Now let's talk about "Sunday..." I stayed home longer than I had planned during the day, and didn't begin playing poker until almost 9:00 p.m. Sunday night. Again, details on this session will be available at that link above in the near future. I'll be writing that post right after I publish this one. However, a few highlights for you now... The 2-4 limit looked promising, so I sat as a new game was seated. I was up $35.00 in less than two hours, and concluded that playing poker was just like printing money... The highlight of this session was looking over the the 2-4 table closest to the Strip shortly after darkness fell. I saw a dealer and ten chip stacks. It seems that the WHOLE TABLE went outside to watch the fireworks. I'm not joking... :) And yes, the Strip had fireworks on the 3rd, my days are right... Anyway, maybe an hour later, and I'm now DOWN $23.00 for my 2-4 session, and I decide that limit sucks. That's when I switched to a no-lmit game (around midnight), and after playing a short while, I got up and went home at 6:00 p.m., EIGHTEEN HOURS LATER... I finished up $78.00 for that session, a net of +55 for the "day." As I said, click on the link above, and you'll find the poker details there, including how a guy rivered a one-out straight flush to win a pot, and how I played a flopped royal-flush draw. I have never had a royal flush in live play...
Now let's cover some general Vegas things... While playing poker this weekend, a guy sitting by me bought a pack of cigarettes from the casino girl who walks around selling them and other assorted items (gum, candy, flowers, etc...). The box of Marlboro Reds cost him FOURTEEN dollars... I was at the bank today when a guy from out of town comes up to the teller right next to my line, and he makes a request to withdraw $6,000.00 in cash. That's when you know you're in Las Vegas... So, today was a stay at home day for me. After that 21-hour session, I went to sleep at about 9:00 p.m. last night, woke up a few times, paid my rent today, and then slept for about another six hours this afternoon. I see some more poker in my future this week and coming weekend... :) Anyway, this is blog day, and I have another one to write, so I'll touch base again with you soon. Hope that you had fun on the 4th, and that you have a great weekend...
a guy from out of town comes up to the teller right next to my line, and he makes a request to withdraw $6,000.00 in cashReplyDelete
After I played in the 2014 WSOP Main Event, as I was getting paid, I saw a younger guy in the payout line next to me collect over $23,000 in cash and stick it in his backpack and walk out.
I'm a little old fashioned, I'm afraid, as I asked for a check.
Wow, that seems pretty odd not to pay a little extra to get that in a check...Delete
Checks are free. You can take cash, chips, check or any combination of these and there's no charge. The guy wanted to walk around with cash.ReplyDelete
That just makes it that much more strange... :)Delete