why? because as long as i dont leave the los angelos area, i cant ever lose any money on any machines. i'm doing ok here, won $132 on day 1, won $63 on day 2, and $72 on day 3. (although $39 of tonights win came from a mixture of stud and omaha8, so my $40 NL results are now not so clear). thats still more than i would make if i had any other type of income or employment so of course poker is what i should be spending my time doing. still have not played the new $100-300 PLO/plo8 mix, i just cant bring myself to risk buying in for the $100 min in that game with such a small roll. (unless i was stuck a lot more than that, then i might be able to justify it).
i'm probably making an err not finding a weekly motel near Hollywood park, since that bus runs all the time, and theres a lot of motels on that main road. simply because of the AA $100 24 hour promo im told they have. i have a hard time believing thats true, and if true, its cost me between $60-70 one time so far. where i folded aa postflop but wouldnt have if the promo was going. id have lost over $30+ i had in front of me and got $100 back. Id also have to lift the old ban for hiding out in the raceway asleep upstairs, but thats been over 5 yrs ago probably longer, and wasnt for any behavioral issues. im sure most people have not been barred for far less.
i think i got barred since i wasnt a known regular customer, and they thought i was some bum, also theyd spent some time looking for me on another floor too. But they did mention at the time i could talk to someone after one year had passed.
i think i might be missing out on about $200 a week not doing that promotion. so it would be worth trying. also it would be nice to have a room of my own too.
The main thing is to be where i can find the easiest games, (to spend all my time in those games playing) and to play my best in those games. and i feel this is much easier in cali than in vegas, and i feel i mightve wasted a lot of years of my life by being in vegas instead. not so sure that was a wise choice, i should probably try to remain in the area and save up 10k or so. its too bad WEC dont read this blog anymore, he could probably give advice on this. in the same light, going up to WA would probably be a poor idea too, especially since pokerdogg aint been around and i dont know how to reach him. why is it a bad idea? because i think the games would be 100x tougher to win in, more like vegas. and for that matter i guess that would also rule out living in reno.
but what about fresno or sac? or are those games much tougher than the commerce area? and are the games in pechanga any different than commerce? truthfully i dont have enough LA experience to know. even if i returned to vegas or Jean, id still feel like i made progress because the last time i returned to Jean and Vegas from cali, i had LESS. about $600-700 less. i dont even know if the games at places like Barona are different than LA, since i wasnt playing $40 NL while in san diego, being much more broke at the time.
i am a bit afraid of leaving the commerce, due to not knowing where id sleep i sure dont want to have to fall asleep outside again, and besides at the commerce my cash is always behind the cage so i feel safe, never having to have any cash on me once i leave the casino. i dread leaving the LA area for good and carrying it all with me when i do.
and i took my 33 chips off seals and sent $36 to my bank it should arrive within a day or so. i have 4 chips left there, one buyin only. but i still have $20+ on bovada. have not been playing online at all lately since leaving Jean.