Las Vegas Odds & Ends

The Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook again paces the pack by posting the first lines on over/under season win totals for all NBA teams.

The popular SuperBook proposition gives players a chance to wager on how many wins a particular team will have.

Defending champ San Antonio and Miami have the highest expectations with 58 1/2 wins apiece, followed by Indiana at 54 1/2 and Houston and Dallas at 53 1/2.

The second-year Charlotte Bobcats bring up the rear with 21 1/2 victories.

The Lakers, a popular team in the Vegas Valley, are 42 1/2 with the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves while their Los Angeles neighbors, the Clippers, are at 40 1/2.

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Bourbon Street has shut its doors and rumors insist the Tropicana also is on the auction block and that this is the last football season for the Imperial Palace.

Harrah’s is supposedly interested in the latter two to add to its growing kingdom of properties.

Look for a Leroy’s Sports Book to go into the Las Vegas Club, which is being kept open by employeees now that the Barrick Group has

gone bust.

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The Clark County Commission recently approved plans for Olympia Gaming to enter the Las Vegas Market.

Plans call for Olympia’s $750 million Southern Highland”s Casino-Resort on Las Vegad Blvd. South and St. Rose Parkway.

Having an ultimate build-out in the $2 billion range, it is the South Strip’s most ambitious property to date.

Eventually, it promises to be a mixed-use destination luxury resort that has the amenities and attractions of a major Strip resort.

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Caesars Palace Race and Sports Director Chuck Esposito leads the Gaming Today newspaper’s “Battle of the Bookies” NFL Players competition with a 68-33 mark and appears to be running away with the contest.

The closest pursuers are Mike Hendrie of Paris Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Hilton’s Jeff Sherman and the Golden Nugget Laughlin’s Steve Harvey with 59-42.

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Caesars Palace, Bally’s, Paris, the Flamingo and Reno Hilton have Vitali Klitschko as a minus $4.30 faviorte over plus $3.30 Hasim Rahman in their Caesars Palace WBC heavyweight boxing match Nov. 12.

The “will go” eight full rounds is minus $1.10 and “won’t go” is minus $1.20.

Klitschko is 8/5 to win on a decision and Rahman is 8/1. Klitschko is minus $1.80 to win by a knockout and Rahman is 5/1.

The draw proposition is 15/1.

Bernard Hopkins is a slight minus $1.20 favorite over Jermain Taylor (minus $1.10) in their WBC/IBF/WBO Las Vegas middleweight title bout Dec. 3.

The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds.

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Las Vegas oddsmakers obviously consider the Chicago White Sox one-shot wonders.

The Las Vegas Hilton has them at 15/1 to repeat as World Series champs and the Caesars Palace family lists them at 20/1.

Favorites are the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees. The Hilton’s current odds have the Cardinals at 5/1 and Caesars Palace has them at 3/1. The Yankees are 5/1 at the Hilton and 4/1 at Caesars.

There’s a big gap between the properties when it comes to the Cleveland Indians. They’re 15/1 at the independent Hilton and 5/1 at Caesars establishments.

The Chicago Cubs, perrenial action-attractors, are 20/1 at the two properties and the local favorite Los Angeles Dodgers are 30/1 at the Hilton and 40/1 at the Caesars group books.

The Los Angeles Angels are 10/1 at the SuperBook and 8/1 at Caesars bet shops.

Boston is 7-1 and 6-1 respectively.

Atlanta’s Braves are 12/1 at the Hilton and 7/1 at Caesars properties.

Long shots are the Kansas City Royals at 500/1 and 300/1.

How to Bribe a Bouncer in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is an amazing place to gamble, eat and especially party. If you are impatient like me, you won’t want to wait in those 2 hour line ups. Most of the popular clubs in Las Vegas have a two hour line up. Bribing a bouncer might be the best decision you ever make while partying in Las Vegas. Everyone working in Las Vegas knows that money talks and you can have literally anything if you are willing to pay for it.

These bouncers need money since they probably only make $10/hour. You are simply redistributing the wealth from your pocket to his. I win, and he wins, it is a win win situation. In order for you to smoothly bribe a bouncer into letting you into the club, you have to know what you are doing. Walk up to the front door bouncer and ask him how it’s going. Tell him you are looking to get your party into this party. You should probably give him $20 to $40 a person.

Don’t worry about the cost since you won’t have to pay the door fee which is usually $40 anyways. You are getting into the club and spending the same amount of money to skip the line. While everyone else stands at the back of the line complaining, you will be downing shots of tequilas with models from LA. Be sure to hand the money in the form of a handshake. You don’t want to bring attention to yourself or the bouncers. Be confident when you walk up to the bouncer as if he is your long time friend. Have fun in Vegas and be sure to “grease” your bouncer to bypass the line.

Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas – A Review of This Fine Hotel

The world renowned Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, is considered one of the best hotels in Las Vegas, offering superior luxury and amenities that are fit for both royalty and members of state. Its unique, but tasteful architecture and beautifully manicured, tropical landscapes are truly picturesque and worth seeing. It is conveniently located near the city’s only monorail train system, giving guests easy access to virtually everything the strip has to offer.

With 3,300 guest rooms, the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, offers comfortable surroundings, high end décor, a multitude of amenities and outstanding landscape views. Other services include 24-hour security, wedding chapels, laundry/dry cleaning facilities, maid service, room service, over 13 restaurants, concierge, free parking and so much more.

The hotel’s casino is reminiscent of the finer establishments of the wealthier parts of Western Europe. It has over 120 gambling tables that offer everything from Poker to Roulette, and even houses a high-stakes zone. For those who prefer slots and video games, there are over 2,400 to choose from, and a betting shop for sports enthusiasts.

Entertainment at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, is found at its famous event center, where many theatres host rock concerts, musicals, and class theatrical acts from London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles. It biggest theatre can seat up to 12,000 people, and has seen such entertainers as Bob Dylan and Chicago.

For quieter pursuits and complete relaxation, the resort’s collection of fine boutiques and stores sells souvenirs, jewelry, luxury trinkets, clothing and flowers. Behind the hotel is a full 11-acre water world with a beach, rivers, pool, surfing pool, swimming pool and bungalows, a luxury gym and complete running track, a large aquarium with over 100 animal species, a drinking lounge and a fully equipped nightclub.

Business visitors to the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, have access to nothing, but the best of the best banquet and meeting rooms, complete with top line equipment, staff and catering services. Other business services are available upon request.

The Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, has sheltered guests from queens and kings, to presidents and prime ministers, from all over the planet. It has seen its fair share of millionaires and billionaires, but even to this day, the hotel welcomes people from all walks of life, offering a taste of real luxury, even for just a moment in time. This hotel is truly one of the strip’s best bets and best values for money! 

How to Win at Blackjack – Win Blackjack Vegas With "Psychology"

If you want to get tips on how to win at blackjack, then this is the best article for you. This article will teach you the necessary strategies to win blackjack Vegas.

Just like in poker, a player must also have the necessary skills in order to win at blackjack. This is a very popular casino game in which many individuals would love to play. Having the right amount of skills and strategies will allow players to win huge amount of cash after each game. Of course, knowledge on the basic rules of the game is very essential.

There are a lot of techniques and strategies that are needed to be successful in this card game. One of the very important strategies that one must learn is how to understand the psychology in making decisions. This is what most of the players called “blackjack psychology”. This is the main key to attain good results in each of your games.

When you are playing, you should know how to maintain mental discipline so that you can focus on you success. You must always stay firm in your goal to beat the dealer or make him bust. Most of the novices have this belief that they must focus on getting 21. This can be a mistake. The main goal in this game is to beat the dealer or make him go over 21. It does not always mean that you should have a solid card to win. Winning is still achievable with low cards such as 12 or 13 because, chances are, the house will end up busted.

Assuming that the next card will be 10 is a good way to win at blackjack. Majority of the card counts in this game are 10. In fact, 30% of the cards have a value of ten. That is why you should make your decisions assuming that the next card will be a 10 all the time.

In times that you will have a hand that is 17 or higher and if your hand has no Ace, always stay with that neglecting whatever the dealer has. You may end up losing but this one simple rule will always help you in the long run. Another tip is to remember that 12 or 16 are the worst cards because these are bust cards. However, it is still advisable to hit and risk busting when the dealer gets a higher card like 17 or higher than that. If you will not hit, the dealer will most likely win with a hand that is 17 or higher. Making your decisions based on what the house has is the key in winning. This is because your main goal is to beat the house. So, consider always the house cards and base your decisions on it.

As a player, you must also know how to “double down”. This is a strategy that focuses on doubling your bet size with only one extra card after your original two card hand, making your hand to have 3 total cards. You should consider the dealer’s card first before doing this strategy. Double down only when you have a 9 and the dealer has 3 to 6 card or when you have 10 and the dealer has a 2 to 9 card. You can also win at blackjack with huge amount of cash when you double down if you have 11 versus the dealer’s 2 to 10 card.