Ready to deploy
Picked up a very cool Victorinox satchel bag that can hold my laptop and my professional digital camera gear (decided to bring it after seeing CC's great WSOP pictures).
Loaded it up with everything else I need, my poker room tracking cards, my session notebook, the black Bellagio chip I always carry when playing and, my lucky tiny plastic sword (as per the KoL game).
On Thursday, I withdrew a full brigade from my Neteller account, expecting it to take a few business days. The money arrived in a day and I immediately dispersed it to separate accounts so I can max out the daily ATM limit at my bank on three debit cards if I need to. (Hopefully I won't need to!).
Things have been running smoothly. I had been banned from one casino network, only to be reinstated and given $40 the next day. I built up $500 in profit on casino war, blackjack and even slots (hit a triple bar for $100 using two coins). But I then went on a near-50 bet downswing on $10/hand blackjack. Extremely frustrated, I put it on autoplay, not wanting to get tilted every time I got drawn out or busted. Quickly enough, the computer gave my 50-bets back and even then some! It's probably the largest profit I've ever made from a casino bonus. I am soooo glad.
It feels like a year since I last went to Las Vegas, instead of the four months since I went with Sham. Can't wait to play in and get chips from the Venetian, Red Rock and even South Coast poker rooms.
Until then, I still have lots to do, including many of the monthly poker bonuses. There's never an end to work!