Last night I had a sacrilege carried out against me. I tried a Macallan 12yr old for the first time whilst out at the Casino on the Gold Coast QLD, I ordered on the rocks with just 2 ice cubes (wouldn’t serve it neat due to laws), when they brought it over IT WAS IN A FUCKING PLASTIC SOLO CUP!!!
Hi all, thought I'd share an experience I had today whilst playing a few cheeky games at the Jupiters Casino this afternoon. I'm assuming there was a team function there today, but anyway, myself and a friend just happened to be playing some rapid video roulette, ya know, the ones where you bet on your own screen? Yeah those ones. Anyway, sitting at those and Thurston walks by. Scan the room and see the QLD team minus a few guys (Hodges was one) at a blackjack table having some fun. Later I was playing at said blackjack table when Thurston and Papalii came and sat down, Thurson next to me and Papalii next to my friend. Shared some laughs with JT while he asked me if he should hit or stand on his cards (told him to split his 8's and he won btw). Didn't get any photos out of respect but just thought I'd share this little experience! Anyone else down there today and meet any players?
Heritage Listed Lamb House Faces Uncertain Future - "The Land Alone Is Worth $6.1M"
As already mentioned by ABC news, and posted on Brisbane >> here << (which is a good place to discuss the situation thus far) Lamb House is once again in a critical position, having fallen further into disrepair and further behind on rates. The ABC is highlighting that the place may be seized, which then begins a new (and maybe very short) chapter for the house - which is what this thread is about.
Perhaps, with money sourced from thin air, it could be saved from falling into further disrepair and eventual collapse at the hands of the elderly owner who is seemingly overburdened or disinterested in it's upkeep, by some entity purchasing it and turning it into a cultural asset to Brisbane OR
This significant Brisbane home could be prevented from becoming a local architectural and period icon by being quietly under-the-tabled to the hand-wringing developer mates of someone.
If you think something more along the lines of the first scenario is more just, thenthere is at least one group attempting to ' Help Save Lamb House ' and that link is >> here <<, https://www.architecture.com.au/archives/news_media_articles/help-save-lamb-house Though like those conspiratorially minded, it may pay to speak loudly and directly across multiple platforms. I do not see a petition on the BCC website at this time, nor anybody showing concern, and that's a bit depressing to say the least. If only there was as much financial backing to save this and the maritime museum and our parks as there is for the new Casino.. Can you do something?
Potential changes to restrictions from tomorrow (24/9)
" If we have another day with no community transmission tomorrow, the Chief Health Officer will review restrictions on social gatherings, aged care, and hospitals in South East Queensland." Source
Border Restrictions Update
As of 1st October the following regions of NSW will added to the border zone
City of Lismore
Richmond Valley (Casino and Evans Head)
11 NSL LGA's on the QLD Border
NSW residents can apply for a border pass and travel around Queensland for any purpose, and Queenslanders can travel to those places as well. Please visit the following link to view the full contact tracing list of places visited by confirmed cases:Current contact tracing alerts.
Cases to date
Last 24 hours
Patients currently in ICU
Cases of First Nations people
Likely source of infection
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Locally Acquired—close contact with a confirmed case
As of 1st October the following regions of NSW will added to the border zone - Byron Shire - Ballina - City of Lismore - Richmond Valley (Casino and Evans Head) - Glen Innes - 11 NSL LGA's on the QLD Border NSW residents can apply for a border pass and travel around Queensland for any purpose, and Queenslanders can travel to those places as well. Please visit the following link to view the full contact tracing list of places visited by confirmed cases:Current contact tracing alerts.
Cases to date
Last 24 hours
Patients currently in ICU
Cases of First Nations people
Likely source of infection
Last 24 hours
Locally Acquired—close contact with a confirmed case
A stormy afternoon gave way to a dark and brooding night. The night progressed and while the wind settled, the clouds lingered low. For Annabelle O’Neill, the pain became unbearable as the night churned towards an uncertain dawn. With one last push, the child finally arrived. It was October 14, 1972. Julian O’Neill was born. Brian Julian ‘Julian’ O’Neill had a troubled childhood that scientists have often cited to settle the old ‘nature vs nurture’ debates that raged during boozy academic piss-ups at esteemed establishments such as ANU’S Bar and Half and Harvard. His mother died when he was 5 and his dad died when he was 6, with Brian being raised by his grandparents. While his grandparents are probably dead now, they weren’t dead when Brian was in their care. Brian didn’t care much for traditional schooling, preferring to pursue sporting endeavours. He represented Australian Schoolboys in both Rugby League and Cricket at the same time. Unfortunately, the sport of Crugby failed to capitalise on its potential and a devastated Brian had no option but to chase a dream of playing the inferior game of Rugby League. At age 14, Brian got extremely sunburnt and was given the nickname Fryin Brian. This caused extreme angst to poor Fryin Brian, so to avoid further occurrences, instead of just applying sunscreen or putting on a hat, Brian decided on a more drastic approach and formally changed his name to Julian. After making another Australian Schoolboys team and impressing scouts with his refined Crugby skills, a year later Julian signed with the Brisbane Broncos. He was groomed to take over Walter Lewis’ five-eight role. Instead, he showed potential at fullback and played there during 1992, winning a premiership at age 18. He then won another one the following year in 1993. Although no official records are available, it is believed Julian was at that point 19 years old. 1993 was a big year for Julian, he also made his State of Origin debut in game II off the bench and started game III at five-eight. 1994 comes around and Julian is on top of the world. At 21 he was a dual premiership winner and state of origin representative. Who else can say that? I mean there are probably some others, don’t @ me but there wouldn’t be many. Late at night neighbours would often hear him yelling out ‘Look at Fryin Brian now!’ This feeling of invincibility started to slowly permeate Julian’s off-field actions and behaviours. Some quick maths: (Invincibility + money + lack of accountability + XXXX) / number of living parents = debauchery and general miscreance + XXXXX. Note 1: XXXX = XXXX Gold, not an unknown integer. Note 2: XXXXX is a typo. Julian began to drink heavily and frequented the many casinos on the Gold Coast. There is actually only one casino however to an intoxicated Julian there appeared at least 4. His favourite game was blackjack, and he spent a large amount of time and money at the tables. During one especially profitable session Julian urinated under the table, seemingly forgetting casinos have more cameras than Princess Diana’s crash scene. Julian was charged with indecent exposure, offensive behaviour, soiling a carpeted venue with bodily fluids, and for some unexplained reason, fraud. The Broncos did what the Broncos do and all charges were dropped, with Julian being awarded costs. At the end of 1995 Julian went to England and was caught drink driving. His defence of ‘I didn’t know it was illegal over here’ didn’t sit well and he was charged. The Broncos had enough and he was sacked. Julian decided to stay in England and signed with the London Broncos. At the end of the season Julian was caught drink driving. His defence of ‘I completely forgot it was illegal over here’ didn’t sit well and he was charged. The Broncos had enough and he was sacked. Julian returned to Australia and signed with the Western Reds for the 1996 season. Julian was briefly engaged to swimmer Sam Riley, however she called it off after becoming frustrated with his alcohol consumption and wild behaviours. Riley failed a drug test prior to the ’96 Olympics after supposedly taking one of Julian’s ‘Smiley Pain Pills’, however the exact source of the failed test was never determined. 1997 started well with Julian playing for Qld in the Super League Tri-Series and representing Australia in the inaugural ANZAC test. Midway through the ’97 season Julian was again caught drink driving. His defence of ‘I didn’t know it was illegal over this side’ didn’t sit well and he was charged. The Reds had enough and he was sacked. Despite the writing on the wall, Julian was signed by the Rabbitohs midway through 1997 in the coward infested ARL competition, also playing for Qld in game II of Origin. Speaking of writing on the wall, during the 1999 pre-season the Rabbitohs travelled to Dubbo. The squad really bonded during the tour and it cumulated in Julian scrawling ‘SSTID’ in his own faeces on the wall of his hotel room, continuing the tradition of all great South Sydney pre-season camps. Not convinced the bonding was yet strong enough, Julian then shat in his teammate Jeremy Schloss’ shoe, uttering the immortal words: “I just shat in Schlossy’s shoe”. Julian was not fired by Souths. Julian signed with the North Qld Cowboys for the 2000 season and made his last Origin appearance in Game II, until he played again in Game III. In 2002 Julian returned to England, narrowly avoiding Interpol’s Red Notice and signed with Wigan. Julian’s dyslexia came to the fore in mid 2003 when he accidentally turned up at Widnes training. Instead of further confusing Julian, Wigan agreed to release him and he stayed with Widnes. In 2004, Julian again showed his team how to pre-season party, somehow convincing the Widnes squad to tour Australia. On a trip to Port Macquarie, the team went on a booze cruise up the mighty Hastings river. Julian took exception to a talking dolphin, which was actually a 13 year old boy wearing a foam costume. He took his cigarette lighter to the dorsal fin and set alight the $5,000 nylon and foam rubber suit with the child inside that was, according to the father ‘very difficult to get into and is impossible to get out of without any assistance’. Julian then stripped down to his jocks and dived overboard, contravening the waterways authorities laws of NSW and jeopardising the tour company’s ability to operate in the future. Julian swam to shore with the cheers of the greater Widnes squad echoing all the way to Settlement City. Julian flagged down a passing car and somehow convinced the driver to take him back to Port Macquarie in his wet undies. Note 3: the boy was unhurt and the melted dolphin costume now resides in the Port Macquarie Visitors Centre, next to James Magnussen’s Olympic silver medal flower bouquet (wilted). Julian was not fired by Widnes. In 2004 a now dry Julian travelled to France to play rugby, establishing the path for all reformed footy bad boys. Julian struggled with the language, culture, laws, fashion, government, cuisine and rules in France. He returned to the Super League in England in 2005, before retiring after a Challenge Cup game for Leigh in 2006. Julian has lived a fairly quiet life since retiring. His son is pursuing a career in rugby league, and Julian gets to watch him play every third Saturday. He is an avid Facebook user, frequently trolling and beefing with other ex-players such as Jack Elsegood. He has also proudly participated in every viral ‘challenge’ ever created, from the ice bath to the raw egg eating challenge, raising over $70 for Dolphin Rescue. Julian also runs a YouTube channel on how to win at the pokies.
Summary of tonight's PM's Covid-19 press conference
PM says pubs, clubs, casinos, cinemas will close from midday tomorrow Just a quick recap on that significant press conference from the PM. He told us:
From midday tomorrow, registered and licensed clubs, licensed premises in hotels and pubs, entertainment venues and cinemas, casinos and nightclubs will all close
Restaurants and cafes will be restricted to takeaway only.
Indoor sporting venues and places of worship will close.
Enclosed spaces for funerals and “things of that nature” will have to follow the strict four square metre rule which will be enforced.
on schools, Morrison said the clear medical advice is that schools should remain open. He said he does not want children to miss a school year. Victoria and NSW would re-open schools after the imminent school holiday period, he said, so long as the medical advice allowed it. Schools would move toward online learning but remain open for students who needed it, he said.
Morrison said this was only stage one of the social distancing measures. If Australians fail to adhere to the rules, more draconian measures will be introduced. Stage two has not yet been defined or discussed.
Shopping centres are not being closed, he said, and there is no reason to hoard.
Bottle shops are also remaining open. Home deliveries and takeaway food businesses will also continue to operate.
When to call out questionable behaviour /possible cheating?
I played my first live table game recently at casino in QLD Australia, $2/4 NLH for about 8 hours. I observed a number of things but didn’t say anything because I had never played felt, and was not sure of the culture or rules, and was winning anyway. But i want to know what you guys would have done. Which of these should you call out? Maybe i am over reacting and this is just typical behaviour of the drunks/plebs etc?
A guy who buys in for about $200 makes a wall of $5 chips about 5 stacks 6 chips high in a semi circle shape, and behind that he placed a few $25 chips, clearly not visible, i only saw because i was in the same side of table as him.
lady had stacks of $5, but the stacks toward the back had $25s at the bottom that i didn’t know about until i was in a hand and she raised me. I didn’t say anything and would have folded in this situation regardless but it really made me get up and walk around the table and check the stack. I thought she had $200 but she actually has about $600. She has a messy stack in general that probably wasn’t cleaned up from taking a big pot.
A guy has mostly $5 chips. Whenever he went below about $200 he would pull a $100 chip from shirt pocket and place it on table with his stack. If he got his reds back up again to $200 he removed it before next hand started. This continued for hours until on one hand i notice him remove the $100 chip after checking his cards and limping and the action moving to other side of table. He was over $200 in reds so i think it was an honest mistake of not removing the chip before the hand. I had already folded.
Now the above seems like just typical drunk gamblers doing whatever, so didn’t really bother me. But this last one really has me thinking:
There was a guy and women chatting softly a lot too each other between hands. Now they are extremely flippant with checking hole cards, almost lifting the cards fully vertically. I end up taking her stack in one hand, then then both get up from the table and he pulls out more chips for her and she rebuys and i hear someone joke something like “the wife costing you again”. So they are obviously partners. The problem is, she has her stack on her left and keeps cards on her right. He has his stack on right and keeps cards on his left. So the cards are really close. Now i’m thinking not only were they flashing each other their hands to each other, but made me very eagle eyed to check they were not card swapping. During play both would have both hands over the top of cards and often the back of each other’s hands would be basically touching.
I ended up felting the wife a second time before both left. They were never in any sort of major hand together.
2nd IRL Destiny Clan meetup @ Aus PAX2019 + gratuitous group selfie with Victoria Dollbaum!
So for the 2nd time in 5 years playing together, my Destiny crew caught up in real life again. This time at PAX 2019 in Melb. People from ACT and QLD all drove/flew down to Melbourne to be here this weekend. We had a great weekend seeing lots at PAX, lots of beers and laughs and on the Saturday night as we line up for a Chinese banquet feed at Crown Casino, who do we spy in front of us? Victoria Dollbaum (who presented at the Destiny seminar at PAX just the day before) she was nice enough to take a selfie with us despite being 'off the clock'. Here's our selfie pic! https://imgur.com/a/vgtu2OP And she even retweeted it! https://twitter.com/vdollbaum_bng/status/1183761676652306432 Been playing with these guys regularly for nearly 5 years now. It's become our 2nd family. And yes, we had clan shirts made up for the weekend because... Why not!? Funnily, walking around PAX everyone thought we were a Pro-gaming team, when in fact we're all casual scrubs. EDIT: Ekkies would like it stated he is in fact, one level up from casual scrub unlike the rest of us trash. Probably true, he's pretty decent.
Hey all I'm moving to Brisbane in a few weeks and for the first time ever I'll be based somewhere where I won't necessarily have to argue to barstaff to put a PL game on the telly at the pub. Years ago I went to Pig n Whistle Riverside and watched Liverpool spank Arsenal with about 60 people crammed into a room and it was incredible. Wondering if this is still a great place to watch games or whether Reds fans congregate elsewhere to watch. I know the QLD LFC supporters group say Treasury Casino - is this better? Cheers all
Hi guys, Have a couple of upcoming job interviews this week in Sydney for managerial positions in a mixture of industries (mostly online businesses though) after relocating here from QLD, and after advice on the "tie" situation. Being a QLD'er, a tie is basically a foreign concept given the humidity and business casual is almost always the go, plus I have quite a thick neck so they are extremely uncomfortable to wear. Do you think I could get away with wearing just a suit jacket and collared shirt without the tie in the "big smoke" here? Or will I look like a guy who got kicked out of the casino at 3am? Thinking just collared shirt/suit pants+jacket/nice business shoes, but will noose up if I must. Cheers
Brisbane, QLD Poker Scene... any experience out there?
Hi all. Is there anybody from Brisbane in QLD Australia on here? I'm looking to graduate from my home game and crappy online apps to proper live games - just recreationally. We have the treasury casino and the Australian Poker League and Deep stack Poker League tournaments here, but I cant find any reviews online. Does anyone have experience with these and if so, are any of them worth a shot or am i better off trying to find some more home games to join? Thanks.
Hello Everyone, I frequently see questions about what to do around the coast, in here I will attempt to keep a running list of ideas. Some things are in multiple areas e.g. Fresh food markets/live music so I haven't listed every individual item, if you see something that that interests you try googling to see if there's one in your area! Starting from North GC then moving south you have: Pimpama/Ormeau(ish):
Game Over (Indoor rockclimbing, go karting, and lasertag).
Side note: Varsity Station is the furthest south the train goes. If your planning on training it to Surfers Paradise you'll want to get off at Nerang Station and then get a bus. Use Journey Planner to plot your public transport methods and make sure to buy a go card in advance at a 7-Eleven.
Funny enough Little Viet Rolls in the Robina Town Centre food court does a cracking good Bánh mì (Vietnamese Pork Roll- SUHHH GOOD).
Walk to the end of the Jetty at The Spit and eat a sanga, watch the waves and many men of Asian descent catching fish.
Take a break from all these exciting things listed here and relax in a sensory deprevation tank at float.life.
Get some friends together and take on a real life point-and-click adventure! Escape Hunt has many scenarios and difficulty puzzles to choose from (I'd recommend starting at easy, they are a bit difficult).
Special thanks to Veritasfides, Katastrophe87, Nebo64, Sipc, shadesofgray029, and verifiedpain for their suggestions! Updated 05-10-2019 To do: (Ignore this, or don't. Meh) -Reboundland -Fun360 -Bounce inc moved, airfactory gone -elvis museum -alpaca farm -herb cottage -gold coast clay target club -Order it so it's actually geographically correct north to south. Duh.
NRL Rookie premiers today Tuesday 31st May 2016 on 9go at 7:30pm. Some info that's known:
Show was filmed roughly 11 months ago.
28 contestants start episode one with 14 making the cut.
No winner has been announced. This will be done at the Star Casino at the end of Episode 10 (around August I think)
Players in the top 28 info that's known:
Drew Thornton Navy PTI officer (currently playing with Burleigh Bears A grade. Trialled for QLD cup team but didn't make it)
Matt J NSW Police Officer (currently playing in the Illawarra comp for Dapto Canaries, is the leading try scorer of the comp and is apparently a gun player)
David Andgelic (ran through brick wall, is apparently a character)
Lou (Was captain of Sydney roosters under 20's a few years ago, was told he would play NRL but got home sick and left. Apparently got offered a nsw cup contract before the show started but turned it down to get on the show. Is playing at Mounties Ron Masey)
Jordan (ACT local who is a gun. Playing for Mounties Ron Masey, can't get a run in NSW cup side as they're killing it. Is one to watch)
Pete Lee ( Ex Australian 7's player, very good 7's player. Currently playing for Logan brothers A grade)
Daniel ( Ex England 7's player, also very talented. Just put his name into YouTube and watch his 7's highlights. Currently playing in the Illawarra comp for Berkley. Absolute gun)
Luke ( big English lad, played for Great Britain in Union and is just learning the ropes of league but has heaps of potential)
Hamza ( A Pakastani bloke who hasn't played footy in 5 years apparently. Wore a Manchester United shirt to the trials and taped up his arms even though shirt was skin tight? Belter?)
Reece Maughn ( Bundaberg local. Footage shows he's a very talented player. Nick named Gal haha)
Gary ( big bloke from New Zealand. Hasn't played a game of league before entering the show but seems like he has a lot of potential)
Matt Gorman (playing in the Illawarra comp for Corrimal. Had a heart condition prior to the show. Not a bad player, from footage I've seen of his games in Illawarra.)
Brian ( Another Union player converting to league. Don't know anything about him)
Chris Hyde (currently playing in Newcastle comp for Macquarie Scorpions. Has been through the system and played NSW cup a few years back, had big injuries. Is very slow but very very crafty from hooker. Great player)
Anyone have any other inside info on any of the players? It looks like the show will be a hit. I heard around the traps it may get pushed onto 9 main channel next week if ratings are good? What's people's thoughts?
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