I must say, am quite relieved ive recovered from the $381 Wynn poker loss (and subsequent $1700 drop on the VBJ machine at the Palazzo) all in the same day. that briefly had taken me down to the $17,000s from the $19,000s, and now im back in the $19,000s again
Yesterday morning at the El Cortez i was briefly down almost $1100 on the VBJ machine, that should be impossible to lose much at when im getting 100.61% payback even without counting. But i got lucky on one huge key hand spread out max back betting and max front betting on 4 spots for $700 total and took off from there. By the time i left the El Cortez i was ahead over $1200 instead of behind.
So when i left the El cortez i went straight to the Post office, sent my mother the $140 she wanted ahead of time for my sons Christmas, and then to the bank to deposit both of the 2 previous days limit of $1000 withdrawals, along with a little bit more. Then after that was done, i walked to the Golden Nugget and lost $181 in the poker room, probably was too tired by that time to still play good poker.
i was on the bus to a different casino on the strip tonight when suddenly i noticed on Bravo live there was a $1-2 PLO game at the Venetian, so i decided to go there instead. there were only 4 when i sat, eventually it got to as many as 7, but the last hour before it broke we were back to 4. i was adding slowly to my original $100 buyin and eventually was in for $287 total. finally scooped a big pot with the nut straight that held up on the river, and was briefly over $450. by the time the game broke, i was only up $2.
went and sat in the $1-2 NL, and had to wait a long long time for a move to an end seat. But i did finally scoop a big pot and suddenly was up to over $650. 4 of us called a huge overbet of a little less than $50 preflop, and im lucky the one guy didnt reraise with his QQ, or id have folded my AK since i didnt have the $47 invested yet, but only the $12 original raise. him and i were both scared of the asian regular who cold called the $47 having aa, but we never seen his hand.
flop comes AT2 all in spades and my K is a spade, and so is the other guys QQ. he bets the flop small, i raise allin, and he calls and i win with a flush on the turn. and i took off from there, and eventually left with $1086. enough to get my hourly rate back to $13+ per hour from being all the way down to $12+ per hour. at one point i was even over $1108.
found out about some VBJ machines dealers angels in quite isolated locations outside NV id rather no one knows where they are. But then again, not sure if i should go play, i also heard about a court case in AZ where 3 players winnings on a VBJ machine were seized. and theres not really a casino hotel to earn comps at either at any of these 3 locations.
i still kind of wish i was with Koala on his road trip down south, but then again, my lease isnt up yet so i cant move just yet. I still feel like though i need to be depending on poker for my wins in the long run. ive basically only won at VBJ lately due to pure luck.
its a good thing ATM machines only allow $1000 to be taken out per day maximum, and some are even less than that. it kept a possible loss of $5000 down to a bit over $2000. (all the cash i had plus the max withdrawal). so i was able to earn it back since.