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Thread: Another day in QQQQ Chicago Brewing

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    I've been in Vegas for close to 2 weeks now. I've mostly been losing, sometimes hemorrhaging money. I did win a couple hundred one day at MSS, and took a day off gambling to get drunk at brewpubs. Saturday I had a nice run playing quarter progressive 9/6 DDB. At 10:30 PM at Chicago Brewing I drew 3 more Aces and a Kicker for $566. The very next hand I Drew to 2 Aces and got the other 2 for $212. After drawing quad Queens and Kings, I was dealt 4 Aces at 12:33. I drew a 5 for $221. I hit 5's before I quite for the night. I felt like a winner, but I was only even for the day and down $2,900 for the trip. That's kind of a lot for a mostly quarter player.
    Normally I play .50c JOB or 10/6/40 DDP at QQQQ's. My $7K trip bankroll was so depleted, that I was playing .25c 9/6 DDB instead. I had still been losing, but at a slower rate. I started kind of late. A 12 day losing streak tends to sap some of my enthusiasm. In addition to my own $2,900, I had also burned through $550 in FP. Intellectually, I knew that this would pass, but it felt like I may never win again. It wasn't that I was depressed. I've travelled this road before, but I was looking for an exit ramp.
    Sunday afternoon, I left my room with an $1,100 session roll. If I lost it I would reevaluate. I considered switching to JOB, but headed back to Chicago Brewing for another shot a DDB first.
    I ordered a Baily's and coffee and started playing at 12:45PM. I lost my $100 buy in at 1:12. I put another $100 in and drew a 4th King at 1:21 for $63.50, and a 4th Queen at 1:36 for $63. At 1:43 I hit Aces for $203. My Tito dropped to $300 at 1:46 and I cashed out. I lost my new $100 buy in at 2:09. I considered switching to JOB, but put another $100 in. At 2:32 I drew a 4th 2 and a kicker for $259.50 and hit 4's for $115 at 2:41. I hit Kings at 2:55 for $68.50 and cashed out at 3:05 when my TITO dropped to $400. I hit Queens at 3:32 for $63. Things picked up a little after that.
    I was distracted a bit by a woman getting a salad at the bar. I commented that that was healthiest thing I had ever seen eaten at that bar. She admitted that she also had a pizza coming. World order restored.
    At 4:19 I held an Ace and got 3 more and a kicker on the draw for $557. It surprised my almost as much as seeing a salad at the bar. At 4:27 I drew the other 2 Aces for $217. I hit 3's for at 4:51 for $112, 2's at 5:17 for $107, Aces at 5:26 for $211, 8's at 5:19 for $68.50 and Jacks at 5:52 for $63. A senior bartender, Mike, came in and asked me how I was doing. When I asked him if he really wanted to know, he replied "sort of." I appreciated the honesty and told him anyway. I hit K's at 6:14 for $66.75 and cashed out a $500 TITO. Things picked up a little after that.
    I had been drinking. The day started with a baily's and coffee, progressed to 20oz IPA's and was currently on white Russians infused with vanilla vodka. I had lost track of winnings and was having trouble selecting the far left card. I wasn't exactly sharp, but I was winning and played on.
    I lost my new hundred at 7:09. I hit 7's at 7:16 for $64.50, 10's at 7:36 for $64. At 8:35 I was dealt queens. I knew the person next to me, so I let the progressive grow a bit while I went to the bathroom. I hit 6's for $64.50 at 9:00 and cashed out my TITO. I lost the new buy in at 10:38.
    At 11:20 I was dealt a K,Q of Hearts and drew the other 3 for $1,000. By now the bartenders knew that I was on a quarter run and were pretty supportive. I usually tip the bar $20 when I hit a RF. My white Russian bartender had just gotten off and was eating dinner at the bar, I asked Mike if he would split the tip, asked for change and handed him a hundred. He didn't hear the change part and it was awkward when I clarified. Later I thought that I should have just let them have the $100. They were great and it had been a slow tip night.
    At 11:28 I was dealt 2's for $100.75 and 8's for $63.75 at 11:52. As the other bartender was leaving, I hit Aces again at 12:35.
    I told the bartenders that I had hit Aces again and gave them the other $80. They were hyper appreciative.
    I drew a 4th deuce with a kicker at 12:40 for $270. I had switched to their seasonal tap which was a Belgium Trippel at around 9%. This would normally be sold in snifters, but I was drinking 14oz and 20oz servings. It was seeming a little surreal. I wouldn't normally try this at home. I hit 9's for $64 and cashed out a TITO.
    Mike closed the bar, but let me play on. At 1:38 I lost my hundred as the slot tech hovered to shot down my machine.
    I'd won $2,500 over 13 straight hours. I'm still down $500 for the trip, but am feeling pretty hyped about where the day has taken me.. I still had about 18oz of high octane beer left, so I decided to write this as I drank it.
    Last edited by wasilla; 02-24-2020 at 05:19 AM.

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    There is nothing a casino or bar owner likes more than a gambler who drinks while they're playing. These same people cash checks at cages, use casino ATM's, think casino hosts ate their good friends at their "home away from homes", and they tip like crazy thinking the nobody they just gave it to thinks they're so wonderful.

    Who brings a $7000 gambling bankroll to downtown LV to play quarters?

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    That’s a great run Wasilla. Thanks for all your precise details. It’s almost like I was at your side. I would have been tempted to increase to 50 cent but you’re more disciplined than I.

    Don’t forget to collect your Jeweled Rat at QQQQ for CNY.

    FAB

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    Originally Posted by FABismonte View Post
    That’s a great run Wasilla. Thanks for all your precise details. It’s almost like I was at your side. I would have been tempted to increase to 50 cent but you’re more disciplined than I.

    Don’t forget to collect your Jeweled Rat at QQQQ for CNY.

    FAB
    Thanks. Shows that where there are credits, there is hope. I considered jumping up several times, but .50c and $1 credits can evaporate so quickly in that game that I chickened out. I was also getting a lot of progressive money with a quad run, and didn't want to lose the extra EV. I had forgotten about the Jeweled Rat. Thanks for the reminder.

    PS Don't let any casino hosts eat your good friends.
    Last edited by wasilla; 02-24-2020 at 11:15 AM.

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    Originally Posted by wasilla View Post
    Originally Posted by FABismonte View Post
    That’s a great run Wasilla. Thanks for all your precise details. It’s almost like I was at your side. I would have been tempted to increase to 50 cent but you’re more disciplined than I.

    Don’t forget to collect your Jeweled Rat at QQQQ for CNY.

    FAB
    I had forgotten about the Jeweled Rat. Thanks for the reminder.
    You might also be eligible for a Jeweled Rat at Binions too. But I would ask at that club booth to verify eligibility before I earned the 1,000 points.


    BTW, during the "Big Game" weekend I was losing at QQQQ then hit this AWAK at Chicago Brewing Company bar and all of a sudden, I was winning. I celebrated with a mug of homemade rootbeer and vanilla vodka and pulled in my horns for the rest of the weekend to make sure I came home a winner. I was attracted to the 10/6 DDB game at QQQQ even though it was not a progressive.
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    Congrats to you both! Wasilla, thanks for all of the detail. That is quite a run.

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