay at least once a month.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:36 PM   #163
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platinum at MGM is high. the next level up is invite only.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:42 PM   #164
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platinum at MGM is high. the next level up is invite only.
Ah, I thought it was a million tier credits... was told this buy someone who had a Noir card. Just checked, you're right. Curious what the real threshold is now though.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:46 PM   #165
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That was LVL poster Leon.
That's crazy how that happened
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:04 PM   #166
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Of course we have to listen what video poker hall famer's thoughts on the ordeal

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Old 10-05-2017, 11:44 PM   #167
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That was LVL poster Leon.
Really? Did he mention that in one of his updates?
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:10 AM   #168
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Yeah totally I can do 1/4 Royal cycle in 8 hours. Incidentally some dude did hit a royal next to him and screamed for joy. Crazy dude asked him "what did you hit?" Winner said "A royal!" . Crazy dude said "Good job". Wtf .. Cant make this **** up. All on Fox and CNN.
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That was LVL poster Leon.
I'm lost, are y'all saying Leon "knew" the shooter because in his thread he said he didn't recognize him
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:37 AM   #169
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r, yim:

No, not really.
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:48 AM   #170
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How did this fool only have Platinum status if he was playing so much video poker at 500 bucks a hand? The NY Times mentioned he frequented Mandalay at least once a month.
He didn't typically bet that big. He was considered a mid-tier gambler..betting pretty big but not a whale by any stretch. He played at non-MGM properties too like Wynn.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:42 PM   #171
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Re: Active shooter in Mandalay Bay.

MGM and CET have already 'reached out' to their customers (check your spam folder), "looking forward to welcoming you back soon" (word for word in both e-mails). Hardrock and Golden Nugget have not mentioned the shooting or it's impact on Vegas, at least in their marketing e-mails. I have a trip planned for late Oct, staying on the south-end of the Strip. Some poker, mostly concerts. What, if any, changes do you think might be in store for the Strip, or Las Vegas in general? How about security into or inside (in this case, indoor) concert venues?
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:50 PM   #172
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That was LVL poster Leon.
False. Everyone knows I don't get excited anymore when I hit royals; I have to be dealt them or hit one on a 12x multiplier.
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:09 PM   #173
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MGM and CET have already 'reached out' to their customers (check your spam folder), "looking forward to welcoming you back soon" (word for word in both e-mails). Hardrock and Golden Nugget have not mentioned the shooting or it's impact on Vegas, at least in their marketing e-mails. I have a trip planned for late Oct, staying on the south-end of the Strip. Some poker, mostly concerts. What, if any, changes do you think might be in store for the Strip, or Las Vegas in general? How about security into or inside (in this case, indoor) concert venues?
Nothing. What good would that have done in this case?

There will be some that try to prevent this EXACT thing happening again, to the nittiest detail. Down to banning hammers in hotel rooms. Then the next person will do something slightly different and nullify all that effort.

I do notice that rooms are still available at almost reasonable prices for this 3-day weekend, and considered going. But I'm still burned out from the WSOP and have no desire for poker.

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False. Everyone knows I don't get excited anymore when I hit royals; I have to be dealt them or hit one on a 12x multiplier.
Just annoyed that it takes so long to reset the damm machine, eh?
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:31 PM   #174
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He didn't typically bet that big. He was considered a mid-tier gambler..betting pretty big but not a whale by any stretch. He played at non-MGM properties too like Wynn.
NBC News is saying he earned nearly 5 million dollars in 2015 and the majority of that was through gambling.

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/la...m_npd_nn_tw_ma

Would be interesting to see that win / loss statement, but it's unlikely that'll ever see the light of day.
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:33 PM   #175
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I do notice that rooms are still available at almost reasonable prices for this 3-day weekend, and considered going. But I'm still burned out from the WSOP and have no desire for poker.
Three day weekend? I'm guessing you live in New England then?
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