Sunday, November 20, 2016

the opposite of the prior blog

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.

27 comments:

  1. I'm currently on a roadtrip to the Bay Area in California and then going to Dallas, TX afterwards. I have no idea how to "check out" a VBJ machine either. Plus I thought you categorized me as "white" one time?

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  2. Yeah. A.C. needs to go and check out the Lucky Dragon - they don't allow whites in there. :-|

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    1. It only makes sense - the same way you would want Tony to check out a new machine in Tiajuana or Saltillo.

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  3. Tony, I think your winrate is just towards expectation, there was no reason to think $39/hour is sustainable for you in a $1/3 game. $26/hour is really quite good, and probably better most any other place you can go. Name one city where you have had a sustained higher winrate than $26/hour.

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    1. The $39 per hour winrate was a fluke. Anything over $15 per hour for a $1/3 game is gravy, pure gravy.

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  4. "tony bigcharles ‏@sevencard2003 15h15 hours ago
    A good motto to live by is anything that's considered to be politically correct is morally wrong to say or do."

    Let's put your theory to the test: How about the PC saying, "One shouldn't mock people with disabilities." How is that saying morally wrong, Tony?

    s.i.

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    1. Tony is an idiot and has no idea what he is saying - just move on. People with a low intellect like Tony make fools of themselves on social media - let him do it.

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    2. Come on man, that is not a PC statement, that is a normal common sense statement.

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    3. A good motto to live by would be to "do the opposite of anything Tony Bigharles does" - that will lead someone to success for sure.

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    4. I appreciate you pointing that out, Unknown. It appears I'm not very good at distinguishing between "PC" and common sense.

      Is this one any better: Let's put your theory to the test: How about the PC saying, "It's both irrational, and offensive, to celebrate 'Columbus Day'; dude didn't "find" America AND he instituted policies or rape and murder." How is that saying morally wrong, Tony?

      s.i.

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  5. Agreed. Trying to be politically correct and treat all people equally should be common sense

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  6. It is good to finally get a laundry update. It has been awhile.

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  7. I think I just proved to myself that blackjack is the devil. I have skill in poker so I have to stick to that. Bj has sucked the life out of my roll.....hasn't it destroyed yours from time to time as well? I think it's time for me to ditch bj. I'm sure I will. I know you won't follow suit but you should.

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  8. "seems its going to mostly be for asians" How are you THIS stupid? How?? How??? Was Imperial Palace for Asians mostly too you tard?
    You should be deported - you are Mexican after all.

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  9. "tony bigcharles ‏@sevencard2003 24h

    new roll $20,100."

    Really pleased to see you get over the $20 K mark Tony. I hope you can manage to stay away from the machines and live bj. Shreveport seems to still be good for you, and you like where you are living in terms of comfort and security.

    I also have some good news. My CAT scan results came back last Monday, and they show I am still cancer free. three and a half years after having a part of my right lung removed. Keeping my fingers crossed that all stays well for a possible return visit to USA next year.

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    1. Excellent news, Koala! You need to come back to the USA for another road trip with TBC!

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    2. Yeah, I don't mind road tripping with Tony. We had some good conversations last time. He does come up with some interesting comments sometimes. Obviously his primary aim is to travel to the nearest beatable casino as opposed to mine, which is to sight see. But I don't mind spending a few hours at the poker table with him.

      Although I wish he wouldn't play the machines or vbj, watching him do so is fascinating. His brain must be going at a million miles an hour deciding what to do each hand or spin, he plays so fast, I cannot keep up with his decision making.

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    1. Thanks everybody for the good wishes. I've got tentative plans for either before WSOP in 2017 April/May, or after WSOP late July/August. Nothing set in concrete at this stage.












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    2. glad ur feeling well. would suggest a road trip between biloxi and florida when u return

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  11. I am sure you are sweating every dollar that goes below 20k you fucking neanderthal nit. Hows the angry gambling tour of your life going? You arent happy even after doing what you want all by yourself - you are still a very lonely old man.

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  12. I would be interested in your hourly rates by city or casino if you have that data available

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  13. I would be interested in your hourly rates by city or casino if you have that data available.

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    1. definitely available but only for the past year. lost data before changed phones before, etc. which means for most casinos the sample size isnt big enough to mean nothing. for example, only shreveport has 1000+ hours.

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  14. You need to write a new blog so we can laugh at the stupid things you say. Cant wait!!! Hurry up and write one!! PRESSURE PRESSURE!! Are you losing? How is your day going sir?

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  15. Its been 8 days since your last blog - hurry the fuck up! Pressure!!!

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