in the Biltmore, theres a promotion wed and fri where u pick a envelope from a barrel to get this amount of free play. i think $1000 is the max, and $5 is what mostly all people get. i got $15 last friday.
i tried to fix my hours so id be awake to play the VBJ the best possible hours, 2am to 9am. i remembered the Hyatt poker room is open wed-sun 7pm-3am and i went to catch the 6pm bus. the next one and final one, is 7pm.
i didnt wish to catch the 7pm bus because i didnt want to have to wait for a seat so i wanted to be there right at 7pm. (when i thought the game would start). so i woke up about 5.53pm and rushed to get out the door, knowing the bus is often 5 min late. the promo is noon til midnight, so i couldnt draw an envelope before i went to sleep about 10am. so i never got to do it.
not only that i didnt think i had time to get change for $5 so i ended up giving the bus driver $5. the bus was full of people, but in this area, none of them speak english, and none were over 21. mostly very young foreign workers or schoolkids. there were a few mexican adults on it. no one spoke up they had change for the $5. turns out the bus was 14 minutes late, so i wouldve had time for both.
plus i needed food, the room is empty, and the grocery store in incline village is open 7am-11pm. the only 24 hour one is the 7-11 and the other grocery store in kings beach further out in the other direction. so i never got to buy ice cream sandwiches and instant potato mixes. and more 99c big size soups.
so i get to the casino close to 6.40pm, and i find out that on wed and thurs they have a $50 tourney first, with $30 addon/or rebuy, and the $1-2 dont begin til 8.30 when its over.
so i dont like this, but i decided to play, worried id lose more on the VP waiting. their green and black chips look alike, so the blinds were $25-50 with $1000 to start. 1 table of 10 paying 60-40. the person under the gun put out 2 chips, which i assumed were $50, so i called 5-6 diamonds on the button. this was after id won a small pot going allin with AJ when no one called, and i had like $1400. then the dealer tells me he'd announced the raise to $125, whether he did i dunno, then he made the smart ass remark "its a visual game" when at the opposite end u cant see the color. so i had to leave it in, so i called.
flop comes 569 and seat 1 goes allin. seat 3 folds. i call. turn 7, river 7, and his 9-2 (wtf) scoops the pot and i rebuy in the next few hands. (had $350 left). he busted the tourny before me, hes horrible.
but i lost the rebuy too when i flopped 4 to the ace hi flush. so im out $80 no more rebuys, then lose $45 more on the VP during the 45 minutes i wait for $1-2.
i buyin $100, win some nice pots, against very loose players, and one was a successful bluff. but then i had $377 in front of me and i no longer wish to gamble. in fact, id like to leave early instead of waiting to ride home FREE at closing time with the boss as usual. but i feel dumb if i do this. i looked and looked and no uber ever showed up in this area closest were reno or south lake 20-25 miles out.
kept folding and a guy had his $200 max buyin up to $1000. he kept winning and it was a really loose game. he kept showing me his junk he kept making it $15-30 preflop with 8-5 diamonds, Q-3 etc. there is only 1 good player there whose seen my blog before.
so im waiting for a hand i wont have to fold with. then i finally get 99 on the button. i go $5 he goes $20 and only i call. were we not both so deep id re-raised. should i?
flop comes K36, he bets $25 i call. turn comes K, he bets $30, i shove because theres so many things that he might beat me with on the river i beat now, and i wanted no action, he calls with KA and i left immediately very pissed i didnt quit when i wished to and just wait for a cab for $20.
so yes lousy nite, new roll $6460. took the cab, got some things in the 7-11 but not near enough. will now go to the VBJ. got the $590 online still. waiting on a bitcoin requested withdrawal for some of it