just logged out of Bovada with only $190 remaining out of $419, lost a few higher priced DON sngs and then a bit in the PLO8. at least ive not lost any of the $500+ in bitcoin slowly being sent to my bank. i was sending $10-15 to it everyday, but im now sending $25-30 to it every day since my bank account is getting so short. one bank account is only about $2000, the other one is still over $3000.
yes this is a long ways from the $19k i had in shreveport, or the $12,800 i left with. theres still a bit less than $6000 left, counting both accounts, and cash in hand. i held off for a few days buying my ticket out of here into reno (cant afford hotel rooms, certainly not around here) but i had no choice but to spend the $506 out of the lake charles airport. it departs 2.31 pm thurs and stops in DFW then i switch planes and arrive in reno at 6.15pm.
been getting the $39 rate for 4 hours poker play sun-thrus but theres nothing at all cheap to sleep fri or sat.. im on the WRONG boat, the isle isnt as good for $1-3 NL. its mostly $4-8 limit here and breaks earlier at night. the other 2 casinos 2 miles away theres no way to go on foot, its over water, so its a 6-8 mile cab ride for $20 way out of the way. im not spending $20 twice (got to return to my room). however if i was on them other 2 boats (nugget and auberge) theres no way to get a cheap room. there is a walmarts within walking distance of there. theres NOTHING u can get to on foot from the isle. if u dont believe me, google maps. (to go on foot from the isle to the golden nugget)
my cab from coushatta cost me $100. the nearest cabs were in lake charles. id been better off trying to get a tour bus into houston, flying out for less,plus wouldve saved money on expenses last 3 days.
i left shreveport so i wouldnt play any more live BJ. this plan has worked out really well, nothings been lost on live BJ since leaving shreveport. the only BJ ive played was on the VBJ in coushatta (dealers angels, but not a good version of it with the shuffle point hidden). no cashback on it either, and close to nothing in comp dollars to eat with. eventually, on the final day i bet too high and lost a bit over $1000 on it before leaving. plus i took numerous beats in the poker room, went thru 5 buyins in an hour or less of $100 each, and had the best of it every time the money i raised or reraised allin preflop or on the flop. lost every time once to ace ten with ace queen when the 10 hit the river. other time i had aa, once i flopped a full house to lose, etc. i put in over 70 hours of poker there, losing over $42 per hour in the long run. going there was a very bad idea, especially since it cost me $300 to get there to begin with. i was in a horrible mood constantly, snapping back at every employee i felt was rude, the staff, the rude players rooting for me to lose, (all regulars) the ones watching the VBJ, the ones with cigarettes too close by, the employees not thanking me for tips or getting an attitude if i never did, and i dont see it ever ending til i get out of the state, on my feet, with small wins, and relaxed not under stress about how ill survive living expenses. my health is getting no better and im sure my teeth are causing other health issues.
if i felt i must leave shreveport to avoid playing BJ, i shouldve went to reno then, back to detroit, or took the train to st louis. i'd been much better off. the whole idea was to never let myself go below $10,000 and if id used much better judgement, i never wouldve. (for if i wouldnt lost over $10,000 in the last month playing BJ in shreveport, i couldve rode out the losses in poker in coushatta, and not felt pressured to win so badly, so i wouldnt been raising my poker buyins). yes, the final day i lost a huge ton of $100 buyins. but the other days i bought in for too much, and tried to bluff when i got frustrated.
got my uber in the reno airport, very nice driver, and it only came to $54. (half of the cost of a cab or less). picked up some free play ran it thru, and im sitting with $5672. of course theres also still about $800 worth of bitcoin/and or bovada which will eventually be sent to the bank, (if i dont lose it), in the process of so much in increments. i havent been able to reach my old landlord because its no longer his cell. this is a nice suite they gave me free 10 nights. id have enough comps unused for about 5 more nights. tomorrow i can do the atm promo next door for another $50. i would now but i must sleep before i play anything. tired. i only chose to come here because i remember kristi the VIP host telling me this winter while living at rays i had 10 free nites to use anytime.
the vast majority of this blog was typed 1-2 days ago, including the beginning