i don't like seeing so much of the money disappear. i had $24,500 once while in parx. yes i was betting the same way as in the taj and in shreveport, so i guess i was just running hot if my methods arent really winning in live BJ, but i will say, standing on soft 17 as opposed to hitting seems to make a big difference. and surrender helps too but not as much. here in shreveport, only samstown offers surrender and only diamond jacks stands on all 17s.
i got lots which needs done. i need to have a place to stay for a few months, long enough to get govt documents shipped to me so i can get both a passport to move out of the country or travel. or to get ID in any state. louisiana will have stricter rules next time around. im just glad the new ID expires march 2020 and not oct 2016.
i went to look for one of those monthly specials off craigslist yesterday instead of trying to renew 1 more free nite in samstown. i am ashamed i spent close to $2500 on the 100 play video poker or big split poker there in 3 nights. i think i should stay away from going in there, even if their BJ game is better than the eldorados.
the first place i went claimed they had 0 vacancies though reservations sites said they did. they still wouldnt honor it, and the lady got an attitude, made me leave. i shouldve made the reservation early instead of when she was helping out another customer. but i did get hotels.com to refund it. so i went to another monthly place with a lower price of close to $200 less on Craigslist. at both of these places and even where im now, the rooms opened to interior hallways (not exterior) but the second one looked unsafe, dark hallways, lights burnt out, she gave me keys to 3 rooms to look at when i wanted to test it first, whether net works, shower works, etc. one of the keys was to one that she didnt realize was occupied which really makes me uncomfortable she would give this key out. practically all of these hotels are filled with non white clientele (85%) or white guys who look like theyve lived in the woods on meth all their life. mechanics, or cabbies, voters who support trump. people without much of an IQ.
one of my better cab drivers lives here and recommended it but its a shithole. fridge in the room looked really filthy and too small. not near any bus stop that i could see, but i think ones up the street by the mall. at least i can see where the stop is here. and its next to impossible to get cabs here fast. this is why i wish they offered uber. i couldnt get one yesterday for over an hour. finally gave up and walked 2 miles to the other hotel i booked on hotels.com for $45. much better hotel, and it too offers a monthly special. same clientele, (this is the local population no getting by it--walk into any business including the casinos--80-90% black dealers, pitbosses, etc) but the rooms 100x nicer inside, the wifi works, (lady at the front desk 2nd place before i went here to this 3rd one) couldnt get their wifi up on my computer for me to test it. though both her and this cab driver claim it does for them. here in 3rd hotel the fridge the microwave works decent. i found out the hot water comes out strong in the shower. theres 24 hour laundry room too but of course i do the work. should do it now, desperately needs done. i think ill do the monthly when it expires this morning.
so i walked 2 miles without water, dying of thirst, in poor health, extremely dehydrated to where i couldnt hardly move, lugging 2 suitcases. along a main street. the cab finally called long after id left and was 2 blocks from the destination. wouldve ended up waiting 90 minutes. first thing i did was find a vending machine the minute i walked into the lobby. sweating with heat. wouldnt u know this vending machine didnt sell water. only other drinks but i bought something still. too thirsty not to.
one piece of good news is after dropping to $16,900, i went in the eldorado poker room with $200 at 9.30 am shortly after the first game started up. cashed out $1016 in 4-5 hours. so the $800 i won in live poker will end up covering me for all i spent yesterday and a months lodging. which means i can now ride a cab to walmart to load up the fridge. but the freezer is too tiny. fridge is not too bad though. still, i prefer the huge size fridges and freezers in the extended stay americas.
theres still 2 nicer monthly places, one much closer to the casino but those are like $1000-1300 monthly. $350 weekly or so. should go to toledo, live free and fix the teeth but im too lazy for more travel. besides the poker game here is too easy to beat.