Caesars Palace, Craps, Sports Book And (Oh Yeah) A Conference

by derek on November 27, 2007 · 23 comments

Caesars Palace

Las Vegas, Nevada
Sin City
City of Lights
The Strip
Here I come baby!
The hotel reservation has been made and I will be staying at Caesars Palace, which will be the first time I am staying there. My previous trips have had me at the Las Vegas Hilton and the Luxor.
While I will be in Vegas during PubCon, I will unfortunately not be attending PubCon as I am traveling to Vegas to attend a conference for work. However, if anyone is attending PubCon let me know and we can try to meet up somewhere to grab a drink or ten.
From a gambling perspective, I am really not a big gambler. I love to play Texas Hold’Em with my buddies but I am not confident enough in my skills to warrant sitting down at a table in Vegas, although Caesars does have a few daily tournaments that you can enter for $65.
Typically I am the guy sitting at the bar playing video poker so I can stay nice and close to the drinks. However, on this trip I am hoping to spend some time at the sports book placing a few wagers and also make a few bets at the craps table.


I’ve never played craps before so I will be trying to indulge in a crash course on how to play. If there are any craps experts out there, please feel free to pass along your tips and recommendations.
With all of the plans secured and the days ticking by before I leave, I need to think about my issues with packing a suitcase to avoid wrinkling everything. Although I’m thinking that Caesars has got to have a dry cleaning service that I can use once I arrive, as I am terrible with an iron.
Hope to see you in Vegas!

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Damien November 28, 2007 at 12:29 am

Have fun bro. I’ve heard Caesar’s is the bomb!


Saman Sadeghi November 28, 2007 at 2:00 pm

Not to rain on the parade, but I really don’t think it is: For me, it’s too “old” – but that’s the charm for some. It’s “classic Vegas”
I tend to prefer contemporary casinos like The Wynn – if you get a chance, you should swing by and check it out!
Also, there’s an In-N-Out Burger and a Fry’s Electronics out there (toward Mandalay Bay, away from the Strip). If you’ve never been, you have to check out Fry’s – It’s a electronics’s geeks wet dream!


derek November 28, 2007 at 5:36 pm

I’ve got a Fry’s Electronics about 20-30 minutes from where I live so I am familiar with the store. The previous times I’ve been to Vegas I have never stopped at In-N-Out Burger but have heard good things.
The Wynn is a very nice place, we stopped in there for a bit the last time I was there.


Saman Sadeghi November 28, 2007 at 9:08 pm

Ah, I see – for some reason, I assumed that your first trip to Caesars was your first trip to Vegas :opps:


stephen November 28, 2007 at 2:19 am

Make sure you come back on Jan 6th 2008 for my party at the Absolut Vodka Suite at the CP during CES 2008. I’ll put you on the guest list 😉


Saman Sadeghi November 28, 2007 at 2:04 pm

I should be at CES again this year – can I swing by too?!


derek November 28, 2007 at 5:38 pm

Sweet! I’m not sure if I will be able to swing a return trip within a month, particularly since I cannot even get into CES since it is not open to the public.
Do you need another correspondent? 😉


Home Recording Studio November 28, 2007 at 8:45 am

Have a great time. I wish that I could join you but alas, it is next to impossible. So, I shall simply look forward to your stories on your return.


Dave November 28, 2007 at 11:45 am

Sounds like fun, let us know how you do!
I plan on going for the first time for CES, and I’ll be at Stephen’s/John Chow’s little shindig 😉


Chris Gray November 28, 2007 at 11:45 am

Have a good time man…I am envious! You have to stop by the RIO for roulette! They have a 15 seat video table with a live wheel. It’s great because you can sit but don’t have to play every hand…and the drinks will come. Let me tell you they will come! We spent hours there last trip to Vegas and had a blast.


derek November 28, 2007 at 5:40 pm

Lol, the conference I am attending is at the Rio so I am sure I will have a chance to check out that roulette wheel. Thanks for mentioning it.


John July 13, 2008 at 9:50 am

I played at Caesar’s poker room this year – very nice. I stayed away from craps though because I like to play full odds and the $25 tables are too rich for me. Imperial Palace for the $5 craps tables for me.


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Tony @ sports betting picks May 14, 2009 at 11:51 pm

The Sahara has great poker tournaments 3 times a day. Full tables and plenty of play for your money.
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Rob@Online Poker Rakeback May 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

So how’d you end up doing on your 1st trip to the craps table? I still remember my first game. I made a killing. Every time I would touch the dice I would roll for what felt like forever. I had no idea what anything on the felt meant, so I just put chips on random spots when I felt like it, and usually hit.
Since then, I’ve lost money everytime I hit the craps table (which isn’t all that often in all honesty). They called it “beginners luck!”
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Sportsbook June 2, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Caesars Palace is my favorite sportsbook when I’m in Vegas


Sportsbook Software June 22, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Got to love that… How’d you do? We’re right out of Las Vegas and lease sportsbook software for bookies. I could have met up with you and given you a few tips.
Or had a few beers!


Daniel@gambling sites November 7, 2009 at 6:26 am

The online versions are very nice and inexpensive to play at home, but undoubtedly traditional casinos have a charm and a magic environment that can not be replaced.


Tony@bookyap December 20, 2010 at 11:32 am

Ceaser’s has a pretty nice poker room. I’ve played there a few times. It’s been a while since I’ve been to Vegas. I’m thinking a trip is in order.


Wager King March 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Have fun man, and remember you gotta know when to walk away or in my case when Im in vegas hitting the boozer – crawl away! haa


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