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Subject:Headed home from Vegas
Time:07:04 pm
I'm in McCarran waiting for my flight. Rundown for the weekend:

- Played only a couple of hours of real (meaning +EV trying-to-win rather than pocket-change fooling around) video poker. Hit a royal for $4000 and quad aces for $800. Net plus for the trip somewhere between $3K and $4K.

- Played three tournaments, chopped the Orleans noon one today. Kevan took third at Caesars Friday night.

- Binions has remodeled their restrooms, much to my great shock. The cash games have also moved into a new poker room, located where the sports book used to be. I didn't play cash games, but Kevan says it's nice.

- $30 car for the weekend, comped room, not-too-expensive flight.

- Friday night we went to the sushi place in the Flamingo at around 9 p.m. We were quite literally the only customers there during our entire meal. Service was not slow, but man oh man was that surprising. Does not bode well.

- There's a Burke in the Box in McCarran Terminal D now. If you don't know wht that is, you're missing out. Can I just say asiago truffle fries?

- Had dinner at Boulder Station with fich, jnala, sunday_silence and Kevan. The food was good, and our waiter was excellent.

- I love my friends!
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crayonbeam
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Time:2008-12-22 03:30 am (UTC)
I can see why you did this for a living for a while. Nice work if you can get it =)
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whipartist
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Time:2008-12-22 07:32 am (UTC)
People sometimes ask me why I went back to work if I could play poker professionally.

"There's never a day when I go to the office and lose several thousand dollars."

The days that you wind up on the high side of variance are lots of fun. The days on the downside can suck.
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crayonbeam
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Time:2008-12-22 03:06 pm (UTC)
... unless you count your 401k

But yes, I've traded the potential bonuses of working for a dot com for the relative stability of working for a dot gov, and so far I have no regrets.
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stevecohen
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Time:2008-12-22 03:26 pm (UTC)
Binions has remodeled their restrooms, much to my great shock. The cash games have also moved into a new poker room, located where the sports book used to be.

Now I'm totally lost - wasn't the sports book that collection of like six chairs and a white-board across the "hall" (towards the bathrooms) from the old cash-games area?

Anyone got a picture yet? I'm befuddled.

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spicole
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Time:2008-12-22 09:28 pm (UTC)
The sushi place in the Flamingo is a bit off the beaten path.
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allknight
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Time:2008-12-22 11:57 pm (UTC)
Sorry I missed you Patti but I haven't been in LJ much lately as I delve further into my new job... Sounds like you all had fun, congrats on hitting a royal!
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