And im happy to say that its a better trip report than delaware Park, as far as results at the tables go. still im not entirely happy here, and where i really would like to be is either Parx or foxwoods. most definitely foxwoods. and im getting sick of cold weather too, maybe ill ride an amtrak all the way to florida. Even though i spent $20 on a 2nd coat or jacket, (not sure which its called) but wearing both at once helps to keep me warm in extremely cold weather near zero.
found a nice new suitcase with wheels for $35 but i never bought it. The store closes very early at 7pm and i didnt want to carry it into the Taj poker room so i figured id go back and buy it later but didnt in time. it will work to replace this one here thats no good.
am still spending more than i should, on foolish expenses like a $42 Uber when i couldve used the bus, and on having to buy 2 train tickets to ac instead of one after losing my ticket, but its okay if i win as much as im winning here in AC at the taj. today i won over $600+ including $100 for 6666 and ALL of todays winnings came from poker. yesterday i also won over $300 at the taj. Got some free play i didnt realize id get. did a promotion for those who havent been there recently. got lucky on a very poor paying VBJ machine at the Trop. Only game i lost in was at ballys early in the morning and that was because i wasnt playing my best. although its a much tighter game at ballys.
the VBJ at ballys only pays 6-5 and shuffles every hand on a single deck. not worth playing.
the 3VBJ machines at the Trop give comps but very few and slow $5 min bets, and dont allow surrender, although the BJ does pay 3-2. but it too shuffles every hand and also isnt worth playing. and neither poker room has phone chargers at the table. and i never did get over to the golden nugget, where they have less business. sure would be easy to win a high level black card here at the taj off poker. i earned 147 comp tier points in one day and it only takes 10,000. and lots of AC NJ properties match other players tier cards to get u higher status there too.
all up and down white horse pike (and i suppose black horse pike too--which is actually only half the distance if u are paying cabs) theres motels renting with very cheap rates, or advertising weekly rates of as low as $200 plus tax at nice hotels or at least nice for ME hotels (by that i mean safe). not nice for PPP hotels by any means. if uve never before done it do a search on priceline of absecon, and the atlantic city west bay areas and u will see. search both the normal way and also the express deals way. u will be surprised how low the prices are, even for the hotels PPP would like.
first thing in the morning (and before this blog will be seen by any of u) i will be changing my motel. why? because im tired of being so far away on white horse pike, and also because i no longer have any trust in the integrity of the manager. hes from India as are most all the other motel managers.
today i go to renew my room online thru priceline to save money as ive been doing ever since i moved out of Vegas, all while i was around maryland live and delaware park and always for the same motel im already in. Not one person has ever before said when i was renewing and keeping the same room, id need to check out at 11am, and check back in at 3pm.
but today the manager said id have to do that (and be out in the cold for 4 hours) if i did it thru priceline instead of thru him. so he offered to cancel it and let me just pay him, and i was worried priceline would charge me since their ad said nonrefundable and the manager said i wouldnt be charged as long as i told priceline i didnt stay there if they called and asked. and he said if i didnt tell that lie, id be charged an extra $20.
so i redid the reservation directly thru him, costing me over $3 more, and kept the same room. also he charges $300 weekly instead of the $200 weekly up the street at a very similar or better hotel. and of course, priceline wouldve given me the same motel im in for almost $85 a week cheaper than the manager would. seems hes trying to get out of sharing the fees with priceline and im sure priceline wont be happy.
also this hotel is advertised as low as $18 a nite weekdays and is rated 3 stars while all the other and nicer hotels or similar hotels in the same few blocks nearby are slightly higher priced and rated 1 or 2 stars. total BS. and of course, the free shuttle advertised to the airport dont exist and he said im the first one to ever ask about it. i wonder who he had to blow to get that rating of 3 stars.
and now ive got to sleep, to wake up before 11am to checkout. while ive been typing ive played about 4-5 sngs on bovada and now have a balance of $121 instead of $108. a lot of times when i get back to the room im too tired to update the blog and only want to sleep. thats why i wish i had an apt. im sure the nice places in ocean city, somers point and brigantine i looked at have been rented by now, but id still like an apt.
and i still aint had time to finish moms book or read any of the other 3 books i bought too. mom told me at Christmas when i called my family on the phone half the book was from her and half from my son. he liked the $100 and the billfold engraved with his name on it mom told me to get him.
and now im going to eat the potato salad and drink up the quart of milk in my fridge along with the eggs so i wont have to deal with moving the food. sure would be easier to move tomorrow had i bought the suitcase today.