I always find it difficult to tip dealers after I lose (which is most of the time). The last time I was in a casino playing Blackjack, I decided to "pre-tip" the dealer a dollar. The first 6 deck shoe was profitable (up about $25). So I decided to "pre-tip" as the dealer shuffled the next shoe.
During the game, there was a time when the dealer had a ten showing, and therefore knew the second card because they always need to look for potential blackjacks. I had a five, and was pausing what to do, and she did not really give me a chance to take a card, and I took that as assistance that she had a "bust card" (which she did). I ended up winning a hand, I probably would have lost.
I will probably continue to pre-tip dealers because it can be profitable (at least in certain games), and also makes the dealers friendlier.
The Wynn has one of the Smallest Gaming Areas and slot machines in the whole of Las Vegas as Steve Wynn emphasized a more privacy for guests. The Casino areas for table games and slot machines are just 111,000 Square feet. It maybe smaller but the bets here are high with the lower limit on the card games at $ 25 unlike in other casinos where the lower limit is $ 10 or even $ 5. There have an assorted 1,900 slot machines with payouts of $1 and $5,000 stands available. Table games include Blackjack, Big 6, Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, Let-it-Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow, Three Card Poker, Spanish 21, 21, Black Jack. There is also a Baccarat Room and a Poker Room. Games in the Poker Room are offered at $4/$8 up to $150/$300. Higher limit games are available for those interested. The Wynn also features a Race and Sports Book, providing satellite broadcasts from around the world. To participate one must open a wagering account, as everything in this area is high tech and fully automated. Electronic devices are not allowed in this area and there are large Plasma screens everywhere.
Fondest memory: Wynn is Located at:3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109,
I am a confessed gambler but what distinguishes me from other gamblers is that I gamble more for fun and in moderation and here in las vegas, I don't easily be overwhelmed by the numerous gambling options whether the slot machines, the table games, the card games, the sports betting games. I make it a point to set a budget for my play like for example, having a $ 100 limit on slot machines or $ 300 on card games and stick to it! most of the time, i go bust but I still go home happy since my main mission to go here is to enjoy the gambling options and if possible make some money. Don't be too greedy and think that you would win a ton of moolah. The odds are allways against you wherever you gamble so just enjoy more rather than sulk over your loses. This is my secret to gambling hence I don't lose my arm or legs or my shirt whenever I go to Gambling places and Las Vegas is no exception!
Fondest memory: you gamble more for fun rather than to make money.
Gambling. Hmm. The only way to bring home a small fortune from Las Vegas, - is to bring a large fortune with you. Be aware that everything, - and I mean everything, - is set up and geared to seperate you from your money. Examples: You will never see a clock anywhere in a casino. You will never be able to see outside when in the casino. It is always late evening in the casino, no matter what time it is. Cashiers are really hard to find. The idea is that while you are wondering around looking for one, - something else will draw your attention, - like the money burning a hole in your pocket. The city has an effect on your cerebral cortex, - it makes you initially stupid. Your decision making facilities go in the toilet. Remember that you are out of your comfort zone, - initially a fish out of water, and the flash and bells and whistles are bombarding your brain. Consider this: 75% of all money lost in Vegas, - is lost on the first day!!!
My advise, - and I do know this, - when you get to Vegas, book in to your hotel, clean up, have a nice dinner, see a nice show, get drunk and party, and go to bed. The next day, after breakfast ( brunch, really.....), go strolling, and - now that your brain has adjusted and acclamated to the town, - gambling is much more of an enjoyment, - particularly knowing that you recognized their ways, and counteracted. This does not guarantee a winning trip, but you are way ahead.
nothing in life is free, but you can get some benefits when you gamble (besides a drink and eye candy)
the comped rooms usually come when you lose big (cuz they feel you've earned it?) or when you win big (cuz they want to get it back)...high rollers need not look here at my little tip, but the way the comps work for average joes is through a membership you show the dealer or stick in the slot machine, which gets you rated every time you play...yes, this can result in free stuff, but the amount of money played to 'earn' these things depends on the hotel, how much you play and more importantly, they watch how long you play...(I came to the crap table with $700 once at the Venetian hotel and played for about 30 mins, and that got me a suite there for example). . . possible to get a free room/dinner/show tickets (shows at that particular hotel) if you do indeed play, I think it depends what mood they're in too, so it's worth the try
Favorite thing: A rule that was shared with me many moons ago by a die hard gambler was to make sure you fill your gas tank and park your car before you decided to gamble. This way if your out of money or had your credit cards taken away, you can get home. Sounds silly, but in this die hard of a gambling town, it makes sense.
Many visitors to Nevada often wonder if casinos cheat. With the games rigged in their favor casinos really have no need to cheat (as long as they have enough customers and they can afford periodic losses at stakes offered.) In fact, the corporations that own the casinos have a huge investment in their properties and gaming licenses and are not likely to risk loosing either by getting caught cheating even to a very high roller.
The smaller joints may have less incentive as they have less to loose if they got caught. However, even the small joints would not want to loose their gaming license. Nevertheless, it may be best to stick to the larger clubs if you are a very high roller.
One type of cheating by a casino staff person, like a dealer, is to make an accomplice win money that will be divided up later. In order for their table not to show a loss and alert casino management, they would cheat other customers so their table has a net win. But casino surveillance, with their ever watching eye-in-the-sky, is always watchful to spot this behavior. If such business is discovered, it would be stopped and the culprits would be arrested and prosecuted.
So is it highly unlikely that a casino would cheat you. But if you suspect something funny is going on, just stop and play elsewhere just in case. That way, you don’t need to worry and can concentrate on your game.
Favorite thing: when in a casino it makes no sense to buy a beer or a drink at a bar. here's why, a beer with a $1 tip will cost you $7.50 and a mixed drink probably more. put $10 in a video poker game at the bar and you will get a free beer. now let's do the math. you tip the bartender $1 and start playing the quarter machine. if you are losing cash out after you have lost $ 2. now the $7.50 beer has cost you only $3. if you are winning cash out after you are $3 ahead and the casino now has paid you $2 to drink a beer. some bars expect you to play max bet ($1.25) to get a second beer. just cash out and move on to another bar and so on. i call this a casino crawl. the last time i was in vegas i drank several beers each night for four days and my total beer expenditure was $8.
Favorite thing: poker is the only "sure bet" in las vegas. in poker you are playing against other people at the table and not the house. you are basically "renting" a table for the opportunity to play others. poker is a game of luck and skill and skillful players will almost always win over less skillfull players. this game is not for novices, there are many professional poker players in las vegas. to hone your skills there are a number of poker websites where you can practice for free. many of these sites offer or advertise online gambling. don't do it! many of these sites are unregulated and are rip offs.
Favorite thing: black jack (21) is a game that if played correctly gives the house the smallest advantage. statically the house has a 6% advantage if the player plays the game correctly. this is the best edge you will get on any game in a casino. you must learn when to hold, hit, split, and double down. the idea is not to get close to 21 but to get closer to 21 than the dealer. correct play will greatly improve your chance of winning. there are a number of free tutorial websites on the internet where you can practice your skills before you go to the casino. many of these websites offer or advertise online gambling. avoid online gambling at all costs ! most are unregulated and are huge rip offs. as in any casino game remember to manage your stake.
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