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Loaded Orchid

Posted Thursday, September 19th, 2019 09:17 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 9:17 AM

Wish I could’ve tried for all the others too

Originally published by DK on September 19, 2019 at 9:17 am

Nino penguins

Posted Sunday, August 25th, 2019 03:43 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 3:43 PM

Left up $77 from my $100 free play

Originally published by DK on August 25, 2019 at 3:43 pm

NEVER CORN DOGS

Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2019 08:21 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food,Games at 8:21 PM

But I will take the $56

Originally published by DK on August 23, 2019 at 8:21 pm

The new babies ❤️ me

Posted Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 10:44 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 10:44 PM

$116 progressive jackpot on a 0.38 bet

Originally published by DK on August 14, 2019 at 10:44 pm

That top one would be nice

Posted Friday, August 9th, 2019 11:59 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 11:59 AM

Could be a 50-cent life changer

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2019 at 11:59 am

The Spread of Sports Betting

Posted Sunday, July 28th, 2019 08:24 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Mini Posts,Sports at 8:24 PM

While I worked for a number of years in the casino business, my property never offered sports betting. As it now spreads across the United States, it is starting to make an impact with my current industry, professional sports venue management. I haven’t done a lot of research on this topic, but I feel like both sides aren’t fully prepared for all the potential side effects of a much larger pool of bettors.

Minnesota has always had a unique gaming environment among states and the various types of tribal compacts, so I don’t envision any immediate changes in the landscape. As it sweeps across the country, though, I imagine Minnesota will join at some point – too much money is involved to completely sit out. Minnesota tribes have understandably been reluctant to reopen the gaming agreements, but most of the larger ones already have ties to professional sports in one form or another.

As a technical venue manager, I’m curious as to what additional demands will be made on wireless networks, digital signage, cyber security and real-time statistical data feeds if sports betting is approved here. Not to mention physical changes to buildings if things like betting windows were ever to be added. I can easily imagine fans having sports betting apps on their phones, placing bets in their seats during a game and wanting to cash out winners immediately.

Lastly, I had another thought while watching the Twins lose their epic battle with the Yankees the other night. If human referees and umpires are still used in all leagues (which is likely), what extra security measures will be needed when they make bad calls? Will it influence how they make calls in the first place? It’s already a challenging environment with rowdy fans who have had too much to drink…

Originally published by DK on July 28, 2019 at 8:24 pm

It was promising for a minute

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2019 01:04 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 1:04 PM

Thanks a lot, Stompy

Originally published by DK on July 27, 2019 at 1:04 pm

Such a great Vegas property

Posted Saturday, July 13th, 2019 02:40 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food,Links,Travel at 2:40 PM

https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2019/07/11/the-cosmopolitan-las-vegas-hotel-is-now-better-than-ever/

Originally published by DK on July 13, 2019 at 2:40 pm

Good luck is right

Posted Friday, July 5th, 2019 01:55 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Travel at 1:55 PM

Just *once* I’d like something other than the smallest one, Stompy…

Originally published by DK on July 5, 2019 at 1:55 pm

That’s a good dog

Posted Sunday, June 16th, 2019 06:44 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 6:44 PM

…now let’s go home

Originally published by DK on June 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm

What the hell is that?

Posted Saturday, June 15th, 2019 05:32 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Design,Games,Travel at 5:32 PM

Scary-ass IGT slot monkeys @ Grand Portage

Originally published by DK on June 15, 2019 at 5:32 pm

I need to find cheaper hobbies

Posted Monday, June 3rd, 2019 08:54 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food at 8:54 PM

Dinner at Mystic + no luck (or play time) on the slots

Originally published by DK on June 3, 2019 at 8:54 pm

Caesar’s saves the day

Posted Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 05:52 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Travel at 5:52 PM

Slot holds are rough on the Strip

Originally published by DK on May 23, 2019 at 5:52 pm

Sunny, but cold (and windy)

Posted Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 11:09 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Family,Travel,Weather at 11:09 PM

Caesar’s Palace and the Palms

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2019 at 11:09 pm

Haven’t played this in ages

Posted Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 01:00 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Travel at 1:00 AM

Not much return on a 2.50 bet

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2019 at 1:00 am

We have arrived

Posted Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 03:51 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 3:51 PM

Starting to have a love/hate relationship with the Mirage

Originally published by DK on May 21, 2019 at 3:51 pm

U.S. sports betting year one

Posted Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 04:40 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos,Links,Sports at 4:40 PM

http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/26740441/one-year-legal-us-sports-betting-learned

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2019 at 4:40 pm

Snoopy Dogg Dogg in Welch

Posted Saturday, April 27th, 2019 07:41 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Music at 7:41 PM

I never realized that Snoop Dogg should be on my artist bucket list, but I was really, really wrong. Friday night’s show at Treasure Island Resort & Casino (of all places) was quite the experience. Calvin Broadus Jr. has had an amazing 47 years of life. Seriously, go read his Wikipedia page right now. Even if you aren’t a fan of rap music, Snoop’s influence on pop culture is undisputed.

It shouldn’t be a complete surprise that the show started late, with a DJ set that seemed to be stalling for time until opener Warren G finally did a short 25-minute set that concluded with Regulate. After a much shorter wait, Snoop took the stage for an entertaining hour-long set that included tributes to Nipsey Hussle, Biggie and Tupac. He covered all the big crowd-pleasers:

  • Murder Was The Case
  • The Next Episode
  • Gin & Juice
  • Drop It Like It’s Hot
  • Who Am I (What’s My Name)?

The supporting cast for Snoop’s part of the evening included Tha Dogg Pound, six pole dancers (with only four poles), a “Nasty Dogg” mascot in full costume and several very burly security guards (that were definitely not a part of the seriously conflicted house security). The crowd (and artist) must’ve been extra challenging for the house managers, as there was ample gin and juice being consumed and Snoop kept encouraging people to light up all night.

Sounds like “DJ Snoopadelic” showed up for an after show DJ set at Muse Event Center in Minneapolis at some point after midnight (with a $100 cover). Still have to wonder, though, how Treasure Island got the full concert booking. Snoop-A-Loop, indeed!


Originally published by DK on April 27, 2019 at 7:41 pm

Oak Ridge Boys @ Mystic

Posted Thursday, April 18th, 2019 11:08 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Music at 11:08 PM

The “new guy” joined the band in 1973…

Originally published by DK on April 18, 2019 at 11:08 pm

The Oak Ridge Boys

Posted Thursday, April 18th, 2019 11:06 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Music,Nature,Quotes at 11:06 PM

Don’t wanna be buried in debt or in sin, so we pray to Jesus and we play the lotto…

Originally published by DK on April 18, 2019 at 11:06 pm

Win of the night

Posted Thursday, April 18th, 2019 11:00 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 11:00 PM

Keepin’ It Real Hot

Originally published by DK on April 18, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Never won that one before

Posted Sunday, March 24th, 2019 03:57 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 3:57 PM

Surprise Keepin’ It Hot progressive

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2019 at 3:57 pm

Worth the drive

Posted Sunday, March 24th, 2019 12:26 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food at 12:26 PM

Two of my all-time favorites (Minnehaha Grill @ Mystic Lake)

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2019 at 12:26 pm

Super cheap entertainment

Posted Saturday, March 16th, 2019 07:23 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 7:23 PM

Bet a nickel to win $400

Originally published by DK on March 16, 2019 at 7:23 pm

Sadie’s a good dog

Posted Friday, March 15th, 2019 12:14 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Pets at 12:14 PM

Need more winners

Originally published by DK on March 15, 2019 at 12:14 pm

Never seen that before

Posted Sunday, March 10th, 2019 09:32 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 9:32 PM

Thought it was a sticker (and/or extra lucky), but that was not the case

Originally published by DK on March 10, 2019 at 9:32 pm

More than a stadium (but so cool)

Posted Friday, March 8th, 2019 02:48 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos,Links at 2:48 PM

https://www.enr.com/articles/46430-hard-rock-hotel-builders-deliver-a-rock-and-roll-icon

Originally published by DK on March 8, 2019 at 2:48 pm

Still waiting for my GC Story

Posted Thursday, February 28th, 2019 10:51 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Family,Games at 10:51 PM

That would’ve been a true Grand Casino Story, no?

Originally published by DK on February 28, 2019 at 10:51 pm

Sad news from Grand Portage

Posted Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 05:28 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Links at 5:28 PM

http://www.indiangaming.org/news/niga-mourns-the-loss-of-grand-portage-tribal-chairman-norman-deschampe

Originally published by DK on February 20, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Stupid Dude

Posted Sunday, February 17th, 2019 02:41 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 2:41 PM

If he would’ve been an orchid, that would’ve been $2600

Originally published by DK on February 17, 2019 at 2:41 pm

Goosebumps

Posted Thursday, February 7th, 2019 10:11 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Music at 10:11 AM

Snoop Dogg playing the casino circuit

Originally published by DK on February 7, 2019 at 10:11 am

Sports Betting

Posted Monday, January 28th, 2019 02:03 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos,Football,Mini Posts at 2:03 PM

Some interesting numbers about our big game last year:

  • $158,586,934 – total SBLII handle in Nevada
  • $1,170,432 – amount won by Nevada sports books on SBLII
  • $4.76 billion – amount the AGA estimates was bet on SBLII (legally and illegally)

With the legal landscape changing this year, things should be way crazier for Rams-Patriots. I love that the Westgate SuperBook has 442 different prop bets for SBLIII. I mean, how do you even come up with a spread for Phil Mickelson fourth-round bogeys at the Phoenix Open versus Josh Reynolds receptions?

h/t to Marc Meltzer (and good luck to my tech friends in Atlanta)

Originally published by DK on January 28, 2019 at 2:03 pm

Baby’s First Jackpot

Posted Friday, January 18th, 2019 09:44 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Family at 9:44 PM

Parent of the Year material right there

Originally published by DK on January 18, 2019 at 9:44 pm

The Orchid loves me again

Posted Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 05:12 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 5:12 PM

Limited Christmas casino money went a long way

Originally published by DK on January 1, 2019 at 5:12 pm

Christmas with Stompy

Posted Monday, December 24th, 2018 09:57 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 9:57 AM

Wish I could transfer credits

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2018 at 9:57 am

Strong targeted casino marketing

Posted Saturday, December 8th, 2018 01:53 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Hockey,Travel at 1:53 PM

Marketing geniuses, I tells ya

Originally published by DK on December 8, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Free breakfast bingo

Posted Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 12:40 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 12:40 PM

Lots of ink, but no winners

Originally published by DK on November 20, 2018 at 12:40 pm

The Orchid loves me again

Posted Friday, October 5th, 2018 10:42 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 10:42 PM

And I even left with most of it – thanks, Mystic Lake

Originally published by DK on October 5, 2018 at 10:42 pm

Reward: jackpots wanted

Posted Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 11:07 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Travel at 11:07 AM

None to be found on this trip

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2018 at 11:07 am

Dragons kick ass

Posted Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 01:59 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Travel at 1:59 AM

Liked this game a lot

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2018 at 1:59 am

Rawhide!

Posted Sunday, September 16th, 2018 12:14 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 12:14 AM

The new Grand Portage Casino is nice

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2018 at 12:14 am

Better than Orchid tonight

Posted Thursday, September 13th, 2018 09:07 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 9:07 PM

Keepin’ It Hot @ Mystic (after REO Speedwagon)

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2018 at 9:07 pm

The Reserve, Talon Club and 50%

Posted Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 10:47 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Links,News at 10:47 AM

Cosmo hoping to hook high rollers with latest upgrades

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2018 at 10:47 am

Nice of her to show up

Posted Monday, August 27th, 2018 09:22 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 9:22 PM

…along with four of her friends

Originally published by DK on August 27, 2018 at 9:22 pm

The Orchid loves me again

Posted Sunday, August 26th, 2018 09:42 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 9:42 PM

Also Keepin’ It Hot, babies and FU ?

Originally published by DK on August 26, 2018 at 9:42 pm

Oh for one more orchid

Posted Sunday, July 29th, 2018 02:50 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 2:50 PM

Black Orchid don’t love me no more

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2018 at 2:50 pm

Quick hit at the Bear

Posted Sunday, July 8th, 2018 11:43 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 11:43 AM

Could Black Bear possibly be looser than Mystic now?

Originally published by DK on July 8, 2018 at 11:43 am

Third level progressive

Posted Sunday, July 1st, 2018 06:37 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 6:37 PM

…from an old favorite

Originally published by DK on July 1, 2018 at 6:37 pm

Way too rare these days

Posted Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 09:00 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 9:00 AM

Bad streak or hold adjustment?

Originally published by DK on June 26, 2018 at 9:00 am

This was a nice one

Posted Friday, June 15th, 2018 01:28 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 1:28 PM

Glad I took a couple hours to visit

Originally published by DK on June 15, 2018 at 1:28 pm

$140 on a 45-cent bet

Posted Friday, June 15th, 2018 09:50 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 9:50 AM

Hard Rock Tampa is super nice

Originally published by DK on June 15, 2018 at 9:50 am

Only one in a long session

Posted Thursday, June 7th, 2018 02:28 am GMT -5 in Casinos at 2:28 AM

The math on this game is nuts

Originally published by DK on June 7, 2018 at 2:28 am

Smack Shack luck x2

Posted Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 10:46 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Charities,Food,Friends at 10:46 AM

They aren’t going to let Toyya and I play there any more

Originally published by DK on June 5, 2018 at 10:46 am

Not the three good ones

Posted Sunday, May 27th, 2018 03:12 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 3:12 PM

…but better than last time

Originally published by DK on May 27, 2018 at 3:12 pm

Only one of the night

Posted Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 12:21 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Friends at 12:21 AM

…but great to visit with JL

Originally published by DK on May 16, 2018 at 12:21 am

Nice return on 40 cents

Posted Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 11:35 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 11:35 PM

The Orchid played crazy tonight @ Mystic

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2018 at 11:35 pm

Logic will get you from A to B

Posted Monday, May 7th, 2018 08:11 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Links at 8:11 PM

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/03/magazine/money-issue-iowa-lottery-fraud-mystery.html

Originally published by DK on May 7, 2018 at 8:11 pm

The God of Hong Kong Horses

Posted Monday, May 7th, 2018 04:06 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Links,Sports at 4:06 PM

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-05-03/the-gambler-who-cracked-the-horse-racing-code

Originally published by DK on May 7, 2018 at 4:06 pm

Needed this day

Posted Saturday, April 21st, 2018 08:48 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food,Friends at 8:48 PM

Should be drop-dead tired, but I’m not

Originally published by DK on April 21, 2018 at 8:48 pm

The Orchid was good tonight

Posted Thursday, April 12th, 2018 12:05 am GMT -5 in Casinos at 12:05 AM

Three good ones (but not the top two)

Originally published by DK on April 12, 2018 at 12:05 am

Marketing geniuses

Posted Thursday, March 29th, 2018 03:30 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Hockey,Travel at 3:30 AM

Who would’ve thought Vegas would go hockey mad?

Originally published by DK on March 29, 2018 at 3:30 am

No, *you* the frog

Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 02:42 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Travel at 2:42 PM

My alternative to Orchid

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2018 at 2:42 pm

Linq alley keeps improving

Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 12:05 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 12:05 PM

Too bad the hotel part is so awful

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2018 at 12:05 pm

A little one at the Bay

Posted Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 10:02 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 10:02 PM

So reflective

Originally published by DK on March 3, 2018 at 10:02 pm

Got three of them

Posted Sunday, February 11th, 2018 08:04 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 8:04 PM

That was a lot of work to net $60

Originally published by DK on February 11, 2018 at 8:04 pm

Point of Contention

Posted Sunday, February 11th, 2018 07:58 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Music at 7:58 PM

It’s still standing…

Originally published by DK on February 11, 2018 at 7:58 pm

Also not the three I wanted

Posted Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 12:07 am GMT -5 in Casinos at 12:07 AM

But still nice to have any @ Mystic

Originally published by DK on January 31, 2018 at 12:07 am

Not the three I wanted

Posted Sunday, January 28th, 2018 03:09 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 3:09 PM

But better than the last few times at Mystic

Originally published by DK on January 28, 2018 at 3:09 pm

Very popular demand

Posted Sunday, January 28th, 2018 03:02 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food at 3:02 PM

Wonder how that was approved to begin with

Originally published by DK on January 28, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Becoming too rare

Posted Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 12:47 am GMT -5 in Casinos at 12:47 AM

Are they tightening up or not?

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2018 at 12:47 am
 

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