So i need to be either making money from VBJ or from playing poker, or from both. my win rates back to under $13 again. I lost over $1000 at Tortoise Rock casino in 29 Palms. the info i got about their machine wasnt up to date, and then i had to pay for Novs rent too so im back to the $16000s again, and i feel like my savings is slowly draining away. i feel more like im living off it, than any current income.
when my time is up, i still think im better off just going back to reno or anywhere i can make at least $15 an hour playing poker. and i still really want to spend some of this on medical care too. I not only want to get that done, as old as im getting most people think i badly need to get that done or ill be in poor health.
I really should be sleeping, but its important i update this blog, its been so long since ive updated it and theres a lot to talk about. mom still dont have a debit card, so i had to waste a ton of time ordering something online too and it took a ton of time since i didnt know certain old billing addresses they claim didnt match. so i paid a different way.
at least ive got their Christmas taken care of and out of the way now if i were to lose $5000 or so and couldnt afford it, thats off my mind. and i should get myself a jacket or coat too. i might need to travel there and back for Christmas but it might be way too much trouble and its not really worth maybe it costing me up to $1000.
my expenses are quite high, im counting food, transportation (including lots of cabs plus a monthly bus pass) phone, rent, and im coming up with a figure no less than $1700 a month, and no more than $2000, not including miscellaneous or recreational.
so i really either need a less expensive and much more unsafe place to live, take more buses which puts my life in more danger also, or somehow find a way to increase my income. my hourly is now back to barely over $13 an hour counting last nights $239 win at planet hollywood.
i must remember to NOT buy size 34 pants. for years i wore size 30 or 32, and the last time mom got me pants i was size 36 at her house a few years ago. seems i am again size 36, and one of the 2 new pairs of pants ive bought since moving out of reno was 34 instead of 36 and the pockets and the pants just arent big enough and it bothers me every time i wear them.
and i dont think i can rely on VBJ to live on long term. casinos will cut me off if im winning, or else change the paybacks to make it unbeatable, (example being circus removing the good VBJ and replacing it with a bad one at slotsoffun, and the river palms (dottys) in laughlin doing the same.) also the pioneer cut back on the cashback, the Tropicana changed it from a $2-100 spread to a $3-25 spread, which of course isnt beatable.
and i dont know what my vegas hourly is or how to find out since its all combined as one big total. but i know i was over $17 an hour in reno, and now that ive passed 940 hours its down to $13 an hour here in vegas, so i wonder if my vegas rate is really much less than that?
its a good thing i had so much good luck in the month of Oct. im glad the wins and losses fell in the right order for a change. ive talked to Koala on the way back from 29 Palms cali about my poker game and how to improve it. he seems to think i can depend on winning at VBJ to get by, but i dont agree.
I was relieved to make it back to vegas alive and safe after coming to laughlin to meet Koala and make the drive with him to 29 Palms california. i hope he dont regret not leaving my body out in the desert when he had the chance. He trusted me enough to loan me $2000 while on the trip so i wouldnt need to use an atm.
we went to investigate a certain VBJ machine that supposedly paid back 100% plus whatever u get counting, but the rules were changed on the machine since, to make it pay back a bit less, plus i was also told the machines usually is empty and that also wasnt the case. there seemed to always be at least one person on it, and usually the same old man, but he wasnt playing correctly and also makes the side bet (sucker bet) every hand.
not only that the cashback wasnt really 30c on every $100 as was claimed. i ran far far more than $1500 in total bets thru it, yet only got $5 back. i asked about this, and couldnt get a clear answer. truth be told unlike NV casinos, i dont trust the honesty of an indian casino out in the desert they can do whatever they want to anyone.
have heard some bad stories about other court cases regarding seizures of peoples money whove won at VBJ, etc.
i was also told of 2 other machines beatable VBJ over 100% but they were too far away to investigate and still will be done some other time. one is way out in NM. and theres not exactly compatible to motels.
theres a great poker room at this Tortoise rock casino though. the game starts at 6pm, goes til sometime in the middle of the night, and was quite loose. and the really important thing for those of u living in los angeles, is the rakes much better than where u live. u see, if the pot is less than $14, all they take is the $1 jackpot and no rake. the commerce would be taking $6+. i was told by the guy who mentioned the VBJ they didnt have poker--but they do have poker.
and here some interesting reading material on twitter. its by a las vegas cabbie, google the words #ivyphone. this cabbie has no ethics anymore than the one who lied about waiting outside for me, but its funny shit and the guy he fucked with his ethics certainly arent no better and he certainly isnt the guy id stand up for either. and speaking of cabs i need one i can trust on a regular basis. i hear Uber hasnt got approved yet and they might charge simply outrageous fees.
i do feel bad for delores i wish she was with me instead of the guy who ripped off the cabbie. but i dont know for sure if he ripped the cabbie off intentionally, maybe he thought the girl was going to pay him. reading all of this he posted off that guys phone he kept certainly helps people understand why i feel the way i do regarding certain type of drug and hooker pimp relationships.
surprised Koala hasnt posted a trip report of him own, but he claims the Orleans is having trouble with getting his internet connection working. he will be there til he leaves and he no longer has a car.
i wasted about 4 hours this morning winning $18 in the $1-5 stud at samstown when i shouldve came straight home from P-ho and slept thats why im tired. i feel bad theres no hand histories in this issue of the blog, but i dont remember them now.