Thursday, December 24, 2015

from hutchinson KS

well, finally i have wifi again. didnt have it the whole 24 hours i was on the amtrak, except very spotty service now and again thru the phone via sprint. not even with paying all that extra $300+ for a private sleeper car at the last possible minute. had i preplanned the trip out in advance and on the right day instead of going there a last second decision to want to be there, i couldve gotten the room for about $150 less. but i did do the right thing in going to Ks, correct?

took a motel not too far from amtrak, and mom will be herself to drive me into lyons at 8.30am. theres no cabs this time of night, and uber isnt in hutchinson. nothing comes up when u enter ur location. arrived quite ahead of schedule about 1.55am.

all in all, including the $68 for the room since i didnt get it for $44 prebooking it thru priceline (which u cant do after midnite) im down to $13,700. yeah i spent much more than i needed to to get here, thats for sure. couldve just flown into wichita, went to the casino, took a cab or uber from wichita to lyons, and probably still come out on top. but im no worse off than when i left deadwood, thanks to about $1800 worth of winnings in phoenix before the final losing session.

not entirely sure if im going back to phoenix right  after the first, or going to albuquerque much closer, or heading the other way into toledo. i definitely do plan to spend time in phoenix in the future. best room ive ever seen. i still dont think this $13,000 is nearly enough of a bankroll.

ive only got about $60 left on bovada but not sure if ill be able to sleep much now, after so much on the train, so i joined the $10 MTT while i wait for 8.30 to get here. nor does it look like theres an open store in walking distance to buy food. i ate for free on the train in the diner due to being sleeper car passenger, and their menu is quite limited.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Trip report-casino az--hh included

well i must admit its nice to be out of deadwood before i go busto on the VBJ machine. was down to $13k out of $19k when i flew out of there on allegiant last night into Mesa. yes, mesa, not phoenix, didnt realize there is more than one airport, so i paid a huge $75 cab fee to get to my room in scottsdale. now when its daytime, ive learned how to get back there on 2-3 bus transfers. during the day starting at 4pm theres shuttle service to talking stick for a few hours not too far from the hotel too. from mesa ill be able to buy many cheap allegiant flight to lots of cities, including wichita if i want, vegas if i want, cali if i want, south bend (near the boat in gary) or grand rapids mi. got 2 nights on priceline for $126 including fees. better than $90 night, but of course i need something much less expensive, and quickly.

no chargers in casino arizona, but at least u can use phones. the rake is horrible, $2 on the flop plus $1 preflop, but the $2-3 NL is beatable. ($300 cap betting). i was up $407 once, (from being $260 stuck) but when i left i was only up $187 dammit. but hey the action is good, if anyone here been there theyll verify it. one-two of the guys seemed to know of me.

first thing i did was get a players card, and i got $8+ in comps while playing. i couldnt find a single VBJ machine though the chaperone swears they exist, must be in other casinos. plenty of roulette machines or craps here. they do have the bartop even money kind i didnt play. its odd how u can only straddle UTG here.

the splash pot promo middle of the night seems quite easy to hit. but not the hand itself. i was most glad to learn about shuttle service in the afternoons. seems the regular bus doesnt get as close as id like, and the cab or uber fare is more than expected. not nearly enough cheap motel options nearby either unless i havent found it yet. seems to not be any cheap weekly hotels unless far out in phoenix, and im sure not ready to commit to 60 days thru extended stay america.

i think i should fly right back out of here to where i know i can live cheaper. not used to $2-3 blinds either but it was good action. just wish id left sooner. several good players and several bad players, especially seat 3 who reminded me of the black pimp. seat 1 seemed to know me. i sat in seat 8, table 5. seat 9 the drunk guy was the best player there, along with seat 7 young kid. we all were winning lots.

the really important HH to talk about is a hand i folded on the flop, that most wouldnt and were surprised i did. i limped my blind with KJ of diamonds. flop comes 96Q all in diamonds. i bet $8, seat 1 makes it $16, seat 2 (old man been there many hours with everyone covered bets $60), kid in 7 whose winning bets $155. the kid has about $400, i have over $700. i worry 2 might reraise, so i fold. both my neighbors in 9-10 verified what i had after the hand. it was a good fold, kid had nut flush.

and later i made a bad call throughout cause seat 1 really seemed to know me and might be running me over with lots of raises when i limped, but no he had the close to nuts.

see lots of suite type extended stay places online here in scottsdale and further south, but they are more like $350-400 weekly with taxes, not really that cheap then theres uber fare too. at least its not nearly as costly as the foxwoods area. i just cant bring myself to commit to 60 days here to get a good deal. maybe others have ideas? i dont know who lives here who reads my blog besides wec.

Monday, December 14, 2015

exit plans

Well there seems to be good deals on airfares this time of year. im seeing prices from here to chicago for $141, with a quick stop in MN. and theres always allegiant to vegas, mondays or fridays. those days dont work out so well seeing i get the freeplay on tuesdays each week for $350. so id like to go on a tues immediately after running it thru. most cities much more costly, even denver is $316 everyday, compared to chicago. chicago is actually useful for going to toledo. quick cheap amtrak ride, or the commuter train to the boat in gary where Ray could easily get me.

tired of not playing NL or 2-100 limit for over 2 weeks, (basically been playing VBJ or sitting in the room reading or playing online bovada). good news is i came back some, from a low of $12,950 back to 14,505. last night i went to cadillac jacks and eventually started the 2-100 4 handed and once briefly became 5 of us. theyre not getting much business this time of year. it makes me want to get back to where i can "re-establish my job" and quit this extended vacation from grinding 50 hour weeks for $14 hour. to do it before more money disappears is a good idea. besides im running out of money on bovada, only $184 left. but even if i lost it all, id still be $340 up on there this trip.

soon as 8am gets here, need to go buy food, even if im leaving this week, im completely out. not too much though. im just glad i had much better luck on VBJ this week. i know its all variance, but i did bet less on extremely slightly plus counts and saved the much bigger sized bets for the highest counts. even when id lost the hand before. Plus im glad i spent $80 on gifts instead of much less, theyre lots happier. still would like me to go visit, but first id have to be in vegas, chicago or toledo, so it would be an easy trip.

so far finished 2 books. they accidently sent me 2 copies of one book, and 0 copies of another book too, i told them and theyre waiting for me to give them another address to ship to. i dont know where i want to go, just somewhere i have more choices to play than in vegas, and of course, much looser action. maybe even back to cali, i think i still have enough to get started.

anyone ever earned the free room 3 nites at cosmo thru the trop in atlantic city? i did from earning the gold card but im not sure how to use it. guess ill look up how to email the host both places. plus theres like 10 free nites ive got coming at the nugget in vegas this Jan that can only be used on weekdays.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

thank God for online poker

well im glad i got a few things off my mind. spent $80 on xmas gifts for mom and son, $13 to mom for the DVD she wanted and the rest to my son for his gifts he wanted. how is someone 23 and still enjoys snoopy videos and charlie Brown?

my books that i ordered myself, that were supposedly to arrive today and got delayed til tomorrow, supposedly because of bad weather between denver and casper wy i seen no sign of, are now scheduled to arrive by tomorrow evening. (i constantly check the ups tracking site). listening to the troopers newest 2 videos now as im updating the blog. or to be more correct the sound of the video, not the pictures.

back to $14,056, after paying that expense, and the money i paid sunday for 2 more weeks here, making it 7 weeks total. the reason the roll went up is because i got the 2nd withdrawal for $322 off bovada now, and i cant do anymore til jan. hopefully that one will be much bigger. i still have $502 there. its gone up. 2nd reason the roll went up was this weeks $350 freeplay that i have to wait til tues each week to get instead of sunday. no big losses on VBJ lately, unless u count 2 $400+ losses. but also a couple of $300+ wins.

Thank God bovada is there for those of us in the US still. without it, i dont know where id be doing well at poker. i still think i should leave right after i get my package. even cadillac jacks hardly gets a game except the 2 days the blinds too high. there is a good fri nite omaha at silverado and thrus night mix at saloon 10.

i definitely dont spend anywhere near the time i should grinding low stakes poker, not like i did in my 20s when i didnt have the internet, (or a room to sleep and just sit back and relax in--which is why i put in way more hours). not that it benefitted me then, but putting in the hours sure benefitted me in reno.

re-read a lot of old past threads regarding KOD incident and other things, and i sure feel bad about jumping to the wrong conclusion. hopefully ill never be that desperate for money again to need the help i needed with stakes and bills so much then. i dont remember how, but somehow i came back from that and got the roll up to 29,000+ before i returned to self destructing. most never thought i would, or should even play poker. i wish i wouldve treated koala better too. i'd forgotten a lot of other favors people had done before too til i read about them.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

closed out my wells fargo new bank account today

the more fed-up i get with losing in deadwood, (only $13,300+ left) the more i feel trapped here. for one thing, my books i ordered online will arrive dec 8 supposedly. its so hard to walk away from what is essentially a $1400 monthly check. yet i know if i just take the money and dont play, ill get no more. they give u back an extremely low percentage, much less than 1%, of all ur coin-in for the previous month, no matter if u won or lost.

and i dread a cab to the airport and long rides to chicago or vegas. i actually dont like to travel. plus it would lower the roll too.

im too broke to be paying vince the new higher price of $500 month if i lived in vegas he wanted this year once i got in better shape. (used to be $10 day-$300 month). i wonder if the other roommate complained? (jay). sure dont want to end up like the trooper, his place scary as fuck. nor do i want to be surrounded with large groups living in my house such as flushdraw, some of whom get high. at least all vince ever does is come home drunk. ideal situation would be with Ray (no cost--no idea why) since he has a car and is now playing poker himself. last 2 nights hes been at the table in toledo middle of the night if anyone in the toledo area would like to find out who he is.

if not that, live with a woman who loves me enough to let me move in with her for not much money--which flush draws original plan was. someone who wants to start a commitment to make it work. then id have a large home filled with possessions not mine, pets, etc.

i know i wish i could see my family, but not when im this bad off, and not when its inconvenient. the time to come is anytime im on the amtrak between albuquerque and chicago. if i was going, id fly to chicago, (cheapest way out of deadwood) then train from there. right now i shouldnt be doing NOTHING with my money but getting a much larger roll together before i end up in the critical zone i was in for most of my entire life. (by that i mean back below $10,000). Bovada balance is down to only $233. with the last $322 withdrawal not yet arrived, and the $175 lost since. if someone really cared about my welfare, they wouldnt expect me to til i get myself in shape first, into steady housing, medical etc. theyd think it would be foolish to waste more money.

the reason i emptied the new bank acct and closed it out totally to stop any fees is because i didnt want to withdraw any more from boa. its under $10k now. so i took the WF money instead in person this morning.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

2 poker bluffs

U might think i'm not accomplishing anything here in Deadwood since i stepped off the plane in Rapid city with $19,800+ and now only have $16,077. U might wonder why, if i wanted to leave foxwoods, why i didnt just return to atlantic city where i was living for not over $300 a week with free play of close to $100 per week. and where there was always very good games at the borgata 24-7. (the VBJ there at the Trop sucks and so does the 3 card poker--and i didnt want to play it is why.) i prefer to look at things this way--think of how much less than $16,000 i might have today if id continued to stay out on the east coast and play $2-5, live BJ, or a much worse machine than the VBJ in deadwood (and the UTHE machine).

I'm only typing this blog up because its long overdue, and im in the middle of the $10 NL o8 tourny on bovada. i withdrew $168 from there for my 1 withdrawal a month for nov, still enroute, and still have $439 remaining, so not too bad considering its off $150 deposit. I'm extremely lucky this option still exists for us. it might not too much longer.

would like to discuss 2 hands im proud of how i played. one of them took place at cadillac jacks, where the drawing was taking place where 5 out of the 72 tickets in the drum would win $1000 each. i never got called, and because some didnt show, about 12 names were called instead of 5, but never mine. i was hoping to play $2-100 spread limit til the final name was drawn at midnight, but the game was quite shorthanded the whole time, and broke by 10.30pm. so i had to kill a little time. 2 of the guys were on the trolley with me, and had come up from CO together out of fort collins.

id been playing pretty normal and went from being down my first $100 buyin early to being up $130 to giving some back. this guy was NOT thinking id bluff. i'm not sure but i think of my biggest errors in games is limping too much with non-garbage hands but hands worth seeing a flop. i limp too often. who will cure me of that? how can i be sure im really doing that wrong? thats why i wanted to investigate advanced poker

limped with TJ offsuit 4 handed on the button. flop comes 479 with 2 clubs. 2 check, i bet $5 one caller. turn comes Q putting 2 different flush draws on board. he checks, i bet $15. he calls. what do u put him on? i put him on some sort of draw. river comes ace, neither flush draw. i worry im beat but without him being too strong.

so what would u do? i bet $35, showed it, knowing game was almost over. i stole it. he never expected it and now wants to reevaluate how i play.

2nd hand was 2 hours later at saloon #10. its a full table, and im aware of who thinks im too tight as much as ive advertised it. its the loosest action here in deadwood, much more so than the silverado. multi way action for calling raises preflop here. $2-10 limit might be the cause of this. or the large number of those who come there just to drink (why their BJ tables are so full when their BJ game sucks).

so i had J6 offsuit, and am in the SB. only 1 caller, and i limped too specifically due to not having nothing to play and hearing the loose cowboy rancher next to me with his friends say he wanted to double down whose been drinking. flop totally misses me, Q58 with 2 spades. i check, he bets $10 max, 3rd guy folds. i put him on nothing but 8-3 or 5-6. so i call, just to possibly bluff. i have zero outs i can make. i know he will think i hit something. turn comes 9 for possible flush. i bet $10, sure enough, he mucks the winner, K2. he didnt expect the bluff either, i think i played BOTH hands well.

think of how low my roll would be though had i not been in on the $1968 players share BBJ the other week.

once i got down to $15,300+ i quit ever betting more than 1% of the roll divided among 5 spots because i was worried id go broke overbetting my edge if one exists. so the most i can now bet is $160 total for all spots combined. which is done extremely rarely. early on this trip, i sometimes had 5 spots up to $99 max each. that could be why im down so much. so far its working, (roll hasnt fell below it).

going to Toledo and living with Ray might also be a way to control costs as far as living expenses too. i wish i wouldnt feel so broke considering how much poorer i used to be. its just i think im on the way down instead of up, and that effects things.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

fear is a powerful motivating force

after another drop of $3000 in one day, mostly on the VBJ (which makes no sense since BJ is +ev if u are betting most of the money on good plus counts) i again feel i should leave, (regardless of a ton of promotional value and free play ill receive in the future) and go somewhere ill have to PAY for housing, (work like a slave for long hours-grind poker) and have to PERFORM WELL (or i wont get paid).

why would i want to do this? because even if the VBJ is plus EV (and im running WAY below expectation) i dont think it has anywhere near the $14 hour $1-2 NL poker has for me and i need to stop being lazy (and do some actual work to earn my living). ive depended on VBJ for far too long.

deep down inside, i feel like BJ is easier to win at because its all math saying winning in the longterm is inevitable, and unlike poker, you dont have to play well to get the money. i dont feel i can beat lots of different poker games, (and have less confidence in my skills). especially in any game with blinds of $2-5. i feel like most of my roll came from wins at VBJ in crystal bay and the el cortez and im hoping that wasnt all a misperception.

Poker is work. but i do have some skill because my $150 deposit on Bovada is now up to $469. i fear leaving town not knowing where ill live and not having any income, i worry how ill afford motel rooms if i leave. right now i need sleep, but i feel i have things i should do. like close out my new wells fargo account, and take the $2000 out. my boa acct barely has about $12k left. not even that. its actually 2 boa accounts, one with $2500 and one with $8900. it had over $20k when out east.

how can i leave the safety of these isolated desolate mountain areas far from most civilization when nuclear war is about to break out, as the prophets of the Bible foretold in the book of revelation? we all know america is the great mystery babylon to be destroyed in one hour. and that the judgement of God is coming from Russia (putin) who sees himself as the defender of Christians vs moslems. the bible considers america a whorish and wicked nation whose forgotten God due to abortion, gay marriage, and the way obama wont stand up for israel and favors moslems and palestine instead.

this is the safest place to be in a nuclear attack. and how can a nuclear attack not come? many famous preachers seen visions of it before they died. the apostle John too wrote of it in the Bible. Turkey is a member of Nato (like the US is) and just this morning Turkey shot down a russian plane. if russia goes after turkey in response, turkey will use nato to retaliate. its getting bad folks. we all know that obama is the last american president.

russia is very angry isis blew up their airplane. they are bombing heavily. now they are going to be mad at turkey too. and russia has said and long known the us govt created and armed isis. russia has reason to attack obama. they will see themself as doing the world a favor. they know he is pro moslem and hates ordinary americans and is doing whatever he can to destroy this country. they know how weak he is. the safest thing we can do is to emigrate out of america before we get attacked by nukes. its only a matter of time. certainly not more than 2 years.

if nothing really happened in Benghazi, (and they werent secretly arming isis) do u think that obama and hillary wouldve ordered the attack on our gay ambassador chris stevens in libya when their kidnap plot failed? no, they did it to keep his mouth shut. thats why theyve prevented anyone from testifying the truth to congress.

Saturday, November 21, 2015


it's hard to leave here like i should when the promotions here are so good. and ive never seen so many casinos where its so easy to get pulled for drawings when theres hardly any customers in any of the casinos most slow days. if its this slow now, think of how slow it will be when its 60 below outside. Which is quite common windchills during the winter.

im back to $17,612 after a win of a few hundred on the VBJ tonight, and small poker win a mile down the road, and $80 in free play won which i turned into $47. got my name called twice while playing at the poker table, and congratulations to corey the dealer for making sure im logged in.

upcoming promotions (besides being drawn both fri and sat last week for a key to a 1-20 chance to win a new car (or $12,000) (both times i missed out being up the street playing poker) i hated missing that the value of being picked is worth $800 when u include the $200 in free play. i probably had more tickets than a lot of people did. and those drawings are every week.

up the street im in the barrel, (along with about 50 people total) for the nov 28 sun nite drawing where 5 people get $1000 each, and the only qualifiers are previous hot seat winners. so thats good odds if i stick in town longer.

then on NYE weekend, 1000 different players card members will get $500 each, and all the rest get $5-100 (about 25,000 plus others). every casino has lots of these drawing type promotions, and ive been called for various things about 6-10 times including being present and not being present this month so far. the actual games around town themselves arent so good, but the promotions certainly are.

---this was typed last night--still unfinished and not yet published because i didnt feel the post was long enough yet--before today. its now saturday morning, and was disappointed i wasnt called for a key this weekend. very few people in town this weekend due to snow and cold. is supposed to be 4 degrees tonight and warm up to 56 monday to melt the snow. at least the money is still slowly going back up, i am now over $17,700 with $333 more online Bovada.

i came to town with more however. still miss good old 24 hour NL. i need a place to live i can afford longterm and that will hasten getting me out of here. for the same prices flush draw pays but without anyone else living there.

i paid $50-70 a week hundreds of times the late 80s and early 90s to late 90s. 2003 i still paid $230 month plus utilities in Butte. would love to find that price near good poker action.

speaking of promotions, the mountain Grand sent me $10 free play today only, went by there to pick it up just now on foot, and it wasnt there and the employees knew nothing about it and said to print out the email and talk to them tomorrow. problem is i can no longer find it in trash folders.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


some people have commented lately that ive not been saying much lately on twitter. well this is true, and theres 2 reasons for that. one, sprint dont work here, only verizon, and until its the next billing cycle, i have zero data unless i want to pay big money for roaming fees. 2nd reason, the state gaming comission has a weird law banning any use of a cell phone on the tables. no other state has this rule. so im never on my phone. snevman and seattle irish will be proud. seems my data only lasted me 8 days. Vince called for me, and theres no cell towers up here. texts and calls DO work however, but no mail, no internet, etc.

and at least most of the time, the net does work in my room from my laptop. though at times that goes out in the middle of tourneys. So even though the best place to play poker most of the time is in my room on Bovada, thats not foolproof.

though ive been quite cranky most of the time ive been here (as the roll continues to drop, now being $16,107 of the $19,783 i arrived with) still not everybody hates me yet. Just today, the main lady running the slot club players card desk offered me 2 nice tshirts advertising their casino. i just hope the VBJ machine is honest. ive never had this much bad luck on the ones that do not shuffle every hand. my bankroll is no longer near high enough to handle a max bet of $100 per 5 spots. Yet when im stuck, its so hard to not bet the total amount to get unstuck (divided among 3-5 spots) to get even if the deck is loaded up with good cards. i could check with Benny and Pokerdogg, but i think the most i should bet is 1 200th of the roll, which is only about $80 total?

of course most of the bets arent even $10+ or $20+

and not being familiar with UTHE machines, im probably not playing it correctly, but i started off so well. thats how i got to over $21,000 once. but now i seem to be losing on it almost as regularly as the VBJ.

Still think im far better off in reno, toledo, biloxi, vegas, albuquerque or phoenix, my room does expire sunday too. looking at allegiant, its the best way out. very few planes fly from here. i really hate the hassle of more traveling though. would do anything to avoid the cost or hassle. Being theres no grocery or laundrymat in town, i walked 4 blocks to the family dollar store for cheap food for the room. and as much as ive dropped, any shot of going home or seeing a doctor or dentist totally went off the table. to be honest, since im going down instead of up, i feel far more broke now with $16k than when i had $6k and kept going up. is anyone able to understand that?

wonder if i could still rent the apt i had in 2003 in Butte for $230 a month i never returned to and lost all my things? of course it would cost much more now, and hed want a large deposit im sure. i really and truly want long term cheap rent somewhere theres poker.

doubt ill ever fix the keyboard but i am getting more used to using the on screen keyboard just to type the letter a. got my new Wells fargo debit card now too.

Make sure to check out Lori's blog which i added to the list of bloggers. she is from Biloxi and is well known in the industry.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

I dont belong here

i'm down to $17,500 (and probably will have Less by the time u read this post at the rate its been going). the lure of cheap housing must really be strong after what happened in foxwoods. Otherwise why would i go to an area that sucks for poker and essentially has not much except a VBJ machine and an Ultimate Texas Holdem machine (that some claim can be beaten but im not sure how). i should leave, go to vegas, reno, phoenix to live cheap and play poker, but im stubborn, i spent way too much to get settled in here, and now that ive earned $400 monthly in free slot play i feel dumb if i go. i might even have played enough to earn $200 a week free play in dec but of course dont know.

I'm not even familiar with the structure of the poker games offered. NL games arent legal in this state, so instead its like $2-10, $2-20, $2-100, $5-100, $5-50 etc. And its cold. average yearly snowfall is like 360 inches a year, though ive not yet seen enough snow to stick to the ground yet.

some days it seems theres no game at all and certainly not at all the different rooms in town. when there is a game it often breaks well before midnight if not a prime day of the week. often its not the stakes i want and unless u have less than $100 in front of u, its not a true NL game.

Could be why i have frustrating dreams of being squeezed and squashed between 2 semitrucks, or be seeing them go off bridges into water. or riding in cars that scare me to death going straight up vertically. one thing thats really odd though is when im sleeping women in dreams are friendly and nice and quite physically affectionate completely unlike real life except for when i was under 25 and much better looking. this makes zero sense to me.

so do i leave? the cheapest way out is allegiant straight into vegas. also i have zero data on my phone, sprint works not at all here, and unless i pay big for roaming, im cant use my phone til the next billing cycle. most use verizon. it seemed to all disappear in under 2 weeks, and the signal was never much good, usually says extended 1x, never 3 gte or 4gte like in big cities.

love the solitude, the lack of people, and the fact ive got pretty much the whole casino to myself alot of the day, but i cant go broke here either.

big question is do i want to live off my lifes savings, or go back to grinding poker for a living? in beatable games that is.

why do i like Cruz, Pauls, and trumps tax plans? because then id LEGALLY not owe taxes. legally not illegally takes a weight off my mind. some also are no payroll tax. why do democrats push the payroll tax on the lowest wage earners who cannot afford it?

Sunday, November 8, 2015

How do u play poker against old people?

I'm so relieved to have my laundry done and off my mind for the next 3 weeks now, and to still be sitting with $19,002 after a few small wins finally. If only everything else badly needing taken care of was also done and off my mind.

Big question for today thats been really causing me problems is how do u play against old people who refuse to bet their hands? (primarily in the $2-20 limit games). i know the key to winning poker is aggressive poker, but that sure dont seem to ring true when playing with a ton of old people. seems everytime im in late position, and have a hand like QK suited or AQ offsuit (which every book in the world says raise with) after a ton of limpers on the button, i get called by a much stronger hand they just didnt raise with. i see a lot of guys never raise no matter what preflop, especially with AK, even KK, but u cant automatically put them on it when they call my raise cause ive seen them call with TJ too. or A7 suited, etc.

so what do u do? i dont think the answer is to go along with the group--and also not bet my hand. that feels too weak. this problem usually only occurs in games filled with old people. younger guys play far more aggressive. this is really been causing problems when i try to bet my hand preflop. i tried to google it online but couldnt find any helpful articles--any links would be appreciated. ive never been good at google searches, never sure how to word the question, and its way too many words to get a good result. all thats coming up is videos for loose passive ONLINE players (not live) besides these guys arent exactly loose either, but more tight. they just wont raise preflop is all.

how can u bet ur hand preflop (like u should) when u never have any way to know whose sitting on a much better hand dominating u big time?

am also glad i finally broke down and made a decent size deposit on Bovada to play from my room. got about $175 on there now. not enough to play many $20 or $50 sngs but at least its something to work with.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

how i feel about God right now

Well, its not good. Just about 24 hours ago, i was back to over $21,000, (from arriving in town with over $19,700+) with my rent INSIDE the casino paid up for 3 weeks for $529 total (including free nites) to where i never have to walk outside when its very cold out. Plus i've earned alot of points on my card since ive been here. enough to earn 1 higher level card, (with more levels to go). Earned $100 free play once a week for the month of Nov.

So u see, my free play can cover a lot of my rooms expenses. meaning im living here for next to nothing, (which is why i dont want to deal with any more traveling). i've never really liked traveling anyway and only see it as a means to an end. (getting where i need to go). i dont HAVE to play anything at all to get this offer, ive earned it already. why do i play then? well, i want to get to the level where i can get $200 a week in free play (then all my expense will be covered). and besides this VBJ machine is beatable. its the same kind of VBJ i used to win on most of the time in the Tahoe biltmore, and in laughlin. the kind that shuffles at 4 6ths of a 6 deck shoe. its not the sucker type that shuffle every hand i lost on at cosmo, tropicana atlantic city, and the other poker room a mile up the way. i'd be bored stiff if not doing anything, and i still believe in working, even if its for $1 hourly.

so then if theres not alot of poker going on here except for weekends, then why dont i deposit $500 or so online? well i tend to lose what i deposit online. (lost the entire $43 remaining on Bovada as soon as i got back to the room). plus i dont like to take money off the roll. it is nice however, to not have my roll drop any when i play on bovada since its not counted until its cashed out. to be honest its not nearly as good a site as stars was back in the old days even though the actions looser.

i should be using this money for seeing a dentist, a medical doctor, a dermatologist, and an eye doctor. it will cost about $2000 i fear for everything needing done. plus theres all kind of other things needing done to put me in better shape as far as legally and being able to travel or get credit. but after dropping so far down from $29,000 i keep feeling like ive got absolutely nothing left that can be spent, and it can only be invested to try and make money. i dont feel the same way i felt when i was way over $25,000 (and continually going up).

in a way id rather be living in a place like reno. better poker options, everyday, even if i couldnt play the VBJ machine. but i dont think the constant trips from reno to tahoe were such a good idea.

Started on this blog last night, when i got back to the room a heavy loser but of course i was tired and these always are a lot of work and take many hours to complete--without being paid anything for it. tonight im losing $498 more and now im down to the $18,000s. so whose to blame for me losing this kind of money? i know its not the machine, unless the casino is fucking with the shuffle somehow. i know the VBJ is countable and plus EV. therefore theres only 1 reason im losing so heavily and not making any progress and why the entire $29,000 is disappearing rapidly. ITS GOD HIMSELF.

u see i seen in a recent survey 9% of the people in the USA are now athiest, up from 5% in 2007. i dont really believe that survey, looking at my twitter feed, its well over 30%. but even if those polls arent accurate, i do believe in God, and i know what a horrible God he is, how he exists for the purpose of punishing people--and sending them to hell if they dont obey him 100% at all times. i know the cruel and vengeful streak God has many fake and lukewarm christians deny exists. they like to say he is a God of love and everyone is going to heaven including homosexuals. the Bible talks over and over about Hell, and how God will be sending many more people there than he will to heaven.

how do u suppose it feels, knowing all this, because i was brought up in a fundamentalist Christian home, and taught the scriptures in a small Baptist or assembly of God christian schools as a kid? to know every day of my life i will go to hell if i dont believe 100% of the Bible literally. (and if u do believe it, no one wants to be ur friend because ur value system is so different than them). look at how they gave me shit on twitter for believing in the truth and the miracles that took place in the old testament. (and we all know God wont let anyone go to heaven that doesnt accept the Bible as fact. how can u call God a liar, and still go to heaven?) that wouldnt make sense now would it?

so when did i start losing? it was when i had $29,000 told mom i didnt know when id be there--and probably not before christmas. back when i still had enough to travel there if i wanted to--i dont now. and besides im now sick of traveling. and i figured going wouldnt meet my goal of getting a regular dr anyway and only staying put in 1 place would do that. which is whats really important for long term health. i dont need to go to moms to see a doctor, can do that anywhere. just because that dr would also know Mark, i dont think its all that helpful.

so as u can see--im losing due to God being angry with me--and being VINDICTIVE over it. no other explanation. the same God who is racist, homophobic, sexist, (read Proverbs 31 to see what the type of good wife i want is supposed to be like) (and everyone says proverbs 31 is sexist to want that) and because God is that way--and i will die and spend eternity in hell if im not also like him--no one accepts me, cares about me, or wants to be my friend. people care nothing today about the economy, jobs, the safety and security of the usa and its borders, our military, our freedom etc. all they care about is queers, abortion, smoking weed, muslim immigrants etc, and use much profanity, vitriol, hatred of u all over the internet if u dont toe the PC line, which i refuse to ever do. they will destroy the entire country just to let these new things be sacred cows, and this is why democrats keep getting elected as president. because they will let the whole economy go to hell just to elect a democrat because they trust him more on social issues.

im tired of living out of casino motels and other motels. i want a real home. one with pets, women, a house, not an apartment, and more than 1 floor. but with my money disappearing ill never get it now. i was well on my way when i could pay a year upfront once i found the right landlord i could trust not to do me wrong after getting the money upfront. that too would be quite a difficult task. we all know i wont be capable of taking care of myself when i get about 10-20 yrs older without a woman to assist. the vast majority of women can get along without a man a lot more than a man can get thru life without a good woman.

How do u think it feels to go thru life, not being understood, and not having any friends? (well with the exception of a few good ones met thru the blog). but not ones nearby in real life, except when i lived with Vince. and how do u think it feels to be continually losing heavily on the UTHE machine and the VBJ machine here and everytime i go to the cage (no kiosks here to do it urself) to cash out my vouchers, they are all like congratulations look at u, when im down a lot but have like several hundred left to cash out of a much bigger starting amount.

its very annoying and its next to impossible to not go off on the employees. all i can do is be sullen and silent, and they cant understand because they all seem to think im winning when im not. i did talk to one lady at the cage when i apologized when i went the second time, and she said i hurt her feelings but she now understands because her grandson too has autism. im glad to discover she wasnt mooching for a tip after all. and its also real annoying if they pay me with a 50c piece just to get rid of it instead of 2 quarters. they should know no one wants those things. it happens all the time.

another example--most of the VBJ machines near here wont give any type of points or comps. not even a card reader on it. the casinos claim its owned by a private company instead of them but its no excuse. only the one i live at gives them. and the one that shuffles every hand at one of the other poker rooms. who wants to lose heavily and get nothing for their play? what horrible customer service, and u guys shouldnt be making excuses for the casino, like u did for the manager of foxwoods.

and heres a example--tonight im on the bus to go to either of 2 different poker rooms. while on the bus, i cannot get sound on my phone to call not near enough to hear, and ive had that issue for awhile. so i send Ray a text asking him to call to see where theres a game tonight. he dont see it for a few hours, and eventually i find a way to increase sound ( i learned how to turn on the speakerphone). so then i could hear and i called. one place said they were 3 handed, so i knew it would break. then i called the other place and couldnt get an answer in the poker room. called the operator and she said i think theyre shut down for the night, so instead i just rode the bus in a circle back to my starting stop.

now about 5 hours later ray wakes up, sees my text makes the call and gets told yeah we have a game (much higher stakes than i prefer, but a game nevertheless.) and its full with one on the list. now this was over 4 hours after the operator said the game had probably shut down for the night. i dont want to play near that high and risk losing over $1000, but ill probably lose it anyway and got half a mind to cab it on over.

i still got to stay calm and not run off my mouth, keep it under control. u see, if i do lose much of the money, and run the roll down to $10,000. by then id have played so much thru the machines, id easily be getting $200 a week in free play instead of $100, and be living in the casino for about $160 a week. so id have all expenses covered and a tiny profit without ever needing to play again the rest of my life. were i able to win on Bovada i could just stay in my room unless a low stakes 2-20 or $2-100 game is going in the poker room. or even the 5-100 game

Sunday, November 1, 2015

settling into my new life in the Pacific northwest

Suceeded in getting my Bovada balance up to $80, so i have a way to play something other than VBJ or other table games when there isnt any poker game to be found in town this winter. got my room paid up til about the end of Nov, so now my roll has been reduced to only $20,083 with paying that up front and a couple of losing days, even with last nights $700 bonus for being part of a mini BBJ for flopping the royal flush and beating a guys aaa33. (i was down more than this when i first sat down). im just glad halloween weekend is over. Thankful too my internet works good here.

theres some inexpensive longer term housing nearby i found out, and cabs are less here. my driver told me last night hes been in his same house for 20 yrs and pays only $425 month, and thats not due to any govt subsidy. of course most pay $600-800 for rent. but theres lots of cities charging much more. im not sure id want to live here that long without more poker available when its not a weekend. still need to set up a drs appointment with the clinic down the road, but im so gunshy after being about $10,000 less than i once was. $20k feels like so little to me now. also gotten some advice from my very experienced +ev mentor as to what game i should be playing when im not playing live poker.

going to run to the store for milk, and cereal and lunchmeat, and to get this tag taken off my coat. found out i got $100 in free play for Nov, i guess for running thru so many points on the machines? and also i got a bank account opened with a new bank. she will let me get my debit card here.

still trying my best to not get mad at certain things that piss me off in the earshot of the employees. not many options were i to get banned without moving. i dont want to give out too much info discussing in this blog what those things are.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

things improving since i left foxwoods

Well im happy to report that today i got that 2nd bank debit card from Vince. so now i finally have a 2nd debit card in my name (one for each BOA account). i'm also wondering about opening a wells fargo account, but doubt i have enough documentation. and instead of paying $28 for a wireless keyboard and dealing with the inconveneince of more equipment to log around, im just using the on screen keyboard option til i find someone who can fix the laptop.

Happy to report ive been doing so well playing certain +ev machines, different types of promotions, and in some 2-100 games (and various other types of games and structures) im back to over $21,000. found out how to work the heater and the fridge in the room as far as temperature adjustment is concerned finally. i think ive ran above average to have recovered about $1500 of costs since leaving foxwoods. i've probably still got quite a long ways to go for extremely good mailers and the highest level of card. theres very few customers where im doing most of my play and i love that

since i wont be seeing a doctor at moms anytime soon, i guess i should try to make an appointment with a doctors clinic about a mile from me, i passed on the bus. and see an eye doctor and dentist too. also i need to return to where i bought the coat--they forgot to take the security tag off i didnt realize was on it til someone pointed it out at the table.

another important thing i should do is to get my proof of citizenship, but i just hate turning loose of money, especially with losing so much back in foxwoods. but it will be easier now before it gets close to may when my ID expires. i find it hard to do anything but head straight for a poker table during the days or hours the room might be open. i did put money on Bovada to play when no other option is available and to make sure my new debit card will receive any withdrawals made in the future instead of the old one.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Sinking like a balloon

$18,778 left out of $29,263 2 weeks ago. without any medical problems seen or fixed. i dont think it will drop too much lower however, unless its for a good cause like housing or doctoring. or if i need to relocate soon. Pretty much cut off all the expenses or prepaid them up. i did lose a few hundred at live table BJ today. broke close to even on VBJ. had a small win in poker, but the action here is limited as far as availability. No point in doing any traveling for awhile theres is a way to see a doctor here in an emergency.

And flush draw is talking about women on twitter. Then he says i should go to Vegas. i know he thinks if he had my bankroll he would win off it and never go broke, but i highly doubt it. most play way too high, and theyd still be in $2-5. i need to be where $1-2 (or its equivalent in spread limit) is available every day, but no $2-5.

he, and most of twitter misunderstand me. he says what women want is emotional. well thats not true, because thats the one and about the ONLY thing i can do for a woman. is give her my love and faithfulness. i sure cant fix her car or paint her house. i cant buy her nice things or pay for fancy meals. nor can i physically assualt other guys for her. i cant go out and drink with her. but being there for her emotionally, to let her tell me her problems and try to listen and understand, and knowing im always there to talk--thats one thing i could do. and unlike most guys, id not mind holding her hand while doing so.

but he is so completely wrong. that 100% is NOT what women want. what they want is a guy they can go out in public, drink, and party with, in a social setting with others--who is NOT socially inept. who can drive them in their car. who has a big black cock and knows how to use it. instead of just wanting a guy to be there for them, love and accept them as they are--they want all the things a person with aspergers just cannot do. i get along much better 1 on 1--and enjoyed going to a movie or eating with claudia--but cannot tolerate any type of group social gathering. i guess thats why i dont go to church. i dont know how to date--i just want someone to hug me kiss me and hold me close while i go to sleep without needing to have sex. what woman would want that?

will try and take a few photos that dont reveal any casino names and some hands when warrented. much shorter blogs due to much longer length of time to type using online keyboard so i can type the letter a. i dont know how to put a second keyboard next to this other keyboard. nor order online.

i removed the previous blog, embarrassed by the post, and how unprofessional i was. im supposed to be a better person and above the actions and policies of those who piss me off. it wasnt Josie or lightning who removed it but me.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Foxwoods, Poker and Moi, Very Josie

Tony asked me to write something about playing poker with him at Foxwoods and I am happy to oblige. My sister and I got to FW on Thursday afternoon and checked in to the Great Cedar. My plan was to win a quick $300+ and then play the 6pm satty for the main Event of the World Poker Finals that was going on. BTW because the WPF was going on there was lots and lots of juicy cash games. So, I played 2/5 PLO and won more than enough for my satty, which I donked out of after chipping up early. I was a pretty big stack at my table when I got re-raised with J-J. I should've folded because it was another big stack, but I had plenty of calling chips so I called. A-J-8 rainbow. BING! I raise, he reraises and I jam all in. He instacalls with AA. Also of a sudden I go from top of the world to very short stacked and gg me. But anyway this post is about Tony, not me. I was very happy to see Tony. It had been years since we last met in person. I gave him both a hug and a kiss (on the cheeck). My buddy Mike (my sister's friend actually) was playing in the stud tourney, as was Tony, but I didn't realize this at the time. Anyway, long story short Mike was buying both my sister and I dinner at David Burke Prime (an amazing and expensive steakhouse) so of course I committed to that. When Tony asked if I would have dinner with him I couldn't. He then asked if my sister would drive him to Burger King. Again no, but I did buy him dinner at the food court. Unfortunately I had to rush out because Mike was out of his tourney and it was dinner time. First table we played together was at 1/2 NL. I was winning lots of chips and I noticed Tony taking a picture of them! Hmmmm....He said the picture was for Lightning. Lightbulb, I hope you enjoyed the picture of my stacks. ;) Tony didn't play one frigging hand the entire time I was at that table. Next session was at 2/5NL. I joined the table because Mike was there and then Tony joined us. Again he played very tight, but this time actually played some hands and won them. He then introduced me to his friend "Bill Potts" or some such fake name. The kid seemed nice enough but very upset with Tony when I met him. He'd been playing live Black Jack, the count was great so he increased his bets to $800 each, which is when Tony jumped in with a $15 bet. He hadn't been playing but knew the count was great, and according to Bill, Tony's bet caused him to lose $2,400+. It's all good I think because on Sunday Tony tried a huge bluff against "Bill" during 2/5 and lost. As I said, Bill seemed nice enough, but the story just doesn't ring true to me. A young kid with 70K in cash on him, is living in his car and won't spring for a hotel room. Maybe it's true and there's just a lot more to the story that I don't know. Anyway later on I sat down to a 2/5 table and low and behold both "Bill" and Tony were at the table. One of them, if not both, jumped in when I did. Bill left shortly after. I lost a big hand....out kicked. I was holding K-Q sooted, raised and got one caller. Flop was Q-xx. We bet and called down to the river and he had A-Q. That hand put me down to a hair under $200. Then I got A-A. someone raised to $20 and there were a couple of callers, including Tony with 4-5 sooted. I re-raised to $80 pre, leaving me about $75.....everyone knowing the rest of my stack is soon to follow. Tony and another kid called. Flop was J high with 2 spades. Tony jammed and so did we all. Tony hit his spade and I was felted. I was not loving the table so I left. I played Black Jack, won about $400 and went to bed. Tony bought me a salad for dinner and mostly we talked about him visiting his mom and him not wanting to because he didn't want to get stuck there and he didn't know how long he'd have to wait to see a doctor. How he didn't feel a connection to his son, some shiat about how unfair he has it because he's not a woman. A woman can have an abortion if they don't want a kid but a guy can't. Stupid shit like that. How his mother wants him to commit to coming home on a certain day but he doesn't want to. He wants to be able to drop in whenever he wants to with no notice and have it not matter that his mom and son are waiting for him and expecting him. Also he thought his mom would want $1,000 if he went home. He told me this when he had 29K. Hindsight being 20/20 I suppose if he went home and gave her 1K he'd have 28k right now instead of 25K. Regardless, I had a blast playing poker. I wish Tony and I would've gotten to play PLO together but he wanted to play PLO8 which is not my forte. Truth be told, I am not happy with my play. I played worse than I have in years imho. I didn't lose money, but that has little to do with being satisfied with how I played. Still it was good to see him. Now for your viewing pleasure....some photos. See that tweet from TBC? It was about my sister's friend, who I like to play with because I feel I learn when he's at my table. But no, he's not in love with me. That's the kind of crap Tony does. He makes drama where there is none. He was also sending condescending tweets to @stealthmunk and then he was worried about the threats munk made in response. If you're so worried Tony, don't stir shit up! Don't talk about his play! Sheesh! And most importantly... Play smart! Very Josie

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Josie's at Foxwoods in a free room with her sister til saturday

both today and yesterday i got to spend a little time eating with Josie and playing a bit of poker at the tables, mainly the $2-5 NL tables. Also Bill Potts met her too, and then after she had gone to bed i ran into 2 other readers of my blog i didnt know were here.

and of course im still winning, (new roll $29,200) and some of the money came from Josie, who i put a bad beat on (but of course im not getting out when i flop 4 to a straight flush). a guy makes it $20 preflop, i call, because at the time im in a hurry to play a hand as im still down (unless u count the $220 i made playing BJ at mohegan sun earlier). and thats a whole other blog post in itself. Josie makes it $80 which seems like a weird bet, since she only has about $45-60 more behind. 4 of us see the flop and all i have is the 45 of spades. (has my game really loosened up?)

flop comes 86 of spades and a Q offsuit. guy checks a set of 888, i shove, josie calls with AA and the other guy calls behind me which i didnt want, but lucky for me i hit the flush on the turn and no one else improved. so ive suddenly got $800+ in chips in front of me from my $372 buyin. Josie leaves the table and says she wants to change games, and eventually heads to her room and never comes back out.

since shes gone, after another 45 minutes or so i go sit in the $1-2 PLO PLO/8 mix game and play there for about 4 hours more, eventually leaving dead tired and paying quite a bit more to get him to drive me home earlier than planned and he left his chips on the $2-5 game he was in because he didnt want to quit a good table. i was down from the $241 id bought in to like $200 (after first running it up to $386) but then i scooped a nice pot and left with a profit in that game too. so im still winning at everything i play. BJ, (a roulette machine the day before) a slot machine, $2-5, $1-2, u name it.

34 hours of $2-5 logged so far, and still over $70 an hour overall. not a bad win rate for $2-5, but i expect it to decrease by about half once i hit 1000 hours.

also i heard from Vince i got a letter about a certain ban at a property ive played at before removed. so the next time im in that area, i can play at this one casino again. glad to hear this too, and vince texted me out of the blue letting me know they wrote back and lifted it. its a casino id rather not mention here. Ban took place in 2003.

mom is constantly bugging me asking me if i will really be home after oct 20 and id rather just renew my room here im doing so well but i am quite worried about my health, my teeth and my scalp although i wont be at moms long enough to take care of it all but thats why i wish i could settle down and find housing somewhere stable. this is one of the best poker rooms ive ever been in and the easiest to win at. or maybe its just im playing $2-5.

about the only thing ive been unsuccessful at poker wise was the $300 stud tourny the other day. came in 51 out of 59, never was ahead once and won only 1 decent pot.

theres one bluff ive found works remarkably well that i get away with ALL the time. i will have a hand like 8T offsuit. flop will come 678 and ill bet and get a call. turn will come 4, i will check and a good knowledgeable young kid will bet about 2 3rds pot or more. i will call, knowing im not drawing dead. river will come 8 and he still makes a bet of not all that much but something, maybe 50% of the pot. i know im beat, but i ask him, if he will show if i fold, because i tell him i really dont think he has me beat, and being HU, i turn over the 8 and ONLY the 8.

finally, i shove and say "i just dont think u can beat this hand". the kid thinks and of course, they always fold their straight, swearing that i got the full house. (and thats where i always make the donkey move--i show the bluff once they muck).

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun

To start off this trip report, lets celebrate by saying tonight i finally hit the $27,000 mark for the first time. Theres been lots of wins and losses of over $1000 since leaving Reno, but mostly wins. Tonight i won $145 in the $2-5 game, which ive played about 23 hours of total so far, (since leaving Reno) with a winrate of $58 per hour. And yes, i know thats way too small of a sample size. to get a much larger sample size i should be doing NOTHING but playing $2-5 about 50+ hours a week. Instead i waste time in PLO high, where i play awful, and PLO8, where i just ran really bad for an $832 loss. the night before though, i bought in the $1-2 NL game with $100 (why did i buy in so low, when i normally always buyin the $300 max now?) and cashed out $1799 about 13 hours later.

yes lots of swings, and much good luck on the live BJ too, though ive played very little of it at foxwoods, and good luck on the VBJ that shuffles every hand in AC.

i still need to check out twin rivers, ive heard they give out really good mailers if u play a ton first, and there the VBJ doesnt shuffle every hand. also the poker room will be open this year i think soon.

my rent is costing me over $400 a week, and a lot more when i was paying up to $171 a night at some nice casinos. but i had no room saturday night because everything was sold out because i didnt book ahead of time, and i wasnt going to pay $599 either. this is a nice room, looks more like an apt than a hotel, and a nice kitchen.

but they can only guarantee a stay of 2 weeks and i need to get to KS soon before mom gets unhappy, and ive still not got to check out NH either.

Also Bill Potts (not his real name) has been very friendly and helpful in driving me around but not for free. ive seen hes trustworthy because he showed me the $70k he had in his bankroll when moving it from his car to a safe deposit box.

and yes i do really need to see a dr, gots lots to ask him and ill need a dentist again too to look at some teeth. but first i guess ill see Josie before i might be checking out sunday and going to KS instead of renewing it for that 2nd week they reserved me for.

theres a WIDE selection of tables here at Foxwoods and some of the games are quite loose, including the $2-5 which surprises me. lots of tournies upstairs too which of course, i pay no attention to.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Aimlessness and unstability. Well, its better than poverty and homelessness. (hollywood Penn national trip report included)

Today, i left my room determined to go west, since im to be seeing mom on oct 20. thought id go thru Pittsburgh via amtrak, spend a day or 2, at the casino outside of town, and then head thru toledo to see Ray and a few casinos, then the casino in Indiana, and on into st louis, Kansas city, on towards hutchinson KS stop near Lyons.

I get to the station as soon as the black elderly shuttle driver from the Holiday INN Hershey PA outside of the casino in Grantsville (hollywood Penn national) drops me off for a $5 tip, saving me about $55 in cab fees, or maybe about 2 3rds of that if i used uber. havent used Uber in a long time because im afraid someone will sign up for Uber as a driver specifically to target me due to my large bank acct balance, and leave me for dead somewhere. remember guys if i suddenly disappear and arent heard from in months due to being dead or in jail, lightning is supposed to log in here and approve millions of outstanding unpublished comments.

The casino there really sucks. the one dealer constantly reminds u u have to make sure ur cell phone is turned upside down anytime a new hand begins til u have folded ur hand, an annoying pain when playing games like bejeweled, and none of the other dealers will say a word because they care more about good service and not making new customers feel their business is not appreciated. just a weird rule they have that no other casinos have. sure u cant be using ur phone when in a hand, but u dont constantly have to keep turning it over and face down (for the camera).

the rake is $6+1 (maybe $6+2 i didnt look closely) and the promotions suck as u can hit quads or better and maybe not get paid a penny. i came out ahead about $75 off poker but ONLY because of hitting a straight flush for $100 that held up. most of yesterdays winnings were the $269 i won on the willy wonka slot machine when a bonus lit up filled with wild symbols and a guys picture, and i immediately cashed out $369 of my $100 coin in.

i seen a $15 shuffle every hand VBJ machine paying 3-2, no idea if it gave comps because i never tested it out by playing. didnt look worth playing and it was never empty and they only had 1 machine.

also seen some live BJ shoe games, didnt pay any attention as far as non shoe game. but i never sat and played those either to check it out.

its not really much of a casino and is about a 1 1/2 mile walk from the hotel. i walked it going over there during the day. shuttle runs (operated by the Holiday inn) from 7am til 10pm and erraticly. they dont have a regular driver. just whoever they can find who isnt busy and available to drive it. could be any of their employees.

so when i got to the station, i just didnt feel like sitting around for 3 hours doing NOTHING waiting for the 2.36pm train to pittsburgh. so instead i looked into info on the NYC and philly trains going out the other way. all i really wanted to do was to go to any casino other than that one, and play $2-5 instead of $1-2 for a change which im still hardly ever playing.

so while on the train into Philly, i looked up a lot of room rates on Priceline in the Newark DE, and other cities. then i looked up multiple airfares to multiple cities on the west coast i wanted to go, (or within a couple hundred miles of where i wanted to go) and also to many cities in the midwest. thinking maybe id go to the airport in philly tonight. man some of the rates are quite a bit higher if the ticket isnt bought ahead of time.

but first i was going to see which amtrak was leaving soon out of philly, (within less than an hour) and i wish a lot more locations had private sleeper cars . those dont exist in the northeast corridor. i ended up going to a location where ill be aboard for quite a long period of time, at a high cost, and i think i probably will feel a lot more secure if i quit advertising where ill be, cause then at least ill feel safe hailing an uber upon arrival. (regardless of whether the driver is white or black, as long as he dont read my blog ill not stress).

also for something to do enroute using the wifi, i paid about $250 for a bitcoin and been using it on a certain gambling site online to play cards. and also i have the additional $20 Bovada gave me
yesterday since it claimed they found collusion by other people in one of my tournies. Lets pray that dont get my debit card canceled again, since i bought it instantly via debit card again.

should still go see mom though and multiple doctors i worry that final wisdom tooth with the jagged edge should come out and id like to use the same dentist that put me to sleep first. also they still badly need cleaned but that one tooth been bugging me again.

with all those expenses, i estimate my new roll to be $25,600+ and thats after paying for hotels for the first 2 nights when i arrive. still thats enough to live off of, and play $2-5 instead of $1-2 or to play live table Blackjack for a living. it might not be enough to get good credit or find an apartment to rent however. i'm always good at paying bills when im not close to going broke, so theres no reason my credit should be bad except for it having not been 7 years yet when bad information goes off.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

A good example of why some people shouldnt play $2-5 (or other casino games) even though they have the bankroll to afford it and beat those games over the long run. THEY CANNOT HANDLE THE STAKES EMOTIONALLY, AND ITS TOO HARD ON THEM MENTALLY.

Low stakes poker is fun, relaxing, enjoyable, and provides people a much needed income who otherwise wouldnt fit into regular society. it keeps them off the govt handouts which are ruining the black and hispanic communities, and the smoke weed communities. Once u start to get stuck too much though, u cannot make good decisions anymore, cannot play well, and start to bet way too much in a desperate attempt to get unstuck. its why a stop-loss isnt neccessarily a bad thing, and at times a stop-win, (when u feel u have too much and are starting to give it back.)

Last night was a very frustrating session. i wasnt getting cards, in the $1-2 NL (hey remember im a tight player) and eventually i found one good successful opportunity to bluff about 4 hours into the session. went from being $75 down eventually to $99 ahead, but a very small part of it was on this hand. Flop comes 367 and i have 89 offsuit, and id called a $15 raise from the button. (see thats how i know my play had deteriorated to the point i could no longer play well). there were 4 of us. it was checked to me, i bet $5. why only $5? i figured a big pair would check raise, and a hand with 2 overcards would call or fold. and i wanted to find out what he had. plus a bet raise re-raise looks much stronger than a bet after multiple checks.

initial raiser, tight old man, check raises my $5 to $25. both the other 2 guys fold. i shove allin, and he mucks AA face up right on schedule, saying that hes not too dumb to fold this hand. (that was before i showed the bluff). semi bluff actually. the dealer probably shouldnt talk, but he was commenting on it being a great play and i felt good. like id achieved a work of merit.

But it got frustrating again at the table. i gave back all the profit, one very quiet young girl who was either white or mexican (more likely mexican) i found out she wasnt alone, and was with a black guy who came by to watch about 2 hours later. another girl sat down on the other end right after she left, and i thought she was with the 2 jewish guys who were there earlier, but they had left and never came back so i couldve been wrong. elijah muhammed, leader of the nation of islam was on my right, and he didnt care much for the jewish guys talking in hebrew repeatedly. one of them didnt seem to know much english. (at least the guy looked a lot like pictures of him, was speaking poorly about druggies, and had a nice suit). and the only guy he was really socializing with was one of the other black guys in seat 1.

speaking of racism, i dont feel im racist at all. i do feel like most other races are racist against me, (and whites in general) such as the cabbie who ripped off Andr0us from twitter, he probably felt it was ok to rip off a white guy. then a bunch of trolls like michelle and fakelooch from twitter claim im being unkind to immigrants, when nothing i said was unkind. almost nothing i ever say, no matter how shocking, can even begin to be as unkind as the things leftists say to me online.

and i feel its racist to assume since a guy speaks a foreign language, for the casino and others to assume hes cheating, and ban him from speaking anything other than english at the table. some of these guys dont know any english, and without their friend being able to interpret what the dealer is saying to them, they are at an unfair disadvantage. kind of like how the casinos bend the rules (and they should) to let a blind man be whispered the cards in his hand.

some may be surprised to feel that way since its assumed im anti immigrant. which really im not, otherwise id probably be supporting donald trump. only way id support him is if he won the republican nomination. to deport all 11 million illegal mexicans would be dumb expensive and unworkable and unkind. all they should do is seal off the border, allow no more in, and then deport those 1 by 1 who commit a crime, and let the others live their life in peace and eventually get citizenship once they learn english quite well, and remain free of welfare for an extended period of time.

im not anti immigrant, im anti muslim immigrant. im anti any type of immigrant who wants to come here only to collect govt aid, and to tear down the values of the constitution and replace them with sharia law. read this for example.

a horrible terrifying experience of a young woman on a train surrounded by muslim "refugees" grump should read it and try to emphasize with the young woman if he has any compassion. same with Josie, and many others. of course, as we all know, Josie quit reading these blogs (mine lightnings, etc) years ago.

im against people coming to america who dont want to assimilate, learn the language, accept our values and cultures, instead of trying to replace them with the ones back from where they are running.

But speaking of racism, i think the black guy simply didnt like that this guy was Jewish (his friends cap gave it away). and as we all know, racism directed towards the Jewish people really offends me a lot more so than racism directed towards other groups.

so i continued to play, and eventually went on tilt (id slowly been getting there about) about the time a game broke and the table filled up, with a black guy sitting next to the girl across from me in seat 8 (10 handed game) and im in seat 3. she couldve been with him, but probably wasnt, although i do remember her saying her boyfriend plays poker. he took the seat vacated by the other gentleman i bluffed. and he never seen that bluff.

so im waiting a long time for a good hand, and finally have A3 diamonds and i call a multi limp fest 3 from the button. flop comes T43 with 2 hearts and 1 diamond. its checked to the button, who bets $5. now wtf is the point of that? but hes bet $5 so often and dont seem to be a smart player trying to get value out of a set. about 3 callers, and i bet $55. hoping for all to fold, with still outs if i get called. the black guy calls so fast im sure hes on a flush draw or a set and nothing in between. everyone else folds including, like i thought he would, the initial bettor.

turn comes 5, the black guy checks, and i check behind. what should i do in your opinion?i was disappointed it wasnt a diamond and thrilled it wasnt a heart, and i wanted enough equity behind to bluff the river. just in case i was wrong about having the best hand, i wanted to make sure he folds if he ends up with nothing but a pair of fives (holding 2 hearts and backing into a pair).

river comes 9, a total blank. guy shoves about $160. now its on me, and im thinking of calling, thinking ive got a good chance of being ahead, or facing a real monster. i show ask if he will, and think forever. guy eventually reaches in his pocket, counts out $100 and sits in in front like maybe he will rebuy if he loses.

and i couldnt call. i fold, and then he shows a bluff, 7Q of hearts. and the girl beside him says that i came extremely close to calling. which is true, and then he starts claiming him putting the $100 on the table was a double reverse and was why i folded. who even knows what a double reverse means?

since they began talking, i thought maybe he was her boyfriend, but she didnt really say anything when hed first sat by her, and earlier an hour prior, a new guy sat by me for about 3 hands, then got a phone call and said he had to leave. id asked why he sat by me instead of the beautiful woman (truth is i feel squished and didnt want him to pick that seat). maybe he was gay i dunno. he wore sunglasses to the $1-2 and didnt put them on til he sat, a real tool.

he claimed the girl would be a distraction and he was there to work and make money. but he asked a lot of questions a regular would know, and was surprised a kicker played on the hand he lost. then he raises the table full of limps in the big blind, loses quite a bit on that hand, and folds by the river. i dont think he knew what he was doing really. but he left after a phone call after 3 hands and was saying on the phone he was leaving to his wife or gay fuck buddy, i dont know.

so after folding the winner, i went to get the money back playing BJ like i always do. and here lately, because of the good rules in AC seeing they use 8 deck shoes with 80% penetration as opposed to 2 deck shoes with 50% penetraiton and poor rules and 6-5 payouts, ive been doing ok at live BJ here in ac.

i know ive been overdue for a loss though. and i found an empty $10 table which surprised me. i sat, and waited for a chance to bet the $124 i needed to be unstuck from poker. first 2 shoes i couldnt get a positive count, and they took a long time to finish too. by the 3rd shoe i was ready to just shove whatever i was still down, divided among 3 spots, but they kept burning an ace or face card so before a card was dealt, the running count was always minus 1.

or else id have shoved first hand out. finally the count got to be plus 4 after a few good low cards got used up and i put up a big bet, won either that or the double size bets next hand, on 2 of 3, and lowered the bet to what i still needed and eventually got unstuck and about $100 up then took a short restroom break tipping $1, but still the only player.

hurried back since count was plus 7(id have to use the restroom pretty bad to have not waited longer) and eventually i gave it back, plus more. started rebuying and pulling out $2000 more in cash.

next shoe got another good plus count, and was told that it would be the last shoe due to the laws in ac requiring regular card changes of new decks. as the count started going up rapidly to plus 10 and plus 15 etc (running count actually) i was raising bets more speedily in the martingale than on minus counts. minus counts are $10, $11, then 2 hands of $11, (no rule making u double the bet here  on 2 spots like in NV) and thats its til it becomes plus, then i start with however much i still need to bet from where id left off. (i mentally keep track)

but this was a plus count. so i was going $15, then $25, then 2 spots of $30, 3 spots $25, etc. after getting stuck a big amount the shoe ended with me out over $1000.

another new shoe and a good plus count (this was actually the shoe i was told would be the last, not the other shoe). after a while i decided to do 3 spots of $400+ halfway thru the deck, and the pitboss one of them asked  her supervisor if they should deal, and he said shuffle. now WTF? never had that happen to me anywhere outside nv before, especially not in a shoe game. the running count was plus 16 and i wonder if he knew that? it had been a while since id bet nearly that high.

i just was shocked because i made myself appear to be martingaling. so i cashed out, since of course, with the shuffle they then went to change the cards which takes about 10-20 minutes. i wanted to take the casino managers mother, wife and kids, the pit boss mother wife and kids, and the head of securitys mother wife and kids, and shove their fucking face all right thru a plate glass window to calm my nerves. i was LIVID. and of course had every right to be due to the unfairness of how casinos get away with this and not offering a fair shot to win.

but of course, being a believer in Jesus, and knowing right from wrong, i just say that to vent and would never do anything. thats the difference between me and all the other nutcases who get violent. me, im terrified of violence would never do it and is why i was so furious i got a felony at age 20 which ruined my whole life as far as ever getting a high paying dealer job. i feel im treated so unfairly and misunderstood and taken way too serious . Koala and others blame guns for all the problems. some people blame the closing of mental hospitals and its not guns at all, even Grump knows that. its the fact others dont believe in God and after death consequences of their sinful actions. the guy in oregon who killed all those people, notice he targeted Christians before he killed them, he asked them to state their religion. remember the mass shooter who came to wash dc and went into the offices of focus on the marriage, a group moms a part of for generations opposed to gay marriage and is pro family values. i wish id have the chance to have a family i wouldnt be aliented from my son if he wouldve grown up with me and a good woman instead of with my mom.

anyway, i did leave AC, which i was planning to today anyway seeing i must see my mom on oct 20 and wanted to visit ray on the way. im on the train into philly, to either head for toledo or foxwoods a brief while first. i want to be where theres $2-5 available so i can give it a fair test but with low buyins to not tilt.

the good news is before i left town, while returning to my room in the Tropicana i had free on weekends, (next weekend is full, a good reason to leave town also) i went by their video BJ game and divided up $1336 among 5 spots to get unstuck. i won, dealer broke, and im exactly even and feel 100 times less mad now. i was overdue for a big loss of about $3000 or so, but today wasnt the day it happened after all. new roll, $25,685 which is a new high. went straight to the room to pack and leave town so i could play elsewhere new and fresh. i no longer feel ac is good for BJ after being screwed out of the right to bet.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Huge problem that just came up.

As anyone that very closely follows my twitter feed might know, the bank told me Friday afternoon they had to close my debit card, and reissue me another one, by mail, (for my "protection") which is the biggest crock of shit, its for the BANKS protection, because they are the ones liable instead of me if anyone misuses this account. i'm only liable for $50--and this hassle is going to be costing me way more than that. especially if i have to fly back to vegas to pick up the new card from Vince in person, and he told me on the phone he will be watching for it carefully all week, for they claim it will be there within 7 days. i didnt think about rush delivery, but now this morning, i wonder if that wouldve been an option and if i shouldve suggested it? id have been willing to pay.

i dont have any type of address in AC to get mail, although i suppose i might have vince rush it to me overnight delivery at my hotel whereever ill be once it arrives.

u can see from twitter, Vook and Nick dont really understand. vook thinks i should be happy im being put thru all this hassle instead of the 1 in a million chance someone mightve fraudently charged my card and id been out $50. hes never been on the road without an address with only ONE type of debit card to his name. (wish id never thrown out my old dormat walmart and greendot cards). not sure if they were reactivatable by making a deposit, but i couldve tried. at least they had my name on it. i dont think theres any place in atlantic city to buy one with my name on it without waiting to have it come by mail or id do it.

Nick blames me for not telling the bank im out of town, and thats never been a problem, and of course i verified all the charges on the card were made by me, and so they couldve re-opened the card had they wanted. but they claimed it had been compromised and i wasnt the only one who had to deal with reissuance.

i dont really believe them, im sure its due to depositing on Bovada, or from the $100+ worth of bitcoin recently purchased. for every time i do something like that, it seems thats what always causes this to happen. this isnt the first time the banks forced me to get a new card. worry about how this will affect my Bovada withdrawals too.

im considering pay a ton of money to stay outside the casinos at a place id really not prefer to stay that costs too much just to not need a card and pay cash deposit. i dont know of any casinos outside NV that allow cash deposits, and only 2 in vegas. even the el cortez wont take cash deposits. if i did this, id stay for like 2 weeks til Vince can get me a new card overnite delivery to AC once he gets it within a week. hopefully they mailed it out yesterday.

im worried when i go to the Taj to check in sunday they wont take my new temp debit card the bank gave me without my name (says valued customer). the manager at the tropicana i explained the situation and she took it, at least i think that was the main manager, hopefully she didnt violate the rules when she took me. im not really sure which employee she talked to in the back. it might be easiest to cancel my sun-mon res at the Taj and my wed-thurs res there just to be safe, but that will cost me about $300 more, if i just stayed here all week instead. (not counting next fri and sat free rooms).

i dont need all the stress, this will affect me greatly emotionally a lot more than most people. id just as soon pay a round trip to vegas and back to avoid stressing, or never moving hotels until i get my new card in my name. (to avoid worrying not being allowed to check in). all i know is this is much more hassle than worrying about fraud charges.

from now on, as soon as i can, ill always have 2 debit cards, so ill never deal with this again the next time im cut off. another way to get a 2nd card is like with paypal, or tons of other companies. at least i dont have to show one in my name to board a flight, just ID. this new temp card will pay for things online, its just im afraid to if when i go to check in ill need more.

is there any hotels u can pay online using paypal and which website does that? and then a cash deposit in person? ones in this part of the country. doesnt have to be in AC, but at least close enough to travel to, such as Philly, newark DE, baltimore, etc. i also emailed a few hotels to ask about this in this area.

other than that, things are ok, im still over $24,200. my mother isnt feeling all that great after surgery and cant be online much for a while. with her hand the way it is.

anyone have ideas of ways to get a debit card with my name immediately or hotels that take cash? (that are safe to live at i mean)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

How come i didnt lose really huge last night like i was supposed to?

well i think most of the people who told me id do better off playing Blackjack at the live tables are right. (unless ive just been lucky). or maybe its because the machines i found while in AC are not possible to get a longterm edge in like u can at some of the places out west. obviously theres no reason to come back to vegas anymore, since ive been told theyve removed the good machine at the el cortez, and replaced it with one thats not beatable, shuffles every hand. not only that, it gives 1 point for every $4 instead of 1 point for every $1 like the old one plus it dont give out point multipliers anymore. so instead of 5 points for every $1, its 1 point for every $4. (basically means for the same amount of free play, u need to run 20x as much thru it.) so of course, its now no longer any good, and will make it impossible for me to earn rooms at the elcortez if i return.

At least they didnt shut down the nugget poker room like Chris Abramski made me think on twitter. funny thing, 1 guy in AC on 2+2 also posted the same email, (worrying the AC nugget room would shut down). they certainly didnt word the email very well. confused a lot more people than just me and Chris.

today while waiting to check into my new hotel room, i got a haircut (and a shave or beard trim) for $15, not a bad deal and killed an hours time since i had to come back later. need to do laundry immediately though when i wake up at midnite or later.

Last night, i was supposed to take a horrible loss. i left the $20-40 stud game out $1075. ran so bad and the only hand i did well in i started with rolled up kings. a couple of other sets i lost and once or twice stayed in too long. but a lot of it was due to bad luck. and thats the same as losing $100 in $2-4 stud, so its not really that big of loss, (by that i mean its not unusual for that stake).

But i sure ran hot in the LIVE table BJ. there were no VBJ machines around the area where i was staying, and i sat at a $10 shoe game and moved tables when too many people sat. won about $700 before i went to sleep, and soon as i woke up after a brief nap and needing to change hotels, i sat back down and won another $500 or so. i got very lucky on the final hand. i had 3 bets of $250 each out, (by far my biggest bet of this trip out east) and the running count was plus 10 with about 1 1/2 decks remaining out of 8. (whats the true count?) i assumed it was at least plus 7. (actually it wasnt the final hand, i finished out the shoe since the count was good--but it wouldve been had i lost)

if i were to have lost that hand, id been out a tremendous amount of money, for i got dealt 88 on one hand, A7 on another, and 73 on the remaining hand, and the dealer had 4 showing. so i was forced to pull out the remaining $1000 in the other sock, and double down (or split) on all 3 hands.

got dealt one 10 and one 9 on the 88 split, got dealt 3 (for 21) on the A7 hand, (thats why u double that) and got dealt a face card on the 73 hand for 20 total. so i had 6 bets of $250 each in play.

dealer turns over 3 to go with his 4 and of course im praying for him to have 17. Then i get the fear of Almighty God inserted into me when the next card is a 4, (and of course the pit boss is watching the hand with great interest). what a great thrill and a relief swept over me when the next card was 6 for 17 total, giving me a winner on 5 of 6 hands and a push on the other. i hope the dealer was happy with the $7 tip i left and wasnt expecting something much bigger.

so after expenses, im back to $23,200+ and im dead tired now and going to sleep.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Goodbye to atlantic city, i have stayed there too long, and i specifically went out east to go somewhere NEW-not OLD

I'm tired of living a life of fear due to never being able to beat anyone up, not being legally allowed to own a gun, and being picked on as a kid, a teenager and a young man age 18-24.

I dont feel comfortable in AC NJ. i walked from the Trop to the BOA to deposit some money the other day while waiting to move from one hotel room to another (and thats another thing im tired of. i want a long term stable place to live again--like i had in Reno for as long as id have wanted to remain there.). Besides i fear taking a $5000 loss or thereabouts sooner or later on either BJ or any other type of game id be martingaling.

after leaving the bank i went to the 7-11 to buy some sandwiches, etc. on the way there, (and on the way back) no less than 3 different people (at 3 different times) ask me for money or attempt to, and all 3 were black. one a guy on the way towards the store (its only a 1 block walk from the Trop to Atlantic av from Pacific) one a lady who kept wanting my attn to ask me a question (clearly wanted to bum $1) on the way into the door of the 7-11, and thirdly a guy after i left the store with my purchase. u can see the poverty and destitution here in atlantic city NJ. PA and NY casinos are killing this city into oblivion. no wonder im getting such monster FREE deals. ($800+ in free play for sept and 8 free nights available to use on weekends with a value of about $300 a week or so additional). Plus a lot of gifts i never claimed because i had no where to store them. such as free luggage, free ovens, free vacuum cleaners, free expensive liquors, free fans, rice cookers, etc. i couldve sold them i suppose but i had no idea of anyone in AC willing to offer me immediate cash for these items. somehow i earned a high status from previous machine losses at the Trop. either that, or AC is really getting desperate for customers who could potentionally lose $1000 or so.

the live table BJ is quite a bit better here than Vegas in my opinion considering the large numbers of 8 deck shoe games with 80-90% penetration instead of 2 deck games 50% penetration and shitty rules. i have played a little of it.

and its not worth gaining $50 a couple times a week in free play if im going to bet way too high on the machines. u see tonight, i lost back almost $1900 after picking up my $50 in free play.

i played in 3 different poker rooms in AC im banned at (and it seemed no one in the poker room even knew i was banned there). at least not on the graveyard shift. still however, i was afraid to use a players card, and id feel a lot more comfortable in a poker room ive never been in where i know theyre is $0 chance of any trouble. plus, id like to find a pokerroom with safe deposit boxes so i can withdraw everything out of my bank acct. especially now since ive now got 3 w-2 forms ive had to sign this year. one for $1400 at the orleans, and 2 at the Tropicana, one for $1560 and one for $1320. the actual taxes owed would probably be less than $1000 if i actually filed.

this large bankroll of $22,200+ makes me quite uneasy. im not used to having such a big target on my back considering i was pretty broke and or homeless for over 20 years of my life. even those years where i did have a decent size bankroll, it was still LESS than $10,000. I would feel a lot better if the money was "buried" somewhere, and i lived in a part of the country outside of the cities where no one knew where i was ( or who i was) or what casino they might find me playing in. and let me tell u, here on the east coast theres an awful lot of choices, including some small rooms that dont get a lot of business that ive never been to before. if i wasnt too lazy to list them all, i would guess theyre's at least 20 or more of them. (counting PA, De, NH, WV, etc) and of course i could take an amtrak to anywhere else no one would know me either and arrive in less than 24 hours. i still think my life would be much better if i was far less public on the net, but theres always something im wanting to say within a day or 2 of silence so of course i feel inclined to post something somewhere, usually the easiest place is twitter.

i cant go stabilize my life too much before i see a dr in KS mid october and my family (but i am tired of not having a long term room to store my things and to have to constantly be awake about 12 noon moving hotel rooms). this is why i really wanted to do this in the last week of August (before i came out east-- to have it out of the way before i traveled east). im worried also about why my stomach is so fat when otherwise im very small. i wonder if i should do a lot more walking etc, but poker causes u to have a very sedentary lifestyle. but at times i feel a bit bloated, and yet i still dont eat much. maybe i eat twice a day instead of once when u count snacks, etc, but still i dont eat much. i eat more when i have a fridge at home and food in it and a microwave and am at home online, much more so than if im at a poker table, dont want to get up or waste comps on highly overpriced menus.

-------UPDATE-------the Tropicana fucked me

i went back downstairs after typing this blog entry (which i wasnt ready to publish for another day til AFTER i left AC) played a bit more 3 card poker (and lost another $500--and then won back about $282 of it on a live poker table for the next 6 hours and now im dead tired falling asleep). wish id done nothing but play live poker yesterday.

theres only 1 thing that finally got me off that machine, and that was when i was playing all 5 spots for a big sized bet to get back some of what i was down. one of the 5 spots had a bet of $120. now anyone who is familiar with the game of 3 card poker, will know that if u play the hand instead of fold, u have to bet the same amount as the original bet a 2nd time, so its like when u lose, u lose twice ur bet. i was dealt AJ7 all in diamonds on 1 of the spots, which of course i would play. when i hit play, it FOLDED my hand, (although the tech swore the sensor was working correctly) and id swear it done the same thing 1-2 other times during the hour also. so seeing that it cost me $240, i waited a long time and complained vociferously to the slot supervisors, and management who swore nothing was wrong with the machine and they didnt owe me anything, finally his main supervisor over all the slots (and it was like 45 minute wait for anyone to even show up) showed up (a black woman) and she told me i couldnt be paid, because as long as the tech claims its sensors are working properly theres nothing they could do. now she did see, i was playing very high stakes, had a lot of play on my card, and obviously wouldnt fold AJ7 suited. especially when on the other spots i played lesser hands. so she said they could give me a one time courtesy comp of $75. i really wanted to call gaming, but i didnt know if theyd take my word over the casinos. ill never play that machine ever again, because its not working properly regardless of their claims and i only got $75 back of the $240 i was supposed to get.

if i was on a live table, thats like folding my hand, (refusing to let me play it how i want, (a gaming violation) to force me to play it differently than i chose) and then telling me theres nothing we can do and we're taking ur money. surely i couldve convinced gaming to pay me? i dont know and didnt risk it and accepted the $75 but im not at all happy.

their VBJ machines arent working right either, more than once it bet a $5 bet without me touching any buttons of my money sitting in the machine just because their sensors werent working right either. luckily it didnt do it on any big bets, and i made extra sure to always bet that spot and that alone when playing 1 hand, so it wouldnt choose what to bet on that spot for me. im not playing that spot anymore either. and im definitely getting outta AC now. might not even wait til my rooms up sunday morning. ive now gone about 24 hours without playing it at all. too afraid to anymore.

incidently ive got $34 worth of bitcoin online and about $110 on Bovada still too. what change was supposedly made to the VBJ in the el cortez i dont know about since i left? and its nice how about ALL the rooms in ac offer fridges in the casinos. also nice to not have to pay for wifi at the trop too like i do at the taj. Considering Dover, Harrington, Maryland live, Jacksonville, Erie, Bethelhem, Foxwoods, Mohegan, Niagara Falls, Nashua, Manchester,Salem, Toledo, Detroit and Grand Rapids, Columbus, Charlestown, soon within the week. leaving anytime.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

From my FREE $10 room without internet unless u pay $13 for it at the Taj mahal in AC nj

i have lots of rooms here. 2 a week at the Taj, and 2 a week at the Trop. all of it of course, from previous losses on machines on prior trips. (not this trip). also there seems to be fairly decent live BJ here in Ac, considering counters arent banned, a lot of 8 deck shoes instead of 1-2 decks with poor rules and constantly shuffling up on u, these are real shoes with like 85% penetration. and 3-2 payouts too. so good games.

i was winning close to $1000 earlier this afternoon in this live BJ game at the Taj. But when i quit, i was up less than $100. still not bad, considering when i left a machine earlier i was down $135. so i did do okay at the table. also i did ok on the VBJ at the Trop when i picked up my $50 free play for the 2nd time in AC tonight, which i had to go to the VP machine to use and cashed out $34 only. made about $200 on it, but then gave away over $60 of it on a pickem poker at the TAJ. deuces wild is normally a good game, but dont try it when playing pickem poker.

Only the Trop will give me free nites on fri and sat this month in AC. i bet those rooms are worth quite a bit of money.

really was shocked my room here has a fridge. i put food in it, but id much rather not pay $13 a day for internet. having to pay for it shocked me too. But how else can i meet my business obligations?

also, i cant believe the pit boss wrote me down as $100 av bet. sure i was martingaling up to 2 hands of $300+ each, but the vast majority of bets were $10, $15, or $15+15. guess i got lucky. of course, on big negative counts, i only went to $15-15 and the really good martingales were on the good counts only, one running count briefly hit plus 20. since they dont bar counters, i shouldve restarted the new series at a higher size bet. on bad counts, i stopped the series, started over with $10, and kept track in my head the really large amount i was due to bet the next good count.

if i lost a few $10, $15, $15+15 series in a row, it could be quite a substantial amount id be waiting for a good count to bet.

i was surprised he wrote me up a $50 meal ticket too, although $50 in comp dollars on my card would be more useful. thats why i took half to my room to save. i cant eat that much.

here is one hand history from the Nugget. games there are much looser than games at the nugget in vegas. often 7-8 way action on $15 preflop raises and some of the regulars in there daily are just people who have a lot of money and gamble it away. one guy from NY, italian guy, made about $3000 worth of trips to the atm the night before.

also i saw no less than 3 people get thrown out.

tonight i started off losing early, at one point was down over $400, was lucky to leave the casino only down $108. this hand here hurt me. i had AA and raised to $7 preflop and got 4 callers. (too many, i needed someone to reraise). flop comes 893 and a guy in the blinds donk bets it for $25. what does this mean he has?

i made it $75 and he calls and ONLY he calls. im worried about a set. K hits the turn and i bet $112,to represent strength and tell him he mightve had me til the king came, and swear to him i have trips and dont want him to hit the flush on me like he did earlier. (there is 2 diamonds on the flop). im doing this so he dont reraise me allin if im beat. it worked out really well, he only called, and then checked the river knowing ill bet and of course, i check too, on a blank river rainbow 5. sure enough he had 89 for 2 pair and he saved me about $100 i had behind. i feel i played it beautifully getting him to not put me allin, but it sure pissed me off losing to someone that dumb as to knowing how to get full value.