Friday, January 05, 2007

Prelude to Vegas

The last single guy I know is getting married in a month and we are going to Vegas to celebrate his bachelor party. We have a smokin' room rate at the Palms for $159 a night for Friday and Saturday. I was approved for my application for a $10,000 line of credit at the casino and I am ready to roll.

I was hoping that applying for a line of credit may get me some juice with the casino hosts, but it doesn't appear to be working. I left a message for one yesterday morning and I have yet to hear back. I was hoping to at least score a limosuine ride from the airport to the hotel, but I guess we will just negotiate a deal when we get to the baggage claim.

This will be the first trip where some of the regular crew will attempt No-Limit poker in the cash games. I hope I get to play on the same table with them. It should be very interesting. They have made the standard limit complaint a hundred times that in Limit poker, "you can't protect your hand and you always get sucked out on." They have not experienced the joy of getting felted when your Ace-King flops top pair and goes down to a flopped set of 3's.

I am hoping to improve my dismal record in No-Limit cash games from previous trips. I have logged approximately 15,000 hands online over the last 6 months and I feel like I am vastly improved from the last time I tried it. I even ran my online poker tracker numbers and I am now a break even player. I am sure that the first few thousand hands were a disaster, so I have made a nice comeback.

I am also planning on making a few sports bets. Here are my lead pipe locks:
Kansas City Chiefs +7 against the Indianapolis Colts
Seattle Seahawks -3 against the Dallas Cowboys
Phoenix Suns money line against the Miami Heat.

I will probably bet on the U of A and ASU basketball games on Saturday as soon as the lines are posted.

I have a feeling this weekend will be a win big or lose big kind of trip. I sure hope it's the former.

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