I've been analyzing my records stored on my cell phone, (why its important to keep these types of records) and it shows for about 4 months worth of play in shreveport, ive won over $24000+. over $3000 in September, over $5000 in october, (this month) over $9000 in april, and over $5000 in May. and for the other 8 months of the year to date period october 29 2015 to october 29 2016, i won only $9000+ more for all of those months combined. So the question becomes, how do i interpret these records in making plans?
it means leaving shreveport probably isnt a good idea.
But what about the fact i didnt feel comfortable sleeping in my living accomodations at night, due to it having outside entrances, and only wishing to sleep days and play nights? what about the fact its often 3 am and the game wont always last around the clock, or the fact maybe im in the game for over $500, built it up to $800+ didnt quit since i didnt wish to be inside during the nighttime hours in my home, and now only have $650 left and if i dont quit now i might not win a penny and suffer a big loss?
i see only 1 way to handle this. move to where i feel comfortable going home when its dark out. it gets light much later now and might still be dark as early as 6pm or 7am. it will only get worse in december. which means i must be in the casinos 365 nights per year where i feel the safest with good security and stronger doors which cannot be broken down, or in a big safe highrise like vegas offers. or to live with friends like Vince or Ray, this is why i wished to move.
This will cost money. at least twice as much as the $200 per week i was paying in the place i moved out of friday night. but if im winning $5000 per month, shouldnt it be affordable?
i did some investigating tonight, when it got to be 6am, and id given back over $300 of my $500+ win. Mostly to Misty and to one newcomer whod been losing quite a bit. samstown was 100% sold out friday night so i couldnt check into my free room id setup a week back for sat and sun. (u couldnt do fri and sat). and im OLD. im 47. i cannot find the stamina to stay sitting in the game 12+ hour periods of time, and continue to keep playing extremely well. i can only play $1-3 NL at a world class expert level for 6+ hours per day, im not these young guys on drugs putting in long sessions.
so what did i do? i cancelled the reservation, and switched it to mon and tues nights. monday morning it will be much easier to check in much earlier. sunday wont be sold out. one time on wednesday i got permission to check in 4am (with a $10 tip).
So i then found a nice hotel, one with big fridges in the room with very nice freezers. one known for excellent wifi. which i checked out soon as i went inside, sure enough, its letting me play candy crush on facebook, no problem. i got sick of never being able to play it at home and wish to live where i can. this hotel is $129 per night, but $119 for me and i can slightly lower the cost if i stay longterm to like $102 per night. it offers shuttle service to the casino (not 24 hours however) and is part of the Marriott-Hilton chain. free breakfast in the lobby and when i walked in at 7am to checkin (after first verifying over the phone immediate vacancy was available tonight) i was quite shocked at the huge crowd of tourists eating the free lobby breakfast. these people are on vacation so wtf would they be getting out of bed so early? when im on vacation id never get up at 7 in the morning, thats when people get up who have jobs. so i took it for sat and sun and got to check in very early, 7am this morning. question is, am i wasting my money? i dont think so, i certainly am getting wonderful info about their chains of hotels and brands ive never stayed in due to the higher cost. i think its worth learning the info.
many young professional players who like me are easily capable of beating the lowest stakes live NL games for close to $100,000 per year, have much nicer suites than this. i wont be able to continue to pay these prices come monday, but on wednesday once my 2 free nites are up, if i dont then leave for vegas or toledo, and i shouldnt til after nov 4-6 for the freeroll which lasts 3 days, i can at least live in 1 of the 3-4 places on craigslist which appear safer to be in the nighttime hours for like $350-400 per week. hopefully i wont have wifi problems there. this is good wifi here, but im not paying $800 per week. remember the price i quoted for nightly here dont include tax. its more with tax. but this is certainly 100% free of crime.