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Pre-show report from the Vegas show...

MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,730 ✭✭✭✭✭

This photo taken 5 minutes ago. You can practically feel the excitement in the air!

Andy Lustig

Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,395 ✭✭✭✭✭


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  • OldIndianNutKaseOldIndianNutKase Posts: 2,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No pictures of the dancing girls........?


  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,232 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is REALLY social distancing. :)

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,009 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Way cool

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like I remember it.....
    Actually I've never really been out of Massachusetts :)

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  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Only the ghosts of long gone gamblers! 🍒🍒🍒


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  • KccoinKccoin Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ...typical Tuesday night...?

  • tradedollarnuttradedollarnut Posts: 20,072 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fairly sure the casino is closed on Tuesdays

  • coinsarefuncoinsarefun Posts: 21,656 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I called them Sunday before I came here. She said only the hotel is closed from Tuesday-Thursday.
    Casino and meeting rooms are open. Casino floor and everything else is open too.

  • orevilleoreville Posts: 11,718 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What good is a coin show if the casino is not open at the same time to win at blackjack to pay for your coin purchases?


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  • tradedollarnuttradedollarnut Posts: 20,072 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 1, 2020 8:46PM

    Okkkk. Not a lot of locals going to Park MGM Tuesday-Thursday so dead is not unexpected. That hotel survives on the Golden Knights.

  • fathomfathom Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @oreville said:
    What good is a coin show if the casino is not open at the same time to win at blackjack to pay for your coin purchases?


    The coin purchase is the wager.

  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I passed through Vegas on Monday morning. Went to the ammo store. Lots of people there. Not a lot of bullets. But lots of people.

  • coinsarefuncoinsarefun Posts: 21,656 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The casino floor and the main drag in Vegas is a ghost town.
    I went there around 10am and very few people there including maybe a handful of dealers.
    Returned around 12;30-1pm and there were 6-7 people submitting boxes and boxes AND boxes of V75
    Bullion eagles...........too bad I can’t get the same attention a boatload of bullion attracts ;)

  • BochimanBochiman Posts: 25,253 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinsarefun said:

    a boatload of bullion

    That hurts just thinking about it ;)

    I've got family in Vegas....I still need to go see them but haven't been there since 12/19.
    Weird seeing their pics over the last 6 months of the strip and other places there.....ghost town like early on and maybe still....

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  • ModwriterModwriter Posts: 330 ✭✭✭

    I didn't find the time to go to over to the Balboa Bay show and I was across the street. Randy from GC stopped by but I didn't have the forms ready. So there I am filling out the forms as everybody was partying around me. By the time I got to the second form, it got real sloppy. lol

  • JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 2,873 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very colorful

  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Surprised the place is even open considering the pandemic and all. I would of thought casinos and hotels would have been shutdown months ago.

    The whole worlds off its rocker, buy Gold™.

  • bigjpstbigjpst Posts: 2,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    About a week ago Gov reduced capacities to 25% bars and restaurants. I think they did the same for any shows. Most of the locals go to smaller casinos like Stations and Boyd gaming properties. Those are still not busy but not as empty as the strip casinos during the week.
    I used to say I avoid the strip like the plague. Guess I’ll have to change it to pandemic.

  • ShadyDaveShadyDave Posts: 2,184 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1630Boston said:
    Looks like I remember it.....
    Actually I've never really been out of Massachusetts :)

    I'm sure the MGM by the Boston harbor looks the same :)

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,465 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrEureka said:
    This photo taken 5 minutes ago. You can practically feel the excitement in the air!

    Is that a self-service bar?

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    Helllloooo! Is there anybody in there? What if you yell Fire. Peace Roy

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  • OKbustchaserOKbustchaser Posts: 5,410 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did anyone end up going? Win anything at the Legend auction?

    I actually did pick up what may have been the least expensive coin in the sale...and it wasn't even a bust half!!
    1842 triple punched date seated half.

    Now for the main question... On Legend's auction site I can't find a way to pay for it...Do they simply charge the CC I have on file?

    Just because I'm old doesn't mean I don't love to look at a pretty bust.
  • MgarmyMgarmy Posts: 2,296 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would call them

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    That's sad.......

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    Arrived at dinner time Wednesday. Decided to eat in the complex. Only ONE place to go. On the way through the maze of the casino asked directions and a pit boss almost walked me there. Multiple dealers attempted to engage me on the way. Saw NOONE playing. Dinner SUCKED!
    Coin side of it better. Plane ride home, one of 14 on the flight. First class not what it was but very roomy.
    Looking forward to February.

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    Paranoia strikes deep in sin city.

  • philographerphilographer Posts: 1,310 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It was full two weeks ago > @MrEureka said:

    This photo taken 5 minutes ago. You can practically feel the excitement in the air!

    Revenue: $8.00
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