Never Wagering at the Imperial Palace Again

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Ktrain PM Ktrain
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Posted: 3/23/2012 6:07:18 PM
I know it's a dump and I get what I pay for as far as the hotel part goes(I didn't book the room btw). 

However, I can't figure out why anyone would wager at their sportsbook except out of sheer laziness of not wanting to go anywhere else. 

My first three wagers placed there didn't match what the board had them at. It's a dry erase board btw, that is not updated frequently enough to keep up with any line swings. None of my first three wagers matched what the board had as the line or total for the game. One of these lines was a full 2 points off. When I questioned the guy working the desk he just shrugged and said that's how they operate. Thankfully none of the games I had were affected by this discrepancy but I could easily see where it would affect other games, especially in basketball. 

My real eye opener was was when I bet Kansas State in their second round game vs. Syracuse. My ticket matched what the board had at +4 1/2. The very next guy after me bet Syracuse and was given a line of Syracuse -5. I only bet $50 so i'm positive my wager didn't swing the line a half point. 

I informed the guy of this and just shook my head and walked away. I wouldn't be shocked if the next Cuse better was given a line of -5 1/2 and the book was just hoping for a 5 point Cuse win. 

Anyways, I know the I.P. is about to go through renovations and I hope one of those renovations is an electronic board in the sportsbook to avoid this kind of issue in the future. 
nc1capper PM nc1capper
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Posted: 3/24/2012 8:16:02 AM
Sir- you do not have to take the ticket with the number you do not want - you can ask what the current number is- relax
nc1capper PM nc1capper
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Posted: 3/24/2012 8:17:18 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Ktrain:

I know it's a dump and I get what I pay for as far as the hotel part goes(I didn't book the room btw). 

However, I can't figure out why anyone would wager at their sportsbook except out of sheer laziness of not wanting to go anywhere else. 

My first three wagers placed there didn't match what the board had them at. It's a dry erase board btw, that is not updated frequently enough to keep up with any line swings. None of my first three wagers matched what the board had as the line or total for the game. One of these lines was a full 2 points off. When I questioned the guy working the desk he just shrugged and said that's how they operate. Thankfully none of the games I had were affected by this discrepancy but I could easily see where it would affect other games, especially in basketball. 

My real eye opener was was when I bet Kansas State in their second round game vs. Syracuse. My ticket matched what the board had at +4 1/2. The very next guy after me bet Syracuse and was given a line of Syracuse -5. I only bet $50 so i'm positive my wager didn't swing the line a half point. 

I informed the guy of this and just shook my head and walked away. I wouldn't be shocked if the next Cuse better was given a line of -5 1/2 and the book was just hoping for a 5 point Cuse win. 

Anyways, I know the I.P. is about to go through renovations and I hope one of those renovations is an electronic board in the sportsbook to avoid this kind of issue in the future. 
and yes im sure the IP is adjusting the line over every 50 dollar bet just to tak you--holy cow,,may ought to consider some other form of gambling or just give it up all together
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Posted: 3/24/2012 4:14:56 PM
That whole stretch between ballys and harrahs has become a complete shithole.
WILBUR11 PM WILBUR11
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Posted: 3/25/2012 6:34:00 AM
Thats funny, I love the strip between Ballys and Harrahs. I like the older casinso's better then the newer ones. Just how i roll.
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Posted: 3/25/2012 1:08:52 PM
I will go a step further and say the IP isn't THAT bad, hotel-wise... Anyone who is sketched out by the IP rooms needs to spend a couple nights in a Bakersfield Motel 6 (or better yet, a "Siegel Suite") to get things in perspective...
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Posted: 3/28/2012 12:37:36 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by pbnews:

I will go a step further and say the IP isn't THAT bad, hotel-wise... Anyone who is sketched out by the IP rooms needs to spend a couple nights in a Bakersfield Motel 6 (or better yet, a "Siegel Suite") to get things in perspective...


LOL.  I have stayed in a Bakersfield Motel 6 and the IP so I know exactly what you mean.
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Posted: 3/28/2012 12:50:20 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by nc1capper:

and yes im sure the IP is adjusting the line over every 50 dollar bet just to tak you--holy cow,,may ought to consider some other form of gambling or just give it up all together

Holy cow you may want to consider reading things twice or practicing your reading comprehension skills. 

That was my point, I'm positive my $50 wager didn't swing the line. Therefore they are giving bettors different lines at their choosing, depending on what side you are betting. 

Nice try at trying to bash me though. 
Ktrain PM Ktrain
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Posted: 3/28/2012 12:53:37 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by nc1capper:

Sir- you do not have to take the ticket with the number you do not want - you can ask what the current number is- relax

Or how bout they get with the times, invest in an electronic board that updates numbers as they move, and then not spit out the wrong number on the tickets as they are wagered? 

How bout that idea? 

Or if they are going to continue with these practices, hand out some more drink tickets or practicing on customer service practices? 

Is it really so hard to ask for the correct number to be posted? 

Oh and btw, the one time I did ask for a wager to be cancelled because I didn't like the number I was looked at like I was Jerry Sandusky at a Boys & Girls Club. 


BigChris51 PM BigChris51
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Posted: 3/28/2012 1:58:45 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by WILBUR11:

Thats funny, I love the strip between Ballys and Harrahs. I like the older casinso's better then the newer ones. Just how i roll.

Alot of action between those 2 casinos
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Posted: 3/28/2012 4:34:45 PM
Even with electronic book set-ups I never walk until I check for Side/line/amount. Bottom line ALWAYS check your ticket. I've gotton tickets that were wrong from all types of set-ups.
mafioso PM mafioso
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Posted: 3/28/2012 11:06:13 PM
When my old buddy Sonny Palermo (Real Name Richard) was the manager at IP, it was a good book, sonny would even be present and help make some of the lines for the the ceasers palace owned books and he would tell everyone the criteria used to make the line, one constant was no matter what was used to make the line, they would always shade 1 to 3 points towards the sweetheart team.
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