Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Maryland Live Poker room

This is definitely by far the easiest poker room to win at ive ever seen, and one of the largest ever not counting the commerce. ive had 100% winning sessions here, which is getting my hourly built back up but slowly when its over 1000 total hours to average in. and ive never had a winning session lower than $192. most of the wins have been quite big $700-800+.

a lot of the policies here really bugs me though. do they bug anyone else?

in vegas, new players are given the courtesy of being able to buyin at the table. In fact, ive never seen ANY casino where this isnt done. yet here, if u dont buy chips at the cage before sitting down, they make u walk all the way back. it just seems kind of rude.

they also take a $2 rake at $10 plus $1 jackpot and the rake gets bigger as the pot grows, not sure what it caps out at. but on small pots its worse than vegas, although not as bad as cali thats for sure.

another thing that seems rude is when ordering food, napkins are never packed into the bag with the food, and if u dont think to act the cocktail waitress (who brings the food which is WEIRD all its own) u just dont have them. theyd make bigger tips if they always were in the habit of asking "do u want any napkins?"

and my good friend Rob will hate to hear that they use the $2 chips here and its next to impossible to get a decent amount of $1 chips. u are constantly short of $1's due to this, and if u need to put in a $5 to pay the BB or SB, the dealer is always giving u $2s back instead of $1s, worsening the shortage.

Plus no button straddle here either.

However its really nice u never ever have to wait for seats unless u are arriving early in the morning or something. i usually arrive late in the day til like 3am, and never ever have to wait for a seat. not even once. early in the morning before noon is the only time theyres a wait. But people shouldnt be coming at that time of day to do their playing anyway if they want good games and good action.

and heres the worst part--dealers arent allowed to play where they work--and u have no chance to win back from them the money they just dealt u out of a few minutes ago because they take all their business to the Other casino by state law.

so if u move to MD to be a dealer u might want to keep that in mind so u dont lose ur right to play here. this is about the only place theyres hiring dealers.

i just got a text from cooldave explaining how to do a screenshot on an iphone 5. will have to check it out and verify it works. a screenshot would work to show texts but not the whole pages of texts, id still need to do multiple screenshots.

i need to somehow decide where ill be staying because its a pain in the butt to be needing to check out or change rooms all the time and the high prices of rooms here arent so good either. couldnt get the great deal from yesterday again. Paid $139 plus tax today.

i like being able to use the shuttle back and forth all the time, its like having a friend with a car whose never got any other commitments. (which is what i thought Ray would be since he dont work and also plays poker). I keep giving tips of $2-3 and i hope he isnt mad im not giving $5 but i dont want to end up paying a lot extra per day. he did tell me he would be willing to drive by the Bank of america close to the mall atm machine to deposit cash if i wanted to. This hotel and all the others that are rich hotels within 3-6 blocks of the mall/casino not all have a shuttle but most do. almost all are over $100-130 a nite unless u are getting a special price.

its really great how the casino is inside (or connected to) the mall theres even a Safeway grocery store about 2 blocks up the street. so it would make it real easy to buy anything u need to buy while u are playing too. theres a promotion going on where u get back 10% in free slot play up to $50 a day on purchases up to $500 in the mail. Joel (the poker meister) suggested i do it and return the items and i said they wouldnt allow that and people would abuse it.

investigated and sure enough they stamp the receipts so the store will know u got the slot play, (and claim with them stamped) the store will probably refuse to accept it back. its certainly not worth the hassle unless u are quite broke and desperate and if u were, wouldnt it be easier to just find other peoples discarded receipts?

i did earn my jacket for 20 hours play and resold it for $20 since i have enough jackets and no more space for clothes in the suitcase. i still need a new suitcase where the wheels work since 2 suitcases would hold more.




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  1. "i like being able to use the shuttle back and forth all the time, its like having a friend with a car whose never got any other commitments. (which is what i thought Ray would be since he dont work and also plays poker)."

    I was watching a show last night called "90 Day Fiance." The premise is that these girls get a K9 Visa, which allows them to stay in the country for 90. They either need to get married within 90 days, or leave the country. Anyway, one of the girls -- a 22 year old from Brazil, with a smoking body, was having issues with her "fiancé" -- a 36 year old jack ass who lives with his dad and sells items on ebay which he buys at police auctions for a living. The girl was quite upset at her fiancé, who she felt, was not prioritizing their relationship. His response was to take her with him to the auctions . . . She kept saying, "you just don't get it!!!! You just don't get it!!!"

    Well, Tony, it's pretty apparent you too just don't get it. It seems that a friend, to you, is someone who does things for you . . . That's not the case. If you truly want friends, you need to change your expectations and your actions. A friendship is a give and take. Both sides get something from the relationship. At times, both sides need to be willing to compromise and sacrifice. Hopefully, you will eventually understand this.

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    1. Can somebody remind of the sound the Charlie Brown's teacher makes? I've completely forgotten what it sounds like.

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  2. lets move lightnings comment here if he can--its posted on the old blog, buried, and its best comments be here on the new one now. that way they get seen.

    and i swear ill be asleep before 430. and of course, waking up the normal hours about 1am or so.

    i swear on a stack of Bibles, that i had no intention of charging lightning a dime for a nice good buffet meal at the wynn. (worth like 30-45). i felt i owed it to him, more so than anyone else on my friends list, and id got completely tired of not one person being interested in eating there. had given up on getting any cash and my comps kept accumulating. im sure i still have over $100 there now. no one ever pays cash to eat in the wynn but non poker players. poker players have plenty of cash, so only tourists i dont know and would never be in contact with ever eat without comps.

    so i figured i would at least do some good for someone with the comps. id asked numerous others in the weeks earlier such as koala, etc and none were interested in buying them.

    i didnt intend to charge lightning for the room either, but i felt angry he would rather give a hotel $150 for fri and sat nites than give me a measly $20-40. it was the way he said it and implied id insist on it that upset me. its like its a win win situation for us both and he would insist on harming both of us financially just to be mean.

    sometimes people need to just believe people when they say theyre going to help them out. this is why people need picked up at the airport--only way to be with them when theyre checking in. everyone i know picks up people coming into town, i see people leaving the poker room all the time to pick up someone at the airport. to me it seems quite common among friends.

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    1. Tony, it seems like you are reveling in the attention. Instead, why not try to LEARN something from the comments people are posting? Again, you just don't get it...

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  3. Just because where and how chips are purchased is different at MLP that does not make it rude, just different. 99.9% of the customers will work with the process to buy chips at MLP without considering it "rude". MLP runs a business where nobody is forced to use their facility. If any customers have issues with how MLP runs their business the obvious option exists to not give MLP their business. To spin that chip thing up to a point you consider it "rude" Tony is a complete waste of your energy.

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  4. "i do think lightning wouldve made much more of an effort to see me if i came to champaign that PPP did when i came to Hanover."

    I totally agree.

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  5. i didnt intend to charge lightning for the room either,i only wanted $20-40....... oxymoron.. also making so much money here but all the rude people and rude rules.. wont be long tony will blow up and be banned from there....

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  6. Ummm ... how big of a stack of Bibles are we talking about? Suppose I had two hundred of them piled up. Remember -- TWICE before you pulled the "I'll feed you with my comps/Can you pay me 50% of the comps value" routine on me. Two for two. Why would I think anything would be different?

    Re-read you paragraph about money and the hotel. You say you didn't intend to charge, then talk about $20-40 and how it would be win-win, meaning I give you money. What bullshit you sling, Tony. How about the win-win was that you do a friend a favor that did not cost you any money?

    Do you realize that every time I gave you a ride in my rental that I actually PAID MONEY to rent that car and PAID MONEY for the gas that was used? What was the win part of the win-win for me there?

    You will also notice that I challenge you on your behaviors. When you get upset, you immediately call me names and question my friendship. What kind of a "friend" does that?

    And finally, as for the hotel, you were not even in Las Vegas when I had to make reservations and I had no guarantee that you wouldn't suddenly take off to Reno, California, or even Baltimore and leave me paying through the nose if I had to make a reservation at the absolute last minute with the rodeo in town. It just wasn't worth the risk to me.

    Congratulations. All te ltest incidents have returned the traffic to your blog. Please compensate me accordingly or I will have my attorney, Peter P. Peters, esq. file suit, seek a writ of habeas corpus, and do it all ex post facto -- and all that other legal junk. You have been warned.

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    1. "Do you realize that every time I gave you a ride in my rental that I actually PAID MONEY to rent that car and PAID MONEY for the gas that was used? What was the win part of the win-win for me there?"

      The most important thing to me would be the time your losing from your vacation in Vegas running errands for somebody who lives here. Tony think about that, it's ridiculous!

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  7. Wow -- you'd think that you would GIVE the jacket to your friend who left his coat in Las Vegas ...

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  8. Even though this is a response to your response to my comment on your previous post, I'm going to post it on the new post so more people will see it, I think that's what you wanted based on the comment I saw on the new post.

    The new manager (Sam) at Golden Nugget is a really good guy, I met him briefly at the PokerAtlas tournament Saturday, but I already had done a phone interview with him for a profile that will appear in the next issue of Ante Up. He is definitely going to improve that room a great deal, and I definitely want to check it out myself.

    But he's still got one problem....the room is DOWNTOWN. If you have a few rooms on the Strip that you really like, it's really hard to convince yourself to trek downtown what with traffic and parking hassles. And the distance. And the fact that is, you know, downtown.

    Oh....and I'll give you this scoop. Sam really liked my recent "The Min Cash is Too Min" post I did. He plans on changing the payout structure on his tournaments so that the min cash gets more than they have in the past.

    Of course, Sam's been in poker for a long time, and he was thinking about that before he read my post, but I'll gladly take some credit for nudging him the right direction.

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  9. "so i figured i would at least do some good for someone with the comps. id asked numerous others in the weeks earlier such as koala, etc and none were interested in buying them.

    i didnt intend to charge lightning for the room either, but i felt angry he would rather give a hotel $150 for fri and sat nites than give me a measly $20-40."

    Your statements here Tony are the whole reason why I and others did not want to accept a meal or room from you. You always want to get payment in return for your gift of friendship. I felt very uncomfortable about eating with you at Wynn with your comps, as I knew you would want some form of payment in return. That is not an offer friends make to others, hence the reason why I declined every time you asked me if I wanted something to eat at Wynn. Your constant whining to me that you could only use Wynn comps for food, set off warning bells in my head that there was an ulterior motive for your asking me to eat with you at Wynn.

    That is not the christian way friendhsip works. Although you would not see it that way. Your idea would be well I am saving you "xxx" amount of dollars by sellling it to you cheaply, so we are both in front. But there are always potential consequences to your offers that you do not realize, and never will.

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  10. "its certainly not worth the hassle unless u are quite broke and desperate" - LOL to the hassle. You want to take a cab to DE Park instead to chase down a $100 midnight shift promotion? I was relaying something I heard at the table to you - no clue whether it'll work or not, and something I don't have the time nor care to do, but you're willing to run all over the country to chase down a $100 slot promo when you have a $50 promo sitting looking at you in the face, but ironically call that a hassle.

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  11. Tony,
    How much money are you planning on winning before you fix your tooth and visit family?? I remember reading how happy you were when you last saw them and being you don't have any "friends" I think being around loved ones might make you happy.

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  12. Tony: Here's another life lesson. Go to this link: http://goo.gl/Fd1Op2. Click on the picture of the book to "look inside." Click on table of contents, then click on Chapter 4 and read it. There's a few pages missing from the preview, but you'll get the gist of it. It's about how an interaction between two people can occur on social terms, or on financial/business terms, but things get very uncomfortable when you try to mix the two things, or when you use the wrong set of terms (i.e., trying to pay your mother-in-law for making Thanksgiving dinner, as if she were a restaurant).

    This is what's happening when you try to sell to friends comps or other things that you have gotten free. You're mixing the terms of the relationship, and that is a very uncomfortable, unpleasant thing for most people. I remember several times when I was living in Vegas that you wanted me to do something for you, and offered some explicit exchange--drive me to X casino so I can use my free play, and I'll use comps to buy you dinner. While such terms may seem to you perfectly logical, they are simply NOT the way that most people negotiate friendships. If you just ask me to do you a favor, I can evaluate whether I'm available, how badly you want or need the favor, how I'm feeling about our friendship lately, etc--all human, personal, non-monetary considerations. But as soon as you offer an exchange, the terms completely shift, and now I weigh how much I want a free meal versus the time it will take me to make the trip, what else I could be doing with that time, etc. You change a social interaction into a financial one.

    You may protest that it's irrational for people to keep these two types of interactions so completely separate and to get offended if they are mixed. But that's just the way people are.

    I tried to teach you this point years ago. With a night in the Four Queens (I think) you had gotten a free pass to go out in the downtown pedestrian area on New Year's Eve, when it was blocked off so people had to pay to get in. You sold it to Vince for about half its face value, and you were feeling proud of yourself for doing him a favor. You saw it as a win-win: he got a discount and you got a little cash. But it would have been so much better for you just to GIVE it to him. It cost you NOTHING! That sort of thing strengthens friendships. Selling it to him is just a financial deal.

    Remember when I was about to move away from Vegas, and I had a bunch of comps at Hooters that I couldn't use? I bought dinner for us with them, then let you use the rest to buy sundry supplies at the gift shop. I suppose I could have negotiated with you some discount rate, maybe 50 cents on the dollar. But frankly, doing so would strike me as perverse and selfish. I have these comps, I'm moving away, I won't be using them, I got them as a free bonus for hours of play. Why not just give them to my friend Tony? It costs me nothing to do so, helps him out, and makes me feel good. I'm not saying this to brag about being some saintly good person. I'm reminding you of this to try to explain that this is how normal people approach such decisions within a friendship. It is socially distinctly ABNORMAL to try to assign and negotiate the cash value of things that you could just treat as gifts.

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    Now, not everything is done this way. If two friends are going on a cross-country trip together, they'll usually negotiate explicitly how to split/share expenses, driving responsibilties, etc. But they do it in advance so that it's all understood, and so that they don't have to renegotiate over every individual tank of gas, hotel room, etc. Similarly, if I were ready to sell my car, and happened to have a friend who was in the market to buy one, I'm not likely to just give it to him, nor would he expect me to. We'd switch from social mode to business mode for the purposes of that one transaction. So, again, having a friendship doesn't completely preclude financial transactions. But MOST transactions within a friendship MOST of the time are done in the gift/favor mode, not the business deal mode.

    Note that dealing with strangers is often different. If I got a free jacket that I wasn't going to use myself, I'd happily give it to a homeless guy that I didn't know. Or I'd happily sell it cheaply to somebody at the poker table who wanted it. But I'd never even think of selling it to a friend who wanted it--I'd just give it to him. Again, this isn't me being some sort of especially good person--these are the social norms that most of us follow most of the time.

    This stuff can unquestionably get tricky, and there's no rulebook--you have to go by a sense of feel for what's normal, what's fair, and what might cause offense. There are lots of exceptions, which I won't bother to try to enumerate. I recognize that these are precisely the areas where your different kind of brain wiring makes things exceptionally difficult for you. Which is why I'm trying to spell it out.

    The practical point is this: Next time you're thinking of selling to a friend a hotel room or food comps or something else that you got for free (and yes, it's still for free even if you put in hours at a poker table or money through a damn machine to get them, and even if you lost money in the process), don't. Just give it away. You'll feel better about yourself and you'll strengthen the friendship, both of which are more important than pocketing a few bucks.

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    1. Grump arent u close enough to visit Maryland live?

      i often worry that even if i dont need the extra $20 or more in my roll right now, at some point a year down the road ill be really glad theres $1050 left in the roll instead of $1000. Years of dire poverty and panhandling from my childhood days (age 17-29) makes me unable to shake this feeling. Thats why i feel so much pain, fear, desperation, and anger when losing at the tables. (even though i know the math says overall ill do okay). its too deeply ingrained in my psyche. U cant understand unless uve experienced it.

      That being said, out of FINALLY giving up on ever selling the comps--i did think for once in my life--id do something 100% FREE for lightning and was disappointed i never got the chance to treat him to a nice meal. i shouldve offered the same for Koala earlier. Still i was a little upset that i felt like my offer of a room wasnt being appreciated. u cannot claim friends shouldnt expect anything at all from others and then claim if someone does me a favor, they should expect one back from me. thats just what ur telling me i shouldnt expect, then u say others should expect it from me.

      anyway ive always wished i was wealthy enough to afford to do others favors--just dont usually see how i can afford to. but i was finally ready to do a favor without expecting compensation. (i felt i owed lightning much more than i owed anyone else).

      in the past, i always felt i needed the money so desperately i had no choice but to try to get some cash. id completely forgotten about the favors u did for me at Hooters, and it was at a time in my life i was really low if i remember right, i think it was when i had only about $1000 or so to my name, although im not entirely sure. i was so thankful u did that.

      i felt like the favor i did vince if i didnt take the $20, it would be $20 less in my bank acct every day of my life since and some day id really need that $20. its too bad i couldnt shake that feeling. its a horrible thing to think of and fear homelessness and poverty ur entire life, even when u sometimes are in better shape like i am now.

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    2. All this fear about money and need to get $20 from your friends, yet you take $800 cab ride, and spent money travelling all over the country looking for magical gambling nirvana than just about anyone I know, and certainly the most in terms of % of liferoll.

      You got to ask yourself, WHY????

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    3. It's more than 500 miles and a roughly 8-hour drive. Which translates to: not happening.

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    4. U see, if u were a REAL friend, Rakewell, u would go see Tony immediately, u see ...

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  14. how does anyone feel about THIS dentist, which is 13 miles from me?

    http://www.angeldentalcare.com/

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    1. Tony - you're laughable at best. Although you didn't ask me for help, I went and found not one but 2 dentists for you. As it so happens, I had my dental appointment yesterday prior to going to play at MDL. I asked my dentist, who happens to also be my sister-in-law's uncle, if he knew of a pro-bono (meaning free) dental care clinic. Not only did he offer himself up to perform your dental extraction, but I was also to get a referral to a clinic in DC. I tried to explain this to you yesterday, but you didn't even want to hear about it - all you were interested in was whether they used the wand method; something of which I have no idea about but you can certainly call to ask. It's kind of funny the complete lack of interest you had and how quickly you wrote it off... whatever...

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    2. Wand method apparently.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LZ9gjhZutA

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    3. Poker Meister it was extremely kind of you to find Tony a free dentist.

      Tony, Go. To. The. Dentist. and. get. your. tooth. taken. care. of.

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    4. i dont want to go to free clinics. not going into any scary neighborhoods, and never plan to go into baltimore or DC itself unless its a cab to the amtrak. they dont do a good job. ill find my own dentist. but im still waiting for him to give me the links to his website so i can see about his practice. i still havent been given his name. this morning joel and i were talking, he said he had 2 sites for me, then disappeared offline without ever typing in the links or names.

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    5. You are pretty damn choosy for a beggar...

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  15. today was a bit of a roller coaster of a day. started off the day winning $343 in the $1-2 NL, off a $100 buyin. game later broke up and so did several tables early on from 3am to 5am. by the time i got moved to like the 4th table, id lost back all of my profit and ended up losing more besides, moved to PLO $2-2 game, and yes there was action, but i lost my buyin there of $258 too.

    went out and won about $60 on table BJ, but left due to 2 sitting down on both sides of me. then lost about $100 on VP, and came back and found they locked my seat up, misunderstanding me when i said i wouldnt be back, was surprised, but there wasnt any list except phone calls. so i sat back down with $500, knowing i needed to be leaving quite soon to try to extend my room or check out. (yes the room i had to pay $139+ tax for yesterday.) got lucky and won so many pots i ran it up to $1025, and cashed out after i got on Priceline to renew the room, thinking id selected the same hotel, then found out nope it was a different hotel owned by the same company. so that meant i had to quit the game, rush to checkout, take the shuttle to the other property by the mall, and checkin where im at now. but hey i got 2 nites for $124 total so im happy. thats better than paying $139 a nite and no difference in the quality of the hotel or room.

    im very lucky i didnt have a $900+ loss today. 4 winning sessions in a row here now and still a roll about $14,200 which isnt bad considiering what i left vegas with. so of course im still delaying the trip to de park and i guess i wont be able to see the Taj one last time after all. so im here til at least fri now since i paid up 2 nites instead of 1 this time.

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  16. had other comments above i wanted to reply to also, but i cannot get the reply button to work to post them DIRECTLY under their comment instead of down here at the bottom, (to easily see whose comment im referring to). i will say though, that i had no way to give vince or AC a jacket without paying $30 or so in postage, nor would they have any interest in it. the real issue is nothing more will fit in my suitcase to carry anymore things around. i really need a 2nd suitcase.

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  17. Why not just get a 1 strap back pack at walmart for like $15. They work great for carrying around your laptop, charger, any food, snacks, water, etc. and when you move from hotel to hotel you can put a bunch of stuff in it so you would have a suitcase and the rest in the backpack.

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  18. Tony, I find it hard to spend even a weekend at Maryland Live or Horseshoe. I can usually have fun for an evening . . . maybe stay overnight and get up and play a few more hours in the morning. But that's about it. How long until you get bored out of your fucken mind living your entire life within a couple hundred yard radius?

    This was one of the main reasons I advised you against coming our here.

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  19. so you say poker is soooo much easier here than vegas and then proceed to lose almost 7-900 hundred and then get lucky to win it back on black jack.. yep a REAL poker player you are..........LOL just waiting for the big blowup.......

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    1. I only won $60 in the bj. Almost all was made in plo

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  20. another uber driver arrested for possible rape charges, look out Tony!!!!!!

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  21. It is disappointing to learn that Maryland Live uses the dreaded $2 chips. Stupid.

    I do have some good news on this front. I just came from Caesars Palace new poker room. Last time I played there, a few months back, I complained about those awful $2 chips. I happy to report that they no longer use them (except for the drop). I'm even happier to report that I made over $400 in three hours. That gives an hourly (for the last three hours) of $133/hour. I'm sure I can do this every time, but just to be safe, I'll try it one more time before I quit my day job.

    Regarding MD Live's policy about getting chips up front before getting to the table....what happens if you want to reload once you're in a game? Do they have chip runners or do you have to get up and get them yourself?

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    1. Once uve been playing they will sell u chips

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    2. All you have to do now Rob is put all your winning on VP and VBJ!

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  23. Does Maryland Live have a players bank/player accounts you can deposit money into like Commerce/Vegas?

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    1. yes, and u can use it when theres a waitlist for safe deposit boxes which there often is.

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  24. Am asking you and your readers to send prayers my way. Am 90% sure my left leg will need to be taken because of an infection in the bone. MRI on the 22nd will give a more clear indication of what is to come, but am asking the poker community for any prayers you can throw my way. Thank you.

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    1. @FlushDraw: Sorry to hear this. Sending positive vibes your way.

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    2. Consider it done from this reader, Good Luck!

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    3. said the prayer yesterday silently to myself from the table when approving ur comment.

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  25. Tony, behold: the Atheist's Ten Commandments:

    1. Be open-minded and be willing to alter your beliefs with new evidence.
    2. Strive to understand what is most likely to be true, not to believe what you wish to be true.
    3. The scientific method is the most reliable way of understanding the natural world.
    4. Every person has the right to control of their body.
    5. God is not necessary to be a good person or to live a full and meaningful life.
    6. Be mindful of the consequences of all your actions and recognize that you must take responsibility for them.
    7. Treat others as you would want them to treat you, and can reasonably expect them to want to be treated. Think about their perspective.
    8. We have the responsibility to consider others, including future generations.
    9. There is no one right way to live.
    10. Leave the world a better place than you found it.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/19/living/atheist-10-commandments/index.html?hpt=li_c2

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  26. i was quite disappointed right before i left, to lose this hand here. But still i walked out with over $340 back of the previous days huge $992 loss.

    i had 55 and called a raise to $12 from a new guy. he had over $200, and i had over $400, so i felt i had the odds to set mine. 4 of us total seen the flop too.

    flop comes A59 with A5 clubs. he bets $25 and i just call, (because i think he has a big ace and want him to continue betting the turn, where i plan to make the big raise). everyone else folds.

    turn comes 8. he bets $65, now i "know" hes got the ace and not the flush draw, so i only call so he will bet the river, or check and i bet (it looking like a possible bluff if i do).

    river comes K and im praying he just made top 2 pair. he shoves, i call, and lost to 67 suited for a turned straight. wtf? he was the original raiser UTG

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    1. Welcome to east coast poker! People do all sorts of strange shit in the $1/2 games in this area. There is always going to be a lot of variance in these games. If you choose to stay in town, you'll just have to get use to it.

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    2. Not just the East Coast, people make those type of raises all over the West Coast poker rooms, especially the experienced laggy 'poker pro' types.

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  27. Tony:

    I just saw a thread on 2+2 (NVG) site; you were mentioned (along with Duke of Freemont, Backpack Steve, et al), along with some of your twitter posts:

    http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/29/news-views-gossip/poker-pros-unique-personality-playing-lv-casinos-1492753/

    s.i.

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  28. Tony for some reason Facebook won't allow me to post a comment on your page. Any way I just wanted to say that I hope you take this illness as a serious warning, that you have to take better care of yourself and stop ignoring the signs that your body is trying to tell you when you are not well. Please do not go to any casinos for a few days. Not only can you make yourself worse, because your immune system is down because of your illness, but you could pass on your illness to others. Stay in your room and rest up for a couple of days. Take care.

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    1. I definitely need to update this blog but cant right now because after twelve hours rest i feel slightly better and went to the casino because too much sleep causes headaches and i really need the money. Up about $1500 from the poker and only about $100 better off than when i came its all went on expenses

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    2. Glad to see you ignored Kola's advice to stay away from the tables for a couple of days. time to make a run at getting the roll up to $20k before Jan 2nd!

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  29. So you don't care if you make other people sick. Is that Christian charity and respect for others at work?

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  30. So you have a very contagious infection which can be easily spread and your lack of respect for others and need to gamble out weight the health of others. Another example of your selfish perspective on life.

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  31. an online article about strepthroat by myclevelandclinic.com i googled on my phone says its NO longer communicable to others AFTER u had taken antibiotics for at least 24 hours. and there are a lot of jobs where u cant take time off when u feel sick, u have to go to work anyway or u get fired. thats me--id be unable to pay my bills. im certainly not the only one unable to take time off. besides i wasnt feeling sick like i was when i went to see the dr. i think the antibiotics and all the sleep i got helped.

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