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Old 10-11-2017, 09:47 PM   #1776
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We save a lot of money staying at The Orleans but, tbh, mom's at the stage where getting her into taxis and having to get wheelchairs is too much for her. We'll book into Venetian and not leave the property for the 3 nights we'll be there.
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:34 PM   #1777
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A story I can tell for life! Do they still spread the 9-18 08?
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:34 PM   #1778
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:38 PM   #1779
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A story I can tell for life! Do they still spread the 9-18 08?
No one ever had 9/18 O8 as far as I know. Venetian used to have 8/16, but the players all went to Orleans.
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:45 PM   #1780
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Sat a 2-3-300 game while waiting for 8-16. Got back from bathroom break to find I'm 2 off the BB. I figure 'for $5 I can show that I'm not a nit' and toss in a chip. Dealt 54, knuckle, someone raises to $15, everybody folds and I think 'for $10 maybe I can show them that I'm not a nit' and call.

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Q63. Since every raiser has AK I figure that I can bet and show them that I'm not a nit so I bet $25 but the other guy made it $50 and I called.

Turn: 10. c/c

River: Something. c/c

I picked up my cards and was ready to throw them in the muck and then thought 'I ought to show this so that they know I'm not a nit', smack the cards face up on the table and exclaim: 'BEAT THAT!' The other guy looks at my hand for a few seconds and then rolls over the 54.

There's a lesson in there somewhere, folks!
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:59 PM   #1781
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We save a lot of money staying at The Orleans but, tbh, mom's at the stage where getting her into taxis and having to get wheelchairs is too much for her. We'll book into Venetian and not leave the property for the 3 nights we'll be there.
Sounds like torture. Do they even have 4/8 any more? I'd rather check into the Orleans and never leave. You know they've fancied up all their restaurants and re-did the buffet, don't you?

Does ma get a scooter while in Vegas? They're designed to fold up and fit in the trunk of a car. You just reserve it and they bring it to your hotel (I'm guessing you won't be their first Orleans customer) and then just leave it in a designated spot when you leave.
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:12 PM   #1782
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This was the commercial shown during the baseball game tonight that freaked my wife out and a lot of people on twitter.

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Old 10-11-2017, 11:15 PM   #1783
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That commercial was crazy.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:17 AM   #1784
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Sounds like torture. Do they even have 4/8 any more? I'd rather check into the Orleans and never leave. You know they've fancied up all their restaurants and re-did the buffet, don't you?

Does ma get a scooter while in Vegas? They're designed to fold up and fit in the trunk of a car. You just reserve it and they bring it to your hotel (I'm guessing you won't be their first Orleans customer) and then just leave it in a designated spot when you leave.
The Orleans upgrades that I've seen so far are very nice but they don't have shopping and I won't let mom sit in front of a slot all day. I tried to teach her to use a scooter at Target. After 5 minutes of carnage I gave up. She's a danger to everyone in the store.

I guess that, for $3/orbit I can OMC it for a few days.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:25 AM   #1785
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Played some 4-8 today which, at Talking Stick, is like playing hopscotch in a minefield bec it's standard for players to limp the top of their ranges like A-Q and 10-10+. Then I got lucky:

Bunch of limpers, I toss in $2 w/ the A-8o in the SB bec it would be stupid not to but I know that I have to be able to get away from it.

Flop: A-2-2. I bet, get one caller, one of the women dealers.

Turn: A. I bet, she calls.

River: A. This is 99% the BBJ which is at $17.5K. I check bec I've heard horror stories about huge mistakes players make in this spot and don't want to see that happen for $8.

I show, she shows J-J, I get the small end for $4,375, YAY! I got lucky she decided that my flop bet was me getting funky but it all worked out.

Plus the dealer was super happy. I tipped $300 to the dealer, $100 to the floor but the woman had to tip way more than that and he knew it.
Congrats HB. I'm actually fine with your check if you're that worried she'll do something silly here and fold a BBJ unknowingly. Still ship the $4k
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:48 AM   #1786
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Howard, what heart meds are you on that mean you can't drink?

Just kidding, but seriously, every time you post about your mom it makes me warm and fuzzy. Such a good son.
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Just kidding, but seriously, every time you post about your mom it makes me warm and fuzzy. Such a good son.
You must not have seen the picture of her with a bag over her head.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:29 AM   #1788
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That was an anonymask.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:52 AM   #1789
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The Orleans upgrades that I've seen so far are very nice but they don't have shopping and I won't let mom sit in front of a slot all day. I tried to teach her to use a scooter at Target. After 5 minutes of carnage I gave up. She's a danger to everyone in the store.
Heh, even when I used to go to the Venetian I made a beeline straight for the poker room. I didn't know they had shopping.

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I guess that, for $3/orbit I can OMC it for a few days.
Slip a little brandy into ma's coffee so she goes to bed early then ubercab over to the Orleans for some Omahahaha. Maybe the BBJ will be big.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:19 AM   #1790
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Damn, I was playing UTH in Orleans and a guy kept checking his phone and finally stood up. His mother, only 72, fell crossing a street somewhere around the place and suffered a shoulder separation , a broken bone in the shoulder and a torn rotator cuff
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Howard, what heart meds are you on that mean you can't drink?

Just kidding, but seriously, every time you post about your mom it makes me warm and fuzzy. Such a good son.
Thanks for that. I promised her that as long as I'm functional she won't have to move to assisted living.

I take Metformin for type 2 diabetes and the warning is that too much alcohol consumption can lead to a 50% fatal condition but they don't tell you how much is too much. Happily, I was never much of a drinker. Since I've lost so much weight my blood sugar numbers are way down and the doc has started talking about taking me off of the Metformin. Another 10 lbs ought to do it.
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Heh, even when I used to go to the Venetian I made a beeline straight for the poker room. I didn't know they had shopping.



Slip a little brandy into ma's coffee so she goes to bed early then ubercab over to the Orleans for some Omahahaha. Maybe the BBJ will be big.
The ENTIRE second floor is a mall w/ upper end shops. Mom can stay up there all day if I were willing to push her around. They even have a canal where folks can take a gondola ride w/ a singing rower. And they put on a show in the faux St. Mark's square regularly. I've always wondered how much they pay those super talented people.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:13 AM   #1793
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Good job. A lot of people are incapable of dealing with their diabetes but it sounds like you're doing the lifestyle-therapy route really well. Also the not drinking part.

I'm fairly certain I've shared this before but I was playing with a fairly large gentleman once at 4-8 and he was being deliberately inflammatory and drinking quite a bit. Eventually I popped a gasket and told him "Good luck with your pre-diabetes and obvious heart condition, at least I have my health and youth" and left the table.

My dad was at the table and apparently after I left the guy lamented that he is in fact diabetic and does have serious heart problems. I did not feel like a winner after that.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:28 AM   #1794
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My quip is: 'If I ever feel like I'm not good looking, don't dress well, am way too fat (NOT ANYMORE!) and have no life all I have to do is go to the poker room and take a look around.'

All I had to do was go very low carb. Now I'm on a lectin avoidance diet and it's working great!
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Self-esteem boosters: Trips to the casino, trips to Walmart, trips to McDonald's.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:51 AM   #1796
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The ENTIRE second floor is a mall w/ upper end shops. Mom can stay up there all day if I were willing to push her around. They even have a canal where folks can take a gondola ride w/ a singing rower. And they put on a show in the faux St. Mark's square regularly. I've always wondered how much they pay those super talented people.
The first time I stayed at the Venetian I was unaware of the canal. Someone asked me where the gondola rides were, and I said I didn't know but there was some kind of moat around the place so I suggested they circle around the building. They said they thought it was indoors and since I had explored most of the first (casino) floor I said there was none inside.

It never even crossed my mind that there could be a canal on the second floor, that blew my mind.
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The ENTIRE second floor is a mall w/ upper end shops. Mom can stay up there all day if I were willing to push her around. They even have a canal where folks can take a gondola ride w/ a singing rower. And they put on a show in the faux St. Mark's square regularly. I've always wondered how much they pay those super talented people.
Oh, I've seen the canal. I went upstairs when it first opened and probably saw the shopping, but since forgot because I never went up there again.

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My quip is: 'If I ever feel like I'm not good looking, don't dress well, am way too fat (NOT ANYMORE!) and have no life all I have to do is go to the poker room and take a look around.'
Yep, I know I'm way too fat but if I go to Vegas I'm downright skinny in comparison. For some weird reason really fat people go there a lot.

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All I had to do was go very low carb.
I tried that once but I didn't know what I was doing and ended up in the ER.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:43 PM   #1799
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It never even crossed my mind that there could be a canal on the second floor, that blew my mind.
Think of how much all of that water weighs and what they had to do to support it!
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Wait, there's a canal on the 2nd floor at the Venetian?
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