Session #1 (1:45 AM – 5:00 AM)
The dice tables at Monte Carlo are shit brown – that’s not a good sign. The chips feel like they are from a $3 home poker set. Nice dealers though. Pretty crappy early action – only started out with $400. They are running a promo where after four hours of $25/hand action they give you $1200 in “promotional” chips. These are pretty restricted and they give them to you in huge denominations (2 $500 chips, 2 $100 chips). I’m gonna work with Jobu and turn these into ~$600 by making offsetting bets in roulette (they are only worth $600 as they go away after your wager, win or lose).
Apparently, Monte Carlo has a looser definition of “suite” – they feel if there’s a couch, then it’s a suite. No minibar either. Ghhhhheeeeeettttttoooooo….
After battling for three hours, I went to bed with $800 in profits. Hard-earned, yet strangely unsatisfying.
Session #2 (5:35 AM – 6:15 AM)
I am like a combination of Babe Ruth and Nostradamus. I was the only one at the table, and for a period wagered against myself with startling accuracy. Then, sensing a shift in the force, I bet that I would start rolling lots of non-seven numbers….at the end of the 15 minute roll, I had some of the largest wagers I’ve made in craps, a $400 nine (after rolling 7 consecutive fives or nines and increasing my wagers accordingly each time)…
After calling my shots like the Babe, I ended up $2, 480 to the good. Solid return on $300 stake in 40 minutes. If I can annualize this return somehow, I will be the richest lame blogger in the world.
Yeah, it’s 9:30 and I’m heading to the pool. That’s how I roll – pun intended.