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racquet
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November 12th, 2019 at 1:28:14 PM permalink
Ran into a guy at Golden Nugget last time I was in Vegas. He showed up at about 10:00 AM at a $10 blackjack table, played green for about an hour or so, moved on. Mentioned that he was staying "full time" at the GN and had just moved from somewhere else because they were not giving him the deal he was accustomed to. Spoke to the dealer like they were on familiar terms and compared notes with him about spreads on upcoming pro games, like he was a "full time" sports bettor.

Saw the guy two days in a row, same table, same seat, same time. At that time of day it's casual walk-throughs and tourists coming or going to breakfast or a day outdoors. This guy was not one of those.. Mid seventies? Quiet observer-type happy to walk away with what looked like +$200 or so for an hour's work. Played right all the time. Did not count.

A role model if ever I saw one.
FleaStiff
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November 12th, 2019 at 2:48:36 PM permalink
Quote: racquet

Quiet observer-type happy to walk away with what looked like +$200 or so for an hour's work. Played right all the time. Did not count.

By 'right' do you mean perfect strategy? I thought that even with perfect strategy the house still won from time to time.

At that hour of the morning with only occasional other players, 100 hands is reasonable,
playing green at a low limit table would mean $2500.00 an hour, yet you claim he was always in the plus column.
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SOOPOO
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November 12th, 2019 at 6:55:14 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

By 'right' do you mean perfect strategy? I thought that even with perfect strategy the house still won from time to time.

At that hour of the morning with only occasional other players, 100 hands is reasonable,
playing green at a low limit table would mean $2500.00 an hour, yet you claim he was always in the plus column.



He claimed he saw him twice. Flea, substituting the word 'always' for 'twice' is a bit of a stretch.
onenickelmiracle
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November 12th, 2019 at 8:17:44 PM permalink
I think a lot of people have this thought, they wonder why they are paying rent or a mortgage when they are rarely home. It's a fantasy, living like this is very inconvenient and has it's own expenses. Just doing laundry is going to be a pain, etc. No such thing as a low cost, home-cooked meal, etc., and from my experience, women do not want this life, so difficult maintaining a relationship or forming one.
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker. Hold my beer.
FleaStiff
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November 12th, 2019 at 9:03:29 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

He claimed he saw him twice. Flea, substituting the word 'always' for 'twice' is a bit of a stretch.

I interpreted the post as being Seventy year old, chatty sportsbettor type commented that he lived at the Golden Nugget because of his blackjack action of which two sessions had been observed by poster Raquet.

Perhaps your interpretation was 'Sportsbettor commented he lived at the GN because of the totality of his "Action" consisting of 2 observed blackjack sessions and an unknown amount of presumed Sportsbook action, none of which was observed by poster Racqet.
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November 13th, 2019 at 1:29:29 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

I interpreted the post as being Seventy year old, chatty sportsbettor type commented that he lived at the Golden Nugget because of his blackjack action of which two sessions had been observed by poster Raquet.

Perhaps your interpretation was 'Sportsbettor commented he lived at the GN because of the totality of his "Action" consisting of 2 observed blackjack sessions and an unknown amount of presumed Sportsbook action, none of which was observed by poster Racqet.

the truth is the dude spun some yarn and Racqet believe him . It's amazing what little evidence we need to think something is true.

Almost anybody you'll ever talk to will always tell you they have a brother/ uncle/ cousin/ father / best friend that's a professional gambler. The sad part is... those people telling you that actually believe it.
♪♪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♪♪
billryan
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November 13th, 2019 at 3:11:02 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

I think a lot of people have this thought, they wonder why they are paying rent or a mortgage when they are rarely home. It's a fantasy, living like this is very inconvenient and has it's own expenses. Just doing laundry is going to be a pain, etc. No such thing as a low cost, home-cooked meal, etc., and from my experience, women do not want this life, so difficult maintaining a relationship or forming one.



Darn women. They ruin everything. Just try getting one to live in your car with you.
On the other hand, not paying for things like an apartment and groceries gives you mo' money to spend on them.
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November 13th, 2019 at 4:46:22 AM permalink
If a guy could make a decent hourly AND get free meals and housing for free then I'm all for it if you enjoy living in hotel rooms. But if you're spending most of your time just playing to earn food and housing that doesn't sound like a good situation to me.

Personally, I think I'd rather live out of a fully self-contained RV.
♪♪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♪♪
RS
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November 13th, 2019 at 8:32:45 AM permalink
Some downsides, I think some already discussed:

- Laundry would be a total pain in the ass.
- No fridge means it's hard to keep left overs. Also likely no stove and whatnot so if you're used to cooking and eating healthily, well that's kinda out of the window. Everything will pretty much be casino food for the most part.
- Checking in/out when required wouldn't be great. Especially if you just want to lounge around that day and don't have a room between 11am and 4pm.
- You don't have much "stuff". You'd just have a suitcase or two likely with mostly clothes, I'd imagine. If you have some kinds of hobbies, that could be difficult to keep doing. It's not like you can just pack up your toy trains, model airplanes, and funko pop collection from one hotel to the next. Same for all of those My Little Pony "action figures".
- Hotel wifi sucks a lot of time. TV isn't great either.
- Ya may lose a bunch of crap in hotel rooms when you check out and leave something behind. Although you'd probably get used to do the routine "pack everything up" after a little while.
- Holy crap my neighbor's dog is barking for some random reason. It's a low howl, perhaps a murmur. Not sure exactly what a murmur is, but I think that qualifies.
- Ya gotta keep hustling around. If ya get sick or just want to relax for a few days, you can't really do that. I'd hate to be sick and have to sleep in my car for a night or two.
- Idk what your bankroll is, but if you run bad for a while, it could be bad news bears. Idk what your backup options are, but that's a necessity I think. If ya blow your roll or a large portion of it, you don't want to end up in a situation where you can't get an apartment because you have no job (and also not have a job) and then pretty much going homeless n stuff w/o any money.
- Monkey wrenches always get thrown into the mix. Crap happens. You can have a wonderful plan on paper and then it fails because <reasons>.
- W T F that damn dog is still going at it. Bro, just relax. I hope it's a dog, at least.
- Mail can be kinda weird. Ya don't want to be in January playing all month long at a place while getting good offers and then in February your offers get cut drastically. Scheduling isn't super easy either, especially if you start adding in Pahrump, Laughlin, Mesquite, and/or Primm.


However, I still think it'd be kinda fun to do. Not that I have any plans or aspirations to do this kinda thing, but it definitely would be interesting. Although it seems a little too close to camping for me.

I'd definitely get a gym membership not only for showering but also working out (not that I work out, but I would!), a blanket or two in the car and perhaps a pillow for sleeping. Tinted windows to 5% so randos don't see you sleeping. It's hard to see out of them at night so make sure you have power windows or at least make YOLO turns. Before going on this adventure find out which casinos have what games -- high % VP games for generating comps as well as vulturables. Start generating comps obviously before going out to do this. Find out what kinda promos they run and if they're liberal with comps, mail, and/or promotions.
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November 13th, 2019 at 10:16:01 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Personally, I think I'd rather live out of a fully self-contained RV.

An attractive idea but you ever try parking one of them things anywhere near the Strip? Blink your eyes and a yellow boot shows up like magic. At least get one of those height warning thigamajigs. My SUV suffered grieviously when a car wash worker drove into the "caution Low Clearance" sign.

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