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  1. Where has time gone?

    I can't believe two years have passed since my last blog. How have I let this happen? A better question is what has happened? Why have I ignored writing and my first love Poker?

    The simple answer is despair. Poker has given me and taught me so much but at the end of the day all the money that I have won hasn't given me the ability to accept the losing. The best tournament players are cashing about 33% of the time that means 77% of the time there losing. On top of that even if you ...

    Updated 04-20-2019 at 07:31 PM by jacosta24

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  2. Casinos, poker, & blackjack card counting. My early years

    In 1978-1980, I was a craps dealer in Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Las Vegas before getting a legit job at the USPS. Before becoming a dealer, I loved playing poker with my Greek-American friends once a week before turning 21. Also sneaked into casinos and played poker before coming of age. One time I drove 6 hours from a Sons of Pericles and Maids of Athena lake party (a Greek-American fraternity and sorority & Junior Order of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association or AHEPA) at ...
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  3. I got Shit Canned from my Job

    So yesterday I got fired from my job.

    I had worked there just over one year, as a Customer Service Advisor for a large UK bookmaker in their call center Head Office.

    The reason they let me go was because I had been late six times, and also had six single day absences (sickness) since I started. To be fair two of those absences were self inflicted from killer hangovers, and I cited food poisoning as a reason.

    My argument was that they donít even do sick ...
  4. A year passes by...

    A whole year has passed since I dusted off the computer and shared my poker experiences with the community. The main reason I haven't chose to share is simple, bad play. It's easy to write when you're winning but damn near impossible to recap your losses when you have no financial reason to share your downfall.

    After a quick and disappointing Colossus at the 2016 World Series of Poker ( QQ<KK ) I came back to California with no desire to play poker at a competitive level. I played ...
  5. Casino Host Chips

    In the not-too-long-ago days of Las Vegas, your Casino Host was the man to know. They had the power of the pen and were generous with the RFB comps (Room, Food, and Beverage). They made you feel like a truly valued customer. Always happy to see you at their casino, they knew you were there to gamble, and gave little attention to today's obsession of tracking your play by computer and analyzing how much in comps you are entitled to receive. If you were there, you were playing, so you got comped ...
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