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    Quote Originally Posted by 21forme View Post
    And then there's the fact you're going to one of the most scenic states in the country and you'll have no way to see any of it.
    I have been to Colorado about 40 years ago. We visited Rocky Mountain National Park in early June and snow banks were still 10 feet tall up in the mountains. Yes, it is a beautiful state.

    However, if I don't have a car I can look out the window and don't have to have my eyes glued to the road. I'm told traffic is terrible in Denver and that I-70 often backs up. I have no idea if that is true. A country boy like me (I should say old man) is not use to big city driving. Where I come from most of the time nothing is coming down the road in either direction once you get out of town.

    Once you get to Black Hawk, I believe there is a free tram that runs to all the casinos so a car would not be necessary.
    https://www.cityofblackhawk.org/visi...uttle-service/

    If I made a trip to Black Hawk it surely wouldn't be for only 3 days. There wouldn't be enough time to recover all the expenses. I would make it for at least a week. The unknown is how much heat the town has and if they flyer to the other casinos. However with only $100 max bet and some places offering only 1 to 4 spread I would think they wouldn't care much about counters.

    The biggest expense for a trip there would be hotel expenses. There are not many hotels there and they are expensive compared to what I'm use to. However, a new hotel is scheduled to open in mid 2019, maybe prices will come down then.
    http://www.cpr.org/news/story/lookin...e-on-expansion

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21forme View Post
    This is the real reason you're still a red chipper.

    Back to your travel plans - You still need to get the points at Isle, at their shit game, to get reimbursement for your $20 bus fare. If you're there for 3 days, maybe it's $100 for a car rental. Do you have any idea how many hours of play (aka, lost EV) that will take? I can't believe any rationale AP would consider such a foolhardy, penny-pinching plan. And then there's the fact you're going to one of the most scenic states in the country and you'll have no way to see any of it. Have you made arrangements with Zee to see the pictures he took while he was there?
    Please don't bring my name into the thread. It's crap like this, unrelated to thread or bJ that resulted in us getting banned. I don't start it but I have to respond.

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    Want to echo sentiments of several already posted re: renting a car from DEN to Black Hawk/Central City. First there is the shuttle option with departure from Aurora/SE Denver and Lakewood/west Dever (the airport is in suburban Fargo, ND). Mass transit or rideshare is a viable option to either shuttle "depots" and is the route my bride and I will be using on arrival Sat, 4/20. My experience from doing this in Sept. 2018 was renting. Do not rent at DEN!!!! There are numerous neighborhood locations/store fronts throughout Denver (Avis, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise). Rates are half of those at DEN. One last tip, several of these locations are in Aurora in Hotels that have free airport shuttles (wink-wink; nudge, nudge). BTW the drive is easy. sans treacherous turns, etc.. BTW (x2) Black Hawk ranges between 8000-8500 feet in elevation. Highly suggest boning up on the subject if going for the first time (personally, Denver is nothing at 5000'; 8500 can be a whole different ball park).

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    MWP, I really think you should consider renting a car. I have been to the casinos in Colorado, and they are okay. The games are okay. But the drive is breathtaking. Public transport won't allow you to get off the beaten path. Within an hour you can see Rocky Mountain National Park, or go the other direction to Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods, or the Airforce Academy.

    As others have said, don't rent at the airport. Maybe take the train or the bus to the first casino, and rent a car from there. But as much as you talk about the scenery in your trip reports, I think you'll be disappointed if you don't rent a car. You will miss a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCJH View Post
    MWP, I really think you should consider renting a car. I have been to the casinos in Colorado, and they are okay. The games are okay. But the drive is breathtaking. Public transport won't allow you to get off the beaten path. Within an hour you can see Rocky Mountain National Park, or go the other direction to Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods, or the Airforce Academy.

    As others have said, don't rent at the airport. Maybe take the train or the bus to the first casino, and rent a car from there. But as much as you talk about the scenery in your trip reports, I think you'll be disappointed if you don't rent a car. You will miss a lot.
    100% correct! I want to make that trip but will I recover my expenses playing $25-$100 DD and 6 deck games with a $100 max. It does not leave much room for cover plays and a session over an hour might make it obvious that you are counting. especially if there is heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeeBabar View Post
    It does not leave much room for cover plays
    Cover plays at your stakes? Or do you mean ploppy plays so the other players at the table don't get angry with you, ruining your relaxing experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeeBabar View Post
    100% correct! I want to make that trip but will I recover my expenses playing $25-$100 DD and 6 deck games with a $100 max. It does not leave much room for cover plays and a session over an hour might make it obvious that you are counting. especially if there is heat.
    You can beat a DD game with a 1-4 spread, especially with good rules.

    On a 6D game, obviously lower your min to $5 or $10, and don't use cover.

    The thing is, when I go to CO it isn't for the casinos; they're just a side dish. The beautiful state is the main course. If you make enough to cover your expenses without earning anything, it is the perfect vacation. And once you get outside of Denver, everything is very affordable. If you go off season, say in summer or fall, you can rent a mountain cabin for peanuts.

    For all you Canadians out there, think of Banff. That's Colorado, minus the castle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCJH View Post
    You can beat a DD game with a 1-4 spread, especially with good rules.

    On a 6D game, obviously lower your min to $5 or $10, and don't use cover.

    The thing is, when I go to CO it isn't for the casinos; they're just a side dish. The beautiful state is the main course. If you make enough to cover your expenses without earning anything, it is the perfect vacation. And once you get outside of Denver, everything is very affordable. If you go off season, say in summer or fall, you can rent a mountain cabin for peanuts.

    For all you Canadians out there, think of Banff. That's Colorado, minus the castle.
    I just have to make a solo trip since the rest of family is working all summer. So, it more BJ as the purpose.

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    Just because it's low limit, don't think it's not sweaty.

    I've been backed off from most Blackhawk casinos. It included one attempted backrooming and one nasty 86. At least one of the casinos subscribes to OSN and they do flyer locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Member Name Hidden View Post
    Just because it's low limit, don't think it's not sweaty.

    I've been backed off from most Blackhawk casinos. It included one attempted backrooming and one nasty 86. At least one of the casinos subscribes to OSN and they do flyer locally.
    Who tried to backroom you?

    That’s been mostly my experience too. I am trespassed from two places and backed off from every double deck game in BH and Central City. There are some tolerant casinos too though; some players have been hitting certain spots for years and they still get to play and get free cruises and stuff like that.

    Would you PM me? Curious if I know you.

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