We start by sipping the Old Granddad bottled-in-bond bourbon. Mixed reviews. On a cigar front, Tony smoked the Timeless Sterling whilst Jason puffed the FSG by Drew Estate. On the “more you know” front, we share some facts and myths around HR 1854 (a bill about the FDA’s regulation of premium hand-rolled cigars) as well as explore relative comp offers between video poker and slot players.
Jason and Tony lament the decimation of comps, as told by Jean Scott. Then they riff off a lovely Q&A as presented by Cigar Aficianado magazine. Finally, in celebration of National Rum Day, the boys go all pirate on you by enjoying a premium sipping rum so you don’t have to. Oh, the sacrifices we make for our audience!
Jason and Tony debate the relative merits of saving up for one or two annual destination casino trips, versus more frequent local casino trips. After that, your Czars of Cigars review the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposed rules governing the regulation of premium cigars. Then we “whine” about a pair of white wines we didn’t really enjoy.
Podcast 104 — Theoretical loss and comps; the Quesada Tributo cigar; American whiskeys.
Podcast 98, 12/16/12 …
•Introductories: VDKA has 150 vodkas, not 60; Q&A with Dan from New Jersey
•Ethics of gaming the comps system
•Cigar trivia: Flavor characteristics of wrappers from 10 different regions
•The $32k bottle of Scotch
•Brief review of Dalmore King Alexander III Scotch
•What to expect for episodes 99/100
Tony shares tips for getting and using table-game comps, then the guys share some recent cigar experiences — Tony’s unhappy encounter with two Cusano sun-grown sticks, and Jason’s joyful time with a pair of Casa Fuente cigars. Then Jason expounds upon the deliciousness that is the Old Cuban cocktail.
Is there any benefit to betting both for and against the same outcome in order to minimize losses and maximize comps? Then Jason and Tony talk about Jason’s (maybe) Cuban purchase in Las Vegas and review the oh-so-tasty Glengoyne single-malt Scotch.
Player’s cards are great, but use their sign-up bonuses strategically!
In episode 45, Tony shares his thoughts on the “stay here, play here?” question, then the guys talk about ideal cigar-related gifts before waxing semicoherent about punch bowl etiquette. Don’t miss this action-packed, Scotch-fueled episode!
In this week’s episode: After trying unsuccessfully to heckle Jason’s professional podcast introduction, Tony discusses “cheap” (and ethically questionable) ways of building comps. Then the guys discuss the evolution of their cigar preferences, and wrap up with a grab-bag of tips about alcohol consumption.