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dt fb bj M&G - 5/31. Anyone?

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dt fb bj M&G - 5/31. Anyone?

I originally wasn't going to say anything about my next trip, since it was going to be a quick couple of days, mainly for business. However, my wife encouraged me to go a day early so I can have some fun, so I changed my plans to arrive a day earlier. Because it is a Saturday, and apparently there is a LOT going on that weekend, the hotel rates are crazy!!! I was able to score a room at El Cortez for $70 (I know, not much to brag about), which is the same amount I am saving by adding a Saturday onto my original rental car reservation. Plus there was no difference in airfare, so this was ultimately a no-brainer!!!

SO......for the first time, I will be staying DT on Saturday, 5/31. Since I am staying down there, I figured I would just spend the entire evening playing there before moving to the Rio on Sunday.

With that being said....is anyone up for a Free Bet Blackjack (or regular blackjack) M&G somewhere downtown on Saturday, 5/31? I am due to land around 5:00pm, so I should be checked in and ready to hit Fremont by 7:00pm.

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1. Re: dt fb bj M&G - 5/31. Anyone?

Oh my goodness. One of my trips is finally coinciding with the legendary rhinoman's! I get into town on the 30th, leave on the 4th. I'll be at Silverton/MB, but would make a trip DT for a meet.

What are you thinking table minimums will be DT on a Saturday night? I used to play BJ exclusively, but gave it up years ago when the rules and payouts went south. I might be willing to get back in the saddle though.

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Diva....I don't know....it's been a while since I have been downtown on a Saturday night. Don't really like the crowds too much, but since I am going to be staying there, I figured I might as well get my downtown fix then and get it over with. LOL! I am assuming that we should be able to find $10 tables, but maybe someone who has been there recently can shed some light on this. There are some DD Free Bet Blackjack tables at The D and Golden Gate which I believe are $10 most of the time. I plan on playing that game a lot while I am there. It is also at the Golden Nugget, but I believe it goes to $15 there when it is busy.

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I'll be there 29-1. Can't wait!

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4. Re: dt fb bj M&G - 5/31. Anyone?

I could definitely meet up and play some FBBJ with you. I used to play at the $15 level, so that would be fine.

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5. Re: dt fb bj M&G - 5/31. Anyone?

After checking into the ElCo and eating some dinner, I should be to The D and ready to play some Free Bet sometime between 6 and 7pm.

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My schedule matches up exactly with Diva. Logistics will be my problem since I'll be mostly in and near NYNY. Will stop by Rio on 6/1 if my buddy is still alive in the WSOP tourney (so that's not reliable either).

Please count me as "doubtful" and I'll chime in if I concoct a way to get DT easily.

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aceofdelts.....I will be moving over to the Rio in the afternoon on 6/1. However, not sure exactly what I will be doing that evening. Definitely playing blackjack somewhere. LOL!

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8. Re: dt fb bj M&G - 5/31. Anyone?

When you say there is a lot going on, do you have any specifics? I'll also be staying downtown that weekend. I'm trying to plan out some non gambling things to do, so if there's anything exciting happening I'd like to know about it!

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FiveIron....what I meant was that there is a huge convention going on at Mandalay Bay that weekend, so the rates for the south end are crazy. I have some comp days at NYNY that I wasn't able to use because of this. Had I booked the trip sooner, I might have been able to use them, but since it was more of a last minute type of trip, no go. Also, there is some WSOP stuff going on at the Rio, so even if I wanted to pay $250 for the Saturday night, it states that I cannot checkin on that day. That is why I will be staying at the ElCo on Saturday night.

And BTW, there is ALWAYS something exciting going on in Vegas! :)

Do you by any chance play blackjack?

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I was going to be in town May 24, checking out on May 30th originally but my flight was cheaper leaving on Saturday May 31. So, I changed my flight not realizing hotel rates were insane Friday night (May 30th). I'm comped the whole week but the night of May 30th the cheapest rate I could get through CET where I'm comped was 300 a night at my same hotel. EVen the discount websites were outrageous for any strip hotel! The hotels' websites for rack rate is even more than that. i ended up getting a room downtown too, thanks to a casino host who comped my night. So now I'm on the strip 6 nights and downtown 1 night flying home Saturday morning. That convention is seriously jacking up room rates - even more than Memorial Day Weekend (#Maygas) for which i'm comped! And here I thought it would slow down after #Megas.