pending Vegas travel...

Discussion in 'On The Road Again' started by mb227, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Obviously still waiting to see if the Nevada governor pulls the rug out but I am booked for the 18th through 22nd. I know that most of my sportsbook action will just be cashing in tickets that got graded as a push when the various seasons came to a close before the required number of games, but there ARE some options to bet Week 0 and Week 1 for NCAA in addition to some other MLB and NFL stuff.

    When I was out there in bowl season, I know some had expressed interest in getting some action put down, so I thought I would put this up again.

    Most of the trip will be downtown, so this means Circa and William Hill as the two primary books...Fremont may actually be associated with Stations, but I mainly used them in the past for daily parlay sheets.

    If the NCAA decides to follow the Ivy League and cancel everything, then any bets would be refunded but it could be a few months before I was back out to actually cash the ticket in. Anything under a hundred or so, I would just PayPal out of my account and hold the ticket...I know that eventually I was going to get paid LOL!

    As of today, Circa is showing Texas as -28 with an O/U of 58.5 against what was supposed to be the return of Charlie. I didn't see win-total props but that doesn't mean they might not put some out in the next week. Didn't even look at championship or Heisman numbers, but they are posted...

    Sheets for Circa and SouthPoint can be found at vsin.com if you were into soccer, NASCAR, golf or MMA or anything else that was going on at that time...
     
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  2. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Short notice, but another trip expected in the next few days...due to fly out Sunday and returning Tuesday. This is mostly a trip to get contest entries in, but may also look at some futures bets.

    I'll be downtown for the trip, so nothing will be placed center-Strip.
     
  3. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    Good luck boss!
     
  4. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    I usually pick my Las Vegas hotel based on comfort, attractions, theme, restaurants, and location. I have heard that the Westgate (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton—Elvis frequently performed there) has the best sports book and is the favorite of the serious $ sports gamblers. Any thoughts?
     
  5. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Circa is quickly becoming a favorite...and the Circa LasVegas opens next week (rooms available on December 28th). Right now, other Circa properties include The D as well as Golden Gate (GG is supposed to be staffed 24/7 while The D has kiosks for the off-hours). I like the triple-flat-panel array of televisions in the living room of the suites at The D...side perk of the property being owned by a massive sports betting fan.

    Westgate has previously been a favorite of many for day-of sports activities though.

    The food downtown is also stepping up in quality while often beating the prices found center Strip (and with less accompanying violence). Of my four or five trips this year, most have just involved movement downtown...
     
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  6. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Ah, downtown. I remember playing table games at The Golden Gate in the early 90s. They still had some hand-dealt blackjack and a pretty good shrimp cocktail for 99 cents back then. Lots of very attractive girls for dealers, and they’d hand out comps (and drinks) like candy. I don’t think they had a hotel then, just a place to play. Binions had a good steak house for those who like classic Las Vegas prime rib.
     
  7. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Rumor has it that Derek is going to have the famous (infamous) 99 cent shrimp cocktail available at Circa Las Vegas...just putting that out for consideration...

    Oh...and also...
     
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  8. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    FYI- I know bowl games are basically falling by the wayside, but I am still contemplating a trip between Xmas and NYE. Tentative plan would be an arrival on the evening of the 25 and a departure on the morning of the 31st.

    This gets me there for Week 16 of the NFL plus whatever bowl games might actually get played in a few weeks.

    If anyone has interest in having some bets put down, let me know...I won't be center Strip, so no MGM/Caesars books. Downtown does give me Circa, Golden Nugget and the Wm Hill book options...Fremont casino may also be part of Stations.
     
  9. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Minor tweak to the plans...now flying out on January 1st. Coming home either 4th or 5th. Week 17 of the NFL would also be the end of #CircaSportsMillion. If I can make up one point in the next three weeks, I could actually cash at least one of my entries. At the moment, I am also still live for quarterly payouts.

    That weekend also appears to be the games for the College Football Invitational (because it damned sure is not a playoff involving the top four teams).
     
  10. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    No bets for me, thank you.

    It will be interesting to see which casinos go under and don't bounce back as the virus goes away.

    Vulnerable: Planet Hollywood (nice place/good infastructure/great location, but always a big $ loser), The Sahara / SLS (I've always liked this place since my first trip to Vegas; tough location; shrinking 'middle market'), Excalibur (once a cute place, now a real dump), Luxor (this place always gave me the creeps), Stratosphere (the tower will remain, but the casino has always sucked).

    Best of luck.
     
  11. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Reservations for flight and hotel are booked...departing on the 1st and coming home on the 5th.

    I'll be in the office a few days this week, but don't always spend a lot of time online once I hit the road. If there is any interest in getting anything placed or even just coat-tailing on other action, I will do the same as I did last year...PayPal in and (hopefully) out.

    I'm still at the precipice of a cash...could go either way, although a Bills cover tonight would REALLY, REALLY be helpful. The #CircaSportsMillion shapes up to be a lot closer this year between first cash and last cash (50th). The leader tonight COULD be at 53.5 points with 50th being at 48 points. From what I could find in my stuff from last year, that was a seven point gap between 1st and 50th and there were about half as many entries. Roughly 3,150 this year...so even if I miss the cash, it looks like I should be in the top 100, which still ain't too terribly shabby.

    There is no mathematical way for me to win the million, but I could still get to the five-figure payout with the win tonight and a 4-1 or 5-0 week next week. And, while still technically live for Q4 payouts, it would take a serious collapse by many for that to work out...I would be two points shy going into next week (leader for Q4 could be 17-3-0 while I would be at 15-5). That is just too much to make up in one week...

    I do expect to sprinkle some #ChilisMoney on some potential flyers, to be determined as the news comes out across the week. Not sure how much I would be doing with the college bowl games though- the opting out stuff makes it hard to handicap properly...and likely no basketball at either pro or college level.
     

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