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whatme
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April 16th, 2013 at 9:54:33 PM permalink
It looks like I can either go to Vegas for 3 wks july-aug or use the $ to replenish my poker bankroll.

A few years ago my bankrolls were depleted and in the summer I'll have about $2k. I haven't played poker (w/real $) in 4yrs I know I'm rusty but comfortable w/$2k bankroll.

Any advice? Who am I kidding I'm posting here of course I'll get advice!
Boney526
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April 16th, 2013 at 11:24:00 PM permalink
IMO, bankroll it if you have regular soft games to play in. If there are enough games, and you have the drive, you could grow your roll - which is probably better than going to Vegas w/o a roll to play with, IMO. But keep in mind that from what I hear, games are much tougher than they used to be.

But that's coming from a poker player, who wouldn't really enjoy playing -EV games in Vegas.
whatme
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April 17th, 2013 at 12:31:40 AM permalink
With the small budget I can't play much in vegas. If my # stay the same Trip costs $1200 witch leaves me $800 to play.
Without playing I don't know how the tougher tables will treat me.
Mission146
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April 17th, 2013 at 2:28:30 PM permalink
If you're comfortable with it, and you think you play winning Poker, take your 2k BR and try to win $1,200, then take that $1,200 and go to Vegas with the 2k BR to play.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
Boney526
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April 18th, 2013 at 7:53:58 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

If you're comfortable with it, and you think you play winning Poker, take your 2k BR and try to win $1,200, then take that $1,200 and go to Vegas with the 2k BR to play.




This, although, know that you are probably just slightly under rolled for your average 1/2 live game.

Try to find a couple real soft games and help your bankroll out.
Beardgoat
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April 18th, 2013 at 9:06:47 PM permalink
So if you went to Vegas are you playing other table games? If you're going to just play poker I don't see any special reason to go to Vegas. Just curious what state do you live in?
tringlomane
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April 18th, 2013 at 10:11:09 PM permalink
Quote: Beardgoat

So if you went to Vegas are you playing other table games? If you're going to just play poker I don't see any special reason to go to Vegas. Just curious what state do you live in?



Yeah, where you are geographically is a big deal. If you are in a bad poker market, you might be better off playing poker in Vegas if you can get cheap travel/hotel and are able to avoid the money suck that is Vegas. If you are in LA, stay in LA...lol
whatme
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April 20th, 2013 at 10:41:25 PM permalink
Quote: Boney526

This, although, know that you are probably just slightly under rolled for your average 1/2 live game.

Try to find a couple real soft games and help your bankroll out.

I've seen that the bankroll should be 20x buy-in this puts my bankroll 1/3 of where it should be.
whatme
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April 20th, 2013 at 11:18:38 PM permalink
live in NYC, yes I can go to a local underground room but don't want to for various reasons.

I was not planning on playing any particular game in Vegas, It's just I don't think I will be able to go for a few years and will need an extra 2k for the same trip.

On Friday I chirped @ a table WOW for 3hrs pre-flop the pot was at least $100. The good news it took me about 10min to get a read on all the players, I find that I get a better read when I'm not playing.

I have decided to play poker. I won't cancel Vegas rooms till I have to.

The first time I played @ a casino I didn't care about the bankroll and had a steady source of income this time is different (scary) so I need to setup my rules such as only buy in once per day, cash out if up by x or down by y, 40% of winnings go back to the bankroll, etc.

Any thoughts?
tringlomane
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April 20th, 2013 at 11:49:29 PM permalink
I hear underground games are usually super soft as long as it doesn't get robbed or busted. Vegas post-WSOP would likely be the tougher game.

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