Tomorrow Eric and I are heading out on our Yukon poker series trip. We are going more for fun than for a profitable tournament series, since sadly the expenses to get there will eat away at the EV of the extremely soft tournaments. What will be extremely profitable are the poker cash games that we will hit on the way there and back.
The game plan is to drive to Cold Lake, AB on Saturday and play sides to get a chip from Casino Dene that night since they don't have poker. The next day is a short (by my standards lol, only 4 hours) drive to Fort McMurray and we will grind there for the day. Then a drive to Edmonton while hitting a casino sort of on the way. We are staying in Edmonton for 2 nights, We will collect the two new chips available since my last time in Edmonton and again play some good poker games.
This is where the tough part comes, the drive to the Yukon. We will drive to Fort Nelson while stopping at two casinos to collect which will take 11-12 hours. The next day is a 12 hour drive to Whitehorse, Yukon. The following day is a shorter 7 hour drive to Dawson City, Yukon where we will stay for 5 nights while the tournaments are running. The cash games are supposed to be amazing as well. We will have time to do sightseeing and be tourists while we are there.
Then comes the fun part again, driving the opposite direction for a few days. We will drive back to Whitehorse the first day. The second day back to Fort Nelson. The third day is a 8.5 hour drive to Prince George (Wiz should remember Prince George from Spring Fling two years ago). There is a casino there and if I remember correctly a poker game. The next day is a 75 minute drive to Billy Barker casino before heading south 4.5 hours to Kamloops for the new casino there. I was there 3 years ago but they built a new casino and closed the old one. Then a 2.5 hour drive to Penticton where we are staying for the night. They also have closed their old casino and opened a new one since I last drove through there. I'm not sure if we will find a poker game there but we also might be too tired to play at that point.
We will make the drive to Vancouver (4 hours) the next day while stopping at the newly rebranded Surrey casino 30 minutes outside of Vancouver. I'm going to play the night in Vancouver after dropping Eric at the airport as he is flying to Cyprus for a series and then onto Morocco for a series.
The next day is when the mega chip collecting starts and poker will cease for 4-5 days. I will be stopping at 30 plus casinos over 2 days as most of them are within 10 minutes of each other. I will be staying in Seattle for 2 nights and will probably go see a Mariners game the second night. From there I will drive to Spokane over 2 days while collecting on the way. I plan on playing poker in Spokane. The next day is a drive to a casino in northern Montana where they have a poker game. The next day is the same at another Montana Casino. The last day of the trip is my drive back to central Canada.
I'm hoping to add around 50 chips on this trip, sadly I think I will be in Edmonton a month early for the new casino and the same for the new casino that is opening up in Vancouver. Also I will be about a month early for the new Spokane Tribe casino, bad timing lol. Oh well I will have to grab those next time that I'm in the area.
I am now going to go grab a couple of hours of sleep since I have to pick Eric up in 5 hours.
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