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AxelWolf
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April 30th, 2017 at 11:34:23 PM permalink
Quote: ZenKinG

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

I seriously doubt they are worried about your level of play at this time.
♪♪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♪♪
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May 1st, 2017 at 4:47:27 AM permalink
Quote: ZenKinG

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



Paranoia!!!!!
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May 1st, 2017 at 7:16:32 AM permalink
Just because one is paranoid doesn't mean there isn't a balrog in the woodpile..
It's what you do and not what you say If you're not part of the future then get out of the way
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May 1st, 2017 at 8:01:25 AM permalink
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Just because one is paranoid doesn't mean there isn't a balrog in the woodpile..



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May 1st, 2017 at 8:17:50 AM permalink
Quote: ZenKinG

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



With your itinerary now known,it is a near-certainty that the outlaws and brigands who lurk on the wagon trails to The American West will almost certainly bushwhack you enroute to Las Vegas.

Sixty-one K "AND" a car with tinted windows?

Who could ask for more?

Sorry, dude: you could have been a contender, instead of a stillborn possibility.
"What, me worry?"
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May 1st, 2017 at 9:07:57 AM permalink
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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.



Some tips of living in Vegas.

1. You made the smart move by having utilities included with rent. During summer months, it gets scorching hot and I've run up electric bills as much as $350 for a 1200 sq condo due to the AC unit

2. You can live as cheap as you want or as lavish as you want. As RS has pointed out, $10 for food seems very low. One way to make that work is to use comps/credits to eat when available, and taking advantage of locals casino buffets to fill yourself up. Some of the Stations casinos have really great bargain buffets with players card, and if you can stuff a whole day's worth of calories in a single meal, you can get by. If you try to do this at a strip buffet, you'll automatically pay 3X-4X. Get a Nevada drivers license. You'd be surprised how many eateries offer locals discounts.

3. If you have a nice car, sell it and buy beater. The Vegas heat will destroy your car unless you have a garage. The only good thing about it is that Vegas has dry heat, but otherwise the sun damage will beat up your paint, interiors, and seats.

4. Watch out for the obvious pitfalls. You tell yourself that you're even keel. Once you get a group of friends, maybe even a GF, you may find yourself sucked up in the limelights of Vegas. Many folks I know who wanted to "grind it" in Vegas did okay initially, but ended up overextending themselves on extra curricular activities and their bankroll slowly dried up. I say, enjoy Vegas as much as you can, but make sure you build a wall around you and stay disciplined.

5. Disclaimer: I'm not a counter or an AP, but I know a handful of people I call friends who currently are or have in the past grinded for a living. Their biggest advice was to treat APing like a job not a leisure sport. Also to separate "work aka Blackjack" with your life. They all complained that it can be a lonely world, and if they could have done it all over again, they wish they could have separated the two for the beginning instead of learning to later in their careers.

6. Watch out for girls who will take your money. If you want to date, make sure you do your checks. There are a lot of girls who are after money (i'm sure this runs true in a lot of other places, but Vegas seems to have tons more.)

7. Don't make any permanent decisions. I have two "AP" friends who called it quits not lasting more than 4 months for various reasons. I applaud you for taking a risk and a leap. However, there is no shame in folding when you know this isn't working out for you.

I wish you the best of luck. Just don't get cocky. Even good APs have bad days at work.
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May 1st, 2017 at 10:09:29 AM permalink
Tires, in particular, do not make the transition from the East to Vegas. The constant heat, and the temperature of the roads eat them up.
Dashboards, to a lesser extent.
You really need nitrogen in the tires out here.
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May 1st, 2017 at 10:37:32 AM permalink
I had a couple month period when trying to raise a BR in LV where I lived on a $100 a month on food, so $10 a day it can be done if motivated. It was pretty much strictly 2 buffet comps a day with $1-$2 tips, probably can't do $100 a month if you don't have the comps unless On a strict PBJ, ramen, rice and beans, frozen/canned veggies diet.
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May 1st, 2017 at 10:47:03 AM permalink
I do believe most people who come to live in Vegas pack on the pounds fairly quickly.
♪♪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♪♪
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May 1st, 2017 at 10:47:27 AM permalink
The ultimate AP play is to use the money and start your own business.

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