Probably will be in Las Vegas before too long to see stealthmunk, Cooldave and Koala and Vince and Carmen and Flush Draw, etc. But possibly will be in los angeles instead. the games are a lot better in los angeles.
its not an easy trip from Truckee CA to Las Vegas. theres no plane, unless u first go to reno or sacramento. no train that goes straight thru, u either have a long layover in SLC where u board an Amtrak bus (much nicer than a greyhound bus) or a long wait in emeryville where u then can board a train to los angeles many hours later. or deal with multiple buses going thru stockton and bakerfield and i HATE buses.
a much nicer trip would be to blackhawk where i can ride in a private sleeper car all the way for less than $400, which is easily affordable, or to be out in the open with everyone else, for less than $200. But i have no friends there. None of the people reading my blog play there regularly.
although my bankroll is MUCH higher than it normally is, im still not as well off financially as most poorer people even though i have more than a years rent in the bank. the reason i can say this is i do not own a car, and even about 90% of those who are poor have one. i wouldnt even be surprised if about 25% of the homeless with almost no money at all have one.
what should i be doing with all of this money? fixing my teeth and having them cleaned? seeing a dr and finding out why my eyesight is going bad? finding out if im developing any unknown medical issues such as diabetes? Taking it out of the bank and putting it in a safer place such as a casino safe deposit box or a california cage casino account? should i be staking people such as Ray, Vince, flushdraw and Carmen? playing with at least a $300 buyin every time i set down in $1-2? Playing $2-5 and $3-5 NL instead of $1-2, but how much do i buyin? i really wouldnt have the slightest idea, and because im undecided and dont want to make any more rash decisions, im staying where im at and sticking to this VBJ machine in tahoe for now.
ive already made 1 rash decision. i moved out of my apt in reno and the landlord claimed that i was a good tenant with my rent, and would re-rent to me again anytime if i ever went back into reno. and as far as that goes, i might have to go back, simply to use the airport to fly somewhere else.
i could even afford to fly back to Baltimore and pay $1800 a month for the candlewood suites 60 day commitment program near MD live if i wanted to. then id have a place under 1 mile away, a nice kitchen in a safe place for about $65 a night instead of $100. i dont like committing to 60 days. all the extended stay americas in Phoenix for $903 a month near the casino are the same deal, a 60 day commitment. so if i needed to leave the area, id be stuck.
So many friends id like to see in vegas, but the games will be tremendously bad i fear. much worse than Reno, incline village, los angeles, and Phoenix. Koala, stealthmunk and i can play a little bit of $1-2 NL at the nugget, the poker palace, the redrock, GVR, southpoint, the hardrock, the orleans, the wynn, the Nugget, Planet Hollywood, Boulder station, Sante Fe and possibly elsewhere in vegas, but i just worry the action is exceptionally poor. it would be nothing like Blackhawk or NH for action.