Tuesday, March 29, 2016

shreveport trip report

well its really great to finally be where i needed to end up, and i seriously hope all will go well tomorrow in the dmv renewing the ID. then ill be free to relocate somewhere more permanently, wherever this will end up. the reason for needing the same address for awhile is due to the fact ill never wish to deal with this expense again to renew ID. plus louisiana will have much stricter ID after october 2016.

so ill need either the counselor report of birth abroad for $50, or the N-600 form for $600. hopefully the first record will be able to be found. its possible i can order it with expedited shipping for an extra fee. or the 2nd one. plus i should get my canadian birth certificate too and a ss card.

after paying all these fees, im down to $18,912. not too shabby, but not so great either, considering what i had. some losses too for quite a few days in a row. plus ill need to buy more clothes and suitcases, along with the wall plug to charge up the phone, and buy another one to charge the battery too. its under 5% so i shut it off. i have 0 idea yet if the local poker room has usb modems.

yes while riding the plane into dallas, (from there i took greyhound into shreveport) my luggage somehow disappeared. i fully suspect it was stolen, but we all know what happened the last time i suspected something of being stolen. i gave them my vegas address, (they wanted a local one) and my phone which they will call, so i need it working. i can now give them my shreveport address. i told them id be here for 3-7 days and im pretty sure this is where they intend to send it if they receive it. KOD also graciously offered to let me give them his dallas address which i will do if it turns up in dallas and theyre not planning to send to shreveport. ill call them tomorrow.

i will not only check out the poker scene for my readers here over the next few days but also the live BJ action. i would look on the vbj too but i seriously doubt there is one.

now as for the  chicken fingers story u have been reading on twitter. first, as soon as it was over, 2 trolls on twitter tried to claim it was them, people ive never met (ryan and tommy) who werent even in MD live. the story stealthmunk is hearing is bogus too. those were trolls too trying to pretend who simply read about it and wanted to get my goat. the old man on my left i didnt recognize, not sure ive played with him. he had a $1 riviera chip, but didnt seem to have played with me there. i was a bit pissed due to his hand hitting the card twice as the dealer was dealing to me, and me having to give back a king. plus i wasnt winning any of my hands.

so right after getting my food i was waiting for the BB to get to me so i could use the rr. i only ate the fries, and took a quick count of the chicken fingers cause i was worried someone might eat one. i counted 6. came back and counted 5 so i wasnt in a good mood. had the floor come, and demanded i wanted to know who stole it and wished to prosecute and explained how wrong it is to just take someones food. he went to call surveillance for me and i seen him on the phone at the desk. the old guy on my left and the guy on my right said they didnt touch it nor did they see anyone else touch it. then he said ill bet u $200 no one took it. i shook his hand and said "bet". (he sat $200 in his cup holder). i was convinced someone did and felt the tape would show it if they would look. i shouldve offered to do it for $20 just to be safe but i wasnt thinking.

theres no way this couldve been a setup. for one he wouldnt know they would actually look on the tape beforehand. two, he didnt think i would take the bet. three, he would think if they did check the tape they would not come back saying no one took it if he wouldve took it. nor would he risked offering to bet. i felt MUCH EMBARRASED immediately afterwards for making the bet. but i am proud to say i honor my bets and paid it. the vast majority would not, and i feel this speaks extremely well of me.

the only explanation i have is the way the chicken fingers were positioned, it did look like 6 chicken fingers. but when i removed the one on the top to eat i could see there were 5. this was when i came back. i then put it back on top, and then i couldnt tell for sure if there were 5 or 6. the one piece on the bottom which was great big mightve been mistaken for 2 pieces at first. i think i shouldve actually picked them up when counting them. no other explanation unless someone actually snatched one which security didnt catch. the security guy spoke to me and he said they did look and no one went near my food in the 2 minutes i was in the rr.

it embarrasses me because it makes me look funny to the floorman, since i was wrong. ive already thought ive looked funny to the other floorman, whose asian from the plo in the past trip.

i will go back to sleep now, too tired still to go play. probably will be no game going after midnite when i wake up but oh well. theres still BJ tables.

38 comments:

  1. theres a real nice whirlpool in this $48 casino room. you would think it would cost more. and though i lost the big suitcase, (not the small carryon) i still have the much nicer reading glasses i bought in walmart next to md live (and the new tennis shoes). i should buy all new things anyway id prefer to be paid lots of cash to then finding the bag

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  2. Silly. All chickens have 5 fingers not 6.

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  3. Tony, the christian thing to do would not be to accept any cash for the lost luggage. If they tried hard to deliver your luggage it would be stealing to try for the cash rather than for the return of your personal property. Also no casino is going to have USB Modems. Most have WIFI so there is no reason for a USB Modem. Local Poker rooms will not every have a USB Modem. I use to have a USB Modem but got rid of it about 3 years ago, u see they are not needed much anymore. I do not know maybe you do not know what you are talking about, similarly to when you discuss counting at the BJ table.

    Lastly if had 5 chicken fingers when you removed the top one then you did originally have 6 since you had just removed one. The way it works can be a little confusing but I will try and explain. if you have 6 chicken fingers and your remove 1, then you have t total of 5 left. The math is 6-1=5.

    Good luck at the tables.

    MIV

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  4. No Casino is going to have USB Modems for you to use Tony.

    Good luck

    MIV

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    1. how come no one else has corrected him on this yet? almost every poker room in vegas where u are from has them under every seat in the pokerroom for people to plug their phone into while playing to keep it 100% fully charged.

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    2. Tony, what you described is not an USB modem. Do you know what a modem is?

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  5. Find a treadmill, use those new tennis shoes. Make sure your eating better on this trip. This will enable you to go number 2 more often and clean your system out!!!

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  6. you can count cards and win at blackjack, but cannot count the precise number of chicken fingers on your plate?

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    1. U see, Tony thinks someone is out to get him at every turn - so he lives his vagrant life in constant fear of being scammed or taken advantage of - this will never change u see.

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    2. He thought the count was +6, but it was only +5.

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  7. And Tony starts to see that he is the problem in the world, not everyone else...

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  8. You can't make this shit up. Some old guy hustled you on betting chicken fingers. That's one of the best prop bets ever. Who would make that bet unless they were sure you would take it? Guy eats your chicken and knows you will bet him it's missing. Pays floor $20 and hopes you lose your stack to him.

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    1. he had no idea i would've even counted them before i left, let alone would know ones missing. he didnt speak up til after id swore 1 was gone, and wanted them to check the tape to see who took it.

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  9. You've heard about the little boy who keep crying 'chicken', it wasn't long before everyone thought he was an idiot, then when there really was a problem no one came to his aid.

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    1. pretty sure most people wouldve handled it differently (by just beating the guy up). for me this was not an option, so i decided to deal with it best i knew how.

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    2. Pretty sure most people don't count their chicken fingers before they go to the bathroom. Even if they did, the vast majority is not going to beat someone up over a chicken finger.

      However, I don't think anyone is going to ask security to review the security tape. That is truly unique.

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  10. Tony, can we get a bankroll tracker on the sidebar of your blog. Poker results, blackjack results, and other.

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    1. Seriously, you want this when tracking 5 or 6 chicken fingers is a burden???

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  11. When you level yourself, no enemies needed.

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  12. Tony,
    Go get your teeth worked on. Im sure someone in Louisiana can help. You don't need to travel all the way to Toledo.

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    1. well in a way i do. or somewhere. u see, if u wish to have iv sedation, u are required by law by the dentists malpractice insurance company to avoid any liability to bring a friend with u to be sedated. plus it takes about a month to set up unlike an emergency work done without iv.

      what i need is ur help on how to get compensation from aa. they gave me my suitcase but i still feel i deserve something for it being such a pain. such as the money wasted on new charger plugs, etc. i think i couldve if i wouldve had receipts. i couldve spent $100+ at walmart on clothes and i think got it. kind of late now, so how do i get some kind of compensation for their delay?

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    2. American's policy is very clear. You submit receipts for any reasonable expenses you incurred as a result of delayed baggage and the person in customer service who receives it wonders why you're so freakin cheap. http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2012-07-03/airlines-baggage-luggage-suitcases-regulations-delays-fees-rights

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    3. Reimbursement
      We will reimburse you for items you need IMMEDIATELY while away from home without your bags. Within 45 days of your delay, please send us:

      Your 13-character file reference number
      A copy of your ticket receipt and baggage claim checks
      Your original, dated, itemized receipts
      Send verification items to:

      American Airlines Central Baggage
      4000 East Sky Harbor Boulevard
      Phoenix, AZ 85034

      Fax: 480-693-2305

      https://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInformation/baggage/delayed-or-damaged.jsp

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    4. Nope, not a nickel of comp for having "delayed" luggage. Just a big, warm corporate tough shitski Tony!

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    5. i think unlike other airlines, im screwed because i dont have receipts for the $15 i spent in the conveinence store, my cab fee to do so, and didnt purchase no clothes? couldve got up to $200 worth free in walmart if id planned it right. could always have the check sent to vince or ray.

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    6. "couldve got up to $200 worth free in walmart if id planned it right."

      It's funny how enraged you get about the idea of someone stealing a chicken tender from you, but you're lamenting the fact that you didnt' get to steal $200 from American Airlines.

      And you call yourself a Christian.

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  13. I would try emailing them with any issues you had. I reviewed their policy and it says you had to make a claim at the airport you arrived which it appeared you did. Unfortunately I don't know of how much you could receive as honestly chargers are easily replaceable. Lost bags happen to all of us from time to time so it's vital you put anything necessary in carry on bags. Reference your original claim ticket in the email

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  14. http://shreveportbossierdental.com/sedation/iv-sedation/

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    1. will look into it, but without someone in shreveport to come with me they will not do the work. i dont know people here i trust.

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  15. You ask as for a form, as long as you have the luggage tag , eg the sticker they gave you at check in. Fill in the form and they send you a check. But you need an address as the cheque takes about 4-6 weeks from my experience.

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    1. what if i didnt buy stuff like i shouldve? (too bad i just cant force myself to buy things). this american or some other company? other companies might be generous.

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  16. im in a small casino in bossier city la, and only here because im staying in the hotel. they offer a $5 shoe game with stand on all 17s, which im not much used to in the cities i normally play. much better rules than in NV or NJ for sure. more like parx. low min bets too.

    they dont realize im counting due to the fact im martingaling, but only in good counts. if the count goes bad, i bet small for quite some time and finish the martingale where i left off on a different shoe once the true count passes +2

    here is where i think i got royally screwed. im at the table with 2 folks. ive got $2300 on the table, but less than $30 of it is profit. i was stuck heavily and recently gotten even and somewhat up when i finally put out 2 bets of $450 each late in the shoe on a +4 true count. went to 2 hands of $10 right after winning, so they wont think i know the counts plus. of course, had it been negative id went to 1 of $5, so im still betting 4x more.

    these 2 folks play really dumb, and they didnt see why i was mad at what the dealer did. nor did the pit boss or his boss understand. sure they are right on what their rules are, but any smart reader can see how i got screwed. heres the story. a guy had 15 the dealer had 10 up. no surrender here. running count is plus 3, not enough to effect the true count much this stage of the game. if its plus u surrender, otherwise u hit, but they dont allow it here.

    so the guy waves off taking a hit. the card is a 6, so the dealer desperately tries to give it to him, (dealer had looked) guy swore he waved it off (honest guy) but dealer didnt think he did. i too had 15, so i wouldve had 21 if he dont take it. heres the big problem. if the card wouldve busted him, the dealer wouldve let him wave it off, (and of course, then i hit, then bust in the process since i cant surrender). if the card HELPS out someone with 15, he gives it to him (instead of me, who desperately needs it just as bad). puts me at a very big disadvantage. so of course, i was quite pissed. floor called up to see if he waved it off, he did, so instead of giving it to him, they burned it, refused to give it to me, claiming its policy. wouldnt let me take my bet back, of course i busted when i hit. i swear i wanted to call gaming on their ass.

    do i have a case? the dealer is LOOKING at the 6, so he insists on giving it to him, not me. which i need. had it been a 10, he wouldve gave it to me, not him, so i bust. very unfair. i consider dealer making the decision who to give the card to after looking the same as the casino cheating me. if he wouldnt looked, id not have a case. it dont matter what the policy is, for if i keep my mouth shut, i still bust. if i speak up i bust. but i sure dont get the 6. the point is, the dealer was NOT going to follow policy, he was helping the guy out since he seen its the 6. he should lose his license, seriously.

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  17. my point is simply this, in a lot of these type situations i post on this blog, the aa luggage situation, the BJ situation, what the policy is shouldnt matter. what should matter is what would make a good customer happy and want to make him give us more business?

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    1. why are you betting 5% of your net worth on one hand of blackjack in a +4 count where your edge is about 1% (if your count is even right which is doubtful) and then the next hand betting 10 dollars a hand in the same count? Some card counter.

      Enjoy your burger king meal in ev with 900 out there and 20k to your name . Just brilliant.

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  18. Yeah just another example of the world out to screw you - you wascally wabbit.
    You need money so badly but you put out $900 total bets like its nothing - your logic is so flawed but just keep doing what you are doing - hopefully, your son will get whatever money you have left when you pass.

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  19. God, I wish I was sitting at a table when someone requested security check the camera for a potentially missing chicken finger! I am pretty certain I will go my entire life never witnessing an event like that :-(

    s.i.

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  20. $200 chicken finger bet by you is not as crazy as you leaving your food unattended. I don't do the latter. ...ever

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