Play Analysis: At the Fremont, the table I played at was dead, both from the standpoint of lucky shooters and no one else playing. I don’t like playing at a table by myself so it wasn’t a hard decision to leave. At The Four Queens I was both too passive and too aggressive. I didn’t cover the numbers like I should have when the good shooters had the dice. The hot female shooter rolled 19 times before she seven-outs, and I only won $21 because I was covering only the 6 and 8 Place bets. In that sequence she hit the 5 five times and the 10 three times.
I was too aggressive with the $36 Place bet when the Dork was shooting. He had a couple of good runs earlier but I don't like novice players generally so I shouldn’t have trusted his run of good luck.
There was a $3 minimum table at the Fremont that had a lot of people playing, but there wasn’t any room. I think I should have waited for a spot to open up. There is always better energy with a lot of players.
Tally for the day: -$122
Mrs. Poorman and I flew home the next day without visiting another casino. Although the trip was a net negative total (-$195), I didn't lose my whole budgeted bankroll, so in a twisted logic sort of way I left Vegas a winner. A little lighter in the wallet, perhaps, but it was a cheap price to pay compared to what I learned.