Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Whew! Randy and I are back from Vegas, and I'm depressed. It is cold and poker-less here in Chicago. Well, there are the casinos over the border in Indiana, and I hear the local Empress Casino has a new poker room, but still. It ain't Vegas.
I'm happy to report that we both came home losing only half of our spending money, but simultaneously disappointed to admit that we both came home losing half of our spending money. At any rate, it was a blast, and I nearly had tears in my eyes watching the Strip lights disappear out of site through the airplane window last night.
My first run at casino poker was great fun. We played oober-low limit: $2/4 at Aladdin and the Palms, $1/3 spread limit (interesting game) at Excaliber, and a couple cheapo tournaments at Luxor (those pretty much sucked). Detailed write-up to come. I ended up losing an average of $6/hour total over the 20 or so hours we played poker, though in reality I broke even on Saturday and Monday, while losing my ass on Sunday. The only way I could have loved it more, though, was if I was winning mad cash! It was a damn good time. Randy took the fishies at Excaliber for a good $150 profit in a few hours - that was fun to watch.
Anyhooo - time for bed. Flight came in at 4:00am this morning, and I slept for a few hours before work. My sleep schedule is all messed up - 2 more days to work this week, then spring break! Just wanted to let ya's know we made it home, in case you were wondering :)
Hey - anybody going to the WPBT tourney in Vegas in June? I'm having trouble finding a cheap flight. What sites did ya book through??