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ZenKinG
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April 28th, 2017 at 3:38:55 PM permalink
It's official. Vegas is finally happening. Booked my apartment/hotel stay and put up the deposit. Since I will be leaving in May and the weather is decent throughout most of the country, it looks like im taking the direct route and avoiding the corrupt cash seizing cops in oklahoma and texas. Still not sure if I want to go through Utah or Colorado as there could be some snow possibly, but ill decide when it's time for that. For those that i havent annoyed enough yet, i thought it was worth it to update you guys with another thread of my Vegas departure status. Hopefully i dont run into some horrible variance in the next 2 weeks or perhaps just not play at all and wait for the trip.

I managed to get to a 61k bankroll and it looks like ill be well funded going into this 'adventure'. Rent is going to be $800 a month(All utilities included in price) and around $300 a month for fuel(driving) and $300 a month for food, so about 16k in expenses for the year. For bankroll risk purposes i will play to a 50k bankroll and assume about 8k expenses(6 months of blackjack play) as that should be a good conservative estimate of being 'ahead' from my blackjack play, especially since i plan to play and grind out A LOT of hours. Will keep my max bet at no more than 2x300 at big strip casinos and 2x200 at off-strip casinos as i want to try and fly under the radar as much as possible. Will show my max bet once and be out the door. Maybe add in an additional wong-in, but no more than 2 shoes per session as most casinos need 3 shoes to figure out your play. I also plan to hit up 9 stores each day. Each session in the long run should equate to about 45 minutes max with this criteria and should help me fly under the radar, or at least i hope so. Of course i got other tricks up my sleeve to manipulate the pit bosses, but ill refrain from posting about it.

2500 miles to go. Now only if i could find some good sized 'shoes'.
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AxelWolf
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April 28th, 2017 at 4:31:01 PM permalink
Quote: ZenKinG

Hopefully i don't run into some horrible variance in the next 2 weeks or perhaps just not play at all and wait for the trip.

Why does it matter where you run into the variance at? It makes no sense to wait unless you are going to be doing something significantly different in Vegas.

People here might tell you to wait, but that's only because they are tired of hearing excuses.



$800 a month sounds like a weekly? If it's a weekly don't count on it being a flat $800 once they toss in all the extra charges(and they do). What's the general location?

Where will you do your laundry? It's usually $1 + to wash and $1+ to dry.

It's best if stay away from confrontation at all costs.

If in fact, you do make it to Vegas, I wish you much luck(because saying happy variance is gay/nerdy).
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
speedycrap
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April 28th, 2017 at 6:04:03 PM permalink
Haha, in 2 weeks............
800+300+300=16.8K plus others, than over 20K.
ZenKinG
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April 29th, 2017 at 5:09:21 PM permalink
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Haha, in 2 weeks............
800+300+300=16.8K plus others, than over 20K.



'Others'?
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ZenKinG
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April 29th, 2017 at 5:11:15 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Why does it matter where you run into the variance at? It makes no sense to wait unless you are going to be doing something significantly different in Vegas.

People here might tell you to wait, but that's only because they are tired of hearing excuses.



$800 a month sounds like a weekly? If it's a weekly don't count on it being a flat $800 once they toss in all the extra charges(and they do). What's the general location?

Where will you do your laundry? It's usually $1 + to wash and $1+ to dry.

It's best if stay away from confrontation at all costs.

If in fact, you do make it to Vegas, I wish you much luck(because saying happy variance is gay/nerdy).



Not too far from the strip. I was originally looking to avoid the areas by the strip, but I had someone recommend me this place and it has good reviews and seems to be tucked away in a good area among the bad.
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RS
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April 29th, 2017 at 6:11:27 PM permalink
Quote: ZenKinG

'Others'?


I think he means other shit you haven't calculated.

Cable/internet is probably included if everything else is. But cell phone, car/health/volcano insurance, laundry (although cheap), miscellaneous stuff, car repair or other emergency stuff. $300 a month for food is probably pretty light. That's $10 a day in food. I'm sure there's other stuff I can't think of. Maybe entertainment....idk what you do for fun, but fun stuff costs money. Girlfriend if you swing that way.


Although I might be or have been negative about all this, I do wish you success.
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ZenKinG
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April 29th, 2017 at 6:57:48 PM permalink
Quote: RS

I think he means other shit you haven't calculated.

Cable/internet is probably included if everything else is. But cell phone, car/health/volcano insurance, laundry (although cheap), miscellaneous stuff, car repair or other emergency stuff. $300 a month for food is probably pretty light. That's $10 a day in food. I'm sure there's other stuff I can't think of. Maybe entertainment....idk what you do for fun, but fun stuff costs money. Girlfriend if you swing that way.


Although I might be or have been negative about all this, I do wish you success.



Plenty of women for sure. Yea i guess i havent factored in the 'entertainment' expenses. But i've always been a tight budget good with money type of guy so im not too worried about that and overspending. All utilities are included even electric. Car repair really isnt an expense. Being a car enthusiast, my car has and always is in pretty mint condition so apart from an oil change every 4000-5000 miles(yes the 3000 miles thing is a myth), im not too worried about that expense. Car insurance is already paid off. I guess the only other expense would be my $50 monthly cell phone bill, forgot about that, but thats not a big expense, might even get a lower plan as there are many carriers doing about $30-$40 a month now.

Im a pretty even keel guy, sure ill have fun, but not until i amass a much larger bankroll, im not failing at this endeavor. Last thing i want happening is having to return home and being labeled a 'failure' and having everyone tell me how wrong i was. I actually might even lower my stakes even more to be even more safe of a prolonged losing streak even though my ROR is already 0.1%
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AxelWolf
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April 30th, 2017 at 5:33:24 AM permalink
I'm not 100% sure exactly where the strip starts and ends, I assume its about 5 miles long, so that could be 1 of manny locations.

Since you only need an ID, small deposit and 1 week of rent to get into them places,
there are many criminals staying at ALL of the locations. There are lots of people selling, buying and doing drugs. There's lots of prostitution and just a mix of crazy ass people from all walks of life(not all of them are bad).

You should be fine as long as you mind your own business. In my experience, when walking to and from your car, the 7-11, the office or whatever, It's best to keep your head up and give people a casual friendly(but not too friendly) quick nod as you make eye contact and pass them by. I think it's a bad idea to keep your head down, look away, veer or shy away from people. People might think your weak/scared or what's this guys problem? what's he got to hide?

You will probably be asked if you have or want to buy drugs and sh*t, among other things.
"Nah, I'm good" in a casual tone and expression is the way to go. It's much better than a "NO".

Might be a good idea to take a cheap easy class at the community college or UNLV. You will get a student ID, discounts at various places, meet some girls and make some friends.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
ZenKinG
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April 30th, 2017 at 1:59:34 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I'm not 100% sure exactly where the strip starts and ends, I assume its about 5 miles long, so that could be 1 of manny locations.

Since you only need an ID, small deposit and 1 week of rent to get into them places,
there are many criminals staying at ALL of the locations. There are lots of people selling, buying and doing drugs. There's lots of prostitution and just a mix of crazy ass people from all walks of life(not all of them are bad).

You should be fine as long as you mind your own business. In my experience, when walking to and from your car, the 7-11, the office or whatever, It's best to keep your head up and give people a casual friendly(but not too friendly) quick nod as you make eye contact and pass them by. I think it's a bad idea to keep your head down, look away, veer or shy away from people. People might think your weak/scared or what's this guys problem? what's he got to hide?

You will probably be asked if you have or want to buy drugs and sh*t, among other things.
"Nah, I'm good" in a casual tone and expression is the way to go. It's much better than a "NO".

Might be a good idea to take a cheap easy class at the community college or UNLV. You will get a student ID, discounts at various places, meet some girls and make some friends.



I always walk with my head up high, I'm not scared of anyone really, never have been. I'm also a tall guy.

To the admin, can you delete this thread I don't know why I shared my exact date when leaving, in case you got the rare chance of some pit critter lurking and alerting all casinos that a new counter is coming to town with a back counting strategy etc. I gave too much information
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billryan
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April 30th, 2017 at 2:29:41 PM permalink
I just signed up for Introduction to Motorcycles at CSN. Much cheaper than going through a dealership and passing it means you don't have to schedule a Nevada road test.

I'd be more worried about road agents, now that you posted not only your departure date, but your route.
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