TraptSteve, on Tuesday, November 25th, 2008, 1:40 PM, said:
1. Is this plausible? I'm 23 years old; worst case senario I move back to Chicago and work at the family business. It is a small starting BR, but then again it won't be my main source of income.
I think if you keep this in perspective as an adventure and don't tilt at all ever, you'll have fun doing it. I don't know if you will realize the poker dream. Run good. You have no other options.
dead money, on Tuesday, November 25th, 2008, 4:34 PM, said:
I did this a few years back moving down to AC. I had $12k saved up and moved in with 3 friends. I was broke by the end of the year and had to move back home. But you know what, I would do it all over again if I had the chance. It was loads of fun. The funny thing was I actually won money for the year(a small five figure profit), but it was the spending that I couldnt control. I blew money like it would catch fire if I didnt spend it. I have about 400 dvds to prove it. It sounds easy, but the lifestyle really gets to you. I got in with a group of regulars who showed me the ropes and I loved it. I learned a lot. But it got boring. It became a job just like anything else. There were months that came and went and I didnt see daylight. Literally. I would wake up at about 5pm(winters in Jersey, the sun fades by then), go get some breakfast/dinner(usually at the best place ever created- WAWA), then I would head down and play until about 5am. I did this for about 2 months straight. Then I started to realize I was overspending. I started to play larger to get it back and that would make me play tighter. Not a good combo. I usually eeked out a small profit or broke even and by the end of the year I had spent more then I made and lost it all. I say go for it. Its an awesome experience win or lose. And it made me a much better player because of it. Have fun, good luck, and make sure to post every now and then to let us know how you are doing.
Experience is a good teacher.
BaseJester, on Tuesday, November 25th, 2008, 7:51 PM, said:
I think you're probably better off playing as deep as possible into Vegas 1/2 games since you're a serious player.
I thought this too.
MovingIn, on Tuesday, November 25th, 2008, 9:42 PM, said:
You also assume, in allocating 500 a month for rent, that you're going to sublet or co-rent in a reliable living situation. And knowing the general population of Las Vegas (having lived there a while), that is a giant leap of faith. What's Plan B the first time your roommates flake on rent/bills or ditch you? How much time in resolving this will this take away from your playing time? There is a LOT more to planning something like this than just figuring out how much money you may need and then finding someone to room with.
Maybe the OP will be the flake, thus saving $$ on rent.
El Guapo, on Tuesday, November 25th, 2008, 10:07 PM, said:
This thread, like so many before it, is not asking for advice. It's a statement of what someone is going to do, then them justifying why.
dscoot, on Wednesday, November 26th, 2008, 4:03 AM, said:
Also dont be ashamed to go to the cheap ass shitty part of the town casinos, cuz the players will be softer there. I also wouldnt recommend playing at the same place all month to get points or qualify for a freeroll, as you will encounter more rounders there who are trying to do the same thing. Also 7am-2pm are usually shitty times and u will only encounter tight grinders then. STay away from all casino gambling, you have your edge at poker, no need to do other shit.
Not necessarily. And yeah, stay out of the pit.
dscoot, on Wednesday, November 26th, 2008, 4:17 AM, said:
A sick good player at 1-2 can make 25-35$ pr hr, an above average can do 15$, even and average non novice should be able to pull 10/hr at the low limits. ONly tip 1 per hand and dont go crazy on the booze hookers pit strip clubs
LOLepic thread in progress btw
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