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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

More Travel Ahead

I'm making two trips to AC this month. The first, this coming weekend, is primarily aimed at participation in the WSOP Circuit Event at Caesars on Sunday. I'll be driving myself there and back for that one. The other is just the standard bus junket on the weekend of the 21st. In both cases, my hotel is completely comped.

I'm also planning another trip to Las Vegas in April for a Round 2 stab at the Venetian's Deepstack Extravaganza. Some people might call me a glutton for punishment, but I refuse to believe that I'll run really, really bad two trips in a row. (Of course I might, but I'll burn that bridge when I come to it.) From a cursory exploration, it looks as if I ought to be able to secure a very reasonable airfare; I need to work with my casino folks to see what they can do for me in terms of lodging. My timing on that one is flexible, although I'd prefer it include a weekend.

In May, I'll be making a family-related trip to Guadalajara, Mexico. I don't suppose they have poker in Guadalajara (which is probably just as well). I think that may be enough long-distance travel for the month. We'll see how I feel about AC when the time comes.

And, of course, the current plan is to spend the month of June in Las Vegas.

When I write it all out like that, it sounds like quite a lot of to-ing and fro-ing. I wish I had more options closer to home.

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Anonymous phrankguy1 said...

I'd be interested to know how a poker player gets completely comped rooms at AC casinos (Harrahs again?)on weekends. Do you play table games, etc?

3/4/09 8:17 AM  
Blogger Tarpie said...

I too do the DC->AC trip. In addition to driving and catching a bus, you can also take rail to AC. This will be the third weekend in a row that I have caught amtrak in New Carrolton then NJ Transit from Philly to AC. It takes over four hours and is definitely more expensive than a bus, but is more flexible (can leave every couple of hours everyday of the week) and more "elegant." I personally just enjoy riding trains, but it might not make sense for other people to take the train.

If NJ Transit would coordinate with Amtrak arrival times in Philly and/or run express trains it could be just as fast as driving.

3/4/09 4:31 PM  

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