and now im finally at home on my laptop so i can tell my loyal readers all about it. for the longest time, i didnt have a working cell phone, and then i was still playing poker, albeit at a difference casino.
after getting paid the $755 for the royal, the game broke up soon, because 2 locals, (and we were already shorthanded) a man and his wife, were pissed theyd contributed money for the jackpot all year long, and someone they consider a tourist and an outsider (me) won it. but i think i too am a local now since i moved here and came in regularly since. they walked off complaining that always happens anytime theres a big jackpot in the poker room. it was the highest paying hand on the board, next highest ranking hand paid over $300 less.
the dealer was happy (he got $40) the floorman got $10, the cab driver (who id never needed otherwise--but was afraid to leave on foot carrying all that and the whole casino knowing it) got $15 for driving me both to BOA to make a deposit (making the deposit the #1 thing to do when u hit a big jackpot of course) and then to drop me off at the peppermill. and the guy who called me to get the pot up to $20 got his $4 back and $10 on top. so i think everyone else was happy and the guy next to me said he was happy for me. so a lot of the moneys been used, and i had a small loss at the peppermill, and also ive been paying internet bills, so the moneys being used. also going to make a small $20 deposit on bovada, tired of not being able to play online at home.
the dealer who got the $40 said they had no business having that attitude towards me, and who knows what the rest of them thought. almost thought i wouldnt get paid since i didnt have my ss card on hand, just my out of state ID, and louisiana does NOT put social security numbers on their state ids for some reason. but they paid me and gave me a w-2. was that ever a relief. ive never had a problem getting paid when being a part of any BBBJ in las vegas.
one of the employees was glad it hit, because they now are going to cap all jackpots at $599, but they had to wait til the one over that got hit first. and thats what theyd been waiting to happen.
flop comes AA7 and i had QK suited, turn 10h, and i didnt want to bet my flush, worried id lose the shot to see the river, and the pot wasnt $20 yet, but close to it. couldnt believe it when the Jh came on the river for the royal.
and then at the peppermill the game was wild, lots of $3-5 NL players with $500-1000 stacks since their game had broke up. lots of $20 or more blind straddles (which can be made in any position but the blinds and the button) which gave me a big +ev for buying in short at $40, but i lost 4 buyins of $40, even after running the first $40 buyin up to $184, and i got away with an early bluff. but i do think i was earning respect on that table.
i didnt do good til i rebought in for $100 finally, and ran it back to over $200 before i left.
and of course my phone bill too must be paid before my sons 22nd birthday on june 4th, and he hopefully will receive his card and his gift by that time since i mailed it saturday. so after all those things tonight got paid tonight, im not up nearly $755, but i am a lot better off. new roll is $2264, and that makes me feel a lot more comfortable at the tables. of course, thats still somewhat less than what i had before i went to north lake tahoe, and quite a lot less than when i went home on vacation.
im surprised WEC dont think theres action in reno. any place with 50% of pots being missisippi straddled would be a game with action. also i dont really believe the chaperone is in reno either, (nor Benny for that matter) but if Noah wants to prove me wrong, ill be at the sands early this afternoon.
im beginning to think something might be wrong with my cell phone charger other than it just being bent and must have the cord adjusted just right when charging. the peppermill charged it in under 2 hours instead of the normal 7 hours, and id like to buy the exact same charger the peppermill poker room desk has. of course if i buy a random new charger, im not assured enough that will work to try it.
also ive typed 2 blog entries in a very short period of time, so please dont miss the previous entry. it was just posted a day or 2 ago, and its only got 609 views, about a third of normal. usually it takes 5 days to get over 1500 views. so its best to only update once every 5 days. but this entry was of such great importance i realized it must be posted tonight.