Most all poker rooms in Vegas or reno play 9 handed, not 10 handed. This is due to most of the $1-2/$1-3 NL players greatly preferring it. much more room at the table, and people not kicking ur chair or brushing their leg against u constantly. i would prefer to have no one sit close by me period, and be in a 7 handed or less table. this way, i dont need as often either.
so why do all these rooms in st louie, just like shreveport, atlantic city and philadelphia, play with 10? u see this all over any area outside of NV or at least further east than NV and it sure is annoying. is probably why i started losing due to the black guy on my left, who kept bumping my leg. him and another black guy almost got into a fight. (he was challenged to go outside and talk with him). Far more blacks in this room than ameristar since its reachable without needing a vehicle.
and the way none of these rooms follow the examples of the peppermill wynn or the golden nugget on the button straddle annoying too. every room out this way makes the SB act first.
and the weather. its horrible. u cant trust the cabs not to shut down, maybe not in the main part of the city, but here in the suburbs u cant trust them not to. theres no reason the ameristar cant offer free rides to people in the hotels top of the hill. so tomorrow when my $67 plane leaves (but NOT to vegas) but i will be where the weather is much warmer than here. at least they have lyft. it wouldve sold out had i not went ahead and booked it, so i now have to use it. no point in flushing $58 down the toilet like i did with my Peoria train ticket. of course i still need to pay baggage fees.
So a guy who i suspected of being a dealer in the ameristar, he bets $15 on the flop who limped in EP, then called my $15 raise preflop. flop is A68 with 2 hearts. i have AQ with the queen of hearts. i make it $35, getting everyone else out, then he puts me allin (almost $100 more to me). hes in for more. i know he dont have AK. or AA. i put him on the ace hi flush draw, so i call. im right. he had AJ of hearts. knew he had a lower kicker. of course he rivers the flush. so i left broke to go play BJ.
i should've had a lot more cash in the bank than the $6000 i had on me, but i dont like my cash all being in 1 spot. i found a pretty empty shoe game 3-2 payouts. same rules as ameristar, but if u play 2 hands, u dont need to double ur bets. eventually after moving tables twice, i came across a good shoe with the running count of +7. started buying more, betting more, and im pretty sure they didnt know i was counting the cards, or they wouldnt wrote me out a buffet comp, got the host to give me 1 more nite free (plus his business card), and since id booked the room thru priceline for sun nite (meant it couldnt be comped off--$22 less originally is why i did it this way) the host offered me a free coupon for $100 bet. of course once i returned from the buffet to pick it up, i lost it right off. he realized id been martingaling bets, which is why he was so generous with comps, and flagged down a host hed seen walking close by. but when i returned from eating he was surprised i didnt wait to use the $100 free bet, once i lost smaller bets. but i used it right off cause i seen a running count of +5 late in this shoe as i sat. but i did recover over $300 over the next 3 shoes and the black guy dealing unfriendly cause he wasnt getting tipped dealt to me far better than the dealer who looked like claudia who cost me $4000. then i returned to poker, same damned table, worse seat, and lost once more. lots of people complimented me on my donkey cap. but i lost close to $4000. the final hand before i went to eat was 2 bets of $900 each.
at least this hotel offers the free shuttle to the airport. but it stops running at 8pm. then starts back up at 7am. so u sure cant book early morning flights.