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.