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4kec4
4kec4
Disagree....although the old Hilton, now Westgate, is a solid book, I would, based upon your nerves, use a book on the Strip...in the center of the Strip....Grand, Caesars, Bellagio, etc.
nc1capper
nc1capper
nc............Downtown just keeps getting better and better....Pls take a look at Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at The D............within 5 years, Downtown will challenge much, if not all, of the Strip's middle-range properties (Excalibur, NY/NY, Monte Carlo, Bally's..etc)
jodyd8407
jodyd8407
Las Vegas / Ideas for Vegas / View Post
add The Smith Center to your downtown itinerary.....check out their website to see who will be there during your stay.....
Vansmaack
Vansmaack
Have you looked at Siegel Suites on Tropicana...in between The Orleans and The Strip (Excalibur and NY/NY) on Tropicana.....check their website for more info.....
strippersnbens
strippersnbens

RM (Rick Moonen's place) at Mandalay Bay....the absolute best and non-touristy.

Joe's Stone Crab @ Caesar's...touristy; but always decent

dickritchie
dickritchie

Quote Originally Posted by dickritchie:

what is the best william hill location?  place to bet/watch games/drink/eat

Ellis Island........They have Metro Pizza and house-brewed beers!!

mafioso
mafioso
Las Vegas / VEGAS GOURMET / View Post
[Quote: Originally Posted by sharpstick]


You're only fooling yourself if you think "Midas" which was featured on E360 a while back has an AI adjusting lines.  

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Sharp.....I visited corporate hq's a couple of years ago...the ex-COO gave me a tour and we discussed the IT aspects. If he mislead me, so be it...I'm still a fan of their business plan (both in Nevada and for the rest of the country)....and the parent company has enough $$$ to, eventually (when Congress wakes up), make Cantor Gaming the "Ground Zero" of Internet sports betting.

mafioso
mafioso
Las Vegas / VEGAS GOURMET / View Post

Wow!!...

Many thanks for the shout-out, Mafioso.....

Yeah, Cantor has amazing technology....they first created it in London, where they started, has an "artificial intelligence" that feeds itself info and adjusts....

My one big negative is their phone app.....just not as user friendly (or as quick) as the William Hill app.

Boston.....Mirage is an MGM property.....Cantor is Cosmo, Venetian, Palazzo, Trop, Hard Rock (on the strip)...and a few off the strip...

glue-sniffer
glue-sniffer
666...I don't go out of my way to be negative just because it suits the personna that I want to portray.....If my desire to help in this forum and deal with the inaccuracies presented by your type of posting is how you see it, then call me a shill....I just prefer to call it honesty.
glue-sniffer
glue-sniffer

When you go out to eat or drink, do you tip the waiter/waitress/bartender....EVEN THOUGH THEY DID NOT COOK THE FOOD THAT THEY BROUGHT TO YOU..JUST DOING THEIR JOB???....

Obviously, we all do...some more, some less..but we all do.

Why, because we understand the nature of a "service industry job" and also are pretty certain that most people in these positions rely on their tips for additional income in what is, traditionally, a low per-hour wages job.

If anyone thinks that a ticket writer has a simple job, just stand near a window in any tourist hotel on the strip and listen to how people bet their money and how the ticket writer has to "interpret" the bet, handle the computer process, and accurately handle the money...which in a busy weekend can be tens of thousands of dollars coming in and going out.

If they do not balance at the end of their shift...under or over....they can be suspended without pay....and these are workers that, in some books, do not even make $10 a hour.

So....next time, when you are next in line and watch a writer process 4 or 5 winning tickets from the guy in front of you..then pay that guy $2431.85 and watch that guy SCOOP UP THAT 85 CENTS...try to understand the reaction that some writers..not all...would have.

glue-sniffer
glue-sniffer

[Quote: Originally Posted by 666LES] The lowest paid McDonald worker is on the counter. You tip'm? Heres my money give me my Happymeal. At the book,     heres my money don't f*ck my parley. You're a chump to tip a BJ/Craps dealer,what did he do beyond the rules of the game for you except look at you with contempt like the ticket jockey? If I'm going to tip someone at the sportsbook it's going to be the copycat manager who hung the bad line I bet into, you tip to getgood behavior repeated! Here's a trueism I learned after talking to every kind of dealer- They HATE you... In their eyes there are only 2 kinds of fish they deal all day- them that don't tip and them that tip and it's never enough. Glue don't tie your panties in a bunch cause the ticket monkey doesn't like you.. [/Quote

I doubt that you have ever met the person who "hung the bad line" that you had to bet into............Would Johnny Avello, Jay Kornegay, Jay Rood, et al even bother with you?.....

glue-sniffer
glue-sniffer

The lowest hourly pay in the entire casino goes to the ticket writers.

If you play blackjack, do you tip the dealers? If you play craps, do you tip the dealers?

Why wouldn't you tip the ticket writers...on a win?

SEVKAK
SEVKAK

Quote Originally Posted by mbialowas:

Also, they do track what you bet. Why else do they ask for your players card when placing a wager

99% of all books do not ask for a players' card under 5 dimes for a bet....99% of all books do not swipe a players' card for tracking, especially under 5 dimes for a bet (most books do not have the capability to swipe a players' card)....the most a book will comp on horseracing bets is based upon the type of bet, exotics will comp more in some books because they take is higher than on straight betting....so betting $500 to show, for instance, gets a lesser percentage comp than betting a $250 exacta box.

AND TO THE ORIGINAL POSTER.....Stop at an Mirage book, a Caesars book, a Cantor book, a William Hill book, LVH, and The Wynn.....get a copy of current future odds, then just shop the best line.

animals26
animals26
Shadow....The 55+ community of Sun City Anthem in Henderson is the only one to look at as far as that is considered....none of the others are worth it.....both in value for your dollar and construction/logistics. You can still...especially if you are buying with cash....find something at 50 cents on the dollar that is exceptional.
mafioso
mafioso

Mafioso....

Permit me some advice.....and I do appreciate your reasons for the move/change.

I would strongly suggest that you explore downtown Las Vegas....perhaps even contact Tony Hseih and his senior executives at Zappos.com and see if you can work out something of an intial venture partnership.

Do your research on the revitalization program and the changes in businesses on and near Fremont Street. You can appeal to both the tourist and the local businesses (especially the legal profession..which dominates downtown).

You are NOT going to find that medical/educational package that you are looking for in a location in Las Vegas...or Summerlin...or Henderson.

As a sidelight.....in accordance with my screen name....anything that you can do to replicate New York/New Jersey pies would help you greatly in marketing. Chicago pies are here as well as Grimaldi's (Patsy's back in NYC) with their 1700 degree coal burning oven; but NY/NJ pizzas don't get much play....(the lousy water out here doesn't help either)....

I knew one of the family members of the largest pizza chain on the Jersey Shore....he made it out here for a few years...then business died (he was in Henderson).....Those that have survived offer inexpensive "family dining" in addition to the pies. If you are looking more at "day/lunch traffic" and takeout, then downtown would be my strongest advice.

Wish you and your family the best.....VG

Francoliah
Francoliah

Quote Originally Posted by jwbjwbjwb12:

yes you can. i work at a sportsbook here in town as a ticket writer and you can always buy a half a point on any game you want

Hi....You don't have to identify yourself; but it would help to know which book/company sells points for BB.....thx

jodyd8407
jodyd8407
[Quote: Originally Posted by starwink] You have got to be kidding me.  

If you are wagering a decent amount, just ask the teller for some drink tickets.  It also helps to keep the wheels greased.  A $10 tip or wager for the teller works wonders.  Playing horses, take your losing tickets to the bar, they'll scratch them, give you a free drink.  Once again, tip the man.  

All the casinos have had to adopt these procedures because a guy named Promark had been mooching off the casinos for years now.  
 
Funny, yes....true?...not really....You cannot really believe that some bum who drank without betting created a new "drink policy"  in Las Vegas?......and, no, the bartender cannot give out free drinks for losing tickets....no one looks at the betting tickets, only the "drink tickets".....
 
As for the "tip them for tickets" rule....it works better at a local than at a high-end strip book.....lower-end books have clerks that don't get much in tips, those are the ones where you can get more drink tickets for a tip.
 
Luckydan
Luckydan
Las Vegas / LV Books / View Post

Quote Originally Posted by jacksup:

MGM, Harrahs, LVH.  All on the monorail line.

Just add The Wynn at one end and The Tropicana (across from MGM) at the other and you have all 5 operations.

animals26
animals26

Hi Rebel.....Understand....I just have a personal "hatred" for the drivers on I-15 or I-215....The Over/Under on how many of them don't have valid licenses/insurance is pretty high   .....

I live in the area in the Seven Hills area of Henderson (2 minutes from The M and South Point)....driving locally, I am on the Strip and parked, usually, within 15 minutes.

My major point about Henderson is the value in the RE market as compared to Summerlin...especially in the more upscale newer part. But, transciency comes with the territory, as compared to the more settled Summerlin.

animals26
animals26

If you do some real estate research on Henderson, you will come up with Seven Hills, MacDonald Ranch, Anthem as 3 areas....all within a few minutes (or overlapping) of each other that are the most expensive areas in Henderson.

However, within these developments, you can find serious value if you are buying...or even renting. This was the area that was overdeveloped during the boon in 2004-2007; this area in Henderson also has the best public schools (a reflection of the prices of the homes)....

Since I do not know...or care to know...about your financial status, I am only pointing out this area of Henderson for reference as a comparison to the initial area that you mentioned in your post.

Happy to provide more information for you if you could be more forthcoming about what you are looking for. As to Summerlin, it's not my favorite because, IMO, it's overdeveloped and traffic during the week can be a mess; but, yes, there are great areas in Summerlin and, on the other hand, because it is more developed, you have housing developments that are less transient and with people/families that are more settled....that, in itself, can be a big plus for someone.