Played 4 sessions of $1-2 NL in vegas. 2 at the stratosphere, and 2 at the Nugget. (5 if u count the $1-3 stud hi session at the poker palace in NLV, where i had a small win of $23).
I lost every one of those NL sessions. Vegas is just getting too bad for poker, and i need to be where i can win. People might think i went to vegas, only as a transfer point for going to Reno, but i truthfully wanted to play the VBJ at the elcortez a bit, and while there, i lost over $2300 on the VBJ. (although on the final morning i did get over $600 of it back). so i am now left with $9500.
$9500 is about the same amount i had in reno many years ago, right before i paid the $800 cab ride to vegas. so think of it in the way i havent lost any ground since then.
lost one of the NL sessions with AA, one with flopping a set of 8s, and ive quickly forgot the earlier 2 sessions, but i think i might have never been ahead, but they were hands u still would think u are ahead and would play. one hand i flopped the nut straight--and open ended straight flush redraw, and a guy had me allin with 10 10 10 and hit the boat on the end. if he hits the 4th ten instead we would have the bad beat.
and today the job is to either see the same dentist i seen years ago, or find a better one. and also to go find cheap housing near where i want to be playing instead of downtown at the casino hotel im at now. also i need to consult a dr about my eye too besides my mouth.
yes my hourly is still $14 an hour for about 1500 hours+ of play. yes thats a drop from $15+ a few sessions back before quite a few losses lately. but if u took only vegas, ive not done the work to filter out all those just yet, but i suspect a very low rate, all of the good ones were in reno, md live, and tampa. might not even be positive, im going to have to check on that.
sorry for the lack of updates.
the one good decision? i left vegas and flew back to where i feel a lot more at home. (where i like the employees and quality of service better, where i feel players are welcomed and catered to). free drinks, food, and all where u can get it yourself, no upsetting straddles policies, etc, even though straddles are allowed.