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Back in Vegas for 2+ month stay..all sorts of low level gambling Back in Vegas for 2+ month stay..all sorts of low level gambling

05-22-2023 , 11:43 PM
5/22/23

Today you get to read about the downside of videopoker. I'll keep this short and sweet because there really isnt much to say. I had exactly TWO 4 of a kinds all day. So you know this is gonna be bad. Of course that was at the very beginning of the day at The Palms and Bellagio. I dont think I have ever been on this bad of a video poker run ever. Probably will need at least a couple days off to regroup. Quite honestly I've been playing so much video poker I think I'm sometimes confusing myself on the right play that needs to be made. So probably in a few days I'll play a bunch of hands through the simulator to make sure I'm making as few of errors as possible.

At the Palms left there up $100. I didnt stick around there because I wanted to make my way down the Strip to see Resorts World, which I had never been to.

Cosmo.......down -$400. Bellagio I hit the 4 of a kind with $10 left so I cashed out +$10. Walked by the poker room to see if I could see anyone that I recognized and it was pretty dead. Resorts World is freaking huge. It's nice and all but of course the prices on food are pretty high. I decided to go the "cheap" route and go to the Food Court. Got a few thinly sliced pieces of steak in teriyaki sauce over a bed of rice for $25 with tip. Obviously not worth it. Oh yeah down $340 at video poker. The casino of course is nice but probably won't be back anytime soon just due to the location.

After Resorts World I was going to go back to Jacksons but I saw via bus it would take 1 hour while getting to Crown and Anchor it said it would take under 30 minutes. Yeah right. I somehow lucked into the Deuce coming along pretty much as I left Resorts World. So I took that down to West Spring Mountain to catch the bus going west. Literally waited there for at least 1/2 hour for the bus as 3 busses passed by going the opposite direction. Finally the bus arrived then we arrived at the traffic jam where someone on a motorcycle got wrecked out in the middle of the intersection. So now the bus has to detour around that. It took me a total of around 1 1/2 hours to get from Resorts World to Crown and Anchor on W Spring Mountain. It took me less time to lose $400 in the video poker machine at Crown and Anchor.

Fortunately I placed another bet on the Nugs while playing video poker... this time I waited in game and got the Nugs +7 1/2 -106. The line changed just as I entered the bet, so I'll just round it off. Basically I bet $90 to win $85. At this point some of you are probably thinking why doesnt this guy just bets sports he can't lose well to be honest I'm a losing sports bettor and this run I'm on is pretty unusual. Which is why I'm betting such small amounts.

So I won $85 on sports bets and lost $1030 at video poker. Which sucks but that that is the nature of the beast. Probably gonna switch things up after taking tomorrow off and play another poker tournament.

Totals:
Video Poker: -$1,010
Poker tournaments: -$150
Sports betting: +$460

Total: -$700
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05-23-2023 , 11:19 AM
Ouch. Sorry about the run bad. I'm rooting for you!
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05-23-2023 , 12:13 PM
Thanks for the encouragement. Surprisingly I'm not that upset over that bad run. Probably because I'm aware of the possibility of that happening. I think what I need to improve on is not planning to go out with the intention of playing VP at several different casinos as something to do for the day and go out with the intention of locking in a profit and then moving on with my day. Guess it's all part of the learning experience.

I placed my golf bets for the week. A few more picks than last week. Usually like to keep it to 4 picks or less, but I really like all 5 of these guys and only an extra $15.

Justin Rose $20 30-1
T. Fleetwood $20 35-1
C Kirk $15 40-1
MW Lee $15 60-1
B Todd $15 80-1

Also, I evidently have problems adding and subtracting because I keep getting my totals wrong. Here is the corrected amounts:

Totals:
Video Poker: -$1,050
Poker tournaments: -$150
Sports betting: +$460

Total: -$740

Last edited by thedude404; 05-23-2023 at 12:28 PM.
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05-23-2023 , 12:25 PM
I don't think I've ever seen a tourist do this, but for VP have you ever considered a locals tavern? Often you'll get a better game selection, looser games (allegedly) and have a shot at some progressive payouts for the royals.

The main bar at South Point runs a continuous royal progressive as well. Might be worth a swing.
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05-23-2023 , 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by foatie
I don't think I've ever seen a tourist do this, but for VP have you ever considered a locals tavern? Often you'll get a better game selection, looser games (allegedly) and have a shot at some progressive payouts for the royals.

The main bar at South Point runs a continuous royal progressive as well. Might be worth a swing.
I always check to make sure the machine pays 2000 credits for 4 of a kind aces w/2,3,4 kicker. But yesterday just because I was having such a bad run, I checked the entire pay table at Resorts World and compared it with Crown and Anchor. They are both expected to return 98.98% of your money, which is what it is most everywhere you go for DDB.

However, looking on VPfree2.com, there are a few local casino's that pay higher (a few over 100%!) so I guess if I'm going at this with the intention of making money and not just something to do for the day, obviously I should stick to playing to those casinos. Or machines that have progressive payouts for the royal (I've only seen progressives pay out $100 more than the standard $2000 royal payout) So maybe if I feel rested up enough I'll check out some of those places later today or more likely tomorrow.

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05-23-2023 , 12:48 PM
Sick!

Only downside would be no buildup for comps.
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05-23-2023 , 01:07 PM
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Sick!

Only downside would be no buildup for comps.
Yeah I guess comps is something to consider as well. From what I've experienced, local bars have better comps. For instance playing at Crown and Anchor over the course of an afternoon I probably got around $20 in free play and Jacksons they gave me a free meal (I didnt get their players card) while running through $400 at Circa downtown, I got $1 in free play and $4 in food comps. However, I think playing at a casino where I can expect to make 100.07% vs 98.98% over the long term will be better than any free play comps I can get at a local bar.
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05-23-2023 , 07:42 PM
5/23/23

This morning after running 200 hands through the videopoker simulator and only making 6 wrong decisions, I decided to head out to Palace Station which is one of I think four casino's in Vegas that pays out over 100% on DDB videopoker. The other option would have been Red Rocks. On the way there I remembered Palace Station has an Oyster Bar which gets pretty good reviews so that might be worth the trip as well.

After heading to the bank to get another $400 I make the mistake of picking the route that required 2 bus changes. About 1 hour later I arrive at Palace Station. Thankfully I took my sunglasses off right after entering because no more than 5 feet from the entrance is a few steps down. I'd call that a design error. The casino was ok and the first thing I noticed was they have rows and rows of video poker machines! I check the pay table out and the only difference I'm noting from the machines I played yesterday was they pay 5 more credits ($2.50 in my case) for a full house. So there is the 1.1% difference in payouts. Rather underwhelming but I should have realized as much. Not sure this is worth going all the way to Palace Station or Red Rock just for an additional $2.50 payout on a full house.

Anyway I still scour the casino for better machines and so of course I go to the back of the casino where they had 2 Double Double bonus machines that I think only allowed $.25 play. The progressive was a whopping $13k.....if you got a royal in sequential order.

I decided against those machines and settled at a regular machine. In goes $200. And first hand is a straight! So I can't say it's always straight downhill from the first hand. However, after that hand, it was. I get down to about $60-$70 and am beginning to contemplate why I put myself through this, how I don't want to deposit another $200, etc. etc. Then I hit 4 of a kind, paying me out $125. Well at least I've now got some breathing room, yet I'm still sitting below my starting amount at about $188. I seem to be hovering around that area when about 15 minutes later, I get another 4 of a kind for another $125. So now I'm right at about $320 with $120 in profit. I was contemplating leaving but I usually play until I hit a round number.

It was no more than 10 hands later where I was dealt 4 of a kind, all 3's with a high kicker. So at a minimum that is a $200 hit and if I can get a Ace, 2, or 4 kicker, it would be $400. I hit the deal button and off pops a 5 and for a second I thought I got the low kicker, but it wasnt to be. Now I'm up to around $530 and I play a bit more until I settle on $500, or $300 profit in a matter of a little over an hour. Pretty sure I've never gotten three 4 of a kinds in succession that quickly. It was pretty nuts.

As I get up to leave the lady sitting next to me comments on the hot machine and questions why I'm not staying but I said I don't want to get greedy and she says good for me to be able to get up and leave.

I pass by the Oyster Bar on my way out and maybe I read the sign wrong but I thought it said $32 for a dozen oysters but their website says it's $24. I dunno maybe I read it wrong. But I really didnt feel like sitting around the oyster bar and then leaving open the possibility of jumping back on a machine so I just left and went back to the Airbnb. Because it was so early in the day of course thoughts of stopping off at other places crossed my mind, but I really wanted to book this profit for the day after yesterday's disaster.

On the bus ride home going down Sahara I happened to notice a business listed on a strip malls' sign that simply said "Vaginal Steaming". I couldnt get my phone out fast enough to take a pic. Any ideas what the hell that is all about?

As always not sure what the hell I'm up to the rest of the week. I've ruled out playing in the Wynn Daily when Friday and Sundays tournaments at the Orleans have much higher guaranteed prize pools. Unfortunately I cant go to the Orleans Sunday tournament so I may just end back up at the Orleans Friday $150 tourny. Also near where I'm staying is this real dump of a place from the looks of it...can't be any bigger than a large closet. But there is a bar inside that has VP so I'll probably give that a shot at some point.

Totals:
Video Poker: -$750
Poker tournaments: -$150
Sports betting: +$460

Total: -$440

Last edited by thedude404; 05-23-2023 at 07:49 PM.
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05-24-2023 , 09:52 AM
Well done. BTW, I'm a woman, and I have no idea what "Vaginal Steaming" is. Maybe I'll have to check it out when I'm in Vegas next week! LOL.

Good luck at the Orleans.
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05-24-2023 , 11:28 AM
That is quite the determination to play at a good paytable. 2 buses? yikes. I wouldn't do it.
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05-24-2023 , 02:10 PM
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That is quite the determination to play at a good paytable. 2 buses? yikes. I wouldn't do it.
Yeah I don't see me doing it again. I was just curious to see what the pay table looked like and yeah, it's totally not worth it. I do regret not getting the oysters at Palace Station though.

I've found that I actually prefer playing videopoker at an actual casino in a non bar top location within the casino. So far my favorite has to be The Palms of all places, a casino which I never stepped foot into until a few days ago. Plus the two times I've been there I've walked out a winner. That of course has a lot to do with it. Playing at a bar I'm probably gonna be downing way too many beers and in some situations, I get interrupted by the bartender a bit too much for my taste, and of course there is always a game on TV to distract me further. Although it's pretty difficult to justify paying for alcoholic drinks in Vegas when I know I can just sit down at a VP machine and get $1 beers. I guess it's something I'll figure out as I go along.
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05-25-2023 , 06:01 AM
Gonna be a really detailed and interesting 5/24 day . All I will say at this point is laughing at someone after they were stacked at the poker table probably isnt a good idea especially if you're a dumb fat **** where everyone knows where to find you. More to come in the write up later today.

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05-25-2023 , 06:09 AM
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Gonna be a really detailed and interesting 5/24 day . All I will say at this point is laughing at someone after they were stacked at the poker table probably isnt a good idea especially if you're a dumb fat **** where everyone knows where to find you. More to come in the write up later today.
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05-25-2023 , 04:06 PM
5/24

“He who dares, my son. He who dares!”.---- Jip from the movie “Human Traffic”

I think that is an apt title for this entry from one of my favorite movies. Hopefully you’ll be entertained.

So I start off the day figuring I’ll go to The Palms and then head over to MGM to play 1/ 2 which as far as I know is the only place left on The Strip to play that level. It’s rare that I’m actually in the mood these days to play live 1/ 2 so I figure I should take advantage of that.

I wander around The Palms until I find a VP machine that is to my liking and put in the usual $200. Once again, I start out going slightly up to $215, but then it’s all straight downhill until my last hand. Which of course comes off four of a kind 3’s so now I’m back up to $200 where I started. Proof:




I can say with certainty that has never happened to me before. But my luck doesnt last as I grind that $200 down to zero and in goes another $200. I work my way down to about $125ish and then I get a four of a kind so now I'm back up to around $250. At this point I’m all ready to get up and go, but then I remember that this is my 2nd $200 and I’m only up around $50. My minimum goal for the day is $100, so sigh, back to the grind.

Now here is where things get a little weird. I start to notice that I’m getting A LOT of pairs coming out on the board. I mean it’s happening at an unusual frequency. Zero chance I’m getting up from this machine. I just hoped I didnt have to go to the bathroom. So I start keeping track. I should have also kept track of time but it feels like for at least 45 minutes, the longest I went without getting a pair or 3 of a kind on my initial deal was 5 hands dealt, and it only reached that number TWICE. Most every other hand I was getting pairs or three of a kind. I thought the machine was broke, Not really, but you get the idea.

But of course, even that canĀt help me as I ever so slowly grind it down, the run of pairs ends with nothing to show for it, and I’m down $400. I get up to leave and instead of heading to the MGM to play poker, I head over to Crown and Anchor in an attempt to recoup some of my money.

Once at Crown and Anchor, I of course start downing the beers mid afternoon. This, of course, will lead to bad decision making which will come into play later. So my initial $200 into the VP machine starts as usual, straight down. That is, until I’m down to about $45, then this happens:





Sometimes I keep playing on the same machine after I get hands like this and sometimes I switch machines out of irrationality. In this case I switch machines and pretty soon I get another four of kind, although not the aces variety. But that just gets me back up to around break even on this machine. Feeling pretty good at only being down $200 for the day, I head over to MGM via Uber I mean the day could of easily gone the other way and I’d be stuck even more, but fortunately things worked out at Crown and Anchor this time.

My Uber driver was pretty cool I get picked up in a bright blue Tacoma pickup truck with a well behaved wiener dog in the front seat. After I tell her I’m going to play poker at MGM, she tells me about her boyfriend how he plays poker but took 3 years off from playing and how she is a complete novice at poker, but stacked some jerk off with what she thought were two pair but instead were quad 9’s. I told her next time I get quads at the table I’m going to flip them over and say two pair. Probably not that would be a pretty jerk move.

I'm debating how much detail I will go into with my time at MGM. The table had your usual late afternoon cast of characters....most regs. To my left was a competent player who had the hot wife constantly giving him a shoulder rub which was mildly distracting. To his left was an older Asian gentlemen who was pretty nitty, although he had a good sized stack. To his left was the guy I was referring to in my drunken post that I made last night . You know the type….kinda loud, heĀ’s just slumming it at the 1/ 2 table because he’s backed for 30 WSOP events by “you know who I’m talking aboutĀ”, and constantly talks about the cards when he’s in a hand. To his left is a guy who buys in for $100 multiple times. Then there is the guy who plays any two cards and is raking in the money seemingly every hand he’s in. Next to him is an even tighter Asian older gentlemen. And finally to my right are two regs, one tight, the other I can’t quite figure out.

Before even arriving at MGM, I had downed a few beers with no food, so I’m pretty buzzed. Keep in mind, I’m not using this as an excuse for what is about to happen, but I think it definitely factors into it. Of course I keep drinking beers once seated at the table.

Some hands of note. Early on in session it seems everyone is playing pretty tight and there is zero action at the table. So guy playing any two cards is just taking down every hand. However, that seems to change when I open raise UTG with 1010 and I open to $10 get called by 3 players then the guy on my direct right shoves for his stack which I think is around $100. Which obviously puts me in a tough spot with 3 players left to act. I sigh fold my hand, guy who plays any two cards folds, tight Asian guy folds what turns out to be JJ, other guy folds. Guy to my direct right flips over K8, but guy to my right starts chirping something to the effect “sir I thought you played any two cards”. I dont think he got involved in another hand the next hour. However, it did seem to loosen the other players up at the table.

I get some pocket pairs and 3 bet, winning a few but then also losing some to any 2 cards guy of course by leading out of position and getting raised with low pairs. I also lose a big hand with JJ against tight reg 2 seats to my left when I get set mined on a low card flop when of course I lead out for I think $40 into a $60 pot, get raised to $120 and donk call. This is definitely when I knew the alcohol starts affecting my decision making because I knew in the back of my mind this guy had a set because this guy was tight as hell.no way could he have any other hand. Turn comes an Ace thankfully for me I check and this guy over shoves his stack all in which obviously makes my fold an easy decision even intoxicated. Bottom line is I'm playing terrible.

All this time I keep topping up which is a good thing to do if you know you're one of the better players at the table but being honest here I hadn’t played a live cash game in 4 years and truth be told I am not a winning cash game player. Plus I’m drunk. In no way shape or form should i have been topping off my stack. I even hit the money machine on a restroom break to pull out more money lol. Because at this point in the game I think I’m down around $200 What an idiot I am.

I get back to the table and for whatever reason I had this thought that everyone at the table must think I’m a complete nit so the next hand I raise 32suited in EP and end up taking down the pot on a wet board with lots of face cards and of course I show my 32….not directed at my opponent but at the table in general. At least in my alcohol addled brain. But I would soon get my come uppance as by this point I topped off with another $200. Perfect timing for what was about to happen.

I look down at AA UTG. I raise to $10 and brand new guy at the table 3 bets me to $30. I reraise to $110, and he calls. Flop comes King high, all hearts. I have no heart. I check, he leads out for some amount I dont even remember what it is I shove my remaining stack $280ish or so and he calls and flips over KK. How was I to know someone at a 1/ 2 table could flat a 4 bet with kings pre? Sigh. Frankly at this point it was all a blur.

So my first cash game back in Vegas I lose the most I’ve ever lost at a 1/ 2 table. Figures. I had no business topping off my stack like I was. That was the biggest mistake I made. So I just dusted off $700 and to make matters worse, all I remember when leaving the table was the 30 WSOP entry guy (who wasnt even involved in the hand) talking to the guy that just stacked me and laughing maniacally about what had just transpired. That really stuck with me the rest of the night I guess until I got back to the airbnb, hence the drunk post I made previously. For that I apologize.

At this point in the day it's around 8PM, IĀve been out and about since around 11AM, havent eaten anything since lunch, am tired, drunk, and down $900 on the day gambling. So what else is there to do besides hop on the bus and head over to Jacksons Bar and Grill?

Upon arriving at Jacksons of course the bar is completely full and IĀ’m waitlisted, but I soon get a seat and hit the money machine for $400. Not much to talk about as I lose my initial $200 and am down to my last $200. I’m actually up a bit when this comes out of nowhere:




Bam just like that all my problems for the day are solved! $2k, nice hit. Shockingly, or maybe not I dont know, nobody got excited. The guy next to me could have cared less. The older lady across the bar didnt even look up when I told her I just got a royal. Even the bartender wasnt excited. I finally call across the bar to this guy and question why nobody is celebrating and he comes over and congratulates me, which was nice. Maybe I was expecting too much or maybe I was just too drunk. As she was leaving the old lady passes by me and says “so you got a royal” with absolutely no emotion. In any case I play my $240ish back down to $200 and I'm out of there.

For some dumb reason I decide to walk up the street towards my Airbnb to that hole in the wall bar I mentioned in my previous post…it’s called Crowbar. Actually the bar isnt as small or grimy as I envisioned. I drop another $100 in the machine, lose it, have a few drinks, and leave.



So by my totals I’m down $700 in poker and up $1500 in video poker.

Totals:
Video Poker: +$750
Poker tournaments: -$150
Sports betting: +$460
Poker cash: -$700

Total: +$360

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05-25-2023 , 04:35 PM
Excellent comeback!
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05-25-2023 , 04:52 PM
Gotta say, I thought there would be more to the story that you drunk previewed. But major congrats on the royal for 2k!
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05-25-2023 , 05:37 PM
The best saves are when you're totally blasted and made a dozen bad decisions leading up to it.

Fun entry.
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05-25-2023 , 05:42 PM
Boom, brilliant hit!
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05-26-2023 , 12:03 AM
glad it kinda worked out for you. bit of a roller coaster day
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05-26-2023 , 12:52 AM
Nice hit!

Also, much respect for telling the truth about ups and downs, even if it’s unpleasant.

We the fans appreciate it
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05-26-2023 , 01:15 AM
Awesome thread OP. Keep grinding and living the dream! (for the next few weeks)
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05-26-2023 , 06:27 AM
Congrats on the save. What kind of bankroll we working with here? That context will be helpful in putting the daily numbers in perspective.
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05-26-2023 , 10:31 AM
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Nice hit!

Also, much respect for telling the truth about ups and downs, even if it’s unpleasant.

We the fans appreciate it
This. Congratulations on the royal!
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05-27-2023 , 01:13 PM
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Congrats on the save. What kind of bankroll we working with here? That context will be helpful in putting the daily numbers in perspective.
To answer your question about bankroll, it's only $2k right now. So the other day was a wake-up call as I flat out got lucky that I wasn't stuck for over $1k for the one day and instead came out with a $800 profit or whatever it was. So I took the last two days off from doing anything to clear my head. That $700 loss at the poker cash game really affected me in the sense I really don't feel comfortable playing cash at all. When you you evaluate things and realize you were the 2nd worst player at the table, it's time to rethink playing cash games. I may return to playing cash, but quite honestly I really don't enjoy it that much. I mean, I REALLY have to be in the mood to play and that particular day when I lost the $700, I was really in the mood to play with positive expectations. Never say never but odds are cash games will probably be few and far between.

So I think going forward I'll stick to just playing the occasional $200 and under poker tournaments where I actually feel like I've got some semblance of a chance, sports betting, and video poker. Although video poker can end up being a chase and really draining as I always have a difficult time ending the day down with videopoker, which leads to some really long sessions.

So anyway, PGA golf isnt going so well this week. Two of my picks didnt make the cut. But a lot of the favorites missed the cut, which makes Rose's path a little easier even though he is sitting -5 and the leader -12. Most of the players between the leader and Rose, outside of Scheffler and English, are mainly scrubs and I fully expect half of them to fall back. So if Rose can put together a round of -4 or -5 today, I think he'll be in position to make a run Sunday and I'll have some type of sweat.

Today I placed a couple of bets on the NBA game, although my confidence in them is far less than the last two NBA bets I placed on the Nugs. Those were no brainers. These bets I'm not super confident about.

Celts/Heat under 210 -120 $40
White over 13.5 pts -110 $40

Of the two bets, I like the White bet the most, and I guess a lot of others do as well as the total has jumped. But he was on the floor for 37 minutes last game and started while Time Lord has been relegated to coming off the bench the last couple of games. While I dont expect him to be the Celts leading scorer again, I do expect the minutes to be there, so more opportunity. I think a reasonable expectation would be 16 points as the Celts will continue to chuck up the 3's.

As for the game under, I expect the Heat to be treating this like a game 7. Also Herro is out and Bostons bench has thinned with Brogdon being injured and probably out game 6. I just expect more of a defensive battle as both teams are in essence in must win situations.

Totals:
Video Poker: +$750
Poker tournaments: -$150
Sports betting: +$460
Poker cash: -$700

Total: +$360

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05-29-2023 , 12:40 PM
5/28
Quick summation of today:
Golf betting -$85.....none of my 5 bets came close to challenging for first place
NBA bets from 5/27 -$7........I hit the under 210 but White did not get above 13 1/2 pts
Video Poker -$1040......This was at 3 different venues just could not get much going except at the last place where I was dealt a straight flush (only pays $125) but never got above $175 profit at the 3rd location and eventually went to zero after switching machines.

Like I think I've stated before, video poker can get real time consuming if you are in the mindset of trying to dig yourself out of a hole. So it looks like I'm gonna take a longer than 3 day break this time.

And actually I'm just going to end the trip report here as my betting will probably be more sporadic and less going forward. For me, that was a lot of gambling activity and although I would have liked to end this trip report with a positive dollar amount won, my final total was within my range of expectation so I have no bad feelings. Hate to end it on a down note but it is what it is. Thanks for following along and good luck to everyone.



Totals:
Video Poker: -$290
Poker tournaments: -$150
Sports betting: +$368
Poker cash: -$700

Total: -$772
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