over here at Vince's house playing on UP, not sure if it would be a good idea to go out to any casino, Vince thinks it probably wouldnt be since i have so little money. sitting at $928, not counting the money on UP, which is about $73. Just waiting for june 25th to hurry up and get here so i can have my own room again. doubt ill be in a casino again until im checked into my place for a week, and cooldave said he could give me a ride and stake me in the game again, and he might play also. also omerta offered me $45 for that carton of cigarettes, said he would meet me at any casino.
am not sure which limit i should be playing on UP. is it true the players are weaker at smaller levels, or is it not true because people fill the smaller levels up with bots? i mean 1c2c seems to be too small to make anything. then there is 2c5c, 5c10c, 10c25c, and on up. been playing mostly 5c10c or 10c-25c but do i buyin for 20 BB or 50 BB max? and what about sngs and tournys?
the cheap tournies SCMG showed me, that paid 4 out of 10 spots, i no longer am seeing. guess they got rid of them. the ones they do have are too top heavy 40% of the money going to first place. and ive just been playing cash games. i'll be glad once the new software comes out with hopefully DON tournies and omaha cash games added. im not sure how SCMG won so much unless he was playing higher, and also he plays 6max where im not as good at. UP might not be the solution after all, ive always won far more playing live than online. its just i dont feel i have enough money to play live right now unless the money is someone elses.
I was surprised yesterday morning about 10.40am when i woke up, and was browsing emails, and found the DM on twitter from Cooldave offering me a ride into vegas this weekend. I knew he was trustworthy because we had met at last years private tourny. (and he bought me in). so i managed to get checked out in time to get the $30 for sat night and the $12 for sun night refunded to my comp balance, and that gave me $89 in comps for the gas station, and i have $0 comps remaining. saw no need to save any since i didnt plan on going back to Jean. asked cooldave if he needed any gas, and he said that no, his car was already filled up, and he didnt smoke. Cigs are $7.30 a pack there, the good kind like marlboro reds, the cheapie packs there are 5.44 a pack. People shouldnt be surprised, cigs are often about $9-10 a pack if they are sold by a casino. so i bought a whole carton, and some small miscellaneous food and drink items that were ate on the way into vegas. still sitting in my laptop side compartment unopened.
couldnt decide at first where in vegas to go, tried to get ahold of Vince, but he was asleep so we went to the suncoast and i left my things in his car til we could get ahold of vince. Then since the game was $4-8 stud with $1 ante instead of the single $2 blind omaha8 i was hoping for, i didnt feel like i could afford it until he said he could buy me in for $100 (as a stake), and for me to just call him later and let him know how i did. and thats where he dropped me off. waited quite a while for a seat, and also found a free wifi place at TGIF restaraunt while waiting, but it has some type of filter installed that even blocked 2+2 and AVP, not just UP. which is silly for a casino, but it must be the same nationwide filter in all their restaraunts, and im sure all they really care about blocking is people viewing porn.
within the first hour or 2 i got it up to as high as $255, but then i started giving it back, and was down to like $125 at one point. won a pot or 2 finally, and was back to about $180 when i got ahold of vince, and he said hed come by and get me in like 20 minutes. Right before he came and about the time he walked in the room i won more pots, one i scooped, and he handed me 3 racks and i cashed out $323 and left, we got in his car, called dave, met him in the redrock parking lot, got the bags, and made the money exchange, and i ended up with $123 profit for the days work. so that got me off to a great start, so i definitely feel i did the right thing by leaving Jean. but of course, ive got a long ways to go, certainly am still at least $1000 or more short of what i need to start paying for housing, and feeling like ive truly got enough to work at live poker with, or make a $100 buyin in a NL game. The only good news is i wont be playing any more machines. what i really need is to be in a small town up north, in NV enough to play on UP, but no other gambling around. oh, and i need to be somewhere where my rent is less than $100 a week, thats why playing online worked out for me back in MT and in KS. no more of these high weeklies about $160-200 a week. (thats why i wont be able to renew after my week is up, unless im in on a huge BBJ or royal jackpot while playing TX station)
This of course, assumes UP will be a lot better site by then, or a site such as WSOP, nugget or southpoint comes online that is a good site with a better selection of games and or sngs. would like ideas on what limits and buyins to play on UP.
does anyone know if TX station has any free wifi? i know the poker room doesnt, and of the station properties isnt it only redrock and sunset where the poker room or sportsbook has free wifi?