Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Looks like it is the El Cortez...

Thanks to all who chimed in with recommendations!  While yes, Binion's does do a thing with Four Queens, they do require 4 hrs/ day now, so AllVegas should amend that.  They also don't give it to you in advance, you have to record the play and go, and over 4 days I don;t know that I can sit in Binion's for 20 hours playing poker.  It is a convention week and the fish will be swimmng on the strip - and I want to be there. The Cortez rooms were 20 with a $9 resort fee, so it'll set me back about $130 for all four nights.

I don't plan on hitting any tournaments unless my bankroll really swells up, and if I do, it will either be the Aria daily, or this really cool promotion they have at Planet Hollywood I read about - they have a Micromania table 1/1 blinds and a micromania tournament that is only $10 or something like that, WITH a guarantee.  Pretty much all my bankroll can handle right now, with a lot of it tied up online.  I haven't really mentioned it on the blog, but I am working towards a $4K goal online so I can register into any tournament I want without too much worry about my roll going down. Right now I am hovering around $2K and need a couple more good scores to get there.I haven't hit anything really big in 2 years (see my $9K online win back in the archives) but the little scores always help!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Vegas! May 4-8, but a quandary

So, it turns out I'm going to go to Vegas to do an event gig at the Electronics Convention that week, Sunday- Thursday, so essentially I'm getting paid to go to Vegas!  Although, it has been a little difficult to make it +EV as they aren't providing housing.  I'm making about $600 for the job, and don't want to cut too much into that roll.  All of the Strip hotels are up that week because of the convention, and ALL of the casinos, even the ones on Fremont, are adding that pesky 'resort fee' that essentially doibles the price of the rooms, with the exception of the El Cortez in Fremont, which only adds on $8.95 to their room.  I thought about staying outside town at the NV border but I did the math - when you add in gas to go every day it ends up being way more than some of the other options.   So, readers, do you have any tips?  Of course, I plan on making enough at the tables to stay at the Bellagio :) but I am trying to be responsible and practical in the worst case scenario.

Of course, I'll be doing a trip summary once all is done.