So thats what i decided to do once my roll dropped to $6200-6300. i quit playing VBJ, and havent touched it since leaving the Hacienda with so little. my last loss was at the Hacienda in lake mead, where i took the cab to from Laughlin, before i went to Vinces. i still had $7300 when i left Harrahs laughlin, and $7100 when i arrived at the Hacienda. my room there cost $89 with taxes, and all the rest was lost on the VBJ there, which was quite a disappointment, cause it was the good kind similar to the one in Jean with $1 minimum, with the exception of it hitting soft 17.
i still need to go to los angeles (or back to reno) but im waiting til AFTER sept 12-13 when i get my free room for fri and sat and my $150 worth of promo chips at the golden nugget. In the meantime, ive just got to make sure i dont drop anymore. $6000+ will be a lot more than i had the last time i was in the los angeles area, and enough to get started with.
not only that, i no longer have a working phone anymore, and even worse, my tooth is starting to bug me again, not just the one that needs removed, but the other one with the hole thats also rotting away is starting to increase the size of the open hole.
the only good news--the pair of pants i have looks nice that i bought new at Ross.
i made a special trip to the orleans to play omaha sunday nite (anything to avoid me playing VBJ) paid for a cab (not the best idea) but i dont like being on side streets in vegas late at night. won $72 in the $4-8 game, but no sign of alysia chang, nor did anyone dealing seem to know anyone named alysia i asked. so yeah i did make an effort to go to her instead of expecting her to come to me.
the only good news i can say about my VBJ play is that once i finally started showing discipline after getting worried about losing so much (i lost only $100-200 at the final few hours of my session at the hacienda when i started not overbetting on small plus counts). what i mean is i limited the amount of the total MAXIMUM bet on all 3 spots combined to under $100, and waited til the count hits +10 before ever betting more than $100 total, instead of when stuck.
takes more discipline to play that way since the count hardly ever gets that high, but it certainly cut back on the losses as far as the amount of the losses. had i been playing that way the entire trip since leaving reno, it wouldve cut back on the big huge losses at palazzo and the pioneer. and of course the winning sessions couldve also been smaller too.
im sure if id had that much discipline, id still be in the $8000-9000 range.
anyway--i went to the stratosphere tonight, bought in only $50 to be safe, and managed to never ever lose the initial buyin. eventually was up $58 when the game broke up a few hours later, and it was a miracle it didnt break several times sooner everytime it became 4 handed. so yeah ive been making sure no more big losses at poker or VBJ.
ive got plenty of money for $4-8 omaha without ever going broke, if i could just be convinced the orleans game would be beatable for $10 an hour or more over the long run. im not sure it is though. also the weekly across the street directly from the poker room seems very nice and safe, 100x more so than the budget suites on tropicana would be. but its a lot more per week, over $250 once taxes are included and fees.
but one thing i really wanted was a nice close walk home and back, just like i had in reno, in a fairly safe area of town that avoided using buses. that is what was so nice about living in reno, never needing to ride a bus at night. Had the apt not been so lousy on the inside, and nothing worked well, as u seen in the pictures posted on RTP by Nick, i wouldnt have wanted to move. but with all the money i deserved a nicer place--and the proper thing to have done wouldve been to just rented a better apt in reno. but of course, seeing PPP (and playing the dealers angels machine) meant more to me.
and now for one final piece of good news. im now at over $380 on bovada from my last buyin weeks ago of $20-30.
i wouldnt have nearly as much, had i not been playing candy crush same time as bovada. for me playing candy crush caused the screen to pop up suddenly and me to accidently hit FOLD on a hand of aa95 suited preflop. turns out id have lost the hand, went broke (off that buyin anyway) and wouldve left the game.
instead, a few hands later, since i still had $23.50 left of my $30 buyin since i folded, i won an allin, had about $50, then 2 hands later doubled up again plus a little more from a 3rd player or so, and quit the game with $138. so this is now a new high on bovada since i made that one cashout in reno.