Thurs

We are back in full swing for the 2nd half of mlb. There is nothing close today….but I expect at least as many leans and plays for the 2nd half.

Also the world series is over and things will be much less hectic now. With that in mind I will start responding to a few emails I have received.

“Rick,

Been following your picks for awhile. Im going out to Vegas for the first time in years. I play offshore all the time. I called the Hilton because they comped me way back and said they would comp my room but I had to promise them that I would play tables a bit as well as sports LOL. I had a few questions:

1) Am I wasting my time playing there? They seem to only comp based on table game play. Since Im playing a good deal of money but mostly on sports, should I be establishing myself elsewhere to set up future trips?

2) Where will I have the best experience watching games? The Hilton was nice but I take it you can suggest where Ill have most fun since Ill only be there Friday nt and Saturday?

3) Im guessing I still will only be able to watch the one Fox game on Saturday until the night games no matter where I go?? Had that problem last time. Maybe that’s where Ill play crapsor BJ or something?

Thanks for all your help. Keep the picks comin. I appreciate it all.”

My Response:

I have some firm ideas regarding comps and casinos. Years ago if you were sharp you could really take advantage of the comps since you could play at a positive ev in blackjack and get everything comped with not a lot of heat.

Today things are much different. Comps are based upon your play and they figure out what they expect to make off of you and you dont get much more back then part of that. Now lets say you are an expert blackjack player and expect to breakeven or make a little and also get comped. Well……they have pretty much eliminated that. The track players play so that if you play much more then an hour at a table they can peg you pretty fast as a counter.

Also even assume you get by the security variance is high on table games.

Combining the above with the fact there are some incredible deals now for rooms in vegas I wouldnt bother with being comped. Its just not worth it.

Most of the hotels have great sports books for viewing games. The best I have seen is off the strip at the red rock hotel. But they all have pretty good viewing areas. If your looking to watch games drink and party….the palms is considered a great party place with some nice bars.

Hope that helps.

RickJ
Rickjshandicappingpicks.blogspot.com

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