Jun
4
2007

Hollywood Park Casino

After discovering that there was a casino with a large poker room on the street that I am staying, I decided I simply must check it out. It is about twice as far as the longest I have walked down West Century Blvd and with a few suspect characters in the area I decided to take the bus. The buses still run on Sunday’s, but on a reduced timetable. I got up and going early […]

Jun
3
2007

Venice Beach

I slept in a bit this morning, didn’t wake up until 9, after getting up at 5:30 and 7 the last two days. I went for a run up to a shopping area that I spotted while coming home on the bus yesterday (wish I had discovered it earlier). I picked up some breakfast cereal and some soy milk *vomit*, I will be able to keep it chilled in my ice bucket though. I also […]

Jun
2
2007

Santa Monica

Having figured out the bus system yesterday, getting there today was relatively easy. There were a few crazies on the bus again though, people talking to their own reflections, randomly yelling out and spitting at people when they got out. There are a couple of things about the bus system that I forgot to mention yesterday. Firstly, people with bikes attach them to the front of the bus, a pretty neat idea, but funny to […]

Jun
2
2007

USA Today – World Series of Poker Liftout

As I stumbled across my free copy of USA Today as I was leaving my room this morning, I noticed the words World Series of Poker at the top of the page. The national newspaper today featured a multi-page liftout guide to the World Series of Poker. Here is a link to the main article. Unfortunately, I was not listed as one of their 13 players to watch. Oh well, maybe next year.

Jun
2
2007

An Amazing Night of Sports Betting

As I have mentioned in the blog before, the last couple of months Hui and I have been experimenting with sports betting, we have been following a number of free and subscription sports betting services as well as a few well versed tipsters. It has been a slow process, but we had slowly build up to a profit of about US$1700 only to have a bit of a downswing to about +$1000. Well last night […]

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