The Board Is Slow, So Here A Trip Report
  • The board is slow, (and I just ran across this in my archives) so here is a trip report I posted on another site thought you might find interesting......This was in April of 1999, and I sure would do anything to play a few hands of blackjack back then :wink: ....Enjoy, and I will delete later.

    Trip Report….You Really Have To Want To Play

    This is ‘tongue in cheek’ (and also a protest), and the details of my trip to LV last weekend, coupled with a business trip. Thought some of you who travel a lot might appreciate it. The government or the airlines have to do something, and do it soon.

    April 19th:….Got up at 3:00 a.m…..Flew from West Palm Beach to Tampa….Flew from Tampa to Atlanta….Flew from Atlanta to Detroit…..Flew from Detroit to Lansing…..Business Meetings from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    April 20th:….Business meeting from 7:00 to 3:00…..At Lansing airport at 4:00 p.m. for short hop to Chicago then straight thru to LV…..Flight canceled…..Airline put me up in a hotel for the night.

    April 21st:...Back at Lansing airport at 8:00 a.m. for short hop to Chicago then straight thru to LV…..Flight canceled…..Airline puts me on another airline, sending me to Indianapolis, then straight to Vegas…..Flew from Lansing to Indy……four hour layover…..Flew from Indy to LV…..getting in almost exactly 24 hours behind schedule!

    April 22nd and 23rd:….Pushed myself more than I wanted, but played 10 hours BJ each day.....Won 121 units playing DD with a light count. Not fantastic, but a good, solid win.

    April 24th.:….Flew the ‘red eye’ from LV to Houston, but flight was delayed two hours so missed my Houston connection to Orlando….Flew from Houston to Tampa…..Flew from Tampa to West Palm Beach…..Total time from LV to WPB = 14 hours!

    Sorry to bore you with all of that, but I’m just getting damn fed up with airline delays, overbooking, etc.

    Grifter
  • I played a quick-hitter at the MS for $10 stakes this AM... made 10 units but had 17. Fairly quiet. No nonsense from the other players. A few wongers, at least 2 were counting at the table. Lotsa green action. I was playin 10,20,40,60,100 Ace-5 (new version to be released on-site very soon).

    First hour more or less a grind, then on the 4th shoe things opened up a bit, and I went 3 wins 2 losses, and a tie on top bet. Several $60 winners and a DD winner. The $250 I started with got to $400 from about $150. Nice swing. Took a break up $170. Had a lite lunch, and over to the Sky Casino. Not so good over there ground out a $70 loss in about 90 minutes, at one point down $200 but came back to -70 and quit when the Aces fell without me getting anything good. (I pushed those 2 hands)

    Checked out the memorabilia store on the way out... nice autographed stuff, and expensive for not seeing any authentication. Johnny Rockets busy as usual. $1 Multi line vidPoker stuffed with players: these are the good ones at the enterance to the Sky Casino from other reports.

    Now back to work on the improved A5...

    N&B

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