I set a max loss of what id lose at $400, (so i wouldnt be too broke by the time my amtrak takes me to denver later in the week once i learn more details about how the free rooms work at the reserve and the lady luck). i emailed the casino, since i didnt think Joel would actually bother to investigate, and im waiting for a reply back.
arrived with about $2365 after that big loss last night, and id been winning at the poker or the Gemtiles machine past 2-3 days until that drop at the Peppermill. Martingaling the machine i didnt think id get hurt too bad, it being full pay, but i shouldnt have capped my max bet at the table limit of 500 credits on the 10c, but at a much lower scale. winning back $79 at the cal neva helped, on the LIVE BJ table, and Rob Singer has written about how he uses a similar martingale on the VP.
1 bet 1 hand 1c, 1 bet 1 hand 2c, 1 bet 1 hand 5c, 1 bet 2 hands 5c each, 1 bet 4 hands 5c each, etc up to 100 hands 5c on the 10c for a bet of $50. full pay still dont quite give 100% but i wasnt sure what the peppermills comp point was, if it was enough to make up the difference with either cashback or comps.
one thing i really hate about playing at the peppermill is ur card never says ANYTHING, just the word accepted. u have no idea what ur earning.
so i go to amtrak at 8am, and find out the train will be 8 hours late, so they allow me to board the sacramento bus (that normally dont make a stop in Truckee) with the instructions to the driver to let me off in truckee. (amtrak bus). and while on the bus i took a pic of the girl across the aisle i wish i had as my girlfriend.
id thought about taking the bus all the way to turlock, and id also thought about getting right back on the 2pm train going east today.
so if i discipline myself i said i wouldnt drop more than $400 here, and id get out of here with $1900 minimum, but of course we are hoping for a lot more. ill need it in denver, but i hear the games are quite loose there. dont know if its true.
also been told by a homeless guy on the truckee bus one of the motels on the main road rents rooms for $160 a week, but cannot remember which older motel it was, some word that began with the letter P.
found out also about a bus i didnt know of. its called the route 395 lone pine bus (u can google it) and its run by the east sierra transit group. it goes reno to carson city to lone pine CA, and then theres a different bus goes by a ton of ski resorts on the eastern cali border, and the bus eventually ends in lancaster ca about 8 hours later. not sure exactly where lancaster is, but i think theres connections to bakersfield or LA on other buses or trains. that info might come in handy sometime too.
so i found out about a promotion here at the tahoe biltmore i didnt know of. ive qualified for it due to heavy play in the previous visit. 2 days a week, i can draw an envelope out of a drum for free slot play on the right day. and win from $5 to $1000 in free slot play. am wondering if this is the promo chap and benny know of that make the machine worth playing.
anyway i arrived in Crystal Bay with $2360+. spent a bunch of money on a room, and after winning about $300 on the machine, and pulling out $300 in free slot play in the envelope i drew out of the drum (many are only $5) with $1000 top prize, new roll is $2836.
not bad for when i left here the time before after the huge drop. and i had no idea i qualified for that promo. i couldve been drawing an envelope 2 times each of the last 2 weeks.