well, i moved out of the place i was living at for about $350 per week here in shreveport today, and when they asked me at the desk, i gave them a good reference and might use them in the future if i return. if i was to go suddenly, i didnt wish to have to make a special trip there to pack my stuff, plus get my deposit back in the middle of the night. i did leave close to $40 worth of food behind, and plenty of things that wont fit on a train or plane.
so ive got some free nights in the eldorado and sams town im using. and it seems in january my free offers are finally finished at samstown, making living here less valuable now. but im doing so well here. only half the month into december, and im over $4000 up JUST FROM POKER in the first 15 days of this month. new roll is $25,500.
glad to see my $5000 mailed in check i deposited from the casino cashiers cage safely reached my BOA acct, and my family got the money and online gifts i sent successfully too. i put the wrong address in so i was worried. i was so focused while in the post office with the check id just brought from the casino, my mind was blank. but i did get it safely sent via priority mail. even though the clerk watched me put $100 in the envelope to my mom, she didnt steal the cash for Mark's christmas. Jason finally helped me figure out how to use the deposit by phone app successfully for in the future.
so today, tomorrow or friday afternoon, theres 1 morning trip into dallas via amtrak for only $24, (where theres tons of cheap planes to many cities, some under $120) then theres the afternoon amtrak into st louis/chicago on up to toledo. st louis is usually less than $100 if u dont pay for a sleeper. then theres the friday afternoon allegiant into vegas for under $250 but it might sell out. ill need to get another check, i dont wish to be traveling with close to $13,000 in cash.
tonight i played $10-20 full kill o8 and won close to $800. at one point, i was up $400 more. i was hitting mostly everything. had lots of good wins lately including from another guy named Tony who insisted i mention him in the blog. this was the day before, so ive forgot the hand of course. i need to learn to write them down so my blog becomes more like all the others on the blogroll u see on the right hand side of the page. (if u are viewing from ur computer instead of ur phone)
hopefully ill soon be living around friends near some good $2-5 games i can finally afford again that dont exist here, and be taking some road trips. its been verified the casinos near Ray will let me store money. too bad most dont have boxes instead of just the cage. im now in the process of finding out where in florida offers boxes. seems only foxwoods gives them out easily.
as far as WEC is concerned, the advice he gave was to buyin for more. well im still usually starting off with a buyin of $120. this works best for psychological reasons. but once it starts dropping im quickly adding $200-300 or much more depending on whose in the game and how deep they are. i often get it back, if not in the poker game, i will in the BJ tables. so ive gotten plenty of experience in playing much deeper stacked as the bankrolls gone up (i stay sitting in the game much longer without leaving). overall my sessions are only half as long as they were in my early and mid 20s. when very broke, just playing $1-5 stud.