Sunday, February 11, 2018

no more commuting neccessary

many things to tell u guys but id like to explain to Bill Potts why my last few texts havent included the Signal application he helped me downtown while sitting behind the D casino in downtown vegas. i thought he was staying thru feb 13, but hes went silent several days ago so maybe hes left town. he downloaded this, (we had to go far outside to be away from any type of wifi signals so i wouldnt be constantly asked to log into wifi to be able to use my phone) but this was before i got my new iphone5 from the apple store, and after id been in there to have it being sent to the store for me. since my last backup on the phone was like 5 days ago, when i got the new phone and gave them the old phone (we took off the data and wiped it clean first so a dishonest employee wouldnt know my cc info) it had some things missing from the backup, including the signal app. and also a few poker income sessions i replaced best of my memory. but most everything came up good on the new phone and its working fine, even better than the old phone before the battery gave out.

so i need to redownload it and thats why my recent texts werent on signal to him. but im never at a place where i can use my normal 3G sprint to do it, everywhere offers wifi, which either needs a password not available or a pain in the butt to login. i just need to be blocks from civilization where wifi isnt used. then my sprint 3G will let me download apps. maybe do it back behind the D when i think of it.

he told me id eventually be only about $8 per hour if i didnt move up from $1-2. well not all my records this year were on $1-2, some were on $1-3 some were on PLO, some were on $2-5, and of course the big loss in $20-40 mixed game. considering im behind for the year in $2-5 NL, and up over $100 per hour in PLO, and over $1000 behind in mixed games, im now at $21 per hour for over 265 hours of play (not yet a near large enough sample) but its double the $10.62 i won last year, and its much more than $21 per hour if it only includes $1-2 NL and $1-3 and $1-2 and $1-3 PLO, without including $2-5 NL and $20-40 mix.

so its looking like his estimate of $8 is way off, or else he thinks im a donkey. not sure which.

now for the rest of the news. we all knew i came up here without any luggage, but i finally got me another suitcase, its a smaller size but i got it for $36 in a tourist store on fremont and a bigger size wouldve been quite a bit higher expense. good news is it has wheels and is new meaning its in better shape. so tomorrow (or tonight too) i can go back over to the other place i wont reveal here where i took a month, which ends feb 13. i always hate waiting til the final day to check out because i worry my schedule wont fit the checkout hours and ruin my sleep. so its much less stress on me to always do it the night or two beforehand. this way i dont have to do it by 11-12am.

so i used up my $480 in comps for 5 nites in the nugget checked in today (sunday) and check out is on friday at noon. i still need to bring over my clothes (only took my laptop) and miscellaneous things left in the other hotel which ill get sometime before the 13th. at least now i have a way to get those things (including some unread books) since ill finally have a suitcase to store them in. i hope it will fit as many of those 18 shirts and 3 pants as possible too.

after my time is up on the 16th, i might go to reno, los angeles, albuquerque, or back to toledo to cut costs. at least now with $19,300, ive gotten back to where i have slightly more than when i left detroit. were it not for the $4500 loss that one day, id be way up. and i cant forget to close out the wynn box before i leave town. theres $4000 in there stored once more.

it was good to have spent so much time with Lightning this week and with Vince, who i busted in the $1-2 NL game last night at boulder station with AA. he took me out to the samstown buffet for my birthday. i had the AA, not him and i warned him not to call. lightning and i visited the trooper game thrusday night where i briefly appear in the video talking with pure aggression.

12 comments:

  1. Yes, I predict your 1-2NL hourly will fall from whatever you think it is. 15? 20? 25? You never say, you just give extremely small cherrypicked sample periods of time where you ran above normal. I always find it funny how you have over 20 years of fulltime data from 1-2NL yet everytime you estimate your winrate, you use hours from like 2 suspiciously selected months of playing.

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    1. there is almost no data except for 2 or so years when PPP got me to start keeping records. before then i just assumed i won due to not having other income except from gambling. and i used last years 2200 or so hours when i said $10.62 per hour in 2017. 2018 is only like 265 hours so far. which is why its more per hour.2016 was much better, shreveport was over $20 per hour, except for the brief trip 2-3 days thru with Ray where i lost a few hundred.

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  2. Tony, I know that there would be a learning curve with video editing and YouTube, but if it results in extra two or three hundred dollars per month, it would be worth it. You travel the country so you'd have plenty of material for your videos.

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  3. Tony if u simply turn off WiFi on the phone it will use 3G for all ur downloads no matter where you are

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  4. There has to be a way to turn off WIFI on your iphone. When WIFI is turned off you will no longer get the login blasts.

    My magic 8-ball sez you should go to Reno. My magic 8-ball is NEVER wrong....

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  5. TBG - I find your blog to be not only highly entertaining, but also unique because unlike Trooper, you are open about your bankroll. If you go down to $5000, or up to $30,000, you tell the readers and we feel your pain or your triumph. With Trooper he may as well be getting his roll from cash he found buried in the desert, so if he loses 20k its like, big deal, he's got another 100k buried in the desert.

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    1. i wonder how much of his roll is from committing robberies?

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  6. Do you have a link to the video you appeared in?

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4eqHRuLiXA wait til after the elvis suite is over being showed and it shows the westgate game, its shortly after DWP picture

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  7. Congratulations on only dumping $2000 into the vbj machine at El Cortez this time. At least that is not as bad as your last effort of $4000 +. So much for getting back to where you were. Were you going for the $20K target again? You know the vbj machine at El Cortez is no longer one of the good machines, so why did you play it? You have the Uber vouchers. If you needed to play the vbj machine that bad, why didn't you uber out to Hoover Dam and play the good machine there? Too lazy I guess, or else you were going for a quick win.

    Going to be interesting to see where you run to next. Had you not dumped the $4500 and then another $2000 and just stuck to poker, you would be well over the $25K mark now. Oh well, as a very famous Australian outlaw said just before they hung him, "Such is life."

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    1. to go to hoover dam is about $40. the $7.20 (for fares up to $25) is only for a specified area, hoover dam isnt in the area, too far out. i figured the $40 would eat up any profits and i needed to find out if the machine was removed. plus i thought once i got 1500 points i could do the atm promo. once i went to do it, i found out they discontinued it.

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    2. Tony, all of the above as far as the El Cortez is concerned, you could have done simply by walking in there seeing that the machine was still there, (you didn't have to actually play it to see if it is there), and by asking at the promo desk if they still did the ATM promo. Your excuses are pretty weak this time.

      So why run away from a place where you have done so well playing poker in the past month? No matter where you go, the machines will be waiting for you.

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