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    moving to vegas in 10 days, any tips?

    anyone have any helpful information on making a move to vegas?
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    More information would be helpful.
    Why and for what purpose are you moving for example.

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    Don't take a bus cross country
    Don't gamble like a crazy person when you arrive
    Buy sunscreen
    Don't call the numbers on the fliers they hand out on the strip
    Remember, you live here now. Every reason why you like visiting here are the same things that will swallow you up and spit you out. BE SMART. EVERYTHING IN MODERATION!!

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    i hate michigan.

    but mainly i am moving there to play poker full time, mostly tournaments. i would love to win my way into the world series this year. i am moving with a buddy and we are basically taking the money we have with hopes of making it out in las vegas. we are working with about 10k and will working together. me playing tournaments and him playing cash, with 1 sports bet a day. i would love any inside information on good places to stay in the beginning (probably a hotel close or on the strip). but basically i am just lookign to hear from anyone with experience because i have never been there.

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    contact a poster "lvbound" he knows everything about vegas and did what you are about to do

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    nah, even if we bust out we don't want to come back to Michigan. we are hoping to find a cheap foreclosed home to buy.

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    Don't blame you the cold is unbearable. Hopefully only one more winter for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antoniojewel View Post
    i hate michigan.

    but mainly i am moving there to play poker full time, mostly tournaments. i would love to win my way into the world series this year. i am moving with a buddy and we are basically taking the money we have with hopes of making it out in las vegas. we are working with about 10k and will working together. me playing tournaments and him playing cash, with 1 sports bet a day. i would love any inside information on good places to stay in the beginning (probably a hotel close or on the strip). but basically i am just lookign to hear from anyone with experience because i have never been there.

    Not many good poker tourneys in Vegas, imo. The casinos don't make much off them.

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    THis guy will be back home in 6 months saying how he lost everything and gambling is bad

    Bad move Son, your not a pro gambler so why you moving there?

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    starting a pool which on what date you will say why did we come out here and when can we get back? unfortunately reality is going to rear it's ugly head. poker has peaked but you will find action. not as much as calif poker wise. drop 3 or 4 sports bet a day in a row and you will start making 2 a day to catch up. cheap rooms are available but you won't want to spend time in them. your paltry 10,000 will shrink so fast down to 7000 and then to 4000 and when it gets down below 1500 head home.

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    With 10K, your buddy is rolled to play 1/2 and maybe take ratholing shots at 2/5. Your rolled for like 50-60 tournaments, which are the dailies at off strip locations that will get 20 tourists, start with 1,500 chips and blinds go up every 10 minutes...or 2 hands live.
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    There is nothing more exciting than chasing that dream!!!Good luck to you and your friend. I hope to begin that adventure some time later with my brother. The experience should be unforgettable. Please let us know where your adventure leads you.

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    don't win too much in some sportsbook. the last i heard, they don't like winners

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekid667 View Post
    There is nothing more exciting than chasing that dream!!!
    Yes there is. Chasing that dream intelligently is more exciting. These guys are "chasing a dream" in the same way as someone buying a lottery ticket, and with the same chances.

    The worse thing that could happen to them is to win right off. They they'll be permanently seduced, and no amount of later reality will dissuade them. In fact, they'll just define reality as "bad luck."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hubie69 View Post
    Yeah, tip 1:
    dont gamble
    Exactly, don't gamble. You will lose everything. Even Steve Wynn said he can't recall a single gambler who Is up money overall in their lifetime

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    Don't.

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    just try not to go big to fast take your time have a plain stay on track , gl man you can do it. ohh and leave the free drinks alone

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    plan to not ever leave; plan accordingly

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    Stay home. We don't need anymore people out here, it's bad enough.

    I'm just kidding, come out and enojy! It's a great place to live. Best thing I can suggest is don't go into the casinos everynight. You'll get buried and/or bored with the entire place and then LV will seem like a shitty place to live. Go out, explore the area, try different things than the casinos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    THis guy will be back home in 6 months
    Hope for his sake I'm wrong - but with a 10K bankroll I'd hammer the UNDER on the 6 mos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LockPickMaster View Post
    will look for you at the homeless casino shelter
    He will be needing ur lockpick services within a couple months

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    Quote Originally Posted by obamaismyuncle View Post
    Don't let these clowns annoy you..
    great place for the kids


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    stay hydrated and watch out for those mexidudes that want it up the azz

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    Both seriously and humorously..............stay out of the casinos. Treat them as a once per month night out.

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    Anyone who roots against someone they never met just for the sake of hating, then to you sir I'm sorry that your so unhappy with the way your life has turned out.

    As for the prospect of failing, I already know the risk involved in having our income all come from gambling. I wouldnt have put my 2 weeks notice in today if i didn't. I will be happy knowing that I did take my shot. I have no wife or kids, no house payment, no car payment so why not take my shot now. I will regret not doing it more then doing it and failing.

    and @ JJ, no I am not a pro gambler because I don't do it for a living....yet. But I have been gambling since I was 13 which isn't something to be proud of, but I do have some experience in the area.

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    and to all the supporters on here, Thank You, it is much appreciated. I will be in contact after my arrival and throughout my journey.

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