Friday, March 10, 2006

Welcome to the AC, bitch!

I've just booked my tickets for a whirlwind one day trip from DC to Atlantic City. SoxLover and I had talked about cruising up for a day's gambling, neatly coinciding with his wife going OS for a week.

I have been to Las Vegas once, heading there for Thanksgiving the first year I was in the US. After all, what better place to give thanks? I knew less than nothing about what I was doing, and in one memorable session at Binion's took 7 hours to donk off $100 at a 2/4 limit table. I also played in a live tourney, getting my dreams crushed with A-K s00ted (diamonds... I remember them well).

The company I used to work for (and who transferred me across to the US of A) was headquartered in Detroit, so I used to go there irregularly. Somehow I only managed to get to a casino once, spending a few hours at the Greektown Casino. I knew a bit more then, and left up $60 from a 1/3 limit table.

Now? Now it is time for me to have a shot playing some No Limit live. I'll probably be playing the lowest limit they spread, so I expect to see some "interesting" play. My goals are simple: try and make good decisions, don't attempt (too many) fancy plays, and have fun. Feel free to send some gamboooling mojo my way. I'll let you know how it goes.

If anyone has any tips or thoughts, please stick them in the comments. Cheers.

3 Comments:

  • I have only played live once. I got Aces twice and Kings and they all stood up. Be aware that anyone with Ace high anything is gonna call you down to the river. Also the pre-flop raises tend to be stupid large and you need to get used to that. Just start off slow and take all the Donkeys money.

    By Blogger SirFWALGMan, at 11:07 AM  

  • The biggest thing is to have fun. I've only played in a casino once (when I was in Vegas) and had a blast. Play smart, let everyone make mistakes you can jump on, and smile real big when you tip your cocktail waitress. You will be karmically rewarded.

    Thanks for letting me know about the Deadspin link, I saw on Technorati that they'd linked me...and then I checked my SiteMeter stats and I've had a thousand hits today. Jesus Christ, I should've bashed Bill years ago.

    By Blogger Gene, at 8:04 PM  

  • You will do fine! Full report on your return.

    Let's put it this way. If I can win at live poker..so can you.

    And unlike the novice live players like sirf and gene, I have played lots of live poker...where it all began for me.

    Good luck!!!

    By Blogger Veneno, at 12:04 PM  

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