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A visit back to Reno Nevada my old weekend stomping ground during football season

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I guess its an early morning walk... ?

It seams to me thats never seen the place.. it looks like it all warn out but Looks very clean.

We have a few places here the same .. needs rejuvenating..

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Excellent photos, thanks for posting. If you took the cars out, hard to believe, place has almost got a 1970s look to it.

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I guess its an early morning walk... ?
It seams to me thats never seen the place.. it looks like it all warn out but Looks very clean.
We have a few places here the same .. needs rejuvenating..
Thanks for posting.. 
Believe it or not that walk was between 3 and 5 p.m. it didn't get any busier later in the evening either I'm surprised this whole area is even still operating. The legal Indian casinos in the surrounding cities in California have really killed business up here

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That’s sad. Never been through there as it is a bit out of the way. Heard they got hit really hard by the 2008 recession. Still, always heard it was a gambler’s paradise and a good spot to go for a few days’ break. 

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Couldn't agree more, Reno is just not the same. Remember $2 Blackjack at Circus Circus etc. back in the day. Still really clean as wifey and I were there in July 2016.

Now on the other hand, if you take a trip to Tahoe, you will not believe how much they have grown. For the better I think. 

The view from the lake at Heavenly is still breath taking. Take a drive around the entire lake and check out northshore too. 

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9 hours ago, Yesitisdakid said:

Believe it or not that walk was between 3 and 5 p.m. it didn't get any busier later in the evening either I'm surprised this whole area is even still operating. The legal Indian casinos in the surrounding cities in California have really killed business up here

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In the past, we probably met, as I still own a condo 2 blocks from Cal-Neva, and i would spend 12-14 hours every Sunday during Football season in the sports book watching every game and drinking a case of beer. 

Reno has dramatically changed over the years, Downtown has suffered with Indian casinos but there are many exemptions. Eldorado in Downtown Reno has bought Ceasars Palace in LV so Reno is not exactly going broke.

The biggest change is the invasion of people from California driving real estate through the roof! You have people fleeing the high tax Bay Area for no income tax Nevada, along with the Musk Giga factory next door to the whore houses.

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I visit several times a year and can verify that this is pretty much the norm, special events like Hot August Nights being the exception.

Places like Peppermill, which is a few miles from downtown seem to be doing OK and the lap dance places are doing a decent trade.

Las Vegas deals have also eroded Reno's gambling base.

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Gambling everywhere now, fucking everywhere. Now many states are beginning to legalize sports betting. 

 

I've heard some of the Indian gambling joints are taking a hit. Saturation point it appears.

 

For some reason I never got into sports betting. It always seemed like there would be occasions when I was going against my allegiances. And I felt that diminished my enjoyment of the competition, etc.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Glasseye said:

Gambling everywhere now, fucking everywhere. Now many states are beginning to legalize sports betting. 

 

I've heard some of the Indian gambling joints are taking a hit. Saturation point it appears.

 

For some reason I never got into sports betting. It always seemed like there would be occasions when I was going against my allegiances. And I felt that diminished my enjoyment of the competition, etc.

 

 

Actually sports betting is the best bet against the house that there is in Nevada.

And yes, you have to divorce your favorites from your wallet, but the trip to the payoff window makes that pain go away... 

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1 hour ago, Yesitisdakid said:

Must learn to bet with your head not your heart

A bit like marrying ? 

 

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26 minutes ago, Thai Spice said:

A bit like marrying ? 

 

No, the house only takes a large percentage, the wife takes the house and everything else   😀

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When you guys refer to "Indians", do you mean the indigenous type ("Red Indians") or South Asian immigrants?

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6 hours ago, Bazle said:

When you guys refer to "Indians", do you mean the indigenous type ("Red Indians") or South Asian immigrants?

Cowboys and Indians type.

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15 hours ago, Mrmango said:

Actually sports betting is the best bet against the house that there is in Nevada.

And yes, you have to divorce your favorites from your wallet, but the trip to the payoff window makes that pain go away... 

I always thought it was blackjack?

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1 minute ago, Kathmandu said:

I always thought it was blackjack?

Depending on how you play, Blackjack can be right up there, along with some craps bets as almost even bets.

But some sports bets have a unique advantage, as the frequency of events is so low. You can play maybe 50 hands an hour of blackjack, but it takes hours to complete one sports bet.

House winning = (win %) * (number of transactions). 

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3 minutes ago, Mrmango said:

Depending on how you play, Blackjack can be right up there, along with some craps bets as almost even bets.

But some sports bets have a unique advantage, as the frequency of events is so low. You can play maybe 50 hands an hour of blackjack, but it takes hours to complete one sports bet.

House winning = (win %) * (number of transactions). 

And with betting on sporting events you can pick your own poison the choice is yours

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3 hours ago, Mrmango said:

Depending on how you play, Blackjack can be right up there, along with some craps bets as almost even bets.

But some sports bets have a unique advantage, as the frequency of events is so low. You can play maybe 50 hands an hour of blackjack, but it takes hours to complete one sports bet.

House winning = (win %) * (number of transactions). 

I'm a horse guy too.

 

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1 hour ago, Kathmandu said:

I'm a horse guy too.

 

The pony's can be a bit of a problem, as the rake is something like 30% off the top. Granted they only run 2-3 times an hour but that's a lot of vig to overcome.

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Here's a funny horse story I hadn't been married long and the new wife and I went to Bay Meadows Racetrack in San Mateo California to watch the ponies One Night in to play a few bucks. 

I didn't study the form I just went and briefly looked at who is running and made my picks first race the number 2 horse was the second favorite came in and made us a couple of bucks we're looking at the horses going into the next race and I say you know I like the number 2 horse again she says to me no no you can't bet that horse probably still tired from the first race. Can't make that shit up

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2 hours ago, Mrmango said:

The pony's can be a bit of a problem, as the rake is something like 30% off the top. Granted they only run 2-3 times an hour but that's a lot of vig to overcome.

That's an insane % in favour of the bookie.

Free market in the UK, taking the example of Sunday's upcoming game Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland. Watching at home I may well go for Oakland +7.5, if I shop around best prices are Kansas  25/26,  Oakland 50/53 (honestly people are laying these fractions, must have some sort of computer generated pricing model)

That comes out as a 2.4% edge, (a Premier league soccer match can easily bet to as tight as 1- 1.5 % shopping around) . What are odds Stateside out-of-interest, on the Chiefs/Raiders handicap?

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On 9/10/2019 at 1:00 AM, Yesitisdakid said:

Must learn to bet with your head not your heart

I'm good with not betting at all. Except on decisions I've made, some bad more good. 

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8 hours ago, Lemondropkid said:

That's an insane % in favour of the bookie.

Free market in the UK, taking the example of Sunday's upcoming game Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland. Watching at home I may well go for Oakland +7.5, if I shop around best prices are Kansas  25/26,  Oakland 50/53 (honestly people are laying these fractions, must have some sort of computer generated pricing model)

That comes out as a 2.4% edge, (a Premier league soccer match can easily bet to as tight as 1- 1.5 % shopping around) . What are odds Stateside out-of-interest, on the Chiefs/Raiders handicap?

As of now, the Raiders are +8.

Here is the web site and if you look at William Hill, which is the Cal Neva bookie you can see the latest odds.

http://www.vegasinsider.com/nfl/odds/las-vegas/

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10 minutes ago, Mrmango said:

As of now, the Raiders are +8.

Here is the web site and if you look at William Hill, which is the Cal Neva bookie you can see the latest odds.

http://www.vegasinsider.com/nfl/odds/las-vegas/

Just for the record and I'm not sure it really matters but it looks like William Hill handles the book making for all of the casinos downtown in Reno Circus Circus the Eldorado Silver Legacy cal-neva they handle all of those I'm not sure about Harrah's Peppermill in the ones around town other than these. The upside is I place bets at Cal Neva and I was able to cash my tickets where I was staying at Silver Legacy that makes it convenient

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