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Mission146
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December 19th, 2017 at 8:41:14 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

No doubt followed up by some bullying. Some kids are just asking for it (-;



No, all the males in middle school used that to refer to their respective members. Must have just been this area, or maybe even our specific school.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
IcheckraiseU
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December 20th, 2017 at 1:40:04 AM permalink
Quote: ZenKinG

Well it turns out, sleeping in my 2 door car was never going to work. If I had a 4 door where I could actually lay down, maybe it would have worked. I lasted until about 2am moving from the cold parking lot to the parking garage until the left side of my back got strained out and couldnt sleep. Having a persistent cough and coughing up phlegm for the past 5 days after getting over a massive headache, I just couldnt last anymore in there and needed a proper sleep so i ended up finding the cheapest motel possible for 38 bucks a night.

As much as I love saving money, the combination of pain in my back as well as being sick just wasnt worth it to save $76.

I finally did win a session though of around $700 in one shoe, basically won every hand I got playing heads up. Not holding my breath though.



I think your doing it wrong. If your going to sleep in your car on cold nights like these at around 40F or so you should buy some Nyquil or Sleeping Pills or something that will knock you out for long periods. I slept in my car when I was in my youth. I was in AC outside of the Homeless Shelter and I would have to turn the car on every hour or so to get the heater blasting and nod back out. I was in town for a few weeks with about 300 to my name. This is far less than you came to Vegas with. I was working day labor and playing low limit poker. I was hired in Room Service at one of the Casinos but it was going to take a few weeks to get processed in. I ended up playing over my head and lost it all in a 10-20 game and in the car I slept. It didn't take long before I was making decent money and poker turned around for the better. I moved into some weekly and started to save my money. As usual I didn't last long in the job market and I met some girl and we went off playing poker together around the country for a short spell. I ended up in Vegas and California and back to Vegas. Vegas isn't for everyone in general and I think you missed out on the easy days of Vegas, especially for counting in Black Jack.

You seem to be unlike most gamblers I know in that you post that your losing and that things aren't going well. Almost everyone I know in gaming is doing great or they are on the street and doing horrible as always. You are a little different in that your winning overall but you haven't cracked Vegas just yet. If you get around to posting I would like to hear how the Holidays went at your parents house. I mean that is going to be some peach of a Holiday for you. I can hear your Father and Mother preaching to you how they were right and you were wrong. I just think it will be uncomfortable for anyone like you or me. At the least it is nice that you have a Family to go home to and enjoy things. What did you get everyone for Christmas in the way of presents? Do you think your family will give you a nice envelope of cash? I know that is what I always want when I get a Christmas Present unless it is something that is handmade. Handmade presents like an Afghan Blanket that my Great Grandmother crochets is always best, even better than cash.

Have a safe trip and a nice Holiday(s). After reading your thread I think you are playing a little high in limits. I mean couldn't you scale it down and have less risk and still make enough to have a decent living? I don't believe these people telling you to get a part time job though. You either get a job and work and save for your life or you get to counting cards or whatever game you decide to play to make your living. My point is you either do one or the other. This is more for the Lone Wolf type that you are. If your going to team up than by all means you can get into the PT gaming aspect but if your gonna Lone Wolf it I think you have to choose.
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December 20th, 2017 at 11:25:31 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I guess no one who is now very wealthy was ever homeless, broke, ate cheap, slept on friends floors or in their car.



Axel are you married to a high maintenance woman, with children, house, several vehicles, etc.?

It's been my experience that what a gambler views as well-off is not very close to what a person with a regular job who views themself as well-off is. Add in the items above and the disparity expands exponentially.

I know quite a few well-off people who work as professionals, and none of them have ever said they began things by sleeping and/or living in their vehicles.

This is why I hammer home adequate preparation before anyone believing they can just go into APing. Jobs aren't totally secure either, but they provide legacy if one is lost. What does failure in gambling provide?
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December 20th, 2017 at 11:38:50 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

If it is it must be something new. In my 50 years I have never heard that monkey was slang for a female body part.



Go listen to Joey Diaz for a little bit. He must say it 40 times on every podcast.
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sidthesquid
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December 20th, 2017 at 11:57:43 AM permalink
This man claims to EARNED in the neighborhood of 40 grand and he cant afford a 5 star hotel in vegas for a measly 20 or 40 charge per night? instead he sleeps in his cold car coughing mewkus? omg us east coasters in atlantic city would murder for a 30$ hotel at ballys or its sister property i do go there once a year i am not rich guy like you all but something is fishy when this man claims to earn above the poverty line in most cities and cant afford a decent hotel??

i question everything that man does or read about
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December 20th, 2017 at 1:44:31 PM permalink
Quote: sidthesquid

i question everything that man does or read about



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December 20th, 2017 at 2:19:24 PM permalink
Quote: ZenKinG

Well it turns out, sleeping in my 2 door car was never going to work. If I had a 4 door where I could actually lay down, maybe it would have worked. I lasted until about 2am moving from the cold parking lot to the parking garage until the left side of my back got strained out and couldnt sleep. Having a persistent cough and coughing up phlegm for the past 5 days after getting over a massive headache, I just couldnt last anymore in there and needed a proper sleep so i ended up finding the cheapest motel possible for 38 bucks a night.

As much as I love saving money, the combination of pain in my back as well as being sick just wasnt worth it to save $76.

I finally did win a session though of around $700 in one shoe, basically won every hand I got playing heads up. Not holding my breath though.

Just need a trunk partition, don't see why the number of doors matter. I'm not up to date on your postings, usually don't read here, at least 20 pages behind from the last visit in your thread. All i know are your quick quotes people bring up everywhere else. What's the cliff notes version of the last 3 months?
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December 20th, 2017 at 6:18:27 PM permalink
Quote: beachmonkey

Ok for this poster Iím making an exception for the rules I give to myself as my personal guideline to keep me from my reverting to my nasty past, it is very easy to be a nasty person, I actually have all the boxes ticked that allows me to be bad . I have all the social disadvantages from a very hard part of town. That rule Iím going to bend is never explain to anyone anything about my past. Iím disappointed you and a few others here have decided to apply this bullying tactic. I am not a bull dike I learnt to fight and protect myself because in hard town that was the only way you made it through. I was steered into the direction of a martial art, it helps to focus and channel the extreme desire to really f##k people up. I was one of the very first female door person in Australia in the early eighties, I found putting men on there arse relatively easy. Yes at that time I did get tremendous satisfaction seeing some bloke pussy whipped the realisation on that face. Priceless. Yes women and bull dikes much harder to put on the ground, they scratch and claw at the eyes and face ,so one had to be super aggressive to get it over with in under 30 sec, a few of you will know what I mean.
I believe the reference you are referring to is in the pm I sent to you , from memory it was something like this , I donít mind going toe to toe . Threatening behaviour is not my style, I usually just do , I do now as Iím older exercise a rigid discipline. The body is no longer able to backup the agility needed in a street situation. Iím a little sad I missed the new cage fighting era , but then in some ways not , as Iím sure I may have used it as the penultimate excuse to kill someone, nasty me , and another rule surfaces never make excuses ever, cop it sweet or donít do the crime. Rhonda Rousse isnít a bull dike ( Iím only assuming)
Iím disappointed that someone genderized the criteria to post here, I didnít notice in the wov mission statement female, potential bull dike, transgender, or homosexual are not to post here. Must be in the small mind print at the bottom of the page perhaps.
I donít believe in heroís as no one saved me in hard town, Iím thankful I had help. I donít believe in martyrdom , nor do I believe I need to argue , so i wonít . Iím happy to say that if you need to believe you all are correct in everything you think, then you are .
I actually donít know why ,and to clarify this is not directly , solely aimed at you axel wolf , but at all that what Iím about to say resonates with.
Why donít you just cut to the chase on some of these post/threads and just say to various posters things like . Donít post here your a fool, or do some homework come back when you know what youíre talking about ,which incidentally is never . Or you donít fit the gender requirements donít post, your political opinion is not relevant donít post , your not me donít post .
That would work fine by me as if Iíd known this I would have saved time and maybe walked the dog a bit more at the beach. Oh and yes I do understand monkey is a slang in America for a part of a female body, snicker snicker little boys. There are many words and pictures you all use in you non de plumes that have other meanings, and quite frankly some of you should just stop fawning,read some of your own posts, grow a pair. No great loss . This is my last post. I will work out how to log out of my account here as Iíve had some problems there. Oh technically inept donít post here.
I will have a great Christmas and I wish you all do as well.
Kind regards.



So, perhaps too late if you have already decided not to return, but since this was public, l'll speak here rather than by PM.

I really doubt AxelWolf was saying, even by implication, that you are a bulldyke, if for no other reason than he knows it would get him banned. But also because he doesn't do that to people. I don't share his opinion or stereotypical prejudice, but I'm not him, either.

I can't imagine, as another at least somewhat tough female, that you can have lived as you have and not be able to post here among the guys, because there was no offense meant. I suggest you blow it off and continue to participate. There is a block feature you can use if you find someone not to your liking. Or (better) you can educate the ignorant poster, argue your side of an issue, or rebut an opposing opinion.

This is a tough crowd. There are a lot of mathematicians, programmers, game designers, and professional gamblers on here. Part of their implied job is to debunk systems, point out foolishness like blaming a bad run of cards on conspiracies, and demonstrate the effectiveness of bankroll management.

This thread got extreme several times, led to some short suspensions, and caused some arguments. It also has proved to be extremely educational in what works and what doesn't in certain situations, and following a particular person through starting a counting career.

Some folks offered sympathy, some advice, some scorn. Pretty close to real life. And that's been the point of the interaction; to try and bring reality and discipline to someone to help them succeed in a tough business.

Your choice, of course, but I'd rather see you active than gone.
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December 21st, 2017 at 9:20:41 AM permalink
When I travel, I know that I will run into situations where I cannot sleep so I always have my preferred non-prescription sleeping pill in the car and keep Aleve as well for headaches and back pain. If I really can't sleep then I will go for the good stuff (Ambien) which I also use once in a while.

As for BM, I don't think excuses are relevant. A couple of members put out a couple of comments that BM found offensive. It's up to BM and them to work it out.

As for ZK, I hope he has a safe flight and has a good Christmas with the family. Also hope that he is picking up some wisdom along the way...
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December 21st, 2017 at 11:52:50 AM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

It really doesn't Bill. It is surprising that he doesn't have a couple room comps I guess. I know numerous players who almost exclusively play table games unrated and make 75-200k a year, don't exploit casino clubs really at all. Depending on your concentration, it can (and became for me) more of an opportunity cost because it can tie you down to the area and discourage/prevent travel to more lucrative opportunities that pop up if you are mostly a solo player. The free play and the food comps allowed me to keep my food expenses at $4 a day simply for comped buffet tips early on so I do agree it would be helpful for him to learn that. Trying to jump into VP mailers without knowing where/what to play along with a bad run is actually what destroyed my initial bankroll though, the edge was too thin.

Also, your situation is so different (residual monthly income that covers basic living expenses?) that it is really just no sort of comparison.

One thing he definitely needs to stop doing that will surely doom him if he keeps it up is talking about how unlucky/cursed he is and comparing himself to guys who got lucky early. You aren't even on the extreme end of the bell curve, and one thing that has never worked for anyone is making excuses for why others are doing better. Gotta cut out that negative process. Ok, off my soapbox.



I don't know any AP, be it Bob Dancer, or the many I met thru this site who doesn't depend on casino promos for a significant
source of profit. ZK had the same opportunities I or any other newcomer had to ask for guidance in setting up which casinos would be good sources for mailings. Biggest difference is I had a sincere desire to learn, and was willing to put in the time. Didn't think I knew more than anyone and was willing to learn and adapt to new circumstances. Learned early on that one doesn't put all of ones eggs in one basket. I have a number of revenue streams. When one dries up, it's not a crisis. That's by plan, not by accident.
I'm here almost 18 months now. A lot of things I planned on happening fell through. Some crashed with a thud, some just petered out. Some got put on the backburner when unforeseen opportunities popped up, some due strictly from networking here and other sites.
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