have an excellent chance of getting an all-ex-penses-paid
trip to Las Vegas. Watch your newspaper for ads in
the sports section and in the personal classified.
The yellow pages of your telephone directory may pro-vide
to Anthony Curtis, junkets (with junket masters paid
by the casino to bring in and host casino customers)
are going out of style. More and more, individuals
are making their own arrangements with casino hosts.
This way the casino does not have the expense of a
junket master. Also common these days are "spree"
pro-grams, in which customers typically put up front
money and then receive cash rebates after playing
a specified number of hours with specified minimum
bets. There may be an up-front charge for airfare
and other expenses, but if you put in enough hours
at the tables and bet enough money, your rebates should
recover most or all of the cost of the spree. Sprees
typically are arranged by travel agents that specialize
in spree business. Your news-paper should provide
leads here, also.
website on comps is Comp City by comp wizard Max Rubin.
games like chess and backgammon may be difficult to
master, there's no mystery to them: All the information
you need to succeed is sitting out in the open. You
don't have to try to estimate where your opponent's
queen is in a chess game, and you don't have to be
worried about a hidden piece attacking you in a backgammon
game. The difficulty in mastering these games and
others like them comes in learning how best to use
your out-in-the-open armies to overwhelm your opponent.