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well its good to only be down $28 at poker for the month of May, considering i was down about $1500 once this month. that being said, thats still not making any income, and ive got $1400 or so in rent due every month. i won a couple times on live blackjack and sometimes on some machines but of course have had some losses too. overall this has not been a good month, because i was around 20k at one time a few weeks back and now even with this recovery, have only went back to 17,300 from a low of 15,600

got a little money from Bill Potts, who decided to fly here from PA, and then drive up from Vegas, because of a promotion i told him about that would be worth a shit ton of money to a guy with a big bankroll. Cutter also comes here for the promotion and i didnt even know he knew about it. its not in any of the casinos u would think it would be but elsewhere and i cant give out the details but its worth something. and also i hooked him up with some of my free rooms. only one i dont think knows about it is Herbie and i sure wasnt telling him since he would ruin it and also because he claims he knows of a dealers angels machine i dont know of and wont say where it is. neither cutter, bill potts or mickey claim theyve heard of any i dont know of.

still dont know how much longer ill be in reno, but games do break up a lot at night and unless i want to play some of the great live BJ games here, this isnt so good. i paid another half of month and surprisingly she accepted that offer, with a plan to move out by June 3 or renew for another month and let her know by the end of may. Ray has done better recently in PLO and hasnt lost as much on video poker or video keno, which of course he has no business ever playing.

i think the blanket on the bed is something im allergic too, i was allergic to a lot of fabrics as a kid with the exception of cotton. but my allergies especially on my arms have gotten much worse recently no other explanation as to why. also ive been trying to cut down on costs by walking more and using Lyft less. my monthly net is way too high and i dont know how to live by a good poker room and pay not more than $1200 a month in expenses instead of always more than twice this a month to live. and still feel safe of course. its a lot more dangerous to be white in america today than it was 30 years ago because the country has moved so far to the left. People have less value for the human lives of white people and social conservatives and no more morality since people no longer believe in the teachings of almighty God.
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i just cannot win any more at poker. i did very well during run it up, so much so above normal i thought Reno was still a good place to play poker. i sure hate to leave this apartment and go back to living in motels without near as good a kitchen and living conditions. but theres no way in hell i can afford to keep paying $1400 a month, and its less than a week before its due. only wins lately were in blackjack but then again, most of the $3000 i blew about a week ago was also due to blackjack, most of which occured but not all, on the video Blackjack in the GSR. and i tried that poker room too but couldnt win there either. sometimes a game still went there even after the peppermill closed, but u would never know because they wont get bravo.

i recovered an $875 loss on the machine the first time i went there, and a few years back they told me i couldnt play live BJ, so thats why i played the machine. but the final time i played there didnt work out. i was back all the way to 20,000 before the big loss recently.

my phone shows about 3 winners in the last 25 sessions of poker, including 4 losses today in the course of 4 different games and sessions, some of which were as small as $7 losses, but nonetheless losses for about a little under $200 today total. how do i win over $6000 in 3 weeks during run it up, (and thats NOT including the $1787 tourney cash) and lose $3000 the next 3 weeks?

shouldnt have all that variance when i usually sit with only $40, and then slowly add to my stack. i quite a few times lost at poker, then won back $50-200 at live blackjack. but i cant rely on live blackjack either because one day in the peppermill i lost $1300 at live blackjack. at least saturday i won over $1400 playing blackjack in a different place than where i usually play.

i think either the live poker games have gotten a lot worse in reno, due to more california casinos opening up to where people are less willing to drive than they used to be, or due to people getting better at poker. or due to losing players playing far less often. or maybe they just are total degenerates and play higher now instead of $1-2. but Reno certainly has a lot more deepstacked $1-2 games than other places due to the match the biggest stack in the room rule. or maybe i just feel its much harder here simply because i used to often pay $150 a week rent and walk to the peppermill instead of living a bit further away, and using Lyft or Uber all the time. which increases my expenses dramatically. i can still walk it but i dont want to at night and am too lazy too during the day.

and Ray is winning decently if he sticks to PLO, but he lost thousands in the keno and vp. but he is up a few thousand from PLO in the last 6 weeks but held onto practically none of it. maybe I should still be there, but i feel like any day he will suddenly decide to stay home a month, and with my luck, he would do it a few days upon my return. i wish he could break the habit. ive at least stopped playing the big split here for at least 2 weeks now after i couldnt figure out why id keep losing so much on a 99.96% payback. if i play anything in the peppermill besides the vultureables, ill play the 100.03 bj machine that doesnt give comps or tier points at all anymore. and ive got to quit thinking the scarabs are worth playing when they arent.

went to contact my mom on mothers day, and i did it even earlier than lightning texted me but it only made me mad. for my mother is having a harder time paying rent since my son is no longer at her house but in a group workshop type sitting in great bend for those with disabilities. so her income is less now. and she says her house is worth 70k but she cant pay the mortgage hardly. she is well over 75.

she asked me a couple weeks ago to help with a hundred or two a month and i couldnt even afford my own rent and have been homeless most of my life so i felt that took a lot of nerve when she never gave me a dime when i was homeless in my 20s and dirt broke. all she ever wanted back then for me was for me to be forced to live somewhere i couldnt earn money at poker and be a ward of the state on ssi, and i cant think of a worse fate for anyone. id think most would rather commit suicide than live off any form of public assistance, ssi, disability, social security, but her, Ray, and Mark and a few others disagree.

so she said thats why im losing and its due to God. so i no longer ever feel like talking to her. i see her as no different than lorna and britni who used me for money. they used to tell me the same thing when i lost after not giving them money instead. so tell lightning i did it without him needing to tell me too.
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at one time the number $19,200 had special meaning to me. this was a few years back in vegas when Koala was in town and i was staying at candlewood suites when it used to only cost $2100 with tax to move in for 5 weeks and then be only $420 a week thereafter. (WEC's favorite place to stay in Vegas, who interestingly enough, agreed with me we should use the military in venezuela to free the people from their socialist Bernie sanders type of dictator). but last year when i looked its now over $2500 for the first 5 weeks plus tax.

the number was special because it was what i had when i first moved in, and i was determining whether i could afford to keep the place if my roll was at that number or higher when my 5 weeks was up and rent was due again. it told me whether to leave town or not or cut costs.

with tonights win, im at $19,200 now but it doesnt feel like enough. u see i had $20,400 when i paid the $2800 to move into my apartment here in reno so i feel like i need at least that much when it comes due again on the 19th of May. Granted, this time ill only be putting out $1400 instead of $2800 but still. theres inflation and costs go up and the roll is supposed to grow instead of maintening even, so id like a little leeway. also i spoke to her regarding my deposit and she told me that no she didnt need a 30 day notice if i was moving out just to please let her know as soon as possible. my deposit is included as part of my roll because JAMIE said it should be and im sure most of u think otherwise, since ill only get it if i become homeless.

which means my roll is actually less. so yeah being up $250 for the night feels like a much better than average score, so why not quit earlier than i would otherwise? i started off going to atlantis for the PLO mix and then i found out they fooled me, it was actually a bunch of weird games in the mix instead of plo and plo8, but they turned the friday night game into the same as the monday night game. plus Herbie never showed. i eventually won a big pot right as the game was quitting, in fact thats probably why it quit. i walked the atlantis and looked at the vultureables and then went to the Peppermill.

sat in the $1-2 a while, got ahead close to $100 but less, and then eventually quit when i gave back a bit and felt the young kid whose visited asia and had a shit ton of money in the game for $1-2 and didnt move to 3-5 or 5-10 even though both games were going (over $1000) i felt mightve bluffed me off my AK on a flop of JT4.

walked around a bit, but didnt feel like risking losing back my win by playing a little BJ with my coupon, and id definitely wanted to if i were behind. and i didnt see nothing worth playing on any vultureables either except i lost $13 on the ocean magic grand, with wilds lit up on the $5 level on rows 2,4,5 for 3 spins.

Herbie seemed to think theyre be a shit load of vultureables lit up with plays left all the way from here to Elko and that Elko is actually a place worth visiting for APs.

its so much easier to play well when behind because u have no fear of being bluffed (because u are looking for ANY excuse to call bets and flips which might get u even). and u avoid these like the plague when ahead making it tough to play your best. if i was to get ahead $500 in $1-2 the smartest thing i could do if i didnt leave would be to move to $3-5 NL with $300 to lock up the rest.

and of course, its critical to only sit with the $40 minimum and slowly increase the size of the stack in front of u as the hours go on as u become familiar with how others play. in about 4 hours its usually always about $300 whether u won, or made a bunch of addons and rebuys.

the BJ machine in the GSR doesnt suck nearly as bad as the one in the silver legacy and circus because it pays 3-2 and is otherwise the same game. i tested it to see how much running thru would give u in comps and for running thru $100 even in bets u got 26c in comps. so without a 4x multiplier it wouldnt be worth it. and im not sure if those accept multipliers anyway.

also GSR has strange promotions middle of the night besides the freeroll. they like the atlantis never lower the rake which is why i play peppermill to get a vastly lower rake. but its $15 for every flush additional and $25 for every full house extra when 5 or less players left. and $50 an hour in free play for 1 lucky person at the table. i dont go there hardly at all because they wont let me play live BJ there. its because years ago i wasnt martingaling so it was too obvious i knew how to count. nowdays no one can tell.
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Well i havent touched anymore video poker in the last couple of nights, but im sure still way below what i had at one time in reno. either $18,000 or in the $16,000s depending on it i should count my deposit or not. which ill never get back unless i become homeless and i dont know for sure ill get it then even though im suppposed to. i never asked about if id need to notify her in advance if i move out because i dont see how i would even know in advance if i would.

its so much cooler in here with the swamp cooler on i dont need the fans no more and this week its going to be cooler outdoors anyway. and for the first time since i came here a month ago ive got plenty of clothes now. bought about 20 more shirts and 2 pants at savers the other day for $74, so now ill have about 30 shirts and 4 pants. i still need to remember to buy another electric razor next time im at walmart so i have a way to cut my own hair at times when needed. bought some books too.

in case anyone doesnt know this Uber and LYFt pool service doesnt exist here, which slightly raises the cost compared to using it in vegas, but at least its not like detroit when its unfeasable.

im not used to playing BJ without a shoe, because using a shoe hides the fact u can count the cards, and usually gets them to go deeper into the deck. so i forgot sometimes i cant double on 9 or after a split on a single deck. im used to resplit double, surrender, any 2 etc. but i still seem to do better with a single deck. i guess its because of the lower house edge. but i cant risk dropping any money even though im still up a few thousand at BJ though ive had a big BJ loss twice. but that doesnt even compare to the $7000 or so lost at video poker over the month, all my upfront expenses of a few thousand, the $1500 i lost back or so at poker, etc. its nice to be where theres 3-2 single deck $5 blackjack because almost none of the rest of u get to play that cheap with that good of payback. name another city where its common.

Got bluffed off a pot tonight by someone u wouldve never expected to buy a pot. Troy the poker shift boss at the Atlantis was playing over there on graveyard as he often does. he makes it $10 on the button and i thought he might just be stealing my blind since he does it often, i had AA and i made it $27 hoping he would have something this time and come over the top but he only called. Flop comes KQ7 and didnt care for the face cards. wouldve preferred a different flop. i bet about $40-50 and he called. turn comes J and put 2 different flush draws up there. i dont like the board at all so i check. mistake? plus i was still up about $150 and i worried id give it back. its much harder to play your best when u are winning instead of when u are desperate to get even because u want to lock up profit and u cant play well if u do this.

he goes allin and i put him on 2 pair or a set and i fold. the J is a really big scare card for a preflop raiser who calls a reraise. so i fold the AA face up and he showed 6-8 offsuit, total nothing. wtf did he call on the flop for?

its hard to play good poker at all times without tilting due to the fact u constantly buyin $40 when u first sit, and then add to it as the night goes along. in about 4-5 hours u usually have $300 or so sitting in front of u, but a lot of the time very little of it is profit. but to be surrounded by idiots with no skill much richer than u, getting massages, food etc. its not easy to keep calm and play your best at all times. even harder is to go home when the game breaks stuck instead of wanting to play something else in the casino. i did better staying off video poker in detroit because there was nothing with a decent payback that i liked there. i also never played video poker in deadwood or laughlin because i could always play a much better game id prefer to play, video BJ instead. reno has always sucked horribly for video BJ.
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i found out the reason my landlady was so easy to rent from and must have a hard time finding a tenant for long term is theres no AC in there, only a swamp cooler which hasnt been activated yet for the summer, though she promises to very soon. i came home and the thermometer in the kitchen said 84 when outside google maps said 50. yesterday google said it was 61 outside and when i woke up last night it was 88 in the kitchen ive got multiple fans running throughout the house. no wonder its so cheap and not well over $2000 a month like it would be in most cities, and in some cities like LA, NYC or SF more like $5000. i thought i was getting by cheap at $1400

anyway, i lost $1100 last night and i lost it at poker, not on machines, i actually lost only about $10 on machines, then cashed in my $100 comp dollars for $50 free play which can only be done thrusday mornings. so i ended up gaining over $30 on machines.

there was some action at my poker table last night which surprised me since its so dead in town now that run it up reno has ended. Not sure how Rob vegas poker knew this, but it had the good action he claimed it would. enough good action to cost me over $1100 before the game finally broke about 4am or so.

one hand i had 78 suited and was tired of folding preflop so i called $60 after originally calling $10. the flop comes 77T with 2 spades and i shoved over the looser raisers $60 postflop bet and one guy allin for slightly less. he snap calls with AK offsuit, only 1 spade, no draw. turn river comes runner runner spade spade to beat me. so i lost a few hundred that hand.

another hand i had QQ and i didnt raise preflop due to how often it got raised and i was UTG but this time no one did. flop comes 952 and its checked to the loose guy whose last to act whose been winning all night. he bets $25 and i call. and only i called. theres 2 spades on the board. turn card is 8, putting a second heart out and hes already said he has 2 hearts. i shove allin, a bit of an overbet by a large margin because i think im ahead and i want no tough decisions on the river. river card is Q giving me a set and him the 3rd heart for his flush he had J9 of hearts, which is about what i put him on, a pair and 4 hearts which is why i overbet to shut down drawing hands. and deny them the right odds. i was sure he would call on the turn but hoped he didnt i got the money in as a slight favorite.

3rd and final time before the game broke when it was short, i had 33 and the flop was K52 and 2 hearts. we both checked. turn comes 3 and i bet the pot and he shoves over $300 allin. i call because im not dead and i am ahead of some hands. but he has the wheel and it held up. it was a different guy that time about 20 minutes after the other guy left with a ton of chips.

so those 3 hands were about the only ones i played except a few others but those were the only important ones, but they sure took a ton of chips
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if the pictures i posted on twitter can be reprinted here ill try reprinting them here, but i always forget how. i was staying at the extended stay america the last 4 days once my free room nights were used up. i was thinking of getting a certain apartment from a lady who once wrote me 3 years ago with a rental when i placed a "wanted" ad on craigslist. i had Ray give her a call and he found out the information and there was a tenant moving out but he was supposedly not moving out til monday. so i decided to take a room elsewhere for 3 nights friday saturday and sunday. lucky for me, i found a free offer in the emails because i was out of room offers.

but then Ray told me the woman called him back and said the tenant moved out and the place was available and i had to go ahead and check into my free room anyway or else id be charged, (i had to give them my debit card over the phone to hold it) and i really hate reading off the number and 3 digit code because a dishonest employee could use it to steal that way.

so i did BOTH today, paid $2800 upfront to move into the new apartment, on a month to month lease, and checked into the nugget in sparks. and while at the nugget i played a little blackjack. at one point i was over $400 ahead in the live BJ, but when i left the casino i was only up $36. went upstairs and made the room look like it was slept in.

and i still managed to get some sleep too. plus i bought a shit ton of food, pajamas, and miscellaneous objects and clothes.

at least i have a real place to live now and its within walking distance of the Peppermill although id only want to make the walk during daylight hours. i hope she isnt too strict about not finding reasons to give the deposit back whenever i leave town because i gave her an awful lot of money for that deposit.

i ran into Marle here but never spoke to me or her to me. i dont really like or have any interest in meeting woman who wont follow me back on twitter due to my autism and my political beliefs, and she isnt the only woman who never acknowledges tweets she is tagged in. and i wasnt going to sit in the $3-5 and later $5-10 game she was in. for one thing the $3-5 is $300 not $200 here and most match the biggest stack. and the $5-10 is $1000 minimum to the biggest stack instead of $500.

i prefer sitting in the $1-2 NL for $40 and slowly adding to the stack in the first 2-3 hours til i eventually have a few hundred in front of me.

so today i won a little over $70 in the NL and i sat in the $1-2 PLO with $100 and a bunch of people were pissed off the min wasnt $200 because they had tons in front of them. they started quitting and broke the game up because they were rich assholes but i played 6 handed for about 45 minutes. and i ended up winning $154 in the game before it ended. sad thing is when i left the poker room i went out and threw it all away in the big split again, no idea why i cant win on it when the payback is set so high.

so on the way to get an Uber i seen the scarab at 375 credits at 10c each. thats $37.50 a spin. there is multiple of these machines here at the Peppermill. and there was 1 spin played with 2 scarabs in the first row. so i decided to risk it and by the 9th spin i still only had scarabs in rows 1, 4 and 5 so i was expecting a big loss. but on the 10th spin rows 2 and 3 lit up with the other wild lady symbol in it so it ended up paying $1721. so i was thrilled to walk out of the casino up over $1400 for the night again. i got extremely lucky because without those symbols it mightve not paid anything due to the scarabs being in the wrong spots.

i just wish i had the self discipline to not play any video poker, no matter the payback. the only machines worth playing are dealers angels and they dont exist in reno. and im glad i didnt lose in the live BJ at the sparks nugget, though i felt like i did once i gave most of it back away on a good plus count in the final shoe.

at least i feel like coming to reno was a good idea. my roll is still $19,900 if i can count my deposit as part of the roll. am i supposed to include the deposit since its essentially no different than any other bank account due me? i did find out the walmart is now closing at midnight and not reopening til 6am. the only ones open 24 hours are a much more expensive Uber ride away. and my stomach gets getting bigger and bigger because of eating so much icecream and burritos.





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well my free nights are up, and even for my last huge loss at blackjack (the one here, i didnt ask a host yet downtown at the silver legacy even though both $1500 losses were on the same night of last thursday the 11th). i didnt ask because i didnt think it would do any good. losing $1500 here (which the pit boss on the graveyard shift verified to me tonight his computers accurately recorded) did not even get me 1 additional free night comped besides my normal 3 nights twice per month i was already using. so i ended up getting charged for sunday (the day that just ended) since i was too tired to check out of my room and wanted to sleep til like 5pm or longer. and this is why i need to wake up by noon today so i can check out. cost me over $61 with taxes and fees.

at least once i take a room somewhere today for a longer period of time ill have access to washing laundry. no more continuing to purchase shirts in gift shops at the casinos highly overpriced and wasting my comps.

i couldnt find any more run it up tourneys i was interested in at the Peppermill after chopping up at the final table into 2nd place for $1787, but they will be going on til april 22 and most of u would probably find something u like. i only wanted to play NL 08 and got lucky to make it so deep.

not only did some woman contact me from some online dating site here in reno recently, then kind of drifted off without me ever finding out exactly why she chose to contact me first, but some girl did on twitter too and she seems to know a few other of my followers too. i doubt shes met anyone personally because somethings just not right about her, and i let Ray look thru my twitter and he felt the same way.

name is @florintinmarina. it will list her as a model and tech geek familiar with working for the casinos.

she claimed to be a computer programmer for the slot machines and claimed to have a casino website she wanted to put my blog on and she claimed that i was extremely intelligent. and how happy she was i felt bad about her ex husband leaving her for a stripper, since i felt that would be dumb for a guy to do. she said most men do something but ask for sex pictures and videos because she is a model.

ok here is the 2 scams shes running. i dont think its someone from florida as she claims i think its someone overseas because of the funny way she spells english words. might be some major group of scammers working as a company using a womans picture.

she claims she develops software for slots in which she designs the algorithms and theres something she can send to my phone which would cause the machines to pay out and she wanted to send it to me in exchange for my silence and a commission of any winnings. now im aware doing this would get a person in serious legal trouble and would of course have no interest.

and the second scam is shown below in the following PMs. where does this woman know me from the WEC poker days of old where i used to send Britni and Lorna money? i dont do this no more. its been almost 10 years since i last gave a hooker $100 or so, my two favorites i most remember being Lisa/Kim from ac who sometimes played poker, and Tori in las vegas who i think is no longer in business.

im homeless, and the ONLY difference between me and everyone else on the streets living out of a suitcase is i dont use drugs, alchohol or cigarettes and i have about 10-20k in the bank at all times. But we ALL pay for hotel rooms every night to be indoors.

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this is just a small piece of the messages i got from her and i didnt do the best job of trying to reduce the size when copying and pasting because i dont really know how to do a better job. but anywhere i knew something wasnt right when she started asking me if i was married, etc and started saying how smart she thought i was and how much better i was than other men. not all of this posted right, but it was $100 gift card she asked for.

so Joseph stanley from twitter needs to be careful, i warned him too. she knows him and hes a bigtime poker player who follows me.

as far as my no limit o8 tourney i got lucky i just went all in often and most werent familiar with the NL version of hilow omaha. this one lady in it was really good and took first and i was lucky she accepted less than first paid when she chopped. she had about 350k and i had about 290K i got more than 2nd paid.
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maybe i should be glad im still over $20,300 when theres been many times in my life ive had quite a bit less than this, and im still over $3300 in poker winnings since flying to Reno.

But $6000-7000 is a lot to lose on a big split poker 11-9 deuces wild machine, which is supposed to offer 99.96% payback and some of that time i was getting 5x comps. i dont see how i lost so much, although i bet anywhere from 50c per hand to $80, which is way too high.

and only 2 additional free nights (from my original 2 nights) for all that money i lost? thats pathetic.

other than this, this is still the best poker room in the country, and i did get some other comps for something else i complained about non poker related. and the games will only get better once the RUN IT UP tourney series starts up on the 12th to the 22nd.

but they sure dont give out free rooms. the nicer looking casinos never do, if a shithole like Binions gives u a free nite for 10k thru in slot play, its like 100,000 here for a nights stay.

i couldve had my bankroll way up over 25k if i wouldve only played poker. and im going to need that money come Sunday, because thats the day i wont get no more rooms anywhere, so far ive used 17 free nites in a row since coming. all my offers will be gone once i move into my new hotel tomorrow for 3 nites. airbnb isnt nearly as cheap here as it wouldve been in Houston.

im afraid to play blackjack even though im up over $5000 in blackjack for this trip, and the last time i played i quit with only $154 in profits and all the previous few times i played (before that huge video poker loss) i waited til i was up about $400 or more before quitting. i was trying to add at least 2% per day to my roll.

i just know im due to lose and now cant risk any more $2000 drops, which could happen or greater. ill tell u this, i wish i wouldve played blackjack instead of big split poker, regardless of the 99.96 payback. i think i couldve got it over 100-101%.

i still have about 50 in comp dollars at the atlantis and about 100 in comp dollars in the silver legacy, but no rooms there anymore not til next month. plus some free blackjack chips every week at a different place. not much though.

and vince has spent very little time here playing poker, only 1 night. hes too lazy to leave his luxury timeshare in Genoa. he was supposed to help get me into a place to live since i cant rent on my own, then went back on his word and has done nothing to help.

i felt the most foolish when i lost about $1800 playing that machine, recovered it all back except for about $400 in the $5-10 NL mandatory straddle, when i doubled up AA against QQ, and then returned and lost another $2500 or so that same night. and then the rest was lost 2-3 nights later. first time i played 5-10 NL in ages.

tonight i got a few hundred in poker, but up less than u would think because of losing $160 on the scarab machine with a $37.50 per spin bet. but hey someone left 6 scarabs out on only the 3rd spin. 3 of them on the 2nd row, and 3 on the end row. i think thats more than was left the time i won over 300 on it.

a guy from canada swears he went to school and played lacrosse with my cousin Peter Bigcharles, who is a distant cousin and i dont know at all. i think he was one of the burglars at the time my father died.
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im glad the pants i bought fit, because i was not in the mood to find a dressing room and to take the time to try them on. and there were very little selection that were size 38 in the waist. its not a popular size. the sign on the pants had a 32 xed out and the number 38 written in its place and was on the isleway where the other 38s were at Burlington coat factory, so i trusted it to be 38. good news was i was relieved to find out today that it was. now i saved my receipt last night and it was irritating to when at the counter paying for the pants, be asked if i wanted to give a phone number or email and when i refused, was told without it i wouldnt be able to exchange without the receipt. but im sick of business spam robo calls.

and at the same time last night besides finally getting a clean pair of pants instead of just having the 1 pair that fits in my carryon suitcase (much smaller size to avoid paying more on plane tickets) than the bigger sized one in Rays house i went to turtle creek with that contains far more clothes that i wish i had now, including the clothes in it. But the fee to have it sent i found out before would be more than the belongings are worth. Ray checked on the fee on a previous trip. i got about 10 shirts with me and about 30 more at his house. its almost time for laundry.

so i had to also deposit some of the money i was carrying in an atm, at least half of it so i wouldnt bet too much at blackjack and have too big of loss and its just not a good idea to carry that much cash when riding city buses at night or Uber for that matter. i didnt want to increase the Uber fare or tell the driver i needed to stop at the atm enroute because i didnt know whod be walking up to me nearby when using the atm at night, and since the Uber driver isnt a friend, its not like id have protection while using the atm.

so i decided to do it during the daylight hours across from the atlantis before i went in to play the mix game and had to wait at first because a guy who looked homeless and black walked up to use it and even though i was first i left anyway without using it til he was long gone. there sure are a shit ton of homeless or desperately broke people in reno. i see them constantly downtown or on virginia street, especially around the bus terminal or between the city bus terminal and the silver legacy 3 blocks away. there was one black guy lugging around a suitcase not more than 50 yards from the atm in front of the grocery store asking people for change. and when i returned i still felt nervous because there was a middle eastern guy just sitting in a car near it, and id preferred he was gone too. and then some lady too got out of her car to use it and waited for me to get done.

but once i put a ton of money in the bank i felt more comfortable. i still feel i have way too much cash but i need enough to work with. i need to start storing it in the cage at the casinos because ill never use room safes heard too many horror stories of the employees stealing from them.

ive been forced to play a lot of single deck blackjack recently to get 3-2 payouts and ive been quite lucky on them. almost had a big loss yesterday but recovered on 2 spots of $900 each. this was before i deposited the money. and is a good reason why i should carry less cash. i had about 17,700 when i arrived in reno and am now at 20,400.

and yesterday i logged into the silver legacy players card and found i had $84 in comps and somehow today without spending any, i had only $64 before i played blackjack and $77 after i played blackjack. the club told me they had no idea how they disappeared and suggested i ask a host who could look deeper into the computers.

i guess i cant save up comps and must spend them instantly on food or half priced freeplay. which i dont really want to do because ill owe $125 on resort fees for my 4 free nights and i was planning to save the comps for it.

plus i found out ive got $75 in matchplay chips at the nugget in sparks 4 times for april from an email where i had to login online to see it. i wonder if i had them for march too and never knew? i couldnt see it from their kiosk where i shouldve seen any offers.

ill probably still be here for most of april. i actually won in the mix game at the atlantis yesterday which is rare for me and i still had to leave early to avoid giving it all back after i caught myself on a bad play for about $250

they no longer have a $5 time charge every 20 minutes which was outrageous as few hands get dealt per dealer down.

now yesterday the casino manager here changed the rules for me so i could play a 6 deck shoe with 3-2 payouts instead of 6 to 5, which is what all their shoes are now. but she remembered my huge loss from years ago, so she told the dealers and her floor supervisors to make the table 3-2 even though she couldnt find a sign for it and the sign said 6-5 the whole time. which was good for me because people would walk up read the sign and walk away, with no clue what good rules they were missing out on. u see here in reno only the single deck is 3-2 and on the single deck u could only double 10 or 11 and no doubling after split. on a shoe u can, or double any 2 cards u wish. so it gave me a chance to play with less people instead of it being so crowded as most tables are.
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ive always been nervous with returning to reno because every trip ive always had big blackjack losses here and i play both the 100 play machine where its 1-25c denomination at the atlantis for a spread of 1c to $125 and the big split poker in the peppermill too much.

remember the time i paid alaska gal $500 to drive me to reno and i had over $40,000 and how i lost about $15 in a couple days playing blackjack at the silver legacy, another place like the sparks nugget whose been giving me free room offers ever since?

yesterday i was starving to death all day and i finally went to the atlantis to play PLO fully expecting to find soup sitting out, and i found out nope its not sitting out one of the dealers said they dont do that nearly as much as they used to. the good thing is Todd welcomes me back to reno when he was in the box. i had no luck in the PLO, and ive done extremely poorly at poker since leaving turtle creek, which was a huge mistake in not staying til the end of the month. i might got either a $2500 piece or a $5000 piece of the jackpot money had i stayed til the month ended, but i thought by leaving it would help Ray who was stressed about fixing his car and was playing keno machines far too much because he hates $1-2 NL. the only thing he really liked was the $3 blackjack, which is a far better option than keno machines, which he likes due to being able to bet small.

i did of course play too much video poker yesterday as well as losing over $100 on the gemtiles machine here at the nugget. but luckily i didnt have a lot of bad luck in video poker. only in live poker. and at the Peppermill i started off losing $500 too right off on the first hand over $300 of it, but i recovered most of it before i finally left about 5am.

never got around to playing any BJ until today, and felt obligated to since on my last trip i lost over $1000 here and this is why im still getting comp offers. luckily i won about $460 today at it so i fulfilled my obligation i think.

i was depending on Blackjack a lot lately to recover all the big poker losses since leaving turtle creek. i won over $900 in detroit in 2 days on it both days i had heavy losses in $1-2. in fact in the past 3 weeks since leaving turtle, i gave back about $2500 at poker. some in PLO and some in $1-2. im at only a little over $7 an hour for about the first 500 hours of 2019, which is actually the worst year ive ever had at poker in about 20 years so i need this to turn about quickly.

still holding onto over $17ooo though which i hope is enough since ill soon be paying for hotels here.

i told Herbie id found out where his dealer angels machine is i didnt believe exists and i still dont think it does but maybe it does, he admitted i had guessed the location correctly. he keeps wanting to buy my blog for peanuts instead of a fair price and then control how often i publish and what i say so of course i have no interest. and who would want a liberal instead of a conservative defining what hate speech is?

i wouldve lost yesterday on video poker had i not hit 1120 credits on the 50c in one of my big split hands.

the peppermill in reno is still the best poker room in the country with a lot less to annoy me there than at all the detroit casinos. no having to leave the table to buy chips, no $2 chips in the pot, etc. and no acting first on the button straddle. they have very smart people in charge of the room who know how to keep the customers happy instead of like most places who only care about making life easier for the employees at the expense of everyone else.

the only thing annoying me was the masseuses continually coming around too often asking if anyone wanted to buy a vastly overpriced massage. i dont mind them being in the room and on rare occasions ive used them, but i would prefer if u had to approach her instead of her asking u.

i should quit using uber and start using the bus which is very convenient here and would save me a lot of money but i just hate standing outside at night.

i wouldve stayed in detroit to not pay for hotels, but in detroit theres no safe and close hotels everything is like a $25-40 uber ride away. and i sure dont need to pay this 2 times a day. and ray often doesnt feel like playing or driving there. he spent a lot on his car and feels i shouldve contributed half of it, and i would except for the fact i have no control over the car and if i had he still wouldnt drive it if he didnt feel like it and id still be stuck paying uber even if i had paid half. were i in control of making the decisions i wouldnt minded paying half. but im not. plus i think he mightve fixed more than was needed. and i feel since its a used car, he will continue to have new unforeseen expenses every month.

and i felt like if he wouldnt have lost about $1500 in machines this month playing games with a much lower ev than my blackjack machines or vp machines, he wouldnt need the money. i felt like i was subsidizing his keno if i paid half. plus i was in a horribly mood since i lost back all the winnings from turtle creek. i had about 19k when i left. had i been winning id not minded.

i like being able to walk back and forth anyway and not feeling like im dependent on someone else. of course if i get more broke ill be forced to  someday return to toledo to survive without being homeless and i guess will just have to live with him taking time off a lot of days.

he trusts bill potts as a good player and i wish he would explain to him why keno is so much worse than live bj or video bj.
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