false advertising makes people quite angry as RobVegaspoker can attest to. (resort fees) even more so than all the people who havent been to the eldorado shreveport in 3 months are complaining how much they hate the new $2 chips. (this part of the country its not common like it is elsewhere). im not used to the 10 max games on the eastern half of the country when 9 max is so common out west, but its this way all over the NJ and surrounding areas too. both 10 max and $2 chips are very annoying but not so much as resort fees. i heard one guy livid about this at the table today who just got back from somewhere in MS where he got charged $47 for a $19 room.
now first im happy to report in shreveport and bossier city, resort fees do not exist. my sapphire level at sams town today i found out will give me $49 rooms no resort fees many times sun-thurs. about 50% of the time at least. its a little bit cheaper than the eldorado next door. maybe they comp rooms easier. i lost here only about $1200 on BJ compared to over $3500 next door in the eldorado in the last 2 days. the wifi is better here too and both include a fridge inside the room without u needing to ask for one like u must in vegas. (still dont understand why people pick vegas to travel to for poker). even if u prefer BJ, the rules are better here. no 6-5. and it wasnt a struggle finding a host on duty who would comp it off like the previous 2 nites next door.
this morning, in sams town, i went to play a little BJ, since it has better rules than next door. surrender is allowed unlike the eldorado, and when u move to 2 spots, they do it like they do in atlantic city where u do not need to double the bet. come to think of it the Taj poker room will be open in 4 more days. the $5 tables were going unlike the $10 ones going next door, and much less crowded too. so i thought id do better. but i ran into more bad luck, and lost over $1200 more this morning. is why i said i was under $15,000 on twitter. the loss from the day before in the eldorado was bad enough. for at one point, after the big win i told u guys about of $1200 in the poker room on the previous blog entry, i was back to $19k of the $19,700 i once had it up to since i left my room monday morning in the Ramada. (where u got the shitty fridge for $700 month). way way out in east bossier in a safe neighborhood.
i wouldnt lost near so much had i stuck to the 1% rule. 2 spots of $80, or $75 now. but once i was down over $600 i went with 2 spots of $320 each (after waiting for the running count to be +7 or more unless it was very late in the shoe then +5 might be sufficient.) and of course, after a few multiple pushes, they lost.
the main reason to stick to the rule of 1% is these big bets probably look funny to the floor since im originally betting 1 spot of $5. im not sure if they think im counting, especially since i play differently in plus counts than minus, as far as surrender, insurance, 12v3 15vs10 etc, but they will see lots of normal sized $5 $6, 2 hands of $6, 2 hands of $12, bets, then suddenly a huge bet to try to get even on extra good counts. if i kept the max bet smaller, to 1% and then just started over if it lost, then it wouldnt look so much like im counting or do they not assume this? im never had them shuffle on me here like the trop did in ac once, and it was the only place in ac to do it.
i did worry when +10 late in the shoe in the eldorado when i had 2 bets of $800 to get me even out there and i took insurance knowing the true count was over +3 since it was over halfway finished with the shoe, it might look funny. for i had 2 poor hands.
this morning i got delayed getting into the promo and its really best to play the whole way thru 10-10 when the splash pots end unless u wish to eat the free buffet ive earned daily. but i was busy today. i had to check out of my room in the eldorado, and into my room here in sams town. even after this much in losses, i couldnt get 3 nights free in a room. i really couldve stayed the ramada up til the 7th checkout, but i was just tired of cabbing it there each day with the shitty fridge. so i gathered my things today in a cab and officially moved out. i made sure to tell the desk about the fridge too, but i dont think they care. how its up full blast and wont freeze or keep milk cold. but im sure all they see is a white guy complaining. every staff member there is black and ive no idea whose in charge.
a funny thing happened upon leaving the Ramada with my luggage. i got my cab in the eldorado and texted 1 of the 3 black drivers i usually use. this avoids me needing to ever phone for one. she arrived in 25 minutes and to be fair to her, i didnt get in the other one which showed up sooner, (not one i texted) for this wouldnt be right to her. so this driver knew i was going round trip to grab all the stuff and bring it to samstown. she waited outside while i packed the bags and when i got back i seem her talking to one of the tenants who i noticed had poor teeth like mine. nice looking woman otherwise. the girl wanted a ride to the horse track slots only casino not far away like 2 miles opposite way. not sure what her and the cab driver been talking about while i was getting my things out of my room and speaking to the front desk as to why i wasnt going to renew. but when i got in the cab, she asked me if i wanted her to hang out with me at the casino and that she would enjoy someone to keep her company. seemed like a meth whore though, probably lives with a blue collar guy in the ramada long term. said her fridge worked fine. white girl. i could tell she wouldve needed money too. i think the cab driver must of mentioned the $4000 loss we talked of.
i wish i had an email for her, but i doubt she gets online, and im not going to ask in front of the cabbie. she agreed with me it might be a hooker when she drove me to the boat. i just was too busy to bring a stranger to my room, and certainly too broke. im afraid when people do drugs, they will set me up and let a guy in my room. not who u can trust for a relationship. i remember when i first met claudia, and talking to josie on the phone about being afraid to sleep in her house the first time. i wanted to know if i would be safe over there.
now the subject of this blog is poor customer service and customer fraud. so i wished to find an app for live BJ tracking like i have for live poker tracking. 273 hours in and still $40 per hour. over $11k won in shreveport from poker. i not knowing the best way to google search, went to the app store and typed in Blackjack. but there came up 100s of apps to play it on ur phone, none to track it.
so then i typed in the words in google search" app blackjack tracking wins and losses. " well no apps come up dammit. just articles telling u to use an app but not mentioning or linking to one. except something for $14 i wasnt sure if it was one. so i tried to comment on the articles and then it ate my comment and wouldnt do it unless i signed up for an acct and validated my email. (why companys get no feedback, too much hassle).
then to top it off, i get the same email from priceline once more, ive gotten multiple times, 4 star hotels for as low as $15. now of course u can type in any city and the price is never this low. so much lies and BS u would think Trump is the one writing the emails. these places need sued and ive got the worlds greatest attorny at my fingertips. the one i listen to the most whose gave the best advice (he told me to track the results on my cell). which i do religiously now.
a non poker medical vacation in wasilla would be a nice break but id need to double the roll before i could afford it.