I'm back. I just needed to get away, for the weekend and REST. I'm not sure how much rest I really had, but at least I tried to sleep.
Some quick bullets (i.e. just some highlights) from my trip to Vegas...
I don't like craps dealers with attitude problems and who have the nerve to assume you're not going to tip as you leave the table. As I leave the craps table, I will flip you my change (i.e. dollar chips). Don't have your fellow dealers remind me about your level of service. That's LAME.
If the table karma changes or you get a bad vibe, leave. Don't try to be a hero. No one will remember if you turned your luck around and left with a +200 profit. Just go. Don't chase your money if you're losing.
I believe in dealer signature at the roulette table. People think it's fake. I think it's true. You believe what you want, I'll believe what I want.
Betting on the Ivy League and Atlantic-10 is profitable... They're not the popular choices, but they pay since they're usually "consistent".
I took the Miami Heat to cover over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Miami had both Dwyane Wade and LeBron James playing. The Thunder had played overtime (i.e. double overtime in its most recent game) in its last two games. I was betting Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook would run out of gas. They did.
The Duke Blue Devils got crushed by St. John's University. I got greedy and had the Blue Devils parlayed with my Heat bet, so it was a loser.
I parlayed the money lines for 6 teams. I picked the favorites for only $35, since I had extra chips. It was my first time betting a 6 teamer, and it won!
I broke my tennis curse, when I picked Novak Djokovic to win the Australian Open.
I placed my Super Bowl XLV bet. I'm not telling you who I picked, for now. I'll give you my prediction later.
I spend a lot of time in sportsbooks and there's something really annoying about the men in there, taking notes and never betting. I understand some research needs to be done to pick some winners, but seriously ~ man up. One last thing, if you're sleeping in a sportsbook, you're a loser. Get a hotel room or go home.
The best part of the weekend was getting to hang out with PDX and the rest of my March Madness crew! Here's one for you. I met a new member of his crew that had never played the card game "War" before. Really? I grew up playing war with my brother and the neighbor kids... Who hasn't played war?
Although it's not yet warm enough to throw on a bikini and hit the pool, it didn't hurt that I woke up to palm trees and sunshine as opposed to snow on the ground and freezing temperatures.
I picked up my tickets for the Shane Mosley v Manny Pacquiao fight today. The fight is on Saturday, May 7th, in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. I have extra tickets for sale. If you're interested in my ticket inventory, get in touch.
The best compliment I received this weekend, "...you bring us luck." You might think that's lame, but I hear a lot of things, and honestly that was AWESOME.