Monday, June 22, 2009

Living Large comes to an end

The week in Vegas came to an end. Met up with lightning at Paris before visiting 2 of my favorite craps spots, Planet Hollywood and Casino Royale (took beatings) and the met up with wife and daughter for dinner as it seemed like I would earn points spending last night with them.

As we were walking away from dinner I made a comment about daughter giving me traditional kiss on the cheek for Father's Day in morning. Daughter had traditional "don't even think about it, not going to happen" response while wife had a look of panic and sent me off by myself as she had "souvenir shopping" to do.

I got to $10 craps table closest to poker room and discovered facing cafe rolling craps is a fine way to spend Saturday night in Las Vegas. Apparently XS (the pool side nightclub) is quite popular as 10:00 pm arrived and there was a parade of people walking by towards XS. I hung out with Steve, John and SteveO who were 3 20 somethings who grew up in Jersey and worked in Manhattan and may have decided to ditch the line and hang out at my end of craps table.

Being the old married guy I am I probably would not have noticed that quite a few attractive women were walking by nor would I have noticed the 3 ladies (and possibly 3 guys) playing at the adjacent table. They were a blonde in somewhat sheer red dress wearing a red thong, a brunette wearing a differently cut but same material dress with black thong and a blonde wearing a sheer black dress with black thong. I cannot remember on past vacation trips seeing woman dressed in this manner.

Between the sights and commentary of the Jersey boys I was barely paying attention to the dice as player at other end of table managed to hit at least 4 points and quite a few numbers. The dealers also had to nudge me a few times on my turn to get the dice thrown. During my turn a dude walked up to table, bought in for $5000 and started making dark side bets. He made $400 lay bets on the 4 and 10 which I quickly wiped out but he rallied with a single don't come bet.

Jersey boy John picked up the dice and after setting point of 10, quickly rolled a 5 (raised my place bet to $15), a 5 (raised my bet to $25), a 5 (raised my bet to $35), a 5 (raised my bet to $50), a 5 (raised my bet to $75), a 5 (raised my bet to $125), a 5 (raised my bet to $200).

Darkside better bet don't pass then don't come and decided to keep increasing his bets until he was left with the original $400 don't pass on the 10 and wiped out his $5k battling the trend.

At this point I decided to throw a $25 bet out for the shooter and only one of the Jersey Steves placed his own bet. The dudes were funny but they didn't bet worth a shit, only backed up odds at 1x, bet an occaisonal field and maybe bet a number but never put house money to use.

Jersey John pounded a lot of numbers but only got one more 9 before crapping out.

After dice passed I noticed the chicas at next table were gone and none of the Jersey boys had noticed the exit as the focus on the FIVE had taken over.

Table remained hot for a few more orbits but no one managed to just pound a number on future rolls.

The big fashion question remains when did sheer become the thing????

Overall the Palazzo was the hotel of choice but the casino ambiance and craps was better at Wynn. The O8 game at Wynn was also incredible as I think a minimum of 5 people saw every flop and 4 people saw the turn on a K94 all spade flop where I folded the bare A of spades on flop because after the 3-bet I did not believe I had fold equity to bluff.


BWoP said...

I thought you hated the Wynn $10/$20 O-8 game.

Bayne_S said...

I did not hit enough at Wynn O8 game but could see the potential to have monster night.

I just had to be one of 3 players not seeing a flop

Drizztdj said...

What's the buy-in for that game $500?

I might consider a shot, but would rather do the $2/$5 PLO8 if its running at the WSOP.

Bayne_S said...

I bought into Wynn 10/20 for $600 and had more than 1/2 the table.

One lady sat in to my left bought in for $300, saw every flop and was gone within half hour.

She tilted after folding her JT64 on flop and seeing gut shot come in on river, (she was not in blinds)