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Old 10-03-2017, 04:10 PM   #1001
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Those beef ribs sure look good..so much better with a dry rub, and not drenched in sauce. Maybe not "Rollin' Smoke good", but good, nonetheless..
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:31 PM   #1002
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lol, from the most recently interview with the shooter's brother it actually might have been the guy reserving machines next to leon. Leon, confirm/deny?
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:00 PM   #1003
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jfc no ****ing way
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:06 PM   #1004
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Watched the really long interview with the guy's brother. He was a huge whale at all the strip casinos including Wynn and got comps for everything. Would make sense if he could reserve his machines. What machines were being reserved?
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:14 PM   #1005
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Playing the dark side is not fun at all. Even when you win it isn't much fun.
lol, it really isn't, you can feel the hate coming from everyone
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:16 PM   #1006
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Watched the really long interview with the guy's brother. He was a huge whale at all the strip casinos including Wynn and got comps for everything. Would make sense if he could reserve his machines. What machines were being reserved?
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:51 PM   #1007
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Watched the really long interview with the guy's brother. He was a huge whale at all the strip casinos including Wynn and got comps for everything. Would make sense if he could reserve his machines. What machines were being reserved?
Not to derail the thread but just watched this interview. It seems very plausible that, if it's not the guy reserving machines, he at least had a regular presence at the Wynn just based on the level of comps he mentions.

https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/the-b...a-second-time/
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:06 PM   #1008
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Agreed, seems likely.
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:27 PM   #1009
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JHC..it might be him!

I guess Leon can confirm if it was..
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:39 PM   #1010
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That interview is a trip, they just let him riff for 30+ minutes
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:03 AM   #1011
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/u...-gambling.html

Doesn't sound like the guy reserving machines, if he chases machines as people get up from them. Although the last line sounds like something Leon's guy might say:
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At the Atlantis in Reno, Mr. Paddock would often move to a machine when somebody using it got up to take a break. “That would annoy people and he did not seem to care at all,” Mr. Weinreich said. “He acted like ‘these machines are for me.’”
Either way, he might have been a presence to the point Leon or dad noticed him:
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He was better known around a few high-limit rooms of the Las Vegas Strip, including at Mandalay Bay and the Wynn Las Vegas. In May, Mr. Paddock invited his brother Eric and his nephew, who is in his 20s, to a weekend at Wynn, where he had achieved “Chairman’s Club” status, his brother said. They feasted on expensive sushi and saw a show. Mr. Paddock said his brother had seen it so many times that he noticed that one of the performers was an alternate.
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:05 PM   #1012
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I don't think we should derail Leon's awesome thread with shooter speculation. I know there's a VP connection but still, it's his TR. Maybe move all this stuff into:

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/1...51/index7.html

and then if Leon wants to comment in that thread, fine, but don't pressure him to talk about this in his own thread if he doesn't want to.
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:34 PM   #1013
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Has anyone heard from Leon? Hope everything is okay and that he wasn't in town this past weekend...
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:06 PM   #1014
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but don't pressure him to talk about this in his own thread if he doesn't want to.
No one is pressuring him, they're merely asking questions. Every reasonable person here will have no problem with whether he addresses this topic or not

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Has anyone heard from Leon? Hope everything is okay and that he wasn't in town this past weekend...
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:17 PM   #1015
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Hi all, I'm fine. Thanks for the concern. We just got back from a cruise so I had no internet access. I heard about the shooting and basically just confirmed my parents were fine.

I briefly watched the vids and looked at some pics- the face of the shooter doesn't ring a bell.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:18 AM   #1016
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Glad to hear you and your parents are safe! Hope the cruise was a blast
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:06 PM   #1017
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Good article in today's L.A. Times on Video Poker and Stephen Paddock.

Video poker has been called “the crack cocaine of gambling,”..

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-...009-story.html
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:35 PM   #1018
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Good article in today's L.A. Times on Video Poker and Stephen Paddock.

Video poker has been called “the crack cocaine of gambling,”..

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-...009-story.html
I want to know if he was net money-loser or not. I'm sure he was if we don't count the comps.

Strange to think how any of the people we pass or play next to every day could be some totally deranged person. They look and talk like humans, but in actuality they're something else entirely.
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:37 PM   #1019
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I agree, that's why I try to let everyone know how ****ed up I am.
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:08 AM   #1020
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I agree, that's why I try to let everyone know I'm a freak and a very weird dude.
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Old 10-10-2017, 04:14 PM   #1021
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Congrats to Leon on this thread finally reaching the highly-coveted 5 Star status!

Not even the Poker Player Vlog thread has accomplished that.

Very impressive..keep up the good work..
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:01 PM   #1022
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Congrats to Leon on this thread finally reaching the highly-coveted 5 Star status!

Not even the Poker Player Vlog thread has accomplished that.

Very impressive..keep up the good work..
I'm just happy that-
- I've been able to keep this going for this long
- I've had the opportunity to play and update this thread
- you all enjoy it

Spoiler- next TR will definitely feature craps. I'm meeting up with a friend who I used to go to Vegas with fairly regularly. We've spent many a trip essentially standing at a dice table. We haven't had a joint trip in a while, and he's since become a slot player, so we're planning on both craps and I teach him VP as well. Can't wait!
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:52 PM   #1023
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I'm just happy that-
- I've been able to keep this going for this long
- I've had the opportunity to play and update this thread
- you all enjoy it

Spoiler- next TR will definitely feature craps. I'm meeting up with a friend who I used to go to Vegas with fairly regularly. We've spent many a trip essentially standing at a dice table. We haven't had a joint trip in a while, and he's since become a slot player, so we're planning on both craps and I teach him VP as well. Can't wait!


Craps trip report?!? My heart just skipped a couple of beats. When will that one be, Leon?


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Old 10-10-2017, 09:09 PM   #1024
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Craps trip report?!? My heart just skipped a couple of beats. When will that one be, Leon?


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Sometime in Nov. To be clear, there will be craps, but I wouldn't call it a "craps TR". If someone puts together a 2hr roll, well, then maybe...
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:12 PM   #1025
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Sometime in Nov. To be clear, there will be craps, but I wouldn't call it a "craps TR". If someone puts together a 2hr roll, well, then maybe...


Miss your craps report before you became a VP degen. Craps is Coke, VP = craps.
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