Well, things seem to be coming along pretty well. this $7430 is by far the most money ive had in quite a long while, and may be the most ill have at any time in the next few years. its enough to give me a bit of peace of mind, but not really enough to do anything with. (such as play higher limits, learn to drive buy a car, or get a better apt.) u see, for many of them things, access to credit/financing is far more important than access to CASH or a $15 hourly income.
i really wonder what my hourly rate will settle at once i have 1000 hours logged. it barely moves now, since i have over 400 hours logged, wins or losses of a few hundred dollars moves it in very small increments. I need to get in the max hours possible per month (at least 200) for anything decent a month (over $3000 month) but the contradictory thing is the more hours per session i play--the worse my play becomes. short sessions are much better. and i think ive learned most of this thanks to PPPs suggestion of tracking results.
this apt is such a worthless piece of crap for the low monthly rental fee im paying (low even by reno standards) that im seriously considering moving. the neighbors here are decent people, its convenient, it might be work to move into someplace else, but im tired of things not working good here, and also one other thing. plus no working internet wifi bugs me too, not having a working tv only bugs me a minor amount. id only use it to basically watch the news anyway.
But this is why its nice to get away--and be in a nice casino hotel room. i wouldnt mind living in one now that ive got a better bankroll, (one u can live in longterm without worrying about sky hi prices on weekends). maybe like the Pearl river resort in MS-not sure if theres a limit on days in a row, but the weekends are like $45 there poker room rate, and weekdays $35, which isnt a big increase like in many rooms.
then id have an easy nice safe walk daily, no dealing with buses, shitty areas to walk in at night, rooms without working tv or wifi, etc. (power going off, etc).
i wish there were better longer term housing options in north lake tahoe too. i never checked out the place that supposedly had $200 weeklies id called about, but id need a bicycle. cost too much for a cab, but under 5 miles ride, short enough to do on a bike, too far to walk. maybe 12 miles to the poker room in incline, that might be too far even on a bike for anyone except Grump. or my son Mark who often rides 20-30 miles on his.
I still waste money. paid $2 4 times for a bus yesterday instead of a $5 day pass, and then wasted $30 having laundry done instead of spending 3 hours doing it myself. but im avoiding VP machines as much as possible, because im better off playing VBJ in north lake tahoe than any VP here.
i feel like by not moving outright to north lake tahoe and playing the VBJ at the Tahoe Biltmore exclusively while that machine still gives comps and points for drawing tickets, im missing out on about $5000 id have a high likelihood of getting the end of sept. it would be so easy to play heavy and load the drum up to where id have like 75% of the tickets. i am afraid a little of a big loss i might have by overbetting big counts. would be an excellent risk free promo if i had about $25k. then id pretty much be guaranteed the drawing.
and also id like to make a move out east, where most of my friends reside. surely somewhere id find a decent VBJ game too, maybe even a dealers angels. ive heard even the trop in AC put those in, but dont know which type. im pretty sure theyre available near detroit or mount pleasant but Ray wont tell me anything on them because he thinks its wrong to encourage someone to commit sin. also know rhode island has them, maybe delaware too. and i know PA has them with funny rules. (each player own shoe)
also heard they have them in iowa, blackhawk, deadwood, and i know they're at Parx, although the wrong kind with a $5 min bet.
so basically what i need to do is decide BEFORE sept 1, do i move or not, and where? im happy im doing so well, but i also want a more stress free life. i guess thats why i paid so much to not do my own laundry.
im also making better poker decisions with the increased roll. such as making slightly bigger initial buyins, and staying longer with stacks of $200+. but i still should avoid playing too long, and with too large a stack. what should i be doing with the increased roll (poker wise that is) that ive not yet thought of? by the way i got to quit floating, that will cost me money. bluffing is working ok though.
Probably the most important thing of all is to maintain good relations with the dealers and staff, now that i got the roll to do so.