Two Gambling Trips in One Week

I got a new job – #excited!  I was lucky enough to have 2 weeks off between jobs which gave me some down time.  Of course when I get down time that means a trip to a casino.  In this case I was able to get 2 trips in.  First was a 36-hour Vegas jag, 2nd was a quick guys trip to Harrahs Cherokee.

First trip first, Vegas has gotten to be a solid routine for me.  Stayed at my favorite, Planet Hollywood, and spent time at PH, Paris and Ballys.  Started at the $100 tables which didn’t go well, but then broke even for the next 12 hours at the $25 tables.

Interestingly the 2 places I came out ahead in day 1 were poker – 2 place chop at PH tourney – and Craps where I came out with 3x buy in on the first craps game I’ve played in at least a year.

Morning of day 2 started out strong with wins at the $100 tables, but then gave it all back.  The trip ended with a solid win at $100 tables to get back to roughly even for the 36-hours.

After that solo adventure it was fun to have a guys trip to Cherokee NC.  The guys are poker players so I spent 90% of my time in the poker room.  We played $2-5 NLH which was fun after not playing live cash games in years.  We played 3 separate long sessions.  Session 1 was a nice win, session 2 was not well played and ended in losses, and session 3 was another solid win.

I was happy with my play.  Haven’t played in a long time and was making moves both with and without good cards.  It was nice to get a different gambling experience and see that I could win in another venue.

Will keep my blackjack focus, but nice to branch out and get new gaming wins under my belt.


4 thoughts on “Two Gambling Trips in One Week

  1. Played at a table here recently where the person sitting at third base stood on 11 about three times. The table was stunned. I had never seen a player that dumb.

  2. Jeremy Metcalf says:

    I am a former dealer at Harrah’s Cherokee. The best thing is to play alone or with a table of about 3 to 5 who all know what they are doing. Wait until you get a shoe where you are winning, winning, winning, winning and bet BIG on that shoe. You will rake it in. There are only 3 types of shoes at Harrah’s Cherokee: Winning, back and forth (win, lose, win, lose, win, lose), and losing. Wait until you have a shoe where you are winning, winning, winning, winning, winning, and start betting BIG. You’re welcome in advance! If anyone would like to go with me and I’ll show you how it’s done, let me know. I’ll do it for you and we can split the big profits.

    • Yeah I’ve had that experience – my biggest flaw is not getting up and walking out once I have that one big winning shoe hoping to keep the winning goinbg which usually doesn’t happen

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