Posted by AcesAndEights
Jan 28, 2015

I'm going back back back...

Booked my next trip to Vegas. Got round trip for under $200! Usually I try to manage these with 1 day of vacation from work, and I realized this time that a Saturday morning flight and a Tuesday morning flight were the cheapest way to make that happen...way cheaper than Friday morning/Monday morning or even Thursday night/Monday morning. At least this time.

Anyway, stoked. Just gotta polish up my blackjack skills since I'm rusty. And also figure out where I'm staying. Going to try to take my business downtown this year, but I don't have any standing free room offers as I haven't put in a lot of action down there.

Current plan is to call up a couple of places and try to figure out how much action in craps I need to give to get my 3 nights comped at the end of the stay (Sat/Sun/Mon). After dropping some action at the Elco and The D on a previous trip, I got some hosts sending me business cards in the mail. So I'll start there.

Posted by AcesAndEights
Jan 12, 2015

Letting go of unread posts...

Recently I started posting sporadically at another internet forum and realized how much I miss the gambling-related chit chat at this board. I had been wanting to come back and participate but was holding on to the fantasy of going back and reading everything since I had left, which was 72 pages deep via the "Recent Posts" function and dated back to August. Just not going to happen!

Plus I realize now I don't have enough time to read everything here anyway. I will try to stick to Blackjack/card counting threads, with the occasional non-DI craps thread depending on the content. So anyway, good to see y'all again. I just clicked the "mark all as read" button and it feels so good :).


tringlomane Jan 16, 2015

Keeping up with forums in detail is like an unpaid job...blah

Participate when you can...the forum will still be here. :)

Posted by AcesAndEights
Jul 23, 2014

I got hitched!

After a few days of married life, so far so good.

In the spirit of my hopeful-anonymity on this site, here is an appropriately vague but still pretty sweet picture from our amazing night:


RogerKint Jul 23, 2014

Game over! Jk. Congrats!

Buzzard Jul 23, 2014

I have been in love with the same women for 45+ years. If My wife Josie ever finds out, I am a dead man !

rdw4potus Jul 23, 2014


beachbumbabs Jul 23, 2014

Could not be happier for you both! Congratulations!

Ibeatyouraces Jul 23, 2014

My condolences, :-P

MidwestAP Jul 24, 2014

Great news, congrats to both of you!

DRich Jul 24, 2014

Fantastic and congratulations.

teddys Jul 24, 2014

Congrats, N_____(!)

strictlyAP Jul 24, 2014

i wish you luck - i got married in vegas once- lasted seven weeks

tringlomane Jul 25, 2014

Congrats! And cool picture too!

FleaStiff Jul 25, 2014


rainman Jul 26, 2014

I'm sorry. :)

1BB Jul 26, 2014

I told you not to leave the lantern in the tent. :-)

Congratulations. May you be as happy as my wife and I have been all these years!

vendman1 Jul 26, 2014


kewlj Jul 27, 2014

Very happy for you A&8.

Wizard Aug 01, 2014


aceofspades Aug 09, 2014


EvenBob Aug 14, 2014

You got married outdoors at a bonfire? The KKK

used to have bonfires..

HotBlonde Aug 25, 2014


Posted by AcesAndEights
Sep 10, 2013

When the truth is, I miss you. Yeah the truth is, that I miss you, so

  • trying to actually work hard at my day job to get my performance up to spec
  • getting outside a lot since it's summer (camping, backpacking, cycling, etc.)
  • reading a lot more than I have recently, fiction and non
  • and along those lines, reading and learning a bit more about investing and asset allocation

I haven't been doing much gambling, or reading about gambling, or perusing various online gambling forums. I miss the conversations here, and I miss hitting up the BJ tables looking for that big score (or medium score, really). For Xenu's sake, I never even posted a recap of my WoVCon /// trip! Anyway, trying to carve up some time in my days to get back involved here. I probably won't read every single unread thread since I left, since that currently stands at a (conevienent!) count of 50 pages (even WITH a bunch of threads I've blocked).

But anyway. Miss you guys :).


Buzzard Sep 10, 2013

Just read any thread Ahigh posted on and you will be enlightened !

rdw4potus Sep 11, 2013

I can't believe you never wrote up your Wovcon experience! The story of the fastest and most ridiculous back-off in history needs to be recorded for all time:-)

Posted by AcesAndEights
Apr 20, 2013


Just caught up on about a month's worth of forum posts. I didn't read every post, but probably more than 75%.

I'll try not to fall so far behind again! I like this forum, I feel it's a positive contribution to my life. But I need to do a better job at picking and choosing the threads that are important to me - during the catch-up phase I started using the "block" feature to block threads on topics that aren't that interesting to me - like Baccarat, VP, sports betting, etc. Hopefully I can remain diligent on this and still contribute to the threads I find interesting.


1BB Apr 20, 2013

There are more than a few topics that I have no interest in but I don't block anything. We have some high caliber posters who I think are worth reading no matter the subject and they seldom disappoint.

djatc Apr 20, 2013

How can you miss the 350 threads on dice control? It's all the rage :)

AcesAndEights Apr 20, 2013

I'm sad to say I read almost every dice control thread. I skimmed pieces of some of them, like when superrick starts talking my eyes just glaze over.

1BB, that's a good point. Sometimes I just scroll down on threads I don't think I'll have any interest in, just to see who's talking. Maybe I'll un-block now that I'm all caught up.

odiousgambit Apr 21, 2013

I started blocking about 2 months ago, and I'm hooked on doing that now.

EvenBob Apr 21, 2013

Block block block! I have 2000 threads blocked, probably

70% of the threads that come up. Its the only way to

control this place.