Ray and I left Toledo Monday for Shreveport, (for $600 in expense money for driving which i paid) reducing my roll to $21,400. if he doesnt leave shreveport to return to Toledo, im to cover 100% of the hotel costs for the first month, unless he starts doing well in the poker and me less welll.
the idea was to stop everywhere along the way. Jack casino in cincinnati, Horseshoe Louisville, Tropicana Evansville, southland gaming in west memphis arkansas, and possibly others enroute to shreveport.
cincinnati has a rather big poker room, bigger than id expected. good rules for poker, but certainly not a good place to play BJ. $100 min buy in the $1-2 PLO is nice. 9 handed is nice for $1-2 NL. they have $2-5 every night too. but u cannot get seat change buttons due to seniority. how they decide whose telling the truth when 2 old guys swear theyve been there longer than the other 8 hours later when no one else at the table would know, i wouldnt know. bad rule. ray told me he seen pictures PPP took of this room.
horseshoe louisville is pretty empty due to not many people in this area. unlike the casino in cincinnati right downtown, this casino is way out in the boonies. we found empty $5 BJ tables here at 6-8 am which u wont find most places, paying 3-2, 6 deck shoe with 80% penetration. i won over $250 in a couple hours. mostly with one other guy who bought in $1000 but wasnt betting by the count like i was. i think they thought i was martingaling, since i bet slightly higher early in poor counts, but when the BIG bets went in for 20-80 units, the count was good. but not for 1-4 units. his bet sizes varied radically, with some huge bets in poor counts. but he won over $2500. i warned him before he sat i moved from 1-2 spots frequently and he didnt object. by the way, they did have me logged in with my players card while playing which made me nervous, but i think they paid more attention to the other guy since most of the time his bets were higher than mine, but not all. one time i would swear they overpaid me $80 too. this happened in firekeepers too 2 different times. nice thing is its so easy here to find $5 games without them being full of people. guess not many come out here this time of the morning. u can find empty games in the golden gate in vegas too. certainly not in detroit unless u min bet $50 in the high limit room. never firekeepers. those were very crowded.
i used up $140 in comps here too which id earned in planet H and in atlantic city poker rooms on 1 night in the hotel plus ray had 1 free night. we didnt need to switch rooms, they just changed the names from mine to his the 2nd night.
this afternoon will be arriving in tropicana evansville, and probably late tonight or tomorrow morning, southland gaming in west memphis, where Benny liked to go. ive been told the electronic poker tables were removed. will investigate, and plan to be in shreveport by this weekend. depends on how tired ray gets and which city we decide to get a hotel room in.
so if anyone wishes to play poker enroute respond quickly. i didnt recognize no one in cincinnati or horseshoe indiana, except a former peppermill dealer Jacob who knows of my blog. but none of the regulars here seemed to know of me. they let u missisippi straddle any amount any position but the blinds here in the horseshoe.