some people have commented lately that ive not been saying much lately on twitter. well this is true, and theres 2 reasons for that. one, sprint dont work here, only verizon, and until its the next billing cycle, i have zero data unless i want to pay big money for roaming fees. 2nd reason, the state gaming comission has a weird law banning any use of a cell phone on the tables. no other state has this rule. so im never on my phone. snevman and seattle irish will be proud. seems my data only lasted me 8 days. Vince called for me, and theres no cell towers up here. texts and calls DO work however, but no mail, no internet, etc.
and at least most of the time, the net does work in my room from my laptop. though at times that goes out in the middle of tourneys. So even though the best place to play poker most of the time is in my room on Bovada, thats not foolproof.
though ive been quite cranky most of the time ive been here (as the roll continues to drop, now being $16,107 of the $19,783 i arrived with) still not everybody hates me yet. Just today, the main lady running the slot club players card desk offered me 2 nice tshirts advertising their casino. i just hope the VBJ machine is honest. ive never had this much bad luck on the ones that do not shuffle every hand. my bankroll is no longer near high enough to handle a max bet of $100 per 5 spots. Yet when im stuck, its so hard to not bet the total amount to get unstuck (divided among 3-5 spots) to get even if the deck is loaded up with good cards. i could check with Benny and Pokerdogg, but i think the most i should bet is 1 200th of the roll, which is only about $80 total?
of course most of the bets arent even $10+ or $20+
and not being familiar with UTHE machines, im probably not playing it correctly, but i started off so well. thats how i got to over $21,000 once. but now i seem to be losing on it almost as regularly as the VBJ.
Still think im far better off in reno, toledo, biloxi, vegas, albuquerque or phoenix, my room does expire sunday too. looking at allegiant, its the best way out. very few planes fly from here. i really hate the hassle of more traveling though. would do anything to avoid the cost or hassle. Being theres no grocery or laundrymat in town, i walked 4 blocks to the family dollar store for cheap food for the room. and as much as ive dropped, any shot of going home or seeing a doctor or dentist totally went off the table. to be honest, since im going down instead of up, i feel far more broke now with $16k than when i had $6k and kept going up. is anyone able to understand that?
wonder if i could still rent the apt i had in 2003 in Butte for $230 a month i never returned to and lost all my things? of course it would cost much more now, and hed want a large deposit im sure. i really and truly want long term cheap rent somewhere theres poker.
doubt ill ever fix the keyboard but i am getting more used to using the on screen keyboard just to type the letter a. got my new Wells fargo debit card now too.
Make sure to check out Lori's blog which i added to the list of bloggers. she is from Biloxi and is well known in the industry.