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April 18th, 2003

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2003.0418.0059::Things I learned in Vegas...
  1. You need to be prepared to play poker for a while to make money at it; an hour or two at the card table doesn't really help you do anything but lose blinds and bets on promising hands with horrible flops.

  2. It's better to be lucky than skilled, but being both doesn't hurt at all.

  3. Sometimes sucker bets pay off big.

  4. If you have big plans late at night, make sure you get enough rest beforehand.

  5. K-10 is still a pretty good hand at Texas Hold'Em.

  6. You never know when someone's going to catch a great card on the river. Be prepared to be beat.

  7. If you're going with a large group, buy your souvenirs on the first day, because afterwards, you'll be too busy gambling and/or herding cats to pick something up for people back home.

  8. A casino floor is stronger than any amount of caffeine at keeping you up.

  9. Playing too tight will backfire towards the end of a poker tournament, where the blinds will eat away at your dwindling chips.

  10. The Blue Man Group is phenomenal.

  11. If you're going to see Cirque du Soleil's O, try to get seats in the center section, where you can see the whole stage. You really do miss a lot sitting on the wings.

  12. has the soundtrack to O at twelve dollars cheaper than the price you'd get at the Cirque store in the Bellagio

I'll be posting some further details later, but I have to get to bed.
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xopherg::2003.04.18.12:37 am
[User Picture]A casino floor is stronger than any amount of caffeine at keeping you up.

isn't that the strangest thing?
thepeopleseason::2003.04.18.08:31 am
[User Picture]isn't that the strangest thing?


Amy and everyone kept going on about how the Casinos pump extra oxygen into the floor to keep people up, but I've heard that's a urban legend.

What I do know is this: I was disappointingly falling asleep during Cirque du Soleil, but afterwards felt ok in the casino.

If CdS isn't enough to keep me up, then they're doing something weird in the casino.
xopherg::2003.04.19.03:19 am
[User Picture]of course, just because you are awake, doesn't mean you are alert and in any condition to actually win poker games :).
tiiguy::2003.04.18.01:32 pm
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1.Luck is a very powerful aspect of casino poker. Last trip to Biloxi I out played a ten handed table probably 100 to 1 as far as actuall poker ability and lost my ass to lucky draws to four straight flushes and the like. In the long run though if you are a better player and have cash to invest in losing some pretty aggravating pots to jackasses that should never have been in them in the first place, you will eventualy beat luck.

2. You never know when some one is going to catch a great card on the river that gives them a strong second best to your pure nuts. Thats probably one of the best times in poker is having some one do your betting for you. I love it.

3. I don't know what it is about casino floors that can keep you up for 36 hours at a time, but I know for an almost certianty that they put something in the bottled water to keep you awake. Last casino trip I did not even go in the casino the last day but had four waters that were left over from the floor and I could not sleep for shit.
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