Vegasrider
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December 24th, 2017 at 11:43:46 AM permalink
Use to live in Vegas but now live in Reno. I find Reno is a much better place to live and play. I think the casinos are much more generous to the average players although there are fewer casinos to select from. But the bingo and live poker action is nothing compared to Vegas. Yes bingo, you can play with an advantage. I recently discovered a new game, not really new but new for me. As a poker player who enjoys short handed games and don't even mind playing heads up, the Ultimate Hold'em game is a game that has spiked my interest which has led me to this forum. Been reading up on the game and perfecting my strategy. I have only played it a few times, 1st losing $200 and reflecting back I said to myself I didn't take advantage of the 4x raise enough as I should have. Didn't take me long to memorize the raising hands and I think having other players sharing their hole cards with you adds additional advantages when it comes down to whether to call or fold your hand. I always look for an edge!
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December 24th, 2017 at 7:34:01 PM permalink
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Use to live in Vegas but now live in Reno. I find Reno is a much better place to live and play. I think the casinos are much more generous to the average players although there are fewer casinos to select from. But the bingo and live poker action is nothing compared to Vegas. Yes bingo, you can play with an advantage. I recently discovered a new game, not really new but new for me. As a poker player who enjoys short handed games and don't even mind playing heads up, the Ultimate Hold'em game is a game that has spiked my interest which has led me to this forum. Been reading up on the game and perfecting my strategy. I have only played it a few times, 1st losing $200 and reflecting back I said to myself I didn't take advantage of the 4x raise enough as I should have. Didn't take me long to memorize the raising hands and I think having other players sharing their hole cards with you adds additional advantages when it comes down to whether to call or fold your hand. I always look for an edge!



Welcome to the forum. UTH was how I found the place as well. I sure do appreciate learning to play it correctly now, though variance can be really rough no matter how well you bet.

Nice that you volunteer at the HS; thanks for doing that. I just adopted a dog from there today for my mom, as we lost the one I gave her 15 years ago on Thurs. to old age and arthritis. Didn't know they have an age restriction on owners, but I understand why they do.
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December 24th, 2017 at 8:00:25 PM permalink
Yeah, I think it's harder to adopt a pet from the shelter than it is to adopt a child. Very thorough, they want to make sure they find the right home for them.
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December 24th, 2017 at 8:43:12 PM permalink
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Yeah, I think it's harder to adopt a pet from the shelter than it is to adopt a child. Very thorough, they want to make sure they find the right home for them.



I'm guessing it's national, but when I adopted in 2008 it cost 65 dollars and was very easy, just a little paperwork. And the dog came neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.

Today I had to show an ID, which the guy then took outside and made a call to someone verifying I wasn't on somebody's bad list, filled out 4 pages of forms twice because they didn't have a copier, had to swear to 7 legal clauses and two additions on a witnessed form about being a legitimate adopter, agree that the dog could not be returned or exchanged ever on my part but they could take it back for any reason they saw fit at MY expense, and pay $165 for the privilege. Neutered and vaccinated, but not microchipped. Took almost an hour.

They might have gone just a bit overboard these days, to where they lose some otherwise good homes. Most dogs on Craigslist are cheaper and easier to adopt. But, again but, I would guess this is a result of many incidents and the protection is needed. So it is what it is. He seems like a good addition to the family.
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December 24th, 2017 at 11:34:33 PM permalink
When I got my Bichon I went to the
breeders house, gave her 5 $100
bills, she gave me his pedigree
papers and I took him home, She
never even asked my name. I got
the pick of the litter, so I took the
biggest one. What a wonderful
dog he turned out to be.
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December 25th, 2017 at 4:44:40 AM permalink
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Today I had to show an ID, [etc etc]

When the dog adoption people get super picky like that, and it's a 'pound', do not automatically buy into the idea that they are making super sure the pet gets a good home. They should be practically desperate to have most pets adopted, no? So are we to believe that they are so wonderful, so much more holy than others, that this is the result?

I first became very suspicious when a practically perfect family was told they didn't suit. I took a credit application from them on a different matter and they sailed through. Of course, maybe there was something they didnt tell me, but overall it was astounding. So they got a dog from a breeder without any BS to the process.

Maybe I am the most cynical person in the world, but it stands to reason they get money from state and local to destroy the animals. Business is business?
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December 25th, 2017 at 9:14:19 AM permalink
Remember, the majority of the dogs that end up at the shelter are from those who were bad owners. Most likely acquired through a private seller whether it was for cash or free with zero vetting. Some people have no clue how expensive owning a dog is, not just for food but for basic care at the vet. Some are unable to train their dog. So yes, credit check or income verification will probably come into play. Some turn in their dogs because they are moving. WTF? Based on the type of dog, plenty of yard space comes into play. And for those who rent, not all landlords are pet friendly so checking with the property owner is also required. There are a lot dog owners who are just a piece of crap. Yes, you see a lot of mix dogs, but I see labs, boxers, German Shepard and lately a lot of huskies. Most likely all acquired thru a private seller. I would say the Nevada Humane Socety in Reno finds an average of 300 homes each month for the dogs I've seen the number as high as 500. They all leave with their shots and microchipped and even some basic training so the cost is very minimal. And if the shelter gets too crowded, they often will waive the adoption fees. This includes cats and other animals.

I'm not a wealthy guy who can make a difference for people by donating gifts or money. But I think I can make a difference by donating my time by walking them. Our goal is to get every dog out of their kennel 4 times a day, certainly at least once so if you have the time, become a walker. It's always a great form of exercise when the dogs take you out for a walk. The shelter will always welcome donations in form of treats, food or money. The NHS is a non-kill shelter.
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December 25th, 2017 at 9:35:10 AM permalink
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and was very easy, just a little paperwork. And the dog came neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.

Now even the dogknappers have equipment to locate and remove micro chips.


Anyway, welcome to the new member and a toast to always "looking for an edge"

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