yeah, its not been good at all here in toledo. Ray says i can stay here as long as i want with no expense, (minus my food, gas, etc). no rent. of course, im still out with the $200 i gave him for his rent. he only pays $200 since he's hooked up with section 8 in quite a nice place in the suburbs. i had to give it to him when he was unable to get a loan for his vehicle due to the vehicle not being worth anything. But im not bringing in any money.
and it dont seem to make any difference where i play. ive tried everywhere, not just the local casino. the casinos in detroit. charity cardrooms in MI. private games in others homes in toledo, people who he trusts. only good luck i had was in indiana. theres still a lot more rooms out of town he was going to visit with me also. some 100-400 miles out. i think the $6+1 rake is having an effect but its mostly due to poor luck.
no VBJ or table BJ play at all this trip. not that any decent ones exist here. i investigated the VBJ in detroit, it sucks, and the VBJ in toledo is non-existent. looked over the rules on live BJ here too, the rules suck without at least a $15 min bet, and even then the rules are much better on the $50 table. the comp rate on the VP games really sucks too on pretty much every Hollywood property ive ever seen. soon they will own as many casinos nationwide as MGM or harrahs.
this is the LOWEST roll ive had in a year or so now, at $12,709. i did have one small win in the last 24 hours or id be at my lowest point of $12,611.
lots of the beats were unbeliveable such as top set twice losing in the PLO game outside detroit in a ghetto charity game, loaded with action where it might not been safe to leave on foot, and losing twice with ak to aa when i got committed on the flop by the case ace coming on the flop, where i couldve got off the hand otherwise both times. the odds of that coming up on the flop were quite remote for it to happen twice.
there are some better options and much cheaper living options than the foxwoods area, but still would be back to $300-400 a week. not as high as the $90-110 a day near MD live though. this is if i left staying with Ray and went to one of the motels i see on priceline in various other cities within a few hundred miles of here. amtrak is extremely cheap for lots of cities from here. examples being $35 to erie, $69 to WV, and $91 to milwaukee.
maybe i shouldnt feel so broke with $12k, many times i wouldve been thrilled to have this much. its enough to play $1-2 NL or $6-12-8-16 omaha 8, right? yes it is, but living expenses too? 40 buyins of $300 isnt very much u know. any of u, whats ur biggest downswing in live $1-2?
i think Ray's financial problems could be solved by him working for Uber. they accept most people i think, and he's had a history of driving for greyhound and for the city bus. i dont quite know how his disability works, but its not ssi, it pays somewhat more, but not too much. somehow he injured his back but i dont know the story. Uber will let u pick ur hours i understand and it would pay $100+ per day i think. i'm still trying to get him to sign up, and he seems open to checking it out.
i dont want this blog filled up with Man in Black comments either by him or others, so if everyone could limit those to the previous 3 blogs, would be appreciated. tired of hearing about it, both lightning and alaska gal said to quit posting his comments or discussing it, and to just block him totally.