A "FlyerTalk" for gaming?

Old Feb 5, 13, 2:49 pm
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A "FlyerTalk" for gaming?

Lots of Vegas forums out there, but I was wondering if anyone knows of a FlyerTalk equivilent forum for gaming programs? FT is the place to go to learn all the tips and tricks for traveling and I would think there's a "best" forum like it out there for gaming. Haven't found anything good, though.
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Old Feb 5, 13, 5:24 pm
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The LVA message boards (paid, subscription side),
VPFree message boards,
and the Green Chip message boards (also paid) at bj21.com might be sites you should look into.

Remember, most gaming opportunities are short lived; and since people make $$$ off of them (and/or want the opportunities to last and/or not get burned out); people will be reluctant to share many things in a "public" manner.
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Old Feb 15, 13, 10:16 pm
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Old Feb 19, 13, 2:29 pm
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i like vegasmessageboard alot... tons of good info and free just my .02
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Old Feb 26, 13, 11:35 am
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I don't think the average gambler is as savvy as the average flyertalker. Someone who plays slots at a 30%+ house edge is not going to be worried about squeezing 1.6 cents per point out of a comp instead of 1.4. Neither is my friend who told me I should hold the 9 and 6 at VP yesterday because they are lucky - but she had a lot of free play at Greektown Detroit. The people that already maximize their play by knowing strategy and being good at math will not have a difficult time figuring out casino comp systems. With only a few major players out there, not an overly complicated world like that of airline programs.

You could always venture into Usenet and alt.vacation.las-vegas. It was great back in the late 90s when I started my pilgrimages to Vegas. Now it makes Omni PR look like the sesame street forum.

If you want to learn game strategy, wizardofodds.com is (at least was) a great site. Taught me perfect strategy for blackjack and video poker. It is not really a forum though - just a site run by a guy with a phd in statistics. I believe there were some articles about maximizing comps. Been awhile since I visited though.
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Old Mar 3, 13, 1:43 pm
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The Wizard's forum site, wizardofvegas.com, does have some discussion of opportunities to maximize the system.
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Old Mar 26, 13, 7:01 pm
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Would your flyertalk for gaming include the ability to track and compare these promotions. Does anyone know of a easier way to manage these accounts and promotions in one place? I don't know which promotion to take and where to play. I appreciate any advice you might have.
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Old Mar 27, 13, 7:17 am
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Originally Posted by mpetterson View Post
Would your flyertalk for gaming include the ability to track and compare these promotions. Does anyone know of a easier way to manage these accounts and promotions in one place? I don't know which promotion to take and where to play. I appreciate any advice you might have.
Well, the consensus seemed to be, the gaming world is not as complicated as the miles and points world, but your post is a good example of a topic that could be covered. I could see a useful 'Newbies - flame free - ask your questions here" type of discussion and forums for each loyalty program, IRS regulations and gambling, Vegas dining, keeping up on airfare deals to gamling locations, Hotel deals, entertainment deals, trip reports (what are Macau casinos like), best credit card deals (Like the Total Rewards branded card), ad infinitum. I know a lot of that information is around but, like FT, it would be a one-stop shop and there might be a sense of community. I was just surprised to find there wasn't already something out there...
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Old Mar 27, 13, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by mpetterson View Post
Would your flyertalk for gaming include the ability to track and compare these promotions. Does anyone know of a easier way to manage these accounts and promotions in one place? I don't know which promotion to take and where to play. I appreciate any advice you might have.
If I were you I'd go to the comps section on vegasmessageboard and ask your detailed question there. You could ask it here but you'd be likely to get more answers there.
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Old Apr 1, 13, 3:02 am
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Originally Posted by tev9999 View Post
You could always venture into Usenet and alt.vacation.las-vegas. It was great back in the late 90s when I started my pilgrimages to Vegas. Now it makes Omni PR look like the sesame street forum.
They still have Usenet??!?
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Old Apr 29, 13, 2:10 pm
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They still have Usenet??!?
Yup. You can access it via the web now at groups.google.com. The NNTP protocol is still alive and well if you want to use a newsreader too.

Here is a great example of the quality of discussion that still goes on there:
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Old May 1, 13, 6:26 am
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Originally Posted by ch3ss View Post
twoplustwo is good

i like vegasmessageboard alot... tons of good info and free just my .02
Ditto on the Vegas Message Board (free) .... I am a member of the LVA (Las Vegas Advisor for $37 a year) and I find more and better info on the VMB than the LVA.

But, the LVA comes with a great coupon book! The LVA's MRB (Member Rewards Book) along with a couple ACG's (American Casino Guides; approx $12 each via Amazon with free shipping for orders over $25) provide with with tons of savings every year during my 3-4 trips a year to Las Vegas!
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Old May 24, 13, 9:24 am
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Another example of the kind of thing a gaming FT could cover: I routinely get offers for a few nights in Vegas and a free cruise for two on Norwegian cruise lines. Has anyone taken advantage of one of these offers and what was the quality of the cruise experience? Were there a lot of hidden costs to the "free" cruise?
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Old May 26, 13, 6:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Biblioman1 View Post
Another example of the kind of thing a gaming FT could cover: I routinely get offers for a few nights in Vegas and a free cruise for two on Norwegian cruise lines. Has anyone taken advantage of one of these offers and what was the quality of the cruise experience? Were there a lot of hidden costs to the "free" cruise?
Perhaps, start a NEW thread (in this forum), and see what happens.
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