Lets say u got tired of renewing ur FREE room day by day at Ballys sun-thurs for 4 hours of play, and got tired of always checking out 11-12noon to then check back in later in the day. (they dont allow u to prepay and get refunded for whatever reason). so following the advice of sundays floorperson, i went to sleep about 9pm, woke up in the middle of the night, (he suggested 5pm--and played 4-5 hours before checkout time)--and then to have it renewed same room. (thats after they first check to make sure they have availability, whatever they mean by that.)
so i woke up at 230am and played til the game broke at 7am, and left still down $126 that morning. considering i was briefly at $14,000 after hitting the jackpot before i had all the losses since, i felt stuck quite a bit more. (that had me about $12,800 left). and the guy went to call on the phone (different floorman) but got no answer, and he felt it was due to the huge storm coming.
now u would think a big storm would ensure plenty of availability. but no, it worked just the opposite, there were no rooms available free except those for sale at $75 or more. so i wasnt happy. i was told maybe they might have some later and he would check every 2-3 hours so i kept playing. but getting little sleep from 8am-11am and then having to check out instead of renew had me pretty tired, and it still has me tired. Guess ill try and sleep on my plane.
i got off to a slow start but later got to about $50 profit, although i was still down a lot from before. then i made a few bad calls, and lost the entire stack and id firmly established an image as a donkey on tilt, regardless of if that was really the case. at least i was aware of it and was fully planning to take full advantage of it.
so i rebought $500 i withdrew from the ATM, and within less than 2 hands got dealt 88. i limped in EP, along with many others. flop comes up J83 with 2 hearts and im determined to use my image to my benefit to recover some of the loss. i hated being first to act so i bet $5, in hopes of building a big pot and not giving freebies to flush draws. the old man who always tips with $1 coins who everyone hates and talks about when hes away from the table makes it $20. (now theres a LOT of camaradie and shit talking among the regulars about other players and it seems like they let them get away with anything. some are quite rude things they say). seems like the same people every day.
anyway im glad to see him raising, it gets out the other players, so i make it $80 hoping he will think im just on tilt. he puts me allin, i call, and hope blanks come. turn comes 3 of hearts for a flush and a boat so i dont mind the card. river comes 6s and he had JJJ33 and never raised it preflop. should i have known? it sure looked like i was just on tilt instead of having a monster so i didnt fear his raise.
so what would u have done?
Probably not what i did, which was to tear up the cards, shove the money all across the table, say to please fix it so i can never come back, and that the staff and all the regulars were all assholes making fun of my play--which was somewhat true. i walked straight out the door, long before any security was around. grabbed my bag next door at ballys coat check (was in the wild west) walked to the bus terminal. found out mohegan sun was closing down, and no greyhound buses going to foxwoods and they were about to end all busses to NYC soon. also NJ transit was discontinuing all service, and i took the bus to philly before they stopped. they will have no service at all for 2 days.
so i wasted money on a cab, buying a plane ticket for $400+ paying for bags, etc and now have about $11600 left is all. and im long gone outta here and back to where i feel more at home, where its nice and warm weather outside. they better not cancel this plane. this is about the only plane that was NOT canceled leaving philly, and its costing me a lot more than the plane i originally wanted thru another carrier thats been canceled. if they cancel this, im stuck for 2 days with no refund and no way out of philly. should be leaving soon.
staff here at the airport thought it was weird i had no destination in mind and didnt care where in the country i went, and thought they was going to pull out tv cameras any minute. we looked about 20 different cities far far west and south of philly.