I had every intention of blogging last week while I was away at my company sales meeting. However, that sales meeting was in Las Vegas and, well, I don't really know what happened but time (and my money) got away from me, and I haven't posted in a week. As for my trip to Las Vegas (we stayed at the Palazzo BTW, and holy crap was it nice), I fully expected to come back with a fat wad of cash. I put together what I considered a fool proof method for the roulette table. I taught it to a 4 of my co-workers and they decided to try it too. The good news is that my method works- for 4 out of 5 people. The bad news is that I was that 5th person.
The night before we came back home, I was actually up pretty big overall. I was imagining the satisfaction of handing over a roll of twenties to the lovely wife upon my return, and then taking the rest to Cleve's for a spending spree. My roulette system was on fire. And then..... I hit a losing streak that should be considered statistically impossible. I crashed so hard and my profit disappeared so quickly, I didn't know what hit me.
Now before anyone gets the idea that I lost my kid's college funds, let me put this all in perspective- I lost about $60. If you count the amount I was up at my highest peak, it was a lot more than that, but that wasn't a true loss I guess. And I suppose if you total the amount of jack and cokes I was given while I was playing, I came out ahead. Way ahead, in fact.
I came home to a couple of wins though- of the Cleve's auctions variety:
1959 Frank Robinson $5 A: Not a mint card, but no major, major problems with it. Great add to the sampler album.
1959 Ernie Banks $4 A: Ditto to the Robinson comments
Adrian Beltre Relic $2 A: My Beltre collection is getting good people!