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Returned Sunday from a profitable trip up north... only managed 30 hours at the tables as it was an unknown region, and had to do a lot of scouting... but my actual value exceeded EV for even 50 hours of…

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Following In the Man's Footsteps...

I loved ELO.  Still do... Jeff Lynne is a genius.  There has never been anything like those mid 70s albums... pristine rock/pop songs performed with both traditional commercial instruments AND a 32-piece string section. 
Jeff Lynne got tired of dealing… Read more
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Vegas On a Layover...

It's strange to be sitting in McCarran just passing through.  Good thing... after 9 days the last thing that I want to see is the inside of a casino.
It's funny how advantage play makes one hate casinos.  I used… Read more
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Gearing Up For Region P3

Leaving next weekend for my first trip since the holidays.  Need to start working on 4 deck simulations, as this region is chock full of those games - all with great pen, based on my bj21 reports.  Flight and hotel…

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Winning streak

Relaxing with a few brews back at the hotel after having won 9 of my first 10 sessions on this current trip.  COVID has limited hours to a material extent for the first set of casinos I visited (each closing…Read more
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Thoughts On Tolerance...

I understand why casinos back off advantage players.  If a casino were to allow a competent advantage player to sit at its tables 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, that AP would literally drain money from the casino's…Read more
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First trip in the Age of Coronavirus...

My first extended trip in a new region... I got in about 40 hours of play, which was curtailed primarily as a result of the Islanders playing deep into the postseason.  I suspect I would have been able to compile…

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Back on the sidelines (a lost 12 months)....

It just dawned on me that it was almost a year ago that I broke my leg, which required me to stay away from casinos for several months.  Thanks to coronavirus, I've just cancelled my third straight month of travel…Read more
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A New Decade...

Closed out 2019 with a combination win at both blackjack and poker in the same little cardroom (the corporation covers the bj antes, so it's still a profitable game - notwithstanding the spread limitation they've imposed for the purpose of…Read more
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On the road...

At an interstate Denny's, getting an afternoon grand slam breakfast.  Started the day with a nice win at a travel stop casino with $200 maximums and not the greatest deck penetration.  But, caught an extremely positive shoe and won more…

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Sidelines...

Broke my leg playing hockey over Memorial Day weekend, which led to blood clots and a pulmonary embolism I'm told nearly claimed my life.  Can't say that I now feel any greater sense of purpose or anything - but it…Read more
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Round 2. Game 2

Sitting in a sports bar just before noon in a nearby southwestern city awaiting the start of the Islanders game.  Yes, it is late April and they are still playing - a relatively rare occurrence in recent decades for this…

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