Sunday, January 14, 2018

the main differences between me visiting vegas at age 21-25 and me visiting vegas in 2018

first thing i did when i got into vegas from a greyhound bus then, was go straight to the casino (either Binions or the Mirage, or the El cortez) was go sit right down in the stud game.

When someone is 48 yrs old and spent the whole night in Greektown without sleep? well my Spirit flight arrived 45 minutes early and since its like 7am in the morning, i cant go get a room. there may be hotels in vegas that let u check in this early, but those are rare occasions. If there is a hotel in vegas which ALWAYS lets u check in at 7am id like to know about it. and i dont mean the 24 hour weekly budget suites place across from sams town, or the one on Tropicana and boulder hwy called Sportmans royal manor or something like it. those 2 places are unsafe, just like the place the Trooper used to live at.

so i decided to sleep in the airport, where i wouldnt be bothered since it was on the side already past the security. fell asleep and didnt wake up for good til 12.47pm. i slept in an area few people were sitting in and on the floor against the wall so i could lay down. no one bothered me. then i went to check into the hotel i prebooked online before leaving the airport in detroit. and since i have no luggage ill need to buy some used clothes and some other things such as food and microwave containers and water pitchers too, when i get the chance. but i need more sleep first before finishing up this blog and heading for the casino.

and of course, coming with a little over $17,000 (after purchasing the room) instead of over $500-1000 makes a big difference too. people who are under 25 still think that under $2000 is enough for them to never go broke on because they dont have the experiences i have. i just hope i still have over $17,000 late Febuary when my room expires. also i asked TSA about my ID and he told me he was under the impression Loiusiana would be good til around the end of 2018.

would like to hear from Alysia and Vince too. i need to pick up my books, and to go food shopping. plus i need assistance only Vince can provide by going into the phone company in person with me to switch out my old phone for one with a battery thats not completely shot that they dont make no more. we might wish to go to the BJ machine. i wish i had the phone number for AC, it would let me know for sure she is seeing my texts instantly when on twitter i might not know shes seen it for hours.

im shocked all the time when people dont see their emails instantly. i usually see mine fairly quickly if im not asleep as often i refresh the browser. like when JOhn mehaffey said he didnt read emails over the thanksfiving holiday til it was passed, i thought it was rude.


28 comments:

  1. OK Tony, you got me sucked in. Where are your clothes? Why did you leave Detroit? Where are you staying in Las Vegas? Or, is this another one of your made up stories?

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    1. my reply to u went in the wrong place, its under the comment to lester.

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    2. Come on Tony, man up an be responsible for your own actions. What happened this time?

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  2. Our Hero sounds like an effing millennial with an expectation that everybody is online 24x7 and desires to read all emails and tweets IMMEDIATELY. BBBWWWWAHAHAHAHAHaaaa... no, Tony, not the slightest bit rude to not read an email immediately. I have calls roll to voicemail that I don't even bother to listen to until the next day. And guess what? nobody died....

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  3. U could always ask lightning36 or Ray

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    1. Tony - don't send people my way when I have no idea why you did what you did.

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    2. Au contraire! Send everyone to Lightning! I want to watch him handle all the questions. Lightning, where is Tony’s stuff? Is he banned from Toledo casinos? Why won’t you help a brother out and send him your old clothes? Where is he staying? What’s the sock roll at?

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    3. koala didnt believe i was in vegas. so i thought lightning could tell him, since lightning seen the evidence (my plane ticket receipt) or i couldve sent him to alysia chang or vince too. im not banned anywhere in detroit, but Ray often doesnt feel like driving further than Toledo and also wants to come home too early, and if i dont and he loses money, then is in a horrible mood on the ride home. like maybe 2 hours in when i like to get in at least 40-50 hours or so per week.

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    4. Ray is often angry simply cause hes gone his entire life without money (and worked hard many of those early years before he became disabled). i dont get angry unless im not winning AND i see others flaunting the fact theyve got so much more than me. (for example others buying in for the max when they first sit instead of waiting til theyre heavily stuck which is the smart way to do it) others getting a massage and blowing $120 per hour on it, others overtipping, etc.others not waiting til the BB to pass them when first sitting like i do, others straddling, etc. all this proves theyve got not a lick of sense and just wish to throw away all their money. no one can ever relax and truly enjoy the game when trying to grind out a living. the game ONLY becomes fun when it gets shorthanded, and when it gets to 6-7 players or less Ray is scared to play and gets up to quit, or is away from the table constantly. we dont view poker the same way at all.

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    5. Having players at your table who "just wish to throw away all their money" is a good thing, not a bad thing.

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  4. I thought you were banned from most LV casinos, or was that just a rumor I heard?

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    1. i mostly play at the 10-20 rooms where im not.

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  5. So generally one way trip with no luggage means super red flag for extra super special screening. Did they pull you aside before the flight? Just curious

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    1. no im sure theyre used to people flying into vegas without luggage. i had my laptop

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  6. What's the scoop, Tony? Clearly, something happened...

    s.i.

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  7. Hey Tony,

    Ian here. Just checking in to send you well wishes for the new year. Also, I'm one of the ones who only checks email once or twice a day. I understand how that could be annoying if you're expecting a fast response, but please understand that for many of us we have other priorities in life that make it difficult to constantly stay on top of emails.

    Good luck in Vegas and with all things.

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  8. The main difference between a person visiting Vegas in his 20s in the 1990s and the same person visiting today in his 40s would be maturity based upon experience. I'd imagine most of us would not be making the same mistakes two decades on. Most of us.

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    1. one of the main differences is my standing of living is much higher. i cannot no longer bring myself to stay in places not safe to sleep at night so i end up paying like double the cost per week that i did then, even 3-4x the cost. plus i ride the bus much much less, often using Uber. i feel crime is much worse because in the 1990s there were many less people from other countries out to do us harm. people still believed in right and wrong and Jesus more.

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    2. Strictly speaking about annual murder rates dating back to 1980 here are some key datapoints from the graph including in an article by The Economist which compiled FBI, NACDJ and LV city sources.

      1981 had a peak of 19 murders

      1987 had 10 as part of a six year downward trend

      1996 had 20 murders and was the peak of a 9 year upward trend

      2000 had 9 murders with a stable murder rate of 10, 11 or 12 a year for the next 6 years.

      2007 had 9 murders and a 5 year downward trend to 5 murders in 2012

      2016 had 10 murders following a slow upward trend that started in 2013

      In other words... the 16 years from 1980 to 1996 had significantly more murders in Las Vegas then the 19 years from 1997 to 2016. And more specifically, Las Vegas has had fewer murders especially starting from 2000 to our current year. One factor not in these stats is the mass-murder numbers which would skew the graphs quite a bit. I will let the locals opine on whether the data that The Economist crunched accurately reflect the Las Vegas area or not....

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    3. Ooooops.... all of the above figures are per 100,000 population....

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  9. I played with you at the Golden Nugget last night. I enjoy reading the blog. You lead a different life than most of us, Tony. Even those of us who play poker for income. Even considering the stresses of this lifestyle, I hope you enjoy the freedom it brings you.

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    1. He doesn't enjoy it at all Matt, he is angry and jealous of others who have things he feels HE should have without doing anything to earn it. He is never happy and always looking for the fast buck.

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    2. wrong its those who play higher limits than i do with more money that arent really earning it. its easy for them. the tough grind (the hard work in other words) is in the smaller games, like $1-2 $1-3, where its tougher to overcome the rake and the BBJ. most of them didnt work hard 20+ yrs of poker to get the initial roll, they got a side income, job, or hit a big tourney or got staked.

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  10. I want to know if everyone sees this instantly?
    Like, people should. If I post something after not posting for over a year then I bloody damned well get some sort of notification of who sees this and when.
    I expect my email to be flooded with notifications even before I hit the Publish button

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response. I hope all is going well for you Serge.

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  11. Tony:

    Has enough time passed that will allow you to tell us why you ran from the last spot you were in? What happened?

    s.i.

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    1. Needing Ray to drive to Detroit everyday was stressing him out too much

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