I played 2/4 HoldEm all night last night at the Taj in AC, my first casino poker game, and had a pretty good time, actually. The stakes are much lower, at least in that game, than I had figured–I suppose my $100 bankroll could have evaporated, but it’s not a ‘ridiculous’ amount of money… and in fact I came out up due to a run of $68 big hands all at once upon sitting at a new table–my first deal made the highest 3 of a kind and the second deal showed me a straight the other players didn’t think I had. So despite the rake, despite tipping a dollar a beverage and a dollar per winning hand, I still made almost seventy bucks in about six hours, and it was fun as well.
Also made a quarter on nickel slots. I might stop there so I can be one of the few people to be up on slot machines.