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Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-28-2007, 12:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 45
Posted By Mano
Re: Comps at the Wynn (and/or Vegas in general)

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Couldn't find any recent info regarding the Wynn specifically either on 2+2(except this Feb 06 post here...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-27-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 27
Posted By Mano
Re: N9ne Steakhouse in Vegas.

If you are comped at the Wynn, both the SW steakhouse and the Country Club grill are top tier for steaks. I have eaten at both, and they were among the best I have had. I haven't been to N9ne, but I...
Forum: Home Poker 11-27-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8
Posted By Mano
Re: Best Site for Customized Poker Chips

I haven't used them, but this (http://www.epokerdeals.com/custom_poker_chips_s/92.htm) site has custom chips available for $.79/chip for quantities of 500-950 (further discounts for larger...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-27-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 51
Posted By Mano
Re: Is there anything more ridonkulous than the mid-limits in AC?

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OK all you Einsteins:

From page 105 of Stox "Winning in Tough Hold'em Games" Defending from the Big Blind:
High limit, short handed player (similar results for mid, low and grinder):
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Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-16-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7
Posted By Mano
Re: Large levels of lead found in casino chips (Paulson\'s)

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Don't eat the chips.

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I'm a little more worried about the dust:

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When the chips are handled, tiny particles, that can be inhaled, flake-off.
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-15-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7
Posted By Mano
Large levels of lead found in casino chips (Paulson\'s)

http://www.abc15.com/content/news/invest...B9&gsa=true (http://www.abc15.com/content/news/investigators/story.aspx?content_id=4505ADEE-6851-4A27-A3E6-DD77500045B9&gsa=true)

There is a thread...
Forum: Home Poker 11-15-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9
Posted By Mano
Re: Lead in paulson chips

Here (http://www.abc15.com/content/news/investigators/story.aspx?content_id=4505ADEE-6851-4A27-A3E6-DD77500045B9&gsa=true) is another article about the lead, with some more disturbing revalations:
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Forum: Home Poker 11-14-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9
Posted By Mano
Re: Lead in paulson chips

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Some chips are made with brass to make them heavier. You can see the flecks of it in the sides.

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You said this to encourage us not to eat our clay chips? Or...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-12-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15
Posted By Mano
Re: Diversified/Tilted Portfolio using Vanguard index funds

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20% US large cap (Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund)
20% US large cap value (Vanguard Value Index Fund)
10% US small cap(Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund)
10% US small cap value(Vanguard...
Forum: Poker Beats, Brags, and Variance 11-01-2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 44
Posted By Mano
Re: Mark Seif responds 1/11/07. Most amusing!

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this is why i basically believe mark seif, and don't believe the icfishies guy.

besides, the icfishies guy retractred his statement. actually it was his friend who retracted it.
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Forum: Brick and Mortar 10-31-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11
Posted By Mano
Re: Vegas Casnios Want the gambling age 18?

I doubt any of the higher end places would want this. The ratio of problems caused by the 18-21 yr olds vs. the revenue they bring in wouldn't be worth it.
Forum: Sporting Events 10-31-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 31
Posted By Mano
Forum: Sporting Events 10-31-2007, 01:32 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 117
Posted By Mano
Re: *** Official 2007-08 Golden State Warriors Thread ***

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utah is a better team

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(correct me if i'm wrong)

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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 10-30-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17
Posted By Mano
Re: Would it be better to invest or pay down mortgage?

OK, I got the answer I think I already knew, that I should invest the money, I just wanted some validation.

I have been reading through past threads and other investment websites. I would like to...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 10-30-2007, 01:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17
Posted By Mano
Re: Would it be better to invest or pay down mortgage?

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You have a great 6% fixed rate mortgage at this time.Are you thinking of re-locating/moving before your kids settle into a specific area or school district?


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We love...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 10-30-2007, 04:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 17
Posted By Mano
Re: Would it be better to invest or pay down mortgage?

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Think of it this way. You're already heavily invested in property at a 2-1 ratio to your other investments (your ~300k in equity). that is a VERY conservative allocation...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 10-29-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17
Posted By Mano
Would it be better to invest or pay down mortgage?

I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 150k sitting in a low interest account (~4.5%), and want to move most of it. My job is fairly demanding on my time, so I am looking at either putting most of...
Forum: Books and Publications 10-26-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18
Posted By Mano
Re: Which book to master Omaha H/L ?

You should also check out Steve Badger's website. (http://www.playwinningpoker.com/omaha/) Lot's of good omaha info.
Forum: Home Poker 10-25-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4
Posted By Mano
Re: Nexgens, Diamonds, Faux Clay ????

These (http://www.chipsandgames.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1278) also seem very nice for the money ($250 for a set of 500).

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Forum: Home Poker 10-25-2007, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5
Posted By Mano
Re: Home Poker Tour Nevada Jacks Chips

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and how much extra would it be to line up the edge spots? Thanks.

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iirc, the ceramic chip mftrs specifically say that you CAN'T line up the edge spots with the...
Forum: Home Poker 10-25-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5
Posted By Mano
Re: Home Poker Tour Nevada Jacks Chips

How much does a set like that go for, and how much extra would it be to line up the edge spots? Thanks.
Forum: Home Poker 10-24-2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4
Posted By Mano
Re: Nexgens, Diamonds, Faux Clay ????

I have been considering getting the Dunes replica (http://www.apachepokerchips.com/dunespokerchips.html) set - you may like it too. Can anyone here comment on this set?
Forum: Home Poker 10-22-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7
Posted By Mano
Re: To correct, or not to correct, that is the question.

If you think the pots are not correct, or are just uncertain, stop the game and calmly recreate the action and form the pots until everyone agrees before the next hand is dealt. Once the next hand is...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 10-22-2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4
Posted By Mano
Re: Prematurely tabling cards in MTT

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In a tournament yesterday at the Borgata, Player A prematurely tabled his hand on the river before Player B had a chance to act. Before Player B could see what was tabled, the dealer...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 10-22-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 40
Posted By Mano
Re: A very interesting ethics situation and a Bellagio Floor ruling

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If a player acts out of turn, his action must stand.



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I strongly disagree. From Robert's rules of Poker:
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