Sunday, May 17, 2015

I'm glad thats over with

yet it don't really feel over with, since my mouth feels sore inside, around where the 2 teeth were removed, and i still worry about getting dry socket. keep waiting longer and longer to drink coffee, worried i might drink it too soon, or eat something other than mashed potatoes (such as soft bread) too soon. feeling nauseated eating nothing but soft foods, and it forces me to eat all my food at home cause u cant eat soft foods in the poker room. its not as sore as yesterday but it still feels strange in the mouth. and im also wondering how long it is til the abscess is fully cleared up. they say to take the antibiotics til its all gone.

and the dentist did tell me my bones are being eaten away by plaque and i need to come in for a good cleaning (at a regular dentist, not the oral surgeons office) before i end up losing more teeth. they also gave me a new toothbrush. not sure how to brush and avoid BOTH sides of the mouth where teeth were removed, (ones noticeable and ones in the far back next to the wisdom tooth that was removed years ago but id forgotten that and thats why i thought it was the wisdom tooth). im supposed to brush now that 24 hours has passed.

and i dont really have to take the other pills unless im sure i need them. not sure whether to or not, im feeling better now that its getting to be past the 36 hour mark. i worry i might need them really bad if i get dry socket. i also really dread the thought of needing them cleaned.

and ive not been winning. in fact since the tooth was pulled, ive lost about $200 more at poker. new roll is only $8065. lowest its been in a very long time. at least these teeth didnt need fixed when i was at a much lower roll.

my only real hope to get back to where i was is to win the upcoming may 21 satellite seat into the $1100 main event, since if u win it u cant sell it. although i doubt that ill make it all the way into the main event. first i have to be like 1 out of 6 in the satellite.

and i sure did get a lot of sleep. i kept going back to sleep and back to sleep for 24 hours. then when i did wake up and go to the casino i left feeling tired about 4 hours later. and didnt walk back over there for many more hours. and now i left again to go home.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

This fridays dental appointment

on the way home from the Peppermill today i went by the salvation army store because i still dont have enough pairs of pants after having to throw some out, and ive been wearing the same pair too long. ended up buying 2 pairs for not over $3 and theyre better pants than the ones i had. sure cant complain about the prices here. also i seen a suitcase with wheels thats the type walmart sells for $49-69 for only $4.99, so i of course bought it and now i finally have 2 suitcases with wheels. one quite small and new, (purchased at walmarts about 3 weeks ago for $29) and this one i just bought which is a little bigger. i'm hoping 2 will now hold a bit more of my things for the next time i take any extended trips. (by that i mean much further than the tahoe biltmore). the one small one worked fine for the tahoe biltmore. and what i enjoyed the most was going to the trash container when i got home and throwing out the old suitcase that was no good. so now i have on "new" pants.

im thinking i bought the right foods for the dentist, but i probably left out a lot of things Alysia Chang wouldve bought. i dont know how to buy shakes since i have no blender at home. but theres a lot of mashed potatoes, applesauce, pudding, and ice cream, and soups without meat. any other ideas would be appreciated and maybe cooldave will run by a grocery store too if he has any ideas. after the dental work is done, we might also need to go by a pharmacy to get painkillers or antibiotics.

$9,744. thats not much money at all compared to what i had a week or two ago, and im estimating about $8500 or less after the dental works complete. (considering the possibility of multiple teeth, a wisdom tooth, being knocked out, etc). the only thing thats fairly cheap (with an online coupon) will be the exam.

Lucky for me, @cooldave88 will be passing thru reno thurs nite-friday nite on his drive to vegas from Portland. and graciously offered to accompany me to a dentist and make sure i get everything done and then safely make it to bed for the rest of the day. i havent asked, but i guess hes taking a room either thurs or friday somewhere in reno.

i forgot my reading glasses this morning, so i was without access to reading my cell most of the day. and i soon need to get back to the casino, for i need to get my time in today because my first 4 of a kind paid me $75, (wouldve paid $100 more had my hi hand not got cracked 3 minutes before ending) and the 2nd 4 of a kind pays $300 if gotten within 24 hours of the first one.

------10 hours later-----

must sleep immediately. lost $561 because i got too tired, played shorthanded against 2 tourists one from anchorage but these were guys that played poker. one was extra loose however and shouldve lost. he goes allin on me for $40 more when i have AJ with only 10 5 offsuit and of course im calling its been a long time since i had a hand, and id already raised quite a bit while still 5 handed.

flop comes Q67 and i see im still ahead. 9 on turn, 4 on river. i instantly muck because id sworn he had 10 4 (not 10 5) because the way the cards were lying facedown thats what i thought he was showing. (he showed soon as i called preflop) then the 2 players near me told me he only had 10 high and that was a $100+ pot. when i did that it put me on tilt.

now about the dentist. i was disappointed the dentist 2 months ago only xrayed the one tooth and i sure didnt think it was the right tooth because i didnt know which one was sore. (they squeexed me in without an appt so they didnt have time to do a thoral xray and exam). thats why it was only $100 instead of $190.

so the tooth i was supposed to get pulled was tooth 11, and i wouldve sworn 2 weeks ago a wisdom tooth was seriously hurting me for like 2-3 days then it went away. no where near tooth 11. but i figured as soon as i went in for the appt with the oral surgeon and the IV person, theyd examine the mouth fully, and fix any additional teeth.

called them up yesterday to talk, and they said NO, they dont do this, that they only can do legally what i was referred for, and if i wanted more teeth done, id first need a new referral. and of course the old dentist cant see me first this fast again. according to the oral surgeon, they wouldnt even be taking xrays just using the old xray and referral. to me this sounds really stupid, when what i desperately need is a much more thoral xray to find out whats wrong. only 1 tooth was ever xrayed and i dont know which tooth is bad.

so i canceled the whole thing (the 2pm appt) and rescheluled with a different dentist for 9am friday, (which i dont need someone along for but would be nice). the new dentist will xray the complete mouth, (got that clear over the phone) and then ill know for sure whats wrong and what needs fixing. now he claims he dont sedate u in his office, but they do it in the office across the street. and he told me if i came in at 9am, and the work needs done that date (i explained the situation with cooldave only being there on that day only) he swore their oral surgeon across the street will service me the same afternoon, and also knock me out, but didnt know the cost til he first sees the xray to know how many teeth need done. but i will be able to get the work done friday afternoon, (but might not be at 2pm) ill still need someone with me though (for the 2nd part). and the work will get done friday.

the other dentist i canceled with also said the work they were origanly going to do would take only 30 minutes, and if i needed more complicated work, it wouldve taken 45 min to an hour and they didnt have that much time available. so i really didnt think it would be a good idea to have the wrong tooth done without an xray. i hope u all can understand, at least the tooth will be fixed and we can be sure it will be the right tooth, by that i mean the most impt one.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

home home on the range. where the deer and the antelope play. where never is heard, a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day

and that explains how i feel about being at the Tahoe Biltmore, regardless of the fact im down for this trip.

im curious to see how long it will be til i get my withdrawal from Bovada. has anyone withdrew since they started allowing US players to withdraw by credit card? i imagine its only offered to their longest and most serious players with a long history.

i'd like lightning and PPP (and others?) to post the dates in the comments when they are going to be in vegas, i forget the dates. although i still probably wont be there, i think im better off not moving out of where im living. it wouldnt be easy to move back in i think if i move out. but its getting harder to win in reno, the locals are just getting too familiar with my play, and id like to go out and see Ray like i think i shouldve done last year.

i decided to remove the name of the host from the last blog, and ive heard nothing from him since the day i spoke to him originally. he dont read the blog, but just in case. id think tons of people wouldve insisted i delete it like they always do, (tell me to remove a name) but this time i did it entirely on my own accord.

which is ok, i really wont be needing free rooms at the Peppermill anymore anyway--its just that after taking such a huge loss, i felt i deserved something. i still find it odd the host claims im only down $1400 for the year, most of my readers would swear im down more than this on the machines, live BJ, etc, except for the one guy who gave me shit for not accepting the hosts figures.

and i am worried my eye might be connected to my tooth and is why it feels watery lately so i really need to not miss this appt. hopefully someone in reno can accompany me who i trust so i can get more done than just an xray. if i need to hire someone i dont know, how does someone go about placing the ad, and not worry about getting someone who might be unsafe to ride with? give me an example of how much money to offer--is $100 too much or too little, and what should i say?

reading a couple of good books i brought with me too, although even with reading glasses my eyesight seems to keep getting worse. and im glad ive still got 3 packets of mashed potatoes with me to avoid me paying for food. completely out of bread now.

i'm glad im finally back to where im only about $100 worse off than i was before i arrived here.

Friday, May 8, 2015

I think the host at the Peppermill might be gay? and im outta reno for awhile. why play somewhere i cant win?

I am very discouraged at the way the last few days have gone, just when i was doing so well and almost to the $13,000 mark. and also my holes in both sides of the mouth are getting wider, so the dentist work will need done soon. i didnt catch the bus to Vegas, instead im out the Greyhound into Truckee, for a 2-3 day vacation that will be mostly free of charge. But i do feel the players in Reno are learning too much about how to tell when i do have it when i bet, and when i do NOT have it when i bet and i fear its making it harder to win.

But of course, the vast majority of money lost this past few days wasnt at poker. it was BJ and video poker. however, the host did look at all the non-poker play on my card for this year and he claims im only out about $1500 total, and i think his figure is a bit low. i dont think they accurately counted all my BJ play.

and also i won quite a bit the previous few sessions from BJ, and only lost about $600 overall this week on VP, did have 2 small winning sessions at it, so of course the host thinks i should be bettinig a lot more if im wanting comps. but i did get him to give me wed nite and thrus nite free in the peppermill and i checked out this morning.

he told me if i earned 100 slot points a day he would make me diamond (i'm platinum) and he is of the false opinion since i make my living gambling i have way more money than i really have (otherwise whod be dumb enough to lose what i lost this week?) he was assuming $100000 a year and he said he thinks i make more than him.  but i cant do that, its too much pressure on me. and i didnt want to tell him that, because he thought i needed nicer clothes, so he and i went into the expensive clothing gift shop at the peppermill and told me to pick out ANY 2 shirts. and the casino would give me them FREE. was i shocked to discover the actual purchase price (which i only discovered at the cash register) was $212 total for both shirts. ive never owned that fancy a shirt in my life.

i found it odd he cared so much how im dressed and then wanted me to see him today when i checked out, which i didnt do i just left. actually what he said was he wanted me to have that shirt on everyday when he sees me playing also..

so to get away from pressure, i left town to take a break. and although id rather be in vegas among friends at alysia changs BBQ, i cant afford the trip that far, or i might not make it back to reno if i go that far. i am just happy she told me and vince im invited. would be nice to also meet the other 2 women ive never met and the trooper to see why he hates me so much just for being who i am. no one should be hated for how they were created. God dont make any mistakes. especially since all he knows about me is what the trolls say online.

so i came PREPARED this time. and im running out of money fast, im down to $10,589. i lost $200+ in there again today at poker. by prepared i mean i brought along a microwave dish, dishsoap and lots of food for my room at the Biltmore. and i managed to make a successful withdrawal on bovada so i have $120 coming in a few days, leaving only $61 online. just wanted to feel im getting some of my money back i lost.

since when did bovada start allowing withdrawals directly back to your credit card? for thats exactly what they told me id receive. dont see how they are able to do this. and also this new tiny suitcase is 100x better but i still need a much bigger one, cause it wont hold much.

another thing really nice about the  Biltmore the internet works far better there than it does at home.

Monday, May 4, 2015

there's a big lucksack dealing at the Atlantis

Out of respect for him, since he reads my blog, along with every other poker room employee in reno, im going to refer to him as DD which he said to call him. he busted 5 people at the graveyard table, and stacked off every player at least once. he comes in a lot and drinks a lot, always late at night. he's quite a nice guy really.

some of the bad beats were worse than mine, for instance Lorraine flopped a set and he went runner runner flush on her. He wasnt at the Atlantis this afternoon when i lost heavily and left before i went on more tilt, and luckily recovered a bit outside of the poker room on the BJ table and the 100 play machine.

one thing annoying about the atlantis is the tables are much bigger in size since they believe in cramming 10 people to a table like sardines, (unlike the Peppermill). so i like to lean back in my chair and relax and be comfortable instead of sit forward and all the women dealers in there constantly ask u to push the chips closer and i never get asked that at the peppermill. and often i cant reach the chips to push them forward further as ive already thrown them a little forward to them.

But he almost caused me to lose BIG tonight on the machines. u see, when the game broke up, i was still stuck $17, largely due to the bad beat he put on me when i flopped my set of 2s. and of course, i was still wanting to play, cause id lost the previous session earlier in the day. (had a nap 7pm to 1am). and then was ready to start fresh at the Peppermill for the night session. we all know i cant just leave a casino and go home when im stuck any money at all. at least not til i have so much on Bovada i can constantly be making withdrawals to cover any losses. and thats still an issue since Bovada will only give you one free check a month.

so instead of being smart and going to the live BJ table (where id have to be around people and bet more) i instead went for my usual habit of sitting at the VP machine. lost about $100 on the 100 play VP and then went in the high limit lounge to play the only big split machine they offer. so by the time i finally reached the BJ pit, i had $427 left of the $755 i walked to the peppermill with.

sat down, started winning, and couldnt lose. by the time they finally went to tap the dealer out, i was up to $760, (about 45 minutes) and of course, i immediately quit and handed her a $5 tip. so im now back to even for the night. that makes multiple successful BJ sessions in a row at this casino.

now for the hand u all want to know about. no one had of yet hit a high hand bonus hand and as mentioned they pay a lot more on graveyard and everyone is trying to hit one. i used to often but havent in a while. in fact, the available money in the Peppermills promotional fund is over $52,000.

i'd seen many people flop 222 and lots of them on the flops so i called $4 with 22 and the flop came 2 10 6 with 2 diamonds. DD straddled preflop and he does that a lot of the time. usually for a much bigger amount. but he plays quite well after the flop and at times is even tight. the lady from out of town whod recently joined that no one knew bet $12, and he called. i didnt see any point in slow playing it, because i dont want anyone drawing for the flush and i figured id get called anyway. am praying if i do its by someone with far less than 9 outs. i shoved allin and she folds and he called. and sure enough, he hits the flush on the turn and i missed. i then had a few chips left cause i had him covered, and immediately rebought $200 more.

and i wish i couldve remembered all the other hands he busted the other players with, or the ones that got me ahead $150 to start with early on before i gave him all my winnings plus a bunch of the principle. all i really remember is his insistence on being referred to as DD in the blog. in his defense, he did save me money a few times and said he really wasnt after my money.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Unorthodox play

I didnt travel anywhere today, but i tested out my new little tiny suitcase today. works nice carrying it up the street, and it runs on wheels. it just dont hold nearly as much, and it would be nice to have one big one and one little one for whenever i leave town.

I'm not exactly sleeping and playing the best hours, because NOW isnt the best time to be going to sleep, but my results are doing okay, so i shouldnt feel that way. at least im finally back over $12,100.

Also im still doing well on Bovada, and my balance is now over $330. eventually ill have enough on there to always wipe out any losses from the live cash games at the Peppermill. the days i lose i can just request a check.

and of course on May 15, i've still got the 10 out of 50 chance of winning a seat in an $1100 major tourny which could potentianly win me tens of thousands of dollars if i end up unable to trade off a lot of my action.

for a while i was a bit on tilt. lost my $120 buyin, and rebought the $314 left. for a while i straddled about 25 out of 30 hands. finally won a big pot with 74 offsuit, and was out of the hole. i never got stuck again and eventually left the game up about $200.

i'd tell u about a lot of hands, but of course, ive forgotten all the hands, and all of the details of the hands. truth be told, ive got nothing to talk about really, but i just knew the blog needed updating.

I will tell u about the guy on my immediate right in seat 7 close to the end about 30 minutes before i quit the game and went home. it was just the 2 of them in a fairly decent pot, him and seat 3. (this is the guy i posted angleshooting on twitter). seat 3 checks the river, and then seat 7 makes a hand motion the dealer takes as a check. then seat 3 asks the dealer if seat 7 checked the dealer says yes. so seat 3 flips over his hand, and then seat 7 swears he didnt check. the floor is called, and she allows seat 7 to bet. he bets $35, the other guy folds, and then he shows 53 no pair for a total bluff.

theres no way in hell he was considering a bet til after seat 3 flips up his cards. (top pair, weak kicker-on a board with a possible straight).

the guy in seat 2 told him he was in the wrong, and seat 1 didnt care for the guy either. then seat 7 got a really nasty attitude with seat 2 the whole rest of the time he was there and left shortly before i left. i had no way to get a picture of him without being seen so i have nothing to show u

Sunday, April 26, 2015

2 important hands

would like to post a couple of hand histories. one hand early on i had AK and the guy on my left, who ive seen many a time, and is loose but plays a lot of poker, was straddling a LOT. but never for more than $5 or $10. i shouldve moved seats, i was in seat 7, and seat 2 was open for a while. i kept forgetting about moving every time it became my turn to post the BB. so he straddles $10, and is the type of guy i dont want to have immediate position on me because he plays too many hands. id rather guys who always get out sit there. 2 guys and one woman call, and i bet $50 of my $210+ and feel i didnt raise it enough?

he calls, and only he calls. now im forced to play it HU out of position with a lot of money behind. exactly what i dont want, so how best to avoid this, without not reraising preflop?

so isnt it playing too weak tight to check fold, or check call and not continuation bet the flop? so i bet the flop of Q76 which i really didnt care for. i bet $50 and of course he put me allin, which i was hoping he would fold, but then again i kind of expected him to do this with any 2 cards. Is it wrong of me to think that those who KNOW me are always going to put me allin with air?

i called. i guess i should fold, but i called because my read was right that i had a better hand preflop. i had him dominated bad, AK to his AQ. what would u do differently to avoid playing too weak on the flop check surrendering in a HU situation? this is why i needed a seat change, but i didnt care for the guy in seat 3 either if id moved to seat 2.

----ok 2nd hand history--

this time a different table and a different guy but still someone i think ive played several times before. this was after i came back from making over $600 at the BJ table, where i was once up over $800, and was finally feeling good about the day after a few bad sessions put a serious dip in my yearly income hourly rate at poker.

i had AJ diamonds and made it $12 preflop and got 1 callers. or 1. flop comes 9J3 with 2 clubs. he checks i bet $25 and he check raises to $80. what do u think he has? i thought he might be drawing for clubs or have a set.

Kd comes on the turn giving me the nut flush draw. now theres 2 flush draws out there. i checked and he checked, so i felt i was ahead or being trapped. should i have checked?

river comes Ac. now i have 2 pair but theres a flush out there. i check, and he shoves $100. i know its a bad call but i called, what do u think he has?

he had the flush with the 89 of clubs. i was way ahead on the turn but theres no way i think i got him off of it if i shove there. is there? would anyone have shoved the turn?

eating good food and going to bed soon. i ordered some books online which i purchased and theyve been shipped (will take a week or so id guess) total cost was like $21 for 6 books.

the one lady dealing to me at the BJ table seemed quite friendly and nice wanting me to do well, but she did one thing which offended me. when she later asked where i was born and raised, and i mentioned KS, she seemed like she wasnt surprised i wanted to move out of there. i mentioned my mom living in a small town and how mom dont like the big city. she was saying if it was her mom she wouldnt be able to live where theyres no movie theater or Barnes and Nobles. i mentioned how my mom buys a lot of her books from Christian book distributors and the lady said those type of books DEFINEITLY were not the type of books she would like to read. i then mentioned they were Christian fiction suspense and mysteries (not religious books but fiction novels) and she said anything about Christianity is fiction. i felt kind of offended and a minute later the new dealer tapped her out.

its not a good idea for dealers to mock (thats how i took it) their customers family members religious beliefs.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

All good things must come to an end, and what goes up must come down.

i knew winning consistently, day after day wouldnt last forever, but it wouldve had i quit when once up $153 last night. instead i lost the $100 i was in the game for, rebought $41, had that back up to $180 and then started losing steadily about 5am when shorthanded. rebought $100, lost, and then rebought the remaining $1000 i was going to deposit in the BOA atm up the street.

when i got home, i had $257 left of the $1241. not a good day at all and i made a really bad shove, and also lost several times with JJ.

the hand i lost well over $650 on, i had convinced the whole table i had JJ that hand too, and i need to start making more huge sized bluffs. for no matter how strong peoples hands are, they are reluctant to call me when i bet that much, and if they had weaker hands instead of monsters all the time, id get away with the bluffs. what i really had that i made it $26 with, 4 handed, into his $5 straddle, was AJ clubs. only he called.

flop comes 69T with 2 spades, a horrible flop, but id already bet $50 dark. he makes it $145 (thinking hes betting $150) and i was convinced he had a pair at best, and most likely a flush or straight draw, in which case id be ahead at the time. so i shoved allin for $1000, and he thought a while and called $661 total. turns out he called my raise of his straddle with 10 6 offsuit, and flopped 2 pair. had he had only 1 pair, im convinced he wouldve laid it down. so its hard for me to think i played the hand badly. i do feel like not quitting while still ahead, or rebuying $1000 were poor decisions though, or playing shorthanded.

on the way home i stopped in the store and bought dishsoap so i could fix some food in the microwave dish, but i couldnt find any honey so i need a bigger store. and now i must rest.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Been luckier lately than ive deserved

Well i never made it to the dentist today because i didnt want to be feeling too ill to play in todays mix game at the atlantis. (by today i mean Monday, its now mon nite tues morning). But as usual, i didnt really get anywhere in the game. didnt lose anything in it either, when i got my seat in it i was down just over $100, and when the game broke up many hours later i was also down about $100.

Once it broke, i sat in the $1-2 NL game and played til it broke. by the time it finally broke, (and the oldtime sands dealer Anthony, now working at Anchors in cali, went on severe tilt for a few hundred, but i wasnt winning it from him.) he kept straddling, which was annoying. a couple of other guys donated though, and i eventually was over $60 up for the entire day when i left.

then i went out and sat on the 100 play VP machine and won $170 there before i left and took a cab to walmart. first i stopped at the BOA atm across the street and deposited $1000 more. (was briefly over $11,000 total at the time). im not that much now after spending $60 at the walmarts, paying the cab $25, and then paying the landlord $300 more for the next 2 weeks thursday to thursday making me good up thru may 7th. Also the fact ive not paid for a dentist yet is another reason i still have so much.

bought a suitcase to replace the one with the horrible hole that also ruined some clothes, (it needs thrown away) but this suitcase is quite a bit smaller seeing i took the $29 size instead of the $59 or $69 size. its actually MUCH smaller. really i should have 2 of them. or one big one and one little one.

then i bought V8 juice as recommended by a lady out for my best interests, and bread and other miscellanous food, and 2 nice washrags instead of the cheap ones. still keep forgetting to buy ice cube trays to keep water colder. in fact i should buy a lot of things and order them online amazon or ebay or ??? but anyone have any good ideas of what exactly i should buy now that i have an address to send it to?

wouldve saved me a lot of cab fares if all my shopping was done online.

this wouldve been posted an hour earlier, but i got delayed, im in the middle of a $20 DON SNG online, and i started reading an article about the Bay of Pigs invasion, and the checkpoint charlie misstep by the opposing parties. there wouldve been lots of chances for war around then.

Friday, April 17, 2015

left reno with $8500+ 2 days ago, and now im back to $9100+

my rent is paid up thru next thursday (lived there exactly one month once that day comes) and yes ill be back before then. i went out to the Tahoe Biltmore where i like to stay on the amtrak Wednesday morning without ever mentioning it on the blog or twitter just to get away. nice little getaway, great privacy away from people, and much better internet reception here than at home. id stay here long term if poker was more available and it wasnt so difficult to get the rooms.

i get $30 slot play twice a month and 2 free nites a month with a $20 food credit. plus i can do the $50 atm promotion once a month across the street. so when i arrived here for $13 on the amtrak about noon wednesday, those were the first 2 things i did which put me about $100 ahead. then i won over another $200+ on the VBJ during the course of wed and thurs, and now its friday morning. the final $300+ was won in the Hyatt Grand Lodge poker room between 11pm and 3am this morning when i bought in $200 and cashed out $523 it was pretty shorthanded the final hour or 2, and i got lucky on a flop of 10 5 6 and 2 spades when i had 55 and he had JJ. lots of aggressive play on that game and lots of big stacks. lots of straddling too. i was afraid id lose it back, the one guy was really good whose a regular.

For right now, im hanging out in my room playing DON sngs with my $117 on Bovada off those $85+ in deposits made yesterday. at least i should finally have enough on there to work with. Glad my tooth hasnt been hurting me since that one night last week. sure isnt getting any better though either still needs done. the dentist locally here charges more but at least they offer sedation.

i might go home today (friday afternoon) or i might use some of my $91 in comp dollars to stay slightly longer. i havent had to use any comps yet since i had 2 free nights to start off and had $77 in comps when i first came. its an extremely slow process earning comp nites here since it takes $15,000 or so in play. of course, it wouldnt be slow if i had like a $40k roll, my bets would be much higher. then it would be easy.

Staying out here keeps me off the VP machines where i lose a bit less than $1 on every $100 i bet, and puts me on a much better paying VBJ game. my only fear is a big loss coming soon. Reason being, ill bet a lot more on these machines than the VP ones. and this suitcase is a horrible pain to drag with me with the huge hole in it. also, im now out of food both here and back in my apt in reno.