Thursday, November 12, 2015

I dont belong here

i'm down to $17,500 (and probably will have Less by the time u read this post at the rate its been going). the lure of cheap housing must really be strong after what happened in foxwoods. Otherwise why would i go to an area that sucks for poker and essentially has not much except a VBJ machine and an Ultimate Texas Holdem machine (that some claim can be beaten but im not sure how). i should leave, go to vegas, reno, phoenix to live cheap and play poker, but im stubborn, i spent way too much to get settled in here, and now that ive earned $400 monthly in free slot play i feel dumb if i go. i might even have played enough to earn $200 a week free play in dec but of course dont know.

I'm not even familiar with the structure of the poker games offered. NL games arent legal in this state, so instead its like $2-10, $2-20, $2-100, $5-100, $5-50 etc. And its cold. average yearly snowfall is like 360 inches a year, though ive not yet seen enough snow to stick to the ground yet.

some days it seems theres no game at all and certainly not at all the different rooms in town. when there is a game it often breaks well before midnight if not a prime day of the week. often its not the stakes i want and unless u have less than $100 in front of u, its not a true NL game.

Could be why i have frustrating dreams of being squeezed and squashed between 2 semitrucks, or be seeing them go off bridges into water. or riding in cars that scare me to death going straight up vertically. one thing thats really odd though is when im sleeping women in dreams are friendly and nice and quite physically affectionate completely unlike real life except for when i was under 25 and much better looking. this makes zero sense to me.

so do i leave? the cheapest way out is allegiant straight into vegas. also i have zero data on my phone, sprint works not at all here, and unless i pay big for roaming, im cant use my phone til the next billing cycle. most use verizon. it seemed to all disappear in under 2 weeks, and the signal was never much good, usually says extended 1x, never 3 gte or 4gte like in big cities.

love the solitude, the lack of people, and the fact ive got pretty much the whole casino to myself alot of the day, but i cant go broke here either.

big question is do i want to live off my lifes savings, or go back to grinding poker for a living? in beatable games that is.

why do i like Cruz, Pauls, and trumps tax plans? because then id LEGALLY not owe taxes. legally not illegally takes a weight off my mind. some also are no payroll tax. why do democrats push the payroll tax on the lowest wage earners who cannot afford it?

44 comments:

  1. Keep running you donkey!! In one place you said "you couldn't lose" until you lost then you ran away to where you are now and are losing again but even more.

    You have no self control when it comes to gambling, u see, so no matter where you go this will happen , u see?

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  2. Like I said before, you need to go someplace warmer instead of colder. And you are stuck in a state with spread limit poker. Yup, you be gettin' schooled now homes...

    "I'm not even familiar with the structure of the poker games offered. NL games arent legal in this state, so instead its like $2-10, $2-20, $2-100, $5-100, $5-50 etc. And its cold. average yearly snowfall is like 360 inches a year, though ive not yet seen enough snow to stick to the ground yet."

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  3. You are worried about $200 a week when you are down 4K?

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    1. Clearly you are not as smart and have as high as an IQ as Tony. 200 a week X 84 weeks a year gives you $15,980 a year. Why would Tony care about losing 4K when is making $15,980 for doing nothing. I dont know why you are focused on the 4K when I do not think Tony can even tell the difference between a regular and 4K TV without his glasses.

      Focus People!

      MIV

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    2. Math is not hard at all. You just need to focus.

      MIV.

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  4. If it makes you feel better if you kept track of your expenses, buy-ins, and wins (as you should anyway) I doubt you would owe much in taxes even if you filed.

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    1. I believe books are written about the IRS differences between whether you are a "recreational" gambler or a "professional" gambler and the effects on deductions. The air would be thick with irony if Tony failed to meet the legal definition of a pro gambler and instead was labeled a recreational gambler.

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  5. When I saw the title of this entry, "I don't belong here", I thought you meant here on earth. Be joyful, The Rapture is near and you will be saved!

    I understand that there is a wonderful poker venue in Peoria Illinois. You must check it out some time.

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    1. i hear Lightning household has a vacancy too.

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    2. thundering36 has plenty of room to put up Sir Charles. Tony could even be not too far from Harrah's Joliet. Wait - nevermind ...

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    3. thundering36 has plenty of room to put up Sir Charles. Tony could even be not too far from Harrah's Joliet. Wait - nevermind ...

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  6. Shake it off. Variance is tough, but it's the reason that normal people can't do what you do.
    Stop the martingaling and just work the red sevens count. Try cultivating friendships with people you meet. Ask them how their day is going. Listen to what they're saying and try to relate. Be polite to everyone. Do at least one thing everyday that you've never done before.
    I found some good games where I am. If you're up north, you should come down here and grow your roll all winter and head back to where you are in the spring.

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  7. Tony, I'm local to Deadwood, and I know what you're talking about with the UTH/VBJ machines. I've seen both machines chew up and spit out "shrewd" gamblers. Either everyone runs bad on them, or they're rigged. Not sure which.

    But one thing is for sure, the games at both Caddy's and The Lodge are rigged (colluders pay off the poker staff). If you've played at either of those places, you've been cheated. Only safe places to play are the Silverado and #10, and I've talked to staff at both places, they're just looking for reasons to 86 you. You already have quite the reputation in town.

    Deadwood is not for you, it will bust you.

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  8. Not sure anyone can be successful in any occupation by moving around the country as many times as you do. Maybe a hitman.

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    1. Flight attendant, truck driver, military personnel... :)

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    2. He can't help the moving. He has so little control of his actions, and his personality is so horrible, that staff of casinos have him on the 'we need to get rid of this cancer' as soon as possible. Thus, Tony has to move on to the next place until they quickly figure they don't want him around either. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat in ad finatem

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    3. Coach, all three you mention have permanent homes. Maybe not military initially, but they settle in.

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    4. It's called a joke westfred...

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  9. Tony, you seem to write more blogs in March than another other month in the last 5 years.

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  10. You don't belong there? Well thank god you put down all those weeks in advance! Another wise decision TBC.

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  11. Ameristar, The Lodge, Golden Gates......Am I correct? What do I win?

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    1. a box of instant mashed potatoes and a pot pie. CONGRATS!!!!! Now the bonus round,what is the watts of TBC microwave??

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    2. if i were there, id not have a problem finding good $1-2 games everyday any hour would i? nowhere anywhere near, rooms cost too much in that area

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  12. Tony I remember you from Tama and the Diamond Jo in the mid 90's remarkable you're still at it considering your obstacles... sounds as if you are in Deadwood great place to visit as a tourist but to grind out an existence playing poker in the winter not good....BTW many of the machines are tied into the SoDak lottery very bad odds
    get to the Rapid airport and back to Vegas

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  13. dropped over $1000 on the VBJ after leaving the poker game down $10, (up $123 once) new roll $16,300

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    1. Idiot. Keep going and you'll soon be down to 1K.

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    2. Don't listen to her.
      Get right back on the machine and keep going.
      Perseverance at times like this is what separates the men from the girls.

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    3. You pat him on the back when he wins at VBJ. Hypocrite.

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    4. Go back to Vegas. Pay a month in advance somewhere. Grind it out. You are good enough to win.

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  14. Stop all gambling for however much time you have left that you have paid for. Take some time to make a well thought out plan. Take some time for some self reflection and re-prioritize some things in your life. Sincerely yours, Don Quixote.

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  15. Pull the ripcord Tony. Go where it is profitable. Screw your living situation and get out b4 losing MORE

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  16. new roll $16,400+ only ended up gaining $100 today all from live poker. disappointing because i was up $375 once.

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  17. T Charles Jr. Let's go sleep outside and hit dirty church basements, with greedy members playing the role of righteous, and find our way BACK to Jesus Christ again! On second thought we could just take your winnings and combine it with my 800 bank roll and start up "Lovelines" again??

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  18. no matter what or where Tony goes he cant stay in one spot long enough as he always feels like someone is after him or he sees that the grass is greener somewhere else,That is his nature and until he can control that he will always be on the run..

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    1. Kinda sounds like David Banner...

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    2. Yes, Tony is David Banner. lol

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqZuhrDM5vE

      Just slightly change some of the words around and it fits perfect!

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  19. to my brother in Christ "I love you Tony"!!!!!!!!

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  20. It is Sunday, praise the Gord! If you have not yet said your prayers to Cod today you are putting our Hero's roll at risk. Pray for peas and an upswing on our Hero's roll!

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  21. Tony, i don't want to have to do this another 30 years. What a life low limit poker is. Gambling money has no resting place. I feel like i have been talking about poker hands FOREVER.

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