Monday, May 21, 2012

Sorta went Big

Harvey's gave me 3 $100 chips for the $300 voucher and 4 $25 chips and 1 $5 chip for the $105 voucher.

Only had a little over $200 in my pocket when we arrived Friday night and I am too cheap to use the ATM in casino when there is ATM for my bank across state line in California.

My instant strategy decision was $5 pass line bet (using non-negotiable chip),  Point was 5 so I used 3 $25 chips on 4,9,10, 1 $25 chip for odds and 2 $100 chips on 6 and 8. leaving me a single $100 chip and had to pull out $2 ea to make 6 and 8 proper bets, $1 ea for buy of 4 and 10 and $2 added to pass line so I could do $25 odds and another $1 to make odds an even number.

Shooter was kind enough to roll 4 8s, 2-3 6s and hit a few other numbers before crapping out.  I bumped the 8 bet to $120, $150, $180 and then $210 (using 2 promotional chips) leaving me with no promo chips but a little over $1100 in regular chips before 1st shooter finished.  I stuck around for a circuit of the table before going to bed with no significant change of money.

Saturday we took an afternoon cruise on Lake Tahoe to Emerald Bay,  the transition of the water color from deep blue to an emerald green upon entering Emerald cove was the most fascinating aspect to me.  If visiting Lake Tahoe I think it is worth taking a cruise once to hear about the history of the area but renting a boat and spending more time in the area around Emerald Cove appeals to me more.

Upon return to Harvey's wife saw a sign that Rick Springfield would be performing that night, I investigated whether I had built up enough comps for tickets (NO) but then agreed to go to to box office to buy them tickets as long as I did not have to go.

Demons review of show: "OMG there were a bunch of women mommy's age acting like they had Bieber fever"

I went to Mont Bleu to pick up my $50 in promotional chips there and learned the difference between promotional chips and non-negotiable chips.  Unfortunately I was only able to turn that $50 into $30 because win or lose the bet MontBleu picked up chips they had given me.  Since wife and daughter had rushed to primp for Rick I had late lunch at MontBleu using a $50 dining voucher that they had mailed only to discover when I checked on damage to bill after my entree and 3 Margarita's that I was dining during $1 Margaritas.  I quickly order another Margarita using top shelf Tequila and later got another in a to go glass and visited poker room.  There were no seats at $1/$2 so I chose to play $2/$5 but it was typical Lake Tahoe poker where 5 people are seeing a flop no matter what happens pre-flop.  My demise occurred when I made a raise to $15 UTG there were 3 callers ahead of the aggro button who re-raised to $50,  BB shoved for $200 and with a little over $500 left in front of me and looking at AA I chose to reshove.
The hands that saw the flop were 78hh, KK (button), AKo (BB) my AA, 89ss and 75cc which won main pot with 2 pair, I collected $250 from side pot and decided to return to craps.

I managed to win money at the crapless craps table and lose money at regular craps rest of weekend and the tequila induced confidence inhibited my adherence to stop losses but overall a good trip despite small losses.


DrChako said...

I respect a man who goes big. Had a similar experience myself recently. Had no business there, but how will you know unless you take a shot.


Kristen said...

4 Margaritas?!!? I'd be on the floor!

Bayne_S said...

@Kristen Had 3 $1, 1 patron at dinner and 1 patron in to go glass for 5 Margaritas.

@Doc In retrospect did not really go big since I used house money

Reeking of tequila helps table image if you are playing tight but have shown a couple of marginal hands.

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