yes me going here wasnt the best idea, or the best planned. but theres nothing going on in reno now, and i dont really care for where im living at. at least here in north lake tahoe there's working wifi, (i can finally play candy crush saga again, working TV-i can finally watch the news,) and i can still play poker on Bovada since i just deposited another $30. the difference is im a place that i actually like staying at, and when i go to play a machine at the casino, its the kind i actually like to play instead of one with a paytable below 100%. ive not got to watch TV in about 2 months. didnt even bother that nite in the atlantis.
and tomorrow i will have the chance to play $1-2 NL at 7pm at a casino ive never played poker in before.
i couldve planned the trip better and much cheaper by riding the amtrak to truckee in the morning, and then the city bus, instead of paying $7 to go to carson city-south lake tahoe, and then $80 more for a cab to north lake tahoe once i found out the montebleu poker room wasnt open the hours the elderly lady who props daily at the peppermill swore it was. her ex husband lived in lake tahoe and died last year, and she said in the winter they are closed part of the week and in the summer its all 7 days, but that wasnt the case though. but i thought i did my research regards of what grump and rob thought. i never call places on the phone, dont like to (or call women unless im really in love with them) and i dont want to start now.
i figured id spend the night playing poker. then went to harveys, but feel uncomfortable knowing theyre owned by harrahs although i doubt they know about harrahs joliet. there was a list, and i didnt wait around, so i went to the other poker room at lakeside and there was only a tourny going and the last entries ended 10 minutes prior and no cash game. so thats when i gave up and found a cab willing to discount the trip to $80 to north lake tahoe. otherwise the meter read $101.
at least here the VBJ is still mostly empty most of the time anyway. at least theyve not changed the rules and it still shuffles at 2 3rds of a 6 deck shoe, and its the ONLY one anywhere in a very large area of the country that does. and since the min bet is still $1, u can get a wide spread. i think the cashback rate (not counting random promotions) is 10c on every $100 bet and 25c comps. Ask Chaperone and Cutter if thats correct. and by the way herbie is back in vegas too.
too bad i didnt get to play any poker in downtown carson city, but there was no monday night game. only tues nite is the NL game with $1-2 blinds, and the other days are limit games and omaha games and the $2-6 game at cactus jacks wed-sat across the street. the carson nugget poker room closes sun and mon. i did notice quite a few weekly motels around that im sure have less drugs and crime than reno. and ive still not tried any of the weeklies around this area in north lake tahoe. theres still drunks and bums around here, one of whom asked if i could spare $5 yesterday. but overall im sure its a lot better than reno, but here is quite a bit more expensive, thats for sure. had i not got my room rate refunded, it wouldve cost me $69 and over $80 with tax.
they had the wrong address for me, so i never knew about my $30 free play (til i came) and my 2 free nites coming to me. i used them for mon and tues nite once i found out this morning, and used $35 in comps to pay for wed nite. checkout date is now set for thurs. i dont think i should stay here too long when i have a place paid up in reno and extra days would start costing me if i didnt have a ton more comps.
food here sucks. restaraunt closes about 9 pm or 10pm, and the other restaraunt closes 1pm. food choices are very limited, and theres no buffet. and theres no convenience store to buy food to put in my room, so what good is the fridge and microwave? surprised the casino even has these in the rooms, and the cottages in the back are quite nice too. wifi is working much better than my last trip, also theres even a laundry room. wish id took all my dirty laundry instead of just my last 3 clean shirts and the one i had one for 4 total.
guess i needed to ride the local bus earlier in the day to go to the safeway about 20 minutes up the road (really only like 6 miles but long winding roads) so it feels much further. then id have food in here. it would be really nice if these rooms has long term rates. (or if the poker room was 7 days).
now to avoid paying $20 to get to the poker room, and $20 to get back, im going to try and arrange shuttle service, and the lady at the front desk offered to help reserve me a ride. this casino dont have a shuttle but the other casino does. the city bus runs during the day and i suppose i could ride it there, but not to get back, it dont open til 7pm.
i do wish id used better judgement in picking the right day to make this trip, and im lucky to still have about $5500, close to what i left reno with. my phone must be paid $40 before midnite and then i deposited again on Bovada so that knocks it back under. im up about $100+ on the VBJ overall and also with the free play i got. plus ive paid no cash for my 3 nites here. so essentially ive paid cash for food, (thats costing money for sure-and getting my cab fares back). but i might take a $1000 loss yet, its still early. probably a good idea would be to spend more of the time playing live poker and bovada poker and less time on the machine, or to keep the bets small enough so losses dont go over 5%..
a friend of mine ive never met who ive talked to online was in reno from cali and today went back to cali. had i been downtown reno sun nite or mon nite i couldve met her, she was staying across the street from the sands. she had some business going on with a problem with the courts involving a car, and visiting her daughter gravesite, her son moved to reno and he was getting involved with the wrong people in cali and shes also got other things going on in her life but no boyfriend and her ex husband pretty much stays out of the picture. shes not sure when she will be back in reno, and was extremely busy trying to fix some problems while she was in reno, and she took really hates drugs and im glad to say shes no more "420 friendly" than i am. she does drink though. guess now ill have to go to cali if i want to see her. we talked on the phone about 2 hours sun nite before she fell asleep, and shes not comfortable driving after dark and gets ssi from a car accident in her teenage years. had i been downtown i couldve seen her, im wondering if she thought it strange i left reno instead of making sure of what was up before leaving for tahoe. i didnt know she was going to be in reno another night, but one of her plans didnt work out right and she had to stay an extra nite.
anyway we all know i dont always make the wisest decisions, and we all know my #1 priority is always doing what i want to do to make money and NOT to be doing anything which takes money away.