Eight Thousand, one hundred and fifty six. thats all the money i got left to my name to live on for the next 30-40 yrs.
good news is i didnt kill anyone, i still tipped the cocktail waitress, (those are wonderful chocolate banana milkshakes they give out to all who ask that most casinos wont offer) and i had an edge of MOST of the money i was betting. the casino had a slight edge on the last $326 i threw away in the 100 play VP machine when i left the BJ table pissed off.
i couldnt play poker, woke up at 4.30am, and the game had already broke when i arrived. thats the one thing i really despise about living in reno. i didnt think it would break early tonight.
so now its time for the "$800 cab ride to vegas". but im an old and wiser man, and that will translate to a lower priced expense this time around. such as a $488 amtrak trip this afternoon at 4pm to toledo (with my own private room and wife in a sleeping car of course), a 234pm $165 plane to vegas via allegiant, with maybe an extra $30 for my nice new much bigger sized rolling suitcase, or a $45 shuttle to north lake tahoe at 3pm.
im not sure if i can continue to play winning poker if i try to just sleep it off and forget about it when i wake back up and if i stay, theres about $700 in expenses including rent coming up sept 1 very soon. need to buy food again too.
i knew i was overdue for the $1200 loss, and the money i lost at the BJ was about the same amount id won at BJ in the last week, so no harm done there. i just shouldve not bet as much, and kept my bets more in tune with the count. But i didnt want it to look to the big boss that i was counting, and the way i was betting no one wouldve suspected it. the only money that was wasted really foolishly was the remaining $322 i left the table with out of $1142, that i blew in the VP 100 play machine.
i just looked like a donkey martingaling bets, but i still flat bet the min on all negative counts. but sometimes i made big bets when stuck on the first hand of new shuffles, and sometimes i bet way more on counts of +1 that counts of +5 depending on whether i won or lost previous hands. but at least all my higher sized bets got in when the count was NOT negative.
so i did a good job decieving the pit boss, they didnt throw me out.
i wouldve been better off if they had.