Sunday, September 4, 2011

back in my room at the 4 queens

well like expected, i hit all 4 drawings. 2 yesterday and 2 today due to the large number of tickets i had in the drum. yesterday i got $600 out of the drawings, and today i got $350 out of the drawings but today i was exceptionally lucky, i won another $700 plus on the machine itself somehow so my rolls now up to $13,900. not bad for being down to around $10,000 again at one time.

and now im ready to go play a  little poker at the nugget, hopefully i can get seated quickly. im not really down anything at all anymore from that first really bad day at the lucky club i dont think. if i am its a very small amount. Vince picked up me up at the lucky club when he got off work dealing a tourney going on now at ceasers. and thats the last of the drawings.

12 comments:

  1. On August 17th you wrote, "im finally convinced i cannot win in the long run on any VBJ machine except the promo at the lucky club that ends at the end of august."

    And yet you are still playing.

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  2. Rakewell i said i only won because i was lucky. Had to play something the 5 hours i was waiting

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  3. Pure bullshit, Tony. You didn't ?HAVE to play anything. You could have read a book, gone for a walk, people-watched, done a crossword puzzle, knitted a sweater, called your son, played video games on your phone, or any of a thousand other things that people do to pass the time. Or you could have just sat there doing nothing. Point is, you have choices. You made a decision about how to spend your time. Nothing and nobody forced you to play VBJ. You chose that of your own free will. Saying that you "had" to either play VBJ or some other form of -EV gaming is just lying. Do you really expect us to believe such obvious lies? Do you actually believe them yourself?

    Furthermore, since writing on August 17th that you were finally convinced that you cannot win in the long run on any VBJ machine except the promo at the lucky club, you have told us about playing VBJ at Binion's four times, and at the Lucky Club when promo wasn't running twice.

    You can do what you want. I just don't understand why you keep doing something that, by your own words, you know reduces your bankroll, and at the same time write every day about how you want your bankroll to increase. It makes zero sense. It's like walking south while saying you want to go north.

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  4. Tony: I think you should take Rakewell's post under serious consideration. Why don't you do something as simple as carrying a paperback book with you to pass time when needed rather than play machines?

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  5. it looks better to the house when i dont just play during the promo period thats why i still have the hi roller status and all them other guys were REFUSED even though they had far more play, they were prohibited for abusing the promotion. besides the theoritical loss is 20c for every $100 bet, so im losing about $5 an hour is all even if i ran bad. and i cannot handle being bored either. i obviously know what im doing im surviving.

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  6. sevencard2003 said...
    it looks better to the house when i dont just play during the promo period thats why i still have the hi roller status and all them other guys were REFUSED even though they had far more play, they were prohibited for abusing the promotion.


    So what does the hi roller status gives you? Why do you care if you are called a hi roller or not?

    sevencard2003 said... besides the theoritical loss is 20c for every $100 bet, so im losing about $5 an hour is all even if i ran bad.

    If you ran bad, you can lose hundreds, if not thousands an hour. Your theoritical loss and your actual loss are rarely the same. Just look at a couple of weeks ago when you drop thousands, and yesterday when you won $700.

    sevencard2003 said... and i cannot handle being bored either. i obviously know what im doing im surviving.

    That's the real problem, you have an gambling addiction, and you don't want to do anything about it. I know, same old same old. When Rakewell and others give you good advice, you ignore them or make excuses. You can do a lot better than surviving if you fix your gambling addiction, and fix your other life problems. You don't want to fix them, and you are doomed to forever repeat this up/down cycle. That's fine, it's your life, but quit bitching about it everytime you lose big on them good (or bad) machines.

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  7. sevencard2003 said...

    i obviously know what im doing im surviving.

    I'm going to post this gem in your blog the next time your net worth drops below 10K.

    I'll do the same when it dips below 5K.

    Both of these things are inevitably going to happen.

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  8. Tony you should not be worrying about high roller status, you should be looking for a place or a roommate, and make Vegas your home, and you be suprised how well you can do.

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  9. Tony:

    Consider this (since nothing else seems to sink in), doing SOMETHING other than gambling will make you a more interesting person.

    You have social goals - you want a girlfriend - you want a buddy or two - and people are drawn to other people who have something interesting going on in their life. Spend the time when you "...have to be doing something" develping something interesting about you - reading works - even video games works - suduko works - knitting works (seriously - a lot of women would come up to you if they saw you knitting!).

    Right now, you have absolutely ZERO to offer others. You do nothing but gamble. Nothing.

    Spend your spare time developing a hobby or two and it will help you with your social goals.

    s.i.

    p.s. - this format really sucks, Tony. It SUCKS!

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  10. Let's try this simple question, Tony. Take your own words:

    "Had to play something the 5 hours i was waiting"

    Is that true or false? Did you HAVE to play something? Or did you CHOOSE to play? It can't be both. Either you were forced to play by some outside entity (the casino security guard holding a gun to your head, perhaps?), or you made a conscious, voluntary, volitional choice to play, and you had the freedom to choose to do something else instead if you wanted to.

    Which is it?

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  11. I remember back when Tony's blog was on AVP he started with around 3,000 built it up to 7,000 a couple of times, then he was down to like 1,200 he went home to his apartment grinded it out playing micro stakes to he got it back up to 3,000 came back to vegas and is doing pretty good.

    Tony does have self control when he is in panic mode he quits playing vbj on vp, I do not know anyone who could do what Tony does 7 days a week, year round, with no days off.

    Just think how much further he could go with a day off every week, a apartment to call home. How much of a grind could it be moving from hotel to hotel, that got to be worse than grinding it out, and he still there.

    I am convinced Tony could make 60 to 70 thousand a year if he stuck to poker but we know he want, what Tony needs is a life coach, a sponsor from g.a would not help since he plays poker for a living.

    People make fun of him and call him lazy, what he needs is motivation to get a apartment,

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  12. Tony doesnt understand the concePt behind what perfectly sums up his addiction: Tony doesn't want to stop playing machines, he just wants to stop losing at them.

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