Thursday, November 8, 2012

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.

20 comments:

  1. Tony, assuming this plan actually is successful, is this really how you want to spend your life? Sitting in front of a video blacj jack machine most of the day . . . sleeping in a shitty motel room . . . using comps to buy gas and cigarettes to sell to truckers?

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    1. Yes, this is the American dream. What more could he want?

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  2. Tony, since I do not play VBJ I do not know the answer to a question. It is: How can you be sure the shuffle point is really when you think it is? Couldn't the machine just be programmed to simulate it for the player/viewer when in reality it is at a different point/time?

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  3. So your strict Bankroll management rules mean nothing. Once you do lose you will tilt off even more. You have shown that even a small lose must be made up immediately.

    How much will the cab ride back to Vegas cost? Anyone care to set the line?

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  4. I had a dream once that started in exactly the same way......I woke up screaming and the ending of the dream is too scary to repeat.....

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  5. It's official Tony? You've given up on poker and are going to play VBJ full-time for cash and comps? Good luck to you, but even if you are that one person in the universe who can make it work, it sounds like you aren't going to have much of a life.

    Just assuming for a moment you're right and this machine *is* really THE ONE': have you given any thought to what happens when it goes away? NO machine, VBJ or otherwise, lasts forever, Tony. They malfunction and break. Chips and mechanisms inside get jostled or just wear out over time. They get moved, or management finds out they're giving away too much money. Then they get carted out to an unfindable, unpowered warehouse in the middle of nowhere, sweltering in the Nevada heat. Most likely sooner rather than later.

    I also had to chuckle when in your last post, you wrote "theres no or transportation in and out of here." Really? How in God's name did you get there then?

    So much love, care, and money from so many people has been so wasted for someone who just won't listen and is determined to do exactly the opposite of what he's advised, if he really wanted to improve his lot in life. It's sad really.

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  6. It's official Tony? You've given up on poker and are going to play VBJ full-time for cash and comps? Good luck to you, but even if you are that one person in the universe who can make it work, it sounds like you aren't going to have much of a life.

    Just assuming for a moment you're right and this machine *is* really 'THE ONE': have you given any thought to what happens when it goes away? NO machine, VBJ or otherwise, lasts forever, Tony. They malfunction and break. Chips and mechanisms inside get jostled or just wear out over time. They get moved, or management finds out they're giving away too much money. Then they get carted out to an unfindable, unpowered warehouse in the middle of nowhere, sweltering in the Nevada heat. Most likely sooner rather than later.

    I also had to chuckle when in your last post, you wrote "theres no transportation in and out of here." Really? How in God's name did YOU get there then?

    So much love, care, and money from so many people has been so wasted for someone who just won't listen and is determined to do exactly the opposite of what he's advised, if he really wanted to improve his lot in life. It's sad really.

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  7. I heard hell is playing a VBJ machine for all eternity while thinking it's beatable.

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  8. Tony had previously mentioned full-pay video poker and did acknowledge that hitting a royal flush is required for attaining the +ev 100ish percent payout. With that in mind, and assuming you can play 600 hands a hour of VP it would take about 17 hours to play 10,000 hands if you snuck in a couple of quick potty breaks. And I believe that would also mean you would hit a royal flush about once every four days. And with all of that said, do you think playing VP is a good fall-back plan if the VBJ plan falls apart Tony?

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  9. What happened to bankroll management please explain.

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  10. "well-- after playing all night, most of the between 2am and 9am completely alone on the machine,"

    Is that how you want to spend the rest of your life?

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    1. Of course not, silly. He wants to do that while a beautiful, intelligent, loving woman watches him with pride in her eyes. Then and only then will his life be completely satisfying.

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  11. didnt you say your maximum bet was going to be $16.00?

    good luck, you are REALLY going to need it this time!

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  12. Well, if the cash for gas thing doesn't work out TBC, the truckers are always looking for lot lizards.

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  13. Playing poker for a living sounds like a great way to live, if you can make money at it. It's a game, which is hypothetically fun and recreational, and you are interacting with people from all walks of life.

    Sitting at a VBJ machine for 7 hours a day for room and board sounds like a job. The WORST job in the world. If you worked as a clerk at a convenience store for seven hours, you could have "won" as much money, probably. But hey, if it works for you.

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  14. can someone tell me where this machine is?

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  15. can someone tell me where this machine is? sounds like a good one

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  16. Maybe Jordan is on to something....convenience store cash register martingale system.

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