Friday, June 16, 2006

Loving Vegas

Here is one of the ways I make money living in Las Vegas. Now I'm obviously a huge Heat fan so I have to be careful of following my heart and not my head but this was too easy.

At three online sites 75% of the money was on Dallas.

At the Casino I had been following the line on the Mavs-Heat game since it opened at Miami -3'. By tip-off it actually went off as a Pick'em. Hmmmmmm the public is all over Dallas which is very interesting.

At the $200NL table I engaged everyone in some basketball conversation and all the donkeys liked Dallas. Some hockey fan kept going on and on about Shaq being washed up, and the others talked about the Western Conference and how Dallas was too up-tempo for Miami. I asked about the Mavs collapse in Game 3 and about Nowitzki choking from the line with 3 seconds left and everyone agreed that neither was a choke. I asked about possible momentum swinging the Heats way and they all agreed that there was no momentum and Miami got lucky. I asked who they would rather have Wade or Nowitzki and they all agreed that Nowitzki was easily the better player.

Now I watched them all play and donk off chips to each other. I eventually stacked the two most vocal Mavs proponents, of course they bought in with small stacks, when I only had TP and they couldn't lay down second pair weak kicker. I made one last attempt at saying I think the Heat will win this game and they all said no way. So I cashed out all the chips I took from them added with my buy-in, combined that with what was in my pocket and put it all on Miami. I made sure to stop back by the table and show them the ticket and the amount I put on Miami and thanked them for contributing with both their money and their feedback.

I then headed home to watch Miami hand Dallas their asses. What a game, Nowitzki was still tight-assed from Game 3 and Wade showed who the real superstar is.

Man I love Vegas. Tomorrow I can cash a big ticket, get Carmen a few special somethings for her birthday which is on the 23rd, and hope to score at the tables all weekend long and continue growing that bankroll.

BTW I played in the WWDN not and went out on the first hand with pocket Aces. You can't win them all but you can win the really important ones.

10 Comments:

At 3:45 AM, Blogger smokkee said...

ballzy bet Don. i knew tha heat had it in 'em to get back in this thing.

SHAQ ATTACK!

 
At 10:00 AM, Blogger jjok said...

Bad game for the Mavs.....

Ballsy bet by you.....

You're gonna lose.

I find it funny that 2 days ago, you were saying that you thought you would be wearing a Mavs cap soon......

:)

(Trash talking continues)

In all, it's a friggin war, and I love every minute of it.

 
At 10:19 AM, Blogger drewspop said...

Nice score man. Was hoping to talk some trash in the wwdn last night. That was a short one unfortunately.

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Hey man congrats on your Heat. It really is amazing how Riley can get a team full of guys to out-physical everyone else and completely drive them back into a series. Just look what he did with the under-sized and under-talented Knicks and Heat teams of the past. Right now Dallas is reeling, and Coach Johnson better figure out in a hurry how to best combat the Heat's new toughness. Or else even home court won't save the Mavs from losing to a now tougher, more physical Heat team.

I'm pulling for you man, even though I despise Shaq more than life itself.

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger cc said...

What real poker player ever plays aces the first hand? Online poker is rigged.

You should next take those winnings and lay them on Argentina. No brainer.

Have a good weekend.

 
At 11:39 PM, Blogger Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

I like when Shaq opined he's gets hit harder by his daughter...that had me laughing out loud. Should be a great finish to the season, but since LeBron ain't in it, who really cares?

 
At 10:11 PM, Blogger Own the Flop said...

Nice hit by winning that bet. I still think Dallas can take the series, but it's too close for me too bet.

 
At 12:08 AM, Blogger Raveen said...

hey man just to let your know ur links part doesnt seem to work, at least the links dont have links put in them.....just figured id let you know
gl at the tables

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger SugarlandStump said...

I know I'm getting on this kinda late but I love the part where you stopped back by the table & thanked everyone for their contributions, both monetarily & verbally. It's sorta prick-ish, but I love it! Then they win to boot. I hope you ran into those guys again the next day after you cashed out. Beautiful.

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger TripJax said...

hawesome...

the aces were just putting you in check after the hot run with the b-ball. oh well.

i'll catch up with you at the onrine tables soon...

 

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