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Fatboy

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Your spot on when it comes to casinos and people donating.. Many years ago my sister and her first husband drove from Palo Alto to Tahoe for a weekend. Well he wanted to go straight to Reno first so off we went.. He lost his entire roll in two hours flat!! He came to.me for a loan which I said No Freaking Way to. They were busted and my wife and I drove with them in the back seat all the way back to Palo Alto.

Up and back in one day.. Needless to say we never made another trip with them up there...Never witnessed anything like it!

Me I do not like donating to bums on corners, casinos, or just about anything with the potential of no return for me...
I agree 100%

Helping people is one thing, enabling them in another

Casinos? I’m amazed nobody’s woke up and those joints have been clipping massive $ for over 100 years. Never ends-ever. I suppose it could be said “the promise of $ is more powerful than $ itself”.


Fatboy<——-deep thinker
 

NevadaP

Well-known member
I agree 100%

Helping people is one thing, enabling them in another

Casinos? I’m amazed nobody’s woke up and those joints have been clipping massive $ for over 100 years. Never ends-ever. I suppose it could be said “the promise of $ is more powerful than $ itself”.


Fatboy<——-deep thinker
Nevada has no state income tax. We like to say that the casino tourists pay our taxes.
 

Fatboy

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Nevada has no state income tax. We like to say that the casino tourists pay our taxes.
They do. It’s in the Nevada constitution.


I have lived there since 91. I still own apt buildings downtown. I’ve had my fingers in Nv since 91. Ain’t going anywhere/ I just don’t spend much time in town anymore. But I’ll always have action/businesses in Nv.

The weather sucks, otherwise it’s great!
 

NevadaP

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They do. It’s in the Nevada constitution.


I have lived there since 91. I still own apt buildings downtown. I’ve had my fingers in Nv since 91. Ain’t going anywhere/ I just don’t spend much time in town anymore. But I’ll always have action/businesses in Nv.

The weather sucks, otherwise it’s great!
The weather sucks, otherwise it’s great!
Most non-Nevadans automatically think of Las Vegas when they think of Nevada. For many, Las Vegas is all they've seen or experienced of Nevada. But the awful weather isn't just the heat of Las Vegas. This was my patio this morning after an hour with the snow blower. We're expecting 3 above tonight. Honestly, the mountains are beautiful and the fall weather is pretty nice. Winter, not so much.
 

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Fatboy

AzB Silver Member
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Nevada has no state income tax. We like to say that the casino tourists pay our taxes.
They do. It’s in the Nevada constitution.


I have lived there since 91. I still own apt buildings downtown. I’ve had my fingers in Nv since 91. Ain’t going anywhere/ I just don’t spend much time in town anymore. But I’ll always have action/businesses in Nv.

The weather sucks, otherwise it’s great!
The weather sucks, otherwise it’s great!
Most non-Nevadans automatically think of Las Vegas when they think of Nevada. For many, Las Vegas is all they've seen or experienced of Nevada. But the awful weather isn't just the heat of Las Vegas. This was my patio this morning after an hour with the snow blower. We're expecting 3 above tonight. Honestly, the mountains are beautiful and the fall weather is pretty nice. Winter, not so much.
Too hot
Too cold
Too windy

Those are the 3 weathers in Vegas & 17 nice days a year.

Northern Nv is ok in the summer. Tahoe is amazing year round. I’ve been to just about everywhere in Nv except Groom Lake and Area 51.

The BLM is the largest land owner in Nv and owns the largest % of land of any of our 50 States.

Prostitution is illegal in Clark county

I will always call the airport in Vegas McCarran airport as I will not acknowledge that bastard by his name.

Fatboy 🎰🎰
 

Fatboy

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
The weather sucks, otherwise it’s great!
Most non-Nevadans automatically think of Las Vegas when they think of Nevada. For many, Las Vegas is all they've seen or experienced of Nevada. But the awful weather isn't just the heat of Las Vegas. This was my patio this morning after an hour with the snow blower. We're expecting 3 above tonight. Honestly, the mountains are beautiful and the fall weather is pretty nice. Winter, not so much.
I think the biggest misconception about Vegas is people who visit think the rest of vegas is like the strip. They don’t realize it’s completely different and is ignored by most locals unless they work there.

And Vegas is very different from rural Nv and Reno.
 

FunChamp

Well-known member
I think the biggest misconception about Vegas is people who visit think the rest of vegas is like the strip. They don’t realize it’s completely different and is ignored by most locals unless they work there.

And Vegas is very different from rural Nv and Reno.
I used to drive tractor trailer over the road. Going through Nevada one time, rolling up and down some of the desert hills, overcast but some Sun still coming through slightly, cast this perfect blue gray hue over the red desert. One of the most beautiful views I have ever seen.
Utah and especially Idaho are gorgeous in the winter. The people are strange but beautiful country.
 

Fatboy

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
I used to drive tractor trailer over the road. Going through Nevada one time, rolling up and down some of the desert hills, overcast but some Sun still coming through slightly, cast this perfect blue gray hue over the red desert. One of the most beautiful views I have ever seen.
Utah and especially Idaho are gorgeous in the winter. The people are strange but beautiful country.
Utah is amazing
 

JolietJames

Boot Party Coordinator
Silver Member
Related question:
If you set up a game (race length and $/per set), how many barrels do you bring?
I recently posted an offer to match up in a FB pool group.
One guy stepped up to play and we set a time for the next night.
We agreed on a game, race, and wager (his choice).
If you proposed a race to 5 for $XX, would you make the bet for everything you have on you?
Would you set the amount to where you had 2,3,10 barrels in the chamber?
Just curious what the most common answer is for everyone.
 

ShootingArts

Smorg is giving St Peter the 7!
Gold Member
Silver Member
Related question:
If you set up a game (race length and $/per set), how many barrels do you bring?
I recently posted an offer to match up in a FB pool group.
One guy stepped up to play and we set a time for the next night.
We agreed on a game, race, and wager (his choice).
If you proposed a race to 5 for $XX, would you make the bet for everything you have on you?
Would you set the amount to where you had 2,3,10 barrels in the chamber?
Just curious what the most common answer is for everyone.


A set up with a stranger like described I am most comfortable with five barrels and change. Somebody whose game I know, I may be happy with three barrels.

Long time ago when I wasn't bashful about gambling the California Kid came to town. $3500 was all I could rake up to bet but that would buy most new cars at the time so not too shabby. With that and a very tough road player I wanted to start at five a game. Try to get up to at least four then if he wanted to bump things to a thousand I was fine with that. What I didn't want to do but would was start the bet at a thousand a game. At that I only had three barrels and playing by the game that is cutting things very thin. The seven barrels playing five a game was none too many.

Hu
 

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I can't fold, I need gold. I re-up and reload...
Silver Member
I always like Tournament play, you paid your entry fee. Then you play for a prize pot, if you placed in top 2 or 3 you got something for your effort.

Not much out of pocket just 5-7 bucks.
What if you paid your entry fee and there is a 100 percent payout to 1st place, but only 2 people enter?
 

CocoboloCowboy

Cowboys are my hero's
Silver Member
Will if onl
What if you paid your entry fee and there is a 100 percent payout to 1st place, but only 2 people enter?

Well if the field was only two, owner blew advertising.

Not everyone who owns pool room or bar with pool know how to promote.

Or run operations in black.
 

JolietJames

Boot Party Coordinator
Silver Member
A set up with a stranger like described I am most comfortable with five barrels and change. Somebody whose game I know, I may be happy with three barrels.

Long time ago when I wasn't bashful about gambling the California Kid came to town. $3500 was all I could rake up to bet but that would buy most new cars at the time so not too shabby. With that and a very tough road player I wanted to start at five a game. Try to get up to at least four then if he wanted to bump things to a thousand I was fine with that. What I didn't want to do but would was start the bet at a thousand a game. At that I only had three barrels and playing by the game that is cutting things very thin. The seven barrels playing five a game was none too many.

Hu
Same thinking here.
I never quit winner after only one set.
I always give them a shot to get their money back.
My starting bet is typically no more than 1/3 of what I have on me.
Often, I don't have my A game out of the gate so I need more barrels to chase the first.
I also wanted to keep it relatively friendly since I am introducing myself to a new area of pool players.

When the set was over, my opponent walked over with his wallet open. He paid up and said he didn't have any more, and had to go pick up a buddy... I could clearly see that he really didn't have much left in his wallet. Later, another player told me he had to pay the guy's way into a tourney the next day. I suppose you never know until it happens but it occurred to me how bad the "pot odds" were in his favor. He was risking $X to win $5X minimum. Conversely, I was risking $5X+ to win only X.
I would rather have locked horns with someone else. That is what gt me wondering about how common that is or if most think more along the lines I do.
Thanks for your response Hu.
 

FunChamp

Well-known member
Same thinking here.
I never quit winner after only one set.
I always give them a shot to get their money back.
My starting bet is typically no more than 1/3 of what I have on me.
Often, I don't have my A game out of the gate so I need more barrels to chase the first.
I also wanted to keep it relatively friendly since I am introducing myself to a new area of pool players.

When the set was over, my opponent walked over with his wallet open. He paid up and said he didn't have any more, and had to go pick up a buddy... I could clearly see that he really didn't have much left in his wallet. Later, another player told me he had to pay the guy's way into a tourney the next day. I suppose you never know until it happens but it occurred to me how bad the "pot odds" were in his favor. He was risking $X to win $5X minimum. Conversely, I was risking $5X+ to win only X.
I would rather have locked horns with someone else. That is what gt me wondering about how common that is or if most think more along the lines I do.
Thanks for your response Hu.
Just my opinion, it seems you feel sorry for the guy. I can understand that. But at the same time you can only control what you do, you can't make their decisions for them. He stepped up, you did what you had to do.
 

JolietJames

Boot Party Coordinator
Silver Member
Just my opinion, it seems you feel sorry for the guy. I can understand that. But at the same time you can only control what you do, you can't make their decisions for them. He stepped up, you did what you had to do.
Thank you, but it is quite the opposite.
I am a bit angry at how it went down.
By choosing the wager he did, with what he had on him, he was potentially getting 6 to 1 odds on his money.
On the other hand, I was risking 6 times what he was for 1/6 the reward.
Am I looking at this wrong?
 

FunChamp

Well-known member
No. I was reading it wrong.
Thank you, but it is quite the opposite.
I am a bit angry at how it went down.
By choosing the wager he did, with what he had on him, he was potentially getting 6 to 1 odds on his money.
On the other hand, I was risking 6 times what he was for 1/6 the reward.
Am I looking at this wrong?
 
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