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« Reply #5805 on: November 25, 2021, 06:38:35 PM »

Cushti bok Marky. Keep us updated.
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« Reply #5806 on: November 28, 2021, 02:36:42 AM »

Oh god, the first year of the GUKPT where play could not start until after 4pm for some reason, and you had to be in your seat before the first hand.

From memory in year 2, which I think was 2007, late reg began.

It wasn't all bad.

When I first started playing there was a cap of £25 maximum entry fee to buy in to a tournament. I remember the Vic's first ever 5k event was £5000+25 (plus a free player'as buffet!)
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« Reply #5807 on: November 28, 2021, 09:27:24 AM »

Oh god, the first year of the GUKPT where play could not start until after 4pm for some reason, and you had to be in your seat before the first hand.

From memory in year 2, which I think was 2007, late reg began.

It wasn't all bad.

When I first started playing there was a cap of £25 maximum entry fee to buy in to a tournament. I remember the Vic's first ever 5k event was £5000+25 (plus a free player'as buffet!)

GUKPTs were 1000+60 or 1000+70 for a long time when I was playing them.  Now it is more than double that and do they still take an extra 2% to pay to the leaderboard for those that play most of them? 

You probably still get a better ROI than in all the turbo bounty hunters on Stars, and they seem more popular than ever.   
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« Reply #5808 on: November 29, 2021, 02:54:01 AM »

Cushti bok Marky. Keep us updated.

Cheers Tom!

Only update so far is had dinner with the Giraffe and Matt before they left for home Smiley
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« Reply #5809 on: January 21, 2022, 09:23:30 AM »

Vegas seemed as busy as ever at our casino  ,southpoint
Mainly due to a bmx event a horse show a kids gymnastics event and veterans bowling
But elsewhere was notably quieter
Bellagio poker room was 50% in use
Southpoint poker was busy as they have a clock up 100 hrs live play on cash in January n February to get in a $300 k free roll tourney

It was quieter in the silverton on a Thursday evening ,great steak in twin creeks steakhouse though
Circa downtown was spectacular but also quiet  Wednesday daytime
Mask wearing is strictly enforced everywhere

What shocked me the most was Maccaran airport in the process of now being renamed Harry Reid airport ,it was almost deserted ,on our return flight which was 2050 but we arrived at 1630 to check in and almost all desks were closed ,with no queue whatsoever at security,
once through security all the food outlets ,bar ,Carl Reid burger ,Starbucks ,Hudson newsagents , Pandora were all closed to the left of security covering gates E1-E5 ,Pandora even looked as if the Shelves  had been stripped ,
There were a few outlets open to the right hand side of security but whilst there only two flights left .one to Mexico one to Denver
The barman explained that pilots and aircrew were all phoning in with covid and flights were struggling to fly
The barman also charged $75 for 3 pints Stella n 2 large gin n tonics $80 really inc tip
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« Reply #5810 on: January 24, 2022, 07:35:29 PM »

WSOP Schedule next month (Kevmath)
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« Reply #5811 on: January 26, 2022, 05:11:35 PM »

Ballys to become he Horseshoe before WSOP 2022.

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« Reply #5812 on: January 26, 2022, 05:53:16 PM »


Best odds and making it right for the gambler

 Cheesy Cheesy

Cant see that being in keeping with the Eldorado theme
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« Reply #5813 on: January 26, 2022, 06:04:38 PM »

Maybe they'll put 1 single zero roulette table in Cheesy
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« Reply #5814 on: February 14, 2022, 05:00:03 PM »

Just got back , stayed 23 jan - 10th feb
Vegas was very busy long lists for cash games , stayed at Bellagio most nights only about 3 or 4 empty tables , very busy
Venetian cash was very popular ,due to promotion running daily , tournaments were VERY busy .
Very strict on mask wearing , just my luck as soon as I get home they have dropped mask mandate.
there are still a lot of restaurants , buffets and shops that are closed or open part time.
bellagio buffet closes at 3pm
Wynn buffet only open weekends , ect
still had a great time , can't wait to go back when its all fully open again
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« Reply #5815 on: February 21, 2022, 08:53:35 AM »

https://flywith.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/flying-club/earn-points/buy-points.html

Up to 70% bonus when buying Virgin points, ends 11th March.
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« Reply #5816 on: February 21, 2022, 05:50:18 PM »

I did buy some and have managed to wrestle some dates - but fair warning that it is getting harder and harder to get PE and nearly impossible in UC it seems, so definitely play around with dates before buying 200k miles!



Depending on regular cost of economy, availability seems reasonable this summer for reward seats unless you have zero flexibility.

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« Reply #5817 on: March 10, 2022, 04:09:49 PM »

Got my dates/flights through from Redtooth for my latest trip to Vegas with them, leaving Heathrow on May 18th (won it in September 2019, was supposed to go in May 2020!) and unfortunately my mate and I have got a four hour stopover at LAX on the way. Annoying as was supposed to be a direct flight as usual but apparently the one from Gatwick on May 19th was cancelled. Always flown direct before - has anyone done the LAX stopover? Is there anything to do nearby or will it just be a case of sitting in the hotel bar for four hours?
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« Reply #5818 on: March 10, 2022, 04:38:31 PM »

Got my dates/flights through from Redtooth for my latest trip to Vegas with them, leaving Heathrow on May 18th (won it in September 2019, was supposed to go in May 2020!) and unfortunately my mate and I have got a four hour stopover at LAX on the way. Annoying as was supposed to be a direct flight as usual but apparently the one from Gatwick on May 19th was cancelled. Always flown direct before - has anyone done the LAX stopover? Is there anything to do nearby or will it just be a case of sitting in the hotel bar for four hours?

Have been through LAX a long time ago, am sure there was more to it than Vegas.  It isn't far from the sea, so would be pretty tempted to go for a paddle and beer by the sea.  Might be gambling with taxis though.  LA weather in May can be pretty foggy off the sea, so it might not be how you dreamed it.
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« Reply #5819 on: March 10, 2022, 08:01:05 PM »

Got my dates/flights through from Redtooth for my latest trip to Vegas with them, leaving Heathrow on May 18th (won it in September 2019, was supposed to go in May 2020!) and unfortunately my mate and I have got a four hour stopover at LAX on the way. Annoying as was supposed to be a direct flight as usual but apparently the one from Gatwick on May 19th was cancelled. Always flown direct before - has anyone done the LAX stopover? Is there anything to do nearby or will it just be a case of sitting in the hotel bar for four hours?

Honestly, every time I've gone through LAX, the queues to get through security have been horrendous and at least an hour/hour and a half. By the time you get through those, unless you are on a through ticket, you'll have to check back in again, and if you're on a through ticket, you might not be able to leave the airport.
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