well-- after playing all night, most of the between 2am and 9am completely alone on the machine, my roll is now at $3100, and i earned enough comps for 2 additional nights, today and friday. new checkout date is saturday, and of course ill earn comps for that too, but it takes a lot more to earn on a holiday weekend.
once my comps get built up a few hundred instead of needing to be used on rooms, i can start using them to buy gas for truckers, cigarette packs to sell in vegas or Reno for cash, etc.
the reason why Jason wanted to make sure i didnt mention in my blog where this machine is located is because they dont want people to know about it, and come play it. he isnt because he dont need rooms, and he knows i did. he says his time is better used on +ev video poker machines than VBJ. alot of the value here comes from getting the rooms. But still, the machine is as valuable as the binions machine with the added bonus of being able to count the cards on it making it MORE valuable.
u see, if someone wasnt counting at all, and was flat betting $10 a hand and just using basic strategy, considering the value of using comps like cash for gas or whatever, u would get about $100.75 for every $100 ran thru the machine. so if someone decided to start flat betting LARGE (who could somehow use a huge ton of comps) they would probably remove this machine the same way the lucky club did, which is why i had to not mention the location in the blog. with beibg able to count them and spread ur bet from $1 to $500, that makes the machine alot more valuable since u can see when the shuffle is.
wish Herbie was here also to check it out, he lost a lot on the binions one, but got back a lot in comps. i am not sure he lost overall once thats included. i heard he did well on his other +ev bonus plays.
so after doing that, and buying some food in the convenience store, i am now less than $5 in comps. and done with the machine for now, will play a bit online with the measly $14 i have left on lock, which im doing now, and then will go back to sleep. i wish i had more on lock, might have to buy some from vook.
i have been lucky for my cash to go up, it really shouldnt, the main value is in the comps. i dont have the roll for the massive spread for it to actually be going up in cash, its just variance in my favor. when i arrived, i was a little less than $2775 after paying him a lot in gas. now im over $3100. i know ill lose soon, and my main value is in eating free and living in a motel room free, never having to worry about being outside at night with nowhere to sleep. but i can keep the loss small and manageable and get it back the next day or so if i follow the bankroll rules ive been given. pokerdogg and axb101 if he only read my blog like he did on AVP, would im sure agree with those bankroll management rules.
today im not too proud of myself, once i gave back $100 profit, i violated those rules, and couldve lost $514 if all had gone wrong. maybe even more if i continued to play. but i won the hands, and played on, but the vast majority of the time, i never bet more than 3 hands of $20, and rarely ever bet that. the time i bet high pissed, i had a bet of $100, a bet of $87 and a bet of $63. (i bet the entire stack on all). count was over +13 running count, very seldom does it get that high, and even though that wasnt the true count with only 4 decks thats pretty strong. will get that high only like every 500 hands.