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    3rd and 4th day of Road Trip

    For those who read my earlier posts, I ended up cutting short my visits to casinos in WI and head to MN. It was a strange trip. I had driven a lot the first 2 days, found smaller casinos where the conditions were poor (I don’t mean the rules but table issues like low minimum tables that were crowded at the time I got there).

    In in any case, I drove into the Treasure Island Resort on my 3rd day (Saturday)) and spent another day and night in MN, playing at 2 large, another medium sized one and a smaller one (near a big one).

    I played for 2.5 hours at a DD table on Saturday, won $650 but then conditions got terrible as there was a huge concert nearby. I could not only get no room in MN ( no Motel 6, Super 8, none on hotels.com either), seems like a lot of concerts going everywhere and no motels were available under $150. I had a frustrating time driving on highways, taking exits to motels to find no availability. Some of the nice folks at reception even called around for me. Eventually, at midnight, a lady at a fully booked hotel, called around and found me a room at a Quality Inn in a town called New Prague, about 30+ miles away.

    On Sunday morning, I played at a large casino in MN. I got there in the morning amazed to see DD, 4 deck and 6 deck games. I had not come across 4 deck games in my state or even MS and Las Vegas. I played a DD game and won $500 in about 2 hours. One interesting thing was when a new player joined a ploppy and me. The player plopped down $100, the ploppy was at $75 and I had $125 on a high positive count. The player at first base got 19, the ploppy had a pair of Jacks and I had a $20. The dealer had a 6 up. Ploppy split his jacks to a major disgusted show by the first player. Ploppy got a ten (20) on one split 10 and another with a 7 for 17. Dealer ended up with a 3 card 21. Player colored up with nasty stares at the ploppy.

    I was quite happy having won $650 on Saturday night and now, in my first session of 2 hours, I won another $500. After lunch and a cursory look around on my Ipad for motels nearby, I went back to a large casino. In about 30 minutes, I had lost $1000 when a host introduced himself to me and talked me into a Players Card. I ended up losing $1300 but got a comped room for Sunday and Monday night.

    In effect, I had started Sunday well, ended up losing $200 that day but had ended with a comped room for two nights and a buffet comp.

    Basically, I was down about $200. Then came today (it’s 10:30 pm. Now, I head home tomorrow morning, Tuesday).

    I will not mention the 2 casinos I played at but the sessions went as follows:

    First session, DD, 90 minutes, Plus $650.

    second session. DD, 60 minutes Plus $375.

    Then I drove some, went for lunch at a tiny casino, had lunch, played 6 deck $5 table and went down $300, back up and left having won $25 in about 30 minutes. The heat became much as I was betting $50+ as the shoe got positive, locals were steadily all betting $5 and $10.

    After lunch, took a nap, went down at 5:00 p.m., played DD for 90 minutes, won $975.

    After that and dinner, I returned to the room around 8:30. Thinking I would quit now while I had won enough to have recovered. Then some of your comments about my past comments about win limits and preserving wins came back to me and I decided I should get more hours in. I went and played another 45 minutes at 6 decks, won $250.

    On this final day, I won just over $2050. For my 5 day trip, I won $2k. After all expenses (gas, food, hotels), I made about $1600+.

    I don’t think I am suited for the small casino road trips. I do like MN, no side bets on even some 6 deck shoes was refreshing. Unfortunately, it’s too cold a place for me to visit this year but I would come back next Spring via airline.

    Tomorrow, I drive the 500+ miles back to home. Thanks MWP for encouraging me not to quit. Thanks SCG for the tip about one of the places I won. Thanks also to those who did not get on my threads simply to put me down.
    Last edited by ZeeBabar; 09-23-2019 at 08:55 PM.

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    Couple of comments:

    1. Why do you think the guy who split 10s was a ploppy? You stated it was a high count. Maybe he was back counting and you didn't notice, or maybe the other player at the table signaled him to come in.

    2. Do you have a smart phone? if so, you can book hotel rooms from an app such as HotelTonight. There are others, as well. Just google last minute hotel rooms for options.

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    What kind of heat were you getting betting $50 a hand?

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    Anyone talking about heat should be ignored unless you know them personally. Very few people seem to know what heat is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrhooper24 View Post
    What kind of heat were you getting betting $50 a hand?
    Casino called “Little Six” where they even had yellow $10 chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21forme View Post
    Couple of comments:

    1. Why do you think the guy who split 10s was a ploppy? You stated it was a high count. Maybe he was back counting and you didn't notice, or maybe the other player at the table signaled him to come in.

    2. Do you have a smart phone? if so, you can book hotel rooms from an app such as HotelTonight. There are others, as well. Just google last minute hotel rooms for options.
    Quite possible he was an AP. Actually, he kept asking the dealer what he should do on all the other rounds and the dealer kept telling him “Sir, the book says...” and he would follow her advice until that play.

    I tried Price line, booking.com and hotels.com and they kept showing “sold out” for all of the motels under $150 in various towns (MN, Prior Lake, the town where Treasure Island is located, etc). Thanks for the tip, I will get the hotelTonight App.

    Just returned home having left at 7:00 a.m., there. I know it’s quite easy to guess the casinos I played in and I played rated in the one where I stayed. I was losing, the comp was an attraction. However, don’t plan on going there any time over the next 7+ cold months there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by refinery View Post
    Anyone talking about heat should be ignored unless you know them personally. Very few people seem to know what heat is.
    Everyone should listen to refinery on this matter. He works for casino.

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    Zee, great report. I wish you had private messaging. I would like to discuss a few things probably best not mentioned on an open forum. You can always email me at my blackjack email address that is listed at the bottom of every one of my posts.

    Anyway, I assume you didn't play at all today. I never play on the day of my trip back home. My mind is on the trip back home at that point, although I might stop and check out conditions if I'm driving by a casino.

    You left just in time. The area has tornado watches all over the place. Hope you didn't run into any bad weather as I know you had a long drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post
    Zee, great report. I wish you had private messaging. I would like to discuss a few things probably best not mentioned on an open forum. You can always email me at my blackjack email address that is listed at the bottom of every one of my posts.

    Anyway, I assume you didn't play at all today. I never play on the day of my trip back home. My mind is on the trip back home at that point, although I might stop and check out conditions if I'm driving by a casino.

    You left just in time. The area has tornado watches all over the place. Hope you didn't run into any bad weather as I know you had a long drive.
    MWP
    Just for record, you go really go out of your way to help others. Though it may not always be best info, you should be commended.

    May you enjoy record snowfall, ice fishing, slipping and sliding, reasonable rates on snow removal in the upcoming snow magnet of the UP - home for MWP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeeBabar View Post
    Casino called “Little Six” where they even had yellow $10 chips.
    Little Six is a casino located very close to Mystic Lake casino. I believe it is owned by the same tribe as Mystic Lake. It is so close you could walk it as it is only about a half mile walk.

    Also about 5 miles up the road from Little Six casino is Canterbury Park casino. I believe Canterbury Park and Running Aces are the only two state regulated casinos in MN. All the rest are Indian casinos.

    Little Six Casino 9-25-19.JPG

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