Monday, March 27, 2006

AC was good to me.

Forgive this half-assed post and lack of pictures (I’ll post them soon, I swear). I am freaky busy at work this week. As you may know, I went to Atlantic City, New Jersey for the first time ever this weekend.

Here are a few highlights:
Fuck Donald Trump: His casinos are a dump. The Taj was so gross. I don’t care how big the card room is-- not only did I not like the looks of the place, but the people there were idiots taking themselves way too seriously.

The Borgata is as good as everyone says it is. It’s new, it’s beautiful and their card room is so much better than the Taj.

Sucking up works. Ass kissing got my friend and I a sweet car upgrade and amazing room upgrade. The skyline of AC at night from the 36th floor is really spectacular.

I love poker. I mean after playing all night and into the morning hours, I could have easily kept playing for the rest of the day. I never get tired of it, ever. I may not be that good yet, but I held my own with some real decent cash game players.

Enjoy Atlantic City at night. Because during the day it is pretty disgusting.

“Black women never lose an argument.” Okay, I didn’t say that. But it was a funny thing to say at the time. Usually, there aren’t a lot of women (especially black women) playing poker. Of a table of 10, it’s rare to have more than one female. These women are usually pretty good and hate to lose just as much as the men (maybe more).

The table behind me had lots of dudes and one woman. At a table of ten people, there were probably five of them who were consistently yelling and making a commotion. It was around 4:00 a.m., which usually means a little quitter poker environment. But this table was a 10/20 (small blind $10 and big $20) so there was a lot of money out there. I would say that every six hands they had to call the floor manager over to make a call about some squabble (This is pretty unusual as it usually has something to do with the dealer, money, etc).

One hand was particularly loud, which means there was a lot of money at stake (pot average was maybe something like $800). Apparently, this woman was pissed about what happened and I mean I have never seen someone get ripped a new one that bad. She was so up in the dealers face, just screaming and jamming her finger at his chest. She was flailing her arms in all sorts of pissed off gestures. It was really something. This cool guy sitting next to me who was also black leaned over to me and goes “Umh. Let me tell you somethin', I ain’t never met a black woman who lost an argument.” It was funny as there was no way in hell that woman was losing that argument.

New Jersey stereotypes were created for a reason. My friend played with several Jersey locals and they were every inch of it. Chest hair, accents, irrational pride of their home state. It was really something.

Wanna drink all night? Have I got the place for you. Yeah, not only can you dance the night away with top of the line NJ ladies (one drunk girl was spotted with BOTH her tits hanging out), but you can drink all night long or until that threesome opportunity really opens up.

New Poker Principle: Don’t play cash games unless you got a roll. Tournaments are fine because you’ve all got the same amount of chips from which to play. But take a little thing like me who is ready to blow no more than $200 and you might as well just give your money away. Unless you can hit a hot streak really fast or are an amazingly good player (nope and no), you have to be able to spend a little to make a little. So until my roll is significantly bigger, you can bet that I’ll just be doing it tourney style in AC and hoping to finish in the money.


Blogger Phil said...

I love it when Trump announces that his casino/office tower/whathaveyou is the "classiest, most luxurious (insert building here) in the world", which means replace 'classy' and 'luxurious' with 'cheesiest' and 'bankrupt'.

2:42 PM  
Blogger I-66 said...

T-minus 12 days until our AC trip.

Getting excited... now.

So glad you enjoyed yourself :)

3:00 PM  
Anonymous rcr said...

I really liked the Borgata also. The butt ugly hookers hanging out outside of our shitty motel crosstown, not so much. It's been a while since I've been up - maybe we need a blogger happy in AC.

3:08 PM  
Blogger V said...

Phil: Yea, I mean the Taj is like poker chips stickin together gross.

i-66: Excellent. If you're a NL player consider hitting some tourney's versus cash games.

3:09 PM  
Blogger V said...

RCR: Gotta love those NJ hookers. AC blogger HH sounds like a great time to me...a poker game at least.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Kathryn Is So Over said...

I'd hit AC. Let's go.

3:45 PM  
Blogger V said...

K: Don't say it unless you mean it :)

3:47 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

AC, baby.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Heather B. said...

I would be all for HH in AC and I'll play the part of the crazy black woman arguing. I'm good at that.

4:15 PM  
Blogger V said...

Phil: Word

Heather: I wanted to be the crazy black women :( Can we take turns?

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself! I knew you would love the Borgata!
The Trump casinos did suck. But did you get to go to the Tropicana? It was pretty cool.

Black women don't lose arguments? Hmmm.... no one told me! Perhaps I am not angry enough (or maybe it's because I want everyone to like me! hee hee)

Road trip!!!

5:22 PM  
Blogger VP of Dior said...

sign me up for the road trip. i've always wanted to go there. but i refuse to play the angry black woman. damn the man! i'd rather flirt with italian NJ skeezeballs.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Diet Coke of Evil said...

V- I am so jealous of your ability to hold your own with the poker players! I've never played, but it makes me nervous just thinking about it. Maybe it is because Satellite and his smart dude friends play all the time and they can all, calculate odds in their heads, and remember possible card combinations, and oh, know what the cards mean and stuff.

I can't do that. So instead I sit at home with friends, drink white wine and watch Top Chef or other sundry TV on poker nights. It sounds tempting doesn't it? Makes you want to give up poker and join DCOE, doesn't it? No?

1:33 PM  

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