Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby hwmyones » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:43 pm

actually i disagree...tyler would probably be 3rd team or so..but even then, if you REALLY think about it? there are some ugly mother's out there. Lorenzo Mata-Real..basically the ugliest MF i've ever seen...Luke Harangody..The Lopez Twins? I'd continue, but i have an 8 page paper due at 5, and I've still got another page or two to write...god i love procrastinating.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby hwmyones » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:04 pm

and you know what? My team is name is friggin awesome. A little wordy, but to the point.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby 20090922 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:14 pm

Well, I put in my deposit today. :)

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby upgrade » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:52 pm

lukertin wrote:Well, I put in my deposit today. :)


Congrats =)

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby hwmyones » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:07 am

I'm pretty sure the class of 2011 is shaping up to be the best ever...until the Class of 2012 of course

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby aguyingeorgia » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:45 am

Good luck Washington U people!

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby smc5784 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:27 am

I just got back from STL. Did some apartment shopping and pretty sure I've settle on a place in the CWE. I was surprised at how easy it was to get around (I'm VERY directionally-challenged), and how little traffic there was. Delmar looked cool, but I didn't experience it (I spent my only whole night there at the Lumiere - a wondrous casino). Can't wait for the fall!

By the way, for all you Facebookers out there, we have a group started by one of our very own TLSers, so hope to see you there (facebook) and there (STL) soon.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby 20090922 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:24 pm

Does this Lumiere have poker?

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby upgrade » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:28 pm

lukertin wrote:Does this Lumiere have poker?


Yes.

What's the survival guide referenced in this thread?

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby smc5784 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:34 pm

upgrade wrote:
lukertin wrote:Does this Lumiere have poker?


Yes.

What's the survival guide referenced in this thread?


I couldn't find it on the WashU website, but it's actually linked to on the very first post of this thread. Apparently some WashU students got together and put out a huge bulletin outlining a lot of stuff you'd need or want to know about WashU and St. Louis. It's from 2006, so some of the stuff is slightly outdated (I think the section on computers is most in need of updating), but it's a great resource.

As for the Lumiere, it just opened in December, and it's got a great looking poker room. I didn't play (I had a nice blackjack run and didn't want to ruin it), but they had a variety of games going on. DO NOT go to the President's (the sister casino of the Lumiere). I spent about 5 minutes looking around in there before I knew it was time to high-tail it outta there.

Edit: fixed the year and a typo.
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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby upgrade » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:50 pm

smc5784 wrote:I couldn't find it on the WashU website, but it's actually linked to on the very first post of this thread. Apparently some WashU students got together and put out a huge bulletin outlining a lot of stuff you'd need or want to know about WashU and St. Louis. It's from 2006, so some of the stuff is slightly outdated (I think the section on computers is most in need of updatign), but it's a great resource.


I'm an idiot, thanks. =)

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby smc5784 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:51 pm

upgrade wrote:I'm an idiot, thanks. =)


No worries. I looked all over the WashU website and couldn't find it, so perhaps I'm the idiot. It's a great distraction for work, though.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby 20090922 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:56 pm

smc5784 wrote:
upgrade wrote:I'm an idiot, thanks. =)


No worries. I looked all over the WashU website and couldn't find it, so perhaps I'm the idiot. It's a great distraction for work, though.


I couldn't find it on the WashU website either, and after I found the guide the first time reading this thread, I forgot where it was. Thankfully I remembered I saved the file to my computer :D

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby hwmyones » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:10 pm

To be honest, my only real problem with Lumiere is the damn color scheme. And Missouri has some weird gambling laws. It's like $500 every few hours, (or maybe every hour i'm not sure)...the whole place is frickin orange. the poker room is small, but nice. And they have all the games you'd want. My only complaint is that drinks are not comped when you're at the table..which is disheartening and sad. but i'm sure we can get over it. The drive from CWE to the casino is only like 10 minutes too...not bad at all. Also, they're building a Four Seasons right there as well.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby egrubs » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:42 pm

hwmyones wrote:And Missouri has some weird gambling laws. It's like $500 every few hours, (or maybe every hour i'm not sure)


Huh?

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby upgrade » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:46 pm

egrubs wrote:
hwmyones wrote:And Missouri has some weird gambling laws. It's like $500 every few hours, (or maybe every hour i'm not sure)


Huh?


I've not heard of this before either. I have a friend who I watched lose over $20,000 into a progressive jackpot slot in less than 24 hours in Kansas City.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby hwmyones » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:52 pm

maybe slots are different? I know at the tables you have to give them your membership card and they keep track of how much you deposit at the table and it's $500 over every certain period of time? or maybe it's a st. louis thing? I really dont know. all i know is that you can't get in or out without hte card either...

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby pernicious33 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:22 pm

The gambling law is a $500 stop-loss, and people can only get $500 every couple hours. However, I think the two-hour intervals are not on an individual basis but instead on a fixed schedule. For example, if the fixed intervals are every two hours starting at noon, then a person could get $500 at 1:59 and another $500 at 2:01. At least, this is my understanding of the law.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby smc5784 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:28 pm

hwmyones wrote:My only complaint is that drinks are not comped when you're at the table..which is disheartening and sad. but i'm sure we can get over it.


This is definitely the biggest problem. You had already told me, but I just wanted to verify, so I asked someone, "Are drinks free if you're playing?" They looked at me like I was crazy. Are Mississippi and Vegas casinos the only ones that do this, or are these people just not familiar with how casinos are run in the rest of the country?

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby wustl3l » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:38 pm

smc5784 wrote:
hwmyones wrote:My only complaint is that drinks are not comped when you're at the table..which is disheartening and sad. but i'm sure we can get over it.


This is definitely the biggest problem. You had already told me, but I just wanted to verify, so I asked someone, "Are drinks free if you're playing?" They looked at me like I was crazy. Are Mississippi and Vegas casinos the only ones that do this, or are these people just not familiar with how casinos are run in the rest of the country?


I've been to a lot of jurisdictions. Most places comp drinks. I know however at one time California did not allow alcohol on the casino floor.

And the $500 loss limit is that you cannot purchase $500 in chips/slot credits in a two hour period. Not sure when the period starts/stops, though, since I never have enough to get close to the limit! So I think presumably if you bought in for $500 and then went on a great run you could play until your money ran out.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby smc5784 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:48 pm

wustl3l wrote:I've been to a lot of jurisdictions. Most places comp drinks. I know however at one time California did not allow alcohol on the casino floor.

And the $500 loss limit is that you cannot purchase $500 in chips/slot credits in a two hour period. Not sure when the period starts/stops, though, since I never have enough to get close to the limit! So I think presumably if you bought in for $500 and then went on a great run you could play until your money ran out.


Yeah, I'm not worried about that limit. I won't be touching that. I know the casinos in Illinois don't comp drinks, and I've heard that Indiana casinos don't, either. What's up with the midwesterners? Give us that booze!

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby 20090922 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:00 pm

smc5784 wrote:
hwmyones wrote:My only complaint is that drinks are not comped when you're at the table..which is disheartening and sad. but i'm sure we can get over it.


This is definitely the biggest problem. You had already told me, but I just wanted to verify, so I asked someone, "Are drinks free if you're playing?" They looked at me like I was crazy. Are Mississippi and Vegas casinos the only ones that do this, or are these people just not familiar with how casinos are run in the rest of the country?


It's comped in AC as well, but they expect tips, and only at the tables (not the slots). My friends didn't tip the waitress and the waitress said to them in a very loud voice "Thanks a lot guys, I really appreciate it." I had a good laugh.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby smc5784 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:08 pm

lukertin wrote:It's comped in AC as well, but they expect tips, and only at the tables (not the slots). My friends didn't tip the waitress and the waitress said to them in a very loud voice "Thanks a lot guys, I really appreciate it." I had a good laugh.


Ahh, yes, the tips. Me and my cheap-ass buddies in college developed a system where one of us at the table would tip a waitress the first time she gave us a drink, then stiff her on the next 2, until she finally caught on. Then a new waitress comes by, and we pulled the same thing (except one of the other friends would tip). You could get almost ten drinks on the night for just a buck or two.

And, yes, I know this makes me a low life. If it's any consolation, I sorta feel bad when I do it.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby 20090922 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:14 pm

smc5784 wrote:Ahh, yes, the tips. Me and my cheap-ass buddies in college developed a system where one of us at the table would tip a waitress the first time she gave us a drink, then stiff her on the next 2, until she finally caught on. Then a new waitress comes by, and we pulled the same thing (except one of the other friends would tip). You could get almost ten drinks on the night for just a buck or two.

And, yes, I know this makes me a low life. If it's any consolation, I sorta feel bad when I do it.


I'd only feel bad if she were somewhat hot and didn't sag in every spot imaginable. I found the waitresses at the Taj Mahal quite repulsive. I don't drink while playing poker anyways, so meh.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby smc5784 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:39 pm

lukertin wrote:I'd only feel bad if she were somewhat hot and didn't sag in every spot imaginable. I found the waitresses at the Taj Mahal quite repulsive. I don't drink while playing poker anyways, so meh.


Now THAT'S justification.

I mean, I hate to use a tired excuse, but I'm giving the casino quite enough as it is. I'll take myself a tip-free drink, thank you very much. I realize the waitress isn't reaping all the benefit of the fixed games, but there are plenty of places that you can go waitress at that don't have people in a "losing" state of mind, for the most part. I think making the choice to waiter/ress or bartend at a casino isn't a great choice to begin with (a bartender at one told me pretty much the same thing - that he doesn't get near what he does at a typical bar), so I can only be held to so much fault.




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