The previous blog talked about all the different reasons i was doing better in shreveport. Now i want to discuss all the different reasons im doing worse here.
when i left shreveport in May, i was at $39 per hour. (over $9000 april and over $5000 May from poker). certainly not off any other casino games. I'm now up to 987 total hours played, and now im only receiving $26 per hour. $26,213 winnings in poker for shreveport.
How does the hourly drop so much from $39? well truthfully, april and may were the ONLY good months. i won $15 per hour in sept, $18 per hour in Oct, and only $10 per hour in nov. so im winning almost nothing and $1000 in oct and $1300 in nov was from the freeroll. no matter what my overall hourly is in shreveport, its basically showing im not winning any more. I'm lucky to still be right about $19,000. The $30 6 times a month in sams town and the $60 weekly cashback in the eldorado does help. plus ive won as much as ive lost on BJ since returning. i also won on the 96% VP, because the $117 i turned into $1690 wiped out multiple losses of smaller amounts of $100-300.
the ONLY reason ive not yet left is i like the place i moved into, and i cant fit my things into these 2 suitcases to leave town on a plane or train. and truthfully, i keep hoping i can get the win rate in poker back to where it once was. unless im living with vince or ray, i dread intentionally putting myself back into nowhere to stay.
but the VP paytables here suck, its 7-5 on jacks or better, and i think 96% on VP. the 5 of a kind certainly isnt 25 to 1, which is why i dont hold it. its only 20-1. holding 222 is best. the wild royal sucks too and the straight flush, but it does pay 3-1 on the flush and 4-1 on the full house. i wish i could force myself to quit playing it so much, but when u run bad in poker, u want to be away from other people, sitting by yourself on a VP machine, playing every hand since ur sick of folding. if i left, it would keep me off this game. plus i play more BJ here, due to much better rules as far as $5 tables normally always available even on weekends. with 3-2 payouts, unlike in vegas, toledo, NJ, etc.
the option to play more poker extremely shorthanded would help to cure this, if it existed.
was good to break the ice today, like 10 losses of the last 13 sessions since the $1000 win, for well more than $1000. i won $148 and wish id left when up $300+ but i hadnt put in enough hours at the time.
For anyone in Vegas, the new lucky dragon casino on sahara is opening today. check it out to see if theres BJ with decent rules. seems its going to mostly be for asians, so AC can be the one to go check it out.