playing a lot in places without free wifi, and i cant use my OLD smart phone without it. and ive got to get my hours in, much more so than ever before since im playing LIVE again instead of online. came back from Jean with $1354, (after net and cell both taken care of) and at one point was down to $1199 sunday night. Woke up about 4am, wanted to go to TX station, but wouldve been very inconvenient trying to get a bus over there, so instead i took the express bus into downtown and just got off at the nugget, not even knowing if theyd have a game since they arent on bravo.
they did, $1-2 NL and i got very lucky to at one point be up to $242 off my $100, and managed to cash out while still at $191. i think if i could only afford to play that game everyday, and not feel the need to cash out while up, id never have to worry about my bills again, but i think the min roll is really $3000 that i need and not $2000. its funny because when i was in my early 20s id think of $1000+ as a quite large roll that would last forever, but of course being older now im a lot smarter.
so then i rode the fremont shuttle over to samstown, (better than the city bus) and played there all day. Wouldve played longer but if i wanted to ride home with Vince and not deal with MULTIPLE transfers, i had to leave when he was driving around nearby, so i did, about 7pm. They actually started an omaha8 game around 5.40pm, very rare for a monday night. most of the day i was playing $2-6 spread limit holdem, and was up over $100 for the day, plus got the $25 off Mike when he bought the remaining 5 packs of cigs id got with comps out in Jean.
so i paid Vince $40 of what i owed him for living here, and now have $1362, still got the money i left Jean with. But ive made no progress either.
the Suncoast, where i played the day before, and saw cooldave there, i lost $153 in, and i would be up for the trip had i just played only poker, and not had $76 of the $153 loss on the machines trying to get it back. i would give anything to break that bad habit.
also starting wed i will have a little bit of privacy. got an offer for a free slot tourney, $25k guaranteed, totally free for me, with 3 nights room. so ill have my own room, wed thurs and fri nights. been a long time since any casino sent me a good offer. no slot play included though. i certainly dont expect to end up with making any money out of it, the odds would be highly remote, but its free and i can use the room a lot more than the tourny. nice it included a friday night, so i set up with my reservation to make sure they wouldnt be full.
afterwards, im still considering the idea of going to KS on the train, also ive got offers to go to reno from the craigslist ad, 2-3 of them, from people seeming genuine and trustworthy, just got to decide if being up there would be a good idea, sure i could live on my own and cheap, but i dont think the games are any good there.
The only way to get the roll back up there, is to find a game thats beatable for $4-12 an hour, and put in an awful lot of hours doing NOTHING but grinding that game. ideas on which game in vegas to play and any promos i dont know about places im not banned at would be appreciated. wouldnt mind knowing about reno and phoenix and cali promotions either. maybe i should go back to cali, better games and i can win there, but id need another sleeping bag. i dont want to go back to playing on Bovada unless my roll got extremely small again.