Fun times at the poker table last night. First, a guy is sitting with his girlfriend when she gets a text message saying that her sister just got engaged. Of course, all eyes go to the boyfriend who had a look that screamed, "Well, there goes my weekend." Without a doubt, the girlfriend then went on to say that they have been dating for three and a half year and he still hasn't proposed. Everyone started joking that there was a chapel upstairs and the guy didn't seem thrilled at all.
Moments later, a guy in a suit, fedora, pony tail, who was carrying a suitcase sits down. Apparently he's a Vegas legend, The Duke of Fremont. He played his first hand against a poker pro who was at the table (not sure the guy's name but apparently he had a famous bluff and had won a bracelet in the past). They were joking and when the river came, Duke pulled out a box from his suitcase. He opened it and announced "100,000 dollars." Sure enough, the box was filled with 100's. The pro folded and the Duke announced that if that wasn't enough... and he pulled out another box of 100's. Then he said, "After that, we go to the thousands." and he pulled out a leather pouch with a bunch of 1000 dollar bills. As it turned out, Duke hit quad 5's on his hand and ended up winning a 120 jackpot.
As for me, I slowplayed my aces into a straight and lost my money but I bought back and ended the evening up 60 bucks. I won 180 the night before but then spent some cash at the dumpy karaoke bar we went to.
Baseball betting didn't pan out for me; I think I'm going to lay off of it. I might try it one more time if I have a slow day at work. My picks for Sunday are: $70 on the Bill/Saints Over 52, $20 on the Lions over the Redskins, a $20 parlay on the Titans -13, Vikings -7, Titans +3, and another parlay of 20 bucks on Giants -7, Saints -6, SD/MIA over 44, Packers -7, and Buff/NO over 52. Finally, I discovered teasers which pay half as much but you get a better line. For instance, the NO/Buff line is just 48 and the Giants and Packers are only -2. My 20 dollar teaser parlay is: Ravens -8, Packers -2, Dolphins +11, Giants -2, NO/Buff Over 48, SD/Mia Over 40.