Tuesday, November 30, 2004

The Perfect Gambling Storm

Best. Month. Ever.

(Yes, I promise, when the inevitable pendulum swings in a negative fashion, I'll blog about that, too.)

I've been a pretty regular small-time gambler for going on five years now. This is the first month that I've ever crossed the magical 5K profit line. Granted, magical only in my own head, as that's been my fantasyland monthly benchmark to shoot for, on a regular basis, to even begin to entertain notions of filling in "Professional gambler" as occupation on assorted forms and what-not.

And the craziest thing is that I well-nigh emptied my bankroll earlier this month to pay for wedding stuff. That seems like a lifetime ago, grudgingly cashing out, muttering under my breath, gnashing my teeth. Yet here I sit, back in the warm bosomy embrace of Gamblorette, firing chips into the pot.

But there are the inevitable caveats. I've had a pretty insane run at the blackjack tables, cashing in on casino bonuses in a big way. And I cleared a few initial poker room bonuses that aren't recurring. And I had good runs in the two MTTs I played in, finishing in the top ten in both. So it's not exactly due to my own immense prowess, nor is it likely reproducible.

But still. Woot. Okay, that's my little victory jig. Now it's time to do it again. And again. And again.

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