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61  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: lil dave's lil life on: February 13, 2019, 09:31:17 AM
Don't stand too close to the ball.  (After you've hit it...)

Getting lessons is definitely the right way, make sure you don't practice faults.  The best tip for my game has always been "concentrate on swinging the club, don't try and hit the ball"  When things go wrong it is usually because I have been trying to belt the cover off it.  Practice swing, take a step forward, pretend it is another practice swing, bam! 
62  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: February 08, 2019, 07:49:27 PM
Thanks for the link, looks very useful.  When I've been looking fairly intensely in the past (I'm talking about CC in hand, ready to snap-book when the dates align) I've certainly experienced multiple availability changes within-day.  £3 not to have to do that is fantastic.
63  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: January 28, 2019, 07:51:52 AM

Jockey club is not good, and connected to Cosmo.


64  Community Forums / The Lounge / Re: Is obesity a disease? on: January 27, 2019, 11:23:41 AM
We doing the cheesecake factory again this summer Dean?
65  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: G casino Luton on: January 19, 2019, 06:01:21 PM
The wife.

At best, still shady.  Usually very shady.
66  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: Tips for Tikay on: January 13, 2019, 02:47:54 PM
Found a Greggs open and they had one steak slice left.... how's that for a bit of Luck on Sunday?
67  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: January 09, 2019, 02:48:37 PM
I'll let Mark come back with the usa prices... using codes I can get the following with MGM  (Harrahs only have very short dated codes up right now)

Excalibur £363 (I paid a little extra not to get the 2 free buffets on this one  Roll Eyes  )

MGM £419

Mirage £504

All RF+tax incl

In other words, £400 seems fair if you like the hotel+location

68  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: December 27, 2018, 08:06:47 PM
If you want to go direct next summer, BA go from LGW and VA go from LHR, so there is that consideration if one airport is much better for you than the other.  Otherwise, somewhere like www.skyscanner.net will give you are fair guide as to prices for your intended dates.  Prices are highly variable, bordering on insane for some dates right now.  There are 'sales' currently on, not really that focussed on the summer, and there are usually Easter sales at least, if not one other sale window before.

As for hotel, it will depend on where you want to be located and what you might want to spend most of your time doing.  3 weeks is going to give you a fairly hefty hotel bill wherever you stay and saving $20 a night will add up to a decent amount.  However, the right way to do it is to stay at a much better hotel for $20 per night less than the advertised rate for the inferior hotel.  That's where this board comes in handy, plenty of people have their own fav websites to go to ~ the thing to remember is that the hotel rates aren't fixed, they are highly variable and often fluctuate wildly according to anticipated occupancy.  In other words, you can look once and see a bad price, but it doesn't mean you couldn't get a good price for the same hotel via a different route that same day, OR that the price won't be much better from the same route the following day.  It really is down to how much effort you want to put in to securing a great deal.

1. Do you want to stay near the poker action at the Rio (offstrip) Or downtown? Or on the strip?  Will you rent a car?  Usually the best way to get help from this thread is to have a search and put up the dates/prices that you have found that look reasonable to you and others will usually beat it (better hotel, same money or same hotel, better money, and sometimes better hotel for better money)

2. Direct websites are usually best if you are unsure about the length of your stay as you will have cancellation flexibility that 3rd party websites don't offer

3. Are you open to doing things like hotwire / airbnb / vrbo / homeaway / priceline

Usually each year, someone pays more to stay in Excalibur at some point than it would have been to have stayed at Bellagio.  Presumably blissfully unaware that they have done so, of course, but that is all part of doing Vegas right.
69  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: Tips for Tikay on: December 26, 2018, 11:23:05 AM
Ahhh, those 2-3-5 formations
70  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: December 25, 2018, 01:31:14 PM
Happy Christmas everyone.

The beauty of this thread is to nick a bit of value ~ and to do Vegas right.  RF's are a red herring.  People try too hard to swerve $99 + RF and prefer $189 no fees instead.... makes no sense.

The real trick is just to compare the bottom line of what you will ultimately be paying for your stay.  Most of the time, your quoted hotel rate can be beaten by $50/per night anyway just by looking in the right place for a better price for the same hotel.  Do that, and be happy to give it to them back for the RF?
71  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: November 30, 2018, 03:43:01 PM
I had it in my head that it was May too.  Either way, I'll find out about it later on in June Smiley
72  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: November 30, 2018, 12:50:10 PM
Done both plenty of times, however not done BA for a few years, so they may have got better.  My two cents

BA Club is horrible as a seat, very uncomfortable, I used to fly for work and so wasn't picking up the bill, often came close to asking someone in premium if they wanted to swap on the way out.
BA flat bed the config used to require you clambering over the person next to you.
There wasn't a bar, on any of the planes that I flew.

Upper, the seat comfort was much better, and the herringbone formation means you can get in and out whenever you feel like it.
As a flat bed, it felt bigger than BA.  I'm sure the measurements are searchable somewhere, but as someone that fills up a lot of the allocated space ( Sad ) I definitely felt the difference.
Bar was ok, I don't drink much on flights but it was somewhere to have a leg stretch

Flight times, Virgin has changed but it doesn't really matter too much to me, I usually pull an all-nighter last night in Vegas and I'm gonna sleep on any plane in any seat whatever the flight path/time, so I don't even think about it, other than to figure out what time to head to the airport.

I was trying to give balance, so I guess I should point out again that I don't have recent BA experience and they may have got better.  But re-reading what I wrote, it isn't a surprise that I chose Virgin out of the two and stuck with it.  It seems pretty easy to rattle up airmiles and with a little organisation I keep finding myself in Upper for < £ economy so I'll keep doing it.
73  Community Forums / The Lounge / Re: Official cryptocurrency thread (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Altcoin) on: November 25, 2018, 09:15:05 PM

Hope you got cold feet on this

Well every cloud has a silver lining.  Lots more players out there will have done their niags and need a stake.
74  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: November 24, 2018, 05:09:30 PM
Just playing around with some offer codes.... finding some offering Bellagio (may 26th-31st) for $59/night (+ RF obv...) At least that is a welcome sign of some returning rates long since forgotten.

Any thing for August anywhere?

Couldn't see anything, May was the limit.
75  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: November 23, 2018, 07:50:33 PM
Just playing around with some offer codes.... finding some offering Bellagio (may 26th-31st) for $59/night (+ RF obv...) At least that is a welcome sign of some returning rates long since forgotten.
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