Las Vegas “Whales”

Las Vegas “Whales”

By: Iulia Pascanu

What Las Vegas jargon names “whales” is in fact the creme of the high rollers species. They are a handfull of people that in some opinions don’t exceed 500 individuals in the world. Las Vegas hoteliers are nuts about them; some claim four or five of those whales bet much more than the rest of the thousands customers they receive daily. No wonder they are suspected of going as far as selling their first born child to get one of those whales into their gaming area.
Five tips to recognise a whale

* the size of the bet: $50,000 is the low end; Australian tycoon Kerry Packer likes to play seven blackjack hands at one time; his top bet was $375,000;
* the line of credit: 4 to 5 million dollars for one weekend; a fortune for us ordinary earthings, pocket money for a “whale”;
* the treat: whales get all the freebies from the hotel they play: fine dining, luxury accommodations, private jet transportation, expensive gifts… often the US visa for the Asian high rollers;
* the escort: it usually includes bodyguards, beautiful gals and close friends; Las Vegas history saved for the record a legendary tale in which the Saudi Prince Adnan Khashoggi dropped for a bet at Stardust with an anturage of a dozen people;
* the generosity: whether they win or loose, everybody’s happy as long as they play; “whales” don’t spare tips & gifts.

While the “whales” number just a few hundreds in the world, the amounts they can afford to lose are purely impressive; that is why hoteliers pay specially trained staff for “whales hunting”. The Asians form a big part of this exclusivist market, about 80 %. The bottom line is to keep them comming in, at the same rate, after nine eleven.

Unfortunatelly, Las Vegas seems to be experiencing a decrease in whale strands these days. One reason, that all hoteliers agree about, is they don’t get as much privacy in Las Vegas casinos as they would normally get in other gaming destinations of the world. While hotel owners in Las Vegas await their VIP saloons approved, the “whales” gamble in Macau, Monaco or Australia.

Las Vegas Gambling Tips

Las Vegas Gambling Tips

 

By: Jay Bauder

 

LAS VEGAS GAMBLING TIPS….WALK OUT A WINNER!

Las Vegas, famous for tourism, entertainment and gaming, is “THE” entertainment capital of the world.

In Vegas, playing can be a lot of fun. Playing can be very easy and winning there, can take little effort too. But a question to ask is how to leave Las Vegas with money. This is a deception that gamblers often encounter.

Here are a few general pointers to go home with your winnings:

*Set a rule for the pit games and as much as possible, stick to it. It could be that you play no pit games at all, or if you should, set a strict budget.

*Have some rest. Playing can take place for hours. If you find yourself losing, stop and have some rest. Take the time to do other things, like going up to your hotel room to change, watch television, or sleep. After which you can then go back to the game. Chances are, the winners have already left and losers are already drunk, so take advantage of the situation!

* Look around and study the players first. These are unfamiliar faces. Be attentive as to how they play the game. Never be hesitant to change tables for better luck, if your game is not going smoothly.

*When playing thru a slot machine, change your bet every time you spin. Avoid betting the same amount of coins every spin. This is good at machines that offer free spins.

*At slots, don’t bet on all paylines. Bet maximum coins on just a few.

*Say no to alcoholic drinks while at play. When high in alcohol, one tends to have great guts. Avoid it; you might be very daring as to place a large bet for not so good cards.

*Manage your money well. Allot a certain amount that you want to play with for the day. Play the money through the slot machine only once. After that, take whatever winnings you have or stop if the allotted money is all used up. If playing pit games, do the same, play within a budget.

*If you lose, you quit, Simple. You will know your luck as you play along. If you tend to be losing, don’t push it and bet harder hoping you can win and recuperate.

But, as in any game, the best strategy is patience. Watch a while, stand back and study the statistics.
Gambling above all, whether one be an expert or not, is a game of luck.