First off, let me get off my mind off something which is really bothering me. i wish my phone was in my name instead of vinces, because i think the only way to fix the phone is to go into a sprint store and have them completely reset everything. its didnt work for me, none of the things uber support said to do. once i deleted the Uber app, nothing would let me redownload it, Uber said to do it from their website, i did, it took me straight to the google store, and it wouldnt redownload; i was going to just let it set til i brought my phone to sprint, and use the great advice from ak gal to download lyft.
Then Uber, like lots of other companies sent me one of those annoying surveys to fill out asking me how i liked my talk with support, and i sent them back a message supporting TRUMP2016 and letting them know just what i thought of them outsourcing jobs to some support guy in India. explained how the support was totally useless (everything he said to do was exactly what id already done, felt like a form letter, and how id be going with lyft for a while).
Perhaps id been in a better mood had i not lost close to $700 yesterday on the live BJ game here in Fallon NV? and today im hoping to do better in the next trip report which will be in Tonopah NV where ill get off the bus today and stay overnight for 1 day.
im surprised and pleased the $53 night motel including tax across the street from the gas station where the bus from reno to vegas lets u off in fallon at 11am, (2 hours after leaving reno at 9am) has such great wifi in the rooms. much better wifi here than in much better hotels. and of course the wifi on the bus wont work at all. logs u in all right with a strong signal, but instead of bringing up the net brings up a page saying u need to choose a new data plan with tmobile. and of course, the driver dont care if it works or not, he just has an attitude. be aware this comes up not on a phone, but a laptop. guess the company doing their wifi went under?
u can rent from decent motels for $210 per week here in fallon. but i wouldnt stay here no BJ til 6pm, no VBJ machines (i looked in all the casinos) and the poker room which opens 6pm and does a nightly tourny, then a cash games which the guy in the cage claims usually goes but what does he know in the fallon nugget is closed mon and tues nights. and their live BJ which they often dont have, dont open til 6pm either. the stockman is the best BJ in town. or the only.
my luggage is so bad to haul around with the suitcase handle breaking i looked all over fallon thrift stores yesterday for a new one, but no luck. in reno while staying 1 night in the atlantis, i paid the bellman $5 to deliver it to my room so i could go straight to the poker room without going to my room first. luckily when i finally left the poker room 3 hours later up $25 it was delivered ok.
when i was in the cab from the reno train station to the atlantis the sign outside the vagabond still said $500 week. but i did notice mon morning enroute to the greyhound station in a cab at 8.35am it now says $300 week once more. maybe i shouldve went to get a room?
i left tahoe with $11,100, left reno with $11,000, and now will be leaving fallon on todays 11am bus to tonopah with only $10,300.
so i first went into stockmans about 1pm, then when no BJ i applied for a card, got $10 free play, with $5 BJ match play, then played VP a bit, cashed out $7 up, then got the most exercise ive got in a long time, walking 2-3 miles visiting both other casinos and thrift stores. no VP i liked anywhere. but later when i went back to stockmans still waiting for 6pm, i did play the gemtiles machine where i actually eventually won $20 when at one point was stuck close to $100 on it.
was i glad to see 6pm finally get there. i was told it was a $2 6 deck shoe game. well this sounds good right? it does pay 3-2, double down any 2 cards. they were putting the cut card 90% of the way thru at first, but somehow seemed to later be only 70%.
i dont think they knew i were counting. the pit boss wished me good luck getting my money back, and the dealer claims the reason they cut off 6 cards (when another player asked why they didnt cutoff 1) was to stop counters. LOL. like this will make any difference with 90% penetration. the first few dealers used the 90%. i didnt notice the 70% til i lost my $187 double down and the min bet got raised to $5. at 8pm its now $5-200 instead of $2-200. only from 6-8 is the min $2.
the problem is when playing a 6 deck shoe u need a min of 16x the bet to win overall from counting. which is why i win on the $1 VBJ, and lose on higher stakes VBJ. in tahoe everytime the running count reached +7 or more (enough to bring the true count to +1 or so) i'd raise my bets from $1 to $16 or more, to get a wide enough spread to have the edge. now this is much harder on $2 min or $5 min. on $5 min u would need to bet $80 on true counts of +1 or more, (which i would assume would draw the pit boss attention). i did raise the bets, but to lesser amounts, but i did one one progression on good counts only of course, which lost.
i had $9 bet (from $2) to $20 to $43 to $86 then finally the $187 double down on a following shoe first time the true count hit +1 or more. i had 8,2, dealer had 7, but i lost. the hands in between while waiting for the count to go back over +7 i bet the min once more. im wondering what the pit boss was thinking. i did see her on the phone once, (at the exact time i first bet over $80) but then motioned to the bartneder over so maybe it was nothing, but no one said a word but to wish me good luck while i kept buying more chips a few times. the pit boss looked alot like cathy woods from the peppermill shift boss, who vince claims is a beautiful woman he wishes he had.
dropped another $100-300 after this lost then left. i didnt like the much smaller spread i got with the new $5 min, and i was stuck too much to get even with the $200 max. plus my roll is too low to play this high. a good roll for a $5 min BJ game would probably be $25k.
i left. didnt feel like playing more gemtiles, or their 100 play VP which is the only one i seen in town. just wanted to go to the room. bought 3 shirts in walgreens since ive not yet done laundry, and some socks. then spent $13 in mc donalds to bring to the room. i slept over 8 hours and woke up about 8 this morning.