Earlier I wrote about how I prepare for a gambling trip. There are a few trip rituals I have, too, which got me thinking about rituals and superstition in Las Vegas. When playing Pai Gow Poker, I always pick up my cards with my right hand and tap them 3 times before looking at them. I’ve seen other players squeeze out one card at a time. I always park on Level 7 at my local airport and avoid parking on Level 4 anywhere. I traditionally get a ‘Welcome to Las Vegas Martini’ once I get to my hotel regardless of the time. I always tip the cocktail server – even for coffee and water (I am a firm believer in Karma). Continue reading Superstitions and Gambling Trip Rituals
Club52 has replaced The CODE players club at SLS. Aside from the name change, most players will only notice a few differences. It has shifted away from TheCODE’s focus on nightlife, and is more of a traditional players club now. The comp earning rates are the same. It is still a 4-tiered club, but now it takes a bit more action to earn the higher tiers.
One of the things I do to get ready for a trip is to train and/or practice the games I plan on playing. For games where skill is involved, it helps me fine tune my skills and serves as a refresher for some of the more intricate decisions. For less skilled games, it serves as a rules refresher and helps me get amped up for those games.
Here are a few of my favorite pre-trip training and practice options :
Total Rewards is running a tier matching promotion through September 30, 2017. This is not just for Las Vegas and Atlantic City. They are running it for many regions across the US. If you have a high tier card from a competitor’s casino, Total Reward will upgrade you to Diamond status, good through January 31, 2018 (the standard expiration date for Total Rewards tiers). They will also allow you to renew your new Diamond status for a reduced rate, based upon when you do your tier matching. Continue reading Total Rewards Diamond Tier Matching
The LVRJ just published an article on the remaining Sigma Derby machines. I have fond memories of the Camel race Sigma Derby version that used to be at the Luxor, but was removed when they started de-theming the Luxor.
Here is a link to the LVRJ article.